Category Archives: Before and After

Don’t Make a New Year’s Resolution

This year I’m asking you NOT to make a New Year’s resolution. You read that correctly–DON’T make a resolution. They don’t work. Plain and simple. Take a look at the definition of resolution:

Definition of resolution

See the inherent problem? It’s vague, it’s ambiguous, and there’s nothing to sink your teeth into. It’s just a decision, not a plan of action.

More than 70% of people who make resolutions don’t keep them, and more than 40% never even start! Things don’t magically change on January 1st. You don’t suddenly become a different person, one who can stick to a diet or exercise program, if you never have in the past.

That’s why this year, we’re asking you to skip the resolution, and make a #REALsolution.

Follow this simple 4-step process to create a #REALsolution that will set you up for success all year long.

Step 1:
Set a clear, attainable goal. Think of exactly what you want to achieve, and be specific. Instead of,” I want to lose weight,” decide that, “I will lose 10 pounds by April 5.” Instead of “I want to eat clean,” decide that, “I will eat 7 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and I will try one new healthy recipe each week.”

Step 2:
Make a solid plan for achieving your goal. Choose a fitness program or nutrition plan to help you get there. Or, commit to using a program you already own and visit Beachbody’s YouTube channel for motivation and mini-workouts from Tony Horton and Autumn Calabrese.

Step 3:
Download this accountability contract. Sign it. Post it somewhere you will see it every day. Snap a photo of the contract and post it on Instagram. Make sure to tag #REALsolution and @beachbodyhq. We’ll pick 5 winners to win a program of your choice, one each week from December 26-February 1.

Step 4:
If you’re not already part of a Challenge Group, join our #REALsolution Challenge Group on Facebook where you can check in daily, get encouragement, and stay accountable.

When you’ve reached your goal, repeat this 4-step process again to continue to improve!

Here are examples of what your accountability contract might look like:

REALsolution contract using 21 Day Fix.

REALsolution contract for NYC marathon

I Help Change Lives

Another success story! I never tire of seeing these. I love when others start feeling good about themselves.

You do not have to start your journey alone, I can be your support through one of my private challenge groups! People with support and help find the most success!!! Let’s make 2015 YOUR year!

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Never Too Late To Change Your Life

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I know well the desire to be COMFORTABLE. I believed when things were hard it was a “sign” that it wasn’t meant to be.

Luckily I reached a point in my life where I was in so much PAIN, that I had a wake up moment. Cuz that’s all pain is – a wake up call, an opportunity to pull your mind into the NOW, and face the results of the choices you have made.

And boy oh boy did I get to face the results of my choices!! My choices were to do what’s EASY. I was sleeping on the couch while my kids played on the floor, never engaging as a mother. Eating junk food with my husband while wasting hours watching TV each night. I had always given up on my goals when things got tough. There were so many choices I was making at that time that weren’t working for me. And the result? I was uncomfortable being ME.

My very painful moment that woke me up? Realizing I was not even leaving the house because I hated how I looked. I was MISERABLE, embarrassed, & uncomfortable. I find it amazing I even have “before” pics to show because I sure did avoid the camera!

I drew a line in the sand and said “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! I am FINALLY willing to be uncomfortable. Struggle is far less painful than regret, right?!!” I had the regret, and knew first hand how PAINFUL that was. So I was ready to struggle for the things I knew I deserved, that my family deserved. I knew it was time to LIVE. Time to BE the kind of person I would be PROUD of my kids modeling.

It wasn’t easy. I had do a lot of things I didn’t want to, like eat vegetables and get up and work out when I really wanted to sleep. lol. I had to train my mind to think differently. There were a lot of habits I had to break, and new habits I had to create in it’s place.

I started reading personal development, filling my mind with positive affirmations, surrounding myself with people who were headed where I wanted to be, and I EVEN set goals. And I’m not gonna lie, those goals made me really uncomfortable. It was a constant reminder that I’m not where I want to be yet.

But guess what??!!!

I changed my life. I CREATED a life that I’m proud of.

So now I feel a responsibility to spread the word that we have ONE life, ONE body, ONE chance here on earth. Don’t let life pass you by! Don’t let life HAPPEN to you, take control!

You get to CHOOSE the kind of life you want. So design your dream life, and then take action! Because all it comes down to is choosing different daily behaviors to bring about different RESULTS.

Just remember – it’s worth it. Even if those daily behaviors are uncomfortable at the beginning.

It’s never too late to change your life.  

Ready to make a change in your own life? Join one of my challenge groups where you can workout in the comfort of your home, have one on one support, & all the tools for success!! APPLY HERE!

Summer Bodies Are Made In The Winter

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I was never one of those skinny pregnant people. I got fat from head to toe all 3 times 🙂
Even after 3 c-sections, low thyroid, & jacked up hormones it is STILL POSSIBLE to get fit!! If you are a lady looking to get your sexy back, fill out my form http://form.jotform.co/form/31804216858861 and let’s get started on your goals!

Spring will be here in 5 months! That’s really not far off so join me this winter in building your summer body!! NO PILLS, NO WRAPS, just eating healthy and exercising! AND doing it all in the comfort of your own house!!!

Sexy Santa: 21 Days to a New You

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Look, don’t think for ONE SECOND that I haven’t used this time of year as an EXCUSE to pack on the pounds {SANTA-STYLE} Throw on some over-sized sweaters and call it a year… Haha! 

But ya know what’s happened in years past when I’ve done that? 

– I’ve AVOIDED the camera… ending up in no pictures with my family…
– I’ve lost my confidence… feeling down on myself in the long-term for those short-term indulgences.
– I’ve avoided going out to Christmas parties… not wanting people to see I’ve let myself go.
– & all in all… I just felt BLEH! Eating tons of sugar creeps up on you and ZAPS you of your energy!

So here is what I am thinking… WHAT IF we took the 1st THREE WEEKS of December to get our SEXY SANTA on?!

I am NOT saying skip Turkey Dinner… or even Black Friday left-overs… those can be your FINAL indulgences BEFORE operation SEXY SANTA begins… but come that Monday, December 1st… We would be ALL IN for 3 weeks so that come the week of Christmas we can slip into something CUTE, hang out with our friends and family, knowing we look and feel our BEST… and then enjoy the festivities, knowing you can get RIGHT BACK ON TRACK the following week!

If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please go to http://form.jotform.co/form/31804216858861 to complete a brief application and I will shoot you over all of the deets before selecting the 10 SEXY SANTAS I will be coaching during those 3 weeks! 

Excited to END THIS YEAR strong and celebrate this holiday season with LOTS of pics, pounds dropped and friends made! 

[NOTE: This is an ONLINE challenge and can be done right from the comfort of your own home!]  http://form.jotform.co/form/31804216858861