Video: Day 25 and Beyond…

https://vimeo.com/117917566 Wrapping up day 24 of our challenge over here (feeling incredible!!!), and wanted to share a video that my friend Ryann and I made for all the challengers in our Facebook support group.  We remember back to our first challenges in 2013, and that feeling of the unknown that comes with day 25 and beyond.  There is a way to make this simple for you, there is a way to ... [ Read More ]

Just Begin….well, we totally did!

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Wow you guys, I am so totally blown away by your responses to my last post that it kind of knocked the wind out of me.  Hence my blog silence....I quite frankly couldn't keep up.  I didn't even blog about December, Christmas, the New Year etc etc etc.  I can assure you we were just busy enjoying it, and it was one of the most memorable ones we have had to date.  See.... I think this week has ... [ Read More ]

Just begin…

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I can't tell you how many times I have opened the "create new post" window to write this, and ended up walking away from my computer at a loss for words.  With the new year just around the corner, of course I am always brought back to the place I was this exact time two years ago. Maybe you are reading this right now, with similar feelings I was having at that time in my life.  Why am I always ... [ Read More ]

Fitness Friday- Changing things up: Part 2

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Well it's been about 3.5 months since I posted my original plans to "Change Things Up".  I had reached a plateau in my fitness goals, and I knew it was time to step out of my comfort zone and do something different.  I found online coach Leah Peters on Instagram, and for just $50 she gave me a very in-depth consultation that involved tracking my macro-nutrients and completely changing how I was ... [ Read More ]

Monday Motivation & Giveaway

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How was everyone's weekend?  I am just getting a chance to catch up between Hawaii, my family being in town and then Greg being gone a week for work.  Today is my first "normal" Monday in a month and it's feeling great to be back on track.  Nathan also started VBS today so I am down one kiddo which always makes things easier.  I am going to bust out this quick post and then go off and have some ... [ Read More ]

Changing things up…

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In honor of Transformation Tuesday I thought I would talk about what happens when we aren't transforming....plateaus!  I have reached one.  In my blogging...in my creativity...in my exercise...in my eating.  I have become complacent in the areas that I don't want to be complacent in.   It's not an entirely bad place to be, in fact my routine is a fairly good one but it's not moving me forward in ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday & Mango Salsa recipe

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Happy Meal Plan Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  We had a little too much fun so it's time to get back on track with clean eating for the week.  You will often hear me talk about trying to stick with an 80/20 plan when it comes to eating clean and let's just say we definitely got in our 20% of the not-so-good stuff over the weekend.  Here's what I have lined up for dinners ... [ Read More ]

So what do I do next?

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I wanted to write this post because one of the questions I get e-mailed about the most is...what did you do when you finished the 24 Day Challenge?  When I answer this question I normally start by asking what the person's goals are now that they have kick started their weight loss.  Do they want to lose more weight, more inches, gain muscle, increase their endurance, see more muscle ... [ Read More ]

2014 Surf City Half Marathon Recap

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Hey...did you guys know I ran a half marathon last weekend?  You know, if I didn't have some photos and a medal I am not sure I would believe I did it either. I had been quiet about the race, these last few months, because I wasn't sure if I was going to even sign up in the first place.  Between taking 6 weeks off from running due to my surgery and then only having 5 weeks after that to train, ... [ Read More ]

2014 Advocare 24 Day Group Challenge: UPDATE

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Just 3 months ago the Advocare 24 Day Group Challenge Facebook page I have, ran it's very first fun, successful and inspiring group challenge.  At that time there were about 75 of us.  Fast forward to today...we are up to over 450 challengers (and growing daily)!!     The sudden growth can be chalked up to two things....the program works, and the amazing people experiencing these results, can't ... [ Read More ]