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 ]

Weekend Recap

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Did everyone have a great weekend??  I sure hope so! Ours started on Friday morning when Greg surprised the boys with a day off from work to head to Disneyland as a family.   We had a great morning walking around, saying hello to some of the characters, hopping on a few rides and seeing all the fun Halloween decorations.  We also did a pit stop in Downtown Disney so the boys could build their ... [ 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 ]

Let’s go to Beach, each Let’s go get Away….

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Hellooooo...Is anyone still out there?  I mean why read a blog when the person never posts on it anymore right?  I'm here, I'm here and I promise my silence has been warranted.  Greg and I left on our first ever vacation together since having Nathan.  Well since even before that because we never went anywhere while I was pregnant either.  So let's call it 5-6 years since we have travelled ... [ Read More ]

24 Tips for Getting the Most of your 24 Day Challenge

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NOTE:  Next HUGE group 24 Day Challenge is starting Monday January 5th, 2015...please e-mail if you would like info on ordering and joining us! Whether you are thinking of taking on the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge, have already purchased your challenge bundle, or are a few days in....then this post is for YOU!  Let's get you your money's worth and load you up with 24 tips to get the best possible ... [ Read More ]

Treat Yourself Tuesday

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Linking up today with Becky from Olives 'n Wine for a  Treat Yourself Tuesday post.  TYT has easily become one of my favorite link-ups to participate in because it's such a simple concept that we often overlook....it's ok to treat yourself!  Take time for yourself, indulge in a few extra things here and there, do things that make you happy...and do these things free of guilt because we all deserve ... [ 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 ]

Meal Plan Monday- Detox edition

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Holy smokes you guys...Valentine's Day + my birthday + plus a weekend + falling off the clean eating wagon= total stomach disaster!  I think I spent most of yesterday dragging myself along, wanting to sleep, and listening to my stomach talk to me.  Don't get me wrong, I had such an awesome time but I sure paid for it!  I will show you some of my indulgences on tomorrow's Treat Yourself ... [ Read More ]