Just Begin….well, we totally did!


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 ]

Changing things up…

weight routine

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 ]

24 Tips for Getting the Most of your 24 Day Challenge


NOTE:  We have large group challenges starting each month, so 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 results over the ... [ Read More ]

Treat Yourself Tuesday


I wanted so badly to link up with Becky from Olives 'n Wine last week for a Treat Yourself Tuesday post, but it was such insanity I treated myself to allowing myself to just get by.  Nothing extra, no additional stress or time commitments....just get through the week in one piece.   When you have two miserable sick boys who won't sleep and a daddy who is out of town the whole week for work...there ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday & Mango Salsa recipe

Mango Salsa

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?


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 ]

2014 Advocare 24 Day Group Challenge: UPDATE


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 ]

Meal Plan Monday

meal plan monday

We are breezing right through week 2 of the group 24 Day Challenge in our house, and things are going great!  Here is what we have on the menu for clean dinners this week: Monday- Shredded zucchini turkey burgers topped with grilled onions and jalapeños.  Side of baked seasoned sweet potato wedges.  I am so excited to use a new clean ketchup I bought at Whole Foods! Tuesday- Roasted veggie ... [ Read More ]

Meal Plan Monday: Clean eating banana muffin recipe

Clean banana nut muffins

Hello friends.  I hope you all had a healthy and happy weekend!  It's Monday over here and it definitely feels like it.  Greg's car got towed away this morning with a completely dead battery, Nathan spilled his bright red smoothie all over my new area rug and then proceeded to use a entire roll of toilet paper to overflow the toilet!  All before 9:00am making us late for school and feeling very ... [ Read More ]