Thursday, April 10, 2014

A better me.. inside & out.

I posted before why I became a Beachbody Coach and ultimately am still everyday realizing how lucky I am to be apart of such an amazing thing.. I often was looking for health & fitness to come together for me.. I have found nutrition in other supplements that I liked and I have found fitness in areas I liked.. but none of them ever came together in such a perfect package.

Until I found Beachbody and T25 and the 21 Day Fix. I am eagerly waiting on Les Mills Pump (We ordered it cause it interested Dave but I am also going to try it out and can't wait since I love lifting heavy weights.)

The working out part was not a huge change I was used to exercising regularly although the 25 or 30 min workouts that I could do at home helped alot... But what really has changed for me is adding Shakeology into my daily routine. It is my daily one dose of dense superfood nutrition. It is not a protein powder it is SO much more.. The cancer fighting, wrinkle reducing, energy inducing antioxidants and superfoods are in one shake. Nutrition is the biggest part of a healthy lifestyle.  Check it out and see!

It has helped reduce my cravings and given me a simple easy breakfast.. especially when I am on the go in the mornings.. I love how the Stallion has also jumped on board and we are both loving our daily shake!!

Nothing feels as good as healthy feels. It has literally changed me from the inside out. I'd love to help you so if you want to try it out let me know! I have samples and would love to help you find a program that could jump start your journey to complete health & fitness!

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

"I've got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in my heart.... "

Down in my heart to stay!

And I can tell you I am so happy. In my classes I relate this oil to a bit of kooky... I just find it overwhelming that a blend of single oils.. (Rose, Bergamot, Madarin, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Geranium, Jasmine, Palmarosa, Chamomile & Rosewood) can produce this magnetic blend that brings to the mind, heart & soul.

Better than me trying to tell you in words which I feel would fail.. You can watch this video and hear it for yourself.

Thankful for a more balanced me. (and a crazy screen shot.. ) :)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Why I do what I do?

Life is a busy one lately. I am finding so much Joy and Life in the things I am involved with right now. I wake up each day amazed that I get to spend time helping others. Young Living Essential Oils came into my life when I wasn't looking and it has been the biggest blessing. Funny thing I am sitting here alone at Coffee Culture on a Sunday afternoon after a tiring week and just needing some quiet time to work and plan the week. I've been here no more than 10 minutes and been approached by 3 people asking about oils.. Seriously amazed. I was sharing in an Oil Class last week how amazed I am by the fact that God gave us this stuff.. He made all these plants and how awesome it is that some people are so motivated by the science and health of it that they created these power packed healing oils and I can share them with people and help people live their best healthy lives.. so good.

Anyways I figured I would start putting some of this up on my blog. Sort of thinking I will use this blog again. Personal as well as to share Oils and my Health & Fitness journey with Beachbody.. still trying to figure out how all of this will work but knowing that God has given me this one precious life and He has big plans!!! 

For those of you wondering what I use the oils for.. This is how I started.. I saw the Medicine Cabinet Makeover flyer below and saw so many things my family deals with on there and thought this would be a great way to start. I have built my stash from there and am loving reading up on new ways I can help my body with oils. But if you are looking for a place to start this is the best place to come to... 

The Medicine cabinet makeover oils conveniently come in the Premium Starter Kit along with some other goodies including a bottle of Stress Away.. which I carry in my purse and use daily.. on neck pain, headaches and just when I need something to help me not sweat the small stuff. I love the smell and love how 10 minutes later I forget what the start of a headache felt like.  As a member of Young Living you also become a wholesale member and can order as much or as little as you want. No obligation, No fee.. no pressure. Just the sweet victory of taking a step to get rid of the chemical drugs you have been using or maybe it's a way to help with the side effect of a drug you are on.. Either way you look at it you win! 

For those of you reading this who use Young Living Essential Oils which are your faves from the Premium Starter Kit and how are you using them?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

part two

I was introduced to Young Living Essential Oils in November of 2013 by my very good friend from my YWAM days. Audrey had been using them to help her family and shared them with me mostly because of our ongoing fight with respitory issues. It's a struggle we have had since the twins were born.. years of puffers, steroid treatments at the ER and Jett had been on singular for over a year. And still we were visiting the ER multiple times per year.
I love using natural products on my family and so this was something I wanted to try.. Essential Oils are not new they have been around FOREVER.. Jesus anointed people with oils and all of these amazing oils come from plants He created.. I bought my starter kit and started figuring out what worked for us... and wow did it work. I knew after a few weeks that this was something I had to share with people.. I think we have established I am a passionate person and especially over things I truly believe in. So this was not a new thing for me.. Every day I received emails from people or read testimonies on our facebook groups of how these oils are CHANGING lives.. like serious stuff. I just don't know how to share them enough.. I truly want to help people. I want to motivate, inspire and encourage people. I want to share the health & wellness path with as many people as I can.

We have not used puffers/singular or any over the counter meds since we started using oils and it's amazing to see what it has done for us.. cost wise and health wise. I want people to know more not just walk away cause it's unknown. Contact me I'll come do an info night for you or come join one of the amazing facebook groups and hear about it for yourself. 

Lately I have heard people talk about the whole network marketing thing and I just need to share what's on my heart. SO I hope you will take the time to watch this video and it will help you understand why I do what I do.. OH and I almost forgot.. I realize not everyone is on facebook so send me a message I have an awesome online class via email I can send you to learn more about oils!!! <3 div="">

Monday, March 24, 2014

a new day.

I have been contemplating this post but realized after talking to a few people that I need to write this out... people probably are not reading this anymore anyways..
Life has been full for me over the last few months. Full of joy and new adventure. I have been navigating familiar but new roads... familiar in the way that I am finally re-discovering the passions that have always been a part of my DNA and new because I am just not the girl I used to be.. I am alive. I am full of passion and an awareness of who I am meant to be... it feels GOOD.
If you follow me on any social media (facebook.. instagram) you will have noticed that I am into some stuff.. I am a leader, a coach, a distributor and mostly a passionate woman sharing things that are changing lives! I am trying to figure out how to navigate these new avenues and my goal and hope is to brand myself to be able to share a complete health & wellness lifestyle with those I come into contact with. This is no easy task.

So for now let me introduce you to my new passions.  I am a beachbody coach. You know beachbody.. insanity, p90x, shakeology... I started on this journey in November. I have tried a lot of things.. I have jumped on a lot of bandwagons... some have worked, some have failed.. miserably. After a fairly traumatic and emotionally messy ending to the last thing I was involved with I needed some time.. in fact I felt God tell me to stop everything and just be. My season of doing nothing lasted from May of 2013 till November of 2013.. It was a good season of waiting patiently and not necessarily anticipating the next thing but just knowing that I could sit and be still and be enough. Gosh I love that word.
I followed some women on Instagram that were doing Beachbody programs and watched the transformation videos on youtube and was so inspired! I did lots of research and decided I wanted to try T25.. and like all in try.. put up the calender on my wall and check off each day, each workout. I was all in. I was ready for a change..  It was a small investment that has produced amazing results.. I commited to T25 and completed the 10 week program and have never felt better. I lost just over 11" and best of all have finally proved that I can commit and follow through.. When you sign up for a challenge pack with BB you also get Shakeology for the month. This has been HUGE for my success... I admit at first I didn't like it... but seriously after 5 or 6 days I craved it! It has changed my gut, I have more energy then ever and just feel great. Its a perfect super food meal replacement.. not just protein but it's powerpacked! You can read about it here
Best part is that now the Stallion is also onto it.. he makes his shake every morning and loves the energy and fullness it gives him all morning.

BIGGEST best part about the success of my T25 journey was the challenge groups. I thrived being able to check in every day with other people pushing play on their DVD players and dialing in their nutrition.. it was constant motivation. Encouragement and motivation produce results. Ok... so fast forward I was approached with the coaching spiel and honestly it just felt perfect for me. I have always wanted to motivate and inspire people to live their best lives.. and this WORKED. After a bunch of clear signs saying it was ok and it was time I decided to sign up.. if for anything I would get the coach discount which enabled me to get mine and the Stallions Shakeology for cheaper. Although honestly I knew in my heart I wanted more... So I signed up and got plugged into an amazing coaching family!! So much support for the coaches on my team. I have made some big goals and want to help others get there too... I have a love for fitness (esp ones that work), a motivation for better health & wellness, a love for people and I want to help people become successful.
I mean seriously people are able to quit their jobs and stay home with their kids and build their business. This is life giving for people! I want to help you identify your why! It takes establishing realistic, achievable goals, creating an action plan and then going for it. The support is incredible. The feeling is elation. I am a much better version of me... and not only do I get to motivate, inspire and encourage others.

I also have another tool in my kit.... one that has changed my families lives FOREVER. Young Living Essential Oils coming up in part 2. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 14, 2014

why not me

Fitness is not about being better than someone else it's about being better than you used to be. Having discipline to do things even when you don't want to. Inspiring people to health & wellness has been on my heart for the last few years.. after some hard lessons I finally feel like I am where I am meant to be. I want to share with others how hard work and discipline can make you feel. Take time to dig deep and realize what you want to accomplish and how you can get there. Because you matter.

I was encouraged to make a video after finishing my T25 program and my reason for becoming a coach. Putting yourself out there is not always easy but I have to say it's so worth it. I am passionate about this and want to make a difference.

Ok and this really is the worst freeze frame they could have picked from my youtube video.. but oh well...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

its time...

Thinking that resurrecting this blog is in order. Got too much to share.