I’ve been super busy

Hello friends!

Long time no talk! I have been unbelievably busy and OBSESSED with something new for the past few weeks. I haven’t been blogging and it makes me sad. I really want to find time to get back into it again, but to be frank, I haven’t had many new things to talk about.

Beachbody coaching is going really well and I am helping a TON of people achieve their goals, so I have really been focusing on that in my free time.. well that was until my friend Kristen introduced me to Lularoe. I’m sure you have heard about it, and I might be really late to the party, but I am OBSESSED. I have been stalks facebook groups like crazy everyday, all night long, and I finally decided to take another leap of faith and I signed up to be a Lularoe consultant!


It is going to take 6-10 weeks for me to on-board and get my inventory in, but I am really excited about this new adventure. I have a lot of goals for myself and for my family and I really do think this business opportunity is going to help us achieve those goals.  One of our major goals is to pay off our cars and our furniture so we can start saving for BIG house renovation projects and super awesome vacations.  We have other long term goals, and I am just planting some seeds to achieve them.lula2

I will be starting a VIP facebook group in the next few weeks, but I want to wait until I am closer to the top of the list before doing that.

As for my Beachbody coaching, I am still going to be very active with that. Nothing can replace the good feeling I get when I help someone achieve their goals.  You might think I am crazy for taking all this on, but I have a good feeling about our future and I am just trying to open more doors.

More on all of this in a few weeks, but for now I am going to be popping back in here once in a while for random updates.  I think I owe you all a few blog posts.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day… it has been raining here… for 15 DAYS straight. I think Tuesday (my BIRTHDAY), was the only day in 15 days it hadn’t rained ALL DAY.

Cheers and wish me luck!

Richmond Day Visit!

Hello friends!

This past weekend the kids and I drove down to Richmond (Erik was doing more house renovation stuff) to visit our favorite people.


One of my very best best friends is moving to California. Her hubby got an amazing opportunity out there, so they are packing it up and heading to the west coast! While I am really (REALLY) sad they are moving, I am equally as excited to see where this journey takes them. Liam has already started asking when we are flying out to California to see them.

The kids had a great time at the children’s museum. IMG_8297


See… they were excited!

Sorry for the lack of pictures. Erin and I were too busy yaking (and trying to keep track of FOUR kids) to take pictures.

We had lunch at Panera (duh) and hugged each other goodbye (sniff). Then we attempted to take a picture.. It is impossible to take a good picture with four kids.. It just cannot be done.




After lunch, the kiddos and I went to visit my sister!


They played, took amazing naps and watched “ran out of gas car” (Madagascar) before we hit the road and headed home. We met Erik at chick-fi-la for dinner and Liam told daddy about his awesome day with his friend.

I am so so glad we got to go down to spend the day with them, I wish we had scheduled the weekend sooner so we could have stayed the entire weekend, but a few hours is better than none at all.

We love you guys and we cannot wait to come visit 🙂

I hope everyone has a great day!


Finally Friday!

Hello friends!

Happy Friday!!!!  I forgot to mention this yesterday but our little Qbear is officially walking.  She sort of has been taking steps for about two weeks now, but wed night she took a ton of steps.  She was even changing directions and standing up from a seated position.  I posted videos of this on my Instagram (you know you wanna follow meeeeee). She still prefers crawling as her main method of getting around be she is starting to stand and take more steps. It’s adorable and I am actually really excited for her to walk 100% of the time because the knees of her pants are all wearing down!

Speaking of clothes….. haha… I got some new workout gear yesterday!


mmm so excited, they were on sale, so I snatched them up.  The shorts fit a little weird because I think my legs are still too big for tight shorts, but I am working on it.  I was totally not motivated to workout yesterday, until I went outside and saw this box sitting on my stoop.  Once I opened it and realized what it was I could not WAIT to put them on and get in gear.


The Hammer and Chisel tank is SO FREAKING SOFT.  I might order a few for some giveaways… maybe… we will see. Alright friends! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! The kids and I are going to Richmond this weekend to visit a few wonderful people 😉 while Erik and his crew start the backyard reno… Oh did I not mention that… errr ya we are getting out backyard leveled… I’ll post before pictures and show you some progress pictures on Monday!

I hope everyone has a lovely day!


March Flabless Wrap up

Hello friends!

I just wrapped up my very first month long challenge group and it was fabulous. The people who participated were amazing and very engaging. I ran a biggest loser/march madness style challenge group and I think everyone really enjoyed it.

The person who won the bracket lost almost 4% of her body weight! I could not believe it. These challenge groups are doing an awesome job at keeping me motivated.  I just started my April “Spring Training” challenge group and I am excited to see how well people do in this one.

It is not too late to join us in the challenge group, so let me know if you are interested!

April Challenge


Alright friends! Short and sweet. I hope everyone has a great day!


Super Saturday!

Hello friends!

This past weekend I attended something called Super Saturday. It was amazing!  My super awesome coach Harmony gave me a free ticket because I hit emerald rank before the event. Thanks Boo! I am really glad I got to go to this event because I got to work out with the man himself… MR. TONY HORTON!






The workout was AWESOME ( I am STILL sore from it). Something about being in a group environment during a workout is crazy motivating. Don’t worry though, I am not going to run out and join a gym, I don’t have time for that shenanigans. Unless Tony Horton was the instructor.. all the time….. Then we can talk… I am also pretty sure we made eye contact during the workout and I got the coveted nod of approval from Tony.

Seeeeee he was looking at me.. kinda.. It happened I promise.

Super Saturday is an awesome event to go to because you get to hear from real people who started their businesses from the ground. They had the same doubts about being successful, but there they stand, a part of the beachbody millionaire club (WTH, I want that), telling you their story to motivate you to get out there and help people achieve their goals! I left the event feeling motivated to help as many people achieve their goals.  All the speakers talked a lot about personal development, and how beneficial it is to everyone (not just coaches). So I went out and ordered my first personal development book.


I am really looking forward to reading this book, I will let you all know how it goes!

I think the next Super Saturday event is in August sometime and I think I am going to pay it forward and get VIP tickets to two of my coaches who hit emerald before then.

Alright friends, that is all I have today. I hope you guys have a great day and if anyone has any other personal development books they want to recommend please let me know!


So I quit 21 day fix extreme

Hello friends!

Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  I know this post is a week late, but I want wanted to write it because I believe it is important to be 100% honest with you all.

We started 21 day fix extreme the day after we finished Hammer and Chisel, and it started out fine, but after the first week I found myself dreading the workouts. Actually, both Erik and I started dreading the workouts.  I was still determined to finish; after all it’s just 21 days right? Well guys, 21 days or not, I couldn’t do it; jumping up and down with weights was really hurting my bad shoulder and it was compromising my form.


I would be lying to you if I told you it was an easy decision or that I was happy about it at the time, but I knew it was the right decision. I felt like a failure and a hypocrite.  I even thought about keeping it to myself. I mean how would it look, here I am, an online health and fitness coach, and I can’t even stick to a 21 day workout program. Pshhhh. Why would anyone else want to listen to me if I wasn’t even listening to myself? How can I tell people in my challenge groups to keep pushing and work through the hard days, when I wasn’t doing it? But then I realized I was going to send a different kind of message; one about listening to your body and doing things that make you happy.  Sure I feel like quitting completely sometimes, but my desire to be better outweighs my desire to quit.

In this particular situation, one of the moves in 21 day fix extreme really tweaked my shoulder and I knew I had to stop.  As you can probably see by now, I still have residual pain from my car accident/surgery from time to time, but for the most part, I have learned to work around it. Last week reminded me of those limitations and was taking me back to an emotional state I refuse to go back to, so we decided to switch back to a workout program that was making both of us happy.


I know this is super cheesy, but guys, do what makes you happy.  Don’t do something because other people are doing it, or because you “think it’s the right thing to do”. You will never get results or succeed if you have that mindset.  Life is too short to be anything but happy.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday.


New Things to come!

Hello friends!

I am super excited about the new look around here. If you’ve been doodling around you may have noticed I changed some of the menu options above.


I’ve added a tab for all beachbody coaching related stuff, as well as one for all things paleo!  The beachbody tab will have links to my personal pages, links to blog posts and workout result updates. I will also be including all of my monthly challenge group information and challenge pack monthly specials. Maybe if you all want I will post a few success stories on there as well.

My paleo life tab will be just that; a place to find all of my favorite paleo recipes. I also think I’ve mentioned this before, but I also have a tab with all of my favorite products from Amazon.  My Amazon store contains affiliate links, so if you purchase something through the store we get a small (really small) commission off of those purchases. The products I have in my store are all things I have purchased over the years and have grown to love.

Anyway, that is what is new around here (for now)! I hope you all like the changes I’ve made. Don’t worry you will still be getting DIY updates (we have a TON to share) as well as just regular life updates.  If you have any suggestions of other things you all would like to see here, please let me know!

I hope everyone has a great day!