Friday, January 20, 2017

Week 1 & 2 of Competition Prep

As many of you may already know, I am taking the plunge and competing in my first bodybuilding/fitness competition! I have been talking about it and sharing the news on social media these past couple of months. I haven't really got too much into the organization I chose, the show and the division, but I'll get into that more when I'm ready because I got a cute athlete announcement banner made for me that I would like to post announcing it. I kinda wanna keep it a surprise for just awhile longer! :) I know... sneaky me! I met with my coach a little over two weeks ago for an assessment and from there I made my final decision to hire her as my coach for this process. I am extremely happy and grateful she decided to have me and would coach me.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Anxiety Stories

Anxiety: A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one's daily activities.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Severe, ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily activities.

Social Anxiety Disorder: A chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Must Have NOW Real Teas

Teas can have amazing health benefits and can be a great part of a weight loss or health routine. I wanted to highlight some of my most favorite teas from NOW that I have tried so far. Teas that have played such a crucial role in my weight loss, health and everyday routine. These are the teas that have earned my heart.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Spread Your Wings and Fly

For those of you that know my story or a portion of it and how my journey began, then you know that MAJOR health issues played a role in my decision to finally become serious in learning the right tools and applying them to transform my mind, body and life. It was a little over 4 year's ago that doctors told me after several severe episodes of neurological symptoms that hit me out of nowhere that I could possibly have Multiple Sclerosis (MS). 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My First Half Marathon: Go Girl Run Half Marathon And Family Vacation 2016 Recap

I DID IT! I still can't believe it and it's been a little over two weeks since my first half marathon experience. I am definitely dealing with some post half marathon and vacation blues.

We decided to make a weekend family vacation out of it and it was THE BEST! We had so much fun. We only wished that we could have stayed longer. We debated staying another day, so that we didn't have to drive back the same day as the half marathon, but we decided to suck it up and get back home that night. Next time we will stay longer. I had such a good time that I am wanting to do the Go Girl Run Half again next year if the medals are just as awesome and make another weekend trip out of it with my family and some friends.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Product Spotlight: NOW SuperFruit Juices

Recently, I have come across a few interesting products that I just had to try. Superfruit juices are something that I knew nothing about, but as I began to read up on them I knew I had to try them out for myself. Superfruit juices can have many health benefits to them ranging from delivering antioxidants and anti inflammatory nutrients to the body to supporting healthy immune system function. It's a great way to make sure you reach your daily recommended serving of fruit - three to five servings. This month, I am giving the spotlight to the SuperFruit Juices from NOW Foods.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Life with Loose Skin After Losing 140+ lbs

Loose skin is something that many fear when it comes to losing weight, especially if one has been overweight for many years. The longer your skin has been stretched, the harder it will be for your skin to bounce back, but it is not impossible. I feel that I need open up a bit about my recent struggles with it. Lately, I have been having numerous conversations with my followers, family and friends about my loose skin. I get asked all the time...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jergens Natural Glow Review

I've been getting summertime fine and working on my tan for the summer. Been especially preparing for the Fourth of July holiday weekend which has left us. Even though the sun was nowhere to be seen in my neck of the woods this Fourth of July weekend, I was still sporting a killer tan that looked like I got it from sun tanning. Everyone loves a great tan and an added benefit is it can make your muscles pop and give your muscles that noticeable definition! Well, who needs to take all the risks with tanning beds and sun tanning when you get a tan that looks this good from Jergens Natural Glow products. The Natural Glow line BLOWS ME AWAY!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Vanilla Protein Cookie Dough and Vanilla Protein Froyo Pops

Summer is officially here and I am elated! I have been making all sorts of summer treats that are not only easy to make, but is also high in protein, weight loss friendly, and a healthy and delicious summer snack on a hot summer day. Now, I'm a simple girl when it comes to cooking. I keep it simple and as amateur friendly as I can. Eventually, I would like to open up and be more open minded with complicated snacks and meals, but until I get a new kitchen, it won't happen. Ha! That being said, if you are looking for fun easy ways to get your protein, then these simple snacks are for you.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Polar Balance Scale + Me = Beautiful Harmony

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Polar US. I value authenticity and honesty, all thoughts and opinions are and will always be my own.

Well, it's been a great time getting to know my new fitness tool! I feel like I have finally made it to the fun part, and it's been such joy being able to play around with the Polar Balance scale! First I'd like to say that we are getting along fantastically well so far! I have set my goals and I am well on my way to achieving them. I'm seeing and tracking all of my progress, and the scale seems to be moving again after a previous slow month. Finally, I have been able to learn more about the features and benefits of this scale and so far, I think it is pretty darn neat!