Friday, February 27, 2015

Four Years Later

Four years later.... WOW.  Is there anything left to say??

Four years ago I would have NEVER told you I would be where I am today. Never. I didn't believe it was possible for me. Yes, I loved my life as a stay at home mama and I knew that's right where I was meant to be, but I can't explain it... I just knew I was meant to do MORE.

So was it just coincidence that I stumbled upon ChaLEAN Extreme & Shakeology, saw it start to change my life & start as coach a month later?!  I like to think there was a greater plan in place all along. Because I don't really believe in luck, I didn't just get lucky in this business. I worked hard for a long time with little to no real traction until something changed.

I had been a coach for nearly a year and a half when an event in my life had me grasping for more. Beyond my girls, beyond this little Beachbody job, beyond my marriage I needed something LARGER THAN LIFE to fill me up. I knew where I was being led. It was that following Sunday when I walked into church for the first time ever with an open heart. The first song started and like a flood the tears began. God had entered my life, my heart, my marriage, my family and for the first time in a very long time I felt complete and a sense of peace I cannot explain. In November 2012 I accepted Jesus as my Savior and gave God complete control of my life. For the first time in my life I had FAITH.

Faith not only in myself, but in my ability to lift up and believe in others. And well, you can see what a little FAITH will do for you, your family and your business.  It's not really a surprise to me what happened over the course of 2013 & 2014 as I let God just take control and use my life & my story to inspire others. I became and "All In" Coach, because I knew that lives could be changed, I knew other moms & women could find themselves again through health & fitness, and I knew other coaches could change their lives with this business if they just had a little FAITH.

This truly is just the continuation of MY story. I feel like this business was designed for me, but was I an instant success? No. Did I make mistakes along the way? Yes. But for once in my life I didn't give up on something because other people were depending on ME.  God doesn’t call the qualified, he QUALIFIES the CALLED.  I had finally found a way to live my passion & purpose and to use my story & my struggle to show someone else it was possible. I feel SO BLESSED to have not only found my passion & my calling, but to have inspired so many others to RE-CLAIM their life, dream a little bigger and pay it forward. So where will I be in another year? Perhaps another 290% raise? Maybe. But I can tell you that wherever I am... it'll be right where He wants me to be!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Superfood Chocolate Bar

Gimme all the chocolate!  Seriously I know I can't be the only woman who on occasion needs chocolate to function.  I swear it is a part of our DNA and I am all about satisfying those cravings, so they do not spiral out of control so in comes this super quick & easy to make Superfood Chocolate Bar.  Here's the recipe!

-Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
-Organic coconut oil
-Peanut Butter or Almond butter, optional
-2 small air-tight containers

1. Combine 1 scoop of Chocolate Vegan Shakeology, 1tbsp of melted coconut oil and 2tsp of room temp peanut butter into a pyrex mixing dish.  Mix with a fork until combined and mixture is crumbly.  2. Divide mixture between two air-tight containers and press into the bottom of the container with a spoon.
3. Seal containers and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
4. Remove from container & enjoy!!!

Makes 2 bars!  Share with a friend or save one by storing it in the fridge for a later chocolate craving date.

21 Day Fix conversion:
1 red
2.5 oils

Please keep in mind these are a TREAT, so do not go eating them daily!

I did it for the shoes

It's true!!  Someone asked me the other day how I'm still going strong on Day 19 with the 21 Day Fix Extreme and I told them I was doing it for the shoes!

I simply told myself that if I completed the full 21 days I could get a new pair of shoes and let's be real... I will work for CUTE shoes!!  And yes, feeling better & fitter is the best perk of all.

So now I just have to decide which pair!! I finish my first round tomorrow... and I'm ordering on Friday.  

So seriously, which color... ivory or nude??

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Zoodles Chicken & Pesto

Dinner inspiration!!

🍅 Zoodles Chicken & Pesto 🍅

You'll need: 
➖ 2 zucchini
➖ 1 Roma tomato
➖ 2tsp pesto
➖ 4oz grilled chicken 
➖ 1/2 clove garlic
➖ sea salt, pinch
➖ 1tsp Parmesan cheese

Use a Vegetti or spiralizer to turn your zucchini into noodles, zoodles!  Sautée zoodles in a nonstick pan with a bit of non-stick spray.  Once cooked, 3-4 minutes, add 2tsp of pesto, 4oz of grilled chicken, 1 diced Roma tomato, 1/2 clove of minced garlic, and a pinch of sea salt.  Mix together in the pan over heat before plating.  Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.  ENJOY!!

21 Day Fix Conversion:
1 1/4 green
1 red
1/2 blue
1/2 orange
2tsp oil