A Tale of 2 Beach Vacations

These pictures were about 1 1/2 years apart but there is a world of difference – both in what you can see, and what you can’t see.

About 4 years ago I took a look at myself in the mirror and decided I was finally done being unhappy! I had been stuck in a rut for FAR too long. Looking at pictures of myself from our summer vacation really opened my eyes to what was happening. It was slow, but I was steadily gaining weight and finding it harder and harder to fit and feel comfortable in my clothes.

There were a lot of things I didn’t want to admit to myself. I wasn’t REALLY giving it my all with workouts anymore. I was just kinda going through the motions. I wasn’t REALLY eating all that healthy. There was a lot of processed garbage finding its way into my grocery cart. Convenience trumped health. I was complacent, uncommitted and UN-motivated!

I think you go through phases when this starts to happen.

1. DENIAL: It’s my clothes. They shrunk. My scale must be off! (Don’t tell me you haven’t tried to convince yourself with these same lies!)

2. AVOIDANCE: Scale? What scale? I like baggy, stretchy clothes anyway.

3. DEPRESSION: Why is this happening?! I workout! I eat ‘pretty’ healthy food. It’s not fair! Get away from me with that camera! WAHHH!!! I’m going to assume the fetal position in a dark room. Leave me alone!

4. DEFEAT: Well, what the hell. I’m getting older. This is just what happens. There isn’t ANYTHING I can do about it. I’m not going to live the rest of my life worrying about it. I want to ENJOY life and eat whatever the hell I want. Working out is stupid. I don’t care anymore.

5. REALIZATION: I feel like shit. I don’t fit into any of my clothes. I’m tired all of the time. I’m not enjoying life at all right now! I’m sick of feeling like this. I gotta do something!

What stage are you in? If you’re in 1-4, let me save you the trouble and spoil the ending. You’ll eventually get to #5, because no matter how hard we try to convince ourselves that we can’t, or don’t want to feel look and feel healthy, we do. You’re not kidding anyone (or yourself) when you say otherwise. I know…I tried!

There’s a happy ending though! 🙂 I had to dig deeper than ever, and really connect with WHY I wanted/needed to make some changes, and really give it my absolute, 100% ALL!

If this resonates with you at all…I would love to help you find your path to feeling better and more confident in your summer vacation pictures! My new group: “2017: This Will Be MY Summer!” group starts on April 3. Sign up below!


Busy Mom to Business Mom


When I first signed up to be a coach with Beachbody it was because I already loved the products and programs and I was just looking for a way to save some money.

Along the way, people would ask me almost daily what I was doing, and how they could get started. I started sharing a little about my journey. I put some groups together where we could talk about our workouts, healthy recipes and just support each other every day and help each other stay on track.

A few months and 24 pounds later, I realized I could turn this in to a real SIDE HUSTLE and maybe contribute some additional money to my family and the ever-growing grocery bill! (family of 6 eats a lot!)

But it turned in to more than grocery money. I was able to set aside money for family vacations. We replaced our aging vehicles. I even started my own little college savings account a few years ago! As I was doing my taxes this year I noticed that ‘little’ account is up to about $15,000! That makes me feel immensely proud of myself!

4 and a half years later that SIDE HUSTLE has replaced my full time income, though I only “work” 2-3 hours/day doing something I LOVE to do! Essentially I get paid to get fit, and help other people do the same!

I’m not a fitness expert or nutritionist. I’m just a busy mom who took a little leap of faith and became a work at home Business Mom. I love what I do! I love the people I’ve met. Paying it forward to other busy moms is a gift! I often say I would do it for free but they insist on paying me!

Do you have a side hustle? Whether you’re a stay at home mom like me, or work part time or full time…you can make this work! And I teach you how! Want to see if this would be a good fit for you?

“What is Coaching?” Sneak Peek

Interview with 3 different coaches TOMORROW (3/22/17)

You’ll hear from a “discount coach”, a “hobby coach” and a “side-hustling business mom coach” (me!) :).

*You can watch the 10-20 minute interviews throughout the day and ask any questions you might have. No pressure. No obligations! My only regret is not starting sooner!

*If you’re not a coach or working with a different coach, contact me and I’ll add you to the group!

Making legal happy: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.