Summer BODies Forming NOW!

Now that we’re THIS close to spring…my mind naturally goes to end-of-summer-quotes-pinterest-3SUMMER! It’ll be here before we know it! So…are you ready? Have you pulled out those shorts from last season. UGH! I don’t know about you…but how many times have I tried on last year’s clothes only to find out they don’t fit!!! Is there anything worse than that?

No. There isn’t.

I have spent spring days on my bed, just about in tears, because every article of clothing I pulled out of the box from the basement was either too tight, too small or too short. How could that happen in just 6 short months?! SO frustrating!

But we’ve got time! And where there’s a will, there’s a way! You provide the WILL, and I’ll provide the WAY!


Maybe you’re worried that you don’t have the time. I get it! I’m a busy mom of 4, and it can be done. You just have to adjust your priorities a little and put yourself at the TOP of your list! Two and a half years ago I stopped putting myself dead last, and my life has done a complete 180! When I spent some time working on me, the result was that everyone got the BEST of me! I’m a better mom, wife and friend, and it’s because I started taking care of myself along with everyone else.

Now it’s YOUR turn!


Starting Monday, April 6, let’s get down to business!

Where do you want to be in June? Do you have a favorite sun-dress or summer outfit that is hanging in your closet that you are desperate to wear this year? Focus on that, and let’s get to work!

Some fellow coaches and I are going to be hosting a private support & accountability group on Facebook. We’ll be working out, eating clean, and keeping each other on track for 30 days! We’ll be sharing daily tips, recipes and motivation to help you reach your goals.

These groups work so well. Every month I have participants who share such amazing success stories! Losing 10-20 pounds in one month feels incredible. And for many, it’s just the beginning of a new healthy lifestyle! Over and over again I hear the same thing from my fellow busy moms. They tell me that it’s the first time in a very long time that they’ve made themselves a priority and that it feels AMAZING! They have more energy and confidence and just have a more positive outlook on life in general. It’s so empowering!

As your coach, I will help you choose a workout and/or meal plan option that will work best for you! There are some GREAT sales going on right now! Save $90 on Turbo Fire (one of my FAVORITE workouts – helped me lose 16 pounds!), Focus T25, and the brand new option: BEACHBODY ON DEMAND (#BOD)! This month, when you try Shakeology, you’ll get your first 3 months access to the entire Beachbody On Demand library for FREE! It’s all part of the Beachbody Club Challenge Pack offer. I’ve been having a lot of fun with On Demand workouts all from my laptop, phone, tablet and smart t.v.! And we have even put together a 30 day hybrid workout plan for you to use (if you want to) all from different workouts that are available On Demand! 🙂


There are LOTS of other options too…no matter what you might like (cardio, weights, stretching & strengthening, or all of the above!) So, if you are ready and you would like to join me in my April 6th challenge group and get even more support and accountability to help you reach your health and fitness goals this spring please complete the application below.



And this month, you can get FREE access for 3 months when you buy Shakeology!

As a coach, I’ve been able to sample On Demand for the past month and I LOVE it! It’s been so great to be able to access a workout with the touch of a button on my smart phone, tablet or computer (you can also stream to your smart t.v.!). My laptop didn’t even come with a DVD player! And I just heard last night that any program you have already purchased through Beachbody, will be automatically available to you in your “previous purchased programs” area of On Demand! How cool is that!? *That feature will be up by the end of March.

You’ll get instant access to hundreds of workouts, including top-selling programs like P90X and Insanity! Try one, and if you don’t like it, try another one!


Get the Beachbody Club Challenge Pack this month and save BIG! How does $1,500 dollars worth of programming sound? I own almost every one of these videos, on DVD (remember those old things?) and spent hundreds of dollars, and now they’re yours. FREE.

Check it out!




Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. The Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack delivers the essential nutrition you need, plus online support, and 24/7 streaming access to Beachbody on Demand, which includes hundreds of workouts. This includes the chance to tap into Beachbody’s most popular programs, like P90X, INSANITY, TurboFire, 10-Minute Trainer and MORE, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

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What else comes with BEACHBODY ON DEMAND? Everything you need! The nutrition guides. The recipe books. The fitness programs. The complete workouts. The workout calendars. The schedules. The get started right guides. The support. The coaching. The celebrity trainers. You get it ALL! Crazy right?!


• Club members also get insider ”sneak peeks” of new releases, so you can sample a workout before you buy the DVD program:

– 21 Day Fix® ”Total Body Cardio Fix”

– 21 Day Fix EXTREME® ”Plyo Fix Extreme”

– PiYo® ”Sweat”

– FOCUS T25® ”ALPHA Cardio”

– INSANITY MAX:30TM ”Sweat Intervals”

– Body Beast® ”Build: Chest & Tris”

– P90® ”Sculpt A”

You can take your workouts on vacation, to the gym, out to your backyard! Wherever you have internet, you can have your workout!

Get started with the Challenge Pack, and join my next challenge group for the support and accountability you’ll need to reach your goals! Provide your info below, and I’ll contact you with the details.


If you just want access to the Club, without the challenge pack, you can sign up below.






Black Friday Sales will start Wednesday 11/25…

Through 12/2, or while supplies last

Get on the Black Friday Email List HERE, to get FIRST access!


Save Even More as a Beachbody Coach

If you sign up now, you can actually get an ADDITIONAL  25% off the Beachbody black friday deals and earn a 25% commission anytime a friend orders something. Join my team of coaches. If you have questions on coaching, you can also email me at

Beachbody Black Friday Deals 2014

The Beachbody Black Friday Sale is a great way to change out your workouts and get excited and motivated during the holidays.

Check out the deals being offered below!



Click for 1st Access by E-mail to Beachbody Black Friday Deals Here

I will email everyone the deals first before sharing the details here or anywhere else so make sure to get on the list now.


OTHER Deals Available through the end of November!




For more details on the PiYo Sales…click HERE!


And FREE in December, I am hosting the 24 Days of Fitness!!!



This time of year can be very difficult to stay on track with holiday parties, cookie trays and SO many opportunities to over-indulge. It is pretty common to gain 7-10 pounds over the holidays!

NOT YOU! Not this year!!!

Starting December 1, right after Thanksgiving weekend, I am hosting a FREE 24 DAYS OF FITNESS Challenge! It’ll be FUN and totally laid back!
It’s my gift to you!

Let’s focus on NO gaining, but at least maintaining over the holidays! That’s do-able RIGHT!? You can still enjoy the season without the extra pounds!

Tips on eating clean.
Healthy holiday recipes.
Daily fitness challenge (fun, but effective)
And NO holiday challenge would be complete without…

Sign up HERE
and I’ll send you instructions to join the private Facebook group.

*Available for those in US & Canada, if you’re not a coach and not currently working with a coach.




How to SCORE Turbo Fire for FREE!


Ok…I have a personal goal this month to help as many people as I can get started with one of my two FAVORITE programs! These are the lowest prices ever offered for these 2 programs, but I want to do MORE!


So here’s the deal, I am extending a personal offer – ON TOP of the sale that’s already ON – until MIDNIGHT tonight (5/28).


P90X3 Challenge Pack (complete program PLUS Shakeology) is on sale for $180 (already a $95 savings vs. buying separately) + $25 BACK (from me!) = $155 (now a $120 savings!!!)

OR think of it this way…it’s like buying Shakeology and getting P90X3 for $25!!!


Click HERE to order P90X3!

Turbo Fire Challenge Pack (complete program PLUS Shakeology) is on sale right now for $140 (a $90 savings vs. buying separately) + $25 BACK (from me!) = $115 ($115 savings!!!)

Or think of it this way…(this one is crazy). It’s like saving $15 on Shakeology AND getting Turbo Fire for FREE!


Click HERE to order Turbo Fire

Offer ends TONIGHT (WED. 5/28) at midnight! TOO crazy to pass up! Help me reach my goal, and help yourself reach YOUR goals! Anyone who orders will be invited to join my Challenge Group for daily support and accountability!

Pick a program and click the order links above, or email me to get more information. 

Don’t Hide Your Bikini Just YET!

You don’t have to be afraid to come out of the locker this summer! There’s still time to get in shape and feel comfortable at the beach or at the pool!

Join me starting June 2 for 30 days! We’ll be working out, eating clean and keeping each other accountable all while having FUN in our daily support group right on Facebook! If you’ve thought about doing a group like this in the past…what are you waiting for? You’ll never know what you’re capable of achieving until you try! 

But hurry! Deadline to join is TOMORROW: Friday (May 23) at midnight!

All you need is a workout plan or program that you will be following for the 30 days. Everyone will commit to 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days/week! *If you don’t have a plan, I can help you pick one (p.s. Check out the SALES below!). We’ll be focusing on nutrition for the 30 days; working on incorporating more clean foods and healthier choices!  We’ll have a private Facebook group for daily check-ins and support. I’ll provide tips, recipes, ideas, suggestions and your daily dose of motivation to help you reach your goals! Interested? Just fill out this brief application:

And to make it even sweeter, this month 2 of my all-time favorite programs are on SUPER sale! I lost my first 16 pounds with Turbo Fire back in 2012 and I still LOVE doing the workouts because they are FUN! Originally $119, this month you can get the program AND Shakeology for $140!!! That is CRAZY! You will essentially get the entire program for $10!

Click HERE to check out Turbo Fire!














P90X3 is the last 90 day program that I started this past December and just finished a couple of months ago. If I had to pick a favorite program…well…let’s just say that this one is RIGHT up at the top! Check out my results with BOTH below!

Click HERE to check out P90X3!














With both challenge packs you will get the complete program PLUS Shakeology at a HUGE savings versus buying them separately AND you’ll get me as your coach to help you through! Win Win WIN! Please let me know if you have any questions! I get excited to talk about programs I LOVE!

Don’t Be Like ME!

Apr_help_wantedIt took me 4 years to jump into coaching…WHY WHY WHY did I wait so long?! If I only I could have told myself THEN, what I know now…it would go something like this:


Dear Old Me,
You should not wait another minute! You know that thing you’ve been considering, that looks too good to be true. It’s not. You will be SO passionate about being a coach, that you would do it for FREE…but you’ll make money anyway! Actually, you’ll make enough money in just a year and a half, to help your family take 2 vacations and open up some additional college savings accounts!
What could you do with an extra $1,400/month!?
Also, you know that Facebook profile picture that you’ve had up since Facebook was invented, because you HATE having your picture taken and you don’t have any others to choose from? Well, you’ll have SO much more self-confidence that you’ll not only allow pictures of yourself taken, you won’t delete them from the camera anymore, and you’ll FINALLY change that profile picture….SEVERAL times! (Also, you’ll have an entire Facebook page where you post pictures of yourself almost daily!…sometimes in just a pair of shorts and a bra top!!!)
– Somebody get the smelling salts…’Old Me’ just passed out!! –
Get this…you know those pounds that you keep packing on and can’t seem to figure out WHY? Even though you’ve run 5 marathons, you’re still not seeing the results you want to see. There are programs that will work better than anything you’ve ever tried. AND you can do them at home, and ask your friends and family members to do them with you! Your friends will workout with you, and your family members will all get RIDICULOUSLY fit! Your husband will lose like 40 pounds, because he sees you getting fit and healthy and he wants to join you! 
Remember how you were nervous you wouldn’t know what to do, or how to do it? PSH! You’ll meet such a cool bunch of people that will help you and encourage you along the way! You’ll meet new friends and have a BLAST!
Oh and by the way…you know that friend who warned you that it was a pyramid scheme…it’s NOT!!! P.S….ALL corporations are structured like pyramids!
The only difference here, is that YOU get the opportunity to be a the top of your own pyramid! And you’ll get there by HELPING others succeed! *A little different than a traditional corporation!
Don’t wait 4 more years to jump on this opportunity! Do it today and you’ll be amazed at the many positive changes that will come from it! You’ll lose 24 pounds, gain killer confidence and help hundreds of people get fit and confident, too! It’s the most rewarding thing you’ll ever do!
What are you waiting for? There’s NO risk…if you don’t love it, you can quit, any time!! (But you WILL love it! I KNOW!!!)
The NEW Me!

I’m excited to announce another 30 Day NEW Coach Training group!

One of the reasons people hesitate to sign up is that they fear they won’t know what to do, or how to do it (I had that fear)! That’s why I run these groups for new coaches! I am going to walk you through EVERYTHING you need to go to get you up and running; building and growing your own successful coaching business!

*Sorry, not available to coaches, or anyone already working with a coach.

My next group will start on Monday, May 12.  Deadline to get signed up is Sunday, May 4. 

With consistent work, growing and building your business, you can expect your income to double every 6-12 months.

I sat on the fence for 4 years! My only regret about coaching is that I didn’t start sooner! Don’t make my mistake. If you’ve been on the fence…get OFF! If you’re ready, or just want more information, fill in the form below and we’ll talk about how you can get started, too. 🙂

Coming June 2014!

Since it’s looking more and more like I’ll be training for and running the Chicago Marathon this fall, this program will be JUST the thing to go along with all of that pavement pounding! I’m not getting any younger, and I am the LEAST flexible person I know! Seriously…it’s ridiculous! I stink at yoga – though I keep trying! Pilates isn’t my strong suit either! I want so badly to be more flexible, but I just haven’t figured out how….yet! I can’t WAIT for this program to be released in June.

Last week, I had the privilege of listening to Chalene talk all about her new program, so I made this video to share that call with you. Listen to her describe her motivation for developing this program and how it’s totally changed the way she trains, and the way she looks!

And click this link to make sure you get UPDATES and FIRST access to PiYO as soon as it’s available!

Open Letter to….


This is a letter I was asked to write to a group of people in another coach’s challenge group who are struggling with self-confidence, body image issues and other feelings of negativity about themselves. They are either starting, re-starting or continuing on a journey of health and fitness. I was happy to share my story with them, and thought that it was worth sharing here, too.

“Dear Challengers,

I was honored when _____ asked me to write to you about my experiences and my personal journey with health and fitness.  I applaud you all for either getting started, or continuing on your own personal journeys. It’s not always an easy path, but it’s so rewarding…you’ll begin to WANT to keep going!

Even though I had always considered myself a fairly ‘healthy’ person, I didn’t realize that I had a lot of work to do! I have been pretty active my entire life, and enjoyed eating healthy foods, but as I approached my 40’s…it just wasn’t enough. I was slowly gaining weight, month by month, pound by pound. I was doing the same workouts, and eating the same kinds of food, but it just wasn’t working anymore! I tried to convince myself that it’s just what was meant to be. I couldn’t do anything more about it than I already was. I was kidding myself.

In the process, I was also becoming more unhappy and depressed by the day. I wasn’t happy with the way that I looked or felt. I wouldn’t allow a single picture of myself to be taken, and if there was…I would delete them! Isn’t that awful? Can you relate?

So I did something weird…I decided to put the cart before the horse, in a sense, and signed up to be a Beachbody coach in order to START my journey, and be accountable along the way. I started with Chalean Extreme and TurboFire, and lost 16 pounds and 20 inches! But I wasn’t done yet. Then I did Les Mills Pump, and then Insanity…and lost a grand total of 24 pounds within about 6-8 months! I’ve done several other programs since, to maintain and continue to get stronger each day.

I’m not done with my journey! I will never be done. This is a new lifestyle for me and my family. Seeing my success, my husband has now lost 25 pounds and looks and feels better than ever! We are both healthier and fitter than we were when we got married 20 years ago. We’ve made so many changes in our daily lives. We eat much healthier foods. We’ve eliminated most processed foods entirely. Working out is a priority, and we often do it together, which is so fantastic! It didn’t happen overnight. This all took time, persistence, failures, re-boots, etc…but I was committed no matter how long it took me.

As a result, my confidence is better than ever. I actually allow pictures of myself to be taken now, so there’s evidence that I am part of my family! I’m a happier, healthier mom for my four kids, and they’re all learning how to eat healthier, and be healthier, too!

My message to you is to keep going! Whether you stumble, or fall – just pick yourself back up and keep going. Make small changes every day, and celebrate your successes! Set small, achievable goals every day. Plan, schedule and prioritize! Once you start to see results, you’ll be addicted to the process!

Surround yourself with positive people, books, etc. Learn as much as you can about making healthy choices you can live with every day! Share your journey – ask a friend or loved one to join you. Keep a journal and document your thoughts, troubles, joys and achievements. Take monthly progress pictures to refer back to – trust me on this one! You’ll be glad you did it! Find exercises, workouts and physical activities that you LOVE! You might have to try a hundred things before you find your ‘soul-mate’ workout, but it’s out there! Try hiking, biking, walking, jogging, a new exercise dvd, etc….You might find SEVERAL! And that’s even better!  But whatever you do, never stop trying. You are worth this journey, your family is worth it, life is worth it! Consider the alternative! I know I want to age with as little pain and illness as possible, and there’s only ONE way to do that! You can’t control everything, but you can control your health. You owe it to yourself to be as healthy and happy as you can be!

When you struggle, remember WHY you started. Write down your goals, today! Write down your WHY, too! WHY are you trying to be healthier? When you have a ‘why’, you have a reason to commit, and recommit if you need to, every single day.

I wish you all the very best, and believe that you can all achieve anything you set your minds to! Go ahead and blow your own mind!


Your Pants Might Be On Fire!

I’m sorry…I’m going to have to call “b.s.” on a few things. Let me explain… pants_fire

If you could take a magic pill, right now, that would give you maximum life expectancy and maximum health and happiness…would you take it? I think you would! So, now that we have that cleared up…when someone gives up on their diet, or stops working out, they often walk around with their pants on fire, hoping nobody will notice. You’ll know their pants are on fire when they give one of the following ‘reasons/excuses’ for giving up:

I’m embracing my curves. Really?! But last month you were determined to get fit. You were fed up with not fitting into your clothes and decided it was time to change. But now…you’re embracing it? Nope…it got hard and you gave up. That’s it. And I get that! But let’s not try to fool anyone, and especially ourselves, by doing a complete 180 on the whole “curves” thing!

We’re all going to die anyway…might as well enjoy it while I can. And the only way you can enjoy your life is by eating very unhealthy foods and avoiding physical exercise? I don’t think anyone really believes that is the road to happiness.

I just don’t care anymore. I seriously doubt that. When you look into the faces of the people who love you, you care. You want to be there for them, and you want to be your best self. You care.

I don’t have time. Make time! Wake up a little earlier a few days/week.  30 minutes a day is all you need! Split it up if you have to! Surely you can find two 15 minute chunks in your day.

This is just the body that I have, I can’t do anything about it. Bologna! Genetics contribute…sure, but that’s not the end of the story. We all have the same body parts. When moved, these parts get stronger and leaner and your body WILL change shape. It’s hard…I agree. But can you change? Yes, of course you can.

I’m not fat, I don’t need to exercise. Not true either. Exercise isn’t just about your physical appearance, it’s about your internal health and fitness, too. This is a no-brainer right? Who lives a longer happier life? Mr. and Mrs. Skinny who never work out and eat like crap? Or Mr. and Mrs. Healthy who work out 3-5 days per week, and eat clean? Hmmm….I think the odds are in favor of Mr. and Mrs. Healthy!

I can’t afford a new program or gym membership. Are there any expenses you can cut? Going out to eat? Drinking? Fancy coffees? I bet you can cut out one bad habit in order to make a new workout program or gym membership affordable.

I’m too old. It’s too late for me anyway. Not likely! If you can breathe, you can do yoga, stretch, etc. Almost anyone can walk. And it’s NEVER too late!

So again, back to that ‘magic pill’. Why would you take the pill if it didn’t matter to you?! Of course it matters! If you’re going to quit, because it’s hard…call it like it is. Put on a new pair of pants and do a solid gut-check. It IS hard, because it’s worth it! It’s easy to quit. TOO easy! Your life is valuable and important. Anything that precious SHOULD be hard. Every choice you make, every decision to be healthy and do something positive for yourself is SO critical because it shapes who you are! And it affects everyone around you.

The good news is that it isn’t ALWAYS so hard. Starting is hard. Sticking with it is even harder! But here is the good news. Once you start feeling and seeing the benefits of all of this hard work, it gets easier. A little at a time you’ll start to notice that it’s not so hard anymore. In fact, it’s getting simpler and clearer to see that this is what you want and what you need for the rest of your life! It’s making you happy and focused and re-energized! The people around you will start to notice and then they’ll get inspired and want to make some positive changes for themselves. And do them a favor…if you see their pants catch on fire, at any point, let them know that we’ve all been there. You’ve been there and you know how to help them get past their excuses and get to work.

I know. I had personally used several of those excuses myself. But I have proven them all wrong. I am happier, and healthier than I’ve ever been, and sharing my experience is my passion. I’m loving life in my new pants!

*Join me in a challenge group, and I’ll help you get started. Click JOIN at the top of this page when you’re ready. 🙂

Have You Ever Considered…?

join_the_team-youThis year has been an amazing adventure! Becoming a coach has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done! I have now worked with hundreds of people who have made health & fitness a priority in their lives and have lost more pounds and inches than I can even count! You can read some testimonials HERE.

I’ve also lost my OWN pounds and inches since becoming a coach. I am on my own fitness journey, and get to invite others along to before_after_Collage_8-13join me!


Have you ever considered becoming a coach? I have a few spots left in my New Coach Training! We’ll start Monday October 28 – for 30 days, in a private Facebook group where you’ll get daily training posts, videos, etc…that you can do anytime and anywhere as long as you have a smart phone or computer. As a matter of fact, this whole job can be done with your smart phone and/or computer! You can work when you have the time, and where and how you like! This is YOUR business. You are your OWN boss. I will be your mentor and teach you how to build your own successful coaching business and start earning money, while having FUN – right away!

You would be starting the business at the GREATEST possible time as we approach the holidays and New Year. People will be looking for fitness help and motivation! If you are in the US or Canada, you’re passionate about health & fitness as well as helping others, you might be a good fit! My team of coaches and I have a lot of fun working together, to find the best ways to help people start or continue their health and fitness journeys.

Maybe you just LOVE Shakeology, or any other Beachbody products/programs and would like to get a 25% discount each time you order? Anyone can sign up as a discount member coach, just for the great benefits! 🙂


What is the earning potential? I will tell you my experience, being what I call and “average” coach. My first 6 months, I averaged $100-$500 per month. From 6 months to a year, that has doubled. With consistency and persistence, you can expect your income to continue to double every 6-12 months. 🙂

How much time will it take? I will share with you how I have been able to build my business with 1-2 hours per day of “work”. It is hard to call it “work”, because it amounts to checking Facebook, Instagram and talking to people. ALL things I LOVE to do already!  I still can’t believe I get paid to do this! I’m having way too much fun. 🙂

Do I have to be at my goal weight? Heck NO! I sure wasn’t! You are simply asking people to join you as you navigate your own health & fitness journey.

Do I have to be a health or fitness professional? Nope! You just have to be a real person, interested in helping real people, get real results with REAL solutions! I am not a personal trainer, or nutritionist. I am a former elementary school teacher, who has a passion for health, fitness and helping people.

Want to learn more? Interested? Provide your information below, and we can talk more about it. TeamBeachbodygif