Counting My Blessings

I’m just sitting here reflecting on the last 4 years of my life, how I ended up here, and what I’d miss desperately if I hadn’t taken a little leap of faith.


I hung out with these beauties last weekend. We laughed our asses off. We cried our heads off. We did some hiking, played games, went for a run, ate delicious food and sat around soul-searching, planning and strategizing how to reach our goals and learn how to help more people find a path to health and financial freedom! Not necessarily a typical ‘girls weekend’, but these are my people and I can’t imagine my life without them.


Four years ago I was struggling. Physically I just wasn’t where I wanted to be. I hated looking in the mirror. My clothes weren’t fitting and I was at a loss! I was working out almost daily. And eating what I thought was ‘pretty healthy’ food. Well…it wasn’t working. Not only was I not making any progress, I was steadily gaining weight and I was getting desperate! I even found myself lingering by the diet pills at the store, looking for a quick fix – though I knew better.


I called my friend who was a Beachbody coach, because I wanted to try a new workout program – and P90X had worked for me in the past – so I was ready to recommit and give it my best effort to see if I could make some changes and finally get results. That included Shakeology. Nutrition was key, and I knew it. I had done a LOT of research and as a busy mom, I just needed a quick, healthy meal that I could grab on the go. I justified the expense by giving up soda, fast food and fancy Starbucks. I saved even more money by signing up as a “coach” so I could save 25% on my Shakeology and any other programs or products I wanted. (I’m a lifelong Beachbody fan…so I knew I’d use it!)


I really had no intention of “coaching”, I just needed to work on myself first! Well, then I got plugged into a challenge group, and found myself surrounded by other moms and women working on goals of their own. I found it very motivating and I had GREAT success with it! Meanwhile… people were asking my what I was doing and I was sharing a little about my journey on social media. I had enough interest to put together a group of my own. And that started my coaching “career”. I’ve run at least one group every month since then, met hundreds of women in my challenge groups, networked with amazing ladies like these and found my true passion through helping others!



And now four years later, I make more than I did as a full-time teacher. I’ve lost 24 pounds and kept it off through my monthly accountability groups. I would NEVER ask people to do something that I wasn’t doing myself…so it’s amazing accountability! I’ve traveled to Las Vegas, Nashville, South Beach, beach house get-aways and in just a few months my husband and I will be heading on an all-expense paid vacation to Punta Cana! All for doing something I LOVE to do! Working part-time hours, from home, where, when, how and with whom I want! These ladies are just a few of the amazing women I’ve had the privilege to get to know and work with every day.

We have so much stinking fun together…it’s CRAZY to me that I didn’t know any of them just a few short years ago, and now I feel like we’ve been bff’s!


But don’t just take it from me! You know I’m a fan! This has changed my life and my families lives in more ways than I can count! I’m happier, healthier and wealthier!

I asked these ladies to share their experiences, too. Here are the questions I asked them.

1) how many inches/pounds you’ve lost?
2) something you’ve overcome as a coach?
3) something you love about being a coach?
Michele said:
1) 50lbs, size 14 to 4 (idk how many inches bc I wasn’t in the measuring habit pre-BB)2) Self doubt! friends_michele3) The people.
The love 💜
The growth 🌱🌿🌳
The new excitement that comes w a new group every month.
All the things 😉
Jodi said:
1- June 2015-November 2016
25 pounds lost and went from size 10-6 no clue on inches. 🙂 friends_jodiAs a coach I have overcome the feeling of being alone. Besides my immediate family (hubby and kids) I have always felt alone and underappreciated. As a coach and with this community it has given me to the opportunity to meet some beautiful and inspiring women from all walks a life. I know that at any time or point in my life someone will be there no matter what. Also, I finally feel that I’m not alone. Someone will always have my back.What I love most about coaching is that I can do what I do best, which is to be me. As hard it has been to admit that I am a task master and a caregiver, I have realized that I can use what I thought as negative traits for good. It has always been in my nature to help others and be there for them and now I can do it on an even broader scale. ❤
Jen said:
1) About 30 lbs in the last 6 years, but over 60 in the last 10 I’m not sure about my inches. I’ve gone from a size 18 to a 4.friends_jen
2) My fear of what people will think about me! I’ve become so much more confident with myself and in my own skin.
3) Finding friends/sisters/soulmates that share my views on health and happiness. Willingness to share with each other and to lift each other up, not tear each other down. I love learning more about being a better person inside and out. And I love that I have found my purpose in life!!!
Karen said:
1) Actually gained 15-20 pounds since I spent a couple years really UNDER weight (at least for me) due to unhealthy habits and behaviors.friends_karen
2) Addiction to prescriptions for pain and anxiety. I’ve also overcome the shame and guilt of that. It’s still a daily fight. But SO worth it!
3) The people I get to meet and become friends with. You can’t find more positive, driven folks than your fellow Beachbody coaches. The people you surround yourself with help define you. I want to be a kick-ass mom/friend/coach.
Wendy said:
1) Since October 2015, I’ve lost 10 pounds and have gone from a size 12 to an 8friends_wendy
2) I’ve always been a farewell friend of a healthy lifestyle. I liked living it for a while, then when things got tough or something more enticing came along, that was the first thing I’d drop. (I didn’t have time to __________) Since I started coaching, I have been living a healthy lifestyle for 145 days. Yes there are bad days, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t keep going. I’ve learned that one bad day does not mean that all is lost.
3) I love to learn that I’m not alone in my struggles and temptations. I love sharing and helping others know that they aren’t alone in there’s. I love that even when I meet women for the first time, I’m greeted by a big hug just like I’m the sister they haven’t seen in forever. I love that by helping others stay on track, I am kept on track. Coaching has helped me find myself, and is continually helping me to grow into the person I want to be.
Kari said:
1) I have lost 100 lbs and went from size 24 to 14 img_3719
2) Something I have overcome… I get to talk about fitness without annoying people now 😂 Seriouslly I used to want to boast about what I did that day. Now people expect it from me. I never was trying to boast but it was so exciting for me to do things I couldn’t of wouldn’t before starting my journey. I have also overcome self doubt. I have done things in the last 20 months that I never would have even considered. I.e. 3) Shave my head just bc my friends encouraged me to to stop being a wussy. 😜
I love being a coach because it’s a never ending journey of striving towards something bigger than yourself. I have a community of people who are (as I described to a friend today) “just BETTER people than me”. My community calls me HIGHER. I don’t get to stay stuck or become passive because there is always something to work towards bigger than myself!
So there you go! I wish I could shout from the rooftops what an amazing opportunity this is.
I’m so glad I’ve taken the time to collect these stories and share my beautiful friends with you here! 🙂
If you’d like to learn more about coaching, I have a one day group starting soon where I’ll share my story, including my reservations, some basic info about what it’s all about, what we do, how we earn, etc. I’ll answer any/all questions as well. Just fill out the form below and we’ll chat!


Free Shakeology?

Sept_challengeOne year ago, I took the plunge! The Shakeology plunge! I was SO curious about all of the hype, that I finally decided that I needed to try it for myself. I’m not going to lie though…I was skeptical! I was making my own shakes every day, and doubted that it would be that much better or different from what I was already doing.

Well, I was so pleasantly surprised, that I can’t imagine a day without it now. I feel so much more energy, less bloated, less cravings and haven’t been sick ONE time since I started drinking it just over a year ago! My husband was a doubter, too…and now he loves it! My kids come running every time they hear me fire up my blender. We’re all hooked!

So if you’ve been wanting to try Shakeology, but are worried about the cost, check out the deal this month! You can get 2 popular Shaun T programs. You know Shaun T? Focus T25, Insanity, Asylum? Ring a bell? Well before all of that, he did Hip Hop Abs and Rockin’ Body. People love these programs because they’re fun. This month you can get the challenge pack for $140. You’ll get BOTH of the exercise programs AND Shakeology, which normally costs $129 plus shipping by itself!!! So you’re kinda getting it for free!

Check out this quick video preview of the programs that are included:

Ready to get started?! You can order HERE!

On top of that, any time you opt for a challenge pack, you are automatically invited to join my FREE 30 day, on-line support group. You’ll get the support and accountability you’ll need to get started on your new programs, and start getting results!

Have you been wanting to try Shakeology, but feel like you can’t justify the cost? It will cost you about $4.00/day. When you consider that you are replacing a meal with it – it’s less than a ‘value meal’ would cost you. And SO much more nutritious! For the price of that value meal, you’ll get the healthiest meal of your day! You won’t likely need that fancy Starbucks drink to keep you going throughout the day either. Not to mention that the money you invest in your daily health NOW will prevent you from needing to spend money on health care later! I haven’t needed a single over-the-counter medication or prescription antibiotic this year! That’s REAL savings! For me, and our family, it’s totally worth every penny!

What’s in it?

Shakeology contains over 70 ultra high-quality ingredients conveniently located in one glass, to deliver nearly all the nutrients you need to maintain a healthy diet. It’s good for you—and good for everyone—because everyone’s diet is deficient in some of the key nutrient groups packed into just one Shakeology serving.

  • Protein from whey, which is highly absorbable, gives you 8 essential amino acids that help you build muscle, lose weight, support brain function, and keep your skin and bones healthy.
  • Vitamins and minerals support optimum health.
  • Antioxidants boost the immune system and help reduce free radical damage that can lead to heart disease, heart attacks, blood pressure, and stroke.
  • Phytonutrients support immune function and have anti-inflammatory properties. Many phytonutrients have antioxidant properties as well.
  • Prebiotics support digestive and immune health.
  • Digestive enzymes help in the digestion of foods and increase the absorption rate of those foods for optimum health.

Want to save even more money? If you sign up as a coach, you can save 25% on your monthly Shakeology. You don’t need to do anything else! If you’re not interested in coaching, FINE! Enjoy the discounts off ALL Beachbody products and programs. If you’re interested in covering the cost of your Shakeology each month and then some, I can teach you how to build your own successful business. SO MANY OPTIONS!

Want to learn more about being a coach? Provide your information below, and I can answer all of your questions.

In One Year!

love_what_you_doThis week we celebrated Labor Day. A day – free from work. A day to spend relaxing, doing what we enjoy INSTEAD of work. Well, what if our work was something we actually enjoyed and looked forward to doing everyday?!? What a CRAZY idea right?!

Not really…Exactly 1 year ago, I decided to be a Beachbody coach – at first for the discounts and maybe for a little family ‘fun’ money! It’s turned into SO much more than that for me! I look forward to getting up every day and seeing how my challenge groups are doing, or answering messages from people who want to get started on their own fitness journeys, or become coaches themselves. I get to workout, eat healthy foods and talk about it! If you know me, you know I like to talk! And it’s part of my “job” now! SCORE!

A lot has changed in one year! I signed up as a coach right around Labor Day of last year, ready for a change and a way to get OFF the plateau I’d been stuck on for the last couple of years. I instantly fell in love with the idea of helping people while I helped myself! Since then, I’m down 24 pounds and UP an average of $500-$1000 per month (and I’m not stopping!)! It’s more than a hobby or a pastime for me, it is my passion now. And I enjoy every single minute I GET to spend building my business, and helping other people along the way. To get my own friends and family on-board and adopt a healthier lifestyle, has been icing on the cake! Labor Day…Ha! I don’t need it, every day is my Labor Day! 🙂

Because I LOVE what I do, I get excited to share it with anyone else who’s interested in the following:
1) helping others
2) health & fitness
3) getting in the best shape of your life
4) being your own boss
5) working when, where and how you want
6) earning up to $100-$500 extra dollars per month to start, with the potential to double that within a year, and keep growing your income from there – All while having FUN!

New 6 Week Internship starting Monday, Sept. 9!!

Interested? I only have room for a couple more people who are ready to commit to a 6 week internship where you’ll receive daily training, and learn the tips necessary to build a successful business of your own. We start Monday, so let me know a.s.a.p.!

Fine print: Sorry, no coaches or those working with other coaches.

My Secrets Revealed…Tonight!

aug2012-aug2013I’m coming up on my one year anniversary as a Beachbody coach. How has my life changed since then?

Let’s recap:


  • I’ve lost 24 pounds and many inches (I lost count after 20!).
  • I’m in the best shape of my life!
  • I work from home.
  • I’m my own boss.
  • I’m earning an extra income for my family.
  • I found something I am very passionate about!
  • I wake up excited every day to ‘work’.
  • I have helped over 100 people start and continue to live healthier lives.
  • I have a team of passionate coaches that have the same outlook and goals as I do.
  • I’m having an absolute BLAST!

You might ask how coaching helped me lose weight and get in the best shape of my life. Well, the answer is accountability! Not every coach is at their goal weight when the get started. Actually, I would say MOST are not! They are on this journey, and inviting others along with them. When you ask people to join you, you can’t expect them to do something that you’re not doing yourself! Being a coach has kept me accountable to my goals!

If you’ve ever been remotely curious about what I do as a coach, or if it’s something you think might be a good fit for you, too…than check out a webinar that I am co-hosting tonight with my friend and fellow coach, Amanda. We are getting ready to begin our next 6 Week Coaching internship that will start on September 9, and want to take this opportunity FIRST to share the basics of coaching and how we both came to try it, and love it!

We’ll be on at 8:30 pm EST, tonight (Wednesday, 8/28). It should only run about 30 minutes. There is absolutely no commitment! You sit, you watch, you decide if this is something you might be interested in doing.  You can register with this link:

And if you like, send me a quick note to let me know you’ll be there! I’d love to know who I’m talking to. 🙂