Wednesday, March 18

April 21 Day Bikini Bootcamp - Now with STREAMING OPTION!


I am so excited to share with you guys that I am now adding an option for those of you who don't have DVD players to join our April 21 Day Bikini Bootcamp utilizing the new On Demand workouts available online! All you need is a device with internet access and you'll be free to get your workout on anytime, anyplace AND to join our private online accountability challenge group!

This group is going to be open to women who are committed to a specific program (like the 21 Day Fix) or if you don't have a DVD player or just want your workouts to be mobile you can choose to join us with the streaming option and I've put together a 21 Day Workout plan using some of my favorite workotus from a bunch of various programs to help you get a good mix and great workout!

Workouts included in this streaming plan that I've personally put together for you come from programs you may have already heard of like Piyo, the 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, T25, P90X3! All you'll need is a set of light and heavy dumbbells for a few of the workouts. The rest you won't need anything for!

I'll give you a nutrition plan you can follow as well and hook you up with daily superfoods and my FAVORITE smoothie recipes to help you feel like you're cheating when you're really nourishing your gorgeous body. We'll be working hard these three weeks to create results but even more than that to cultivate a healthier MINDSET about wellness and health and to set the foundation for healthier habits and positive LIFESTYLE change for you. I'm not about diets and deprivation. I'm about helping you learn how to be healthy and still enjoy your life!

Ready to join? Let's do it! You can pick one of two options...



Questions? I'd love to talk to you more about your goals and help you figure out which program or option is going to be the best fit for your life! Email me today so we can get started! 
And in case you were curious what you can accomplish in just 21 days, here are my very own results from last month when I committed to the 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack for 21 days! The group accountability helped me stick it out and stay committed and now I want to pay it forward to you and help you do the same!

Rules and requirements:
- Must be 18 years of age or older to join
- You need a Facebook account to participate in the private group

- You must not already have a coach, I need to be your assigned coach
- You must commit to one of the two options listed above and register via the links above
- You need to live in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico or if overseas on a US military base to be able to order  (sorry!)

- If you are in Canada these links won't work, email me and I'll get you plugged in!
- You need to have the desire to commit and give it your best because I want to see you succeed! 

MAKE // Paleo Salted Almond Dark Chocolate Truffles

While I'm done with my first round of the 21 Day Fix (finished it right before we left for the cruise, review forthcoming!) I'm still using the principles to help me eat in balance and moderation. But I am having fun having some extra treats that weren't necessarily 21 Day Fix friendly like these amazing raw truffles. If you're gonna cheat, cheat clean right? I found a recipe an slightly adapted it. These are INCREDIBLE! Try them right away. Add more cocoa to make it more dark chocolate flavored. I like salt in my chocolates to make them slightly bitter but you can leave that out if you don't like it. And, safety first.... don't use bee pollen unless you know you don't have an allergy. 

For the truffles:
➳ 1/2 c. unrefined organic coconut oil
➳ 1/2 c. unrefined organic coconut butter 
➳ 6 tbs. raw cocoa powder
➳ 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
➳ 4 tsp. raw local honey (or for vegan, use agave to taste)
➳ 2 tbs. raw almond butter
➳ 1/4 tsp. organic almond extract

For the outer dusting
➳ cocoa powder + bee pollen
➳ or... cocoa powder + cinnamon
➳ or... whatever you come up with!

How to:
In a small pot on the stove, melt the coconut oil and coconut butter over low heat
Whisk in the cocoa powder, then honey, then salt, then almond butter and almond extract
Allow to chill in the fridge for 5 minutes and then stir. 
Allow to chill in the fridge another 5 minutes until the consistency of dough
Roll tablespoons of the chilled mixture into balls then roll them in whichever outer dusting mix you want. For mine, I chose local bee pollen and cocoa powder but cinnamon and cocoa powder would be good too. Or crushed up nuts. Or chocolate shavings. The sky's the limit. 
Place the finished truffles on a tray covered in wax paper and chill until hard in the fridge. You can store them in an air tight container in the fridge. 

Recipe adapted from original here: Local Milk

Tuesday, March 10

Are You My Starfish? // How I Found Success as a Beachbody Coach

(If you don't like reading about money then stop now, I'm gonna get really transparent with all of you!)

There's an old story about a little boy walking the beach. The beach was littered with starfish that had been washed up during a storm. Hundreds and hundreds as far as you could see. Worried that the starfish would die if they couldn't make it back into the water, the little boy was walking along the beach, stopping at each one, picking it up, and chucking it back into the sea. An elderly man had been watching the boy for some time, and feeling as if he needed to keep the child's expectations realistic, he finally approached the boy and said, "Son, why are you wasting your time? There are too many that need help. You will never be able to touch them all. What you are spending all your time on will not make a difference." And the little boy looked at the man, leaned forward to pick up another starfish, threw it as hard as he could far into the waves and simply replied, "It mattered to that one."

These types of posts are my attempt to touch every starfish I can! I know that for many of you, you'll read this and shrug it off. That's okay! If it's not for you that's fine. But for those of you who might be suffocating on the beach, needing someone to help you get your feet back in the water, this is for you. And understand that my heart is to help as many of you as humanly possible to realize your dreams and get yourselves un-stuck from your current situations!

A year and a half ago I was a suffocating starfish. 75 pounds heavier, exhausted, a self-employed artist laden with consumer debt and the financial responsibility of a toddler. The weight of the adult world was heavy on me. I felt like we were constantly treading water, never getting ahead. I was happy in my career but frustrated in our financial life. The artist life is stressful sometimes, ya'll. Our seasons ebb and flow and the constant demand for more at a lower price makes it rough as cost of living goes up year after year and customer's expectations of price get lower and lower. I knew we needed something else, I had no idea what that something else was going to be.

Then I met my coach Lindsay Matway​ and it all changed. I caught a vision for a life I didn't think was even possible for me or for us. What started as me just trying to help myself lose some weight and gain some confidence turned into an idea that I could do that and also lift the financial burden from our family a little bit. Once I realized that not only could I do those things, but I could also help other women who might feel frazzled and stuck like me to build businesses that support their passions and their desire to give back to the world and that also can support their families, the doors blew wide open!

I know it's taboo to share about your income and apologies if this offends you but I know that when I was trying to figure out if I wanted to dive in with coaching, seeing posts like these helped me SO MUCH to get a clear idea of what was possible and happening in the lives of the women I knew and looked up to! So I'm sharing with the intentions not of showing off or bragging by any means but to show you what is possible! To give you some of that same vision. To fan the flames that are growing in your heart making you wonder if maybe you could do it too!

I am not so naive as to think that this is for everyone. It's not. This is not a super traditional career path. I know that. But I've never been one for convention. ;)

This is for the dreamers, the dancers, the ones who want more than the status quo, the ones who can catch a vision and run with it, the ones who wake up in the morning with a passion to build a better life and world, the ones who are go-getters and self-starters, the ones who see the world for it's possibilities and who see people as people, not numbers. This is for the change-makers. The liberators. The ones who are willing to share their story. Is this you???

"Nature loves courage. This is how magic is done: by hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it's a feather bed." -Terrance McKenna

I'm opening up my mentoring this month a little early. Because I want to make sure I have time to really invest in getting each and every person who joins my mentorship started strong with the tools and community to help them grow into incredible success stories as well! If you want to give it your best go, fill out this application and I'll be in touch in the next few days!

stars And of course:
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.
The Statement of Independent Coach Earnings can be found:

Wednesday, March 4

7 Things Your Beachbody Coach Wants You To Know!

I've been a coach for a little over a year and a half and I've worked with hundreds of challengers in that time helping them find programs and tools that will work for them long term, resetting years of negative self talk and skewed ideas about weight loss, and motivating and encouraging them daily to stick with it till they get the results they want!

In that time I've definitely had a few comical experiences. And I thought it might be fun to put together a list of 7 things your Beachbody coach wants you to know but might not know how to tell you! So in case you are working with one, you can avoid some silly mistakes or common pitfalls in the process of working together! Who loves ya?

1. We WANT to connect with you!
Sometimes people will tell me they are nervous to "bother" me with questions. But here's the thing, I want to help you. The more successful you are, the more successful I feel as a coach! So if you're trying to decide what program to do or if trying a particular product is a good fit for you please don't be afraid to ask us! We might even know of a deal or promotion we can hook you up with!

2. We can get you FREE SWAG
If you just go online and order a program from Beachbody or Amazon of eBay, you're missing out on some of the free perks we can hook you up with. A lot of programs come with a fun bonus workout disc when you order them through a coach. We can also help you find the best deal if you want a combination of things and hook you up with a discount if you want it.

3. We are not annoyed by photos of your food or sweaty selfies!
Your family may look at you like you're crazy and your spouse might get embarrassed when you stop before each meal to compose a shot on your phone, but we LOVE it! I love when my challengers post photos all day long in our online accountability group. It's helps me so much to see exactly how they are doing and it helps them stay accountable! So bring on the food pics and selfies! I want them all!

4. If you really want results, then you do need to try Shakeology
Lot of people ask me if they really need to get it to join my challenges and the answer is YES. Why? Because I know firsthand how much it helps! It was my secret weapon in my own 70lb weight loss journey. It's not just a protein shake and no the one you have at home is not the same. It's packed with all kinds of extras that your body craves and it will make you feel energized and radiant while supporting the healthy habits you're cultivating in the rest of your life.

5. We can tell when you're cheating. And we will always welcome you back you little prodigal, you. 
I can tell now-a-days pretty quickly when one of my challengers is cheating on their plan or has fallen off the wagon. I know that it can feel embarrassing and you might just want to hide and never speak to me again because you think you've failed somehow but listen... this is not a try and fail scenario. The only way you can fail is if you don't pick yourself up and keep moving forward. So... don't be afraid to tell me you slipped. I'm not going to be upset or make you feel bad. But I will help you get back on track!

6. We are human too. 
As much as we live to be sources of inspiration all the time, we are human too. We have families and goals and slip ups along the way just like you. As coaches, we are just normal people constantly working to become the healthiest and best versions of ourselves that we can be. But we're human. So we get it! We may seem like we've got it all together all the time but we sometimes miss things or slip up or have to take a night off. If you've got a coach that has been working with you and helping you make sure to let them know you appreciate them! Hug a coach you love. ;)

7. Yes, the coach life is as incredible as we are always gushing about online! 
If you have seen your coach or other coaches online gushing about how much they love being a coach, how incredible the community of coaches is, how they are getting free gifts, getting paid to help people and get healthy, getting to go on free trips and vacations, etc.... know that YES it is really the most incredible thing! And we're happy to tell you more about it if you ever want to peek inside!

Tuesday, March 3

Many Paths... One Destination


I've had a lot of people ask me about this journey I'm on. The health side of things, that is. They'll reach out to me feeling stuck or frustrated by their current weight loss situation. Maybe they've been busting ass the gym with no results (like I did) or maybe they've been trying every diet known to man but nothing sticks (like I experienced) or maybe they just don't know what to do and feel lost in a sea of options (hello... sometimes it feels like this industry has more options than the sky has stars!).

I get it! It's stressful and frustrating. I was there too! So what I want to talk about today is how it doesn't really matter how you go or what road you take, what matters is that you start going! Because starting is the only thing that is going to get you closer to your goals.

Hear me, my loves. The way that I used, it's just a way. I'm not here to tell you that the only way you can get healthy is by joining my challenge group. Is it ONE WAY that absolutely works? YES. Is it the way that worked for me when nothing else did? YUP. But is it the only way? No.

I would love to have you with me! I know with all my heart and soul and mind and will that this system works. These tools work. They are simple. They are easy to implement in busy lives. They are doable. And the community is the glue that holds it all together. Yes, this is amazing. It is blissful even. Which is why when I started, I couldn't stop and I knew I wanted to become a coach so I could help other people have the same incredible experience that I did!

But the most important thing, is that you just take a step. In some direction. If you can't afford to join our groups or a gym or a yoga studio or whatever then just start walking outside, get moving somehow. So you can't afford all organic, non-GMO foods, start small and start eliminating the overly processed crap. Pick up some produce from your local farmers at your weekend market. Make little changes. When you make little, right, changes consistently over time they add up. Do the best with what you have right now, and then when you have better options, do better. That's all.

So be encouraged. There are lots of paths to the same destination. If you want to join me on mine, I'd love to walk it with you. But the most important factor for your success is not which road you choose, but just that you choose one and start walking. And don't stop till you reach your destination. xo.