That Pre-Halloween time

It’s that time before Halloween.  Where stores are showing costumes and huge amounts of candy.  Candy candy everywhere.

I’m going to share a bit of something completely embarrassing about the old me.  Until 2008, I took some massive exams for work, usually twice a year in May and November.   I would be home studying if I wasn’t working (or working out, I did exercise for most of it) for months, chugging through the material, doing practice questions, memorizing lists, talking to myself…and of course eating for convenience!  I changed my eating habits in 2004, but before that I ate very poorly.

August 2004

August 2004

August 2014

August 2014

The worst was before November exams.  Hello Halloween candy!  I’d buy several bags, mix them together, and go through them while studying over a few days.  Uh too few to be remotely a good idea.  Then I would skip real meals because eating more would be crazy (crazier?).  So I existed basically on candy and coffee.  But I worked out, so I was good.  You all know that wasn’t true!  I’m sure I did also, but these are the things we tell ourselves so we don’t feel worse.  And why was I gaining weight?? I was eating healthy, other than the massive amounts of candy.  Yikes!  I may have been delusional, but again, the things we tell ourselves.

Seeing all the candy brings me back to this, but luckily (especially for my trick-or-treaters!) not in an “I’m going to spiral out and eat all this candy” way.  Just in a “how did I get to that” way.  Now, this seems like another person.  Thank goodness!  There is still usually an increase to my candy consumption around Halloween.  I wouldn’t say even a bag over the course of the holiday would be consumed now where it used to be a day.

Maybe you indulge more than you’d like too!  So I’m kicking off a 3 day cleanse group now, as a way to get a fresh mindset before the candy hits your home shelves (hint…buy candy as late as possible, or buy non-food to give out!).  If you want to quickly jumpstart some weight loss or just lose some cravings and grab some extra motivation, this is a great tool to do it.  Contact me for info or check out the 3-Day Refresh site.  We are starting between the 20th and the 26th (it’s hard to get people to decide on 3 days all together, but the group will go until everyone finishes!) so it’s coming right up!

What candy do you have a tough time resisting?

After the Dust Settled

So many people have asked me great questions about the 3-Day Refresh!  I wont answer all of them publicly, but this one has been asked often enough to warrant a video…Did I gain the weight back?

I’ve been continuing along on the 21 Day Fix nutrition plan and am almost done with P90X3, chugging right along to my more long term goals.  That’s not to say there haven’t been a few indulgences, but I’ve been able to keep them small and far between.  The Refresh really got me out of a mindset that I needed/deserved the treats.  I need and deserve to fuel my body!  What a concept!

How are you doing?  It’s Sunday night, time to get set for the week!  I’ll share a quick note for you…did you get yourself closer today?



End of Day 1…So far, so good

I survived day 1!  I think it went well.  Almost time to get to bed early 🙂

First, here’s what I ate today on the 3-Day Refresh


1 – Shakeology and half a banana
2 – Fiber Sweep
3- Carrots, Grapes, Hummus and Vanilla Fresh
4 – Celery and Almond Butter
5 – Broth with cilantro, Cucumber and Tomato Salad and Vanilla Fresh

Not pictured is teas and waters through the day.  I’m feeling good and ready for tomorrow!

How was your Monday?



Time for a Refresh!

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new 3 Day Refresh that came out.  It’s a 3 day cleanse with shakes and some whole foods.  I bought it, knowing that I would want to do it eventually and it came Friday!


I was trying to figure out when would be best to do the refresh, and Monday just kept talking to me.  I wrote out a grocery list and decided to start tomorrow!

Photo Jul 13, 4 49 02 PM

So, I plan to share it all…ups and downs and all arounds.  I need to hit the food store for a few more things tomorrow, but I feel well prepped for this.  I’m excited to see how it goes.

A big thing in when I started this was that I was still nursing every so often.  Most people will say that breastfeeding and cleanses don’t mix.  But it’s been so sporadic (I’m talking days between sessions) that I decided to go for this.  I don’t know if anyone here will judge me for stopping (or for still nursing at almost 20 months) but that’s okay with me.  I’m okay with it.  Getting there took about a month of the sporadic nursing to accept that this time was ending.

And if you’re wondering, so far today was just a regular 21 Day Fix eating day.  I didn’t decide to overeat and go crazy pre-refresh!

Went to Vegas, Came Back and…


Sorry about that!  I have so many things to say that it’s hard to know where to start.  I went to Las Vegas for Beachbody’s Coach Summit over the weekend.  A place to learn, motivate, hear success stories, and workout.  It was crazy!  So many people with so many of their own stories.  It was truly inspirational!  So much so, next year’s summit, announced and opened last Thursday, was sold out before I got home on Sunday!  Next year is in Nashville…a lot closer to home!  I am already excited.

So, to get started on my trip, I’ll go into the new programs released over the weekend!

First, as everyone was waiting for it, is PiYo!



So what is PiYo?  PiYo is a low-impact, high-intensity body-transformation program. It uses the most effective Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves set to a fast pace to help you burn fat while you sculpt long, lean muscles.   You’ll carve every inch of your body without jumps, without weights, and without straining your joints.

This format has been in gyms for years, but is now coming into your home!  If you order soon though…it’s rumored that it may sell out!

Next is the 3-Day Refresh, a 3-day cleanse to quickly reset the body.  It helps you fast-track your weight loss, kick-start healthy eating, and get a clean break from bad nutrition habits.  For 3 days you’ll follow a program of 3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty
of water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.


I’ll be trying this down the road.  3 days is totally doable for me.  There is also the 21-day Ultimate Reset, but finding 3 days to do something is much easier than 3 weeks!  When I can cleanse, I’ll be hitting the 3 day one hard!

The other program available right now is the 21 Day Fix in Spanish!  All of the 21 Day Fix goodness, translated (the workouts are dubbed…no staring at the tv!)



All of these programs are available NOW and the challenge packs are on SALE!  New stuff and a deal…sign me up!  Comment or email for more information.

Stay tuned for what’s coming soon!