A Year of Progress Challenge Group!

Can you believe that 2017 is almost over?? It seems like I blinked and it was December, and I have no idea where the year actually went! 2017 was a big year! At the end of 2016, I made a decision to stop doing a challenge group each month and to switch to a year-long group instead. Mainly because I hated having to re-send an invite and have my ladies go through the process of getting set back up in a new group every 30 days. Once 2017 started and the year-long group began, I knew it was something special. We’ve become so close as a team and have been able to share highs, lows and everything in between on our journeys over the past twelve months. Continue reading →

Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash

 

Y’all, this recipe is my new jam for breakfast! I grabbed it off of the Beachbody Blog and made just a few tweaks. It’s delicious, nutritious, and heats up SO well for breakfast all week long!

Ingredients:

  • One small yellow onion, chopped
  • One bell pepper (use a colorful one for brightness), chopped
  • One big bunch of kale (de-ribbed)
  • One bag Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles 
  • One sweet potato
  • Chili Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Ghee (or butter)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

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21 Day Fix – Week 2 Review

And just like that, week 2 of our 21 Day Fix is complete! This week was a bit more tough than last, as we were traveling and had a lot of “extra-curricular” events to attend… one of which was Thanksgiving! Read on to see how we did with sticking to our meal plan and workouts as well as what went super great and what didn’t.

Nutrition

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is centered around eating. And it’s normally centered around eating not so good for you foods! I personally am a huge believer in the fact that you should NEVER feel guilty about what you eat… but that you should treat food as fuel. So, the week started out strong. I had lunch with a girlfriend on Monday and stuck to my plan even when dining out (hello yummy salmon and kale salad!) and our dinners were delicious and right on point. When we left for Lynchburg, VA (my hometown) on Wednesday afternoon, we knew that we would have to really stay committed to make it through. My mom is a ridiculously good cook and there are always delicious treats around the house! Continue reading →

21 Day Fix – Week 1 Review

Last Monday, Bruce and I started our 21 Day Fix round… together! I decided to write about the entire experience with a weekly blog post over the next three weeks. I’ll be breaking it down into nutrition (what did we eat?), fitness (how did our workouts go?), difficulties (what did we struggle with?) and successes (what did we totally rock?). So, without further ado – WEEK ONE!

Nutrition

Before starting our 21 Day Fix, I did ALL of our meal prepping. I’m used to meal prepping for myself, but meal prepping for me AND Bruce wasn’t as easy as I thought. Mainly because Bruce gets SO much more food than I do (lucky bastard). So, to make things easy, I used three of the pre-formulated meal plans from the Beachbody blog! I searched for ones for my calorie bracket (“A”, the lowest) and then added in things to Bruce’s to bulk his up to “D”, the highest bracket. That way we were still eating the same thing so I didn’t have to make two different meals throughout the week, and Bruce could get Continue reading →

Staying Organized

A few weeks ago, a co-worker of mine reached out and asked me how I stay organized with everything I have going on in my life. I sat back and thought about it for a day or two before responding… because honestly, I don’t think I really stay organized at all! I have A LOT going on right now. I’m still working full time in the corporate world while building my coaching business as well as transitioning into teaching group fitness full time. Not to mention I have to stay on top of my own journey which either consists of running during training season, or at-home programs, meal prep, yoga, etc. I’m also a homeowner, dog-mom and girlfriend. So yes, my plate is quite full right now! When she reached out I just laughed at my desk because most days I feel like I’m going in a million directions. But when I really thought about it, there are things that I do on a daily basis that help me from feeling completely overwhelmed and keep me able to pursue my dreams and manage my time between the billion things I have going on. So I thought I’d share them with you! Continue reading →