Thursday, December 11, 2014

Why I Chose Nursing School

*Disclosure: this post is not being written for sympathy. I am simply writing it to get my thoughts out of my head and onto a platform that may be able to help someone else in my position.

"Everything happens for a reason...
Maybe God has a bigger plan for your life that you just don't see yet."

This statement has been told to me multiple times this week. It's taken me a few days to realize that maybe everyone is right on that. Sometimes the path we think our life should be on is turned in a different direction towards something even better.

As I sit down to write this post I am filled with a mix of emotions. On one hand, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. On the other, I feel like I have had the wind knocked out of me.

Nursing has always been something I have wanted to do. It took me 24 years to realize that and make the choice to go for it. After two years of applying, I was finally accepted for a January 2013 start in a prestigious nursing program. Ecstatic doesn't even describe my excitement. I did not know just how demanding this program would turn out to be, but I was ready to go all in.

Fast forward to the end of 2014, and I was officially dismissed from my institution's nursing program due to being just under the percent I needed on my exam total. Two years worth of late nights, early mornings, a lot of coffee and studying. I failed to make the cut... AND THAT IS OKAY!!!

Even though this isn't where I saw my future... I would do it all over again because it was something I enjoyed. Stressful? YES. Worth it? EVEN MORE.

PLEASE DO NOT let this discourage you from pursuing such a rewarding and amazing career. I can't even put into words how fulfilling it is to hold the hands of your patients and comfort them in their time of need. To cry with them and talk with them... and show them that you care. You are making an impact on their lives, even if you don't feel like it at the time. The best part is, at the end of the day they are also making an impact on yours. It is the most special feeling.

This week has been hard, no doubt about that. I've cried a lot and wasn't sure what to think or how to feel. It's embarrassing and somewhat freeing all at the same time. The constant stress of excelling was starting to wear me thin and affect my relationships with people I care about. I'll admit I struggled a lot with the change in how the nursing curriculum is run as I have never really been an "A" student to begin with. However I have made some great strides in my studies over the past couple of years, learned a lot about myself, my strengths, and my weaknesses. It has opened up my eyes to the fact that everyone is going through something and even though we may feel rushed to hurry through the motions of life, it is important to stop and really soak up the moments...

To be present. To listen. To smile.
Most importantly, to enjoy every minute of this beautiful life.

I know I am meant for something great. I can feel the fire lit in my soul to turn these circumstances into something incredible. Nursing school may have not worked out for me, but if it is your passion... GO FOR IT!

Give it everything you've got and never give up on yourself.

Maybe someday I will go back for nursing... but right now, I am content with putting my faith in God and letting him guide me down the path he has mapped out for me. I will be switching my major to Population Health Management. Ideally with this degree, I would like a career working with today's youth to end the trend of obesity. I will keep you posted on how it all works out.

"Every time life knocks you down, it gives you an opportunity to get back up and rise even higher!"

No matter how BIG or how small...
Follow your heart. Chase your dreams. Give it your all.
These are my recipes for a happy and successful life.
Best Wishes!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Whatever Is Meant To Be... Will Be.

I just got the results from an exam in nursing school that I was so STRESSED OUT and sick to my stomach over... and I PASSED!!!

I am not posting this to brag, but because this semester has given me a run for my money. Hours of studying, long days of early mornings and late nights. Last week, I felt like I hit rock bottom. Defeated. I cried every single day, and was sure that my future in nursing was done. I even went so far as to make a list of back up career options, as a "just in case".

Being 28 years old, living at home, and barely being able to work due to the demands of school is tough. Throw in the possibility of all your hard work, thousands of dollars in student loans, and your future career path thrown down the drain... and it's a recipe for feeling pretty lost.

Some may think that is a bit dramatic, but I will say that to date, my track record on exams has been just below the percentage mark we need. It's embarrassing and disheartening to keep falling short, time after time.

Especially when I KNOW I will make a great nurse!

However, something changed the other day. I was sitting at a stoplight, and had an "a-ha" moment. I realized how silly I was being for focusing on the worst possible outcome. I've come way too far to turn back now. I decided to change my outlook, pick myself up, and give it my absolute best. A few tears of exhaustion later, my hard work finally shined through!

It just goes to show that when you want something bad enough, you will do your absolute best knowing you couldn't have possible done any more. If the end result is meant to be, it will be.

Black Friday... Errr, Tuesday Specials!!!

I can't keep in my excitement any longer... my company is putting on an awesome sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday that starts TODAY!!!

Why wait to get started on those New Years Weight Loss Resolutions, when you can start early AND get a great deal on the tools that will help you get there?!

These items sell out QUICK, so I wanted to let you in on the action to see if there is anything you might want to get your hands on before they're sold out.

No strings attached. No pressure to buy. Just trying to spread health and happiness this holiday season! :)

To check out the list of items, go here -->

Friday, November 7, 2014

HEALTHY Holidays!!!

The Holidays.
A time for family... parties... and plenty of sweet treats to last a lifetime!

Did you know that the average American gains 7 to 12 pounds over the course of November and December? It's no wonder seeing as the stores are lined with candies and chocolates and cookies, galore!

We bake plenty of treats, drink wine, and perhaps some of us indulge in a little too much egg nog. It's part of the holidays, but these little delights don't have to ruin the hard work you've put in over the past 10 months!

Why wait to start your new years resolution until January 1st?! Why not get a jump start over these next few weeks, look great, feel great, and be way ahead of the game come New Years?

If you're ready to take a leap of faith and make this the HEALTHIEST HOLIDAY SEASON, yet... go here.

What you get with a program and/or challenge pack (program of your choice and the clinically proven, nutrient dense meal supplement, Shakeology):

*Full access to my monthly online accountability groups
*One-on-one support through the program of your choice
*Nutrition guides
*Meal plans
*A healthier YOU!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at or fill out the message form on the right hand side of this page.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shine Bright, My Fellow Coffee Lover.

*google image.
Sitting here in silence listening to the soft hum of my Keurig as it heats up the water for my second cup of Vanilla Starbucks coffee. A warm cup of delight. Delicious. My puppy is cuddled up next to me with a slew of her toys, and the washer is quietly cleaning our well-worn clothes. I silently wonder if this is what my life will look like with kids?! Only a little less silent, I'm sure.

I have so many emotions running through my mind this morning, and a persistent fire that is burning deep in my soul. I have a passion... a huge passion. It comes from the heart and it's so real, I can feel it. I want to help people. I love to help people.

Most people who know me really well will tell you I was very shy growing up. I still am to an extent, but I've come a long way. I hated being the center of attention, was embarrassed far too easily, and was so very quiet in social situations, it was as if I wasn't even there. I feared saying the wrong thing, doing the wrong thing... you name it. I focused far too much of my time and effort into what other people thought of me, that I failed to grasp my own personality. My drive. My passion. I knew I was meant for more, but I had no idea where to start.

High school came and went, and I headed off to college for a life changing, eye-opening, best 4 years of my young adult life. I met some lifelong friends, grew into my own person, and began finding my voice... and subsequently, my way. After graduation, I worked odds and ends jobs... reapplied to school, changed my major a few times, and landed in nursing. It's a perfect career move for me because it encompasses my passion of helping people with my delight of giving back to the community. But it doesn't stop there...

My love of health, fitness, mind, body, and soul led me to Beachbody Coaching, which led me to meet even more amazing friends that have become like family. I have found a way to see the positive in a world full of negatives. I am slowly recapturing the drive I once sought out as a young girl, desperate to figure out my "path" in life.

It's funny, you know... how you can find something--or someone--and you just know it is what you are meant for. Your reason for waking up each day and seizing every moment. Failing forward. Constantly learning, growing, and living with purpose.

I can't even count the number of times I was told I would never succeed. That I was making a mistake by going into nursing, becoming a Beachbody Coach, etc. etc. This told to me by people who failed to see my drive for the desires God has placed in my heart. I am blessed that I have found my niche, and am lucky to have my best friend/soulmate by my side for the journey.

I may not have it all together, but together [with God] I have it all. He will not fail me. I trust in his plan.

As one of my favorite authors (Holley Gerth) says in her book You Were Made for a God-Sized Dream, "There's a God-sized dream knocking on the door of your heart. This is your moment. Now is your time [to shine]."

Go out there and chase your wildest dreams.
Give it your all.

"Small, smart choices + consistency + time = a radical difference!"
-Darren Hardy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beauty and the Beast.

Driving home from my OB clinical yesterday, I heard this song on the radio. I've heard it a handful of times before, but for some reason it resonated with me more this time. It really got me thinking about societal views and how people are negatively affected by all of these notions that they have to be "perfect" to be beautiful, loved, and worthy. It breaks my heart that we have this idea that make up, designer brands, a certain number on the scale or a certain clothing size directly correlates with our self worth or level of beauty.

We are ALL beautiful the way God made us. ♡

As an independent coach for one of the nation's leading at-home fitness companies, it's common to be misunderstood as far as my purpose and mission of joining this company. I am here to tell you that I DO NOT sell a number on the scale, a size or letter on your clothes, or the "perfect" body. I do not EVER believe those things define the TRUE BEAUTY or worthiness of a person. Not to mention, a size 2 does NOT fit every body. What might be healthy for one person, could be TOO small for another's build.

I offer HOPE, motivation, SUPPORT, accountability, and the tools you need to live a healthIER lifestyle so you're able to do more for yourself and your family, lessen your chances of disease brought on by unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, and live a longer, happier, more fulfilling life.

I am not in this business for my personal gain. I do not put in the HOURS of work after nursing school, clinicals, and my nursing assistant job with no real meaning behind it. I don't have the time or desire to "sell" someone on a product. I can only lead with my heart and from personal testimony for what the programs (and this business) have done for me.

I became a Coach to help those who need that extra boost, guidance, and structure, a place to feel comfortable trying something new to get their health back from the comfort of their home. I am in this to help end the trend of obesity that is turning people's health upside down. I cannot stress enough, it isn't about the way you LOOK or those pesky numbers on the scales and tags... it is about the way you FEEL, and the overall health of your mind, body, and soul.

Remember: You ARE beautiful!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Is Beachbody Coaching a Scam?

When I first came across this business on a job searching site, it caught my eye right away. I had been using the Beachbody program, Turbo Jam, by Chalene Johnson for years. I kept telling myself "I would LOVE to work for the same company as her! ... How awesome would that be?!"

CEO Carl Daikaler at Coach Summit, June 2014.
Picture of Carl and Chalene from Coach Summit in Las Vegas! June 2014.
Thus began a very long process of "Google" searching anything and everything there was to know about Coaching. The "ins" and "outs". What people liked and didn't like. Why someone like me--a very shy girl who had low self confidence, was bad at communication, and did not like sales--would be able to make this business work. I was terrified of making a commitment to the $15.95 a month fee and ordering Shakeology because I wasn't sure it was actually worth it. I spent hours a day looking stuff up. Watching YouTube videos, reading blogs, scouring the Team Beachbody website for all of the information I could get my hands on.

Here is a sample of a convo I had with a Coach before I signed up... I was so skeptical!

It took me two months to make the decision to sign up... and then another couple hours trying to figure out what challenge pack I should invest in (fitness program & Shakeology). I will tell you that clicking submit on that form scared me like crazy. I was sure I would fail. I was positive I would quit within the first 30 days. But, there was also this fire inside of me that said I had what it took to turn this business into something real.

I was terrified that my friends would all think I was involved in some sort of pyramid scheme to scam them out of there hard earned money for products they would never use. I thought they would judge me for getting involved in network marketing or that they would think it was all a huge joke. Through all those negative thoughts was still one that said I could do this!

Here is another conversation I had before I signed up... again, I still didn't believe in it.

That first month was full or trial and error. I made so many mistakes and wanted to give up so many times, but I kept with it. As the weeks and months passed, I began to realize the beauty of this business. It may have taken a while for me to reach that "Aha" moment, but it was worth all of the struggle. This business is NOT about "selling" things to your family and friends. It is not about forcing yourself to spend a ton of money on things that will collect dust on your shelf. It is about empowering yourself and others to live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives. Forget about people's opinions of you. If you feel drawn to helping end the trend of obesity, that most I can say to you is...

>> People need our help <<

Whether they are:
  • stuck in a weight loss plateau
  • need help with their nutrition and/or portion control
  • want to get more involved with the community in a healthy way
  • need extra income to help pay the bills each month
  • want to help themselves, while helping others
  • seeking personal/professional development
  • inspired to give something new a try
  • looking for a discount on Beachbody products

This business is a great way to incorporate all aspects of your life together. Network marketing is one of the biggest trends for businesses right now, and we are doing all we can to help lift others up to realize their true potential and that they are made for more!

I didn't always believe in this business. I was incredibly skeptical coming into it, and was ready to put money on the fact that I wouldn't last more than a month. With that, I knew I could get my money back if I didn't like it... and obviously, I wasn't going to by the look of this conversation last summer.
How silly was that?! To have such little belief in myself or my ability to positively impact someone's life, that I disregarded my capabilities to succeed at something.

I will admit it is not always an easy road. It takes dedication and hard work to make it in this business. I have failed forward more than I've succeeded, and have not hit my goals in the past couple of months. However, I have no one to blame for that, but myself. I am still 110% dedicated to helping others change their lives through a healthy way of living, combined with daily motivation and accountability to reach their own goals. Your success is my goal. It is not to "sell" products for my personal gain. My level of success, depends solely upon how well my customers and coaches do.

If you try out a program and find it isn't for you, I will gladly help you return it. If you try a new flavor of Shakeology and can't even get it down while plugging your nose, I'll be the first one to help you return or exchange it. If you have fallen off course with your current fitness routine and need some extra accountability and motivation... I'm your girl!

I want to be your BIGGEST fan, your SUPPORT system, and your MENTOR to reach your goals. It's up to you to make the commitment.

If you're interested in learning more about this opportunity or joining as a coach, apply here.

Picture from our team's Winter Retreat in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Do you ever have those times where you look around and find you're constantly comparing yourself and your successes to those of other people? If you haven't, you're one of the very rare exceptions. The truth is, we all want to be successful at something - school, sports, our jobs, our relationships. But the difference between WANTING those things and actually achieving them is HARD WORK. It takes dedication and giving your time and efforts to helping others, while expecting nothing in return. It takes perseverance to want something so bad, that you will make sacrifices to achieve them. It takes letting go of your wants, to focus on someone else's needs.
I'll admit, I've been in sort of a funk lately. My biggest passion is helping others to live their best lives. Yet lately, I don't feel like I'm doing that effectively. I could be a better coach, a better nursing student, a better girlfriend, and a better friend... and I WANT to be those things.
I know I am capable of more. I strongly believe I have the capacity to make a positive impact in this world. To help hundreds of people realize their true potential and empower them to take control of their health and their lives. Not only through Beachbody Coaching, but also as a future nurse.
So whatever your passion is, I challenge you to chase it down and don't stop until you've succeeded. Then, push yourself farther and achieve more than you've ever thought possible. Let your light shine through in everything you do.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grain Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

I first came across these delicious muffins on a friend's blog, and I went to get the recipe for them this afternoon and realized she got them from here. Oh the beauty of the internet. You can always count on blogs and sites like Pinterest to find fun, crafty projects, baking and cooking recipes, and awesome DIY stuff you might have never thought of doing otherwise!

{Anywho - It is officially Fall... which now means all things PUMPKIN!}

It is also my favorite season, so what better way than to bake some delicious muffins to honor it. These little beauties are perfect paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea, or by themselves as a little treat. They are easy to make, nutritious, and healthy! Within 10 minutes of them coming out of the oven, my boyfriend was all about trying them out. Needless to say, he loved them. I am sure you and your family will, too! Without further ado... here's how to make 'em!

What You'll Need:
1 cup all-natural almond butter
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 large eggs plus 1 egg white, lightly beaten
1/3 cup honey (may substitute maple syrup)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (I used Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips)

How to Make 'Em:
1. Preheat the over to 350 degrees F, and line a standard muffin pan with paper cup liners.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the almond butter and the pumpkin until smooth. (if the almond butter has been stored in the refrigerator and is hard, it is helpful to bring to room temperature before mixing.)

3. Stir in the eggs and honey. Mix in the pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for the top, if desired.

4. Using a large ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measure, pour the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Top each with a few reserved chocolate chips, if desired. (I took advantage of this because I love chocolate!)

5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the centers are just firm.

6. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, the muffins will keep for at least a week. (They may also be frozen and thawed as you eat them.)

**Tip: If you prefer to forego the chocolate chips, you may substitute raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, or a mix of all three.

Now go out and enjoy some of these yummy Fall treats! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What is {this awesome} Beachbody Coaching {thing}?!

A little over a year ago, I sat on my couch with my laptop and my puppy. I remember frantically trying to learn this thing I had just taken a chance on, and thinking there was NO WAY I would ever make it work despite having promised my boyfriend it would.

What I needed at the time was a second job to make ends meet. What I got was an opportunity that completely and forever changed my life in the most amazing of ways.

I remember my first exposure to the whole idea of coaching was on a job searching site. No sooner than a few days after that, I got a message from my {now} wonderful friend Kati. Looking back on our conversation, I remember how SKEPTICAL, SCARED, and UNSURE I was about the whole thing. "This cannot be REAL!", I thought.

I flat out asked her questions such as "how much can you honestly make with this business?", "do you have to be a pushy salesperson to sell things to people?", "is it a SCAM?"... all relevant questions, and some you may even have, yourself.

I had absolutely no idea who this person was on the other side of the conversation, but as she responded to each of my very skeptical questions, I got this feeling that I am meant to do this. I sat on the idea of signing up for a solid MONTH AND A HALF before I took the leap, and after I hit "submit" on my form... I panicked!

What happened after was a lot of trial and error... failing forward... and success all rolled into a year of growth and confidence building that I wouldn't trade for the world.

I want to open up a 5-day behind-the-scenes look for YOU.
FREE. NO OBLIGATION. Comment below with your EMAIL address, or check out our FB page ( to get started! :)

September's 7-Day Clean Eating Group

I don't know about you, but this past week or so I've felt very off. I couldn't quite put my finger on the reason behind that, until today. I have been feeling like I am crawling out of my own skin the past couple of days. It's like restless leg syndrome, but my entire body. Weirdest feeling ever.

Then I realized something as I was out running errands earlier... my diet is majorly lacking in all of the things it needs most. Poor planning = planning to FAIL, and I was doing just that!

I had let my love for all things sugar and bad for me win the battle of those ugly cravings we all have from time to time. I noticed my mood changing. I've been sluggish, tired, and have had zero energy. It's time to get back on track, and I want to bring YOU along on this journey!

If you're interested in a FREE 7-Day Clean Eating group, where I provide you with a weeks worth of meals and snacks to get your health back on track, please comment below this post with your email address so I can send you the information and add you to the FB group.

We start next MONDAY, September 1st!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

3-Day Refresh: Overview and Review

What is the 3-Day Refresh?
The 3-Day Refresh consists of three daily shakes, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.

Though the meal plan is simple, it also offers many alternatives, including some creative ways to prepare your meals, so you'll see that you can actually enjoy eating healthy food without having to season it in ways that can damage your health and undermine your weight-loss goals.

What You'll Eat and Drink During Your 3-Day Refresh:
1. Wake Up: Drink 8-12 ounces of filtered water
2. Breakfast (within an hour of waking): Shakeology plus Fruit option
3. Mid-Morning: Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink)
4. Lunch: Vanilla Fresh (high-protein, hunger satisfying shake) plus options from the Fruit, Vegetable, and Healthy Fats lists
5. Afternoon Snack: From the Fruit, Vegetable, or Fresh Juice Options lists
6. Dinner: Vanilla Fresh plus a delicious meal made from the Dinner Recipes list

When to Begin The 3-Day Refresh:
Many people start their 3-Day Refresh on Friday morning so they can stay focused and disciplined through Saturday and Sunday--while others prefer to do it during the week to avoid the temptation of weekend activities. Bottom's your call. Just do it when you can commit to the program and not get sidetracked.

How Often to Do The Refresh:
Kick Start: For some, the 3-Day Refresh is a way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle-to make a clean break from eating habits that are not supporting your health and weight-loss goals.

Monthly Tune-Up: For others, the 3-Day Refresh serves as a regular monthly "tune-up" they can use to knock off up to 3 pounds or so each month. Just think, if you were able to maintain that weight loss throughout each month, by the end of the year you could lose 36 pounds!

Ultimate Year of Health: Still others use the 3-Day Refresh within a comprehensive approach we call the "Ultimate Year of Health." Do the 21-Day Beachbody Ultimate Reset once annually for a deep cleansing, then tune up with the Refresh 3 times quarterly, or as needed throughout the year.

What to Expect When You're Refreshing:
We got consistent feedback from our test groups that people hadn't felt "famished" while doing the program. This isn't a starvation diet or an all-liquid fast, and while it is low in calories (about 900 a day), it's packed with protein and fiber. So you will be nourishing your body properly--and you won't feel starved.

Can You Exercise, while on the Refresh?
It is recommended that you do mild to moderate exercise during the 3-Day Refresh. Can you hammer out a harder program? Probably. But the 3-Day Refresh will use your energy more effectively to help clean up your system if you're not, at the same time, also taxing it with the effort of repairing muscle after intense exercise.

**All of the above information is taken directly from my 3-Day Refresh Booklet.

My Day One Review:
This morning I had a hard time keeping my commitment to the Refresh. I woke up at 5:30am, took my boyfriend to the airport for his work trip, and came home determined to begin this. After all, this little box of goodies has been sitting on my dresser since I ordered it two weeks ago! Now is as good of a time as any to see what it's all about.

I followed the meal plan exactly. The Fiber Sweep tasted a bit like ice tea and lemonade, while the Vanilla Fresh was basically like a cupcake! DELICIOUS. I could seriously drink that one every day. The only thing I chose not to have today was a cup of tea after dinner. I chose to drink water, instead. Overall, I felt fine throughout the day. I had a slight headache from lack of coffee this morning (I am used to having 2 cups a day), but that subsided pretty quickly. I realized that I eat out of boredom A LOT more than I ever knew.

Every time my brain had a moment to think, I wanted to reach for candy, cookies, anything that I knew would only push me further away from my goals. I also made the mistake of going to the grocery store after work to grab some more veggies. Talk about mental clarity. I was spotting things I never even give a second thought on a normal basis to, from across the room. Sweets and pastries, candy bars, chips, you name it!

I walked out of there with only my carrots, cauliflower, blueberries, oranges, and organic vegetable broth in hand. I felt accomplished. I made the Coconut Steamed Veggies for dinner with 1 cup of vegetable broth. It was actually really filling and satisfying. I topped that off with my second Vanilla Fresh shake, and haven't felt hungry since. I am happy to say I survived all the temptations of Day 1.

Days 2 and 3 were a little more difficult. Since I went into these 3 days sort of on a quick whim... I struggled with the urge to "cheat". I made it through Day 3, when I had to go pick up my boyfriend from the airport. I will admit, I indulged in 2 pieces of pizza that night. BUT, I was still surprised by my overall results.

Day 1 >> Day 3
Weight: 109.3 lbs to 108.9 lbs. (-0.4 lbs)
Chest: 31 (no change)
Waist: 30.5 to 28.5 (-2 inches)
Hips: 35.5 to 34.75 (-3/4 inch)
R/L Arm: 9 (no change)
R/L Thigh: 19.5 to 19 (-1/2 inch)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Life of a Nursing Student... turned Coach!

I realize it has been quite a bit since I have gotten on this little blog space of mine. I have truly missed it. A lot has happened over the last month...

I had final exams for nursing school, I moved back in with my parents to save some money for a house, and I began working more. My time has been spent a lot with family when I am not at work, but I am ready to get back in the game. I have today off from working at the hospital, so I spent my morning one of my favorites ways. I cuddled with my puppy, enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, and listened to my team's coach call recording again, since I missed a little bit of it last night.

As I sit here thinking of all the things I want for myself and my future, I keep wondering how I can best utilize my time and efforts to make it all come true. Less than a year ago, I was browsing employment websites to find a part time job to make ends meet. I was working, going to nursing school full time, and volunteering at a local hospital. In reality, I didn't have enough time to find a second job... or to add another thing to my plate of places to go. I wanted to be home with my boyfriend and our puppy. I was away from home enough as it was. [a lot of 12 hour work shifts, and 3 hours a day of drive time were enough!]

Then I found it. I found something most people would consider unconventional, as it is. An opportunity you might be skeptical of, and think I was crazy to get involved with. I sat on the idea for a couple months, myself. I thought it sounded unrealistic, and worried what people would think. "Maybe if I just tried it for a few days", I kept telling myself.

I laugh as I look back on that day now. I remember hitting "submit" on my form, and I freaked almost instantly. That was, until I remembered I had 30 days to get a full refund if I found it "wasn't for me."

Not for me? Oh, how wrong I was.

What was that awesome opportunity that scared me like crazy?

The one that completely changed my outlook on life?

Beachbody Coaching.

It sounds out of the realm of tradition, and what some people would consider to be a "scam". You might look at it as something where you need to be trained, skilled, or a health and fitness professional. Trust me when I say it is absolutely NOT. I walked into this opportunity completely blind. I thought I had a good handle on health and fitness, but this completely changed my entire outlook. This is the first time I began to see REAL results, without depriving myself of foods I enjoy, or spending hours in the gym doing the same three exercises. {{no wonder I never saw results. I had no clue what I was doing!}}

I knew I was meant for something more. There was a reason I stumbled across this opportunity. I just felt it. After wasting time worrying and wondering, I took the leap of faith. I couldn't be happier for that moment of "I CAN".

Sure, it's not a cake walk. This isn't a "get rich quick" scheme, or a cold calling sales job. It is about helping OTHERS, while helping YOURSELF -- to lead HEALTHY, FULFILLING lives!

I'd love to tell you this business is for everyone, unfortunately it's not.

This business IS NOT FOR:

- Those who lack self-discipline.
- Those who want to take the PATH of LEAST resistance.
- Those who need structure and everything spelled out ahead of time.
- Those unwilling to step outside their comfort zone.
- Those who are unwilling to change.

Who it IS FOR::

-Those willing and ready to get in the best shape of your life using Beachbody programs and/or products.

-Those FULLY committed to completing ALL coach training assignments and agree to living OUTSIDE of your comfort zone!

-Those who are COACHABLE and willing to spend a year making short-term sacrifices, if it meant spending the rest of their life enjoying long-term success.

-Those who want to create independence and freedom for you and/or your family, and also have a calling to give back and help others.

-Those who know deep down you were meant for something GREATER.

If you have DREAMED of more freedom, more financial stability, to spend more time with your family on your own terms, to make a difference, and to connect with others who share your passion and dreams...


If you are reading this and you hear that little voice, and your gut is telling you to GO FOR IT... I want to to hear from you!

Apply at:

**Deadline to apply is: Monday, May 19th!

Not for YOU, but someone popped in your head who would be a GREAT fit?! Tag them in the comments, or send them on over to! I'd love to hear from them, too!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Super Saturday

] just got home from my FIRST ever Team Beachbody Super Saturday event, and the fire has been lit. 

Four times a year, thousands of Coaches host meetings on the same Saturday with the same mission. You get key training tips, share business practices, hear about new products and promotions, and find out anything and everything that can drive your business forward—full speed ahead. The coolest part is you get to connect with other Coaches face to face. It's a chance to celebrate one another's successes, bond with your team, and feed off a collective live energy you just can’t get from Facebook and Twitter.

As I was listening to fellow coaches share their journeys this morning, I got teary-eyed. The people I have met through this opportunity have instilled inspiration, motivation, and the ability to DREAM and BELIEVE I am capable of more than I ever gave myself credit for. I have reached goals I never thought possible... until now.

I am your average 27 year old. I am not perfect, and I will never claim to be. I have my ups and downs with fitness and healthy eating just like everyone else. I am a regular girl who wants to share what I am passionate about with each and every one of you.

I have never found a business model that was built upon the motivation, dedication, and success of it's members to better their own lives and those around them. I have heard some of the most remarkable stories of people's lives being positively impacted by this business. Free trips to exotic locations, meet and greets with celebrity trainers, paying off credit cards, being able to afford a new car or house, quitting their jobs and working from home making more money than they did at their previous position. It is a profound and humbling experience to be a part of such a positive and motivational company. Everyone is in it to help each other. To offer accountability, motivation, and support. For me, it is not all about the financial gain. I joined to help empower women just like you, to realize your full potential and reach your goals. I work hard to help you achieve your dreams.

I am sure some of you reading actually love your jobs. There is nothing wrong with that. I will honestly say, I do not think I am meant for that forever. Yes, I am in nursing school, and I want to help others in the most vulnerable times of their life. Yet, I also feel like I am meant for more. I want to be there for my future children... to watch them grow up, be able to attend their school plays and extracurricular activities, and not have a job hanging over me saying whether or not I have the time available to take off, in order to do the things I want to. I know something like this is still a ways out, but it is not impossible.

I am inspired, empowered, and motivated to continue helping others just like you to reach your fitness and financial goals.

I am also looking forward to Coach Summit in June. If you're thinking of becoming a coach, or would like to join my team, email me at and I will get in touch with you to answer questions and get started.

Forget what you've heard about network marketing in the past. This business is a game-changer, and a life-saver. I can personally attest to that.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bombshell Retreat

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited to a FREE weekend get-away to a cute little tucked away cabin with some fellow entrepreneurs. I didn't hesitate very long before I booked a plane ticket to fly out to Pittsburgh, PA, where I met some of the most inspirational and amazing people ever. It all came about because of the hard work and dedication I have put into my Beachbody business over the past few months. This business has given me confidence, strength, a feeling of success and accomplishment. It has blessed me with some of the most amazing friends a girl could ask for... and better yet, the most liberating and humbling feeling I get every time I help someone get closer to their health and fitness goals.

So, without further ado... here are some pictures from my weekend get-a-way. It was full of laughs, hugs, smiles, business building, team building, group workouts, and feeling happy just to be in the company of one another. This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am SO thankful, happy, and blessed to have been a part of such a wonderful and life-changing weekend away.

This could be YOU!!! Are you motivated by FUN, fitness, financial independence, freedom to be your own boss, HELPING others achieve their goals, FREE trips and incentives to continuously work harder to become a better version of yourself, while motivating, supporting, and inspiring others to do the same? If this sounds like you, email for more details on how to get started on building your own business! I would love to have YOU join our growing team!