Success Stories

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Advocare 24 Day Challenge!

Are you ready for a Challenge? Are you ready to get your body into gear?

Join me on June 8th to kick off an Advocare 24 day Challenge! Don't worry, I'm going to be doing it too!

Days 1-10 are a Cleansing Phase.
Days 11-24 will fuel your body with all the nutrition and energy you need in order to look and feel your best!

Advocare is amazing and helped me shed weight, bodyfat, and 4 dress sizes-follow the link to read my story!

I know, you want to know "How much?!" Only $8 per day. Less than a latte and a couple of tacos!

To get started, contact me at

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What Should I Eat?! Getting Started

Browsing the Nutrtition section of your local bookstore can be a real nightmare. There are literally hundreds of books out there about what to eat (or not eat). There are so many schools of thought as to diet and exercise. It's hard to know what works and how to incorporate it into our lives.

Most people hear the word "diet" and immediately get anxious.

What do I have to give up?
What weird things do I have to eat?
Will I be hungry all the time?
Will I have to make separate meals for my family?

I'm here to tell you that it can all be done quite easily. It does take a little planning, a little patience, and some trust!

My family and I follow a Paleo-ish diet. What does that entail?

Here's the shortened version: Eat Meat, veggies, fruit, good fats (avacado,nuts, coconut oil/milk, etc.)

Avoid: Grains, dairy, legumes, sugar, and processed/fake foods

Yes, it was hard at first! I used to LOVE cheese. And bagels. And tortillas. And sugar!

Do I completely avoid all these things all the time? NO!!

Do I avoid these things about 90% of the time? Yes.

I urge you to try this out for a month. See how you feel. Maybe this way of eating is for you. Maybe it isn't. But I tell you what happened to me...

After a month of eliminating dairy and grains, that heartburn-y, gass-y, bloated feeling I thought was just a normal part of my life- was gone. The constipation I thought was normal- was gone. The weight I'd been holding on to- GONE!

I will be posting recipe ideas to help you get started. And it is a little tricky at first, but it does get better. And pretty soon, like my husband said after his Chimichanga at Maudie's last night:

"Screw this. It makes my body hurt too much to eat like this! It's not worth it..."

Here are a few websites to get you started:

Remember: Baby steps! We all have to start somewhere...

Have a great weekend :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Get Your Sweat On!!

FitLife Bootcamp is in full swing!

Come out tomorrow to West Enfield Park to try out my Women's Only Bootcamp....

New time: 6:30 - 7:30pm
Days: Tue/Thurs

Bring a towel, water, and a friend if you want! The first class is always FREE and we have a lot of fun :)

Saturday morning Bootcamp will continue through (at least) June 26 at Ramsey Park....9am!

Contact me for more info:

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's the Little Things

I'm listening to The Slight Edge - for about the 4th time. There are so many little nuggets that I take away each time I listen.

My favorite is the concept of Compounding Interest. It's the littlest of things we do (or don't do!) each and every day that, after compounding, have a big effect on our lives.

Take exercise, for example. You decide to begin an exercise program on May 1. You definitely don't see anything different that day in your physique. In fact, you are probably very sore on May 2! But what happens if you keep exercising 3 times a week for the entire month of May?

On June 1, you notice your pants are a little looser. Your clothes fit better, and you are able to do way more than on May 1! Amazing!

What happens on July 1? August 1? September 1?

Results keep compounding. Day. after day. after day.

But...... it's important to be PATIENT!

Don't base your results on the scale. Look at how your clothes fit and, most importantly, how you FEEL.

The picture above is me in Feb.2009. I had just started Crossfit and was really out of shape and I remember feeling like I was never going to see results. Would I ever be able to do a pushup on my toes? Would I ever be able to do a (gulp) pullup?!

Yes. and Yes!

Remember... It's the little things you do (or don't do) that make all the difference.

"Perseverance is not a long race; It's many short races, one after the other."
-Walter Elliot

Monday, May 10, 2010

FitLife Challenge Begins!

This weekend we had 8 people come out to Ramsey Park for our FitLife Kickoff. It was a lot of fun!

Join us next Saturday May 15 at 9am for a FREE Bootcamp class.

My Women's Only Bootcamp will begin this week on Tue/Thurs. at West Enfield Park 6pm.

Contact me at if you'd like to come!

Friday, May 7, 2010

FitLife Bootcamp Challenge!

Tomorrow is the kickoff of the FitLife 7 Week Challenge!

I am hosting a Women's Only Bootcamp challenge for anyone ready to get fit for summer.

You will be challenged
You will have fun
You will see huge results
You will NOT want to miss it!

Join us at Ramsey Park at 9am tomorow May 8 for a FREE workout.

Class Times:
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6-7pm
Saturdays 9am


$199 for Unlimited Classes during the 7 Week Challenge
10 class pass for $99

For more info, contact me at

See you there!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Just Kidding

This picture has nothing to do with this post, but it is my very best friend since 7th grade and I love her!

Well, I was about to post a really long inspirational post, but then I looked over at the WOD for tomorrow- 21-15-9 Thrusters and Burpees - and I think I need to go to bed......!!

So tomorrow will be a day of blogging. With lots of caffeine.

Have a great Friday!