Do you hate MONDAY’S???

I used to dread Sunday nights. Even at the age of 10, I hated school and always loathed the Sunday night anticipation of another week ahead. As I got older it became the college fear of Monday’s diet starting from scratch another week of restriction and endless hours of cardio.

Then the real world hit, and Monday’s were still a struggle, as I knew less sleep, long hours, and doing things I weren’t very passionate about were looming in the week ahead. Not only that, I had long drives, and a vicious cycle of restriction and overeating to anticipate.


Monday’s are now my favorite day.

Monday’s are a fresh start.

A day to continue with my healthy lifestyle.

The opportunity to help a whole bunch of people in the week ahead.

Monday’s have now become just any other day. Why?

Because I took my power back. I decided I no longer wanted to settle for a less than mediocre life. Even though I was terrified to fail, was SUPER skeptical of the opportunity in front of me, and had ZERO confidence in myself, I decided to STOP with the excuses.

The only one in your way is YOU.

So I invite you to make the decision too.

Anyone ever dread another Monday back to work? What about missing out on something you really wanted to do because you “had to work”?

Anyone ever have to say no to buying something you really wanted because you knew you had a bill coming?

Me too. But not anymore.

16 months ago I made a life-changing decision to take control over my OWN life.
Now I get to live a life I never thought possible. I get to work my own hours, wear yoga pants daily, work from home as a stay at home dog mom, all while helping other women on their own journeys to improve their life.

And now, I want to give you the chance to take control too.

On Tuesday night, September 29th I’m going to give you a glimpse into what I do and how I do it. You’ll get a no strings attached look at this life-changing opportunity that made me never dread another Monday again.

If you want to join my LIVE 1 hour Glimpse into Coaching Event —

PS: You cannot already be a coach or working with another coach

Back to School Back on Track!

Hope all is well! I can’t believe we’re already reaching September. It seems like everyone is back to school this week. I used to DREAD this time of year as a student, but now, I actually enjoy this time of year.

Summer parties and cookouts are over, it’s time to fall back into a bit more of a routine, and eating healthier gets a little easier with some focus and determination.

So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite healthy Fall Recipes, tips, and tricks for Back to school!!

First up….

1. USE PINTEREST!!! It’s full of healthy lunchbox ideas for you or the kids! Check out this board I found full of packable meals.

2. Enjoy Pumpkin! Now I’m not talking Pumpkin Spice Lattes, although I love them 😉 Pumpkin can actually be a great healthy addition to fall baking and meals. For some of my favorite fall recipes check out my recipes here. There’s chili, protein bars, shakes, cookies, and more!


3. And last, but not least, get into a meal prepping and planning routine! In case you don’t know meal prep and plan is my JAM! I love it and it always keeps me organized during the week. If you’re feeling at a loss with prep never hesitate to reach out. I love helping with this. To get started here are my 4 simple steps to meal prep!

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New Food Finds

Excited to try this!! Has anyone tried it yet?! 🍴🍓

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Spotted these at Target! Interesting way to sneak in more veggies. #kidfriendly #idontlikeveggies

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Need Someone to Knock the Cookies out of your Hand?!

Today is my Birthday and I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of it. I’ve never been one to love all the attention on me, but for years my birthday haunted me for a very different reason…the cake.

The build up to my birthday was the worst, I would diet like a crazy person, was starving all week long, cranky, and miserable. By the time my birthday hit, I was ready to dive head first into the cake. I would get a sugar headache, feel sick, and then spend several days in regret and serious restriction mode.

If you’ve ever experienced this before, you just get it. Body shaming, constant attempts at weight loss, and feeling like a ‘crazy person’ around food, is something that’s just a bit too common among women these days.

Now here’s the deal, I used to offer coaching for women who struggled with these feelings, however I have since shifted my focus to more of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition approach. But, that doesn’t mean these problems don’t exist and need to be addressed.

There are certain people who come to me, desperate to lose 10lbs, but can’t seem to get it together. They can’t put down the cookies, or they can’t stop thinking about their next meal, they can’t find sanity around food.

That’s were Isabel comes in. 

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Isabel Foxen Duke is a good friend and colleague of mine who I always refer my clients out to. You see here’s the thing, before you can start living a healthy lifestyle, you need to have a healthy mindset and that’s exactly what Isabel preaches.

Isabel’s running a free video training series this month that I’m SUPER pumped about. This training shares some of her most critical insights on emotional eating, binge-eating, diet-binge cycling, and “generally feeling crazy around food.”

Isabel won’t only address your emotional eating patterns — she’ll help you end all the crazy-making food and body thoughts that instigate those patterns to begin with. You know, so food stops tempting, taunting and tantalizing you…and starts just being food.

Knowing Isabel’s work myself, I can attest that this chick knows what she’s talking about and produces serious results in the emotional eating world — if these are issues you struggle with, I highly recommend that you take a look and sign up for the training – it’s totally free!