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Be Your Own Definition Of Amazing

“They keep saying that beautiful is something a girl needs to be.
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But honestly? Forget that. Don’t be beautiful.
Be angry, be intelligent, be witty, be klutzy, be interesting, be funny, be adventurous, be crazy, be talented – there is an eternity of other things to be other than beautiful.
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And what is beautiful anyway but a set of letters strung together to make a word?
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Be your own definition of amazing, always.
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That is so much more important than anything beautiful, ever.” – Nikita Gill

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The 21 Day Fix and Fix Extreme: What do I get and how does it work.

Screen shot 2015-10-15 at 10.05.52 PMGive me 30 minutes of your day and we’ll tone your body and follow a clean eating meal plan for 21 days. NO counting calories! NO counting points! NO starving yourself! I focus on getting my girls EATING CLEAN for maximum results!

You can be anywhere in the US or Canada to join my Challenge Group. All workouts are done in the comfort of your own home on your own time. You’ll have ME as your personal coach…walking you through every step of the program on a daily basis!

If you can commit to changing your life…and making this year your healthiest yet…I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
This program is NOT free…but includes so much value!

I am an Independent Team Beachbody coach and I’ve helped women achieve amazing results. I’d love to help you too!!!

What do you GET: 

8 At-Home Workouts on DVD’s. You’ll follow a rotating schedule of different workouts to follow each day. You’ll need light to medium dumbbells or resistance bands, and will follow along with the video as you go. Every workout is 30 minutes each!

Here is a sneak peak of the workouts:

For the 21 Day Fix

For the 21 Day Fix Extreme

The extreme workouts are a scale up from the 21 Day Fix. I recommend most start with the fix and then progress from there.

The Containers. These portion controlled containers will teach you how much you need to eat for proper portions to reach your goal weight. I use the containers more as measuring cups and pour my portions onto my plate! You’ll be surprised how much food you get!

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The Nutrition Plan. The nutrition plan will help you calculate your individual needs for each day to help you reach your health and fitness goals (this can be for weight loss, gain, maintenance, or toning)

Your container allowance per day is calculated based on your weight and the average of 400 calories burned per fix workout.  Then you are given a range you need to stay in! Each container is broken down in the manual with a list of foods that you can eat.

One of my favorite parts is that treats are allowed. They give you a list of treat ideas that replace a yellow container. There are also recipes, seasoning blends, dressing recipes, and a restaurant guide for eating out in your plan.

Shakeology. Shakeology is my one “duh” meal per day. Shakeology is one meal out of the day that is a no brainer, you don’t have to think about what you’re eating, it’s super healthy, it’s chocolate, and I know we all want to eat real foods but we get to that point in our life where we get busy, we forget to pack our lunch, we hit the snooze button one too many times, and we say “oh well” I’ll just grab something at the office, or at the drive through, and you know you’re not making a good choice, and you’re probably spending more than that $4 a serving for shakeology. Shakeology takes 60 sec to make and has all the dense nutrition of several servings of salad all in 150 calorie glass. The energy it provides me is insane and so important. Trust me – you’re going to LOVE this. And just in case you don’t (but you will!) there’s a 30 day return policy so you get to try for yourself

You only have to drink it for the duration of the challenge group, after that you can decide whether or not you’d like to continue.

My Optional Meal Plans. One of my favorite parts of my groups is the resources you’ll get in the files section of our Facebook group! You’ll get optional plans to follow that detail out EVERY single day of the group of what to eat! I’ll share my favorite recipes, shopping lists, and more!

All of my Coaching and Support. When you join us with the fix, I’m going to set you up in our challenge group! In that group, I’m going to give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and I’m going to keep you accountable. Everyday I’m going to have you check in with me and rate your day.

We would also check in together one on one to discuss progress, make changes, and check in with measurements and progress pictures. This is KEY for so many of my ladies in making the program work for them!!

So that’s it!! The best part?! This program is on super special. It’s $160 TOTAL for “sale bundle” that would include the workout program, meal plans, portion control containers, on demand access free for 30 days, the challenge group, 1-1 support with me (typically $119) Shakeology our superfood shake that is a part of the program for 30 days (typically $130 for first time buyers) AND all signed up for the business for FREE (usually $40) so it’s a great deal and HUGE savings. :)

Want in?! Fill out an application here and we’ll get you going ASAP!!!!

How to Dream BIG!!!

I’ve always been a dream big kind of person. From wanting to be Britney Spears’ backup dancer at 13, to finding CrossFit and deciding I would be a CrossFit athlete, to skipping the normal job route, and moving to New York after college, my mind has never been my limit.

My motto was always, why live an ordinary life, when you can live an amazing one?

Then reality hit. I was 26, struggling to find an apartment I could afford, had a failing coaching business on my hand, and was waitressing, teaching dance, and personal training, none of which were my passion. My sparkle to dream big was gone. That fire in my belly was put out, and I was disappointed.

When the Beachbody opportunity came to me, I thought nothing of it. I am a terrible sales person, do like to post on social media, and hate talking to new people, so the option was out.

Thanks to my coach’s persistence though, I began to think more and more about the opportunity.

Maybe I could make this work? 

What if I could pull this off?

What if I dreamed big just one more time?

I reluctantly joined Beachbody in January of last year with zero expectations. I had a failing health coaching business, blog, and life I didn’t really love so what was the harm in trying?

Over the next couple months, something shifted inside of me. Suddenly I was stepping outside of my comfort zone daily, helping the people I wanted to help, was motivating others, along with myself to get healthier and happier.

My self-confidence, body image, and finances took a turn for the better, and it was all from that small decision to dream big one more time.

Because of beachbody, I have been able to pick up the pieces of my life again, and am working towards living the dream life I’ve always imagined. I’ve improved myself as a person, built a business I adore, and get to work with the most amazing people daily.

And now I want to invite you to dream BIG one more time….

What would your life be like with an extra $200 a week in your bank account?

What would your life be like if you could create the life you’ve always dreamed of, while working part time from home?

What would you do with endless opportunity to grow and develop as a person and as a business? 

On February 16th, I’ll be hosting a 5 Day Coaching Open House so you can see what this business is all about. I’ll be pulling back the curtain on what I do on a daily basis, sharing my full story as a coach, along with success stories from leaders in the business. You’ll learn the ins and outs of coaching, along with the nitty gritty details like whether this is “just a scam”, how to get started, and how this all actually works.

If you want to be included please send me a message ([email protected]) or comment below and I’ll get you started. I’m so excited to share this with you!

Human Connection – Why it Created & Healed my Eating Disorder

​It’s not often I like to talk about my story. Maybe it’s because I’m ashamed of it, or because I don’t like the attention, but a lot of times, I think it’s because I often wish I could forget about it, or hide it from my life now. But I’ve decided I am going to work on tackling my fears, and start connecting to more people so what better way to do that, than to share my story.

A chubby kid growing up, I was always happy, always social, always easy –going and surrounded by friends. Enter middle school and that all changed. I started to become more aware of my body. It wasn’t quite as thin as my friends. I couldn’t just eat whatever I wanted like my sister. I couldn’t shop in the cool stores like everyone else. I started to disconnect a bit from my “cool” peers.

Flash forward to high school, quite possibly the worst 4 years of my life. I suddenly felt un-cool and unpopular. My group of friends grew smaller and I never quite felt like I fit in. I didn’t play sports and I started to bury myself in my dance classes. Dance for me was the one time, I felt confident. I was good at something. People liked me there. Some maybe even looked up to me.

As I became more and more self-conscious I began to hide more and more in school. I would go home during free periods, would skip hanging out with friends on the weekend and felt miserable hiding in sweatshirts.

Enter, a diet that worked. After tons of failed diets, and attempts at weight loss, I finally started to figure things out. Weight fell off of me and I finally started to “get skinny” – hooray! One would think this was all I needed to be social and have the life of my dreams, but boy was I wrong.

I spent hours planning my food every week. Started to track and count every calorie I consumed. Skipped nights out with friends in order to stay in and eat my allotted meals. I buried myself in dance classes, and despite my body aching every morning, kept slowly taking calories out of my diet. I had the body I had loved and yet my personality never felt smaller. I was miserable. At that point, I had hardly any friends left.

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I still have vivid memories of going home on free periods because I didn’t want to be around people. I would sit in my room at home, with my space heater on because I was freezing all the time. I would sip on sparkling water to fill up my stomach, and watch cooking shows on television. If that’s not irony, I don’t know what is.

My eating, food, and weight took over. As I got close to high school graduation, I was honestly excited. I was ready to break away from the school I hated and finally start over. I went to college for dance and suddenly realized that I was a small fish in a big pond. Where dance had once been the key piece of my self-love, it lost that magic in college.

I was no longer the best, brightest or strongest. Suddenly I was the least experienced, the beginner and I turned to my diet to cope. So afraid of regaining the weight I had once lost, I continued to obsess over food. I’m pretty sure I ate in the dining hall a total of 5 times, my freshman year. The first fight I ever got in with my new group of friends was because they were worried that I never ate.

Finally I had friends and people who cared about me and here I was pushing them away because of my eating disorder.

Then I met Christina. This was the first time, I found someone who understood what I was going through. She understood the anxiety and stress that food and my weight caused me. She saw me cry and agonize over my body and my eating disorder and it actually felt pretty good to share it with her.

I’ll never forget the first time I 100% opened up to her about this. Our nutrition class watched the documentary Thin in class. I was so upset by what I saw. Lifeless women trapped in their eating disorders, unable to live their lives. Back in our dorm room I burst into tears. Talking to my two roommates, one of whom was Christina, about my struggle, I finally felt like someone got it.

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I would like to say that this was my turning point, I’ve honestly never admitted it but I truly believe this was where my story changed. This was when I realized I wasn’t alone. Someone got me. Someone had been where I had been and wasn’t any more. I felt a connection I never had before.

Fast forward a couple years, as I struggled to recover from my eating disorder and not eating, I sprung in the other direction. Where I once had total control over my food, I now felt like I had none. I was hungry all the time and couldn’t make it through a week on a diet. My weight started to rise and my body insecurities came flooding back. I felt so ashamed that I couldn’t get it together. I didn’t want anyone to know why I was struggling. I was hungry constantly and could never get full.

Suddenly I felt like the 11 year old me again; the girl who didn’t want anyone to see me eating because I felt like I didn’t deserve to at my current weight.

I moved to New York after college and broke down. I was trying to dance. Trying to heal, and had absolutely no confidence or belief in myself. As you can guess, this didn’t end well and I quickly ended up back home. The next few years continued to be a roller coaster. I would go through phases where I’d eat well, then struggle with food, then feel bad about myself, and then try to diet. I continued to try diets, but my weight stayed the same.

I worked with therapists, coaches, and nutritionists, anyone who promised they could heal me. Dance slowly phased out of my life and something new came in. CrossFit. For me Crossfit was never about fitness. It was so much more than that. For the first time in a long time, I learned what it meant to proud of my body. To feel good about what I could do. I suddenly had a circle of friends again. I was stronger, more confident than ever before. And then I switched CrossFit gyms.

I attended a CrossFit where a lot of people from my high school went. Suddenly I got the odd feeling I was back in high school. I was self-conscious, undeserving of food, and felt like I needed to diet. The next couple years were filled with struggle and a lot of disappoint. I had a better hold on my eating, yet still struggled with shameful moments of overeating and then needing to compensate with under eating. I continually took breaks from Crossfit feeling like I needed to get away from the “high school drama” that let’s be real, I myself was creating.

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Never good enough, never fit enough, never thin enough, I told myself over and over again. At the time though, I felt “healed” from my eating disorder. Sure I struggled with confidence but food wasn’t a huge issue for me anymore, I tried to get my health coaching business running yet struggled again and believed it must have been because I was not good enough.

Then this past November I randomly applied for a personal training job. It was as if the pieces of the puzzle fell together. My eating started to feel easy again, I started working at a job I really enjoyed and finally I felt good enough again. I was growing my nutrition business doing things I loved and even lost a little. This is my success story I thought. Not quite.

I still had gremlins in my head telling me I wasn’t good enough. Still struggled sticking to my diet, and just couldn’t get past the point of limiting my own success. Then I came across another opportunity to grow my nutrition business. I received a random Facebook message from someone worked with Beachbody. No way I thought, not for me and politely turned him down. A month or so later I heard back from him, still trying. I of course, was too polite to shoot him down so listened to a webinar. Not for me I thought. I don’t sell.

After starting my training job, I loved life, I had no more need to desperately grow my nutrition business, my weight was down, and it was the holidays. A couple days after Christmas, I got a message from my Beachbody friend again. What did he want with me? He talked to me about posting on Facebook to build an audience. Let’s be real, me and my lack of confidence meant pictures and me did not get along. To appease him, I started posting, and suddenly realized that people actually listened.

Did this mean people maybe actually liked me? I continued posting on Facebook and eventually let him talk me into signing up as a coach. Why not? I figured it would be a good addition for my business but not really for me.

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A couple months in, I was made a last minute captain for a challenge group. Again, I figured why not, I could help other people of course; that I am good at; helping myself, not so much. Our challenge groups grew and naturally I felt comfortable supporting everyone else, but still got squeamish about posting. A workout picture? No way it was going to be of me; I’d show them my sneakers. But then I started to get more and more support. People were complimenting me, supporting me. Did they actually like me?

As I got more comfortable, I started posting more and more. I even built up the courage to share a transformation picture on Facebook after I had lost some weight. Things were going great. My confidence was growing a bit and I felt awesome. But then, because I could never be happy for too long, I decide to sabotage myself.

My “diet” I had been attempting stopped working. I moved and started to get a little more stressed again. I joined a new CrossFit that I loved but again, started to worry what people thought of me. And then my story changed, I didn’t let this break me, as I would have in the past. I continued posting in my challenge groups, continued to feel a part of something. Continued to share my story and I realized what I was lacking all these years. Human connection.

I no longer diet, count calories, macros or points.

I workout when I want to and not when I don’t.

I am working on not caring quite so much about what others think of me.

I am learning to say no.

I am putting myself first and mapping out my future to success.

I am learning to depend on myself, like myself, and have confidence and faith in myself.

I am always going to be a work in progress but I think we all are. I am happy to say my eating disorder thoughts are almost gone. I am eating to fuel my body and not to lose weight and am starting to realize that if someone doesn’t like me solely for the way I look, I probably don’t want to be friends with them anyway 😉

And guess what. That is my transformation. My transformation has nothing to do with the scale. My transformation has to do with connection. I am connected to myself now. I know how to connect and support others. And now I’m so excited to share my story with other people. To help other people connect and not feel so alone.

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P.S. I am still looking for my 5 ladies to commit to helping for the month of January. If you’d like to be one of the 5 who I mentor through a fitness program, custom meal plan, and more, please apply here.