Self care

Hello my friends πŸ’œ

The most important thing you can do is care for yourself – and that is what I have been doing. Filling my cup. Clearing my mind.

If there is one thing I truly believe it is that the journey to total wellness starts and ends from within. No matter the physical transformation you achieve, if you have not done any healing inside you will not be able to exist at your fullest potential.

So that’s been my busy this past month. My anxiety and depression ebb and flow, and of late, those tides have been rising like those in Houston. I have managed to tread, and the flood waters are finally receding.

Today I got to spend the day with my extended family for my two nephew’s birthdays. I was approached on multiple occasions asking where my motivational posts have been. My aunt asked me for advice in her journey. I was touched by their concern, and realized that my work is not done.

So while I have been keeping my head down, know that I am still here for you all πŸ’œ

I have been thinking about my next steps and I wanted to know your thoughts. If I create a group that will run year round, changing themes with the seasons, and focus on topics relevant to all of you (like mental health) would you join?

Let me know your thoughts and suggestions in the comments.

And as always – stay awesome. 



Hey all!

If you’ve followed me on Facebook or Instagram for any length of time, you may have noticed that I recently became a Beachbody coach.

In a previous post, I wrote about an amazing team called Every Sweat Matters. Headed up by Katy Ursta, a cancer survivor, and Taylor Molitinero.

These women are a true blessing to the world, and the source of my newly founded inspiration and drive! I have big ideas, that I’m ready to start planning, and I’ll talk about them very soon I hope.

As a coach downline from this team, I have seen them do amazing things. So it’s time for me to start doing the same.

My first goal as a Beachbody coach is to build my business enough to reach the Coach Summit in July, in New Orleans, and become and EVEN BETTER COACH!

I am so ready, and I hope you’ll be as excited for my upcoming ideas as I am.

Stay strong, and stay sweaty!

So, I just had that moment…

I’ve been doing some reading today about becoming a successful Beachbody coach.

I’ve been dragging my feet because I’ve been measuring myself against the successful people above me to highlight my shortcomings, instead of setting the bar. How could I possibly get there?

Everything I’ve read has pointed to a moment… A decision. I thought I’d made that decision before, and failed, but honestly I never did. I tried to convince myself I had, because I did want to be better… But not bad enough.
Now though, I can feel a fire within me (okay, maybe I’m just hungry… Lol). I can feel a drive… A power to do this! 

I messaged my sponsor when this feeling came on, and now I’m sharing it with you here.

I will do this. Starting today.

​Okay, I know you’re busy and I dont expect a response, I just need to get this out there and affirm it to someone other than me to make it real and hold myself accountable.

I haven’t shown up. At all. Ever. 

I keep skating by, issue to issue, and being miserable. I cry about it, say ‘woe is me’ and lay on my couch to relax because everything gets so hard… And it is hard, that isn’t going to change.

There will always be hard things, and me hating my job isn’t going to make it magically better. I hate how I feel, how clothes fit, how I’m chained to a desk and spend almost 2 hours just commuting back and forth to a job I hate every single day. I hate how I can see what I want, and know how to get there, but choose not to do the work.

I’m done being that girl.

I’m starting now, tonight.

Every day I have an hour before my husband gets home -that is now Beachbody time. To learn more about coaching and running the business, the blog, to connect, to workout. When Jess gets home, we’ll do a couple’s workout, or walk.

When that’s done, we do everything else, but between the hours of 430-630, that’s my time. 

I’m done complaining. I must do this. I will make fitness my life, and I will take control.

/end rant – lol

Truth Hurts


It has truly been too long… SOOO much happened in 2016!

Officially started new a new job, moved, started volunteering, married, honeymooned, opened an Etsy shop, Jesse started a new job, we started our Debt Snowball (I’ll do a post on this sometime), made friends, and had so many many new experiences I can’t even keep track… life truly is what happens when you’re making plans.

In all this change, a major goal we both had was getting in shape. So how did we do?
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