Silver Linings – TWLOHA Virtual 5k Challenge Group


Remember the saying ‘April showers bring May flowers?’

Sometimes, all we can see are the rain clouds. We forget about the sun behind them – we miss the silver linings!

As someone who lives with anxiety and depression, I know that this can be harder at some times more than others, but with support and a team behind you, you can and will get through it!

And so, I am going to be running the *FREE* Silver Linings Challenge Group!

Iย will provide you with journal prompts, self-care methods, share motivation, small victories, yummy recipes, and help each other with accountability. I will share information on how health and fitness affects our mental wellness, and we will also practice daily activities rooted in social support, self-care and mental health.

I also ask that you consider registering to complete the Run For It Virtual 5k benefiting the non-profit To Write Love On Her Arms as part of my team! This is an amazing organization that provides support for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide, and every dollar we raise goes directly to them.

What is a Virtual 5k? As a virtual runner, you have the ability to choose your own course and run (or walk) a 5k in your community on April 15. All on your own or with friends!


The Silver Linings Challenge Group will run from Monday April 10 – Friday April 14!

Let me know if you’re interested! Send me an email (there’s a handy form on the Contact Me! page) or follow any of the links posted on this site to join me on Facebookย for the quickest response!


Coach Announcement

This is a copied post from my Facebook page, featuring my official announcement as a Beachbody coach!


***Ok all… In case you didn’t know – I would like to offically announce that I have joined the Beachbody family as a new COACH! I couldn’t be more excited!!!***

Originally I signed up JUST for the discount (YES you can do that!), but as I watched my mentors above me, and the story of the #ESMArmy I knew I wanted something more. A chance to change my whole life for the better and save a few bucks along the way ๐Ÿ™‚

As I am just embarking on my own health & wellness quest (I feel like I’m walking to Mordor!), I will be right there in the trenches with my challengers. I am thrilled for the opportunity to share my journey with others and help them along theirs. Through monthly challenges and personal coaching, I will try to inspire you to achieve your own personal bests.

I also have ideas for charity events we can run together! (More on that at a later date)

If you have ever thought about a similar path and are interested in becoming a coach yourself, or, if you just want someone to walk the walk with you, get in touch with me at, or connect with me through my ‘like’, or personal, page and find out more about coaching and the benefits of helping others achieve more. 

I would love to build my team and give you the opportunity to build yours as well. 


If it were not already abundantly clear, it will be now in this entirely redundant disclaimer – Henceforth, whenever I talk about PiYo or Shakeology (or ANYTHING Beachbody,) I am NOT trying to sell you anything. I will only say things I truly believe.

If I think Shakeology tastes weird, I will tell you (and I TOTALLY DID the very first time I drank it! I found a recipe I LOVE and use it every single day.)

I will continue to be frugal, crafty, geeky, helpful, weird ol’ me while I coach.

And I think thatโ€™s what will make me a good Beachbody Coach.

Of COURSE, if you WANT me to coach you, tell me!! Email me, tweet at me, Facebook me, yell at me however you please. I would LOVE to help you out.

Did you know? I can coach you for free. Yup! In fact, thatโ€™s the only way I coach: FOR FREE. All Coaches coach for free. Itโ€™s just the workout programs and Shakeology that you can buy. We are free of charge. ๐Ÿ˜‰


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.

โ€‹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