Friday, April 22, 2011

The Bombshell Dynasty presents... The Summer Slimdown

The Bombshell Dynasty.. my team with beachbody is STARTING a 90 day SUMMER SLIM DOWN Challenge on MAY 1st! If you are SERIOUS about wanting to get in AMAZING shape for the summer, this is for YOU! ZERO entry fee and PRIZES will be awarded for the best transformations! Only non-coaches can enter and it is open to both men and women! :) This is the kind of challenge where EVERYBODY wins... cause everybody LOSES! lol.
 Message or email me for additional info.

Like I said.. anyone can join.. so if you are interested in learning more and you are just stopping by my blog.. PLEASE leave me a comment with your email and I will shoot you an email so we can chat! And I will delete your email comment so no one else sees it :]

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mexican Skillet Rice


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine or long grain rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


  • In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir egg over medium-high heat until set. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, stir-fry chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the rice, beans, Mexicorn, peppers, taco sauce and green onions; heat through. Stir in reserved egg. Sprinkle rice with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 302 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 793 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.

I plan to make this tomorrow, but when I do I will be using fresh red pepper, regular corn, brown rice, and chicken breasts. It sounds amazing, relatively easy, and it is healthy!  It would also be delicious wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla. I love anything mexican that I can spice up and enjoy like my San Diego roots! ;]

Eating healthy certainly doesn't have to mean eating boring!! 


All in my head???

I will be the first to admit that ever since I was a little kid I have let my mind get the best of me! I was never afraid of the boogie man or monsters under my bed.. no at 8 years old I was terrified of rapist, kidnappers, robbers and murders.. yes yes those were my biggest fears.. and not just the average 8 year old think about it every once and a while, but literally I would be so afraid some nights I would lay there terrified that if I even breathed wrong someone was going to break the door down and kill my family! I can recall the same nightmare I had for YEARS about bad things happening to my family and I kid you not it was the exact same for years. I can remember once in ELEVENTH GRADE waking up at 7 am to a weird sound and thinking someone was robbing us clean and refusing to even move from my bed out of sheer terror.. when in reality my dad was just getting ready for work!! It really is insane. As an adult my sensitivity to these kinds of things has only gotten worse! I over react and panic and think all of the worst things possible. Even the slightest funny noise and my mind races! When we first did a walk through on this house I kid you not my mind was racing on all the different ways someone could break into this house! Now, it's fine during the day.. during the day 9/10 I am content and perfectly find, but put me somewhere at night... anywhere.. and my mind wonders like no other..

Now that Kaylee and I are in Maryland alone it's been REALLY bad. I am in an area I don't know, I don't know a single person who lives around here, our new neighborhood is soo dark and being a city girl that's hard to adjust to plus just getting used to the neighborhood in general, and then we live in a gorgeous house will a new shell, but the bones of this house at almost 30 years old so they make some crazy noises that I haven't quite adjusted to! I'm not sure why but tonight has been extra scary for me.

I could post tons and tons of other things about this and all the crazy things I have thought of and felt or even done, but what I will says is.. these crazy things I stir up in my head... they make me thankful that I have faith in a God who heals and protects and who will put me at ease if I just pray.. and also that I am a beachbody coach and starting monday will be on my way to a 90 day transformation to a healthier me.. because that also means a stronger me and I want to be able to kick someones  butt if necessary!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Where do I take it from here?

Today has been a busy busy day for me! Lots of errands, but luckily.. my little princess is a PRO SHOPPER! Daddy is in trouble when she gets older, but it really helps mommy for the mean time. Anyways, we ran tons of errands and got things in order around the house!

Then, I learned all about my beachbody business! The more I learn, the more excited I get! This journey is truly going to be a blast for me.

I just wanted to take the time to really break down for you guys what Beachbody is..
Okay so I will give you a little back ground info..

Beachbody was created by CEO Carl Daikeler, his vision was simple: to make fitness, weight loss, and overall health fun and exceptionally rewarding. He wanted to help people to get in shape physically and financially. His passion was and is to reverse the trend of obesity by giving people the tools and support to achieve a fit and healthy body. He uses a group of coaches to get people going and keep them going using a combination of proven fitness programs, easy-to-follow on-line diet guidelines, incredible incentives, and a cutting edge support system unlike any other in the fitness world.

They produce fitness programs like p90x, Instanity, Turbo Fire and TONS of others in order to whip people into shape. For so many people, are moms and others as full time students or have crazy careers, or just do not have time to make it to the gym. All of these work out programs are great to do at home alone whenever you can find a minute, with a friend or fitness partner, and even in a gym as a class. They are designed to help you succeed with interval training of strength, cardio, and various stretching.

They also make a meal replacement called Shakeology and many other great supplements and protein bars. Shakeology is a nutritional shake that helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. It is filled with the best of the best – it has proteins and essential amino acids, prebiotics and digestive enzymes, Antioxidants and Phytonutrients, and 23 vitamins and minerals. It only has 140 calories, 17g of protein, 1g of fat. It’s healthier than a salad and it tastes like a dessert! I personally struggle really bad with cravings, especially my sweets, and this has basically curbed my cravings even just in the 4 days that I have been committed to this.

I obviously don't personally have the results yet, but the team that I am apart of has a support group here on facebook. My coach, Abby, added me a few months ago and for the longest time I really just watched and read what they were doing. But let me tell you, I am now a believer! These programs work! If you decide and commit you WILL succeed! There are people doing p90x, Insanity, Turbo Fire, Brazillian Butt Lift, Chalene Extreme... you name it people are doing it and their lives are being changed!

Anyways, I could go on and on and on about this stuff because I already truly love and believe in it. But I will be posting about my journey every step of the way and I will let my results speak for themselves!

Let me know if you want to know more, or if you're interested in anything or even if you just want some pointers on anything. I have a ton of support staff behind me that I can go to if I don't have the answers!

If you want to learn more check out TO LEARN ABOUT SHAKEOLOGY && TO LEARN ABOUT BEACHBODY

From here on out I am just going to work on being a product of the product.. I am starting a cleanse tomorrow! I will let you know how it goes!

Why Beachbody? Why Coaching? Why Me?

Sorry to my blogging community for being MIA for so long! Things have been crazy with the move, the house, the internet, and just life, BUT big things are coming for me and for this blog!!

Tonight (April 13, 2011) I made a commitment to become the healthiest me I can be, and to help and encourage others along in their journey.

A little background on the whole thing… Beachbody is the company who makes and sells programs like p90x, Insanity, Turbo Fire and tooons of other awesome workout programs. They also make a meal replacement called Shakeology and many other great supplements and protein bars. 

Shakeology is a nutritional shake that helps your body gently eliminate toxins more efficiently while allowing for better absorption of the essential nutrients you need. It is filled with the best of the best – it has proteins and essential amino acids, prebiotics and digestive enzymes, Antioxidants and Phytonutrients, and 23 vitamins and minerals. It only has 140 calories, 17g of protein, 1g of fat. It’s healthier than a salad and it tastes like a dessert!

They also have a website that is filled with tons of great information, things to help log your progress, things to keep you accountable and my personal favorite, a TON of coaches to help encourage, inspire and motivate you. 

About 4 months ago, I started to really notice my friend Abby (and now coach) posting tons of stuff about weight loss, fitness, health, and just over all feeling great! I was intrigued! Abby and I had known each other for years, but never really stayed in touch aside from the random picture comment or military talk being that her husband is a coastie and mine is a sailor. Well, after a few weeks of reading things she was posting and doing a little of my own research I decided to talk to her and ask her what it was really all about. Anyways, I wasn’t immediately sold, but I started paying more attention to her stuff, and I finally bought an order of shakeology but with everything in my life wasn’t able to commit the way I wanted. I joined as a customer the team that Abby was a part of because she became my coach. The more I read about this stuff the more that I SAW the transformations the more I knew I had to really become involved. 

The transformations I am talking about are not just physical transformations, not just eating transformations, and not just work out transformations. People connected to this company are having full blown emotional, mental, and those who have faith, spiritual, transformations. These people are positive, they are happy, they are encouraging, they are motivating – THEY ARE BELIEVERS!
Anyways, here are my “why’s”.. 

-- Because I want to be the healthiest version of me that I can be. Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I know that God has truly been working in me over the last 6 months to create the BEST me that I can be so that I can be a light for his kingdom and so that I can reach others in their time of need, in whatever need that may be!

-- Because I want to have a positive self-image! And I want to teach my daughter that it’s important to have a positive self-image. I sadly will admit here that I have not been happy with the person I see in the mirror for a long time. I want to love myself again fully and completely. I want my daughter to see me with confidence so that when she is older she will see a beautiful woman in the mirror as well. 

-- Because I want to feel like I am bringing something to the table for my family. I know that I work hard to take care of things while my husband is away (and even while he is here) I know I make sure the errands are run, the dishes and house are clean, cabinets are stocked, and laundry is neatly folded and put away. I know that I am a big source of encouragement and advice, but I want to feel like I can help financially. I want to help my family not struggle and live paycheck to paycheck as most military families do, but instead be able to build a savings, get a second car, and tithe more and spend and donate more on and to things to bring Glory to God’s kingdom. And, because I want to be able to do that from home so that I can be with my sweet baby girl as much as possible. So that she doesn’t have to be raised by daycare, but gets to be around mommy. So that I can learn with her, laugh with her, and love with her daily. Beachbody gives me that opportunity. Obviously I’m not going to be making tons right away, but I truly have an opportunity to grow at whatever pace I choose. 

-- Because I want to be the best wife, mom, friend, child of God, and person that I can be. Because I believe that all of them deserve more than I am able to give them right now, and because I believe that the results and the transformation I will receive from this whole experience will help me to grow in all of those categories. 

-- Because I want to have something to help hold me accountable to making all of these changes, to eating the way I should, and to sticking with it even when things get hard and “life throws me lemons”. I know that I sometimes let myself down, but I will not let other people down. It’s cliché and it’s actually something Lindsay (my team’s founder) said in the webinar today, but it is exactly what I think. I want results, and I need results to help my business.

-- And lastly, because I want to help other people. My life goal since I was a little kid was to change people’s lives. I can remember writing that on “dream” journals at 6 years old. That I wanted to change someone’s life. That’s why I decided to become a teacher, and then decided to go into ministry instead, because I want to make a difference in someone’s life. Abby, Lindsay, and the Dynasty Support Group has already made a huge difference for me. I want to be able to help someone else. I know that I can relate to soo many people. Feeling stuck in a body that they aren’t comfortable in, buying XL’s and loose fitting clothes only because I am uncomfortable with anything that fits too tightly and shows my curves, feeling like I will never get rid of my post baby body. I can relate to the people who have tried endless products and programs and never sticking to them. However, I am here today though to tell people that they CAN change, that they are NOT stuck, and that all they need to do is decide, TRULY commit, and succeed. I don’t have my results yet, and that’s a little scary for me going into this program as a coach I won't lie, but I have FAITH that I will have results because I believe in this company, and in their products. And, now you guys can truly see my transformation.

So there you have it.. That’s why Beachbody, that’s why coaching, and that’s why me. I hope that you will take part on this journey with me. Even if just to offer encouragement, seek advice, make me your coach, or become a coach yourself! Don’t hesitate to contact me!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Tomorrow I officially pack up the tiny bit of things I have left, get on a plane, and fly to my new home. It's been a crazy week, and this week this going to be just as crazy if not more! So many things are running through my head, and I haven't quite figured out how I feel about any of it. In fact I think there is so much going through my head that it's going blank. I almost feel emotionless. I am so excited for the adventures that lie ahead of me and the plans that God has for mine and my family's life, but I am also really sad to be leaving such an important chapter in my life. These last 7 months, aside from being apart from my husband, have been some of the best of my life. I have learned and grown soo much, and met so many amazing people. God has truly worked in my life and I am so excited to see what He continues to do in my life as we take this big step forward.

Sadly, at this point I am just ready to be done with this middle ground transition stuff. I just want to be moved into my house and settled. I don't want to talk to Bigbox anymore, search furniture stores, or talk to a billion random companies all the time.

Anyways, that's why I have been out of the loop.. internet gets set up friday and then I hope to be back in action..

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