Monday, July 14, 2014

New Moms Support Group

So... I have been completely inspired lately by the number of pregnant women coming to me READY to get healthy NOW and not waiting until after the baby is here to get started with something new. These women want to be HEALTHY, not just to look good. Whether it's just a walk around the block or a full workout, we're gonna be active and encourage each other to NEVER GIVE UP.

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A bit about myself... I am currently 27 weeks pregnant with a little girl and have a 2 year old little boy, Benton. My goal is to continue to stay active and healthy for my baby and for my delivery. For me, Benton's delivery and the few months after were VERY hard! We struggled with nursing, but I was DETERMINED to make it work. I could not have done it if I had been alone. I let my health and fitness take a back seat until Benton was 8 months old, and I only wish I had taken control of my life before then! It took me realizing that I was going to be the biggest influence in his life for me to get on track. Supporting other moms is one of my passions, not just in health and fitness but in every little part of the motherhood journey that can make you second guess yourself.

My goal for this group is to show support, help and motivation for all the new moms. It can be a scary time and you can feel very alone. Whether you're expecting, have a newborn or think you have this mom thing down, I am forming this group with the purpose of supporting each other and making sure none of us feels alone on this crazy journey.  It is easy to forget about yourself and just let yourself go. I completely understand. What I want for each of you is for you to take charge of your life and health and fitness so you never feel lost. We will all be in this together.

Does this sound like a group for you? Apply here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lemony Green Beans

This recipe is from the 3-Day Refresh, but is great as a side or anytime!

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Ingredients (makes 1 serving):
6 oz       fresh green beans, ends trimmed
1 cup     water
1/2 tsp.  extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp.     fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp.  finely grated lemon peel
              Himalayan sea salt to taste

1. Place green beans and water in medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle boil. Cook, covered, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Remove from heat. Drain
2. Combine green beans, oil, lemon juice, and lemon peel in small bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Take the LEAP. No Regrets!

I've never been a "work for the man" type of gal so I've always known there was something bigger and better for me. In fact, I thought I would be rid of a boss WAY before I was actually able to be! I went to dental school because I knew that would enable me to work for myself and control my life. Who knew the turns my life would take? Up until a few months ago, I always worked for someone else- a big corporation, the health department, a non-profit organization- as a dentist. I found myself relying on the security of having a full-time guaranteed income and health insurance and not having to worry about where my next check would come from. But, in reality, that was a false security. There are NO guarantees in life. No guarantees that any of those businesses would still be in business down the road or that they could continue to afford to pay me. Was it easier to just show up to work every day without a care in the world? YES! Was it worth the stress and knowing that I was NOT living up to my POTENTIAL? NO! I was floating through life with no real goals. Not until I discovered Beachbody did I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I began reading personal development, setting goals and seeing what was really possible in my life. It was easier to see working for myself as I saw the potential in this business and my love grew for helping others get healthy and fit, which turned into helping people see their own potential for financial and personal FREEDOM. 

After much deliberation, Cass and I decided it was best for my peace of mind and well-being to take a RISK and DREAM BIG! Now, we have our own dental office and Beachbody business. There is NO ONE telling us what to do or when to do it. It takes discipline and hard work, but everything we accomplish is because of our direct efforts and the amazing team of people we surround ourselves with every day. This journey is full of twists and turns but it's OUR journey and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

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Are you holding yourself back because going for your goals means you might FAIL? There is SO much more to life! Don't look back and have REGRETS that you just floated through life because that's what was EASY. Take the LEAP. I wish I had done so sooner!