Transformation – Annie P.

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“I know how to shop and cook for healthy things my family will actually eat…and it doesn’t take a ton of time or cost any more than what I used to spend on junk food!” 🥗🥙🥘🍳🍎

I’m so proud of this girl, it’s amazing to see how she has really changed her life (and her entire family’s lives!) for the better 💕

I met Annie right after she was diagnosed with a major digestive disease, and she wanted to start eating a little better to prevent things from getting worse (and get off her meds 🙌). She knew intuitively that one issue will lead to another, and didn’t want to start down that path, especially when she is only in her 20s and has two young kids!

Over the last 6 months, I’ve had the joy of working with her on taking one small step at a time as her health coach. We’ve
🍎Grocery shopped together
🥙Gone out to eat (good excuse for a girls’ night!)
🧘‍♀️Taken yoga classes
🥪Gone through her kitchen and talked about healthy food swaps that her kids would still enjoy 😉

And wow, has she really soared!! She‘s
👉Gotten off multiple meds
👉Started sleeping better and has more energy
👉Helped her family eat healthier, and actually enjoy it
👉Learned how to read food labels and pick healthier options at the store

“My son asked for carrots the other night before bed. Carrots!! 🥕 And for breakfast my daughter, will eat whole grain waffles, eggs and fruit instead of sugary cereal. 🙌

My husband is pretty exciting I’m actually cooking now too! Nothing fancy, but I have a good rotation of about 10 meals I’ve learned to make that everyone loves, and doesn’t always realize are healthy (fajitas, tacos, crock pot chicken, etc.)”

If you’ve seen changes like this in your own life, you know what a big deal they can be so please show Annie some love below 💕 Or if you’re looking to get where she is, but just need some helping getting started, reach out cause I’m here for you! I’ll help you learn at your own pace, go shopping at the store with you, come cook with you in your home … and have fun in the process!!! 😍 #healthcoachingrocks

Transformation – Krissy H.

Cooking is always more fun with friends 💕

And the best part? 6 months ago it was frozen pizza and Stouffer’s lasagna most nights, but now Krissy can cook with the best of them and is totally teaching me some things!!! 🥘🥗🌮🌯🍗🍳🍎 

Her main goal when we started her Health Coaching sessions was to make quick but healthy meals for herself and her family. That way they get sick less often, and she can have the energy and good quality sleep that are PRICELESS as a mom 😍😴🙌

Especially because Krissy is a busy mom raising 3 little girls, working the family business and taking care of their horse farm … which was leaving her little time for cooking, and at the mercy of choices made out of convenience that weren’t leaving her feeling very well in the end. 🙈#beentheredonethat

So we came up with a game plan to work up to a better meal routine over time, because small steps that are more manageable really add up over time 👍! We went grocery shopping, learned how to decode food labels, researched recipes, came up with ideas for picky eaters and even looked at how foods impact our immune function ❤️ 
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Now she is ready to fly on her own, because she’s built solid basic habits and has the knowledge to help make healthy living easier, even when life gets crazy 😉 I am SO proud of you girl, you have truly transformed your family’s future and you deserve every ounce of energy you have gained! 💃

And I have to show off this awesome under-the-counter spice rack she made! 😍 Mason jar lids that are attached to the cupboard, so you just unscrew the bottom of the jar to get your spices! 🎉


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PS If having more energy to truly live and enjoy your life is a priority, we should chat! Just click the “Contact” tab – I do virtual sessions too 💕

Shift Your Mindset & Ditch the Diet!

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Ladies, love yourself for those small steps you’re taking every day, not just the results in the mirror!

I won’t lie, the thought of spending a week in a bathing suit with a bunch of people who are SUPER FIT on our Health Coaching Vacation in Mexico last week gave me a bit of anxiety! 😱 👙👙👙👙😱

I have stretch marks from gaining and losing so much weight over the years (thank you yo-yo dieting, thyroid issues, anxiety medication and pregnanc😜) I may not have a flat stomach, and I certainly will always have cellulite.

But then I realized, you know what? I am working on living a healthier lifestyle (for the most part), investing in mine and my family’s long-term health…and THAT is what matters more than a dang swimsuit! 👊

I will never be one to completely abstain from chocolate, eat low calorie/no carb/high fat (that never works long term for me anyway 😂) or exercise like crazy. I just don’t like to feel restricted, and I know I can find a healthy balance that I’m proud of no matter what the heck I’m wearing or who I’m with 😍

None of us are perfect, but we are all pretty AMAZING! Can I get an AMEN?! 🙌 And if you’re looking for that balance in your life too, and just need some basic nutrition& mindset guidelines that work in REAL LIFE … comment below friend!

I’m starting our Intuitive Eating DITCH THE DIET group soon, you should join us 💕 No more cutting out food groups or counting calories, just learning how to SIMPLY fuel our own individual bodies best WITHOUT restrictions! I’ll send you some more info. #healthyandhappyforlife 

Transformation – Kelly O.

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This working mama of FOUR girls & pastor’s wife is such an inspiration!!!! Kelly is so humble about all the changes she’s made over the last few months, but the impact it is having on her family, as well as her ministry to her church, school and community is undeniabl💕

Like most of us, Kelly had tried several different paths to health over the years… because she realized that if she felt her best, she would have more energy to serve others  The last few months she’s made a Lifestyle Shift (no dieting!) by following a basic healthier meal plan, doing some quick 💪workouts at home and getting a little more nutrition and superfoods into her day…along with support and friendship of some other amazing Mamas in our Real Life Healthy Living Sisterhood 💃

I asked her why this Holistic Health Lifestyle combo was different than things she’s experienced before:  “Definitely the accountability has been huge!!! 😊Knowing we all share the ups/downs of our day (in judgement free way) keeps me on the straight and narrow! I’m feeling better everyday, stronger, and have more energy! Now I know what we eat plays into how we think and feel 😉 And that I can’t just keep waiting for circumstances to be PERFECT!!!

It’s learning to make the right choices with the situation your handed. 😍 This past week was super busy, so it wasn’t a week to focus on exercising and losing. More just about eating to energize my body and making my girls a priority. (👉Even though she still ended up going down a few pounds as a side effect of those choices 😉)”

Kelly is getting great results herself, BUT how cool is this: Her girls are starting to eat healthier snacks along with her and even working out with their mama! 😍

👉If Kelly’s story resonates with you, you’re welcome to join us in this mission to be our best selves, mind/body/spirit, and encourage our families while we’re at it 😍  Just fill out the “Contact” form so we can see if our Real Life Healthy Living Sisterhood would be what you need to get started on your lifestyle journey too 💕 

Transformation – Allyson E.

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Small steps every day add up over time….it’s all about progress, not perfection!

My friend Allyson is being super gracious and allowing me to share a piece of her journey…in hopes that it will inspire other busy mamas that they can take back their health & energy too 💃💕😍

Here are her thoughts: 🎄”The ugly sweater pic on the right is December 2015 when I first started out by just adding a plant-based superfood smoothie into my day.

Then in Sept 2016 I joined a healthier lifestyle group and incorporated a healthier meal plan and some exercise at home. 💕 Pic on the left is November 2016 😊

I have lost 30 lbs. in 11 months, I’m super excited and this *lifestyle* approach works better than any diet! 🎉 

This is best thing I’ve done for my health ever! 💃💃💃 I feel like I am in control of my future, and my health and weight goals are completely within reach if I follow this lifestyle. 🙌”

Allyson your honesty, humor and dedication to living a BALANCED healthy life (not just for yourself but for your girls too) are just a few of the many reasons your story is so amazing 💕 I’m so glad God has brought us together (via the wonders of the internet of all places lol!! 😂)

Need a solid support system to get started on your journey? Reach me via the CONTACT form and we can chat more! 

 

Transformation – Sarah L.

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Moms – What time of day is your energy the lowest?!
☕️ Morning
☀️ Afternoon
🌙 Evening

I was so excited when my friend Sarah said she is no longer having that dreaded AFTERNOON SLUMP!!! Because I know how life changing that can be as a busy mom 😊😊😊 She’s got two boys to keep up with, and her family recently moved cross-country for her husband’s ministry job. So she needs all the energy she can get 💕

Sarah’s also lost 25 lbs. 😍 And her immune system and mood are MUCH better, just from following a basic meal plan and adding a little exercise and superfoods into her day 🎉 Here’s what she says has helped her make this lifestyle shift 👉“I have a coach to hold me accountable and check in on me… that cares about my choices. And I have a basic plan to follow…I love that I am not eliminating whole food groups, so I can make meals that my whole family will enjoy 🍳🍝 I just watch my own portions!”

Sarah, I’m so proud of all the progress you’ve made, you are totally ROCKING this new lifestyle lady 🙌💕 #progressnotperfection #liveyourbestlife #busymamasunite #faithoverfear

Transformation – Michelle S.

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Michelle has two young boys and works night shift as a Pediatric RN. She had lost over 15lbs. and several pants sizes following an eating plan/workout routine, but then LIFE happened (we’ve ALL been there right?!) 😉 But she knew she wanted to prevent long-term health issues like high cholesterol and diabetes, so she could be there for her family for many years to come! 

After working together to find a more maintainable lifestyle of balanced healthier choices, Michelle sent me this message that totally made my day: “I’m sleeping better, and feel better all around. It’s nice to be apart of a group of ladies that support each other and are so positive 💕 I love being around like-minded people that are striving to be their best.🙌

I’m so proud of you lady, for making the decision that NOW is the time to take back your health and energy!!! It’s all about progress, not perfection. And thank you for being such an AWESOME motivator, you make our group so much fun 🎉🎉🎉  Seeing you make your health a priority, even with working shifts and being busy with your boys, is super inspiring!!!