Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nesting School

Baby On The Way? Join Me In My Nesting School 

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Mom's to be where are you? I want to invite you to join me in my 5 day "nesting" school that I am going to be offereing for all of my social media friends who are expecting in the coming months. 

I have been on a quest to "organize" everything that I need to be doing to get ready for baby number two and have come up with quite the list. 

The teacher in me thought it would be fun to have a "class" with other new moms where I can share what I have been doing with you all and get some ideas and tips for you. 

Here is what you can expect to learn and do in "nesting school." 

- How to make a nesting list so you feel less overwhelmed 
- Healthy meal ideas for after the baby arrives
- What I have packed in my diaper bag and why, as well as what I am planning to take to the hospital. 
- Sharing gender reveal stories 
- Must have baby items this time around
- Lacation cookies and smoothies for nursing moms 
- Sibling gift ideas
- Post partum care suggestions 

I am going to offer the course starting on Monday April 17th and it will last for five days. If you would like to be added into the group please click here to request access. Please join me and share it with all of your expecting friends as well! 

Congrats on your upcoming arrivals. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

The Best Breakfast In Town...

This is hands down an all time favorite meal at our house. My hubby requests it weekly. I love it too and I love that it is something that I can use for a few days as a breakfast option. It reheats really well and I always have leftovers when I make a big pan full of it. Enjoy this one. I am willing to bet it becomes a household favorite for you.

2 cups of gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
2 cups of vanilla almond milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 and 1/4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas cut up
1/2 - 1 cup of chocolate chips depending on how much you would like

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8x8 pan with coconut oil.
Combine dry dry ingredients in a separate bowl (oats, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, brown sugar)
In a separate bowl combine almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla, banana,egg and choclate chips.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry mix stir it all together.
Pour into the 8x8 pan and bake for 40 minutes uncovered.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Celebrating 3 Years Chasing Big Dreams

3 years ago I finally lost all of the baby weight I was carrying around after having my son. He was two years old and I was at a point where I finally felt ready to take care of myself a little better than I had been. You see when you have a baby you live in this little bubble that revolves around survival. Them. You. Your spouse. You're getting by, but trust me I could have cared less about how I looked in a bathing suit or how "clean" the dinner I was serving was. I cared about him and that's pretty much it. But after two years I realized mom needed to matter too, so I changed my habits so I could be an even better mom.

3 years ago I decided I liked being a challenger in my coaches group, so much that I wanted to start running my own challenge groups. I wanted to help others feel as great as I was feeling.

3 years ago I saw a flicker of potential that could help me to give my family more. More freedom, more money, more happiness, more time together. I didn't know how in the world I could do it, but every ounce of me was saying go for this opportunity. While my plate was already full. I was teaching full time. I was taking graduate classes, I had a home and family to take care of and had very little help at home since we have no family around, I still felt like I wanted to take on the adventure.

I worked my tail off for three years. I stayed up late and woke up early. I juggled a lot. I sacrificed a lot. I said no to mindless TV after my kid went to bed and no to so many other things so that I could work hard to build "this thing." I started to chase something I knew that wasn't out of reach. I started to chase the dream of being a work from home mom. My job as a coach aligned with all of my passions. I used to teach business education. I was studying leadership and I loved to create content to teach to others.

While I don't have a classroom anymore I am still doing everything that I love except from a different lense. One that allows me to be home with my son and my baby on the way. One that requires yoga pants instead of stilettos on a day to day basis and one that makes me happier than I ever have been and most importantly one that allows me to be more present for my family.

I made a choice to leave behind my job in education to be a full time beachbody coach. Was it an easy choice? No it was not. In fact it was one of the hardest ones I had ever made, but looking back almost a year later from turning in my letter of resignation I know this opportunity was put in my life for a reason and that God has me right where I am supposed to be right now.

Coaching has given me a platform to make in impact. To share my story and my struggles with others. To inspire some and to give hope to people who are standing where I once was. It has brought people into my life who I have been able to form friendships with that I never would have known had it not been for this. It has given me the opportunity to travel a TON, to grow as a leader, to be healthier and most of all happier.

I will never regret the decision I made to be a coach. EVER. My life is forever changed because of this and yours could be too.

I watched my coach for a long time before I ever considered joining. At first she made me crazy because I wasn't in a place where she was when it came to my own health and fitness .Then I looked a little harder and realized deep down I wanted what she had. I wanted to be healthy. I wanted the freedom to stay home with my family and I wanted the financial freedom to create a life that a teachers salary just can't provide you with. So I went all in.

I would love it if you would do the same. Stop watching me. Stop saying how lucky I am. Stop saying it will never work for you. Just say I am willing to try. That's all I did. I showed up. I worked hard and I believed if she could do it should could I.

I would love to show you how I did it. If coaching is something that interests you, I would encourage you to fill out this application. I will be in touch about getting you enrolled in my next mentoring group.

"Pursuing your dreams is living a few years of your life like most won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life living like most can't."

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