Friday, September 26, 2014

More about My Story

Almost a year ago I was close to going to the emergency room. I couldn't walk on my own, cried and screamed due to the excruciating pain I was in and I could barely go to the bathroom by myself. In a blink of an eye I went from my tough college athlete 'push through anything' mentality to wondering if this was going to be forever. 

Pain management, drugs, a lot of money for treatment and therapy,chiropractic appointments, etc. With time, patience, self motivation, and the inspiration from others I slowly was able to get back to the active life I knew and loved.

So what happened? OVERTRAINING. I thought working out longer, harder, eating less, was going to break my plateau and finally bring me the confidence I longed for. I had been doing a home workout program, plus would go to the gym for at least an hour. It was truly INSANE. This reality check put things into perspective perfectly for me. Yes, I was recorded on the doctors table, drugs in me, machine hooked up to me, so that I would remember this weak moment in my life.

This is only a part of what brings me to inspire others. Patience to get into shape. Patience to learn the steps to making changes to your nutrition to make huge impacts on your body. Motivate others to workout SMART and NOT OVERTRAIN. Working out is only about 30% of it...the rest is what you're putting into your body.

So I urge you to take that first step towards a healthier, happier life. I'll be right next to you on the journey.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

P90- The workout program for ALL AGES, ALL ABILITY LEVELS!

This new program from the extraordinary trainer Tony Horton is one for ALL AGES, ALL ABILITY LEVELS!!  I am very excited about it this program because everyone does not want an extreme program.  At some points extreme people need to tone it down OR some need an introductory workout program into fitness.  This is exactly what this program is all about.

Tony made P90X, P90X2, P90X3 and knows what he is talking about.  He discovers the science behind everything and knows how to make workouts effective with low modification. I personally think he is HILARIOUS and makes the workouts so much fun!!  The time flies by!

Here is a video clip showing some of what the workouts are like!!!


I am really excited to see what this program is all about as I have heard nothing but amazing things!! I am excited to introduce this program to my parents who do have certain restrains with their movements but I am sure this will be something that will excite them!

From Tony Horton himself,

"P90 is the result of everything I've learned in 20 years.

Results from 90 days of P90!
Here's the key . . . In as little as 25 minutes a day, P90 will help you completely change your body—not by working you harder—but by keeping it simple. Simple cardio. Simple resistance training. A simple approach to portion control. I won't say these new workouts are easy . . . but they're a whole lot easier to get done now. And that's how P90 will help you finally get the body you want."

If you are interested, email me at  I can help you get connected with the amazing program :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Cups- NO BAKE!

I love Instagram for the pure reason of seeing recipes, tweaking them, and then trying them out!  This is one that I will for sure hold onto.

2 TBSP coconut oil melted
5 TBSP any nut butter you want
2 TSP pure maple syrup
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 banana sliced (cut them thinner than mine!)

Mix oil, butter, and syrup.  Then pour half of this mixture into a separate bowl and mix in cocoa powder. 

Now you have a "PB" bowl and a "chocolate" bowl.

Place 8 mini muffin cups onto a tray. Pour the chocolate layer into each cup then freeze for 30 minutes

Remove from freezer, place a slice of banana on each and top with the Peanut butter layer. Freeze for another 30-45 minutes.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Black Bean Brownies Version 2

1 can black beans
3 eggs
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup organic sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips-dark preferred

Place beans in a blender and crush them up a bit.  Then add the rest of the ingredients except for chips.  Put the well blended mixture in greased 8x8 square pan.  Sprinkle with chips.  Bake for 30 min in 350 degrees and enj

Monday, September 8, 2014

Blueberry Crumble

1 cup blueberries
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 TBSP honey
1 tsp cinnamon
juice from 1/2 orange

1/3 cup coconut flour
2 TBSP unsweetened applesauce

Mix blueberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, orange juice together.  Place in a loaf pan coated with pam and cook for 20 minutes at 325 degrees.

Mix topping together and make it into a crumble topping by squeezing together.

After 20 min, pull out blueberry mix, sprinkle topping, bake for another 20 min.  Enjoy!

Feel free to double recipe and bake in a pie dish!