New Year New You

I am so excited! I have been waiting for this program for quite a while, you know I’ve been doing the mini version “A little Obsessed” now it’s not a walk in the park, but it’s definitely a great way to be prepared for the one coming on Jan 15!  It’s going to be amazing. She(Autumn Calabrese) is going to be giving us detailed meal plans like we’ve never had before and more time sensitive. As well as the workouts which is a different workout everyday for 80 days. It zero’s in on the trouble areas, abs, butt, and arms. I don’t know about you but I certainly love to have more toned arms instead of chicken wings and my muffin top ( BYE BYE!)

Eeeeeekkk!!!!  Besides You know how I keep posting all of those 80 Day Obsession transformations of people who got to be IN the TEST group with Autumn Calabrese?!?! 😍😍🔥🔥

Well GUESS WHAT?! They have decided to do a SECOND test group WITH Autumn, and I get to be in it!! 😱🤗 But the BEST PART…I get to choose a few people to do it WITH me! 👯

So…what are you doing January 15-April 15? Do you want to join me on this 80 day journey?! I will only select people who commit to going ALL IN for this program. They are looking for people who WILL get results that they may use in future infomercials, promotional materials, etc!!! 🙌🏼

This is the REAL DEAL you guys!! So if this post is SHOUTING your name, please comment below, so I can send you over the details!!!  Now is the Time my friends, you don’t want to miss this, I know I was always tired of restarting over , time and time again. I want to break that chain and be the most healthy I can be, so I can be around with my Grandkids( I have none right now) or be there for my daughters wedding! Best of all just for me! To wake up and be energized and ready to conquer the day with excitement and feeling good! 

A Little Obsessed Day 4


This program has been a real blessing for me. Why you ask? Well, this sneak peek has given me the exact thing I need to focus on my health and energy.  I falter when I don’t have structure and I lose interest and start to go into my bad eating habits.  It’s a vicious cycle, there is never going to be a time that we don’t have to watch what we eat or exercise. It’s not like you take a magic pill and voila your cured, you aren’t going to crave chocolate anymore, or sweets or maybe you’re a potato chip person. Whatever is your weakness you have to learn that you can still have those things but just in moderation!

I have learned the hard way, and I find when I falter I do it hard. So when an amazing program like this one comes along and gives me the push I need to realize how much I needed this in my life right now. Stay focused on what my goals are and my dreams.  No excuses, never give up. I tell my challengers that every day. SO I guess I should start leading by example.

Day 4 had some tough spots like “frog squat” but what I found was that I was able to keep up! I only had to pause a couple of times! But pretty much kept up with Autumn, which was awesome. That’s the best part of progress is that when I start a program I literally suck at it. I struggle big time, it’s hard to finish a set. But after some time I am able to actually see that I’m getting better, mostly by the fact that I can improve each time. Do all 3 sets and then break.  That’s when I know I progressing. Now if all I had to do was exercise and not worry or work on nutrition I’d be set.  But then what would I learn right?  I do find I am not coordinated at all, in fact, it’s embarrassing at times. Trying to do the rocking horse was brutal, I ended up laughing so hard just figuring how ridiculous I look, but I didn’t care it’s in my house with just me and my dogs. Who am I trying to impress? The best thing was that I gave it my all and had fun doing it. I’m sure going to miss this program until it’s officially out.  I can’t wait. In the meantime, I’ll continue with 21-day fix & 21 day fix extreme. Still really good workouts for sure. week-3-day-1

A little Obsessed


This is one program that I have been so excited to try. Almost as much as bad as when I first started this journey! Have to admit after Day 1 and trying to use those bands I think that was a workout enough. Boy am I not coordinated at all! I was struggling with them so much I had to keep pausing on the video just to get my feet through. I felt like I was in Highschool all over again, when my high school teacher was teaching Gymnastics. Which I royally suck at by the way. She was getting everyone to do a handstand. Which I could not do for the life of me. So if you can imagine, I’m in Grade 9 in a class full of other girls and they’re all doing their Hand stands like it’s nothing. In fact, my teacher had a pet and she had her come to the front of the gym to demonstrate how to do the perfect Hand Stand!  I never felt the sweat and panic rush through me as I did that day.  Well, my body did not disappoint, every attempt to do a Handstand was a complete and utter failure, so much so that my Teacher noticed. So not that my sweating and panicking couldn’t get any worse, oh Yes, my friends, it did.  She had the Class stop doing the exercise and went on bringing me to the front of the class( my heart was literally leaping out of my chest) and she had the PET show me again how to do a handstand. So it was my turn, yes this was Not a Fairytale I’m pretty sure my Fairy God Mother was hiding in the corner of the Gym somewhere.  So I tried and failed, tried and failed, tried and failed. By about the 10th time( I know your thinking how could I remember how many times right?) Well trust me when you have a traumatic teenage experience you remember every detail.

It was Traumatic to me anyways. The teacher finally gave up on me and had me go sit down. She never did try to teach me how to properly do a handstand. Just dismissed me and my pile of sweat and fear.

I guess that’s one of the reasons why I love doing my own thing and my own time in my own house. The only judges I have are my pets. And you know what I love it. I actually started laughing trying to put on these bands. I felt even better when “Autumn Calabrese” even brought up how hard it is to work with them for the first time. As well they have been doing it for 80 days, so don’t panic or worry, You get better as you get going!  I just love her. She knows exactly when I need to hear that I’m ok, it’s not me, just keep doing the best you can! There is no Perfect!  Today I’ll be doing DAY 3 & 4 , and I can’t wait it will be challenging because I guess I’ll be using these things called “sliders” and already I can hear disaster coming!! But I don’t care, I love doing it and it’s fun and I wouldn’t have it any other way!! Don’t ever be afraid to try something NEW it took me a very long time to finally realize what I have been missing. Who knows maybe if my High School teacher took the time to work with me I might have loved Gymnastics and done really well. But that is the past not my future!



So​ Excited


One of the best decisions in my life was to buy a Challenge Pack from a very good friend of mine Jody.  She told me about coaching and I actually went out of my comfort zone and jumped in with both feet literally.  Well, I have have been doing this for over a year and I can’t believe how incredible this company is! How much it has changed my life and my way of looking at nutrition and exercise. I used to think of both as a punishment. Like ” oh gosh, I have to go to the gym” and hate every minute of it. About as much as household chores.  You know you have to do it, but you’d rather be doing something else right?  Wrong, way wrong.  I’m not going to lie and say it was easy “Hell NO” but the difference is simple. I knew I didn’t want to be where I was way more than doing what I was doing.  I knew I had a better life to live and I had to push to get there.

Well with consistency and support I had a change in my perception of “working out”, I started to enjoy it, I started to look forward to it. As tough as it might be for that moment, I knew it was only temporary and I would feel awesome afterwards. So with some of the different programs I have loved some and others not so much. I have never been as excited as I am Today! Why? well, I have come to a stage in my fitness where I have plateaued and honestly, my nutrition hasn’t been spot on either which is exactly why I have been putting on more weight than off.

So this program has come at the right time in my life and I’m so happy and super excited. Mostly because I need to get out of this funk!  I joined a group to help me stay motivated and I also have my own group. There’s no stopping me now, this program is working in the two areas I need the most help with. My abs and my booty, who doesn’t right? With losing over 110 lbs I have a lot of extra skin, I mean a lot. Like elephant knees, etc. I know we can be critical of ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these mid-life crisis women who want to get plastic surgery and look like a model. I know what I am and I’m damn proud but when I’m trying so hard to progress and there’s a lot of extra skin it actually is more of a hindrance than when I was bigger believe it or not.  It gets me so frustrated, so I am going to focus on the next 80 days solely on my abs and booty and if I don’t see any difference then I know I’ve tried everything and I’ll have to live with that. But I might as well have fun trying!


Body Beast Week 4


You would think with myself doing these programs that I would be great at it? Well let me tell you, that is not always the case. First off, I’m trying a New Program and instead of going through the Nutrition Plan that you get with every program, I just figured to myself that I’ve done this enough times I know what I’m doing right? WRONG, way wrong.  Rule #1 never assume you know everything. By this week #4 I have done anything but lose weight, in fact, I have been gaining. Gaining so much that I’m heavier now than I have been for 2 years. I just about s*** my pant when I stepped on the scale and saw that number.

So I was getting discouraged and frustrated at the same time. Feeling like I should give up.  Second guessing myself. Maybe because this program focuses on weights more than Cardio, maybe that’s my problem? I haven’t been running like I used to thanks to the weather of course, but to be completely honest I haven’t felt like running either. Feeling fat, bloated you name it. I told my hubby the other day I think I need a treadmill or an exercise bike. He replied by saying I won’t do a treadmill, but I would probably use an exercise bike. So I thought perfect!!
I went into my next phase Week4 and I was thinking to myself I had to finish this week, then start something else. This wasn’t working for me. One of my fellow coaches suggested I add 10-minute trainer which is 10 min of straight cardio. To help me feel better. I know my nutrition wasn’t great I haven’t been following the plan like I should. But I figured I knew what I was doing.  Until last night I got a message from a fellow challenger and she knew I was doing the Body Beast! She asked me about my results and if I was improving. I told her NO. She asked if I was gaining weight? I told her YES!! She said she was having the same problem, so we met up this morning and talked about what changes we were feeling. Turns out that I wasn’t following the exact nutrition plan, and that is why my body doesn’t know what’s going on. I’m supposed to bulk up for the first two weeks, then cut back on carbs the last week and all that weight will start to come off because when your muscles grow they burn calories faster and you start to see the results.  This girl was talking about Macros’ and other stuff , then I thought to myself, how can I coach people if I don’t do the research?

Lesson learned. I am definitely not making that mistake again. I tell you. There is never a time that learning isn’t a good thing. I’ve never pretended that I know everything, in fact quite the opposite. I’m a wife, mom, daughter, caregiver, I share my experiences to let others know that it is possible. You can reach those goals you never thought possible. I’m not a Super trainer or a doctor.  But I also have had an experience of being overweight most of my adult life. I don’t look at the Super Trainers and think “OH MY GOODNESS” I’ll never be that thin. In fact, I won’t be, I’m 50 years old. What I’m working on is my health and making sure I have a happy lifestyle by both Mind, Body and Soul. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I have chosen to share my life experiences in hopes to help that person who feels like I felt and will know that it doesn’t have to be like that.

So after my great visit with my challenger, I got home looked up the nutrition plan and discovered the reason why I’m gaining and not feeling the best. The best thing is that this is what we call prep week, so I have time to focus and zone in on what plan will work for me and follow it. To the letter. So that way I can prove to myself, it can be done!  We can be our own worst enemies, we don’t need others to add to it! So that’s why I tell all my challengers, that you have to do this for yourself and only yourself. Because it will get tough, and if you don’t have a big enough reason “WHY” you’ll give up. No one can make you do it, only you can make that choice.  So I’m excited to see what this week and the next 4 weeks will do. I’m starting right, by having an awesome workout, even though it was early and I’m eating right too, by having a great lunch.  This was a great lesson to learn, it just goes to show you can never be too old to learn. Happy Wednesday !!