Monday Motivation

The problem with New Year’s Resolutions is that no one really makes New Year’s Resolutions.

We all make January Resolutions, massives of hope and protein shakes and exercise and when the year feels new and pristine.

By July, those goals feel a million miles away, cooked out of our memory by the hot summer days and long humid nights.

But what if this could be the better half of the year?

That’s a question that’s bothered me for the last few weeks. For all the workouts I’ve done, and coaching about chasing goals, My goals of Reading a book a week I’ve never had that thought before. I’ve never thought about the back end of the year that way.

Runners talk about this concept. It’s called a “negative split,” and means that you ran the second half of your race faster than the first half. It means that despite being tired, despite being hot, you actually picked up your pace.

What if that’s how the year worked, too?

What if the second half, was the best half?

We’ve both got six months left in 2018.

Six, glorious, wide open months just waiting for a goal. (Starting today, it’s 183 days until the end of the year or 30 days until they start selling Christmas products at the mall.)

I wrote down 39 different goals in the last month. Some are events like, Going to a Super Saturday , or “Write a to do list every day.” Will I complete all of them? I won’t. Will I finish more this second half than I ever have before? I will.

I think you should think about the second half too.

To get you started, here are 10 of the goals I’m working on:

1. Write my affirmations everyday
2. Set up my productivity everyday to be more organized
3. Stick to my nutrition plan and lose 20 pounds
4. Get my running back on track
5. Encourage 184 people.
6. Date nights every Tuesday
7. Grow my Instagram to 10,000 people.
8. Blog once a week.
9. Launch a Coaching Sneak Peek Webinar
10. Build my business to a 2 star Diamond

Those goals are all over the place, but so is life. It’s always messy and chaotic in all the best ways.

3. Stick to my nutrition plan ss on those goals, too. I’ve been writing my affirmations, and setting my timer for my productivity, I’ve been setting up date night with Hubby. If you ‘d like you can follow me on Instagram~cupcakes_to_kale. That would be awesome!

Here’s to a better second half.

Here’s to finishing the year in the best way you ever have.

My Hiatus

I cannot say how crazy this year has been already, I can only apologize for not posting like I normally do. I haven’t forgotten about you, honestly it’s been a bit overwhelming and I have been close to having a mini breakdown.  With flying home for Christmas and having major mixed emotions there, then flying back and the biggest let down I have had was with myself. I have let my emotions dictate my eating. So instead of going forward I have actually gone back.  Feeling embarrassed and ashamed, I had a hard time posting because I felt like a hypocrite.

I’m an Emerald Beachbody Coach and with that I have some Challengers and Coaches that look up to me for guidance and support.  So I was beating myself up trying to focus on how I can do that for them when I’m doing everything the opposite? I discovered something about myself, within this last week.  My Company is launching a New program called 80 day obsession.  Every Monday they send out a podcast of what news is happening and some inspirational speaker, to help us and give us tips of how to be an awesome coach for both personally and professionally.  There was one speaker that really got to me, let’s just say he got my inner self fired up!  Then I went to a Conference last Sunday and let me tell you, that in itself really got me fired up. I realized that I am who I am. I have good days and Bad days, I need to focus on why I was overeating and what can I change so I won’t keep going to that habit again?!  I also let my workouts slack a little, why do I do that? It’s the one thing that helps the stress and pressure and makes me happy and feel good!

I have been asking people/friends what goals they have been making for the New year?  it’s funny how many different responses I’ve been getting, but what I realized is I need to focus on my goals too. SO I got back to the basics, I made a vision board, I cleaned out my craft room/ office/ gym.  Organized it a bit( still have stuff to do) then I sat down and made a list of what I am going to work on to help me be a better me, better coach and this is what I came up with.

  1. TIME MANAGEMENT – a biggy for me. I have always been a fly by the seat of my pants.  What I post is what I’m feeling right now. So I need to schedule and be productive.  I have already made a biggy, I have discovered how to actually use my smart phone as a better tool. Check this out!!
  3. MY HEALTH- I started this journey 4 years ago, I remember the fire I had and the drive to get to where I was. So I’m focusing on just that, and thank goodness 80 day obsession has come when it did.  I will be definitely giving it my all. I put on my winter coat (it was tight) I put on my fatty pants ( they were too tight) I didn’t need to go on a scale for me to find the truth. But I did this morning I am up to 163 lbs. The heaviest I’ve been since 2 years ago.  That’s why I’ve already begun the nutrition plan and the challenge hasn’t even started yet and I’m already feeling a huge shift in both my mind and body!!
  4. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT- I think one of my achilles heel is that I am always worried about what people think of me and sometimes it dictates how my day will be. So my goal is to focus on healing my mind, with meditation and destress and best of all NOT Care what others think of me. I am my own person.  I have a  lot to give and I have a lot to share and I know that I will do whatever it takes to help people that are looking for goals  they want to reach but are not sure how to do it.  My daughter told me about a challenge that she is doing and it’s read a book a week. One of the biggest things that Beachbody emphasizes is Personal Development. SO I am stepping up mine and I’m going to be reading a lot more build up my confidence and my leadership!

This Blog was a big step forward for me as a coach and a person, and I let it go to the wayside. I am now more determined than ever to give it my all. I love to share what I have accomplished and if it helps anyone do the same, then I have achieved the biggest goal yet!!  So don’t give up on me, I am going to be a stronger, healthier, funnier and most important reliable Friend/ coach / Blogger. Stay tuned!!

Best Job Ever!!

One of the best things I have ever done in my life besides having my children and Marrying my best friend is finally finding something that I’m good at and feel so passionate about has finally happened. I know what your thinking I’m 50 years old and it took me this long to figure it out right? Well I have two things to say, One is that better late than never right?! and the other is that most of my adult life has been taking care of my kids, hubby and just doing what I had to and trying to spend as much time with my kids as possible. I hated every time I had to leave to go to work and not spend with my family. Never really thought about what I wanted as a career. Probably one of the reasons why I gained so much weight, never really cared much about myself or what my needs were. The more the weight increased the more I disliked how I felt and looked. Who on earth would hire me(that’s what I thought)
Going on my journey I finally realized that looking after myself was not selfish at all. In fact quite the opposite. Then when I found out that I friggin love what I’m doing and this company has helped me in so many ways with building my confidence and showing me that “YES” I am smart enough and it doesn’t matter how old I am, I still have a lot of life in me and I can do something I LOVE and have learned so much and keep learning. Now it might take me a bit loner to catch on, So what! I’m still learning and I am amazed at what I’m capable of doing! I just have to share with everyone I know that it’s possible for you too! There is no Time Card or Requirements only that you have a desire to change and be a better healthier you!
I never thought of myself as a leader and I always thought that “HAT” was too big for me, well Guess what? It Fits and I’m loving the new look! So if you’d like to join my tribe/community follow the sign and I’d love to show you how you too are capable of the extraordinare! Your Not too old, too fat or too skinny or too lazy. That my friends is what will change. Yes I’m 50 but I feel like I’m in my 30’s it really is the fountain of youth!

Truly Blessed


OMG, I can’t believe it! Never in a million years would I have thought of how blessed I would be right now in my life. When I think of how I was before this amazing journey 250lbs, sick and tired, no energy depressed and on medication. Couldn’t barely walk half a block without huffing and puffing. That was when I decided to make a change, I was tired of being sick and tired does that make any sense? I never thought it would lead me to this!

Was it easy? Hell No but when I think of where I would be now and being in the Nursing field I have seen only too well where my path was headed and I was not going to let that happen. So no it wasn’t easy but when you want to change a path it never is, but I promise you this, as the days went by it did get easier and easier. I started noticing my changes and I was feeling alive and energized!. Then when my pant sizes started to get too big, I knew it was well worth it.

That’s when I found this amazing Company and an incredible shake that changed my life for the better. I drink it every day and the results are incredible. Then I started coaching and that too has been incredible I have met so many amazing friends, and I’m learning every day.  They have taught me so much and I have been able to share and help so many people reach their goals and see success too. Beachbody paid me $1000 for my hard work of losing 100 lbs! Now they are offering me this trip as a thank you for all the help and hard work I have done helping others! Can you believe it?! Me, 50-year-old, mother, wife, daughter of a mother with dementia. Being shown appreciation for all the lives I have helped. Even though that in itself is well worth it when I hear someone say” Because of Me, they are living a healthier life and feel amazing!” That is the best reward but to get recognized by the company as well. My gosh, that’s just icing on the cake.  I wanted to share this with you because I wanted you to know that Dreams are possible.  You can have everything you want, you just have to chase it. Do whatever it takes to make it happen.