Fitness Coach & Homeschool Mom

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Adaptogens…

Adaptogens…

  You have probably heard of adaptogens but what ARE they?  Do you know why we need them and should have them in our diet every single day?  I ‘sort of’ knew but wanted to understand them better so I could explain them better to […]

Home Business Opportunity

Home Business Opportunity

Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a $4 MILLION multi level marketing company?! If you would like to start your own business under the Beachbody umbrella, contact me today and I’ll get your training started! You’ll never know what you can do until […]

What IS Shakeology?!

What IS Shakeology?!

Watch this brief video & hear it straight from Darin Olien, the creator of Shakeology!

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts recently bashing Beachbody & its coaches.  Kind of a lot of strong feelings & hatred toward us I guess! I do have to laugh when I see posts about how P90X is not a “real” workout.  I […]

KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston! We took the boys to an event in Boston on Saturday that was amazing.  It was hosted by BSA (Boston Society of Architecture) and was 100% free. The boys were able to choose any building in a city and then design & create […]

Make Your Own Life Changes!

Make Your Own Life Changes!

Make Your Own Life Changes

 
So many times, I hear people (even myself!) say “I wish…..” (I had a job, I could lose weight, had more money, could go on vacation, had more friends, etc)  Wishes are great when your a kid with a birthday cake but other than that, we all know they are fruitless, right?  If we want something, we have to change our lives to make it happen.  Sometimes changes are hard and sometimes they just take one step.

In 1996, I decided I was sick of hanging around with a bunch of people who were not motivated.  We did the same thing day in & day out.  My boyfriend at the time lived in Florida and we decided to move in together…we just needed to figure out where (since I was in New England).  We chose North Carolina at random and we both packed up and moved.  Just like that.

It didn’t work out ‘quite’ like I had planned, so I packed up & moved 2 years later to a different part of NC because my journey there wasn’t done, just the part with him was.  So I left, just like that.

Two years after that, I had a few amazing new friends, loved the city, loved my job but missed my family.  My adventure in NC was over, so I packed up & moved…just like that.

In 2002, life was getting boring again (do you see a pattern?) so I changed my friends again.  I decided no more bars or doing the same thing every night.  I changed my friends again and my job.  Just like that.   In 2003, I met a boy (again, he was my very first boyfriend when I was 15!) and we got married. Never expected to be married and in RI, but there I was!

In 2006, I had my first son.  Amazing.  Love.  Incredible.  Until my husband went back to work & I was alone with this bundle…who was usually sleeping.  What was I supposed to do with him?  I only had one other friend with a baby.  So, I started a moms group & hoped people would join.  They did!  Over 100 families joined & I made some amazing friends…just like that.

In 2009, I was tired & bored (oops, again?!) I had my second son in 2008 and was just overweight & tired.  I saw an infomercial for P90X and knew I had to have it.  (and I never buy anything from tv…the internet, yes, but never an infomercial!)  It changed my life.  I was a size 12 (on the tight side) and in 90 days I was a size 8 (still a bit tight but 10s were loose).  I signed up to be a Beachbody Coach for the discount & its become my full time job, well, its my full time pay check but part time hours!

I have gone up & down over the past few years with the scale but I know what to do to get back on track.  No more wishing though, no more get quick fixes, no fad diets.  I just know I have to eat healthy, exercise 5-6 times per week, drink water & make it happen. 

No matter what it is that you WANT in your life, you have to MAKE it happen!!!  Go for it! 
 You deserve it!

Beachbody Success Story….Rob

Beachbody Success Story….Rob

Rob’s story really caught my attention…not only because of his dramatic transformation but because my husband has also been a firefighter for 18 years!  While my husband doesn’t eat burgers & fries all the time, he will still indulge on occasion….and I’m not exactly sure […]

derm Exclusive Review…part two…end of 30 days

derm Exclusive Review…part two…end of 30 days

Derm Exclusive Update….30 Day Review   So, I finished my 30 day Derm Exclusive on March 29th but haven’t had a chance to sit down and write my review so here it is! I was hesitant about Derm Exclusive because I don’t generally trust any […]

Catch Up!

Catch Up!

I finally downloaded a bunch of pictures from our homeschool ventures over the past couple of weeks before I got sick!

First, one of Cam’s favorite class is Lego Class.  Its a drop off at a community police center & he gets to hang out with his buddies and build really cool stuff with Legos!

Every Monday, we have Co-op all afternoon.  The boys love it.  The classes are interesting, not too long and they have fun.  This semester, Ryan is in preschool….this week we learned about dinosaurs, which was perfect because he is learning about dinosaurs in his morning preschool too….
 Cameron is in Geography & art.  In art, he learns about the artists’ and they become them for the class & recreate one of their pieces.

They take music together.  Cam isn’t too sure he likes it yet but Ryan is pretty sure he does.  He loves music and the fact that the teacher brought in the theme song to CHiPS (yes, that CHiPS) in for him and “Another One Bites The Dust”, he’s pretty happy there.  They sing, listen to music, dance & do yoga.  I really think its great for them…and I’m the assistant…thankfully, I do not have to sing!   Oh, and I did I mention theres a GIRL….

…..and on Saturday, they had their last hockey practice……this is Ryan, our ham.  C does NOT like to be photographed on skates (even though he’s pretty good!)
Well, that brings us pretty current!  Next up, our trip to the Boston Museum of Science!!!!
100th Day of School

100th Day of School

100th Day of School! Wow!  This month is flying by!  February is such a short month anyway and I really booked us solid this month!  We have had nonstop field trips, classes and appointments!  I can’t remember the last time we just had a day to […]


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100th Day of School!

Wow!  This month is flying by!  February is such a short month anyway and I really booked us solid this month!  We have had nonstop field trips, classes and appointments!  I can’t remember the last time we just had a day to relax.  I need to remember to schedule one soon.
 We passed our 100th day of school!!!  My little guy went off to preschool so my big guy & I had a few fun activities.  We read a book:  100 Days of School and then did a project with the number “100″

The project on the bottom right was math based with measurements and weight.  The portrait of himself at 100 years old made me laugh.  I think all kids think old people have canes! I need to work on his idea of that. As a matter of fact, after he drew this picture, I drew MY picture at age 100…I should have taken a photo of it!  It was an old woman, NOT hunched over, NO cane and instead, she had dumbbells!  It led us into a discussion of nutrition, bone density & aging gracefully.

Happy 100 Days!