Layered Salad

Over the weekend my mother-in-law and I watched the Pioneer Woman on the Food Network.  She made an awesome looking layered salad and we immediately knew we wanted to try it.  Today, we made it. Now, it may have at least one unhealthy layer in it, the rest is simply amazing.  You don’t necessarily have to put this layer in or use the salad dressing in the recipe either.  We just decided we wanted to try the full effect.


Anyway, here’s the recipe:


For the Salad:

  • 2 heads Iceberg Lettuce, Chopped
  • 8 ounces, fluid Baby Spinach, Washed And Dried
  • 8 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 16 ounces, weight Bacon, Cooked And Chopped (You could perhaps use turkey bacon or no bacon at all!)
  • 4 whole Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 1 bunch Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
  • 8 ounces, weight Cheddar Cheese, Grated (You could use low-fat cheese or low-moisture as well)
  • 1 bag (10 Ounce) Frozen Peas, Partially Thawed
  • 1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise (We didn’t use real mayonnaise. We used the mayo that has olive oil in it)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar (more To Taste)
  • Fresh Dill, Chopped


You just make layers of the ingredients in order listed above, or even make your own order if you’d prefer. The last layer should be the dressing.  Next, refrigerate it for at least eight hours.  You don’t have to cover it either because the dressing will seal all the freshness in.


Feeling Great


Just wanted to share how great I’m feeling now since I’ve started Chalean Extreme. Never thought weight lifting would make me feel that way. Now I wake up earlier, and stay up late due to my increased energy.  That’s also in part to Shakeology which I drink once a day, every day. I was really skeptical at first about trying yet another protein type shake, but I gave it a chance after my best friend since 2nd grade said it was working for her. They don’t taste bad either! You can mix numerous other things in with the shake, which I add almond milk, coffee and ice. It tastes just like a mocha! It also keeps me full for at least four hours. It also cuts my craving of junk food down to zero! I’ve lost a few inches all over my body and 6 pounds in a week so far. =)

If you or someone you know would like to start a journey to a healthier version of themselves along with many others to motivate them along the way either e-mail me at or fill out the form below!

Amazing Transformation Story…

bbchallenge2Just wanted to share this amazing story with you! Robb (pictured) took the Beach Body Challenge and lost 100 lbs and 10″ of his waist! Like many others, he submitted his success story and ended up winning $1,000! Having a chance to win is just another great incentive Beach Body gives you to a more fit and healthier lifestyle! If you’re interested in starting your own success story, e-mail me today for more information at or use the form below!

To read more about Robb’s success story go here:

Starting a New Program…

Well, I had a run in with a slight health program about a week ago and then ran into a family emergency, so I had to put Insanity on hold.  Now, I decided on Wednesday I am going to start a 90 day fitness program called ChaLEAN Extreme. It uses weights and resistance bands. It’s catch phrase is “Muscle burns fat!”

Here’s a little bit about the program:

“Get ready to burn fat, boost your metabolism, and get lean with ChaLEAN Extreme®. Trainer Chalene Johnson will help you build toned muscles so you can lose up to 60 percent of your body fat in just 3 months. ChaLEAN Extreme is designed to give you visible results in only 30 days.

Chalene’s Lean Phasing® technique shifts your body’s fat-burning focus from cardio to resistance training. By using weights or resistance bands, you’ll build lean muscle and ramp up your metabolism. When you have more muscle, you’ll burn fat long after your workout.”

chaleanextremeIt comes with a lot of great items. You get 15 workouts on 6 DVDs. You also get: Muscle Burns Fat Guidebook,
Thigh Toner and Pro-Grade Resistance Band, Body Fat Tester, Fat Burning Food Guide, Extreme Motivation Audio CD, Healthy Eats and Kitchen Makeover DVDs, and bonus Cardio and Core workouts.

I will post my before pictures with measurements Wednesday. And will update every week or two weeks. The food in the cookbook looks amazing!

ChaLEAN Extreme Youtube Preview

If you’re interested in the program, let me know by leaving me a comment or e-mailing me at!

I’m starting a 30 day Shakeology Challenge…

Take the GUESSWORK out of NUTRITION and SIMPLIFY your life!
From the makers of P90X and INSANITY!
Join ME in the challenge of drinking ONE serving of SHAKEOLOGY a day for 30 days!
If you haven’t experienced:
– Improved digestion and regularity
– Reduced cravings
– Increased energy and stamina
– Improved focus and mental clarity
– Weight loss (if used as a meal replacement)
YOU will get your money back! (Even if the bag is empty!)

Shakeology contains the most potent super foods and essential nutrients available, at about $4 a serving! It’s 70 ingredients are derived from whole food sources – All natural foods that still maintain the vitamins, minerals, and fiver often stripped from highly processed foods and other shakes on the market.

Shakeology contains all:
– Protein and amino acids
– Antioxidants
– Phytonutrients
– Adaptogens
– Prebiotics
– Digestive enzymes
All of the above works to repair and strengthen your body on a cellular level!
Plus, when you purchase Shakeology you get a choice of a FREE DVD workout!

E-mail me or comment for more details!

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Check out our informational videos:

“The Breakthrough”:

“100 Doctor’s Don’t Lie!”


Cheat meals?

After month 1 of INSANITY, I had to take a trip to Alabama with my fiance to pick up his younger brother. He’s staying with us for a month as a graduation gift. While I was there I did eat a little more badly than I had anticipated. I did gain some pounds back, which I beat myself up about. Then I turned my frustration into motivation, to push harder during month 2. I was determined to continue to stick with the nutrition as well as go as hard as I could during the work outs.

I’m not sure about other dieters out there, but I always let myself have one TREAT meal a week. I don’t like calling them CHEAT meals. I look to this meal as a reward for all my hard work during the week. I usually have it on the weekend. Just don’t go over board like I did on my weekend in Alabama. Now, don’t beat yourself up about a treat meal, or feel guilty later. You’re helping yourself not slip off your diet completely.  One meal is  not going to hurt you or erase your six-pack.  But, if you overdo it… then you will erase some of your progress. Which is exactly what happened to me on my trip.

Now, do you believe in just ONE treat meal a week or a TREAT/CHEAT day?

PB2, whole lot healthier than regular or natural!

Thought I would share this product that I recently purchased. I was actually introduced to it by my Beach Body Coach. It’s called PB2. It’s just basically powdered peanut butter. You take two tablespoons of the powdered peanut butter and mix it with one tablespoon of water. PRESTO! You have peanut butter. But get this…only 45 calories, 1.5 grams of fat (for the regular), and 5 grams of protein. Pretty good I must say. It’s delicious too!

I found mine on You may be able to find it a whole food or health food stores.


Somewhat a new beginning…

I started this blog to help me on my journey to becoming a great Beach Body Coach. What exactly is a Beach Body Coach you ask? Well, I’m someone that helps motivate you and push you through your exercise and diet regimen. I help keep you on track, and help you through all the ups and downs on your lifestyle change! I also sell Beach Body products, which include great workout programs, as well as supplements and Shakeology.

I’m on a weight loss journey as well. I started at the beginning of the year of 2012. My weight then was 220 pounds.

Beginning of my Journey

I was always tired, unhappy, and depressed. I couldn’t believe I let myself get to where I was. I then began cutting and counting calories, which was hard at first. I always found myself hungry. It got easier as time went on. I also began to do Zumba, Sweat (hip-hop Zumba), pole fitness, jogging, and some weight lifting. I then got stuck at 175 pounds from what it seemed like forever. I didn’t exactly give up. I kept up with my healthier diet, but my exercise routines slowly became non-existent.  I just felt like nothing was working for  me and became very frustrated.

That was until my best-friend, Meghan, whom I’ve been friends with since second grade said that she was doing the INSANITY program.


After talking to her a bit about it, I then too, ordered INSANITY and couldn’t wait to start. After starting INSANITY, the first week I was definitely sore and felt like I was waddling around everywhere. Then, as time went on, the soreness became less and less and I never realized how much potential I had. After talking with Meghan again, and our coach through Beach Body (Hera), I decided to also purchase their healthy shakes as a one meal replacement per day.

I was a little leery at first about Shakeology, but it actually makes you feel better! I have more energy now than I ever had. It’s also helping with the weight loss and supports my lean muscle mass that I am surely creating. Shakeology has SO many other benefits.

shakeIt helps curve your cravings of sugar and junk food. Other benefits include: improves your digestion and regularity, supports your immune system, and supports cardiovascular health. It also tastes great as well! There are so many recipes you can find on the website.

Now, I’m into month 2 of the INSANITY program and I have lost 7.5 pounds so far, as well as inches all over my body, and have went from 34% body muscle to 37%.

3 wekk after frt

If any of you are interested in a new healthier and energized you, please feel free to contact me at  Beach Body has a wide variety of exercise programs that can help anyone on their journey to a healthier lifestyle. 🙂  I will continue to post my progress on here. 🙂