Thursday, June 23, 2016

Edge on Summer!!!!

Get ready to get your Edge on Summer!!!!

#1 top health concern = tiredness and fatigue
85% of us wake up feeling tired.
50% of us get fewer than 8 hours of sleep.
1 in 3 people feel an urgent need for improvement in energy.

No one likes the side effects of so-called energy drinks, not to mention the ingredients!
Plexus has created a healthy, natural solution to our personal energy crisis!!!! This is so awesome!!!!
We are hosting a 7-day challenge starting July 6th!
During which you're going to experience:

* healthy sustained energy
* balanced blood sugar and lipid levels
* reduced binge eating
* improved mood
* enhanced concentration and focus

These 7 days could change your life! Who’s joining me?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Farmaceuticals vs Harmaceuticals

Why has this become the norm? Things to think about.
For example :
Someone will go to the doctor for a well check and find out they have cholesterol issues so the Dr might prescribe a medicine for cholesterol. Then from the side effects from that medicine might cause another ailment and another prescription is added. Then another diagnosis pops up and another treatment is added yet again.
Symptoms are a sign that something is out of balance. Listen to them, your symptoms, and find the root cause of them. Become a wellness advocate for your health. If you have gone through and are not getting any better or worse, maybe you are ready to try something simple. Learning how to eat healthy, exercise and taking superior nutritional supplements might not be as difficult as you might think. 😉

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Product Testers Wanted!

Who's up for a challenge??
Want to be a product tester??
Both of these products are new and I am looking for TEN people to test them out with me!
Plexus Edge is brand new and LIFE CHANGING! If you wake up feeling tired, struggle with those afternoon crashes, you NEED this product!
Plexus Block is reformulated for better carb blockage! If you struggle to give up the carbs, give this product a try. It'll block up to 48% of the carbs you consume from being absorbed.
If you're in, let me know!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Last week, Plexus had their annual convention in Las Vegas.  These are just a few pictures of our time there. More than 10 people from my team joined me in Vegas for convention. For some of us, it was the very first time that we met. How incredible, to get to meet people who you never would have had the opportunity to otherwise.

If you're looking for an amazing group of girl friends, you've found them!

We would absolutely LOVE for you to join our team!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Leg day is always the worst. Or the best. Depending.

Today was a SUPER EXCITING morning for me ... I got on the scale and it was 199.0lbs.  Finally getting some movement in the right direction.  My weight fluctuates 3lbs on any given day.  Seeing the scale creeping lower and lower shows me that I'm heading in the right direction!

Today is also my last day to exercise before my vacation. I wanted to make sure I made the most out of it.  I did a 5 mile run (walked .35 miles up the bridge) when I got up.  I made the mistake of not eating first. It was pretty brutal.

After my run, I went to the gym and did legs.  I didn't push a lot of weight but I did get a good workout in.  I never skip doing squats.  I'm in the middle of #OperationBuildABooty hahaha

As I'm going out of town for a week, I had to take care of some responsibilities before leaving.  The first being mowing my dad's yard.  I'm a good daughter like that :) then I came home and mowed my back yard.  I managed to do the front yesterday before the rain started.  My grass grows so fast that if I missed mowing this week, my mower wouldn't have been able to handle it when I got back.

It was a lot of time spent outside in the heat.  I consumed a ridiculous amount of water and yet still feel dehydrated.  I made the mistake of not eating anything but a protein bar after my run.  I was definitely feeling diminished.

I splurged and got Chipotle for lunch.  It's one of the best options available. All non-GMO food. Organic. I go light on the rice, always brown. I skip the sour cream.  I do splurge on cheese. I know some are of the opinion that you should avoid dairy when trying to lose weight.

I only allow myself 1 cheat meal a week. It's always Chipotle.  I absolutely love it.

Here's a snapshot of my day.  I'm a little sad that I won't be working out for 4 days but I'm sure my body will appreciate the rest.

I am super excited to be going to Vegas for the Plexus convention.  I absolutely love this company and what they stand for!

Smile bright my friends!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Whew .. what a doozie!

Today was rough!

I did manage to get to my starting point for my run by 9:30ish this morning.  However, it was incredibly humid out. I wasn't even done my first mile when I had sweat pouring into my eyes that was driving me crazy.

As I was coming towards the end of two miles, I saw a friend of church coming the other way. It's always nice when you see you're not the only crazy person trying to get their cardio on before the rain starts.

I managed to do the entire 5 miles today. I did stop to walk towards the end for a quarter of a mile.  My knees were hurting. It's always important to listen to your body. It's not worth hurting yourself for that last half mile.

Like I said yesterday, I love tracking my runs with my FitBit so I can see the mile splits. Any time my mile is under 12 minutes right now, I'm a super happy girl. I'm still a long ways from where I was 6-7 years ago when I was running daily, but I'm doing better than I was 6 months ago. 

Progress, no matter how small, is still progress!

After my run, I went to the gym to do biceps and triceps. I did 3 exercises for each muscle group and one weighted ab workout. In this picture below, you can see what the app looks like as you're tracking your lifting.

I was exhausted after my run.  It was a struggle to complete even this. But I got it done.

I'm starting to see baby biceps again. More than anything, I want to have a toned body. I know that diet is the most crucial part. I don't count macros and that might be my biggest opportunity.

I'd love to hear about your journey!

What life is like now ...

My goal is to start sharing with all of you the ways that I've managed to maintain my weight loss for 10 years now. shares ~

Nearly 65 percent of dieters return to their pre-dieting weight within three years, according to Gary Foster, Ph.D., clinical director of the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at the University of Pennsylvania. The statistics for dieters who lose weight rapidly, according to Wellsphere, a website sponsored by Stanford University, is worse. Only 5 percent of people who lose weight on a crash diet will keep the weight off. Crash diets include any unhealthy diet, from severe calorie-restriction diets to diets that consist of only a few kinds of foods.

Here's how I spent my morning.

I ran 4.5 miles in 85 degree heat, that felt more like 91 degree out with 75% humidity.

It was nothing short of dreadful. I did stop at one point to talk to some friends from church that I saw with their kids.  Which is why my 4th mile is 2 1/2 minutes longer than the others. 

Do I wake up wanting to do this? NO

Do I sit in my car and talk myself into it almost every morning? YES

Do I get my butt up and go regardless of how I feel? YES

I figure, even if I stop and walk a mile of it, it's still better than if I had sat at home.

I use a FitBit to track my runs.  I also use Nike+ but I like the mile split breakdown that the FitBit app gives.  So I technically use both during my run. 

After I went for my run, I went to the gym and did my chest and shoulder routine.

I use an app called Jefit.  It allows you to set up your workout route and log your weight and reps so you can see the total volume that you lifted during that session.  It's addicting and I love it.  There's also a community of other lifters that you can interact with, get support and encouragement from.  It makes your gym workouts that much more fun!

If you'd like to be "friends" on FitBit, Nike+ or Jefit, hit me up!!!