Mar 16 2019
Final Transform :20 Review! Best Transform :20 Transformation!
The stats are in and I’m impressed! Not only am I in better cardio shape, I also lost 3 inches all over my stomach, hips and thighs..I can see my abs! 7 lbs is my end weight loss and I feel super fit!! So many of the girls in our program have lost anywhere from 6-14 lbs in just six weeks. The inches lost are astounding, too! We have our fire back and I promise myself not to lose it again this year! I’ve cried, I’ve pushed and I’ve felt the pride of accomplishment!
As far as my nutrition, remember when I told you I started intermittent fasting with my husband? We have been sticking to the container plan and our 8 hour eating window and feel great! Once you join our online group, I will share more resources with you!
So many people connect with Shaun T on a deep level because he himself lost 50 pounds so he understands the mindset that it takes and he speaks to that throughout all of the work outs. I’m so happy I did this program and now I have a step to use when I need a little Shaun T transformation in my life.
Haven’t you noticed that every time you do something new, whether it’s with your nutrition or your fitness, you learn more more about yourself? Over the last six weeks I’ve really learned to embrace change and to embrace the pain and the struggle. When Shaun says don’t run from the pain-invite it, lean into it, that resonates with me.
My hope is that you have been inspired to start something for yourself. I would love to coach you one on one and connect you with the right program whether it’s this one or another one. Email me today or message me on Instagram or Facebook I’m your go to girl and I would love to embrace change with you. Here’s the form to apply for the group: http://b.link/Transformwithme
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Mar 10 2019
Transform :20 Week 6 Review! Shaun T Weight Loss Transformation!
This week came fast. In the beginning of the program it felt like it dragged on but now that I’m acclimated to the 20 minute workouts I look forward to how fast they’re over. I feel so lean in my core area and the stomach on my skin feels tighter because there’s more muscle underneath it.
Feeling coordinated on that step is almost like a high. Conquering the moves and staying up on my transformer numbers, even beating them, is a confidence high!!
As far as my nutrition, remember when I told you I started intermittent fasting with my husband after we returned home from Disneyland? Well it’s been going better than expected. We’ve both been sticking to an 8 to 9 hour eating window and feel great. This scale has gone down for both my husband and I. I’ll share my stats from the program on my final Transform:20 review but even though the scale hasn’t moved a ton, I feel really trim and lean.
When I started this program I didn’t think it would be good for someone just starting out on their fitness journey because of how quickly he moves but I’m seeing now how if you go at your own pace and you complete the 20 minutes six days a week it really is a program for anyone.
So many people connect with Shaun on a deep level because he himself lost 50 pounds so he understands the mindset that it takes and he speaks to that throughout all of the work outs. I’m so happy I did this program and now I have a step to use when I need a little Shaun T transformation in my life.
Haven’t you noticed that every time you do something new, whether it’s with your nutrition or your fitness, you learn more more about yourself? Over the last six weeks I’ve really learned to embrace change and to embrace the pain and the struggle.
When Shaun says don’t run from the pain-invite it, lean into it, that resonates with me. My hope is that you have been inspired to start something for yourself. I would love to coach you one on one and connect you with the right program whether it’s this one or another one. Email me today or message me on Instagram or Facebook I’m your go to girl and I would love to embrace change with you.
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Mar 09 2019
Quick and Easy False Eyelash Tutorial! Making those Eyes Stand Out!
There is nothing I love more then having big lashes!! They make my eyes look bigger they pull together my look. I can do a dark smokey eye with lashes or do a really clean neutral simple eye with lashes and go more bold with my lips it all just makes it so fun!! I feel so pretty when I have lashes on!
In this video, I hope to simplify the process so that you can practice putting on strip lashes when you want to go more glam!
Step number one is not to panic. I’ve heard it so much from women that they would rather have someone else put the lashes on them or that they have tried it before and they couldn’t get it to work. I promise you practice does really make perfect and if it doesn’t work the first time you put them on your eye, you can try again!
Having an affordable set of lashes that can be used 3-4 times, is even better! I will teach you how to apply the glue, store them correctly until your next use and what happens if an end pops up during dinner or at a party.
Here’s are the links for everything you need to get your home lash kit ready:
You’ll want to have scissors to trim the ends of your strip lashes and an extra mascara wand can help put a lash or brow hair back into place nicely: https://amzn.to/2XImxEH
Here are some natural lashes I like: https://amzn.to/2TnHciC
Here is another beautiful natural pair: https://amzn.to/2SN2xwX
Here is a multi-pack of some more dramatic lashes that could still be used very easily for any occasion: https://amzn.to/2ERhZUW
The glue that I’ve been using: https://amzn.to/2ERzQv7
The other clear glue I mention: https://amzn.to/2H31fN1
Here is the Lash Boost I have been using nightly: https://amzn.to/2NNgR7F
Enjoy and I hope you get this down quickly!! It’s so fun to be girlie!!
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Feb 24 2019
Transform :20 Week 5 Review! Shaun T Weight Loss Transformation!
Week five has been a great week. I’m loving it how much more coordinated I feel on the step and my energy levels are UP!
This week I played around with different types of vegetables, I did red onions zucchini and snap peas in the cast-iron skillet and it tasted amazing. I added the red onions first with a little olive oil and let those get nice and soft, then I add the zucchini for a little bit and at the very last five minutes I add the snap peas with salt and pepper. It all tastes so good I barely need a balsamic glaze even though sometimes I still add it because it is yummy.
If you haven’t explored with balsamic glaze on your vegetables and meats it’s a game changer so is the Flavor God everything and everything spicy seasoning. Here’s the link for those if you’d like to try: FLAVOR GOD SEASONING
I can tell I look leaner in my videos my “middle jiggle” is less jiggly and my legs feel really toned. The scale hasn’t changed much but I will take after pictures and measurements when I’m done and see how that looks.
There’s the weekly reality TV video that plays after every Saturday work out and this week had me in tears. In week six we do a work out completely silent no music and Shawn isn’t talking he only cues us for the next move and his reflection on that workout brought him to tears and the entire crew.
Shaun walked through a lot of abuse from his childhood and the silence reminded him of the places he would go as a kid. Hiding in his closet scared. It was really moving that he was so candid and open with everyone in regards to that. I love his heart!
The trainers and these programs are so much more than just a work out and eating clean, there’s so much thought, care and love involved in the entire process and that’s why it works so well for so many. It’s addictive and it’s inspiring and it something that I won’t ever stop- I love it so much.
If you need a tribe, a community of people on the same path of you all striving to be better versions of themselves then you need to join us! Message me today and I will get you a custom plan and we will rock this out together!
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Feb 23 2019
Women’s Puff Long Sleeve V-Neck Front Knot Top – Wild Fable
Rib-knit long-sleeve top with a semi-fitted silhouette. Cut with a sweetheart neckline accented with a front-knot detail, and completed with elastic cuffs. I love this Target top! This top is on clearance right now! Check it out!
Feb 20 2019
La Blanca Petal Pusher!
This is one awesome swimsuit. Covers up the needed areas, yet makes you feel girly with a touch of sexy! Great swimsuit with the kiddos and my hubby loves it. The La Blanca Petal Pusher is the best. There’s nothing more classic than a black one-piece!
Just click on the picture and you will be directed to Nordstrom. You know what to do from there!
This La Blanca Petal Pusher one-piece has a plunging scalloped neckline and flirty lace-up back. I love it so much! Let me know what you think and feel free to hit me up and give me other suggestions. I have really broad shoulders, so sometimes I feel very disproportionate in swimsuits and any clothes for that matter. This one won’t do you you wrong regardless. The one-piece fits perfect!
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Feb 18 2019
Transform :20 Week 4 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Week four is on the books. I feel like I had a breakthrough this week!!! I finally started enjoying some of the moves and feeling like I could do them at a decent pace.
This workout is so short with a 20 minute time frame that he packs a ton in. I cannot even listen to music during the workouts because I’m so focused on what he has us doing that I can’t afford to be distracted. The good thing is is he has music in the background so it works but it’s definitely not what I’m used to.
The girls and my online private Boot Camp were joking this week about the little calluses we are getting on our hands from the step and I finally got mine this week. I’m feeling leaner, I’m feeling stronger, and I really like the challenge of this work out.
Every Saturday he has us do you a slower paced work out then involves a lot more stretching and the transformers are not as intense. I really like Saturdays *wink, wink. The cool part about tracking my transformer numbers on my wall calendar that came with my program is, I’ve been able to improve on those numbers which is a total confidence boost.
I’ve added veggie frittatas into our weekly rotation for food prep which is been a really fun addition. I’ve been sharing Gluten-free recipe is on my Instagram and saving them to a highlight so feel free to go look at those. I’m always posting my food and my stories as well.
There are five spots left in my online Boot Camp if you want to do this with me please message me today and I will get you started. I will be there for you to coach you one on one as well as plugging into a group of motivated positive women who are becoming the best versions of themselves every day.
I can’t wait to hear from you you deserve to have a coach who is rooting for you and you deserve to feel your best and be comfortable in your skin your beautiful mama have a great day!!
Feb 12 2019
Transform :20 Week 3 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Being home from vacation right at the start of week three was refreshing. As nice as the hotel gym was, I was really glad to get back to my basement.
Sunday evening, my husband and I decided to do something a little drastic with our nutrition. I’ve been looking at using intermittent fasting as a way to lose extra body fat but still stick to my container plan with the Transform :20 nutrition guide.I also decided to cut out the majority of the grains in my diet and add in a little extra healthy fats with avocado and coconut oil. Let’s not lie, a little peanut butter thrown in their daily.
I’ve actually felt better this week than I thought by changing this up. I’m eating within an eight to nine hour window and three larger meals. My hours are 11 – 7 and I’m eating at 11, 2:30 and around 6 o’clock. Now this may change based on the day but for now it fits well into my routine. I’m seeing now how bloated and puffy the carbs make me look and maybe that’s because I’m already sensitive to gluten.
I’ve been gluten-free for around six years and really try to limit the breads and rolls that are labeled gluten-free. Rice cakes and rice crackers usually work better with my system but I’m cutting even those out now. I will keep you posted on how this goes the last three weeks of the challenge but for now I’m pretty impressed.
The moves aren’t necessarily getting easier mainly because I have put the extra riser on the step. I like the challenge even though some of the moves are really hard to do for the full minute. I’ve been taking it with stride, not stressing if I can move as quickly as the Transform :20 cast members.
Overall I’m loving that it’s only 20 minutes and I thought I would be doing double workouts more by now but the workouts are so intense during the 20 minutes I have not found myself needing to double up as much. There are still some spots left in our February online Boot Camp if you want to start the six week challenge with me I would be happy to coach you and show you the ropes. Message me today!
Feb 02 2019
Transform:20 Week 2 Review! Weight Loss Transformation!
Week two review is here. All I really want to say about this week is, going on vacation and starting a new workout program does not mix well. It was more of a struggle than I want to admit.
Here’s why. I decided to bring my step with me which my husband was kind of on board with but it still took up a lot of room. When we got to the hotel I did my usual, laid out my shoes, my laptop, my room key, my mom crack, my water; everything I would need for the next morning’s workout. I always set it in the bathroom so I can get up and ready but not wake the kids.
That part was great because I have my discipline and my routine in that area. My body just felt really sluggish and heavy most of the week there was maybe two workouts, out of the five that I did there, where I actually felt like I had a little pep in my step. Even though I try hard to read ingredients and stick to lots of vegetables and lean proteins, there is still junk that gets put in the foods.
Whenever I travel, I’m so grateful that I have to eat gluten-free because it’s really tempting to eat empty carbs when you are busy and just need to grab something for a quick energy. I think a few days I did not drink enough water and that always makes me feel bloated and almost like I have a weighted bodysuit on, it’s really uncomfortable during these cardio workouts.
A couple things I learned about my body on this trip that might help you too is that when you order eggs they tend to use way more oil than they need to. I normally have my shakeology in the room before we head out for the day, but they had a really great egg white frittata that Matt had had the day before and it looked amazing! It had a lot of veggies and it I thought it would be healthy.
For the next four hours my stomach felt like it had a heavy weight in it and I was really bloated. I realized it was from the oils that they used on the eggs and I swore that I would always stick to my shakeology in the mornings so that I could start my day off right and not feel gross. I also thought it would be brilliant to buy a spicy pickle that they had at the market but that too had some interesting preservatives, and way too much salt so the next day during my workout I felt really puffy. There are so many things that are just not worth it for my sensitive system.
On the bright, I was able to switch my rest day. It’s scheduled to be on a Sunday but I moved mine to Wednesday because I knew I would be home on Sunday to get a good workout in. I also was thankful that the workouts are only 20 minutes because then I could get back to the room and shower and get to Disneyland.
Having my “trainer in my in the box” aka the Netflix for fitness right on my laptop, really saves me! I recommend it to everyone but you need to coach too. You need to be in a private accountability group with me, so that you cannot only do your program from anywhere you need to you also get the support of the girls and I so that you have those eyes watching. Making sure you’re showing up for yourself!
Overall, staying on track keeps my momentum for my results going strong so that when I come home I don’t have too much to make up for even if my eating was not perfect. You can see in the video that I show some of my salads that I chose and really you just have to seek it out and want to find a healthy food because when you do it’s always there.
PS: The caramel apples in Disneyland are definitely worth it.
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Jan 31 2019
A Mom’s High Ponytail Tutorial 2019! Dress Up That Casual Look!
This style is so so cute!!! It dresses up any outfit or style. I often forget how changing my hair can change the entire vibe of my look and it doesn’t cost extra! That’s a win in my book. This high ponytail would also work if you don’t have time to wash your hair but want to look put together and feel cute!
The #1 one trick I’m freaking out about in the video, is to combine the two ponytails! Especially if you have thicker hair and ponytails give you a headache. The two rubber bands give your hairstyle much more support and will help prevent the headaches a lot. I always start and end my styles with this product: Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast
It adds volume, texture and a little grit for styling plus it smells amazing!!!
The first thing you start with is a half-up, half-down small ponytail making sure you’ve lined up the part to the edge of your eye line as you can see me do in the video. Make sure you take small sections out in the front you can curl because this adds to the glam. You could always do a sleek high pony with no hair down in the front if that compliments your face shape and style, (I’m thinking of J Lo’s sleek ponytails and buns)
Then bring the rest of your hair up and add the second elastic (preferably one that matches your hair color.). Remember, it’s not about perfect structure, it’s about “a little messy and little fancy” when it comes to hair. As I watch this video, I’m thinking I need more blonde put in my hair.
The next step is to take a small section from the back, wrap a half-inch section of hair around the elastic to hide it and then wrap little hair around the end of the bobby pin before you secure it under the ponytail.
Then take a brush like the one I use in the video. You can find one here: Cricket Amped Up Teasing Brush and gently sweep the under part of the ponytail to have more volume and lift. Here’s my favorite curling iron: BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Spring Curling Iron
Finishing up with a little more Living Proof Volume Blast to add the final touches and maybe a little hairspray. Be sure to pull out and finger through the front curls so they don’t look like 90’s ringlets! Here’s my favorite hairspray that comes in medium or firm hold (I always get the Medium). The reason I keep buying this hairspray is because it doesn’t EVER make my hair sticky, but leaves a perfect shine and finishes my look so that I don’t look like I have helmet hair! Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium
I hope you’ve enjoyed this and I’d love you to tag me in Instagram or in your Instagram stories so I can see your finished look!
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