Jul 26 2015
Free People Clothing: My Style in Every Way
Free People clothing are soooo cute. Here’s my outfit:
- Free People Dress
- Forever 21 White Hand Bag!!!!
- Charles David – Wedge Heel
- Tom Ford Sunglasses
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Free People Clothing. It is definitely my favorite clothing boutique store right now. Yes, Nordstroms, my first true love, is still overall my favorite, because it has everything, but from a specialty boutique style, Free People is where it’s at. They also have great sales! I picked up this lovely dress for under $40!! That is a score in my book. It isn’t easy finding unique, individual pieces. I can pair this with flats, high heels, booties…you name it…it works!
So, if you are looking to go out on a date, with your spouse, significant other, work party or just want to be able to stroll around feeling amazing, go stop by and get a Free People dress!
I love being comfy, yet try to be stylish. This was a great outfit for walking Bellevue, feeling cute, and warm enough in the shade!
Jul 25 2015
It’s Friday and these are awesome gluten-free snacks!!! Traded my homemade chocolate chip cookies or a big greasy burger for dark chocolate instead. I still get treats but they don’t make me feel sick and bloated ?? Being #glutenfree isn’t so bad after all! Gluten-free snacks for the win in every way possible!
About My Gluten Intolerance
By the way, I am severely gluten intolerant. I will break out in eczema all over my hands. I will also have a distended belly that makes me look like I’m pregnant. It isn’t a joke and isn’t to be looked at lightly. Everything we do to our bodies compounds over time. There were times where I would feel horrible for multiple days in a row and had no idea why.
I literally knew none of what I know, and that was just four years ago. Gluten-free? Didn’t have a clue. When my husband went through his transformation, my mind started going crazy. He started really finding sensitivities in his own body and then pushed me to find out what was wrong with mine. The saddest part….I know my body does way better without red wine. So it’s not just gluten that hurts me. The only reason I found this out, was because I had slowly removed junk out of my diet and finally found different areas that might be cause for concern. I eliminated those areas and then I am seeing more and more change….for the good!
The key is to test things. On a lighter note….this little treats don’t give me any side effects!! Yeah!!
What “happy meal” are you going to splurge on this weekend?
Just a little splurging is fine but don’t go too crazy or you’ll be bummed come Monday’s workout.
Jul 23 2015
Holy COW! Day 1 of CIZE and I am in love. It is not my normal routine, it is not the workout I really wanted to do today. I totally wanted to do my 21 Day Fix Extreme or Body Beast because those have been my fave lately but I am SO glad I stuck to my plan. It threw me for a loop, because I actually loved it so very much! Full review and updates group info at the end of the video so check it out. 😉
Pushing Through with Accountability
I love working out and finding something that is fun, yet still gets you in shape and getting your sweat on is so important. The other part, I preach about a lot is accountability. Doing anything with others, spurs me on! I push harder, go faster, do one more rep and know that I will be letting someone else down if I don’t push through. It is hard, but it is what gets me to reach my goals and become the person I envision myself becoming.
And yes I pushed play by 5:18 this morning so thanks for holding me accountable. #morninghustle #momlife
HOLD UP!!! Let me know if you want to join my Test Group!! Fill out the link below or just type in the comments below, “interested” and we will get this party started!!! You are worth it. You are amazing. I believe in you and you can do this! Changing your life is not easy, but it takes that first step to make the difference.
Jul 21 2015
The hubs took me on a date night in Bellevue last night! Turning 37 isn’t so bad when you get a little spoiled. 😉 Plus, dressing up is one of my favorite things to do! Life is a blessing. I won’t lie, I am humbled how I get to live at times. We don’t live in a giant house or have the greatest or newest cars, but being able to go out and take a little break is such an amazing treat. A date night with your spouse is so important. It is probably one of the highest “to-dos” on our list as a married couple.
I know it sounds silly but I never thought wearing white jeans after having two kids was a possibility. I thought my shape and body would be worse than before having kids. If you’ve ever thought that, please know that it’s false. I’m here to tell you that you can have the shape you want after having kids. It just takes determination, accountability, and a vision. My vision was my after photo. My vision was to inspire other moms. Even if it was just one mom that I could help feel better, that was my goal. Funny how we can easily give up on ourselves, but to be accountable to others holds more weight in our minds.
Working From Home
My husband and I work together in our online health and fitness company and have two small kiddos. We get to control our schedule and still stay home with the kids. A dream come true honestly. We were looking for passive income ideas and we found health and fitness to be a great fit. It isn’t always easy to balance our lives, but we make it a priority to take a date night at least a couple times a month.
My husband turned me onto the site Fierce Marriage. The couple are high school friends of my husbands. It is a great blog and has a ton of information to use as we travel on the journey of marriage!
Spending the day being grateful for good grandparents and a hubby who sees the big picture. He sees the importance, of taking time away to enjoy our time, just the two of us. Go have a date night, they are the best!
Jul 01 2015
Passive Income Idea
I always want to be honest and open, so when I first thought about this type of business I wanted to run the other way. I did not want anything to do with it! I actually made my hubby pinky swear he would never pressure me to sell anything. I just wanted to get the discount and to get fit and healthy.
I am the type of girl who likes my comfort zones and didn’t really “need” to work. I had just had my second baby and thought I was “too busy” to take on anything else. Working one day a week as an Esthetician seemed to be perfect. Or so I thought..
But then I got into the best shape of my life, I fell in LOVE with the products and workouts and the community as a whole. I saw the potential. The potential to learn and grow personally. I had the moment of truth when I was faced with staying the same and not changing or taking a risk and developing an inner strength I knew I needed to be who God created me to be.
Today, I decided to look back at June 2013 – $326, June 2014 – $1497 and June 2015 – $3477.
Not a huge amount….but way more than I ever thought possible!! This had become a passive income idea!
Finding Your WHY
I also started working this business on the side so I could still afford the nicer things that I enjoyed, while working minimal hours and being home with the kids. With not having to drive to work or leave the house. Working as a makeup artist at Nordstrom for almost a decade really spoiled me in the fact that I like to buy quality over quantity. I also wanted to help support my husband and come up passive income ideas. Possibly pay for the kids private school.
My reward is not the money, in fact, if I didn’t make a single penny more I’d still do this because it’s making me a better mom, wife, and woman. I’m more confident in areas I never thought possible (mainly computers and opening myself up. I’m a total introvert 😉 The money is just a bonus!
The blessing is now, my husband’s business is still in the waiting process in a couple areas. We are both self employed so the income that our coaching business brings in now is helping us a lot! We now work as a team and it’s been really fun. This month we were able to pay our utility bill, mortgage, our Costco bill, health insurance and pay for all of our Shakeology ( our favorite meal of the day as you know-lol)
Daily we get to inspire others to reach their full potential and teach them to pay it forward with coaching others during their journey towards their goals physically, mentally, and financially.
The majority of our income is what our team does to change the lives of others. So we mentor and teach our coaches on how to share their story, their life and their journey and invite others along the way. Just changing lives by sharing their story, just like I am doing now. We all have a story. You don’t have to be in perfect shape or a fitness professional. We are all on a journey and being part of a community of people who are paying it forward and sharing what they’ve learned is the best thing ever. We walk together and support each other like a big family.
If you are a coach and you are struggling, know that it does get better, you just have to find your space and keep at it.
If you are not a coach and you’re interested in learning how to do what I am risk-free, message me or comment below! Here is a form you can complete to make it easier. https://stacyrody.wufoo.com/forms/join-my-mentorship-opportunity/
****Disclaimer — In no way does this reflect a “standard” or “actual” amount of money you will make. Each person will build their business different. Some will grow fast, some slow. Beachbody guarantees no promises of income and as an independent representative, I do the same. It is all up to you and how hard you work. This is a business, your own business and it takes work. As in anything worth having, it takes work. But, start up costs, things associated with most businesses….this one really is a lot more reasonable to get started. So, I show numbers for you to get an idea what has happened to “ME” by putting my focus on something I love and know others can benefit from. It is through transformations, the customers and a few of those people seeing this vision, that this is now my life! Thank you everyone that are part of my journey and thank you for allowing me to be part of yours! This is only one passive income idea.
Jun 14 2015
Dig Deep In these Workouts for women
I finally founds some at home workouts for women. When I chose to dig deep and promise myself to get in shape and stay there, it was not easy. This guy was 3 months old when I started following my program calendar. I knew he was my last baby, so that did help with my drive and motivation to do my best. And I was just so relieved to actually have a program calendar that was proven to work and I could do all from home. Something to just tell me what to do and what to eat.
The thing about getting into the best shape I have ever been in didn’t come in the form of extreme measures. I’m more of a consistent, steady-eddie type girl. I knew never eating a gummy bear or tortilla chip again was not in the cards for me. It needed to be fun and challenging but something that would let me live a little, too.
Ups and Downs
I’ve had many ups and downs over the last three years because it’s not easy. It’s not easy to stay the course when you may not feel like it. I wouldn’t say passing out behind the wheel of my car, with my daughter in, it last year and totaling it, worked well in my plan. Or taking a rough fall down the wood stairs a few months ago that left me unable to workout for a couple weeks.
When things like that happen to us, it’s easy to let life get in the way of our health. To quit what we started. But those habits you’ve made over time aren’t as easy to give up on if you have a strong “why” and determination. Healthy habits are the safeguards that protect us. They keep us strong. When I think about what could have been after my two accidents if I wasn’t strong going into them? I can’t even imagine how much worse it would have been for my recovery process!!!
I’m so glad I get to share and encourage all you other women to be your best! Get those daily habits set in place and if you need help, I’m here with plenty of work out plans for women!!!
Jun 02 2015
*************Who needs new recipes?************
The Fixate cookbook is out today! It is finally here! Now you have so many more easy options for 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plans! Get the 21 day fix results that you have been looking for! These two programs have changed the game for transformations that I am seeing. In just three weeks you get that jump start and really see changes. After 2 rounds you are very different and after 3 rounds, it is a whole new you! With Fixate, you now have the variety to keep it fresh and exciting. We all get bored with our food from time to time. This recipe book, really removes all excuses.
If you have the containers, the workout, the original recipes and Fixate, you are set! There is not a more simple way of weight loss workouts combined with healthy quick meals, that really change you from the inside out!
If you are like me and need fresh ideas all the time for your meals then Fixate is the perfect match for you. I’m getting mine today and you can message me really quick to get yours!! I’m hoping they don’t sell out!!
This is going to be great for Fall and give us fresh ideas for the kids lunches, too! Our team is running a free 5 day group to help us mom’s get clean eating tips so be looking for that as August approaches. Don’t wait any longer, just take the plunge!
Jun 02 2015
Transformation tuesday TIME!!!
The more I work with women, the more passionate I get about their transformation Tuesday. This woman has rocked her workouts from the beginning. I remember last year when she did her first challenge group with me. She completed both 21 Day Fix and Insanity. She stood out from the rest because I could tell she didn’t slack. She showed up and gave 110% every day. THAT is rare!! It encouraged me tons (just another perk of my job).
Here’s Michelle’s stats and a bit of her journey so far:
“I’ve gone down 3 pant sizes chest went from 38-39 to 33-34 weight loss 28 lbs. Yes I have slipped from time to time, but I get back up dust myself off and jump right back in it. My mind set use to be so negative and bogged down, I hated taking pics I wasn’t very social because I wasn’t happy with the way I looked on the outside. Today I know I’m not perfect, but I have learned to love myself and to continue taking care of myself which has been life changing in every single area of my life!”
When I asked her what mindsets she’s noticed changing the most (because we all know this is just as much mental as it is physical) she replied with:
“I remind myself every day that ‘I am worth it’. This is not a joke and my transformation Tuesday can inspire other women to do the same!”
Michelle, you are worth it! We all are worth a little self-love. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey XO!!! Another transformation Tuesday in the books!
Apr 04 2015
Christine Barraza’s Transformation Tuesday
I have to love on my friend Christine Barraza right now and her transformation Tuesday!! She has transformed her life so much even in the short time I’ve known her. What used to be anxiety, diet pills, never working out and feeling unhealthy ……is now…… daily workouts, daily superfoods, and feeling better than she’s felt since high school.
What I love most about this woman is she has daughters and is an amazing example to them now. As all us women know, having a healthy role model is very important.
Love that we get to do this health journey together, Christine!!
Changing Your Lifestyle
It is not easy making changes. It is not easy to eat right and to have your family do the same. To have them change and being eating healthy is part of the process. It sometimes takes years. But I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that as we change, those around us see the fruits of that change. I implore you to take the same step as Christine has. It is not easy, it is done in a week or even a month. It is a lifestyle change. So please join us in changing not only our own lives but our family’s lifestyle as well. Let’s get healthy and see transformation begin!
If you have questions about this, let me know. We have Online Challenge Groups happening all the time. They are a great way to stay accountable and really have people surrounding you, that are going through the same emotions and changes.
Stop by my Facebook page to learn more about me and see more transformation Tuesday peeps!
Mar 28 2015
Celebrations the Healthy Way
Grad parties, BBQ’s, Father’s Day, they take work to enjoy these celebrations the healthy way. Summer is in full effect and the hard part for me is, the busyness can hurt our progress if we let it. I mean seriously, when you get somewhere and all your food choices are empty carbs, chips and maybe some greasy meat. What do you do?
Well, as I’m learning in business and in my health..planning is key. Never leave much to chance when it comes to your nutrition or fitness or you’ll look back and wonder how 2 months has passed and you’ve gained more than you thought possible in a short time.
Here are my tricks:
- Drink plenty of water early in the day. I shoot for 3 liters a day and one of those before 10 am.
- Always have food before you go somewhere. That way you’re not starving and eating whatever you feel like.
- For every drink or cup of coffee, drink two glasses of water to compensate.
- Get your quick greens in for the day by blending a couple handfuls in your daily smoothie. You can’t even taste it.
- Have a little bit of something if you just can’t resist and really enjoy it. Life is too short to be perfect all the time;)
Last but the most important to me personally!!! Enjoy the company more than you enjoy the food. By this I mean, by tweaking your brain to focus on the conversation and not the food you’ll quickly realize it’s not that special anyway.
Hope this helps and have a fun weekend, enjoy your celebrations the healthy way!