Why Drink Shakeology


Shakeology is one of the more popular shakes on the market.  It’s no secret that I’ve been a Team Beachbody coach for a few years.  The accountability that being a coach offers is amazing.  Not to mention the products work.  But, of course, you need to use them properly.  Shakeology can have all the benefits in the world.  But if you’re still having that McDouble Triple Burger every night, you might as well not waste your money.  It’s like that with any weight loss plan, diet, or workout routine, if you’re not covering all your bases, you won’t see lasting results.


Never Miss a Monday

Never Miss a Monday

It’s important to never miss a Monday during your fitness journey.  Sure, rest days are encouraged and necessary.  But Monday should not be the day you miss.  Mondays have a reputation for being a crappy day.  So this makes more acceptable to relax after a ‘case of the Mondays‘.  Or if you spent the entire weekend couch surfing, what’s one more day?  For those who enjoy resolutions and clean slates, Mondays offer a new start.  Although it’s important to keep in mind, you can start any time.  But, let’s talk Mondays for now.


Clean Living Series: Deodorants


Welcome to Week Two of our Clean Living Series.  We’re talking deodorants.  While at the personal care aisle, you’ll see a seemingly endless choice of deodorants and antiperspirants.  When overhauling your personal care products, it’s important to look at labels, just like with your diet.  In the last few years, there has been an increase in natural, organic, and non-toxic products.  This is because a lot of the ingredients found in the conventional products we use daily contain harmful chemicals.


Little Things

little things

Little things have a huge impact when lot when it comes to gratitude.  We easily express gratitude for the bigger, obvious things (the perfect house, luxury car, boat, etc.) when it comes to talking about things to be grateful for.  All too often, we forget to acknowledge and appreciate the little things in life.  Because they seem small, it’s easy to let these slip by in our daily hustle and bustle.  But no matter how mundane something might seem, it’s important realize that it is important and plays a significant role in our lives.  Without the small things, life would be more difficult, if not, near impossible.


Gym Bag Essentials

gym bag

What you keep in your gym bag can help you succeed in your fitness journey.  The “perfect” gym bag is stocked with your gym essentials, but small enough to fit in the gym locker.  You also want to pack light.  Dragging a 50lb bag on your commute is no fun!  Depending on your gym, they may have some items available for purchase for you.  But who wants to pay top-dollar for a pair of socks.  Plus, your gym may not carry your favorite deodorant.




Superfoods are everywhere! Actually, I haven’t heard the term too much lately.  But, fear not, superfoods still exist.  While there’s no official definition of superfood, it’s safe to say we can all agree that superfoods provide high levels of vitamins and minerals.  These foods can make you more energetic, fight disease, and maybe even lose weight.  What a winning combo!


Best Week Ever

Best Week

Best Week Ever…No.  I’m not talking about the TV show! I’m talking about YOU having the best week.  Mondays are usually the red-headed stepchild of the week.  Since Monday happens every week, we might as well make the best of it.  Keep in mind, prepping for Monday morning doesn’t guarantee everything will go smoothly.  Planning ahead helps you handle the unexpected with a clearer mind.


Clean Living Series

Clean Living

Clean living is daunting task to take on.  There are so many aspects to consider; food, personal care products, environment.  Obviously, we can’t control the environment.  But it’s important to control and what we consume and put on our bodies.


Lessons, Losses, Setbacks


Lessons, losses, setbacks; these are not words you’d want to hear when working towards a goal or project.  However, these happen in all facets of life and need to be embraced.  In fact, we should look forward to these lessons.  Today is Thankful Thursday, so of course, we’ll talk about how we should be grateful for lessons, losses, and setbacks.  It’s important to not look at these experiences as losses, but as lessons.


Workout Buddy

workout buddy

Who’s your workout buddy?  If you don’t have one, you should find one.  The workout buddy will keep you accountable.  Your workout buddy will help reach your fitness goals.  Your buddy can help get you out of your comfort zone.  Most importantly, your workout buddy will keep you motivated.  Keep in mind, your buddy doesn’t need to local to you.

Your buddy, like mine, can be clear across the country.  A virtual buddy offers the same benefits as an in persona workout partner.  The most important characteristic is that your workout buddy be reliable.  At the same time, you’ll need to reciprocate that reliability.