Thursday, August 21, 2014

They watch what you do

Always, remember that you teach your children the importance of health. How do you expect them to take care of themselves if you don't take care of yourself? They watch what you DO, not always what you say. Be the person you want them to be!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

25 things about me

Not sure I can come up with 25 things but thought I would try to anyway!

25 Random Things About Me

1. I might be one of the very few women who does not have their ears pierced. I did back in the day but they annoyed me so I took them out and never got them re-pierced.

2. I had horses growing up and used to show them in 4-H. I miss those days and sometimes still wish I owned a horse. I still love riding when ever I get a chance (which isn't often these days).

3. I can't stand to touch bars of soap. The texture grosses me out completely (referring to the wet soggy ones after one use in a hotel room).

4. I have 3 tattoos. Back from my *younger* days. I'm kinda not liking them anymore.

5. Even though I have tattoos I am absolutely horrified of needles and just about have a nervous break down any time I have to get a shot. Yes, I am odd.

6. I LOVE shrimp. I could eat it all day, everyday.

7. I once had a run in with a cougar in my back yard quite a few years ago while I was taking our then puppy out to go to the bathroom....and I think I peed myself. He came running up our little hill behind the house and stopped dead in his tracks and looked at me for what felt like 5 minutes, probably more like 5 seconds. And turned around and headed back to where ever he came from. Thankfully that has been and hopefully will be the only encounter of that.

8. George Strait is my all time favorite singer.

9. Riding 4 wheelers is my favorite hobby (again, not much time lately to do that either).

10. I am a HUGE procrastinator. I will put off anything I dislike doing for as long as I can and will constantly make excuses as to why those things never get done. I am working on this, EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

11. Tyler and I got married in Vegas. And not at the Elvis Chapel. At the (then) Planet Hollywood Hotel/Casino Chapel. We didn't want a big wedding. Just small and simple with our close family and friends.

12. I have a fear of any form of public speaking and am still peeved at my mom for making me take a public speaking class in high school. That was the hardest thing for me to do.  BUT, I did it.

13. My dream vacation is going to Fiji and staying in one of those little huts that stands out above the water. And doing absolutely NOTHING. Sitting in the sun, having an adult beverage...or 2 or 3. And getting daily massages.

14. I am petrified of snakes and clowns. It's not even funny to joke about either.

15. I love going to rodeos. Bull riding is my favorite event. I used to go to as many rodeos every summer as I could but it's just been harder these now with having 3 small kids.

16. I love working out. It's my way of life.  But that's no secret!

17. I'm stronger than I realize (on the inside) and working on sticking up for myself and what I believe and not apologizing for who I am, more than I ever have before.

18. Vegas is my favorite getaway (sans kids).  It's my place to let loose and unwind.

19. I LOVE all things pink.  And funnier now because I used to DESPISE the color as a kid growing up.

20. I met Tyler online, in an AOL chat room when chat rooms were 'cool'. Classy right? LOL

21. I posted up above that we got married in Vegas....but did you also know that Tyler planned our whole wedding?! I  just got the dress, gave him the approval on location, and showed up!

22.  I used to smoke on and off from the time I was 18 up until after I had the twins (I did quit while pregnant both times).  I officially quit January 1st, 2012 and haven't looked back though.

23. I enjoy reality tv more than I should. Specifically The Real Housewives chain on Bravo.  It's all a train wreck I can't help but watch.

24. I snuck my baby sis (who was 15 at the time) to an Eminem, Xhibit, and Papa Roach concert when my parents forbid it.  Yeah, I was THAT child.  Luckily I was 19 and too old to be grounded ;)

SORRY Mom and Dad!

25. City living is NOT for me. I am a country girl through and through.  'You can take the girl out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girl.'   Luckily for me that changed this year when we moved to our new house on 5.41 acres.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Transformation Tuesday 8/19/14

One thing I love doing daily is going through all these amazing transformation stories daily.  And this is one reason I love doing what I do as a coach!!  Seeing people reach their personal health goals, gain confidence, become better people on the inside, overcome sickness, and just feel all around better is one of the most rewarding things!  I seriously LOVE my job!

Stephanie lost 51 lbs in 90 days with ChaLEAN Extreme! Woot Woot!!! Awesome, Awesome job Steph!!

"I love the fact that it was very easy to follow, and that you didn't have to be super coordinated to get started. I feel AMAZING I have tons of energy and I LOVE my new body!"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fall Fall Fall

We still have a month left of summer, and while I am not entirely ready for summer to be over I am slightly looking forward to Fall being here. As long as the rain stays away, the Pacific NW can have amazing weather in October and November!  

Mostly I am ready for school to start back up, to be in a routine, to wear comfy sweats and yoga pants, knee high boots, big comfy sweaters, fuzzy socks,  go to Fall festivals, use my crock pot..hello stew, chili and soups!! 

I am already scouting out a couple boots I MUST add to my closet!   Plus possibly going shorter in my hair.  I've already gone short, but thinking maybe going shorter and keeping it that way for awhile until I feel like growing it out again.  Decisions decisions!

Here are few of my favs so far!

What are you looking forward to?



Saturday, August 16, 2014


Our summer has been pretty mild this year compared to years past. With moving this year, we've just been spending  a lot of time on the house and property and clearing out weeds and putting stuff together.   So we haven't done any camping (insert sad face) and no other random road trips. 

But my mom and I decided to take the kids to the Beach for a few days while my hubby was working a long over time shift. It was a much needed break out of town, but traveling with kids is always exhausting!  

We lucked out on some dry weather for the most part, not warm, but dry.  We got a lot of time in at the beach and sand in all places.   The boys enjoyed the beach more than Dakota, as once she was wet that was it for her.  We ate bad foods, and now I am trying to get my butt back on track!  Thank goodness for the 21 day fix eating guide!!!