Thursday, August 28, 2014

The struggle

I struggle, every single day I struggle.  Each day I strive to become better than I was yesterday. Each day I wake up and work on the one thing that I think needs most improvement.  From fitness to nutrition to being a better mom and wife to my relationship with God.  I fail a lot, but I pick myself up and try again. I don't always get it right. But that's ok, I am on this thing called my journey.  We won't always get it right, we will continuously struggle with something, things won't always go the way we want to, there will always be bumps in the road, we will always make mistakes. We aren't perfect, but no one is. We all have our faults. But the best thing we can do for ourselves is just keep pushing forward and be the best we can be each day. 

I know for me, a year ago from now...heck even 2.5 years ago from now (when I started this health journey) I couldn't have imagined being where I am today.    All the obstacles I have overcome and ones I am still working on but making progress on.     For me.....I am not always the best mom and wife.  But I do know that I have come a long way since I started focusing on bettering myself, not just with fitness and nutrition but diving into personal development and spending more time in God's word.  

Don't look forward to how far you have left to go, instead, look back and see how far  you have come.  Be proud of yourself for every step you have taken. Even when you fall, and you will. Even when  you have a few bad days or weeks, keep fighting and look forward.  It's a journey and it will always be a journey.  There will always be something to work on. Take it one day at a time. Keep going and keep pushing. Do NOT ever give up!




Monday, August 25, 2014

Apple picking

When we bought our new house this spring we had no idea how many fruit trees we actually had on our property!   We have quite a few different types of apple trees, a couple plum trees, cherry trees, grapes, strawberries, rhubarb and I think a very young pear tree.  So cool!   I have never had any of this before and I can't wait to get a garden up next year!

The boys went to my parents for the weekend so we could have some special one on one time with Dakota (she hasn't been feeling well) and it was a really nice treat.  So we took her out apple picking on our land!  She loved helping us pick through the good and the bad apples and putting them in the boxes.  

I can't wait to try my hand at making some applesauce and maybe some apple butter!   And this is just a little bit of what we have!







Saturday, August 23, 2014

3 day refresh

A little ice cream here...an extra slice of pizza there...maybe a few extra pieces of chocolate..and before you know it, your jeans are too tight and you need a quick way to lose a few pounds and get back on track. Or maybe you're just finally ready to start a new weight loss program, and you want to jump into it with total commitment.

3-DAY REFRESH IS A DRAMATIC CHANGE THAT WILL HELP CLEANSE YOUR BODY AND IMPROVE THE WAY YOU FEEL — WITHOUT STARVING YOURSELF.

Check it out....I lost 4 lbs. And most people continue to lose after as they just continue to make healthier choices and cut cravings (I lost another pound as well). 3 Days is quick and easy!


I am getting ready to start up a new 3 day refresh group the day after Labor Day, Tuesday September 2nd.   I would love to have you join me!  Message me at danalyons81@aol.com or comment below with your email and I will get you more info!

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!





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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) Aladdin....now 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?