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Welcome! I'm Kim, a stay-at-home mom of two, a LEOW, a woman of faith, and I have lost 25 pounds! I love to motivate and inspire others with their health and fitness goals.

Transformation Tuesday

It has been 8 months since I really became serious with my healthy way of life.  I started at 140 pounds and a size 10 almost size 12.  Today I am happy to say I am at 127 pounds and a size 4 almost size 2.  I cannot tell you how much better I feel about myself.  I have energy again, and self-confidence.  I don’t feel sluggish and bloated.

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Did it happen overnight? Absolutely not. Was it easy? Heck no.  I worked hard, and stay committed.  I did not give up, and I’m not done yet.  Did I eat like a bird and never eat snacks, desserts, fast food? Absolutely not.  I have found that eating healthy 80% of the time, along with Shakeology daily, has helped me achieve my goals.

If you are ready to make a change in your life, I would love to be your accountability partner.  Being healthy is NOT a destination, it’s a way of life.  Taking the first step is half the battle.  One day at a time.

PiYo: Week Three

Can I just say how much I am REALLY loving PiYo!!!  I finished up Week Three and am officially down 3.5 pounds in 3 weeks.  I am completely happy since I don’t have too many more pounds to lose and my diet has definitely not been the best.  I’m loving the way my body feels longer, stronger, and leaner.  I cannot wait to measure and take pics in a week to see my 30 day results!

This week two new programs were introduced.  Buns and Strength Intervals.  Buns is just under 30 minutes and it does just what it says, works the bum.  Between the countless squats, lunges, and burpees, your legs will be wobbling by the end.  I could definitely feel it in my quads the next day.  I love how Chalean pushes you, without overdoing it.  It is challenging while still being enjoyable.

Strength Intervals was the other new program I hadn’t done yet, and again I loved it.  I think my favorite part was that it only lasted 22 minutes.  But seriously, it is much different than the normal PiYo workouts.  It rotates between a cardio exercise and then a strength exercise.  Compared to a lot of other Beachbody programs like T25, P90X3, or 21 Day Fix, this was much easier.  It was a nice way to get a little cardio in without killing myself, though.

Next week be on the lookout for my 30 Day Transformation Pics!

If You Like Pina Coladas…

I went on vacation to an indoor waterpark the past few days. They made the best Pina Coladas ever.  I was craving one today so I whipped up a much healthier version.   I have to say it was absolutely delicious!

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Ingredients:

  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 cup water

Blend all together and enjoy!

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PiYo: Week Two

Chalean introduced a new class this week…Core.   It lasts 30 minutes long and focuses completely on your core.  It was difficult at some points, but just when you are about to give up, she changes the exercise.  My favorite part of this one is the floor work.  My abs were screaming, but I definitely know I will be seeing results.  I’m looking forward to next week where even more workouts are being introduced. Stay tuned!

PiYo Week One

I officially completed my first week of PiYo and I’m in love!!!  In one week I lost 1.2 pounds, woohoo!  Went from 131 pounds to 129.8 pounds.

Week one consisted of 6 workouts.

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Day One- Align: The Fundamentals

This workout taught all of the moves of PiYo in an easy to follow format.

Day Two- Define: Lower Body

This workout lasted 20 minutes long and focused all on the bottom half of the body.  Very fluid motions for lengthening your legs.  It was tough, but nice and short.

Day Three- Define: Upper Body

This worked lasted 20 minutes long and focused all on the top half of the body and the core.  It was harder than it looked, and I definitely felt it in my shoulders and arms the next day.

Day Four- Sweat

This was supposed to be a rest day according to the PiYo calendar, but I like to do all six workouts in a row and then take a day off. The name of this workout, “Sweat,” is no joke.  38 minutes of downward dogs, planks, squats, push-ups, lunges, and warrior 3’s.  It felt amazing, but was very challenging.

Day Five- Define: Lower Body

Day Six- Define: Upper Body

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If you are looking for a workout with no jumping or weights, this is it.  Amazing results all done with your own body weight. I cannot wait to see my results in the coming weeks! Want to join me?  Fill out this form and I’ll send you all of the details.  Summer will be here sooner than you think!

Orange Dreamsicle Shakeology

I just found my new favorite smoothie for this summer. It is so refreshing and absolutely delicious. It tastes just like an orange dreamsicle!

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  • 4oz orange juice
  • 4oz unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 4oz water
  • 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • a few ice cubes

Blend everything together and enjoy! I was going to post a picture of the after, but it was so good I drank it too fast and forgot!

PiYo: A Fresh Start

After trying out a few of the workouts from PiYo I have decided to do the entire 60 Day program.  My first day was yesterday, yes a Friday.  I used to always have the mentality of I’ll start Monday, or I’ll start next week.  Not anymore. I’m trying to take one day at a time and live each day healthier than the last.  So yesterday I took my before photos.  Taking a before picture of your body is so important.  You need a visual of where you started.  I will post my before picture side by side with my after photo in 60 days.

I also weighed myself and took measurements.  Since I’ve already lost the bulk of my weight, thanks to P90X3, T25, and 21 Day Fix, I don’t have too much more to lose.  I’m more concerned with toning up and losing inches.  So, I measured each of my biceps, each of my thighs, my waist, and my hips.  In 30 days I will measure and see what I have lost.  My weight was 131, and I’m really hoping to get to 126 in 60 days.  I’m hoping I can stay on track with my nutrition so I can achieve this goal!

The best part of PiYo is I can do it with my kiddos. Annabelle just loves exercising with mommy on her own pink yoga mat.

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So what is PiYo?

Think Pilates and Yoga squished together in a very low-impact, but high-intensity workouts. Burn lots of calories, get long & lean muscles, without jumping or running.  All of the workouts are choreographed by Chalene Johnson, and she is such a sweetheart.  She is very motivating, clearly explains the exercises, and is just very kind-hearted. I love working out with her each day.

Chocolate PB2 Shakeology

This is my “Go To” Shakeology shake when I’m super short on time.

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  • 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 Tbsp PB2
  • 4 oz Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk
  • 6 oz water
  • 3 icecubes

Mix it all up in a shaker cup, and it’s delicious!!! Sometimes I even have one in the evening if I’m craving something sweet.

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Guilt Free Cookies

I am definitely a snack person.  I would snack all day if I could.  Finding something to eat that is tasty, not too filling, and healthy is not always easy.  My new go to snack are these protein packed guilt free cookie balls.

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Mix together:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oatmeal or steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup water or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed powder
  • 4 scoops Vanilla Shakeology

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Using a cookie dough scooper, scoop onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Place in refrigerator for one hour and then store in air-tight container in refrigerator.  Enjoy!

Makes about 40 cookie balls.