Independence ARMy


So if youre on instagram you know All about these fitness photo challenges…for the month of July I will be doing this one that was created by three awesome yogis from Instagram!
Now, of course I had to make up a couple days because I am starting late!

Here are days 1-3!

Day 1) Downward facing dog
Become an inverted V. Press the heels down towards the ground, chest reaches to the top of the thighs, and shoulders press firmly down the back and towards the tailbone.

Day 2) High plank
From downdog, push the hips forward and form a straight line from the heels to the crown of the head. Pull your bellybutton in towards the spine and keep your hips lifted.

Day 3) Chaturanga
From plank, with the crease at the elbows pointing out in front of you, bend at the elbows. Lower slowly until you form a 90 degree angle between the forearms and upper arms. Keep the elbows in towards your sides and the body in a straight line.


3 Day Refresh

WOW! I Have to share about this amazzzzing deal going on just incase the word hasnt reached you yet.

Beachbody may have outdone themselves!
What do you think when you hear the word “cleanse?”
I get uneasy and nervous that someones putting their body into starvation mode or severly lacking the necessary nutrients your body needs to function.
Or you might think of some hokey weight loss scheme thats just going to make you miserable and gain back any water weight lost during the cleanse.

Well Beachbody knows that! And it used that when making this brand new 3 Day Refresh.
The program is designed to aide in weight loss while kick-starting healthier eating habits in three days! It will do this by detoxifying and cleansing your system while helping you break bad eating habits. In just 3 days you’ll feel lighter and healthier, without starving.
That whole without starving thing is VERY important in my book.

Most cleanses are high in carbs (and sugar usually) and low in necessary fat and protein, right?!
Beachbody knows that, too, and lets you eat real food on the cleanse and makes sure you’re getting all the nutrients you need!
Well a big component of this program is Shakeology!
So you basically get a killller deal on Shakeology when you get the refresh challenge pack, like SUCH a good deal!
It comes w a 30 day supply of shakeology, PLUS 3 individual packets, 6 packets of Vanilla Fresh Shake, and 3 packets of Fiber Sweep Drink that you drink during the 3 day refresh along with food.
So you’re not only getting the supply you need for the 3 days, but you’ll be all stocked up to continue your healthy journey with shakeology once the refresh is complete.

You’ll also receive a Program Guide. This comprehensive guide walks you through how this program works, what to expect, and how to prepare your shopping list, as well as your body, for the 3-Day Refresh. It also contains a menu planner with numerous delicious, easy-to-make recipes, along with lists of fruit, vegetable, healthy fat, and guilt-free flavoring options.
And we even throw in a FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in the Team Beachbody Club.

Enough Talk, lets the results speak for themselves:

To order the 3 day refresh:
Go to
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Select the 3 Day Refresh Challenge Pack in the new window that opens! 🙂

WOAH Its been awhile!


It’s been since January that I’ve made a post!

SO much has happened since then! We got settled into our first house, I’m teaching even more fitness classes, and I got ENGAGED!!! YAY 😉

ALSO-just because its a new development, but I thought I’d share it here for any fitness-minded people or those trying to get back into fitness…BUT a new workout program called PiYo just came out for at-home workouts, and while I’m waiting for my program to arrive in the mail, I wanted to share a blog I’ve made on which I’ll be tracking my progress and providing daily information about the workouts for you!

The link is MyPiYoProgress Blog
I’d love for you to follow so you can get updates when the program actually starts 🙂
Here’s a video of WHAT IS PIYO until then!

Protein Pancakes


💡Found a way to enjoy my vanilla protein that tasted like crap!💩(I’m spoiled by my yummy morning Shakeology, i think!🍫🍨)


1/2 banana
1 egg white
1 whole egg
1 scoop protein powder
1/2 Tablespoon natural peanutbutter
A bunch of cinnamin

Mix all ingredients together in a blender.
Pour onto hot pan/griddle and cook up your pancakes!
(And yes-that picture is what this ONE batch makes!😱My pancakes were on a very small plate, so I put the TJ bag behind, for some size comparison, but nonetheless, crapload of food!)


9g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Fiber
42g Protein

Mayo-free Deviled Eggs


I love eggs!🍳
So when having some people over, I wanted to make Deviled Eggs, but dont eat mayo.
Here are my mayo-free deviled eggs-Not dairy free, but as long as I’m not eating a bowl of straight-up yogurt, my stomach behaved itself for these👌

10 Hard Boiled Eggs (or however many you want, and just change the other ingredients related to the number of eggs)
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt (I used nonfat)
1 1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
Salt & Pepper, Paprika to make them pretty

1. Cut hardboiled eggs in half lengthwise.
2. Pop out the yolk.
3. In a bowl combine yolks, yogurt, mustard, and salt & pepper.
4. Spoon combined mixture into eggs (you know how to do deviled eggs😉)
5. Sprinkle paprika on top.
6. Enjoy!!!

Turkey Meatballs


Want a recipe for some super easy-super nutritious meatballs?
Keep reading!👇

1 lb 99% fat free ground turkey (or your choice of ground meat)
1 cup shredded zucchini
3/4 cup cooked quinoa (i used red)
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1 egg
Any spices you wish-i only added some salt and pepper so i can put with different sauces throughout the week
Olive oil cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
3. Form into small balls (mine were about tablespoon-sized) and place on a cookiesheet lightly spritzed with olive oil spray.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 mins.
5. Enjoy!

Clean Sweet Potato Salad

I used to Love potato salad. But nowadays I don’t eat mayo or much white potato, and without those, I was thinking how the heck will I get a tasty potato salad?!

Here’s what i came up with…And I thought it was pretty tasty if I do say so myself 😉

4 Sweet Potatoes, diced (I leave skin on always w sweet potatoes, but your choice)
4/5 slices Low Sodium Turkey Bacon
4 celery stalks, diced
1/4 red onion, finely chopped
3/4 of an avocado
1 T dijon mustard
Splash of orange juice (A Tablespoon or so)
Spices of your choosing (i used pepper and parsley)

1. Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water, place on stovetop and bring to a boil.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, place chopped up bacon in a pan and get it sizzling with the red onion.
3. When potatoes are cooked through, rinse with cold water, and set aside to cool.
4. While cooling, make the dressing. Mash up the avocado, combine with mustard, orange juice, and spices.
5. Once potatoes are cooled, combine with bacon & onion mixture, and celery. Add dressing, mix to coat.
6. Keep cool in fridge, and enjoy!