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Engineer or Bombshell?

Sometimes I feel like Batman!!! I am an Electrical Engineer by day and Beachbody Bombshell Dynasty Coach by night. I love and am extremely passionate about both of my identities. I do higher level programming automation controls on one end and on the other I help change peoples lives for the better including my own. One day these two incomes will match. What do I do at that point?

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60 Day Ladies Only Fitness Group starting Sept 1st 2013

I am starting a new Fitness Group for LADIES ONLY! I have put together some amazing material and inspirational stuff to share with this group. Beachbody has helped me change my body and my life and It is my goal to change as many lives as possible. If you would like to participate, visit my challenge pack page and choose a workout or visit my Facebook and send me a message. I am really looking forward to this group. We will be doing day 1, 30, and 60 day photos and measurements. Everyone is expected to check in with the Facebook daily so I can keep you all accountable. We are in this group to support each other and push ourselves! It is going to be great because you are great, you just may not realize it yet! 20130821-205206.jpg 20130821-205426.jpg

My Meal Replacement Shake Makes My Hair Grow Like A Weed!

I started drinking my meal replacement shake, Shakeology, last year to help me lose weight and to reverse some of my medical problems and not only have I done both of those but my hair is getting crazy long. I think it has grown 12 inches this past year. I feel like Rapenzel. My hair is as long as my weight loss journey. Check it out! 20130820-122231.jpg

Do’s and Don’ts with PCOS & Infertility Diet

Nutrition : Dos and Don’ts for PCOS and Infertility

Changing eating habits and getting more exercise helps to manage PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - Five to 10 percent of young women have this hormonal disorder. Women with PCOS often have insulin resistance resulting in too much insulin in the blood. Excess insulin has been related to an increase in production of androgen, a male hormone made in fat cells, ovaries and adrenal glands. The result being a combination of the following symptoms!
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, back, thumbs or toes
  • Acne, oily skin and dandruff
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness or excess hunger
  • Hair loss
  • Infertility because of lack of ovulation
  • Depression due to appearance and/or infertility…
Diet for PCOS Changing eating habits and getting more exercise helps to manage PCOS. By just losing 5-10 percent of weight you can get normal menstrual cycles, regulate blood sugar, and increase chances of conceiving a baby. HOW TO DO IT ? Eat more whole-grain foods, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and low-fat or fat-free milk, cheese or yogurt. If you are up for it, quit drinking milk all together and switch to UN-sweetened almond milk or coconut milk. These foods help lower your blood sugar, improve your body’s use of insulin and normalize hormone levels. Important diet tips for PCOS and Infertility:
  • Don’t skip meals. Eat three major meals with snacks in between.
  • Change the composition of each meal by including fruit and vegetable
  • A protein source in every meal is a must. Protein sources include egg whites, lean meat, fish, nuts, whole grains, low fat cheese and whey protein. This is where you will get your essential fats. Believe it or not your body NEEDS fat.
  • Get regular physical activity , it will alleviate many symptoms of PCOS and improves lean mass in the body.
  • Take a prenatal or multi vitamin.
  • Avoid excessive amounts of Caffeine.
  • Avoid Soy!! It mimics estrogen and the goal is to regulate hormones, not jack them up.
FertilityDietInfoGraph   Regulating your hormones naturally and correcting infertility is no easy battle. Click here to hear my own journey with PCOS and how I reversed it.  

Beer Bloat Gone After 4 days

It is the morning if day 4 after my wild weekend of drinking at the lake. This is a picture of me doing 12 oz curls last weekend. That's all the exercise I got. I have felt tired and just bloated all over ever since Sunday morning. I figure that I have lost about a pound of water every day since I stopped drinking late Saturday night. Since I have set myself back, I am adding a week to my lean phase of Chalean Extreme so I can see the results I am expecting. And I am pretty sure I made zero progress on getting my abs to show before I leave to Vegas for my beachbody conference on Thursday, total bummer! But it will still be a blast and I got two super fun dresses. Pictures to come. Off to work I go!

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Productive week for this Beachbody Coach

This has been one great week! My shakeology detox cleanse has helped me go 1 whole week without coffee, actually I had one cup. But tremendously better than the normal pot of coffee to myself every morning. And not one headache, thank god! Shakeology is my savior. My daily meals consist if 3 shakeology shakes and chicken wraps, lots if hot sauce of course! I also had a remarkable change in my skin this week. It turns out that all the damn coffee I have been drinking was causing my back to breakout. Glad that is going away. Also exciting is that the Beachbody Event "Summit" in Vegas is in a few short weeks and I found the perfect dress. A size 5 none the less. I still can't believe I was wearing a 12 this time last year. I have also been getting lots of feedback from my other coaches and customers that they too are looking and feeling great. Some have lost some serious lbs and inches! Those calls and messages make my day. So Looking back at the past week, I can honestly say that it was really great! 20130604-085127.jpg 20130604-085135.jpg 20130604-085149.jpg