Lemon Dijon Pork Chops topped with Goat's Cheese

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pork Ingredients

2 tbsp EVOO
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp dried oregano
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 pork loin chops
4 oz crumbled goat cheese


  1. In a small bowl combine all ingredients from EVOO through black pepper. Stir well to combine to make marinade
  2. In a large zip lock bag combine marinade and pork chops. Seal bag and place in the refrigerator. Make sure marinade is evenly distributed over meat. Let marinade for at least 3 hours..
  3. Remove meat from bag and place on a hot grill. Cook through until meat is no longer pink (times will vary depending on the thickness of your pork chops)
  4. Remove and top with crumbled goat cheese.
21 Day Fix Containers- 1 red, 1 spoon, 1 blue

Serving Suggestion

Serve with sauteed vegetables in lemon pepper seasoning (I like a medley of bell peppers, carrots, onions and asparagus) and some brown and wild rice (I like the Minute- Ready to serve individual pots)

Caramel Frappucino Shakeology

Make Fitness YOUR business!

Monday, February 15, 2016

When opportunity lands in your path, it may not come in the package you expected.

I started my journey in 2013 as a Beachbody customer....I was on my own personal fitness journey and Lord know's I was FED UP. I had struggled with gaining and losing the same 20lb over and over again and had reached the end of my tether. I knew something needed to change but didn't know how to get there.

I don't know what possessed me, but I decided I wanted to give Insanity a shot....I think I needed to prove to myself that I could actually do it...and in my search online for recipes, stumbled across my future coach Melanie's blog!  Melanie invited me to be a part of her 6 week summer online challenge group where she supported me through my entire program. I completely fell in love with challenge groups and could not believe the support, accountability and positivity I experienced daily. I loved being able to connect with other people from all over the US and Canada who were working on their fitness goals as well. Together with Melanie's support we made our goals a priority each and every day and I saw the best results I had seen in a long time ...but NEVER expected to be approached about becoming a coach myself!

Coaching lit a fire within me and after talking in some length with her about the opportunity I signed up. I LOVED it....but at the time I wasn't ready to fully commit, I was dealing with some difficult personal changes and I fell off the radar for about 2 years. During that time I watched as other people who became coaches at the same time as I had, grew their businesses to be their sole income, having the opportunity to leave the corporate world and their full time jobs to help others with their health and fitness goals...and I just felt hopeless. I knew I could have pushed through those challenging times I was going through, and my biggest regret was not going after this opportunity with everything I had!

I DREAMED of a life beyond the typical 9-5 desk job. A life where I get to be the Creative Director, the CEO and the owner of my own destiny. I knew I was made for MORE but I sat discontented with my life, be cause I didn't know how to get there or what that "MORE" specifically was!

Where along the line do we just accept the status quo, sweep our dreams to the side and believe that all we can do is make ends meet? Where do we become afraid to take risks? Coaching was calling my name again but I was afraid because I had failed once, afraid to try again, and afraid that an opportunity that had been given to me once, couldn't be given again. I was that girl that instead of risking failure, stayed on my current path hoping one day an opportunity for BIG change would land in front of me again....I just didn't realize my opportunity had come already, I just needed to embrace it fully, accept the challenges and face them head on.

Coaching didn't come into my life at the "right time", because there is no "right time!" I was TERRIFIED about becoming a Beachbody coach because I didn't know how to make it work for me. I couldn't see the long term picture at first.

-> How can I work full time and build a career as a coach at the same time?
-> How do I go from being someone else's employee to becoming my OWN boss?
-> I haven't reached my health and fitness goals yet, how can coaching be right for me? I'm not a personal trainer or nutritionist.
-> Is this for real? Honestly...what's the catch?

I ran these questions through my mind over and over again and for 2 years, rather than putting in the time and effort to work on and grow my own business, I watched in the shadows as other coaches on the team I was invited to be a part of made their dreams their reality, building their businesses to give them the personal and financial freedom I dreamed of!

I saw my personal coach go from stay at home mommy to the NUMBER 1 coach in ALL of Beachbody for 2 years running with the number 1 team in over 400,000. I watched her become a million dollar earner, pay off all their debts, pay off their mortgage, fully fund their children's education funds and retire her husband.  Did I mention she's in her early 30's? That is unbelievable!

Melanie is my shining light. She has physically SHOWN me that living your dreams is possible and last summer I approached her about giving coaching another shot.  She welcomed me back with open arms and neither of us has looked back since!

I had ALL of the same concerns I listed above, but I knew this opportunity was possible from seeing other people in my same situation succeed! I work full time and build my business in my spare time. I make sacrifices now so I can live the life I dream of in the very near future and I am mentored every step of the way by 2x top coach in Beachbody!  I am so blessed to be able to be a part of her team, the Dream Team and to work with people every day on their health and fitness goals.

Now, I actually get to mentor DRIVEN, DETERMINED and MOTIVATED women to create their own greatness, to live the lives they dream of and to become the captain's of their destiny! Together with hard work, consistency and a little bit of faith we are building our own businesses to create lives of financial freedom....all while working on our OWN fitness goals daily!

I have met some of the most amazing women through this opportunity, fellow coaches who are rocking their businesses, building their dreams and together we motivate and inspire each other daily. Connecting with other dreamers, doers, movers and shakers....making incredible new friendships...has been one of the biggest benefits of becoming a Beachbody coach for me. This community is unlike any I've ever been a part of. I have a sense of belonging, of feeling like I'm a part of something SO much bigger than my previous reality!

Now it's my turn to share this opportunity with you!

If you are someone who is looking for a change, if you are unhappy in your current career, are looking for the freedom to create your own hours, the chance to earn amazing free vacations, to be a part of an amazing community of people out to end the trend of obesity and help people reach their health and fitness goals....this could be for you.

To be a part of this opportunity, please consider the following:

1. You must be willing to work on your own personal health and fitness using Beachbody programs such as the 21 Day Fix, Hammer and Chisel, P90X and drinking Shakeology daily. I will enroll you in one of my online challenge groups to support you through your program and help you learn and experience the challenge group support environment so you in turn can learn how to support others!

2. You must be willing to participate in a 30 day New Coach University training! Ummmm....guys....this is AWESOME! Not only do we give you the chance to build the life of your dreams but we're going to show you how to do it!! HELLO! No brainer.....but if you're not willing to learn, if you're not willing to put in time and effort....this will not work for you. We want to set you up for success, and Melanie has created an amazing training system to grow and develop successful coaches on her team!

If you are ready to start working on making Fitness Your Business, or simply would like to learn more....complete my application below and I will reach out to you!

Our New Coach Training starts on Feb 29th, 2016.

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Love Yourself Health & Fitness Accountability Group!- Now accepting applications!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Meal Planning, Recipes, Motivation, Support, Accountability, 30 min Workouts, Goal Setting.

One of the most important things I've learned since becoming a coach is how much we can be our own worst enemies.

Self sabotage is something we all deal with. Those little negative voices in our head telling us:

"I don't have time"
"I'm not good enough"
"I don't have enough money"
"I have an injury"
"I don't like vegetables"
"I don't know how to cook"

Love"I can't", "I don't", "I'm not"....Let them all GO! It's time to start replacing all the "can'ts" with "can's", all the "won'ts" with "wills, " and all the "don'ts" with "do's".

Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply live a healthier lifestyle I want to invite you to participate in my "Love Yourself" health and fitness support & accountability group starting on February 15th. 

Learning to quiet the negative voices in our heads isn't easy. Working on goals when you struggle with time, a demanding job, family responsibilities, or perhaps are surrounded with unsupportive individuals in your life, can be a huge challenge. But keep coming back to your WHY.

WHY do you want to make this change.
HOW will this affect your life?
HOW will it make you feel?

Every obstacle you come up with I am confident that we can help you find a solution, but let's start with some of the basics! In this group you'll get help with:

  • Meal Planning
  • Recipe ideas
  • Motivation & Accountability
  • Workouts to fit YOUR needs and schedule
  • Daily tips and tricks
  • Fun challenges
  • A chance to connect with others with similar goals!

With my groups you get the trifecta to hit your goals!

Fitness + Nutrition + Accountability = Results

Love Yourself Quotes

Don't waste another moment with your shoulda, woulda, coulda's. Choose right now to be successful, because it is a choice! It is up to you! You have the power to decide whether or now you will achieve your goals There is so much power in that statement and it's time to use it!!

If you're interested in making a change and need some help, complete my challenge group application below!  I would love to talk to you some more!

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Free 2 Week Fall in Love with Clean Eating Online Support Group

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2 week FREE Online Support Group

February is the month of love, but why not focus on learning to love yourself this year!

Learning to live a healthier lifestyle is something many of us desire but a lot of people struggle with getting started!  I am going to be hosting a FREE "Fall in Love with Clean Eating" 2 week group starting on February 8th to help people learn some of the basics of clean eating!

This group will be hosted by 3 other coaches so together you'll receive amazing support and feedback to get you started on your journey to a healthier YOU!

We will provide you with:

  • A full, family friendly, 1 week meal plan for the first week including recipes and a grocery list
  • Daily tips, tricks and motivation
  • Fun challenges to keep you on track
  • The chance to connect with others also on their quest for a healthier lifestyle change
  • A jump start on your weight loss goals
  • Optional assistance with workouts for those who would like to including working out as part of their plan
  • The option to try a Shakeology Sampler Pack to kick-start your nutrition, improve your digestion, boost your immune system and reduce internal inflammation! Ask for details 

Turn your resolutions into results this year and learn how to start changing some of your bad habits into good! My goal is to support you with whatever YOUR personal goals are and together we can kick some butt in 2016!

If you're interested in joining this group, please go to my Facebook Event page and request to join.  Feel free to invite a friend or two as well!


Please Note- if you are a Beachbody coach or are actively working with a Coach unfortunately you will not be able to access this group.  Please contact your personal coach to find out what they are offering that can support you with your goals!