Friday, January 29, 2016

Busy Mom Breakfast

Hello Dear Followers,

 I am so glad to be back at writing again! I love being able to tell you what I'm up to. A couple posts back I told you about a couple Shakeology recipes I had tried. The key for me is definitely the frozen banana, it makes the shake thick and smooth just how I like it. 

It has been a lifesaver this past month and I don't know how I ever functioned without it! My energy level is so much better than it has been in such a long long time,

 Shakeology has become my Busy Mom Breakfast! 

 My shake takes literally a few minutes to whip up and I have a full healthy meal in a cup that I can take with me on the go . Is that not completely awesome or what? I have also been seriously impressed at how well it has upped my milk supply, which has helped me breastfeed my son even longer than I thought I'd be able to. With Big Sis, I stopped producing at 2 weeks. With Little Sister, I stopped producing at 1 month. Lil' Man is almost 4 months old and we are still going on strong! Talk about awesome! 

Another really cool thing that I have noticed as well, has been my resistance to colds. Since drinking Shakeology I haven't been sick, not once, not at all, not even a little! This is Cold Season, Big Sis brings home who knows what in the way of germs from school and I have stayed healthy. I am pretty sure that the nutrients in the shakes have helped boost my immune system, a side effect I am not complaining about at all!

I am now on my 2nd month of Shakeology, the first month I tried the Neopolitan Combo pack which included individual packs of Chocolate, Tropical Strawberry, and Vanilla flavored Shakeology. The Chocolate was a little too intense for me, but I loved both the Strawberry and Vanilla flavors. My girls have been extremely impressed with the Strawberry as well, they beg me for a cup ALL the time now. 

This month is my second month of using Shakeology, I am working on a Vanilla bag instead of the individual packs again. I think next month I may switch to the Tropical Strawberry bag, just to give myself a little change up. Changing flavors is super easy, Beachbody has a quick little form I submit before my order ships and they will change my monthly flavor to whichever one I choose. 

If your a busy mom that could use some extra energy and a quick healthy breakfast each morning, but no time to fix on for yourself, THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED! Yes, I am shouting, and I'll do it again. 


Feel free to email me at coachkelc @ gmail dot com for more information, OR you can click here to jump on over to my Shakeology website

Have a wonderful day dear followers and Shake On :)

Disclaimer: Yes, I added a LOT of affiliate links. Yes, I did it on purpose. I want to encourage all my followers old and new to get healthy and give Shakeology a try! I do make money but it doesn't affect your orders if you choose to buy, it just helps me bring in a little income to help provide for my family :) Also, this post was meant to tell you how Shakeology has helped me, I wish I could guarantee it for you as well but I can not make those claims since I am a regular person and Shakeology has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fitness Confession: 10 pounds down but at what cost?

It has been a month since I started my Cize & Shakeology Challenge Pack. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, I didn't know if I was doing the right thing, I felt guilty about taking care of me, but I was excited. I was excited I finally decided to take control of my life, my health, my fitness, for my family.

This excitement quickly diminished after the 2nd week. I was in pain. My body felt broken. I felt defeated. I didn't realize how much abuse I had put my body through until the pain came screaming back at me during each workout. I tried pressing on, no pain no gain right? But it got worse. I had to stop, I missed a day, then tried again... it was bearable so I did the workout again... next day I skipped... next day I skipped again... next day I could workout again. I felt like a failure like my body was completely betraying me. I wanted this to work so bad that failing this so soon was depressing.

It took me a couple days to realize that I wasn't failing. I was listening to my body and doing what I could. I was doing something, which was more than I had been for the past year. I was still drinking my Shakeology every day. I was still watching my portions every day, I just couldn't perform the workouts every day.

Thankfully, I had a check up with my doctor scheduled last week. I told him everything I was doing as well as my concerns. Evidently, exercise is the best thing I can do
right now. We discussed some options for the pain and I was sent home with a new outlook.

Failing would have been throwing in the towel and stopping everything. Failing would have been taking steps backwards instead of keeping the pace and trying to move forward. Failing would have been not seeking my doctor's advice. Failing would have been hiding behind the keyboard and keeping this confession to myself.

And despite it all when I stepped on the scale I was absolutely shocked that I had lost 10 pounds.10 pounds, just doing what I could do!

So today, this is my confession but it is also my hope that it becomes your inspiration. Keep it up and fight the fight. You are winning even when it feels like you are not. You are winning by just doing!

This experience has reminded me so much of what I need to do in my faith and my relationship with God. Some days I get so caught up in what I am not doing, what I should do, that I forget to remember what I have done and what I am capable of doing now even if there are things I can't do or that I don't know. God sees my efforts and knows my heart. I just have to keep up my fight for him and search for him.

Have a wonderful day dear followers!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Girlz 4 Life Sing-A-Long & Giveaway

*Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.*

If your little ones are a lot like mine then you have probably stepped on your fair share of LEGO ® pieces on the floor. These tiny pieces of awesomeness are a terror on unsuspecting feet however they provide children (and adults) with hours of fun playtime that really promotes deep imagination. I have always loved LEGO ® and I am excited that my girls get to experience the same enjoyment that I had playing with them years ago. I am always in awe at how LEGO ® grows and changes and adds to their collection each year. I have been extremely excited to see that LEGO ® has added designs geared towards girls. They now come in a variety of girly colors and themes through the LEGO ® Friends packs.

LEGO ® has come out with a cute video to bring the LEGO ® Friends to life!

In LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE they will  learn about friendship, trusting yourself and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. This video is set to an awesome rock soundtrack you’re going to love!
True Friendship in the Glamorous World of Pop!

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City.

The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.

As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world.

Also be sure to visit the official L2M website to stay updated with all things L2M!

Check out this cute Sing-A-Long to get you pumped for the LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE

Own  on digital HD 1/19 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2/2

Or enter the giveaway below to WIN a free copy on Blu-ray!

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday dear followers!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

My Journey Has Begun

Yes! My Cize and Shakeology Challenge Pack showed up just in time for me to start my fitness journey on January 1st! The Pack came on Dec. 31st and I was headed over to visit my Mom when I noticed the box on the porch. I decided to take it with me and check it out when I got there. When I arrived, I decided to pop in the first Cize dvd to see just what I got myself into. The first workout wasn't too bad, really easy pace, moves were demonstrated and explained well, and they gave you plenty of time to get the hang of it before moving on to the next move. My mom even liked it, she wants to schedule a day or two to dance.... I mean Cize, with me ;) So, to me, this is a winner!

I'm also so excited my mom got us a blender for Christmas because it made making the Shakeology shakes a piece of cake and yummy! I've been playing with it for the past three days.

Jan 1
I started out making a Strawberry Lemonade shake... Added Lemon Juice, a bit of Honey, Water, and Ice to my Strawberry Shakeology mix. To be completely honest, it wasn't great. I think I added too much water and ice, it watered it down and didn't taste that great, however it wasn't horrible and I drank the whole thing. To my surprise, I felt awesome. I had more energy than I've had in a long time. I took down our Christmas tree amd Christmas decorations, cleaned, reorganized, and vaccumed the living room with tons of energy to spare.

Jan 2
I decided to skip the ice and cut up and froze a banana and some blueberries instead. I added those to my water and Strawberry Shakeology mix and it turned out rather tasty. The shake was thick and creamy and delicious! I also had even more energy than the first day. I decided I wanted to move the girls' bedroom into the playroom, move our room into the girls' room, and move the playroom into our old room. I got everything done except vaccuming our old room and moving the girls' toys into it done.

Since I mastered the Strawberry shake combo I changed it up and went with Vanilla Shakeology mix, water, and a cut up and frozen banana. Amazing! I think I'm going to like having shakes for breakfast now! This new found energy is great, I woke up refreshed this AM and got out of bed easily. After church I was able to finish the remaining movement and cleaning to transistion  our old room into the playroom.

I probably could have done more, with all the extra energy I had but decided to hang out and spend time with the girls before Big Sister has to go to school tomorrow.

Have a blessed Sunday dear followers!


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