My 3 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes: Mistake #3

OK, here it is!

Mistake #3 I have made with my nutrition.

If you haven’t watched Mistake #1 or Mistake #2, make sure you watch those as well.

These are not mistakes I have only made, but I have seen many others make them as well.

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It’s Booty Season ALL Year

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I have a saying…

“There is bikini season during the spring and summer.

There is sweater season during the fall and winter.

But BOOTY season is ALL year round!”

OK, so it’s corny, but I love the exercises that work the butt and I do them often.

While pregnant with my daughter, I actually lost my butt and finally after having her and 3 years later, I got it back!

Here is part of the circuit I did for my training yesterday.

In between exercises, I pushed the dog sled down the length of the turf and then used a TRX to squat and pull the dog sled back to starting position. On the sled, I have a total of 35#. That is on top of what the dog sled weighs. And let me tell you….THIS is hard! And it really hits the glute and hamstrings!

If you don’t have access to a dog sled or a prowler, no worries! Find anything that will slide on the ground, and is heavy enough to make you sweat, and push!

I’ve done this with my daughter as well.

She has a “sit n spin” toy. I put her on it and pushed her all over the back yard.

That was tough too!

But we both had fun and I got a great workout.

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My 3 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes: Mistake #2

Last week I posted Mistake #1 that I have done with my nutrition.

That mistake being, that I was always on some sort of diet.

Here is Mistake #2…

Make sure you check back next week for the final nutrition mistake!!

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Not Letting My Weight Define ME!!!

If you’re like me, getting on the scale is not the happiest thing in the world to do.

And a lot of times you let that number determine your mood for the next day or two.

Especially if it’s not a number you want to see.


What does that number have ANYTHING to do with you?

OK, sure, if you have been killing it at the gym. Eating clean. Doing EVERYTHING right, yet that scale isn’t moving.

It can be frustrating as hell.


Does that number make you a failure if it’s not what you want?

Does that number show how much work you actually have put in?

Does that number define who you are as a person?


And to prove my point I wanted to show you something.

Here is what I weighed this morning…

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Now, here are pics from this morning as well…

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Do I LOOK 140?

I don’t think so.

Have I been working hard?


But is the scale showing everything?

Is the scale DEFINING who I am???

Absolutely NOT!!!!

On average I wear a size 4-6.

I am stronger than I have been in quite awhile.

And I am healthier!

A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting with other fitness professionals. One of the presentations was all about mindset and how it affects you in everything you do.

During that presentation the presenter, Justin, talked about how he tells his clients that what the scale says does not DEFINE you.

It doesn’t tell you who I am.

All it says is this is what I weigh.

And I really loved that. I love the message that sends.

For the longest time, I did let what the scale said define me.

When I used to weigh myself and I didn’t like the number, I felt like I was walking around with it tattooed on my face the whole day.

That people would look at me and and just know what I weighed.

And I actually cared what people thought if they found out.

Even if I looked great and was fitting into smaller clothes.

That number on the scale was controlling too much of me.

Now that I have that mindset that the scale does not define who I am…it is such a huge relief!

It was a huge “a-ha” moment I had when he said that and I absolutely love it!

Next time you step on the scale….

Make sure you are looking at that number and understanding that it is ONLY a number.

Make sure you remind yourself that number is not showing you all your progress.

Make sure you are not letting the number on the scale DEFINE you.



My 3 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes: Mistake #1

I’ve made many mistakes regarding my nutrition over the years.

But there are 3 that really stand out to me.

Three mistakes that I have not only made, but have seen others make as well.

Here is mistake #1….

Make sure you check back next week to find out what my second biggest nutrition mistake is.


Stress, Sickness and Life Getting in the Way of My Training…Part 1

Over the past couple of days I have been down with a pretty bad cold and it has taken me out of my training for the past week.

Watch my video below to see how I am dealing with that!

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I’ll be adding a lot more information about “mentality” over the next couple of weeks.

I believe your mentality is just as important, if not more, than nutrition and exercise combined in achieving your goals!

Mentality Makeover: Be proud AGAIN for what you have accomplished!

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These pics came up on my Facebook timeline a couple of days ago.

The pic on the left is from April 25th, 2013, the morning I went in to have my daughter. The pic on the right was taken in April 2014, 50 weeks after I had my daughter.

It was at my first bikini competition.

This was a goal of mine to help me lose the baby weight.

I absolutely love these pics.

I think this came to me at a really great time.

A time where it not only shows just what hard work can do for you, but it helps me remind myself just how far I have come.

And I think that is one of my biggest issues I need to work on.

I’m always looking to reach the next goal or looking to find a next goal, that I never sit back and appreciate all the hard work I do put in.

I also know I am not the only one who does this.

Most people I know are always striving to become better.

Striving for the next accomplishment.

Now, this is not bad in anyway, but if you are always looking forward towards the next goal, you will never appreciate what you have accomplished.

So I give you a challenge for the next couple of days.

Think back to a time where you hit a goal and was extremely proud of yourself.

Maybe it was fitting into an old pair of jeans you haven’t worn in months/years.

Maybe it was finishing a 5k/10k/half-marathon/etc, that you trained hard for.

Maybe it was hitting a PR with an exercise.

Whatever it is, think back to it and remember that feeling.

Be proud again for what you have accomplished!

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Trying Something New Can Be Scary

For this post, I’m trying something new.

Here is a little video to explain what I am going to do for the next couple of months.

Something I haven’t done in quite some time.

I’ll be honest, I’m a little scared. 🙂

Common Mistake:Thinking It Happens Overnight

One of the most important things I tell any client, or even just someone looking for a little fat loss advice, is that it doesn’t happen overnight.

Sure, you could drop a bunch of scale weight overnight, but true fat loss takes time.

So why don’t I take my own advice?

Here is my picture from 4 weeks ago (left) and from this morning (right).











Not bad, but not what I was hoping for after 4 weeks.

But what exactly was it I was hoping for?

That was the question my husband asked me today.

What did I think was going to happen in 4 weeks or even from last week?

He pointed out that I am not training for a competition or a photo shoot like before.

I’m not cutting my calories to the point where I am “dieting”.

I made a decision to stop eating a lot of junk like I had been and got my nutrition under control.

That had been my main goal.

And yes, I do feel better, my clothes are fitting better, the scale has gone down 5 pounds and I am seeing more definition.

I should be happy!

But for some reason, and even while I’m typing this I find it hilarious, I thought I would go back to looking like my competition/photo shoot self.

Just like that! *snaps fingers*

Right now my nutrition (again I’m NOT on a diet) is about 80/20. Meaning 80% of my meals during the week follow my nutrition guidelines and 20% of them don’t. I’m not necessarily eating “cheat meals”, but maybe having something that is not on my plan.

(This is much better than how I was 4 weeks ago. Remember, I was only eating about 50/50 with my nutrition. I was having way too many meals that strayed from my nutrition plan.)

And with eating the way I am now, 80% are compliant with my nutrition plan, it will take a little bit longer.

And you know what?

That’s OK!

After talking to my husband it hit me that I was falling into the same trap as a lot of people.

I was thinking that because I tightened up my nutrition, fat should be falling off of me.

Well, that’s just not the case.

I don’t have a ton of fat to lose.

Sure, I do want to get leaner, but I know I can’t be on a perpetual diet. I know what that does to my body and I don’t like it, my body doesn’t like it and in the end I am not happy with how everything turned out.

And I know it’s going to take time.

A mistake I do make from time to time. You would think I would listen to myself when I tell others this. LOL

Sometimes you just needed to be reminded.

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to talk about mistakes.

Mistakes that I make, or made, either with nutrition, my thought process on how fast things should be happening and exercise programs.

I’ve probably made them all, and like today, still make them.

But I want to help you not make them or get you out of them so you can reach your goals.



Recipe: Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

I’m always looking for new recipes for veggies.

Steamed broccoli and spinach salads can get a bit boring after awhile.

Recently I found this recipe for Vegetable Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. And they are SOOOOOOO good!

But like always, I tweaked this recipe. I used broccoli instead of zucchini and Roma tomatoes instead of sun-dried mainly because it was what I had on hand.

First chop up the red pepper and onion and saute it in about 2 tablespoons of olive oil along with garlic. (I put extra garlic in because I love it!) Cook until peppers are tender and onions are translucent.

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I then chopped up the tomatoes and broccoli and added it, along with the spinach, to cook. Cover pan so the spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Cook on medium low.

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After spinach has wilted, mix in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. (You can omit but they help with the binding). Mix in all other spices.

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Next, wipe off bottoms of mushrooms and cut stems. Place on cookie sheet.

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Spoon mixture into the mushrooms evenly. I only had 4 mushrooms, but had enough mixture for about 5, maybe 6. I just over-stuffed 😉

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Next, place in oven for 35-40 minutes at 375. After you can leave them like this if you do not want to add the cheese.

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But, well I LOVE cheese, and it’s not much, so I add about 1 tbsp of mozzarella cheese on top of each mushroom and cook for an additional 8 min.

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And there you go!

They are really good and a great way to get a lot of veggies in at once.

I hope you try these and really like them! They have become a weekly meal in our house!