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@beachbody RevAbs with @bretthoebel: Final Results!

When life is busy, I have to admit that committing to 90 days of anything is difficult.  There are so many unexpected circumstances, but RevAbs has been my rock.  I have tried other exercise programs that left me feeling defeated from the start.  RevAbs gave me motivation with the challenge and results from start to finish.  If you are just now joining for my RevAbs journey, find the other posts here.  I have enjoyed the daily energy, strength, and motivation from RevAbs, so I am going to continue doing it.  Saturday at BlogHer I started my day at 6 am with bootcamp and yoga, both were challenging experiences.  Before doing RevAbs, I can't even imagine signing up for 1 of those activities let alone both back-to-back.  In bootcamp, I was able to lift heavier weights than I had in the past, actually do push-ups, lunges around the full length of a basketball court, and more exercises that I had considered myself too uncoordinated for in the past.  Yoga was intense especially after … [Read more...]

@Beachbody RevAbs w/ @Bretthoebel: Almost to the Finish Line!

Has it really almost been 90 days?  I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to tell you my results, but you have to wait! (see past posts here) I will be posting my final results after BlogHer.  It has been quite a journey getting my body back after 25 years of untreated Celiac disease and having 3 children.  I spent a lifetime unable to gain weight and weak from anemia & malnourishment.  Then, when gluten free, I went through the weight gain since by body was actually processing food.  At my height every pound seems to show.  However, feeling good is first & foremost when living a healthy lifestyle.  With that being said, I am not going to give any measurements or numbers this week.  However, I will say that I went clothes shopping last week.  I was pleasantly surprised that I had dropped more sizes than I thought.  By the way, thanks to the strength found during RevAbs, I am scheduled to do both a bootcamp & yoga class back-to-back at BlogHer.  RevAbs has helped me be … [Read more...]

RevAbs @beachbody Progress Report from Riviera Maya: Over Half way done!

Every year my husband and I take an adult vacation that revolves around us as a couple.  This year we decided to do something a bit more exotic, so we ventured to Riviera Maya!  With RevAbs I had quite a bit more confidence to show off my body (even in a bikini smaller than I would normally wear).  Surrounded by people of all ages on the sandy beach or in the pool, I felt great and knew my hardwork had paid off.  To see past progress reports, reviews, & giveaways to encourage healthy living click here Keep in mind while I am happy with my physical appearance results so far, I think our physical capabilities and how we view ourselves is just as important.  Having the strength (and coordination) to truly enjoy our trip was great.  We body surfed, hiked the Mayan ruins, and walked everywhere (no elevators for us!).  We tried our hardest to continue healthy eating while on vacation and worked out extra hard when we over-indulged. As for the workout, I loved the extra challenge … [Read more...]

@beachbody RevAbs Progam (with Brett Hoebel from Biggest Loser): Week 3 Progress

Today marks 3 weeks since I began RevAbs.  The last few weeks have been rough staying focused not as a result of RevAbs, but life got hectic (stress, gluten contamination, etc...).  However, I have continued to remind myself that my body is not in the condition I would like it to be, because I always put others first.  The workout is still challenging, but thank goodness my body has adjusted to the work. Getting up really early was easy during the first week. As for the 2nd week, my husband had to shove me out of bed since my body hasn't been worked that hard in a while. It is hard challenging yourself especially when you would like instant validation that it is working. So the real question is my progress at week 3? Beyond feeling stronger, RevAbs has helped me reach some plateaus that I had been unable to achieve on my own. There were times that I couldn't notice the changes as much as I would like, but then again my pants are falling off of me.  I have this general rule … [Read more...]

RevAbs 90 day @Beachbody week 1 Progress Report & giveaway

Stuck in a rut?  Me too!  I am proud that I have been able over the past year to have gone from a size 12 to size 8 especially being a busy mom to 3.  However, I would love to get rid of my tummy.  I am in decent shape everywhere except for the dreaded stomach area between the belly button and hips.  While I consider myself fit (I am a runner, enjoy yoga, and being active as a family),  I never really challenge myself.  I am motivated to push past my rut to get the abs that I want and RevAbs is going to help me get there.  Join me for the transformation over the next 90 days! Why RevAbs? "Have you tried endless sit-ups, boring crunches, or even ab machines, and you still have a layer of fat covering your abs?  Don't give up--you have to Rev it up!  You need RevAbs, the brand-new ab system specifically designed to burn off the fat and give you a six-pack in just 90 days.  Use Brett's JumpStart Plan, and you can lose up to 10 pounds in the first 2 weeks.  And in 90 days, we bet … [Read more...]

@gratefulbodysc *Beauty is not one size fits* all aquative/midnight body oil #giveaway #glutenfree

We are not one size fits all, so there is no need for our beauty needs to be either.  I am almost down to the last 2 weeks of the 90 day beachbody program with RevAbs.  I have been working hard and enjoy treating myself without food. Beauty products are a great way to enhance & encourage all our efforts. So, what is worthy of our efforts... Imagine a company that offers cruelty free, vegan, & raw ingredients.  Then, combine that with the fact that the products are blended by hand in artisan-sized batches with a low-tech approach (absolutely no exposure to high heat, chemicals, or any other factors that might compromise the value and effectiveness of our creations). About Grateful Body "Following Mother Nature's rules . . . Biologically Appropriate Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Our body is very particular, very precise about what it uses to keep itself strong and … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Coconut Cake Recipe: Happy Birthday to Me!

I turn 29 today!  My 6 year old asked me if I would be able to do stuff daddy is able to do since he is already 29?  Oh boy, I am not really sure where this conversation is going.  So, I ask "like what?"  Well, Dylan thinks... like reach things up high like daddy?  By the way, my husband is 6'2" & me 5'4" with my boys quickly catching up to me :) I tried not to giggle while explaining that we are all meant to be different and able to do different things.  Such as, mommy is great at cooking and daddy reaches up high for the stuff on the top shelf.  As for another birthday, I am not one to dwell on getting older.  I think that we only get better with age. There are so many things that I have learned over the past years that only happens with time.  Thanks to going gluten free, I am forced to eat healthier and living a life free of chronic pain.  Not too mention, the knowledge and confidence that came with the dietary challenges.  I have learned so much about getting back to simple … [Read more...]

Carapelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil {herb-infused oil recipe}

While I am working on getting my body ready for our anniversary in Mexico, I have been doing research on ways to take our healthy lifestyle to the next level beyond working out with RevAbs.  Monounsaturated fats are heart-healthy fats that have been found to lead to lowered body weight.  Olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats. About Carapelli In 1893, in the quaint town of Montevarchi, Italy, a man named Constantino Carapelli began selling olive oil, founding a family business that has become an Italian tradition. Constantino’s dream was to move his olive oil and grain business to the beautiful city of Florence. Forty-seven years later, his dream became a reality, when his sons constructed warehouses in the Florentine suburb of Rifredi and supplied olive oil from the family oil mill at Ponte a Ema.The newly built warehouses were destroyed during World War II, but the Carapelli family forged ahead. They rebuilt the structures and started anew. The hard work paid off, … [Read more...]

Healthy Living

Healthy Living is my passion, which is why I love to encourage you to live a healthier life inside and out! Environmentally Friendly DIY Solar Oven Upcycle Crayon (using Solar Oven or oven) DIY Compost bin DIY dishwasher detergent more Environmentally Friendly Reviews, Tips, etc... are found here Recipes While I am Gluten Free due to Celiac Disease, I focus on mostly naturally gluten free recipes that can adapt easily to anyone's lifestyle. I am a mom of 3 who doesn't have all the time in the world so my recipes are for the average home. I tend to cook with more natural sugars (like xylitol or stevia); However, sometimes we all deserve a treat as well so you will find a great variety of recipes here Getting Back on Track  You will never see me promote weight loss pills or unhealthy means to keep our body at it's best. I promote healthy ways to get back on track  that inspire long-term changes to a healthy lifestyle. RevAbs  The Fast Metabolism … [Read more...]