Confession time- I did not like the Morning Meltdown 100. I don’t know if I’m the only one, or just the only one not afraid to admit it…but I am 100% real and transparent and not afraid to let people know when a program or product isn’t for me. I tried it, but it got to the point where I would skip days and days because I was dreading it so much. I always tell my in person clients that if you don’t like your workouts, then it’s time to find something you DO like…so I took my own advice. I decided to go with Turbo Fire. It is my all time favorite workout and one that I have done (never a full 90 days at once) a few times over the years, but this time I’m going full in, 100%.
Starting Weight – 205
Waist: 40 3/4”
This is the angle I hate to post. I get comments ALL the time asking if I’m pregnant. Hate it, it’s where I carry all of my excess weight.
I am also going to keep committed to the 2B Mindset.
When Advocare stopped being an MLM company, I wasn’t sure which direction I was going to go in. Some people were planning on sticking around, most people jumped ship all together and some decided to wait it out. At first, I thought my MLM days were over, I was pretty bitter about the whole thing. While I didn’t have a huge empire of distributors, I was a part of someone else’s and it seemed real crappy that with one phone call, their 10 years of hard work of building a team was just wiped out. At that moment, I decided I was done all together with them. The more I thought about it, the worst I felt about sticking with a company like that. Ok, now that I got that off my chest (it’s been festering for MONTHS), it’s time to talk about new directions and new adventures.
Yes, I’m a personal trainer and I do love my job. I love creating workout plans for clients and working in a gym environment, but when it comes to my own workouts, I was getting crazy burned out on getting to the gym long before my shifts or having to stay long after them and so I started doing at home workouts again. My journey with Beachbody is a long one and it began about 11 years ago when my baby at the time was just about 1.5 years old and my other 2 kids were 3 and 6. I was a new stay at home mom and money was tight, so a gym membership was out. I was up breastfeeding the baby one night and saw an infomercial for Turbo Jam and I was instantly hooked. I went on to get Turbo Fire and ChaLEAN Extreme as well; Turbo Fire is my ultimate soul mate workout! At that point I was contacted by a BB Coach (which was relatively new at the time) and I jumped in and was quickly an Emerald level coach. But then the unthinkable happened, my Dad was killed in a head on collision and my entire world stopped and was shattered. I stuck around for awhile, but ultimately I left that world behind.
In 2016, two years after the birth of our 4th and final child, I was looking to make an income from home. Beachbody brought back too many memories and I just couldn’t do it. But now, I’m ready. I’m ready to jump back in and start a fresh, new chapter in my life and ready for new adventures. I decided to join again because that world is 100% different than it was 10 years ago, there is actual coach training now, I am learning how this all works to be successful and there are SOOO many workout programs and plans for ANYONE!!! I love that I can get up in the morning and knock out my own workouts before spending the day at the gym and keep myself on track.
The first time I attempted Keto was in November 2018. I expected quick, rapid, immediate results and when that didn’t happen, I quickly said I was done and it wasn’t for me. There is only so much medication can do for you as a type 2 diabetic and unless you are willing to change your lifestyle, you are in for a lifetime of insulin injections and waiting for a miracle. I chose to be a bit more proactive. While weight loss is high on my list of reasons for jumping back on the Keto train, using it to control my Diabetes is number 1.
My new mission in life is to make this lifestyle just that- a lifestyle…not a quick fix and to do that, I am ketofying favorite foods so this isn’t deprivation. When I stopped looking at Keto as a list of things I COULDN’T have and started looking at as a way to get creative, life got much better!
And so these waffles were born, borrowing ingredients from a few recipes, this one is my favorite.