Giving the Past a Brighter Future!

***PLEASE allow me to share part of MY STORY with you!***

I lost count of the seasons where there was a battle in my mind of lack of self-worth and falling short. I’m one of those people who are extremely good at listening and turning the focus on others – so that the broken parts of me would more easily stay hidden from those around me. I never wanted my “problems” to burden others. My quiet personality in a room filled with people often was mistaken for trying to be controlling or not wanting to give people the time of day. Both of which are far from the truth. I lost myself – what makes me unique in this world – in an effort to please others and meet their expectations. Have you ever felt this way to friend?

The late nights and long drives coming home from my public accounting job allowed downtime for my mind to wonder even more.

What if I didn’t take the left hand turn to my road and rather drive straight into the embankment? Would I survive without injury or would portions of my body be paralyzed? What quality of life would come if I did survive the accident?

What about the large hole I would leave in my parent’s heart? Would I forever leave my parent’s with a lifetime of them blaming themselves?

What about my newborn daughter? I would miss seeing her experience life with my own eyes?

What about my soul mate? My best friend who I didn’t share my dark thoughts with because I didn’t want to burden him – he would never again feel the warmth from my hugs or the softness of my lips when I kissed his cheek. He would never hear me say “I Love You and then me respond again with I Love You MORE.”

You see – mental health – isn’t something to suffer from alone. Creating the awareness is part of MY STORY to show others that they can SAVE themselves. I’m on a mission to help one person at a time because I believe that each of us has the power to take back control. I’m living proof friends that you can transform your choices and perspective towards whatever you may encounter in YOUR story!

You see – in January 2015 – I took responsibility for my dark thoughts. I chose to be a warrior and work through whatever was thrown my way with courage, love, positivity, and soul. I allowed myself to wholeheartedly jump into a $140 investment in myself that I strongly believe the tools and people I became surrounded with is what opened the doors for me to continue to SAVE myself especially when doubt tries to creep in and the whispers of you’re not good enough.

This opportunity opened the door for me to a community of vulnerable women most like me from all different backgrounds. I have been able to cultivate more in my own life while at the same time enriching the lives of those around me by sharing the same resources that have helped me get back up on my feet – to discover the person that GOD had meant for me to be all along. I just had to listen and be receptive of the helping hands. I have been brought closer to my purpose because of this opportunity. Hear’s a secret – don’t wait to be perfect to move forward. There is no such thing as perfect and every trial in your lifetime has a message – you just have to be willing to listen and grow.

Trust in me.
Trust in yourself.
You truly can do HARD things friend.

I’m looking for those women who feel broken or who are working on regaining their own identity again.

I am accepting applications for 5 women – who are ready to take on this opportunity to take control of their own life. I’m wanting those women who are:
👉 willing to be VULNERABLE
👉 receptive of help – TEACHABLE
👉 willing to show some GRIT when necessary
👉 going to continue to adapt along the way and get back up stronger each time!

If this interests you – leave a comment or send me an email at – we can chat more!

***Someday is TODAY – not tomorrow – to take steps towards SAVING yourself.***

Baking Christmas Cookies - Vulnerability Post

I share this picture of my family baking Christmas cookies – on the left side you can see my faded image…it reminds me of what I would have missed if I had allowed myself to become a faded memory.

You too can be a WARRIOR with me! Please consider sharing – I take being an online lifestyle coach extremely serious and I know that we all know someone who could use help gaining control of their life – gain back their own identity. I know as a mom of 2, learning to take the time for me has been a process to learn and it started in 2015. The ability to not lose myself in daily life has become a gift that I’m helping others embrace in their own life. Progress not perfection my friend; be kind to yourself as your welcome imperfections and receive support from a community of real – women – who are cultivating your growth!

My Favorite Exercise is a Mix Between a LUNGE and a CRUNCH – it is called LUNCH Friends!

Life is too short to spend in a constant weight loss battle friends! So many of us want the results and we want to make it easy to reach goals while still living life to the fullest. Simple strategies, right, to be able to rock our favorite outfits while still eating the foods we love, feeling full at every meal, and being satisfied. Do any of the following resonate with you!?

  • Want to lose weight, but don’t like to exercise
  • Exercise, but struggle with nutrition and do not see the weight loss you want
  • Find yourself unable to exercise due to injury/wellness, but want to lose (or maintain) weight through better eating habits
  • Love food, eating big portions, and feeling full
  • Yo-yo dieter, yet want to maintain your lifestyle
  • Want an easy to follow strategy without strict rules – no cutting food groups, counting calories, or eating smaller portions.
  • Struggle with emotional eating
  • Want an option for the entire family without feeling isolated during family or friend gatherings

My hope is that if any of the above are things that you can relate to – that you keep reading and have a desire to try something new! I have tried many nutritional theories in these past 3 years and I am well aware that nutrition is not a one-size fits all. My hope is that if you haven’t found a lifestyle that keeps you healthy and in charge – that this could be a really simple (life changing) option for you!

2B Mindset is the newest video-based program from Beachbody that focuses on nutrition so that you can gain an understanding of food as fuel and not food as comfort. This program is a great way to change your habits without overwhelming you with workouts at the same time. Wait – NO workouts?? You read correctly – any workout is considered “extra credit” because we all know that we cannot out run the fork! You are more than welcome to workout during the program if you would like, but I’m going to help you focus on losing weight happily by taking control of your relationship with food.

2B Mindset coming in May 2018

2B Mindset coming in May 2018

The 2B Mindset was created by Registered Dietician, Ilana Muhlstein MS, RDN. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland. She received her Masters of Science degree in Applied Nutrition from Northeastern University. Ilana Muhlstein sits on the prestigious Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association and leads the Bruin Health Improvement Program at ULCA. After years of yo-yo dieting herself, she has developed this simple and practical weight loss solution. Ilana Muhlstein has been working on this program with Beachbody for the past 2 years along with years of research and testing on her own to develop 2B Mindset.

2B Mindset is simplistic and does not require you to count calories, points, measure food, or cut food groups. Refer to the table below for the difference in Portion Control Containers approach and the 2B Mindset. I personally use the portion fix nutritional theory and have had great success with it. I’m looking forward to trying 2B Mindset and further enhancing my understanding of my mindset and how good nutrition positively impacts my thoughts and emotions.




External controls (containers)


Specific-portion rules



Internal controls (Mindset)


Plate-visualization method

Volume-eating of certain foods

Nutritional/behavioral guidelines

The new program will incorporate Shakeology (Regular or Vegan) – a good resource for any 2B Mindset meal in a day. It’s a healthy option that takes the guesswork out of meal planning for those of us who are trying to keep up with life and make healthy choices along the way! There are days that I use the Shakology Boosts in order to get in my greens, improve my digestive health, or need to increase my focus. In addition, the BEACHBARs are a perfect snack. I will be using Daily Sunshine (Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Dairy Free option) for my children and I along with the Shakeology and BEACHBARs for the 2B Mindset. If you have any questions on the products mentioned, please reach out to my via my email below and I would be happy to help you learn more about them.

The 2B Mindset will be available on Beachbody On Demand; however, it is under a separate Nutrition tab within Beachbody On Demand. This program is not included in the standard Beachbody On Demand access membership. A Beachbody On Demand membership is not included with a 2B Mindset standalone purchase. It s also not required that Beachbody On Demand be purchased to access 2B Mindset. Once you purchase 2B Mindset, you will have access to the program forever – no associated continuity or subscription for 2B Mindset.

The 2B Mindset Kit will include:

  • 21 short videos that teach the basic principles of the program – understanding food groups, what to eat and when, tips for a positive mindset, real life strategies for managing any eating situation (eating out at restaurants, vegans/vegetarians, vacation, etc.).
  • 5 videos to help address the most common challenges to losing weight and establishing a healthier relationship with food
  • 15 recipe videos where you learn how to cook easy – delicious and satisfying foods. You can combine these recipes with the existing FIXATE recipes in your toolbox!
  • The Getting Started Guide – step-by-step instructions for putting the program into action
  • My Go-To-Guide – a resource that accompanies the videos, featuring food lists, grocery shopping lists, and more!
  • 2B Mindset Recipes booklet – a collection of Ilana’s favorite healthy meals that can be printed for reference
  • My Tracker – a 90 day journal you can use to track your meals, progress and all the daily inputs that can influence your weight loss journey and success (be ready to track your poop!)
  • A 30 oz water bottle helps you get you drinking more water with some inspirational sayings to keep you on track
  • You will be able to participate in my exclusive May 14, 2018 official test group for 2B Mindset – I’m excited to welcome you to my virtual health and wellness community!

My customers can purchase 2B Mindset Challenge Packs and kits with a 10% discount on a 2 box pack of BEACHBARs (when purchased together). Additionally, my customers who purchase a 2B Mindset Challenge Pack qualify for a discount on a 3 – Day Refresh (when purchased together). I do have a sub-set of customers who enjoy 25% off on their products – this might be an option for you along with consideration of the military waiver!

The 2B Mindset program will be released on May 2, 2018. Please leave your email address in the comments or send an email to (SUBJECT LINE: 2B MINDSET) to get all of the details and be a participant in my official test group starting May 14, 2018. Please consider sharing – I take being a lifestyle coach extremely serious and I know that we all know someone who could use help gaining control of their life – gain back their own identity. I know as a mom of 2, learning to take the time for me has been a process to learn and it started in 2015. The ability to not lose myself in daily life has become a gift that I’m helping others embrace in their own life. Progress not perfection my friend; be kind to yourself as your welcome imperfections and receive support from a community of real – women – who are cultivating your growth!