Monday, November 11, 2013

Advocare Cleanse Results!

So I finished up phase 1 of the 24 day challenge Saturday and started phase 2 Sunday.

Things I'm loving: more energy, feeling lean, lean, lean, not craving my nightly sweets hardly at all, feeling more satisfied on less food, and I am mentally feeling stronger and happier.

I went into this challenge not because I had weight to lose, although I wanted to lose a little bit of fat, I went into this challenge wanting to get back on track with my clean eating and stop the vicious cycle that I had been in with eating well all week and ruining it on the weekend. And I feel like I have accomplished that so far, I feel like I am back in my clean eating groove and not feeling deprived - which was MY main purpose.

For those that have more weight to lose and who aren't familiar with eating clean, this is an AMAZING way to jumpstart that process. I will be sharing with you my results and then the results of my friend who did it right before me. She lost more weight, fat, inches because she was in a place where she needed to lose more starting out. She looks Fan-freakin-tastic!

Without further adieu....

Starting weight - Day 1 (sorry I cut out my feet, I forgot to wear socks and they were looking rough!)

Day 10

I lost 4.2 pounds! Not too bad seeing as I haven't even lost a dang pound in the past 2 months!

And here are my Pics! Not sure if you all can tell a difference, I know it may not look like much, but I have definitely tightened up and de-bloated.


So Phase 2 is going AMAZING!! I love that I'm getting fuller on less food because I seriously eat around the clock. I am constantly hungry which ends up leading me to make bad food choices eventually. My energy is through the roof which is helping with my happier mood! I plan on staying on the MNS Max 3 supplements for a while!

And I will leave you with a before and after pic of my friend who did the 24 day challenge!


Monday, November 4, 2013


So I'm on day 5 of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge, currently in the cleanse phase. It's going really well. I am feeling good, not getting bloated at all, feeling tighter and leaner as well as more energized. I am eating whole grains (Ezekiel bread, whole grain pasta), lot of fruit for my sweet tooth, lean meats and veggies. It's simple really.

I am LOVING SparkSlam, and Catalyst and I actually enjoy the fiber drink (I mix it with a splash of organic apple juice and water and it tastes like applesauce)

I highly recommend doing the 10 day herbal cleanse if you are not able to afford the 24 day challenge. It's only $31.50 and will give you a great boost to your weight loss!

I will be doing a post on Monday of my cleanse results for you all :) If you want to check out Advocare's products you can go to and browse around!

Moving on...

I took my NASM CPT exam on Halloween and passed!! I was so nervous because all I heard from everybody was how hard it was. I studied for nearly 5 months and I have to say, I don't feel like it was too bad. Maybe it's because I knew my stuff and studied my butt off? I thought it was pretty straight forward. Not to say it wasn't difficult, because it was, but I think I didn't have as hard of a time with it because I literally studied every single day over the past few months. 

I also launched my Personal Training Website and I am so happy with the way it turned out! I am now accepting online training clients, so browse around the site and make sure to check out the packages! I am beyond excited to help others Get and STAY healthy and fit. I don't advertise quick fixes and whoever does is not offering something that can be maintained long-term and is more than likely an unhealthy way to achieve your goals. Keep that in mind when searching for a personal trainer. Make sure whoever you choose has your best interest and health in mind! 

Happy Monday All!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Advocare 24 Day Challenge - Day 1

I have officially started the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and will post before and after pics of my body and my scale after the 10 day cleanse and again after the entire 24 days to give you all a look at what these amazing supplements can and WILL do for you!

If you are looking to join in on the challenge you can do so by going here - Please tag me in any progress pics on instagram @efitmama #EFMadvo24dc so I can follow your journey!

Here are some recent foods I've eaten since cutting out processed junk

half banana, berries, slivered almonds and chocolate PB2

Pork loin, half sweet potato, zucchini and squash

Chicken, asparagus, avocado, stir fry veggies, salsa

Gala apple, banana, chocolate PB2

Steak Fajita Bowl - lean steak, rommaine lettuce, corn, black beans, salsa, whole grain tortilla, bell pepper, diced tomatoes

Quick oats mixed with egg whites, cinnamon, and berries

I have been doing well with my eating since Monday, eating 95% non-processed foods. Today I cut out my coffee and creamer and start the supplements for the Cleanse Phase which are the Herbal CleanseSpark, and OmegaPlex

After the 10 day cleanse, I will allow myself a few beers one night (I have a Rihanna Concert in 10 days) and will get back on the next day starting the Max Phase of the Challenge.

I will be eating whole grains, as much fruit as I want, almond butter, lean meats, egg whites, unlimited veggies, lots of water just to name a few.

I am ready to kick some ass with this challenge and ready to feel and look the best I've ever looked!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's Cooking - Meals for the Week

I start the 24 day Advocare Challenge tomorrow. On Halloween. Yes, I am totally aware of the timing of this. I had pleeeenty of candy last week at a local trunk-or-treat festival. I am so very excited that I have already started the food part of the challenge pretty much. I have been eating non-processed foods since Monday (minus the coffee and creamer I'm currently having, but starting tomorrow that's outta here!).

 If you are interested in doing the Advocare Challenge with me or want info on any of the amazing  supplements or products email me at

Anyways, here are the meals I have planned out for this week. I won't be doing any cheese or processed foods in these meals, so if the recipe calls for it I will either substitute if I can or leave it out all together. Enjoy!

Fresh Tomato Pasta

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley, , Olive Oil & Parmesan Cheese
Wagon Wheel Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad

Chicken, Bacon, Broccoli & Rice

Easy Cheesy Spicy Creamy Chicken, Bacon, Broccoli & Rice with Rotel. Easy One-Dish Skillet Dinner. I will add sweet peppers and use green beans because my family won't eat cooked broccoli

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ohhhh yum!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A heart to heart

Have you ever felt like you were just born to do something? Something that just comes so naturally and that you greatly enjoy? For me that is, first and foremost, being a mother. I can not even put into words how much pride and joy I take in my children (I'm sure all you mothers out there can relate!). It's such a strange feeling- to be all about yourself for so long and then in the blink of an eye your entire world is turned upside down and you can't even remember what it was like pre-kids. It's like that is some far away world that you can't ever get back to, nor do you want to!

I am such a care-taker which is why I feel that I was also made to be a personal trainer. I truly care about my clients, their results, their feelings, their goals. I want to be there for them. I want to answer questions and hold their hand when they are feeling low. But I also want to give them tough love when they need it and provide them with kick-ass workouts that leave them cursing my name :)

I have been reflecting so much lately. What is my purpose? What am I to do with the talent I have (I don't feel I have much! Haha!)? And then it hit me, while I was washing dishes and listening to my son read a chapter out of his take home book from his reading group in class. I am using my talent and my passions right now. They are not being wasted, and that sent the biggest sigh of relief through me.

I have a hard time with feeling like I'm not doing enough, I can always be better, do better. Not necessarily in the fitness aspect, at least that's not what I'm referring to here. But using what I have been given- knowledge, gifts, talents, education, etc..-to my fullest potential.

I love my job. I am a wife, a mother, and a personal trainer. And I am good at what I do because, to me, it's not a job- it's my life! It's who I am, what my bones are made of. And I want to spread my heart for these things to you all. I want this blog to be a space where you are able to find what you are looking for: Health, recipes, workouts, tips, motherhood, marriage, life. There are things that I'll be tweaking and changing up on here over the next couple months to make this blog just that!

I hope that you all find what it is that you are meant to do....and then DO IT! Don't waste time on questioning it. Have faith, jump, and don't look back!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

8 Week Fat Loss Program on SALE!

I am putting my 8 week fat loss program on sale for ONLY $15 until Tuesday! Read below for more info and to purchase!

This is a strategically designed fat loss program based on NASM's Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model that is scientifally structured to improve all functional abilities. This plan incorporates 2 phases for a methodical approach for fat loss.

Phase 2 will build off of phase 1 and you can expect to gain stabilization endurance, strength endurance, flexibility, balance, and cardiorespiratory endurance throughout this 2 month plan.

This is a 5 day a week plan that can be done at a gym and also has options for those who workout at home. Things you will need for completing this program at home is two sets of dumbbells, a stability ball, resistance band(s), and a jump rope.

Each exercise lasts around an hour to an hour and 15 minutes depending on YOU.

While there are no pictures, each exercise is more or less easily identified or can be looked up via, google image search, or

If you are looking for a program to reduce your body fat, while at the same time gaining strength, then look no further! This program will challenge and change your body! I would say this is more of an intermediate/advanced plan than a beginners plan, although you can always make modifications if you are a beginner and wanting to jump start your weight loss goals.

TO PURCHASE: Click on the add to cart button below the logo and once payment is made, you will find a link or be redirected to a link and able to download the program immediately. This is an excel file and you can view everything by clicking on each sheet at the bottom of the excel page.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

I have decided to aid in balancing my eating as well as cleansing my body of the over-indulgences I've been participating in for a few months now that I will be starting the Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Why I am choosing this route....

1. I have heard nothing but AMAZING things about Advocare products as well as success stories from people that I personally know. They swear by it and it has changed their view on food and how they eat. Their cravings are gone. They don't feel the need to eat junk and they don't feel deprived of any foods!

2. I need to get out of my vicious cycle that I have brought upon myself. Eat well all week long (for the most part) and go on a vacation from eating well over the weekend.

3. I need a kickstart back into a heatlhy, balanced lifestyle of eating

I will be starting Monday, October 28th (as long as my kit is in by then). I plan to cut out pretty much every single processed food for the first 10 days to really detox my body of the chemicals and make it more readily able to accept the vitamins introduced in the Max phase (reccommended by a friend)

I will be updating with results as often as I see them! If you are currently on this journey or want to start, DO IT! We can all be in this together! Contact me at and we can get you set up and ready to get your body to the next level!