Day 2 Shift Shop Test Group Strength 25

How I felt after doing Strength 25 early this morning😂😂😂


I must say this workout was amazing since I do love lifting weights but man, did I feel the burn!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥 I had to drop weights because my muscles were failing which felt so great!

I also had an extra ab workout from laughing so much at Chris Downing. Wow! He's hilarious!!!! I was waiting for his false teeth/gummy braces teeth to just show up in the middle of the workout!😂 If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out his videos on his FB. THIS GUY IS HILARIOUS!

So today was a very challenging and fun workout! I'm looking forward to doing it again and seeing my progress in strength.

For reference, I used 15-25 lbs. for dumbbells. Had to go light because this is focused on volume on time rather than specific reps. I ended up doing drop sets when I felt my form was failing. It felt great!

The instruction in this video is phenomenal. I truly appreciate the cueing and the corrections especially as a Beachbody Live instructor myself. It really helps you focus on the exercise and nailing down the proper form and preventing injury even when you're getting entertained with Chris' jokes all throughout the workout. 😂💪🏼💯

I really enjoyed it even more than Speed especially since his playful personality shines through more in this workout. Helps lighten up the mood when you're struggling hard in the moves. I like that. It's reminiscent of how funny Tony Horton is in his videos but totally different type of humour. I like laughing while crying😂😜💪🏼🔥

This workout is an ass kicking (yeah my glutes were literally on fire here🍑🔥) good time!!!! I can't wait for all of you to try it! Let me know what you think!!!










It's official... I'm in the official test group for SHIFT SHOP


I thought I was hearing things when Chris Downing sent me a voice message... "It's done!"


Took me awhile to process the news because I wasn't sure how real it was until Beachbody Corporate sent me the official email later that evening that Chris has requested me to be part of the Official Test Group for SHIFT SHOP!


Holy bananas! I WAS CHOSEN!!!! I can't believe how truly BLESSED I am for this opportunity to be part of the newest and most amazing Beachbody program that hasn't even launched yet!!! OMG!!!! Is this real life now??? I am still in utter shock and my heart is overflowing with GRATITUDE to Chris!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING MY DREAMS HAPPEN!!!!

To all of you who are wondering what Shift Shop is... The SHIFT SHOP is the first Beachbody program from our newest Super Trainer, Chris Downing. He’s an elite functional fitness trainer who specializes in helping anyone — regardless of weight, size, or age — get into amazing shape fast.

The SHIFT SHOP is a ramp-up fitness program. Chris makes it easy for you to start. Then he gradually increases the intensity of the cardio and strength-training workouts week by week — all while refining your nutrition. Plus, he makes it a lot of fun.

Check out this new amazing program that we are about to launch this summer here:

And yes, I'm OFFICIALLY part of this! So tune in to my Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat because I'll be sharing my life as I MAKE THE SHIFT!!!!

God is good.... I am truly blessed...

Thank you Chris!!!!!!



The Crazy-Busy Person’s Guide to Weight Loss

One week in Nashville with all my meals prepped for the entire stay! 

One week in Nashville with all my meals prepped for the entire stay! 

Losing weight is challenging no matter what, but when you have a hectic schedule full of appointments, errands, and random time-sucking obligations, your New Year’s weight-loss resolution to slim down can feel straight-up impossible.

Here’s the good news, though: You don’t need to quit your job and go to boot camp to successfully lose weight. You can shed pounds — slowly but surely — while continuing to hustle and keep up with your commitments.

The key is learning to plan ahead and organize your day in a smart, efficient way. Before long, your weight-loss habits will become second-nature, not to mention totally worth the extra effort.

Read on for 11 easy tips for losing weight on a busy schedule!

1. Meal Prep Every Week

Meal prep doesn’t just save time and energy, it’s also key to ensuring you stay on track with your nutrition goals.

Every Sunday, block off a couple hours to make a weekly meal plan, go grocery shopping, and hunker down in the kitchen to chop, dice, grill, and plan your meals for the week.

If you don’t want to cook entire meals in advance, you can still cut down the steps by setting aside ingredients and chopping vegetables and fruit ahead of time. Pre-sliced veggies are ideal because you can snack on them raw and incorporate them in meals.

You can also make things like soup, ground turkey stir-frys, and casseroles ahead of time to store in your freezer. 

Proper portion sizes are a key part of meal prepping for weight loss: Using portion-control containers is an easy way to make sure your meals are balanced, especially if you’re trying to lose weight for the first time.

2. Store Healthy Snacks in Your Desk and Bag

The key to resisting that mid-morning muffin craving at work is to have satisfying, nutrient-rich snacks at the ready.

“Store snacks in your bag and at your desk,” says Gorin. “This way, you’re not relying on whatever’s available at the corner market or vending machine.” For protein-rich snacks, try hard-boiled eggs, beef jerky, or edamame. For snacks under 200 calories, bring in some pistachios, roasted chickpeas, or seaweed.

3. Drink More Water

Research suggests that drinking water before a meal can help you feel more full. An easy way to check that off your list is to carry a reusable water bottle with you at all times. Refill it regularly and aim to drink half your body weight (in pounds) in ounces each day.

If you’re notoriously bad at hydrating, here are 25 easy ways to drink more water.

4. Keep Fruit in Plain Sight

“When you’re at home, keep fruit on the countertop,” says Gorin. “Research shows you may be more likely to reach for it if it’s visible.” A Cornell University study found that women who had a fruit bowl out weighed 13 pounds less than women who had cereal or sodas sitting on their kitchen counter.

Same goes at work: Skip the candy bowl and get a basket and load it with your favorite fruits. Try apples for a hit of fiber, or bananas to sneak in some potassium, and pears for a sweet, low-calorie snack. And don’t forget about seasonal options like grapefruit, oranges, and kiwis.

5. Make Your Workouts Consistent

Although diet plays a major role in losing weight, pairing it with regular exercise is critical if you want to achieve weight-loss success.

But how do you squeeze in a sweat session when your day is jam-packed? “I recommend working out in the morning before people start making demands of you and life has a chance to get in the way,” says Trevor Thieme, C.S.C.S., Beachbody’s fitness and nutrition content manager.

If mornings are out of the question — maybe you have a long commute or an early drop-off time for your kids — identify another time of day that’s consistently free of commitments. For some people, that might be during lunch. For others, it might be after work. Whenever it is, reserve it for exercise.

Working out at home is a good way to make sure you get your workout in — and it’s harder to make excuses! With a streaming service like Beachbody On Demand, you’ll have hundreds of workouts with nutrition guides, calendars, and progress trackers at your fingertips.

6. Eat at a Table (*no phones allowed)

Instead of snacking as you scroll through emails or eating dinner while bingeing on Netflix, walk away from the screens and sit down at a table. (Novel concept, right?!)

You’re probably thinking, How exactly will sitting help me lose weight?! Well, pay attention to this fun fact: Research shows you’re more likely to consume greater amounts of food if you eat while you’re distracted.

While it might seem counterintuitive to carve out 30 minutes just to eat when you could multitask, a 2001 study suggests that multitasking may actually decrease your productivity by as much as 40 percent.

In addition, paying attention to your food — chewing slowly and savoring flavors — doesn’t just help you appreciate your meal, it also makes it easier to recognize the signals your body sends you about whether you’re full or not.

This practice of mindful eating can help you lose weight, but even better than that, it can also help you keep the pounds off once you’ve slimmed down.

7. Swap Cardio for Strength Training

Strength training trumps traditional cardio (think: long slow distance) when it comes to losing the right kind of weight: fat.

“But the most effective method is to combine cardio and strength training by doing high-intensity circuits — sets of several exercises performed back-to-back with little or no rest in between,” says Thieme. “Not only will you burn tons of calories during your workout, but you’ll also raise your metabolism for more than 48 hours afterward.”

Here’s another advantage of such such workouts: They double down on the benefits of both aerobic and strength training in half the time of a typical cardio or weightlifting session. “If you’ve ever tried a program like P90X3, 22 Minute Hard Corps, or INSANITY MAX:30, you know that a half hour is all it takes to get in a killer total-body workout,” Thieme says.

8. Share Your Food

Whether you’re at an office birthday party, on a date, or out to dinner with friends, you’ll inevitably encounter temptations in the form of chocolate and/or salty, carb-heavy sides.

If you want to (and can!) avoid these foods altogether, great. If, on the other hand, you want to enjoy a bite or two every once in a while, go for it. The key to sticking with your nutrition goals is not to deprive yourself, but to be sensible about how much you indulge.

Split your desserts or sides with someone else to cut down on the calories. “You know what [the dessert] tastes like, and the first bite or two is always the best, anyway,” Gorin says.

9. Have “Emergency Food” on Hand

On particularly chaotic weeks, sometimes meal prepping just doesn’t happen. And even if you have plenty of healthy ingredients on hand, sometimes you don’t have the patience or energy to cook.

That’s why Gorin recommends stocking your pantry and desk drawers with quick and easy “emergency food,” like cans of low-sodium soup, canned tuna packed in water, canned low-sodium beans, and whole-grain crackers. There arehealthy packaged food options out there; just make sure to check the ingredient list.

10. Move More

The most successful weight loss plans entail not just eating more healthfully and exercising more intensely, but also moving more throughout the day, says Thieme. Your goal: To keep your metabolism humming in a higher gear during more of the 23- and a half hours you aren’t working up a sweat.

For most people, that’s going to require thinking outside the box/gym. If you sit in an office all day, take a three to 10-minute break every hour to walk around the building or perform squats and arm rolls at your desk. Instead of sending emails to people down the hall (or even on different floors), pay them a visit. If you have a phone call with a client or an in-person meeting with co-workers, skip the conference room and talk as you walk.

And don’t limit this sort of creative thinking to your workplace. Do calf raises while brushing your teeth, stretch and foam roll while you watch TV, take your dog for a walk as you chat on the phone — do anything you can to spend more time on your feet and less time on your rump.

11. Rethink Your Beverages

A full day of commitments and responsibilities usually requires a boost (or two… or three) of caffeine to make it through. But the rich, sugary coffee beverages most people rely on (think pumpkin spice lattes) have no nutritional value.

Instead of sipping half your daily calories through a green plastic straw, Gorin suggests taking a walk to get a refill of water or hot tea. “That might reset your mood and your commitment to healthy eating.” If you do have a cup of coffee, says Gorin, swap the creamer for milk and sweeten it with a sprinkle of cinnamon instead of sugar.

Achieving your goal of losing weight doesn’t mean you have to make a bunch of huge, life-altering changes all at once. Sometimes all it takes is making smaller, smarter choices throughout your day to get you moving in the right direction.






I wanted to give huge props to one of my clients Christina W. for her progress so far! 180 on the left to today ➡️146 lbs!!!


It's also just the beginning of her journey so far so expect even more amazing things from this woman!!!💕👸🏼💪🏼⚡️

I'm extremely proud of her!!!!

#teamthunder #proudcoachmoment #progress #transformation


If YOU need help and want to work on your own transformation with me, join our Love Yourself Fit Challenge that start on Feb. 20!!!

We will be focusing not only on the physical transformation but more so on the mental and emotional transformation ❤❤❤

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Love Yourself Fit Challenge Starts February 20!


Self-confidence is the new sexy! Being able to love yourself, embrace the crazy, and know you are beautiful regardless of what society thinks is an amazing quality to possess. Dare to have it!!

If you don't love yourself enough to accept yourself for who you are, then how will you love yourself enough to push yourself to the limits to get fit and healthy?

Embrace who you are and love your perceived flaws. Take in all that the journey is about. Let US HELP EMPOWER YOU to learn to LOVE YOURSELF again. It is very important for us  to learn how to take care of ourselves because we tend to "forget" ourselves when we constantly GIVE to others.

Let us all rediscover who we are, realize that we are worth it, and go on this beautiful journey together.

We are starting a 30 day challenge dedicated to LOVING YOURSELF, getting fit, and staying healthy!!! Why? Because YOU ARE WORTH IT!


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Breakfast: No Cook Raspberry Vanilla Porridge


Breakfast: No Cook Raspberry Vanilla Porridge


No Cook Raspberry Vanilla Porridge


3/4 cup fresh raw raspberries

1/4 cup dry Bob's Red Mill Rolled Oats

2 tsp Simply Organic Madagascar Vanilla Extract No Sugar Added

1/4 cup Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt. plain non-fat

1/2 cup Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk Unsweetened

2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Organic Whole Chia Seeds



Place all ingredients in a mason jar (pint). Securely replace the cover and shake until all ingredients are mixed. Refrigerate mason jar overnight. Wake up the next morning and enjoy your porridge for breakfast!


Breakfast: How does it help weight control?

Why does eating a healthy breakfast help control weight?

Here are some of the ways that regularly eating a healthy breakfast may help you lose excess weight and maintain your weight loss:

Reduced hunger. Eating breakfast may reduce your hunger later in the day, which may make it easier to avoid overeating. When you skip breakfast, you may feel ravenous later and be tempted to reach for a quick fix — such as vending machine candy or doughnuts at the office. In addition, the prolonged fasting that occurs when you skip breakfast can increase your body's insulin response, which in turn increases fat storage and weight gain. In fact, skipping breakfast actually increases your risk of obesity.

Healthy choices. Eating breakfast may get you on track to make healthy choices all day. When you eat breakfast, you tend to eat a healthier overall diet, one that is more nutritious and lower in fat. When you skip breakfast, you're more likely to skip fruits and vegetables the rest of the day, too.

More energy. Eating breakfast may give you energy, increasing your physical activity during the day. A healthy breakfast refuels your body and replenishes the glycogen stores that supply your muscles with immediate energy. Skipping breakfast is associated with decreased physical activity.

So, if you skip breakfast — whether you're trying to save time or cut calories — you may want to reconsider, especially if you're trying to control your weight.


Microblading: Eyebrows are everything!


Microblading: Eyebrows are everything!

As promised, here's my Microblading procedure from earlier today 💕

This isn't my first time getting them done as I had them done around 5 years ago. My original procedure faded which is why I wanted to get them redone and re shaped to better frame my face!

I really love how easy and relatively painless the procedure was. The consultation with Linsi Anderson, the brow artist was wonderful too! She asked me what I wanted, gave her recommendations, and explained everything including aftercare to me.

Healing will take 7-10 days. I won't be able to use any makeup on the area which is great since I don't need it anymore. If you know me, I love BROWS so much that I need my eyebrows on point at all times!😉💕😂

I really love this because it fits my extremely busy and sweaty lifestyle!✨⚡️✨💕✨💪🏼✨

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions that I can try to answer. Also feel free to SHARE, LIKE, TAG this video!💕



The Standard Hair Lash Brow is located in Lansing, MI


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Lox Breakfast Muffins



Wild Nova Lox


green onions

2 eggs + 1 egg white

cracked black pepper



Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture in muffin pan. Bake it for 20 mins at 425 degrees. Delicious, tasty, and healthy! Served here with a blood orange!