Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Working from home!

I have my own super exciting first day picture to share!
🚸This week I was able to see the kids off to their classrooms on the first day of school. 
⏰I took Emerson to her pediatrician appt without having to take time off work. 
🚌 I had the official right of passage waiting to pick up the boys in the car line.
And it's only Tuesday. πŸ™†πŸΌ
You guys, I am a realist. My head was NOT in the clouds when I became a Beachbody coach. As a matter of fact I never even VISUALIZED reducing my hours at the school as a goal because...well, it honestly didn't even occur me. It was too far "out there" for me to conceptualize. 
Staying home in this season of life just wasn't in the cards. Last year was hard....I feel you working mommas. I was in the trenches with you...
But, here I stand....In the position to finally have work/home balance. πŸ˜Œ
I'm going to be frank here... Going part time this year Is possible SOLEY because of Beachbody. Jud and I have great traditional careers...But we also have student loans, mortgage payments, three young children and special expenses this year (πŸ‘‚πŸ»). 
We realized in the Spring I had the choice.. Full time vs part time. An opportunity I never even KNEW I so *desperately* wanted because I didn't ALLOW myself to want it. 
Then it slapped us across the face---the FREEDOM we could choose where I spend my time this year.
It still takes my breath away. 
Checking off YES I can volunteer brought me to tears tonight. πŸ‘‡πŸ»
It's not just BEING home more. It's being able to be PRESENT with more patience, energy and balance. It's going to be so good for ALL of us. 
Im thankful God had a plan to help me find balance and time at home long before I did. πŸ™πŸ»
If you want to learn more about Beachbody, with no commitment or pushiness, I would LOVE to share. See what it is and see if it's for you, no strings attached. Fill out the questionnaire below or send me a private msg for a coaching SNEAK PEEK! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

YumBox Review

I'm already a little bit obsessed with our new way to pack lunches this year. πŸŽ
Meet the YumBox. 
No more baggies. No more losing 10 pieces of tupperware for the dips each week. 
Leak proof, portioned, kid friendly to open & dishwasher safe...AND fits in a standard lunchbox with room for a water bottle! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘
Mom win.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FIXATE :: Mexican Taco Lettuce Cups Review

Still making my way through the FIXATE cookbook.  Was feeling the need for something that felt like a "cheat" and decided to go with Mexican.  This was absolutely delish!  I used grass-fed beef and romaine lettuce leaves because I couldn't find the Bibb lettuce at Publix.

Everything else was simple ingredients from the pantry- corn, black beans, homemade taco seasoning, shredded carrots, some sharp cheddar and fresh salsa.

Filling and JUST as satisfying as a normal taco's with a big CRUNCH.  A simple recipe but filled with healthier stuff in side-- I can honestly say I haven't added shredded carrots to my tacos before tonight.

Totally a winner!


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Monday, August 3, 2015

Edamame Salad Review:: FIXATE Cookbook

This was a winner with everyone in the family- adults and kids!

Very simple ingredients went into the dressing and the salad itself.  The only thing that required a little effort was making sure when we went grocery shopping we knew what we were looking for when it came to "Napa Cabbage".  We've never used it before but everyone enjoyed it and the cabbage didn't how a overwhelming flavor at all.

I had made a similar Asian- inspired salad a few weeks ago that called for sriracha.  This was a nice alternative because our younger kids could eat it and it wasn't spicy.  It was a great recipe to use as a side salad and with some shredded chicken added in it could easily become the main course.

The whole thing probably took about 10 minutes to put together and the leftover saved well for today's lunch!

Healthy and yummy!


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