Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Being real...about the ladies!

Hey guys!  So I'm going to be real here...about the ladies!  Yes I'm talking about boobs(or lack there of in my case).  I unfortunately...or fortunately have never had boobs.  I have always wanted them!  Its probably a good thing that I didn't have them in my younger years...I would have maybe showed them off a little too much!  It's one of those things that I always felt like I wasn't womanly because I didn't have them.  Luckily my husband says he's a butt man...and I have one of those so we are good:) 

When I was pregnant with all of my boys my boobs didn't grow much even then....really??  That's when you are supposed to go through that beginning stage in the first trimester...where you aren't showing...but your boobs are huge....known as the porn star stage....never happened for me!  I was pissed about that!  I did get the boobs I have always wanted when I breastfed....well in the beginning anyway....the first 4 months or so....and they are hard as a rock and full of milk, and you are in pain.....sometimes bleeding...not ideal!!  By the time I was finished breast feeding each time...they were smaller than when I started!  I didn't think that was possible!  So instead of perky little boobs...they are now...yes...saggy little boobs!  It's a sad story...I would of course do it all over again in a heartbeat!! 

I have always said after I was done having kids(which we are now), I would get the boobs I have always wanted.  About 6 months ago I did go for a consultation....I was sure that I wanted to do it....I even told my friends and family that I was going to do it!  I did get mixed opinions of course...and took all of them into consideration.  I even went to my doctor, got a physical...asked her opinion(she said it would be fine for me to do)...and got blood work to make sure that I didn't have any clotting disorders...I don't!  My husband was super supportive either way...I kept telling myself that I deserved it for nursing all of my kiddos and it was really just damage control...which I still believe it would be.  I'm not trying to go and get DD's...or look crazy big...just normal...nice boobs!

In the course of hearing many opinions...good and bad...I had several people ask me if God would want me to change the body that He gave me.  I had to think about that one.  I honestly think of it as more of a corrective procedure...and I knew in my heart I was not doing it for the wrong reasons!  Like I said I wasn't looking to get some circus boobs and go pick up my kids from school with them hanging out for all to see.  I just wanted to feel normal...and not like a boy!  I have prayed about it a lot!  I do not think it is wrong...if yourheart is right! the midst of praying about this....God did change my heart!  I have come to a whole new acceptance of myself.  Being so involved in fitness and health...I feel like I just want to be all natural....flaws and all!  I have stretch marks...and I don't have boobs...those are two things that I have accepted!  I honestly didn't want to take a break from my fitness have I will keep what I have and continue to be working on my goals!  I may change my mind later on...but for now...I will remain a flawed little mama....and I'm ok with that for now!

I know that many women struggle with what the right thing to do is..I would just suggest praying about it and knowing your heart!  I don't think it's wrong to fix something that you don't like about long as your heart is in the right place...only you and God can know what the right thing for you is....and I don't believe that it is the same for everyone! 

Big boobs...small boobs...skinny...curvy...all woman are seriously beautiful....and we are all wonderfully flawed!  Embrace what you can....and the things that you want to it!  I will leave you with a quote that I love!

Monday, March 9, 2015

2 Dinners, 4 Dresses, and 1 Romper!

Hey guys!  Hope everyone is having a great Monday!  I have one kiddo at school, and 2 asleep...woohoo!  SO I thought I would share 2 recipes that I tried out last week that were Amaze, and some super cute summer gear I'm eyeing!!

I have said before that I love my friend Amy's blog, her recipes are all so good, and paleo, I haven't found one that I don't like!  I decided on the Smokey Southwest was the bomb!!  Everyone loved it except for my middle child, and he never likes anything!!  He is my picky guy and I have to bribe him to eat, yes I'm admitting to bribing my child!  Anyways...this is a different spin on typical chili, try it out!!  Enjoy!





 Last night I had no clue what I wanted to make for dinner, I had some thawed grass fed ground beef, and some peppers, so I googled healthy stuffed peppers and read a few recipes, and just kinda did my own thing from there!  SO here's what I did:

Boil a big pot of water and put your peppers in the boiling water for 1 minute, and then run under cold water.  I halved my peppers and I also had some little ones that I diced.  Have the oven set to 350.

For the stuffing:

put olive oil in skillet, and some minced garlic(I would have loved to do onions as well, but my guys don't like them:)), add your ground beef and cook through.  Meanwhile I made quinoa and followed instructions for that.  I then took the beef and added about 2 cups quinoa, or just add to whatever consistency that you like....then I did 1 cup of tomato sauce, and about a cup of mozzarella.  I seasoned with salt and pepper and parsley.  Mix and then fill peppers, top each pepper with 1Tb. of tomato sauce, and a little cheese.  I took my remaining mixture and mixed with my small peppers and made a casserole.  I put everything in the over for 30 minutes, and it came out bubbly and delicious!  Everyone loved this, again I had to bribe my 4 year old, but he did like it when he tried it!  My other two had seconds!  Super easy, win!!

Ok so most of you know that I earned a trip to Cancun with my Beachbody business...So I have been scoping out some things that I want to wear for my man!  If you know me, you know that I love dresses, so here are some of my faves!!

These you can find these on  Love them all!!  I love buying pieces that can be worn casual or dressy, and that you can mix and match with different things!  SO fun!!  Here's the romper that I am in love with!, another one of my favorite online boutiques:)
I would love to wear this to the beach!!  These are all great motivators to finish my insanity max 30, our group that we are doing it with is starting week 6!  Wish us luck!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A breakfast that will change your life!

Hey guys!  I have been a crazy lady this last week between our kiddos, all of their activities and my sister Jenna and her schedule!   I have been thinking about this post for a while now.  I have to share with you about my secret weapon!  Many of you know that I drink shakeology everyday.  You may not know how it has changed my life and why I love it! 

First off I will tell you that I was never looking for a weight loss or protein shake(both of which shakeology is not)!  I was looking to get into great shape after baby number 3, and lose the major baby weight that I had:)  I was thinking of workouts and cleaning up my eating a bit! I decided to do a 10 day included shakeology...I had no clue what it was and actually didn't think too much about it.  In those 10 days I drank my shakes everyday, tried different flavors, and I ended up losing 8 pounds.  I know that was a combo of everything that I was doing.  I have tried herbalife before...I always felt hungry and it really did nothing for me.  So my opinion on shakes was that they were just a way to stay full and not eat.  My very first shakeology that I drank I truly felt like my body was getting what it needed.  It was kind of weird.  I just felt really good, and like I just ate a nutritious, filling meal.  My energy(and keep in mind I had a new born) was amazing!  My system was so regular...and felt like it was running like it should!  I didn't have any bloating, and my stomach felt better than it had in a very long time!  Needless to say I was hooked.  I have been drinking them almost everyday for a year!  I very rarely miss a day....and when I do, I can tell a difference!  I love how easy it is to throw one together for breakfast and head out the door to take kiddos to school.  Its my fast food!  Jake started stealing my shakeology, so I ordered him his own bag for the month and he drinks them everyday as well, he was skeptical in the beginning for sure, but he is all about it now.  I recently started giving my kids 1/3 of a scoop everyday, they love them, I mean what kid doesn't love a chocolate shake, and I know that they are getting everything they need!  I believe in them so much because I know from my experience and how I feel, how good they are for you.  I haven't been sick in a very long time!  We don't take vitamins anymore, because everything we need is in our breakfast:)  I have also seen so many people start drinking shakeology and it make a huge difference in their health, cholesterol lowered, diabetes in control, stomach issues gone!  I have been asked if they are for weight loss, the answer is no...they are for everyone....they do get your body running how it should and for some the byproduct of that is weight loss.  I'm getting my grandparents on shakeology this week, this can replace ensure for them and is even better for them.  Its so exciting to have something that can help so many people, I do believe that everyone needs this and I'm on a mission to help as many people with shakeology as I can. 

I recently started studying up on Shakeology more than I ever have....before I just knew I loved them...but it goes beyond just being a great breakfast, this can change peoples lives!  SO here are the ingredients for you, and all of their benefits.

A lot of you already have your shakeology and so I'll share a few of my favorite recipes and tips!

Chocolate, PB, Banana:

1 scoop chocolate Shakeology(I'm using vegan now)
1 banana
1 Tbs. PB, or you can use the powdered PB2
4 ounces almond coconut milk
4 ounces water
blend until smooth!  So yummy!!


Chocolate Cherry:

1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
1/2 cherries
4 ounces almond coconut milk
4 ounces water
Blend!  This one tastes like cake!

Orange Dream:

1 scoop vanilla Shakology
4 ounces Almond milk
2 ounces water
2 ounces oj
Blend!  Remember those orange dream pops with the cream in the middle, that's what these taste like

These are just a few of my faves, I do love chocolate the most, and it totally curbs my sweet tooth!  So now you know why I love my breakfast everyday.  You can go do a little more research on my website,  Also feel free to send me any questions.  I want everyone to feel as good as I do!!  Hope you all have a great week.  I would love for anyone to share their favorite recipes in the comments!  Thanks for stopping by!