Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Time to Make a Change

2012 is your year! Every year you decide this will be the year I'm going to make big changes but something happens. Not this year. This year is your year! Join the many moms and dads taking the 24 Day Challenge to kick start a new year! I'm building champions! Get support, motivation, inspiration, and the encouragement you need to successfully lose weight and keep it off. Losing weight means learning healthy lifestyle choices to help you succeed. Having a strong support system is very important. Joining a challenge with a group of people who are trying to reach the same health goals is a great way to succeed. Don’t try to do it alone! There are two 24 Day Challenges and the first 10 Challengers will receive a discount! January 2, 2012 and January 9, 2012 is the start of the NEW YOU!!! Email: Become a fan at

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tips for a Successful New Year’s Resolution

Every year New Year’s resolutions are made and by February 1 the new gym goers and dieters have given up. Here are some tips to help you reach your goal for the New Year. Planning- Most people who make a New Year’s resolution make them without planning how to achieve their goals. Mark your calendar! If you want results then mark your calendar and set a realistic time to complete your goal. If you want to lose 20 pounds then mark your calendar for a minimum of 9-15 weeks to reach this goal. This can be achieved by setting weekly goals to lose 1-2 pounds. When I did this I lost 68 pounds in 28 weeks. Minimize Don’t try to set multiple goals instead set one goal and once you’ve achieved that goal move on to the next goal. Focus on small steps to achieve your goals. If you overwhelm yourself with many goals ultimately you’re setting yourself up for failure and frustration. Trying to do a complete overhaul on your life at once can actually send you spiraling down a tunnel and cause more problems, weight gain, or unwanted stress. Accountability Tell someone about your plans. Find someone you can trust who will encourage and support you during your journey to reach your goals. This person will check in with you periodically to see how you are doing and give you an extra push when you’re lacking motivation. Signing up for a challenge, boot camp, and having a workout partner can be very beneficial when it comes to achieving your goal. Journal Keep a journal to chart your progress? This can be a great motivator when you are struggling with your goal. When you go back and read your earlier posts it helps you measure just how much you’ve accomplished. Keeping a fitness journal and a food journal are great too. The Fit Book is a good journal for someone just beginning a workout program. This journal can track both nutrition and fitness. It tracks your progress for 12 weeks the same amount of time as a Skinny Mom Challenge. Take Pictures If you are trying to reach a weight loss goal take before pictures. Once you are halfway to your set completion date then take another picture. Then take your final pictures on your completion date. When taking pictures always take them in the same outfit; it is best to wear as little as you feel comfortable wearing. This way you can actually see the results. Take a front, side, and back profile picture each time and be sure that the pictures are taken as close to the same distance as the originals. This will also help to give a true measurement of your losses or gains (building mass). Have a Reward Planned Plan your reward, purchase it and give it to a friend or family member you trust. Once you’ve achieved your goal then your they can give you the reward. Don’t make your reward food or dinner out. Rewards shouldn’t be based on food not for you and not for children. This can cause you to blow all of the hard work you have put into reaching your goal. Believe it Be it! Ever since I read the book Believe it Be it!; I understand the importance of positive self talk. Don’t talk down to yourself. Believe that you will reach your goals and imagine what you will look like. Focus on this vision when you are training, when you are tempted by bad foods or when you’re friend tells you it’s ok to cheat. Having a mental picture is important and can be a big motivator for some. If you can’t imagine it then find a picture of yourself when you were the happiest and post it to your bathroom mirror or someplace you will see it every day as a reminder of your goal. Get Help If you don’t know what you’re doing then seek help. Don’t try to do it alone. There are many fad diets and so much miss information out there today. It’s important to seek help if you truly don’t feel comfortable going alone. Find a personal trainer or a weight loss coach to help you achieve your goals. The Skinny Mom Challenge offers weight loss and fitness coaching to help people reach their goals. The Skinny Mom Challenge also offers networking among it’s challengers to provide motivation, inspiration and encouragement along your journey. Best of luck with your weight loss and fitness goals for the New Year and New YOU!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Challenges

New Challenges Beginning: • 12 week Challenge begins on January 2, 2012 you will need to register for that challenge. • There are two challenges completing on December 23rd and January 6th. • If you are interested in signing up for a new 12 Week only challenge you can do so at • If are one of the people who wanted to wait until after Christmas to do the 24 Day Challenge you can start your challenge on January 2nd with the 24 Day Challengers. • 10 Day Cleanse Challenge begins on January 2, 2012! • 14 Day Max Challenge- For those who completed the 10 Day Cleanse already January 2, 2012 o I will attach the information about the 14 Day Max.  It is day’s 11-24 of the 24 day challenge.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New 10 Day Cleanse Challenge Starts- December 16

Come join the 10 Day Cleanse challenge, check out what all the chatter is about on the Skinny Mom Challenge group page and

The current challenge is on it's 7th day and we've seen (3) pound weight loss and 1.5 inches lost!  Jump start the new you for 2012 with the Skinny Mom 10 Day Cleanse challenge. 

For more details contact

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Finding a Dream and Helping Others


          Unhealthy Me

In January 2009 I never imagined I would be where I am today.  I am the healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.  I played basketball in school but once I gave up basketball I turned into a very skinny fat person.  I didn’t eat properly, consuming Hostess items for breakfast, avoiding lunch and only eating dinner.  I remember wanting to be so skinny that for one week I basically starved myself.  I was of normal weight until I delivered my fourth baby and one year after his delivery I was actually larger than when I gave birth to him or any of my children.  I had given up on life and gained fifty pounds in the process.  Suffering from postpartum depression, I was an emotional eater and binge eater.  If I was stressed I turned to a pan of brownies because they always made me feel better.  The only problem the euphoria wore off fast and the walls crashed down again. I was a size 20 and being 5’5” that was very large for me.  I weighed more than my husband and I was very ashamed.  Being skinny isn’t healthy and although my business name is “Skinny Mom Challenge” I do not promote poor eating habits. 


People ask, “What made you change?” I changed because I was miserable with myself and one person gave me some encouraging words that put a little Spark in my mind.  I decided I wanted to make a change and I didn’t want to feel helpless, tired, out of breath tying my shoes, and I wanted to enjoy life with my family.  These were things I wasn’t doing. Instead I watched while my kids played I didn’t get involved and play with them. But I started making small changes; I stopped drinking sweet tea which was something I was completely addicted to.  I didn’t realize by drinking sweet tea I was consuming over 300 calories in just the large tea and I was averaging one to two of sweet tea a day.  My next goal was exercise; I began by using the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred which was only 20 minutes.  I felt great!  Then I began reading more about healthy eating and the importance of vitamins and supplements to help provide the vital vitamins and nutrients and energy for may workouts.  I lacked the vitamins and nutrients because of my unhealthy choices my entire life.  By making GRADUAL changes and becoming more confident I began running with a group at my local gym.  I wasn’t a runner; actually I never ran any distance only sprints for basketball.  I began running in February and completed my very first race a half marathon Indianapolis Mini Marathon and completed it with a very good friend in just 2 hours!

          New Life

Once I made these changes and lost over 60 pounds my family friends began to ask me what I did to lose weight.  Fast forward almost four years later now I am coaching women and men to become healthy and fit.  I have worked with clients as far away as Alabama and I have experienced the joy and excitements of watching them complete their goals.  One challenger completed a half triathlon, another ran her first 5K race (running the entire race), and another losing weight while having major problems with her feet.  It’s exciting and it is truly my one passion in life!  I think the very best experiences was watching my best friend who has suffered from obesity his entire life lose over 200 pounds in about two years.  He inspires me every day and there isn’t a day that I don’t share his story with others who have just given up hope.  Everyone can make a new life but it takes one small step to begin that journey.


The system I share with people truly works.  In order to lose weight everyone needs encouragement, someone to believe in them and a little help believing in themselves.  The challenges offer an opportunity to meet other people going through the same problems and obstacles as others, while also coaching proper eating, exercise and supplementation to help provide a complete well balanced weight loss program.   The Skinny Mom Challenge provides accountability with weekly weigh in and measurements.   Connecting on Facebook is just one of the ways to succeed. The Skinny Mom Challenge offers a variety of ways to lose weight and includes 12 weeks of coaching in the comfort of your own home.  The best thing it’s for men too!   The 24 Day Challenge is one of the best ways to truly help jump start your weight loss journey and get started on the right foot while getting a total of 12 weeks of coaching!  I do not promote eating only shakes for meals two times a day instead I teach you how to eat healthy and teach your children healthy habits too.  Let’s face it, is it fair for you to be eating healthy while your kids are still eating junk?  Sucking down a shake while your children eat fast food, macaroni and cheese and who knows what else is only setting them up for failure. 

Skinny Mom Challenge Offers:

                24 Day Challenge

                14 Day Max Challenge

                10 Day Jump Start Cleanse Challenge

All challenges require eating fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, good fats, and incorporating some form of exercise. 

            What are you waiting for?

Start the New Year with a New You!  Don’t sit on the sidelines anymore instead join the crowd and enjoy life.  Get fit and help others change their lives by inspiring them.