Thursday, July 26, 2012

Boot Camp at Wright’s Gymnastics

Skinny Mom Challenge and Wright’s Gymnastics are hosting a Boot Camp.  First session begins on August 21 and will run for 10 weeks ending October 27th

There are two boot camps available:
Monday and Tuesday- 9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday- 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.

At this time there isn’t childcare provided.

Cost is $160 for Monday & Wednesday and $210 for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (August 21st-October 27th).  You can register at
 AUTOpay is available for those wishing to make 2 payments.  

During the boot camp you will complete, strength, endurance, interval, metabolic resistance exercises that will require high reps, less rest and constant action.  You will also be held accountable for setting weight loss and fitness goals.  During the first day of boot camp  weights and measurements will be taken at Wright’s, each additional week you will log onto the Skinny Mom Challenge website where you will enter your weight and measurements.  This information is confidential!  I will keep records and work to help you reach your goals during the 10 weeks.   The last day of boot camp you will again weigh and measure at Wright’s and I will provide a final progress sheet for you.   

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lean Out and Tone Up 24 Day Challenge Even

THE 24 DAY CHALLENGE -  is a revolutionary program to help individuals lean out and tone up. If your goal is to preserve lean muscle and burn body fat, this simple program is for you. The Trim Challenge is an innovative 24 day program to help you with healthy, sustainable weight management. It features several of AdvoCare's carefully formulated nutritional products. There are no complicated meal plans and this is not a "fad diet". You will see positive results when you follow the simple directions. Inbox me for detail or go to my website

Share Your Story

Skinny Mom Challenge wants to hear from you.  If you are in the process of changing your families eating and lifestyle or if you have changed your family’s lifestyle I would like to hear your story.  I will feature stories that are sent to me from everyday busy parents who are making healthy living an important part of daily living.  Share how you started, positives, negatives, tips you found to be helpful for you and your family.  I will feature your story on the Skinny Mom Challenge blog at email your story to

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Possibilities are Endless

My husband and I with our oldest daughter 

As a mom or dad it’s difficult to manage running children to and from school, practices and whatever else they may have going on.  Then we are required to be the cook, housekeeper, landscaper and lover.  Fortunately for me my son gets to handle the landscaping.  I enjoy being home with my children but I’m also running a small business while my husband works 80 hours a week.  Things get crazy at times and we don’t know which end is up but I still try to manage to keep everyone eating healthy and active. 

Here in my area I run a boot camp three days a week that begins at 5:30 a.m.   I also work with women and men coaching them to successfully lose weight and learn to manage their eating and exercise while having a chaotic life.  This wasn’t always the case for me, because almost five years ago I let life take over and I gained a lot of weight and since then I have lost close to 60 pounds.  Friends and family asked me how I did it and a business of helping others grew. 

I conditioned myself to start exercising.  I started small by committing to a video by Jillian Michaels.  It was a 20 minute workout and I kept telling myself I have twenty minutes.  I would go to work as a project manager assistant, and then pick up my children from the sitter, help with homework while fixing dinner and once dinner was completed I would exercise.   Sometimes I didn’t get to exercise until 8:00 p.m.   There were evenings my children were in the living room with me and sometimes they would jump in and try to complete the exercises being demonstrated on the video.  There were days I couldn’t stand the thought of exercising but I had written a goal and committed to exercising six nights a week.  When I commit to something I go all in or nothing.  This can be dangerous I will admit.  I eventually felt confident enough to leave my home and I signed up to do Muay Thai Kickboxing.  I know right…..crazy!!!   While doing the kickboxing I began to lose a lot more weight.  I became disciplined especially with my exercise and eating and my confidence began to grow.  I read every book imaginable about eating healthy and I always had an Oxygen Magazine in my hand.  I slowly returned to the old me. 

 I lost my job and decided to return to school full-time and because of that kickboxing took a back seat. I joined a local gym at a much cheaper price and started waking at 4:30 a.m. to be in the gym by 5:00 a.m.  I gained a passion for weight lifting and my body really began to transform into something I never imagined possible.  I know getting up early seems crazier then kickboxing.  Actually, I can’t imagine myself getting up later than 3:50 or 4:00 in the morning.  My day is more productive, I don’t have mommy guilt for leaving to go exercise and I get time to myself.  There isn’t anything greater than sitting in a quiet house before the hustle and bustle of the day begins.   Another advantage of early morning workouts for me is Mother Nature; shooting stars, snowflakes falling on a morning run and it’s so quiet I can almost hear them hit the ground, and sunrises.  It’s the time of day that I can actually see God’s work.

 I have committed myself today to helping people who are just like me busy with life; children, spouses, and work.  These people have somehow lost their way and become overweight, out of shape, or unhealthy.  I enjoy helping them find a balance and begin to enjoy life again.   If you are looking for a way to find that person you know is inside waiting to become healthy again then please contact me or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.  I would love to help you! 

My children and I on vacation 2012 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fitness Goals

The past few weeks I’ve been trying to reevaluate my goals.   It’s important to always set new goals in all aspects of your life; financial, spiritual, physical, etc.  I have been reading a lot about CrossFit and I want to try CrossFit and see if it’s something I might enjoy.  Everyone I know will tell you I am a fitness junkie and I’m willing to try just about anything.   

Next summer my friend Erin and I are going to compete in the Tough Mudder.  I’m nervous yet really excited to try this very challenging run/physically challenging race.  I’ve heard this race is not only physically challenging but mentally challenging.  I guess I’m going to see just how strong I’ve become over these past four years. 
To help me with reach my two goals the Tough Mudder and CrossFit I’ve been training very hard at kettlebells.  I’m working on increasing my strength, endurance and mental toughness.  I have a great workout partner who pushes me when I want to stop and keeps me motivated. I have fantastic friends who are also encouraging. 

I’ve always told my clients to find something they love and don’t look at exercise as something to hate but instead something you LOVE.  Find a workout partner or several and push!  Don’t listen to the voice in your head telling you that you can’t do something. Also don’t listen to those around you when they say negative things.  Remember Philippians 4:13!