Stay at home mom life

With my job. We’re told to share our days how we incorporate the healthy lifestyle into it. How the business is incorporated into it. All I can think is my life is BORING. 🤣😂.

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But then I thought about it. How many Moms, how many women could relate?

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I thought all I ever wanted was to be a stay at home mom. Then I did it and it wasn’t all it cracked out to be. Don’t get me wrong. Love my babies. But I missed having an identity besides “Mom, wife, home maker.” I missed not feeling guilty when I wanted to treat myself. Spare me on the what’s his is ours. My husband never said it wasn’t the guilt is still there. I wanted to contribute more then taking care of things at home, cooking dinners, and budgeting.

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I never appreciated my body before kids, always had low self esteem. But after babies I really didn’t! I gained 60 lbs with my first, I was young and would say I can’t do anything fun right now besides eat the big bacon classic. I would also tell myself things like I’m a Mom this is just the way I will feel about now with my body. You know hating how your clothes fit, never getting changed in front of anyone including your spouse, basically being disgusted with yourself. Eating BBCs because that burger would fix everything. Saying things like I hate working out, I don’t have time. I’m busy doing, well whatever the hell I was doing.

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The way I snapped out of all this and got started was not a pleasant one. I can’t say I’m thankful that losing my father got my shit together. Got me to do more.

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But I can say this business has been perfect for me in every way. I am confident, happy and healthy. I contribute to the family in more ways than homemaker, wife, mom. And we have this vision that my husband backs fully. Plus I love it! 2018 I have doubled my earnings and I see big things happening in 2019. Want to join me?

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Transform: 20

You Remember the old Step for Aerobics?

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AmI aging myself? LOL Probably. But these bad boys were big back in the day. They they kind of faded out. New workout trends came out. Different tools. Well. The Step is making a comeback!!!

Shaun T created a workout. Using a Step that is just 20 minutes a day 6 days a week! Everyone has time for 20 min! And it will be nothing like the Old School workouts.

 

What is Transform :20

Transform :20 is a fast, super-intense fitness program created by Super Trainer Shaun T that will transform your body—and your mind—in just 20 minutes a day over 6 weeks. Be forewarned—it’s hard. But the results will be worth it. Transform :20 is a breakthrough total-body workout without breaks. It’s just you, Shaun T, and a Step. Well and Me lol I will coach you through it. We will be in this together. After 5 minutes, you’ll be out of breath, at 10 minutes you’ll be sweating, in 15 minutes you’ll be looking at the clock, and by minute 20 you’ll be done. You’ll blast your core, legs, glutes, and upper body— no weights required. There’s a different workout every day, 6 days a week, done in real time with the cast. No do-overs and no repeats.

Transform :20 is divided into three 2-week chapters: COMMIT, CLIMB, CONQUER. In each chapter, the moves evolve and get harder. Daily Transformer challenges will push you physically, and daily Shaun- Firmations will help get your mind focused and keep you motivated. The Beachbody® Nutrition Guide has been tailored to Transform :20 to make sure you’re getting the nutrients and fuel you need throughout
the program to help you achieve your best results. It also explains how to incorporate Portion Fix® or the 2B MindsetTM into your eating plan. Finally, weekly behind-the-scenes videos, “Transform Your Life with Shaun T,” feature Shaun T and the cast as they discuss their own challenges, with the goal of motivating everyone to stay committed and strong.

Whats Included:

A Step. That is smaller than the old school step s easier to store. There is also a Modifier to do the program.

You get 2 Prep workouts. One is 10 min the other 15. So you can get ready for the 6 week program.

 

Your get 36 Unique workouts. Each day has a different 20-minute workout done in real time, with no do-overs, repeats, or breaks, to keep your customers engaged and motivated to finish strong.

6 Bonus workouts. Which can be done in addition to your workouts or on your days off. 3 Abs routines, 1 booty, 1 recovery, 1 cardio. 10-20 min long.

6 weighted workouts. BONUS!!  These can be done in place of a few programs or as an added bonus. For those of us that love weights.

Also receive: Get started guide, step safety video, transformation guide so you know what all will be happening, Nutritional guide so you can get the best results, tracker book and wall calendar, hybrid calendar.

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  • Available for Purchase on December 4th.
  • Free Preview workout Available December 11th.
  • 2 Before workouts available December 11th
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    Join in as a VIP Customer to get in an Exclusive Group With the Creator Shaun T. As added support!

 

https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/shaun-t-transform-20

I don’t have your Motivation.

You guys! I hear this so much…

“I want to lose weight but I am not motivated enough.”

“I want to join you, but I don’t have your Motivation.”

“I wish I had your motivation.”

Listen BULL SHIT. I don’t have my Motivation. LOL the term in itself is Bull Shit! You know what I  am saying? Tough Love here. If you are saying this over and over again. But then constantly complaining about your weight, or how your clothes fit or how unhealthy and tired you are. Maybe you should recheck your priorities. Maybe you should drop the motivation excuse, because that is exactly what it is and just do it. Just Start.

I am being 100% honest when I say I DO NOT always want to work out. But I am DEDICATED. I am dedicated to my health, and to the people that join me. So I will show up no matter what. Is it always perfect? Hell no! Who cares?

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I run fitness groups, how can I tell my girls do your workout today when I am not?

So here are my tips to get started…

  1. Make a Goal
  2. Tell someone have them hold you accountable. And check in with you. even call you out on your shit when you are not showing up!
  3. Do something that will get you towards your goal every single day.
  4. Put some skin in the game. If you are anything like me you do not have a budget to just waste the money!
  5. Remember that its not always about weight loss that its about being healthier! More energy.
  6. Remember you’re not always going to want to, but you’ll feel better when you do!

Phase 3 Ultimate Reset – Restore

I did it! I finished! 21 Days of a cleanse with zero cheats. I do have to say for me this phase was the hardest. As you Restore, you’ll eliminate grains and legumes to focus on a simple, cleansing, fruit- and vegetable-based diet. And taking out the grains made me groggy at first. I was ready to be done too. LOL

The first 4 days of this phase I did not feel great. Then after I got through that . My energy spiked and I felt amazeballs. Not only did this cleanse help me. But I had energy to do things that have been driving me insane for a long time! I cleansed my house of a ton of unwanted crap! Like I had restless energy. I could not stop or sit still lol. Sleep is great and I an happy to report after I have no cravings. I am drinking coffees again but I don’t feel the need for a pot. I just love it. HA!

I was able to stay on a budget and complete this plan as well! It was necessary with a family of 5. So I stuck to certain meals!!

My day, up drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients), take 2 revitalize (Helps support beneficial flora in the digestive tract) 30 min later breakfast.

Breakfast 3 cups of Fruit.

Wait 2hrs drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize, 2 revitalize.

Lunch Spinach salad with cucumber baked sweet potato, avacado, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

Wait 2hrs and drink the Power Greens. Still gross. But got it in!

30 min snack of Vegan Shakeology!

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize and 2 soothe (supports digestive health), 2 revitalize. Wait 30 min.

Dinner. I had either garlic veggies with sweet potato, a did 2 days of a roasted squash and lemon green beans but after eating this once I felt sick. So then I did the sweet potato  roasted red pepper bisque and a sweet potato. Tons of sweet potatoes but it was good!

Exercise was kept light yoga and walking still.

RESULTS YOU GUYSSSS!!

I was shocked! I am down 11.7 lbs and 9.25 inches. I did not do this to lose weight I wanted to feel better. I wanted to sleep past 3 am without sweating my ass off. I wanted to kick menopausal symptoms to the curb and that is exactly what I did! No cravings now minimal hot flashes. I feel that energy I had as a child. I recommend this to everyone and wish I would have done this years ago!!

Curious about it! Lets chat!

Week 2 the Ultimate Reset -Release

I successfully completed another week of the Cleanse that scared the shit out of me! No cheats, 14 days in. I have to say I am proud of me. I have gone to work that serves wings. They are my weakness. Along with beer, wine, and chocolate… hahaha there is more. And if I am being completely honest. I have never gone that long with out a single cheat. Even on 80 Day Obsession when I was following timed nutrition I ate wings. Said they were on the plan, because they are chicken. Thats a protein. UMMMM they are fried and delicious.

The Start of week 2 was kind of rough, I am not going to lie. In this phase you completely eliminate all animal products. I know it sounds horrible. I was dreading it and if you would have saw me Sunday Which was day 4 of it, I may have threatened your life for a wing. (Don’t worry no one was hurt during this cleanse.) I fought through that craving and everything changed.

You guys I feel AMAZEBALLS, like I have not had any caffeine in 2 weeks and I fly right out of bed. I feel rested. I have the energy that I used stare longingly at a toddlers energy and wish I had.

I was able to do this week on a budget again. Like I said in the post about phase one Reclaim.  I needed to make this work with a family of 5. So I repeated a lot of meals. Dinner I switched up between 2 recipes. I was able to get all of my groceries for the week from 2 stores. I spent around $120 at Aldi and $25 at Giant Eagle.

My day, up drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients), And Detox ( Helps support the boys natural detoxification processes and healthy liver function) 30 min later.

Breakfast. 3 Cups of fruit. I did a lot of cantaloupe, pineapple, honey crisp apples. I love fruit so this did not bother me at all!

Wait 2hrs drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize , And Detox 30 min later.

Lunch. Micro greens salad. Did I mention I discovered Spring Mix tastes like dirt. And I really don’t care for it. But I bought it and budget so I ate it any way. This one I either topped with avocado or quinoa.

Wait 2hrs and drink the Power Greens. Still gross. But got it in!

30 min after Optional snack! I had Vegan Caffe Latte Shakeology. Which is delish.

Wait 2hrs drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize , And Detox 30 min later.

Dinner. I swapped out with garlic Veggies with quinoa and miso soup. Or Sweet Potato Roasted Pepper Bisque, with a side of quinoa topped with a bit of avocado and this bisque was so freaking good!! And really easy to make.

Workouts only consisted of Yoga or hiking with the fam.

I told you how good I feel now lets do the results. I am down another 2.1 lbs from last week making my total 8.3 lbs in the 2 weeks. and down another 1/2 inch or so! Oh and PS I got a haircut.

Lets chat!

Ultimate Reset – Week 1 Reclaim

This Cleanse is something that terrified me! Im not kidding. I do not like to be super restrictive with food. Like at all. I like beer and wine and i want to enjoy those beverages when ever the hell I feel like, because. I am an Adult. And that is one of the perks of adulting. Maybe one of the only…. After years of medications for endometriosis. Surgeries, and pain pills in the recovery. I just felt well tired.

After having both ovaries removed in December 2017 I was feeling better than ever, pain free. Then the menopause symptoms hit. And they hit hard! I have a really bad  visual memory of me pacing outside of our tent on labor day, because they were coming on so strong. I thought like I was dying. I felt as if I was suffocating in my own body. I didn’t think I would escape. I didn’t think they would e For those of you that have never experienced a hot flash. It is like being lit on fire from the inside. They come on fast and sometimes furiously. and sometimes. Constant.  Recently I had not been sleeping from 3 am on. I would just lie there and sweat. Go through the day exhausted then do it again. Get my workout in get on with my day. Then another surgery was needed for my wrist. More anesthesia, more recovery, more pills. And still hot flashes.

One of my coaches got the kit! And I was telling her how I wanted to do it, just could not right now. Well by some grace of god she was given an extra one. I know right? And gifted me it! I got it and Im like ill wait till January!  Because well its fall Pumpkin beer is out, fires and i can’t miss that.

Then i tried to sleep…. you know what happened?

So I started researching planning and started that bitch 4 days after the kit. For those of you that  know me and see the pictures and think why you cleansing? You don’t need to lose any weight. I didn’t do it for that. I needed to reset myself!

They do provide a reset in a pinch suggesting to follow the full plan. Here’s the thing. I don’t have the budget to buy everything needed and I did not want to take the time to make everything daily. Yes I am home. But I am busy. I run a business and when the kids get home mayhem. You feel me?

So I picked the meals I knew I would eat! I ate the same meal for 7 days.And I prepped for that in batches. Making 3 -4 days work the at a time.

I do not mind eating the same thing on repeat if it’s delish.

It is a ton of food! And it was good, well except the power greens. Yuck but if I can do a shot of Yukon I can handle that.

My day, up drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients) 30 min later.

Breakfast. The only meal that I swapped occasionally. Was oats, organic plain yogurt topped with natural maple syrup, and berries. Or fruit and organic plain yogurt topped with natural maple syrup.

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize (helps your body absorb nutrients) 30 min later.

Lunch Greek salad. With chicken. I took out any veggie that I knew I would not eat. And could not find one nuts so I used sunflower seeds (roasted and unsalted) made the dressing!

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take power greens!

Wait 30 mins and snack. Which was an green apple with 15 raw almonds. Or Vegan Shakeology.

Wait 2 hrs at least drink 12 ounces of distilled water take 2 optimize and 2 soothe (supports digestive health). Wait 30 min.

Dinner honesty delicious. Quinoa with a veggie stir fry and cucumber salad.

Tons of water throughout the day! And I also did a hot water with stevia lemon and cayenne pepper in the morning. I miss coffee lol.

I was hungry day 1. Simply because of the adjustment of food. I mean I housed everything I could the night before and had a beer.

Who wouldn’t? But after I was satisfied with the meals.

Day 4 I felt a bit achy and 5 I had a slight headache. But that’s it.

The positive… my energy is up! Sleep oh sleep. I sleep solid until like 5-530. No hot flashes and sweats all through the night. For me that is amazing! Happy and content.

PROUD! I did something that scared me and made it through work at Buffalo Wild Wings running the kids, and a kids bday party with out a single cheat!

Results.

In the first week. I am down 6.2 lbs and 3 inches.

Bring on week 2!!

The meals change a bit. But with some prep and the shopping list we got this!

I would love to talk to you about upcoming groups or if you think you would benefit to doing this cleanse.

Email coachkalawilliamson@gmail.com

Crock pot stew

It’s Fall!!! This was great, Easy, Kid approved recipe, On a rainy day! Plus it’s healthier!

Ingredients

1 carnival or acorn squash peeled and cubed

1/2 large zucchini diced

15 baby carrots roughly cut

3 russet potatoes cubes

1lbs venison steaks cubed or stewing beef

4 beef bullion cubes

32 oz water

1/4 cup Cabernet

Salt and pepper to season

1tsp onion powder

2tsp minced garlic

1tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1tsp hot sauce

1tsp corn starch

Throw it all in a crock pot. Cool on high for 5 hrs low for 8. And enjoy!

Healthier banana bread

I like to find ways to make classic recipes slightly healthier while still tasting good. Cooking and baking is one of my happy places. And making delicious treats for my family is one of my love languages. Try out this healthier twist to banana bread.

Ingredients

1 Cup Unbleached flour

1 Cup Oats

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp himalayan salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 ripe bananas mashed

2 eggs

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Honey

1/4 cup greek yogurt

1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil

Mix all the dry ingredients into a bowl.

In a separate bowl mix the remaining wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in. Mix until blended. Pour into a greased 9×5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!!

Let me know how you like it!

EggRoll In a Bowl

I freaking love Chinese food. So when I heard of this I had to try and of course tweak it.

Ingredients! 

1 lbs of 93% lean ground Turkey

1 bag of shredded cabbage and carrots

2tbs low sodium soy sauce or liquid amino

1Tbsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp ground ginger

crushed red pepper (did not measure just used what I like. If you don’t like spicy omit)

honey to drizzle (yes honey with egg rolls I love duck sauce so I wanted a little sweet)

What to do.

Brown the turkey in a pan needs to be bigger. once cooked add the bag of shredded cabbage and the rest of the ingredients except honey. stir it all up and cook until cabbage starts to get tender. Like 5 min. Swirl in some honey. Mix and enjoy

Mint chocolate Nice Cream – dairy free

Treats are literally my favorite and my family’s and my youngest Riley and I love to play around in the kitchen and make up recipes. We do find inspiration from what we have and other recipes on line and tweak it. I only share if we succeed!

That is not always the case. This time we WON! Everyone in the house loved it.

Ingredients

4 cups original almond milk

3cups spinach (gives the lovely green color and great way to sneak in a veggie)

1 banana broken up

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 tsp mint

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup crushed dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Throw everything but the chocolate into the blender! Blend till smooth. If you have an ice cream maker dump in there run until desired consistency and add in the chocolate while mixing.

We ran ours like 30 min.

If you do not dump into a freezer safe container. Stir in chocolate and freeze until desired consistency.

My husband said it reminded him of Italian ice. It was very good!

Store in freezer.