Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

I finally found the best turkey burger recipe EVER! No seriously. I make turkey burgers all.the.time. My family pretty much lives off them. They are so EASY to make and no one around here complains when I make them. But, let’s be honest… they easily dry up since the meat is so lean. I have found a solution thanks to google. hehe.

Here you go! Enjoy!

Best Turkey Burgers EVER!

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2-3 shakes garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp water
  1. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  2. Make into 1/4 inch thick patties
  3. Grill for 5-6 mins per side on medium heat with a quarter turn after 2-3 mins
  4. After removing from the grill or grill pan wrap each burger in foil and let sit for 5-10 mins.

YUMMMMM! So delicious. Serves 4.

best turkey burger ever

PiYo Live

If you follow me on Facebook you know that I recently became a certified PiYo Live (previously called PiYo Strength) instructor!!

piyo certification

I love this program and I want to bring it to the masses so becoming certified was the best choice for me. I have always wanted to be a fitness instructor and this was the perfect opportunity… even though I am somewhat terrified! Practice makes perfect, right?

So what is PiYo?

PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. You will burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and get a great stretch! The class is a little different each time, but always a great workout! (Beachbody also just released a HOME workout of PiYo featuring it’s creator, Chalene Johnson which I have previously blogged about.)

Two weeks ago I held my very first class and I was SOOOO nervous!! It was for my family and they gave me great feedback that I have taken into account for my next class. I think one of the hardest things about instructing is calling my left, my right and vice versa… since I have to be a mirror for my students. There’s also counting in my head, remembering to help with modifications and cuing the next move. But I know the more I teach the more confidence I will gain and the better I will become.

Here are some pictures of my very first class!!

If you are interested in coming out for one of my PiYo Live classes please follow me on Facebook. My next class is this Sunday at 9:30am in Brambleton’s Legacy Park! Click here to RSVP.


Is Beachbody Coaching For You?

If you found something that was helping your family gain financial freedom, helped you get in the best shape of your life, all while allowing you to help OTHER people transform their lives (which is beyond rewarding in and of itself) – you’d feel obligated to share it right? That’s how I feel about what I do!Because Beachbody coaching has changed every aspect of my life, I want to pay that forward. My team is putting together a free, no obligation 5 day “What is Coaching?” group where you can see what coaching is really about before you dive ALL IN! If you would like to join us please message me on Facebook or comment below and I will get you all the details on how to join us!! We start Monday!

 what is beachbody coaching

Stand Up Paddleboarding

standup paddleboarding

I have never been stand up paddleboarding in my life, but apparently it’s all the rage now, so when my cousin, Katie, asked us if we wanted to go while we were visiting I jumped on the chance. I’m all for a workout that doesn’t really feel like a workout! ;) We headed out bright and early to meet up with the fabulous team of Over Board Paddle & Fitness, LLC. {disclaimer: they did not ask me to write a review nor do they have any idea I am writing one… I just had such a great time that I wanted to blog about it!}

Before we went out into the water we signed waivers and we learned (on shore) how to hold the paddle, how to steer, how to stop, how to switch hands and how to stand up on the board. Once we were comfortable we were ready to get on our boards! I was a little bit wobbly at first trying to get my balance but once I was situated I was OFF! We had nice, calm waters and a cool breeze was blowing across the water. It was a perfect morning!

Once we all paddled out to the middle of the river we were ready to start our fitness class! We did sit ups, crunches, planks, mountain climbers and by that point we all started getting a little bit confident and trying out harder moves. Some (me!) did some sun salutations, side planks and I even did a headstand! Which resulted in me completely falling off the board! But, the water was nice and refreshing.

Overall, it was a fantastic time! I think we will make it a yearly tradition when we visit Cambridge for the Boat Races. Now, I need to look into finding a local place so that Ben and I can go more than once a year!

Here are some pics!


How to Start a Blog

how to start a blog

I can’t believe it, but I have been blogging for 3.5 years now. Whoa! I am by no means an expert and I’ve been more of just a hobby blogger. Trust me, if I had actually put more effort {and time} into my blog over the past 3.5 years then I could probably be a professional blogger by now. But, alas, it is not my calling. Being a Beachbody coach is my calling. :)

However, I get asked ALL the time about how to start a blog. I decided to make a video about it! So below are 4 tips to setting up your blog. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any questions!

Kidecals – A Review

I get a fairly significant amount of emails asking me to do product reviews, but I am picky. I want to only review products that I think y’all, my readers and/or your kids, would like or that would help make your lives easier. And OMG I am IN LOVE with Kidecals. I seriously had the hardest time picking something from their {super cute} site that I wanted to review. They have lots of fun, durable labels for EVERYTHING. And hello, look at how BE-A-U-TIFUL my keyboard is now!!!

kidecals keyboard stickers


And I totally didn’t stop there. I ordered these cute labels for Molly since she will be attending camp soon. I wanted to make sure anything she brings to camp will be properly labeled. But I couldn’t wait to start labeling things so I went a little label crazy on some of her books and toys. :)

kidecals labels



kidecals name labels


Visit and use the code: fashion at checkout to take 15% off  your next order! I want to see all your pretty labels when you get them so be sure to share your photos with me on my facebook page!!

Courtesy of: Kidecals

How to Run a Successful Beachbody Business as a Stay at Home Mom

People (particularly stay at home moms or work from home moms) always ask me how I find time for my business or how I’ve moved my business forward so quickly so I decided to make a video. The thing is, you don’t HAVE to dedicate as much time to your business as I do. You can easily build a successful Beachbody business on an hour or two a day and that is totally fine. But I, for whatever reason, jumped in and just started running with this business. I saw the potential of what I could achieve and I just want to get there FAST! So yes I hit 1 star diamond in 8 months — and am on track for 3 star before summer ends, but that is because I have an obsession with this business and I LOVE working on it every chance I get. You do not have to be as crazy as me, but just in case your curious…. take a looksie:

If you are interested in joining my team I would love to chat… just fill out this application so I can find out more about you!

FREE Clean Eating Group July 2014

Who is up for some Clean Eating? Would you like to learn how to make better food choices and receive daily 1 on 1 support? If so, THIS IS FOR YOU! I provide meal plans, nutritional tips, and check in daily to keep you accountable. And the best part is: it’s FREE!!! Prep week starts today!

I only have space for 30 people so comment below, send me a friend request (and message) at OR if you prefer privacy, sign up here :

clean eating challenge

July Goals – Change Your Life

Well hello there! It’s been a hot minute. Things got away from me with travel to Summit and catching up on my lost sleep, but I’m BACK in action! I will have a recap of Summit up this week but right now, it’s July 1st and I want to talk about my BIG BIG goals for this month.

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I have come a long way in my weight loss journey. I feel like a completely different person and it’s AMAZING. My life has been transformed beyond my wildest dreams and it all started with me, one day, just being over feeling like complete shit. So I did something about it. And though I made it almost 6 months into my journey before even discovering a Beachbody program, I often wonder if I would’ve seen results quicker had I known about T25 and Shakeology back then. Either way, here I am! The new me.

So what are my big goals for July? I want to help AT LEAST 20 (twenty) people feel as awesome as I do. So, if you are reading this and you are stuck, please reach out to me. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and wonder how I got that big or wonder how my husband could still be attracted to me. I know what it feels like to be tired all the time. I know what it feels like to be depressed, unhappy, broke and left wondering how I could be a better mother to my children. It doesn’t have to be like that!! Now, I’m not saying this will be easy or you will feel awesome overnight, but give me 30 days and I PROMISE you, if you follow my meal plans and put in the hard work, it will change YOUR life. So, why NOT you? You deserve the best!

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I remember feeling SO uncomfortable in that before photo… I was wearing Spanx and sucking in as hard as I could. Now that after photo, no spanx… but yes, I still suck in. :P

21 Day Fix 3 Day Quick Fix

If you’re friends with me on Facebook you saw that I posted a fairly strict meal plan this week. And if you’re not friends with me, why not?! Friend me! Anyway, here’s the meal plan:

21 Day Fix 3 Day Quick Fix Meal Plan
You’ll see that Sunday-Tuesday are three days of the same exact meals and there are no fruits and super minimal carbs. So what is this strict diet?! I’m doing the 21 Day Fix 3 Day Quick Fix which is a meal plan created by Autumn Calabrese (celebrity trainer/21 Day Fix creator). It comes with the 21 Day Fix when you order it and it’s what she follows three days before any photo shoot or bikini competition. It is only recommended for 3 days… NO MORE!

So why am I doing it? VEGAS BABY!! We have our 2014 Coach Summit coming up which is pretty much like the Grammys of Beachbody and I want to look good! I will also probably use this meal plan as my go to before any upcoming events like reunions, weddings, beach vaca, etc.

I got through DAY 1 so I thought I would share with you how it went and show you my meals. First of all, you are eating every 2 hours so you feel like you are eating A LOT… in fact, I couldn’t even get in all 6 meals!! One reason is because I chose to start this on a busy Sunday (we are traveling Wednesday and I don’t want to be too restrictive while on a road trip) so I didn’t time my meals like I should’ve…. I went for more than 2 hours without eating a couple times and it was NOT fun! But I didn’t succumb to grabbing a snack while out and about.

MEAL ONE: I was nervous about drinking my coffee without creamer — I typically use 1 tbsp coconut milk creamer — but luckily we recently splurged on delicious coffee and it tastes GREAT with just 1 stevia! YUM! I was also nervous about the egg whites since I eat 2 eggs every morning loaded with lots of veggies and tomatoes. I don’t particularly like the texture of eggs plain, however, I added the 21 Day Fix Southwest Seasoning which made the flavor great! I just had to get over the weird texture. The tsp of coconut oil didn’t bother me at all (which is included in 4 of the 6 meals) and the steel oats were yummy with cinnamon, stevia and nutmeg.

21 day fix 3 day quick fix meal one


MEAL TWO: omg freakin’ delicious. I LOOOOVE grilled chicken with the Southwest Seasoning. It is just SO SO good. Plus, sweet potato with cinnamon? NOM. So, yeah, this meal rocked.

21 day fix 3 day quick fix meal two

MEAL THREE:  I ate the chicken seen above with broccoli (plus the coconut oil) and forgot to snap a pic because I was SO hungry. If you do this 3 Day Quick Fix DO NOT go without eating for more than two hours… you will be HANGRY. :)

MEAL FOUR: I switched things around from my meal plan since my timing was off and it was time for dinner. I made turkey burgers for Father’s Day and they were SO good. I just added garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. NO SALT ALLOWED! But this organic lean turkey meat from Wegman’s is so flavorful that salt isn’t needed. This was another favorite meal… I can’t wait to eat it again! I season my broccoli with the All Purpose Seasoning found in the 21 Day Fix book. I put that ‘ish on everything! I also had a tsp of coconut oil (not pictured)

21 day fix 3 day quick fix meal four

MEAL FIVE: Since my day was so busy I couldn’t fit in all my meals and I actually at this meal at 8:30pm! I didn’t want to miss two of the meals and I was still up with a growling tummy, so I went ahead with my fish and broccoli. Yes, I ate broccoli at almost every meal… it’s just one of my favorites. But I will switch it up the next two days with asparagus and zucchini/squash. The fish I steamed in a foil packet in the oven with lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, pepper and dill. It was just okay… it needs salt…. boo.

21 day fix 3 day quick fix meal five

I will say that yes I had cravings — especially for Shakeology and peanut butter. But this is mind over matter people. How bad do you want something? Can I sacrifice for a few short days? Totally! And you can too!

Do you have an event coming up that you want to look good for? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I can help you through this meal plan!!