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. :)

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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!!

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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 :

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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!!

Beachbody’s Coach Summit

I can’t believe in just 1 short week I will be embarking on my trip to Vegas for Beachbody‘s annual Coach Summit. I remember signing up in October and my coach telling me about this awesome Vegas thing. I remember thinking, “yeah yeah, sounds cool, meh I prob won’t go”… at the time Ben was on month 8 of job hunting and I was making an hourly income as a consultant (a piddly one at that). I just didn’t think a trip to Vegas was in the cards for us that soon nor did I even have the slightest idea about how much this business would impact my life or how important this trip would mean to me. 

Fast forward 8 months — I wouldn’t miss this event for the world! I earned my ticket FREE based on my performance my first three months coaching and I’m paying for our trip entirely based off of my Beachbody earnings! I am so excited to hug all the friends I’ve made, personally meet the man who started this crazy journey for me, Shaun T!!!!! and learn from the best of the best in this business! I will be a total sponge… soaking up every single thing I can. I will be overwhelmed, anxious, excited, happy, proud, nervous…basically ALL OF THE FEELINGS! And I can’t friggin’ wait!!!!!!

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Beachbody’s Sizzlin’ Summer Sale!

Twice a year Beachbody has a HUGE sale on some of their products…. we’re talking up to 50% off! The last sale like this was Black Friday and things sold out SO fast!!


If you have been holding back on starting your journey because of PRICE then you need to take advantage of this sale immediately. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Beachbody Summer Sale Starting today (June 4) at 3pm EST and ending June 9 at 3pm EST

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Workout Programs

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21 Day Fix Meal Planning Tips

Meal planning has been crucial to my weight loss success, but it hasn’t always come easy and let’s face it, it doesn’t always get done. Those weeks that I don’t take the time to plan out my week usually aren’t my best weeks. But when I can look at my plan and say, “What am I eating today?” I have awesome success and I feel great!

The 21 Day Fix takes a little bit more work to plan out, but it’s totally worth it and after your first week of planning it starts to get easier. I try and give myself at least an hour (if not more) on Saturday to plan out ALL of my meals and then from there I can start working on my grocery list.

I’m going to break it down for you so you can see exactly how I do my 21 Day Fix meal planning. First, I print out my 21 Day Fix Meal Tracker, so go download that PDF like ASAP! It’s amazing! Then I start with planning my dinners. Now, almost any recipe can be turned into a 21 Day Fix recipe… it just takes a lot of measuring with your containers while you are cooking, but I like to keep things reaaaaally simple so I stick to the basics.

Here’s a snapshot of some of my meals this week:

21 day fix meal plan


Start with planning your main meals and then look at what containers you have left over to plan out your snacks. Also, you typically want your meals to get smaller throughout your day and I don’t eat carbs after 6pm. So for example, if I’m running late with making dinner I will eat my sweet potato (or whatever carb I have planned) before 6pm and then I would eat my chicken later. I also always have my challengers replace a main meal with their Shakeology because that will help them see the most success, but as you can see here, I have it as my last meal of the day. It’s only mixed with water and the reason I am doing that is because right now I’m doing Insanity: Asylum and I’m following Shaun T’s meal plan, but with a 21 Day Fix spin, and he wants me eating a lot more calories because the workouts are super intense.

Here’s another day:

21 Day Fix Meal PlannerAlways eat something at least an hour within waking up to jump start your metabolism! So, since I’ve started waking up at 5am to work on my business I eat a banana right away — because I’m usually starving, but also, to space out my meals evenly. I don’t want to eat a big huge breakfast at 5am and then need to eat Meal 2 at 7:30am then Meal 3 at 10am — see where I’m going? I’ll be needing an extra meal to get me through the day!! So if you need to, space out parts of your meal!

I hope you find this helpful! If you have any questions about meal planning please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or add me on Facebook for lots of fun recipes: I will be putting up some of my favorites on the blog fairly soon! Happy meal planning!


Free Beachbody Coach Nikki Johnson



Biggest Baby Shower Ever

Woooo! So if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you know that we moved. Again. But this time we are staying put! Well, for at least a few years ;) We finally got our internet installed and I’m back in action.

I wanted to share this event with you because it looks like it’s going to be AWESOME! Especially for those of you expecting. Be sure to check it out here and take $10 off your ticket with the coupon code: MTMDC

Hope to see you there!!

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1 Year Weight Loss Anniversary

Today marks one year of my weight loss journey. Holy crap, it’s been a year?! So much has changed in just one short year. I am healthier, I am SOOO much happier, I have a better marriage, I have my dream job, I sleep better, I am less tired, I have more confidence and more energy, I have better skin and the list goes on…. all because I took that first step. I decided it was time for a change.

The road has definitely NOT been easy. I skip workouts, I eat crappy, I fall off the wagon, I’m not perfect. So how do I get back on track? Those moments of slipping lead me down a path I do not want return to… a path of unhappiness, of depression, of feeling totally icky. And when I feel that way it impacts all aspects of my life… particularly my family.

Making my health and fitness a priority in my life has been the best decision I have ever made. Has it been hard? HELL YES! But I have a great support system and now that I’m helping other people with their health and fitness goals, I am accountable to them. I can’t ask them to put in hard work when I’m not doing the same. Together we help each other.

If I can help you in ANY way, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

“Behind you are the challenges you’ve met. Before you lie new possibilities. Today you choose the direction of your life.”

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