Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays: APPLY NOW!

Hey there!! I’m Nikki aka Supernova Mom! If you’re interested in earning extra cash for the holidays WHILE improving your health & fitness, then you’ve come to the right place. My very first month I earned $564.96 and so began my journey to a 6-figure business in less than 2 years. I am super passionate about helping YOU be successful. APPLY BELOW. Serious applicants only please!

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Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. For more information see the Beachbody Statement of Independent Coach Earnings: http://www.beachbodycoach.com/uploads/fckeditor/mdbody/File/downloads/statement_of_independent_coach_earnings.pdf


Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup

I came up with this Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Soup recipe mainly because I couldn’t find a kobacha squash anywhere that the Skinnytaste recipe calls for. I figured that pumpkin is close enough to a squash and it’s delish so why the heck not? Live a little and change things up! Also, minimal ingredients + crock pot = EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY! 😉 The weather is cooling off and it’s a perfect fall dish! I hope you enjoy!!



  • 16 oz (1/2 small) butternut squash, halved, seeds removed
  • 16 oz (1/2) small pumpkin, halved, seeds removed but not peeled
  • 2 large shallot, quartered
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • pinch nutmeg


  1. Place the squash, shallots and broth in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high 4 hours, until soft and cooked through, a knife should easily be inserted.
  2. Remove squash and pumpkin from skin and discard the peel.
  3. Stir in coconut milk and nutmeg. Blend in a blender or using an immersion blender. (I used my Ninja!)
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper

butternut squash & pumpkin soup

Hachiko – A Tracker for Your Dog!

You guys. This Hachiko tracker is AWESOME. They sent me one to review and it has become a staple in our home. I only wish I had one sooner because it would’ve been a game changer when potty training Cap last winter. Sometimes I forget when Cap last was let out and he likes to go out A LOT, so this tracker helped me know when he really needed to go or when he was just bored. I also loved this tracker because it became almost a game between me and my husband — who is going to be the “Hero of the Day” today? Yep, that’s right — the person who cared the most for the dog is the Hero of the Day! Ha!

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The sensor sits easily on your dog’s collar. See it here on Cap. It doesn’t fall off at all — we never have any issues. I love the orange color on him (they have 6 options) — so handsome! 😉

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Another cool feature is that it tracks your walks. When you are with your dog it shows where you are on a walk so when my husband would take Cap for super long walks I could check the app on my phone to see where they were and how long they had been gone. I also liked that we could set a goal for how many steps we wanted him to hit each day. Just like we are supposed to hit 10K steps a day, dogs have a goal as well! This keeps him from being sedentary. Now, we do have an advantage because we work from home, so he gets a lot of activity, but it is always nice to see when we need to up the walks!

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Overall, I highly recommend this tracker for your pups! There are a few bugs that I’ve noticed — sometimes it says he’s been active when he has been in his crate. I also wish I could go back and edit — sometimes I accidentally press that I have feed him when I didn’t mean to click that button. But all-in-all it’s a fun device and it really allows me to pay attention to how much activity Cap is getting. So when he starts acting up I can look at my app and say, “Oh he probably needs a walk right now!”


Back in Action

Oh hello there blog world. I went MIA for a bit, but I’m back. To be real with you all life got in the way, I was struggling with writer’s block, struggling with my fitness and nutrition and just struggling ALL around with self doubt. It was honestly hard for me to TAKE any action. I don’t know why that happens to me sometimes but I think it’s something that I have to go through in order to make it to the other side — to overcome, to grow, to learn more about myself and resiliency.

The truth is that we are all so hard on ourselves. I am not excluded from that category. I am my own harshest critic and sometimes it feels easier to shut down and to just stop…. to stop doing the things that I should be doing! And every time I emerge from my funk I kick myself for that loss of momentum. Because in actuality, those THINGS are the things that make me feel GOOD! Why is our brain so weird like that?

Today marks 6 days in a row I have been consistent with my workouts and my nutrition. I finally feel like I’m in a better place and I finally felt like I could come back to my blog with a clear head and just spill some of my guts out on this screen. Hopefully you all are still here!

Here’s the post on FB I made about my struggles with a meal plan I created to stay on track. I have stuck to it with a few variations and even had a couple glasses (yes, just two) of wine over the course of the week. THIS is easy. I am the one who overcomplicates it. But that is part of my journey — finding the balance. <3

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Healthy Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These little mini chocolate peanut butter cups save my life when I’m craving something sweet! You can make one giant one or use a mini muffin pan to make a few small ones to satisfy your sweet tooth. And of course the peanut butter (or almond butter) is optional!

Healthy Mini Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Vegan Shakeology (or regular Chocolate or a chocolate protein powder of your choice)
  • desired amount of peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)


  1. Prepare a mini muffin pan with mini liners — should make about 4-5 mini cups
  2. Combine the melted coconut oil with the scoop of Shakeology and stir. If the consistency is too powdery add a bit more coconut oil.
  3. Pour about a teaspoon into each liner – this will be your bottom layer
  4. Add desired amount of peanut butter on top of that bottom layer
  5. Top peanut butter with another teaspoon of your coconut/Shakeology mix
  6. Put into freezer for 10 mins, then remove and enjoy!

You may have to play around with the recipe to figure out how you like it best! Enjoy!! And if you are interested in learning more about Shakeology or ordering some samples, just shoot me a message on Facebook here!

healthy mini peanut butter cups

Nikki 4 Years Married

Last week was my 4 year wedding anniversary so like most I decided to take a trip down memory lane. My memories from that day are so amazing — it really was everything I dreamed of and all of the touches were so us. But I distinctly remember doing the South Beach diet to get “wedding dress ready” and then totally binging the week before because of the carb deprivation and stress.

I wish I knew then what I know now about nutrition and living a balanced life. I would go back to that Nikki and tell her that she doesn’t have to starve herself to get results — in fact that never EVER works. I would tell her to just breathe, enjoy her wedding and maybe even give her a head’s up that some tough times are ahead of her — that the Universe will test her and her marriage — but then she will emerge with the most amazing, joyful, fulfilling, wonderful life she could ever imagine. <3

To read more about “My Story” click here >>>http://www.supernovamom.com/2015/01/28/story/

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Post Labor Day Weekend Cleanse

Heyyyyy yooooo! So, if you are anything like me you took full advantage of this summer — all the food, all the booze, all the fun!! Can we have a reality check right now? Because I need one. This past month I have been on and off the wagon (more off than on) and I’m tired of chasing the wagon! Haha. I just want to be on it and feel GOOD. Being off of it is all fun and games until you wake up each morning feeling crappy and blah and the whole day is just sluggish.

I’ve decided to do an ALL IN 3 Day Refresh group the day after Labor Day Weekend — starts September 8th. The private accountability group will be on Facebook and I have a bunch of dedicated ladies ready to roll. We will share our tips and tricks for surviving the three days. I have done this cleanse many many times and I have my go-to recipes to share. We can also complain to each other about how much we miss wine. :)

So this is my invite to you!! If you want to be involved the please shoot me a message on my Facebook page or purchase your program at the link below and I’ll be in touch — I don’t feel like having you fill out an application. Let’s do this!

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Here are some of my results:

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3 Day Refresh before after

Paleo Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

It’s official! My husband, Ben, has made the switch to Paleo. He’s actually been following an Autoimmune Paleo regimen to try and clear up some health issues he’s been facing. He recently discovered he has some intolerances to quite a few foods which we believe to be causing a lot of inflammation in his body. So, he decided to go right to the source and cut out a lot of common food allergens. Paleo made the most sense! I have not gone totally Paleo — I like my Ezekiel bread way too much! ha! But he’s been handling dinners and they are really delicious. These Paleo Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers with Maple-Cranberry Sauce are from The Paleo Approach Cookbook which we ordered on Amazon. Everything was totally amazing!!

Paleo Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup grade B maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water

Burger Ingredients

  • 8-10 oz bacon
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and minced
  • 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 2-2.5 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp bacon fat (as needed)

Sauce Directions

  1. Combine the cranberries, maple syrup, and water in a small saucepan
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer.
  3. Simmer uncovered for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the berries have popped and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Burger Directions

  1. Place the bacon in a cold skillet, then turn on the heat to medium-high. Cook, flipping once or twice until bacon is crispy.
  2. When bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan. Add the onion to the bacon fat in the pan and sauté for 5 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion is starting to soften. Add the apple and rosemary and continue sautéing until the onion is browned and both the apple and onion are soft, 8-10 more minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and allow to cool slightly. Do not clean the pan, you will be using it to cook the burgers.
  3. Once the bacon has cooled enough to handle, chop into small pieces (think bacon bit size).
  4. Combine the ground chicken, bacon, apple and onion mix, and salt in a bowl. Mix well with your hands and form into 6-8 inch patties.
  5. Preheat the pan over medium heat. If there is no more bacon fat left in the pan, add a tablespoon of bacon fat or other cooking fat. Fry the patties in the pan, in batches if needed so as not to overcrowd, until fully cooked, 15-25 minutes total, flipping once. To be sure that the meat is fully cooked, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer, it should read 160 F.
  6. Serve with chilled maple cranberry sauce!

paleo bacon chicken burgers with cranberry sauce

Beachbody Coach Mentorship

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I look at that photo on the left and remember a really sad time in my life… when I should’ve been happy. It’s so easy to watch each others’ lives through our computer screens and think “they have it so great.” I mean, look at that smile — it looks so real!! But it’s not.

I was so uncomfortable in my body — I had been through back-to-back high risk pregnancies (on blood thinners AND diagnosed with gestational diabetes both times), suffered through postpartum depression and anxiety and since being laid off from my very comfy, what-I-thought-was-secure (but unfulfilling) job at AOL I was hustling my butt off as a freelance writer, a blogger, a social media consultant and a cake maker. Anything to keep me at home with my kids!

Beachbody entered my life at a breaking point. Ben had been job hunting for almost 9 months {damn economy!} — and my freelance income was definitely not enough to keep us afloat. When I decided to take the leap into coaching I was terrified but I thought, “What the hell?” I was scared and skeptical, but I jumped in this business doing a huge ass cannon ball and very quickly things started to turn around.

I never looked back. I took this opportunity and ran with it as hard and as fast as I could because I wanted something BIG. I wanted freedom for me and my family. Freedom from corporate life. Freedom to be my own boss. Freedom to NEVER have that damn pit in my stomach when I’m approaching a cash register EVER AGAIN.

I believe my struggles have led me to this point in my life. My mess is my message and it’s my job to share all my shit with you. Because if I don’t share my shit then you won’t believe that you can do this too. And you can. I promise you, you can.

I’m looking for people who are tired of being tired. Maybe you feel like you are in a hamster wheel of life and things are never going to change. I want to personally mentor you and teach you how to turn your own fitness journey into an inspiring career helping others! No matter what your story is (big weight loss, tiny weight loss, love of nutrition, knowing nothing of nutrition, love to workout, hate to workout) there’s room for you to inspire others who are like you!

>>>>> Fill out this application: http://bit.ly/CoachwithNikkiJohn

PS. This mentorship is only open to people who are not currently coaches or not currently working with other coaches. Don’t wanna be stepping on others’ toes. Thanks!

*Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Beachbody Coach Business Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See the Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on Coaches’ incomes

My Beachbody Coaching Income

Let’s talk about a taboo topic shall we? MONEY. Why is it so bad to talk about it? Our entire world is revolved around making a living — it’s kind of important right? If you’ve read my story you know that I grew up with quite a bit of it and then when I was kicked out of the nest I had very little of it and struggled. But what about now? I’ve been a Beachbody Coach for 21 months and I rarely share my income — not because I don’t like talking about it but because I don’t want to attract the wrong kind of people to my team. If you think this business is a get-rich-quick scheme then you will fail. This business is about putting other people first and being rewarded for helping them. You work your ASS off and in the beginning of this business you put in WAY MORE hours than you ever get paid for. But if you love it, are patient and consistent it will pay off tenfold.

First of all, you must truly be passionate about Beachbody and their products. I mean, my LIFE has been totally changed by Beachbody. How could I NOT share this with everyone? I spent my life yo-yo dieting and I finally found something that WORKED and wasn’t a drug or a quick fix or complete crap!

MARCH 2015 transformation

If you’ve been following me you know that when I became a coach we were STRUGGLING big time. Like about to run out of money, my mom loaning us money for our rent, minimal income coming in. I didn’t really have the money to sign up to coach but I didn’t care. Something had to give and something in my gut told me I might be able to make something of this crazy opportunity. So I didn’t look back. I went ALL IN.

This was my FIRST paycheck as a coach:

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I sold a T25 Challenge Pack to one of my sorority sisters. I talked to A LOT of people who told me NO. But I didn’t let it stop me. That feeling of helping someone was AMAZING! And she saw great results from the program. That just kept me pushing to help more and more people.


My team was growing. I started really figuring out the business and helping other people learn the business. When I first signed up I had also signed up my husband to help me reach a goal. So we started to build his account too. This was contributing to our family income!


diamond beachbody coach income

Retail Commission: $183.92

Team Bonus: $108.00

This means my TEAM is succeeding and making income as well!
When I help my TEAM succeed…Beachbody gives me bonuses!! Cool, right?!


BEN’S 6 MONTH PAYCHECK (Emerald Coach):
Total WEEKLY Commission at 6 Months: $343.85

1 year paycheck
TEAM BONUSES are growing because my TEAM is succeeding!!
Matching bonuses are VERY cool!! This TINY percentage I receive as a bonus means my team is building teams of their OWN and making additional bonuses themselves.
**Beachbody rewards me for this as well!**

BEN’S PAYCHECK AT 1 YEAR (Diamond Coach):
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The team under Ben is starting to grow as well and just like Beachbody rewards me for helping my coaches succeed they also reward him for his coaches succeeding! Notice he has ZERO retail sales!!! That is amazing!

MY SECOND BUSINESS (just opened):
Beachbody allows you to open additional businesses once you reach certain goals! Pretty awesome!
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You can see I very quickly started building up this business — I already was helping coaches on this team reach success and seeing bonuses because of it!
Total WEEKLY Commission between all businesses at 1 Year: $1,383.00

21 months
My focus has shifted from mainly helping CHALLENGERS to also helping my coaches learn and GROW businesses of their own…just like I have!
My team bonuses have grown, but more importantly, my MATCHING bonuses have grown…which means my coaches are making some amazing team bonuses.

21 months ben
ZERO retails sales this week and still — just by pouring into our team — we make an income!

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My 2nd business has started to take off with the training and mentorship I provide my coaches!! Everyone starts at the same place and it’s up to YOU to build your business and help other people to see success!
TOTAL: $4,350.82 for ONE week!

PINCH ME!! I work from home as my own boss on a business which requires NO prior experience, a very low (and sometimes even FREE) business startup fee AND I actually LOVE IT and know I’m improving the lives of others daily!!

AND MY FAMILY MADE $4,350.82 per week 
after only 21 months?!?!?!?!?!?!

This business has changed my life — I am happier, healthier, FREEEEEEEE and helping SO many people, not just with their health but with their finances as well! I have never been more excited to get out of bed each morning. And I get to spend my day doing what I want with my family! I work when I want to work and travel when I want to travel and I rarely stress about money. That pit in my stomach I used to get when I would approach any cash register is GONE!!!

My team is everything to me!! We are like a family and I want them to see even greater success than I have!!! It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we work together as a TEAM!! I never get tired of them messaging me with how much their lives have changed since becoming a coach. It’s the best feeling in the world!
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ANYONE can do this!!!

I would love to show you exactly how I (and my team) have become so successful.  If you’d like to be selected for my next coach training and you’re willing to meet me half way I would love to have you!

Are you ready? NOW IS THE TIME — LET’S DO IT!!! APPLY HERE:  http://bit.ly/CoachwithNikkiJohn

And, to keep legal happy:
**”Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.”**