HELLLLLOOOOO MY FAVS!  How is everyone doing this gorgeous fall day!?  I mean really, this weather keeps teasing me with highs and lows, much more of a fan of the highs, and I'll take what mother nature gives me!  Even though I'm not a fan of colder weather, I am enjoying this time of the year.  My favorite part.... cutie carved pumpkins, BOO-ing neighbors, autumn apples, fall scented candles and roasted pumpkin seeds!  Loving it all :)  So I'm so so happy to announce that I FINALLY will be hitting a major goal that I wanted to accomplish this year.  In May of this year, I made it a goal to teach my very own TurboKick class by the end of 2011 and on Nov 14 I will do just that!  So so soooo excited I can't wait!  I will be teaching at a gym called Vedas in the downtown Cleveland area, if you're close by, message me and join the party!  I also do my Thursday afternoon fit clubs there and an opportunity opened up for me to teach Turbo and of course I jumped at the opportunity!  To prepare for my big debut I have offered a FREE Turbo class on Saturdays in my basement, first session is this Saturday, 9:30AM sharp!  I am seriously giddy about this and I can't wait :) :) 

So, in other news and other passions ;)  Beachbody is raising the bar; new Shakeology flavor, new workout programs and new package deals!  Take a look at the pic below, you can couple any one of these workouts with Shakelogy, this is an awesome deal!  Talk about a winning combination - FITNESS+NUTRITION+SUPPPORT= SUCCESS!  In addition, my challenge groups, 90 day and 30 day are doing phenomenal!  At least 5 of them are averaging an 8lbs weight-loss!  How awesome is that?!  So, on 11-11-11 I'm starting yet another challenge, which is already half full!  Can't wait to get this one started!  If you want to join message me, I can fit you in, what a great way to beat the holiday weight gain, right!?
Speaking of holiday weight gain, we about to embark on the festive Halloween season where little bit sized Snickers seem harmless because they are so small, unitl you realize you have a handful of Sniciker wrappers, LOL!  I'm gulity, will be the first to admit it!!!!  I love this time of the year and I'll def. have a Snickers... or two ;)  All about moderation!  Good rule of thumb, don't buy candy til the day of trick or treating!  Have a goodie time this weekend guys!  What's everyone being for Halloween?
 
 
Hey all!  I am LOVING this indian summer we are having!  Wish it would stay just like this all winter long, that would make me soooo very happy :)  I can deal with the cold mornings and cool nights, just as long as it's sunny and warm during the day.  Unfortunately, living in north central Ohio, I know that is not the reality and the cold weather is coming.  Oh well, going to make the most of it and enjoy the awesome weather while it's here!  OK!  So let me rewind to this past weekend, Saturday was a super busy day.  It all began at 9am with some soccer watching for Haiden's game, he scored 2 goals!  He's quite the little soccer player, so proud of him!  Here's a pic of the team below, so cute!
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Haiden is third one from the right, next to the girl in the pink shorts :)
Marianna also completed her gymnastic class this week.  Quite the tumbler we have in this little girl, can we say Team USA in the near future?  LOL ;)
Whew!  I'm exhausted just giving a recap of this weekend!  After the kids' activites, I had to shoot over to my girlfriend's Pampered Chef party.  Oh what goodies were involved at this little shindig!  Let's see... I started with a breakfast pizza, which was made from a delicious buttery, flaky crust that was filled with egg, cheese and sausage.  I had a little bit of apple fritter bake, some pudding and some cinnamon bread!  By the time I left there I was stuffed!  It was oh so good and definitely worth the extra calories ;)  I ended up ordering a can opener because for some reason I have the worst luck with can openers and I seriously go through them like water!  Probably because I constantly buy the cheap ones and they always break, haha!  So, this time I invested in a pretty awesome can opener, I'm real excited to use it.  How sad it that?!  LOL!  After stuffing my face with Pampered Chef goodies I had to drop the kids off at a birthday party at a local pizza shop, finally I get some free time!  The kids were super excited to see their friends from school and to play video games at the pizza place, I was super excited too as I wanted to go shopping for some new kicks!  I dropped the kiddos off and headed to the mall.  My first stop was Champs, they have the BEST selection of tennis shoes.  I'm a Nike Shox girl so I knew exactly what I wanted AKA easiest customer ever!  So, when I got there I went right to the Shox and started scoping out the selection.  I loved the pink, but for some reason I was lured in by the electric blue.  Oh and I LOVE black shoes and the blue on black was a no-brainer and I was SOLD!  Check em out below! You like? 
While picking out my new kicks I also got into some great conversation with the shoe salesman... see I was wearing my free t-shirt that I recieved from Beachbody, it was my P90X2 shirt and we must have chatted for a good 20 minutes on the program and how much he liked it.  I invited him to join one of my challenges that I'm holding and he was super interested.  Love how a simple thing as wearing a t-shirt can spark such great conversation! 
After shoe shopping I picked up the kids from the birthday party and headed home to make a side dish for a get together with friends later that night.  I made a whole wheat pasta salad with fresh tomatoes, onion and peppers from the garden topped with oil oil and lemon juice.  Had an awesome end to the day visiting some friends and fellow Beachbody coaches, love that crew!  So grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people that I share the same visions with!  Sunday was low-key and the start of the week is off to a GREAT start.  My 30 day challenge starts this Saturday and my challengers are locked and loaded!  Week 2 of my 90 day challenge is going smoothly, I can feel myself getting stronger and yoga this time around was soooo much better!  Two thumbs up for improving!  Have a great week everyone!
 
 
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Hello there everyone!  What an amazing weekend I had!  So Saturday marked Day 1 of October, I really can't believe it is October and less than 3 months til Christmas and the New Year!  Ahhh! Just does not seem possible!  This year has been life-changing for me and I can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings!   Not only was Saturday the first of October, but it was also Day 1 of the challenge that I'm hosting, the P90X / Shakeology Challenge.  10 people stepped up to the plate to getting healthier and more fit by the end of the year and to prepare for non other than the next wave of fitness, P90X2!  I'm so proud of my challengers for upping their game!  I created a private Facebook group page and added each of them and we have been sharing stories, triumphs and struggles all weekend, it's been AMAZING!  This is truly the best way to stay accountable, I love it!  So, Saturday I started Day 1 of P90X, we also had plans to head to Windsor, Canada for a friend's 30th birthday, so I got myself up at 5AM Saturday morning and hammered out Day 1.  About 1pm Saturday we arrived in Canada and checked into Ceasar's casino.  I'm not a gambler, nor have I ever gambled in my life.  I figured I would just be playing lots of slot machines and be done with it.  Oh no... this gal found a love for the roulette tables, LOVED IT!  Didn't hit big, but didn't lose big either, but all in all a fabulous time!  We have plans to head to Vegas next summer and you know what tables I'll be hittin up ;)  Later that night we hit up the town, had dinner at an awesome authentic Italian restaurant, I had the spicy pizza, it was LOADED with all kinds of peppers, DELISH!  Afterwards, we hit up the dance club scene... let's just say I'm not as into the techno dance clubs like I used to be, LOL!  We did find a place called the Bull and Barrel, LOVED this place.  Country music, 80s rock, my type of place, we had a blast dancing and watching other poor souls take their chance with the mechanical bull :)  Good times!   Headed back around noon on Sunday and got home around 3pm.  Needless to say, I was whooped!  I took a little cat nap to re-charge and headed downstairs to get in Day 2.  Today I'm sore as heck!  I love the sore, it lets me know I'm working my tail off and not doggin' it :)  Here's to the next 87 days!