Beauty is more than skin deep!
Be yourself and be kind to others and beauty will shine from the inside out!
Everyone has their own struggles and battles even when they may not show it!
Do you ever feel the way I used to feel? I used to go through life never feeling fulfilled with my job or the way my life was going… and I remember thinking to myself, well this is just how it is supposed to be I guess! This is what people do… WRONG!
I desperately wanted to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, and happy! I wanted to be proud of my job I wanted to be happy everyday, I wanted to make other people happy… NOW I can honestly say I am doing that! FINALLY!!!
Eating “natural whole foods” without going crazy!
What is considered “Natural or Whole”
You may be wondering to yourself well what’s the definition of whole foods or clean eating… and how am I supposed to eat that way without going crazy?!
Let’s first start out with what is actually considered a whole food…
ok let me start out by saying YES I will definitely have a review of 21 Day Fix and PiYO coming soon with more details about each program BUT I just couldn’t wait I had to post the results I have gotten so far after only 1 1/2 months (including eating Christmas cookies and New Years Eve food!) I’m most happy with loosing 1 1/2 inches around my belly! and my booooty 😉 lets just say that thang is starting to go north which is a good thing!!!
thanks so much for stopping by 😉
I am so excited to share this blog with you… here you will find vegan food, health and fitness tips, pictures of my lil fur-babies 😉 my life! beauty and fashion, Inspirational things AND you can hope over to my about page to see how I totally turned my life from stress and anxiety to happy and fulfilling!
I hope you all have a lovely day!
If you don’t know what a positive affirmation is then let me start by telling ya!
It’s a daily sentence or quote or word that you tell yourself, something positive, inspirational, motivating… something that will lift your confidence and self-esteem!
Shakeology: so much more than just another nutritional shake!
First if you have never heard of Shakeology where have you been?! It’s the healthiest and most nutrient dense meal of your day!
Hey! I’m Michele
This is my fiance Nick and our 2 extremely hyper pupperz Kushie-mon and Kooper!
I would like to share a little bit about me, where I started and how I got to where I am today and hopefully some of you can relate to things that I am writing!
For as long as I can remember I was always the girl that didn’t follow the “norm” …or I guess what ever you could consider was normal… I always wanted to create my own path and my own future, I wanted freedom to do my own thing… yes there were struggles and mistakes if that’s what you call them… I like to call them going down the wrong road for the wrong reason instead of following my heart. They were “experiences” not mistakes. I would always try and force myself to do what I thought was right or what I thought I was supposed to do.
I always told myself just do the normal now and focus on your dream later… I can’t even count how many times I took myself down that road until I finally said “forget it” to all that and REFUSED to do anything that wasn’t part of my dream!
right when I was done with high school (I was internet schooled from 6-12th grade) I got a job working at Michaels craft store… and very shortly after that I started another job (more pay) worked them both for a little while before I decided to quit Michaels and stick with the one that paid more… I was there for 6 years! now I don’t want to sound un-grateful because I was SO great-full for that job-absolute best boss I could ever ask for BUT I wasn’t following my dream I was stuck…I remember the day I quit it was SO scary to make that huge change to decide to go after what ever was my dream ( I hadn’t figured it out yet I lost my way, I didn’t know what I liked anymore…) but my best friend since I was little told me “Change is a great thing, without change you’r only going to get what you’ve already got!” WOW that hit me! She is SO right change is necessary or I will never get any farther than I am now…
so backing up a little, during those 6 years working there I…
became a beauty school drop out (literally lasted about a month) that was my first wrong road… I thought when I started hey this is only a year then you will have a decent income and can pursue your real dreams… wrong! I wasn’t into it so I couldn’t force myself to keep going… don’t get me wrong I love beauty stuff but not as my job…
then I became a 620 hour certified Pilates Instructor (which I still am but I no longer teach) but again I just wanted a bigger income so I could follow my real dreams… I do not regret this at all because I grew SO much during that experience I learned a lot about what I liked, did not like, and I learned how to lead large large groups of people with confidence- I grew as a person!
moving on… both of the above were not fulfilling to me I needed more, I felt in-complete and lost!
I also began to develop OCD, Anxiety and mild depression… anxiety was the worst the shaking and constant worrying… the emotional ups and downs…
I began to search… I started a food blog TwoRaspberries it is a huge passion of mine to help people look at food as nutrition and fuel for their body instead of just something to eat, it is full of healthy and mostly vegan GF recipes with a lot of soy free, oil free, salt free, low sugar options as well! I hope you will check it out and maybe get inspired to incorporate more healthier meals in your life…
my food blog lead to me continue searching for a way I could help MORE people begin to live healthy active lifestyles… then I found the Beachbody Coaching opportunity, I started following who is now my personal sponsor Brittany, I reached out to her asking to join her team (of course I did a lot of research first) she was SO sweet and supportive I loved her personality I loved that she was a fur-baby mama and everything clicked… I joined her team and I haven’t looked back since!
I am now part of a top 10 team in the Beachbody company out of over 200,000 people, I have branched out and started to form my own team Imagine Dynasty I have began to help people move closer to their health and fitness goals, I am looking to help people find what I have found through the coaching opportunity
freedom, peace, inspiration, support (from the most amazing team), I’m not judged I can be ME!, positivity, personal growth with my health and my own growth as a person, helping other people find the same thing, DISCOUNTS on Beachbody products of course! freedom to work ANYWHERE and at ANYTIME I want to work, and the BEST of all… NO limit to my success 😉 I determine my success I design my own future I am my own boss, I get to be creative and get inspired everyday! I get to help people gain control of their health and fitness AND their lives!!!
I have improved my anxiety and depression through diet and exercise (not counting calories but being aware of what I was putting in my body) AND being in a positive environment! I truly believe the people you surround yourself with, impacts the way you feel and what you have motivation to accomplish!
this is truly the most rewarding fulfilling inspiring career I could ever ask for. I get to be at home with my puppies everyday!!!!
IF you can relate to ANY of this please reach out to me, I want to help you with your struggles weather it’s your fitness or your career!
I hope you love being here as much as I love sharing my life and my journey with you XO
keep being Inspired everyday!
Women’s Health + Fitness Group
I run an online “Beautifully Balanced” Women’s Lifestyle Coaching Group to help women who are struggling to either lose weight, gain more energy , get back on track with their health and learn how to love their body and be their BEST SELF!
These groups are geared towards women who want to either transition into the vegetarian vegan diet OR simply want to include more vegan plant based recipes into their current diet.
In this group (which is all women) everyone commits to participating in an online group held on FaceBook.
you can share, inspire, encourage, support and cheer each other on! make new friendships and have support while transitioning into your new LIFESTYLE!
I will be checking into the group daily, I will be there for you to help you achieve your goals. (which we will talk about before you join)
I will check in with you once weekly through email besides the daily check-in in our group!
Everyone in the group commits to doing a home based Beachbody workout program of their choice as well as drinking Shakeology daily to ensure they get maximum results! It is your daily dose of superfoods! Vegan Chocolate Shakeology is kinda my thang!
With your purchase of the Beachbody program and Shakeology you get to participate in the group as well as have me as your coach to help and assist you in achieving your goals! <3
Also included in these groups will be Healthy Recipe ideas, positivity, support, encouragement and frequent affirmations because Loving + Believing in yourself is one of the biggest and most IMPORTANT pieces to your success!
Whether you are wanting to lose weight , gain energy or increase confidence…your nutrition and what you put in your body plays a HUGE part in your success but a key factor in sticking to a new eating plan is understanding balance, moderation, creating new habits AND loving yourself and that is where the fitness and positive environment comes into play! Those two components keep your mind in a healthier state which in turn helps you to make better Nutrition choices
Most people fail when they try to restrict their diet or become too obsessive with what they eat (I have been there) I want to help you understand that one “cheat” does not make you un-healthy… just like one “healthy” meal will not help you lose weight and be healthy…
it is about a LIFESTYLE SHIFT and treating your body with respect and not looking for a quick fix but rather a healthy lifestyle shift!
I like to focus on eating an abundance of healthy plant based foods MOST of the time and “other” foods in moderation and smaller portions.
SO If you are ready and would like help starting your healthy life journey and would like to join this “Beautifully Balanced” Women’s Lifestyle Coaching Group or have any questions please CONTACTme or fill out the form below so we can talk about your goals and struggles and I can help you pick a program that would be best suited for you!
FORM to join a group:
I look forward to hearing from you! <3
If you are interested in becoming a Beachbody coach yourself please visit my Coach blog Michele-Elizabeth to get more information or fill out this form below and I will contact you shortly!
FORM for coaching: