Healthy Happy Holidays


I loooooove the holidays (so does Molly), but let’s be real – they can be pretty stressful as well. It’s a season where everything around you screams BE HAPPY, but what if you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed?? For this holiday season, my teammates and I are putting together a Healthy Happy Holiday Challenge to help you take a little to focus on YOU during the holidays and keeping some balance and sanity in your life.

Does that sound like something you’d be open to? Because I’m so ready for it.

It’s easy to get caught up in taking care of everyone else, or pleasing people by going to every holiday party, or eating ALL the food, and then forgetting about yourself. Or, if you’re struggling with any kind of eating issues, the holidays can bring on a whole new set of stressors and problems.

Let’s stick together this season and create a little community of women who are just like you. We get you. We are here for you. This group is your safe space to share, to learn, and to just breathe.

Healthy Happy


The Inspire Joy Healthy Happy Holidays Challenge starts November 30th (so you can enjoy Thanksgiving to the max!) and will run for 21 days, up until December 20th.


  • A real food nutrition plan and workout strategy that’s customized to fit YOU.
  • 30 days of Shakeology, a whole food superfood supplement that will boost your energy and immune system and help you manage your sugar cravings!
  • Seasonal recipes and meal plans: think healthy comfort food, crock pot creations, holiday Shakeology treats, skinny cocktails.
  • Membership in our private Facebook community to share your journey with women on a similar path.
  • 21 days of online support and daily check-ins in our private FB group.
  • Weekly one-on-one email coaching


  • Access to our resource vault with recipe e-books, meal planning strategies, and all the information you need to feel successful and prepared.
  • Tips for self-love, balancing the holiday parties and get-togethers, sticking to your goals while traveling, reprioritizing your time to get your sweat sesh and sanity saving “me-time”  in.
  • LIFETIME access to future challenges and my email check-ins. When you make me your coach, I am yours as long as you need me!

Let’s put the focus on the actual reason for the season — instead of freaking out about our workouts, nutrition, and body image. 

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How much does this cost?

Shakeology packages start at $130 – it’s an investment in yourself.

Why is Shakeology required?

Shakeology is my personal no matter what. I believe in this product 110% because it has transformed my own health from the inside out. I require that my clients drink it everyday while participating in a Challenge because I want to reserve my time, energy, and love for women who are willing to match my own level of commitment to results and wellness! It’s made from whole foods, has no artificial anything, and the superfoods are sustainably sourced from small farms all over the globe.

I drink it every single day and haven’t been sick in almost a year. I think it’s extra important to use Shakeo during the holidays, when our bodies and immune systems are stressed, sugar is everywhere, and we don’t always have control over our nutrition! You’ll be sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs, no matter what.

You can learn more about what’s inside Shakeo here, and read my my coach Anna’s amazing review here.

If you want to order sample packets before you commit, email me at and I’ll hook you up!

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes! If you decide that Shakeo is not for you, you have 30 days to return your bag for a full refund — even if you drank it all! The experience of the Healthy Happy Holidays is yours forever.

Worst case scenario: You have fun, make new friends, end up in better shape than you were before, and have more confidence and energy. Ummm why not just go for it?

I already have a Beachbody program, can I still join?

Absolutely! I share your obsession with home workouts and I’d love to be your coach :) And being part of a Challenge will help you stay motivated and makes the process so much more fun! Go ahead and fill out the application and let me know where you’re at!

**To protect the integrity of my business (and honor the hard work of other coaches), I only accept new clients who are not already working with a Beachbody coach.**

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Thursday Forgotten Thoughts

1. I keep forgetting about my Thursday Thoughts post! How hard is this? This is a clear indication of where my brain is at these days. Too many things swirling around up in there for everything.

2. I LOVED this podcast and so needed it. Definitely be open minded (she has studied more Eastern religions and ways of viewing the world) but I really needed to hear what she said. So helpful and insightful!



3. FYI I’ll be doing a Healthy Holidays Challenge and the final sign up date is Nov 23rd! Shoot me an email or leave a comment if you’re at all interested – 3 weeks (Dec 1 – 20th) of support, accountability, one on one coaching from me, Shakeology for your health, meal prep and planning tips, nutrition tips, and a world-class workout program (or you can follow your own!). I wanted to get the word out now so you have some time to ask me questions and think about it! It will be such a fun group and a way to keep your mind of taking care of YOU during a season when we tend to let ourselves go a little too much 😉

4. I went to the kids section of GAP this week with Julie and they have a whole line of Peanuts stuff! It was ADORABLE! Look at this Charlie Brown sweater!!!


5. I’ve started 3 weeks of the 21 Day Fix Extreme (on saaaaaale!) and I’m pretty sure Autumn was trying to murder me. Like 85% percent sure. Hurt so good kind of workout.


6. Did I mention that I’m going to DALLAS this weekend!? I’ll be there with my Team Inspire Joy ladies and I can’t wait to spend the weekend with them, hanging out, chatting, and learning a LOT during the conference’s workshop sessions!

7. For the past two weeks I’ve been doing Blue Apron Meals (got a deal!) and while they’re good, they’re more work than I’m used to! I’ve been enjoying the variety though!


8. Have a great Thursday!



Do you have any trips coming up? 

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Are you following any kind of workout program through the holidays? Do you have a fitness community? 

My Biggest Fears

For the past few weeks I’ve been doing a challenge put on by my own Beachbody Coach, Anna Locke. Similar to the challenge I’m running, she sends an email every MWF with something thoughtful, perhaps an action item, and then some journal prompts. Today’s email was all about fear.

She talked about how some fears are tangible, such as a fear of heights, whereas other fears are merely something that we’ve manifested in our own minds, like a fear of what others will think of you. At the end of her email the journal prompts included: “What are you afraid of? What would happen if your fears came true? What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

I took the time this morning to sit down with my journal and write out my own answers to these questions and realized I have much bigger fears than I realized. The ones I wrote down are:

  • Feeling like this forever (suppressed, depressed, etc.)
  • Not being able to get by financially (I have some big expenses coming up in my future)
  • Never getting married (yep, even the happily single gal)
  • Not making a successful Beachbody or Life Coaching business (aka failing)

When the next question came along I definitely had an internal freak out: What would happen if your fears came true? I don’t know! That would be really depressing if these fears came true! And then it struck me – I’m leaning on myself: I’m expecting myself to make it all happen, to be in control. But I’m not in control, He is.

Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, and trust in God.:

I realize this probably wasn’t the lesson Anna was going for this morning, but it was the lesson I needed: I’m in God’s hands. God will catch me. His plan for me is so much greater than I could ever fathom, whether it’s going through something terrible or having all of these above fears dissipate. Whatever His plan for me, I need to trust Him.

This is a hard pill to swallow. The ego in me keeps screaming: but WHAT IF you run out of money?? WHAT IF you’re a total failure. I have to keep pushing those thoughts to the back of my mind. They don’t serve me. They don’t get me anywhere.

So what are you afraid of? What fears are you allowing to control your mind and your actions? What would happen if they came true? What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Take some time to really think about this – don’t ignore it just because it makes you uncomfortable. And thank you to Anna for opening my eyes today. ;*

Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears. quote:

Link Love #51

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend, mine was pretty low key but that’s just what I needed. After Denver next weekend and 3 days in Dallas this weekend, it was good to have an “in between.” What was NOT relaxing was teaching elementary Sunday School. We usually have about 8-10 kids and ALL boys. They get a little rowdy… But they’re cute so we’ll let it slide 😉

On to this week’s Link Love – my favorite posts and articles from the week!



Great Expectations

It Would Be Easier To Tell Half Truths

Ladylike Laws: How To Be The Best Host To Your Houseguest

November Style Tips

How My Non-Practicing Bestie Helps Me Love God

Why Do We Avoid Feeling Fear?

7 Rude Things You’re Probably Doing and How to Stop Doing Them


What If I’m Not Hungry? Should I Eat Anyways?

Kettlebell Full Swing Total Body Workout

Tips for Running in the Wind

How to Not “Start Back Over On Monday” Anymore


Meal Planning: Prepping Five Healthy Dinners

One Pot Shrimp Jambalaya Lentil Bowls

3 Ways to Save on Groceries

Things I’m Loving Lately

Happy FRI-YAY!!!! I am soooo ready for this weekend. I have been surviving this week, rather than thriving, and I am so ready to use the weekend to re-set mentally and physically. In the spirit of turning things around, I want to share all the things I’m loving lately!

1. Silk Almond Vanilla Creamer. I’ve been bringing coffee to work this past month (because I realized I could save about $55 a month doing so…) and this has been my life saver! So good! Thanks to Alisha for suggesting I try a creamer 😉

2. Makeup Primer! Although this is the specific brand I’m using now (because my friend, Maddie, gave me her samples of it), I’m just now using primer in general again and it’s soooo great. Fills in all those little wrinkles that seem to be developing under my eyes…


3. This sooooooong! Yes I listened to Hello by Adele for a week straight, but now this is my new favorite song! (if the video doesn’t work – click here).

4. All the candles. I know, I’ve always been a candle person, but recently it really helps me when I’m feeling anxious or stressed to just light a candle on my desk. I know it sounds silly but it just makes me breathe and slow down. Especially my “man smell” candle… Thank you, Sarah.

5. Running groups with morning emails! I normally would post in a Facebook group every morning with info or action items for that day, but I’ve found it’s so much more personal to send out an email to my challengers – and they’re more likely to read it rather than having to go look in the Facebook group. Don’t forget my sugar detox group is next week! I have…. ONE person signed up. Haha.

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6. This quote :)

I smile like an idiot when I think about you.:



What are you loving lately?