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Abs really are made in the kitchen. Meal planning and prepping used to freak me out, so I know what you are thinking. I take the approach to better nutrition in baby steps to help you be successful long term.
My journey started by committing to the infamous 90 day at-home workout program, P90X®. I know one of the many programs my company has will help you get started on your journey, too.
My main goal for you, whether you're visiting my page for one minute or stay on your journey with me for life, is to develop your self love. Self love is so important, especially for former competitive athletes and teachers that care a lot about their jobs.
Mental health is just as important, if not more important, than physical health. It’s the reason I invested in a life coach as well as a therapist in my late 20s. Follow my journey and join my team to get this same support and guidance on your mental health journey as well.
It's hard to start new goals alone, especially workout and nutrition goals. I needed my husband, Cody, as my accountability partner when I first started my journey. If you don't have a spouse or friend to rely on, that's what me and my team are here for.
Hope, Emily S., Abbey, Emily J., Haley, and Meg are just a few names you'll come to know as your best friends and mentors. I KNOW your name belongs on this list someday!
Latest Blog Posts
Flashback to Thanksgiving 🦃 last year when we announced to all of our family that we were expecting!.As the holidays start rolling in ((Halloween 👻, Thanksgiving 🦃, Christmas 🎄 , then New Years 🎉)) it is also the time I continue to hear excuses from y’all about starting your health & fitness journey. Just giving it to ya straight 🙌🏻. Before this it was “school is starting…I’m stressed and busy…” and before that it was “I’m just gonna enjoy my summer.”.There is no time better than the present to start my friend. There’s always going to be an excuse to not do something ((that’s fear speaking to you btw)). Start small or start big, but if you’re unhappy and unsure of where to start, please message me. I’m always here for you ❤️ and will never judge you. Whether you want me as your coach or not, I’d love to at least give you some tips to get started. I started my own journey in the busiest time of the year – during these holidays. So I KNOW how to prepare you and what you’ll be going through..My coaching is still $20 off until the end of the month! Drop […]
I never felt like I fully fit in, until now..Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had great friends through the years. But being an introvert plus the death of my father when I was younger really closed me off emotionally from others. I think my whole life I was scared to let people in. I was scared for them to see the hurt I’ve been through. And I didn’t want to reveal the hurt I had been through, either. I didn’t think people would like to see that “ugly” side of me ((even though it’s not ugly, it’s a part of my beautiful story)). So I played it safe..But I also had this yearning inside of me to prove to people that you can work hard, be positive, and be successful, even though you go through hardships. I didn’t know how I was going to do it except to lead by example. But it can be lonely doing this – it was hard for me to find people like me. Who wanted to inspire and lead others. Who wanted to find better ways to do things instead of just complain all of the time and not do anything about..This tribe. My […]
Jumping for joy
“You are the best! Thank you so much! I didn’t realize how much having support helps push you to your goals. I’ve always tried just doing it on my own and then failing or giving up. Having support seriously makes so much of a difference.”.This is how I feel when I get messages like these. I was the same way before I started my journey. I felt I could do it on my own ((because I was a gymnast for 13 years, hello!? I could figure it out…)) but in reality I couldn’t. I was gaining weight even though I was going to the gym. I was so unmotivated, it felt like a chore going to the gym. I hated it. Once I found this community and I had my husband’s and my coach’s support, I was able to soar beyond what I ever thought I was capable of..Are you wondering why you are stuck or can’t figure out a good workout routine? Do you keep yo-yoing from one program to another, disappointed that you aren’t getting the results you hoped? It’s time to get some support girlfriend! I’m always here for you ❤️ whether you join me or not, […]
Hiding behind a smile
November 2014 • Behind this smile was an exhausted, overworked first year teacher who was not taking care of herself •.There were numerous times I’d come home crying into Cody’s arms ((or crying on the way home during my hour long commute)), overwhelmed with the amount of work I felt I wanted to do but couldn’t get to. I was not prepared for the amount of work teaching would be for me in the real world ((I expect myself to work hard and pictured myself to be that “Pinterest teacher”)). Sound familiar?.After months of this, I finally decided enough was enough. I wasn’t changing anything so I knew I was just going to continue getting the same result. I remember Cody telling me something like “you’ve got to start setting boundaries around work for yourself.” I wasn’t going to let a year go by being in the same spot…or worse. The gym wasn’t doing it for me ((I didn’t have the brain power to think about what workout of moves to do nor did I have the extra energy or time it took to get back in my car some more during the weekdays)), so I asked Cody to do […]
“What you do is a pyramid scheme”
Throwback to April 17th, 2017, when I just decided to become my own boss as a virtual coach. I was ECSTATIC to have found something that I could grow in, that there was no income cap, I could make my own hours, and help CHANGE WOMEN’S LIVES like I’ve changed my own with the workouts we have. But of course, I was still worried I joined a 😱pyramid scheme 😱.That’s what you think this is too, right? What I found was pyramid schemes are actually illegal because it involves an exchange of money without goods being sold. We never make a dime off of recruiting someone unless they buy products. Our company prides itself on compliance and is very much LEGAL. Multi-level marketing businesses is just a different kind of business model than a small business, with the opportunity to create residual income..Don’t you think I would’ve left by now if this thing wasn’t legit?
Let’s normalize therapy
It wasn’t until Cody and I started thinking about starting our family that I realized I needed to get my mental health in check. I tried for too long to tough it out, downplay it, or talk myself out of needing help..It had been about five years of on and off chest pain that I could no longer ignore. I never felt like I could get a deep breath in…like my chest was constricted by someone sitting on it. Or like those dresses that were too tight I wore to my high school dances 😆. One time it got so bad it was hard to even breathe because the pain was stinging down my arm like a current. I was worried it was my heart, so I even got an EKG done through my primary care doctor right away. The results came back completely normal of course because it was…you guessed it…stress induced..Becoming a teacher and having my own classroom didn’t cause it, but it sure did bring up past trauma I hadn’t dealt with. Losing my dad when I was only seven, being cut from my gymnastics team in college and losing my scholarship to name a few. But […]
Arlene has been the best coach/mentor I could ask for! For almost a year I’ve learned so much from her in order to change my lifestyle and become a much healthier and happier person. She is SO inspirational and keeps me motivated to make the best decisions for me on even my craziest and most stressful days. I’m incredibly thankful to have her as a coach and friend along this journey!
Arlene is the most supportive and compassionate person that I know- which makes her an amazingly inspirational coach! She is not afraid to share and is always there to listen. Arlene not only helped me physically, but has been a support for me emotionally as well. I feel lucky to call her a friend.
Arlene is absolutely amazing. She is super supportive, so encouraging, and walks with you through your journey. Her positive attitude draws you in and makes you feel super comfortable. I was able to finally finish and entire workout program, while being encouraged by her, for the first time ever. Thank you Arlene for you time,.effort, support, love, and encouragement �
It’s been fun connecting with Arlene over the past year through health and fitness. We have known each other since… middle school I think? Arlene is a great support and accountability partner. She is willing to work with you on your specific goals and meet you where you’re at on your own fitness journey. The support of her group has helped me stick with my plans to achieve my goals!
I love Arlene and how incredibly supportive she is! I have been looking for some serious accountability for a while during my fitness journey, and it’s been so hard to find! But she reached out to me and has not given up on me (even when I’m seriously slacking). She always so good about reaching out to simply see how life is going. She interested in just more than tracking my workouts, she’s into the personal side as well!
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