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Life has been a whirl wind lately! but mostly in a good way… so let’s get to it!

Trader Joes Finds, Meeting Shaun T and a Big Life Confession

ast weekend I attended our quarterly coaching event down in Minneapolis, MN – and guess who was there SHAUN T! I’m sure you recognize him from the workout programs Insanity, Insanity Max 30, CIZE and T25. He has a new book coming out in November! (you can pre-order it by clicking on the link below) I have done Insanity Max 30 program in entirely and also the Shaun week workouts on Beachbody on Demand. I’m terrible at CIZE – let’s just say hip hop makes me even MORE uncoordinated. But Shaun had a great message and it awesome to hear his story.
Of course when we were in the cities we had to shop till we dropped and this included a Trader Joe’s stop of course! Can you believe the closest one to me is about 3.5 hours away? Check out my video HERE to see what I all picked up!
Finally made this spaghetti squash pizza casserole from paleomg! I have had it pinned forever and finally got to making it. It’s something I would definitely eat again! Find the recipe HERE
Also made this recipe from the Shift Shop nutrition guide! SO delish! I modified it a bit using what I had on hand! – chicken jalapeno sausage, shrimp, leftover grilled chicken, broccoli, onion and zucchini! It was done in under 20 minutes too!! If you want to find out more about recipes like this that I share with my clients…feel free to fill out the form quick HERE
Alright – so why all the beverages…I’m about to get a bit deep here!

For as long as I can remember I have always had “gut issues.” But for the last year it has gotten worse. After trying sooooo many different things on my own: fiber gummies, probiotic, no dairy, cutting gluten at times, miralax, etc – It’s time to get to the bottom of the issue. I saw a specialist on Monday and in order to rule out IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) she is going to perform an EGD and a colonoscopy. This way she can take a biopsy from my small intestine to test for Celiac’s Disease and also check out to see if there are any signs of what may be causing all my pain and issues. So while I’m not particularly PUMPED UP about it .. I’m trying to embrace it! It’s time for answers and I know I’m in good hands with my coworkers that will be taking care of me!

In order to prepare for the procedure you have to be completely empty…if you catch my drift. In order to do that it involves lots of liquids, laxatives etc for about three days. So while I’m on all clear liquids I decided to grab a bunch of random drinks and I can do a review on them on the blog! If that is something you would like to see? A positive: I can have coffee! yay! And as long as the drink is clear and not purple or red I can have it.

I grabbed quite a few things and I kind of doubt I’ll drink them all in the three days! haha I got bai sparkling and regular drinks, a couple monster ultras for a jolt (not sure if I will be able to tolerate these and if not I’ll save them or later!), a la croix, a steaz arnold parmer, bone broth and ramen! (don’t use the noodles part)

Has anyone else been through this?

​Any tips?

- A word from our sposor -


Trader Joes Finds, Meeting Shaun T and a Big Life