Thursday, June 2, 2016

Transformation Thursday - Keep Pushing Yourself

I am a firm believer that if you stay in your comfort zone you will not continue to achieve and learn. That doesn't mean being comfortable is a bad thing but when you push yourself you can really see how far you can go. This is true with work, school, hobbies, fitness, whatever your passion is. I am stepping out of my comfort zone today to share a little bit about my fitness journey thus far.
When I started at the Cleveland Clinic is January 2009 I was encouraged to stay fit for insurance incentives. That got me moving and eating better. I maintained a healthy weight for years and at one point was in pretty good shape! Thanks to my fitness friends who kept me moving (Mindy, Ashley, Adrianna, and Carrie). I love that the Clinic encourages these healthy choices and this too has been another motivator of mine in addition to so many others. 

Well as life happens I lost track of those goals at the end of 2014 and into 2015 - as a result I packed on 30 lbs! Let me tell you at 5 ft and 3/4 inches that is a lot of weight and I felt like shit. I honestly just stopped caring about it all together. I reverted back to bad eating habits like those past 5 years were nothing. It is so easy to go back to old habits and thought of starting all over was exhausting! It took me almost a year to really say ok enough is enough Nik, put down the pasta! Get off your ass and do something. So in October 2015 I started joining these free clean eating groups with my coach Lindsay Coco. It was fun and I lost here and there but through the holidays I failed again. I have used Beachbody (BB) products in the past and have always had good results so when they launched the Master Hammer and Chisel program in January 2016 I jumped on it! Best choice I made in a while. Through the 60 day program I lost 8lbs and 8ish inches. 

I continued to stay in the challenge groups until April and I thought I need to step it up again because summer is coming and boating is not forgiving on the diet. I needed something to hold me accountable again. So I decided to become a BB coach. I really wanted to not only hold myself accountable but help others that have been in the same situation as me. I have steeped way outside of my comfort zone with posting workouts, looking like a fool but having fun altogether. Sooooo staying in that mindset I wanted to share my Transformation Thursday publicly which I have not done since I started this journey many months ago. 

I have lost 15 lbs and 9.75 inches. I didn't feel like that was a lot until I looked back at the pictures. If you want to jump on this journey with me, I would love to help you! This month BB is having some sales on the 21 Day Fix program which really is a great start! The 21 Day Fix Extreme for you more advanced peeps is also on sale. Feel free to PM me on Facebook, comment below or email me at  The June Challenge Group starts June 20th! 

***Side note my husband didn't even know he was working the clean eating program with me and he has lost 35 lbs since January.*** He quit the junk, eats clean for the most part, and has a job where he is pretty active. I even got him to eat a guacamole turkey burger, no bun last week! I am so proud of him!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fit Into Summer- May Challenge Group

I have a few spots left in the challenge group and I would love to have some of my FB friends join in the fun! Bathing suit season is just around the corner, and I have the best way for YOU to feel great before slipping into that suit with my Fit into Summer May Challenge Group!

I happened to stumble across one of these opportunities at the end of 2015 and start of 2016. I learned how to transform my life for the better! I have used the Beachbody Products for years but I recently came back to them and I am so glad I made that choice.

I have not only got my health and fitness in check but I have also met some amazing people that offer a positive environment and personal growth and development. It is important to be healthy both inside and out. I now have the best strategy to help you create the best version of you with a simple at-home effective fitness program that includes a flexible dialed in portion controlled nutrition plan, all while taking part in our super FUN & SUPPORTIVE private community of like-minded people!

No time to work out?
No babysitter?
No gym nearby?
No support or accountability?
No clue where to start?

If you are ready to change your habits and create the absolute happiest and best version of yourself, comment on my Facebook post, email me at or send me a PM!

Like I said, I only have a few spots left and we start Monday 5/16! I’d LOVE to help you feel sexy & confident by Summer!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Free Clean Eating Group

As you may or may not have noticed or heard, I have decided to take a huge leap and step it up in my health and fitness journey. It was a little difficult to start, not knowing what to eat, how much to eat, what is "clean" and what's actually healthy and good for me. I know others may be in that same position so I wanted to run a FREE no obligation, 7 day clean eating challenge group.

I'll provide a 7 day meal plan, recipes, and a shopping list. Including kid friendly meals! So all the guess work will be taken out of it, you'll just have to shop, cook, and enjoy! The group that I partook in lost on average 35lbs and 14 inches off of their love handles! It was amazing, so I want to share that with anyone else looking to start their journey! We can do it together :)

The group will begin on Monday, May 9, 2016. If you'd like to join this group (100% free) then comment below "I'm in" and I will message you more details. I cannot wait to get started!!!