Shift Shop day 1


HouseOfAnnaM – Facebook live video!!

As a say in the video above, today is day one of Team Beachbody’s newest program -Shift Shop.

The workout has had people lose up to 10 pounds during this three-week program. So I’ve got the time, let’s try. This is a great short term goal for me and the next four weeks I am getting married, and if I can get 10 more pounds off, all the better.

Who couldn’t stand to lose 10 pounds? Ask yourself why you’re not joining me on this adventure.

I’ve taken my measurements, done “before” photos, and I’m ready to rock. I’m going to tighten up the low-carb diet and I’ll give you a truthful and honest review when this program is over.

Maybe you’ll join me for the next round. It’s up to you – and I can show you how to do it for free. Just ask.

Workout for the wedding? Kind of…


Just give me one reason… to workout. My health is important to me inside and out. Over the past weekend, I fell off the low-carb/keto wagon and have started over, yet again. I am a member of the camps that tell you “it’s better late than never,” or “try, try again.” I won’t give up. I won’t let a few weak days crush my overall goal.

Now, my WHY or my reason for my health and fitness goals continues to grow, change, evolve, or however you may describe it.

These days, my WHY is a short-term goal and like many enfianced, I am working out for the wedding. I’ve joined the stereotypical legions of men and women who want to look good for the big day.


Losing a few lbs, and toning up is an ongoing goal for me. But what I feel like we’ve done here is set a reachable date in the near future to look forward to. Our short-term goal is rapidly approaching as we officially chose a wedding date about 12-weeks out. No big one-day event here, we’re eloping and doing what works for us. None-the-less, I want to look and feel as good as I can. I deserve it, and so does he. We’re in this together and have been working towards our goals for almost as long as we’ve been together. So am I #workingoutforthewedding yes, but no. I am aiming towards a short-term goal, and dammit, I am excited to do it.


I am on week-10ish of an 8-week program. Yep, got a little behind with stress, work, travel, natural disasters and more. But did I quit? NO. My accountability partner and I are pushing through and doing each workout on our calendar no matter how long it takes us. Well, this is IT and we’re starting a new program together on Oct 15.

Will I be in the best shape of my life, actually in overall health and muscle building, I might be. Will I be in my best aesthetic shape? No. But will I let that hold me back? Absolutely not.

Would you let aesthetics keep you from your version of happiness?


Now, to learn a bit about me/us. This is marriage 2.0 for both of us. We’ve been there and done that, and have realized that for us, priorities include the only two people who are going to be participants in this marriage – US. We are secure, happy, and ready to unite civilly, as we already feel married emotionally, spiritually, and for the most part financially:)

Will this magical piece of paper called a marriage license change our relationship? No. Do we want it? Yes. I am done ignoring my bridal excitement and ready to let a rip. I am excited to be his Mrs. I love that we made this decision amongst many other life changes, and it makes sense to us since we’ve been on the journey to be the best versions of ourselves anyway!


We’re never going to be any younger than we are right now. But we can be healthier and happier – and that’s the journey this chick is interested in pursuing. I’m gaining an accountability partner for LIFE!

I am always game for more accountability partners on a variety of levels – nutrition, fitness, finance… Do you have short-term goals to meet?


I am participating in #CleanWeek and invite YOU to join me. Yes, it’s FREE!


I am participating in #CleanWeek and invite you to join me. One week designed to help those who are not yet ready to commit to a #Teambeachbody #ChallengePack, but want to see what it’s all about. We’ll meal plan, workout, and try the products with no further commitment.

Participants will experience a full week of a well-rounded plan including plan: Shakeology, Clean Eating, Fitness and Coach Support. We start October 3 – the time to commit is now.

{DM/PM me for details. Who’s in?!}

#TBT What a difference one year makes. T


#TBT What a difference one year makes. The chick on the left, while smiling, was nervous and didn’t feel comfortable in her surroundings and certainly not in her own skin.

While I may not have seem much change on the scale, I certainly have made a redistribution in my muscle to fat ratio. I could give you the list of things contributing to that, but it’s whiny and boring. Just ask if you really want to know.

While the woman on the right might not seem too different, she’s much more confident inside and out. Through a lot of hard work physically, and some serious work on self-acceptance, I am finding me again. She’s not the hot-ass old me from 7 years ago, she’s much more badass, and by far, happier.

I am redefining myself by accepting my inner Sweaty Betty who won’t take no for an answer anymore. This woman is a Lady Boss who’s new mantra is “Why NOT me?” On the road to becoming a hotter and sharper me.

So why not you?

Ever play “Clean the Fridge” or “Kitc


Ever play “Clean the Fridge” or “Kitchen Sink”??

OK, i just invented them now. But this salad helped us get down to nil leftovers before some travel. I hate to waste! My goal was to not buy new groceries and not waste anything before we got on the road. I am proud to say we did it (on, one butternut squash left, but I am confident it will survive until we get home).

One of my favorite websites to help use up groceries & ingredients is Allrecipes you can input what you have, and they’ll give you back a recipes! Give it a try!