Gym, pups, and other interesting tid bits

That something new:) June 30, 2014

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Back in January, I alluded to something new coming in 2014.  I am really excited to announce:


My personal training business and website.  Right now just getting the word out about what I can offer to people is the focus.  I have a nice group that I already train at the Y, so I am not looking to leave there.  I am interested in doing more personal training either out of my home or traveling to client’s homes.  

I had so much fun this past school year working with the teachers after school and seeing everyone’s progress, that I decided to buy an LLC and get insurance so I can do more:) One teacher I worked with has lost almost 100 pounds.  She looks amazing.  She changed the way she’s eating and had perfect attendance this year with the classes I taught.  Another teacher was showcasing how many pull ups and pushups she can do, PERFECTLY!  I am in awe of her, and with practice hope I can get there.   Our school nurse is my favorite success story:)  She was skeptical about trying any of the exercises I was showing the group.  She walked when others ran, looked at me like I was crazy when I told her we were going to do push ups, and thought I was even crazier when I said we were going to do pull ups.  She did everything to the best of her ability, and by the end of the year she was excited to come to class and curious to see what I had in store for everyone.  She thanked me so many times for everything, all the pushing and encouraging.  She has completely changed her outlook.  She joined the Y and works out there as much as she can.  I had the pleasure of seeing her dance the night away at a wedding I attended this weekend.  The bride, who was in my fitness classes also, told me she had to have her dress taken in thanks to all my classes.  

I am a big believer in signs and really listening to what people are saying.  I think there could be something here, and I won’t know unless I try.  I am really excited and of course nervous, but I will never know what could have been if I never take the chance.  

Confidently Fit LLC is more than just personal training.  It stands for empowering people and giving them the chance to do something amazing they didn’t think they could.  It stands for giving people courage, know-how, practice and patience.  Here’s the link to the website: Stop by and check it out:) 


June Foodie Pen Pal Reveal

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This month’s pen pal was Kacey from Arkansas.  She writes the blog Crafty Zoo, which can be found at this link:  She is also on Twitter under the same name (Crafty Zoo) if you’d like to follow her.

Here’s what she sent:



Quite a variety of things:) 

Microwave popcorn with a kettle corn flavor add on, roasted red peppers, oatmeal, tea, trailmix, a Kind bar, protein powder, bubble gum, fig preserves, Mole, and a spice blend.  Lots of interesting things to try:) 

Thanks again Kacey!

I also had a chance to make those popsicles using the mold my pen pal gave me last month.  They turned out great, and this is a treat that even my hubby liked.   I made this treat with coconut water and frozen blueberries.  I filled the molds about 2/3 of the way with the coconut water and then added about 2-3 tsp. of blueberries.  Filled them perfectly without overflowing:)



Next up we want to try peaches or plums.  So I am thinking I will whip them in the blender first and then pour into the molds.  

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May Foodie Pen Pal Reveal June 1, 2014

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This month’s Foodie Pen Pal box came from New Mexico:)  The very lovely Amanda was my pal.


She sent two different types of salsas, some beans, coffee, and popsicle molds:)  Cannot wait to try out the popsicle mold with a recipe Amanda included: coconut water and frozen fruit.

Thanks again Amanda for being a great pal!

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