Thursday, January 9, 2014


Are you on of the MANY people who have made the New Year’s Resolution to get fit and healthy this year? The first step is deciding to take action, but the hard part is doing it and following through. Life starts to get in the way, excuses creep in and before you know it, those 3 pounds that you lost in the first week start to come back on and you get overwhelmed and QUIT. Well, not this time. NOT YOU. It is time to commit. It is time to get a system. It is TIME for accountability and support. 
You see, I have literally heard every excuse in the books. I dare someone to throw something at me that I haven’t heard before. But, what it boils down to is the fact that YOU are afraid. Afraid of what MIGHT happen, afraid of what could be and afraid of the dreams and goals that you have set for yourself. It’s common and it is NORMAL! We have all been there at some point or another. Whether it is health and fitness, a career choice, family, etc.. we all have fears because we are human. I want an opportunity to change your way of thinking. I want an opportunity to help you face those fears and take action. You are worth it. You are worth changing. You are worth being fit and healthy. YOU ARE WORTH IT! I want to help you change the negatives into positives. I want to help you focus on the baby steps that will get you to the BIG PICTURE. I want you to know that there is not going to be an option to give up. NEVER. GIVE. UP!! You are unique. You are amazing. and YOU are YOU! Don’t you want to be the best version of you there can be?! I know you do. I know you can have a life that you’ve only dreamed of. It’s all up to you. Are you ready to make it a priority to change?
My fit club is a place where anyone and everyone can come for a fun, FREE workout. We meet once (sometimes twice) a week at my home church and we get our sweat on together! Each week we do something different. Sometimes it is a T25 workout, other times a P90X3 workout, TurboFire, Brazilian Butt Lift and so many others. We also go over meal planning and recipes as well! This is a group of people who commit to each other each week. We commit to showing up, giving it our all and we talk through our week! We talk about the workouts that we have done on our own that week and we keep each other accountable and motivated. We LOVE to help each other strive to be better. It’s about personal growth, personal strength and doing it together. Let’s do life TOGETHER. It’s never too late to start. 
How long does it last?

Our workouts are anywhere from 25-45 minutes. Usually most people get there a little early to find a spot in class, mingle, talk to new friends and just hang out! After the workout is over we ALWAYS high five and congratulate each other for a JOB WELL DONE!!! Then, we shake up some SHAKEOLOGY! We spend some time hanging out afterwards talking about different things beachbody has to offer, different workouts people want to try and some even decide right then and there that Beachbody is FOR THEM and we sign them up with a free account or their own fitness challenge packs!! It’s just so awesome to be surrounded by so many like minded people!

I don’t workout. I am older. Will this be too hard for me?

We always do a program that has a modifier!! So, I tell EVERYONE at EVERY fitness level that this is FOR YOU. There may be some moves that you will not be able to do AT FIRST, but that’s okay. Modify and just keep moving. As long as you are doing SOMETHING, you are burning calories and bettering yourself! What do you have to lose? Just come and bring friends with you! See what all the hype is about!

Do I need to bring anything?

I ask everyone to bring a yoga mat or a towel because sometimes we are on our hands and knees and the floor is hard to get a grip on! Wear workout clothes and bring a bottle of water! That’s it! 

What is Shakeology?

Shakeology is literally the healthiest meal of the day and in my opinion it’s the tastiest!! Each week we try a new Shakeology recipe after class!! Sometimes it is the amazing vanilla Shakeology that I really like to turn into a Snickerdoodle or the chocolate Shakeology that we recently turned into chocolate covered cherries and OH MY GOSH… HEAVEN in our mouths!!  I always ask for people’s preference, so we switch it up!  The sky is the limit on the ways to make our Shakeology! We share the benefits of this magic in a glass!– check out this article. —>
Why do you have Fit Club? Since it is free, you probably don’t make any money?

Hosting a fit club for me is not about money at all!!! I literally want to touch as many people’s lives as I can to get them fit and healthy!! I want to inspire people to do more. I literally have a HUGE GOAL to reach as many people on the Gulf Coast to get healthy. It is never about someone’s size, shape or whatever. It is about changing the mindset to WANT a change. It is about making a commitment and sticking with it. This is the goal that I have for so many, but it isn’t about ME making the goal.. It is about YOU making the goal and following through with it. Fit clubs are a GREAT way for people to realize that working out IS FUN. And if you aren’t having fun, then you won’t stick with it. Period. Let’s have fun together! Bring friends, encourage others, set realistic goals and strive to reach them. This is YOUR YEAR!

If you live in or near Gulfport/Biloxi Mississippi area, PLEASE come and join us every Thursday night at 6:30 pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month for an amazing workout and to make new friends! This is just the beginning. Let’s take the Coast by storm! Are you with me?! Contact me for more deets!!!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Mosaic Fitness Challenge

Can you believe that it is here? 2014 is literally 4 days away and I have no idea where 2013 went!! I guess what they say is true.. time flies when you’re having fun!! I hope that you all had a great Christmas and I really hope that you have an even BETTER New Year! So, this blog post is really geared towards my church family!! And those of you who live in the Gulfport, Mississippi area and you are looking for a church home… well, I ENCOURAGE you ALL to come and join us at Mosaic Church on Oak Lane in Gulfport, MS! It is simply an amazing church and we would love to welcome you with open arms! 

Our wonderful pastor announced a couple of months ago that they have decided to buy our church building. Right now it is being rented, but they know it is going to be our ‘home’ and want to make it official as soon as possible! SO, of course my wheels started turning and I wanted to do everything in my power to HELP with some funds. This is where the ‘light bulb’ popped on and I decided to start and MOSAIC FITNESS CHALLENGE!!!!!! That’s right. A church wide, everyone participates, New Year’s Resolution— get fit challenge!! AND the kicker… I will help you choose a challenge pack and ALL PROFIT that I would make from that challenge pack will go to the church! Yep— all of it! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get fit and healthy along with HELPING OUR CHURCH!!!
So, what is this Mosaic Fitness Challenge you ask?
This is where it gets fun! I have put together a curriculum to help you reach your health and fitness goals. Are you someone who starts something and goes super strong for about the first two week? And then you don’t have anyone to keep you accountable, so you feel yourself slipping? Well, that is not the case with my program. You will not be telling yourself “I will start on Monday,” this time it will be NOW and NEVER AGAIN will you have to restart your weight loss/health/fitness goals. The time is here and the time is now!  We are not going to pay a ton of money for a gym membership that you will use MAYBE for the whole month of January. A gym membership that when you get there you will get confused and just hop on the elliptical which will not deliver results that you want. A gym membership that when you go in you will have to search for an open piece of equipment because EVERYONE is starting back to the gym on…… January 1st!
You are going to be better, do better and RUN WITH THIS PROGRAM that I have created for YOU!
** “Later” is one of those dream-killers, one of the countless obstacles we put up to derail our chances of success. The diet that starts “tomorrow” the job hunt that happens “eventually” the pursuit of the life dream that begins “someday” combined with other self-imposed roadblocks that lock us on autopilot. Why do we do this to ourselves anyway? Why don’t we take action now? Let’s face it; the familiar way is EASY; the unchartered path is LINED WITH UNCERTAINTIES. But guess what, you will never know what you can achieve unless you give it 100% and put all fears aside and go after what you want!!!  — What is it that you need to do know, that you are being called to do! How will you take action?**
I am going to help you get started right and right now.  The best thing about Beachbody programs is that there is something for EVERYONE. Every fitness level, every like, every interest… we’ve got something for you.  These programs take all of the guess work out of exercise.  All that you will have to do each day is look at the schedule and pop in the workout dvd that it says on the calendar. It’s that easy.  You are not alone in this either.  I will help you choose the program that suits you the best. Do you like strength training? Do you like more cardio? Both? Are you short on time? Only want to work out 5 days a week? I can find one that is perfect for you and it will deliver results. 
SO! Working out is step #1!!! Step number 2- –NUTRITION!!! Did you know that nutrition makes up over 80% of your results?  Most people do not know that.  Most think that if you workout then you can just eat whatever you want.. It’s like a trade off!!… well NO! That is not true at all!!!  You can do Insanity all day long, but if you are not properly fueling your body… you will not have the results that you are looking for, PERIOD! I lived for YEARS thinking that I would never have defined abs, that my butt would ‘never’ lift and that I would never have great biceps… it was all in my ‘GENES’ that I could never ‘look that way!’ Well— I’m here to tell you that YES YOU CAN!! It’s all about your nutrition! FUEL FOR YOUR BODY!! My results were amazing after I started to replace my cold cut sandwiches with some grilled chicken over a bed of lettuce,  when I cut out the waffles for breakfast and started eating oatmeal and really started adding whole foods to my diet! My abs started to define within a week! YES.. a WEEK!
So, one of my jobs in this challenge group is to teach you how to EAT PROPERLY!! And EAT I do! I eat every 2 1/2-3 hours! I pack away some FOOD and I AM SO FIT AND HEALTHY! That is what we are going to do for YOU!! It is NOT A DIET! I am going to teach you how to create a healthy LIFE!!
One more KEY INGREDIENT to being a part of my challenge group is SHAKEOLOGY! Stop right there— it is NOT a weight loss drink! It is a TOTAL meal replacement. It is literally one thing that keeps me full, it tastes GREAT, it is the best ‘grab and go’ food that I have and it is definitely the most nutritious! It is honestly equivalent to eating 6 salads a day.. and it is all in one glass.  I make sure to always have a packet on me because there are those days as a busy mom where we forget to eat, or we are out running errands and all that is around are drive thrus… well, I drink my Shakeology and it makes me feel so much better!  I know that McDonalds nuggets would NOT make me feel good and I don’t know about you, but they are NOT THAT GOOD! Shakeology is worth the money I spend because it not only keeps me healthy, but my kids as well. I drink it every single day and I also give it to my kids almost everyday too. My husband drinks his for breakfast every single mooring and although I am at my goal weight, I still drink it because it is full of nutrients and I just eat enough calories to sustain my weight! WIN WIN!
You will get full access to a closed online accountability group.   
This is a great part— with this you will get 24/7 access to me as your coach!  With my curriculum I will have daily assignments, motivational tips, recipes, meal plans readily available and so much more. Every challenger will start their workout on the same day and we will go 60 days STRONG.  Each day you will have information from ME to keep you going STRONG! I will not allow you to fail!! I will teach you how to LIVE your life so it doesn’t revolve around food and a scale! That is no way to live!! I will not only help to keep you accountable, but I will teach you how to handle yourself at family gathers where there will be a lot of food, I will teach you how to overcome cravings, how to get your kids to eat healthy, how to ’trick’ them into liking something and SO MUCH MORE!! All that I ask is that you commit to the program and FINISH IT!! You must check in each day (takes like 2 seconds peeps!) and just post how you did for the day! Easy peasy!
We will have prize giveaways for this challenge too!!! I have some fun tricks up my sleeve and I can’t wait to have this be our very own BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE!!!!
You will also get to come and keep yourself extra accountable at our FIT CLUB!  Mosaic Fit Club is held every Thursday night at 6:30 pm at Mosaic Church in Gulfport.  We also have it on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month starting at 7:00 am!! Our workouts are always FREE and always FUN!! I encourage you all to come and join us!  There is no better way to workout than with friends!!!
Does this sound like it is for you?? Are you ready to make a change? No more quick fixes? No more diets? Let’s start to make the change!! It’s all about working from the inside to the out!! 
CONTACT VAL TO GET INVOLVED!! I must be your assigned beachbody coach! Not only will you be making a change for YOU but you will be helping our church as well!
phone: 724-988-8112 

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