Friday, September 15, 2017

10 Day Cleanse - Results Are In

Oh that moment when summer comes to an end and you realize "what the heck did I do to myself?" Reality comes charging in so fast just to smack you right in the face!  I mean seriously, why can't I eat like crap and drink whenever I want without consequences anymore?  It aint like it was when I was in my twenties, that's for sure!  This forty something chick needs to watch it and that's why I am soooo happy that I found something that helps me bounce back in as little as 10 days!  These quick 10 days I got rid of 6 POUNDS and 9 INCHES and it shows!  I couldn't be more happy with my results and thats why I am screaming it from the rooftops!

Chest - 33" to 32"
Waist - 30" to 27"
Hips - 36" to 33"
Thigh - 19" to 17"

Do you ever find yourself looking into the mirror gazing at your body, wondering where the old you  went?  Ya, me too!  Like where the hell did that hot chick go?  I remember a time when I literally sat on the floor crying because I had no clothes that fit, I felt depressed, my skin looked like crap and all I could do was... NOTHING!!!!  I mean when I said nothing fit, I mean I had a fascination with browsing every store that had maxi dresses, maxi skirts, and anything that would hide the belly (just like the elastic pants, lol).

Here's the great news... 10 DAYS!  Yes, just 10 days I was able to take my summer crap (literally) and get rid of it, HA!  And I don't mean a horrible juice cleanse, starvation diet, or even a diarrhea explosion, lol!  This is the most "gentile & uneventful" cleanse that you can do all while eating amazing foods and a lot of them.

Things like:

  • Baked Salmon with Avocado Salsa over Cauliflower Rice
  • Grass Fed Flank Steak with Chimichuri Marinade
  • Chicken Verde with Black Bean and Corn Salad
    And so many more like...
  • Cilantro & Lime Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  • Buffalo Chicken & Quinoa Dish
  • Hummus Crusted Chicken
  • Garlic Shrimp & Quinoa
  • Korean Beef
  • Shrimp & Zucchini Noodles
I mean the list goes on and on and you get access to all this and so much more!

As for my workouts, I hurt my hand back in June and so I've been nursing it until it heals so unfortunately I wasn't able to workout.  Not exactly what I recommend but hey, it worked for me!

But here's the thing, 10 days!  Give me just 10 days to help you get rid of all of that guck that's floating around in your stomach!  What's the worse thing to happen?  You start to feel better than ever?  Your skin starts to clear up?  That's worth it regardless!

So here's what I used:

If you're wondering what I am going to do to continue to improve, well I'm going to enjoy my family that came into town this weekend (and that means eat and drink whatever I want, yay!  Bring on the party, haha) and then jump on some products come Monday to help me stay fueled throughout the days going forward.  Honestly, AdvoCare's MNS gives me all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals that I need to make sure my body is firing on all four cylinders.  Who wouldn't want that?

And here's the thing, I've been using AdvoCare products for some time now BUT I have NEVER EVER seen results that work like this all while allowing you to eat amazing wholesome foods that aren't bland and boring.  My passion is helping others do the same and not play the yo-yo of crazy fluctuations of major weight gain but it's to live a realistic lifestyle that we can all do.  But let's be real here, we're all going to get the occasional summer pounds or the winter holiday gain, that's life!  It's teaching our bodies and minds that life isn't perfect and that we will fluctuate slightly so that the weight gain will not be something of mass proportions.

If you are interested in hearing more, just let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out!  If you would like to reach me via email please send a message to, or follow me on Instagram @lifebycj.  I can't wait to see what this can do for you!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweater DIY: The Best Couples Ugly Christmas Sweaters...

Oh... Tis the Season... It's a time of year where friends gather together to boast this years best, YET UGLIEST Christmas sweaters!  Haha!  Well I don't know if you're anything like me or not, but store bought just wasn't an option!  No, no!  You see, I want something creative, something funny, something where people will be talking about it till the next year!  Hopefully I did just that with this year's creativity.
Oh where do you begin with this hilarious motif?  Well it was super easy and this is how I did it...

Get matching colored sweaters.  I will not be caught dead in something that doesn't flatter my figure so off to Ross I went...  I found this sweater for $17.99 and my Hubby's for only $6.99, gotta love those kind of department stores!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Journey to a Health(ier) Lifestyle...

Have you ever felt as if you were on a rollercoaster ride of being your best healthiest self?  Some days you feel great and others maybe not so much.  Yah, me too!  A lot of people don't know that I struggle with this every day of my life.  

When I was a child I was raised by a single mother like many people have been.  I was a latch key kid like many as well.  But the difference in my childhood unlike others is that I was raised by a bipolar mother who abused alcohol and unfortunately what that meant for me was that there was very seldom ever food in the house.  I was lucky if we actually had Top Ramen lying around and if we ever had milk, most of the time it was spoiled rotten.  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Comparison is the thief of JOY...

Do you ever have moments where you completely feel inadequate?  Where you look around and it always seems as if other moms really have their S#%T together but you can't even seem to find the time to step out of the house or even get out of your pajamas.  I have those type of moments all the time!  The problem is that with social media we don't post those moments because who really wants to see that?  I mean, you've probably seen those posts where someone says that they haven't done a thing all day and that they are still in their pajamas but the picture seems to be glorified with a cozy fire, maybe a cute coffee mug, jammies that match the decor of the house, maybe some tossed hair with a slight wisp of mascara and pink cheeks with a dab of lip gloss.  Listen, I am totally guilty of doing this too but I can tell you (as I sit here in my ugly lavender robe that's about 13 years old and a desk that is piled with paperwork) that that is NOT going on over here in CJ's house most of the time!  To be quite honest those are not the days that I typically live at all.  Do you?  And if so can you teach me how you do it all?  No really, I truly want to know!  I wish someone could come to my house, organize my ENTIRE LIFE!!!  How amazing would that be?  Always being picture perfect, always have a organized home... I DREAM....