Home       About Me       Recipes       How I Save       Staying Fit       What I'm Learning       Janet's Story      


July 22, 2014

Unfading Beauty Giveaway

I am so excited about today's giveaway! My friend Leah has an incredible Etsy shop, Unfading Beauty, where she specializes in Scripture prints, custom prints and all kinds of other cute stuff!
I asked Leah to make me some prints of my boys' "life verses" a few weeks ago for me to hang up in their bathroom and this is what she came up with. I LOVE them.

Leah's work is just amazing! She also does photo cards during the holiday seasons that are so cute! I also ordered this print which is a favorite quote of mine by Jen Hatmaker. I can't wait to pick the prints up from her soon!

Leah also did this one that I gave my mom for Mother's Day! She has it next to her bed now! So cute!
I am so excited because Leah is letting me host a giveaway of one of her amazing prints! She is generously giving away ONE 8x10 print of winners choice. The giveaway will be open until Thursday at Midnight and I will post the winner on Friday! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy, Happy Tuesday! 
Blogger Tricks

July 21, 2014

Weekend in Review...

Friday night we didn't do much. Just hung out at home. Hudson spent the night with G-Pa. Bryan had to work Saturday morning so Rhett and I went on a 3 mile run and then I did PiYo "Buns" and boy were my buns screaming afterwards!

 Saturday afternoon we loaded up the boys and the two labs and headed out to my parents' lake house.

My first baby, Sadie pup!
This picture made my heart happy. My mom and Hudson on the dock. He LOVED jumping off the dock. Bryan on the paddle board and Tony in the Kayak. My dad was blowing up the huge water "island". I love that our families are close and we can all spend time together. Just missing Dave and Jord who were on their way home from Ecuador.
Bryan decided to Paddle board with Hudson on his shoulders. Crazy boy.
We spent all afternoon out there and Hudson even got to go tubing for the first time (which he adored!) Then we headed home around dinner time with very sleepy boys!

Saturday night I watched one of my ALL time favorite movies, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion and did some "work" responding to emails. I texted my best friend quotes while I watched because we were obsessed with that movie in high school... and she reminded me that THAT is us next year when we will have our ten year reunion. AH!
Sunday morning Hudson asked me to make him a "Cardboard Ironman"?? Not even sure where that came from. So I whipped one up. I never claimed to be an artist, but he was thrilled and now wants one in every color.
Bryan and the boys went to pick Jordan and David up at the airport and I had nursery duty at church so I had an hour at home to myself (glorious!) and went to take care of littles for awhile. I was so stoked because I found some Skinny Jeans at Gap last weekend (in another size smaller!) on sale for $11. I figured they'd be perfect for this fall so I wore them for the first time this morning. There really is NO better feeling when on a weight loss journey than to be able to wear new, smaller pants, I am giving PiYo the credit for the smaller waist and trimmer legs!
New skinnies, my fav flats (that are about to bite the dust) and my very favorite purse
I work in the nursery with my good friend, Rebecca, who I hadn't seen in a few weeks and she told me I looked so much "thinner". Rebecca, thanks, there is no greater compliment! :))

Then we (aka Bryan) spent three hours on Sunday afternoon working on our freezer that has been leaking! But Bryan fixed it, yay!

I am also SO excited that my Beachbody team is growing today! One of my very best, life-long friends, Mickelle is joining my coaching team as my very first coach! I cannot think of any friend through my life who has inspired me to be my best, more fit and healthiest self more than Mickelle so I am thrilled that she is joining this journey too! Mickelle is currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan with her husband who is a Marine Pilot. She is pregnant with a baby girl due in October and is about to start PiYo and Shakeology! She has always been a fitness enthusiast but cannot wait to share what PiYo does with her post baby body! So welcome to MY team Mickelle, I am SO glad to have you!

If you are interested in joining my coaching team, please let me know, I'd love to have you!

Hope y'all had a great weekend! I have a really awesome weight loss guest post coming up this week and an awesome GIVEAWAY starting tomorrow. I can't wait for y'all to see what my friend Leah is giving away!

Happy Monday, Loves!

July 20, 2014

Running Playlist!

There is NOTHING better than a good long run with my head phones in. Most days I run with the jogging stroller and I put my headphones in to have a little quiet "ME" time. The boys bring toys and of course I get interrupted 17 times still... but we are working on it! I use my ghetto iPod Mini, which I love because it just clips to my shirt.

 So here's a fun topic... What's on your running playlist?? I'm needing some new jams!

Here's what is on mine:
A lot of Britney Spears (Do Something, Stronger, Womanizer, Piece of Me...) because this is what I am striving to look like... kidding (sort of).
Kesha (Tik Tok, Your Love is My Drug, Blow)
Katy Perry (Firework, Hot n Cold)
Lady GaGa (Bad Romance, LoveGame, Paparazzi, Poker Face, Beautiful, Dirty Rich, Just Dance)
Gwen Stefani (Wind it up)
Black Eyed Peas (I Gotta Feeling, My Humps)
Avril Lavigne (Girlfriend, He Wasn't)
Rihanna (SOS)
"Jerk It" by Thunderheist has an amazing beat for getting that heart rate up, but I'd look for the edited version
"Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith

I really like songs with a good beat and that you going fast to the music. A lot of these have been my running songs since college (You'll prob notice with the time period of when the songs came out) and if I hear them outside of running they get my heart going! Funny how that happens!

I also love, love, love the "Run and Worship" CD. Oh and you know how usually during workout DVDs its just like music with a beat? Well another other awesome thing about PiYo is that it's actually good music (with words!) in the background. I love that!
So tell me... what are YOU listening to while you work out??

July 19, 2014

Saturday Phone Photo Dump

I did a lot of "working" this week and posting about PiYo. So today I promise NOTHING about PiYo, instead lots of pictures of my kids...
On Tuesday we went swimming with Hudson's best friend, Ethan! (and his mom and brother!)
Life as a boy mom
He loved wearing Hudson's sun glasses

Target Run

Tornado with legs
My loves
Stinker got in the drawer and got his "cookies" out
and then he busted a bottle of nail polish all over my bathroom

Ran 4 days this week! Perfect cool weather for running!
New monogrammed tank!
Snuggled baby Jackson and hung out with my friend Meredith yesterday!
That's our week in pictures! I am so excited because we are doing NO yard work or dirt work this weekend!

If you're interested in trying Shakeology but a little scared of the price tag, ask me about the other options to get your hands on some before committing to buy a big batch! Lots of great deals on the "healthiest meal of the day"!

Happiest of Saturdays, Friends! We are heading out to spend the day on the lake! But first, a long run with my littlest boy! :)


July 18, 2014

Weight Watchers Friday-- Week 7

Week Seven has arrived!

I know I have been shoving PiYo down your throat (if you've missed those posts you can click here or here) but I wanted to show you my before pics and halfway pics that I took yesterday.
I have lost 8 inches in just over two weeks! I am thrilled with my results. I told you that PiYo was helping me tone down and boy was I right... it also helps that I have spent some time in the sun and I'm not a pasty ghost anymore! Ha!

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately... I am gaining muscle mass and only lost 0.4 lbs this week. I ate birthday cake and Mexican food which also probably didn't help but I have been averaging two work outs a day. I'm getting some cardio in by running with the boys and doing one or two PiYo workouts a day.

No soda this week and trying to keep increasing my water in take!

Down 13 lbs total! 51 to go!

Hope you have a fab weekend and please let me know if you want to jump on the PiYo bandwagon with me! :) I've got several friends who've ordered and I am excited to start our support group! I'm also looking for two very motivated people who want to earn a little extra money AND get amazing discounts to join my team as coaches. If you think you have what it takes, or want to know a little more about it, get in touch with me! Right now, the coaches fee is waived when you buy a challenge pack so you can try out coaching (and the deep discounts) RISK free! :)

Happy Friday!

July 17, 2014

Why Beachbody and What IS PiYo?

Here are the questions of the hour...

Let's Start with WHY Beach Body?
I'd be lying if I told you that I haven't been contacted my numerous individuals to do direct sales for various companies since my blog became more popular at the end of last year. While some of the products were great I just didn't feel like I had the time or effort to put in to my own business at that point. It really was a struggle for me and I remember having a conversation with Kelly about this and she gave me great advice that I had to do what was best for my family and that it was okay to say no. I wasn't going to be able to please everyone (And that's hard for me since I am a people pleaser). Since that I have been happily saying no. Also, Bryan was NEVER on board with me doing anything like that. He said I wasn't a "sales" person and I hated the thought of hounding my friends to buy something I was selling. I was never going to do something that he wasn't on board with.

You also know that I am on my own journey of finding myself through fitness. I worked my booty off doing Insanity this spring and had amazing results in changing my body. I have gotten more use out of those DVDs than I ever thought I would and I have most of the workouts memorized. I loved Insanity but it was hard on my knee. I started hearing about PiYo a few months ago and was instantly intrigued with a low impact workout by the same company that made Insanity. I started PiYo two weeks ago and absolutely love it (Have I said that enough yet?). One thing I love about the Beach body work out programs is that I can do them in the comfort of my living room any time of day or night and I don't have to drag my boys to the gym (or PAY for the gym).

MY Before and After Insanity
 So... Annie (MY Beach body coach) found me on Instagram a few months ago and I felt like she and I clicked. She is so sweet and down to earth and was always good to encourage me in my weight loss. I had been contacted by several other beach body coaches since starting Insanity who really just annoyed me and were pushy, but Annie was different. So when PiYo came out I wanted to give her my business. After several inquires about PiYo though social media, I emailed Annie to ask advice. She pushed me to take the plunge and become a coach. I love helping others and I have had numerous people email me asking for advice or support. While I haven't hit my fitness goals yet, I still want to encourage and inspire others to make the change with me. To me it was a no-brainer. This is a company with products that I absolutely love and that have made a difference in my life. I knew there was already interest in my friends so I wouldn't have to "hound" people. Bryan was on board immediately. I wanted to be able to inspire others and help them change their lives, plus what better way to have accountability in my own journey than to be "coaching" others. I promise I won't hound you or post about this all the time (this is NOT the purpose of my blog at all) but I wanted to share what exactly this all means for me!

What are my goals? I'd love to build a team of people who want to take the PiYo and weight loss plunge with me. I am going to start a Facebook accountability group. I am still working out the details in my head but I would love if we could all encourage each other daily to keep this up! Accountability is the only way I have made it this far. I'd love to have you, your best friend, your mom, your sister or whoever join us. I will share recipes and we can talk (and complain) about our workouts. I've also had some people asking if we can maybe do an online "accountability weigh in". I'm not sure how that would work but I am open to ideas! I have several people ordering PiYo today so maybe we could start the group as soon as late next week! After PiYo I am going to do the 21 Day Fix so we can just continue from there if you've seen great results and want to keep working toward your goal!

I'd also like to encourage you to think about becomeing a coach if you feel a similar passion to me. If you buy a challenge pack right now the coaches fees are waived and you could buy different programs (AND Shakeology) at cost as well as make money sharing these great programs with your friends. I'd love to share more about this with you if you want to join MY team and the Fit Couture Coaches team!

So...What IS PiYo?
PiYo is a new Beach Body program combining Yoga and Pilates that was developed by Chalene Johnson. Right now it is only available through a Beach Body Coach (aka ME!).

Here is what Beach Body says about PiYo:
Chalene took the very best Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves and cranked up the speed to give you full-throttle cardio, strength, and flexibility training—all at once. PiYo packs it ALL into each workout so you can build lean muscle mass—as you're burning crazy calories.

Here is what I say about PiYo:
I LOVE PiYo. I look forward to my workouts every day (with Insanity I dreaded them because they were so HARD). I love the stretch and flexibility that it gives me all while burning crazy calories. I leave each workout feeling energized and refreshed thanks to the yoga and pilates combo. It takes very little space and all you need is your own body and a yoga mat. I wear my heart rate monitor and typically burn between 200-350 calories. Each workout is around 30 minutes. Most are 20-35 minutes so it takes very little time commitment. The thing I love most is that I have been doing PiYo for two weeks and can already see definition that didn't used to be there. AWESOME!

Here is the promo video if you want more info!

So What about Shakeology?
I took Annie's words here to explain Shakeology: To give you a basic breakdown of what Shakeology is...it is a super food/protein/meal replacement shake with over 18 grams of protein per servings me over 70 super foods and herbs from all over the world. It gives your body everything it needs to function at it's best. It aids in digestion, increases energy, gives you mental clarity, aids in muscle growth and fat loss,enhances your mood with an herb called maca, curbs your appetite and detoxifies your entire body. I really can't say enough good things about it!

I sub it for a meal and really believe it had aided in weight loss and definitely curbed appetite. The chocolate flavor is super yummy!  

So I hope that answers all of your questions. If you still have more questions please feel free to email me (jmkbuett (at) gmail) or leave your question with your email in the comments and I will try to get back to you ASAP. If you're thinking about ordering, I would encourage you to do it soon so we can get the Facebook group up and running and can all start together! 

Right now the best deal is a challenge pack for PiYo and Shakeology (And remember you can become a coach for free with the package too!). See Below.

I am so excited about this journey and have been overwhelmed with the amount to emails I have gotten so far so I know a lot of you are excited too! If you emailed me and haven't heard back let me know, I think I have gotten back to everyone so far! If you're wanting to order you can click over here or email me for more details!

Happy Thursday, friends! :)

July 16, 2014

Exciting News and another Inspirational Guest Post!

I have some SUPER exciting news today and a guest post from my Team Beach Body Coach, Annie!

Annie, from Chapters of our Life.
I’m a stay at home “working” momma to my sweet Cullen who is 3, a wife to my B and a fitness coach/motivator.
Today I am co-host posting with Jenna all about fitness!!

First things first, BIG NEWS….

I'm excited to announce that Jenna has joined my BeachBody Team! Jenna is a true inspiration and proof that if you stick to your workouts you will get results. Jenna has completed Insanity with AMAZING results and she started PiYo two weeks ago, she will also be adding Shakeology into her daily routine. Jenna has already inspired so many others, I can’t wait to see how many more look to her for inspiration!! Jenna is excited to continue motivating and helping others reach their fitness goals while she keeps working on hers. After PiYo Jenna even plans to start 21 Day Fix! Jenna I know you are going to do amazing things! I'm so happy to have you as part of my team!!

Have you all had the chance to see the amazing results Jenna had from INSANITY!
Pictures talk much more than words.
Jenna is proof that this program worked.
She’s proof that if you put in HARD WORK, it pays off….

Jenna’s results are AWESOME!!!!

We all have to keep in mind that EVERYONE starts somewhere.
The main point is that you start.
It’s not going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it.

As some of you know now, Jenna has now moved onto PiYo!
I’ve personally been doing PiYo as well and prior to PiYo I did a few months of  T25, I mix running in as well. I’ve also been drinking shakeology for the past 6 months and am addicted.
I started working out myself because I just wasn’t happy with where I was and I knew I could be healthier and more toned.  

For me, 1 week on PiYo has worked wonders on my stomach muscles.

Week one was a lot of planks and pushups, it’s low impact with high intensity.
PiYo is literally the perfect workout for ANYONE!!
Using your own body weight to tone and burn calories is an amazing combo.
You won’t believe the amount of sweat dripping off of yourself when you’re done either!

Did you all know that through the end of July PiYo is on sale!!!
Right now you can only get it from a BeachBody coach.

I want to encourage you all to reach out to Jenna for more info on BeachBody programs, such as PiYo, Insanity and 21 Day Fix, along with shakeology and even coaching yourself!!!
She will have all the information you need to get started!

Thanks for inviting me to post with you Jenna!!
I’m thrilled to have you on my team!!
Keep up your hard work sweet girl!
I am so excited to be joining the Beach Body Coaching Team and would love to add you to my personal team if you are interested in being involved in a workout and eating plan that keeps you on track to meet your goals. As you all know, I am not at my goal yet so I need the support too! This is a company that I truly believe in and I love both Insanity and PiYo (as well as Shakeology!).
You guys can hop over to my Beach Body Coach Website here. Also if you want more info about anything or teaming up with me please leave your email address in the comments (or email me jmkbuett @ gmail) and I will shoot you an email asap! I would love to add you to our PiYo facebook group if you want to try PiYo! I promise you'll love it! And for those of you asking me how to order, this is the ONLY way you can get PiYo right now (through a Beach Body Coach!).
Happiest of Wednesdays to you all!

Share It