Are you ready to create your own transformation story? Here’s how I created mine!

Drop a Dress Size: It's more than just a bunch of DVD's and a bag of powder

I’ve been seeing success stories of people who lose weight with a program using a certain brand of shake and following a set meal plan. Their pictures make us stop and look at the picture and think to ourselves, “wow, that is quite the accomplishment, good for them!” And then we move on, secretly wishing we could achieve those results, coming up with excuses as to why we can’t, end of story.

But when you actually hear those stories told from the actual person who achieved that success, you see the tears well up in their eyes when they go back to that time in their life when it was such a struggle, and you see the joy they have now after going through all of that, it suddenly becomes so REAL! It truly is the best feeling in the world when you know you’ve somehow had a small hand in their transformation.

For me, that is exactly how I feel as a coach! Since being a challenger myself, and experiencing my own transformation with ChaLEAN Extreme, TurobFire, and Shakeology, I have a deep sense of appreciation for what coaches do. I totally get that there are days you don’t want to workout, you don’t want to make healthy food choices, and you maybe you don’t feel like drinking your Shakeology, but then you remember that you are accountable to your coach and the other people in your challenge group, so you do it anyways!! Let’s face it, you don’t want to report in on the days you messed up, cheated, didn’t follow the plan, or you quit! It’s that whole new level of accountability!

My Post Pregnancy transformation

When I’m chatting with a potential challenger and they give me the line, “It’s too expensive!” I kinda chuckle to myself. First, because I know I felt the exact same way. I remember feeling like the investment wasn’t worth it! That box of DVD’s and bag of powder were NOT going to transform my body and I thought I could do it on my own without investing any money! But you know what, after trying for so long on my own, I was desperate for some results, and I couldn’t stand the way I looked anymore, so I was willing to give it a shot!

I committed to ChaLEAN Extreme, changing my eating habits, and checking into the challenge group every day. I didn’t see IMMEDIATE results, but what I did find was the support and accountability to keep going, I learned how to handle my emotional eating and cravings, how to practice the 80-20 rule. I was surrounded by others in the same boat as me. Not only did they lift me up when I was down, but they became my biggest supporters and some of them even became my dear friends!


A challenge pack is much more than a fitness program, Shakeology, free shipping, and a discounted price. It’s about having someone on the other end encouraging you to push play every day and get the most out of that program. It’s having someone to lift you up when you have a bad day, someone to carry you when you think you can’t get up. That to me is PRICELESS!!!

If it wasn’t for my coach, I wouldn’t have finished ChaLEAN Extreme and TurboFire, I would not have lost 90 pounds in a year, and I would not have completely changed my family’s eating habits and influenced those that I love to make a healthy change too! So when you are weighing the options, this about this!!


When you go to the gym, who is making sure you show up every day?

Who is checking your nutrition to make sure you’re eating properly for the workouts you’re doing?
Do you know if the workouts you are doing are going to produce the results you want?
Who is going to hold you accountable to your start and end goals?

Answer those questions and go with your gut and what you truly feel is going to give you the VERY best results and the most BANG for your buck!!

You can view my transformation story below, and you can read through just some of the success stories of my past challengers! It once again validates why we as coaches are here and that we have a very important job to do! It’s stories like this that make me LOVE my job even more!!!

Is it time for your own transformation?

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Clean Eating Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

by Jen on January 26, 2015

These Clean Eating Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas are a simple, healthy, and delicious meal made in your slow cooker! This has quickly become a family favourite in our house.

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Fajitas

Whenever I ask my family what they would like to see on the dinner menu that week, one of the answers I always get is, “Tacos!!” I can hardly disagree with them, tacos are a favourite of mine too. They are so simple to make and fun to eat. However, I do find them rather messy. The shell ALWAYS breaks on your first bite, and all the meat and fixings fall out of the shell and onto your plate! So, in order to avoid this, I’ve been making fajitas! They are a lot less messy, and with three boys, I have enough messes to clean up ;)

Fajitas are so easy to make, and you can stuff them with almost anything you like. One of our favourite ingredients though is flank steak. In the summertime, we usually BBQ the steak, but in the winter, I like to use my slow cooker to cook the steak. It turns out nice and tender.

I used to buy the store-bought prepackaged fajita seasoning, but since adopting a clean eating lifestyle, I now know how easy it is to make your own! Just add a few simple spices to your steak and you have a delicious, clean eating steak fajita! You can also make this meal gluten-free by using brown rice tortillas and gluten-free spices!!

To the steak, I’ve also added some green peppers and onions. These add flavour and moisture to the steak, plus they make a great fajita topping! Then you can add additional fresh fajita toppings like lettuce, cheese, cilantro, and Greek yogurt! An easy, delicious, and healthy meal the whole family will enjoy.

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Recipe adapted from 100 Days of Real Food


  • 1-1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1-1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce (I use Bragg Liquid Aminos)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 4 bell peppers, any colour, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • Additional Fixings:
  • Whole wheat tortillas (or Ezekiel Sprouted Grain or Brown Rice tortillas)
  • low-fat cheddar cheese, cilantro, lettuce, avocado, Greek yogurt


  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  2. Rub the spice mixture all over the flank steak and place it in the bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle soy sauce on top.
  3. Top the flank steak with garlic, jalapeño, peppers, and onion.
  4. Turn the slow cooker on HIGH for 4-5 hours or on LOW for 7-8 hours and cook until you can easily shred the steak with two forks.
  5. Drain the steak and pepper mixture and serve with additional fixings!


21 Day Fix Containers: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 blue (if using cheese)


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Pre-Workout Nutrition: What I Eat Before I Workout

January 22, 2015

Ready to sweat?? Not so fast! Here are the foods I eat before I workout so I can fuel up the right way!   Are you unsure about what to eat before your workout? Of course, what you eat also depends on the length of time between your meal and your workout. Click HERE to […]

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21 Day Fix Extreme by Autumn Calabrese – Coming Soon

January 18, 2015

Did you love Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix program? Now it’s time to take it to the next level. Her new workout program, The 21 Day Fix Extreme is coming out February 2, 2015!    Do you want the 21 Day Fix Extreme? Click HERE for application About a year ago, Team Beachbody launched one […]

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Beachbody on Demand Coming Soon

January 15, 2015

Beachbody on Demand has just been announced! Get many of Beachbody’s most popular workouts streamed live to your mobile device! Get all the details and first access when it goes live HERE! Have you ever been away from home and forgot to bring your workout DVD’s with you, or maybe you want to stay on […]

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Free Clean Eating Meal Plan

January 11, 2015

Save time, save money, and stay on track with your healthy eating! Grab this week’s FREE meal plan for some healthy recipe ideas the whole family will enjoy.   Monday: Healthy Ginger Beef Tuesday: Mexican Lasagna with a side salad Wednesday: Sweet Chili Chicken Pizza with your favourite veggie on the side Thursday: Pizza Casserole […]

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Insanity Max 30 Month 1 Review and Nutrition Plan

January 8, 2015

My Insanity Max 30 month one review and meal plan. I’m so excited to be sharing with you my month one review and meal plan for Insanity Max:30!! I can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks since I started this program. I remember when I first opened it, I immediately had two thoughts: 1. Would I […]

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Healthy Sandwich Ideas for Lunch

January 5, 2015

Are you bored with your lunchtime routine? Try one of these healthy sandwich options. They make for a healthy, filling, and nutrient-rich option you can eat anywhere! Do you ever get bored of the same thing over and over for lunch? Sandwiches are a great way to enjoy a healthy and filling lunch! You can put […]

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Get Lean in 2015

January 1, 2015

I can’t believe that January 1st is here already!! Where did 2014 go?? With a New Year comes a new accountability group. Get Lean in 2015 is my chance to share with you some meal plans I’ve worked hard on putting together, daily video tips on how I lost 90 pounds, healthy recipes, motivation, support, […]

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Free Clean Eating Meal Plan

December 28, 2014

Get back on track with your healthy eating after Christmas! Grab this week’s FREE meal plan for some healthy recipe ideas the whole family will enjoy. Monday: Skinny Mini Lasagna with a side salad Tuesday: Chicken Sausage Soup Wednesday: Green Salad with Candied Pecans, Cranberries and Goat Cheese (add chicken if you don’t want vegetarian) Thursday: […]

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