Why did I start?
Because of my both of my sons, Caleb and Dax and for my sexy husband, Casey! I knew they deserved a healthy and happy mom and wife and I wanted to give them everything they deserves and more. Plus, I wanna look and feel sexy!!

When did I start?
January 2010 after my son, Caleb, was born
Then again in May 2013 after Casey proposed to me
Then again in August 2015 after my son, Dax, was born.

What was my start weight?
Heaviest I have ever been was 295 but early 2010 I was 265.

How tall are you?
I am 5'10... I have legs for days!

What do you do for workouts?
I use to be addicted to running but cant now that I had reconstructive knee surgery. Now I am lifting weights 5-6 times a week and doing cardio 4-5 times a week. I like to get my workout done from 4:30-6am before my crew is awake for the day!

You had knee surgery? What happened?
I had an old cheerleading injury that I never rehabbed. Gained weight, lost it by running and tore my knee up. I had a choice between a reconstructive knee surgery or a knee replacement. I was only 26 so I chose the reconstructive. I had a LOT of work done on it. Had to learn to walk again and now I can never run again! Boo!

How did your miscarriage change your life?
It opened my eyes up about how long life really is on this earth. It can be taken from us in a blink of an eye... I don't want to take one minute for granted, I want to live it the fullest I can and be in the best shape I can. My sweet baby Isabelle taught me more about life in 10 weeks than I had learned in 29 years.

Macros vs Clean Eating?
I have was a clean eater for over a year and it really helped with my weight loss. The thing I don't like about clean eating is the guilt of eating something processed... which I would do on cheat meal days. Since finding macros, that guilt isn't there. I am able to fit things like pizza and ice cream into my macros. As long as it fits, I can eat it. Don't get me wrong, I don't eat pizza and ice cream every day but I do make it fit from time to time and I never have a side of guilt to go with it.

Tips for Macros - Click Here

Tips on Clean Eating - read below

The # 1 thing I am going to teach you is to really really really watch your sodium intake every day. Do not let it go over 1200 -1500 mg of sodium a day. You will drop weight if you just watch that alone. Sodium is salt and it makes your bloat and retain water. If you have trouble drinking all your water, than you are probably not drinking enough to flush what you are eating. A good way to stay away from sodium is trying to stay away from pre-packaged foods. Think like this... if it doesn’t go bad in 1 week (7 days), then you do not need to eat it… unless of course it’s like whole wheat rice or something like that.

But the #1 rule... cut out the sodium!!!

#2 - GET YOUR WATER IN!!! You should be drinking 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water. If you weigh 120 pounds, you need to at least drink 60 ounces a day. If you like to drink soda or something, that is fine but make it a game to yourself. If and only if you drink ALL your water, you can have a soda. Try to sweeten your drinks with stevia instead of sugar.

#3 - I love protein!!! I have about 150 mg of protein a day. The thing is, knowing when to have your protein. You need protein at every meal... period! I also drink 1 protein shake before bed (with just water). When you go to sleep with protein in your body, it helps build the muscles which in return break down the fat.

#4 - Eat your fruits early in the day. Bananas have a lot of sugar (most fruits do) but they are natural fruits and your body can process the sugars a lot faster than let’s say the sugar in a candy bar. You need to eat the fruits early in the day to give your body time to break them down before you go to sleep and just lay there because then it will turn to fat instead of to energy.

#5 - You need to be eating 5-7 times a day. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner and then protein shake before bed. Remember, every time you eat you need some protein.

#6 – You dinner need to be half protein and half veggies, that is it. Fresh veggies are better because canned veggies (remember those don’t go bad in a week so they are considered "bad") have a LOT of sodium.

#7 – I am a huge supporter of working out. I know my body and I know that I have to work out in order to not gain or to lose. I encourage everyone to get in at least 30 minutes of cardio in a day and if you can, start learning to lift weights. I have fallen in love with lifting weights. Weights have really changed the shape of my body and I have never felt sexier.

Also, check out the site 
www.5dinners1hour.com it is amazing and has so many recipes with meal plans you can buy for $15 every 3 months!!! I love that site! You buy everything Sunday and then prepare it all the same day. It takes about an hour or so and then you just put it in the fridge and when you get home each day you just pop it in the oven to heat it up. There are some things on there I do not like, for example I never use cheese when it calls for cheese. I use whole wheat everything. I only use fresh veggies and fruits, never canned.