Set Goals & Get Healthy - Bye Bye Funky Town 2015 and Hello Fab Town 2016

For my regular readers, you know that I've been on a healthier lifestyle journey for well over 3 1/2 years. During this time I learned about eating healthier, exercising and taking care of my entire body, mind and spirit. With that information I lost 100 lbs. The past year of my journey I got stuck in FUNKY TOWN due to letting life beat me down. I let mental games and struggles take over my strong mind and body. Can you relate? I've gained back some of my weight and I'm not as mentally strong as I was going into 2015. NO MORE! I'm getting out of FUNKY TOWN! Who else is stuck in funky town? 

Make sure you really read the photo below! It took me reading it twice to get the whole message!! Time to get on it! Who is ready?

To kick off 2016 I will be saying "No more Funky Town" and leading a healthier lifestyle group for the new year to get me and you to FAB TOWN 2016! Who wants more info?? 

Fill out the Google Doc so that I can get you more information! 

I'm ready to leave funky town and head to 🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎FAB TOWN!!!  How about you? Share this post with others who you think would like to join us. Let's not keep our trip a secret :) 

Now Enjoy McCafé Packaged Coffee Any Time of the Day! ad #McCafeAtHome #IC

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for McCafĂ© packaged coffee. I received product samples as well as a monetary promotional incentive to thank me for my participation.

I'm a huge fan of McDonalds coffee. I love just their regular coffee with some added creamer. So you can only imagine how over the moon excited I was to find out that you can now purchase McCafĂ© packaged coffee in local stores! Have you seen them or tried any of the varieties? Do you have any favorites?
mcdonalds coffee

I am excited to report that I have tried the following McCafĂ© packaged coffees:

  • Breakfast Blend- K-Cup & Roast and Ground
  • Hazelnut- K-Cup & Roast and Ground
  • Espresso Roast - Roast and Ground
BONUS brew video of the Breakfast Blend. Doesn't this make you want to brew a cup of McCafĂ© packaged K-Cup coffee right now? 

I love having them in my home to be enjoyed anytime of the day. I have found that I enjoy the Breakfast Blend anytime of the day. It has the perfect flavor that I'm used to at my local McDonald's restaurant. I do not know if that is what they use for their all day coffee but to me, it taste jut like McDonalds. I have become a fan of the Hazelnut and since it is Christmas time, I do enjoy it in the afternoon with 1-2 tsp of my homemade hot cocoa mixed in. The Espresso Roast is perfect anytime, especially after dinner. 

hazelnut hot cocoa

Here is my favorite holiday cup filled with Hazelnut McCafĂ© packaged coffee, 1 tsp of homemade hot cocoa mix and topped with whipped cream, peppermint stick & chocolate shavings. 

Here is the Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe


2 c. powdered non-dairy creamer
1 1/2 c. baking cocoa
1 1/2 c. instant coffee granules
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg


In a bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing well. 
Store in an airtight container. 
To serve, add 1-3 tablespoons to a mug and add boiling water to fill or add to a cup of hot Hazelnut McCafĂ© cup of coffee. 
Top with whipped cream, candy cane, or chocolate shavings.

Makes about 30 servings.


I have a coffee Christmas tree in my kitchen. Doesn't it look beautiful with all the packages of McCafĂ© around it? I'm a serious coffee lover and my kitchen is called Susie's Cafe. I don't just have any coffee in my cafe. Now I can carry McCafĂ© packaged coffee in my home cafe by just picking up K-Cups at my local grocery store. The coffee is made with 100% Arabica beans. Please do stop in for a cup of McCafĂ© coffee when you are in town! 
coffee mccafe

If you are on twitter, follow McCafĂ© to keep updated on all of their packaged coffee. Right now they have 7 varieties including Espresso Roast, Premium Roast, French Roast, Breakfast Blend, Colombian, French Vanilla and Hazelnut. I'm a huge fan of K-cups and I can't wait for more flavors to be released. Merry Christmas! 

mcdonalds coffee cups


Little Fitness Hush Hush Secret by Moms ad #Underwareness #IC

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Depend. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Today I'm sharing with you the little fitness hush hush secret moms don't want you to know about when working out. From one mom to another, I know the secret. It really isn't something you need to keep to yourself. By seeking out help you can have a more enjoyable workout. So what is this little secret? 
fitness tips

I'm a health coach and one of the biggest hush hush after class secret whispers I get is from other moms asking me if I know of anyone with bladder control issues like leakage when working out. I share over and over with moms that bladder leakage is a very common issue in pregnant ladies, childbirth and even those with diabetes. Over 51 million American women experience bladder leakage which is 1 in 3 American women! So as a health coach I love that those in my class feel comfortable enough to talk to me about this issue and I gladly share this Underwareness by helping them see they are not alone.
I work out daily (well almost daily) as a health coach and wear Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs which are a moderate absorbency brief that are thin, low rise, comes in black or beige, stylish, comfortable and trusted protection from the very well known brand, Depend. I have on several occasions told the "hush hush" moms to look at my tush and see if they can tell that I'm wearing a Depend brief. No one has ever noticed. I carry several samples in my gym bag and have given them away for moms to try out at the next class. They all have come back to class and in turn told me to look at their tush to see if I notice their Depend silhouette Active Fit brief! 
fitness tips

From my experience, the Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are an essential part of my daily life and workout routine. I have been on a healthier lifestyle journey for well over 3 years. A few times at the beginning of my journey I dealt with the embarrassment of bladder leakage. I sought out products to help this because no way was I going to let a bit of leakage keep me from working out and getting in the best shape of my life. I didn't have time for sitting on the sideline. No way am I going to let a little bit of leakage keep me or others from working out!

I'm so excited to share my bladder leakage experience as a mom, woman and health coach with all of you and those in my fitness classes. I'm honored to share my Underwareness efforts and do give support of the Depend brand. This is a trusted brand who supports women. 

Did you know that for every photo and video shared using #Underwareness, the Depend brand donates $1, up to $3 million through 2016 to fund charities and advance the research and education of bladder leakage! YES ladies, you can truly get in and behind this product and brand with me!
Here is a little quick hush hush video of my support of the Depend brand. Please watch and share this post with others. You can also follow Depend brand on Facebook and Twitter. Do search for the hashtag #Underwareness to see what others are saying and doing. 

Don't just trust my words, click over and get a your very own Depend coupon and purchase your own pack. You will be totally amazed at how smooth the briefs fit under your workout clothes or any outfit you wear. Add bonus, they briefs do not ride up north or slide down south when working out. I know that some undies have that issue! 
Click over and read more on my essential workout items!

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