Meal Planning October 19th

This past weekend I had a personal awaking, this happened while trying on my half marathon compression pants, that want I was doing in my life wasn’t working. I will post more about this later, but the over all is that things need to change ASAP!

I had gotten away from Meal Planning a little, and it was showing so now back into the swing of things!


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit) 

L: Spagetti ( Brown rice pasta, ground sausage, garlic, & sauce)

D: Grilled Chicken for me, Ribs for Jrod, with grilled vegetables


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Adventure (will be running around town before work so this is my ? of the week)

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup *slow cooker recipes last us a very long time*


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Steak with grilled vegetables


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Asian Chicken Stir Fry


B: Eggs with homemade waffles

L: Jambalya

D: Pot Roast w/ potatoes & vegetables

I will be using the containers from the 21 Day Fix program to help with my portion control. I have been using them a little for my lunches and it crazy how much vegetables get into that small container! I ordered these the day they came out, I love the Beachbody now lets you order just the containers themselves without the workout program!

What are your plans for this week?


September Goals

It’s Labor Day or September 1st! Where as this year gone? If you are like most people who I talked to this weekend at the Rock n Roll Half Marathon, we were all wondering how time is flying by so fast this year! Don’t worry I will post a recap of the race this week, short version HOT, STEAMY, HOT!

It’s time to post goals, I personally have not been doing well with goals this year, but running/ walking all those miles yesterday gave me plenty of time to think about what the heck I am doing with my life and if I want to keep on this path for the rest of the year. True inner reflection is a huge step for me, and I only find myself doing it when I am at my lowest points in life, which is a shame for I really need to do it during the high times too that way I can learn how to keep the high times going.

Here are my goals:


If you read my post a couple of days ago you already knew most of them. I added in the 100 miles in a month challenge which will help me with my Baltimore Half Marathon training, along with a 30 day photo challenge. I am doing the photo challenge from the ladies over at the Shrinking Jeans.

You are all my backup for if I slack on any of these goals, I only choose a couple this month because I truly feel that I can complete them, but they will also challenge me. Follow me on Instagram at alisue2 for daily updates!

What are your goals for September

A new way of saving money through online shopping!

Ever since I can remember I’ve genuinely cared about others. My family at a young age instilled this value and I continue even in my older ages to make this a priority.

I’ve recently been introduced to Mōdere which is an online social retail company. This is a NEW INDUSTRY but more importantly it holds value in my personal eyes because now I get to help people threw their vision.

Mōdere is launching a RISK FREE Discovery Box that I want each and everyone of you to be apart of. The part that can HELP you tremendously is simply by you helping yourself and the snowball effect that will take place as you share their link.

DO YOU HAVE 6 friends? I’m sure you have hundreds, well guess what by you getting an invite from ME— you then SHARE it with your friends and earn $150.00 in shopping credits which will be used towards your grocery budget on you everyday essentials to include laundry soap, dish soap, face, health and skin care products. Mōdere’s price point for high performance products are literally so affordable.

Fast forward my life to a now military spouse. I’ve seen so many struggle due to the tight money constraints. It’s not ok, and I FINALLY along with my dynamic group of military spouses want to continue and inspire others and SHOW you the way to SAVE money. I know there isn’t anyone who is TOO good not to save on their grocery budget. We DESERVE more! Our men put their life’s on the line everyday to protect our freedom.

This is a NEW revelation and we are THE START of it. I CARE, WE CARE!

When you get an invite from me to an event, understand it’s not ME bugging you but rather saying, HEY I CARE AND WE ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO EARN SHOPPING CREDITS.

My heart is FEELING FULL because I genuinely get to help be part of this launch but more importantly I get to HELP people which is my driving force!!!



Birthday Giveaway Week: Day 3! Thrive

Good Morning,

It’s chilly here in VA this morning, but looking forward to a nice warm afternoon. For breakfast I am going to have some Thrive Steel Cut Oats and Thrive Strawberries! I can’t wait, what are you having for breakfast?

Now what is Thrive Life?

Thrive Life is a company that specializes in food storage and storage rotation. Helping families prepare for whatever tomorrow may bring, allowing them to feel confident if disaster strikes and educating people on how to become self-reliant.
Thrive Foods
Thrive Life is known for providing unsurpassed quality in all of its products, and their line of food storage is no different. THRIVE Food Storage is a premium name you can trust. Every THRIVE product has been carefully selected based on taste and quality, and we are confident that you will look forward to using THRIVE in your everyday meal planning and emergency food storage. THRIVE features a variety of freeze-dried and dehydrated food options that are perfect for long-term storage.

Freeze-dried products have up to 25 year shelf life if unopened
Dehydrated products have up to 30 year shelf life if unopened
Shelf life varies per can/product (see individual cans for optimum shelf life suggestions)
All items are suitable for vegetarian diets
Wheat can be easily milled into flour, and non-milled kernels can be cooked to make a variety of recipes
Easy re-hydration instructions, useful tips, and recipes on each can

Best Quality
Thrive Life has searched the globe for only the freshest, highest quality ingredients. Their foods and have been personally selected based on the strictest of standards. From the farm to your home, they personally oversee the entire THRIVE development process so you can have peace of mind knowing you are receiving the finest food storage products available.
Best Taste
Because THRIVE was developed for everyday menu planning, they have made it their mission to ensure the foods you’re eating taste great! Unlike other food storage products that get hidden away and never used, our products have been tested time and time again to verify their freshness and great taste. With THRIVE foods, great taste is the standard – not the exception.
Best Value
With a low per serving cost, THRIVE foods are a great way to save money while guaranteeing your family receives the food variety and nutrition they deserve.
Easy Preparation
Easy-to-make recipes are included on every can of THRIVE so you’ll never be left wondering how to use the food storage you buy. Your family can enjoy the best taste and nutrition possible, all of our recipes have been developed specifically for THRIVE products.
Easy Organization
Colour coded cans keep your food conveniently organized while ensuring your diet contains the proper amount of balance and variety. When used in conjunction with our Food Rotation Systems, THRIVE foods are continually rotated, guaranteeing your family receives the freshest food possible.

Today’s giveaway comes from my friend Tiffany who does Thrive,  it’s a bag of Strawberries!

Tiffany was wonderful to give me a recipe that they could be used in, just to give you an idea.

French Vanilla Crepes With White Chocolate Strawberry Mousse

1 1⁄2 c thrive instant milk, prepared
3 T thrive whole egg powder, reconstituted
2 T vanilla extract
1 1⁄2 c thrive white flour
5 T thrive white sugar, divided
1⁄2 t thrive iodized salt
5 T melted butter
1 1⁄2 c thrive freeze dried strawberries, plus rehydrating liquid (water, juice, etc.)
1 3⁄4 c heavy whipping cream
6 oz white chocolate, chopped

*In a large bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Stir in the flour, 2 T sugar, salt, and melted butter until well-blended.
*Heat a sauté or crepe pan over medium heat until hot. Coat with vegetable oil or cooking spray.
*Pour about 1/4 c of batter into the pan and tip to spread the batter to the edges. When bubbles form on the top and the edges are dry, flip over, and cook until lightly-browned on the other side and edges are golden. Repeat with remaining batter.
*To make mousse, reconstitute freeze dried strawberries for 5-7 minutes in enough hot liquid to cover. Strain mixture into a small bowl. Sweeten by adding remaining sugar, then stir until sugar dissolves. Process in a blender or food processor until sauce runs smooth. Makes 1 c of sauce.
*In a heavy saucepan on low heat, warm 1/4 c heavy cream with white chocolate, stirring constantly until chocolate melts. Let mixture cool until it is lukewarm. Stir in 2 T of strawberry sauce, then transfer to a large bowl.
*In a medium bowl, whip remaining cream into soft peaks. Fold into melted chocolate mixture, one-third at a time, until no streaks remain.
*Layer mousse into crepes, and serve with the sauce.

She also uses them in her Champagne! How smart!

What are your top 3 Thrive Life products that you are interested in learning more about? Leave your comment below!


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Weekend in Pictures

Our weekend is a little different than the normal Mon-Fri 9 to 5 kind, so for me this is my Monday :)

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How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the weather? We sure did :)

Shakeology Recipes for February 4th!

Yesterday was a CRAZY day with the kickoff of Beachbody’s newest workout program, The 21Day Fix. It’s a 30 min a day, 7 day a week program that includes meal planning & portion controlled meals.

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It also includes SHAKEOLOGY! I have to tell you, we got the newest trio flavor box last week and we love it! I was already a huge fan of the new chocolate & vanilla flavors, the strawberry rocks it though. I am not even a strawberry fan, but Jrod let me have a little bit of his and I was hooked! The trio box will be on our monthly order from now on!







I 100% understand that putting down all that money upfront for Shakeology is very scary, here is my favorite price breakdown:


Going to re think that daily Starbucks now?

Now here are our top recipes for the week:

Strawberry Ginger: 

1 scoop of Strawberry Shakeology, 1 cup Almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp. ground ginger, & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

Strawberry Kiwi: 

1 scoop of Strawberry Shakeology, 1 cup water, 1 medium kiwi peeled and cut into pieces, & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

Vanilla Almond Fudge: 

1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, 1 cup Almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 Tbsp Almond butter, & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

Chocolate Covered Cherries: My all time fav!

1 scoop of Chocolate Shakeology, 1 cup Almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 cup black cherries (pitted), & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

Vanilla Chai:

1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology, 1 cup brewed Chai tea cooled, 1 tsp raw honey, 1/2 tsp. ground allspice, & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

Vanilla Cake Batter: 

1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology, 1 cup Almond milk, 1/2 cup cherries (pitted), 1/2 cup pineapple & a handful of ice. Blend & serve!

What are you top Shakeology Recipes?

Beachbody’s Newest Workout Program: 21Day Fix

I am excited to let you all know that it’s FINALLY here! Beachbody’s newest workout program: The 21Day Fix.


This is going to be a great way to jumpstart your weight lost the right way through exercise and portion controlled eating. The workouts are 30 minutes long and each day is a variety of workouts so it won’t get old!

If you order a 21Day Fix Challenge pack this month you get FREE SHIPPING which means:


The president of Beachbody Carl Daikeler posted: We have sold as many #21DayFix programs in 8 hours as we projected for the WHOLE WEEK!

This newest Beachbody program is really flying out the door, and for the first two weeks of release the ONLY way to get it is through your friendly Beachbody Coach… like… ME!

If you have any questions please message me below, on Twitter (AliSue), Instagram (AliSue2), or Google+ (Alissa Smith)!