Friday, November 27, 2015

Get HealthFIO with Mackenzie (30 day personal online training program)


 GET healthFTIO (healthy from the inside out)     WITH ME TODAY!!!!

Hey everyone!  I am so excited to be starting this online personal training program and helping YOU live a fit and healthy life. With my one-on-one training, you and I will work together to reach your personal goals. With no gym membership needed, I will be right there working with you daily by giving you daily meal plans, at-home workouts, and lots of enthusiasm and inspiration, because I believe in YOU. You will have full access to me as your personal online trainer.  Through messaging, we will skype/facetime  together once a week to talk about your goals, and how we will reach them. I will work with your schedule to make sure you get everything you need in this plan. But before you think twice, I only  have 20 spots open for the month and they will go fast.  

                      In this 1 month plan you will get

       -  messaging between you and me with any questions you may have MOND-FRIDAY 8:00 a.m.to 11:00 p.m. . You will be receiving your daily meal and workout plans through messages by me. 

       - An evening workout using a different body part every day. 15 to 30 minutes is what it will take to complete this workout.

         - Weekly meal plans customized for you. 

          -Daily hour long cardio, fat burning workout video by me every morning. 

          -Weekly Skype or FaceTime sessions with ME to talk about this weeks goals and plans. Let ME inspire YOU!!!!

          - You being shared on my social media site with your met goals with your approval only. At the end of every month I will be sharing all 20 of my clients on all my social media accounts for I will be happy and proud to share your improvement !!!

          -Weekly motivational videos from me to you personally and please except to grow a personal relationship with me :)



With only $100 a month, you can have me as a personal trainer everyday of the week. Take out your gym membership and stop paying for all those zumba and yoga classes. I will teach you everything you need to know about fitness and health as I have spent over a decade studying how to live a healthy life style for I have suffered daily with type 1 diabetes. It is a love and passion of mine to not only live healthy myself but to help others become healthier and happier as well. 



Things you will do before getting started 

1.) You must sign a waver agreeing that if you hurt yourself,  I am not responsible. Please understand that if you do something like a push up and break your thumb because I told you to perform ten pushups, I am not responsible for any expenses or blame for your injury. I am not responsible for any injuries on your part.  

2.) You must let me know if you would like for your information to be private and to not be shared on my social media sites. This includes before and after photos of yourself. Preferably in a sports bra or fitted shirt so people can have a more vivid idea of your results.

3.) You must agree and sign to not share my personal copyright videos being sent to you with any internet sites along with my personal meal plans.

This will not be a program where I copy and paste and send out a mass email. This will be individualized and created just for you. Every body comes in different shapes and sizes and every body reacts to things differently. This will be a lot of 1 on 1 personal working together. I am so excited to work with you!!



With only 20 spots open, they are going fast. If you wish to be one of these 20 people, please email me at kenzietaylor1994@live.com asap to get YOUR spot, fill out the information, and pay for your package. We will get started on December 1st. Serious inquires only please!!!!!

If you do not get your spot this month, don't worry because I will be doing this every month:) 
Happy holidays and I hope everyone has a wonderful day.








Sunday, November 15, 2015

WE ARE WOMEN!!!

 

Not something I usually choose to blog about, for I made this blog to specifically help others in their journey through fitness and health. But something has really been on my mind lately and I really feel the need to share it with you all. 

We ladies spend a lot of time, money, and passion on our appearance. We love to read a good blog/magazine what ever it may be, about what the newest and hottest style is. Or a product that makes your face look smoother, weight loss tips, diets, exercises that burns the most fat, on and on and on. We woman care a lot about our bodies, how great we look in yoga pants, and over all feeling better as we change our life style to a healthier one, but of coarse we ALL love cup cakes. I do not care who you are. I will not believe you if you say you don’t love cup cakes. ESPECIALLY when a boy break our hearts, we turn to something even better … JUNK FOOD. Yes, food will always win over stupid boys. 

But something we Ladies seem to be forgetting in life is that not only should we be trying to have healthier skin, bodies, hair, nails, etc, what about a healthy heart, mind, and soul??? Why is this not in Magazines, why do we not see or hear of it more often? Having a positive and happy heart is such a great start to fitness and health. Who the heck are we if all we do is look at another woman and think of nothing but negative things to say? Who are we if we live in an unhealthy negative mindset? It causes stress, and stress leads to unhappiness, sleepless nights, weight gain, and depression. So how can we even do this crazy thing called “life” with all that nonsense going on? No one, or no obstacle in life can determine your happiness except YOU! Its all your choice. Its crazy to think how much control  our minds have huh?

Sadly, the majority of our stress comes from our past. Some of us have been through WAY worse than others. Some have been through the worst of the worst in life, but please tell me how stressing about the past has helped your future??? EXACTLY, leave it in the past. Only an idiot can trip over something that's behind them (I’ve been an idiot one too many times). People have hurt me and people have hurt you. It seems to be unfortunately rare for those who hurt us to apologize.  So how and why should we forgive someone who isn't the least bit sorry? Well don’t do it for them, do it for yourself. FORGIVE THEM. Why? because you deserve the peace in your heart. You have cried over them, stayed up all night in anger about them, and guess what? You are not even on their mind? They are controlling you with no effort. Silly to think about really. But yes, we are woman and we have all made that mistake. And in result of people hurting us, we pay it forward in a negative way by being so cruel to someone else, and it just keeps going on and on. 

So how do we stop it? How do we help ourselves? We have all this unnatural medication in this world today to “help” us. Anxiety, Depression, you name it. Doctors are making millions. “Here is a pill, take it every day and your problems will go away”… Am I dissing anyone that's taking medication? Not at all. I've been on a lot of them myself actually if you want the truth. Until you realize that your mind has so much more control than those pills do, it will never go away for ever. I hope no one gets offended by this but I say it in a blunt way because that one sentence someone once told me “Your mind has more power than those pills you're taking daily.” was LIFE changing. And that person who told me that was not even trying to help me out in the least bit. BUT LITTLE DID SHE KNOW, HAHA. Why didn’t the doctor tell me this? He could have helped me a long time ago. 

I am not in to putting people on blast on social media, So I have blacked out names because my point here is to not call out certain individuals but to make my point here of how we woman have become to one another these days. Skimming through some of the comments I receive on a weekly basis here are just some recent ones….















This is what woman think of when they see another human… Another human they have never even spoke to.  It really does blow my mind sometimes. Did it use to hurt me? Yes, but once I became happy and positive myself, things flipped and I began to hurt for THEM. Yes!!! when I read this stuff, it makes me feel sorry for them. What are they going through in life that has made them so harsh/negative/cold hearted. And yes, I will say I have been rude to others myself, we all have. But they hurt me first so I got them back. Nope I didn’t get them back, I actually just put myself on their level… LOW, THE LEVEL IS LOW LADIES. Which after all, when I sat and looked at all the negative comments and all the positive comments, the positive out weighed the negative by a long shot. And most of the time that is how it goes, its just OUR choice which side to look at, the negative? Or the positive? 

One thing I really love about life is that not everyone is short, muscular, blond hair, blue eyes, loves to tumble and has the name Mackenzie.(explaining myself) because that's me, I don’t want every other woman on this earth to look EXACTLY like me with the EXACT same dreams and goals in life.  And you're you, NOT me. I love how different we all are. I mean there would seriously be no point in posting a selfie on social media anymore. You would already know exactly what it would look like by just looking in the mirror. We would actually have no social media because you would be doing the SAME thing I’m doing so why should I keep up with you and vice versa? And those goals and dreams we work so hard for daily would be nothing if we all achieved the same thing. Could you imagine a world with no goals? Life would be so pathetic and boring. No excitement or interest in any way. That's why we as WOMAN need to learn that your goals are not mine, your interests are not mine, and mine are not yours, and THAT is what makes life so incredibly beautiful. Not only will uplifting one another make us feel better as a individual, but it will make someone else feel better and it will all just keep going back and forth feeding off of one another. What is the point of saying such nasty things about one another, did it help you in any way? Did it help them in any way? Uplifting one another brings YOU up….

So yes, by the end of this blog it all goes back to fitness and health. If you are wanting to change your life and become more fit and healthy, start with your mind. Clean out your heart, fill it up with happiness and positiveness because you CAN'T go forward if you're stuck in the pond of sinking sand full of negativity. Your fitness and health journey will fail. You will not only feel better to get out of bed in the morning and hop on that treadmill, you will take stress out of your life and add many years to it. If this blog inspires one person to change their mindset and become more healthy minded, I have achieved everything I wanted to by typing it. 
-XOXO Mackenzie McKee. 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

First four weeks

      Everyone is always asking me to share my diet plans. And I'm not one to keep my ways of living a secret. I have started this blog to reach out, help others, and inspire. I do like to eat healthy year around, because I simply love health and also the strive I have to keep my blood sugars under control. I along with most others who compete, train and diet for 12 solid weeks. Everyone does things different and everyones bodies reacts in a different way. We are all unique snow flakes :). My last 12 weeks of training did NOT go so well because I was trying a diet that my body hated. So with lots of research, trial and error, highs and low blood sugars,up and down insulin intakes,  and blood sweat and tears, I finally found the perfect diet that my body loves. The way it makes me feel, the way it leveled out my blood sugars, and the results I was seeing was well worth all the work I put into trying to find the right diet. If you have not already guessed, health is pretty important to me.

    One thing you need to consider is that the worst thing you could do is compare yourself to another woman. I stand 4,10'' and average between 95-103 pounds. I have a friend who weighs 10 pounds more than me, but stands 5,6''. And let me tell you, I could not squeeze one of my thighs into her jeans if I tried. She is teeny tiny and with out a doubt I'm twice as thick as her.. So don't try to make your scale at home read the same as your idol, your friend, sister, anyone. Just compete with yourself and become the best YOU that you can be. So consider your body type, your goals, and remember that the larger the body, the more calorie intake you need. Im going to take you step by step through my day of the first 4 weeks of training.

Meal 1

                                       1 can of diet energy v8. caffeine from green tea
                                                       1 cup of light apple sauce
                                                                  1 egg yolk
                                                                  4 egg whites
                                                                  25 oz of water

                                                                       Meal 2

1 apple 
3 table spoons of PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
6 oz white skinless chicken breast
1 table spoon fat free italian dressing
1 cup spinach leaves
25 oz of water

Meal 3
1 scoop of protein powder. Find the one you love. I take 310 nutrition and mix it with 1 cup of unsweetened almond or cashew milk
25 oz of water


Meal 4

1 cup of mixed veggies
4 oz of salmon
3 table spoon of PB2
3 sticks of celery 
25 oz of water

Meal 5
same as meal 3
1 scoop of protein powder
1 cup of silk almond or cashew milk
25 oz of water

All these meals are exactly 3 hours apart with 25 oz of water. I drink 1 gallon a day
45 minutes of cardio every morning
15 min intense cardio hiit followed by weight training in the evening
every day I train a different body part and on sundays I rest and enjoy church and family time

This is how I did my first 4 weeks of training. You may need to add a little more or take away a little. It all depends on what your goals are. I will keep you all updated on how my next four weeks of diet and training goes. I change it 3 times, every four weeks until the day of the show. 






Sunday, August 23, 2015

Things you should know before taking 310 nutrition

    As someone who loves to try out products, shakes, anything to do with health really, I can assure you of one thing, none of them taste like chocolate fudge, candy, or a nice strawberry cake donut (yum). Unfortunately those things are far more delicious, but they are the unhealthy things that add those unwanted pounds on you causing you to feel tired and sluggish. Feeling good throughout my day and loving the way my body looks is far more important to me than those few seconds of heaven in my mouth as I chew and swallow those tasty carbohydrates full of starch, fat, sugar, and anything but good for your body. I always try to tell people who buy juices, or shakes and hate the way they taste to NOT add a bunch of sugary products to them and absolutely  defeating the whole purpose of becoming more "healthier". Its like they think its some kind of magic product that they can drink that will make them wake up the next morning and be five pounds less. You must know how to take these products. They help you get to where you need to be, they do not do all the work for you. 

The product I have become obsessed with and have chosen is the 310 products. They have many products to choose from but the 3 that are important to me are the 310probiotic, the 310 nutrition shakes, and the 310 juice. I have received many feedback that people love the results they are getting (same here) but not too happy about the chalky taste of the shakes or the juice. So here are some things you should know about drinking shakes and juicing. 

1.) Always count your calories, the 310 shakes itself has less than 100 calories and as low as 8 carbs, and the 310 juice as just about no calories and maybe 3 carbs, but that does not mean that number of low calories will remain the same if you add a bunch of stuff to take away the bad taste, next thing you know you actually consuming 600 calories and 70 carbs. Trust me, it adds up fast 

2.) Find a low calorie, low carb item to add to your shake or juice. Its the happy medium you are looking for. Your body will appreciate it. Finding a way to love your nutritional items will make you want to take them on a regular basis and even look forward to taking them.

3.) These products are what your body is looking for, make it easy for these products to do there job by doing YOUR job and eating healthier throughout your day and working out.


4.) Be consistent. Don't confuse your body by going back and fourth. Consistency is key when it comes to health and looking good. As someone who is getting into the fitness competition world, that is something I learned pretty fast. 

I hope these tips help as they are what I have realized what works best while taking these products. You don't have to hate the taste of the product your taking.

How I drink my shakes 
1 scoop of 310 protein powder
1/2 cup frozen fruit
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 table spoon of pb peanut butter
1 cup of light unsweetened almond or cashew milk

How I drink my 310 juice
1 scoop of 310 juice
1 table spoon of apple cydar  vinegar (very healthy for you) 
1 packet of any flavor of choice of crystal light or green tea
(this explains why my 310 juice is never the same color in my Instagram post :)...)

I juice once a day and drink a 310 shake twice a day along with taking my probiotic once a day. 

After adding these things to my products, I now love the taste of my products without adding a bunch of sugar and unhealthy things.


You can take these tips and get the same amazing products by simply going to www.310nutrition.com

To learn more and get more recipes you can follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @310nutrition 



Friday, July 17, 2015

Life changing 310nutrition

The hardest part about getting healthy

     What I have realized in my fitness journey, is that The hardest part about changing your lifestyle into a healthier life style is STARTING... Just starting a clean eating habit and sticking to it for three months until you finally have made it a forever life change, is the hardest part. Kind of like how they tell you marriage works "if you can make it through the first couple of years, than the hard part is over" we have all heard that one right? Well, it's the same thing with eating but they say it takes your body three months of doing something then the hard part is over. And it's true. Think of a life long change as your going through those hard months and it will ALL be worth it.

       When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I had to change a lot of my bad eating habits. My mother never kept junk food or pop in the house but when I would go to school events, church parties, birthday parties, Etc, I would stuff my face with anything that looked delicious....So the party fun had to go out the door a bit. But I still aloud myself some freedom. I cut out hardcore sugar but still ate pizza, white bread, pasta, and carb full foods if I wanted to. When I saw ice cream I would eat it. And I cut out pop but not diet pop. I mean it has no sugar right so it's good for you..????

      Wrong I was still sick often and never had energy. After becoming a mommy of two, working three jobs, and a traveling wife with a rodeo husband, I decided to make a severe change in my body so I can always feel balanced and energized. So I began to search for ways to change my life for the better. I found a company called 310nutrition who has shakes, juices, body cleanse, probiotics, metabolism boost pills, and more. I began to do my research to find out their shakes give you all the nutrient your body needs and if you use it the right way, it will make you feel full, focused, and began to bring your energy back into play as your whole body is balancing out the way it needs to be.. I gave it a shot and I'm so glad I did.  

     I buckled down and replaced two of my six meals a day with a 310 nutrition shake. I take two 310 probiotics peels a day and juice twice a week. My other four meals included protein, low carb, high vitamin foods and no sugar, white breads, and NO pop. I only drink water coffee or tea. After months of doing this I have surprisingly dropped six pounds without trying, and became a much more healthier and happier person in life allowing me to enjoy my husband and kids in a way I couldn't before. It's truly life changing.

    Now back to the whole (three month life change thing) I want to also share that YES the first three months sucked. It was hard and quite a challenge I must admit. But after making it through those months I no longer have the want or crave for starchy foods or diet pop. I now see them as poison to my body. That's what adding things like 310 nutrition will do for you. It will make it easy to be healthy because you will love the way you feel. I will never forget the way I felt when I was flying on a airplane one afternoon and was soooooo thirsty. I knew if I asked for water they only give you but a sip or two in a small cup. If you ask for pop, they give you a whole can. So ya I chose the diet pop. It's ok for this one time right? Well yea it's not going to kill me, but I did feel rather horrible. I felt sluggish and gross and remembered why I wanted to change my life for the better. All I could think about at that moment was just how bad I wanted my 310'shak. And what's even better about how great the shakes make you feel, is that you can choose between three favors. Chocolate (my favorite 😛) , strawberry, and vanilla. So it tends to take away your cravings for all the bad sweets. 

      I'm sharing this blog in hopes that you will want to take action and change your life style as well. I promise it's all worth it in the end. You can get all the facts and information at www.310nutrition.com and follow them on Instagram and Twitter @310nutrition to keep updated on their products. It was life changing for me 😜.....

      

Monday, June 1, 2015

what's stopping you....

Every single person alive has a dream. Big ones, small ones, ones you would never think could come true. But always remember that anything is possible. One sad sad thing I notice in life is for the most part there are only two reasons why people live their whole life without reaching their dreams. One, they are too lazy to do all the hard work that it takes to reach that dream, so they just dream about it until they day. Or maybe they even started and realized all the hard work that's involved so they gave up. And two, (this one almost got me) THEY ARE SCARED OF WHAT OTHERS WILL THINK OF THEM.

Being on TV for just a short time and sort of being in the spot light in my small hometown was not easy. It seems that people would watch my every move and even dig real deep on my past so they could have something to hold against me. They began to forget my name and I just became that “teen mom girl”. I felt like they saw me as a robot and not a human. I would see things from someone I use to be close to, or even just the girl who sat behind me in English that we would always help each other out and although we weren’t besties for the resties, I’m not so sure if we would have graduated without one another. They would write horrible things about me, and in such confusion my feelings would be deeply hurt. I was always one to ignore what some weirdo from 12 hours away who never met me had to say, but seeing it  from the friendly place I grew up at really hit me hard. 

Through this time I hid, I would stay off social media, I would stay home, I was scared to go out, and I clung to my boyfriend who is now my husband. And lets be honest, at the time he was not the best boyfriend but I felt he was all I had. Then when I was alone I would lay down, review EVERYTHING someone I knew had to say about me and cry. Yes I would cry and cry and cry. I would cry to the point where I was shaking and screwing up my blood sugars. I didn’t have dreams anymore, I would pray to God to either help me out of the country or send me home to heaven. I really think I went crazy for a sec… than it hit me. Life literally poured a bucket of ice water on me and slapped me. “GET OVER IT MACKENZIE, STOP BEING A BABY AND GROW UP”. ouch… I realized that I did have dreams. I had big dreams and the ONLY thing that was stopping me was the fear of what others would think of me. What an idiot. For two years I let them stop me. I let them control me and get in my head. I sat back and smiled as I erased all the pain. They are not sitting at home hurting about what they said, only I am. Does this even make since? 

I went straight to the store after bought a journal. I then jotted down my dreams, my big dreams. I wrote down everything I want to do and become. I told my husband about it nervously and to my surprise his response was “go for it”. (aw, I love him) anyways that was exact six months ago from today and since then, not a day goes by where I’m not doing something to take a stop closer in reaching my dreams. Not only are those big huge dreams beginning to come true but I can honestly say I am truly such a happy person. And being a happy person made me a stronger person, a better wife, a better mom, and a better friend. It was life changing. Sometimes people will private message me or even call me and say things like “did you see what so and so said about you” “did you read this article” or “I’m so sorry that people are saying things about you, your life must be so hard, I don’t know how you do it” and in my mind I’m thinking “should i care”? or “is it sad that your more hurt about it than i am”? I simply go on with my day and continue to love my life and chase my dreams. And you should to.

Anyways if you know me, you know I’m big into sharing my thoughts and life experiences with others in hopes of inspiring them. If you are a follower of mine on social media you know I’m doing all I can to chase my dreams and I know without a doubt, with all the hard work they will come true. If dreams were easily done then there would be no such thing as “dreams”. They are hard work for a reason and you only live once so enjoy getting there. I wanted to write this blog to inspire YOU to not be a fool like I once was. Don’t ever care what others think because I promise, you won’t go far in life. So go far, DO YOU , and reach for the stars. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

why 310 probiotics?

     People often forget the important things to take because we mainly focus on what taste good. I take 310 probiotic twice daily. Why?, not only does it help your digestive system helping you lose weight and feel your absolute best, but also has many health benefits with it along the way... 

     310 probiotics also 

helps replace the "friendly" intestinal bacteria destroyed by antibiotics

helps suppress disease causing bacteria 

treats constipation

improves lactose tolerance for those who suffer with it.

enhances your immune system

lowers risk of pollen allergies 

reduces risk of childhood eczema 

helps treat high cholesterol, and the list goes on and on. 

This product is over all great for your body. 

Along with the 310 probiotic I also take twice daily 310 thin

310 is one of the companies most popular sellers. And I can totally see why! They have the perfect amount of clinically proven ingredients, green coffee bean extract, gardenia  cambogia, raspberry key tones, and advantra. When combined with diet and exercise, this product is designed to help you reach your ideal weight. The ingredients in 310 thin are known for 

boosting your metabolism 

fight hunger

control cravings 

block fat

enhance energy

weight loss

You can get yours today by visiting www.310thin.com 






10 tips to boost your metabolism!!

 Everyone is trying to lose that unwanted weight right before bikini season. Check out these 10 tips and tricks to get a jump start to speeding up that metabolism and watch the fat melt away.


1.) BREAKFAST, eat a good big healthy breakfast to get your metabolism going. Make it your biggest meal of the day. Eating breakfast is linked to several health benefits, including weight control and improved performances. Starting your day with a healthy breakfast also reduces hunger throughout your day, and may also help you make better food choices with the rest of your daily meals. Some people think your saving calories by skipping breakfast, but that is not an effective strategy. Hunger will get the best of all you breakfast skippers causing you to eat more at lunch and throughout your day. Make sure your breakfast is loaded with protein and whole grains and not fat and sugar.

2.) SLEEP, not getting enough sleep can slow down your metabolism. And if your tired throughout your day, most likely your not going to feel like getting up and exercising. Sleep is like nutrition to the brain. Everyone needs between 7 and 9 hours each night. Lack of sleep impacts your hunger and fullness hormones, including two called ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin signals your brain that its time to eat, and when your sleep-deprived, your body makes more ghrelin. Leptin signals your brain to eat more food. Put those two together and DUHHHH.. no wonder sleep deprivation leads to weight gain.

3.) WATER, drinking water is a simple way to speed up digestion and burn calories. Studies also show that drinking water can help you feel full and cause you to eat less. Everyone should drink 8 to 10, 8 ounce glasses per day. Drinking water also helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste and acts as an appetite suppressant. Drinking enough water can also help you drop some pounds because it stops retaining water. I find it helpful to drink a glass before every meal so that I already feel full.

4.) LIFT, one thing that i hear a lot thats a complete lie is “ lifting will make you bulky” absolutely wrong. Cake and pop makes you bulky. Muscle uses more energy than fat. After a weight training workout, your metabolism can be boosted for up to 36 hours post-workout. You can burn up to 100 more calories in your day. THAT ADS UP. Be consistent with it and watch your body transform. The more muscle you have on your body, the more calories your body will burn. Us women always sit and wonder why men can eat way more than us and never gain a pound, its because they carry more muscle than us. Cardio helps you lose weight, but does not help reshape your body to what you want like weight training does. If you do a perfect combination of both, you will boost your metabolism, burn fat, and look toned. 

5.) CAFFEINE, you guys are gonna LOVE this one. Make caffeine your friend. yes, drink more coffee and tea. If you have not yet noticed, caffeine is the main ingredient in diet pills. Caffeine is a stimulant which will create a thermogenic response. That being said it makes your metabolism speed up and your body burn more calories. Do not get your caffeine from pop, energy drinks, or add half a cup of creamer and sugar to your coffee.. Straight black coffee and natural green tea are where you will get your results from.

6.) GO GREEN, eating green veggies will not only help you feel fuller longer, but it also makes your body burn just to digest them. Eat them without slathering them in butter and you can actually burn more calories than they contain, so you end up with a calorie defect. AWESOME!!!

7.) FIBER, loud up on fiber rick foods. You should eat 30 grams of fiber per day. Lack of fiber can kill your diet and also make you feel fuller longer. 

8.) CARDIO HIIT, do some high intensity cardio, High intensity exercise delivers a bigger, longer rise in resting metabolic rate than low or moderate intensity workouts do. To get actual benefits, try a more intense class at the gym or include short bursts of jogging during your regular walk.

9.) SNACK SMART, don’t eat three large meals a day. When you wait long hours before eating again, your metabolism slows down between those meals. Having a small meal or snack every 2-3 hours keeps your metabolism through the up causing you to burn more calories over the coarse of the day. 

10.) PROTEIN, your body burns way more calories digesting protein than it does foods that are high in fat or carbs. Try replacing some carb full foods with protein rich foods and raise your metabolism :)….


Monday, May 11, 2015

Cheat days!!

        Eating clean 24/7 can be very hard and take a lot of self control. I get asked many times "do you ever have a cheat meal"? Yes I love cheat meals. I am around lots of fitness fanatics like myself and I was born into a family of healthy eaters. And yes, we ALL have cheat meals here and there. My sister and her husband have a cheat meal once a week. Dieting all week makes you really appreciate that cheat meal. Eating healthy is so important but letting lose here and there is ok. 

      My cheat meals are a little different than your average human. I can either take the risk of eating something as sugary as chocolate cake with ice cream and be in a horrible mood of misery and sickness for the day and be up peeing for the night because my blood sugars are high, or I can try to cover it with an ungodly amount of insulin, which will make you put on five pounds faster than a blink of an eye... Well for my body thats what happens. So I try to make my cheat meal a little less sugary which is no fun but thats the way it works in the life of a type one.

     So yes us juvenile diabetics have a little less fun in our cheat meal but to everyone else yes I think a cheat meal once a month or at the most once a week is ok. 

tips to not having as many cheat meals.

1.) Don't even have it in your house. Get rid of all junk so that your only options are healthy options. Than you cheat meal can be when you and your hubby gets a date night.

2.) Stay active. I find that when I'm laying around and being lazy, I feel like crap so I want to eat crap. When you feel good about yourself you wanna eat good to match that feeling.

3.) Drink lots of water. If you drink lots of water you will feel more full and be less tempted to grab that donut to feel your tummy full.

4.) Start your day off right. I find that when I start my day off with a good healthy meal it keeps me focused through out my day making me want to end the day just like I started it.

5.) Take in lots of protein. Protein foods make you feel fuller longer and are actually a fat burning food. 





Wednesday, May 6, 2015

back up your workouts with the right nutrition… 310 nutrition

      People say that if you work out hard you can eat what you want…. WRONG… Why would you spend your day working out hard and pushing your body if your just going to eat a bunch of junk food and get no progress for your work? I get email after email of people asking “how did you lose your baby weight? I run and work out but I’m just not seeing the results I’m wanting?” I then ask, “are you eating healthy” And most of the time the answer is “no”. Yes you will look better if you workout and eat what you want, then if you DONT workout at all and eat what you want. But the key to losing weight is to burn more calories than you consume. And also to eat enough. Starving yourself is never the answer and will only backfire on you in the end. 

Be sure to be smart about the calories your eating. You can either have a small piece of cake and a can of coke for lunch,(340 calories, 90 carbs) or you can have a full glass of water, tea or coffee. With a serving of brown rice, 6 ounce grilled chicken, and a cup of carrots. (295 calories, 35 carbs) ALL FOR LESS CALORIES THAN THE CAKE AND SODA… what??? yup. Another way to be smarter about your calorie intake is to eat lots of protein. Protein is a fat burning food, helps with your metabolism, and makes you feel fuller longer. So a girl like me has to have her protein. I discovered 310 protein nutrition shakes that I take twice daily. They only have 80 calories and 8 carbs and still make me feel full throughout the day because of all the protein in them. It is very important to feel good throughout your day. I am married, raising two kids, go to work, work out twice a day, and am currently training for a fitness competition in Irving, Texas this August. So yes id have to feel pretty good to get me through my day. I drink one after each workout in my day replacing two meals with them and absolutely LOVE the way they make make me feel. Making my other 4 meals very healthy and not too many calories, I don’t have to worry about getting all the right nutrition and protein in my day because 310 shake has it all. 


      So basically what I'm saying is if you want the results your looking for, working out plays a big factor, but getting the right nutrition and eating the right way plays a even bigger factor. You can get your shakes today by visiting www.310nutrition.com and drink the same shakes and get the same protein and nutrition that I am getting every day... 


Monday, April 27, 2015

eat clean, train dirty!!

      If you have not already seen, or guessed that this August, I will be competing in my first fitness competition. Im defiantly excited and anxious to see how good I do at the same time. I hope many of you follow as I train hard the next 3 months to walk across the stage. And of coarse I will be sharing my training experiences with you all.

       Being a type one diabetic can make this sport a bit more challenging. As all my workouts are getting more intense and my diet changing up a bit, it also makes my insulin have to change a bit as well. Causing me to have to check my sugars a lot more than usual.

      Me unlike a lot of others competing in these contest, has not only a job outside of this that does not involve fitness, but I also have two kids and a husband that I like to spend a lot of my time with. Not to mention I am the one who fixes their meals which look nothing like my meals.

       Just a little glimpse of what my day looks like

8:00 a.m.
check blood sugar
take shot
drink a glass of water and a v8 energy diet drink
morning fasting cardio (mon, wed, friday I run 27 sprints =3 miles.. tuesday, thursday I jog a 5k)
kids go of to daycare and I get ready for work

10:30
drink a protein shake

1:30
eat a low carb high protein lunch with less than 200 calories.
usually eggs, tuna, or chicken with a side of veggies

3:30
drink protein shake #2

5:30
get kids, come home and have some mommy and kid time
with meal #5 being another low carb high protein meal for under 200 calories

6:00
workout the body part of the day
(sunday:back and shoulders, monday:legs, tuesday: arm, wednesday:butt, thursday:abs, fridays and saturdays I'm usually on the road with My husband and kids for I am a rodeo wife.)

7:30
last meal of the day meal #6

I never eat past 8:00 and I drink a glass of water with each meal, even the protein.

Monday, April 20, 2015

310 shake helping me get to where I want to be!!!

      If you have not discovered yet, I'm a lover of fitness, health, and 310 nutrition:). I will be competing in my first fitness show this upcoming August and having a lean muscular body and dropping fat is my ultimate goal. Yes us fitness models work very hard to get to where we want to be, but we do use supplements to help.

     Along with working out on the daily, eating right, and taking on the challenge of having the best body I can have, through this journey of preparing myself to walk across the stage, I have found and discovered and yes I drink twice daily 310 nutrition shakes. It is not something to ADD to my meals. It is strictly a "meal replacement". Before you buy a product you should know what your buying. So let me tell you WHY I love 310.

      310 is known to be made of the worlds finest natural ingredients. It gives you the perfect balance of proteins, fibers, and nutrients your body needs each day to maintain a healthy weight. Each of the proteins in these shakes play a specific role in absorption, satiety and your overall balanced nutrition. These shakes are designed to decrease the hunger-causing hormone, gherlin, this hormone signals the brain that the body is hungry. The proteins in 310 also works to stabilize insulin levels that turn calories into fat. Reasons why this is not only good for everyone, but great for us suffering diabetics:). How does this work? you ask. The secret of it all is the unique blend in this shake that slows digest, creating a longer lasting feeling. Keeping you full and focused throughout your day. This shake is known to be formulated with a patented prebiotic fiber that 20 years of clinical studies have shown can improve weight loss.

      With all that being said you now know why I love my 310 shakes. I personally hate the feeling of being hungry and or feeling weak. I eat very small meals every 2 hours in my day. It all totals up to be 6 meals. Two of those meals are 310 shakes. Throwing these  in my day have caused less hunger and kept me going, especially in my daily workouts. Im seeing the results I have been wanting to see and I believe you would too. You can check them out at www.310nutrition.com and get YOURS today. I hope you all keep following my fitness journey and learn with me.





Monday, April 13, 2015

Make yourself happy, not miserable

      The most important part about life is how you live it. I always think of myself when I'm an old lady and how I'm going to look back at my life. If you've ever sat and talked to an old person, they love to sit and talk about there past. You look at them and have no clue who they use to be they just seem so cute, old, and innocent. UNTIL THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTH... Some will tell you stories like "when I was young, I was a very hard working, fun, good looking person. I was outgoing and broke 4 school records in the sport I played. I woke up every morning working on what I love and became the best,.... so on and so on." Then you get those who will say stuff like "Please don't live like I did. I wish I could go back in time and become something. I was lazy, I did people wrong, I could have been talented but never chased my dream.... SO ON". So this is why I think of myself as an old lady and think of what I could tell people about MY past. Did I chase my dream, did I become the best ME I can be, did I love as much as I could???? Its all your choice and no one else's.

      This is why I'm pushing to become the best me I can be. Sit back and think of what you love, what you are good at, and who you want to become. Don't ask HOW its going to happen, just MAKE it happen. Tell yourself you can, believe in yourself, and your half way there. I see myself becoming something HUGE in the fitness industry. I wanna reach out and inspire people. I want to help them become more healthy and fit themselves. One day I want to become a fitness model and make and sell my own fitness, workout, and diet videos. That is a big dream and yes I thought about it for years and years before I realized that sitting and thinking about it is not going to get me there. It just seems so impossible and out there. But I took the first step and believed in myself. I then took the second step and took action. Everyone big started somewhere small. I have took action and every month I see improvement in my journey. Am I there yet? nope, as a matter of fact I have a LONGGGGG ways to go. But I'm further today than I was yesterday, and that is how you reach the top.:)

       Some days I want to just give up. Then I think of that little old lady in my future looking back at her life. I don't want to look back and say " I could have, but I chose to give up"

      You can do anything you set your mind to. Make yourself a happy person and become the best YOU that YOU can be. Don't give up and don't ignore chasing a dream because it seems to far out there. Believe in yourself and make it happen. What will your story be when your old??? :)

       

Monday, April 6, 2015

How becoming a mother saved my life

            As many of you know I became a mother at a very young age. Was this my plan? No, but it happened. If I could go back in time and tell myself anything, I would have told myself to respect myself more and tell my boyfriend I'm waiting tell marriage. And that is the best advice I could give you as well. Sometimes it takes people who learned things the hard way or even the wrong way to give others the best advice. And through my life experience that would be my advice to all young girls. PLEASE RESPECT YOURSELF AND WAIT TELL MARRIAGE. It will save you a whole lot of stress, heart ache, trouble, and the way people view you. 

      At the age 11 I was diagnosed with something that forever changed my life. Type one diabetes. For the rest of my entire life I will have sick days, have to take 3-6 shots a day to even stay alive, check my blood sugar 5-8 times a day and so on. WHAT? I remember thinking that day. I have diabetes. Cool As long as Im alive.... My whole middle school years were a blur and full of a lot of sickness. I didn't care to take care of myself and it was a miracle if my sugars were under 400. 500 was my normal and I learned to live with it. I have little memory of sitting at the doctor MULTIPLE times and him telling me, "your just killing yourself". But since my sugar was 500 at the time, how was I supposed to understand what he was saying? I walked out rolling my eyes. I notice my eyes would sting a lot and I was losing my eye sight. I noticed I went from being the best in the gym to someone who was too weak to do a cartwheel. This wasn't me but my mind was functioning so improperly I couldn't stop it. I lost my brother who had downs syndrome in the eight grade and my way of handling it was to let my blood sugars go as high as possible so my mind would be too dumb to think about it. You know how that works, some people handle it by drinking, doing drugs.. It was my high. It was my new way of handling life. 

    I continued this for years and one day met this ornery, but cute man. And yes shortly after meeting we found out we were having a baby at the ages of 16 and 17. My sugars still running high I will never forget the doctors telling me at my first app. "If you continue this life your living, this baby of yours will die, and soon you will too. You will go blind, and start losing limbs, feet, legs, hands, than your life". The next room a lady doctor told me it might be ideal if I just go ahead and get an abortion. That would have been the LAST thing I would have done. The part about myself wasn't so scary but killing someone else... Like... MY OWN CHILD, was terrifying. Not only was I about to become a mom at 16, I had to completely change my way of living and watch my every move of what I stick in my mouth. Not to mention if you've ever been pregnant you know chocolate and carbs in general become a lot more appealing than they were before. It was a hard time in my life. Josh didn't know how to grow up just yet and I was working, going to high school, and cosmetology school at the same time. I would check my sugars every two hours and my last hour of school was an athletic hour so I would run a mile everyday tell five and a half months pregnant than I would power walk. This was a way to keep my sugars under control. I couldn't believe how well I could focus in life. I couldn't believe how good I felt and how I had more energy being pregnant than I did not being pregnant. I thought when your pregnant you become more tired, more non focused, more miserable.  Long story short I watched my sugars like a hawk and on September 9th had a beautiful baby boy and named him Gannon Dewayne McKee. Yes it was a high risk pregnancy and he was born almost 5 weeks early weighing 9 pounds 7 ounces. BIG BABY. but he was alive and healthy. 

        I remember nursing my baby boy one night shortly after he was born and starring down at him and instantly start bursting into tears. I had realized that all though I was only sixteen and having an unplanned baby at this age was very frowned upon, but this little boy saved me from death. How was I ever going to learn how to take care of myself and why it is so important. Yes I took very good care of myself while he was still in my belly to keep him alive, but now he is here, I am his mother, and I must take very good care of myself to stay alive for him. He truly changed and saved my life. 

      My baby Gannon is 3 years of age now and since then me and his daddy got married and had a baby girl who is now 1. I will never go back to the awful and careless way I was once living. I will always do my best to take care of myself. There are days when my hormones are changing, my body is preparing to get sick, or my blood sugars just don't wanna behave that day, but I always strive to keep a good blood sugar. Having this disease has defiantly been a rough ride,  but has made me who I am today. This is the reason I strive day in and day out to live a healthy life style and help others to. 


Monday, March 30, 2015

Why do i use 310 juice, and why should you???


why juice???

Does 310 juice make you lose weight?? no, its not a diet pill, but many people are discovering that juicing is causing them to lose weight and get healthy … WHY??? Our bodies will not function the way they are suppose to if we have a filthy, discussing gut. When your body is filthy on the inside it can slow down your metabolism and even cause “gut rot” . When you clean out that messy filthy gut, everything on the inside works much better, which cause everything on the outside to LOOK better!!!! see how it works? So yes your filthy gut can be the reason your not losing the weight your working hard for and juicing can do the “gut cleaning” job for you allowing you to finally see the results you have been looking for.

Not only is losing the weight you have been looking for an amazing side effect, but you will love the way you feel. More energized throughout your day and all around feeling healthy has GOT to be the best feeling. 

Im sure your wondering how exactly this is correct, think of a dirty carborator, it makes a car sluggish right? If you put a new clean one in the SAME car, just like your cleaning out a gut in the SAME body that was not once losing weight, it will start losing the pounds. Just like the car will start running much better with a clean carborator. 

     I personally do a gut cleanse once every two months and use 310 nutrition juice, or there 7 day cleanse. Check it out at 310nutrition.com