Saturday, May 27, 2017

My #ShredShed Lelands Interview

I told you a couple weeks ago that the people from Lelands (near Fort Worth) who built our #shredshed sent out a producer to interview me.

Brandon from Downforce Productions sat down with me and asked questions about my passions, my business and how we use the #Shredshed. I have to tell you that I spent the week after we filmed (over) analyzing all the possible idiotic things I said that would be cemented on the internet forever.

Did I talk to fast? (um. yeah.) Did I say um too many times? I'm sure I said at least 50 stupid things. It was in the back of head for awhile. Honestly, I was kind of stressed about it.

Brandon is clearly a genius who turned my incoherent ramblings into something great.

I love my Lelands #shredshed. Thanks to Lelands and Brandon from Downforce Productions for a great experience.

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chocolate Protein Bites and Premier Protein Giveaway

Hi, Friends. I have an amazing chocolate protein bites recipe and a Premier Protein giveaway to share with you today.

I am a Premier Protein ambassador. I am compensated to share Premier Protein products. All opinions are my own. If I hated it, I'd tell you. 

I had this protein bar recipe that was my 'ol standby. It was a delicious recipe, but it bothered me that it used a lot of honey. Honey has 16 grams of sugar per tablespoon and this recipe called for a whole cup. For a healthy recipe that is relatively high sugar content. I thought I would try to cut the recipe in half, make thinner bars and use half the honey. It was kind of a disaster. I guess the honey was literally the glue that held it all together, without the glue, the bars were a crumby mess. Fail.

Like any good blogger, I posted my protein bar fail on Instagram and runs_with_a_beard offered a solution to my problem. He suggested using a powdered peanut butter like PB2, because "when you add water, it sticks like brick mortar" he said.

I altered my recipe to use just a tablespoon of honey, added PB2 and removed the regular peanut butter and the result was delicious.


1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
1 cup of chocolate Premier Protein powder
1 tablespoon of honey
1/4 cup of walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup of powdered peanut butter (like PB2)
2 Tbsp coconut flakes

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and slowly add a little water until the powdered peanut butter gets sticky. Shape into balls and place in the fridge to set.

The mixture was a little too sticky, so I had to wet my hands to shape the balls. I placed them on parchment paper and left in fridge for a few hours to set.

The result was delicious!

Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a tub of Premier Protein powder. There are plenty of ways to enter, enter just once or daily for the best chances of winning.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest runs 5/20/17 - 5/28/17
No purchase necessary (pretty good since I have nothing to sell you)
Open to US residents 18 years of age or older
Must have a shipping address in the US
Winner will notified via email and will have three business days to claim prize
If original winner does not claim prize within three business days an alternate winner will be selected
Winner will be drawn randomly from all registered contestants in the US
Prize will ship within 30 days on contest end from Fort Worth, TX

Good luck!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017


In 2015 we bought the #shredshed from Lelands, a shed company near Fort Worth and remodeled it to fit our need for a home gym/personal training studio.

Last week Lelands contacted me and said they were working on a web series to share the stories behind the people that use their cabins and sheds. They wanted to send a producer over to film and interview me.

How could I say no to that?

I'm pretty awkward on film. I always say I am a better writer than talker and that's not saying much. I gave them fair warning of my 'red light syndrome' and they assured me it would fine. Besides, you only get better at things when you do them, right?

My husband said, "Are you sure you want to go with the hot pink pants? The internet is forever you know." Hah. I stand by my choice.

The producer, Brandon from Down Force Productions did a great job making me feel comfortable. I took a seat on a stability ball and the camera rolled while he asked me questions about my passions, my coaching business and of course, Ollie.

Russ took some behind the scenes shots before we starting filming.

Then of course, as usual, Ollie stole the show.

Let's hope for editing magic that makes me looks good. It is supposed to air in a couple weeks, so I will definitely share once it goes live.


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