I am NOT a perfect person & I’ll never claim to be…
I am NOT a perfect person & I’ll never claim to be…
I’m not going to write this bio in the third person because I’m writing myself, about myself. I’m not going to sing and dance about my life. I am not going to sit and tell you how you should or shouldn’t live your life. I’m not going to tell you that your food choices are wrong because they aren’t “my” food choices. I’m not going to tell you that I live the perfect life with the perfect family, in the perfect home, and make or have made perfect choices always for as long as I can remember. That’s not who I am.
I am a nurse. I am a mother of one beautiful miracle child, Owen and a dog-mom to two of the most spoiled canines I’ve ever met. I am a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am that person who will have the WORST day and still sit and listen with all ears open when someone needs to talk.
I am also stubborn and competitive (Just ask Shane!) and I stop at NOTHING until I get what the end result I’m seeking. Whether that be a struggle or a dinner date at my favorite restaurant. 😉
How my career all started…
I’ve always been into being active and exercise-oriented. If i felt chubby in some clothes I’d exercise for 2 hours a day until I toned up and I had no problems doing it. Those were the good old days. When I was in my 20’s and could do anything I put my mind to and get results overnight or so it seemed with a beer in my hand at that!
Fast forward to 2011. The year my beautiful son was born. I was content and happy for once in my life. I didn’t have much time to think about myself as a newlywed, a new nurse just starting my career, and a new mom. It wasn’t until Owen’s baptism at 6 months old that I even noticed how much weight I had gained! (That’s how much I wasn’t thinking about myself but instead taking care of my family). My husband worked on the rigs at the time so it was constant non stop running for 3 weeks on before I had a little bit of a break when he got home for his week off. My friend Katie had posted a picture to facebook a few days after his baptism & that’s when it hit me… like a ton of bricks.
I sat and cried at this picture. Yes I was happy on the outside but on the inside I was fighting the “weight insecurity”. I didn’t exactly know how much my weight was at that point. I had stopped looking at the scale at 198 pounds a few weeks prior to this picture. All I knew is that I had other priorities to focus on while my husband worked out of town 3 weeks a month and that was my “excuse” for letting myself go.
After this picture, something in me snapped. I had always been the person to take care of myself and here I sat googling “clothes to fit apple shaped bodies” and not being able to walk up a flight of steps without getting winded.
So I started back into my beachbody workouts and eating “healthy” (or so I thought). Killing myself trying to take care of baby, cook meals, working full time on 2nd shift, and getting an hour workout in every day. The scale budged a little. I won’t lie. But for as much work as I put in that month, a 6 pound loss was miserable.
I started researching supplements and a girlfriend of mine from elementary school started talking about this “bee pollen” she used to lose 50 pounds. She looked phenomenal! I started using it, barely sleeping, running around like crazy, working crazy hours, taking care of O, and eating when I was hungry (which was pretty nonexistent at that point) and low and behold I had lost 16 pounds in 2 weeks. Yes. That to me was a miracle. So I bought another bottle, continued on this path for 3 months and guess what? I got to my goal weight of 134 pounds. I had done that in 3 months flat by doing nothing other than taking a miraculous pill.
Others at work started noticing my weight loss so I jumped on board and started a company, Bee-Xtreme, and transitioned from overworked and underpaid nurse to stay at home business mom who was feeling fit and fabulous and doing nothing other than popping a magic pill.
Well fast forward 2 more years- sales were through the roof. I had 17 shops carrying this product, I had a very active facebook page, and website and heck I was even featured on the channel 10 news along with my friend Jenn who was a Zumba instructor at the time and had introduced me to this miracle capsule! I was living it up for a good year before it all came CRASHING….DOWN.
The fall of Bee Pollen…
In November 2012, Jenn called me in a panic. The FDA had issued a recall on that Ultimate Formula Bee Pollen. There was some “illegal” ingredient in there that wasn’t listed on the bottle. I was scared shitless to tell you the truth. Does this sort of thing happen? How could we not know about this? Why was that ingredient in MY BEE POLLEN? While all these answers went unanswered by distributors, we were heartbroken to say the least. But the next month we still continued to see sales of Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen even though these had been recalled with the Ultimate Formula Bee Pollen! How? What the heck is going on?
So I contacted a distributor out of Jersey who told me some shit story of how Zi Xiu Tang Success was making their own Zi Xiu Tang and it was in no way shape or form the same stuff she had. I was gullible. I was looking for that magic pill. I visualized having an answer for all my customers who were upset about the bee pollen being taken away. I had it AGAIN. So, January 2013 I started selling again and I was ecstatic. People were losing weight, but not as fast as they did with Ultimate. Not as consistent as it was with Ultimate. But losing nonetheless.
Fast forward a year and a half later and guess what…. those pills I was selling were recalled AGAIN. AYFKM?! I thought these were “different”. I thought these weren’t the same pills that were recalled two years ago. ? So not only did I let my customers down once, I had done it TWICE in two years. I wanted answers. But my distributor just closed up shop, closed her website down, and vanished and left every single one of us hanging and I was LIVID.
So continue on to stay at home I was selling everything and anything I could to get SOMETHING into my customer’s hands. But I just didn’t feel right about it. I didn’t believe in these products like I once did with Zi Xiu Tang and Ultimate Formula.
I was sent on a mission…..(I promise! Almost over!)
In nursing school I remembered all things herbs and how chemicals reacted in our minds and bodies. I am very science-y and I took a personal interest in it. So I started researching…. a lot. So much I left my business on the backburner and started focusing on herbs and chemicals and what they do to our brain and how they can help someone lose weight and why they worked for weight loss.
About 6 months later I hired a private chemist to help me formulate a rockstar of a capsule, Xtreme Slim Bee Pollen. My baby. My long nights of research and planning had finally come true. I had developed an amazing product that was USA made and I could make sure that all the extra tests were done to ensure purity of ingredients, and third party testing to ensure it was free of dust and mold and all that other crap that filled those China supplements. And that’s when the Xtreme Supplement line was born.
Our supplements are among the best in their class in my opinion. They work well without a lot of effort but “not as good” as those China pills. They still take some work and it was my mission to teach people exactly what to do for PROPER supplement use and teach nutrition and exercise to help them maintain their weight loss. This worked well for a few years and that Slim and Burn are still my top selling supplements to this day for weight loss.
I wanted more….
As I said before, I’m intrigued by the cells in the body. I took an interest in the keto way of eating back in 2017 and I honestly haven’t looked back since then. I’ve maintained a goal weight of 138-140 pounds for the last 2 years pretty effortlessly with the help of keto and Xtreme Supplements. So it’s now my mission to pass this information onto you!
The body is a beautiful, complex machine, and I’ve set out on a crusade to educate people how best to get it working FOR THEM.
I enrolled in a keto coaching courses right away after I had seen the way Keto was helping my own body and mind and mood. From there I’ve taken a handful of other coaching training, seminars all over the country, and certificates to help build a business nuturing people along the scary path to a massive lifestyle change.
The things I ask you to do are not the same old things you’ve heard before.
Those things were temporary. This is not.
Everything I had learned prior to keto, during my “personal training” days (yes I am also a certified personal trainer but I won’t even talk about that since finding the Primal/Paleo/Keto way of eating!), had been wrong. I was telling people the WRONG way to do things and I know it whole heartedly now! Don’t get me wrong, people still saw great results with what I was teaching but not like this, not like keto and not with aligning the hormones of the body for hemeostasis. Tracking calories isn’t “all it takes” to achieve our body composition goals. I healed myself through keto. My anxiety, my depression, those last stubborn 10 pounds, my muscle tone, my mind, and even those damn pre-cancer cells that were doubling in numbers every 6 months, were gone. EVERYTHING. This is my story and I’m ready to tell it.
A lifestyle change is a very difficult thing for people to wrap their head around. And that’s why you need a trustworthy and knowledgable coach to lead you through it. I do a lot of myth-busting in my day to day interactions with my clients. I’m a bit outspoken and and (I think) my customers appreciate that. LOL!
Outspoken & Confident?
There’s no doubt in my mind that if you give me 8 weeks, I can get down to your metabolic insufficiencies and dramatically dial in your appetite, cravings, mood, waistline, and yes, even that darn scale. I’ve developed products and programs and services that work although they are off the beaten path a little bit. But what do you have to lose? Your health is my #1 priority and it’s get top-priority treatment around these parts.
It’s my mission to enable everyone to achieve an effortless lifestyle transition whether it be keto or not. There are several options. Let’s find one that works for you!