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weight loss, weightloss, autumn calabrese, 21 day fix, tosca reno, clean eating, paleo, kept, lose weight, summer absSpring is a season of renewal and a perfect time to focus on making positive changes to your health & fitness! Not to mention, it’s also time to flaunt our spring dresses, sleeveless tops, and shorts, and GET READY for SUMMER! No more hiding behind baggy sweaters and layers! 

What if you could lose ONE pound a week until summer? That would be 10 POUNDS!!! What about two or three pounds per week? That would be 20 - 30 POUNDS GONE!!

I’m on a mission to help women look and feel amazing this summer! To regain their confidence, tighten and tone their bodies, improve their energy, and glow from the inside out! To WANT to be in pictures with their babies instead of hiding behind the camera! To THRIVE!

I’ve transformed my entire life {mindset, skin, self-confidence, relationship with food, mood, and more}. I’m proof that you don’t need a lot of space, time, equipment, or fancy things to look and feel your best!

There’s nothing WORSE than trying on everything in your closet and realizing NOTHING fits or looks good! I’ve been there!

So I’m currently accepting applications for my newest online accountability group where we’ll lock arms and dig deep to achieve a physical AND mental that will allow us to spring clean our bodies and minds (of negative self-talk and limiting beliefs) and ROCK our spring attire this season! This is your time to THRIVE!


:: What’s included? ::

-30 minute daily at-home workouts
-superfood shakes that will make you feel like a supermom and improve your energy, hair, skin, and nails
-easy to follow meal plan
-healthy family-friendly recipes
-1:1 coaching and support from me
-personal development readings and activities (to help you find that confidence)
-online accountability group to help you stay on track and make friends with other mamas
-tips for following the 80% healthy, 20% indulgent rule
-motivation, support, and accountability

:: How does it work? ::

1. I’ll help you choose the workout program and superfood shake flavor that’s best for you and your goals. Then I’ll add you to our private group (where the magic, motivation, and support happens!)

2. Each day you’ll complete your workout, drink your shake, and log it in the group for accountability.

3. I’ll post in the group every day (sharing fitness tips, recipes, motivation, and more).

4.You’ll connect with the other moms in the group, feel supported, and create friendships!

5. You’ll have amazing results and be FULL of life, energy, and JOY!

:: Are you with me? ::

If so:
1. Message me at
2. Invite a friend (or two) to join you. (This is great for accountability!)
3. Then please complete this application:


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Being a saved me.  

It saved me from becoming the girl who was going down the path of "I'm supposed to be happy, so I guess this is good enough." 
I mean, why mess with "good enough"?  

It saved me from "Is this all there is?"
Why change paths when you are "working a dream job"? 

Honestly "good enough" just isn't "good enough" for me. I'm not that kind of person.

I still loved teaching and inspiring, but I needed to do it in a way that more on my own terms, with me at the steering wheel, making the decisions. That wasn't happening for me teaching college writing, or marketing for a law school. I needed to be more and do more for my family and I found a way to do that.

Coaching has given me more opportunities.
Coaching has given me more freedom.
Coaching has given me a tribe and support bigger than we ever imagined.
Coaching has given me a place to live out me passions and teach on a completely new platform.
Coaching has given me a reason to attack me day with positivity.
Coaching has proved me time and shown me time again that my work matters.

Coaching has given me the opportunity to greet the boys off the school bus each and every single day.

I was not a social media expert, nutrition expert, or your extroverted, friend on Facebook with 1,000 friends, when I started Coaching. I grew into the Coach I am today, on my own timeline, with my own rules, with my own goals and my own expectations. I grew to be the full-time GirlBoss that I am today. It didn't happen overnight, it happened over time.

But it all began with a simple decision. I said, "Yes, Vanessa, you do deserve more. There IS more."

It's not for everyone, but it's life-changing for go-givers, go-getters, and leaders who are positive people & love giving other's advice in fitness & health and in life.

Click the link below and then click "JOIN" to be added to my INFORMATIONAL, NO OBLIGATION  "What is Coaching? Can I be a Coach?" sneak peek on Monday, March 27👍🏼...check it out and see if it's for you!

Lemon Chicken Spaghetti Squash

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This spaghetti squash dish is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and a healthy and light meal to keep you on track! Feel free to add mushrooms, or zucchini, and substitute chicken sausage for the chicken! Sprinkle some parmesan on top to really take it to a savory level.

Lot's of different possibilities to make it!

1 spaghetti squash
Olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
2 chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces

For the sauce:
1 medium yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
½ lemon, juiced
1 cup chicken broth
8 ounces baby spinach


1. Preheat oven to 375˚F/200˚C.

2. Poke several holes into the spaghetti squash. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.

3. Cut squash in half along the holes. Remove seeds with a spoon. Drizzle squash with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

4. Place squash upside down on baking tray and bake for 40 minutes until soft. Let cool.

5. Using a skillet, cook the chicken breast on medium-high heat with a little olive oil for 6-8 minutes until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.

6. Sauté onion for a few minutes. Add garlic and cook for a minute. Add tomatoes and cook for a couple minutes. Cook until onions are translucent.

7. Add lemon juice and chicken broth, and cook until the liquid partially reduces, about 20 minutes. Add chicken and cook for 2 minutes. Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes.

8. Using a fork, shred the inside of the squash.

9. Pour sauce over the squash. Serve immediately.

10. Enjoy!

If you would like more recipes like this and support in your health and fitness journey, or to be considered for one of my accountability groups, fill out the form below.
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Stripped Challenge

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I want you to think a moment about how much energy it takes to maintain the status quo. 

Let's get real for a minute. Let me tell you how I felt after I had my kids and carrying around an extra 10-15 pounds. Before I got rid of them for good, these are some of the things I told myself:

"I need to wear boot cut jeans to balance out my big hips."
"I can't wear skinny jeans."
"My shoes need to have heels to balance out my short height."
"I need to wear dark, monotone colors to camouflage my extra pounds."
"I need to cover up  arms."
"I need to wear my hair long to make me took longer."
"I can't wear stripes across, because they will make me look wider." 

All of the energy it took to keep telling myself those things, to live by my made up rules -- and never once did I consider that it didn't have to be that way. All of the days where I berated myself for eating too much, and promised I would do better tomorrow, and all the times I wanted to cry when I was getting dressed because nothing looked good, and I felt awful. 

You may not realize it, but it takes a lot of energy to feel awful. 

How would it feel, to walk into your closet throw on a pair of skinny jeans with flat flip flops, put on a sleeveless shirt and a belt with them, look in the mirror and I like what you see? What if getting dressed took no energy at all, in fact, felt effortless?

Instead of putting in effort into made up rules, why not put your energy into nutrition and exercise. Why not commit you effort to the good stuff, and let go of all of that negative bullshit?  

Starting MARCH 20, I will be running a 30 day stripped challenge group. This is for busy women who are looking to lose up to 10 pounds in one month by stripping away the junk and the excuses that have been holding them back in the past. In this group I will teach you how to eat clean, how to stick to your plan and how to be a new happier healthier you. This will be an intense and focused group! 

It means you will commit to doing 30 minutes a day of exercise, working on meal plans and clean eating, drinking Shakeology daily (I call that my super power, it gives me so much energy) and promising to stay focused on the goals you are going to set for yourself. The journey you are about to begin is hard, don't make it harder by trying to do it alone. 

If you stay true, this works. Really works. It will make a difference. I promise you.
There are only 90 days until summer.....
Isn't it time you take time for you? Isn't it time you feel good again?
Let's wear those sundresses, flip flops, and even bathing suits effortlessly!!
Enough is enough!!
Enough being tired, unhappy and  unhealthy. Enough with the made up rules!

This is an exclusive challenge I'm running in MARCH only, so I'm taking 10 new clients. You MUST APPLY. Because this is such an intense challenge, I will close the group once it's full. This will be a FOCUS FIRST ON NUTRITION accountability group.

How does it work?

1. We kick start our nutritional goals with a 3 Day Refresh to get rid of excess bloat and flush out any toxins.

2. You follow the 3 week "Eat-Clean Diet Stripped: Peel Off Those Last 10 Pounds!" by Tosca Reno (you do not need to buy the book, I will be guiding you through the plan).

3. Replace one meal a day with nutrient dense Shakeology to make sure the unwanted pounds stay off.

4. Complete a 30 minute workout of your choice!

This group will be focused on cleaning up nutrition and cutting out the foods preventing you from getting to your goal weight. 

What you can expect from me is meal planning help, choosing the foods you like, or that you require (works with any diet that is vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy free), support, accountability, tips on how to eat while on vacation or summer travel, suggestions and advice on how to prevent emotional eating, and lots of inspiration and motivation.

So, are you up for the challenge?
Limited 10 spots!
Please fill out the application below if you would like to APPLY for your spot in the MARCH 20 Stripped Challenge Group. 

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