Thursday, November 29, 2012

30 Day Push-A Free Accountability Group

I am looking for 10 people. 10 people who want to change their life, day by day, little by little. There is no cost...just friendships, accountability, absolutely NO JUDGING, and simple daily tasks anyone can do. I will host this group for 30 days, starting December 1st. We will work to be a happier and healthier of us. At the end of the thirty days, if you really participate, it will have lit a fire in you, the fire to believe in yourself like you never have, and that is all you need! Comment below, or message me if you want to be a part of this! I can't wait...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Why Wait Until January 1st?

Many people tend to wait until January 1st to focus on their Health and Fitness goals, are you one of them??  I know I have promoted fitness challenges before, and I am going to continue to do so, because I understand first hand what it is like to think about getting fit, wanting to, but finding every excuse not to.Then one day, an opportunity arises and something just clicks within your self and you think, okay I have had enough of being miserable, tired, clothes fitting too tight, I am ready to make a change. So, I say that there is no time like “NOW” to take control of your goals. That is why I am hosting a challenge that will get you ready for New Years Eve! 

The LIttle Black Dress/Slim Black Suit Fitness Challenge starting on November 26th! This way you will fit into that perfect ensemble for the New Years Eve festivities and start the New Year already one step ahead of the rest.
The challenge is simple, commit to 30 days of working out, eating healthy/drinking Shakeology, and staying accountable and motivated. In order to get started, simply check out the Beachbody Challenge Packs (see below). You will receive a Beachbody Fitness Program, like P90X or Insanity or TurboFire, plus a Home Direct order of Shakeology, plus 30 days of the Team Beachbody Club Membership, which includes a meal planner to help you stay on track. On top of that, you will get amazing support from our group to help keep you committed and motivated. In order to truly reach your fitness goals it will require proper fitness & nutrition, plus support and accountability. This challenge has it all!  Are you in?? I only have space for 10 people for this challenge, so if you are interested contact me ASAP! Feel free to comment below or send me an email to or send me a message on facebook at Cassandra's Corner Let's say Cheers to Your Health in the New Year!

***If you already have a program that you want to use, but do not have Shakeology, simply purchase Shakeology Home Direct and then email me that you want to be in the challenge. If you are already on Shakeolgy on Home Direct, simply purchase your program and then email me that you want to be in the challenge.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Out Comes A Sneeze, Out Comes A Baby

"Aaaachoo!" That is about the extent of the effort that I had in delivering Drew just two years ago, November 9, 2010. The ease I had in delivery has been joked that I sneezed in the hospital room and out came Drew. I swear, it really seemed that easy..for the most part anyways.
About 2-3 weeks prior to Drew's due date I was having my weekly check ups and the doctor was concerned that Drew wasn't growing anymore. So, at 39 weeks, my OB/GYN said you know, what the heck, you have a two year old at home, we have concerns that Drew isn't growing, why don't we just induce you. I thought that sounded like a great idea. That way, I could have everything planned with getting my mom to take care of Jacoby while I was at the hospital to getting ready to meet his baby brother. 
So, on a Tuesday, we went through the entire drill at the hospital, the monitors, what ever drugs they use to induce etc. All was going good. I knew from having Jacoby that the Epidural cocktail was my friend. So the anesthesiologist came in gave me my dose of wonderful and that's when things went a little off course. All of a sudden I got super hot, nauseous, and for about 1 minute which felt more like 10, I was fighting to keep myself from feeling like I wanted to close my eyes and go to sleep forever. The only thing that gave me the strength was that I didn't want Josh to worry about me, but my by this time Josh  could all ready tell that something wasn't right with me and he called for the nurse. Luckily the anesthesiologist was still in the room, shot something into my IV and instantly I was back to normal. It was one of the weirdest sensations I have ever felt! 
A little while later the doctor checked the monitor and the fetal heartbeart was lower than she liked. So she flipped me over on my side as a technique to get that back up. Well, what ever happened there, jarred something loose, because I tell you, Drew decided to come at that moment with me laying on my side! Have you ever heard of such a thing??? So about 2-3 pushes later, (Josh just commented 1 1/2 Drew Izik arrived. He was so little at 6 lb 4 oz and 21 inches long, but he was 100% perfect. I was so lucky to have another healthy baby boy!

Drew has been the perfect little addition to make our family complete.

This past Friday we celebrated his second birthday and it is so exciting to watch him transition from being a baby to a toddler. He is such a happy little boy, full of mischievous and giggles. He pushes his independence as far as any little toddler can. He has no fear of anything. He climbs, he jumps, he runs, he falls, gets back up and charges on again. Drew's imagination is hilarious as he pretends to order us Olive pizza, have pretend phone conversations and sends us, including his toys, to time out for hitting and pinching him. I have NO IDEA where he comes up with stuff but he thinks he is a riot and THE BOSS. He loves being scared, hiding behind corners to come out and and for us to chase him. He is just plain funny. 
The things Drew loves right now: Mickey Mouse, Bubble Guppies, drawing with markers and crayons, play-doh, washing his hands in the sink,  my cell phone (he has mastered the navigation on my smart phone to games and videos of himself), taking showers,  he loves the beach, going to the playground, playing in the sand, blowing bubbles firetrucks, his new vacuum cleaner, his books with trucks and tractors, and anything to keep up with Jacoby.
His eyes have always looked right through your soul

First birthday!

So handsome after his haircut!

Drew loves to color!

So silly!

2nd Birthday!

Drew continues to amaze me every day. I was so worried in the beginning that Drew was going to be pushed around by his older brother and cousins, but that worry is long gone. This kid can hold his own for sure. There is nothing that can stop him and what a wonderful quality to have!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. Twenty brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else
and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously
divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and
check them all out. See you there:

My subject is “Please tell me about 3 of your attributes you genuinely like – whether your
appearance, personality, character – anything about YOU!
It was submitted by: Simply Chic for You

Ok, so here it goes:

It's funny to think about things that you actually like about yourself. It's not often that you are really put on the spot to think about yourself in a way a positive manner for more than a brief second. For me those type of moments are very quick anyways. For instance, I may look in the mirror and think, huh, those jeans look pretty good on me, or my makeup came out pretty good, or wow, I just received a really nice compliment from my co-worker, so I must be doing something right :) As quick as those positive moments come though they leave. Now trust me, I am a confident person, and I generally like who I am, but to go there, in this spot to really think about great qualities I have, is just a little funny and well, interesting.

After some thought on this subject this is what I have finally concluded:

#1.My appearance: I like that I look like a combination of my mom and my dad pretty equally. I have my dad's dimple and there is only one and it is on the right side. I also like that my eyes are turning to be more green like my mom and every so often when I look in the mirror just right, I can see her pretty face staring back at mine.

#2. My personality: I am a layed back kind of girl. I don't stress to much, and I hardly ever get angry. I really believe that things happen for a reason and I just try to deal with situations in that moment as best as I can. I have noticed that co-workers and friends, and family always open up to me and I think it's because I really don't judge and I try to be a good listener (although with 2 kids now that is a little more difficult these days!)

#3. My gender (for the lack of a better term): I love being a girl or should I say woman now? I love everything that comes along with it from being a mom, to being a wife, to liking girly Pinterest stuff, to being able to dye my hair 10 different colors in one year and regretting half of them and making the same mistake the following year. I love clothes, and shoes and make up and being active. I love connecting with other women in my life whether it be my mom or sister or friends or women who I have met through blogging and being a Beach Body Coach.  I love being able to flirt with my husband and get a way with things that no guy ever could because I AM A WOMAN. I love the whole progression of being a girl from being catty with other girls to learning an appreciation for sisterhood. It's all a learning experience and I think it is 100% fun!