A couple of cool thoughts & my first challenge group woot woot!

What a creative title-maker I am. I know you’re jealous. It’s okay. I forgive you. Speaking of forgiveness, that’s what I taught my Sunday School kiddos about yesterday and one little girl said, “I forgive my brother for when he smacks my back really hard and leaves a red handprint, but I actually think it’s really cool to have a hand on my back.” LOL. Cool kid.

Anyway, I’ve had a couple of thoughts that I wanted to share with you all regarding this blog. I will number them, because my brain has way too many thoughts running around and I might get really anxious if I try to type them out in a professional manner:

  1. I’m really excited to say this for some weird reason: I have not been being fully myself with you guys. I will be the first to admit that I have tried to make myself seem like a different person in a bunch of little ways over the course of this blog. Why do I think I need to make it seem like I am this epitomy of a perfect person and have these happy days and blah blah blah? Like, no. Just no. I’m not going to pretend anymore. I want to use the tone of voice in my typing I use in everyday life. I want to tell you guys what really goes on in my life and quit with the preachy self-help crap I’ve been projecting lately.
  2. My posts might change up a little bit from advice and issues and all that deep stuff to just about my life and my days, because I think that’s fun to read about and you might, too. Yes, no? I hope you say yes, because it’s happening whether you like it or not.
  3. I really don’t like planning out my posts. I’ve been trying to use a blog calendar for a month or so now, and I just think it sucks. I plan out these posts at the beginning of the week and then feel like I need to stick with that. No thank you. I’m a spontaneous gal (note the sarcasm) and you’re about to see that. Boom. Not really. But that’s okay.
  4. I am taking lots more pictures. I am so over the fact of people judging me for taking pictures of food or myself or random things or even writing this blog. They are mean people if they care and they can just go away. And I know I suck, because there are no pictures in this post, but I’m too lazy right now to go get my camera. Oops.
  5. I am also done planning out my workouts. I feel too tied down to them and just want to do what I feel like doing. Is that too much to ask for?
  6. I’m quitting pretending like I need to give up sugar or processed food or any of those wonderful things. I love them. Sure, I really could lose about 10 pounds right now, but I like gummy bears and brownies too much to do that by eating a completely clean diet. I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, I will eat the king size box of sour patch kids and all the bags of mini gummy bears Luke and I bought for our LA trip in ONLY 2 MORE SLEEPS!


Also, I am super proud to announce that I’m hosting my very first challenge group! Yes, it’s through Beachbody, but it’s really just through me. And I’m pretty cool. So we would have fun and I want you to join me! It’s all done from home and online, and I know ya’ll are on your computers all the time so you really just have no excuses now Smile Here’s the details and I really, really want you to contact me with questions either in the comments or at [email protected] please!

It’s a month-long fitness challenge starting on May 1 called the SPRING BODY CONFIDENCE CHALLENGE. We will work out, eat clean, and keep each other motivated for 30 days!

So here’s the details. BeachBody is the company that developed p90x, Insanity, Turbofire, all that kinda stuff. I already know that you guys are into health and fitness and constant improvement, so I think this challenge group would really help you get awesome results! I want everyone in the group (only 6-8 people) to see results, so in fairness I have to keep it to the first few people that commit to buying a challenge pack from me, since more people want in the group than I can handle!

Okay, so you’re probably like, what the hell is a challenge pack? It’s comprised of 3 things that most people need for max results:

1. Your choice of a NEW fitness program DVD set.

2. A 30-Day club membership for custom meal planning and workout tracking.

3. Shakeology! You can totally do this for only the month of our challenge and cancel after the first month if you don’t want it after that. I can help you do this, no problem Smile

Plus, by being a part of this, we will have our own Facebook group for daily accountability and support. This is ALL done online and everyone just does their best at home!

The “challenge pack” price depends on what program you choose, but they are HUGE savings when you buy the DVD & shakeology together.

Since you probably don’t know what shakeology is, here’s a quick video describing what it is:


I drink the chocolate vegan meal replacement daily and it has done wonders for my skin, nails, hunger levels, and it tastes like a freaking milkshake.

These are the two main programs that I would recommend for most of you, but I would love to talk with you more individually to find out your exact goals to decide which program (there’s so many to choose from!) would give you the best results for what you’re looking for.

Here’s a Turbo video:


This is actually the program I’m doing right now! I LOVE it. Tons of cardio and kickboxing and sweating…I feel lighter the second I’m done.

Here’s an Insanity video:


This one TOTALLY focuses on toning up and just building overall muscle so you burn more calories in your everyday life!

I need this accountability too and am super pumped to start. You’d have to be one of the first to order from me before I close the group. Let me know as soon as you order (if you decide to!), so I can make sure it went through before I close the group!

Here’s the link to my personal website where you order: http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/allisonhayes. If you want me to walk you through the steps, I am more than happy to do that!

If you’re still thinking, let me know and I can hold your spot for a couple of days. Thank you SO much for considering doing this, and I really hope you join me so we can do something fun together that we’re all interested in! <3 <3


Wow, that was so long! If you’re still reading that, you’re a champ. Here’s a quote, because I can’t have a Monday without a quote, no matter how long the post is:

It is very important, especially while you are young, to love something with your whole being – a tree, an animal, your teacher, your parent – for then you will find out for yourself what it is to be without conflict, without fear. – J. Krishnamurti


Do you have any questions about my challenge?? Email me at [email protected] if so Smile <3


  1. Yes! Empowerment! Haha I sure hope you find yourself more excited to do your posts and stuff. Sure like reading them. :) and amen to the pictures thing. It’s your blog. People should expect tons of pictures and plenty of pictures of you! I’m not sure what else they’d want but it really shouldn’t matter. It’s your space after all.

  2. This is so awesome, girl!! I wish I hadn’t just started my challenge otherwise I would totally join you!! Mark me down for the next challenge :)

  3. LA is so close, i am beyond excited for you. i think getting away will be great.

  4. This is an awesome post. I think it’s important to be yourself always, both in “real” life and in the online world. It’s tempting and easy to create a persona when blogging, but it’s always best to just be true to who you are. :)

  5. I love that you’re taking control of your blog. I think that’s so important. No one wants to read about perfect people. I like reading about real people who go through real things. Good for you for taking a stand :)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Thanks Amanda! I am certainly the furthest thing from perfect. I just ate the most massive handful of oyster crackers and like 6 dropped on my chest and I ate them, like no big deal. Yep.

  6. 1. Good for you for deciding to be more of “yourself” on your blog! It is something that readers and other bloggers appreciate and will really show through :) 2. I really want to do your challenge but am on a money saving mode this month… Do you think you’ll do another one later this summer??

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Thanks girl!! That’s okay if you’re saving money..I TOTALLY understand :) Email me at [email protected] if you have questions and I can send you some cheaper stuff if you’re interested. And yes, I’ll definitely be doing another one probably right when this one ends :)

  7. Love love love this, girl! You are beautiful and strong and amazing, and i think there is room in your life for whatever you want/makes you happy…as long as it doesn’t hurt yourself or someone else…since sour patch kids and brownies don’t do that, i think you’re on the right track :)

  8. Allison, always be YOU.. because hunnie, you are a beautiful person & everyone will love you.. and if they don’t, then shame on them and they don’t deserve to know you <3

  9. I love your “cool thoughts.” Being new to blogging myself, it’s hard to find your voice and the right balance. When I first started blogging, all I wrote were things like “Tips on how to clean your bathroom” or stuff that needed to be “sold.” While I still write the occasional tips post, not everything I write is advice now. Personal blogs really need to be a balance of every day life and stuff to “sell,” if you will.

    As soon as I started writing more personal life posts, people flocked to my blog a lot more than they did before. No blogger is perfect, and readers truly just want to hear about your life. Looking forward to your blogging changes :)

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