Fit Club Invitation

💡Ever feel like getting healthy should be simple, but getting started seems so hard?
💡Or maybe you feel like you don't have the time or energy to make radical changes to get the results you crave to feel & see?
💡Are you anxious to start something new leading up to the holidays, but nervous at the same time if you don't because you know how you might pay for it when the New Year rolls around?

I've got good news.
It doesn't have to be hard or over-complicated.
You don't have to do this alone.
And you ARE capable of living healthy through the holidays.

I'm looking for TWO more ladies to be my fit club buddies in November👯
Ladies who want to transform their bodies from the inside out, lose 5-30 lbs., tone up and gain strength & confidence!!!! 

If you decide to join me, you'll follow an exact workout plan (only 30 minutes a day) & simple meal guide! You'll also be added to a private group where I provide accountability, motivation, and community. 

Your enrollment pack will get you👇
-dvd workouts to add to your library that you can do in the comfort of your home. (No gyms + do it on your own time)
-access to a digital library of workouts that you can stream on your phone, iPad, laptop (great for travel)
-portion control containers that work with your custom meal plan
-a 30 day supply of a superfood shake that replaces a meal + your supplements
-a BPA free shaker cup
-ME as your coach and support
-a private, ladies only accountability group

Email me at with the subject "Fit Club Info" & I'll send you more information within 24 hours!

RSVP soon - enrollment ends on the 28th!☀️
*this package to get started is on sale in October*

Gracefully Balanced Core De Force TEST GROUP Details

If you KNOW you're going to do this program with me in our private {online} test group, go ahead and email with the subject "TEST GROUP I'M IN" to let me know that you're ready to be added to the group.

*Within the group, I will be sure everyone is on track and doing some sort of workout plan or exercise over the next few weeks to gear up for our launch!*

Our Core De Force Test Group will start officially on Monday, November 14th, 2016 - with a prep weekend starting November 11th. You MUST enroll in our group with your challenge pack purchased no later than the 7th to join us.

Requirements to Join the CDF Test Group:

1. I must be your Beachbody Coach. If I am not yet, please do so using this link.

2. You must order the Core De Force Challenge Pack. It will be on sale October 31st, 2016 at a special release price.

Your Challenge Pack Includes:

- Work program & training guide
- Quick Start Guide
- 30 Day Calendar
- Custom Eating Plan
- A Set of Portion Control Containers
- Shaker Cup
- 30 Day Supply of our Superfood Vitamin Shake Shakeology 
- Our Prive, Online Accountability {test} Group
- A 30 Day FREE Trial of Beachbody On Demand to streamline your workouts from anywhere at anytime

*If you are already drinking shakeology regularly, we will get you set up with just the program*

3. You MUST check into our private group daily
(it only takes a couple of minutes - don't freak)

4. You've got to commit to changing your overall health - mind, body & spirit

5. You've got to do your part to help encourage & challenge the other participants in our group

Please feel free join this event for the latest info. You can also add any friends or family, if you think they might be interested in our CDF Test Group.

Can’t wait to start this new workout program with YOU - it'll be an exciting, new adventure for ALL of us!

Click HERE to learn more about Core De Force.

Email any of your remaining questions to

What is Core De Force?

Core De Force

Have you heard of it yet?

It's the all new home Beachbody program launching October 31st, 2016. Here's everything you need to know about Core De Force!

What is it?
Core De Force is a mixed martial arts (MMA) style fitness program.

Who is it for?
Core De Force is for anyone who wants a total body workout & sculpted/toned transformation. This program is friendly for any fitness level who is willing to take on a challenge.

What's it like?
Core De Force is a high impact & high intensity fitness program. It's designed like a fight, broken down into several 3 minute cardio rounds during each workout.

Who are the trainers?
Joel Freeman & Jericho Matthews are the creators of and trainers for Core De Force.

What equipment is needed?
Absolutely NONE

How long is the program & the workouts?
Core De Force is a 30 day program with a 6 day a week training schedule (day 7 is for stretching). The workouts are between 30-45 minutes in length.

Is there a modifier?
There is a modifier in every workout so you can workout at your own pace, no matter your fitness level.

What's the nutrition plan like?
The Core De Force meal plan is going to be nearly identical to the "portion fix" system from the 21 Day Fix. It will focus on portion control & whole foods, but the color coded container system will be optional. The meal plan is simple to follow & is meant to teach you how to fuel your body for these high intensity workouts, while priming your body for results!

What supplements are recommended?
Daily Shakeology &/or the use of the Beachbody Performance Line are recommended for your best performance & maximum results.

Can I try it before I buy it?
Yes, on October 24th, there will be a free preview available via Beachbody On Demand. For each person who tries Core de Force, Beachbody will donate $10 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. How cool is that?? Your sweat will help raise money for a great cause!

When will it be available for purchase?
Core De Force will launch officially for customers of Team Beachbody coaches as a challenge pack on October 31st.

A challenge pack means a super discounted bundle of Shakeology + Core De Force OR Beachbody Performance Items + Core De Force {with free shipping thru November 2016}.

The Base + Deluxe Kits will be available to customers of Team Beachbody coaches on November 1st.

General release of the program to the public will take place on December 1st.

Want to see a sneak peek of our first workout with Core De Force? Check out our video!

Looks FUN doesn't it?!

I'm happy to announce that my Gracefully Balanced community is hosting an exclusive TEST GROUP in November for guys & gals wanting to work through this program as a group.

Stay up to date on the latest program news, release information & test group availability by joining THIS event. Learn more about what the test group involves HERE.

Please feel free to send any additional questions to

Roasted Broccoli Parmesan Recipe Share



  • 1 medium bunch (about 20 oz) broccoli with stems
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup homemade or jarred marinara sauce  
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. 
  • Trim about 1 inch off broccoli stems and discard. Slice the broccoli stalks in half lengthwise to have 4 pieces total. 
  • Place the broccoli and the garlic cloves on a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and drizzle both sides of the broccoli florets and stems with olive oil. Season both sides with salt and roast cut side up about 10 minutes, until the broccoli is browned on the bottom. Turn the broccoli and garlic and roast an additional 10 minutes until tender and browned and crisp.
  • Top with marinara sauce and mozzarella. Return to the oven and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.

Source: SkinnyTaste

November 2016 Fit Club

Holidays are coming.
Family gatherings.
Pumpkin everything.
Travel galore.
Company in town.
Edible temptation.
Work is nuts.
Kids have projects due.
The list goes on.

You know what happens when us women get busy?
- We usually put ourselves on the back burner -

You know what happens when our routine gets disrupted?
- We abandon daily activities because the thought of adjusting is too much -

You know what happens when we're stressed or overwhelmed?
- We turn to food or wine & forget about balance -

Ever feel that way this time of year?
I know I have.
And I bet you have too.

This is the time of year that people can gain an extra 3-5 pounds {sometimes more}.. and that's on TOP of whatever happened earlier in the year. YIKES.

What IF..... What if this year you didn't gain weight?
What if you gained self confidence, control, empowerment, strength & community instead?

You CAN exercise 5 days a week, drink superfoods & eat healthy as we approach the holidays despite all the excuses.

The question is.. WILL you?

Starting November 7, I'm launching my November Fit Club for women only who are looking to do just this & are willing to:

Pick a program that fits your goals & schedule.
Follow a meal plan you can customize that isn't confusing.
Drink superfoods of your flavor choice to help your gut health.
Log daily activity & stay accountable for 3 weeks.

If you're willing to do what others won't, you WILL accomplish what others can't.

But it starts with a d e c i s i o n every single morning to give your all. And three weeks later, you'll wake up realizing you just created habits to last you the season + beyond!

Want to learn more about how to join my fit club?

Email me at

Must RSVP/JOIN by October 31st!

Beauty from Ashes

Can I encourage you today? Or maybe blow your mind a little?

My God.. He's a good God.

He brings what was dead to LIFE.

He extends HOPE to that which was lost.

He FORGIVES those condemned.

He turns sorrow to JOY.

He creates beauty from ASHES.

He turns our mess into a MESSAGE.

He turns our pain into PURPOSE.

He allows our tests of life to be a TESTIMONY.

Rejoice, my friends <3 span=""> 

Our little Ghoens family has been working through some trials, testing & hurts the past couple of months. While it's been an incredibly hard season of life, it's been a time in life that I've felt so incredibly close to the Lord.

Those days I feel alone or broken, it's like He continually pulls me into His lap of comfort & whispers His promises to me.

You see.
Even though we feel alone sometimes..
It's because we aren't looking to acknowledge His presence - we only look to place blame or focus on what we cannot understand.

He never left us. He never stopped caring. He wrote our story so long ago. Our "shocking" life moments don't surprise Him. He's equipped perfectly to love, guide & teach us though it -- if we ACCEPT it.

One day, probably soon, I'll share publicly about this journey. Although I'm AMAZED at how God is already working to allow me to minister to other women & families by laying it on THEIR hearts to reach out.

In the mean time, dears - take some time to recognize His incredible attributes & what they could mean for your life.

I am a child of the King.. a King who is a good GOOD Father!