Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Imperfectly Balanced EVENTs

So this is the season for holidays, shopping, food, and 5ks!!!! Apart of my mission in life is to help others get healthy, so why not meet up for some holiday runs:) Check out the events below...Select the link to pre-register and let me know if you sign up so I can keep a list of those that will be walking/running together.  MORE THE MERRIER!
Info to come but I might have a date for a Sprint Triathlon (much shorter distances) in April 2015. Training will start in January to anyone that is interested! 


Click pictures to pre-register for the events!


Monday, October 27, 2014


Happy Monday to all my friends and followers! I have some exciting news! Today, I started my 21 Day Fix Challenge group Pre-Season Plan & Prep week and we have some INCREDIBLE women in the group! I know we are going to have some amazing transformations from the inside-out! And I look forward to sharing their stories with you:)
Something I told my girls today is that I want them to LOVE THEIR BODY. As women, we are so hard on ourselves, we want to look a certain way or be certain size but truly that does not matter. What matters is, what is on the inside, that is where true beauty and health come from! God made you exactly the way He designed you to be! But I also believe that we are to honor our bodies and take care of it! That is why I like to call myself "imperfectly balanced"! We all have our own imperfections that make us who we are, but we need to be balanced...we need to be well-balanced in every area of our life...physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So I want to encourage you today to LOVE YOUR BODY and embrace who you are and ALL your imperfections! 
Today is the LAST CALL for those wanting to join the group and if you can't join this one my NEXT challenge group for the holidays STARTS DECEMBER 1ST....so message me to get on the list for that challenge group imperfectlybalancedbyali@gmail.com.  I will have more info on the challenge group in a few weeks:)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Overwhelming Response

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wellness Wednesday - Omega 3s

I love fish oil...especially for the health benefits! The American Heart Association recommends everyone eat fish at least twice a week. While foods are your best bet for getting omega-3s in your diet, fish oil supplements are the next best thing. I personally like the benefits of the added supplementation to my diet for mental clarity, muscle/fat loss, healthy skin, and heart health.
Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are very important in preventing and managing heart disease. Most of Americans do not need omega 6 and 9's as we consume those in our diet and too much omega 6 can cause inflammatory problems.

Benefits of Taking Omega-3 fish oil:
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce triglycerides
  • Slow the development of plaque in the arteries
  • Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm
  • Reduces change of heart attack and stroke
An omega 3 fish oil supplement may also help improve or prevent the following:
  • cancer
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • depression
  • heart disease
  • ADHD
  • diabetes
  • hyperactivity
  • reduces stiffness and joint tenderness associated with Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Improve a person’s ability to concentrate and just think clearer

For those that workout, fish oil is also highly recommended as one of the few supplements that should be taken by anyone with the goal of building muscle, losing fat, or improving their fitness level or athletic ability in any capacity.
I have a tendency to burp fish oil but these two products below I've never had a problem with. I currently use this Carlson omega 3 fish oil and I take a teaspoon in the morning and at bedtime.



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DEADLINE 27th & Get Moving Workouts

Hello everyone! I am getting so excited about my new "secret" FB challenge group starting November 3rd, 2014. Most of you have emailed or texted me asking what this challenge is about and some of you are ready to join! The DEADLINE is approaching and the final day that you can sign up for my challenge group is October 27th, 2014.  There is a deadline so that we can get you all of your material for the challenge on time! If you need more information on the challenge or you are ready to sign up please email me at imperfectlybalancedbyali@gmail.com and in the meantime fill out the questionnaire our HERE.
We are also already into week 2 of the 21 day Get Moving Challenge and I cannot believe how many participants we have! The workouts for the week are below....and remember your goal is to get in "3 Times a Week".
It makes me so happy to know that others want to get healthy and change their life too:) Some of the awesome posts from our challengers this week. Great job and so proud of you!!! Last week Paige was our "Super Mover" of the week!!!


Monday, October 20, 2014

So for all those people wondering...

I have had a ton of people emailing and texting me asking "What is the 21 Day Fix". Well, if you follow my blog, facebook, or Instagram, the past week I have been talking about my Challenge Group starting November 3rd,using the 21 Day Fix.  This is a closed group for passionate, motivated, and determined women who want to change their life and their family’s by getting healthy! I will be the coach of the challenge group and I will work with each women 1:1. We will figure out your health and fitness goals together from losing weight, gaining muscle, eating clean, meal prep, and learning self-control and discipline when it comes to food and exercise. I will be there right by your side from start to finish! So let’s jump right into what the 21 Day fix program is that I will be using to facilitate the challenge group. 

 What is the 21 Day Fix?
The 21 Day Fix is a nutrition and fitness program that makes losing weight and getting into shape easy for ANYONE…full-time employees, MOMs, and students! The program is an easy-to-follow portion control system with 30-minute workouts for each day of the week. The results are incredible and some challengers have lost up to 15 pounds in just 21 days! Whether you want to lose weight and get in shape because you are approaching a big milestone birthday (like I did, the big 30), learn portion control before the holidays, lower your blood pressure/cholesterol, or lose that stubborn pregnancy baby weight the 21 Day Fix program is for YOU! It’s simple, it’s fast, and it works. It’s time to get serious and take your life into your own hands and get healthy!

How does 21 Day Fix work?
The 21 Day Fix container system will teach you how to create healthy portions simply and effectively. It shows you how to eat whatever you want, in the right amounts, so you can reach your goals in an obtainable timeframe. No crazy calorie or point counting on this program!!! The 21 Day Fix workouts are designed to burn a lot of calories in only 30 minutes per day of the week.  Any fitness level can do them, I promise!!!  If you’re a beginner, follow the modified version. And if you’re an advanced exerciser looking to shed those last few pounds, increase your intensity and challenge yourself to push harder.

Why is the 21 Day Fix effective?
Because it’s so simple! There is no counting calories, points, or logging your food into myfitness pal.  Believe me I have done it all!! I was a Weight Watcher member for 8 years, counting my points all the time, and even though I lost the weight, I got tired of counting points! I even have counted calories and honestly I just got so burnt out from counting calories it actually made me binge eat because I was restricted for too long!  With the 21 Day Fix, everything is laid out for you. All you have to do is use the specially designed portion-control containers and do one 30-minute workout per day. All I am asking is that you commit to it for 21 days, and you’re going to love your results.

 What makes 21 Day Fix unique?
Because it’s combining both fitness and nutrition! By placing equal importance on fitness and healthy portion control, 21 Day Fix can help anyone lose weight—and keep it off—in a way that’s simple and sustainable. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, you can do it with the 21 Day Fix program.

 Nutritional Supplements:

 What do you get with 21 Day Fix?

·         7 color-coded portion control containers plus

·         Shakeology shaker cup

·         6 workouts plus 1 bonus workout on 2 DVDs

·         Quickstart guide and workout calendar

·         21 Day Fix Eating Plan

·         3 Day Quick Fix

Includes two additional workouts, a large portion-control container for meals on-the-go, one pink B-LINES Resistance Band* plus handles, and a FREE insulated tote bag.

 Equipment needed
Dumbbells or resistance bands

I am hoping this post will answer all of your questions about the 21 Day Fix program. I am telling you this program is incredible and the results are INSANE! If you have any other questions about the program, costs for the challenge, or would like to join in my next challenge group starting November 3rd, 2014, please email me at imperfectlybalancedbyali@gmail.com and fill out the questionnaire below and I will get back to you within 24 hours. 
I cannot wait to start this next challenge group! And I am so honored to have the opportunity to be your coach and make your health and fitness goals a realityJ
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Foodie - Clean Orange Chicken

My new recipe this week is this amazing orange chicken. My kids loved and it was great for leftovers!


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil, coconut oil or grapeseed oil

Orange sauce
 3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup raw honey (add more if want sweeter)
1/3 cup organic Tamari
1/4 cup organic rice wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground ginger or fresh minced (can make it spicy)
1/2 tsp. white pepper
zest of one orange
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

2 cups of shredded organic carrots (raw)
1 cup of organic chopped green beans (precooked)

Cook organic brown rice per instructions

Top with green onions and sesame seeds


  1. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until the chicken is browned and nearly cooked through.
  2. Pour in the orange sauce in with the chicken and put the carrots/beans in at the same time.
  3. Let the sauce come to a boil, then boil until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and serve over rice.
  5. Top with green onions and sesame seeds.

adapted from Gimme Some Oven



Thank Goodness It's Friday All!!! We are coming to an end of the 1st week of my 21 Day Get Moving Challenge - 3 Times A Week:) We have had some incredible involvement and I cannot even express how elated I am that I have people that have joined me in getting health and developing the healthy habit of exercise! Keep up the great work and remember you are STRONG, FIERCE, CONFIDENT, AWESOME, and BEAUTIFUL!
For those that want to join in on my free 21 Day Get Healthy Challenge just click the link! And for all those interested I will be coaching a private 21 Day Challenge Group starting November 3rd, so message me if you would like details on that! Also I have a special treat for all those in my challenges, at the end of the challenge I will have one special giveaway, so GET MOTIVATED and GET MOVING girls!!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wellness Wednesday - Iherb Haul

Everyone should know that I love me some IHERB orders....Well, here is my monthly haul from Iherb.
1. GF Red Bob Mills Pancake Mix - really good pancakes that have substance...who doesn't love breakfast for dinner!?
2. GF Red Bob Mills Oat Bran - I seriously eat this every morning!
3. Gastric Soothe - I have been dealing with a bout of gastritis so the zinc in this helps heal the lining of my stomach. Would be great for anyone that has stomach issues.
4. Turmeric Supreme- Turmeric is one of the #1 supplements you can take for inflammation and since inflammation is the #1 cause of disease...I take it!
5. Nordic Omega-3 Gummes- for the kiddos
6. Magnesium caps 500mg - helps relax everything..especially muscles and relieves all that tension in your body! Take am and pm. Can help with headaches too.
7. Natures Plus Animal Parade Chewables - For the kiddos too. Raw ingredients plus extra D3 and probiotics.
8. Buddy Bear Probiotics- Keeps healthy flora in the gut for the kids tummies and immune support.
9. MegaFood Daily Turmeric - Also has vitamin C and whole foods - mix in water or smoothie for extra immune boost and inflammation killer.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tone & Tighten - It's Time to Get Healthy & Change Your Life

We all can say that working out and eating clean can be very difficult...Time, money, lack of support, lack of motivation, and just not knowing where to start are all reasons why people never start or finish their health and fitness goals. But I want to help you with that! I want to be an example for you and inspire others to live a "Imperfectly Balanced" life. I am a wife with a traveling husband, a mother to 3 children ages 7,5, and 2 (and a new puppy), taxi driver to and from school and social activities for children, a daughter, and a friend...and I could add about 10 more things to the list that keep me busy too. And I still find time to exercise and eat healthy.  Yes, it takes time to develop those habits and it wasn't easy, but I love it all now...its apart of who I am and my family's. For me it was more than just exercising and eat the right foods, it was for my overall health...physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  When I struggled with post-partum anxiety, living a BALANCED healthy lifestyle was apart of my recovery, it truly changed my life.  
And that is what I want for you! I have no idea what your story is, but what I do know is that your life is in your hands and you have the power to change it.
Through my desire to help others I am excited to announce that on November 3rd, 2014 I will be coaching a private Challenge Group of 10 women who are serious about changing their lives!  It has been a passion of mine to help others find a "balance" in our crazy lives on how to be healthy from the inside-out. This challenge group is going to be incredible and I am ecstatic to think about the women I will get to work with and the results we are going to see. This will be LIFECHANGING.   
 So you are probably asking yourself why do you want or need me as your coach. Well, I am going to teach you how to balance "life" while living a healthier life. I will show you how to make exercise a part of your daily life, how to plan healthier meals along with meal prep, and how to stay motivated to reach your health and fitness goals! We are on this journey together and I want to help you reach whatever goals you have for yourself and family! Believe in yourself and you WILL do it!
All I ask from you if you decide to have me as your coach for this Challenge Group is that you participate in the Facebook "secret" challenge group daily. Every day I will share a recipe, motivation tip, meal plan, or a health fitness tip on the group page. All of my challengers will need to check-in daily with your goals for the day and then show support to others. I will also have other homework for you to complete that I will post on our group page. 

On October 27th, a week before the challenge starts, we will start planning and prepping for the challenge. I will have everyone take a "before" picture and take measurements. I will assist in meal planning so that you will know how to grocery shop the weekend before. And answer any others questions so that we are all ready to be 100% ALL IN for the challenge!
The program being used for this group challenge is called the 21 Day Fix.
This is my favorite program because you see immediate results! The program is short and simple, easy to follow, you get to eat normal food, and its actually fun! Best part of all the workouts are performed in your own home!
If you want to find out more information about the program contact me @ imperfectlybalancedbyali@gmail.com or message me through my Facebook page.

The last question I have for you is...Are you ready to change your life? Stop putting it off until tomorrow and make a decision today to GET HEALTHY! If you are interested or ready to be part of my personal challenge group fill out the questionnaire below!
SUPER EXCITED to possibly have the opportunity to be your coach and see YOU change your life.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Motivation - Get Moving Challenge

The 21 Day Get Healthy Challenge of Get Moving 3 Times a Week starts TODAY! This challenge is open to the public and you can access the Facebook Group HERE. Join the group and be ready to be inspired and challenged to get healthy! Here are worksheets you can use to keep track of your activity and develop the healthy habit of exercises!

The Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can help:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fashion - Mexico Outfits

I always get asked "where did you get that" when I go on vacation or when I post new pictures on IG... So below is a list of some of outfits I got comments on from my most recent trip to Mexico to celebrate my 30th birthday! Click item name to be linked:)

Black Bathing suit - Victoria Secret

Glasses - Forever 21
Pink Bathing suit - Victoria Secret

 Black Floppy Hat - Target
Glasses - Forever 21
Pink Bathing suit- Victoria Secret
Jean Shorts - Abercrombie

Dress - Lulus