Staying in shape is a never-ending journey. This site was created to make being the healthiest, happiest version of you simple.
Things really do change when you turn 40. Staying in shape gets harder. But it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. In fact I believe I am in the best shape of my life now in my 40s.
I remember when I was fresh out of college, enjoying a hamburger & fries (fries are still my favorite) and an older co-worker telling me, “enjoy eating like that while you can!” They weren’t lying either. It’s so much harder to lose weight as you age. That’s why I believe in maintaining a balanced approach.
At What’s Working Here you’ll find easy to follow meal plans and recipes along with a number of helpful short-cut tools. I also share honest workout reviews and fitness tips to help you decide what program is right for you and how to stay on track.
So What is Working Here? Short answer- Me.
I’m Leslie- a working mom who works from home, works out and constantly works on ways to do things more efficiently so I have more time for fun with my family.
A Little More About Me
I married my high school sweetheart, Chad, over 17 years ago and we’ve been together for over 25 years. We’ve got a witty 10 year old son, Blake. We live in a suburb just north of Houston, Texas.
I enjoy cooking, gardening, planning parties, organizing things and traveling.
I work full time from home in sales for a technology company that works with multi-unit restaurants. I feel like I have the best of both worlds working from home and still being involved with Blake’s school. It’s definitely a balancing act and I couldn’t do it without the support of my amazing husband, family and friends.
I don’t have a dramatic weight loss story. In fact I actually weighed less after having my son. But I had no muscle definition and the dreaded pancake “mom butt”. About a year after having my son, I started doing at-home fitness programs through Beachbody.
I struggle, just like you, to maintain my weight and fitness level. I know what it feels like to be healthy and strong. That’s why it’s so hard when things slip and I fall out of balance with my eating and end up feeling bloated and yucky. It sucks! But I do know what works and how to get back on track and that’s what I’m here to share with you.
My before and after pictures aren’t over dramatic but there is a change. I can tell you from experience what you eat really does make a difference.
I LOVE food. I eat every 3 hours. Don’t mess with my meal times. I plan a detailed menu every week, print it out and hang it on my fridge- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks. Yep, really. I share it here every week to help you plan (mostly) healthy meals for your family.
To be honest, I don’t enjoy working out. At all. But I do enjoy the health benefits and how it makes me feel more confident about my body. I’m a fan of the Beachbody fitness programs and have completed more than 15 different programs in the last 9 years. Some multiple times. We’ve also used a number of the Beachbody nutrition products so writing reviews and becoming a coach just made sense.
Don’t worry, I am a Beachbody Coach & Certified Ultimate Portion Fix Master Coach, but I’m not your typical Beachbody Coach. Beachbody is part of my business but it is not my whole business. I share information about Beachbody because it works for me. It’s not for everyone. Some people prefer to go to a gym and I get that.
What you will get from me:
- Meal plan ideas & recipes
- Honest reviews of Beachbody programs & products
- Tools to make completing Beachbody programs & achieving your goals easier
- Accountability & Support
What you will NOT get from me:
- I will NOT push you to purchase Shakeology
- I will NOT push you to become a coach
- I will NOT push you to please purchase something so I can achieve a certain rank
I’m not trying to build a team or achieve a certain rank. I really just want to help you feel your best regardless of if I’m your coach or if you purchase something from me.
Together we can work on being the healthiest & happiest versions of ourselves in the simplest way possible.