TACO TUESDAY!!! Hands down the best pork carnitas tacos EVERRRRRR!!!!

Hey peeps…..HAPPY TACO TUESDAY!!!!

So here is a well known secret ;) I am slightly obsessed with a local food truck Tacos El Primo here in Harrisonburg.

They are AMAZING!!! The pork carnitas tacos are so delicious and  simple. I have been on a mission to recreate them in my own kitchen and i have DONE IT!!!!!! I do love the whole taco truck experience truly. The guys are so friendly and affordable and my kids pick going there over any chain restaurant!

So here is the recipe which i found on pinterest from a site called My Kitchen Escapades and after reading the comments felt this is the one to try.  I tweaked a little as the recipe is for a dutch oven and I used my crock pot. But it turned out perfect.

I started out with one HUGE pork butt bone in. Weighing in at a massive 7.25 lbs

I trimmed the extra fat.

Then in my crock pot i put the following:

1 1/2 cups water

1 whole orange halfed and juiced into the pot it goes

1 1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp pepper

1 tsp ground cumin

1 onion, peeled and halved

2 bay leaves

1 tsp dried oregano

Recipe calls for 2 tsp of fresh lime juice which I totally forgot! But I am sure will make it just as lovely.

OKAY! So its all in the crock pot and i set it on low Saturday evening and let it go. 8 Hours is definitely enough but i let it go through church and came home to awesome falling off the bone pork that was amazing!

Here is step two and this is the make it great move,

Scoop all the meat out of the pot. Then take the juices and reduce on stove for about 15-20 minutes till thick like syrup.

This takes all those delicious flavors and concentrates them even more.

Then you fold this liquid back into your pork. Gently break up the pork as you do this.

Then take pork and spread on foil lined baking sheet in single layer, it took two large sheets for me to get all of my pork done.

You then broil the meat for 5-7 minutes till edges are browned and crispy. Take spatula and carefully flip and repeat on other side. When you are done you will have the most amazing crispy flavor full pork carnitas EVER!!!!

Now for the garnishes true El Primo style!

Very small diced onion, fresh cilantro and thinly sliced radish.

Place on warm corn tortilla and top with salsa verde (green salsa ) and TA-DAAAAA!!!!

I actually started to laugh when I took my first bite because they are SOOOO DELICIOUS!!!! YUM!!!

This is hands down the best pork dish I have ever made! Super excited.

WARNING: I am not responsible for the amount of carnitas eaten before the actual meal was served…..i could not help myself!

Now onto my next mission…..getting the salsa verde recipe from the El Primo peeps!!!

September 15, 2015Permalink Leave a comment

Join me in a #meatlessmondaynight with Silk and some yummy ideas!!!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hey there peeps!

So after a long weekend of football and tail gating you more than likely are going to be ready for a little less meat and lot more veg and meatless options to kick your week of in the right mode!

So i know I love a good burger and steak. But I also love meat free meals and eat them often.

Silk has challenged us to sideline meat on Monday night meal times! I AM IN!

So in prep for my #meatlessmondaynight I have made an awesome bean salad which is super tasty and you can add or take away as you wish. For some extra protein I have a glass of Silk soy milk with my meal. Tasty and a great way to keep protein in my meal with out the meat!

My salad is soooooo easy and yummy to throw together.

Canned kidney beans



baby bell peppers


all diced up nice and small, splash white wine vinegar, dash of cumin and about 1 tbsp of sugar.

Mix and chill.

Super easy super yummy.

Healthy and light. Pair up with one of Silks many awesome products and I promise you will not miss the meat on your Monday night meal!

OH!!! Get excited because Monday the 14th of September Silk kicks off their “side line meat” site full of recipes and even chances to win on the giveaway!


So come on my fellow cave people! Lets do this! Meatless Monday!


This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

September 12, 2015Permalink Leave a comment

Swinging is my thing!!! Tanks and Tees now available!!! YAYNESS!!!!!!

Hey peeps….I have been busy as can be and one of my project had been put on the back burner.

I finally have for you a totally sweet tank and tee shirt design exclusive to Better Believe Fit
Let people know your a swinger!!!!

Order yours HERE








More colors and multiple sizes available on order page



Attack of the killer QUADS!!!!

Hey peeps!
Hope you all had a fantastic July 4th!!!

Time to get back to the grind!

If you follow me on Instagram i post pics and get asked alllll the time about my leg routine :D

Well honestly I work my legs allllllll the time LOL as I teach many classes a week and pretty much all of them involve some kind of leg work out.

Les Mills Body Pump: Squat and Lunge tracks.

Interval Fitness Class: Weighted and body weight and plyometric moves.

Les Mills CXWorx: Resistance tubing exercises

Kettlebells: Weighted and body weight, along with some plyo and isometric moves.


OK that being said I DO LOVE LEG DAY!!!!!

I get in my FAVVVVV Dead lift day with my gym BESTIE and co-worker/partner in crime Lindsey. Having a lifting partner is key for me. I can of course get in and turn up the music and grind out some lifts. But nothing beats having a cheerleader telling you “COME ON LIFT IT!!!!!” on your last set and adding weight when you thought you were done. Oh and we always celebrate post lift with a well deserved visit to the TACO TRUCK!!!! You gotta feed the machine LOL


On my typical leg day this is what goes down:

Body weight warm up: 3X maxxxx effort jump squats.

Smith Machine: Warm up- 3X 95lbs 15 reps.   4X 135lbs 10 reps

Split Squat Smith Machine: 4 X 10 @ 95lbs ea. leg

Bench step ups with 25lb dumbbells in each hand 4 X 10 reps each leg

Sumo Goblet Squat 4 X 15 reps 50lb Dumbbell

Plyo Burn Out to finish: Jump lunges to failure 2-3 sets…..BURN THEM OUT!!!!!


So there you go! I hope you have a QUAD-TASTIC work out!!!!


Can you feel better than you already do?

Culturelle Probiotics sponsored this blog post. All opinions and text are mine.

Hey peeps!

How are you feeling? Good? GREAT!!! But can you feel better? My answer is YES!!!

You all know I strive to eat well, including healthy whole foods in my diet, trying to get in enough water through out the day but can we just have a moment of total honesty here….when I am busy, and stressed or starting to feel a bit run down I can make some poor choices. After the donuts or the drive thru food is eaten my guts suffer :( takes a while for me to get back to normal. My tummy is not used to that and it seems to only make me feel even more run down.

I had the chance to try Culturelle Health and Wellness Probiotics a once a day probiotic that supports a healthy immune system with the aid of the #1 clinically studied probiotic Lactobacillus*.

Sounds VERY interesting and well complicated…NOT AT ALL!!!

I started each day out with simply taking the Culturelle Probiotic with a my breakfast. No special steps, or fancy drinks needed. Just a little probiotic pill that will support my immune system and help to keep my tummy in happy harmony with the rest of my body.

You know we have all had the days after a treat meal, or coming back from being a bit run down our tummies may not be as happy as an be. Culturelle Probiotics really seemed to help.

So how about you go check out Culturelle Health and Wellness Probiotics to find out more about how you can improve your day to day routine with the help of probiotics. They even have a coupon to try out the product! YAY SAVINGS!

Here is the $125 question :D Oh did I forget to mention??? How silly of me ;) Tell me what you do daily to stay healthy and happy….comment and you may win the $125 from Culturelle Health and Wellness Probiotics.



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Culturelle Probiotics sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Bring the healthy to your summer with smoothies!


Hey Peeps!

So summer is on the way…it is, I PROMISE! The warmer weather has me craving more fruits and veggies in my day.

I absolutely love the idea of blending up all my favorite flavors into one smooth and silky smoothie. Try that as a tongue twister :D

So let me tell you what I love in my smoothies and you can get into your produce and kitchen and blend up something amazing. I am telling you there are a million and one ways to make your smoothies awesome.

I always start with Silk Coconut milk. I love Silk Coconut milk as it has a fantastic texture and the taste is great! Not to mention it is NON GMO. Great alternative. Especially when milk has more calories, fruit juice is loaded with extra sugars that you don’t need at all when you are already using yummy fresh or frozen fruit.

Today my smoothie has Silk Coconut milk.

Fresh raspberries and banana, along with frozen mixed berries. Blended up in my old school blender.


Easy as 1,2,3 hit blend and 30 sec later I have a super healthy smoothie. Made with anti oxidant packed fruit, NON GMO coconut milk and that is it!


Got a great smoothie idea? Share it with Silk and enter Silk’s Smoothie Solution Contest

All out of ideas??? Silk has you covered at Silk Smoothie Solution Landing Page for tons of great smoothie ideas with any of the delicious Silk products :D

Want more?!?!? Well here you go :D  SIGN UP for the Silk Newsletter and get a coupon to try out Silk! YES :D

If you are not sure about what Silk product is the right one for your taste go HERE for more info on what they have to offer. Once you find one you want to try sign up and get that coupon, head out to your LOCAL STORES that carry Silk. Get your awesome self into the kitchen and whip up something fantastic and WIN in the Silk’s Smoothie Solution Contest.



This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Spring is here and I have happy feet! Bokos review.

Hey peeps! Spring has officially kicked off here in VA and I am EXCITED!!!!

My feet have been locked up all winter long in boots and tennis shoes and they are ready to break out and be free!!!

I don’t know about all of you but I usually go on the hunt for a great pair of sandals that will carry me from gym to cookout and out and about with no trouble. I was very excited when Matt from Bokos contacted me and said he had these great sandals to send me. Sure! I thought, whats so different about your sandal? Soon to find out. Got them and first I LOVE the color. Its super cute and perfect for spring. Next part that got me was how flexible they are and light. Perfect for tossing in your gym bag and carrying along to avoid the dreaded gym locker room floor.






The Bokos sandal is just a great fit and feels awesome. I mean really makes my feet happy. I can see that I am going to be stepping into spring with these cuties on!


Really great for packing along for trips since they fit, fold and pop right back to shape. I have had them stuffed in my purse before and they showed no sign of it. I think my Yoga peeps are really going to dig the Bokos for class. Keep a pair in your car, in your gym bag and pool bag. Lots of fun colors to choose from and would make a great gift too!

Check them out for yourself at Bokos USA and use my special code: BELIEVE to save 20% at check out!!!!

I love them and know you will too!!!!



Seeing clearly and feeling cute doing it!!!!

Hey peeps!

Had the opportunity to try out a new pair of glasses from www.Firmoo.com this past month. I have been VERY happy with my new specs :D

Firmoo is an online company with tons of really awesome glasses to choose from. At first I thought ehhh how the heck is this going to work as I can’t try them on first? Well they have a place for you to upload a pic of your own face and put the glasses on them. Then you can also look through pictures that previous customers share with them and the glasses they chose.

GREAT IDEA! I just looked through to find people with similar features and face shape to me and decided on these gems!

I LOVE them soooo much! Firmoo sent them along with a lovely hard case, a soft case, cleaning cloth and nifty tiny screwdriver key chain for any maintenance like a little tightening you may want to do later on.

I have to say the first thing that really stood out to me is the quality of my glasses. They are very well made and fit wonderfully. I am actually temped to order some more but alas I doubt another pair will have me so in love as these! I kinda adore the 50′s style of mine. Maybe some cat eyes with rhinestones are in order?!?!

So here I have a link for you to go and order your first pair and get a whopping 50% off! SWEET!!!


Go order and share, post a fab selfie on IG and tag me @betterbelievefit so I can see how hot you look!!! <3

If you are not already on IG come on and follow for more fitness, food and fashion fun!

Can your phone survive your busy lifestyle?

Corning Incorporated Sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. HEY HEY! What is happening my dears? Kind of excited to be working with Corning Incorporated :D Seems like a weird match for a blog post to you all but I really wanted to do it as I PROMISE you will totally see how Corning Gorilla Glass is very important for an active on the go momma like myself. So let me tell you a little story…walking out of the gym with my co-worker Lindsey and her phone rings..she reaches into her bag…then comes the fumble, the grab and ooooh no…. I watch as her phone falls to the sidewalk! GASP! Ughhh she just got her new phone and now it looks like she will be back to the store to replace this one. BUMMER! I wonder if it had Gorilla Glass it would have upped the poor phones chances?!?! I think there is a big chance it would have! Do you have Gorilla Glass on your device? Corning Gorilla Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click here to find out. Turns out Corning and its many uber smart scientists felt like the chance to lose a device or phone, even tablet was not acceptable and they wanted to help. Gorilla Glass 4, is designed to stand up to drops from 3ft Hmmmm I know quite a few little peeps…small humans who love to take momma’s phone and play with it, then get distracted and next thing you know…. OH! I hope that was Gorilla Glass:D Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click hereto find out. Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.

Corning® Gorilla® Glass has been used on more than 3 billion devices from 40 major brands. Is it on yours? Click hereto find out.

Corning Incorporated sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine.