Bubble Butts, Boulder Shoulders & Quadzillas…Oh My

I find it absolutely hilarious that one of the most popular posts and one that reached more people on my Facebook Page than any other thing I have posted over the last 9 months has been a post about my ass! Seriously!  Check it out.  I did a brag post on Facebook about my ass just because it was really looking mighty fine that day.  I had not even worked out yet and that baby was just as perky as could be. Yep, Baby Got Back! :)  Click the pic and it will take you to a larger image where y...
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When In doubt, journal it out…then get rid of it

Keeping a journal is good for you right?  Isn't that what most people tell you?  Well, it turns out, if you are not careful, it actually could be not soo good after all.  This is something I found out the hard way. Recently...like numerous times over the last several weeks, I have had conversations with clients, friends and family about keeping a journal.  It has happened so much, that I had a FaceBook Live in a coaching group, have sent out an email to my newsletter list about it and now thi...
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Embracing Fear…I don’t want to be fearless

Lately I have seen a lot of people talking about fear.  About being fearless or getting rid of fear. Fear is something I have lived with for many years.  For almost half of my life I have been afraid of almost everything. I do not remember having this kind of fear when I was younger...like in grade school, high school and college.  I do remember being timid in some ways and having doubts and uncertainties about myself due to my weight issues and how it was constantly being thrown in my fac...
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Living a Life of Excellence

Do you want to live a life of excellence?  I know I sure do.  So how the heck do we live a life of excellence you ask?  Well, here is a quote I found that pretty much sums it up. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather have these because we have acted rightly; these virtues are formed in man by doing his actions; we are we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”  – Will Durant, The Story of...
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5 Lessons I learned losing weight, getting fit and healthy

Back in July of 2012 if you had told me that in 5 years I would be an entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry I would have laughed you under the table....all while I was wearing my size 3x tank top, smoking a Salem Slim Light 100 and drinking a Diet Coke. That year was a turning point.  The youngest daughter graduated high school and my husband and myself had graduated to being almost openly hostile room mates instead of having any semblance of a marriage.  I was completely disillusio...
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#OwnYourShit – Me taking responsibility for my actions

This is an #OwnYourShit post.  Me taking responsibility and accepting the consequences of my own actions with no blame, guilt or shame and sharing my experience with you so that you can know it it is not just you.  Shit like this happens to us all and we are not alone. These last couple of months I have NOT been practicing what I preach, and now have to pay the consequences. I tell my clients... and everyone else because I'm just bossy like that, their top 5 priorities for both weight loss and...
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Top 5 home gym essentials

When I first began getting back into exercise I did not have the money or the space for the great home gym I have at home now. So, before I was able to have this kick ass home gym there were a few essentials that I purchased that enabled me to get in a hella workout at home for less than $300 that takes up very little space. #1   A decent Yoga Mat.  If you plan on this home gym being more of a temporary thing then I would get just a basic Yoga Mat that is of decent quality but it will not hurt ...
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Finding My Life’s Purpose

When your love what you do, you will never work another day in your life.   I never really understood how true that quote was until a few short years ago.  I spent a lot of years doing things I was good at for my job instead of doing the things I loved and it was not until I was in my 40's that I realized it and decided to go on a completely different path.  Can we say scared AF? It's actually kind of funny how I got started in the fitness industry and it is a story that has plenty of twi...
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No you don’t have to love your body

I was talking with a friend a bit ago who has been struggling to lose weight and has been following some fitness people online who promote "loving your body".  She made a comment that really stuck with me because with my history, I completely understood where she was coming from.   She told me "I am sick and tired of hearing how I need to love my body.  I HATE my body.  I look at myself and all I see is fat.  I hate how I look, I hate how I feel and I hate that I cannot walk for just a few minut...
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Stop Stressing Your Way To Being Fat.

Stress management is the 3rd thing on my list of priorities to have for weight loss or just a healthy happy life.  All of us are under stress every single day.  From our jobs, our families, our friends and heck even our recreational activities can cause us stress.  Dealing with high levels of stress on a daily basis without learning how to lessen the stress load leads to chronic stress.  Chronic stress leads to a whole slew of health problems, and weight gain is definitely one of them. How we...
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