Happy Thanksgiving!



To give thanks for all the things I am grateful for would SERIOUSLY bore you to tears, so I will spare you from that.  HOWEVER, I will lovingly say THANK YOU to ALL of you who read my blogs, comment on my posts, participate in my silly challenges, do all the ridiculous workouts I plan, laugh with me, but most of all LOVE me!  Not only does this apply to my amazing clientele, it also applies to my UNBELIEVABLE husband, my children, and my family–cuz if you think YOU got it bad?  Try living with me!  HA!



Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies


  • c. salted butter, at room temperature
  • c. granulated white sugar (substitute coconut sugar)
  • 1/2 c. light brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • egg
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 c. all-purpose flour (substitute coconut flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/2 c. granulated white sugar (substitute coconut sugar)
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp pumpkin pie spice


  1. Using an electric mix cream butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Add sugars and pumpkin puree and beat well. Add egg and vanilla to mixture and mix until fully incorporated, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients mixing as you go until is just incorporated.
  3. Cover bowl with dough in it with plastic wrap and chill at least one hour.
  4. After the dough has chilled, preheat over to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix cinnamon sugaringredients together. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper or spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Roll cooking into balls (about 1 1/2 Tbsp of dough). Coat with cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Baked for 12-14 minutes or until they are slightly firm to the touch. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to wire rack to finish cooling.

(Credit: Julie’s Eats and Treats for the recipe!)


✌ @emilykrasny

Stretches for tight hips

Power Strength today in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10….you coming?  Did you know that November if “Friendsgiving Month”?  You can bring a friend for FREE the entire month of November and if that friend signs up, you receive $1 off your membership dues.  If you get 29 friends to sign up, you get your membership for FREE for LIFE!!  WHAAAAAT?  Yup!  You read that right.  However many friends you get to sign up you get $1 off your membership dues for LIFE!  What have you got to lose?

I love this! So true! Even though I haven't seen much change on the scale... I have felt tremendous changes in my muscles! That alone has made it easier to keep my energy up!

Tea Time!

Tea Time: Tea suggestions for a variety of health concerns, such as digestion, detox, nausea, stress, and constipation | matcha, kava, echinacea, ginger, ginseng, seena, rooibos, nettle, peppermint, clove, lavender...

Credit goes to: https://www.pinterest.com/source/crissp.hubpages.com/   *Tea is a great answer to all of life’s woes.  For whatever ails you, tea heals you!

Boot Camp at Fuel Fitness in the Octane Studio at 12:10 we will be “Falling Into Line” You got what it takes?  Show up and let’s find out!

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A thick and creamy smoothie bowl packed with protein! Options to make it a mocha smoothie by adding instant coffee or just make your own. This is a great base recipe and good for breakfast or dessert.
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup Almond Breeze Chocolate Almond Milk, plus more if necessary
  • 1 scoop your favorite protein powder (I recommend plain, vanilla or chocolate)
  • 1 packet instant coffee, if desired
  • 1 cup spinach (if you want a super food boost)
  • A few ice cubes
  • Toppings:
  • Almond Butter
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Chia seeds
  • Low-fat Granola
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Carob chips
  • Unsweetened Coconut flakes
  1. Add all ingredients except desired toppings to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If necessary, add more almond milk and/or ice to reach the desired consistency. The smoothie should be fairly thick so that you can eat it with a spoon.

Pour into a bowl and top with desired toppings such as chia and granola. Serves 1.

Group Cycle in the Octane Studio is gonna BLOW your socks off!  Come and ride to some kick butt music and kick butt drill!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50  See you soon!