Does weight loss seem like an uphill battle?  Like everything you’ve tried just doesn’t work.  You have the perfect plan, it works for awhile, then you stall–get frustrated and then quit.  Or maybe you’ve tried every diet out there and nothing seems to work  so you give up.  How about, you work out like a fiend, eat right do all the “right things” and STILL can’t shake the weight?  You’ve given up carbs, you’ve given up sugar, you’ve starved yourself and NOTHING.  Do you feel like it’s a losing battle, so it’s easier to just quit fighting?  

If it’s EXHAUSTING being exhausted quit fighting and join the tribe!  The transformation tribe!  I’m looking for 4 amazing women who are ready to WIN the battle once and for all.  

If you’re ready,  I have 4 slots available in my Enlightened Transformation program!  Hit me up and let’s see if my program JUST might be the answer you’ve been looking for.  

It’s NOT a diet

It’s not a supplement program

It’s based on REAL food and what works for YOU!

Comment below: I want to apply!

Your body AND mind will thank you…

It’s a BOOT CAMP day at Fuel Fitness.  We’ll be doing HIGH 5’s today outside on the lawn.  Bring WATER, sunscreen, a hat, lip balm and your able body.  We’re gonna sweat out some toxins and have fun while doing it!  You coming?  12:10 – 12:50

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Nothing makes my happier than flowers–and flowers on a Friday REALLY make me smile.  This is my little planter on my front porch.  Every spring I look forward to planting pansies and tending to them all summer long.  SHEESH what a blessing.  

Sometimes we just need a mindset reframe–know what I mean?  Like a shot in the arm, an attitude of gratitude.  Well, here’s yours today!  

What makes YOU happy?  What’s your blessing?  

SHARE!  

I wanna know….

XO, 

Anneliese

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BRRRR….ever dip your toe in the water and it’s cold, then once you get in it’s not so bad?  At first it’s really cold.  Like– you might shiver, and feel stiff, not trying to move much, then the more you move around you get warmer, then pretty soon you’re swimming around in it like you’ve never been cold. Am I right?

Well, it’s NO different than working out!  SERIOUSLY!  At first when you start to work out you’re cold–you feel stiff– it’s hard to move around.  Sometimes it seems SO cold and it seems SO hard you don’t even want to start working out.  You can’t even imaging it ever getting better.

BUT

I always say—the first time is the worst time.  It DOES get better.  The more you move around, the easier it gets and the warmer you get.  You feel less stiff and more CONFIDENT in moving around.  The more confident you feel the more you want to do it.  The more you do it the more you change!  

Who doesn’t want to change right?  All you gotta do is dip your toe in the water….

I can help you get acclimated.  WOOP!

XO,

Anneliese

It’s a Power Strength day!  You ready to play?  So much fun when we play together.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 OUTSIDE. See you soon. 

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This girl….THIS one right here, I can’t say enough about.  I love when people FINALLY decide it’s the RIGHT time for them to change because they’ve tried everything else, they’ve watched other transformations, they are just sick and tired of being sick and tired of nothing working.  Her story says it all!  Congrats Tracy! I just couldn’t be happier for you saying YES to YOU!  MMMWAH!

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Today marks the end of my Enlightened journey. Reflecting back to the beginning, I was in a state of frustration. I tried many different eating plans including WW, South Beach, low fat, low carb, macro counting, etc. While I experienced results the first couple of weeks, I quickly plateaued and none of the programs resulted in the lifestyle change I was searching for. I was diligent at working out as long as I had a plan, but my favorite free workout app suddenly removed their plans (3 to 6 week full exercise programs) and went with collections (still a great resource but it no longer provided me with a structured scheduled plan). I never was much for drinking plain water (so I was dehydrated), I was under eating, and I took a maintenance medication for GERD. I had been following Anneliese on social media and one of her Transformation Tuesdays encouraged me to reach out. Anneliese and I talked and decided I would be a good fit for her program. We set my goal, she recommended shooting for 10 pounds and I told her I wanted to target losing 10% of my weight.

Fast forward to today, I have transformed. Completely transformed. Not just my body, but my mind, my heart, my lifestyle. I eat REAL food and I love it! I eat more calories than I have on any other “diet”. I very rarely experience GERD and I no longer take the maintenance medications. I have received many compliments on my complexion and that I look “happy and healthy”.

In addition to these non-scale wins, I exceeded my 10% goal by nearly 3%. I’ve lost 19 pounds, 3 inches from my chest, 5.5 inches from my waist, 3 inches from my hips, 2 inches from my thighs, half an inch from my calves, and 1.5 inches from my arms.

I am extremely grateful for the knowledge I’ve gained from Anneliese. She never hesitated once to help me when I was struggling and she helped me break through challenges. I am also extremely thankful for the support from my family, friends, and the other program participants. It’s important to have support and encouragement to be successful.

I am sad that the Enlightenment journey has come to an end, but I am confident that I will sustain this lifestyle change. And, I will continue on in the Energized Workout group and Fit Force. Many thanks and love to you all!

Group CYCLE today in the Octane studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 WHO’S COMING?

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Happy Monday!  I LOVE mantras!  What a great way to set up a great day by inspiring people.  What does it take to inspire someone?  Not much…..Maybe it’s as simple as a smile, a hug, a note of gratitude, or even a love letter about how amazing someone is.  

Why inspire others?  

  1. There’s nothing better than being a positive role model for other people
  2. Changing someone’s outlook by inspiring them with yours  is gratifying
  3. Inspiration is ENERGIZING
  4. Inspiring others is motivation to do more for yourself
  5. Inspiration is life changing

What will you do today to inspire all around you?

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Awhile ago I posted about what to do when you’re injured and shared with you a little bit about my injury/journey to recovery.  This is a follow up to that post. 

I am happy to report I am 98% pain free!  Tip:  Doing corrective work PAYS OFF! 

Do you sit all day??  Can I just say…sitting for long periods of time KILLS your back, core, hip flexors, butt and slows down your metabolism.  I know first hand all to well about this.  Here’s what I did to heal my “butt”.  I hope this helps ANYONE dealing with back pain, piriformis issues, psoas issues or all of the above.  

  • Every 30 minutes I got up and moved
  • I worked my transverse abdominis daily with corrective exercises
  • I foam rolled my piriformis, IT band and quads daily
  • I did IT band corrective exercises
  • I stretched DAILY!

All of these things coupled with LOTS of water and natural anti-inflammatories (fish oil and Vit. C)  has really made a huge difference in my journey to healing.  Feel free to reach out if you have questions, I would love to help.  Cheers to health and healing!

Bomb bursts sound like a plan to you?  It’s gonna be a HOT Boot Camp day.  BRING WATER, sunscreen, lip balm and a hat if needed.  Fuel Fitness outside 12:10 – 12:50  Let’s DO THIS!

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If you know ANYTHING about me, you know by now I love to SHARE my client’s  amazing transformations.  It’s really NOT just about losing weight.  It’s about changing your LIFE!  It’s all the stuff we really don’t think too much about until we get to experience it.  Check out Maria’s transformation!

#12week Transformation: Remember how your sweet mom or grandma told you that pretty is on the INSIDE? Well, that is the actual story of my 12 week transformation.

I came to this program because I was frustrated that I could not get below my weight set point. I have done intermittent fasting for many weeks, and tried a diet so low in carbohydrates I hadn’t even eaten fruit in months. Zero.zip.

I had also recently ended the longest friendship of my life, too painful to even talk about now because it had slowly gotten so toxic & negative.

Pretty soon, after joining, my non-scale wins started piling up: 1. Never day-tired 2. Never eating take-out 3. Clearer skin 4. Body confidence (fun in any relationship! – ha) 5. I finally made a couple of actual friends who encouraged me (hug you, Samantha 🌹). 6. My husband totally got on board to help and encourage 7. My tight pants started falling off. And
8. Something in my heart CHANGED.
Once I started feeding nothing but positive things into my life, my outlook changed. This is YOU, my tribe.

And for the numbers, they’re awesome too: 10 lbs lost
14 inches GONE

I could not be happier for Maria!  She CONQUERED and overcame  her weight plateau!  Congrats Maria!

 

 

I love Monday’s!  They mark the start of a new week, and are the most POPULAR day to start a new routine, whether it’s a new workout, diet or any sort of a plan.  Monday is a day of RENEWAL!  

Do you find yourself looking at Monday’s as a RE-DO.  Like, you start out with a bang–meal prepping, working out, journaling and doing all the “right stuff” and then by Friday your back to being exhausted, to0 tired to make dinner, just need to unwind with a glass of wine, plop down on the couch and order a pizza?

I get it, it’s easy to peter out with all the weekly stresses of running kids, work duties, house duties, not to mention yard duties now.  It seems impossible to get it ALL done!  

BUT what if we did a mindset RE-FRAME and instead of looking at ALL the daily tasks as IMPOSSIBLE,  we looked at it as I’M POSSIBLE!!  It’s my new thing I’m trying out.  I’m possible!  Here are some GREAT ways to break down the impossible to I’m possible

  1. Do your meal prep AND exercise during the weekend when you actually HAVE the time.  
  2. Change the week from Sunday to Saturday to WEDNESDAY to TUESDAY!  Start planning your menu for the following week on Wednesday, so you can shop and prep Saturday or Sunday!
  3. Organize your day!  Put everything in your calendar but prioritize only 3 of the most important things and focus on them first.  Then you’ll feel accomplished when you get more than that done. 
  4. Don’t neglect your sleep!  You NEED those precious hours as the week goes on.
  5. Don’t eat past 7:00 pm.  You’re body will spend more time digesting and less time sleeping.

These are just a few ideas to help keep your Monday’s and WEEK days fresh.  Take it from a pro…don’t let the week tear you up.  Get thru is and stay renewed not subdued!

Cheers to Mindset Monday!

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I’m so excited I finally am able to offer another program that JUST might be what you’re looking for.  
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Just fill out the application form below if you are interested in learning more about the Energized Workouts program!  
Power Strength is coming your way at 12:10 today at Fuel Fitness!  You coming??  See you soon!

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Ummm, yup–that’s me.  I’m WAY out of my comfort zone.  Like, I’m a gym rat for pete’s sake.  I haven’t been on a tennis court since???  Middle school?  Pretty sure that was the last time I took lessons and actually played.  So, yah–Tim and I hit the courts to “mix things up” a bit.  WHAT a hoot!  

Let’s face it, I’m a cheerleader, not really a jock.  I mean I’m coordinated, but apparently not agile or fast on my feet BUT was it ever fun?  Full of laughs and great memories.  

So, my challenge to YOU???  Is GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND INTO THE FIRE!  That means, step out of your own way and do something you wouldn’t normally do.  You gotta mix things up.  Keep your body wondering what’s gonna happen next!  

What are YOU gonna do to step out of your comfort zone??

BOOT CAMP is a GO today–hopefully outside!  I think it’s POD time!  You ready for some PODS?  If you don’t know what those are–you just gotta show up to find out!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 see you soon!

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I don’t get it!  I just don’t get it, but maybe it’s me….

Sometimes I can be—out there!  I’ve just always been one to do whatever it takes to have true health and wellness.  Like, I spend ridiculous amounts of money on my health, food, supplements, massage, chiropractic, eye exams, my teeth….the list is endless.  WHY do I do it?  BECAUSE IT’S A PRIORITY to me.  

Honestly, who has a budget for their health?  No one I know…is it because it’s not a priority like our bills are?  If it’s not, then WHY not?  Do I have a budget for my health?  Nope, I guess I just factor it in as part of my bills? I look at my health as essential so I can enjoy all the other things I choose to invest in.  I don’t balk at the cost of living healthy because I know IT’S WORTH IT!  Oh, and it’s WAY cheaper than living with disease. 

I know I’m probably on the extreme end of the spectrum, but I guess I look at my health as priceless.  Meaning, I’ll spend whatever or DO whatever to have it.  The way I see it is–if I don’t have my health it doesn’t matter what I DO have if I can’t enjoy it.  Right?  Or is it just me?  

Is health YOUR number one priority?  If not, why?  I’m just curious what is…Please comment below and thank you for indulging me!  XO

You got my head spinning round right round like a record baby round round RIGHT round!  Who sings it?  You coming today?  Fuel Fitness Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50 BE THERE!

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I love Samantha’s story.  Her story resonates with SO many people including me!  I love that she is so willing to share and so honored that she believed in herself enough to invest in her health!  I’ve known Samantha for over 15 years.  We worked together years ago when I was still training at LFC (Life Fitness Center) here in Helena and I can honestly say her transformation is hands down better than when she worked with me in person!  Take a listen.  If this speaks to you please comment….share your thoughts.

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So easy even a cave man could make it (if there was yogurt around).  

Peanut butter smoothie bowl

1 c. full fat greek yogurt

1 T. peanut butter (organic sugar free)

2 scoops chocolate protein powder

1/2 banana 

Sprinkle of cacao chips

Sprinkle of hemp seeds

DELISH!

POWER STRENGTH is happening today in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 you coming?

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Calories in must be less than calories out to lose weight!  (The magical weight loss equation)

I know you’ve heard this mantra said multiple times, you’ve read it, it’s preached everywhere you turn.  BUT I hate to be the bearer of bad news….IT’S A LIE!  This statement does NOT hold true in every situation.  Please stay with me and answer these questions:

  1.  Do you undereat daily?
  2. Do you overexercise daily?
  3. Do you exercise intensely every time you workout?
  4. Do you NOT exercise at all?
  5. Do you eat processed food only?
  6. Do you eat right before you go to bed?
  7. Do you eat only one meal a day?
  8. Do you follow the KETO diet?

Following me?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this statement would not hold true for you!  So if you are trying to lose weight and have NOT been successful by following the magical equation….quit wasting your time and start finding the magic equation that works for YOU!!  

If you want to know more comment:  I want to know more!  

BOOT CAMP baby!  Yep!  It’s Wednesday again.  It’s time to add a little STEP to your life don’t you think?  Come and join the step party.  LET’S DO IT!!

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Hey guys!  Meet Jana–she’s my next amazing transformation babe!  I’m so proud of her, but it’s not because of all her scale wins, her non-scale wins are MIND  BLOWING!!  Don’t take my word for it though…here are HER words:

#12weekTestimonial. Today marks the end of my 12 weeks in Enlightened Group. While I’m sad that it’s ending I’m also excited to see how well I can manage on my own. But before I go any further, let me tell you a little about myself 3 months ago.

I was unable to stand or walk for more than a minute or two without massive pain in my hips and lower back. Going to Costco was sheer torture. I’ve tried x-Ray’s, MRIs, chiropractors, orthopaedic doctors, cortisone shots, massage, acupuncture, pain meds…I even quit a very lucrative but stressful job that I had been at for 16 years at the recommendation of my doctors. I was that desperate. NOTHING was helping, and I’ve spent a fortune over the past 10 years trying to find a fix. Add to that the daily achiness of a fibromyalgia diagnosis and, as you can imagine, I was absolutely exhausted and felt extremely defeated. I would often come home from work, eat something unhealthy like tortilla chips with hummus & half a bottle of red wine and a couple muscle relaxers to help me sleep (self medicating) and go to bed. It was a very miserable existence and I felt like my life was passing me by. I was so depressed. I was also gaining weight at a rapid pace due to my unhealthy, inactive lifestyle. I am 5’3 and had never weighed more than 107 lbs. in my entire life. Suddenly I was craving foods I’d never been interested in before: pasta, wine, bread, pastries, cereal, LOTS of carbs & starches. My metabolism came to a screeching halt. In 9 years I gained about 60 lbs.

I knew in my heart that if only I could exercise I would begin to feel SO much better. But everything I tried hurt, so I gave up. I injured my back the first day I went to the gym for my one-week trial because I had no one to guide me or teach me what I should or shouldn’t do. So there went another year while I recovered from yet another injury.

I have lost 12 lbs. over the past 3 months. It’s not a huge drop but my nonscale victories have absolutely CHANGED MY LIFE. Here is a list:

Getting completely off my heartburn & blood pressure medications!

My skin is so much less dry from the increase in my daily water intake! I really notice on days I don’t carry a water bottle with me how much better I feel when I hydrate.

I am able to exercise with NO pain in my hips & lower back! Anneliese provided corrective exercises and taught me how to use my foam roller in new ways which really dig into my pain and over time, very slowly, I have been able to start walking again. Running errands and doing household chores is no longer painful. LIFE ALTERING!!

I was once so confused by all the diets and exercises advertised on social media. I had no clue which of them were right for me or why. It was so intimidating! Anneliese had ideas throughout the entire 12 weeks about foods, exercises, supplements, etc. and every single thing she suggested was spot on! Every recommendation she made was based on my needs as an individual, this is NOT a one size fits all program!

My energy level is 100x better than it has been in years. I get up with my alarm and never feel groggy or lethargic. I sleep hard and wake up feeling rested. I no longer sleep away the weekend!

MY TRIBE!!! There just aren’t words to accurately express how much your encouragement, support, laughter, tears, friendship have meant to me!! I feel like I won the lottery and my heart is so full of love, respect and admiration for all of you. I’m forever grateful that our paths have crossed!

And to you, Anneliese Swingle, THANK YOU for giving me my life back. For believing in me and helping me to believe in myself again. For reminding me that I matter, and that it’s up to me to make the changes I want to see in myself. There is no quick fix, it takes hard work, consistency and determination, but I am capable of reaching my goals.   

It’s Spin Day Tuesday!  You coming to pedal away your woes?  Let’s DO IT!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 in the Octane Studio!  WOOT!

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