Happy Friday!!  I’m here to HELP YOU!!  I got this!!  Now it’s crunch time–you literally have 2 more weekends until CHRISTMAS are you stressing? You’ve got 3 Christmas parties to go to, band concerts, potlucks at work, gatherings with friends, no sleep, no exercise and more alcohol and sugar in your system now then you’ve had in 3 months.  You’re pooped, out of time, out of money and still have SO much to do!  HOW will it get done?  Here’s how:

  • Prioritize:  make a list of absolutely everything you have to do 
  • Then only put 3 items from your list on your DAILY to do list
  • You’ll actually FEEL more accomplished just by doing those 3 things and will PROBABLY get even more items completed!
  • Drink water!!  Water is life giving–no matter what else you do or don’t do–drink water!!
  • BREATHE!  Slow down and take 3 deep, thoughtful breaths.  Gather your wits and start again.

These tips brought to you by:  ME!!!  Because I love you and CARE about you!  Have a GREAT successful weekend!


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I know there are days you JUST don’t feel like working out.  I get it–I really do.  And I know some days you don’t even THINK about working out.  In fact, you can’t even REMEMBER the last time you worked out!  I hear you…that used to be me.  I was SO out of shape I couldn’t even remember what it was like to feel good in my own skin, let alone feel good at all.  I had no energy, no motivation, no love for life.  I was stuck.  I was at a health crisis…I bottomed out my thyroid and I needed to make some serious changes.  So I did…  I hired a coach and I made some major lifestyle changes!   Was it hard?  Yes!   Was I desperate?  Yes!!  Was it worth it?  YES!!!  Was it the best thing I ever did?  YES!!!  I always say:  “if it was easy, EVERYONE would do it!”  You can quote me om that!  Just DO IT!  All you have to do is REACH OUT!!  


Bootcamp Baby!  Today at Fuel Fitness in the Octane studio we’ll be doing some Pyramids!  Holy Catfish…it’s been awhile!  See you soon??  Bring a friend if you like!  HOO RAH!


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As you know, today is “Make a vegetarian dish” for the 40 day Mindful Challenge!!  What WILL you make?  I challenge you to POST a pic of the dish along with the recipe!  It will be FUN!!!  My how time flys…are you being Mindful and playing along?  Don’t forget to TAG me, so I can see what you made!!  CHEERS!!

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  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 (16 oz.) bag of brown lentils
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans no-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (32 oz.) cartons vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, croutons, tortilla chips, avocado


  1. In a large heavy duty dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and red bell pepper; saute the vegetables for 8 minutes or until soft and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in garlic and chili powder; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add lentils, tomatoes, bay leaf and stock. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  4. Transfer 3 cups of cooked chili into a food processor and process until pureed; add the pureed chili back into the remaining chili and stir to combine. Taste for salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in cilantro and serve.

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I would like to introduce you to TIM, my new assistant!  Now some of you may know him as Tim Swingle of Trainer Tim’s tips, or maybe Gym by Tim, or maybe that crazy Ram fan, or maybe as my husband…but now he’ll be wearing a NEW hat due to a recent change in his employment status — Assistant Tim!!  I’ve decided that it was time to really look into hiring an assistant so I can concentrate on serving my clients even MORE.  Soooo….there ya go!   Here’s to CHANGING MORE LIVES!!  Thank you Assistant Tim!!

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Feeling the pressure of the holiday already?  Well, that’s TOTALLY normal.  But don’t let it SQUASH you and steal your energy!  Here are some things you can do to alleviate the pressure.

  • Get your sleep!  Don’t sacrifice that precious sleep for ANYTHING
  • Drink your water!  Don’t get dehydrated, it steals your energy
  • Prioritize!  Make a list of your top 3 priorities for the day and focus on getting those done ONLY
  • Take a nature walk!  Get some FRESH air and BREATHE the stress away
  • Make a STOP time!  When it’s quitting time…QUIT!  Unplug and be done for the day


Omg, these guys…these people RIGHT here…I am SO thankful for.  They make me laugh til I cry, they do all my silly little challenges (not always willingly), they are always there for me but mostly….they accept me for who I am!  Every Thursday I ask my clients what THEY are most thankful for and so enjoy their responses and pics.  Feel free to play along…what are YOU most thankful for?  GO!

Power Strength today in the Octane Studio.  I’ll be throwing some heavy stuff around today at 12:10.  You gonna join me?

Today is WHY Wednesday!!!  These people are my WHY.  They are a GREAT reminder of WHY I do what I do. They keep me focused on WHY I do what I do, but ALSO keep me in the present moment so I don’t get lost in all that I “need” to do.  Thank you Austin, Nikki, Tim, Daniel and Savannah for being MY WHY!  Happy Hump Day and WHY Wednesday!  What’s YOUR WHY??

RUH ROH!!  It’s Boot Camp today!  WHY?  Because it’s WEDNESDAY! HA! Come and join me for some H.II.T. training today Fuel Fitness 12:10  See you soon!

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Happy Thanksgiving to ALL my friends, family, supporters, followers and TRIBE members.  I am grateful for ALL of you and all that I learn from you every day.  Thank you for sharing my posts, doing my workouts, reading my emails, laughing with me, crying with me, and simply loving me.  Please take time today to give thanks and don’t forget self care.  Move today, even if you go for a walk.  BREATHE deeply, laugh hard and love like there’s no tomorrow!  If you need some guidance…take part in my 40 day Mindful Challenge– Enjoy!!


Give Thanks!

Here in little old Helena, MT we were fortunate enough to take in God’s beauty one night while driving home.  The picture’s God paints for our minds IF we just take a moment to enjoy are breathtaking.  How can something so beautiful speak so many words.  I was immediately filled with gratitude for:  my eyesight, my health, my mind, my friends, my family, my home, my LIFE (just to name a few things).  God gently reminds me to be mindful.  He speaks to my senses and I’m always reminded to GIVE THANKS.  Please share YOUR gentle reminders!!  I want to see….

Hey hey hey!! It’s Boot Camp today!  What do you say we do some Bomb Bursts?? OH JOY!!  We HAVE to get ready for the holidays!  Speaking of…have you signed up for my 40 day Mindful Challenge?  It’s NOT too late!  Just DO IT!  Here’s the form to get you signed up!  https://workoutguru.wufoo.com/forms/zg1qorf04wkxsp/

Fear keeps you from ever achieving what you truly desire!