I remember when I hated the way my clothes fit


when I felt insecure about how I looked in a bikini.


When I struggled to have the energy to get out of bed at the first alarm in the morning.


When I looked at people in shape and wondered if it could be me.


I used to think it would take so much energy I didn’t have.


So much time I didn’t want to spend.


So much pain I didn’t want to experience.


Yet I failed to realize how much time I was spending on trying to distract myself from my guilt and shame.

How much time I spent being unproductive because I was operating at such low energy.


How I lived a dull level of discontent all day, every day, and repeatedly felt bad about myself because of my continual failure to achieve the health and body I wanted.


…the funny thing is, it took me the same energy to be unhappy and unhealthy as it did to be happy with my body and healthy.


I just used the energy positively in a way that supported me, rather than beat myself up and stayed stuck.


Let me encourage you…it’s not harder to lose weight than it is to stay the same. It’s just different actions and feelings.


The right feelings and actions will have you feeling empowered and strong, the wrong ones will have you feeling stuck and frustrated.

I implore you…don’t get stuck (like I did), feeling it’s harder to lose weight and be happy and be unhappy.


It’s just a choice, to be trapped or be free.


So please…as if your life depended on it.

Choose freedom


It Thursday and you know what THAT means….POWER STRENGTH!!  Who’s up for some?  Come and join me in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50!  See you soon…

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So excited to share Elana’s results from the 90 Day Enlightenment program.  Sometimes when you’ve tried every diet in the book, every exercise from Pinterest and going it on your own without any success–it’s time to reach out for help!!  I love her transformation and am so proud of her I just had to share:  

90 Day Testimonial:
I joined Anneliese Swingle’s 90 day enlightened group to make some positive changes in my life, health, mentality and body. My goal was to lose 25 pounds and feel better about myself. As of today, I have lost 19.5 pounds and 16.5 inches overall. Along the way I joined the gym, learned a lot about making healthy food choices, eating enough food with a balance of fat, protein and carbs, reading food labels, THINKING differently about food, and the importance of adding strength training to my workout and not just doing cardio all the time. 
Non-scale wins include no sugar or caffeine for this whole time AND not missing either one! The importance of mindful meditation-thinking differently about food and what goals I want to reach and how I feel about myself.
Several times in the program my weight loss stalled or plateaued but Anneliese always had a word of encouragement and a fix…every time! 
My journey is not over, I INTEND to lose the last 5.5 pounds, keep working out and put everything I have learned in the last 90 days into practice. 
Thank you Anneliese and the whole Enlightened Group for helping me succeed on this program…I appreciate you all!

Group Cycle is gonna happen today in the Octane Studio.  Bring a friend if you’d like.  But either way, there will be sweat, hard work and happiness.  You’ll be SO glad you came.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50

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90 Days and YOU can transform your life just like Sandy did.  I highlighted her 30 day results and now I’m happy to share her 90 day final weigh in results!  Yes, it’s great to celebrate the scale wins….but her non-scale wins scream just as loud if not louder!  Congrats Sandy on your your work.  You’ve earned all the riches you deserve!!  Congrats!  In her words:

I have reached my 90 Day check-in and I did well. On December 1st I went cold turkey from all crackers, bread, pasta, cheese, and sugar (except what is in fruits and veggies). Amazingly I have not missed them and for someone whose diet consisted mainly of bread, potatoes, pasta, cheese and crackers, it was a huge step. Guess I was ready to feel better and not be running to the bathroom as soon as I was finished eating and that hasn’t happened in 3 months.

My totals for the 90 days are … 12.75″ lost, 18 lbs lost, 6.5% body fat decrease, 19.6 lbs fat mass lost, and 1.6 lbs of muscle gained. 

Proud of what I have accomplished and look forward to my next challenges of continuing to improve my health, lose more weight, build more muscle, drink more water and put all the elements of a healthy life together. I will keep pressing on! 😅

The most important part of this program has been non-scale #Wins … more energy, fewer naps due to sadness or lack of energy, feeling stronger, moving easier and climbing up and down things with comfort, not having stomach issues, feeling upbeat and motivated (most of the time), getting into a life routine that feels good, learning to say “NO” so I have time to focus on my health, and motivating others to start looking at their lifestyle and how they could make changes.


Group Cycle today in the Octane Studio and I WILL BE THERE ha!  Are you coming today?  I feel really strong—do you?  See you soon.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50

Spin it all out #MotivationMonday #indurocycling


And somehow, I knew I was capable of more.

I hated feeling self conscious about the way my clothes fit, too tight in all the wrong places, making me want to wear clothes to hide my body rather than express it.

Turning down my friends when they invited me to the lake or to do anything in shorts, because somewhere deep down, I wasn’t ready to be seen in my own skin.

Having that late night deep craving for pizza and ordering it, and while I enjoyed it, but felt the sense of guilt which comes from knowing I was caught in a vicious cycle not getting better.

I looked at other people who were fit and while for awhile I thought “must be so nice and easy for someone like that,” I later realized I had just been making excuses.

After seeing enough people transform their bodies, I realized my life wasn’t meant to be lived with guilt and feeling sorry for myself. I was meant to live a life of freedom and joy.  A life of happiness and meaning.

A life of power.


The difference came for me from meeting people, several of them who had learned to love exercise, eating healthy food, loving themselves, giving themselves a healthy mindset, taking a science and play based approach to weight loss.

Thank God I did. Thank God I fell in love with this idea…because now I’M that person.  The one that DID transform and change not only my body, but my MIND!




Think about it:  it takes just as much energy to hate your body weight and be insecure as it does to do something about it.

BOOT CAMP BABY!  Today in the Octane Studio will be some high faluting stuff!  What you say it’s time for?  How about some BOMB BURSTS??  See you soon, 12:10 – 12:50 Fuel Fitness



I can’t believe these results in just 30 DAYS!  Selina came to me looking to get her motivation back.  She was stuck from life throwing her a curve ball  nutritionally and physically.  She just didn’t know how to get her mojo back and as a result slowly and steadily gaining weight every year.  After joining the 90 Day Enlightenment program here are her 30 day results in her words:  

30 day testimonial

Ok ladies…. here goes! First time in my life posting pics like this, that’s how much I love Anneliese 😂 down 11.5 pounds since I started the detox, down 16 inches total body. My c section scar used to hang over and now it’s not quite so obvious. Never could have done it without this groups support. After losing my 21 year old son I was on a fast up hill weight gain, eating my emotions. Thanks to the grateful journaling I have been doing, I now see that’s what I was doing. Thank you Anneliese and gang for these last 30 days! Feeling so much better about myself! This program is a life changer! Can’t wait to see the changes in the next 30 days!!🎉

Spinning class won’t be the same if you’re not there!  You coming?  The bikes are waiting and so am I!  See you soon…Fuel Fitness Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50

A One Hour Indoor Cycling Class Is Just 4% of Your Day... Ride Hard, Sweat, Feel The Burn!  No Excuses

I used to wonder why it was so tough for me to stick to a fitness program…

Why I’d start a program for 4 weeks, lose some weight, and then slowly find excuses to quit and then go backwards.

Why I’d be so disciplined for around 6 weeks but then for some reason it would be over. Then i’d give up. Then I’d go back to the way I was before.

Why this happened multiple times a YEAR, and I’d look back over multiple years and show no progress.

Once I created my body transformation, and my clients created theirs…

I started wondering (and asking) them why the things they tried in the past didn’t work, and then what they felt was different about my program.

One of the biggest common denominators?

Rather than a focus on motivation, I focus on fun.

You see, most people think their issue is a lack of “motivation,” but that’s not the problem.

Everyone is highly motivated to do and continue to do the things they find fun. They don’t have to struggle to be disciplined to eat food they like and hang out with people they like and get praise.

They don’t have to struggle. They do it automatically.

Think about your own life, does someone have to “hold you accountable” to things you like? Like eating a pizza or watching your favorite show?

Of course not, you love those things.

And that’s the key to sustainable health. Making the process fun.

Sure accountability is important, especially early on as you’re creating the habit…

But if you’re doing it right…fun is where you’ll end up before long. That’s where you want to be.

Because what’s fun is sustainable. Fun is permanent.

Fun creates automatic motivation.

So no need to try and psyche yourself up to get motivated.

Find a way to do what helps you and is fun too.

That’s the sweet spot.

Be Stronger Than Your Excuses Giclee Print by Brett Wilson at Art.com





Today is Thankful Thursday…I never want to take for granted all that I’m thankful for.  And this guy, this one right here, I am so very thankful for. He is my rock, he puts up with my craziness, he keeps me centered and makes me laugh so hard sometimes it hurts!!  Giving thanks is so important.  Living in an attitude of gratitude sets your mind up for positivity.  It’s an easy way to keep you grounded in all the things big and small that you have in your life.  It’s helps keep your focus on what you DO have and not what you DON’T.  Living in gratitude brings peace and comfort knowing that you have SO many things to be thankful for.  What are YOU thankful for today?? 

I’m ALSO thankful for Power Strength today at 12:10 in the Octane studio.  Come to Fuel Fitness for an attitude change.  See you VERY soon.

If These 19 Motivational Quotes Don't Get You to the Gym, Nothing Will

UPDATE!  Remember Dorothy??  Well–she’s been in the 90 day Enlightenment program for 60 days now and what can I say except WOW!  I am so proud of her wins, not only on the scale but in her REAL LIFE.  Check it out for yourself in her words:

60 day results!! 25 lbs GONE FOREVER!!!

The photos speak for themselves, but what they don’t show is all the other positive things that have happened in my life in these short 2 months.

I am no longer having any pain in my knees or hips. I am off the medication I was taking for heartburn and acid reflux. I don’t feel bloated EVER! My stomach doesn’t feel sour and horrible in the morning. I have an excess amount of energy. I am loving my new way of eating and rarely crave the garbage I used to feed my body. AND did I say I LOST 25 LBS!!! 😊

Thank you to the amazing group of ladies who cheer me on daily and are such an inspiration to me. We are doing this together and I love you all 

I have lost:
5 inches waist
3.5 in bust
4.5 in hips  

It’s time for some SPINNING!  You ready?  The Octane Studio at Fuel fitness will be rocking it out at 12:10 – 12:50 cycling to some kick @ss music to get your sweat on to!  You coming?

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Meet Rhinda! This girl right here is a WORKER!  She has taken the 90 Day Enlightenment Program and made it her b#tch!  She has worked for every pound lost and she has earned it.  It’s interesting when hormones are involved.  So many things happen in the gut and that’s going to be the next thing we tackle.  We’re gonna work on getting her gut healthy with a candida protocol.  Check out what she has to say:
Had my 60 day check in. I am down 10lbs. This puts me within 17lbs of my goal weight. It’s so close! I am proud my “back straps” have went down quite a bit! I have lost 3 inches on my waist/hips, 3 inches on my chest, 3/4 of an inch on my arms, and 1 inch off my thighs. I ordered a new set of work clothes (scrubs) and had to go down a size. That felt amazing! Talk about a non scale win! Not to forget the food cravings that are GONE! More than once in this 60 days have I walked past sweets or pizza, and it didn’t bother me. 

Where I have struggled, is my body is not wanting to let go of the weight! It is so difficult when you are doing everything right, and you just don’t see the results one would expect. Today Anneliese and I worked through my symptoms, and we are suspicious that I have a candida (yeast) overgrowth, or possibly leaky gut. We are going to try some supplements, and see if we can get things moving in the right direction. I am so thankful to have Anneliese on my side, because I am not sure I would have made it through these last couple weeks on my own and maintained the diet and workouts. Thanks to my tribe for helping me! 💜

Today is a GREAT day to Spin!  You coming?  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 in the Octane Studio.  Bring a friend…they’ll thank you.


Have you ever wanted something so bad you were willing to do whatever it took to get it?  I remember when I had to get a new car…like my old one was on it’s last legs.  I was willing to give my first born (kidding Austin) instead I sold my dad’s coin collection.  Yes, that was tough, but I had to get REALLY resourceful, because I just didn’t have the extra money lying around.  Was it worth it?  HECK yah.  I still have that car to this day and I love it!  Point is….sometimes you have to get resourceful to get the things you want (like a total body transformation for instance).  Will it be worth it?  HECK yah–it’s your health for pete’s sake.  Too bad we don’t value our health like we should until we don’t have it…right?  Don’t wait until it’s too late….THAT’S not worth it.  Cheers to resourcefulness.


It’s time to get your STRENGTH on!  POWER STRENGTH is on tap today in the Octane house.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 You coming?

Dangerous is being weak. So lift ------------------- Model: @vorkinky…





Paleo Buffalo Chicken Meatballs | Freckled Italian

  • About a pound of ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 + 1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • At least 2 tablespoons of butter
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, almond flour, 1/4 cup hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well and begin to form meatballs (1-2 tablespoons each).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet and carefully place meatballs in hot oil over medium-high heat. Allow to brown, about five to seven minutes per side.
  3. In another large bowl, heat 1/2 cup of hot sauce and the butter. Stir until combined. 
  4. When the meatballs are cooked, transfer to the bowl of Buffalo sauce and toss carefully (chicken meatballs aren’t as sturdy as beef ones, so be gentle or they may break apart a bit).
  5. Serve with bleu cheese if desired. Enjoy!

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The super bowl is RIGHT around the corner…are you ready?  Here’s tip number 3:  HYDRATE.  What does that mean exactly? 

  • Drink HALF your body weight in ounces of water.  (That does not include coffee, tea, pop, alcohol or anything that is NOT water. )
  • After 1 alcoholic drink, drink 1 12 ounce glass of water
  • If you are retaining water, take a salt shot.  (1/4 c. warm water with 1/2 tsp of pink Himalayan salt in it)
  • If you are working out, replace your water loss with 1 c. of water per hour worked out

It’s time to throw around some heavy stuff!  You ready to rock Power Strength today?  Fuel Fitness Octane studio 12:10 – 12:50

NFL.com Photos - Todd Gurley This guy is EPIC!!!

Super bow WEEK tip #2:  GET YOUR WORKOUT IN! You know you’re probably going to be eating your cheat meal on Sunday, so you had better at least get your workout in!  Here’s GREAT one.  Super fast, super easy…well, you know what I mean!  HA!

Banana RAMa (as many rounds as you can in 30 minutes)

30 Alternating lunges

25 Air squats

20 Bicycle crunches

15 Push ups

10 Burpees

I have always been a RAMS fan. Can't wait for this new season to get under way!



There is just no disputing Dorothy’s amazing results JUST in 30 short days!!  I’m SO beyond proud of her and all her work!  Check out what she has to say:

30 Day RESULTS! 
15 pounds gone FOREVER😊😊😊

I’m not the type to share photos but we’re all here for the same reason, so I thought why not!? I want you all to see my results and celebrate with me. Ever since I went through menopause, I have had the hardest time getting rid of my belly weight. I never had issues with this stubborn stuff growing up and even after having 6 kids, I was always able to get my flat tummy back into shape in a short amount of time. I have had terrible gut issues including bloating and cramps for several years. With the exception of last weekend when I ate something that caused severe cramps and bloating, I have enjoyed NO problems in the past month. I’ve had pain in my left knee and hip for over 3 yrs, both GONE!!!! Foam rolling (which I had never heard of until Anneliese Swingle introduced it to me) has been a LIFE CHANGER for me! I’m ecstatic over my 30 day results. I have a long way to go to reach my ultimate goal, but I’m never turning back or quitting this new way of eating. I feel like a new woman, inside and out 😊.

Chest. -2.5 inches
Hips. -3.5 inches
Waist. -3.0 inches!!!!!!!!
Calf. -1.0 inches
Thigh. – 2.25 inches
Bicep -1.25 inches

BMI is down 2.62

And today we shall Spin together!  Fuel Fitness Octane studio 12:10 – 12:50!

A One Hour Indoor Cycling Class Is Just 4% of Your Day... Ride Hard, Sweat, Feel The Burn!  No Excuses


Having a party for the big game?  Well, I thought I would share some basic tips this week that might help make your party planning a little bit easier.  Cover all the macros!!

  • Make sure you have some sort of protein source: that includes red meat, chicken, fish, poultry or eggs
  • Make sure you have a veggie of some sort whether it’s a veggie tray or a veggie dish or a salad
  • Make sure you have a GREAT fruit bowl, make it fun–festive dress it up like a RAM!
  • Make sure you have your healthy fats:  a mixed nut bowl is always fun, an olive tray, guac is fantastic
  • Make SURE you have WATER on hand.  HYDRATE before you dehydrate.  Have a drink chased by water.


Los Angeles Rams in 2016