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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 Meet Samantha!  She is so excited to share with you her transformation from December 16th to TODAY!  She has lost 36 pounds and went from a size 14 to a size 6.  Her biggest take away from the 12 week Enlightenment transformation program?  MINDSET!!  It’s really not about what you put in your mouth as much as it is about your mindset.  Losing weight is easy–keeping if off is the hard part!

Group Cycle is FUN when it’s done in a GROUP!  You coming today?  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50  See you VERY soon!

 

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Sometimes you just gotta shout out:  IT WORKS!!  It really DOES work if you DO it!  I mean you have to commit!!  When you commit, things happen.  Look at Bianca’s 60 day results.  They are jaw dropping.  In her words:

60 day photo comparison! I’ve lost 13 pounds with 7 to go. I messed around a bit during my 30-60 day month and tried to introduce some foods back into my diet along with splurges. I lost the first 10 lbs by diet, and I’ll lose the second 10 by adding in heavy weight lifting. Even though I didn’t lose very much during my second month, i still lost weight, and I learned that I can go off clean eating and get back on track fairly quickly.

Congrats girl!  I can’t WAIT to see what the next 30 days bring!

Group Cycle is gonna be the BOMB!  You coming?  Octane studio 12:10 – 12:50 at Fuel Fitness!!

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Transforming isn’t always about losing weight—it’s truly about exchanging what you are doing now that’s making you feel tired, fatigued, unmotivated and unhealthy— for energy, motivation, education, accountability and TRUE health.  Amy is a perfect example of hiring a coach can do for your mind, body and SOUL!  These are her words:

What an amazing enlightenment journey! 90 days has gone by so fast and it’s only the beginning for me. My goal was to lose 10 pounds and tone up, as well as lose a size in my clothes. 
I have lost 6.2 pounds, 4 pounds of which is fat and a total of 5.5 inches. I could not be more excited! Ps down another pound today after this weigh in!
Non-scale wins: 
1. My core and overall strength has increased dramatically.
2. I have lost a size in jeans and tops.
3. I am regaining tone and clothes just feel better on!
4. I have completely changed my diet and am eating clean again.
5. I am happier and more confident.
6. I have started focusing more on my needs.
7. My mind-body connection has rekindled- I had felt lost in that aspect and due to mindfulness, gratitude, and journaling I realize the importance of this daily in my overall health.
8.  I have learned so much more about health and nutrition than I could have ever imagined in this 90 days! 

This is not the end of 90 days, for me it is the beginning of the rest of my years of being on a health and fitness path. I am so grateful and blessed to have had the most amazing coach in Anneliese and the support of the Enlightened Group. Timing is everything, and when you reach that point where you are stagnant, not making progress, or just don’t know where to start, it’s time to admit that you need a help from a power greater than you.
I am so blessed!

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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:  

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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

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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.

Omg, I am SOOO proud of Shelly!  She was not working out at all when she first started the program, and now she’s back in the swing of things just like a pro! She was struggling to get into a routine that worked for her, not only with her eating, but her mindset and workout routine as well!  These are her words:

#90daytestimonial. Hard to believe that my 90 day Program is complete! I am not saying over because I am on this journey for a lifetime 😁. I lost 14.4 lbs of which 8.8 of it was fat mass loss (1.2%). I lost 12 inches . I know that I could have done a little better but when I veered off I got right back on with Anneliese and tribe cheering me on. I finally got it in my head that under-eating is just as harmful as overeating and that exercise is vital too. The support and interaction from this group was so helpful, I was not alone when I struggled. I truly believe that the obstacles I encountered became my opportunities to succeed. Thank you and good luck to everyone on your journey. 

Fuel Fitness Octane Studio today presents:  SPINNING 101!  Let’s DO THIS!  Invite a friend to check it out!  We got BIKES!!  We need RIDERS!!  12:10 – 12:50 See you soon!

What can be achieved in 30 days?  Well take a look!  Meet Sandy.  She came to me looking to lose weight, get more energy, learn more about what foods to eat and here are her results:  She’s lost a total of 9 inches, and 10.6 pounds!  But more than just the inches and weight lost here are her REAL wins in her words:

 #Win. Ran 2.2 miles today with only a .2 mile rest after 15 mins. No speed records set but it’s getting better each day! I also woke up at 6am feeling AwEsOmE. I have to tell you that is very unusual for me. Before I started working with Anneliese I never wanted to jump out of bed and get my day going. So I know that changing my habits of hydration, sleep, nutrition, and exercise has totally changed my mindset!  This morning when I was running – each one of you was running beside me telling me to keep going. It was pretty awesome to consider the crowd of people cheering me on. Because without you, I know I would’ve walked a whole lot more. So thank you!!

Congrats girl!  You’ve earned EVERY bit of your success!

It’s time for some POWER STRENGTH!  You ready?  Let’s pump some weights and get the party started!  See you in the Octane Studio at Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50.  BOOM!

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Talk about testimonials…  Destiny sure has one!  Her story is one to be admired, she’s overcome so much and has made huge strides in transforming her life.  Take a look at what can happen in only 60 days.  These are her words:  

Hey everyone! I had my 60 day check in last week (a week early)with Anneliese.  I’m proud to announce that I have lost 13.4lbs (or pretty darn close) of which I believe almost 10 of those pounds were fat pounds. Overall almost 10 inches lost from my bust, waist, and hips!

It’s a Power Strength type of day with Nikki!  WOOHOO!  Head on over to a real butt-kicking experience!  Fuel Fitness Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50 Work off the gunk!

 

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