What can I say except….LOOK AT THOSE ABS!!  WOW!  This is ONLY in 8 weeks!  Dory has worked her belly plumb off.  When she approached me about working with me she knew something had to change.  She already worked out, so that wasn’t going to be an issue.  Dory truly thought she was eating right as well.  She knew she probably had a few changes that needed to be made, but wasn’t sure what they were.  I LOVE working with people who REALLY want to change because they DO get the best results!  

Keep reading:

8 week #testimonial:
scale wins – 13.5 pounds lost.
non-scale wins – I feel overall wellness, have more energy, and while it sounds odd I’m just happier. I so love reading posts and learning through this supportive group. I am inspired by the hard work, determination, and perseverance you all give to improving life!
what I’ve learned – I met my weight loss goal but I’m going for 4 more pounds. Anneliese and I had the conversation that maybe my body won’t cooperate with me. I have struggled to do much more than go up and down a few ounces since I hit 124 a week or so ago. I’m still going for it – gonna Ninja-ize and detox!
I also learned I won’t be good at sustaining unless I find a good meal order service. I soooo dislike meal planning and grocery shopping and have found myself eating the same meals.  Goals for next 4 weeks – Get the final pounds off!! Find a good meal service. ENJOY working out with less weight to haul around! 

Congrats Dory!  


Come see what Nichole has up her sleeve for you!  She’s promised me she won’t disappoint you.  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50  (all you have to do is SHOW UP!)


Are you just not feeling motivated enough today to get through your workout routine? Well, these fitness motivation quotes will definitely help! #fitspiration #motivation #motivationalquotes #quotes #fitness

I’m so excited to share Hailey’s transformation with you.  When she came to me, she was really looking more for nutrition information, not so much weight loss.  Hailey had some health challenges that she wanted to take control of.  What she left with was so much more.  In her words:

#12weektestimonial
I have regularly exercised for years (5x/week), but have learned that exercise isn’t enough, my eating habits needed to change. Six months ago I had blood work done that resulted in being pre-diabetic, borderline kidney disease, borderline LDL to name a few concerns. This was a wake up call for me that I needed to learn more about what foods I should and should not eat. I was frustrated as I really wasn’t overweight, thought I ate rather healthy and exercised daily. I shared my concerns with Anneliese and she thought I’d be a good fit for her program. I started the spring detox challenge and was excited about the weight loss and knew I needed to continue on and learn more for ME.
#scalewins – 16 lbs, 12″ total
#nonscalewins –
I know where calories come from
I’m setting a healthy positive example for my family
I know what foods I should limit and what foods to add to diet
I’ve increased my weight training and stamina
I’ve increased my water intake
I concentrated more on meditation and breathing – It helps with relaxing and sleep
I’ve tried new foods and discovered I like them
My life is improved because I have developed a habit of healthier eating, I am stronger, more toned, visually look and feel better for a healthier me
#movingforward
I will be mindful of good food choices and get my calories in.
I will continue to exercise and challenge myself 5x/week
I need to move out of my comfort zone of eating the same foods/recipes and continue to search for new recipes/foods.
If I feel like I’m struggling or losing ground – I can reach out for help
I will schedule a body comp with Anneliese to determine my ideal body weight and BMR
I know I have the “tools” to start a new day if I get off track
I am so thankful and grateful to Anneliese and my tribe for your support, encouragement and wisdom – THANK YOU!
“START EACH DAY WITH A GRATEFUL HEART”

 


Group Cycle today is OUTSIDE again!  Come prepared!  Bring your water, sunscreen, lip balm and smiles.  It’s gonna be TOASTY!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50


Cycling!

 

 

These are the times that I’m MOST proud of my amazing queens.  It’s when they literally learn about their bodies and how to change their lives to NOT be in pain anymore!  Check out Sherry’s transformation.  ESPECIALLY her non-scale wins.  Just think what it would be like to eat food and NOT have a gut ache!!

#12weektestimonial
Scale wins: lost 13lbs, 10in overall.
Nonscale wins: my gut health was my biggest win. Before Anneliese Swingle I was gassy, bloated, belly aches and even nauseous ever day!! We found out I can’t have nuts and we rebuilt my gut health. I have energy to keep going all day no headaches from caffeine. Also another big one was learning this is not a diet it’s a lifestyle change!
Goals: going to continue to rebuild my cupboards with healthy ingredients.
Long term I want to reach my weight goal.
So thank you thank you to Annaliese Swingle and everyone here that help my journey!

So HAPPY for you SHERRY!!  Congrats!!!!

Group CYCLE is ON today OUTSIDE!  WHAT??  Yup, you heard right!  We are OFFICIALLY out of the Octane studio and working our way INTO Fuel’s main building.  So BRING your sunscreen, lip balm, sun glasses as we ROCK OUT (literally) to some tunes!  (IT’S GONNA BE SO FUN!!)

Meet Jerri!! She just completed our 12 week Enlightenment transformation program and loves her new life! She has tried everything to lose weight without long term success until NOW! Check it out!

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Happy Tuesday! You know what day it is right? It’s NOT what you think it is…..it’s BETTER! You’ll have to show up to Fuel Fitness today at 12:10 – 12:50 to find out! You won’t be sorry!

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Inspirational Quote: If you life just got harder, it means that you just leveled up!  #quotes #quotesoftheday #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes

 

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!

#12weekcheckin
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?

SPIN

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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 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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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!!

Tr

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:  

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

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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?

Haha, pretty much :)

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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!