Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Here We Go 2019!

There is something about starting a New Year that allows for all of what didn’t work the year before to be put behind me.

I begin to think about what it is that I want to accomplish in the New Year and looking at what it will take to do so.

I have made New Year’s resolutions before but quickly they fell out of existence…mainly because they were “great ideas” but I failed to put a plan of action to achieve them in place.

Now, in the first week of the New Year, I fill my calendar with actions. Actions that will propel what I want to accomplish and I do it in 3 month increments. I set out my schedule of what I know I already have to do. ie. Work, homework, accounting, etc. and then I add in my personal workouts (I schedule my fitness like I do work), meetings, phone calls, etc.

Yes. I teach fitness classes, however, I also do some personal fitness goals just for me as well as a mind, body, spirit regime of reading, meditating and more. Honestly, if I do not schedule this stuff in, it doesn’t happen and I had to get really straight with myself about that.

Left to my own devices, I could binge on Netflix or find 1000 other things to do before taking care of me. Yup. I am just as guilty as the next person!

Action plans create just that….ACTION!

Imagine yourself 3 months out from where you currently are and walk back from that point to what you had to do to get there and write it all down. Use a google calendar! Put a calendar app on your phone, or if you like to go ‘old school’ write it on a piece of paper and go to work!

Remember, do not beat yourself up if you miss an action. Just put it back in existence and look towards that future you are creating.

Be kind to yourself and be in action.

Make 2019 your BEST YEAR YET!


Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

January 2018 is Here!

If you are a “New Year’s Resolution” person you may be well on your way to your new goal.  If you are a “New Year to start something New person” you may still be looking for that new “thing” to try out and see where it goes!

Personally, I am more the second person than the first.  It really doesn’t matter though which person you are or if you take on neither of these.  Often times we stress ourselves out at this time of year thinking that if we don’t have that “New Shiny Goal” in place than we have already failed for the year before we can succeed, or if we take something on and in the first week something happens and we can no longer commit to it that the whole year is now blown…

Hogwash! (as my mom would say!)

A New Year only holds the meaning YOU/I attach to it. We can actually start and stop goals at anytime and it means nothing about who we are or how the rest of the year will go if we do.

Mindset is everything in the game of life, in my opinion. The moment I make myself wrong or something wrong that is going on around me is the moment that I have gone down the rabbit hole and will spend the next week/month/year trying to dig myself out of it.

Give yourself the freedom to explore this January. To explore what it is that lights you up and when you discover it….DO MORE OF THAT! (Whatever it is)

Do not allow yourself to dive deep into the rabbit hole of destruction that wrecks your entire year before it is started. Make 2018 the year of exploration and see what opens up!

Just a suggestion to take on as we move forward this month.

Happy vibes coming your way!

Much love and success to this new year for you in 2018!


Personal Stories

Goal Check-in….Where Are You At?

Today rounds out the last day of 2 months since we made New Years Resolutions (If you made one).  I like to look at the 2 month mark as a check in to see what path I am on for the quarter to be able to finish strong.  No point in hiding out from what you created, face it head on know where you are at!

The questions I start with for myself are the following:

  1. What were my goals? (may sound crazy but by 2 months later some of us may have forgotten all together what the goals even were!)
  2. (If the goal is regarding fitness) Am I attending the number of classes I need to meet my fitness result?
  3. Am I eating the way I need to so that I am taking care of my health?
  4. Are all the relationships around me working?  If no, what steps do I need to take to have them all working?
  5. Am I inspired in my life? If no, what lights me up? Get connected to passions…
  6. Do I need to re-adjust any of my goals? (It is okay to make adjustments.  Sometimes we make a goal and then life gives us a completely different path to walk on than we originally figured and the goal makes no sense anymore.  Rather than beating yourself up, re-adjust your sails and create something new!)

I write these questions in a book or in a Word document and I just begin to write.  I write down the truth.  I write down what is actually so with all my goals. I do not lie to myself or beat myself up if I am not where I wanted to be. I simply look to see what it is that I may need to do to have it all work and then move forward.

A “New Year” is just another day that starts a new cycle but really it is just the day that follows December 31st so give yourself some space to create again.  Your year is NOT shot because things haven’t gone the way you wanted them to.  What has really happened is simply put….LIFE….and this is just how it looks sometimes.

I am giving myself freedom today to re-adjust what I need to and celebrate all that I have accomplished thus far! I get one life, so do you. Be your biggest fan!


If you need support in meeting any of your goals, I am here.  Email me and I am happy to work with you!


Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

You Are Not Alone….I Am With You

As I continue to expand and build the Live OUT LOUD Movement I am so present to the platform this business stands on and for.

A place for people to realize they are not alone. Telling one on myself at times for you to be freed up from your own thoughts and things that you hide away from.  A place for people to be coached, lifted up and to discover how to move forward towards your own goals and dreams.

I have met and continue to meet people who silently suffer with their health, their thoughts, thinking they are a bad person because they either are unable to get fit or for something that has happened from years ago that they make themselves wrong for and do not allow themselves the freedom to really live again.  For some, they have created a jail cell around them and they can’t see anymore that they live in a free world.

The mission is simple….take each and every person out of the their head/thoughts and have them Living OUT LOUD in their lives! Abundance, Love, Play.

Learning from mistakes and losses, celebrating the wins and happy moments. I use fitness and health as the platform to create a life of abundance and happiness. Gone are the stress-filled days you once walked through and present are the days of having the skills to deal with anything!

This has been a personal mission I have been on for the last 30+ years on to how to deal with what life throws at me and learning how to not make myself wrong for where I am at or what is happening.

Fitness and forward thinking and planning has moved my own life from one of complete despair to true joy.  I have seen my clients overcome some big obstacles with their health, how they feel about themselves and come out from hiding in their lives.  The joy that they have now, I want everyone to experience.

I know this program can work for you too.  Why? Not only have I seen some of my own clients succeed, I have done it myself. I have walked my own life through this system.

I have total compassion for what you are dealing with and ruthless determination to walk every step with you to meet your goals and dreams.

Life is truly abundant, when you can see it. I am here to take you on that journey, guide you and have YOU Live OUT LOUD!

YOU are NOT alone.


Are you ready to walk through the door to your joy-filled life? If you are, I am here! Please write to me and let me know where you are at, what is happening, and lets look together.  Everyone deserves to Live OUT LOUD, let me show you how!


Health & Well Being

Goal Setting May Curb Stress

It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, stress affects us all at least once in our lives.  Sometimes I hear people say things like “wow! That person is really living the life” or “man, I wish I was that guy! He has it so easy!”  I assert these statements are quite inaccurate being we all breathe the same air, we all have the same 24 hours in a day.

However, why do we sometimes look at others and think that in their life nothing must go wrong?

Perhaps it is the way in which that person deals with stress in their lives.  For example, Donald Trump is a guy who has a few dollars to throw around and looks like he leads a pretty amazing life by flying here and owning property there, but Donald Trump is not immune to stress.  Donald Trump has gone from millions to bankrupt and back up again.  I am sure the man has dealt with stress.

Setting goals to work towards can be key in eliminating stress being a bad thing in your life!  When we set goals and work towards them, sometimes the stresses that show up just become the bumps in the road on the way to achieving a goal.  Make sure your goal is something that leaves you lit up to achieve!

Many people start with a fitness goal.  Fitness goals can be fun!

Begin with something that is small and work your way up. Maybe there is a 5km run going on in your area that you could sign up for and begin to train.  Maybe there is “Walk” for something that inspires you. Maybe there is something more challenging like a Tough Mudder event or a Zumbathon coming up.   Whatever it may be, begin to set a goal that you may or may not be able to see as achievable and then go to work on.  Start looking at any stresses that show up as an opportunity to channel them into your training and then keep moving forward!

If you or anyone you know are dealing with stress and looking for a solution, contact me today!