Your Time to Shine

Let your light shine from within... because others want to see it and you are made to share it

True story: When I was little, I would get “lost” in Kmart to hear my name over the loudspeaker.

“Attention Kmart shoppers… we have a lost little girl named Missy….”

I used to love the spotlight.
I wanted to be “announced” 😉

Somewhere along the way, I lost that.
I faded into the background.

I became the friend who was quiet and listened and watched everything and everyone – and didn’t dare step into the spotlight.

I was afraid.
I didn’t want to fail.
I didn’t want to look silly.

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Stop Hustling

Your Permission Slip to Slow Down

I have a problem with the word “hustle”.

You can call it a “side hustle” you can say you’re “hustling to build a business/future/freedom”. Call it what you want, but the word hustle conjures up a couple of negative associations for me:

  • Con – as in to hustle someone for money
  • Exhaustion – working so hard toward a goal that you neglect yourself and others (who you’re usually telling yourself you’re working hard for) 

And you can say “hustle with heart” or “good thing comes to those who hustle”…

but I will still not get on board.

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There’s Still Time for Your Dreams

There's Still Time for Your Dreams
I used to say that – all the time.
My first question when my husband asked if I wanted to start a fitness program with him:
“When will we do it? We don’t have time for that.”
My response when my coach asked me if I’d thought about being a coach:
“That’s funny. I have two kids, a husband and a full time job. When will I have time to coach??”
It’s been three years since I said those words…. and look at where I am today. Somehow, I found the time… and boy, am I glad I did.
So many people think they don’t have time to work out.
They don’t have time to eat healthy.
They don’t have time to build their dreams.
They don’t have time to help others get healthy.
I call shenanigans.
Trust me, I know.
I work out for 30 minutes a day.
I spend about an hour a day coaching my team and my fitness groups.
3 years ago, do you know what that hour and a half would have been spent on? Watching TV. Hours of TV. LOTS of TV. Not anymore.
Now, I’m happier, healthier and more financially stable.
And guess what? So is my family.
There’s still time for your dreams.
Whether it’s to get healthy once and for all and STICK with it…
or to build a business that creates a life of freedom…
or BOTH.
There’s time.
I can show you how I do it, and help you figure it out for yourself.

Someone needs to hear your story

My hero, my sister

“Only God can turn

A mess into a message

A test into a testimony

A trial into a triumph

A victim into a victory”


Have you ever gone through something that simply sucks?

When it feels like there will never be an end to the sadness and pain?


This woman. My sister. She went through HELL AND BACK a few years ago.

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Honesty Check.

Are you giving it your all, or mailing it in?

if you kinda sorta try, then you kinda sorta get results

Honesty check! We’re mid-week. Are you using the time you have to its fullest potential? Or are you mailing it in?

I’m guilty of it. I can be 10 minutes into a workout and realize I’m not focusing, I’m not giving it my all. So what do I do? Do I continue that way? Do I give up? NO! I push a little harder and I do what I know I can do.

I know if I’m giving everything a “kinda sorta” effort – then I’m going to get “kinda sorta” results. I can’t expect to see a change like I want, if I’m not holding myself accountable and giving it my all. It’s not the program or process that isn’t working – it’s ME.

So here’s your tough love for the week – for you and me – are you mailing it in? Or are you giving it your all? Only you can know the answer, and it’s time to be honest. Because you are WORTH IT.

Muscle vs. Fat

My personal experience with the lying scale


The scale lies.

It’s something I have to tell myself and my clients – often. It’s just so easy to get wrapped up in that stupid number. That number that doesn’t reflect your worth. It doesn’t reflect your heart. Shoot, it doesn’t even truly reflect the hard work you’re putting in.

Here’s my lesson in muscle vs. fat. Pull up a chair, friend, it’s a good one.

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Pushing Past Fear

Be Fearless

Fear is a big fat liar.

Remember that.


Fear will make you say:

*I’m not strong enough

*I can’t do that

*I don’t have the willpower

*I’m not pretty enough

*I’m not skinny enough (WTH does that even have to do with anything??)

*I don’t have the the courage

*I’m not HER

*I’m not YOU

*I don’t have the time

*I’ve NEVER been (fill in the blank)

*I’ll NEVER be (fill in the blank)

*I’ll be judged

*I’ll be teased

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