It’s that time of year again and I want to express my thankfulness outwardly for my health, your health, and our piece of mind.

I am so grateful for our desire, determination and willingness to be the best versions of ourselves. I am thankful for my family, my friends, new opportunities, stepping stones, growth, learning and teaching.

I have to confess, there’s something I need to tell you…


Thank you for messaging me, sharing stories about how you’ve reclaimed the happiness in your life. Thank you for your encouragement. Thank you for allowing me to share my story with you. I am so grateful that, together, we ARE and WILL CONTINUE to live the life we so desire. 

We are FIT, we are FIERCE and we are FABULOUS!

I know we’ve all had our share of trials and tribulations, but that is a part of growth. Overcoming the struggles of everyday life, and the limitations that society places on us is a true testament to our resilience. Life has a tendency to throw everything at us at once. We find ourselves constantly on the go, focusing on what’s to come and how we’re going to execute our next plan. 

When things get hectic, I find thanksgiving to be the perfect time of year to slow down, pause and take some time for self-reflection. Here in our community, we’ve discussed a range of issues including: self-love, self-worth, becoming healthy, staying healthy, getting our sexy back, being risk takers, the power of our minds, the power behind focusing on and realizing our goals. As I look back at how far we’ve come, I can’t help but be proud of our progress.

We are a family, and family looks out for one another.

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where we often go overboard with what we consider treats. Here’s a friendly thanksgiving reminder and challenge from my heart to yours: Please don’t lose sight of your goals and what you’ve already accomplished. Remember… We eat for the person we are tomorrow. It IS okay to treat ourselves. It is NOT okay to binge eat ourselves into a coma.

Here are 10 of my favorite thanksgiving tips:

  1. Use smaller plates
  2. Eat smaller portions 
  3. Make healthy versions of your favorite dishes
  4. Make it a family event to get in a quick and fun 20 min workout
  5. Dance! Nothing like a good tune to get that heart rate fired up
  6. Try not to eat too late at night. Give those carbs time to digest
  7. Eat slowly. Give your brain a chance to register that your stomach is full
  8. Drink water. Don’t confuse thirst for hunger. Aim for 1 glass of water per glass of alcohol
  9. Eat breakfast and lunch. This can stop you from overeating at dinner
  10. Have that desert. You can still try that savory dish! Focus instead on moderation

Our bodies WILL thank us the next day. The year is almost over, go out with a big bang. Stay true to your health. It should be your #1 priority. We must set examples for others to follow. That in itself is an outward expression of gratitude.

It’s always a pleasure to chat with you all and share. I get such a rewarding feeling hearing from y’all. Again, I thank you. After thanksgiving, let me know how you’ve spent your thanksgiving weekend, what you ate (I’m always open to recipes), if you’ll have them tasty leftovers for days, and how it felt saying no to overeating those delicious foods. 

Thank you. 

I appreciate you.

I’m so proud of your achievements. 

I’d love to know below… What will you be thankful for NEXT YEAR? 

Whatever it is, make a plan for it TODAY.