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Dream big everyone. The world is yours if you choose to want it.

Hi, I made this page in 2007 as a way to keep accountable. The road to health is a lifelong process and my journey is still going. I am still in the process of changing from the inside out, there is always room for improvement and self-discovery. I hope, one day, to achieve a body that reflects fitness and a healthy diet. That starts by chipping away at the bad habits and all that holds me down. Thanks for visiting!


Wow has it been a while. Life is definitely full of changes. 2012 has come and gone. The hubby and I moved into an apartment earlier that year. I've been working graveyards on a consistent basis and teaching Zumba part-time with no days off for over a year, so that really took it's toll. So I slowed my roll down. I unfortunately took a break from Crossfit and cut down on teaching classes. I attended the Longevity Conference with my hubby and cousin in May. In September I completed the half-marathon "Permission To Start Dreaming" again in support of soldiers who are coming home with PTSD. As an anniversary gift, I flew both the hubby and I to Amsterdam in November. That was my first time traveling to Europe. Devin and my cousin went full Vegan with me in November last year (2011) and they are looking fantastic and living their lives with energy and less pain and inflammation. I unfortunately couldn't flip the switch 180 like they could, so I've been yo-yoing from vegetarian, to vegan, to SAD diet for the entire year of 2012.

This year will hopefully be a year with many firsts. I already have 2-4 goals set and ready to be achieved. I have good feelings this time. I'm not going to be strict nor hard on myself, and we will see what happens. I've been doing a lot of green smoothies which helps a lot with my energy levels and it helps curb my cravings. This year will be different, I know it.

"YOU have to want it. No one else can WANT it for you" - me

So put in the work, the time, the effort, and the courage to be a different person. Who do you want to see in the mirror everyday?


This year has been about balancing my life with work, family, friends, and husband. I started it all in 2010: completing my marathon, starting my life as a wife with a husband who's finally home and out of the army, starting work at the hospital and a fitness instructor teaching Zumba, starting CrossFit Gig Harbor, continuing my research on food and nutrition... 2010 was the year for starting. Now with my plate full, I've been juggling and trying to find that perfect balance. I went from working at the hospital, teaching Zumba 14 times a week, and doing CrossFit 4x/week; to working graveyards full-time on weekends at the hospital, teaching Zumba part-time 5 classes/week, and CrossFit 4x/week,

My 2-year research on diets, nutrition, food absorption and the nutrient's effects on the body has come to a full circle. I've read into and experimented with Body For Life, Burn Fat Feed Muscle, Paleo Diet, the Zone Diet etc. I've read into those things including Atkin's diet, Weight Watchers, The Blue Zone, Primal Diet etc. I came upon, "The China Study", watched "Forks over Knives", "Food Matters", "Food Inc." and came to the ultimate conclusion of how every human being, across the board, should feed their body for health, vitality, regeneration, rejuvenation, performance, and life.

This year I started transitioning the way I eat to a lifestyle that I believe in and one that could support the way I live my life and want to live my life. I started cutting out meat, dairy, eggs, processed sugars, gluten, and processed foods this year in exchange for energy, mental clarity and goals that have no limits! I've worked through most of my weaknesses and only have strengths to show for now. I also completed a half-marathon in support of soldiers who are coming home with PTSD.
I am excited for next year to see what more results I can get from eating GREEN! and hopefully start transitioning quickly into eating raw 90% of the time.
2011 is wrapping up and ending on a good note. I can't believe I was 163. I am 143 now. I am happy, confident, living actively, and loving life.

Wow is it 2010 already???!
Every year I learn new things about myself through the choices that I make, difficult situations, and the people around me.

Love. Live and Learn.

This year I'm working on living for today and accomplishing my dreams. I'm registered for a marathon in June.. I've always wanted to do one. I'm not a runner so I'm starting off with a bang! I would like to become a fitness instructor, so I'm trying to get my foot in the door too. I've got a good grasp of a healthy and active lifestyle for me. Last year I eased into it, this year I'm going full force baby!!! Watch out!!

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    Kudos to you for joining us here on the Raw Foodies Team. This will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. Sparkers come here and join this great team for a multitude of reasons. They may be curious about the health benefits of Raw Food and join to learn all about eating Raw. Many join for the weight loss. Many join the Team for a Detox. There are a great many people who do the Raw Food Diet as a Detox but then they realize how alive they feel and how the pounds melted away so effortlessly they decide to continue to eat this way. There are others who will join this Team for the health benefits of a Raw Food Diet. A diet based on raw food can reverse diabetes, arthritis (I personally have experienced this. I went off all of my arthritis meds after only a few weeks), heart disease, cancer (that is how I became involved with the Raw Food Diet when my sister was diagnosed with Lymphoma), eliminates migraines, the list goes on and on.

    So join us and learn how to make the transition from SAD (Standard American Diet) to a healthy Raw Food Diet. You will be happy you did!
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    2934 days ago
    Check in time! How's the FOCUS?!?!?
    3522 days ago
    Soooooo...are we re-focused on that end or what?
    3551 days ago
    Hey there Ms. Zumba...don't disappear on me again!
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