12 Week Fierce Finale I Am Not Broken – Just Bent

12 Week Fierce Finale I Am Not Broken - Just Bent

My 12 weeks with Ashely have come to a close but my journey continues on. I am so proud of my results and not only that I am proud of how much stronger that I have become within myself.

Let us back track to 12 Weeks ago when I decided to take on this journey with Ashley.

On April 11, 2013 my almost 26 year marriage was finalized in divorce. The months leading up to this day I had put back on 20lbs of the 92 that I had lost. My life is very personal so therefore most people had no clue what I was going through. The reasons behind our split is our business and nobody elses and I want to keep it this way as we are still friends and still communicate. I had become broken on the inside which resulted in me being broken on the outside as well.

Fast forward now to May 13, 2013. This is the day that I chose to take my life back and to not let any one or anything stand in my way to being the happiest and healthiest that I could be. I was not going to let life circumstance hold me back and keep me down. I wanted to take on this challenge with Ashley and I wanted to be successful. Before joining Fierce Forces with Ashley I dropped 7 lbs of the 20 that I had gained.

One of my goals during the past 12 weeks was to learn to be Independent – just call me Ms. Inependent because I am and I am loving it! I have also taken my maiden name back as this is a step forward in rebuilding My Life as an Independent Woman. I wanted to become unbroken….and whole again. Well, I have put the broken pieces back together and I am not broken any longer, maybe just a little bent 🙂 I wanted to learn from one of the best people in the industry who has actually walked in the shoes of someone like me and that is why I chose Ashley, because she is real. She and I have a lot of similarities and she can relate to my feelings in a lot of areas.

Fast forward to the NOW…I am down 21-3/4 inches off of my body. That is almost 2 feet of inches GONE!!! I did not lose any weight but at the beginning of this Fierce journey I had decided I would not let the scale define me. I am more toned, more fit and more alive then I have been in a long time. My tush is actually not hanging down on the baack of my legs and I actually have defined quads and hamstrings. My shoulders and back work outs have been my favorite! I like seeing the changes that have happened in those areas 🙂

So without further ado, here are the break down of my results.

Chest Down – 1 3/4
Waist Down – 3 1/4
Wasit Line at Belly Button Down – 3 3/4
Hips Down – 2 1/4
Left Thigh Down – 4 1/4
Right Thigh Down – 3
Left Arm Down – 1 1/2
Right Arm Down – 1
Left Knee Down – 1
Right Knee Same

So when you see that the scale is not moving do not get discouraged. If you are working out, eating clean and building muscle the inches will fall. Never – Ever let the scale define your success! These results are my greatest Non Scale Victory and I will gladly take this victory! Here is to the rest of my life!!! The journey continues on!




I have to tell you that I am a sock FANATIC so I jumped at the chance to try out and test these Pro Compression Socks and I am definitely in LOVE! My feet felt so amazing during my work out, kindof like they were swaddled up like a new born baby 🙂

You ask what are the benefits of compression socks well first things first. Pro Compression socks are manufactured right here in the United States which gives Pro Compression total control of their product. To me that is golden! As far as how the socks work, in the words of Pro Compression “PRO Compression socks are designed specifically to deliver both maximum comfort and speedy recovery times. The science is complex, but benefits such as improved blood flow, stability and comfort are universally understood. The moment you put these socks on your feet and incorporate them into your game, you will feel and understand the difference.”

So with this being said Pro Compression gets 2 thumbs up on quality and feel. The socks are a little pricey but I believe our feet deserve what is best! Just like a good pair of shoes, you need a great pair of socks! So head on over to Pro Compression and learn more about this company and their Mission! You won’t be sorry, I know I’m not.

Now for your chance to win a pair of Pro Compression Socks head on over to my Facebook page. The winner will also get the opportunity to pick their choice of color.


11th Week Fierce Check In

11th Week Fierce Check In

Well, I have had my weeks messed up terribly bad. I just completed my 11th week of Fierce work outs but thought it was 10…LOL The life of a busy girl 🙂

I have to say that I am still loving my work that I do with Ashley. She has helped me grow so much in my health and fitness life. I have learned that I am not as strong as I thought I was in some areas and that I am stronger then I thought I was in others. I have learned that one bad day does not out weigh all of the good days. One bad day is not going to keep me from success as long as I don’t allow one day to turn in to one week or one month and so on. This is a lifestyle, this is a life change and this is the way that I choose to live the rest of my life.

During my 11th week since going Fierce I lost another 1-3/4 inches…woot woot!! My total inches lost in 11 weeks is 20-3/4, how amazing is that? Pretty freaking amazing if I should say so myself. I cannot wait to share my final stats with you next week. I will share with you inches lost in each area of my body and quite possible a before and after pic….We shall see 🙂


CONGRATULATIONS TO  Cecil Vermule on winning the Rafflecopter drawing for the Lock Laces.  What a gracious winner that Cecil is and I have no doubt that he will wear these laces with great pride.  If you would like to take a further look in to Lock Laces please visit their web site at Also, follow them on Twitter @Locklaces as well as on Facebook at

As I have said before this company is amazing and I love how they support Autism.  Thank you Lock Laces for allowing me this opportunity to spread the love about your amazing company!





I fell in love with these laces and did a review below. Please scroll down and read the review as Lock Laces has been so generous to donate a pair of laces for me to Giveaway! So who wants some amazing laces that will never come untied and comes from a company who supports Autism? You won’t be sorry you entered this giveaway, I promise you that!

Weeks 8-9 Of Fierceness

First I apologize for no Blog update for my 12 weeks of Fierceness.  Life has been just a tad bit crazy and my time has been limited.

So with weeks 8 and 9 of going to the Fierce Side I have to say that my eating has been less then perfect.  Again, I am human and I stumble.  I have not eaten enough if the truth should be known and this alone can cause issues just as much as eating too much.  My work outs have being going good with the exception I took 3 days off last week instead of 2 but I honestly needed that time.  My brain was fried and my body was tired.  We must always listen to our bodies and what they are saying.

I still love working with Ashley Johns at Fierce Forward and doing so has been the best decision that I have made in a very long time! 

So during weeks 8-9 I lost 2-1/4 inches off of my body.  I am still getting smaller by the day and am very proud to say that in the 9 weeks since working with Ashley I have lost a total of 19 inches from my body.

Am I where I need to be yet, No….But I am getting there One Day At A Time – One Step At A Tiime. 


Lock Laces Review

Lock Laces Review

I have never tried Lock Laces before so I jumped at the opportunity to do so.

I have had issues with my shoes slipping off while doing Mountain Climbers and other exercises in the gym. I would have to stop what I was doing and fix my shoes quite often. What a pain in the butt this was!

If you don’t know about Lock Laces they are an Elastic Shoelace Fastening System that is Easy to Use, have Stretch Fit Comfort, Locked In Safety and Water Resistant. Lock Laces can be used by Women, Men and children (age 5 & up) and come in many different colors.

Another great reason that I love Lock Laces is that they are a great supporter of Autism. As a person who has friends with children who have Autism I see the daily struggles that they encounter with their children and I am so happy that Lock Laces are there for these families.

So without further hesitation I give Lock Laces 2 thumbs up! My shoes NEVER slipped off doing Mountain Climbers or any of the other exercises that I did including Intervals on the Arc trainer as well as weight training and burpees. Lock Laces are the real deal and I have a new love for these laces! I will be getting me some more of these amazing Shoelaces!

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You won’t be disappointed!