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YOU are worth it.  Whatever you desire, your goal to lose weight, is not only possible, but it can also feel fun and easy. You can stop thinking about food all the time, stop overeating, stop emotionally eating, reduce cravings, feel full of energy, and not spend all day or night cooking healthy meals.  I love putting all the pieces together to create your personalized eating, sweating and mindset work to help you reach your goals.  I believe in you.  I will be your biggest cheerleader and straight forward, no-bullshit coach.  If you are ready to feel confident and do all the things you've been holdiing back on because of your weight, let's get started today!

i'm so glad you are here!

hey friend!

I ran my first ultra-marathon, the Keys 50 miler, in May 2013 and have been hooked on running ultramarathons ever since! Running two or so a year, even while pregnant! It took me 12 hours to run that race, was a whole new level of tan, and could still walk the next day!

Born to Run, by Christopher McDougal was my introduction to ultras, as were many others.  I highgly recommend this book as a great read and very inspirational!

ultra marathon runner

I have two sweet little dudes, Lawson Woods, four years old and Waylon Sage, 18 months old.  
They both have long hair like their Mom and Dad, we have only ever trimmed their bangs when needed.
Their smile is contagious and I love watching them grow every day!

Boy mom!

Losing and maintaining weight doesn't have to mean deprievation!  This is about finding the right balance for you, so you can live life and live at your ideal body weight! 
My favorite chocolate bars are the Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Truffle and the Love Letter Dark Chocolate bars! 

I love chocolate!

I am originally from Green Bay (DePere), Wisconsin, home of the Green Bay Packers and Cheeseheads!
My home now is Asheville, North Carolina and I absolutely love everything about it.  The mountains, the community, the people, the food, the craft beer, art, and more! 

originally from wisconsin

I love reading!  In particular, non-fiction, personal development books.  I haven't read a fiction book since college and have probably read all the classics and more out there on self-help, personal development, goal setting, mindset work, coaching, and more!
You can find me curled up to a good book before bed and always have a list ready for what to read next!

book worm

fun facts about me

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Health & Weight Loss Coach