Thomas Edisons Motivational Advice

healthy lifestyle mindset Sep 10, 2017

Hey Friend,

Here's something to think about.  Thomas Edison has this great quote that I share in this 1 minute video.  It's definitely worth the time.  Success is tough to reach and tough to keep.  We need motivation like this to keep moving forward.  CLICK HERE or on the Picture below to see the 1 minute video. 

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Pea and Avocado Dip

recipes Sep 05, 2017

This dip is super FAST and EASY to make.  I usually have these ingredients on hand and can make it for a quick snack or appetizer.

Pea and Avocado Dip:
1 ripe Avocado
1 cup of frozen peas thawed
1/2 fresh Lemon (juiced)
1 clove of garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Add it all to a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth and you are ready to eat.  I use a mini food processor and that works great!

This is great as a veggie dip.

MY FAVORITE way to eat this is on a toasted piece of Ezekiel bread, thinly sliced radish on top and fresh black cracked pepper.  This is SO good and I feel like someone fancy made it for me to eat.

P.S. I actually do NOT like radishes but for some reason I LOVE them on top of this. Give it a try, you may like it!

I hope you enjoy!
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News-3 things that could end the health care crisis!

Hey Friend,

You may have seen this online but just in case you haven't it is a very shocking and hyping kind of statement that I said first in a class off the cuff.  I began thinking about it deeper and realized "Whoa, if we could get everyone doing these 3 things it could end the health care crisis!"  Of course getting people to do anything is the ultimate challenge, but maybe you can do these things for yourself to decrease your chances of having a personal health care crisis. 

You might have heard about these before but I find I need reminders constantly.

>>Click on the image or this link to watch <<

If you are local and want to hear a Faith based health and fitness talk I've got the honor to fill in at the West Bloomfield Congregational Church at 10 am THIS Sunday!  (  I'm used to speaking but does it mean I'm preaching if it's in front of a church on Sunday?  :o)  (God help me represent You well!!!)

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My body issued a cry for help!

transformation stories Aug 22, 2017

My journey with Tall Trainer started with my body issuing a cry for help.  I had gone to Urgent Care for an ear infection and they told me my blood pressure was extremely high.  I knew what a normal blood pressure was, but hadn’t really considered what was high.  When the nurse at Urgent Care told me I needed to set up an appointment with my primary care physician as soon as possible, I looked up blood pressure ranges to see how bad I was.  If I was one number higher, I should have been headed to the ER.  I made an appointment the next day and started addressing my issues.  The doctor put me on blood pressure medicine immediately and told me I should start losing some weight to help with this.

I had previously trained and received my black belt in martial arts.  Throughout this training, I was able to lose all the pregnancy weight I had gained and never lost (even though my baby was then 8 years old!).  The training was great, but I...
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Watermelon "detox" Water

recipes Aug 04, 2017

I have to be honest.  When I see the word "detox" I cringe.  I think I have read to many "drink this detox..blah blah for 7 days and lose 7 pounds" and that drives me nuts.  That is not sustainable and extremely difficult.  One time in college my friend and I decided we were going to only eat watermelon for three days.  We went to the store and each bought 3.  I made it to noon, was so hungry, cranky and peeing orange.  Later that day we went to Sonic and certainly ate more calories if we hadn't had that silly idea.

So here's the deal.  Drinking water is detoxing.  Eating any fruit or Vegetable will detox you.  Working out and getting a good sweat will detox you.  Yes, certain things will do more so than others and we are made to daily detox!

I am not a water lover.  I think it is BORING!  I would rather drink coffee and Vanilla coke all day.  But turns out I get a raging headache and feel less than stellar if I...
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Water Workout Live Video

exercise videos Jul 25, 2017

Hey Friend,

I have an open invite to go on Fox Rochester EVERY MONTH and share something helpful with their viewers.  I thought it was time to give them a more active segment so I brought a gallon of water... 

Click Here or on the above picture to watch the segment

I tried to show 9 exercises in quick succession while spitting out a few helpful tips about water:

Squat w/arm out  10x L 10x R
V-ups  20x
Shake it up!  20x up & 20x side

Lunge Position Back Fly  10x L 10x R
Push-up Slide  10x or 20x
High Knees  30x

Burpee w/Press  10x
Booty Bridge  10x each or 20x both
Plank Triceps  10x L 10x R

We all know we are made mostly of water...why do we hold back from drinking so much?  Water is a major part of every system in our body so it's absence (or lower level) makes nearly everything worse while it's presence makes nearly everything better! 

Headaches?  Back Pain?  Neck Pain?  Constipation?  Excess...

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I LEARNED to LOVE myself!

transformation stories Jul 20, 2017

Shauna's Transformation:

My journey to health and fitness started in February 2016 after reaching out to inquire about what Tall Trainer was all about.  I had really given up on myself after being laid off from a job had I had for over 10 years, I convinced myself it was my fault and I was in a downward spiral of over eating and beating up myself.  I was sick and tired of not having a passion anymore and something need to change in my life and I was determined to take the bull by the horn and dive in to work on myself.  I had dubbed 2016 as the year of “Shauna”, no more fixing others, it was time for Shauna to focus on Shauna.  I had found Tall Trainer the year prior but wasn’t ready for something as scary as “boot camp”.  I tried some things in 2015 but with no real results or passion of what I was doing, hence zero results.  After speaking to Lori and how excited she was/is about boot camp, I decided to give it a...
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Strawberry Cucumber Salad

recipes Jun 29, 2017

Strawberry Picking is one of my fondest memories as a child.  It has now become even fonder as I share these moments with my daughter! 

Here is a quick, easy, healthy and refreshing salad to have on hand or take to the endless picnics of summer!

2 large Cucumbers thinly sliced
2 cups of strawberries (I quartered them)
1 avocado cubed
2 Tbsp, Balsamic vinegar (I used f.Olivers strawberry flavored)
1 Tbsp. Avocado oil or olive oil

Cut cucumbers, strawberries and avocado.  Place in bowl.  Whisk vinegar and oil.  Pour over mixture, mix and enjoy.

You could also add onion if you would like.  This time I wasn't feeling it, but it is good that way:)


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Why I lift Heavy- Sarah

I don’t want to get “bulky”


The other day I was doing weights day with the 9am class and a new boot camper saw how much weight I was using for triceps.  She came up to me and said “I have a big fear of lifting heavy and that I will get bulky looking. You are lifting heavy but you don’t look bulky?”  I was reminded of what a BIG fear this is for women.  Many are afraid to really challenge them selves on weights day because it will make them bigger. 


So here are my thoughts and my story.


MY thoughts…


Some women look like man-beasts! That is super cool if that is what you are going for.  No one who has this look has done it by accident.  They don’t wake up one morning and go “wow, how did this happen to me?” There is a plan to get that way and it is not easy to do.  It takes time and dedication.  Most of that involves nutrition (eating a TON of...

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It was nothing like I thought it would be

transformation stories Jun 21, 2017

Lynda's Transformation:

A friend, Fran, had asked me if I wanted to come to Tall Trainer’s “bring a friend day” but I figured I was too busy. It wasn’t that I was too busy really. It was that I was embarrassed that I had let myself get so heavy and I didn’t think I could do what they would ask of me.  Then I saw Fran again and she said there was going to be another “bring a friend day” if I’d like to join her, but if I didn’t that was ok. I thought about it and decided to try it.

So, I attended my first day. It was nothing like I thought it would be! Everyone there was welcoming. After that day, I decided to join!  It was difficult, I’ll admit. I hadn’t exercised in years because I hated it and I hated sweating! But I decided I needed to challenge myself to continue and to eat much healthier than I was. I kept plugging along and entered what I ate into Vitabot (an excellent tracker)....
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