Lessons learned from having my engine blow up on the interstate

This past weekend, I had planned on going home to see my family.  My sister was flying in from Colorado and it was going to be the first time we were all together since my mom's unexpected death. On my drive from Madison to Minnesota, my car started to act up and it got bad.  I pulled over and my car was smoking and it wouldn’t start.  I got a tow into Tomah and got the news my engine blew up and I … [Read more...]

My Mom’s Fitness Scholarship Now Available… Apply Now!

Wow, it has been two months to the day that my mom went to Heaven after suffering a massive brain aneurysm with no warning signs.  She was the healthiest 66 year old I knew which made the loss more painful and shocking.   Here is a picture I will cherish forever, this was taken a couple hours before we took her off life support.  I got to hold my only niece, who for the past 4 months, hadn’t let … [Read more...]

I Conquered My Fear Of Water And Swimming…

This past weekend, I decided to go out and conquer my fear of water and swimming. One year from now, I will need to efficiently swim 2.4 miles for Ironman.  I have never been able to make it further than down and back at a pool, and haven’t treaded water for more than 2 minutes. That is why attempting to swim across Devil’s Lake, 1.2 miles terrified me. With the support of a SUP that stayed … [Read more...]

Get Fit and Help Support My Little Brother Who Just Had a Stroke

I want to first start by thanking each and every one of you who have shown incredible love and support to myself and my entire family over the past several days.  I feel so blessed and loved.  The Joy “Fit Moms” Maher Scholarship has raised over $9,000, which is just amazing along with the over 1,500 fb messages, emails, 150 plus cards, phone calls and texts that we've received.  Our family will ge … [Read more...]

One Key to Happiness!

There are times in life when things happen that are beyond our control.  There was nothing I could have done to prevent my mom's death, but I do have 100% control over the meaning I give it and how I handle things moving forward. I could: Be bitter towards God Regret times in the past when I could have spent more time with her Dwell on the fact my mom will never see me get married or … [Read more...]

Farewell to My Hero… My Mom

I unexpectedly lost my hero today… My mom passed away peacefully in the arms of our family as we sang worship songs to usher her into her eternal place in Heaven. 21 hours earlier, she suffered a massive stroke in her brain and the doctors did all they could to keep her on life support until we could all get there to see her. If I could sum up her life it was: love Jesus love da … [Read more...]

Lessons From Having Just Completed 10,000 Pullups

A few months back I wrote in this newsletter and posted on Facebook that 100 days from now I will have completed 10,000 pullups, 100 each day for 100 days. I am proud to say I completed this with near perfection.  The only slip up was one day I forgot and went to bed with 20 to go.  Waking up the next morning I realized it and did those plus that days 100.  ->-> Click here to watch my pullup … [Read more...]

5 Foot, Mother of Two Goes from 210 lbs to 166 lbs and still losing (winning)

Every story I hear from a client inspires me to push harder in my own workouts and in my own life.  I would like to introduce you to Mallory who has been at the Fit Moms Transformation Center for just over 3 months. Don't let her small stature fool you, she is a mom on a mission and it has been awesome to see her journey.  Check out her story below and then I will come back at the end with a c … [Read more...]

3 More Small Tweaks For Massive Weight Loss

The other day, I shared with you 3 small changes that you can start doing right now to set yourself up for weight loss and a longer, healthier life. Remember, these changes won’t have instant effects, but they will build over time. In case you missed that e-mail, here are those changes you can make right now: Write your workout schedule for the week into your calendar and make sure you t … [Read more...]

What motivates you? (special offer inside)

Dustin, I have lost the motivation. I don’t have the drive I used to have. I feel so tired and worn out all the time. I want to be a healthier example for my kids. I don’t want to die early like my parents. I want to have a body that can keep up with me for an active retirement. I want to be able to really play with my grandkids. I don’t recognize myself in the mirror anymo … [Read more...]