tinaSomething amazing happened to me this Summer!

As I and the rest of my T School coaches were preparing for the Fall Session of
T School, I had an epiphany!  And I gotta be honest, it wasn’t all that great.

It was the epiphany that, despite my best intentions to date in leading T School, I had failed.

I had failed to deliver the part of this program that could truly make the difference in transforming not only my client’s health and fitness, but their lives, for the better and forever.


T School the big why 2The Big Why

In looking at the effectiveness of the program to date, I could see that I had reached my goals as far as communicating WHAT to eat and HOW to move to change the body composition and fitness of my clients, but I hadn’t adequately focused on the WHY.

Until we determine WHY we want to create change in our lives, it really doesn’t matter what diet we try, which workout we do, or even how much we WANT to change: It is only by being inspired to remain true to our deepest desires that we are able to let those desires work to transform our lives, and the lives of those we love.


Staying true to those desires requires a mindful practice of remembering WHY we began in the first place.  

Choosing to create more health, vitality and joy in our world is just the first step;  to truly create the life we desire, we must accept the possibility that we may be transformed.  If we do not believe we can change, we won’t.  If we believe we can and that we must, well, we have a better chance.


thoughts 2“We are what we think.  All that we are arises from our thoughts.  With our thoughts, we make the world.” – Buddah

In the past sessions of T School, we focused on how we fed and moved our bodies for better health.  This session we are focusing on those critical topics but also adding another component:  We are focusing on the health of our thoughts, our possibilities and our ability to take action to improve our lives.

By exploring our BIG WHY’s and the powerful role they play in our thoughts, we are making the connection between physical health, mental clarity and emotional well being.  Without all three components, we don’t have the same ability to fully realize our potential for health, vitality and joy.


maxresdefaultSo just to get you started about your own WHY,  I will tell you about my own WHY.  Why did I choose to become a trainer?  It wasn’t as hard as becoming a doctor and since I got pregnant and married at 19, that was kind of off the table for a while.

Here it is many years later and though not a physician,  I am very proud to be helping people on the preventative side of the health and wellness paradigm.


It’s my passion (and my WHY) to help people WAKE UP and take a look at how they are living their lives.  

We only have one life people! (or, one at a time if you believe in reincarnation).  All too often we think that our magical time for attaining optimal health, wellness, or whatever is somehow just around the corner, some THING to get in the future.   Well here’s a Newsflash:  It’s Not- It’s NOW!  Now is the time to take responsibility for your life and what you want to create.   If you don’t believe in yourself, I know from experience, no one else will either.  It’s all up to Y O U!

The other part of my WHY is that I know what it’s like to struggle and I also know what it’s like to live life with ease.  I’ve weighed 90 pounds more than I do right now and I’ve also been thinner.  I’ve been married and I’ve been divorced and I’ve been a single Mom. I’ve worked for an abusive tyrant and I’ve run my own business and all I gotta say is that at the center of every part of my life was me:  I just didn’t own it.

Now that I have, life is so much better.


Pilar Experience LifeTo help you think through your own WHY’s, I’ve uploaded an important PDF for you to read.

It’s called, “MANIFESTO: SURVIVING IN A MIXED UP WORLD” and was written by Pilar Gerismo, publisher of Experience Life Magazine and creator of  the excellent “101 Revolutionary Ways to Improve your Health” App.

This woman has it going on!  She’s nailed it!

I dare you to read this and not be moved.  

It’s a call to action to think differently about our daily habits, our daily choices and the way we think about food in this country.  We are fatter, sicker and less connected than ever, and it shows.  Just look around you.



sugar lipsI hope you will join me for the upcoming session of T School.  You can learn more by clicking this link or by joining us on Saturday, Sept 12th at 1130 am for a very special workshop.

Come and learn why, despite your best efforts, you may be sabotaging your own fat loss goals.  Our bodies change year to year and our ability to lose and maintain weight loss is influenced by a complex combinations of lifestyle choices and hormones.

Join Tina and Dr Alicia Johnson on Saturday, September 12th as they explain the relationship between Sugar, Stress, Lifestyle choices and your hormones in determining weight loss sabotage or success!

The workshop is FREE but we’d appreciate an email confirmation to plan for the event.

Click here to find out more about the NEW & IMPROVED Fall Session of T School.

Register NOW and save $50 on your tuition fees!


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