STOP Thinking JUST DO IT!!

March 6 2014

4 years ago, I was one lost chick. Where was Marcie? Why was I behaving, reacting and annoyed by so many things. Oh let’s drink and eat to discuss all these things – that will make me feel amazing – wahhhwahhh:(

I would build up all this emotion and let it come out in the wrong way holy Drunk City and Hangover Lane – can SUCK IT now – that solves nothing but allowing me to misbehave and avoid. I self-sabotaged myself, by not doing, or being true to me. I felt I was standing in a place, that I didn’t belong. I was not fulfilling my goals, my dreams, I was living someone else’s, some that society said and some I learned. Not saying bad or good, but I allowed too many little heads to run through mine that I mind-f***ed myself. I felt paralyzed.

I was thinking about my changes for WAY too long, I stopped myself due to “I need a steady income”, “I need insurance”, “I want to travel”, “I need to pay bills”, etc. Well, guess what, I took a leave (2010-2011), went back for 2 years ( thought my new head space would be better but it was 2 too many) and resigned last year from education. I’m 10x happier than 4 years ago, even 6 years ago when I really was contemplating a change. Listen to you!!

Being a part of a huge health movement with Beachbody filled with positivity, inspirational stories, fitness, health…I had never been more supported or around so many awesome happy go-getter, true under-dog to inspiration in my life and I will forever be changed for the better. I chose Turbo Fire/Shakeology/healthier habits and the rest is a continual work in progress, a vast learning of myself through personal development, goal setting, being more awake and aware, crushing goals, setting new goals, struggling at times, but never forgetting how far I have come. BE PROUD!

I don’t even recognize that girl from 4 years ago, I knew when I fully committed to me and a healthier lifestyle on April 11, 2011, that I was shedding not only fat and negativity, but I was honoring myself and where I was at the time, I promised myself I would not return to that girl. She is a part of me but she represented a shell of who I am, my protector, but it wasn’t the true me.

After years of being up and down since childhood in weight, being made-fun of (rude – you don’t know my story nor do I yours), making poor choices in eating and relationships…I lifted the fog and rebooted ME. What an amazing f***ing feeling it is!!! I’m tearing up thinking of how far I have come, some really harsh moments I had to face and still do at times but to be right here living my BEST SELF ever is my hard work of crushing goals I set and keep setting.

To think 4 years ago I was crying in my room wanting out of everything – pack bags hop a plane to some little island and be gone. Instead I faced ME, found ME again and have continued to learn and grow stronger. These past 3 years have brought me to new beginnings and so many opportunities, all I see is nowhere to go but up Up UP!! Am I earning as much, NO. Am I projected to earn way more than I was, YES and it is happening:)!! Am I happy, full of love and awesomeness that I want to give and share with ALL, HELL YES!

Cheers to being true to you and living a healthy, fit and fun life!! xo
**Thank you for reading – I know was long but wow did that feel good to share:)**
YOU are not alone!! We are all in this together!!


The Act of Creating Yourself

create you

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” ~Deepak Chopra

The beauty of life is that you can create and keep on recreating YOU at any moment and age.  Think of the benefits of reinventing yourself every year as you learn, become more knowledgeable and gain new perspectives.  We can’t stay in our old mind sets as we move forward.  If you do or if you have you know it does not work and you fight with yourself over what you were told or taught in your past vs what you come to learn and believe as you grow older.
You have to allow yourself to let go.  Let go of the emotions and feelings that you are clinging to, let go of negative and non-supportive relationships, let go of your fears of change, let go of the unnecessary drama, the negative nelly crap and the lame excuses.  It’s time to breathe, move on and focus on the important things…you and your life goals.
Create a life that is true to your likes, your needs and your wants.  A life that is true to where you are right here and now.  A life that is fulfilling and makes you smile and happy.  A life that surrounds you with positive, uplifting and supportive people.  Cheers to this crazy fun life adventure we are all on together!  Be kind to one another and enjoy! xoxo ME
And fyi I’m not saying this is easy.  I work towards creating the life I want to be living everyday (definitely been more aware and focused the past 3 years) and believe me some days are better than others but that’s life.  The important thing is to remember that you don’t need to strive for perfection but make it a point to do and be better on a daily basis.

Silence is not always golden

Choose to be heard.  Choose to listen.  Choose to speak your truth.  Choose to make a difference.  Choose to motivate.  Choose to inspire.  Choose to be real.  Choose to be honest with yourself and others.  Choose to believe.
Silence is not always golden.  Don’t allow your insecurities or your fears stop you from living your dream and making a difference in not only your life but the lives of those around you. Xo, ME

Mental Tune-Up

Mental Tune-Up Tuesday:  Make the most of a FAIL whether epic or not and FALL forward.
This is not the easiest to do for many people.  We applaud and cheer even the littlest of events in our lives because we want to succeed and enjoy the successful rush.  Then we fail and don’t want to share, we say it was nothing, it’s felt and sometimes seen as doom and gloom.
Why not turn that fail upside down and inside out falling forward instead??!!  Use your fail as a lesson in growth, a lesson in preparation, a lesson in persistence, a lesson in strength, a lesson in knowing how hard you are willing to work to turn that fail into a success.
The path to our goals will not be filled with success after success it will come from practice, from failing, learning and giving it a go again with a new perspective.
Cheers to giving yourself a mental tune-up and living a healthy, fit and fun life! Xo, ME

It’s never too late…

change the road on

No matter the day, time or place it’s never too late to take charge of your life and change the road you’re on. If we waited for the perfect moment to make a life change we wouldn’t get very far, there is always another obstacle waiting in the distance that will enter and after awhile you end up right where you started. It’s time to start pushing through the obstacles one at a time.

I call this the cycle that keeps on giving…sometimes we go through those cycles more than we care to admit. We tend to ignore our true passions and feelings because we want to “do right” and yet we end up miserable and complaining. There is a reason certain events comes back around either you didn’t deal with it properly, ignored it or you decided to go for it but got nervous, had a few failed attempts and it faded. Ultimately, you feel you pushed through and learned a lesson but it was still lingering in the back of your mind.

When you begin to feel “hmmmm, I feel like I’ve been here before” and the situation is similar, the questions in your head are similar if not deeper, the excitement and fear of change rush through your body, this is not a coincidence YOU are being given another chance another opportunity to change the road you’re on. It won’t be easy or perfect but it will be movement, it will be growth, it will be YOU pushing through the obstacles one day at a time to make your dreams and goals come true.

Cheers to taking charge and living a healthy, fit and fun life! xo

Happy ThuROARsday!


“The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others.  And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion.  A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” ~ Osho


Happy ThuROARsday!  Who is ready to ROAR like a lion with me?!  How awesome is it when you feel 100% satisfied with where you are, what you are doing and who you are surrounded by?  Write down and remember the things that make YOU YOU and be true to that.  Don’t jump on a trend or not speak your mind on something you feel strongly about because you might offend someone ummm aren’t you allowing them to offend you by not sticking up for what you believe??  Think about it…nothing changes until you decide it’s important enough for it to change in your life.

True happiness and freedom come from getting real (ohh I know it’s not always easy – I can argue with myself pretty well;)ha), from learning and growing from within, from making changes where we know are needed in order to move on and/or grow, from not fearing being different, being creative and sharing your out of this world ideas.  All of us are unique individuals, choose to ROAR in your element that fits you and love who YOU are…you weird, unique, awesome individual;)  In the end, haters gonna hate and likers gonna like;)

Cheers to finding your ROAR and living a healthy, fit and fun life! xo ME

Love Me Some Me…


Happy Friday my friends!!  Love yourself always especially during the tough times, enjoy your own company and be true to you.  Life is about living and learning…get to know you!;)  And thanks to T.O. for the quote “I love me some me.” Happy Football season!

4 of my favs: 1. Fashion…I’m really having fun with my summer outfits.  Sweater and tank from Loft (60% sale right now), jeans are Rock & Republic, sandals are Elle from Kohl’s, jewels from The Limited, belt from a dress.

2. You can’t see me!  Loving WWE…Summer Slam next weekend! Plus love Total Divas…Bellas!

3. What up bicep?!  Seriously, creating a healthy lifestyle brings so much beauty, strength and power from the inside out. 

4. Nails! My nail specialist Ann rocks!  I let her pick my colors and design…OPI Eurso Euro (dark) and Butter Cake-Hole (pink).  Have fun with your nails and toes…they make me feel polished 😉 ha

Cheers to loving you and living a healthy, fit and fun life!!
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Time to Get Even…

with the positive people in your life.

Time spent “getting even” with the people that help and support you in life increases the overall happiness and positive energy in your lives.  In return, being more fulfilling mentally and emotionally.

Wouldn’t you agree that this far outweighs the mental and emotional energy you spend “getting even” with negative relationships that end up continuing to be unfulfilling?!!  Think about it.  Next time you begin to put more focus on negativity, ask yourself if it will benefit you in the right direction, will it help you reach your goals, and how it will make you feel.

Be true and kind to you!  Cheers my friends to living a healthy, fit and fun life! xo

Get Even

Can you imagine doing what you love?


Can you imagine doing what you love?  How would you feel?  What is stopping you?!!

You get these little lights that go off in your head but you ignore them thinking wouldn’t that be nice or ahhhh a girl/boy can dream.  Don’t deny yourself from what you love!  If you want positive change in your life you must take steps and set goals to make it happen.  Change will show up, it will knock really hard and look you in the face but what you choose to do with it, how you choose to respond is completely on you.  You have to be willing to make sacrifices, put in the time and do the work every damn day!

If you want to feel fulfilled everyday do what you love!  Stop ignoring, push harder and do more!  Live your dream and you will excell.  It’s time to exit the safe bubble.  The bubble you claim to feel safe in.  The bubble that you complain about.  The same bubble that makes you feel sick physically, mentally and emotionally.  It becomes more draining and difficult to keep doing what you’re doing than to follow what you love. 

It won’t happen overnight but listening to yourself, being honest with yourself and doing what you love will change how you live.  Believe in you and all your awesomeness!!

Cheers to doing what you love and living a healthy, fit and fun life! Xo