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4 Ways To Practice Self-Care in 2021

4 Ways To Practice Self-Care in 2021

Practicing self-care is more important than ever.  Let’s face it, last year was tough.  This year will be better…but it’s up to us to make it that way and that starts with self-care.  It’s not time to overlook this important practice.  With the new year well underway, it’s a perfect time to reinvent yourself and focus on becoming a healthier you.  Here are a few tips:


  It sounds simple, but being consistent with a sleep schedule is one of the best ways to boost your mental and physical health.  Now, I’m not going to tell you that you need 8-9 hours of good sleep a day…I’m not a doctor…I’m a Scentsy consultant.  What I do know is, we are all at different places in our lives.  You do you.  

I don’t do well on 8 full hours of sleep.  I drag all day and just can’t get motivated.  However, over the last year, I have been getting up at 3 am (yes you read that right) and meditating and reading God’s Word to start my day.  I am in such a habit now, that even on the weekends I wake up at 3 am.  I am energized and jump out of bed ready to go.  But that’s me.  Find what works for you and go for it.  

If you have trouble falling asleep, which is quite common, try out Calming Scentsy oils like Lemon Lavender Rain which is great for making a calming environment to drift off to sleep.  



Electronic devices…they are here to stay and they are a part of who we are.  They keep us more connected than ever before and this can be a blessing and a curse.  Know when to say no.  Take a step back from social media and reset yourself before bed.  A nice warm bubble bath is a great way to start to relax.  


Whether we are for it or against it, everything is moving online.  From working at home to doing school at home, the world doesn’t look quite the same anymore.  However, studies show that there are psychological benefits to dressing up even when you’re home alone.  Get dressed in your work attire.  it can help you stay grounded with a clear weekday routine and put you in a productive mindset.  


Fitness has many benefits that help us.  The benefits go beyond just getting in shape or losing a few (or a lot in my case) pounds.  A PubMed study notes, even mild exercise like walking outside will reduce feelings of depression and stress.  To top it off, when we get regular exercise, it will also help to get a better night’s sleep. 

So these are just a few things that I hope will help you have a great 2021❤.  




Hosting: It’s Simple and Fun

Hosting: It’s Simple and Fun

When you host a qualifying Scentsy party, you can get all the Scentsy you LOVE at half-price or free (as in, NO dollars spent on the warmer or diffuser you’ve had your eye on).  And this monthly everything is half-off AND you can get double host rewards!  

If you’re not quite sure what it means to host a party, don’t let that hold you back! Let me show you everything you need to know to have a simple and fun time.

Hosting a Scentsy party:

  • DOES NOT mean = awkward conversation and a sales pitch.
  • DOES mean = literally whatever you want it to be.

This isn’t your mama’s home party anymore. Hosting is EASY, versatile and fun, and you earn rewards no matter how or where you choose to party. My Favorite is online.  It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s TONS OF FUN!  Here are some other options:

On Location

Round up friends and family and host a party wherever you like to hang out. This could be your living room, your favorite coffee house, or even a nearby park.  No matter where you want to meet, I will be there to handle everything.  

On the Go

Not a fan of ON LOCATION?  That’s ok.  ON THE GO is awesome too.  I will give you catalogs, order forms and a small basket or bag of my fragrance testers, and you take it from there. Leave them on your desk at work or take them to your kid’s soccer game. It’s easy to share your favorite products with SO MANY people!  I took mine testers to my kids’ music lessons to get some work done while waiting for them.  I got two orders and TONS of questions.  It really is that simple.  


Again, this is one of my favs.  You’re already on Facebook, so host an online party.  It’s a great way to connect with friends from all over.  

On Your Terms

Still having doubts?  How about a hybrid-party?  You can meet up with some friends and me, of course, at a coffee shop to test out all the fragrances I have to offer.   Then share a party link on Facebook with anyone who couldn’t be there! I will help you in whatever way you want to whip up the perfect party for you to get the most rewards.


“But all my friends just get those wax melts at the grocery store.”

To that, I say: The quality of our fragrance products can’t be beaten. They last longer and smell oh-so-much better than the knockoffs.

Secondly, When you host a party, you are supporting my small business and thus my family. 

And remember, hosting a party in January means you earn DOUBLE half-price Host Rewards.  So Have a hybrid-party and it’s like having 3 parties in one!  

So Let’s Recap. Hosting is fun because:

  • Flexibility: Party your way, wherever you want.
  • Convenience: You were gonna be at the coffee shop anyway! (Or on Facebook. You’re always on Facebook.)
  • Ease: I handle all the details. You just provide the guest list!
  • Superior products: For your superior taste.
  • Support: You’re helping me and my family reach our goals!
  • Rewards: Get your Scentsy products at half-price or free. (And DOUBLE in January!)

Sounds pretty great, right? Contact me today to get your party on the calendar.






  Only one week left to take advantage of 10% off and the double half-price host rewards


When Should You Shop For Scentsy?

When Should You Shop For Scentsy?

Hey, savvy Scentsy shopper! You always know when to hit the sales — and when to wait a bit longer for the really good deals. But did you know that this month is just about the best time to shop Scentsy? Here’s why:

  • It’s a transition month, so almost everything is 10% off as we prepare to launch a new catalog. That includes our big-ticket items like Scentsy Diffusers and Oils , not to mention all your beloved Scentsy Bars, making this a great time to stock up!
  • It’s the last call for discontinuing products, like the Enliven Diffuser,  and one of my all-time favorite scents, Maple Apple Bourbon Scentsy Bar or our awesomely HUGE Bath Bombs. (Ask me for the complete list of discontinuing products.)
  • You can host a “last chance, first glance” party, so your friends can shop the Fall/Winter 2019 Catalog one last time and get a sneak peek at the new Spring/Summer 2020 Catalog.  This is the BEST CATALOG thus far in my career so start making your wish lists for when it goes live Feb. 1.

But most of all…

  • When you host a party in January, you can stack your Host Rewards — free and half-price products — with transition sale prices and get even more bang for your buck.


Last chance, first glance

When you host a qualifying Scentsy party, you can get all the Scentsy you love at half-price or free.  Hosting is easy, versatile and fun, and you earn rewards no matter how or where you choose to party, whether it’s at home or in your favorite coffee shop with friends, online or on the go.

This month, ask me to open two party orders for you: One for Fall/Winter products purchased in January, and another for new catalog orders starting Feb. 1. This will help you and your friends get everything you want, and you’ll earn Host Rewards twice!

Fill your life

Our Spring/Summer 2020 Catalog is bursting with new fragrances and all the wonderful ways you can enjoy them. You’ll find trendy new warmer styles — think retro, vintage, boho and nature-inspired — and all the fresh and fruity fragrances you’ll want this spring. You’re not gonna want to miss this!

To shop or get your party on the calendar, reach out to me ASAP so you don’t miss out. 

Happy Shopping

Peace In Today’s Hectic Life

Peace In Today’s Hectic Life

We live in a fast-paced world where the motto is more is better and faster is best.  Do you ever sit down to relax or unwind, only to feel guilty for not attacking your to-do list? We’ve all been there; determined to sit, but it never takes long for wandering thoughts and tasks to fill our minds.  Then we’re off and running, abandoning our much-needed rest, to get up and keep go-go-going.

Why don’t we allow ourselves the rest we need to thrive?  It seems like we live in a time where downtime is considered wasted time.  Even kids are scheduled to the max and have no free time for play and imagination.  The high cost of never slowing down not only affects your health but also your ability to recharge, focus and be fully present in your life.

So how do we find peace?

So often we hear of people who FINALLY slow down when they have no other choice.  It’s amazing how the human body will force us to stop at some point.  But why wait until then?  Why allow ourselves to become sick to death before we slow down?  Peace is not just for yogis or the highly enlightened.  In fact, studies have shown that the simple act of meditation can help anyone live a more mindful, connected and focused life. But it takes practice.  As someone who has worked hard to added meditation to my life, I can attest to the challenges of learning to slow down and focus.  But there is hope–hope for me and for you. Many of our behaviors run on habit. When we choose to be more mindful, directing our own thoughts and energy through meditation, we can live more intentionally.

What is meditation, really?

Meditation is an exercise in awareness, training the mind to rest in the present. It’s less about turning your mind completely off, and more about directing your thoughts and focus.

Not only does it strengthen our self-discipline and willpower, but meditation also helps us recognize sources of pain or stress, so we can begin working through them. And as a bonus in our hectic world, it’s also an opportunity to slow down, unplug and enjoy much-needed peace.

What’s the best way to meditate?

The best way is what works best for you. There are as many ways to meditate as there are people doing it.  The best thing to do is just start.  You can start by simply focusing on your breathing.  Just be still and pay attention to every inhale and exhale. This is how I started.  Remember too that your mind will naturally wander, but that’s what meditation is about — training your brain to focus, not drift.  This takes time and patience with yourself.  I find that using soothing music helps as does having a relaxing scent wafting in the air.  

To help create a calming space at home, consider our January Warmer of the Month,  Himalayan Salt. Available in pink or white salt, no two warmers are alike, and the appearance of the salt changes over time as you warm your favorite fragrance.

For extreme relaxation, try our January Scent of the Month, Inhale, Exhale. It features salted citrus, which promotes focus, along with calming freesia and solar woods. Take a bit of serenity wherever you go with the Scent Circle or Room Spray.

Our Monthly Specials are available for 10% off in January, while supplies last. To shop, contact me directly or click on the links above.

Happy Meditating!  

Spring Cleaning Can Be Enjoyable!

No one really likes to do chores.  We don’t really want to do them.  But they must be done.  And let’s face it, we do enjoy the outcome.  

I’m not here to make spring cleaning fun — because, for starters, I have no idea how to do that.  I’m not a huge fan of cleaning.  However, it CAN be more enjoyable with the right cleaning products.  It can also be pretty satisfying.  So stay tuned for a  few helpful tricks:

  1. Make a checklist

    Whether you use a notebook, display it on a giant whiteboard, or utilize a phone app, write down every single thing you want to accomplish at home.  My favorite app that has made cleaning super efficient is SplenDO which I downloaded from the Android app store.  After you decide how to make your list. then start filling it in and list it out top to bottom.   It’s best to know exactly what to expect, and checking off each chore as it’s completed feels amazing!

    Need some help making your to-do list? I useFlyLady for help with all the chores that need to be done. What I like about her site is that, whether you’re committing to a deep clean or something quick, she’s got it all planned out for you. 

  1. Involve the whole family

    Nothing brings a family closer together than working on projects as a team.   So call on those kiddos and the spouse and start divvying up the checklist.  This will help teach your kids what it takes to keep your home in tip-top shape, and it’s a chance to rely on your spouse for the things you can’t manage alone (or REALLY don’t want to do).  And if you do check out Flylady, she has a whole section devoted to kids learning to clean and how to make a game of it.

    She is big on using timers to work in short, manageable stints.  Put forth your best effort for 15 minutes is better than cleaning for an hour and doing a crappy job.  

  1. Pick your products

     Let’s focus on the two scariest rooms in the house: the bathroom and the kitchen.  Make it a point to tackle them first and get them over with!  I personally find that doing the harder jobs when I am fresh, makes cleaning way more bearable.  Now because we are focusing on Spring Cleaning we are going to do some deep cleaning.  This might require some new heavy hitters in cleaning products, but remember, just because it cleans well doesn’t mean it has to smell bad.  

    In the kitchen, try double-duty products like  Scentsy Counter Clean, which not only cleans surfaces, but also helps create a clear barrier for less scrubbing later. Cut through stubborn bathroom gunk with Scentsy Bathroom Cleaner — your sink, shower, and throne will shine, plus you’ll get all the soap-scum-fighting power and your go-to Scentsy fragrance without harsh chemicals.   Lemon Verbena is my go-to spring cleaning fragrance, but to get the kids involved, I get them their favorite fragranced cleaning products too.  Erin loves all thing Sea Salt and Avocado and Jadin loves her Blue Grotto.  I make it a point to get the products that will make cleaning more fun and enjoyable because good fragrance makes life better.  

     Scentsy Clean products make the spring cleaning process a lot more pleasant.  And Scentsy just released a new all-purpose cleaner to help us get even more done.  This easy-to-mix concentrate is formulated to cut through dirt and grime on most household surfaces, including walls and floors!  It forms a dirt-repellent barrier that makes cleaning easier over time.

  1. Start early, finish faster

    Spring cleaning can be daunting! As we work to chip away at the list, over the course of the season, it will make it feel a lot more manageable.

    So start now and power through! When your home is sparkling clean and smelling like your favorite Scentsy fragrances, you’ll be glad you did all that work.

  1. Reward your hard work

    Finally, when all is said and done, don’t forget to treat yourself and your family. Including perks will give you something to look forward to, even as you’re on your hands and knees scrubbing that mystery stain that no one saw get made.  

    Just remember, do what it takes to stay motivated and have fun along the way!


When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons

We all want the most out of life.  This starts with working hard, having fun, maybe raising a family.  Always we are doing our best to be successful in whatever we do.  But sometimes it feels like that is just not enough.  Sometimes life gives you lemons.  Sometimes we wake up in the morning and find out that we no longer have a job to go to.  Maybe there was a house fire and we lost everything…or a parent or loved one died.  This is life.  It’s not fun.  We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it.

Oftentimes the smallest ideas end up making the biggest impact.

That was the case with one little girl.  She was determined to make the world a better place, “one cup at a time” while she was alive.  You see, she was battling childhood cancer.  And that cancer prematurely ended her life.  But her impact lives on.  At Scentsy, we are partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) for our newest charitable cause product, the When Life Gives You Lemons Warmer.  It is now available for $40.

We want to help Alex’s dream continue to grow, one warmer at a time. So, join us in raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.  Together we can help the dream of one little girl live on. 

For every When Life Gives You Lemons Warmer sold, Scentsy will donate $8.50 to ALSF to help further their mission “to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.”  So join me today, and together let’s raise funds to help put an end to childhood cancer! <3


Valentine’s Day Love and Romance Abounds

Valentine’s Day Love and Romance Abounds

Heart IconsIt is fast approaching…the season of love.  Some love this holiday while others despise it, but no matter your take, something we can all agree on is we love great fragrances.  So whether you love the fragrance of a dozen red roses, your favorite comfort food cooking all day, or cookies baking in the oven, Valentine’s Day and fragrance go hand in hand.

The right fragrance can generate memories of loves past, invoke the laws of attraction, or inspire a new and budding romance.  Fragrances like Lucky in Love, Love and Happiness or my personal favorite, Lavender Cotton can move your heart this season.

We all have our favorite smells that bring back those oh so precious memories, but there are also some universal favorites. With the help of a Scentsy Warmer, you are assured to set the mood this Valentine’s Day:

  • First off is the universal fragrance of Cinnamon

    I love the smell of cinnamon.  It can envoke strength and boldness while at the same time warming the senses with a sweet and spicy familiarity,  Thankfully this fragrance can be found in many of our Scentsy bars like Apple Butter Frostinga heartwarming medley of baked cinnamon-spiced apples and decadent vanilla buttercream sure to tantalize your senses. Then there is Welcome Home, (my hubby’s favorite scent) which is warm and welcoming to any guests stopping by or for you returning home after a hard day at the office. These are just a few of our many fragrances with that charming, sweet, spicy smell.

  • Next-up, for those that love florals, we have Jasmine

    Now if you remember ( or maybe you didn’t read) last weeks blog, I mentioned that I am not a huge floral fragrance fan.  BUT, LUNA is one of my favorite body care line fragrances which boast of Jasmine.  Jasmine will enchant the senses and encourage natural energy that ushers in balance, calm, and optimism to the mind, body, and spirit. It can increase our confidence and motivate and encourage the release of inhibitions. Jasmine can also help spark and fuel the beautiful energy, enthusiasm, and passion that you may need. So add an air of mystery this Valentine’s Day with this rich and sultry fragrance.

  • Then there is Sugar

    For those playful times, nothing will solicit fun like the sweet fragrance of lemon drops and cotton candy.  This is a great fragrance to bring about a relaxed atmosphere this Valentine’s Day and comes in a variety of Scentsy products from our Bars which made us famous, to our newly launched Scentsy GO! pods.

Or get an instant fragrance moving throughout your house with our Scentsy diffusers and specially formulated essential oils.  

Essential oils have been used since the beginning of time and can set the mood for any occasion.   Our Scentsy Oils are derived from the most intoxicating flowers, luscious fruits, and vibrant botanicals and are sourced only from the finest natural ingredients from around the globe. They are exclusively designed for use with our Scentsy Diffusers.

  • Grapefruit

    Grapefruit oil will invite joy and happiness into your home as it brings a sense of joy wherever it is present.  This is a great fragrance when you need a little to calm your nerves or uplift your mood.   It is found in our Grapefruit and Blood Orange blend of 100% Natural oil.

  • Patchouli

    This is one of my all-time FAVORITE fragrances.  With four kids that I homeschool and running my own business, I am in constant need of balance. So I use  Patchouli Rose 100% Natural Oil. This rich, earthy aroma brings about a calm to my mind, body, and spirit.

  • Sandalwood

    This is a common fragrance in many expensive perfumes around the world.  With it’s exotic frangrance you can’t go wrong on Valentine’s Day with this oil.  Sandalwood Lemon Basil 100% Natural Oil is perfect for those who seek romance without the florals.

Whether you choose to woo your love through spicy, floral or gourmand fragrances, Scentsy can help bring romance to your Valentine’s Day.


Wax Overload..Is There Really Such a Thing?

Have you ever looked at the bars of wax in your drawers or closest and wondered:

“Do I really need all these bars?” It’s a question that I get asked all the time.

So I’m going to take some time to answer that and show you just how to take care of your bars so as to get the most fragrance from each bar.  I’ll use myself as an example of what to do.

  • Everyone has their go-to fragrances, mine is COZY FIRESIDEfrom the WOODY category, which is my favorite category to choose from.  But there are some in each category that I love as well.
  • There is LEMON VERBENA in the CITRUS category.  This is one of my favorite fresh and clean fragrances. I love to warm it this time of year to bring some brightness and happiness into to my home.
  • Then there’s the BAKERY category.  And since I am not a world famous or even remotely talented baker, I find the BAKED APPLE PIE fragrance brings a certain hominess to the overall ambiance.
  • Now I’ll be honest here…I am not a huge FLORAL fan.  But I also confess that LUNA is once of my favorite scents in our BODY CARE LINE.  Of course, that’s not bars so I guess that’s an article for another time.😉
  • With each new season, we have the NEW RELEASES which are great when I am looking for something new.
  • And obviously, I have to factor in HOLIDAY scents, because no one can celebrate Christmas or Valentine’s Day without the proper fragrance to fill the home. right?
  • Now I ask,  “How is one suppose to welcome Spring if you only have spicy-warm scents on hand?”  I’ve got to have WHITE TEA & CACTUS on hand for that clean, crisp, and refreshing fragrance that just sings springtime.
  • Then there are my family’s favorites to consider as well.  My spouse has his favorites and each of the four kids’ have their own favorite scents.  If I just got the kids’ alone, I would have at least 20 bars on hand that they “just have to have, mom!”

So, considering daily usage, making each bar last approximately one week and factoring in how many warmers one would use (I have 14 throughout the house) I would need a minimum of about … 72 Scentsy Bars to last me one month.  Now, of course, I don’t use all of my warmers at the same time, so really 72 bars would last me more like 2-3 months or right around 15-25 bars a month.  (YIKES!! 😯  Now you know why I sell this stuff, right😉).

What can what can I  say? I love my Scentsy fragrances.💕

So whether you have just one bar or 100 in your house right now, how you store them matters.  The way that the bars are stored will affect a fragrance’s character, duration, and performance.


Here are a few ideas on how to store your bars to maximize their shelf life:

  •  Keep them in a cool, dark place. (I store mine a shelf in my  closet — they make the whole closet smell great.)
  • Also, lay them flat. This is one reason drawers are an awesome place to store them.  Again, they will make the drawer smell yummy💖
  • Don’t leave them in the sunlight or your car. Not only can the heat cause the wax to melt in the clamshell, but the fragrance will be lost.
  • Don’t choose a drawer next to a heater or oven/stove if you store your bars in the kitchen. They will melt, and you will be sad.😢
  • Rotate older bars to the front of your stash to make sure you use them first. Everything has a “use by date”, even wax with awesome Scentsy fragrance.

And here is one last tip, it is reserved for the truly obsessed fragrance fans (like me😁) :

If you have ever mourned the loss of a favorite bar (I have lost at least one per season since I started) and want to keep that from EVER happening again, join Scentsy Club. When you add your must-have Scentsy Bars to a subscription, we’ll keep making them JUST FOR YOU, even if that fragrance is discontinued from the catalog!

So go ahead and stock up on those favorite scents that you can’t live without.  Just remember to use the tips above to make them last longer.

Old Man Winter Got Ya’ Down

The holidays are a distant memory.  The newness of the gifts has worn thin.  It can be hard this time of year to find the joy we held during the holiday season.  The winter blues can wreak havoc on your mood and drag you down, so why not give yourself a boost with Scentsy Body line?  Fragrance brings back memories for us and helps to evoke happy, warm feelings. Did you know you can wear your favorite fragrance everywhere?   So let’s wear that happy fragrance and let the sun shine from your smiling face as you spread your cheer everywhere you go!

Sunkissed Citrus


Citrus fragrances help to boost mood.  Lemon, in particular, is known to purify and cleanse while ushering in sunshine and brightness to body, mind, and spirit! It helps boost concentration and focus while helping increase your mood.  Sunkissed Citrus, with its mix of orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit, is just the thing for taking you from dismal grey to happy sunshine. Try Scentsy Body Wash in your morning shower to help wake you up, and carry Scentsy Hand Cream in your bag fora quick pick me up in the middle of your day.

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Luna Body Care

Relax the day away with jasmine

We can all drift into dreamland with the light florals of jasmine, sweet pea and freesia combined with juicy berries and sandalwood to bring you to a state of  peace and tranquility.  Jasmine will help usher balance and calm to the mind, body, and spirit helping you to relax and let the day fade away.  Luna is perfect for creating a peaceful environment! If you’re facing a stressful day, start with a fragrant tub! Drop a Scentsy Bath Bomb for a decadent bath then follow that with some Scentsy Body Cream, perfect for softening and protecting your skin.  It’s perfect for after-shower hydration.

Scentsy Body products come in a variety of fragrances, all carefully designed to brighten your mood and your heart. Find your favorite here!







Master the skill of Goals and Be Successful

“This year is going to be different!”

We think it, we write it, we say it, we scream it — because somehow we think this will bring about our success. If we believe something with our whole heart, write it on a sticky note and post it to our bathroom mirror, how can we possibly fail? It’s those daily reminders that make good things happen, right?

The short answer is no. Writing something down does not make you or me successful.  But not all is lost…keep reading for some inspirational (I hope) tips on making 2019 YOUR YEAR.

We’ve heard all the tips:

  • Write down your goals and you’ll be more successful.
  • Post them where you’ll see them every day to stay motivated.
  • Set achievable goals.
  • Tell someone what you desire so you have accountability.

These motivational mantras are so common that I bet you knew what I was going to say before I said it.  But they’re common because guess what—They actually do help — most people.

But saying a goal out loud isn’t what makes it happen. Writing it down doesn’t make it happen either. Standing on top of a mountain and proclaiming it for the world to hear…still doesn’t make that goal become a reality. Those are simply reminders of your decision to make a change.  They will serve to feed your desire, but that’s only part of the equation….and sadly, the easiest part.

Ultimately, setting a goal only works if you do.

You have to actually do something.

This time, you got off to the right start. You thought about what changes you wanted to see in 2019. You contemplated where you would like to see improvement, and then you made the decision to do it.  That’s the first step.  We have to decide to change.  Then maybe you wrote it down and as you are seeing it each day…or repeating it to yourself, your desire for success increases. You know what you want. You wrote it down in your planner and you posted it where you could see it daily. So you’re all done, right?  Wrong!!

Actually, now the hardest part begins. But before you close the computer…keep reading, because while this part is hard, it is also the most fun AND the most rewarding.  What you’re going to do is start with the end in mind and work your way back to where you are right now.  This is often referred to as reverse engineering.

Now that you have our goal in mind and written down, we want to reverse engineer it. Build a game plan that helps you get to the finish line, starting with the final step and working your way back to where you are now. What actions do you need to take to succeed?

I’ll use one of my goals as an example. I am going to run a 1/2 Ironman race in 2019.  But before I tell you how, let me share with you what that is, in case you’re unfamiliar with the term.  A Half Ironman is a 1.2 mile open water swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride, followed by a 13.1 mile run.  I’ll be honest, as I write this down AGAIN, and see to numbers AGAIN, my stomach aches.  But I am determined.  Thus I will start from end and work my back to where i am right now.  FYI:  right now I can’t run more than 5 miles and I can’t bike more that about 16 miles.  Clearly I have some work to do.

So Here’s My Plan:

GOAL: Compete in 1/2 Ironman Race in 2019

  • Step 5: Finally, show up to and compete in the race.
  • Step 4: Update and adjust the plan in small increments along the way to adjust for unforeseeable events.
  • Step 3: Follow plan. (AKA–the Discipline.  The hardest part of achieving any goal)
  • Step 2: Find a plan that covers all three disciplines without killing me in the process.
  • Step 1: Determine which race I want to compete in (yes there are MULTIPLES to choose from).

This is very simplified, and your action plan might have more or less steps than mine, but the method is the same. Start with the end in mind and work your way back to where you are now.

Find someone who has your back.


This is bigger than just telling a friend that you want to run a 1/2 Ironman in 2019 — it’s actually finding a someone and working with them daily or weekly.

I have a whole team to help me. They may or may not compete in a race with me, but I know that without them, it would be impossible to achieve the goal.  They are my family and my allies.  They stands by me day in and day out, not just saying “you can do it!” from the sideline, but they getting out there inspire me in their own ways.  My hubby, the guy on the far right, helps cook meals and cleans my house so I have time to train. My kids, all the small people in the picture, encourage me with their words and will sometimes even workout with me.  When I have a bad day or workout, they are always there to encourage me.  Even the dog, Max helps.  He’s my running partner…well, I run, he trots beside me.  But I know that without my team, this dream wouldn’t even get off the ground.

{If you want to follow my journey to the 1/2 Ironman Race on September 14th, then follow my other blog, Fat Lady Triathlete, (new blog…coming soon) and join me for what can only be the adventure of a lifetime.}


What about you?  What’s your dream?  Maybe you want to launch a business this year.  Then find a fellow entrepreneur to compare notes with. Meet for coffee once a week. Share struggles and successes. They don’t even have to work in the same industry to be an incredible support person in your life! Find someone who needs you as much as you need them, then be there for each other every step of the way.

What’s your goal?

Write it down. Shout it from the mountaintop. Make it known. Then make it happen.

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