It takes a Village! It is never too late to make a change!

It Takes a Village!

By on December 18, 2016

 They say it takes a village to raise a child and well I think it also is taking a village to help me on this crazy wonderful journey!

Wrinkles be gone! A little helps from some beautiful ladies! My village!I have written about my weight loss and have been meaning to share this part of my journey as people have asked but am little nervous.. So here it goes.  After losing 46 pounds I was left with wrinkles!!!!! I thought maybe with time my skin would smooth out but age is NOT always kind and it didn’t… I really wanted to look as young on the outside as I felt on the inside… I didn’t want to look in a mirror and wonder who that old lady was because I certainly didn’t feel that old!  I didn’t want to go to the extreme of a face lift but I needed something! Of course my wonderful husband of almost 38 years has said just the right things, that I look beautiful just the way I am! So sweet but I wanted to soften and smooth those wrinkles!

So here is my village, the people who have helped me make some major changes:

I have to give Beachbody, the 21 Day Fix  and my wonderful coach, Kim Danger MAJOR THANKS! They helped me lose weight and improve my fitness. Kim also encouraged reading personal development books which are great at opening my mind and making positive changes in my life. She continues to provide encouragement, support and best of all friendship!

My aesthetician, Shelley Wagner from Ageless Skin Rejuvenation Med Spa has been helping me improve my skin and making it glow! (Wrinkles beware!) Her skills are amazing and nudges me along to try new things.

Xtina Harmsworth and Michelle Gatt  from XMH Beauty have made me feel beautiful, teaching me about applying make-up. Love them! (After almost 58 years I finally know how to do my make-up!).  I am having so much fun! Check their website out:

After all that I decided I needed a sassy new haircut and my favorite hairstylist, Susie Rash from Salon Fusion,  took care of me. Love my new Sassy, easy to care for hairstyle!

XMH Beauty Magic: before and after picturesHere are before and after pictures for the makeup class. My face was a “little” red after micro needling I had done with Shelley a couple days before but no worries! XMH to the rescue! I learned how to cover up those imperfections!

When I started this journey I was focused on weight loss but it has become much more than that! I never would have realized what I could do or how I could change if I didn’t take that first step or if I quit when things got hard. The Beachbody programs, Shakeology and Challenge Groups have led me to look at my self differently and to continue striving to become the best version of myself. 

And who would have guessed that all this began when I sat in my car crying, disgusted with myself and bought the 21 Day Fix on an impulse purchase! So stay tuned this journey has NOT ended, it continues! Can’t wait to see what is NEXT! Do you want to join me and change your life? See where your journey will take you!It takes a village! Before and after weight loss and make over

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Michelle Gatt

December 18, 2016 @ 15:23


Donna……you are a true gem!!! A diamond in the ruff! I am inspired by your transformation and heart! Thank you so much for the shout outs to Xtina and I! This is why we do what we do. NOT for the recognition, for unveiling the hidden beauty of all women. Empowering women to see the majestic beauty’s that you all are! This is a HUGE paycheck of the heart!!! ????


January 7, 2017 @ 00:48


looking for help to keep back on track after recovering from partial knee replacement

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Hi! This is Donna. I am a grandmother, mom, wife, and a teacher. I also love cookbooks, love to bake and really enjoy food! At age 56 I have developed a love of fitness after losing 46 pounds on the 21 Day Fix! I have always struggled with my weight! When menopause struck and things got totally out of control... My weight only went up not down. My muffin top turned into a bakery shelf. I desperately wanted to lose weight and improve my health. I wanted to be able to play and keep up with my beautiful grandchildren. Nothing I tried worked until I found the 21 Day Fix. Now instead of a tight size 16 I wear a comfortable 8 and even some 6's! At age 56 I am in the best shape of my life. My current goals are to improve my strength and to continue toning my body. I along with my daughter, Danielle, am here to help you reach your own fitness goals! You are never too young or old to become fitter, healthier, and stronger!

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