TAG: Who I Am


Not sure where the tag originated but, I found this over at  ReadRantRock&Roll.  Mischenko has a fun laid back blog about music, books and life. I love to read her blog, it’s like sitting with a good friend over a cappuccino in a cozy coffee shop!  Thought the tag looked looked fun, so lets roll….


What Is the Meaning of My Name?


Angeloftheshore has been my social media name for a realllly long time. Angel is the name I dabbled with changing my name to. It was a nickname and at one time it just fit me. These days I’m comfortable in my own given name of Susan. But it’s Susan, or even Suzy if you wish, no Sue. And the ‘oftheshore” part is because at one time I was very deeply into marine wildlife advocacy. And I was Angel, on the shore (leading campaigns). I am still very much an animal advocate. But I had to step away quite a bit. People who are deeply submerged in animal rights and welfare issues witness so many atrocities day in and day out. We see so much of the uglier side of humans. I developed a sort of PTSD from it all. I’m much better now, but I was in a pretty deep depression for some time. I’ve since learned better skills to balance it all out.



What is my Myer-Briggs personality type? (Link)


Individual Traits:



-FEELING – 75%

-JUDGING – 32%


The rarest Myer-Briggs Personality Type – Less that 1% of the population

Famous INFJs; Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Goethe, Cate Blanchett, Mahatma Gandhi and Plato

This is pretty spot on for me



What is my Zodiac Sign? (Site for Sign)




Element: Fire

Quality: Fixed

Color: Gold, Yellow, Orange

Day: Sunday

Ruler: Sun

Greatest Overall Compatibility: Aquarius, Gemini

Lucky Numbers: 1, 3, 10, 19

Date range: July 23 – August 22


What is my Hogwarts House? (Link)


That link didn’t work for me 🙁

 But every time I take a sorting quiz, I’m sorted into Ravenclaw. Even when I was sorted for The Hogwarts Running Club I was sorted into Ravenclaw. Usually I have placed 2nd with Gryffendor, 3rd with Hufflepuff and lastly with Slytherin.




What are my Learning Styles? (Link)

Your scores were:

-Visual 10

-Aural 9

-Read/Write 11

-Kinesthetic 8

I have a multimodal learning preference.



Am I Right or Left Brain Dominant? (Link)




What is my Blood Type?




What Career Am I Meant To Have? (Link)


You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories

Which Divergent Faction Do I Belong In? (Link)


You belong in Abnegation!
You belong with the selfless. You always find yourself lending a hand to others, and you seldom realize it. You truly care about the people around you, and you’re the first to notice when someone is under the weather. Just when you think you have a day to spend for yourself, you probably catch yourself listening to a friend dish about her problems instead. Some people might tag you as “boring”, but those closest to you know that you’re a simple gal with the purest of hearts.

What Does My Birth Order Say About Me? (Link)

My two siblings are 16 & 17 years older than me and both were out of the house before I was 2. So some might say I was more of an only child…but

The Baby

Stereotype: Free spirit, risk taker, charming.
Why it’s true: Parents are less cautious. (Hey, the older ones ate the dog’s food and lived!) And they also probably have more resources than they did when starting out. “Parents are more lenient, so youngest kids tend to be less rules-oriented, and yet they still get lots of attention,” says Salmon.
When it’s not: “Some babies resent not being taken seriously,” says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling and human development at the University of Georgia, in Athens. “They might become very responsible, like the oldest, or social, like the middle.”


“I wasn’t tagged for this and wouldn’t feel right tagging anyone else, but I would love to see EVERYONE do this tag! It’s so much fun and I learned some things about myself I didn’t previously know. I can’t wait to see every one else’s answers. It’s a good way to get to know others!

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading…”


One Month!

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What a difference a month can make! Just ONE month! Both of these photo’s were taken at different times of the morning a month a part. So no makeup, no filter, not even a hair brush in site. As far as I’m concerned this is striped down simple facts. And I’m so proud of myself. THIS is what a little bit of determination, showing up every day for yourself and a fab support team can help you accomplish! I am so ready for more Shaun Week on rotation, more wholesome good nutrition, Shift Shop’s release, more positive vibes from the #SYSOFshift team and yes, another Diet Bet! Or Step Bet. I may even start one of my own! I just want to show the world what doing these workouts, Shakeology and good nutrition can really help you accomplish! In ONE month!!! 

ps….the lower loss in my waist in hips is that problem area I have written about before. This means I need to lower my carbs and tweak my macro percentages. People who carry weight in their midsection tend to have issues with metabolizing and burning off calories from carbs. So time to tweak my nutrition. And that’s what this is all about. Making adjustments for a lifestyle change. Not a DIEt!

Get in on the this!

Monday Vibes


Just Another Manic Monday

So my day was all off my routine 🙃 with my hubby’s hours being switched around and him being home all day. And the me of the past may have just sloughed off my workout and enjoyed the day with my hubby and moved on….
But instead, I rescheduled my 🔆 day and made it work 👍🏽. Yeah, I’m behind on emails and messages, but I didn’t cancel my routine and just opt out….. (playing catch up tomorrow)!
Conquer your mind…Most of getting a firm foundation with fitness and nutrition is mental. If you can conquer your mind, you can handle most any challenge you face! I’ve spent much of my life being at odds with myself 😣🥊Kicking myself around and being my OWN worst enemy. I’m focusing really hard on making those days a thing of the past.
And lately, I kinda feel like a bad ass🔥😘 Positive vibes, spreading good karma, allowing myself to be fully who I am and who I’m becoming
Today, I went all in with doubles. Team #SYSOf is starting Shaun week over again (on repeat till #shiftshop drops). So I did Insane Basics and improved my form😘💦 AND I did Joel Freeman’s Exclusive #BOD workout too. PLUS I did some strength training 😅💦🔥🔥🔥 I’ve definitely been upping my fitness game lately. I’m just so inspired and motivated by my mentor, the challengers and all the support I’m getting. I’ve got my groove back and it feels pretty darn awesome.
Need to up your fitness game too or just need to get started? I’m always here to help and share the tools that have been working for me & my tribe 💞🙌🏽
💙 Susan

Sunny Sun Day


🌞Happy Sunny Sun Day!!🌞

Hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend! This weekend was pretty 💪🏽fitness oriented for us over here. We were either working out or watching the re-runs of Game Of Thrones, which we have one episode left I think and we’re ready for the new season!! 

If you’re a #GOT follower (GOT’er aka…Thronies), and haven’t read the novels yet,  what questions or story lines are you eager to see clarified the most??? For me, right now my most looming questions to be answered are; 

❓Will Jamie Lanister be the one to put an end to Cirsei’s craziness
❓After everything she’s been through, and learned, is there any meaning at all to Arya’s story line, really, will it come into use

❓Will Daenerys’s title get longer

And most importantly….
Will any of the 🐺 dire wolves make it

I have many more questions, but that’s what’s on my mind tonight 🙃

So besides re-runs, I headed outside this morning for a quick couple miles. And if the last week or so is any indication of how summer’s gonna be, we’re in for some dog days ahead😢💦. early mornings and inside tracks here I come! It was ☀️🔥 h u m i d 🔥☀️today! But it felt good and my legs are feeling stronger and stronger. I’m really happy I decided to start back at square one and train right. I don’t care how long it takes me to reach my goals. 🐌🐌🐌🐌 Length of time is the least of my worries. These days, doing things in a way that creates strong daily habit is more important than rushing the process and in the end reaching a fail point.

Also, took a break from Shaun week on repeat and the #SYSOFshift for some yoga and meditation. I needed it mentally and physically. Hubby needed it, because of dreaded shin splints he’s had. We did an hour of what we both thought was a really awesome workout. “Strong But Simple Flow With Vytas”, on Beachbody On Demand was a really challenging hour of strength and stretching, it felt a lot like I imagine hot yoga feels ♨️. During I felt challenged to go deeper within my stretches and after I felt leaner and strong. Both of us agreed and this one was added to our favorites to do often. 

My meditation was emotional and happy. I feel I am in such a good place now and being centered is becoming a more common feeling these days. You just know when all the pieces are starting to fit into place ☸️

And WOW….Our SYSOF shift challenge group is now 608 members strong!! 

The more results pics I see coming out of the Shift Shop test group, the more psyched I am to start the program! It launches on 7/12 and I won’t be wasting any time getting started. The #SYSOFshift challenge group will be running with Shaun week on repeat till the #ShiftShop hits On Demand. When it does we’re doing 3 rounds. First round starts July 17th

I’m re-opening up enrollment now for the Shift Shop challenge group that will begin on 7/17. I’m asking participants to commit to 2 rounds of this program with a third if you want to keep on going . Fitness, nutrition, motivation, inspiration, coaching, and support are what make our challengers successful. Are you ready for results? Drop your email below 👇🏽,  or message me!!

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

What’s Up?

💙How’s the weekend goin’ everybody?

Keith and I just finished Speed 3.0 T25!!! Crazy fun sweaty messy hair (I don’t care) workout 😅‼️ And I wanted to take a minute and talk to the ladies…. Guys OUT!


👀Ok guys are gone right? 👀 Hope so cuz it’s confession time….

Do you know that I used to HATE selfies, still do. I told people they were dumb and pointless. I have very few photo’s of me that are over two years old. I still do small touch ups on my face (really, my wrinkles) when I don’t have make up on, which isjust about every selfie I take now a days. Like the one above 👆🏼 I touch that up because I would with makeup. But that being said, I don’t touch up weight, curves, that kind of thing. Never have, never will. Nooooo if I were so self conscious of my weight I just wouldn’t take the selfie. And that WAS me for a long long time. And it was dumb. It was even one of the reasons I quit being a coach before. I didn’t want people to see me.


I wanted to talk to just you girls tonight. I know guys are sensitive😘 too. But I know you ladies can maybe relate a little better to where I was when I started my weight loss journey.  Maybe you can relate too well even 😢

Have you ever…

  • been that girl who sat on her bed in the bedroom, staring into the closet and crying because nothing fit and yet needed to be ready by a certain time, that anxiety?
  • started a fitness plan, got tired or sore and just kinda quit?
  • or messed up a day or two and figured “I failed”, may as well just not do it?
  • felt uncomfortable in your own skin?
  • been that girl who avoided family photo’s?
  • posted photo’s of a family/friend get together and omitted the ones of yourself?
  • avoided looking in the mirror a little too long?
  • not bothered getting a hairstyle or mani/pedi because, why bother? Or worse, I don’t deserve it?


Me too 😢

112a.jpgI have been the girl who went to bed saying “I’ll start fresh tomorrow”, then something happens and I found myself eating half a box of donuts and that tomorrow came and went. I was over weight, smoked, had dark circles under my eyes, horrid skin, and was very very unhappy.

And I’m not gonna sugar coat it. It’s NOT all nutrition and exercise. That would be too easy. Seriously, that’s the easy part! You gotta get out of your own way. You have to push away the voices that are telling you things like; you can’t change, you’ll always be fat, or you’ll always be ugly.  And they’re right. If you keep listening to your own negative back talk and treating yourself like your less than human, YOU won’t change. The change has to begin with you getting out of your own self defeating self dehumanizing ways.

I decided to try something new. I got out of my own way. I realized I didn’t want to spend my whole life hating who I was. Because it had nothing to do with how overweight or skinny I was, or how pretty I was or wasn’t. You know all that kindness, time, patience and love you give everyone else in your life? It’s time to give the same to you yourself.  Start talking to yourself like you talk to those you cherish. Start treating yourself like you do the people you hold near and dear 💞

So how did and do I combat all of it?

    • Self Esteem
    • Weight Loss
    • Nutrition?

I now surround myself with people who give positive vibes, and support me in my journey. They motivate me when I need a kick in the booty. I am continuously trying to better myself by feeding my mind body and soul with personal development, good nutrition and meal planning, and daily fitness that not only makes me stronger and healthier; it puts me in a good mood and gives me the confidence in myself to reach further every day to be the best me I can be. AND, I step away from anyone and and anything that doesn’t support me and my goals.

I’m learning to love myself…flaws, imperfections, every wrinkle, every inch of me, where I am right now this day in my journey. It’s still hard for me. And that’s why I wanted to take a minute and reach out to anyone who is where I was, even where I still am.
Despite how much I have love and respect for myself now,  the two last photo’s I shared bring out so many insecurities. Despite all the amazing changes I see in my body, I remember how I felt, inside and out. And YOU, reading this (yeah even if you’re a guy. I know the guys didn’t realllly leave.), deserve to self respect and to love yourself too!! You deserve happiness and comfort in your own skin. And you deserve to be surrounded by supportive people.

I hope that it can inspire even just one person to make positive changes in their life. To help even one person accept themselves and get on the path to living a healthy self confident life.

If you want to talk about your health, weight loss, fitness goals or need some guidance on personal development, or challenge groups we run, just email me and we can set up a time for some girltalklogo.png




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