One of my favorite quotes… How Big Is Your Dream?

I was recently talking to a friend of mine about what he wanted out of life. I actually have this conversation a lot with friends, and I find myself having one of two reactions: inspired to dream bigger because of them, or if they have very few goals or dreams, I am quietly reminded to never be someone who doesn’t dream.

This friend initially responded that he hadn’t really thought about it much. He then went ahead and gave me a simple, and somewhat generic answer. Something about finding a job that he likes, maybe getting married, possibly having children, and maybe do a bit of travelling after he retires.

I found myself completely taken back by this persons lack of passion, planning, dreaming and enthusiasm about what he can achieve. This person is brilliant, funny, kind, athletic, and attractive.

So what on Earth has kept these lackluster people from dreaming big dreams? Making huge plans? Setting gigantic goals?

Have they never been shown what is possible? Are they afraid of failure? Do they feel ill-equipped or incapable of each of those dreams? Its hard to say, as I am not in their head, but all I can say is that I hope things change for them.

In my opinion one very important piece of having big goals and dreams, is saying them out loud. Whether it’s to your friends, your family, your spouse, or to yourself in the mirror… SAY THEM! Say them loud and proud, and never let anyone tell you that they are out of reach.

Below, I am going to share my goals and dreams (in my before 35 category)…

1. Positively affect the lives of everyone with whom I come in contact with.

2. Speak. Travel. Write.

3. Educate women about the intelligent method of nutrition / lifestyle / training / motivation.

4. Teach women to love their bodies, no matter how “imperfect”.

5. Publish a cookbook.

6. Be super effective with my time so I have plenty of free time to do whatever I want.

7. Continue to be an amazing girlfriend – who laughs a lot and wears her heart on her sleeve.

8. Become a mommy.

9. Develop strong bench press technique.

10. Build Trench Fitness into something that helps hundreds of people.

OK, now I have shared my dreams with you… will you share yours? Go and whip up a batch of these Dreamy Rainbow Blondies and let me know. I would love to read what you want out of your life.



* One of my favorite clients, Debbie Bellamy. Debbie is the ultimate dreamboat. I am so fortunate to get to work with her on a weekly basis!







Dreamy Rainbow Blondies: makes 12 bars


250g drained rinsed white beans

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup brown sugar blend OR comparable sugar product

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup ground flax

1/4 cup PB2 or natural peanut butter (if your making these nut free, use coconut oil instead)

1/2 cup carob or chocolate chips

2-4 tbsp sprinkles


Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients except the chips into the food processor. Process until smooth.

Stir in the chips. Pour into a 8×8 baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool in pan prior to cutting. I suggest leaving the kitchen. It smells so good you will want to dive in right away, but the batter needs to cool in order to harden.

Marcos – calories: 81 – fat: 1g – carb: 15g – protein: 3g

With love from the Trench Kitchen,