Yoga Retreat and Relaxation Workshop

by Holly Thompson, September 12, 2020

Are you feeling stressed and already worrying about burning out before Thanksgiving Break? 

Is your jaw clenched, shoulders tight, and body sore from your day?

Do you wake up each morning with a sigh and wonder how you are going to muster the energy to do what you did the day before? 

Me too. 

Let's take a breath together and spend 3 solid weeks building a foundation of relaxation,  yoga, stretching, meditation and food that gives your body energy and bliss. 

Pumpkin Spice Shakeology - September 2nd

by Holly Thompson, August 31, 2020

September is coming, which means all things pumpkin - including Pumpkin Spice Superfoods! I am so obsessed with Pumpkin Spice Shakeology - it tastes amazing, I get to celebrate the season, and it is actually good for me! I always buy multiple boxes 🙌🎃🙌

Here are the basics:

  • You’ll be able to get your hands on it September 2nd… but only while supplies last! And trust me, it will sell out!

  • Available in the US and Canada

  • Limit of 5 boxes per order and 20 boxes per account

  • Plant-based protein (which means it’s vegan!)

  • 14 Single Serve Packets (this is not available in challenge packs or any other subscriptions!)

  • $74.95 Customer Price, $56.21 Coach Price (want in on this amazing discount?! Let me know and I can get you set up!)

Anyone who orders will receive two recipe PDFs from me - one with Pumpkin Spice recipes (shakes and snacks!) and another with Shakeo Sweet Treats - so you can use the Shakeology you already have for some seriously delicious goodies!

Interested? Fill out this quick form and I will put you on my VIP list (because like I said, it’s not going to last long)! One year it sold out in 24 hours!

Overwhelmed and Paralyzed, Too?

by Holly Thompson, August 30, 2020
Are you feeling paralyzed like I am?

I found myself staring into space a lot this week. I want everything to be so perfect! I can see it in my head. A clean house, prepped meals, a happy family, engaged students and new lessons that inspire them to dig deeper and grow.

I smile just thinking about it. The vision of normal and everything I create feels so good. When I come out of my daydream and look around my house or office, I realize that I am so far away from that vision.

What I should do, what I WANT to do - is start creating that scenario. But what I ACTUALLY do is feel that familiar twinge of overwhelm and I pick up my phone to see if I have a new message and get sucked into the habit loop of scrolling. I gain nothing from this.

I'm hearing my teacher friends go into their classrooms and bursting into tears because nothing is like it's supposed to be! We aren't just following the same joyful, let's make our door decorations and put up our bulletin boards. Meet with our team for our favorite opening day lessons and to analyze the data for our new kids so we are excited to accelerate their growth with our favorite teaching practices. Reviewing the changes and "new initiatives" that always seem like way too much.
Nothing is on auto pilot this year.

Teacher Survival Guide

by Holly Thompson, August 10, 2020

This year is already stressful and it hasn't even begun! I invite you to sign up for this teacher survival guide to be sent to your email for new ways to take care of yourself - even just a little - so you are ready mentally and physically to roll into the classroom whether it's behind your computer screen or in your colorful classroom.

New Program Alert: #mbf

by Holly Thompson, July 20, 2020

Oh HECK YES! Get ready for the launch of our newest program - #mbf- Muscle Burns Fat!   #mbf is made up of two 3-week programs—#mbf Muscle Burns Fat and #mbfa Muscle Burns Fat Advanced—designed to be done back-to-back. #mbf is perfect for beginners and will lead you right into #mbfa. Led by Super Trainer Megan Davies, these 25- to 45-minute strength-training and cardio workouts will help you tone, tighten and scorch calories!


  • Super Trainer Megan Davies (winner of The 20s and creator of Clean Week)
  • Two 3 week programs designed to be done back to back
  • 25-45 minute workouts
  • Set to music so you can push your pace, find your rhythm, and let the music help drive you to burn maximum calories.
  • 7 days a week: M/W/F- Strength training, T/H- Cardio, Saturday- EMOMs (every minute on the minute), Sunday- Recovery

Who is Megan Davies? 

Super Trainer Megan Davies is the creator of #mbf - Muscle Burns Fat. Megan began her career as a personal trainer in college. She then spent years training clients and expanding her skills, earning certifications from the NSCA and the Fitness Institute International, and opening her own gym. After winning the Beachbody fitness reality show, THE 20s (which you can watch on BOD!), Megan was chosen as the next Beachbody Super Trainer to create her first program, Clean Week. I am so excited for you to get to know her - she is so upbeat and her attitude helps me power through my workouts!

Can I try a sample?

  • Yes! Grab some tennis shoes and dumbells if you have them. No dumbbells? Water bottles, canned goods,, milk jugs full of water or doubled up bagges full of sand do the trick! Be creative. 
  • Click here for the #mbf Sample Workout

What is the nutrition plan like?

All #mbf Challenge and Completion packs include BOTH UPF and 2B Mindset - our AMAZING premium nutrition plans - so we will be able to focus on the nutrition program that works best for you. This combination of nutrition and fitness is amazing! I can't even believe that this is offered like this!!! I am SOOOO excited to give you every single tool I have in my toolbox in one order!

What support will I have?

My test groups are so much fun and such an amazing way to stick to your plan, answer questions, stay motivated and connect with other people doing the same program! These groups are what have kept me on track - they hold me accountable and keep me motivated!

What packages are there?

I always recommend the Deluxe packages - especially with a program like this where you will be SORE. Having Recover will help you function the next day and allow you to give your next workout 100%. And Energize will give you the power to really crush your workout.

For NEW customers (without Beachbody on Demand) 

For EXISTING customers (with Beachbody on Demand)


I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form to be kept up to date! I will be sending out the sample workout on June 29th and an order form shortly after! Cannot wait to rock this with you! 

Choose Happy over Fear

by Holly Thompson, July 19, 2020
My girl ran to her room crying. The boy had just dropped and broke the first plate he ever painted and it was the last straw to a bummer day. 😢

Our power was out until early afternoon which meant no “shows”, no reading light for reading in her cozy bed like she wanted to do, and no WiFi for video games in our home and we don’t pay for unlimited cell phone data. ⚡She went shopping with Marshall to find blow up inner tubes to go floating down Minnehaha Creek only to find nothing. We couldn’t open our garage to get out the bikes and everything was hopeless. 

It was time for a chat. I’ve read enough personal development for coaching that I KNOW that our thoughts are what dictate our emotions. 😘 This 8 year old has heard me say “you can choose” so many times, I knew it wasn’t going to work without more this time. 

I asked her what she was thinking about. I did NOT give ample wait time, so I answered her with the scenario above and pointed out all the things we couldn’t do today. 🙏

Then I asked the boy - the 4 year old who was his happy self why today was awesome. He said, ‘Drawing, playing a game, being lazy, and hugging my lions”

I said, “See. His day is the same! You both are in the same house with the same power out, but his thoughts on the happy parts just makes him happier.  😍 You can decide what your thoughts are and change if you are happy or sad today.” 

And I actually think she got it! Teachers, you know that feeling of heck yes! I pulled that out of my A** and it was the perfect teaching moment. 🤣

As she got up to make lunch for the two of them (PB and Nutella sandwiches) it was clear she felt a little lighter. 

I watched her and thought of you. 😁 Are you thinking of the positives for fall like you did in the spring? Are you thinking of how you are going to learn how to do even better online and with technology than you ever have, that this shows how grateful you are to have a job you love and just may never take it for granted again? There’s also a space here for real honest reflection and bravery - maybe you LIKED teaching distance learning better than in the classroom! 

Or are you thinking of how hard it’s all going to be and how worried you are? 😳

The ONLY difference between teachers who are dreading the school year right now and the ones who are excited are thoughts. ❤ None of us have a crystal ball to see what the school year will bring. But start following and paying attention to teachers who are posting optimism. Spend this next week thinking about the hopeful things you CAN control. Or shoot! Take a break from thinking about the school year at ALL. It’s still summer, y’all! ⛱

I challenge you. This week. ONLY respond to and share hopeful and positive posts. Ones that are looking forward to the challenge, that know that the fears are real, but they are CHOOSING happiness and light. ☀️ Watch how your heart changes too. I’ll drop a couple of my favorites in the comments. 

I also invite you share THIS post as your first assignment and keep following me for a daily source of joy. 👊

New Coach Welcome Video

by Holly Thompson, July 12, 2020
Welcome to the Stronger with Joy team! 

Watch this video for my welcome and to get started right away! I know you are excited and I am too! 

Your place on this team is secure. You are not here by accident. You are meant to be here. 

Your vision for success is in your reach and this team is here with you every step of the way. 


Coach Holly

Video coming soon :) In the mean time - I'm welcoming you in person!! 

Stay Healthy at the BBQ

by Holly Thompson, July 04, 2020
An outdoor party doesn't need to be filled with weight gain. I have learned how to enjoy a party even more than before and still make it a healthy day. Try a few of these at your next outdoor gathering for health and


by Holly Thompson, July 04, 2020

Ever wonder what I actually do in my virtual fit club that I rave about so much? Maybe after eating toooo many hot dogs at your 4th of July celebrations, you can get back on track with us!

So freakin’ pumped to be running a free group next week. We’re prepping starting Sunday and did I mention it’s free?

💪🏼 a workout plan with workouts you can stream anywhere (the gym, your front lawn, your cool basement because it’s too hot to leave your house)
🌮 meal planning guide (because that’s where the magic happens)
👀 a sneak peek into our new workout program launching this summer

Plus support + inspiration + accountability + motivation, all for the low cost of free 🦄. Sign up here!!

Pineapple Pork Tacos (Family Fav!)

in , by Holly Thompson, June 30, 2020

I have had these pork tacos on my list to make for weeks and finally remembered to put it in the crockpot early enough to actually eat them for dinner. My family LOVED them and they couldn't be easier.  Callie at 2 and Lleyton tried to eat most of the pineapple on the side, but finished his with a smile, too. 

What's funny is that I made these on a Monday so my kids were alllll confused and thought it was Tuesday. They take Taco Tuesday pretty seriously! 

Fit For Life July Virtual Fit Club

by Holly Thompson, June 21, 2020

We’re getting ready to kick things off in my newest support + accountability virtual fit club and I am over the moon with everything we have planned… I’m talking a 30 day podcast challenge, weekly meal plans, bonus recipe PDFs (for everything from summer coffees to summer cocktails), and so much more!
I have decided to shut off the news. I've been waking up in the middle of the night each night with a pit in my tummy. Feeling anxious and working to stay in the present moment as much as I can. 

What we focus on expands. But with nothing on in my house, my brain is in overdrive. So I listen to things that fill my sleep soul. 

You can download your favorite podcast app, look at my podcast recommendations and enjoy. ♥️

I am so excited that you are interested in the 6 Week Nutrition and Weightloss Bootcamp during our Stay at Home order. That whole "Gain the Covid 19" idea is real, and it's creeping up on us. Soon (hopefully) this will all be over, but the extra weight won't just go away.

Looking at the Bright Side Can Be Exhausting

by Holly Thompson, April 05, 2020

Live: Find Your Rest

So how do we "rest" from something like this quarantine that is consuming our entire society right now? How do we rest from the constant changes and new things being canceled to absorb, more fear about death, and using all of the energy we have left to "try to be positive." We get to the positive place, and another thing outside of our control knocks us back down to the beginning. This is what is exhausting. The constant cycle without knowing when it will end.

Have you been isolated and anxious before, too?

by Holly Thompson, March 24, 2020

I was just thinking. I've actually done this before. Twice. I've been isolated and been anxious about the health of myself and one of my family members. Now it's not exactly the same, obviously - but I'm drawing on this example. Because it's so much easier to look back and know we have conquered hardship before.

Resources for Surviving Quarantine

by Holly Thompson, March 21, 2020
With my absolute passion for teacher health and wellness, I wanted to put together a list of resources that I have found among the entire teacher-self-care community to help you take care of YOU during this time of transition. I hope you will find these resources helpful, and I am here for you. Reach out for a chat anytime.

How to Workout at Home

by Holly Thompson, March 19, 2020
With this crazy coronavirus outbreak or just because you can't find time to go the gym, working out at home is totally doable and more effective than I ever dreamed! I've been doing this for 4 years and am so grateful this is the one part of my life that isn't altered at all!

So as gyms have closed, for the time being, I thought I would give you my advice for working out at home.  It is SOOOOO important that you move every day - especially when much of our work will be so much more sedentary than usual. (teachers that aren't standing all day??)

Your Physical and Mental Health First

by Holly Thompson, March 17, 2020
I slept terribly for the last 2 nights.  All of the planning and work we did on Day 1 of Distance Learning Planning was exhausting and we left with more questions than answers. Day 2 was filled with waving at students from afar as their families picked up work, iPads, and items from their lockers to get them through if school is closed longer than 3 weeks.  We sent home books and if families asked to check out from our library, the only limit was how many books they could carry. The fact that the MN governor's office has given us this gift of 2 full weeks to completely change the way we teach and kids learn is also a call to excellence.

Last night, it was everything I could do to not start sobbing and pull it together for my family at home.

New! Boxing Fitness at home!

in , by Holly Thompson, March 14, 2020

I LOVE the energy of a new program launch and I LOVE the results I always get with programs that stretch me!

This one will not disappoint! When I did the sample workout myself, it FLEW by and my arms and abs were just that right amount of "Oh, I worked out!" soreness for the following day.

Let me keep you accountable, give you meal plans, group support, and private coaching while Supertrainer Joel Freeman gives you an amazing and effective workout. 
Some highlights for you:

Program length: 6 weeks

Workouts per week: 5 (3 days of boxing, 2 days of weight lifting)
Workout length: 30-40 minutes
Equipment needed (I do mine in a small space in my house!):

  • Light, medium, & heavy dumbbells (lifting workouts)
  • 12” resistance loops (lifting & boxing workouts)
  • Small towel (boxing workouts)

Pricing depends on which package you want and what you already have and need.  Fill this out for a simple online consultation and a link to the sample workout so I can match you with the services and products to meet your goals. I'll help you get the best results on your teacher budget!

Free Workouts and a Virtual High Five!

in , by Holly Thompson, March 02, 2020

Get Moving!

Sign up below to get a bunch of free workouts and join my free Facebook Community to connect and share virtual high fives after each workout!

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