MASTERPIECE – Intentional Nutrition & Weight Loss Video!

The STRUGGLE at over 300 lbs was real for Angela but she realized that the REAL STRUGGLE was not making life changes and living intentionally within God’s designed boundaries, it was carrying the EXTRA WEIGHT of a FULL GROWN ADULT and all the mental and emotional baggage of the battle within! Forget what you know/feel […]

Joy Awaits…

The question the Father asks that cuts directly to the heart of finding JOY is: “Do you trust Me?” The doctor delivers the news that your husband, wife, or child has cancer… Do you trust Me? Things at work have slowed down and they will have to let you go… Do you trust Me? My spouse has […]

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

I was quickly approaching the “Big 40” and was ready to make a change. The grandfather I never knew had passed away of a heart attack at 55. It’s okay to put yourself first, especially when it’s your health. Fortified Fitness is a safe, comfortable, non-intimidating place to make that change. To watch small changes […]

Thankful for God’s Provision

You have been so encouraging, loving, supportive and excited with me along this journey I am on. However you have contributed (smiles, kind words, encouragements, meals, prayers, financially, HUGS, exercising together, friendship, questions – opportunities to share, reminders of Truth) – they are all appreciated and so treasured to me!! Thank you! It is kind of long […]

The Scale… what it is and what it is not

What is the purpose of the scale? Why should I weigh once a week? What the scale is not! According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a scale is “an instrument or machine for weighing”.  So, the purpose of the scale is to measure the weight of an object or person. The scale is a tool […]

Angela has beaten the odds & so can you!

Angela Morrell has done in the past 2 years what she and so many others have tried repeatedly, but never been able to do. She has chosen to live in the boundaries that God has designed for her one day at a time. The result has been amazing. Her body has used the stores of energy […]

Hard Work or Is It?

A lot of people have commented on all the hard work I have done to lose weight. It’s interesting because of course, in some ways it has been hard work, but it doesn’t feel like hard work. From the beginning, it has been intentionality every single day! From the beginning, it has been intentionality every […]

166 lbs lost yet so much gained!

Forever Changed 2 years ago on November 20, 2012, I sat with Wayne Burns on his back porch and we had a conversation that was the beginning of a beautiful journey. Through this continuing journey, my life is forever changed. 166 pounds gone and yet so much has been gained! 166 pounds gone and yet so much […]

I did not set out to run, I set out to save my life!

Did I just run a half marathon? On October 11, 2014, I did run a half marathon. I ran 13.1 miles! What? That’s crazy! I am still trying to wrap my mind around that. You see, 22.5 months ago I weighed 316 pounds. I had spent the majority of the previous 20 years weighing around […]

It Works!

I started using My Fitness Pal 75 days ago. Today I went to the doctor, who was very pleased to see that I had lost 23 pounds since my last visit 3 months ago. I haven’t exercised as much as I need to, and there were about 3 – 5 days I went over my […]