Buckle Up! It’s Time to Build Your Strongest Body and Mind…& Transform Your Life. For Real.

Even when everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked.

But First, I Need to Share Something…

You Could Be Sabotaging Yourself (Without Knowing It) When Trying To Get Healthier

Who doesn’t want to feel healthier, happier, and harder to kill (like a powerful, resilient badass!)? To feel comfortable and confident in your own skin…

If you’re like many of the women I work with, though, you’re terrified to wear shorts at the gym or a bathing suit at the beach. You’re frustrated because it feels like you’ve tried every strict diet, and they’ve all failed. And you’re probably confused and ready for the damn rollercoaster ride to just. stop. already.

So you cover up, stay home, and withdraw from the life you really want.

It’s a story that unfolds every day all over the world…

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Recently while at a coffee shop, I overheard a woman confiding in her friend, tears welling up in her eyes. She admitted to jumping on another crash diet program and in the end, gained more weight back than she lost.

“It’s hopeless,” she conceded, hanging her head.

Sound familiar?

For the last 6 years I’ve been helping women build stronger bodies and minds so they can achieve things they never thought possible: feeling good in their bodies, finding ways to eat and move that work for them, and conquering their biggest fears.

And – hello! – I’m really frustrated with terrible, lame (and dangerous) advice that women like you get every damn day about being healthier.

So-called “experts” give you all the wrong advice. Advice that’s actually sabotaging your health goals.

And when you’ve tried it all, and you’re praying something will finally work, there’s nothing worse,.

The amount of knowledge at your fingertips is enormous, but it’s a confusing time to navigate your health and fitness.

Typing “weight loss” into Google turns up over 160 million hits. The diet industry makes billions each year, manipulating you into an endless loop of dependence, offering you solutions that only keep you stuck.

Keep reading, and I’ll show you step-by-step what to do to get a healthier, stronger body and a more resilient, confident mindset.

4 Things that DON’T Work But You’re Told to Do Anyway

1) Slash portion sizes. 

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.com“Eat less, move more,” has it’s been repeated so many times that people assume it’s true. But if your experience is anything like mine during my dieting days, I never felt worse than when I was cutting my portions down hard.

When your body’s deprived of energy (calories) and nutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants…) for a long period, your metabolism slows way down.

What nobody tells you is that suddenly increasing portion size after cutting way back means your body doesn’t know how to handle the excess energy, so it gets stored as fat.

95% of people who crash diet gain back all the weight they lost.

2) Do hours of intense cardio.

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.comCelebrity trainers tout intense cardio as the best way to burn fat and get “toned.”

I bought into this one, spending hours every week running and cycling, doing long cardio sessions 6 days a week, but I lost so much muscle. I was weak, my hormones were a wreck, and I was constantly sick.

According to a 2013 CDC report, only 1 in 5 adults combines strength training with aerobic exercise.

It’s not wrong to get a good sweat on, but doing intense cardio without strength training makes it harder to lose body fat. This approach burns up lean muscle tissue, slowing metabolism further.

3) Use willpower, deprivation or shame as motivation.

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.comThe pressure heaped on women to have the perfect body, optimal career, flawless family life, and a big bank account – all with a smile on their faces – is astronomical. The media perpetuates an impossible ideal, and internet gurus rarely talk about the hidden costs.

I remember depriving myself and eating only the cleanest foods, hoping for the perfect body. When I “messed up,” I exercised harder as punishment.

A 2014 study showed that over 90% of women surveyed were unhappy with their bodies and went on a diet to fix it. 

Willpower is a finite resource. When you diet harder, spend more hours in the gym, and hustle like crazy at work, your willpower vanishes.

4) Hack your health.

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.comPro health hackers love to convince you that expensive or obscure fixes are the the solution you need. And while some tools and techniques are legit, many are no better than snake oil. These people spend thousands each month on gadgets, supplements, and therapies that you simply can’t afford.

Diet and fitness hacks rarely address the root causes of health problems, and don’t strengthen the good habits that lead to lifelong, sustainable wellness.

Build a solid foundation through nourishing food, sensible exercise, solid sleep, and positive mindset instead of pricey health hacks.

Do These 3 Things Instead…

Nothing I’m about to say is revolutionary. Instead, it’s likely things you’ve heard before, but maybe someone convinced you they weren’t extreme, trendy, or hard enough to actually work.

If you want to start on getting stronger and healthier, take some action on these three things today…


1) Eat the rainbow.

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.comGet a variety of colorful, whole foods each day.

Vegetables and fruits are superfoods, brimming with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

A quick tip is to fill half your plate with veggies at each meal, and up to a couple servings of fruit each day.

 

 

2) Strength train twice a week.

Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.comBy building muscle, you’ll boost the number of calories you burn at rest AND ramp up your body’s ability to burn fat.

Lifting weights and other forms of strength training are potent; you only need a few sessions a week to see big results.

By focusing on compound movements – those that involve more than one major muscle group – you’ll maximize the time you do spend working out.

 

3) Balance the Four Pillars.

Okay, so here’s how to build the sustainable habits that will help you build your strongest body and mind, feel healthier, happier, and harder to kill:

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Pillar 1: Eat nourishing foods. 

Pillar 2: Strengthen your body. 

Pillar 3: Recharge your energy. 

Pillar 4: Master your mindset.

Here’s the bottom line:

Women who try to lose weight and get healthier BUT only ever focus on one pillar will fail.

They may temporarily succeed, but it doesn’t last because the foundation’s weak. Sooner than later, everything crumbles and they’re back at square one feeling frustrated and hopeless.

When you build and balance the Four Pillars, you create a stable foundation that supports building your strongest self.

If you want to succeed, the only way I’ve found that works long term is to balance the four pillars… it’s not sexy, but it’s the damn truth.  

There is One “Secret”…

Consistency. There’s nothing magic about the three strategies I just shared, but they work when you do them consistently over time…when you take small steps.

Whether you call it chunking, shrinking the change, baby steps…whatever. It all means just get moving little by little.

When you do that, you’ll stay consistent. And that makes for long-term progress.

Know this: You’re not alone.

Every day you wake up with an opportunity to practice your habits. You won’t nail it every single time – nobody’s perfect – but what matters is treating every day as a fresh start.

And strong habits mean you won’t struggle, worry, or fret because the decisions to eat well and move your body become second nature.

What Happened When I Built My Four Pillars (And Stopped Dieting)…

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Today, I’m the strongest I’ve ever been, and I’m amazed what my body and mind can do. I run my own successful business instead of being trapped in a job I don’t like. And, I’ve had confidence to fly halfway around the world to meet my now-husband, write books, and speak internationally.

But if you met me in 2010, you wouldn’t have recognized me.

I was run-down and moody. Sugar cravings ran my life, and I constantly battled food. I ran, biked, and swam a lot of my muscle away and worked out harder if I ate something “bad.” Every morning, I weighed myself and pinched the fat on my thighs. Whatever the scale said dictated how my day went. I felt lost, frustrated, and trapped.

But in 2009, I started on a journey that completely changed my life. A friend gave me a book about eating real food, and I took action. By applying powerful yet sustainable tweaks to my diet, how I worked out, and my mindset, I started to feel tons better.

And I want to help you do the same. My life’s purpose is to take your hand and gently nudge you closer to the things you secretly want, but you think are impossible.

Here’s How To Build Inner & Outer Strength…

It’s time to stop wistfully wishing for change or reactively throwing yourself into the next diet that comes along.

My Four Pillars combine key strategies so you’ll get stronger, gain health, and build a more resilient mindset. Done together, these pillars become the simple but powerful habits that create life-long, sustainable health. It’s incredible to watch the transformation that happens in as little as six weeks.

Eat nourishing foods

Strengthen your body

Recharge your energy

Master your mindset

When you take simple steps to nourish and strengthen your body and practice a positive mindset, it’s so powerful. You start to feel incredible!

Most women notice improvements like:

  • Glowing, clear skin
  • Steady energy all day long
  • Stronger, more toned muscles
  • A clear mind (no more brain fog!)
  • Healthier body composition
  • Soaring confidence
  • Better digestion
  • Mental freedom from diet rules
  • More happiness and laughter
  • And so much more!

The key is to take action around the Four Pillars to build a strong foundation, creating a customized system over time that works for you. Personalizing the process in the long run is what makes it stick.

Your Time is Now

Alright, time to take some action. You’re invited to join my program:

Harder to Kill Challenge: 6 Weeks to a Stronger, Healthier, More Confident You

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This 6-week online video-based program integrates eating nourishing food, strengthening your body, recharging your energy, and practicing positive mindset.

You’ll learn how to make strength, health, and confidence gains into sustainable, lifelong habits.

You don’t need to spend thousands on a personal chef or one-on-one trainer to see results. As a holistic nutrition practitioner and weightlifting coach, I’m bringing you all the best strategies that work and putting them in a structure you can understand, implement, and be successful at.

  • If you’re not sure what to eat, I’ve got a meal plan ready for you.
  • Need structure for your workouts? I created two plans to meet your level.
  • Struggling to tackle negative mindset? The daily actions will challenge you to do something positive.

It’s do-able, fun, and will help you build the foundation of real, sustainable change that stands the test of time. More importantly, it gets you to take action! I’m take you by the hand, day-by-day, and walking you through everything.

 

What’s Included

  • 6 weeks of daily video-based challenges about food, fitness, and mindset
  • Fun workouts you can do at home with simple equipment or at a gym
  • 2 fitness plans to fit your level
  • Private support community with group coaching
  • Lifetime access

Convenient Access on Any Device

The Harder to Kill Challenge includes hours of video content, audio MP3s, guides and handouts, and more.

It’s all viewable from any phone, tablet, or computer.

 

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Lifetime Access

That the way to a lifetime of strength is continuing to learn; your journey today won’t look like your journey 3 months, 6 months, or even a year from now.

You’ll get lifetime access because I’m always updating and improving the content. And as you need support in certain areas, you can keep coming back to it.

 

Powerful Bonus: Private Support Community

There’s a reason the proverb “Go together, go far,” exists. When you have support from like-minded people sharing your journey, people who value what you do, you’re far more likely to succeed.

You’ll never be alone because you’ll have access to a private support community that’s only available to members of the Harder to Kill Challenge.

It’s a place where you can…

  • Get answers to your questions
  • Share your experiences
  • Celebrate your wins
  • Get support and accountability

Chances are if you have a question or concern, someone else in the Harder to Kill Challenge community has been through it and will be able to help you solve it.

You’ll have 24-7 access to a tribe who gets you because we’re all on a similar journey.

Powerful Results From Real Women…

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The most powerful lessons I learned were about positive mindset and renewing my energy…

I went into the program for the purpose of learning more about nutrition and fitness. But the most powerful lessons I learned were about positive mindset and renewing my energy. Putting physical and mental health as a primary focus for the first time through non-food and non-fitness channels was a game changer for me. Learning the tools to get the proper sleep and to train my mind to think more positively help me get through challenging times. It also helped me become a better friend to others and most importantly, to myself.

– Julie J.

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It has taught me that there is another, much better way to truly take care of yourself…

HTK challenge has been very grounding for me. It has taught me that there is another, much better way to truly take care of yourself than what is presented in the current culture. It exemplifies what health, gratitude and strength really mean. I am in a much better place and at peace with my body because of the HTK challenge. I continue to follow it’s principles daily!

– Sam N.

I feel more energized, more focused & more motivated to continue to change…

When I committed to the Harder To Kill Challenge my primary focus had been on improving strength. As the challenge progressed though and life through it’s curve-balls at me, strength had to go on the back burner initially and my focus had to shift to the other pillars somewhat, and it seems that I lucked out because with Steph’s help & guidance I was able to make small but sustainable changes which had a positive knock on effect across all areas of my life. I’m moving more, I’m drinking more water, sleeping better, have a more positive & stable outlook on life, and as a result I feel more energized, more focused & more motivated to continue to change… Steph is an amazing coach and an inspiring woman, and she very obviously puts her heart & soul into this challenge to help those taking part. I can’t thank her enough.

– Julie M.

I call this challenge the “challenge to end all challenges”…

I have been hopping from meal plan to meal plan, workout plan to workout plan, quick fix to quick fix for so long. I call this challenge the “challenge to end all challenges” because Steph has empowered me with the tools and knowledge I need to live a holistically healthy life. This is not a weight loss challenge, although you’ll see positive physical change, it is so much more. I felt for a long time that I was doing everything perfectly–eating low calorie and working out 6 days a week for an hour sometimes two. I was unknowingly beating myself into the ground and sacrificing energy I could have been using to enjoy life. Through Steph’s gentle, and sometimes tough love, I learned how backwards this  all-or-nothing thinking is! I strongly believe Steph is a leader in a movement to change how the fitness industry thinks, and I’m so glad she is my coach. The support from both Steph and other challenge group members is unparalleled. I cannot recommend this challenge enough.

– Abby T.

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I’m much happier, more mindful, and better rested…

When I signed up, I was in a workout rut and looking for a new strength program. I never imagined I’d get so much out of it. Not only did I see physical changes, but my eating and exercise habits have improved, and I’m much happier, more mindful, and better rested. Best of all, the support made all the changes feel easy and sustainable.”

– Petra S.

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I now have better sleep, mood, strength, and confidence…

Finally a program that didn’t make me ask ‘now what’ once it was over. I now have better sleep, mood, strength, and confidence in my body and what it can do. And most importantly, now I have all the tools and skills to make this a long-term lifestyle change.”

– Clara Z.

 

Join the Harder to Kill Challenge

  • 6 Weeks of Daily Challenges + Videos
  • Meal Plan, Workouts & Mindset Work
  • Private Support Community with Coaching
  • Lifetime Access

$297 Regular Price

$197 – Limited Time

30 Day Money Back Guarantee Secure Checkout

 

Peace of Mind Guarantee

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If you do all the daily challenges for 30 days, and you don’t see any results, I’ll return 100% of your money.*

 

Just One Sec! The Challenge is NOT For You if…

The Harder to Kill Challenge isn’t for everyone. In fact, there are some people it’s definitely NOT right for.Harder to Kill Challenge | StupidEasyPaleo.com

If this sounds like you, I wouldn’t invest in this challenge right now:

  • You’re looking for a quick fix or magic weight loss pill…
  • You not interested in doing anything different…
  • You want to keep using food as a source of control and punishment…
  • There’s a part of you that likes the stress of fighting with food, overexercising, or negative thinking…

If any of these apply, it’s not the right fit for either of us. I know there’s a program out there that’s the perfect match for your needs….this just isn’t the one right now.

 

 

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Join the Harder to Kill Challenge

  • 6 Weeks of Daily Challenges + Videos
  • Meal Plan, Workouts & Mindset Work
  • Private Support Community with Coaching
  • Lifetime Access

$297 Regular Price

$197 – Limited Time

30 Day Money Back Guarantee Secure Checkout

 

More Powerful Results from Real Women…

It’s changed my eating habits, my attitude to fitness, my attitude towards my own body, and really helped improve the techniques of my lifting. Even though we all have a pretty good idea of what we should be doing – exercise and diet wise – it’s still pretty hard to actually do it! The HTK challenge was an amazing guide – the daily emails, support group, the freaking awesome meal plans and all the extras… It’s one day at a time  one small thing to focus on at a time – but by the end of the last day, I realized that I’d slowly changed my habits and attitudes. I really, sincerely cannot recommend this program enough! I love it 🙂 – Rosemary H.

The HTK challenge has improved my life in SO many ways it’s difficult to summarize. It was truly a life changing experience. I joined the challenge to get my rear back in gear with exercise, but I learned quickly this challenge was going to impact every area of my life. I learned my relationship with food needed more attention than I thought, I got excited about lifting things again (!), and I got back in touch with who I am and what’s important to me. Not to mention a ton of recipes and kitchen hacks that save me time and $$. Steph truly has a gift and I’m so grateful to have found her and this challenge!! – Shannon H.

I cannot thank you enough for the incredible amount of support that you, your program and the community that you built along the way have given me since the start of the challenge and continue to give me day in and day out. The daily lessons and videos were so genuine that they really made me stop and reevaluate my life, my priorities and my own inner voice. When we started the challenge the biggest opportunity for me was in finding a balance between life and fitness — throughout those six weeks and the use of the four pillars I made so much progress that my closest friend (who actually didn’t know the specifics about the challenge details) noticed the positive change in my energy and mindset. The life-lessons I learned through this process continue to serve me every day and I am still finding new ways to live a better and more fulfilling life. Words cannot express my gratitude for the impact that you have made on me and my mindset — you have without a doubt made me #hardertokill 🙂 – Kate S.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Steph and the Harder to Kill Challenge. It was truly a transformative experience. Her daily lessons helped me to change the way I think and speak. I grew stronger in more than just physical strength. I also became stronger mentally. I discovered new ways to renew my energy. In just six weeks, I went from feeling lethargic and burnt out constantly to having the energy to complete my work each day in addition to getting in exercise and much needed family and alone time. I highly recommend the Harder to Kill Challenge. Steph offers a great balance of encouragement and tough love and she is a wealth of knowledge. The Facebook group provided a great sense of community and support for an online challenge. Thank you again Steph for all you have done for me and for all the other HTK survivors. – Amanda B.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this program different?

I designed this program with sustainability in mind…You’ll walk away with the tools to change your nutrition and fitness for life.

This isn’t some crazy crash diet or juice detox. You won’t feel deprived. You’ll be nourishing yourself with real food to fuel your body and balance your hormones. You’ll set the stage for getting stronger, improving digestion, and calming inflammation.

I carefully crafted the fitness component to give you the maximum benefit with the least investment of time. You won’t be spending 7 days a week in the gym, slaving away for hours doing boring, pointless cardio. You’ll get stronger (and have fun!) and your confidence will skyrocket.

I’m already time crunched. How will this help?

What if the feeling of not having enough time – even for things you really want to do – is because you’re stressed and running your energy levels down? It’s counterintuitive, I know, but the solution to feeling like you don’t have enough time is to actually slow down, not go faster.

I designed the Harder to Kill Challenge for you to strip away what’s not important, to exercise more efficiently, and to stop wasting energy on picky diet rules.

By focusing on less instead of getting more done in your day, you’ll feel more renewed and less hurried.

How do I know if this is right for me?

When it comes to making decisions, many of us try to use our rational thinking. Instead, listen to your gut. What is it saying? You’ll know whether it’s right for you or not when you tap into your intuition.

Here’s what I know: failing to take action will get you what you’ve always gotten. If you’re trying to find every excuse why it won’t work, maybe you aren’t ready yet. And that’s okay. But when you’re ready, down the road, I’ll be here with the door wide open.

To participate in the fitness portion of the challenge, you’ll need two or three sets of dumbbells (light / heavy or light / medium / heavy). It can be completed at home or in a basic gym.

If you opt for the advanced level of the fitness portion, you’ll need a barbell, plates, and a squat rack. It’s something you can complete in any basic gym or strength & conditioning facility.

How will I log in and access the program?

The day the program starts, you’ll log in to the website with your username and password to access each day’s content. There, you’ll read that day’s topics and take action on something related to nutrition, fitness or mindset.

You’ll also directly access program resources like funsheets, supporting guides, video demonstrations, and sweet bonuses. Every day, you’ll also get a reminder email to your inbox! Because the program is sequenced in a very specific way, you won’t be able to skip ahead, but you’ll always be able to go back and review any information.

It’ll help to have a strong internet connection so you can view the videos. Also, you’ll need Adobe Reader (free) if you have a PC so you can read the PDF guides. Having a printer will allow you to print out the guides and funsheets so you can write on them if you’d like, or you can type directly into them and save.

Can’t I just get this stuff free from the internet?

You could totally spend hours combing the internet looking for information about nutrition, fitness, and mindset work…and then try to assemble it into a cohesive program that’ll have these components working harmoniously with each other.

However, what you’re likely to find is a mess of opinions, half-truths, and potentially harmful advice from inexperienced and poorly informed “experts.”

If you’re tired of wasting your time chasing information from all over the web, I’ve put it all in one place in a sequence that’s designed with purpose. My experience, certifications and credentials mean you’re getting it all from a trusted source who has your best health in mind.

What’s your experience?

I’ve coached nearly 1000 people through the Harder to Kill Challenge to date.

As an avid health seeker, I’ve spent lots of my own personal time and money working with the best coaches and practitioners, and researching the most effective methods based on actual human physiology. I can regularly be found reading scientific journal articles for fun. Seriously.

I’m a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner, USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach, and I hold a BS in Biology / Human Physiology. That being said, I do have a disclaimer that nothing in this program is medical advice and shouldn’t be considered as such. Always talk to your doctor before making adjustments to your diet, fitness routine, and lifestyle.

Join the Harder to Kill Challenge

  • 6 Weeks of Daily Challenges + Videos
  • Meal Plan, Workouts & Mindset Work
  • Private Support Community with Coaching
  • Lifetime Access

$297 Regular Price

$197 – Limited Time

30 Day Money Back Guarantee Secure Checkout

Peace of Mind Guarantee

money back

If you do all the daily challenges for 30 days, and you don’t see any results, I’ll return 100% of your money.*

 *Refund conditions that may apply:

  • Deadline to apply for a refund is 30 days from date of purchase.
  • I will ask for all completed worksheets, pledges, etc that go along with the daily challenges from the first 30 days to make sure you gave it a try. I’ll also ask what about it didn’t work for you so that I can learn and improve.
  • After you submit the challenge work, it’s up to company discretion whether a refund will be issued.
  • Please don’t enroll just to have a look. I’m here to serve people who are committed to making a change, and I pour time and energy daily into coaching and being of service in our private community to ensure you have the best possible experience.
  • HTK Scholarship awards are non-refundable.