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2015 Dreams and Birthday Wishes…

20 Jan

Well it is a New Year and tomorrow is my birthday! I have 3 goals in my 44th year of life!


I would like to upgrade my photography studio, 3 cubed studios, LLC with newer equipment so that I can start playing with the “big boys” this year as well as create life altering content! (see #2 below) This includes a 5D Mark III, lighting, and audio equipment. (see link below)


I would like to use the above gear to create documentary films and short uplifting and life changing content such as interviews with leaders, gurus, and everyday inspirational people. I would also like to interview the older generations currently in their 80s and 90s+ of different ethic groups around the USA because very soon their lives and stories will be no more and I would love to document their rich history of cultural change as well as their dedicated commitment to love and relationships. Lastly I would love to create content focused on empowering women for the new generations to come and those of us seeking new and better ways to walk our current path.


I want to volunteer more and to travel the world doing humanitarian efforts, documentary filming, and photography. I want my life to be bigger than my own and make an impact on the world. I want to live every day creating something special that helps at least one person a day! I want to do this by PHYSICALLY BEING THERE and not just by posting about my adventures or dreams but by actually impacting people’s lives by actual physical interaction and energy exchange.

I also have been cultivating and designing an idea for the the last 5 years for what we will presently call a “community center” because many community driven businesses will all be in one area (this idea has never been done before) I can’t say much about it except that it is a self sustaining green community that is full of enlightenment, food, art, music, film, photography and will also help children. This year I need to have someone make a business plan so that I can approach investors. Business plans cost anywhere from $3,000 – $5,000. This project will cost over 33 million to build but it will start a better way to build buildings as well as community based businesses and charities. It will change the way the future is built in many ways.  THIS is my ULTIMATE DREAM and THE REASON I have been put here on this earth. It is my goal this year to finally take this baby of mine off of the paper that I have been writing and planning on for years and build an ACTION PLAN to make it a reality. I AM READY!

Those of you wishing to help in my 2015 quest with a little birthday gift or an any time donation you may do so via this little button here…

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Or just wish me luck and send good vibes in a comment below.

All is welcome and appreciated!

What are your goals and dreams for 2015?
I would love to read all about them!

Disclaimer: The above is just me sharing my dreams and you may support in any way. Please KNOW that in no way what so ever is anything ever an obligation or expected. I too am investing in the dreams above and have already started a savings for the above mentioned items. Thank you for reading and I wish you love and light in all of your endeavors and dreams always. ❤ 🙂

Here is a link to some of the items on Mary Lou’s 2015 Wish List and for everything else on my vision boards… Follow me on Pinterest



3 Sep

Image9/3/2013: My goal is to compete in bikini bodybuilding Nov. and Dec. again after 11 years off stage. I have 26 more lbs. to go for that. Being very ill for 8 years I lost myself, my confidence, my dedication, my strength. Which made my career, relationships, and life suffer greatly. I need this to find that strong / healthy part of me again. I’ve been using this down time to make my insides beautiful with self improvement and inspiring others even tho being sick was extremely depressing! I now am ready for my beautiful strong insides to match a strong exterior. I am looking forward to not only looking healthy but being healthy again and this time… The healthiest of my life as an almost 2  year vegan. Becoming Vegan saved my life! I would’ve never have found out about my parasitic infection. 8 doctors in 8 years couldn’t figure it out and not eating meat for 7 months made my body purge them. So yeah… Becoming Vegan saved my life! 🙂





21 Aug

Thru my 8 year battle with illness and multiple knee surgeries… Going from a size 0 to over 176 lbs. I lost my ability to be strong and disciplined. I kept getting depressed and giving up on myself. I HATED what I saw in the mirror and I would have anxiety about having to get dressed because none of my clothes fit. I was embarrassed to see my friends in LA because most people remember me as the “Fitness Chic” and in my head I could hear them whispering “OMG Mary got FAT!” (Not that anyone ever said that to me as I said it was all in my head) So then I would get super depressed again and cancel or flake. Not just because of my weight but also because I was feeling so sick for so many years at one point last year I just asked God to take me… “I’m done” (Then we immediately found out WHY I was sick from an intestinal parasite infection) Bikini Body Building Competing again is helping me to get that discipline back because of how committed I HAVE TO BE to a GOAL of strict diet and exercise. (This time as a VEGAN COMPETITOR) These competitions are also helping me to get completely healthy again which is going to benefit not only me but everyone around me, my work, my marriage, my friendships, my attitude, self-confidence, etc. I am also getting my body healthy and strong again to carry a BABY next year within a healthy body! 🙂 Not to mention in just the last week I have had hundreds of postings and emails from people telling me that I am inspiring THEM to get healthy and THAT is PRICELESS and worth everything I am doing 🙂 In a way I feel like I was supposed to have all of these challenges so that I could HELP OTHERS which really is my main purpose in life… The more I can help others every day helps me to be a better human

❤ to U from Mary Lou

Day 21 #progressphoto I’m getting pretty BUFF! It’s feeling pretty AWESOME! 11 weeks till my first competition in 11 years!

My first competition training progress photo!!

21 Aug

My first #competitiontraining #progressphoto!! The last year has been challenging with finally learning about my intestinal parasitic infection that has made me sick for almost 8 years. I’ve been in painful treatments for a year now and we “think” I’m finally healed! I’m feeling GREAT! This has been such a growth journey of learning what to eat etc. on my 2nd year of becoming a #Vegan. My insides both mentally and physically have grown and healed beyond measure! I’m almost glad I’ve suffered for so long! I needed an ego check and time to become a better human. Because of my infection and other challenges as well as just old fashioned laziness… I’ve been yo yoing up and down with my weight. NOW THAT I FEEL HEALTHY AGAIN I HAVE A GOAL! I’m competing in my first bikini / bodybuilding competition show in 11 years on Nov. 2nd (Shelton, WA) and Dec. 14th (Culver City, CA) As of 8/18/2013 this is my Progress.  @marylousandler

Here are the competitions…

November 2, 2013, Shelton, WA ~ 2013 NPC FitStop 24 Northwest Bodybuilding, Figure, Fitness, Bikini & Male Physique Championships *National Qualifier* ~ http://olympiabodybuilding.com/olybb/index.php/northwest-championships/contest-info

Dec 14, 2013, Culver City, California ~ NPC Excalibur Bodybuilding Championships *National Qualifier* ~http://lindsayproductions.com/13EventInfoEx.php

My start date was 8/1/2013 of dieting and training in baby steps the first two weeks. This week I’ve been hitting it HARD at the gym. The MIDDLE photo is me 8/18/2013. The far right photo is MY GOAL. (Me in 2002… not me now) But… WILL BE ME AGAIN SOON!! Hopefully I can inspire others to get healthy and fit 🙂 You CAN overcome obstacles! Love yourself ❤


8 Mar
Mary Lou ~ March 2013

Mary Lou ~ March 2013

Howdy Everyone!

I haven’t done a Mary Morphing update in awhile so here it is… We found out that my intestinal infection was not cured yet so I’ve been on my 4th parasite cleanse within the last year. This killing/cleansing process makes you lethargic, bloated, moody, itchy, acne prone, and to have strange food cravings because the parasites are fighting to survive. I have 3 more weeks of this cleanse. I am going to try harder to get back to exercising while during this cleansing process. I am not gonna lie… I really don’t feel up to it but I got a new bike yesterday to inspire me. Good news is I have not gained back any of the weight I lost in the last 6 months which is HUGE HEALING PROGRESS! I just have a little bloated uncomfortable Buddha belly by evening time every night. My goal is to lose another 20 lbs. to be a healthy and still curvy 125 lbs. I am not giving up and I am fighting the good fight! 

Healthy Hugs to you from Mary Lou

FYI… So far I have had OVER 30 colonics in the last 5 months and 4 rounds of parasite treatments since August 2012.  You can read more about it at “Mary Lou Health Update”

Here is the cleansing product I am using right now. I used 2 others including a medical strong prescription to rid me of the parasites before this one.

You can get it from my holistic practitioner in Tarzana and also ask her any questions you have. www.innerhealthcenter.com (I also designed her website) Her name is Deenie Robbins.

Also… Here is an educational video we shot, directed, and edited for my holistic practitioner with a lot of info on it as well. 


Product Details

The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity by Donna Gates and Linda Schatz



Old Me... Inspiring Present Me... Into NEW, WISER, and HEALTHIER THAN EVER ME!!

Old Me… Inspiring Present Me… Into NEW, WISER, and HEALTHIER THAN EVER ME!!

Dear P90X2…

5 Feb
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Mary Lou ~ Feb. 5, 2013

Dear P90X2: So that’s what a good core workout feels like… I haven’t felt this in YEARS! I’m having a little trouble moving today after my first time with you yesterday… THANK YOU! May I please have another! #feb2013 #progressphoto #getlean2013 #fitnessjourney #fitness #fitinspiration #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitlife #organic #Vegan #raw #juicing #juicecleanse #juiceeupmylife #weightloss #weightlossjourney #beachbody #p90x2 #training #core #workingonmy6pack

You gotta have GOALS to SUCCEED! My #getlean2013 goal is ME MOTIVATING ME!

Mary Lou ~ Feb. 5, 2013

Mary Lou ~ Feb. 5, 2013


Feb. 2013 ~ Progress photos! Gettin Fit! Gettin Fit!

4 Feb
Mary Lou ~ Feb. 4, 2013

Mary Lou ~ Feb. 4, 2013

Above is February’s progress photo and Below is from Aug. 2012 to Jan. 2013. My actual weight has stayed the same this last month as I am replacing fat with muscle I am getting leaner and smaller tho. I am liking what the mirror is showing me and paying no attention to the scale I am feeling FAB! I did a week of the AR perfectly and lost more inches than weight. Since I used to be a fitness competitor and dancer I have a lot more dense muscle mass than the average person. I wanted to do another AR but I am really addicted to hitting it hard working out right now (I haven’t felt this addicted in years to training) so I do not want to stop that while doing a juicing fast. I will reward myself with a juice cleanse again in a month or so… I haven’t seen my abs or been as lean as I used to be since 2004. I am so inspired more than ever before and looking forward to the future! Juicing has changed my life! Years ago I may have “looked” healthy as a fitness competitor but on the inside I was not healthy at all with not enough nutrients needed to be alkaline and disease free. I feel so much healthier and better at 42 than I have EVER in my life! Thanks Drew Canole andFitLife.tv!!

I also can not forget my holistic practitioner Deenie Robbins!! THANK YOU! Because of you and your help I am almost parasite free!!! www.innerhealthcenter.com

Mary Lou ~ Jan. 2013
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