How many times have you needed to be reminded that you are deserving, loving, worthy, beautiful? I know being a busy mom sister daughter caregiver, I forgot, I was beautiful, deserving important. I just went on with my life thinking I was strong I had complete control of my life. Well lets just say I thought I was strong…….. I was just doing what I needed to do to get by. I believe it was by the grace of God that I didn’t collapse. I completely just let myself go. I forgot how it was to live happy free and healthy.
One day I was getting ready to go out I took a good long look in that unforgiving mirror, it shows all of our secrets doesn’t it? You can’t hide in that mirror, no matter what your feeling you can see it. When we get dressed it shows us the truth if we like what we see. I was not a fan of that mirror because it made me see where I was and that was not where I wanted to be. I wanted to be happy and healthy again. I knew I was deserving of it, I am a loving person, I have compassion for others but I needed to remember I had to have compassion for myself, and most of all I needed to be brave again. That day when I was seeing all those things I didn’t want to see; I saw something I hadn’t seen in a long while that spark in my eye that spirit my family would always comment on. My Soulshine. At that moment I knew I needed to be brave in order to make those changes to be me again. My first step was loving me enough to know I was deserving and important as everyone else. I too could be healthy and strong again. I am now sharing this you. Letting you know that you are just as deserving, beautiful, no matter what you are going through or feeling you are an amazing person you were put here to inspire others. You to are worthy to be healthy and happy. So go in that mirror and look for your SoulShine and make those changes that need to be made so you can reach your health goals. I didn’t do this on my own. I did this with the guiding hand of a Health Coach you can have that too. Go ahead take the step and let your SoulShine . Reach out to me. You and I can talk and get you on your way. Here is a song I love to listen to Enjoy
Marvelous May is at it’s half way mark…… Can you believe Summer is almost here? 34 days and counting…… So I need some help I am looking to fill the last 5 spots for this week to help others to meet their health goals as I was helped to meet mine. I am sure you all know at least one person you can share this with so I can pay it forward and help them reach their goals to lower blood pressure, or keep the diabetes at bay or heck just plain feel great with tons of energy and a new zest for life. Have them email me at email@example.com to make it easy for them to make that first step to contact me all they have to do is message me I’m ready and their contact info and I will get right back to them. Check out Paula she was ready and took that first step and she is loving life again.
Does this photo look familiar? Standing at the check out line at the grocery store maybe? Today I was at the grocery store waiting my turn to put my items on the belt, I started looking at the magazines in front of me. Now you all know you have done it you see “Lose 30 lbs by Memorial Day!!” “Eat this fruit and you will Lose 15lbs in a week” every magazine has at least 2 to 3 ways to lose weight fast and what do we do we get sucked in. Why; because we all want to lose weight fast and by a certain date. You know you are all with me on this. So now we get the magazine home read the article and it gives us just a couple of menu options a few testimonies and we are now ready to start because we saw the difference in the women’s picture in the article. But we don’t really know what the diet is all about we are just going to follow what the article says, we are not really sure how it works but we are going to give it a try anyway. Then at the end of the article it says buy XYZ book for the full diet. Now raise your hand how many of you have gone and purchased the book and read a couple of pages jumped to the menu and we are off. My hand is raised actually both hands are raised. I have a diet book collection like you would not believe or maybe you would because you have one too. Now we are on the diet for about 3 weeks that is usually my drop off point and you notice that you are not losing the weight it said you were going to lose. What happens to that book it joins the other 10, 12 or 20 on the shelf in the basement. The cycle continues…… Why do we do this???? We all want the quick weight loss, we never learn the real program… we never get the real tools…. What if I told you I have found it….. and everything I was told has happened….. The testimonial stories and pictures are all real… Would you raise you hand and ask me how?… do you want to know why the program I am on works? It works because I have learned the proper way of living and eating healthy, I have learned why I continue to fall of the wagon (sorta speek) I have the help and knowledge of a health coach that walks me through it all. She is my cheerleader that voice in my head when I am coming up against a road block it is retraining the brain so you don’t regain it and you stick to the program. Though the biggest part was I WAS READY and I was willing to take the step and get the help I needed to reach my goals. Are you ready to learn HOW? Raise your hand as I did and let me Cheer you on as you embark on your journey to optimal health. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can’t wait to speak with you and show you how fast simple and safe this program really is. You will get the results you were promised!!
Goodness it is May 15, 2013 this morning when I woke up it was 39 degrees out!! It’s May for Pete’s Sake!! ( I love that saying my grandpa used it all the time <3) Anyway back to my point, it is cold and dreary raining on and off, it just makes you want to jump back in bed to read a book or watch a good movie. I have plans to meet an great friend for coffee in which we haven’t seen each other in quite sometime, I was looking forward to it. What a great time we had talking and sharing life. She kept saying “gosh you look great!!” I replied “I feel great!” I shared my work with her and how I am on this great program I have lost 37 lbs and I feel great now I am paying it forward to help others reach their health goals. I had mentioned how hard it is at times to reach health goals when life gets away from us. The unexpected can happen and completely throw us off track. Gosh lately I have had my share of it; but and that is a big but we need to not let it pull us down. When these trying times present themselves we sort of let our healthy habits fall to the waste side. We eat to comfort or suppress the hurt or disappointments. At one point she said to me “how do you do it? How do you keep going? Without even a thought I said FAITH!! Yes FAITH we all have a higher power whatever you choose to call it there is something greater then us out there and mine I call God. He is were I leave my worries my fears my sad my anger he is where I get my forgiveness, my happy and my Sunshine on the cloudy days. My point is when you are having one of those days, months years, leave it at the door and continue to take care of you!! You were put here to be happy to love to be loved to be healthy, so don’t reach for the cookie or the comfort in food reach for that place in your heart I call my FAITH and continue on your journey. Life is way to short not too!! So today my friends reach up to that higher power and hand it over and be happy and healthy Enjoy the cloudy days as much as the Sunny ones!!
Hmmmmm are you wondering why I am asking such a question, where will you be in 10 years? Will you be living for disease or for longevity? Do I have your attention now? Well I was living for disease about 8 months ago, today I am living for longevity. I never thought about that before until I was asked by my Rheumatologist. My stress level was through the roof, I wasn’t able to follow my gluten free diet (well that’s what I thought) because of the hours I was working I wasn’t getting the proper sleep. I had gained weight I was just a mess. So when she asked me that horrible question, I became very angry; how could she ask me a question like that, then I became very sad, and then I took action. So now I am asking you Where will you be in 10 years?
Will you be living a healthy lifestyle with tons of energy keeping up with your kids and grandchildren, or will you be sitting in the chair at the Dr,’s office because you are not feeling well, your blood pressure is up or your cholesterol is high or maybe you can’t get your sugar regulated and now you are on more medication. What are you afraid of? Is it the commitment? Maybe you think you have to do everything at one time and you feel overwhelmed, maybe you are just over it because you have tried every diet and it didn’t work.
What if I told you there is a real program out there that will teach you how to eat properly and retrain your brain so you don’t fail and it is fast safe and simple would you want to hear more about it? I did and I feel like I am 30 again. Really that is no joke. There is no more time for a DIET you need a new LIFE STYLE. When we hear diet we run then we fail because we think we need to starve ourselves. Then we do what? We give up. There is no more giving up!!!!! We are looking up with the confidence and the courage of a heavy weight Champion. We can do this together let’s jump in the ring put our gloves on and beat this life of disease and start living for longevity!! Are you ready? Email me! YOU CAN DO THIS!!
May 14, 2013
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When we are working on meeting health goals, whether it is to lose 15 lbs or 100 lbs, lower your blood pressure keep diabetes at bay we have to believe in ourselves. You have to believe you can do it, you can make those decisions to change your eating patterns or make the choice not to eat the high fat, high sodium sugar laden foods, your bodies deserve it, we only get one and we need to make the conscience efforts to take care of it. That means LOVE yourself enough to make the right health decisions.
See most of us our own worst enemy, we self sabotage ourselves when we are on our journey to reach health. I know I have done it myself numerous times, ohh I can have just on cookie or chip because I have been so good and what happens I eat 2 or 3 cookies or a handful of chips, it’s what we do. Another thing I used to say ” Oh I can start tomorrow” then what happens you don’t start tomorrow. I would get stressed at work and grab some high calorie food for comfort but then what happens I would beat myself up for eating what I ate, it would be on a downward spiral from there. We need to stop reaching for food in happy sad and angry times we need to start reaching down inside of us Loving and Believing ourselves enough to do something better, like take a long brisk walk when we are upset, share feelings with friends and family or journal. We need to understand our triggers and find other ways of dealing with them other than food. Most of us were rewarded with food or if we were young and you cried you were given cookie or a lollipop to make us feel better, our parents or caregivers weren’t wrong they were doing what they were taught but we now know that is not was food is there for. Food is to nourish our bodies giving us what we need to keep us going it is not to take away our heartbreak and celebrate happy times. It takes a lot to retrain our brains to not emotional eat to channel our feelings in healthy ways by communicating, exercise, listening to music, writing or meditating just walk away for a few seconds and breathe pray whatever works for you. To be honest I have learned to do it all depending on the situation. I am human i still want to reach for that chip or cookie but I now know when to stop and redirect my energy to make a better choice or decision I have found the love and belief in myself to live a healthier me. Not only does my body thank me but my family thanks me because I am happier, I live free and have fun now. I am not embarrassed to go out and have fun or think when someone is talking about over weight people they are talking about me. I am comfortable with me I love me and I believe in me enough to make the choice to take my health back, you can too. Email me let’s talk let’s learn together how to combat your triggers and put that belief back in your heart! What is that saying “20 seconds of “Insane Courage” could change everything” it only takes 20 seconds to write an email. I did it and it changed my life forever. Until tomorrow friends remember to always believe in yourself in everything you do!! Stay healthy and God bless