These are all the reasons we give ourselves for letting the food we eat be poor in quality, and lacking necessary nutrients that will give us the optimal health we crave. When our body is getting what it needs, sugar cravings are a thing of the past and 3:00 crashes are no longer the norm. Instead we have amazing energy to keep up with the demands on our time and energy.
I weighed over 200 pounds. I was insecure and spent a fortune trying to get thin. I was running my kids around to sports practice and extra curricular activities that left me feeling like I had no other option than to stop and get drive thru fast food. I was feeding my kids cheeseburgers and fries, followed with a side of sugar a.k.a soda. Even getting a salad for myself and trying to be "healthy" wasn't eating optimally and I sure as heck wasn't feeding...
Teaching my kids how to eat healthy, involving them in learning how to make healthy dishes and making health a priority in my home is one of the most rewarding feelings as a Mother.I know that I am helping my kids fight disease and setting them up for a future of disease free living. Not only that, but they will make health a priority for the rest of their lives and pass this on to future generations.
It wasn't always like this though, I was raised on hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Mom hated vegetables, Grandpa hated broccoli and Dad didn't think a meal was a meal without meat and potatoes. This is how I grew up, so this is what I passed on to my children.
It wasn't until I decided for myself that I didn't want to be fat, depressed and in pain anymore and needed to make a change. I educated myself about what good nutrition was, I explored nutrition as a way to help my children with ADHD and Asperger's. I got support to make...
Since it is Martin Luther King day I thought it would be fitting to reflect on what Dr. King taught us about facing what seems like the impossible, to accomplish life changing dreams, and tie it into your weight loss success.
Dr. King played a pivotal role in the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and ended racial segregation at schools, at work, and at public facilities.
I wonder if he knew what he was capable of when he started out on this journey? I wonder if like you and me, he often felt like he wasn't getting where he wanted to go fast enough.
What if he gave up?
Can you imagine? Ummm no thank you!! Thank goodness he did not give up and kept pushing forward for a more beautiful world.
His belief in taking action, "even if you don't see the whole staircase" and another great quote: “If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” ...
As I sit here and look around at the mess that is taking over my house I think, “Oh Lord what have I gotten myself into”. I homeschool three of our four children, and have the blessing to be able to say we graduated our eldest daughter out of High School and into College (yippee). Along with homeschooling comes the job of everyday mommy duty and I run a successful network marketing business. Let me let you in on a secret...I wouldn't have it any other way. I LOVE my life....well maybe not the piles and piles of laundry, but it is worth it!
Today I have found a way that I can share my passion with others, do something for myself AND be home with my kids. But it wasn't always this way, I used to think I had to make a choice, either be a stay at home mom OR work a job with a boss (yuck!).
I hope as you read my story you find yourself in my words and find hope that you too can live a life you love.
Just 8 years ago I was a successful Advertising and Marketing Executive. I...
With School back in session it means early morning motivation, breakfast rush hour, sports practice, homework, dance lessons, children’s programs, Bible studies, youth groups and that old familiar feeling of overwhelm. You may not feel it just yet, but I assure you it is on its way.
So what can you do to avoid the over-whelm? The simple answer is find your balance. Balance is a sticky subject among many people though. We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time – plus, big desires to improve our health. How can one possibly balance so many things?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: You can’t.
Balance. Is It A Myth?
“Harmony” is an easier goal than balance.
Harmony means everything is co-existing in a spirit of cooperation. But whatever you want to call it – harmony, balance, or “fitting it all in” – there is a secret to doing more of what you...
Did that beginning sentence catch your attention, I know for me it did? I can recall a time where, I was 70 pounds overweight, riddled with pain, exhausted, overwhelmed, depressed and uptight with very little patience for my children.
I sacrificed on sleep, exercise, quiet time and my own needs, so I could care and serve everyone else. (See more of where that lead me below.)
"I was the typical woman with a servant’s heart, raised to believe you had to sacrifice yourself in order to care for others."
My mom didn’t intentionally teach me this; I just watched her give her all to the family without ever asking for her own needs to be met.
Does this resonate with you? Most of my clients like you, have a nurturing heart, and care deeply for their loved ones and want to be sure their children get the BEST care possible.
We are raising children, building careers, caring for loved ones, serving in...