3 Tips for Pressing Through Your Personal Storm

3 Tips for Pressing Through Your Personal Storm

When it rains it pours, but perspective is everything when enduring a personal storm.

Everyone experiences downpours in life. There’s no way around it. BUT there are ways through it. Most people want to shy away from their downpours, but we all know that rain brings about newness. It cleanses and restores. Read more

How I Lost 40 Pounds

How I Lost 40 Pounds

Recently, I posted a photo showing my weight loss over the last year, and in a matter of hours, I had hundreds of likes and comments, and several messages in my inbox from women asking me how I lost 40 pounds. I mean, they were really looking for my “secret” in getting results.

 

Honestly, I was both flattered and frustrated. Most people don’t realize the things that they do on a regular are the things that cause them to get “unwanted” results time and time again. At the risk of being perceived as a joke, I also posted a status that read “When you get tired of something, and I mean truly tired, you WILL do something about it. Until then, one can only assume that you love your situation.”

 

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How I Lost 40 Pounds

I meant that in love, regardless of how it is taken. The short answer to the question, “How did you lose 40 lbs?” is simple…I made a decision to lose the weight. I decided what I wanted, and I started moving toward that goal. The long answer is this. I had tried the diets and failed. I restricted calories. I bought all healthy foods, and ordered pizza after a couple of days. The point is, I knew what didn’t work for me.

 

I had lost weight before, but I hadn’t changed my lifestyle. So, that was the goal this time. It took me about a year to lose the weight, because I refused to workout. I wanted to get the food part down, first. I had heard and read in several places that diet is 80% of weight loss, and that exercise was only 20%. I ¬†removed several things from my diet, and reintroduced them one by one, after a few weeks. I learned that my body didn’t like cow’s milk, bananas, and bread. I cut out fast foods, and started cooking at home more. I started using coconut oil for everything, and within a couple of months, I saw the scale change for the first time.

 

I kept up with my eating habits, because I had made changes that I enjoyed and could sustain long term. Seeing the numbers go down on the scale gave me added motivation to keep it up too! I exercised a few times, but it’s not my thing, at least not right now. Lately, though, I’ve been tricked into working out, because my husband bought me a bike, as an early anniversary gift, and I’ve been riding every day.

 

If you are trying to lose weight, I encourage you to stop trying, make a decision, and just lose the weight. When you want something bad enough, you will make a way to get it. I’ve done that in so many other areas of my life, and I finally applied it to my body too. Change your mind and it will change your life!

How to Avoid Being An Eeyore + Free Workbook Download

How to Avoid Being An Eeyore + Free Workbook Download

You remember Eeyore?…That dry, depressed, Disney donkey cartoon character. Well, I have had my share of run-ins with Eeyores, especially in my adult life, and I gotta tell ya, it is so unattractive. Men and women alike are walking through life with their heads down, complaining about any and everything around them. That is no way to live. If you see the negative in every situation, the problem is your perspective. Read more

3 Tips for Absolute Success

3 Tips for Absolute Success

Believe it or not, I didn’t consider myself successful, until 3 years ago. Until then, I was struggling through life, trying to make something happen for myself. Suddenly, phone calls and emails started rolling in from people who had been watching me grow and make strides in my journey. At first, I was confused, but as I began to look around, I realized I had come a long way. Not only had I accomplished some things that I had dreamed of as a child, I had worked pass that and done even more. Read more