E-zine, Motivation, THM

Spring E-Zine

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Motivation, Testimony

I Am Not On A Diet

I am not on a diet. I get asked often if I am, but I am not.

Diets are temporary. Diets are restrictive. Diets make you feel like you are missing out. Diets leave out whole food groups. Diets do something to you mentally, making you want to run out and eat every single thing you see. None of those things are true of the way I eat.

I have made choices when it comes to food. I have chosen to eat foods that are nourishing to my body and my mind. I have chosen to not neglect any food group that God created and called good. I have chosen to learn how to eat those foods in ways that are helping me lose weight. I have chosen to learn how to eat those foods in ways that give me the most benefit.

I have also chosen to enjoy food. I celebrate eating well. I celebrate eating foods that taste good. I enjoy sweet treats and desserts. I enjoy celebratory feasts. And I enjoy lightening things up.

Eating in misery is not sustainable for life. Restricting whole food groups is not sustainable for life. Eating tiny portions is not sustainable for life. And doing these things; eating in such a way that I know I can’t sustain, does not teach me how to eat for life. It sets me up to fail.

So I have chosen for life. There are faster ways to lose weight, sure. But there are no faster routes to total, life-long healthy living. There are no short-cuts, just daily choices. So I chose not to diet! How about you?

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Motivation, Testimony

It’s The “30 Pounds Down” Celebration!

Friday Face-off

Some journeys are quick and easy, some are slower and they take effort. That is the story of my last 10 pounds! The first 20 came off pretty quickly, but this last 10 has been stubborn. Actually, the last ONE was stubborn! I got to within a pound of my 30 pound goal over a MONTH ago! I have just been fluctuating around that weight since then. But the scale finally moved again! But you know what? Even though the scale has been stubborn this past month other things have been going in the right direction. This past month has led to more energy, less low-back and knee pain, and just a general feeling of well-being. And slow and steady weight-loss tends to stay off. So I am going to take today to celebrate this 10-pound milestone!

The last 10 pounds don’t show super dramatic changes, but they are there. A note to all of you. Take pictures, they tell the tale better than the scale. And do your best to take “easy to replicate” beginning pictures. I didn’t take mine, I found them, so I have been trying to duplicate the same “stance” in each. It isn’t easy!! Make it easy on yourself! 🙂

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Motivation, Testimony

Testimony Time!

Have you ever wondered if THM really works for real people? Here is a testimony from my client Sarah!

July 18, 2018- I made the decision to become healthier. I was 7 months postpartum and completely miserable. I wanted to get rid of the extra weight and find my usual energy again. I started cutting back on eating out and just tried to make better food choices. I was able to lose a couple pounds on my own.

A few weeks later Shannon Sikes reached out to me and let me know she was going to be a THM Coach and asked if I was interested. I of course said yes! After our initial coaching session I jumped into the THM plan and haven’t looked back.

My first on plan day was August 18, 2018.

While I haven’t been 100% every single day, I’ve never completely fallen off plan. I do make a few planned splurges on occasion. I am almost 5 months on plan now and I feel so much better! My energy is back and my body feels healthier. I’ve recently started taking Feminine Balance and I’ve noticed it helps me emotionally! THM is absolutely life changing and it especially helps when you have a good coach backing you along the way!

I honestly would have quit long ago, despite the weight loss, if I was not able to ask her questions about the plan. While I feel more comfortable now deciding what to eat / not having to worry if I am eating on plan or not, I’m still learning. It’s so nice to be able to ask for help, and vent when things aren’t happening as fast as I would like. And having the accountability definitely helps me stay on track!

6 months ago I was the heaviest I have ever been…Today I can say that I have lost 40 pounds and they are never coming back!

Thank you Pearl and Serene for coming up with such a doable plan, and thank you Shannon Sikes (My Healthy Journey For Life) for letting me pester you with THM questions on a weekly basis. 😂❤️

Have you ever considered getting a coach to help you on your journey but you aren’t sure what a coach could do for you? Contact me for a free consultation. I can explain to you how I would help you with no strings attached.

Beverages, Motivation, Words of Encouragement Wednesday

Words of Encouragement Wednesday ~ Water

We know we need it. We know it is good for us. But for some reason it is such a discipline to get it done!

We need to drink more water! (I’m preaching to myself here!) I know I feel better when I drink water all day long, I know it’s good for me and yet still I struggle!

Today the Butterfly Institute posted this little gem and I wanted to share it with you:

Tip of the day: Drink 16oz of water right after you wake up. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even make you eat less.

That’s some great info! And it gives me an action plan! I always get up and have a cup of coffee straight off. Well now I’m going to make my cup of coffee my reward for my 16oz of water! And hopefully that first glass of water will set up my “thirst” for water the rest of the day.

What are your water drinking tips? Also, if you haven’t heard of the Butterfly Institute you should go and check them out!

Don’t forget to check out the No Excuses THM New Year Challenge!!