I want to share with you about my aha! moment I had yesterday, as many of you know I am a "health nut" and I say that in a positive way. I have spent the last couple of years learning about getting healthy and changing my diet, becoming a label reader, eating all organic and becoming a certified life coach and now getting certified to be a health coach so that I can help myself, my family and others. Along my journey I have learned a lot about health but mostly I've learned a lot about myself. I want to help others lose weight and get healthy like I have done but there is always something holding me back. Recently I found a health and wellness supplement company called Plexus as I'm sure if you have been following me you know of my posts about them. I have been taking them since December and have had some success, I love the company, the products, the people and a lot of people have been seen amazing results in all areas of their lives from using these products with great financial success as well. I have been doing some soul searching lately because I love the products I love the company and I've seen so many amazing testimonial's that I know it can help people in so many ways, yet I have been holding back from sharing, because instead of losing weight these last 6 months as hoped and as I want to help others to do I have been gaining weight and sure I have my excuses, I hurt my back, my foot blah blah blah. What I learned yesterday as I was pondering the why's, it dawned on me why when I get close to my goal weight and feeling fabulous I hit a wall and start going back up again. It dawned on me why when I know of this great supplement company that can change lives I hold back on sharing. I now know why I keep sabotaging myself right when I am loving life and things are going great. It's FEAR, I am afraid to shine, to put myself out there, I'm afraid of making a mistake, of hurting others, myself your name it I'm afraid of it. I am always so worried about what others think of me that I don't even know who "me" is. Fear is very paralyzing and it has paralyzed me my whole life. As I was thinking about all of this I had another aha moment. This year I choose a phrase to focus on. My phrase for the year is "Let it Go" so my second aha! moment was Let the FEAR GO and at that moment I knew that is what I need to do and I could feel some of my Fear leave. I still feel it of course it will take longer than one minute to get rid of years of fearful thinking but I feel as if a big weight has been lifted off my shoulder and I feel great excitement as I see myself busting though my wall of Fear that has been holding me back. So watch out world here I come. =~) Thanks for listening Love you all
A couple of weeks ago I read this article on Carol Tuttle's blog called " Find your hearts true north this year" and I loved it, it was exactly what I was thinking about wanting to do this year. She talks about picking a word for the year or rather I should say letting a word find you, she says " It's a word that is spiritually given. A significant, life-giving word. A word that both inspires and grounds me at the same time." This article really resinated with me and I knew that this is exactly want I wanted to do and have for the year. So I set the intention to find my word for the year, I also said a prayer to my Heavenly Father to help me find my word and be able to recognize it when it comes to me. I had a lot of words come to my thoughts of things I should or wanted to work on but I wanted a confirmation, in the article her word for the year kept showing itself to her in amazing ways. So I waited with a watchful mind, but not really focusing on it just letting it be and knowing that it would show up. Two weeks ago I was watching two of my favorite shows, "Say yes to the dress" and "Run, Lust, Love" and it seems like every other word was "Let it go" it hit me that's my word/phrase for the year. It was an incredible experience and I just knew it and everyday for the past week it just keeps being reaffirmed to me. The saying above was on my Facebook feed along with three other ones about letting it go.
I have been a journey these last couple of years to improve my life, by changing my thoughts from negative to positive, I have completely changed my diet to eating only healthy foods. I am a certified Life Coach and am now taking a 6 month online course to become a Transformational Health Coach, so I can help myself more and help others as well. As I have been going along on this journey I have found that there are quite a few things that are holding me back: fear, harmful emotions and feelings, past hurts, resentments, past embarrassments, disappointments, words, thoughts, weakness, I can't seem to let go of my weight that goes up and down. I went to a Valentines Dance with my husband at our church and I could not let go and dance and have fun, it really made me see how tightly I have held onto things all my life and it is effecting every aspect of my life. So when those words came to me I knew that this is going to be my year to Let them all go. I have learned that one of the most important steps in letting go is recognizing what they are and then accepting them and moving on.
I have always been afraid to share my feelings and thoughts, I'm so afraid of what others will think of me, I'm a people pleaser and never want to disappoint anyone so I go out of my way to be what everybody else needs or wants but in the process I have lost me, who am I, what I like or want to be or do, or how to have fun. I am sharing now to help myself let go of my fear and be ok with being me. I am valueable
I have been doing some soul searching these last couple of months 4 years ago I lost 100 lbs and I wantrd to help others as well. I took an online life coaching program and am a Certified Life Coach. I loved what I learned and was excited and nervous to get started helping others. I quit my job and was ready to get started. It has been a year and a half and I have no clients. I did do a 6 week program and enrolled my friends and mom. It was a great experience which I loved and it really felt like this is my calling. This year has been a little crazy. Christmas we had all our four children home including my daughter and her husband. Then in January my second son went on his Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Richmond Virginia, he will serve for 2 years. So of course I was helping him get ready. Shortly after my son left for his mission my oldest son called to say that he had asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said "yes" and that they wanted to get married in April. This occupied a lot of my time or at least I let it. So my coaching business went to the back burner.
I have not forgotten my coaching business, I had someone help me create a website that is fabulous, I have done a lot of researching and learned a lot of great information on a lot of different ways and processes that can help with my coaching with weight loss, emotional eating, positive thinking, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT),ways to exercise for fat burning in 15 mins a day, lots of different diets and detox's. I could go on and on about all the things that I have learned this last year. So much so that I put myself into overwhelm with all the information that I have learned.
The other thing that happened to me as well was that as I lost the weight, even though I did it slowly and by eating healthy and exercising, it put my body under stress and what I learned is that my body does not do well when it's under stress. So I started experiencing some health issues. I was always tired, so tired that it was hard for me to function, I did not realize it at the time but it was pretty bad. I was always cold and my hair started to fall out and was straw like texture. I got dark circles under my eyes that I tried to hide with makeup, I started to gain some of my weight back even though I had not changed the way I was eating. My friend was very concerned and said I should get my thyroid checked out. The problem was I did not have a Dr that I trusted (that's a whole other story) so she recommended that I go and see her Dr who she really liked. In the meantime I went to the internet and learned all about the Thyroid and what the symptoms are if your thyroid is not working properly and sure enough I had a lot of the symptoms. Of course with all the learning I had done about how to take care of my body I researched a more holistic approach and learned how to read the results of the my labs on my thyroid blood work. When I got the results what it said was that my Iron was very low which will give you a lot of the same symptoms as a damaged Thyroid will. The Dr told me my Thyroid was fine but according to my research it was not fine it was not doing well. I started taking an Iron supplement and felt somewhat better, but still had my other systems.
Well, I would not except that so I looked for a holistic Dr who would know how to read my thyroid results and that would help me fix it in a natural way. Luckily I live in Oregon where holistic Dr's are plentiful. She took a look at my blood work and ordered more to get a better idea what was going on in my body. Which we found out that not only was I low in Iron my Thyroid was not working properly, my hormones were messed up, my Adrenal glands were in distress and so she helped me create a plan that included healthy supplements that my body needed to bring everything back to normal. I was amazed at how much better I felt, I didn't know how tied I really was until I started to gain more energy.
I now had a great desire to learn all I could about the Thyroid, Adrenal Glands and Hormones and what their role is in the body and how I could heal them naturally though food, super-foods and supplements. This put my researching on a different path than my coaching, and this became my focus. Helping others to lose weight and be healthy was never out of my mind, I was just going about it in a different direction, learning all about the body and how it works and how the foods we eat and the stress we are under play a huge part of our health and weight.
On this soul searching journey that I am on I have learned a lot about myself. I have learned that I am not very good and explaining what I have learned, I have a hard time pronouncing medical terms and I often forget the key part of what I have learned. So then I start to doubt myself, how can I help others if I can't even remember what I learn or can't pronounce it. Can I really help anyone to lose weight or improve their lives though healthy eating, or positive thinking if I can't remember or can't explain it very well? Yes I did lose 100 lbs so I did something right but it is different trying to teach someone else to do what I did, we are all different and what worked for me might not work for others. This is why I am always searching for different ways to help others and myself as well. When I think about coaching someone I get nervous and then the self doubt and fear comes. I get really nervous thinking about speaking in front of people, once I'm speaking I'm fine. So as I write down all these fears of mine, I think about what I learned today that "Everything you want is on the other side of Fear" and I feel empowered and ready to face my fear and find everything that I want, which is helping myself and others find happiness though releasing weight and being healthy, happy and to ~Shine everyday in every way~ and for now the way I have chosen to do this is to write what I learn in this blog, for my own personal journal and memory and maybe along the way it will help others as well.
In 7 days summer will officially start for us here in Oregon which for me that means school is out and the fun begins. I am looking forward to this summer more than ever because new and exciting adventures await me.
I am so close to getting certified as a life coach, just a few more things to do and the test. I am very excited to start my new adventure as a life coach helping others achieve their goals and dreams.
At the end of June Chuck, Kysa and I are going to Minnesota to visit my parents. Can't wait to see what they have been up to for the past 2 1/2 years. Then Chuck and I are going on an Alaskan cruise and we are super excited.
Check back for updates on my super exciting summer.
This is Carol Tuttle and I at the Be You Be Beautiful Conference I attended this weekend with my mom.
We had a blast and I got to meet and talk with Carol one of my favorite author's. I love all the books she has written and they have changed my life for the better. It has been one of my dreams to meet her.
I also got to spend some time with my mom which I always enjoy.
More to come on my weekend
This is an exciting time of life for me, I have started a new adventure. In May I started an online course to become an life coach. I love the classes and learning. It is a lot to take in but thank goodness it's a year long class that in the end I will be a certified life coach. I realized that this is what I wanted to do after I lost 100 lbs and people wanted to know how I did it, it got me thinking back on exactly how I did it and I realized that it was quite a journey that I would love to share with people and also I love helping them achieve their own success. The great thing about this class is as I help others I am also helping and improving myself as well. I can already see a huge difference in how I handle life and the situations that it brings.
This course is based on the Law of Attraction but I like to call it the Law of God. Simply put it's about changing our negative thoughts to positive with some simple processes and questions that you can ask yourself, being grateful for all that you have and will have and recognizing when good things happen to you. In my new career in coaching I teach these new technique's that I am learning and it's really more about listening and guiding you to come up with your own answers i just guide and help you see them.
I am going to be starting a five week group class on positive body image/thinking and healthy eating. I am still working out the details but it is going to be fabulous. If you are interested please email me or comment on this blog and I will put you on my list. There will be a small fee of $10.00 per class or $45.00 if you sign up for the full 5 classes.
Also if you are interested in some free coaching sessions with me just let me know.
I am so grateful for this great opportunity I have to learn and grow and then to share with others.
I hope you are having a fantabulous day!
I can't believe that the holiday's are over and January is almost gone. Since I last wrote in my blog my son Kyle has returned from his mission for the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is now attending college at Brigham Young University Idaho in Rexburg. He is loving it except for the cold and wind. He feels like he is getting smarter :). My daughter Krystal is there going to college as well, they are really enjoying being there together. Kaleb my 17 year old has been working hard getting his last merit badges done so he can earn his Eagle Scout Award. Kysa is doing well as well, missing her sister though. She turns 14 next Sunday and can't wait because then she can go to the church dances, EFY this summer and youth conference.
The group buy came and went which I felt was a great sucess, we were able to order enough to not have to pay for shipping thanks to a group of people from Grants Pass who joined us. It was a big job, but well worth it and thanks to Dee dee, Cindy and Chaylese for their help in breaking down the nuts and seeds into smaller portions to fill everyones orders. It was a lot of fun and now we have all our goodies for the year. I aslo have extra chia seeds, dates and some almonds for sale if you need more just let me know.
January Green Smoothie Group Mtg was small but very fun and informational. We shared goodies, I made Chia Snowballs from ,GSG Holiday Recipe book, which is a great alternative to Rice Krispie treat so much better for you and so yummy. My family, especially my son loved them. *see the recipe in my recipe section of this website* Dee dee brought a apricot bar that was very yummy and I had some homemade raw chocolates that my friend from Grants Pass makes and sells. Dee dee shared her expirence of her amazing journey to health. It was a very fun night and I look forward to our next meeting Feburary 28th 7pm at my home. Which Dee dee has agreed to share her story with us again for those who couldn't make it. I am planning on having these meetings every month on the 4th Tuesday. So mark your calendars and plan to be there to share and learn with us this year. See you there.
The GSG group buy starts now it goes until November 30th but we don't want to wait that long because when she runs out that is it. I was thinking the first Friday in November, Friday November 4th have all orders and money to me so I can order that day. I don't mind being the one in charge and having the order sent to my house and separating it out. This will take some extra work on my part so 5% will be added to your total bill to help with any added costs that I might have, such as bags and labels plus for my time and effort. I am requiring that you have the money with your order form to me by the 4th.
I am so excited and hope that we can make the 1000 lbs so we won't have to pay any shipping. So if you know of anyone who would be interested in joining our group buy please let them know. Robyn (GSG) only buys the best quality at the lowest prices.
I am having a group meeting on Tuesday October 25th at 7pm at my home. All are welcome and if you have your order form and money that night that would be great. Check out what is available for sale in the group buy at www.greensmoothiegirl.com go to the tab that says group buy and see all that is available and see the prices, also if you click on an item it will go to a link that will explain all about that item.
Hope to hear from you all soon,
call or email with any questions
Wow! These past two weeks have been incredible, I have gotten so many emails from people wanting some advice on how to do what I did and am doing. I love sharing my story and I love sharing about greensmoothies, Robyn's 12 step program and all things healthy. I love how people are like me, ready to be healthy and happy.
On Tuesday we had our group meeting it was very fun, there were nine of us, some brand new to the program just wanting to know what it is all about, some already going strong and some who had just started. We had some yummy snacks to start with, sprouted dehydrated cinnamon pecans, raw corn chowder made with almond milk, Whole wheat cocous with veggies and some healthy cookies and coconut power bars.(thanks Cindy and Chalyse) We ate as we talked about greensmoothies, healthly eating, and the group buy coming up. We really want to make the 1000 lb limit so we don't have to pay for shipping so if anyone is interested in joining in with us just let me know. I made a greensmoothie for everyone "Pear Date Puree" man was it yummy. My youngest daughter who occasionaly will try a smoothie tried it and said she could drink that one. See the recipe on my new recipe page.
It is so much fun getting together with friends who are excited about being healthy. I love having these meetings and can't wait until the next one which will be the fourth Tuesday in October 10/25/2011 7pm in my home. Please bring your favorite healthy snack or treat and the recipe to share, Can't wait.
On Saturday I got to meet and talk with Robyn "greensmoothiegirl" in person. My friends and I drove to Portland to see her presentation. It was so much fun, good company,good conversation, a nice drive with good friends. We left Medford at 5:45am and arrived about 45 min before the presentation started. It was at a really nice park so we walked around and they had a beautiful rose garden with a water fountain. Since we were early we decided to go check out where the greensmoothiegirl would be presenting and get good seats. I was so excited to see her and meet her that when I saw her I was so nervous and scared to talk to her. So we went and sat down on the front row, Robyn was right in front of us texting someone on her phone I wanted to talk to her so bad but was scared. What would I say? I didn't know so I sat there watching her. Then five minutes before it was to start I told myself it's now or never because I knew if I waited until after I would have to wait with a lot of other people. So I mustarded up all my courage and went to talk with her but she was getting her microphone on so I sat back down and thought oh well. Then when she was done getting her microphone on she came to me and said hi. I told her how grateful I was to her for all her research and putting together her greensmootie healthy eating program and how it has changed my life for the better. I told her how I have lost 100 lbs following her program and learning how to eat healthy. She was shocked and amazed and asked me some questions, she asked me "What was the one thing that I liked/helped most about her program?" I told her that it's not just one thing it's all of it, it's so much more than just the green smoothies that I loved all of it. She said that I should get prepared to share my story with everyone. I was a little nervous but also excited because I love sharing what I have done this last year to lose weight and get healthy. I shared my story and why I love the twelve step program then there were a few who had questions for me. Thoughout the whole presentation she kept refering about me, it was very fun and an amazing experience. Then she had all kinds of products that she raffled off saving the best for last which was her whole program and a blendtec blender. Guess who won both of them? Yes that's right ME, I couldn't believe it I won both of them, I must say I was very happy but also a little embarressed. I have a Vitamix but always wanted to try a Blendtex and so now I can compare them and figure out which one I like best. I don't know where I'll put both of them but I will figure out something. :) As for the 12 step program I am going to sell it for a great price so if you are interested let me know.
Robyn is an amazing person and if you ever have the chance to go to one of her presentations and meet her I would highly reccomend it.
October 4th is my next group meeting 7:00pm at my home it's for all those who what to learn more, get together talk and share our recpies and any new knowledge we have gained on healthy eating and help encourage each other to keep going. I will be showing some of the video Forks over Knives. Hope to see you there
I am a soft, subtle, quiet woman who is very happy, loves to eat healthy, be positive, and share what I have learned with others.