4 STEPS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE NOW

  1. Ask the big questions first – Where do you want to go in life? What direction do you want to go? What’s the farthest you can imagine going? Once you answer these questions it will get you started in the path of intentional growth. “The best you can hope to do in life is to make the most out of whatever you’ve been given.” Invest in yourself and be the best you can be.
  2. DO IT NOW! – The biggest mistake you can make is making intentional growth last in your priority list. Do something today that is going to get your closer to your goals.
  3. Face the fear factor – We all have fear. But here’s the good news. We also all have faith.” Which emotion are you going to allow to be stronger? The answer to this question is important. Feed your faith and starve your fear.
  4. Change from incidental to intentional growth – People tend to just go with the flow in life. If they learn something, it’s by accident. They just go with the flow even if it’s leading them in the wrong direction. After a while, people just get by. Don’t allow this to be your life. If you truly want to reach your potential you need to be intentional with your growth. You must go out of your way to find opportunities that will allow you to grow as a person. You have to go after what you want!

Are you intentionally growing?

  • Take a look at your calendar for the next 12 months. How much time have you scheduled for personal growth? More than likely your answer is none. Add personal growth to your calendar every day for 5 days a week. If you really want to succeed in life you need to do whatever it takes.
  • Start now! Make a commitment to start growing today.

Check out this book to get started: How Successful People Grow

Top Reasons People Drop a New Year’s Resolution

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Hello savages!

Did you know that 80% of people who set a new year’s resolution don’t end up keeping them?! That’s a high number! Here are the reasons why most people drop a new year’s resolution.  


My new year’s resolution is to be fit! My definition of fit is below. Of course everyone has their definition of being fit. Do what makes YOU happy. (I have no idea who this woman is, FYI) curvy-fit-woman


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1. Setting a new year’s resolution for the wrong reasons, or the wrong people: You are bound to fail reaching your resolution if you are doing it for the wrong reasons. If your reason is to look better than someone else, or you want to look like someone else or your friends or significant other is telling you to do it. YOU ARE DOING IT FOR THE WRONG REASON. A new year’s resolution should be something you want to do willingly and for a healthy reason. Don’t ever feel like you HAVE to do something for anybody but yourself.

Do what makes YOU happy because at the end of the day you are the one living with yourself. 

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2. Setting unrealistic goalsIf your goal is lose 30 lbs. in 2 weeks, that’s unrealistic. People fall off because they set unrealistic goals that are hardly attainable. Start with short term goals, for example if your goal is weight loss, then losing a 1 lb. a week is realistic. Tell yourself you will lose 5 lbs in 2 weeks or 3 weeks. Those short goals make more sense and they put less pressure on you. Most of us don’t like to feel the pressure that comes with a weight loss goal so it’s a better bet to set short term goals and go from there. 

If your goal is to learn a new language an unrealistic goal is saying you will learn fluent Spanish in a month. Instead set a short term goal, you will learn conversational Spanish in 1 month. This way you won’t fall off as quick and feel rushed into doing something that is’t even realistic. 

3. Not keeping track or making it tangibleHow you expect to reach a goal if you are not keeping track of it or know your final end result? Trust me you won’t reach it. I weighed 170 lbs. last week, this week I weigh 164 lbs. Now my goal is to lose 5 more lbs. the following week. This is tangible and doable. Keep track of what you want to change because if you don’t then how will you know you changed anything at all

4. Hanging out with wrong crowd – Stay away from people who complain daily. Sometimes these people don’t even know they’re complaining ALL THE TIME. How is someone who complains about everything supposed to help you feel when you want to be successful an attain your goals. THEY WON’T.

Stay away from VICTIMS. These people always talk about how the world is out to get them and they have the worst luck etc. Let me tell YOU something – you determine whether you can do something. Not luck or bad luck. These type of people never take accountability for their actions and their end results. 

Stay away from someone who always tells you unnecessary things because they feel they need to because they are your “FRIEND”.

Be wary of people who say,‘Come on, just this one time”. They are thinking about themselves not you. Real friends will understand you set a goal and will not try to derail you from it.If they try to shame you, stay away!


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Supplements

IMG_1318Below are some of the supplements I take and will start using. These supplements are just that, supplements, they are not meant to help you lose weight faster, or get skinny etc. Having a good diet and exercising regularly go hand in hand. I will post a detailed description of each product and how it’s supposed to work. Stay tuned.

Starving 

Hey y’all, so just like everyone else I struggle with my weight. I fluctuate back and forth. I used to weigh 140lbs and I felt fat, now that I weigh 160 lbs, I think wtf was I thinking?! I have this pooch and it just doesn’t want to go away! At 140lbs and at 160lbs. So here I am trying to get back on track because the older I get the harder it’s going to get for me to get to where I want to be. I don’t want to be skinny, I just want to look a certain way. I always start and stop, I never finish, between having a full time job and going back to school I am just drained after work. I hate waking up early in the morning too because I love my sleep. But I have to be ruthless and just get it done!

So I have been pretty consistent these past few weeks eating 1200 calories a week, having 0-1 cheat meals a week. I lost a couple pounds but I have hit a plateau and nothing is happening. Losing weight is so tricky! It is not easy! My body type retains so much fat if it feels like it’s not getting enough. So instead of losing weight, nothing is happening. I burn about 2000-2300 calories meaning if I’m only eating 1200 calories, I am only eating about 400 calories a day! Technically I am starving myself! This is unhealthy, but like any human you just want to get it done the fastest way. Well the fastest way isn’t always the best way. So what I’ve done is upped my calories to 1500 a day. I’ll see how that works out for a couple weeks. I am at 160lbs right now. Keep y’all posted. 

Food for thought

The only people who can effectively (and naturally) build muscle and lose fat simultaneously are newbies who have a fair amount of fat to lose and people who used to be in great shape and are now getting back at it (“muscle memory” allows you to rapidly regain muscle you once had).
Excerpt From: “Thinner Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Female Body” by Michael Matthews. Scribd.

Sugar!

How much sugar are we supposed to consume a day? More than 70% of Americans eat over 22 teaspoons a day of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends to stay healthy men should consume only 36 grams or 9 teaspoons and women 25 grams or 6 tablespoons of sugar. 

Here is a chart I got from Daily Burn that shows how much sugar we may be consuming daily.