Needing a Change…

Hello, friends,

I wondered if I might borrow a second of your time…

Due to everything that’s been going on, I’ve had to place some things waaay on the back burner…I’m updating because I’m facing so many challenges and need some changes. Basically, I’m having trouble finding the time to work as much as I’d like. I’m determined to therefore grow my Beachbody business so that I can REPLACE my income while giving back 50% of all earnings to missions. Sound impossible? With God, all things are possible, so here’s where this is going:

I’m looking to work extensively with two individuals so that they can achieve Emerald coach status by summer. The group is “30 Days to Emerald” and will get you on the path to success in healthy living by helping and encouraging others. If you’re looking to supplement or replace your income (as I am), then we’re just going to do it! 🙂

First two commenters will receive Shakeology and tons of information. I hope that you will consider as I would absolutely love to have you on board as we seek to change so many lives, starting with our own. This business is HIS, so it’s time to trust that He will help us in all things as we seek better lives for ourselves, our families, and for each other.

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Fall is Here! Quick Update and Recipe…

Hello, my dear friends! Happy, healthy fall! 😀 I’m back to blogging and teaching, and it feels great. I’m taking it one step at a time and enjoying my hours spent at work. It’s late, baby is safely in her crib, and I have good time to think. Things have been getting better and better diet-wise for me, and I’ve been able to eliminate all meat except seafood for over a week. I love it! I feel MUCH lighter and generally better all over. It’s funny, but I think that all of the antibiotics found in meat were really messing up my hormones! I’m taking it easy with plenty of veggies, fruit, and soy-based foods. Honestly, I don’t even miss it; this new way of eating feels SO much more “me.”

Halloween is upon us, so I made some treats for my snacks for fun! Since I’ve never done a food blog post before and I’m VERY sleepy, I’m keeping it simple with a popular childhood recipe!

Ants on a Log:

This is one of my favorites, especially since it only requires three ingredients!

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Gather organic celery, raisins, and coconut peanut butter. Why organic celery? Celery has a very thin, almost non-existent, skin, which soaks up pesticides very easily. Therefore, it is a good idea to buy organic celery, which contains none of these harmful substances.

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Wash celery and chop off both tops and ends.

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Spread a generous amount of peanut butter on each stalk, and top with your raisin “ants!” This is a great way to get kids in the kitchen! I love that there’s so much protein in this snack, and it helps to satisfy the junk food craving since it is very crunchy! Drizzle a little bit of honey over the finished product if you wish for even more flavor.

I’ll try to have more recipes up tomorrow. I am absolutely BEYOND sleepy and am going to finish sipping my tea and relaxing after a ballet workout. It is such a joy to have your readership, and I appreciate your patience as I resume my blogging! Until next time.

~K. .

I’m back and READY to ROLL!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged! Goodness, this “new baby” stuff has caused me to stop, take a breath, and let myself enjoy some MUCH needed time off. In addition to taking care of my precious new baby, I’ve also been lased-focused on my Beachbody business as well as working to earn my status as a professional writer with my company. It’s so awesome to be back, and I am so grateful for your readership! In the past few months, I’ve learned a lot about myself–and I am sure of where my life is going even though it was a direction that was completely unexpected! I never in a MILLION years thought that I would be pursuing a career as a writer and fitness coach, but everything that I’ve been through has led me to this, and I am embracing it without question.

 

Now, for an update on the health end.

I’ve been experimenting with different diets and nutrients, and yesterday, I dove in and decided to embrace a vegetarian lifestyle in order to improve my health and help to control my hormone issues. I’m even eliminating as much dairy as possible. The cravings have been UNBEARABLE, but I’m hanging in there and looking forward to a nice, delicious vegetable sub for lunch. 😉 If anyone wants to “go vegetarian” or “go vegan” with me, I’ll plug you into a facebook fitness challenge, and we’ll do it together!

 

In other news, I have a TON of exciting health information to share that I’ve been working on, and I’m going to try and blog here at least bi-weekly to update you on my vegan process and any health benefits that I’m experiencing. So far, I’m really sluggish and a bit foggy from the detox, but I think it’s all a part of the “healing crisis.” A healing crisis occurs when you’re body detoxes from unhealthy habits in order to “pave the way” for better health. I’ve done a lot of research on this, and it seems that the “healing crisis” is causing some of this general “BLAH” feeling! It also frightens me that I’ve been consuming that many toxins when I thought my diet was SIGNIFICANTLY improving! I’m really enjoying this “kinder” way of eating. Image

 

Also, guys, I’m hosting an event for those who want to become a Beachbody coach. I started five months ago, and even if I never sold another product or signed on another coach, the accountability has been CRUCIAL for my “health makeover.” I know that I would have never made it this far had I not been so encouraged and help accountable to my team and customers!

That’s all for now. Message me at cafegirl777@gmail.com if you have any comments, questions, or any topics that you would like to see addressed in future blogs. Until next time, stay active, fit, and ROCK it!

 

~K.

 

 

Day 1 Fitness Challenge!

This is my post that I provided for my facebook fitness challenge! Thanks for reading!

“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well” (3 John 1:2).

Day 1: So, you’re ready to take that commitment–to become a healthier, happier version of yourself! Congratulations! In this challenge group, we are going to spend 30 days working toward spiritual, physical, and financial fitness. Why this combination? Each type of fitness if dependent on the other one, starting with spiritual healing! God wants you to have a healthy mind, a healthy relationship with Him that will promote a vibrant lifestyle across the board. I’m beginning our challenge with a prayer for us and an affirmation. Let me explain a little bit more about affirmations. I didn’t understand them fully until I discovered a Christian meditation video in my eighth month of pregnancy. With affirmations, you are actually proclaiming that all things belong to you in Christ already. They are a glorious method of showing the Devil who’s “Boss,” so to speak. When you’re feeling weak, either spiritually or physically, claim that affirmation and trust God to provide that freedom. 

 Prayer for day #1 of our fitness challenge: 

Dear God,

Today, we begin a challenge for spiritual, physical, and financial wellness. As we turn to You and Your Word this month, help us to create healthy habits that will draw us into closer communion with You, with ourselves, and with each other. I commit everything to you, oh God, trusting in you to guide my steps and actions and to keep me accountable to this commitment. Help me to be an inspiration to others, to focus on creating a healthier lifestyle with which to better serve Your purpose for me on this earth. Give me the strength, Oh God, to resist any obstacles that cross my path along with way. Be with me and with all of the members of this group, and help us to achieve success that will glorify you. Amen

 

Day 1 Spiritual Affirmation:

I am a child of God, and there’s nothing that I cannot accomplish through Him. I will make healthy choices for myself today, bringing my mind and body into closer communion with God. 

Today, your mission is exercise at least 15 minutes without stopping and to choose two healthy meals. Then, go to the facebook challenge group and share with us in a post. Tell us what fitness program you are using along with what healthy meal options you chose. Remember, folks, accountability is KEY, and please do not ever feel embarrassed for having an “off” day. Share that experience with us–we are all here to help one another and be an encouragement! PLEASE don’t expect perfection right away! I always feel that taking it slowly is a great way to gradually incorporate healthy habits into your life that you are more likely to stick with. 😀

That’s all for today, people. Let me know if you have ANY questions. As a fitness coach, it is my goal to inspire, to encourage, and to BE HERE for you as much as possible. Have a blessed day, and I’ll see you soon! 😀 

~K.