It’s been a long week so who’s ready for some fun girl time? Just a reminder to join Whitney and I on FACEBOOK LIVE tomorrow at 4:00pm CST in her beautiful glam room. I thought this would be a fun and different way to connect with you ladies!
This will be the final video wrapping up the 6 week lifestyle series. We’ll be chatting more about our morning routine and discuss a few of the favorite beauty products we use to start the day. So grab a glass of hot tea or champs and a pen & notepad! We’ll be answering all your questions, too.
I’ve been wanting to try something new (practice what I preach + step out of my comfort zone) so I’m super excited to announce that the final video of the lifestyle series will be LIVE on Thurs, Feb 23rd at 4:00pm CST on my Public Facebook Page with my fellow beauty, style, spirit junkie Whitney Kutch of Hello Whitney.
Mark your calendars, grab some champs, and get ready for some real + raw girltime. We did Facebook Live a few weeks ago to launch Whit’s YouTube Channel and had a blast. It’s LIVE.. meaning no editing. What you see is what you get! Her hairdryer broke and had to end up wearing a towel on her head. Classic! We’ll wrap up my lifestyle series with my final morning routine tips so be ready to ask us anything! My 2017 word is AUDACIOUS:: meaning to show a willingness to take bold risks so here’s me doing just that. Wish me luck!
Before anyone freaks out about me discussing my stint with antidepressants, I am fully aware that many people truly need them for chemical imbalances and psychological issues. I respect anyone who seeks help and receives proper treatment. My experience was with doctors who rather just put you on a pill instead of giving you healthy lifestyle options. That is all I’m offering here. The options that have worked for me, but that doesn’t mean they work for everyone.
Here we go…week # 4 is the most important tip I have shared so far in the SOS journey. In the beginning, I wasn’t confident enough to share this probably for fear of being judged, but now I’m all about transparency in order to help others. What I have found on this healing journey is women who “have lost themselves” or “want something that’s all their own” or “feel unfulfilled” have disconnected from their own spirit and from God. Throughout my 20’s, this is exactly what my issue was. I was spinning my wheels trying to fulfill myself with my career, building my resume, being a size 2, dating the wrong guys and wanting more money, money, money.
After hitting rock bottom and crying out to God, I implemented this morning ritual into my life and it changed everything. Starting to learn to love myself, reconnect with God, finding peace and controlling the mind crank was so important to me that I was willing to do whatever I needed to do to achieve it– especially without RX medication. Back at that time, Aaron was working construction and got up for work at 4:30am so it was easy to get up with him. I get it– some people just aren’t morning people, but even just devoting 10-15 minutes to getting your peace on and focusing on a prayer of gratitude will completely change your life. Again, this is what worked for me. That doesn’t mean you have to to the exact same ritual. Many women I coach have fit their “God appointment” into their routine after they have taken the kids to school and have a quieter home.
From my heart to yours…
In our generation, we have so many great resources at our fingertips. On mornings I don’t feel like reading, I may watch an empowering message on YouTube or listen to a podcast. Remember, find what works for you, what captures your attention and gets down into your spirit. Do more of that!
Thank you for allowing me to feel safe enough to be transparent here.
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Are you still hanging in there with me or have you resorted back to your typical crappy morning routine that leaves you lethargic, moody, sleepy and sluggish like you have a hippopotamus hanging from your neck? Who wants to feel like they have an extra ton dragging them down? NOT ME!
I know, I know…I sound a bit preachy with all of this, but it’s more passion than preachy or even cheerleader-ish. I was a cheerleader back in the day and never lost the loud voice. LOL. But, the fact is cheerleaders can really get on your damn nerves with all the rah-rah. I digress. Back to passion. I am deeply, obsessively passionate about women living life on a higher level. Perhaps it’s because the women in my family didn’t have healthy role models and I was heading down that same slippery slope with poor self body image, eating disorders and anti-depressants.
JUST SAY NO!
We’re on week 3 of my lifestyle series and I want to know how you’re feeling. Have you tried the TeaMi detox and the lemon/ACV water? Let me know and leave a comment. Ok, we’re on to the next thing I swear by in the morning. It’s easy, it’s green, it packs a punch. This is the recipe I have fallen in love with, but there are a million recipes you can try.
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Spinach is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese. It’s loaded with good things for every part of your body! Rich in antioxidants keeps cholesterol from oxidizing and protect your body from free radicals, particularly in the colon. The folate in spinach is good for your healthy cardiovascular system, and magnesium helps lower high blood pressure. Studies also have shown that spinach helps maintain your vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine and folate. Plus, strawberries are a good source of copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus,magnesium, vitamin B6 and omega-3 fatty acids. They boost immunity, decrease wrinkles (heck, yea!!), fight bad cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.
I mentioned in the video my love for blueberries, turmeric and cayenne. Some people like switching out the almond milk for coconut water for increased hydration. If you have a yummy, green, low sugar, high antioxidant smoothie recipe– please share it with us in the comment area!
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It’s very simple. I just want you to feel your best. I’m proud to be your personal cheerleader. TOE TOUCH!
Because I so passionate about women loving themselves and struggled for years with poor body image myself, I am proud to support The Elisa Project. Please join us March 3rd for their annual life lessons fundraiser. Get tickets HERE.
The Elisa Project (TEP) serves women, men, adolescents and children of all ages — we even have services for dependents’ of clients and their caregivers. Our clients include people living with symptoms of unhealthy relationships with food including: disordered eating, obesity, eating disorders, and more.
TEP serves more than 30,000 individuals annually. Currently, about half of our clients live in the North Texas area, one-fourth in Texas and one-fourth throughout the nation. More than 70% of our clients have monthly incomes less than $1,000. For some of our clients, The Elisa Project is their only support.
If you raised your hand and answered YES then you’re in the right place, my sista! We can dress it up all day long, but if you don’t feel good, if you’re fatigued and foggy headed, no amount of makeup, botox and designer clothing can make you feel good. Ok, ok… maybe for like 24 hours, but the high from the instant gratification wears off quick. We hear the mantra “beauty from the inside out” everywhere and you may think it’s redundant, but it’s not. It’s pure, simple, in your face– truth.
What’s the point of rockin’ a killer outfit if you’re achy, moody, exhausted, anxious and have a lackluster complexion?
After the years of sharing all my style tips on video I’ve decided to do the same with the long list of lifestyle tips that I’ve only shared here on the blog. Why did I decide to do this? Because when I coach and mentor women, the first thing we focus on is their daily routine specifically their morning routine. I’m shocked to hear how many ladies are not setting up their body, mind + spirit for a successful day. (No, a cup of coffee is NOT breakfast!!!) So, we’re starting with your AM routine. Ready?
I’ll launch a new video every TUESDAY for the next 6-Weeks. ((Happy Dance)) I would love to hear your feedback along the way and if you’re implementing any of these tips. I admit I got a bit lazy and indulged WAY too much over the holidays and gained a few lbs so I’m kicking my own bootie and getting back in gear.
The theme of this series is all about “feeling good so you look good and then you’ll get out there and do good”. Ya wanna?
I’m kicking off week 1 with the amazing and effective 30-Day Detox I mentioned around Thanksgiving by TeaMi Blends. Why start with this topic? Because our organs need to be cleansed of all the toxins in order to function properly! That’s why it’s called a deTOX. This process is vital to kickstart any weightloss program and set yourself up for success. I’ve been drinking the Skinny TeaMi in the morning and then throughout the day when I have a really busy schedule to keep my energy up!
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Thanks to www.livethegive.org for the comfy sweatshirt I’m wearing in the video! Every tee you purchase helps provide one week of school for a child in a developing country. Together, we can help give every child across the globe a life changing education.
PLEASE join us MARCH 25th to raise funds and awareness for the DFW teens who need a home after being rescued from sex trafficking. I’m so proud to be part of this event as emcee!