HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉🎉

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May You Have New Hopes, Aspirations & Goals for the New Year.

*** THE BEST OF MY YEAR ***

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2015 has been such a learning experience for ME! I went from working full-time, making decent pay to unemployed after being with my previous employer after 8 years.

TO struggling to pay bills and trying to keep up! TO wanting to give up and NOT be a productive or successful adult. But, once I got out of that rut which I came to realize that I couldn’t stay there for long because I remembered that God made me for this particular situation. So, that I could be a Blessing for and to someone else with my STORY.

So, I did what I was taught… I went to God in prayer to move any negative feelings from my heart about my sudden end of employment. I started focusing on my nonprofit, Beyond the Curves and MYSELF! Which is when I started on my #GetFit Weight Loss Life Journey, in order for me to become a BETTER ME! Started working part-time from home. Some may say, well that happened in 2014 but it still affected my life in 2015 because I had to play catch up and balance myself.

In spite of my many challenges, I was still able to travel, celebrate my BIRTHDAY the way that I wanted to and made Christmas OK for my Mom they way I wanted to.

And, I couldn’t have done this ALONE! I had amazing SUPPORT and HELP! I had amazing support from many that have been in my life for years and some, that I had just met.

I just wanted to share my reflection of 2015 with my supporters and as we close out 2015, we should reflect and think about how WE CAN BECOME BETTER & GREATER! Don’t continue to say that you want to change or you want something new/different, but are not willing to put in some work! It takes a lot of work, dedication and determination to become a better you!

I pray that we all have a EPIC YEAR IN 2016, come back and check out all of the great things that I am going to be sharing with you all on 2016.

Remember, that you are More Than Your CURVES! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU and a kick ass year to come!

 

Enjoy the abundant life you so much deserve.

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Weight Loss & PCOS – Part II

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This can be the hardest and most difficult hurdle during your weight loss, but don’t ever let Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or any other hurdle or distraction get in the way of your GOALS.

Remember, that with PCOS – there are many things that we must change and alter and our diet is one of them. I want to share a TWO dishes with you all, that I have prepared personally and they were delish. 🙂

DISH #1 Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Source: http://www.healwithfood.org/recipes/chickensalad-cranberries-pinenuts.php#ixzz3q0jqCKwf

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Ingredients

1 3/4 oz skinless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, halved lengthwise, sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
10 oz romaine lettuce, washed and torn
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 small garlic clove, minced
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

  • Combine first six ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, canola oil, honey and minced garlic, salt, and black pepper. Drizzle over salad mixture and toss gently.
  • Sprinkle with pine nuts I’ve also used unsalted sunflower seeds). Chill before serving.

Dish #2: Side Dish- Apple Slaw

Source: http://pcosdiva.com/2015/09/pcos-diet-friendly-side-dish-apple-slaw/

Coleslaw with red and green apples

Makes 4 servings
1 bag of pre-shredded cabbage mix for coleslaw
1 carrot, shredded
3 green onions, sliced thinly
1 apple, grated
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 T honey
1 lime, juiced
2 T chopped cilantro
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Mix coleslaw, carrot, green onion and apple in a bowl. Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, and then toss with coleslaw mix. Sprinkle with cranberries.

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The Perfect Body

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I was thinking of what to say about The Perfect Body! Well, I went to do some research and reading. Well, I don’t think I could have said it any better myself. Take a look at what Boyinaband had to say about the subject.

It doesn’t matter what size, shape, height, shade or age you are! ALWAYS remember that YOU are Beautiful…

Simply click the link: No Such Thing As a Perfect Body

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I can’t thank my supporters enough. I appreciate each and everyone of you! Putting your personal life out for everyone to see, can be hard to do. Please continue to support and share my journey with others! And, I hope and pray that I can inspire someone during my #GetFit Journey.

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Motivational #QOD6

We have to remember that the key to successfully EMPOWERING/HELPING someone, that YOU have to be EMPOWERED and healthy enough to do so.

So, remember that there is nothing wrong with saying; “NO” In order to be a better you and help someone else be a better you… there will be times where you have to take time out for self.

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How to Empower Yourself!

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em·pow·er

əmˈpou(ə)r/
verb
 make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.
         synonyms:                         emancipate, unshackle, set-free, liberate
No one is born feeling self-empowered. Confidence is learned. EVERYONE has fears and insecurities. But, some create a confident façade.
You CAN empower yourself, with patience and determination. It can take a while but you can start today to inch your way to becoming self-empowered and break any People Pleasing Habits you might have.
  1. Repeat Affirmations: Affirm that you can do what you want, repeatedly, until it sticks. When you have an important meeting to attend or phone call to make, before you leave or call repeat, “I know what I’m doing.” or “I will make a great impression” or “It will all work out for me.” The more you say an affirmation, the more it will sink in and become true for you. Repeat a positive one until you believe it! Create your own affirmation.
  2. Build Self-Appreciation: Self-esteem that’s based on external achievements doesn’t last! Take inventory of your good qualities and allow those to shine bright. Often what you hate blinds you to your great attributes. Become aware of yours by looking for them (ask loved ones for suggestions) and writing them down just to impress yourself.
  3. No One is Perfect: Accept that no one, including you, is perfect or completely secure. Stop holding yourself to higher standards than others. Striving to be perfect disempowers you. If you wait for perfection to feel good about yourself it will never happen. Since perfection is impossible, you’ll always be going after it and feeling low for not getting it. REPEAT THIS AND REMEMBER IT: “I accept myself for my imperfections.” Embrace yourself for who you are and if you’re battling with your body images, remember that; “I’m More Than My Curves”.
  4. Take Responsibility: Take responsibility for your thoughts. It’s YOUR choice to accept criticism from others as YOUR perception of who you are. Allowing criticism from others to take over your thoughts always reflects in your behavior. You can either let the criticism consume your life or ignore the damn thang!

    Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  5. Kindness: Always consciously kinder to YOU! The more you do for you, the better you’ll feel. With each act of kindness, the better you will make yourself feel. It helps you focus on you and believe that you deserve good. Give yourself a break when you’re tired. Take a nap! Take a bubble bath! Get a massage! Buy that pair of shoes you’ve wanted, or that dress you saw in Macy’s. Self-kindness will blossom into self-love from which self-empowerment will grow. You deserve to be treated with kindness!
  6. Good Posture: That’s easy to fake! Standing tall is a great habit. Straightening your stance feels better physically. I initially developed good posture while working out at the gym and while walking to avoid pains and any discomfort. And, I felt more confident by standing tall, arching my shoulders and holding my head high. Your stance (swag & ‘tude) makes a statement. Set the tone for the people’s perception of you. Good Posture makes you look and feel more powerful!

    Helen Keller said, “Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.”

  7. Pep Talks: Give them to yourself! Affirm in a mirror that you’re ENOUGH. Recite your best qualities to yourself. Support YOU as you would support others. When you have doubt, repeat “You can do it” until you calm down.
    Tell yourself how awesome you are. It’s always best to take a positive approach.
  8. Stop Negative Self-Talk: Stop that “I can’t lose weight,” “People won’t listen to what I have to day,” “they won’t support my Scopes,” etc. Send those negative affirmations straight to hell. Pay attention to the self-defeating thoughts you have. Try being POSITIVE ALWAYS! It makes a huge difference in your spirit.
    Talk to yourself like you would to your best friend, not someone you don’t like.
  9. Support: Create an awesome support circle. Partner with someone who’s also trying to improve. Talk daily and make one another accountable. Call when you’re having a bad day. We benefit from helping one another. Be open to unwarranted pep talks and advice or self help.
  10. Let Go: Rid yourself of negative people. We absorb other people’s negativity. Avoid toxic people! If you must keep one in your life, limit the time you spend with them.

ALWAYS Speak with Conviction!

Remember, always EMPOWER YOURSELF FIRST! Otherwise, you won’t be able to help or empower others.

We Are More Than Our Curves

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Motivational #QOD5

There are many definitions of KINDNESS in the dictionary, but it all leads back to the same definition. Let’s all start with kindness towards one another.

kind·ness

ˈkīn(d)nəs/ (noun)
the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
synonyms: kindliness, kindheartedness, warmheartedness, affection, warmth,gentleness, concern, care

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Motivational #QOD4

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Don’t wait, start NOW! THE TIME IS NOW!

Blah, Blah, Blah… it’s going to be my New Year’s Resolution and I am going to go to the gym. I’m going to start that business. I’m going to write that book.

WHY WAIT? JUST DO IT and start TODAY!

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