Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Success: The part they don't tell you about

We all see the successful people, the one's that we put on a pedestal. We know they've worked hard to get where they are today...But we're all guilty of glorifying success, often times overlooking that it's lonely at the top.

I'm just as guilty as the next guy. Pursue your dreams and make them happen, no matter what it takes. Will there be sacrifice? Hell yes, but will it be worth it? Absolutely.  Keep your eyes on the prize. You know? The unicorns and rainbows of success?? 'Cause once we get there it will be easy, right?You'll have time and money, and with those, well you can do whatever you want!! Pssh.

The truth is that is the glorified version. What's reality is, the more successful you become- The more Happy, more wealthy- healthier, more fit you get...the more the average joe begins to hate you.


We're all guilty of it, even in a lame example such as the rich guy rolling up to the restaurant in the Lambo.  He gets out of his car and 99% of the population already forms and opinion about him. Maybe they don't say it, but they think it:
  • I bet that guys a real asshole.
  • He must be compensating for the fact that he hates his life.
  • He was born into that money.
Think about it. When was the last time you saw someone in a sporty car and didn't assume something about them? "He must have rich parents." "She must be a total b---"  Blah, blah, blah.

Oh and the same goes for HEALTH


       Take the once 330 lb. overweight man I met this weekend. He's been working hard, eating healthy, working out, and losing weight the right way. 10 lbs, 20, then 30. Everyone is singing his praise. He learns to fall in love with the lifestyle and it becomes a part of who he is. Not an over the top part, but he commits and hour a day to his health. As his weight continues to drop, his muscle increases. He is down to 215 lbs. today. Looks amazing. Muscular, fit, happy, and healthy. What does he hear from most of his close friends and family these days?   "Jesse, you're getting too skinny, you look sick. You really need to gain some weight."





He wonders to himself. how can they say stuff like that?

He gets a first hand observation at how mediocrity HATES excellence.



The raw truth is that the average person will be a hater if you're above average.  If you're amazing? Look out! If you skip watching tv and grow yourself, you're a weirdo in this world. Why is that?

Three reasons:

#1. You remind them that they gave up- they caved to fear.

It's like running into a friend at your 10 year high school reunion. You've settled for the "get an education, a decent job, and live the American dream," and she is a successful entrepreneur traveling the world and living the life. She wakes up to do something she loves everyday and you? Well, you don't. So rather than feel inspired, you feel resentful. You make excuses. Because you realize you have a dream too, but you were too afraid to pursue it.  So you hate on that person. You give your spouse all the reasons why it was easy for her to make it happen "...because XYZ" but you couldn't "...because of all kinds of responsibilities" that you try to justify in your mind.
But it bugs ya. And deep down you're mad. Pissed off. Mostly at yourself. Why did you ever give up on that dream?

#2. It reminds them that Yes, they still have a dream, but aren't willing to HUSTLE to make it happen.

Back to the example of health. Many people might support you at first, but once you start killing it, they envy you, they hate you.

"She lives at the gym."
"He's a meat head,"
"She only cares about the way she looks."

You've finally lost that 20 lbs you've been working hard for and are actually comfortable at the beach with your shirt off. But your beer-bellied buddies are hating on you for taking it off. "Don't you have a life? I feel like all you do is workout now!"

It's not true. You only workout an hour a day, 6 days a week. You eat pretty healthy, but love a good cheeseburger and fries on the weekend. And donuts, well, you know how to put 'em down LOL.

But it's not the truth that matters. It's the story that others tell themselves to rationalize mediocrity and inadequacy.

#3- It reminds People that Being Average isn't so Great- (and how little they're doing to change that).

Bottom line is that they are feeling unfilled. They are just going through the motions. In that pit called the comfort zone.  This is the highest level of dissatisfaction. It kind of makes ya go... "Well, shit, you mean this could be my life too, why did I settle?"

We've all been there at one point or another. But the difference between the successful person and the average joe is that the successful person does what the average guy isn't willing to do to get what he wants.

They both see the problem and feel the pain.  But only one takes action. Day by day. Month after month.

So what do you do if you've got haters?

Eff them! Seriously!!

Inspire people if you can. Continue to show those willing how it's possible for them too. Give them hope and a roadmap to the top, but if they aren't willing to take action, well.... be compassionate, and thank them for the motivation to keep going.

People will dislike you no matter what, so why not have them hate you for making a difference?!?

For making an impact?

And for living a life that's so inspiring that people can't help but talk about it?

Head down, grind on friends!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

STICKY chicken


Good morning y'all.  Anyone else love the ease of the crockpot come fall?

This morning I was all about it.  Come mid week there's nothing easier then throwing dinner in and coming home to just prep a side veggie and boom!  Dinner.

Tonight we're having Asian chicken thighs.  They're one of my sons favorites so we compromise.  I threw a couple breasts in for me haha.  This is sooo good.

No need to pre mix either
- 1 lb. Boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts
-1/2 c. Honey
-1/2 c. Briggs liquid aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
-1 tsp.  Garlic powder
-1 tbsp.  Ginger paste.  Stir and slow cook on low for 8-10 hours.  They literally call apart and because of the honey you get a thick rich sauce. Mmmmm! Delicious served over brown rice and with a veggie!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Country Eat?? - What I ate Wednesday

I'm loving the meal plan with Country Heat!
The simplicity of the color coded containers makes is so simple and I can just pick and choose foods from the list of each color that I like and fill them up. I've recalculated how many of each color I get daily. And then that's it. Doesn't get any easier than that!


So I thought I'd feature today...



Here's a sneak peek on what my meal plan looks like. There is definitely no starvation on this meal plan. No boring nuts and berries as my hubby says lol. Just clean eating, whole nutrition.

I'm upping my calories this round since I'm going to increasing my workouts and trying to bulk.

This round I will get 5 green containers (Veggies), 5 Red Containers (protein), 5 tsp (oils & nut butters), 3 purple (fruits), 3 Yellow (Carbs), 1 Orange (nuts & seeds & dressings) 1 blue (healthy fats) - Yes, all of those, every single day!


BREAKFAST:

1Egg + 1 cup Egg whites Scrambled with Spinach, 1 tsp oil and 1 piece of Whole Grain Toast (1 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Teaspoon)

Oatmeal, Banana, 1 tsp peanut butter, protein powder and baby carrots on the side (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 tsp, 1 purple, 1 green)



LUNCH:Salad with Cucumbers, Peppers, Red Cabbage, Avocado, Balsamic dressing & grilled chicken  (1 red, 2 green, 1 blue, 1 orange)


MID-AFTERNOON SNACK: Shakeology + an apple (1 Red, 1 Purple)


DINNER: Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Noodles & Tomato Sauce plus a Baked Sweet Potato with butter (2 Green, 1 Red, 1 tsp, 1 Yellow)


NIGHT TIME SNACK:  Blueberries & Grapes (1 Purple) 


That's a ton, right? I remember when I first started eating with these containers with the 21 Day Fix, I was unable to eat it all. And to think, when I first saw them, I thought I was going to starve LOL.

If you're interested in getting plugged into a program that utilizing these simple, portion controlled meal plans, as well as my support, recipes, and daily motivation to reach your goals, fill out my application below to join my upcoming online accountability group!





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Monday, August 8, 2016

Tenley's tough break

Our life... never a dull moment. Never. And with 4 kids. It's bound to happen. And honestly this is not our first broken bone(s). Jaxon suffered a broken clavicle last July after falling down the stairs at his Nana's while running in his socks. So 2 down, 2 to go I suppose.

But this gal, she's Ms. Active. Our future Olympic swimmer. If she's not in the pool, she's on the trampoline or doing cartwheels, or standing on her head. So this doesn't really come as a surprise. But lots of you have asked, so here's what went down.

I did have my days messed up though. This happened on Thursday afternoon 8/4, not Friday as I mention in the video. (What can I say, it was a whirlwind and when you work from home, all the days run together LOL!)

 
 
And not for the faint of heart...but the bone did break the skin. When Jared found her there was blood spouting out of her arm, but he didn't even know what had happened, to know that there was a broken bone, that had penetrated, so it took a while for us to put all the pieces together.  Verdict- broken radius and ulna
 
I am grateful that there was not am obvious bone sticking out, GOSH!! Can you imagine?! You would have had to pick me up off the ground at that point! But the bone did pop through and then go back in and therefore she had a puncture wound. The bleeding stopped, but it did cause her to go into shock from the trauma, blood loss, etc. Very scary to say the least.
 
If you don't want to see pics, stop scrolling LOL. But some of ya'll have asked so here you go. I know it could have been sooooooo much worse. We are so blessed!
View from the front, mildly deformed, but not too bad.
 
View from behind, mild deformity about mid way down her forearm.


Being so brave, but not too sure about all this!

 
Fractures radius and ulna.

the puncture point. All cleaned up.

After the cast was placed. They had to slit it on top and bottom to allow for swelling. Mommy was giving daddy and update on the phone :) 

All fixed up and finally able to take off that collar!
 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Giddy Up, we're turnin' up the Heat, Country Style!!


Wouldn't it be awesome if you could trade in your tennis shoes for cowboy boots?

Or what if they could go together?

Well now they can!

Beachbody has done it again. You've probably already heard the buzz on social media... Country WHAT?!? Is this line dancing? Is it like Zumba? Or is it a crazy new workout routine?

I got a chance to try it and man, it's incredible! I had no idea I was even working out. Didn't look at the clock once and when it was over, I was actually disappointed. Even better, I burned more calories than I do during the 21 Day Fix workouts! Talk about crazy. 

And sweat. I was dripping. Check me out LOL!




The music? Yep! It features the hottest hits of today's country. And some awesome routines for you to kick the dust up in just 30 minutes a day. 

And since I'm ranked in the top 1% of coaches in the company, I've been asked to host an exclusive Beta Test group with Official release of the program at the end of this month!!

AND I want you! I'm looking for men and women of all fitness levels. This program is for literally anyone. If you can move, you can dance. And you can get results!





Just 2 MORE DAYS, my country music loving fit friends!


Here are some of the results from official group that Autumn ran herself!



So if you would like one of the exclusive 10 spots in my Test group please review the following :

*THE GROUP BEGINS AUGUST 8TH.

*YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR CHALLENGE PACK  (exclusively $20 OFF - Workouts, meal plan, and 30 day supply of Shakeology) ON or BEFORE JULY 30th, 2016 to have your package in time.

*YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE PRIVATE online accountability group daily (30 day group)

*YOU MUST COMMIT TO FOLLOW the meal plan and workouts to the best of your ability.

*YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR BEFORE and AFTER  PHOTOS and MEASUREMENTS to the BEACHBODY challenge for the chance to win $500 and be featured in the Country Heat infomercial.

If you agree to everything mentioned above, please fill out the the application below and I will follow up with you within 24 hours! Can't wait to Kick the Dust up with You!


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Sale is here!



The sale starts today and we they have some awesome items up for grabs! I'm warning you though that stuff sells out FAST so if you see something you want, don't wait to purchase!

>>>Click HERE to shop the Summer Sale!



If you have any questions about a particular program or need helping choosing one, message me on Facebook or email me!

You can even get in on my Summer Slimdown online accountability group starting June 16th!

Apply below:


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