Yes! Groups ~ Pointing you back to LIFE and PURPOSE!Read More
She...she called. After a few months of silence, and no response, she made the call. We face timed. I could see her expressions as she listened to the answers to "what have you been up to?". I kept close eye on her eyebrows...they tell all.
What have I been up to? Well gosh, it's crazy all the things I've got going, huh? You know you keep up with me. She probably has been avoiding all I've been doing because of WHAT she has NOT been doing...I've kept right on going! I've not stopped. I've even over eaten and gained a little bit of weight....but the truth is, I've NOT stopped moving forward. I'm not going back...
I listed out everything. The groups,: the Yes groups, the Facebook pages: Find Your Food, She said Yes! and now Everyday Success...She knows how they are doing. She knows about the retreat, "One Day Away" and she knows about interviews I've got lined up, this Sat morning on the Everyday Success Fb page, at 9a.
You see, I've NOT stopped, and the reason is, I took cheating off the table. I don't do things that will distract from my goals, nor do I eat foods that will take me right off plan. I cannot afford to disappear on YOU! (And the truth is, I'd begin to care more about the food if I did...care more about it than you...)
This is really the fruit of HONESTY in my life I cannot handle certain foods. I just can't. I can't stay on plan if I eat off of it. I cannot do it in everyday life, or a vacation or under stress (and I'm feeling that these days, too.) I just have no self control with certain foods. I-AM-AN-ADDICT...Now, that was hard to swallow. But I not only swallowed it, I can easily list every addictive short coming I've got...
I stay connected to PEOPLE AND PURPOSE...it holds me together. SO that I am here for you! I keep to my word. I want to be here thriving in a year.
SO MAKE THAT CALL and reconnect with someone who cares who can be there for you. Show back up at a Yes! Group or invite yourself over into one. Link arms with the Facebook communities. TIME TO GET BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING?
All morning spent with Maureen and Kristie. Seeing how to add more people to Fb LIVE...it was an adventure into techno world...and though we made it in and out, we can't do 3 people as of yet. Facebook LIVE has been something I'm really finding a fit with. I've done 3 interviews now and I really like the engagement. Because I do better engaging with real people...Having a group with almost 625 people who don't really connect with me has really been a stumbling block. Nothing I said or did got very many people engaging over the LCHF journey. I didn't know who I was supporting and who I wasn't. Sometimes I felt like I wasn't getting up for anyone.
If I could encourage you all, if you join anyone's group. Participate and add value. Just watching and not contributing or sharing your journey is really not productive for you! I know there are some groups that are rough and harsh and very opinionated. So I would ask you, WHY ARE YOU ANYWHERE THAT YOU DON'T FEEL SAFE?
I'm loving FB LIVE...Because I want to connect with people. I love IN THE MOMENT....I'm actually my very best in the moment. So presently I'm behind the scenes learning all i can, so I can take this risky step more and more often....I mean what if it helps ONE person...?
What if there is a shift coming where the every day person's story helps really drive LCHF into the mainstream. What if the Influence is about to drop down to our everyday-level. I've long held the belief that we, those of us who have the BEFORE and AFTER photos can make the most sense to those who just want to know what happened?
Jan 2017 I started leading a group of women on an 11 month makeover journey...From the earliest days we talked about "writing your story"...When they wrote their story, the whole group became community. I watched it happen right before my very eyes.
In an attempt to "BRAND" myself here at Find Your Food, I have read a great deal about a mission statement, a logo, and MY STORY...I was also taught through my Banting Certification to LEAD through my story.
My story didn't END at weight loss goal, it began! I've taken all I have and I have built relationships, and I've built blogs, facebook pages, small groups and recently I went out on Facebook LIVE...and am repurposing my Saturday morning LIVE, to "Everyday Success". Real stories, Real people. It feels like a "show" so I called it one. It's the "Everyday Success Show!"
Reaching people with the message of changing their food, can change their life! That our bodies function better on a diet with lowered carbs and whole foods. Building communities where this message can over and over be massaged into the frame work of our lives! This is my life and my mission now.
Leadership and Influence take time! And I take the time to build it honestly and authentically.
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Last night was another breakthrough! We did Fb live and started out book club using Karen Thomson's book, "Sugar Free". 12 people came and connected with the topics and each other. 12 people CONNECTED!!! That right there...people connecting with each other. People helping each other.
Early on in my LCHF days I was part of a thriving group, and I asked if there was anything I could do to help out around there. There were so many and I had ideas. I sent them along, ideas that is...and offered to help implement any of them if she was interested. NO response. NONE...To this day she's the only admin. To this day it all revolves around her...I think she missed one valuable, empowering others, giving them a place for their voice, their stories, they hands that can help others...I think she missed it.
I know the value of being in community as well as serving the vision of a community. I've done this for 30 years. I can follow a visionary and I can lead with vision.
Community, providing a place of support and coaching for your weight loss journey. Empowering others to rise up and find their hands, heart and voice to help establish that community. Everyone matters, every voice counts!
Walking TOGETHER will change outcomes!
Some times I still cannot believe that this happened. My pastor, Sunny invited me to lead 8 women through a program called, "She Said Yes!" a 10 month lifestyle make over. Those 8 women just started month #6. They are all thriving. They removed controlling sugars and starches and eat whole foods now. With weight going down and energy on the rise, they've all begun to live and thrive!
Yesterday Ps Sunny called me forward to give me an encouraging word and pray over me. C3 Nutrition has been invited to lead employees in our local hospital through one of our programs. My community and my job have made room for my story, and what I carry. I'm given the room to RUN with my story and help others!
She reminded me of something when she was encouraging me and then when she prayed, "It's not hard just tell them your story, tell them your revelation. It will flow out of you."
My story and Your story!
Our stories are a powerful tool!
I tell my story as often as I can. I ask clients to write their story and re-write their stories and update their revelations in their journals because people are attracted to success and they are going to be approached.
I speak my story out, often while driving down the road. I want to be able to seamlessly share what has happened and why it happened. I lost 85lbs but more importantly I found that I was eating controlling addictive foods and when I removed them, I got my control back and slowly reestablished a healthy way of eating...I lowered my carbs and eat whole foods and healthy fats. Google "ketogenic diets".
It is that simple...Not easy, but simple. If you are struggling with controlling your intake of foods, your constantly hungry and craving and the fact is that no matter what you do, you can' seem to lose weight. Don't lose hope! There is hope and help!
At the core of my story is this amazing revelation that certain foods were controlling AND addictive! When I removed them, I literally found food got quiet! I got my control back and now I can make better choices!
Now, my story took a few turns and I coach others. Through my job at c3 Fitness I co-lead c3 Nutrition, small group support and coaching. Privately I consult and coach others who want to make the same changes I have.
It all started when I started sharing my story.
I carry a vision to invite you back to LIFE! Find Your Food | Find Your Life | LIVE!Read More
The truth is, in maintenance I have to stay super on top of everything to maintain ketosis...or a ketogenic state...WHEN I'M IN....Energized, not hungry, food is very very quiet. WHEN I'M OUT...Tired, hungry, lack of motivation for everything. Too much protein, over eating, both are huge culprits.
I'm always in or out and it takes 3 days to get back in, and by day 5 of consistent structure, I'm FLYING! My mood is up, my performance is high, and I'm getting things done left and right! Ketosis is my happy place! Ketosis gives me this amazing zone of performance!
I get there by managing my macros. I record what I eat and I eat within a range with each macronutrient. I like to record my food when I'm working hard to overcome getting bumped out.
Today I rode the bike hard up the hills..I even cruised back down and took the same hill a few extra times. I'm charging through my morning! I measured my ketones last night...I'm right where I want to be...
Here is a great article...https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-much-protein-can-you-eat-in-ketosis
This moved into my life on Monday morning. The rest of the day became all about this. Just like small groups moved in and I seek to build community. I invite others to participate in community and grow community. A place of retreat has moved into me.
Taking content from information to revelation is a work that I'm constantly watching for. How does something go from content and informative to YOURS and deeply personal? The journey is highly valuable and respected. I try with all my might to give people time and space to process and then listen for that revelation. When people get it, things click into place.
People want to be free from the effects of today's foods. Some want to desperately reverse disease. Others want to be free from addictive controlling food cycles. Some just plain want to feel good again.
When we retreat, and give something time and focus, (ourselves)...Often revelation occurs. If we are in a community that is safe and supporting, we can help that revelation take root...
ONE DAY AWAY is coming and it will BE THAT PLACE...
Excited to launch our book study and search for revelation!Read More
Gather yourself and come away
Come to seek and find
Come to look
ONE day this coming fall 2017, there will be a retreat, a stepping away to fill up. Women gathering together and yet very separate.
"ONE DAY AWAY"
This morning I was sitting pondering my crossroads with my friend Carol. She is called to women, she is called to leading women, and I am finding myself at an intersection with her. There is a reason...she spoke of retreats yesterday...and clarity arrived.
A few months back my special people....spoke retreat into me...I didn't see it...I almost laughed at how OUT OF MY LEAGUE that would be...
Today "One Day Away" has moved into my spirit...today I know that I know...ONE-day-away is coming!!!
At the end of the day, I'm committed to growing! To living. I no longer live to eat and INDULGE. I live to live! I live to help others and I seek growth in being an effective leader and speaker of a small growing movement of people seeking to change their lives. Local people following a global shift! I facilitate local groups that are aligned with the new global science and move away from controlling foods...
That's my life and mission at this point. Learning to run powerpoint and do presentations is what Natalie and I are up to at this point, because we want to BE SUPPORT for others and a huge door into our community just opened...Our gym is growing in "BEING THERE" for our community as diet supporters!!!
How do you go from just being a person to being a person of purpose? Someone seeking to grow skills in communications. Well, first you have to know WHO you are seeking to impact and then I've sought the most natural expression...
I offer HOPE and HELP. I express that through coaching...encouraging and going first!
The vision within was burning bright yesterday morning as I geared up to do my powerpoint presentation with a whole new c3 Nutrition class. We launched our summer program this week. I spent most of the holiday weekend gathering my thoughts and plotting my course through a powerpoint.
This is my co-presenter/coach and our administrator at C3 Nutrition, Natalie. I'm the face, the voice, the vision...Natalie is the admin, the backbone, the organizer...No way could I be doing what I am doing without her. I always pray that God brings me that person who can keep me organized, gather up the brilliance and put it back together in a place where we can use it over and over. Natalie is not to be under estimated! She is that gal!
I've got a vision
The vision within of reaching out and sharing my vision and my mission has grown only larger within...and yesterday I knew in a big room in our big building with a small group of people I was going to take my next step of preparation...PRESENTING
Presenting is a dream...I stand in the quiet of my own home and in my office/studio room and I dare to not only dream, but believe!!! I'm all about making the dream come true!
I carry speaking and presenting deep in my spirit. It's like I'm pregnant and that's the baby and it's heavy, and it kicks and it's with me everywhere I am.
So the best thing I know to do about all of that is to share it. To speak it. To BE IT!
I'm NOT going back to addictive sugars and starches, who wants to go forward? Follow me!Read More
Scripture says, BECOME not BE what you believe.
Becoming is a process.
I love this scripture and it's clearly a word for me. I am becoming MORE and MORE, I am becoming who God wants me to be...I'm doing what God wants me to do. It makes me grow. Yesterday I prepared to stand up and present. I've not done much of that, so I practiced with my brand new powerpoint. I BECAME a presenter last night in our small group. I stood up and I shared a power point on our TV screen. I PRESENTED my story.
I am becoming a speaker, I'm becoming a better lifestyle coach, and I am becoming a better carrier of HOPE and HELP!
I removed controlling foods and got my control back. I've lost over 85lbs because of that self control. I no longer eat high carb foods because they are addictive and controlling and i no longer eat sugar. It's literally changed my energy, my weight, how I feel and I have build a business telling others my story.
First off. I'm a tomboy! Always have been and always will be. Dresses, jewelry, make up...all of that "stuff" is the kiss of uncomfortableness and to be highly avoided! I'm a jeans, flip flop and sweater girl. i've got a passion for high top sneakers too. So this picture above...well this is simply amazing. Something happened!
You see, I've got two weddings back to back. One is family and one I'm standing up as family. I needed to test out my attire far far from home to give it a change to be comfortable and after weeks and weeks of trying on dresses and shoes I finally accepted my choices, bundled them all up, and in a mad dash pulled them all on in a public restroom and promptly sat down in the lobby of our relative's hotel and snapped that picture.
A picture is worth a 1,000 words...Well this picture is one I LOVE and I immediately settled into a whole new level of self-confidence. I shared the photo, I've spent time seeing myself in a new way...I walked with confidence all through the wedding because of this photo...the stage was set for the next big breakthrough...
So? What do you do? That typical conversation you have with those you don't know in a social setting, like a wedding reception...And...the typical response, especially when you are me: Personal Trainer, Gym Management, Blogger, Visionary, Pioneer...stuff like that, building a coaching career with LCHF...What do I do? "It's COMPLICATED"...
I study marketing often and Donald Miller says do NOT say it's complicated. Write out a tag line...Share the problem, the solution and the reward...Mine is the following:
In conversations I couldn't remember all of that so I simply slipped to the next best thing!
"I AM A COMMUNITY BUILDER"...
I help facilitate community that supports a low carb approach in weight loss. I do this to help others do what I did. Change my food and it changed my life and I then sough to be repurposed! I've found my purpose again and it's helping others through community!
I turned 60 this year and I wanted to follow through on a desire to get a tattoo. I'd been searching for the words I would carry with me for the rest of my life, literally. When I came upon this... which I've read so many other times, this time too many pieces came together for me.
“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson
* Playing small doesn't serve the world
*We were meant to shine!
*We give others permission to do the same
*As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Recently, I was sitting on the deck working on some down time. Down-time is where I pull away and rest my body, soul and spirit. I live in constant pouring out, so recharging is now very much a main player in my world. I was just quiet and I hear in my head..."1,000watts of brilliance".
I'd never heard such a statement before, and my heartrate actually picked up and a sense of anticipation came upon me. Another thing I've learned to do is keep pen and paper near by...I wrote it down. I sensed there was something so very important about this.
I got up and made a graphic about it.
i-am-a-doula...I hope people birth. Yes I've been involved with real live births, but even more than that, I've been involved with real people BIRTHING vision. People heavy with vision. People in labor bringing forth that vision. I've been involved with the delivery too. That baring down and pushing with all your strength because you have no choice, YOU MUST DO THIS!
Did you know they did studies on doulas. When a woman is present at childbirth who is knowledgable about the process of birth, if they just sit in the rocking chair, they bring oh they bring comfort just BY BEING THERE....
I'm that someone who is THERE. I quietly suit up to doula. I quietly pull on comfortable clothes and pack a bag, ready to stay for hours. I leave my needs behind and come to focus on yours. I listen to you breathe. I hear your cries of fear and confusion. We meet each crossroad and consider your options. I only speak up reminding you of what you wanted and what you said in the peaceful times. I come along side...Not ahead, not behind, but aside.
I hold ground. I hold space. I keep my finger in place.