Have you ever gotten sucked into thinking any of the following or some version of them?
• If only he/she would say this, then everything will be ok
• I can’t believe he/she didn’t say this, when that is what I needed to hear
• I wish he/she would say this
• When I share how I am feeling, I expect that he/she will say and do this or realize how much of an ass they are being and apologize for hurting me
Well I have….
Let me start by start by asking you a question, “Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all the information that is out there?” Well I was and it was hard to make sense of what was right for me, who was the expert I should listen too? Eventually, all of it ran together and sounded the same……. So, I disconnected, unsubscribed and tuned out almost everyone. Maybe you can relate……
Back in September 2014, I wrote my story and shared it with everyone receiving my emails. Then I posted it on my website to share with the world, to take ownership of my story, who I was and how that has lead me to who I am today. Then several months ago, my website got hacked and I lost two very important blogs, this being one of them. I got the problem fixed right away however, that data was lost…. It was like the universe was conspiring to force me to share my story again…..
When I decided to add CLEAR to the 2015 reading list for the Beautiful Knockout Book Club, I had no idea how my life was about to change. And there was no way my friend and author of CLEAR, Annick Magac, would have been able to know the depth of CLEAR’s transformational impact on the direction of my life. She is not a psychic; she is an author, interior designer, health and fitness coach and a woman who……
When I was 6, 7, and 8 life seemed so much easy and I had so much fun. I didn’t have all the worries of my adult self. In fact, some of my biggest worries were around what and who I would be playing with and what was to eat. As I got older and into my teens all I wanted to do was be recognized and treated like an adult. I became self conscious of what people thought of me and would hid my true feelings about things and try not to be to smart, to funny, to creative…..
Is your self-judgement sabotaging your goals and keeping you stuck? Do you say or think things about yourself or others like? My ass is too fat for these jeans…. My belly is bloated and I have a muffin top….. She looks really fat in those pants…. My teeth are ugly…. I have horrible skin….. I have too much cellulite….. If I were skinnier I would be able to wear cuter clothes…. Who does she think she is wearing that….. They should really…..
Over the past couple years I have been making lots of changes in my life. I started eating differently, working out more, engaging in more self-reflection, and even got married, plus started a business and a whole bunch of other things. It has been quite an incredible process/journey to experience. I still experience lots of challenges and some days I am a complete failure (i.e. don’t workout, turn into my moody old unhappy self loathing self and eat like…..
So today is my 38th Birthday!!! And boy am I feeling great!! I have to say so far this birthday was better than last years and not because of gifts I received but because of what I have learned over the past year. For some reason turning 37 was emotionally difficult however turning 38 has felt great even though I am one year closer to the big 4-0 everyone talks about. I have learned many things over the past year and some may appear…..
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Beautiful Knockout? Well it might not be what you think. You don’t have to start boxing or even working out. It has to do with the way you think and changing your perspective. Embracing your inner Beautiful Knockout starts with adopting the mindset of B.U.F.U. which can be exciting and scary at the same time. We have been raised to value certain things and sometimes those things…..
One of the latest crazes in the race to look good this minute is the It Works! contouring body wraps. They say they will tone, tighten, and firm any part of your body up in just 45 minutes and of course they have the pictures to prove it. They also claim that “you will look better, feel better, strengthen your immune system and feel overall rejuvenated.”(1) When really…..