Monday, April 9, 2018

In the books!

Tonight is Day 3 of 3 for my 4th Annual 3 Day Spring Refresh! 

Woohoo! I made it!!! Whew! I cannot wait to see what my results are tomorrow (and the next day). My win and victory is committing to it and doing it.
This is my 4th year to do this 3 days of clean eating to erase the Spring Break/Anniversary Splurge, but this year was more than that. It was more to erase the off and on treats/splurge from Christmas to Easter! LOL 😂
No matter the numbers, my win is personal growth, mindset reset, and wise self care.
These 3 days are a huge reminder that food is fuel and not emotional fix or boredom filler or just mindless brainless habit to chomp.
Portions are also a huge lesson learned these three days. I am SO HAPPY to realize that I get full on way less especially when the food it QUALITY food.
Thanks to those who knew I was doing this and cheered me on. I have info if anyone wants it. It's good to post here to be and stay accountable and to witness my health journey and to hope to be hope for someone, if not inspiration because others before me did this and it so helped me realize that the slump I was in didn't have to be permanent or a path to stay on. Change can happen and be lasting!
Love you all and encourage you to live your days as best and as healthy as you can. Change what you can. Control what you can. Because if you really look into it, you can do both more than you realize right now!
Eager to hear your stories! Post below if you have been successful this year Since January 1, February, March or even last week... When you are ready, if you are driven and desire change, you will make the changes needed when you time comes! Sooner the better!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Goals need Plans & Plans need Action!


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What is your goal? Do you have a (realistic) plan?
Planning... how's everyone going with putting things on a schedule? Meals? Workouts? Date nights? Bible Study? then.. kid's activities  (note the priorities! lol)
I personally posted about planning a month ago or so and that I had things go from great to cray cray. I allowed it! Now I am making the decision to get back on top of things, so more gets done and done well. (maybe not all my way, and that's ok, we want progress not perfection and I know the value of rest, more and more). For me, the more scheduled I am, the better I am focused, driven, and successful. This includes scheduling family time (clocking out).
Last week, I sat down and scheduled out dinners (with my husband). I have had a formula for years, and it's worked. It seriously needed to be refreshed because we all get burned out. Evolving one's plan is good, especially if it helps it improve!
Then, I got real about my health progress rather than settling for where I am and scheduled my 3 day clean eating (post Thanksgiving through Easter holiday's poor eating choices refresh) and starting my next workout & eating plan combo (since it's all laid out for me), called 80 Days Obsession. YAY!
I have also researched and worked on the kid's school curriculum and goals for next year. We have great options to keep them learning, challenged, with lots of room to grow, explore, and mature! We're blessed with our options and support of family! Of course blessed with great kids too. I think after 7 years of "schooling at/in/around home", I am finally figuring this all out! LOL #LoveOurFloridaTeachers
Then, there's work with ministry that Levi does and what I do. His construction of a Mission Center on an acre property as resources allow, while maintaining & repairing two vehicles full time. It's an absolute Miracle with what's going on with the property progress and with our van and the ministry truck. God's hands are in this with the amazing support of our partners! AMEN! I am glad to support this with communications (photos, posts, newsletters, emails, and fundraising, prayer requests, and future teams). It's a blessing to serve as I am able with locals as well as with missionaries and people back in USA (about around the world). I host a quarterly Bible Study to encourage Physical and Spiritual Health. Currently, working on doing it in Spanish because it's been on my heart for years to do so. There's more but this is LONGGGG!!!! LOL
NEXT is ACTION! I'll be following up for my accountability and to continue to reach out to others out there who may want a nudge! Are you with me? Doing life with others is much better. No competition just merely sharing life's opportunities, victories, challenges, and solutions, and evolving to being better daily!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Here's to resting then getting back on track!


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The domino effect of the events of last week led to failure of attending Walk club Saturday AM. 😞 In most cases, time is out of my control. I'm always on call for our kids and helping locals and other missionaries are in an as needed basis. It's great to balance as much as I can where I can with accomplishment.
Then there's the reality that I'm not superhuman and need to do what's humanly possible. Don't over book or commit.
Plus I know the value of planning. I encourage people all the time to make a schedule, write out a schedule, and have it planned on a calendar. I have both an electronic calendar and a handwritten calendar to also keep these things planned so they happen.
Our group had a workshop one time to plan out our perfect day and then do our best to reach it. I did it, and I honestly did it right away, I didn't have to evolve to get to it.
But then as life happens, something changed that plan, and it was hard to get back to it. I love Second Chances. So I am going to revisit my daily schedule, weekly schedule, and monthly schedule. I need to get back to being more intentional, more in control, and wise about my time. Having boundaries is wise and one needs to make sure others respect it.
So, I will allow myself to rest and relax with my kids. We need family time. This week, it's difficult to literally leave our neighborhood because of the crowds that come to our City, so I'll have time to do my schedule!
It will be priority to schedule my perfect day, not that I will probably achieve it right away but I should do my best to try. I also want to make sure I schedule family meals, family activities, and a workout schedule. If anyone else wants to do this with me, let me know. We can encourage each other to make sure we have it written down.
To have a plan is better than no plan at all.
The best thing about a plan is that it's there and all you have to do is implement it.
The best thing about a plan is that if needed, it can be subject to change.
No plan is a plan to fail.
Today I didn't want to miss walk club. But I still had other deadlines that I missed and time with family is most valuable, so there are sacrifices.
Here's to resting then getting back on track. Who's with me on planning?
Let's schedule our day.
Let's meal plan.
Let's activity plan.
Let's workout plan.
Workshop to plan, let's do this!
I'll be doing this next week.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy Anniversary to me!


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Happy anniversary to me!!
Yesterday (March 18) was my 18th wedding anniversary with my amazing husband.
This month is also my third anniversary of drinking Shakeology. I am so so glad I finally said yes to Shakeology after saying no for 2 years. I had scrutinize ingredients, and didn't know they had a plant-based version. Once I realized they had a plant one, it was a complete game-changer for me looking and researching for a shortcut to make you my superfood smoothies.
Prior to drinking Shakeology, I made smoothies from scratch, homemade, with super foods from the market here in Central America. All the nutritionist I followed had talked about various superfoods, similar to the all of them in Shakeology, and I realized I could get most of them here very easily and within budget.
But I confess, the time spent to make these smoothies homemade was taking up a lot of time.
So I needed a shortcut because I wanted my results of health and weight-loss to be lasting. I desperately did not want to back slide like I have in previous food and eating change seasons.
The reason for previous backsliding was because long-term I needed convenience.
It is just like when you make a home cook meal, you need to really do it all the time to make it healthy and to know what's actually in it but we have those days where we eat out, order out, or buy things in boxes, cans, and bags.
Convenience is what we need. I'm excited to know that next month The company Beachbody is going to release their new bar called Beach Bar. This company knows that people need convenience while Desiring health.
It is of course always best to eat whole food and real food and clean food. It is best to make your own everything.
But because of schedules, Lifestyles, and peoples have it, convenience and easy short cuts are needed. I love the Beachbody on demand where I can play my workouts for my phone, tablet, or any device. I love these shakes because they're quick and easy and extremely healthy and has prevented me from any major backslide, and I'm excited about the new bars coming out.
What anniversaries are you celebrating, is it a week, month, or a year since you started your health Journey? Many of us have started and restarted our journey.
Regardless, just stay focused and keep pushing forward doing your best every day,. It mess up here and there should not mean throwing in the towel.
Throwing in the towel can create a lot of laundry, let's not throw in the towel. Hehehe, love you all, Jackie

Monday, March 12, 2018

Who's Coach Jackie?

Hello Everyone! Jackie here just sharing info and back story about me. (See below). I'm not your ordinary 'coach' and health friend, but you don't know until you message me. I'd love to cheer you on your health journey. Have you started? restarted? or already succeeding? I'd love to be on your sidelines cheering you! - hire me!  It's all free! - The only cost is your health to you - are you being personally responsible for your health and wellness? It's better if you have friends, support, and information available to you to empower you to be. I'm here to help empower you! Let's do this!

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Coach Jackie is “Healthy Witness” 🍏
Your Unconditional Healthy Living Coach 💚
Live your days as best as you can! 🙌
In 2011, she changed her knowledge on health and became passionate about inspiring others to reach their health goals while living the example of her information and encouragement.
Jackie chose to partner with Team Beachbody in 2015, using the resources as her "short cut" to health and wellness with an amazing discount and business opportunity. But nothing beats the team support, coach network, and life training she's received and continues to receive being a committed member. "The amount of information available to coaches is great! It all works, if you do." Jackie reminds us.
During 2004-2006, she retired from Corporate Marketing/Branding and shifted into motherhood followed by her family pursuing life as full time Christian missionaries in Central America.
She listens to YOUR health needs and guides you on how to succeed long term with support. You want a friend by your side for as long as you like during your health journey victories and struggles. Jackie is here for you. She’s been doing this since 2012 (paid or not, she feels everyone deserves free unconditional support to wellness). 💚
www.healthywitness.org