So I have decided to really step up to the plate and start the 90 Day EPX Body Challenge over – if anyone is interested in joining me on the Challenge then click the link there to see my vid or go right to my Fan Page and click on The EPX Body Challenge to get more information – it’s not a ‘diet’ as I don’t like that but cleaning up my eating and stepping up my exercising plus……..who’s ready???
BTW – did I tell you that you can get paid for pounds lost?? Yup – check it out……..The EpxBody Challenge
I would love any comments, shares and likes please!!!!
Lets rock it out together!!!
PS – I have taken before pics and I will post my before and after when finished…….I promise!!!
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Some people have that dream, some don’t and some don’t care either way – Most people though want more out of life but may be scared to make the changes needed.
I have had the pleasure of working on my own for several years now, but most of that was still trading time for money – I had my own little day spa, direct sales business, some teaching and coaching clients in EFT, healthy eating and Raw Foods, then I had a car accident that really woke me up to the fact if I can’t work well I don’t get paid especially if I have my own business.
During some of that time I also dabbled yes dabbled in a few Network Marketing companies – made some money, lost some money, had some success, had some failures too, made some great friends, had some good experiences and learned a lot!!
I lost site of my dreams for awhile, life got in the way and so did a lot of crap – have to be honest here as my road hasn’t been paved all with roses lol
One day a fairly new friend asked me a couple of powerful questions that started me on the journey of not only getting back into Network Marketing but discovering who I really am and be.
This is what she asked me –
If time or money were not an issued – would you be doing and living like you are now?
If you had a monthly income of $50 000 – who would you be that you are not being now?
Do you have your Dream job with your Dream pay?
Are you living your Dream life?
If not for any of those, why not? – which to all was a BIG FAT NO!!!!
And I couldn’t answer why not – this is life, this is a good as it gets and I’ve tried before I kind of half muttered back to her.
Really?? was all she answered ( and it wasn’t even about Network Marketing at the time)
Sounds like you are giving up or settling, is that true? Which made me stop and ponder, as she was totally right.
Holy crap – she might have just smacked me across the face!! lol
I went through a very stressful time shortly before that conversation – having been an affiliate of a company and also working for them that got shut down without any notice – I lost both incomes, as the same time I was moving to new city where I knew no one and splitting up with my husband – ouch!!
I knew things had to change and it had to start with me if I wanted to create a different story – a better one for my life – and my kids.
Is working from home for everyone possibly, can everyone do it? It’s totally up to you – it does take time, effort and stepping out of one’s comfort zone, for some learning new skills, creating relationships, believing in themselves, the product and company.
For me, I have always loved to have my freedom – not punching a clock for someone else, being told what I am worth, when I have to work, take a break or if I can attend my kids events. I am lucky but also have worked for it. If you have never considered the profession and you are unhappy with your current situation maybe it’s time.
I know for myself I couldn’t go back to being an employee or my old ways – so is it worth it? For me a BIG FAT YES!!!
For YOU? Only You can decide that, and I will follow up with some good things to look for in a company, why I choose the one I did and more of my journey as I am getting closer to my dreams and dream life!!.
If you are or have been looking to work from home – you can check out my page.
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Many of us seem to get stuck in repeated patterns whether they serve us or not – believe me I know!!! We sometimes don’t think we can change, are resistant to change, don’t know how to change or where to begin.
I found this story and thought I would share it as I think it’s quite interesting on how easy we do become programmed.
During a research experiment a marine biologist placed a shark into a large holding tank and then released several small bait fish into the tank.
As you would expect, the shark quickly swam around the tank, attacked and ate the smaller fish.
The marine biologist then inserted a strong piece of clear fiberglass into the tank, creating two separate partitions. She then put the shark on one side of the fiberglass and a new set of bait fish on the other.
Again, the shark quickly attacked. This time, however, the shark slammed into the fiberglass divider and bounced off. Undeterred, the shark kept repeating this behavior every few minutes to no avail. Meanwhile, the bait fish swam around unharmed in the second partition. Eventually, about an hour into the experiment, the shark gave up.
This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks. Each time, the shark got less aggressive and made fewer attempts to attack the bait fish, until eventually the shark got tired of hitting the fiberglass divider and simply stopped attacking altogether.
The marine biologist then removed the fiberglass divider, but the shark didn’t attack. The shark was trained to believe a barrier existed between it and the bait fish, so the bait fish swam wherever they wished, free from harm.
The moral: Many of us, after experiencing setbacks and failures, emotionally give up and stop trying. Like the shark in the story, we believe that because we were unsuccessful in the past, we will always be unsuccessful. In other words, we continue to see a barrier in our heads, even when no ‘real’ barrier exists between where we are and where we want to go.
BUT people have changed or turned their lives around and if people have done it so can you – are you ready??
Please leave a comment of feel free to share this and have an amazing day!!
PS Just an FYI – EPX stands for Epigentics – the Past Does Not Equal the Future – how cool is that??
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I was back home this past weekend and got to help my Nanny Celebrate 90 years young!!!
How lucky am I??
Instead of waiting for milestones to celebrate life, living or anything – what could you do today to celebrate life – YOUR life?
The fact that you got up and are breathing today is good enough!!
Shake it up, do something different, treat yourself, love yourself – stay out of the same old routine and celebrate.
Make it a great day!!!
PS That is just one of the great things working from home for yourself – I could take a trip and visit family and work with my team where I went – oh and making money while doing so!!
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I thought I would come clean on why I stepped back from food and creating recipes and teaching more about raw foods etc
Besides there being so many food blogs, books, recipes, opinions, diets and classes out there – it has become a trend and almost a preoccupation.
I was at a New Years party where people were bragging about being foodies – nothing wrong with that but it seems like it’s the ‘in’ thing to do now – that wasn’t really why I got started. It is also way too confusing for people, all the different studies, etc saying one week eat this then next week don’t, different blood types, different body types, some people do well on raw, others need meat and so on.
It also shifted for me the more I learned about energy, being at the effect of things, how we can really heal our own bodies, how powerful the mind is. The little lies I learned when I was doing Superfood demo’s for a Superfood company – who also ended up being unethical in some of their dealings got me looking more at the food industry and not really wanting to be part of it. I just recently learned that in Canada, for food to be organic – a farmer just has to say it is, nothing more. Now to be come Certified – that is a different story and also costs a lot. I got thinking about when I buy organic and pay more – is it really organic if it comes from Canada?? Please don’t get me wrong I am not bashing anyone or anything here – just sharing my experience – a lot was good. I also spent a lot of time wondering, worrying, creating and thinking about food, what I should eat, shouldn’t eat, can’t eat, OMG I did eat and so on.
One day I decided to let it all go and it just felt so much lighter – so much in fact I knew I had to step back.
I also had a lot of questions about how we in North America saturate a good thing in small amounts ie soy. If we look at other cultures – food has been celebrated for many years and people have eaten many things and lived quite healthy without making a big deal about it.
It’s when we bring in the fast foods and processed crap that disease etc start.
Now it’s true – I still believe in healthier eating, keeping it simple, keeping it natural as much as possible and that so much of our food that is labeled ‘food’ in our grocery stores is just different chemical concoctions made up to think we are eating food and really just depriving the body of what it knows how to easily digest and utilize efficiently but I didn’t want my life wrapped around it any longer.
What I do choose to eat and not eat well works for me. Each day is different and probably just like any one else that is being ‘normal’ I do the best I can – love my morning Americano’s, eat popcorn (ok -organic) with a good movie, have a weakness for good cheese, but also eat fresh or what is in season as much as possible.
Moderation, balance and real food that the body can digest – the chemical ones mess with so much of our systems, the body doesn’t know how to digest them properly and they leave us feeling hungry as the body really hasn’t been fed properly so we eat more – hence weight gain.
I haven’t even touched on emotional eating here.
Exercise – I get out every day with at least 2 good walks with my dog, then I mix it up – Yoga, Hot Yoga, Biking, Hiking, Dancing and that is about it – it is what works for me and what my body wants – I have also learned to listen to what my body wants and doesn’t and to stop forcing it or do things because I should – I do them because I enjoy them and like making them part of my daily living.
I used to train hard -run, aerobics, weights, biking and now it’s a slower softer pace – but I am happy.
This is where I am at in my life and my body and it seems happy and healthy – I am competing with no one and listening to what it wants to eat – and the more you do clean it up – well things like chips etc aren’t really that much of an interest or craving.
Keep Is Simple Silly – get the help where you need it, balance, moderation but no one way of eating is perfect for every body!!!
Love to hear what you think!
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Sometimes living in Canada during the winter months can gt pretty blah – especially here in Vancouver where it tends to rain a lot!!
This fall / winter for me didn’t start out so great, actually pretty crappy, but new things, opportunities and more took over and things changed – they became great!!
You might be wondering what happen to my blog as I have not been posting since the New Year – I was going through major transformation, life changes, building a business and really trying to decide what direction I wanted to move forward in with my blog once and for all – as I decided I didn’t want to keep continuing my food blog.
Now that, Spring is here, just like the animals I feel it is time to really emerge and share my new message, insights, my changes and more and have made a firm commitment to getting back into my photography.
So out of the Winter Blahs comes Spring where things are fresh and blossoming and looking great!!!