About Fueling Daily Choices

Welcome to our little corner of the blogosphere, we are so happy that you are here. Each and every day we make choices. Choices in food, lifestyle, activity, attitude, and overall health. With this blog we hope to share our journey toward optimal health. It is not easy to share such a private struggle such as weight loss. We have chosen to share our journey in hopes that it will help to motivate and or inspire those who find our blog.

Change of Plans

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I had originally intended not to share the “challenge”, that I had issued to myself. But, plans change!

Yesterday, I decided to share my struggle on my personal Facebook page because I wanted my clients to realize that I can struggle just like anyone else. I didn’t realize how my page was looking until a coworker, to one of our children, said, “Your mom must never fall of the wagon or cheat.”

Well, truth be told: I DO NOT FALL OF THE WAGON OR CHEAT, but I do sometimes make choices in food or drink that aren’t the best for me. But those are “choices”. I am not on a “diet” so there is nothing to “cheat” on. I make daily choices, just like everyone else. Sometimes those choices might be to eat the chips that come with my salad or to have an adult beverage while out. The problem for me comes when I start making those types of choices too often. That is what I have done recently.

Recently, I came across a quote that said, “When you treat your health journey like a diet, you get diet results”. Guess what? When I used to “diet” in the past, I would reach a goal and then go straight back to my old way of eating and old habits. What would happen? All of the pounds that I had said goodbye to would return and they would usually bring friends! So, I refuse to “diet” ever again.

It’s all about daily choices. Hence the name of this blog: “Fueling Daily Choices”.

I try to make the best choices each day and I also absolutely love helping others learn to make those choices.

I am so grateful for each and every person who has given me the honor of walking along with them on their journey towards better. Be it better sleep, less weight, clearer thinking, learning to handle stress, better relationships (living above the line), etc… Is it always easy? Definitely not! But, it is ALWAYS worth it!

Have a wonderful day! Remember: You are amazing!

Alert: Vulnerability Post

Over the past few weeks (honestly months) I have just been coasting in my weight loss/health journey.

As you may know, I started my weight loss/health journey January 30th of this year. I met my first goals rather quickly. By the time I had lost 40+ lbs I was very happy and dare I say comfortable in my own skin and clothes…first time in a very long time. I hadn’t seen a size 6-8 since…well I don’t actually remember ever being a size 6-8 (I started at size 16-18). So, I was very content with my body and since my knee issues had also disappeared and my blood pressure was normal I decided to maintain where I was at. I made that decision knowing that I would pick my program back up, in the fall, and reach my final weight goal. I only had another 15lbs to go.

Rewind to the past 4 months…

Along with just maintaining, I started to get lax. Lax in my learning and continuing to use the new healthy habits that had been gifted to me. I started to believe that a I could just start back on plan at any given moment and the weight would come back off (I had gained a few…10+ lbs). What I didn’t realize was that after undoing some of the great new habits I had formed…getting back to program would be like starting over instead of just picking up where I left off. At this point, I really wished I had finished my original goal right away but, one thing I have learned is that there is no point in regretting my past months of poor decisions….It is time to move forward – No looking back!!!!

That brings us to today…

Tomorrow is the day that I have issued myself a challenge! I am starting a Fueling Daily Choices Fat Burn Challenge! But, at this point it is only for me. Why???

I love coaching others, seeing and hearing about all of there successes and insights gives me such joy. I have decided that to be the best coach I can be, I have to be sure that I know what I am talking about. I need to experience this journey again. So I have issued myself this challenge and after I complete 2 weeks I will then start to share it with my clients and future clients.

I will be posting all of my insights, struggles and successes (scale and non-scale) right here on this page.

The catch…Since this is a challenge that I am issuing to myself I won’t be making these posts public for at least two weeks. I will definitely make them public wether I succeed or fail. I’m not hiding anything or any part. I want to see success so that I am confident, once again, that I can share success. If I fail…I refuse to go there, because I WILL NOT FAIL unless I QUIT!

So, if you are seeing this post, it has been at least 2 weeks since I have started this “Challenge” and you are either now joining me or just curious how it went. I say “joining me” because I welcome all of my clients and those who want to be part of our tribe to join in the “challenge” to jump start their New Year and all the possibilities that it holds for them.

Welcome! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, even if you are just curious about my program. I don’t do sales! So, connect with me for information NOT pressure. I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful day or night, whichever it is, wherever you are! Never forget…You are AMAZING!

When we receive messages like this we can’t help but be ever so thankful for the honor of walking along with others on their journey towards healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy finances.

Strangers have become dear friends…and that is yet another blessing that being a Transformational Coach has brought into our lives.

We don’t help people “diet” we walk beside them and support them on their own Transformational Journey.

If you would like someone to walk along and support you on your own Transformational Health Journey…let’s talk.

Fashionable Years Ago

One day, about 15 years ago, I was in a hurry running errands and didn’t realize I had left my jeans rolled up after tying my boots laces.

As we are walking through one of our last stops…

Dale: (pointing to my pant cuffs and boots) “What’s with this look?”

Me: (looking to where he is pointing) “Oh my gosh!!! You seriously let me walk around in public like this? (quickly straightening my pants while laughing) Why didn’t you tell me sooner?”

Dale: “I figured I’d see how long it took you to notice!” 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Me: “Obviously, never!” 😂😂😂

We still laugh about it to this day.

Fast forward to yesterday…

Me: (pointing to my cuffed pants and boots) “I was just fashionable all those years ago.”

Dale: “Are you sure that’s fashionable now?”

🤦🏼‍♀️🤣😂🤪

He definitely keeps me laughing!

A Child’s Perspective

I always love giving a child a camera to use during celebrations and gatherings. Their perspective is one that we don’t see often as adults.

People tend to loosen up a bit more for a child with a camera vs an adult.

This weekend, my sister got married. 🎊😘

I gave my, 5yr old niece my phone…the photos are priceless.

Note: I don’t like to post photos of others without their permission so you’ll just have to trust me on this. Or, the next time you have a gathering, give a child a camera and set them loose.

Jumping To Solidify My Why

What a difference when we reduce inflammation…In December/January I was either sitting in a chair, on crutches or hobbling slowly with a very swollen knee.

Since starting this health program my body and mind have changed dramatically.

Yesterday, I was helping load stuff onto the back of the pickup. When done, I hesitated before jumping off of the tailgate (first thought was definitely “No!” I will get hurt). Then I remembered, I and my knees are in better shape now…So, I jumped! I smiled to myself and was doing a mental happy dance, when the young man (maybe late 20’s), still in the pickup box said, “I would have broken my knees if I had jumped off this box!” I said, “I would have too, almost 40lbs ago!” We ended up having a great conversation about inflammation, healthy eating and weight loss.

He is trying to get himself back on a plan (through a different company), that he was previously on, but is struggling to restart. We talked about the mind games that play out in our heads. (*Note: I don’t try to convince people that our program is the only program that works! I support others where they are.) In our conversation I tried to give him some positive support and tips to get started again. I told him that if his current program is working for him, I think that is awesome and I support him! If he doesn’t find that his program is working for him, let me know and we’ll see if we can find one of our programs for him.

He has no idea how good he made me feel and how he solidified my “Why” for becoming a coach…to help and support others where they are in their health journey!

Remember That

It is not always easy to remember how amazing we are, especially when we aren’t feeling it.

Take a few minutes right now to remind yourself that you are a special part of this world. Even if you don’t realize it, you are an example for others. You might feel invisible but you are not. You are loved, you are special, you are AMAZING!

If you aren’t quite feeling amazing today…fake it until you make it! Yes, I went there!

If your weight, or your unhealthy lifestyle and habits, are bothering you and bringing you down…you can do something about that. Make the choice to be the best AMAZING you!

If you just can’t seem to find a path to weight loss and healthy habits, let us know, send us a direct message…we can help!

Life is too short to be overweight, unhealthy and unhappy (usually because of our weight)!

Have an absolutely wonderful day!

Remember: YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

PB2 and Nutpods

Yet another twist on the peanut butter pancake.

Add French Vanilla Nutpods instead of water to your PB2 powder. Yum!!!

Combine 1 sachet Optavia Silky Peanut Butter Shake, 2 Tbsp water, 2 Tbsp egg whites, 1/8th tsp. baking powder. Mix well and cook in Mini Dash Griddle (or in frying pan) until done.

Topping:

Combine 1 to 2 Tbsp. PB2 powder combined with Vanilla Nutpods to desired consistency.

Enjoy!