Virtual Community and Vision Boarding

“Community” is a Habit of Health. I have been very blessed and am thankful for the “virtual” community, of like minded people, that I get to be a part of. If you don’t have a positive community that supports you in your health goals…you can join ours.

“Virtual” Community Time

I have wanted to learn more about vision boarding and how to do one and TODAY is the day!

One of the things I love about the program that I am blessed to coach is that we focus on the person as a whole. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, and Healthy Finances is our motto.

Tonight we will be focusing on how to “Envision a Bigger Future” and how to create a “Vision Board for 2021”.

2020 has been a challenge. More of a challenge for some and less for others but the world has changed for all of us. Maybe 2020 brought sadness, fear, and loneliness. Maybe it brought joy, hope, and self-discovery. Maybe it brought some or a little of all of those things. I know, for me personally, it has been a rollercoaster of emotions.

This evening, I plan to let go of all of those emotions (if only for an hour) and try to envision a “bigger” and brighter future for myself and for all of the clients that I am so blessed to work with. Some of the visions that I have for my future are to be “fit over 50”, instill more healthy habits, continue to help and grow with others, be extra positive (2021 might need “extra” in the positivity area to start off).

If you are looking for a little break this evening and learning about vision boarding…please feel free to join our “Virtual” Community Time here at 7:30pm Central/8:30pm Eastern. You can be a fly-on-the-wall and just see what we are up to. If you’d like to connect with me afterwards, feel free to message me. I love getting to know people and hearing about their goals.

I have also finished my eNewsletter for the week, YAY! If you’d like a look you can see it here. This week I have information on tonight’s Vision Board presentation, a great recipe, and more. 👉🏼 If you are interested in receiving my free weekly eNewsletter (absolute no obligation) send me a message and I will get you signed up.

Have an amazing day!!

Well, Hello There!

It’s been a hot minute (am I to old to use that phrase 🤔 ) since I/we started this blog. I feel like I should introduce myself/us again.

Hi! My name is Kristin 👋🏼 My Dear Farmer (a.k.a my adorably handsome husband) and I started this blog to help spread hope, by sharing our weightloss and health stories. We also want to spread positivity and share our humor (I think we are pretty comical 😁 ).

OK. Realistically, I write this blog and he chimes in. 😘 If he wrote this blog it would be much funnier… My Dear Farmer has a “resting b*tch face” (I’ll tell you about it sometime) but he is actually a teddy bear with a heart of gold. He was my high school sweetheart and we have been together ever since ~ not to say there weren’t bumps along the way (even though we made it look perfect and easy)…but, that is a story for another day!

Long story short:

December of 2018 I suffered a debilitating knee condition and the only options I was given were knee surgery or lose the weight! On New Years Eve I ended up in the ER with knee pain and blood pressure of 164/107 ⬅️ that is NOT a type and it was NOT good!

In January of 2019, I decided to contact a friend who had been posting about her weight loss journey on social media. I told her, “I will try your program but if it doesn’t work (like you keep posting about) I’m snoozing you on social media.” I didn’t say unfriend 😂 just “snooze”.

I decided to give it my ALL. If this program failed, it would not be because I didn’t give it 100%!!!

I did say, “Long story short” didn’t I?!?

The program worked!

After my Dear Farmer watched me seemingly “melt away” without doing any exercise…he joined me. Together we lost over 60lbs in a relatively short amount of time. It has been life changing!!!

One of the many fun outcomes…I went in for a check-up and the nurse took my blood pressure with 2 different blood pressure cuffs…she couldn’t believe my blood pressure was 110/60 after being so dangerously high. 😊

You can bet I have saved these jeans…It is where I started.

I tell you, I had tried so many other programs that failed (or I failed them)…this happens to be the one that worked for me/us. I don’t push my program on anyone. I coach a program that worked for us and that we whole heartedly believe in. I offer it hoping that if it is meant for someone, they will come to me. I believe that each person I work with, and am now friends with, were led to contact me not because I tried to sell them something but because shared our story and I offered to walk along with them on their journey! We don’t do this alone!

Here’s where is sounds salesy (feel free to ignore):

If you have tried everything and nothing seems to be working where weight loss is concerned…contact me, I would love to work with you! You can do this! I know because I did it and if I can do it, so can you! If you don’t feel you can do it, let’s chat (no obligation), I would love to visit about the possibilities. 😘

If you’re not ready, that is a-ok. It took me a long time and a debilitating condition to take the chance and to make the changes I needed to make. You have to be ready in your own time. Some stranger (me) telling you that they can help you change your life is not what you need…you just need to be ready to make the journey. And, when you are, I am here to help you.

How long has it been since you have been happy in your health and weight?

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!

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!

Been There, Tried That

Last June, over a month before a wedding that I was asked to read at, I started walking every day and eating a whole foods diet in an attempt (yet again) to lose weight.

By the wedding date I had lost 9 pounds which is pretty average (approximately 2lbs/week).

I found a dress, (WARNING: Too Much Information ahead 👉🏼) a spandex body shaper, control top undies and to be sure I had all of my bases (flab) firmed and under control, I also wore spandex capris made for firming! Talk about being uncomfortable! As always, I just decided to smile on the outside while berating myself on the inside for having failed at weight loss again! Why hadn’t I just started sooner??? Why is it so hard to lose weight when I’m starving myself and exercising???

What a difference! (see photo)

In the past few months, I have lost 3x’s the weight and I’ve not been hungry or started exercising yet!!!

I am ever so grateful for this Optimal Health Program! Coaching others has been a blessing I never would have imagined could come from losing weight! It has made all of my past weight loss experiences worth it.

I am a COPE Certified Health Coach and I am so excited to help you reach for your health and weight loss goals! I can honestly say, “I’ve been there and tried that!”