Thursday, July 30, 2015

Think About Why You Started

We started our homeschool year on Monday and so far things have been running smoothly.  We did all wake up that day with some sort of cold that made us incredibly sneezy, but we pressed on.  We pressed on because this is what is right for our family.  We pressed on because this is what God called me to do.  We pressed on because this is what works the best for my children.

And then I got to thinking about all the moms I keep seeing in my homeschool groups who are thinking about quitting and just sending their kids to public school this year.  I got to thinking about all the moms who feel like they just can't do it anymore, like they aren't enough or they aren't doing enough.  And I want to encourage those moms today.

What was your motivation for homeschooling?  Has it changed?  If you step back for a minute and consider why you started to begin with, do those reasons still exist?  If they do, what is it that is making you want to quit?  

Is it because it's hard?  Is it because you don't have a lot of spare time?  Is it because sometimes your kids just don't listen?  Is it because homeschooling costs money?  Is it because you feel financial pain and just want to go get a job outside of the home?

Ok... So now think about your why again, why you chose to homeschool to begin with.  Do any of those things mentioned above outweigh your why?

My point here is not to make anyone feel bad, but to really make you think.  Think about your reasons before you throw in the towel.  If it's hard, try harder.  If you don't have spare time, become better at scheduling your time.  If it is because your kids just don't listen, be the teacher they need and forget being the nice mommy for a while.  If it is because homeschooling costs money, research ways to do it for free - a lot of people do this.  It is possible!  If it is because you feel financial pain, consider budgeting stronger or even taking up a part time work from home position.

There are options!  Don't just quit.  Don't just give up.  If it matters to you, find a way.

Monday, July 20, 2015

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mind, Body, and Spirit: Make a Plan and Stick to It!

The first day of our homeschooling year is almost here.  We start back on July 27.  That means I have been in planning mode.  I've got lesson plans completed for both kids for the first week.  I've got piano lessons scheduled in.  I've got horse riding lessons scheduled in.  I've got everything mapped out for the kids.  Yep, for the kids.  But wait... What about me?

Today I want to talk about me.  About you.  About moms making time for themselves.  It's important and so often as moms we just do everything for everyone else and forget about ourselves.  But we can't do that!  We have to make time for our wellness.  If we don't, we will burn out.  So I'm also scheduling some me time - I'm making a plan.

When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant always comes out and tells you what to do if there is ever an emergency.  She discusses how if the oxygen masks fall from the ceiling you are to put yours on FIRST and then you can help your family members.  Have you ever stopped to think about why that is?

It is because if you can't breathe, you are useless!  If you aren't breathing, then you are suffering, and if you are suffering, you will not be able to help anyone.

The same goes in every day life.  You need to make sure that you can breathe.  You need to give yourself what you need for betterment.  And that means you need to plan and schedule out time for you to take care of you.  Write it down.  Make a plan and stick to it.

Along with your other mom and wife duties, you need to plan out your time with God, both in the Bible and in prayer.  You need to plan out your time spent working on fitness.  30 minutes a day is all you need and I guarantee that you can fit it in.  You need to plan out time to make sure you are getting healthy, nutritious meals.  No more nibbling off of your kids' plates - you need to think about YOU!

It sounds extremely selfish at first, but I assure you that it is not.  Just as it is not selfish to put your oxygen mask on first, it is not selfish to plan out time to work on your mind, body, and spirit.  Your overall wellness will make you a better mom and it will set a stellar example for your kids.

If you need help figuring out how to schedule time for you, just ask.  I'm here for you.

Eyes on the Prize!

This week in Nashville, Tennessee, thousands of Beachbody coaches from across the country are gathering for an annual event known as Summit. I've never been to Summit, but from what I understand it is loads of fitness related fun. Coaches, trainers, top Beachbody figures... It sounds like a blast and I'm making it my personal goal to be there next year.

*And I want to take YOU with me.*

But there's just one thing... In order to go, you need to be a coach. So let me ask you a few questions...

Have you ever wanted to change your life while helping change the lives of others for the better?

Would you like to have a profound impact on the health and wellness of your friends and family?

Do you long to be a positive force in a world that is being consumed by negativity both mentally and physically?

If you are saying yes, then I have one more question... Have you ever thought of becoming a Beachbody coach?

This is an amazing opportunity to help change lives, impact people in a positive way, and build a better life for yourself and others. If this is something you've been considering, or if you are now considering it for the very first time, I would love to give you more information. I'm not selling magic pills to make life all better. I'm not promising you fortune and fame. I'm just offering you an opportunity that can change your life because in a very short time, it has already changed mine. Send me a message if you'd like to know more (you can use the contact page at the top of the blog).

And as always, you can learn more about Beachbody on my website

Friday, July 10, 2015

Rejoice Over You with Singing

I read this and I thought how amazing that is - God rejoicing over you with singing!  Think about how that might be.  Think about how you would feel.  Think about how it would sound.  Just think about it.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Simple Fitness + Simple Eating = Fast Results

Have you heard about Beachbody's one-of-a-kind fitness and nutrition program that can help you lose weight fast? It's called 21 Day Fix, and it makes weight loss so simple, people are losing up to 15 pounds in just 21 days! The way 21 Day Fix works is simple—it's a combination of easy portion control and 30-minute workouts. That's it! What makes it different is that there's no guesswork involved. Everything is laid out for you so you don't have to count calories or points.

What I love about this program is that you can lose weight without ever feeling deprived or cutting out your favorite foods. There's room for everything in this plan!

And the workouts are easy to follow, so no matter what your fitness level is, you can keep up and see amazing weight-loss results.

Here's a quick video to tell you more... After you watch it, please read on.

Doesn't that just look AMAZING!!!  I am so excited to get this program started!

And I am super excited to invite YOU to be a part of my next fitness group!  

Our journey begins on AUGUST 3, so it is coming up soon!  With this program you will get daily exercise no matter what fitness level you are at - even beginners!  You will get a daily dose of superfood nutrition through Shakeology.  And you will get an easy to follow portion control system that will teach you how to eat the food your already love while losing weight.  And the best part... When you join me on this journey, you get ME!  I will be coaching you through your entire program step by step.

It's a complete package!  

Busy moms, whether you stay at home or work, this is a GREAT program for you!

If you are interested, just let me know so I can contact you and get you more information.  If you have already decided, or just want to check things out, head on over to my website where you will find all sorts of great tools for your success.

Let's do this together - you CAN get fit and healthy!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Be happy.  Be safe.  Have fun.  Thank the good Lord for your freedom.

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