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My Business has Changed and I am no longer with Team Beachbody

As most of you may know, I have spent the last 3 years pouring my heart ❤️and soul into my business.
Being part of Team Beachbody Not only turned my life around mentally and physically, but allowed me to continue to be a full time stay home mom to my CJ! 👩‍👦
Which I am more than GRATEFUL for🙏🏻

🧐 More importantly, I made some AMAZING friends, 👭 and reconnected with old friends that I might not have! It also taught me so much not only about myself but about “TRUE” leadership, TEAM building and what is required to build a very SUCCESSFUL team!!
📣However, I have decided it’s time for me to move on 🚶‍♀️ to some NEW, BIGGER ADVENTURES!!

This was a very difficult decision! However one that I needed to make for my family and my future

The reason I chose this new adventure is because after years with focusing on nutrition and exercise to my  customers, fans, and followers, I learned from them that there was still something missing in their health journeys; as well as in mine! After careful consideration and significant research I found what I was looking for to help them with TOTAL HEALTH!

THANK YOU 😘 from the bottom of my heart to all of my Facebook friends, family and customers that supported me through these years and this journey! 👉🏻You are appreciated more than you know💚

😁 I am SUPER excited for what is next🙌🏻
😏This is something SOOOOOOOO big that it’s going to completely change the game for so many moms and families everywhere! 🌎 😲

#BestKeptSecret #HereWeGO

👉Please message me directly if you have any questions🤗😍  http://m.me/dforand

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Choice, Chance, Change

Change, transformation, alteration what ever you what to call it , it is hard! It doesn’t matter what, or how, or even why; change is hard.

 
So many people resist change for many reasons!
 
Fear
Unknown
Lack of knowledge
 
The the thought of the word can make some of us literally physically ill.
 
Ugg Listen, I am not knew to change. I have been through many changes in my life.
 
I was a young mom and military spouse moving every few years,
Divorcee, single mom, a mom to a child with Down syndrome, Full time career woman, to a work at home mom.
Those are just to name a few! I have seen my share of change and I can promise you that none of them came easy!!
 
Change is inevitable, we all go through it but we are creatures of habit ! But, we are also creatures of change and adaptation.
 
Our habits are created in our brains, and our brains are constantly changing in response to our changing environment. Our adaptability is the secret to our success as a species.
So what is it that makes change a little easier for some than others. Some are able to harness adaptability and use towards something positive, to make those choices, those decisions, of how we want things to be; and who we want to be in this thing we called life.
 
You have a lot more power to become the person you want to be more than you might think. You are not predetermined by external environments, nor by the genes that created you . The secret is to learn to retrain your brain, yup, retrain those habits!!
 
I am not expert, therapist, or psychologist ,  and I have always found it difficult to deal with change. I am speaking the heart here because change is weighing heavy on my heart tonight. 
 
As much as I wanted to think of myself as a flexible go with the flow kind of person, It never went with out internal struggles. Aside from my OCD, I like to be in control of my situations!
I like to know where I am, what I’m doing, where I’m going. I like to have things layed out in black and white on my many lists of to-dos, and ideas.  Basically having a plan and being prepared I minimize the level of uncertainty in my life. Less uncertainty, less stress right?
 
My discomfort around uncertainty means I am usually very in-decisive.   In some ways this has been beneficial;  for example, it’s allowed me to take my time making the right decision on hard choices of change!!  In other ways, it’s been a disadvantage, especially when it does take a long time for me to make those changes, those decisions. I see others in places where I would have been had I not made the decisions sooner.
 
In the past when life threw me curve balls of change, It left me feeling uncertain!  I had to do whatever I needed to do to regain my sense of control.  Keeping my options open or “going with the flow” provoked feelings of restlessness, insecurities, and eventually a whole lot of stress!

My relationship with change, took a indisputable turn three years ago when  I embarked on the adventures of a home based business.
Some people think   Direct Sellers or Multi Level Markets as scam artists, or crooks. Some think of them as annoying, and bothersome.  Well I am a direct seller, a so called Multi Level Marketer and though my name may not be in spotlights just yet I feel like I have already succeeded beyond my dreams.

Change happens, and learning how to cope with that change I learned by being in this business. It has taught me how to be a better me. To live a life without fear! To live for change!  It has taught me that everyday we wake up to a new adventure with no way of knowing where it will take us!!  To adapt easier and accept things  good or bad! To enjoy the ride, to live to the fullest!!

Change is hard, but with out it what do you really have?

Healthy Lifestyle, Special Needs Parents

Sugar Is Toxic – My Journey

We all know that sugar is bad for us. Yes??
If you didn’t then maybe you have been hiding under a rock! Remember the Dentist telling you how sugar can hurt your teeth?
Sugar is toxic For our bodies, our teeth and our overall health!
 Unfortunately sugar is in almost everything!!
This past month while on an extended vacation in Maine I realized so much about how Sugar affects me and my son especially since we have been 99% Sugar free now for three years. I figured I am on vacation why not enjoy.  There were birthday parties, dinners out, and of course staying in someone elses home. My control was a bit limited.

I  tried to be careful on what I ate but many times it was a challenge. The only thing that I introduced into my body that I had not had in a long time was food with Sugar.  It made me sick in ways that I have not felt in years. I was hurting my body, and yes even my sons. I should have been a stronger person but now that  I know how it affects us It will never happen again. 

 
It is now one of my top priorities and a passion of mine help spread the education of this toxin to others, my family, my friends; on the dangers of consumption of sugar.
I am by no means an expert but what I will be sharing with you on my experiences over the next few weeks will hopefully help you to think twice about the foods you are purchasing, and consuming.
I will be doing some videos and blogs in the coming weeks sharing my journey with and without sugar with you all when I return home.
Like body aches, mental fog, exhaustion, digestive issues just to name a few!!

I see so many people that I care about that are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, yet sugar is everywhere in their home, in their lives!

We all have heard the research, maybe even seen a few videos but if you are still consuming it then you are putting you and your family at risk!

I want to share with you some research and a documentary that I found while doing some research!!

 

Sugar Coated  – The Documentary

 

 

Some Further Resources!!! 

 

 

Robert H. Lustig, M.D., M.S.L

http://www.robertlustig.com/

fructose overload infographic

Discover the fructose content of common foods, beverages, sauces, and even sugar substitutes in our infographic “Fructose Overload.” Visit our infographic page for the high-res version.

Special Needs Parents

Celebrating World Down syndrome Day our Journey!

Today around the world many are celebrating World Down syndrome day!!
It’s a chance to celebrate the families around the world that love and are touched by Down Syndrome in their lives!

I want to share today a little bit of our journey with Down syndrome!!

15 years ago I was found out my son was going to be born with Down syndrome! I was 26 weeks along in my pregnancy! A pregnancy that wan’t suppose to happen! I was in the middle of a divorce and when I found out he had Down syndrome I was also told he may not survive the next 24 hours. They asked me if I wanted to abort my son! It left in tears I was heart broken, I was devastated that they would even ask me that.

I knew very little about Trisomy 21 other wise known as Down syndrome!! I didn’t know what our future held for us, and I didn’t know how I was going to do it alone!! I just new that this was a gift from god and our adventures began!!

Today my son is 15 and every day I feel blessed to be his mom!! 

He will make you laugh, he will bring the kid in you out! He has a huge heart and loves everyone!!
Is it easy?  Hell no it is not easy!
My son also has Autism! He is has very limited speech, he has moderate to severe hearing loss, and some other health issues!!  These don’t make is hard!  What makes it hard though are not his abilities or lack of it is the road blocks that society places in his way!!

Road blocks to quality medical without having to go thousands of miles, road blocks to go to school with peers that are typical, road blocks with day cares and after school programs so the parents can work outside the home, road blocks on a system that is not up to par!!

This is why we celebrate World Down syndrome Day!

It raises the awareness! It raises funding for further research! It brings people and communities together to celebrate these angels! Because honestly that is what they are! You will never meet anyone else so inocent as a person with Down syndrome! They don’t know hate! It is not in them to see the ugliness of the world! They only see the good!!

Every day as Christopher’s Mom I do everything I can to give him a life worth living! This is why I do what I do! Many of our families suffer either from health or poverty and there is no reason for it!!

So Why 21 March?

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

These people, these children deserve to be respected and treated just like everyone else and unfortunately that is not the situation!! Because they learn and act a little different, maybe it is they don’t talk well or not at all; what ever it is there is still so much seclusion happening!! I see it every day with my son!!

He will walk in a room and light it up with his smile!! His laughter will be so hard it rattles the walls!! Small accomplishments bring great pride!! 

He loves Music and movies! He loves to go camping!! He is a great swimmer and loves to be on the boat!!! He is just like you and me but with an extra special twist! 

 

 

                                     

Every Task, Every Day Is A BIG DEAL!!! 

 

 

 

Loving Life One Day At A TIME !!

For more information on World Down syndrome day click here https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/about-wdsd   Or just follow us and our journey through life on my page http://www.facebook.com/coachdebbieforand