Your Dream Begins Today

I am copying this from my mentor, Crystal Spath.  It was too good not to share. Enjoy!!

Your Dream Begins Today

Your Dream Begins Today
by Les Brown
What will your life be like when you’ve achieved your most deeply held dreams? Let’s take a look at how you can start living your dreams this very day.

Do you have a dream, a vision of the life you wish to live? 

How specific is that dream? 
How clear is that vision? 
How do you intend to reach it? 
What obstacles stand in your way?
 
Are your fears holding you back or are you using them to move you forward?

Your fears can actually lead you to success. Fear is an intense emotion. But that doesn’t mean it has to control you, or even stop you. Fear can prepare you and push you forward just as strongly as it can hold you back. Fear heightens your awareness and increases your physical strength. Fear brings your mind to sharp focus. With all that going for you, does it make sense to just run and hide? Of course not. Fear gets you in shape to take action!

Are you waiting for things to get better before moving ahead? If you’re serious about success, you need to start taking action today. If you’re waiting for things to be perfect, you’ll wait forever and nothing will ever get done.

The way to achieve is to bloom where you’re planted, to do what you can, where you are, with what you have. It’s easy to think up excuses for not taking action. “If only I had more hours in the day. If only I had a better job. If only I could meet the right person.” But excuses won’t bring you anything of value. You’ve got to change your “if only” into an “I will.” “I will make better use of my time. I will work on improving my career. I will create and nurture my relationships.”

Take a chance. Have faith in yourself. Your circumstances will improve when you make the effort to improve them. Start where you are right now. You have everything it takes to reach for whatever you desire. Stop wishing. Use your time, your energy, your thoughts and efforts to make it happen! You’ll be glad you did!”
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Join us to hear how ViSalus is making it even easier for us to be successful! Listen in then join my team at www.healthy4you.bodybyvi.com

Join us to hear how ViSalus is making it even easier for us to be successful! Listen in then join my team at http://www.healthy4you.bodybyvi.com

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Be an ‘International Icon’ & generate an income?!?!

My company has put out a new promo…which is always awesome! But I am super excited about this one because of the huge opportunity to the new promoters.  I couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you.  I am including a link to the info flyer…but in simple terms: New promoters who reach rising star and help those who join them reach rising star will have a great chance of being featured in the magazine (on top of the income you will be generating and while improving your own health).  Being featured in this magazine can have a HUGE impact on your business propelling you forward even further!  You should definately take a look at my previous video post about the 2012 Year in Review…this company is no joke and is continuing to innovate and show AMAZING growth!  Just do me a favor and watch the video and check out the promotion link at http://www.visalus.com/vi-international-icon .  When your finished go to http://www.healthy4you.bodybyvi.com and make your choice…choose to Join the Challenge as a customer and change your health OR (make the better choice & get paid to change your health) choose to Join as a Promoter! The extra income has been great Play money (sometimes bill money) for my family!! 

(ps: i’ve tried too many money making schemes and health potions, all being a waste of time. i’ve been with this company since March 2010! it’s the real deal! it’s not a get rich quick scheme, you get out of it what you’re willing to put in! it has been very rewarding to me on so many levels!)

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A year in review

Check out this video! It’s amazing to see the growth of my company…which hasn’t even hit full acceleration! Are you ready to join me?

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How important is sleep, really?

I came across a cool post with 15 reasons why sleep can be important.  I knew some of them but there were a few that surprised me.  Take a look at these, maybe a few will shock you too.  I know #11 certainly applies to me…I am seriously cranky without enough sleep.  I had no idea sleep had any effect on cancer but check out #9.  And don’t forget, as #2 says, sleep is important when it comes to our weight.  Let me know your thoughts!!

Here’s the link: http://likes.com/devbtll/why-you-need-8-hours-of-sleep-every-night?utm_term=26033371&utm_campaign=ml&pid=116517&utm_source=mylikes&utm_medium=cpc&v=eyJjbGlja19pZCI6IDE2NzA5NDI1MjUsICJwb3N0X2lkIjogMjYwMzMzNzF9&page=15

I’m going to get ready for bed. Maybe now that I am getting back on track with the exercise and my daily Vi Shakes I will get a good nights sleep again!

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Consistency

Ok….I have to figure out this blogging ‘thing’ and be more consistent with my posting!  That is one goal.

So let me start by saying…I have seriously fallen off the workout wagon and got stuck under the back wheel.  I did really good for a few weeks…but I miss one day and it’s like the end of the world.  Today my kids and I did our weights and measurements for our “getting healthy” challenge.  The goal for my kids (well, the goal they know about) is just to workout every day. My kids are 6, 7, and 9…so I am not into pushing weight loss goals on them but the two oldest (boys) could use a healthier body weight but that is the goal they don’t know about.  If they workout consistently for two week intervals they are rewarded with an activity of their choosing.  Some of the ideas I gave them are 1: go to the local beach to play and swim, 2: go to Raven Rock to follow trails and have a picnic, 3: go miniature golfing, something that keeps them active but is a bonus.  Should work, right??   

Now, for myself…I need to get back to consistently working out and drinking my shakes.  I started The Challenge with ViSalus in March of 2010 and by September I had lost almost 50 lbs, going from a size 14 to a 2/4.  I maintained that for about 2 1/2 yrs.  Recently I became a bit lazy and fell back into bad habits.  So today I decided that’s enough…my size 6’s are getting snug and I don’t want to go back to where I was!! I am back to two shakes a day, my metabolism boosters, and Nuero energy drink mix ins, oh and I have a few GO! shots to help me through the first few workouts.  

You might be wondering what workouts we are doing, especially to keep the kids engaged.  We started Hip Hop Abs. It is a great dancing workout that keeps the kids moving the whole time and even though I was sweating I made it without feeling like I was going to die.  

I hope you stick with me through this process, help keep me accountable and maybe we can learn a little from each other along the way! I am researching simple and complex carbs to find the best snacks and I plan to share some great info about proteins and how they are not all created equally!! Please wish us luck and share your own health journey with me!!

Have a great day!

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All proteins are not created equal…

Protein supplements are becoming increasingly popular in our society for many reasons.  You have those who want to build lean muscle mass, those who want to lose weight, and those who want to achieve both.  If you are one of those people please keep reading!!

If you aren’t choosing QUALITY over quantity you may be causing your body more damage than good.  I found some great, straight forward information at http://www.ehow.com/facts_4798621_protein-supplement-dangers.html that list some of the dangers of supplements when not used properly and not of the highest quality. 

As a promoter of the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenege I have done my research.  I don’t want to promote something to someone that isn’t good for them.  Although I do this as an extra income, it is more important to me to improve peoples health and lives.  I don’t want to do anything to harm them, including sharing bad advice or information.  Therefore, in my research I have found added protein can be great for you or very bad for you.  The Vi-Shape Shakes contain much less protein that your average protein powders from local health stores or online retailers.  Most people see less protein and think less effective…which isn’t the case.  Your body has to absorb the protein in order for you to benefit from it.  Many off the shelf protein drinks are not good for you.  Supplements are not regulated and can be created by anyone!! Scary, huh?  ViSalus chooses to self regulate to (and beyond) FDA standards to ensure only the highest quality products are sent out.  They use a Tri-sorb protein blend for optimal absorbtion and benefit. With supplements touting high levels of protein you face damage to your organs.  The kidneys and liver have to work harder to remove the excess protein not being absorbed by the body.  Not only are you damaging your body you are wasting your money when the product isn’t absorbed.  Not to mention how you feel as your body works harder to process and remove the extra.

Okay, so what is Tri-sorb Protein?  I could write a book about the info I’ve researched but I am copying a reply directly from Audrey Sommerfield, VP of Marketing and Branding for ViSalus Sciences.  She provides easy to understand info about why tri-sorb protein is the way to go.  Audrey has worked for many other TOP BRANDED companies and has been impressed with ViSalus and their loyalty to the customers and their desire to provide only the best products possible.  So, what does Audrey say about Tri-sorb protein? Read her FB response below.

What is TriSorb Protein? 

When Dr. Witherly and I created the shake, we wanted to create the perfect ‘meal’ to help people build and maintain lean muscle, burn fat, and feel healthier.

 

The Tri-Sorb protein blend is a unique blend of highly absorbable proteins. First we use non-GMO soy that has been processed to remove isoflavones that can impact estrogen. Why soy? It is a complete protein, easily digested, and adequate consumption can help the body reduce cholesterol and c-reactive protein. Studies show that soy can build lean muscle as good, and in some studies better than whey proteins.

 

We then use a whey concentrate, and the newest technology in whey hydrolysate. This is the most concentrated and ‘clean’ protein on the market today, and is very expensive. The key reason is it builds lean muscle. The FDA allows it to be called a ‘fat loss accelerant’ as a result..the only protein that can use that claim. Our proteins have been specially processed to remove fat, lactose, and carbs.

 

We add in the Aminogen, a patented and clinically tested amino acid to aide protein absorption. Many body builders buy this product in nutrition stores to aid their body. We include it.

 

The key is that not all proteins are created equal. If you read the nutritional labels, some will use gelatin to ‘spike’ the grams of protein. Gelatin is great for skin and hair, but not so good at building muscle. Some use milk powder or milk protein. Great for bone health, but not so good at building lean muscle. Some use whey, which is ok, but only about 75-80% absorbed. So with ours, it’s quality, not quantity…and we absorb more because of our blend.

 

Audrey Sommerfeld

VP Marketing and Branding VSsalus Sciences

 

You can read more about ViSalus at www.visalus.com

You can go to www.healthy4you.bodybyvi.com to watch some great videos and sign my guestbook.

 

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