5 Tips to Switch Your Mindset

switch mindset 5 Tips to Switch Your Mindset

Happy Monday loves!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend! So I was just sitting down to make a video for my team of coaches I mentor. I felt compelled to share here because learning to switch your mindset can literally change your entire life.

I don’t know if I’m the only one, some weeks I just am in a complete funk. There have been times where I have let one bad choice with having a few too many black bean brownies throw me off for the ENTIRE rest of the week. It becomes like a downward spiral. I know sugar can cause negative thinking based on research I have been doing & BOY IS THAT TRUE!

Whenever this happens, then I start beating myself up for my mistake, eat entirely too much more food  the again, & start feeling full of self doubt, & fear. I tend to then worry about EVERYTHING imaginable! And I KNOW to not worry because God has my back & will always provide. But then I just start feeling so down in the dumps!

Then I doubt that I could ever make a lasting change with my “slip ups” from healthy eating. That I could ever gain more success in my business. That I could make an impact on changing the world. Doubting EVERYTHING!!

Then luckily God always reminds me & leads me to amazing things, one time in particular it was a series of videos on how to switch your mindset. I have now listened for HOURS to many different videos (Marie Forleo has an awesome YouTube channel, loved many of her videos). Then I always spend some quiet time with God. Journaled. Pray a lot. Have a lot of alone time.

Then I always feel A MILLION times better! I feel on top of the world after I do these things! I always come out feeling better than I did before I went in to the silly funk. Learning to switch your mindset can seriously change your entire life.

I found this awesome picture on Pinterest that I thought would be super helpful & encouraging for you!

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Learning to switch your mindset is a process. Because of all I have gone through during my 27 years on earth (gaining 60 lbs in middle school & being overweight till I lost that 5 years ago, being made fun of & abandoned by all my “friends” after I gained the weight, a divorce, & I could keep going) it has been TOUGH for me, but it has been worth it! Here are my top 5 tips to switch your mindset:

1. Do not focus on the bad. Focus on the good. Because what we focus on we get more of. I know this is hard, we are wired to focus on the negative. But, think about what is going WELL for you & what you have to be thankful for.

2. Start each day with some type of exercise & quiet/devotion time. I like to start mine with PiYo & then spend the next two hours in the Bible, journaling, praying, sitting still in God’s presence, & then reading a great personal development book (right now I am reading “Switch”  by Chip & Dan Heath). If you aren’t a spiritual person, try some meditation.

3. Do daily affirmations. Think about how you want your life to look. Make a list. And PROCLAIM it out loud DAILY! Make sure it’s in present tense. For example, “I am debt free.” This will train your mind to focus on the things that will help you achieve whatever goal it is you have in place.

4. Take care of yourself. Eating healthy foods is HUGE. Because sugar & unhealthy foods affect your brain & your mood (do the research, it’s scary because SUGAR does the same thing COCAINE does to your brain). Get enough sleep. Take time for yourself daily (even if it’s only a few minutes). Make time for YOU weekly too, to just unplug from technology, pray/meditate, go out in nature, just to center yourself.

5. Grab an accountability partner. This is what we do in my fitness groups & with my coaches that I mentor, so that I can help them gain financial & health freedom. When you have an accountability partner & someone you can report your progress to, you’ll be more likely to do the RIGHT behaviors. Also, having someone else to talk things through with when you’re having a bad day makes a WORLD of a difference!

So I hope this tips help you guys & please share with anyone you think it may help!

And don’t ever hesitate to email me if you just need advice or prayer or if you’d like to work on health and/or  financial freedom yourself.

Till next time!

<3 xoxo,
Jess

21 Day Fix Extreme is Here: Get In Now and In My Support Group to Complete It!!

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I am SOOO FLIPPING excited today ya’ll!!! The moment we have all been waiting for (well at least me haha) is finally here! The 21 Day Fix Extreme is officially available through me as your coach!!!

It is time to take your results to the next level!! It’s time to take it to the max and get those abs and muscle definition you have been longing for. You may be reading this and thinking that you don’t necessarily want to be ripped, but you do want to get to your next fitness level. In that case, this is absolutely perfect for you, too! I would say that if you have 10-20 pounds to lose and you’re at the end of your weight loss journey with a base level of fitness already, this program is the PERFECT fit for you!

The program combines strength training with constant cardio and power moves to bring your body 6 days of intense change! Since nutrition is 80% of your results, you will be eating only clean foods. With the Extreme you can’t have treats like you can in the original 21 Day Fix. You are 100% clean and dialed in to nutrition with the portion control containers that make things so simple.

But, don’t fret! If you are still a beginner or don’t want to give up those treats I still want to help you! I will be offering a support group for a special group of 10 women with a beginner option and an extreme option. So if you go for the beginner, the workouts won’t be as intense and you still get treats in moderation.

Here are some results from one of the girls who did the test group!

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So who is this program for? 

1. People who want a dramatic short term weight loss for a huge event (vacation, wedding, photo shoot, etc)

2.  21 Day Fix graduates or people who have completed programs like P90X, Insanity Max30, T25, Turbofire, etc.

3.  People who do not have a lot of weight to lose that are dedicated, committed to following the nutrition plan and have a no BS attitude.  There are no excuses, if you want the results its time to dig a little deeper and get them!

4.  People who don’t want to count calories or macros (F all that nonsense haha). It’s based on a SIMPLE and EASY to follow portion controlled container system that gives you a very specific list of foods and ways to prep and prepare your meals.

The BEST part is that you are not on this journey alone.  I am here with you the entire way and will reserve your spot in my private online support and accountability group. My goal is to make sure you get the absolute best results possible! I will be there to provide accountability, tips, recipes, and we will cheer each other on the whole way and help each other stay focused when life gets in the way! Accountability has TOTALLY been the secret sauce to AMAZING results for me!

And seriously this is an example of a meal you can eat! Yes those are healthy buffalo wings!

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So what do you get when you purchase the program? 

Well the absolute best way to get this program that will give you the most bang for your buck and save a TON of money is with what is called a challenge pack. It comes with the 21 day Fix Extreme complete program which contains 7 workouts, the portion controlled containers, the nutrition guide, program manual, countdown to competition plan and a bonus DVD called the “CHALLENGE” which you only get when you order through me as your coach!  You also get free shipping and save at least 25% ordering this way, plus it’s on major sale this month. It also gives you access to the private support group I mentioned earlier that will help support you and teach you how to handle those temptations and cravings. I won’t let you fail! If you want to succeed, we will do it together!! I absolutely LOVE being a coach and helping others reach their goals is what I JUMP out of bed to do every day!

The group I mentioned will start on February 16th, in just two weeks. I will help you set realistic goals, teach you how to follow the meal plan and plan your week so that you can get the best results possibly. We will help each other daily so we can all get AMAZING results. If you are ready to change, I WILL help you succeed!

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Why am I doing the 21 day fix?
Because I have struggled with over eating and binge eating on and off the last year and a half. A lot of it has had to do with emotions and doing way too restrictive dieting. But, I have also failed to plan and have gotten lazy and not cooked often. And failing to plan is the best way to come across failure. I have some weight I’d like to lose since I have not been consistent with my eating.

Also, I am going on a trip I earned (thank you Beachbody!)to Cancun in 2 months and I want to looking flipping AMAZE and feel confident in my clothes and bikini!  I know that I need to start getting ready now because it is going to take longer than one month to get in my best shape. And the warm weather will be coming before we know it!

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So how do I join your group?!
Complete the application here and I will be in contact. I will be selecting my 10 ladies by the end of the week.

If you’d still like more info, here is a quick video I made: 

Grain Free – Dairy Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Ingredients:
1 cup almond butter
2/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or you can use a combo of cinnamon & nutmeg)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup Enjoy Life (dairy free) chocolate chips

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & spray a standard muffin tin with cooking spray or us cup liners.

In a medium bowl, combine the pumpkin & almond butter till smooth.

Stir in the eggs & honey. Mix in the pumpkin pie spice, salt, & baking soda. Stir in the chocolate chips & reserve a few for topping, if desired.

Using a 1/4 cup measure, distribute the batter evenly among 10 muffin cups. Top each muffin with a few reserved chocolate chips.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the centers are just firm.

Allow to cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Stored in an air tight container in the fridge, muffins will keep for about a week. May also be frozen.

Achieve Health & Financial Freedom

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I know a lot of you are out there thinking. Thinking about how I do what I do. How I’m achieving financial freedom, time freedom, & complete happiness. Maybe you’re wondering if you could do it, too. Or maybe you’re judging me. Either way is totally fine because I know I’m doing what God put me on this planet to do.

SO! If you’ve been thinking about becoming a coach but you’re just not sure, I totally understand how you’re feeling! So, I wanted to invite you to a free 5-day sneak peak in to what coaching involves.

We’ll go over how it really takes very little time (30-60 minutes a day) to build what can turn in to a 6-figure business. You’ll also hear my story & others on the team who were able to walk away from our jobs, but when we started were working 40-80 hours a week.

You owe it to yourself to AT LEAST give it a look. You deserve more than living paycheck to paycheck. I know how that feels, I remember. You don’t have to feel that way anymore.

I would love to have you join us! We start tomorrow, so if you want to join us email ASAP so I can add you to the group <3

Take Control of Your Future

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Hey yall!!

So I know I have been super MIA. I just got back from an amazing, LIFE CHANGING Tony Robbins conference. So sorry I haven’t been around! Hope you all had an amazing Halloween!!!
I had to just tell you about something!!!

I am getting SUPER PUMPED about a live webinar called “Take Control of your Future” I am hosting with my girl Melissa Carr Monday night!
Here’s just a little bit about my story so you’ll know what we will be sharing!
What becoming a coach has afforded me:
*Quitting my full-time director level job in April 2013
*Quadrupling my income within 3 months after that & now I am earning in a week what it took me an entire month to earn in the director level job
*Moving to my dream city Charlotte last year
*Moving to my dream apartment just three months ago
*Waking up whenever I want, no alarm clocks
*Working whenever I want
*Only working 4 hours/day (yes that’s considered “full-time” coaching)
*Getting paid when I don’t actually work (worked 5 hours total the week I moved; yet made the same amount it would’ve taken me over a month to make in my full-time job working 80+ hours)
*And most importantly HELPING CHANGE LOTS OF LIVES
So, I am handing over that opportunity to 20 people because I want to help you TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR FUTURE & do the same!! I am searching for some fellow entrepreneurial minded people to take control of your future & create a life of freedom!
The first 3-6 months of the internship you will learn from ME & what I do with my business so you can understand exactly how to do it too & earn $100-$300/month if you follow the training. THEN after 6-8 months of following the to-do list & training I give you consistently your pay could be around $500-$1,000 weekly.
That number will double or even triple if you continue to follow
everything consistently & after just 2 years you could be earning a 6
figure income. The CRAZY thing is, the income just keeps increasing.
To learn more specifics come hang out with us Monday night at 8PM EST, just RSVP below!
Spots are limited & we will have a super fun giveaway for all those who join live!! http://tinyurl.com/controlfuture

Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

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I never knew what the Bible said about health and could care less about following what it said or about losing weight (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). 

I spent most of my life being overweight and unhappy. I didn’t workout or exercise and I had no idea about getting in shape or anything related to fitness. I struggled with a body image disorder even after losing weight. So I want you to know that we all struggle from time to time. Let me share my journey with you on how I lost weight and how God transformed my entire life.

I have always believed in God my entire life, but I never had a relationship with Him or even knew what that meant.

I was forced to go to church when I was younger and I did not understand anything about it. My parents finally stopped making us go once I got to high school and I never went back to church until I was 21 years old.

When I was in college, I was very far away from God and my lifestyle reflected that (1 Corinthians 10:31).

I actually started dating someone who was in the military when I was 18 years old and we were engaged within 6 months of dating.

I got married at 19 years old and divorced by the time I was 20 years old.

Once we got married and moved in together, it completely tore us apart.

We did not know each other well enough and we rushed in to something that should be taken very seriously. I was in to partying back then, and my ex husband had a drinking problem. We tried to go to marriage counseling to mend our relationship because we continuously argued.

The counseling did not help us and I could not handle the emotional abuse anymore (2 Peter 1:5-6). 

I consulted with my mom because I knew that God was against divorce. But, there were times when my ex husband and I got in to arguments and it almost turned in to physical abuse. With the help of my parents, I decided that it would be best to go through with the divorce.

After my divorce was finalized, I started dating someone quickly after.

We met in college. Dating this person helped me become more confident in myself because he treated me completely different than my ex husband. That confidence helped me to quit smoking cigarettes (I smoked a pack a day) and made me want to take care of my body. I lost 60 lbs by starting to eat healthier and doing home workouts. Even though I lost weight, I was still not confident and had a body image disorder because I still felt like I was fat.

This was the first stage of becoming a Proverbs 31 woman.

Things started to become very serious with my boyfriend. I moved to another state after graduating college, but we decided to stay together. We only saw each other on the weekends, but we grew closer and closer.

We talked about getting engaged and married some day.

However, our relationship didn’t really seem to be moving forward. We were living in two different cities and that caused us to argue because we were so unhappy with not being able to see each other often.

My unhealthy relationship affected every other area of my life (1 Corinthians 3:17). 

I couldn’t see my life without him, so I decided to keep trying for a while. One day I decided that after three and a half years together, I could not go on being so unhappy. I loved him a lot and didn’t think I could survive by myself being single because I had never really done that before. We had many differences and I had recently started going to church again and wanted to get more involved, but we didn’t see eye to eye on that.

I decided to end things with him, which was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done emotionally, even harder than my divorce.

We continued talking back and forth for a few months after the break up, which wasn’t helping me move on. I still also had a body image disorder and struggled with my self-esteem. But, I had started going to church more often after our break up. Then I ended up recommitting my life to Christ again and got baptized.  Once I made this decision, God literally helped me change everything about my life.

This is when the other stages of becoming a Proverbs 31 came to fruition. 

I finally started to have more confidence from losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle.

But, I was not mentally or spiritually healthy. God gave me the strength and courage to join a Bible study with a group of women I didn’t know. He also gave me the courage to start volunteering at church and in the community. This is where God truly transformed me mentally and spiritually.

I Can Do All Things Through Christ Becoming a Proverbs 31 Woman

I began to read the Bible, pray, and learned what having a relationship with God really meant (1 Corinthians 9:27).

I stopped being so afraid to go outside of my comfort zone and meet new people. I started coming out of the depression from my break up. I met so many amazing people who impacted my life and helped me grow to where I am now healthy mentally and spiritually.

A divorce and break up from a long-term boyfriend were extremely hard situations to go through (Philippians 4:13).

But, I would not be who I am now if it weren’t for these situations. I never thought I would be able to say that I ran a half marathon, got my Master’s degree, went on a mission trip to Poland, and become a health and fitness coach to help others achieve their goals.

I am now living by myself with my two kitties, and enjoy being single.

I am healthy spiritually, mentally, and physically, and I am working on becoming the best woman I can for God and His kingdom.

 

I wanted to share this with you in hopes that it will just touch one of you and help you in some way. I still struggle sometimes, you’re not alone.

 

Comment below and share what you’re going to do to inspire or encourage others today! : )