5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

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My philosophy about nutrition has radically changed since I first lost weight back in 2009. I lost it by counting calories, but ate a lot of processed foods that I thought were healthy back then. I learned about clean eating a couple years ago and it has radically changed how I eat.

I honestly just recently stopped counting calories because it was taking over my whole life and became an obsession. It was not a healthy obsession either. I fully believe that we should not eat more food than we need (although I often want to because I LOVE food haha), but the calorie thing just drove me crazy.

All calories are not created equally. I could eat 5 chicken breasts for about 500 calories (I would throw up if I ate that much and could not do it, this is just an example) or I could eat 2 big cupcakes 500 calories. Which one is going to keep me fuller for longer and which has more nutritional and health benefits? I think you know the answer. icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

So, my philosophy is to eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. Eat foods that make you feel good and be mindful of how each thing you eat makes you feel. If it makes you feel sluggish or sick, listen to that. It’s your body’s way of telling you what it needs to thrive. I eat clean 98% of the time, but believe in a cheat meal or a couple of treats throughout the week. Otherwise you will go insane. And like I said, I do not count calories.

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I have struggled with binge eating over the last couple of years because I tried to follow too strict of diets that eliminated like everything known to mankind. So my tips to overcome binge eating would be:

  1. Don’t restrict anything from your diet unless you have a severe allergy or medical reason for you to do so
  2. Practice everything in moderation
  3. Treat YO SELF!
  4. Find a healthy replacement for when you’re craving (I love to have a coffee or drink La Croix flavored sparkling waters when I want to binge)
  5. Keep yourself busy and keep your body moving and you won’t have time to think of everything you’re craving

Hope this helps my friends! I know the struggle, and the struggle is REAL! Nutrition is the hardest battle, but if I can overcome it anyone can! icon smile 5 Tips to Overcome Binge Eating

Busy Girl Bosses Build a Six Figure Business

I was just sitting here this weekend reflecting on how different my life was just at the end of the college. I weighed 60 lbs more, my clothes were all tight on me and I felt so uncomfortable in my own skin. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my future, I just went to college because that’s what everyone did. I got my undergrad in Business Administration because I figured it was broad enough to get me most professional jobs. Or so I thought.

The economy was in great shape while I was in college and in 2009 when I graduated, everything tanked. Luckily I was proactive and started looking for any jobs in the business, marketing, or advertising field 6 months prior to graduating. What can I say, I guess I’ve always been a go getter, so much so that I decided during my senior semester of college (probably the most stressful) that I wanted to lose weight once and for all.

I was so uncomfortable, hated having a muffin top, had no self confidence to talk to guys, had no energy, and was eating and drinking myself sick. Literally I would get drunk every night and binge on food because it was my coping mechanism. After feeling fed up with feeling like this every day, I started doing workout DVDs at home and eating healthier. I ended up losing 60 lbs and it literally changed every aspect of my life!

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Also at the end of college, since I was proactive with applying for hundreds of jobs every week, I landed a job as the Bookstore Manager at a small college in Georgia. Not my ideal job, but I was just happy to have something in the poor economy. So, then I picked up and moved shortly after graduating college. 

I started working there and I did enjoy it because I felt I was helping students. Again not my ideal job, but I focused on what I did enjoy about it. Within a year of working there, I was promoted to the Director of Residence Life and also started working on my Master’s in Higher Education. I THOUGHT that I wanted to become the Dean of Students. Mainly because my boss said I would be good at it. Looking back, it was never what I truly wanted. I didn’t know what I want, so I let someone else plan my future.

After being in residence life for a few months, I began to HATE my job. I was very GRATEFUL for the opportunity but I was SO UNFULFILLED! Why? Because I let someone else plan my future and didn’t take control of it myself. One of my best friends who was also a co-worker had started this online coaching thing on the side and I kept seeing her posts on Facebook about helping people lose weight. I thought to myself, “how cool! losing weight transformed my whole life, I would LOVE to help others do the same!”

I asked her about it and just thought it was something I would do as a hobby, didn’t think I could earn money nor did I care if I did. I put it off for a few months because I kept telling myself I was too busy for it. I mean I did work 80+ hours a week at times, was doing my master’s degree, volunteered at church, and still had to have time to eat, sleep, and poop!

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I finally decided though to just give it a shot since there was a 30 day money back guarantee because I was so unhappy that I would CRY every DAY when I had to go to work. On the weekends I would ball my eyes out like a baby knowing I had to go do it again for another week. I did not see coaching as a way out of my job or to earn money, but I just wanted to feel fulfilled and like I was giving back and helping others.

So I set out to start this business BLINDLY! I had no clue what network marketing was, didn’t know a damn thing about social media (other than how to scroll through Facebook and post a picture), and had never owned a business. I told my friend when I started, “I don’t care if I make money and I probably wont!” I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted to help others feel how I felt losing 60 lbs.

What did I do: I just started posting on Facebook (had maybe a few hundred friends back then) about my transformation. I posted about the accountability and support groups and just asked my friends to join me on a journey to getting healthy together. I just posted about my workout, a healthy meal, or a motivational quote. I just put myself out there (which was scary as hell at first) so that I could help others and add value in to their lives.

Literally stuff this easy:

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I absolutely loved what I was doing and the feeling of helping just a few people just filled me up inside. And I was actually making a little extra money because I was just focused on reaching out to help others.

Then fast forward to about a year later. I had gone to a few Beachbody events and seen people sharing their stories who had been in the business for way longer than myself. But, people earning SIX FIGURES within a couple of years, some were MILLIONAIRES within 5-7 years. I was SHOCKED! As I said, it was never about the money. I started this not wanting to make money, but wanting to help people. But, I did hate my job so I got motivated and wanted to reach out and help more people so I could grow my income and quit my job.

Then in April of 2013 I did just that! I am now a 2014 Elite Coach (top .01% of the company), am ranked #109 out of 275,000 coaches in the network, and I have built a six figure business. In fact, in January I earned what it would have taken me SIX MONTHS to earn at my director level job at the college.

And that is just the beginning! I could have been so much further than that, but in 2013 and 2014 I let a lot of fear and excuses hold me back from growing my business larger. Like that is LITERALLY insane for me to say out loud! Well, I guess type out loud haha. Especially since I only started this to just help people.

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So I’m sitting here today writing this post because I want to pay it forward to other ladies who are busy girl bosses just like I was when I started this. I want to help as many people as possible also have the opportunity to build a six figure business in PART TIME hours. And to do something that you will LOVE and that will change your whole life!

The incredible income isn’t even the best part of this business, it’s all about who I get to work with, the amazing best friends I have made, how much better of a person I have become, how much self confidence I have gained, and I could keep going. The income, free trips, bonuses, and all of that are just added perks!

I truly believe without a DOUBT that this is my CALLING! This is my purpose and why the good Lord put me on this earth! So it is my responsibility to share, share, share!

I am going to be starting a mentoring program on Monday March 2nd where I will personally mentor a group of 10 women in an online setting, on 1:1 calls, weekly team calls, and daily interactions to start laying the foundation of a successful business.

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I have created a system for my team based on what Beachbody has provided us to train all my new coaches and my own personal experience has proven to be extremely successful at getting each new coach started out right. I don’t want to overwhelm you with the business, just show you how to get started, manage your time, and do it all while still having a balanced life and having time for what you enjoy doing. I want to help you earn extra income to replace your salary or just for some extra shopping money, whatever you prefer.

You can make this business work for you! Whether it’s just a few hours a week (as I did when I started) or you want to build it full time, I can help you set goals based around that. I have no minimum expectations and you can truly do as little or as much as you want as a coach! I want you to set your own pace and I will match that pace with your effort. I am not your boss or dictator, but a mentor, coach, and guide.

The new coach training mentoring program can be done from your home, computer, iPad, laptop, or iPhone. If you have Internet access, you can make this business work! I will give you access to all my documents, scripts, guides, training videos, and myself if you join the team. I train all new coaches in a small group setting and I give you my word that I will be involved! I want to teach you how to help and inspire others to be healthy, but to do it with balance and passion!

I will say that most people are afraid to take this leap of faith. They think it sounds like a good opportunity, but most are afraid that they won’t make any money, they’ll have to sell to their friends, or that they don’t know anybody to invite. Trust me, I was in the same boat! I am from a small ass town and didn’t know a lot of people. I was deathly afraid to talk to people because I didn’t want them to think I was trying to sell them something!  So I will truly share with you how I overcame that false belief and how I moved forward and have built a six figure business in less than 3 years!

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Does this sound like something you would enjoy?  Then I want to invite you to join the team! If you would like more information about coaching on my team, then complete the quick application here and I will contact you personally within 24 hours.

I am only accepting a limited number of new coaches so please don’t wait!

Other ways to get more information: Starting February 23rd, I will be running a 5 day sneak peak  in to my business if you would like to know more about coaching on my team! You can ask questions in a closed group and get answers on anything you’d like to know. I will provide you with any information you’d need throughout the week to help you make a more educated decision on joining my team. If you’d like to participate in this group please email me at getfitjess@yahoo.com.

Last, I will be hosting a live call on Wednesday February 25th at 8:00PM EST to explain what coaching is all about and to help you understand how you can truly build a business from home (or anywhere that has WiFi). I will go over what the company provides, how you can be successful, what you need to do to get started, and how you can do it too! You can also ask questions and the end and get answers right there! Also email me at getfitjess@yahoo.com if you’d like to join!

I CANNOT WAIT to hear from you and hopefully welcome you as the newest coach on the team! We are no doubt a great family and have an awesome track record of providing quality service, support, and training to everyone that joins the team! Plus we have lots of fun together, we are all like BFFs! icon smile Busy Girl Bosses Build a Six Figure Business You will definitely not be left out there to figure this out on your own!

Hope to see many of you busy girl bosses on the team soon!!

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: 

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

How to Live a Life by Design

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Becoming a coach has absolutely changed my life! Here is how The Lord has blessed me over the last year & a half because of the opportunity:

*Quitting my full-time director level job

*Moving to my dream city Charlotte last year

*Moving to my dream apartment just two 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 &  searching for some fellow Jesus lovers to join team Fit & Faithful to create a life of freedom! And most importantly to shine the light of Jesus & help others reach their health & fitness goals! 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. 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.

More details in the video here.

PS – If you like what you hear when you’re done, head over here to fill out your application.

If you have questions or would like to set up your call after you submit your application, head here.

How to Create a Life By Design

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All right so ya’ll have witnessed it. You saw me quit my corporate job & retire at 25. You saw me move to my dream city last year. Then you just saw me move to my DREAM apartment just a few weeks ago! {God is so good!}

Have you ever wondered HOW exactly I live my life by design?! How does someone my age have the time & financial freedom that most people who are in their 50′s are still searching for?!

I quit my 9-5 director level job that I had a MASTERS DEGREE for & followed my HEART! The absolute SCARIEST but BEST choices I have EVER made!! Please friends, don’t let fear cause you to settle for less than the life you deserve.

Tonight at 9pm EST my gorgeous biz partner Lauren Kilisky & I will be hosting a BRAND SPANKIN NEW LIVE webinar all about creating YOUR life by design & what we actually DO as coaches.

I want to invite YOU to come hang out & just listen! We don’t want you to do anything you don’t want to do! But, we are here to help you if you’re ready. Maybe THIS is the change you have been waiting for! It doesn’t hurt to learn more right?!

We are also doing a LIVE giveaway for a Shakeology® prize pack!! So you DEF don’t want to miss it!! Mark your calendars!!

More deets & RSVP here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/633433993441257/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

My Dream Apartment!!!!

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I know I have been a little MIA on my blog posting, but I have been so busy getting settled in to my dream apartment. Now I am finally done & so excited to share it with you all!!

I have to give all the glory & honor to Jesus for helping me get this far! I would have never dreamed that I would be able to make almost quadruple what I made in my director level job working at the college (that I quit last year) only working part-time hours. Seriously 4 hours a day compared to 80+ hours a week for way more money. UMM YEAH!? THANK YOU JESUS!!

Anyway, it seriously is so amazing it feels like I am still dreaming. So to best share the experience with you, I took some pictures & a few videos!

My living room…

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And my room!!

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My office!!

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My patio!

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The rest you can see in a few quick videos I made!! icon smile My Dream Apartment!!!!

Here is a tour of the inside of my apartment.

This one is the pool & cookout area.

This one is downstairs of Earth Fare & the little village.

So blessed beyond measure & so excited to share!!! Praise The Lord!!