This image came up in my Facebook feed this morning. As we enter into a new year I am reminded of a simpler time in life. One in which the magic of Christmas was in homemade gifts and family traditions!
Each year my Auntie would make us all (4 in total) a new set of hat, mittens & a scarf. We would eagerly go outside with our sleds and try out our new gifts. Mother would have to take a picture of our colorful prizes (even though the film was black & white!). We just wanted to capture the moment.
As I reflect on those days I remember all the love we had for each other as siblings and the fun we had going out in the cold. We are grown now and have just recently, due to an accident to my younger brother, have all come back together. The last quarter of 2019 was a trying time for our family but with a happy ending!
Now as 202o rolls in I am going to make this the best year ever and remember the acronym KISS: Keep IT Simple Stupid! I have a habit of going bigger then I need to and making things more complicated then they need to! So this year I am focusing on de-cluttering my house. A much needed process. (My hubby is in the backroom cleaning now as I write this…LOL)
I am also making a BIG Commitment to my business this year! I am making a vow to do things with what I have….and I have A LOT! When I look around my studio I see so much potential. And there in lies the problem…too much stuff, too many ideas that I get overwhelmed.
Here is to setting goals, making a plan, and taking it one day at a time!!!
I love this quote! It wasn’t until just recently I finally figured this out! All my life I wanted nothing more then to be a fashion designer, a writer, an artist. I think you can see…it was just about being a very creative person and having the ability to express my feelings in an artistic way for the world to see.
While I dabbled in writing my passion was to become a designer/artist. Over the years I have had some successes but just never quit reached the level I envisioned. I didn’t have a lot of self confidence and struggled with my self image.
All my life I have been overweight and just could not take it off. Before I got married, I did lose a bunch but it wasn’t a healthy way of losing it.
I felt fantastic. However, because I did not lose it the right way I gained it all back and more!
Over the years I did all the diets and felt miserable. While I did eventually become an Occupational Therapist and had a successful career, I never realized my artistic potential.
It wasn’t until I was taking yoga classes that my instructor told me when I got my health under control my creative and artistic side would shine and fall into place!
Boy was she right. After I retired almost 2 years ago, I finally got into a program where I started losing wt. and feeling stronger. I began to have success and feel better about myself and my future.
I learned about exercise, which was good and I did gain strength and built muscle and lost fat. However it became too much and my body started to hurt all the time. I also learned some about nutrition but I found myself in a holding pattern.
OK, so you may be wondering what does this have to do with creating. It has to do with energy and feeling good about yourself so you can express yourself no matter what your passion is.
So what happened to change everything. Several months ago I met Keith Klein and his program Lean body Coaching and everything changed!
Keith, a certified nutritionist, has been in the business for close to 40 years. He has taken on the food industry to reveal their lies and helped people realize the hidden fat in foods that are advertised as good for us! Did you know that oil sprays state 0gms of fat is a lie? Actually there are over 900 in one can! His program reveals this and so much more.
I started my 6 month journey in this program with my own coach, personal cookbook and food plan customized to my goals. Everyone is so professional and knowledgeable and eager to help you succeed! I never feel hungry & the food is amazing because I have learned many secrets for cooking this food myself 🙂
Bottom line is I have gained energy and my mind is clearer. I have taken a more reasonable approach to exercise and feeling so much more in control of my lifestyle. As a result I have been able to focus more on my art and am happy with the time in my studio.
If you are stuck and feel like you are not in control of your lifestyle, spinning in circles then I suggest checking out this program. It sure helped me begin to really understand how to lose the fat and create a sustainable lifestyle eating food made from nature and not made by man!!