People who have successfully transformed their bodies call it a “lifestyle.” You really have to change your view on what you are going to do every day, we repeat habits daily because we know the long-term payoff, the benefits out-weigh the irritation of having to repeat tasks daily, like brushing your teeth.
The easiest path to change is to make it non-negotiable. You just decide that these new habits are going to take priority over other things, and you change your lifestyle to reflect these new priorities. You are going to have to weigh the pain of staying the same against the pain of change and see if you can convince yourself that the effort is worth it.
My job is to help you see that these changes have REAL benefits in your life, that you can feel great, look great and enjoy life on your terms. Of course you will not be perfect, so get that out of your head, seriously, this is not about perfection. This is about decision, loving yourself enough to become a priority to YOU!You will never regret working to make yourself better, I’m here because you needed to hear these words from someone who has been there- you deserve better, you deserve to live your best life. You deserve to treat yourself better, because if you can’t do it, who will?Whoever has mistreated you, abused you, hurt you, ignored you, forgive them and move on. Forgiveness will give you your life back, your strength back and stop your victim mentality.Forgiveness is NOT FOR THEM, ITS FOR YOU. It does not make what they did ok, it makes it ok for you to live your life.
You have to decide you are worth more, before you can get more, decide that you want to change, that it is a done deal, that you are going to change some priorities, ask the Universe, God or Your Higher Self for help, knowledge and strength if you want to. Don’t put this responsibility on to someone else, a partner, family member, lover, child or anyone else, this is your decision and only you can change.To get a little "woo" on you, the full moon and Spring equinox are coming up, the moon signals a time to let go, move on and let new doors open, the equinox is a time of rebalancing. The start of Spring, all things begin anew, equal and balanced again. Whatever storm you passed through in Winter, you can now know that universal forces will rebalance injustices, repurpose resources and renew life. It's a great time to commit to yourself.This comes directly from my heart, in true knowing that you deserve the absolute best in life and I want you to have it.Jennifer
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First of all, I believe in you.I know you can do ANYTHING. Whatever. The. Hell. You. Want.What about you?Are you sure? Have you committed to YOU?Unless you are ALL IN, part of you is still expecting to fail. So here, let's make a pact together to really commit to ourselves and what we want.What do you want? Why do you want it?Mostly we want things that we feel will make us "happy" which never really seem to pay off. Have you noticed that external things and even people, never really seem to pay off the way you want them to?Happiness is an inside job, happiness is knowing YOU ARE WORTH IT.Worth it? Okaaaaayyyy says my inner 12 year old, raised on Loreal commercials and sarcasm...But its true, you are worth the time it takes, the money it takes, the attention it takes, the absolute effing and real loyalty, honesty, blood, sweat and tears it takes, the soul baring moment when you say THIS IS NO LONGER ENOUGH, I WANT MY LIFE TO BE THE SHIT!Your happiness is worth all of it, BUT ONLY YOU CAN CLAIM IT.And I'm not just talking, its my truth, its what was at the end of my rainbow and it is the POT OF GOLD you've been looking for.See, I know what its like to struggle, to settle, to wonder.... am I good enough? And to LOOK AND LOOK AND LOOK for the answer... OUT THERE.The answer isn't out there.As you can tell, I'm PASSIONATE about this topic.I'm passionate about YOU finding YOUR BODY, LIFE, SOUL SUCCESS- Whatever that means to you!No more waiting, No more wondering, NO NO NO there isn't time for that now, YOU need you and WE need you!!Commit TODAY, NOW, THIS SECOND To yourself!!! To really letting your light, your happiness, your BRILLIANCE shine through to this world that is dying for more of it.Much love and health to you
Jennifer XOXOPS Take this seriously, I know one moment in time can be LIFE CHANGING!
HiI'm glad you're here!If this headline intrigued you, then I know you're kinda like me, you like to take care of everyone and everything...Maybe you call yourself a control freak, or don't even really think about why you do this.Here's why putting yourself last has not gotten you the life you want and never will...1. Your outer reality is created by your inner reality2. Being, not wanting, creates the change you seek3. You're using the "I am" statement1. Most of us try to create our outer world by doing things, we exercise to lose weight, we try to connect with our friends and family to feel less lonely, we save money to get out of debt. We especially do things for other people to be the catalyst for helping them create a better world.We do too many things for our families, our jobs and our homes, we deplete ourselves by giving every last ounce of energy, time and motivation we have in an attempt to create the life we dream of and we end up resenting all of it.We give our best attitude, encouragement and years to those who we want to be needed by, we dream of being valued, but this rarely gives us the connection or life we desire. We dream of valuing ourselves.I know this is how I have felt many times in the past, I have expected that all that I gave would be given back to me and that I would feel a sense of fulfillment from it- but that never came. I gave up my time to exercise, sleep enough and prepare myself healthy food because I felt that I wasn't as important as having everything I thought was in my dream life. I wanted to make it easier for others, as if I had to overcompensate to ensure they cared about me, and they needed me. That's a big key, ensuring people need you because you've made them dependent on you and all you do for them.This is not easy to talk about, I want you to know, that if you are brave enough to look inside yourself, where these secrets are kept, and take them out into the light, it will begin to free you to really start defining the kind of dream life you actually want to wake up and live every day. I know, its very scary, but I have total faith in you, I'm here to tell you that your very existence is enough, you are worthy of being cared for just for being you.Our dream lives start on the inside, they start with our thoughts, they start by taking care of ourselves. Our outer reality is created by our beliefs, the thoughts we keep thinking. When our thoughts change, our reality changes accordingly. When we think better, especially about ourselves, our lives get better.2. We may have desperately wanted things to change, we may have wanted this change for years, but our thoughts about ourselves have stayed the same. The state of wanting only creates more wanting.... it keeps you trapped in perpetual wanting.Wanting/Desiring is only useful to move us into a state of doing, but if we do not believe we are capable or deserving of having the thing we want, we will never actually start doing.We must move from wanting to being. When this happens, things actually change. When we move from wanting to get in shape to being a fit person in our minds, we DO things differently. When we move from wanting to lose weight to being slim, we ARE different. The outside reality hasn't yet caught up but its just a matter of time.Think about the process you go through when you become hungry, you want something to eat, you feel the discomfort, then you decide to do something about it, you eat and you are full. You move from wanting to being, if you continued to want but didn't decide to act and then actually take the action, you would never actually be any different in terms of your state.The key to changing this in your head is to correctly use the term "I am" to your benefit.3. The way you use the term "I am" is like your message to the Universe. Be very careful how you describe yourself, especially in your head.People love to label others, like "You are lazy". They say things like this very easily and we believe them most of the time, especially people in authority, such as your parents, boss or spouse.First of all, most people have not clearly defined who they are, they just agree with what they have been told their whole lives by teachers, parents, friends, etc. We got labelled SHY, NOT CREATIVE, CHUBBY, ANNOYING or any other word that was said to us... and it stuck.We add things like TALL, ATHLETIC, HONEST or FLAKY to our description and we assume that is WHO we are. Of course, these labels are who we have chosen to be, we are all things at all times, we can become whom ever we want.The Universe is listening to you talk about who you are when you say the words "I am." I want you to start saying the words of who you want to be, you are going to have to repeat them often and you are going to have to have some faith.Don't keep changing your mind, don't keep doubting who you want to be. Other people are already these things, observe them, read about them, find out information if it helps, but its not necessary. Just reinforce this desire many times a day.Make it your password, find places to write it, put it everywhere you can. Move yourself from wanting to be healthy to "I am healthy." Yes, at first, you will have resistance, but it will fade if you continue. If you decide that health is your reality, it must be.I hope this has helped you, look for more daily updates designed to help you be healthy, beautiful and fit.Jennifer XOXOPS I would love to see you take on the October Tea Challenge, starting October 10th! Our Newport Skinny Tea and NST + MBB 21 day are both on sale!
Breakfast: Bacon & Root Veggie Hash, 2 eggs any style or 3 ounces protein
Lunch: Leftover Asian Style Meatballs, cabbage & Bok choy slaw
Dinner: Shepard's Pie with green salad and dressing of choice
Snack: Grain Free Banola + milk, coconut Milk or Full fat yogurt
Drink your tea!!
Short PEM workout5 minutes easy warm upOne to Two Sets Maximum Reps ofPush-upsSquatsPull Ups or LungesAbdominal PlanksCool Down Stretch
If you're on this journey with me, I know one thing about you- You're a HERO, you've stepped up to go through this new journey, to achieve something spectacular, to solve your problem and help yourself.
Heroes aren't just in movies and books, heroes are anyone that dares to put themselves into a situation where they are in danger, they risk revealing their own vulnerabilities, injury, peril and possibly failure. They are the opposite of victims.
Do you see yourself as a hero?
Having been where you are, I feel safe in saying the answer may be NO.
But its time to change that, even though I may not exactly be done with my journey entirely, I've seen enough to know that we are definitely HEROES and we need to start treating ourselves like the special people we are.
Our journey is important, and has the potential to change the lives of everyone around us, for the better. Think of the way you impact others when you encourage them to be healthier, simply by asking someone to take a walk with you can be enough to change their health and their lives.
I know how easy it is to underestimate your influence, especially when it comes to food & health, I challenge you to simply be an example of good choices and good health. To be the brave person I know you are, I don't think you ever even need to talk about what you're doing differently, people will see the positive change you are making and the belief you have in yourself, and they will be inspired, so don't be surprised when people start asking you what you are doing differently!
If you need to, create an alter ego Hero persona, I talked about that last challenge here on the blog. Until it becomes comfortable for you to treat your choices and your life as heroic. Its only one tiny decision, that can make a huge difference.
Don't forget to double knot your cape ;)
Drink your tea Daily!If you are using the 21 day Newport Skinny Tea, you should be drinking your daytime tea 30-60 minutes before your breakfast and lunch! Try to limit coffee to one in the morning before your tea, as it can affect your blood sugar levels and cravings.If you are using additional teas, use them when you want to, make sure that you are not having too much caffeine during the day. If you feel shaky or wired, its too much. Remember, you can adjust the strength to suit your individual needs.I find it easiest to set the alarm on my phone for my daytime tea. Make sure you drink enough water as well.Mindset :Changing limiting beliefsThis is one of the MOST difficult psychological exercises to do honestly, very few people will take the time to honestly look at what state they are living in daily, if you do it you take the time you will have a key to changing your life.
Where do you live emotionally on a daily basis? In depression, guilt or sadness? Disappointment? Anger?First step: You must identify the emotional climate you live in now, what you have come to believe is acceptable for you.Second step: Identify what is the antidote to this emotional climate?If you live in fear, courage is the antidote. Right now you are living in an emotional pattern or trying to get to that place that emotionally feels like "home." Whatever you believe is the "right" way to act based on your experience with environmental forces, generally you use that to guide you on a daily basis.If you are not finding the quality of life you want in the emotional state you live in, you can learn to live in a state that will produce the results you want. It requires figuring out your emotions and really being honest with yourself.You need to find the antidote to your unwanted state, and then you need to practice your new chosen emotion until you shift into feeling like that desired state is your new normal state. This is the way you create new patterns, this is the way to changing your life.Emotion is created through motion, remember you are in control of your emotions and motions, the easiest way to change your emotion is to start changing your motions.
In other words, Just Do It. Do the physical thing to change your state. Give your time to a charity, go for a run, clean out your closet or call up that old friend and ask them to lunch.Review your list of goals multiple times daily! Now link the emotional state those goals require you to live in. This isn't easy work, but you can do it! When you identify the state you want to live in, you will see how your current state is holding you hostage!Diet
Breakfast: Leftover Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins, Steamed Spinach, Avocado
Lunch: Leftover Mini Mexi Meatloaf, basic cilantro Cauli-Rice (under the chicken recipe)
Dinner: Broiled Salmon with capers & olives, Mixed greens salad
Snack: Beef or Turkey Jerky and nut mix
Link to weekly diet menuLink to 1 page info sheetsFitness Challenge ScheduleTuesday: Moderate duration aerobic workout plan 20-60 minutes of 55-75% Max heart rate, for most people this is attainable by moderatly paced walkingJenniferXOXOPS: I will be offering some free goodies for reviews with pictures this challenge!