Now!

Now is the best time to do it! Sometimes we assume that we can’t pursue our dreams if we don’t have all our ducks in a row. I would like to submit to you that we will achieve our dreams and goals sooner if we start right where we are.What was that look like? Example: If my dream is to buy an apartment complex and yet I do not have the resources (money or credit) to buy one then I can at least start looking at apartment complexes. I sign up for commercial newsletters for companies that sell apartment complexes. I can reach out to property management companies to find get information on managing properties. I can look at the resources and figure out how to position myself to buy one. I can put plans on paper in order to visualize what my goals are. I can audit my talents, skills and abilities to figure out what I can do to make more money. I can run the numbers to create a budget for buying an apartment complex. I can read real estate books, go to auctions and join organizations that are helpful to property owners. The idea is to start moving towards your dreams and goals regardless of where you are right now.Read and consume content that will encourage you to be productive. Start today. Sit down and write out what you want your life to look like. Make you the priority in your life. I have found that it is much easier to achieve my goals when I take care of myself. I am a better business woman, wife and mother when I take take care of myself and focus on my goals.What does focusing on my goals in real life looks like? I now walk 30 minutes a days even if it is at some weird hour of the day. I come home and make phone calls to my clients. I tell my kids “mommy needs 20 minutes of uninterrupted time” and they will (generally) respect that request:). I go to sleep listening to The Science of Getting Rich. I write out my goals every morning and every night.The world needs you. If you have a goal or dream and you achieve it that inspires other people to pursue their goals and dreams. It is becoming increasingly easier to plan out our lives in such a way that we can achieve our hearts desires because there are so many great tools and information out there. But those tools and information don’t mean anything if we don’t use it.My prayer is that you will read this short post in stock right now to start working on your dreams and goals.

Right Now!

I am sitting here with my headphones on listening to Michael McDonald in concert on YouTube in my family room and my girls are sitting on the couch watching some show about building something and then destroying it and I am overwhelmed with peace and joy.

I remember when these songs by Michael came out. I remember loving someone and for what ever reason the relationship did not work out. I remember when Micheal’s music played regularly on the radio with Kenny Loggins, Toto, Ashford and Simpson, The Gap Band, Journey,  The Doobie Brothers, Stix, Franky Beverly and Maze and many others (eclectic taste in music).  I remember wishing for a better life and I remember still loving the life I had.  I remember working in retail and meeting some amazing people and partying together.  I remember fun nights,  great sex, smiling faces,  fashion, bright lights, bright colors, drinking to much and being skinny.  I remember the good times! I had so much fun! I remember being an assistant manager and then a manager and I remember being one of the top sales people.  I remember nights redoing the windows in my store.  I remember “fun” after hours in the stores. 

I knew I was going somewhere but I did not know exactly how I was going to get there. I just knew I was going to work hard and have fun and I knew I was going to get there. Where ever there is……is now.  I love my amazing husband and my beautiful girls.  In my mind I am still working hard but in reality I can breath now. I love harder now and my heart feels safe.  I know my heart belongs to a man that only wants me. My girls amaze me with their kindness and beauty.  I am so thankful.  I know I went through some crazy stuff as a kid but my friends in my late teens and through out my twenties were and are amazing!  Some I see and some I only see through social media.  I am so thankful for the fun but I am also thankful for them hanging out with me along the path to now:)….even if it was just for a short period of time.  I am living what I dreamed of…the pieces all fell into place.  Back then I only had glimpses of what it would look like but I knew clearly what it would feel like.  I am living that feeling right now…right now my husband just sat down on the edge of the couch with my girls and the three of them are cuddled up and laughing out loud at the tv… I am right where I am supposed to be;)

Avocado and a smile

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2 eggs, turkey sausage and avocado.  I am not going to weigh myself for at  least 2 weeks because I am driving myself crazy! I lost 2 more pounds and I have cleaned up my meals and sure enough I get on the scale and I gained 1 1/2 pounds back but my pants are looser so I am going to go with the loose pants and not drive myself crazy. I am uping my working out also. I know I need to exercise more and get my heart rate up. I dropped off of my working out because I hurt my knee skiing. However I can still work out and do something.  So that is my story and I am sticking to it:) lol

Oatmeal!

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Oatmeal with raisins, bee pollen, sliced almonds and almond milk this morning and since I will not be near the gym today in between jobsites I am going to take a 30 minute walk.  Tony Robbins said people feel better when they are making progress. I must admit that I have made very little progress but I have made some progress.  I am making a concerted effort to stay focuses on my goals. I will not beat my self up for only making a little progress and I am working on my emotional triggers for eating.  It is a little frustrating because I really wish I was “there” already. I am choosing not to think about weight. I am focusing on living and eating healthy and clean.  Have a rocking day!

Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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Back to weight loss

I am eating clean…for the most part (peach cobbler).  I had an amazing weekend which entailed great food with family and friends but I did not gain any weight but I also have not lost any more. The difference this time is that I am not discouraged…I am actually motivated to stay focused and eat clean and work out.  This is not a diet it is a lifestyle.  I feel good and my tummy feels flatter because  I have been eating less sugar and very little gluten.  Today was a great day!

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