So, there I was in my car at a stoplight in front of Best Buy when, “Boom!” My car was hit from behind, causing my car to hit the car in front of me. I remember screaming and then total darkness. When I came to everything had shadows and sounds were muffled, like the following year which left me numb, unemployed and feeling hopeless. News arrived shortly after the accident, informing me that a very close loved one had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It was then, knowing that my beloved family member needed me, that my PNM, (AKA Personal Nugget of Motivation) became apparent. I was needed, and needed by someone who unfailingly and unconditionally had always been there for me. I needed to make a change for the better to improve my health, and the change needed to happen fast!
I went into meditation and was guided to go to the most unusual place. The dentist office. My teeth were a mess, and when the dental hygienist showed me some plaque retrieved from my molar on her gloved finger, I was totally shocked! If plaque was on my teeth, it was also in my arteries! I had to take drastic action to help myself! So, I started with my teeth, and then worked on weight loss.
After having years of formal training in nutrition, and experience researching hundreds of products, I made a list of my needs. I was looking for a nutritional product that was non-GMO, all natural, gluten-free, and utilized high quality grass fed happy cow’s, ( un-denatured whey protein.) I wanted to lose the weight, build toned muscles and return to long distance race-walking, tennis and martial arts. So, I was looking for life-time wellness, and not just a quick fix, fad diet. I also needed to create a passive stream of income enabling me to work from the home, and not get burned out every day trying to work 9-5 as a doctor, while also being a mother, wife, family chef, dog walker, dish washer , bed maker, chauffer, window cleaner, and care-giver to my family member who lived with me. I wanted to be able to pour my heart and my hands into fully being “in the moment” with my favorite person in the world who I was blessed to be the caregiver of without worrying about a 9-5 schedule. I am grateful to say that I am now working from my home, spending precious time with my entire family and creating the life of my dreams!!(If you, or anyone you know would like info. on the product I am using, you can e-mail me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Living for many years with lowered levels of health, and then finding results in a matter of months was incredible to for me to see. I never ever thought I would be able to lose 60 pounds in 9 months! I thought, “How was that even possible?” But the “How” is everything. The “how” of reaching a goal appears to be related to how specific a person asks questions of him/herself. I remember hearing a minister once stressing the importance of dreaming big, and being specific in prayer. He would say, “In order to receive God’s blessings you must specifically share your needs with the Creator.” The word, “specifically” really made an impression on me.
So here’s Curb Alert #3: Keep a journal and write in it every day. Not all writing is equal, either. The best way to write is to time yourself with an egg timer, or digital oven timer and be SPECIFIC. Write for 5 minutes without letting your pen leave the paper, or your hands leave the keyboard. Do not be critical of yourself. Misspell a few words, it is okay! The only rule is to just write, and to write without stopping. Write anything that comes to your mind. This is a fabulous exercise to help you to get closer in discovering your PNM. Then ask yourself this one question: “What do I need to do on a personal level to uncover my PNM to change my health and my life for the better?” Charting a game plan not only for physical health, but for financial, spiritual and personal well-being. People who decide to do this for 7-10 days, are usually AMAZED by what they discover!!!
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