Friday, October 18, 2013

The Daily Blueprint

The Daily Blueprint is a free service of Strong Body Whole Heart. This was today's delivery. Just think, more of this delivered to your inbox each weekday morning. What a great way to start the day!! This is something I am so proud of and would love for each and every one of you to be inspired daily by these quick jolts of real talk. To sign up for the daily blueprint, click the picture or the link below.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Strong Body Whole Heart

Image by Amanda M. Hatfield
I'm so thrilled to share with all of you that my new company, Strong Body Whole Heart, is up and running!! My friend and partner, Maggie, and I have been hard at work to bring something to life that is about passion and health and beauty and living your best life each day! It is a reflection of our passion to help people really start achieving--to quit wondering and start doing!! You can check out all of our services here.

We are also working on getting the first episode of our Strong Body Whole Heart podcast recorded and out to you! We are aiming for November 11 for episode #1 so stay tuned!!

In the meantime, please check out the new website (shout out to Jill at Concept 168 for the amazingly beautiful web design!)! Be sure to sign up for our Daily Blueprint, which will be a quick shot of inspiration delivered right to your inbox every weekday starting this Monday! Don't miss out on a single one!! (And now that I've said it, I really have to work to get it done!!)

(Insert giddy scream of excitement here...)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Slippery Slope: #Project30Days October

Why is something hard called an uphill battle and something that is dangerously easy is called a slippery slope? What would happen if we changed our perspective on those two metaphors. Maybe something that is hard can be a slippery slope into something good if we just give it enough repetition?

For example, I make my bed every day now. Way back in May my #Project30Days was to make my bed everyday, and I did. And I am still doing it! It wasn't an uphill battle ever. It was actually easy. I just became someone who makes the bed every morning. For 30 days I took the decision making out of it and down the slippery slope I went.

Now clearly, making the bed isn't as hard as not weighing yourself (at least for me). Some things lend themselves to the slippery slope of good habits more than others, however I am forever optimistic. I think it is one of my greatest traits and I don't care if you think I'm being all Pollyanna about it (that was for Kier...).

So what does all of this have to do with my project this month? Well, lately I feel like I've been on a slippery slope and not the good kind. I've been eating a few too many treats and I can feel my body falling into a sugar coma and I DON'T LIKE IT! But instead of giving myself this image of an uphill battle (really why would I want to slip into imagery of fighting when I am seeking more peace in my life), I'm giving myself a gentle, slippery slope.

Today I'm making the decision, once for the entire month, to not eat sugar or grains for 30 days. DONE. I am also going to try again at not weighing myself. I actually think I am more ready this time than last time, so I'm excited to do this. I didn't even weigh myself yesterday, because I don't want this to be about me wondering if I am gaining or losing weight. I just want to look into the mirror and call it good.

So, down the slippery slope of clean eating I go!

What will you be doing this month?