I am recovering professional quitter.
Even these #fitfromhome programs I loved from the beginning, I struggled to stay committed to.
In a simple 21 day program, I would skip a day or two, vow to do better the following week. I could follow the meal plan for a couple days (sometimes it was more like a couple hours) and then quit and vow to start over.
But even in this there is #transformation.
You see, last year I committed to an 80 day program and it scared me to death! I get bored so easy and I was worried i wouldn’t follow through. But guess what? I DID!
And it set the course for me to actually start sticking to program calendars. And it doesn’t scare me anymore.
I make a plan, count the cost, and COMMIT.
I am discovering even I can be a committed person.
Is it always easy? NO!
Do I always feel like it? NO!
But am I seeing results, experience accomplishment, and feeling empowered?
YES!!! Move from interest to commitment, It’s totally worth it.
I used to believe that the only way I could know how far I had come was for someone to validate me. Notice my weight loss, comment on my smile, congratulate me on something, anything. Now I realize that so many of the things I do are “behind the scenes”. No one sees them, therefore no one can validate them. I don’t need validation to know the battles I have fought and won! No one walks in my shoes. You may hear stories, or someone else’s perception, but you didn’t experience it from mine. So today I am proud of those things. The person I have become. The person I will become! And you, you should be proud of yourself as well! You fought a lot of secret battles to get here! ♥️ #rise#personaldevelopment#justtry#growthmindset#stronger#loveyourself#starttoday#madeformore#novalidationneeded#validate#chronicpainwarrior#chronicillness
"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill...The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it...WE are in charge of our Attitudes." ~ CS
Be selective with what you put into your mind the way you are with how you nourish your body and soul. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
The time has come to step up and Lead•Her•Ship.
Now more than ever, us Women are being called to Step Up and Rise.
Rise in the way we LEAD - as women are natural born Leaders, and if ya think you aren't mama... what do you think you do every day with your babes? Or your nieces & nephews? Grandkids?
Right? That's what I'm talking about.
It's time to change the way we Lead as women.
And it begins with leading yourself first.
Putting YOURSELF first. Putting time into your Health & Wellness, your Mindset, your Growth, your Self Care, your Dreams. Whatever it is that lights you up day by day.
It's time to start doing it. Today👊.
Me and my Tribe of Luscious Ladies are setting sail ⛵ and blazing trails to support other women in their Wellness and Success, and we want you to come along💜.
Who's with us?
Try this crazy bicep finisher 🔥
Pick a relatively light weight.
1. Simultaneous seated bicep curls
2. Alternate seated curls
3. Alternate standing curls
Go to failure on each and don’t rest in between exercises! 💪
The key is to get a full range of motion to recruit all the muscle fibres in the biceps for maximal hypertrophy (muscle growth).🔑 Contract your triceps at the bottom of the movement to ensure a full stretch of the biceps. Then squeeze your bicep and supinate your arm with a conscious mind muscle connection. 🧠
In a light isolation exercise like this, a little swinging is permissible to allow you to push past failure!! ✅
Okay, you guys; it's the morning of this surgery biz; I'm doing one of my favorite things--soaking in the bath; and I'm providing you all with some baby-Steph pictures to lighten the mood and have fun with the absolutely great social-media trend that's been going around lately. 😁😁
Let me tell you, the first photo is the outfit I showed up in when I met my wife going on 12 years ago, cigarette in hand and all (though I think I was sans jacket in her first memory of me). 23 years old bundle of fear and hope and pretty lost yet very determined all rolled into one. So for those of you who've heard the story of the first time @l.e.laney and I met, this is as close as you'll get to picturing that memory. 😂 (unless you want to see a photo of the incredibly fabulous '86 Mercury Capri I used to drive 🚘)
Can you see how much happier I am now in the second photo? Everything has deepened in me, and my eyes are full of the beauty and love I experience in unending ways day in and day out. I'm still a type 4/5 brooding mystery. (And I think I was about 21 in that 3rd picture) I feel deeply, and I take mostly everything way too seriously most of the time.
But Joy is still my middle name, and it always has been, and I've always had that smile and that laugh (that kind of explodes #sorrynotsorry) and that way of finding the magic absolutely everywhere and always no matter what shit I go through. (The 5th pic was almost exactly 10 years ago and the 6th pic was just a few weeks ago) And early this morning when I'd done a lot of lying awake in the quiet and got up to pee (again), I grinned at myself in the mirror by the dim light of our salt lamp nightlight. In that grin, I saw the me behind my body's eyes, and I knew how much I've got this even when I don't and how much I'm never alone, not then, not now, not ever. 🧜♀️
(Also, the last pic is just for your laughing pleasure: Lindsey Laney-- giving me the side eye since 2007 and freaking loving the crap out of wild, sparkly, fancy me. 😘 We got this today, babe)
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Meet 36 year old Nere Teriba, manning Nigeria's first ever gold refinery
Nere Teriba, Managing Director Kain Smith Trade & Co Ltd, focused on mining, consulting, mineral concession management, minerals trading and brokerage, with a mining portfolio and mineral expertise primarily on gold, has made history.
Standing tall and proud, the ambition driven young lady is leading Nigeria's first ever gold refinery as she has now been granted a license - the first Gold Refining License in Nigeria, awarded in October 2018 after seven years of trying.
With plans to open the first Gold refinery in Nigeria this year already in gear, Nere’s company has already started work on its site in Ogun State, Nigeria.
The refinery is set to start production, mid 2019. It will produce a capacity of 3 tonnes per month of 99.99% gold and 1 ton per month production of 99.99% silver.
This in turn will support suppliers in their bid to become registered business entities in the mining sector.
Nere hopes to bring stability and organization to the mining industry with all round development in mineral exploration and mining, hence increase in community development .