How's everyone feeling in this New Year that seems to be flying by?
Autumn has begun and soon it will be winter and we'll be back into layering and feeling a tad bler because of all the winter warmer comfort food ;)
Now for me, this isn't so much an issue as I'm growing bigger and bigger every day with bubba number three kicking me in the ribs ;) But for some of you, you still haven't recovered from the Christmas/Holiday season and your body isn't thanking you for it!
Why not take another look at the HCG protocol?
Just yesterday I ran into my beautiful friend Sarai who inspired me to start the protocol in the first place and she looks AMAZING! She has now lost a total of 44kgs and I could not be prouder of this woman who has taken her life in to her own hands and committed to living healthier, happier and more positively. She's always been a gorgeous soul, but now she has this energy and zest for life that I had not seen in her before!
HCG protocol is all about changing the way you think about food. It's about recognising that by nourishing our bodies with the foods that they were designed to digest, causes it to respond happily, instead of sluggishly. It's about eating REAL food and not the manufactured crap that the big marketing companies want as to believe is good for us (think low fat, no fat, gut regulating, no sugar, blah blah blah).
Why not take a look at some of my earlier posts about my HCG journey here. Not only did I lose a total of 13kgs, my fertility was boosted (hello baby number three!), my skin is clear, my muscles stopped aching, my belly stopped hurting, my bowel was normal (ewww I know - TMI!) and my thoughts and heart became much clearer - it impacts so many areas of your life!
And if you'd like to jump right in and get started on changing your life today then click on the link to my SHOP and get your HCG Protocol Complete Pack - it has everything you need to move into a happier and healthier way of life in 2014 and beyond.
Think BIG. Start small.
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Tuesday, 18 February 2014
There's nothing worse than people judging you by your 'highlight reel'. Has anyone else felt the same way?
Comparison is the thief of joy. I know many times myself, I have looked at what someone else has and thought 'geez it'd be nice to have that house' or 'man I'd love to actually have the money to buy some new clothes'. But that doesn't make me feel good about anything... it just gets me down and makes me feel inadequate. And for what? So I can spend my days wishing I had what other people had? Imagine the wrinkles I've caused myself and all because of discontent.
Yes it would be nice to own our own home. But it's a not a reality for us. And that's ok. On the upside, we don't pay for repairs and we aren't tied down to a certain area.
Yes it would be nice to have 'stuff', but the reality is, 'stuff' only clutters your life and your home and limits your budget to do the things that really matter. Not having 'stuff' allows us to sponsor two children who live in absolute poverty and contribute to our church to reach people in our community in need. So I'm ok with not having 'stuff', especially when it means we can achieve our purpose on this planet of reaching out to people.
Yes it would be lovely to have expensive overseas (or domestic!) family holidays, but in reality, some of our best family time experiences have been camping an hour from home on a very very tight budget.
We don't go to fancy restaurants, we don't have the best of anything much and at the end of the month we are scraping the bottom of the barrel for the last few dollars. It's the reality of our situation, in this economy, regardless of our very generous incomes (by today's standards). We are stuck in a cycle that is very difficult to get out of. But we make the most of our situation and do our best to improve it. The key is to do that without complaining, comparing and obsessing.
Why? Because I don't know their 'behind the scenes'. I might think a girlfriend has a glamorous, child-free lifestyle of restaurants, bars and travel - but at home she's being absurd by her partner. I might think that couple we met have the most beautiful brand new house, but in reality their marriage is breaking down because the pressure of their mortgage is too much to handle. I might think that young guy we know has it made travelling the world, but in reality he's lonely and just doesn't know where to go.
Rather than passing judgement, our job is to extend love. Leave the judgement up to God - give the gavel back. It's not our place. Just because someone has no kids, doesn't mean they haven't been trying (painfully) for a long time and getting nowhere. Just because someone has a high paying job, doesn't mean they're any better off than your single income house. Just because that single mum is getting lots of government assistance doesn't mean she isn't struggling to make ends meet.
Imagine what a difference it would make to our relationships in all their forms if we accepted our own situation for what it is and stopped comparing ourselves to others. And imagine what an even bigger difference it would make to the world if - when we did have that human impulse to judge someone else - we chose to show love and compassion instead of jealousy and judgement. Imagine if we chose our words more carefully and didn't use the sharpness of the tongue to inflict barbs that can be very difficult to remove?
Think BIG. Start small.