Distractions: Good, bad, or otherwise.

What up, my peeps! I am so happy to be a part of this community with you. Thank you all for the emails, the praise reports, the feedback…I really appreciate each and every one of you.

This past couple of weeks has been interesting. I made a decision a few weeks ago and God has really confirmed it. What it ultimately boiled down to was,  I was DISTRACTED. And not just with bad things, but even some of the good things I had going on were a distraction to my purpose.

A friend of mine and one of my former Life Coach’s, Rachel L. Proctor, wrote a book called ‘My Best Year Ever’. If you follow me on Facebook, I recently used one of the quotes from her book. Y’all. I read the book in two weeks. I know that sounds like a long time, but I have books that I started in January and haven’t finished yet. So this was a sprint read. The book was really confirmation for me. I was in a place of stuck and it really helped me shake some things off and get back to what I know I am called to do.

What her book did for me is exactly why it’s so important for you to do the very thing God has called you to do. Her obedience allowed me to have the breakthrough I needed in this season. It was the kick in the butt that I needed to remove some distractions, get over myself and keep pressing forward.

What distractions are in the way of you moving forward? Again, not all distractions are bad ones. It’s just not the season for them. Earlier in the year, I stopped coaching at a gym because it was a distraction. And by the end of every day I was too tired to do anything God had planted in me to do. I still workout at that gym because it’s an amazing place, but I had to transition from being a coach to back to being a member. Shortly after I left there I was given an opportunity to coach somewhere else making more money and spending less time. I have no regrets!

And now I’m at a point where nothing will keep me from my destiny. And honestly, the only thing holding me back was me. And how I managed my time and how I “lost” my faith when things got a little shaky.

Two things I want you to take away from this email:

  1. Let go of the distractions. Yep. That very thing that came to mind, yep, that one.
  2. Be obedient. Someone like me needs what God has planted in you. Who knows what I would be doing had I not had Rachel’s book to read. I bought the book months ago, but just recently picked it up. It was divine timing.

Letting go is not easy. But neither is living with the feeling of knowing you should be doing other things. Whatever you know you’re not called to do in THIS season let it go. Pray for the courage to do so. Now is not the time to hold back. Now is not the time to hold hostage someone’s breakthrough. And as a bonus, I heard this song some time ago while visiting DC. My uncle and I were on the way to church and this song came on. I’d forgotten about it until recently. And honestly, I can’t even remember how. Other than DIVINE TIMING. Check it out! 

Go be GREAT,

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P.P.S.If you are looking for physical motivation, look into joining us over in the Mo’ Temple Project where we MOve and MOtivate the temple with daily devotionals and workouts.
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December Progression Challenge!

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Good afternoon,

It’s not too late to join us for the December progression challenge. I created this as an opportunity for me to get better at exercises I like the least. There are others, but I am not setup to do pull-ups at home, but maybe you are. So, if you want to make a few changes by all means do so. But at the least I hope you will join me in some December holiday fun. You can do iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!!!! And let me know how you are progressing along.

Stay Charmed,

CC

Why wait until the New Year to be healthier and happier?

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Your BEST you starts NOW!

There is no time like the present.

Why wait until the New Year to become your best you! What better time to make healthy, lifestyle changes than today? This will be my third time to do AdvoCare’s 24 Day Challenge and the 3rd time’s a charm because I get to share this with you. In 2012, I was fortunate to start a career which allowed me to travel. However, with travel came a lot of eating out and long hours in the office. I didn’t make the best food choices and most days I was too exhausted to hit the gym. Needless to say, I gained weight and blaming the dryer for shrinking my clothes got really old. I grew tired of making excuses. I was first introduced to Advocare in 2012 when I did my first 24 Day Challenge. Although I had great results, I wasn’t committed to the lifestyle change after the 24 days. I struggled to commit to creating better eating habits, consistently using my AdvoCare products and working out. Fast forward to today, I am committed to all 3 and I’ve lost a total of 20 lbs. A few weekends ago, Spark + I RAN a 5K for the first time. That was a big accomplishment for me and AdvoCare helped me do that. But that’s just my story. For more amazing AdvoCare stories, check this out!

Before we get started I want you to become a little more knowledgeable about AdvoCare and the 24 Day Challenge. Sit back and enjoy this video. Now, if you are interested in joining me and some friends starting October 6,  2014 sign up for more information here.

Stay Charmed,

CC