What I'm Quitting and Why


I'm quitting sugar. Yep, I'm quitting the sweet stuff for the whole month of July and to be honest, I'm a little nervous if I don't say so myself.You may be wondering why I've decided to make this huge commitment, especially in the middle of summer when decadent libations and foods are all around us, so let me tell you. Over the last few months I've been reading a lot of my favorite bloggers talking about how they are taking a break from sugar to see how it affects their bodies and it got me thinking and observing how much sugar I am consuming on a regular basis.

I'm going to be honest though. It's evokes a lot of fear within me and to me, this is a sign that I'm on the right path. I don't like being drastic in my diet because of my past issues with food, emotional eating, deprivation and labeling foods as 'bad.' I know what you may be thinking, but you were a vegan? Isn't that as depriving as you can get? 

Actually, no. Eating a predominately plant-based diet is about eating in a way that feels connected to my values and ethical beliefs. However, when my body was telling me I needed to start eating certain things again, I listened and that was an extremely empowering act of self-love and care for me. 

With that being said, I'm a huge advocate for ditching the diet dogmas and learning to eat intuitively and I've been so resistant to eliminating something that I already feel like I don't eat much of to begin with. However, upon more reflection, observation, and digging into more of the effects sugar actually has  our body, I'm ready for this adventure. 

And that is exactly how I am looking at it. I hesitate to label it as a challenge because it automatically puts a negative connotation to it. I believe that any time we do something positive for our lives and bodies, it helps to look at it through adventourous eyes and with great curiosity. And that is what I'm doing. 

So what is this going to look like? Glad you asked!

I'm doing this with the support of my lovely friend Alison Smith's new program, Sweet Liberation: 30 Days to Kick Sugar to the Curb. Although I know that I already have all the tools to do this on my own, what I'm most excited about is the accountability I will get from Alison and her first hand knowledge of living a sugar-free life. I highly recommend you read Alison's story here


This means that starting today and for the the whole month of July I won't be eating any forms of sugar.

Most importantly, this isn't about deprivation or restricting sugar to lose weight. That is not my goal. This is about taking an honest look at how sugar may be affecting my body, my sleep, stress levels and my overall energy.

I also have an autoimmune disorder, hypothyroidism and the beginning of Hashimoto's. I want to see how sugar may be affecting this because I've had an increase in symptoms such as fatigue, dry skin, foggy brain and energy issues lately. 

Really, it all comes back to becoming more mindful of what exactly I am putting in my body and why.

It's going to be a little experiment. Like science class!

So, here is my question for you: are you up for a adventure too? Who's willing to do this with me? To participate in this 30 day sugar free challenge all you have to do is sign up for Alison's program, Sweet Liberation: 30 Days to Kick Sugar to the Curb.

What will you get?

» 2 one-on-one coaching sessions on Skype or phone (each session is 45-minutes) » The Sweet Liberation video training series (4 video lectures in total) » The Sweet Liberation Program Guide » The Sweet Liberation Tips & Tricks Video Series (17 videos delivered straight to your inbox throughout the program) » Sugar-Free recipe ideas » Unlimited email support

I will also be writing about my experience going sugar-free so make sure to check back here. In the meantime, leave a comment below if you are interested in joining in on the fun!

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A Gift for You


 “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” - Paulo Coelho ------------------------------------------------------------

Let's be honest for a minute. Life goes by incredibly fast. Before we know it, we blink our eyes and it's a new day, a new month and boom, a brand spankin' new year.

We all have dreams and goals, big aspirations to do great things but we tell ourselves that we will get to it tomorrow because well, we are busy today.

The thing is, why are we waiting for tomorrow? What are we really busy doing today that we can't begin to work towards doing that one thing we've always wanted to do?

Here is a little bit more honesty, I fall into this cycle now and again too and that is why I believe so greatly in the benefits of having someone who can help hold you accountable for accomplishing those things you've always wanted to do. Whatever they may be, no matter how much we want them, it's easy to come up with a million excuses as to why we need to put them off until tomorrow.

 A lot of us tend to put everyone else's needs first but if we aren't happy then we can't be 100 % fully present and content in our lives and you deserve so much more then that!

It's time that we put ourselves first and start taking those steps needed to achieving our goals and living our biggest dreams today.

This is why I am so excited to announce that I have 5 Strategy Sessions available for the month of July and I want you to take full advantage of them.

This 30 minute jump start session will get you aligned with your goals and back on track. And the best part is it is my gift to you.

So I invite you today to sign up using this super easy link that will take you directly to my calender with the available days and times.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.timetrade.com/book/XDFMK

+ If you wake up daily feeling tired, drained and feeling like you need more then this is perfect for you.

+ If you are feeling sluggish and overweight and needing the motivation to make lasting changes then this is perfect for you.

+ If you have a certain goal but aren't clear on your next move then this is perfect for you.

+If you want to know more about how to incorporate a healthy balance, how to eat better and get all the nutrients you need then this is perfect for you.

Does any of this resonate with you?

Then take the next step and sign up here: https://www.timetrade.com/book/XDFMK

If this doesn't sound like you then I guarantee you know someone that fits one of the above so I invite you to pass this along to them.

Give this awesome gift to yourself or to someone you know.

Everyone desires to live their best life now.

Could one conversation change your life? Schedule a strategy session with me today!

+ At this strategy session, we will discover your goals and see how I may help you to achieve them.

+ You will walk away from this session knowing exactly what is missing for your health and life to be complete

+ Each program is individualized for you and your needs.

+ You do not have to be local, phone coaching is available!

+ Each program is individualized for YOU and YOUR need

+ You do not have to be local, phone coaching available!

ould one conversation change your life? Schedule a strategy session with me today!  

  • At this strategy session, we will discover your goals and see how I may help you to achieve them
  • You will walk away from this session knowing exactly what is missing for your health and your life to be complete
  • Each program is individualized for YOU and YOUR needs
  • You do not have to be local, phone coaching available!

- See more at: http://www.gates2wellness.com/#sthash.YmEyRJev.dpuf



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