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Are You Setting SMART Weight Loss Goals or Setting Yourself Up for Failure?
"'Excuses also either go hand in hand with, or like to disguise themselves as, blame. Ever heard someone say, ‘I can’t lose weight because of my genes’, or ‘because of my thyroid’, That’s someone blaming their circumstances and putting their body out of the realm of their control. While, yes, medically, some things may be more difficult for one body to accomplish when compared to another, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done.' states Kimberly Spencer, Coach, Writer and Owner of Crown Yourself." (Read more)
THE SECRET TO LETTING GO OF YOUR EXCUSES
"Let go of who you are to become who you are meant to be. You 2.0 requires you to eliminate your old excuses. We all make up excuses. They serve as our protection, and we never mean for them to hold use back. But that’s exactly what excuses do. They keep us trapped in our current circumstances. Cutting excuses out of your life leaves you vulnerable to change. The future You, whether massively successful or even slightly different, is still scary. There is no crystal ball to tell you it’s all going to work out just the way you planned. (And odds are, it probably won’t.) Yet, we won’t achieve success by standing still, stuck in our excuses. There must be no more excuses on your path to the new you..." (Read more.)
TOP 5 PRESS RELEASE MISTAKES - DON'T MESS THESE UP!
On a similar note, Kimberly shares this piece of advice: “Too many companies make their press releases all about them, their product. In a world of 24/7 media and information, with everyone vying for attention, more shouting doesn’t make anyone really stop and notice…The best advice is to listen." (Read more.)
"Appreciate your body for its attributes, whatever they may be. Says Kim, ‘Embrace your uniqueness, because you are one of a kind. And you’re fabulous.’”
success is not a number on a scale
"Weight is just a number. It has no power over you, unless you give it power… There are a lot more important numbers in your life than the numbers on a scale.”
DON'T FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. cREATE YOUR AUTHENTIC BRAND INSTEAD!
People naturally want to do business with a genuine, authentic person. Your authentic brand is your personality, your appearance, your strengths, and, yes, your weaknesses. It’s YOU, walking confident in all your authentic awesomeness! Owning what you do know…and what you don’t. Knowing exactly who you are, what you are about, and why you’re here. (Read more.)
Miss Norway 2014, Kim MacKenzie [Spencer] Will Bare Her Curves to Promote Healthy Body Image
"[Kimberly Spencer], who struggled with an eating disorder for ten years, now proudly represents a healthy body image. 'Every body is different. If you're a size 4 trying to starve yourself into a 00, you're going to be unhappy...as well as malnourished. I was. It took a long time for me to be able to embrace my curves. But not that I have, 'diet' is just another four letter curse word. I choose happiness and health over fitting myself into someone else's standard of beauty.’”
5 YEARS FULLY RECOVERED
“Kimberly’s belief of soul-work kept her pushing forward…’ Throughout my recovery, it was my belief that I was put on this earth for a reason and that kept me going. Belief in a higher purpose, a higher calling, that my life had meaning because God put me here for a reason, gave me strength and the ability to see beyond the moment, to the larger picture.’”
the beauty of pageants: Lessons learned by strutting in stilettos on stage
“I am a beauty queen. I am not brainless. I used to play with Barbies. I was a size two for about a minute, until I saw a piece of chocolate. I actually do love fitness and all things that glitter. I still occasionally wear my tiara around the house. I may seem like an anomaly from your view of the typical, ‘Pageant girl,’ but I can assure you, I’m not.” (Read more)
7 WORKOUT MOVES THAT WILL MAKE YOU KILL IT IN THE BEDROOM
"Plank is the beginning of a push up. To get into the position, you start on all fours, and then, engaging your core, press your heels back, straightening your legs and tucking your pelvis. It's the best ab exercise on the planet for both men and women. But in bed, this one is for the guys," says Kimberly Spencer.”
8 GUILTY PLEASURE FOODS THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU
“[Dark chocolate] is also packed with nutrients and minerals: fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Plus, unlike its milky counterpart, a small piece of dark chocolate can actually curb your chocolatey cravings faster, and with less sugar and calories.”
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD, SO HOW CAN A FEMALE WRITE ABOUT IT?
"I didn’t set out to write a movie for feminists, or for women. I never even intended to write a “man’s movie.” I especially never intended to write a motocross flick. I didn’t know a lick about supermans and criss crosses until I researched motocross for the fourth draft, when we got branding backing from a motocross team, who said I needed to add motocross to our film in order for their sponsorship. (There were nine drafts in total.) I just wanted to write a good story. A human story."(Read more)
5 Tips to Take Your Fitness to the Next Level
“Clear out all those excuses in your mind that cause you to procrastinate from trying that new class. I’m not strong enough yet. I don’t have time yet. I have to lose ten pounds before I go. If you let these excuses permeate your mind, you will only succeed at not going. Why do we sabotage ourselves before we even begin? Fear. Trying something new is scary. It makes us uncomfortable. Plus we don’t want to feel or look like an idiot. So the first step is to get out of our own way and clean out those excuses. You never know until you try.”
6 MOVES TO PREVENT BLOATING
"Between work, family, and holiday parties, we find more excuses than usual not to go to the gym. As our food consumption increases, our exercise decreases. By New Year’s Day, we have ten pounds worth of resolutions to conquer. What if, instead of this vicious cycle, we were able to prevent the yearly Thanksgiving to New Years tummy expansion? It’s totally possible. We just have to make tummy toning very convenient.”
THE SECRET TO CREATIVITY: Free your fear
"Creating anything, a film, a novel, a painting, even a character, is freaking scary. When you create, you enter into a new realm, the unknown, which sets off your fear synapses. (Don’t worry, this is a totally healthy, human built-in back up machine that warns us of impending danger.) These same synapses fire when you have that gut instinct to not be alone with a guy, or when you feel like you shouldn’t be walking alone at night on Crenshaw below Jefferson. Totally healthy in life. Not necessarily in creation. Our brains just don’t know the difference." (Read more)