New Year Thoughts

 

It’s a brand new year, and you’re all ready to go with your resolutions (that is if you didn’t break them yet). Each new year is filled with a chance to start over, new adventures, and discovering more about yourself. Throughout the years I used to get all fired up when the new year hit and make resolutions for myself, and some years I accomplished sticking to my resolutions other years not so much.

The point is to not sell yourself short if you break your resolutions or goal (s) that you’ve set for yourself. Last year was a tough one for all of us (in my opinion). Whether you were upset about our new president or just overall unhappy with the way 2017 went for you, don’t get yourself down. I’ve discovered (through trial and error) to not let outside distractions dictate my future or mood. It sounds so simple, right? Usually, the best advice offered in the world is incredibly simple but following the information is the hard part (for all of us I believe).

All you need is a starting point and small victories. What I mean by that is gaining momentum each and every day. So how do you go about getting small victories? By starting with anything. No really. Pick something that you would like to accomplish such as exercising more. Exercising can be done in minutes (check out various apps on your mobile device) and get started. Even with just minutes of working out, you’ve captured a small victory. The trick is to not beat yourself up if you’re unable to exercise for a day or if you’re unable to work out for an hour or so. Do some pushups, crunches, or stretches. As long as you do something you’re on your way to creating momentum. It really is as simple as that. Do what’s best for you and your lifestyle don’t pay attention to what other people are doing. Just focus on you and you alone.

You’re probably wondering right now where is this going? What does all this mean? Well, what this all boils down to is learning. Constant learning will get you to point A to point B. To gain small victories each and everyday knowledge will get you there. Learn something new and apply it to your life and you’ll soon see your small victories add up in no time. It can literally be anything new that you learn: i.e., change the way you think, acquiring a new skill, managing your time and money. This year is the new you and new possibilities. Be open to new things and don’t get discouraged by outside distractions (family, friends, TV, etc.) you’re in control of you and your thoughts. It’s time to step up to the plate and show the world who you are and what you have to offer. Cheers to you and your new endeavors that you seek upon.

Be sure to keep a lookout on my blog. I’ll be interviewing more people, and hopefully, you’ll be able to gain new information and apply it to your life.

Working Out No Longer Sucks

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Working out can be a daunting task. With busy schedules, these days, fitting a workout into your busy lifestyle can be tough. There is always a solution to a problem that you’re having, and that solution is Bulletproof Vibe. What is Bulletproof Vibe? Bulletproof Vibe is a 15-minute whole body workout and vibration therapy.

Listed below are some of the benefits of using the Bulletproof Vibe:

Detoxifies and strengthens the immune system (by moving the lymph system).

Helps build/regain muscle strength and bone density.

Reduces workout recovery time.

Stimulates healthier brain function.

Give you huge bursts of energy! 


Your might be saying right now, “how do you use this?” And the answer is simple: you simply stand on the Bulletproof Vibe, and the vibrations will travel from the feet through the spine and into the head. Be sure to stand on the Vibe with your knees bent. It’s best to always set your posture this way so that your head does not shake. Keep in mind that any movement while standing on the Bulletproof Vibe will have an increased benefit.

Stretching will be way more efficient, workout routines will return better results, and normally unused muscles or tissues will be stimulated. Try doing some standing yoga poses on the Vibe. You can also perform push-ups while on the Vibe.

How long should you use it? 5-15 minutes depending on how you feel. It is safe to use the Vibe every day if you choose to do so. It’s recommended to start using the product 2-3 times per week for only 5-10 minutes each session. The Vibe will introduce a new stimulus to your body, and you should give your body time to adapt to it. After a week or two, you may start to increases your sessions’ frequency and duration. As always, continue use with caution and listen to your body.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday!

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Today, people will be celebrating “Fat Tuesday” with eating a paczki (a Polish tradition). There’s eating a paczki today and feeling like a zombie from ‘The Walking Dead”, and then there’s celebrating “Fat Tuesday” Bulletproof style (of course). Contrary to popular belief, fat is good for you! You may notice a lot of food companies put 0 grams trans fat on various food items at your local grocery store. Do not get sucked into what food companies tell you what is right for you. Instead, do some research on your own, and you’ll find out that fat is actually good for you.

 


 

Bulletproof offers the best fats around: check out Brain Octane oil (it’s what makes your coffee akin to rocket fuel), or check out XCT oil (for when you’re eating salads or making a smoothie), and be sure to check out the product of the month: grass fed ghee. All of these named products will make you feel better, and your brain will thank you for taking such good care of it.

The 52: Ashley Resch

Photo Credit: Ashlee Krutzfeldt, AJKPhotography
Photo Credit: Ashlee Krutzfeldt, AJKPhotography

I’m very excited to introduce you to my first guest that I’ve selected to interview in 2017. She’s insanely beautiful, insightful, and full of life. Ashley Resch is not your typical model. Aside from being a model, Ashley is also a blogger (ashleyresch.co), an athlete/personal trainer (bbmovement aka Bad Bitch Fitness), and she’s also very active on social media. Ashely stuck out to me with her down-to-earth personality, and how she views life. I hope you enjoy this interview and hope that you learn a thing (or two) from Ashley.

How did you get interested in modeling?

When I was a kid, I grew up watching so many different fashion programs that since I was a young girl, I knew I was interested in modeling; it has been a lifelong dream.

When you began modeling, what was the most challenging aspect of it?

The criticism. When I first started modeling, I wanted people to accept what I was doing and take me seriously right off the bat, and that was challenging because only my family really supported me until I had to prove everyone wrong.

Did you have a lot of confidence before modeling, or was it something that you had to work on?

I definitely did not. I had just started experiencing anxiety from being bullied in high school, which I didn’t know how to control, and to top that off, I started a career where everyone would be judging me. It was something I had to work on quickly, but now modeling has given me more confidence than I ever thought was possible.

What are your morning rituals? What do the first 60 minutes of your day look like?

Every morning I start my day by making tea and rolling out/stretching from my workout the day before and planning my day/week ahead.

When you think of the word “successful,” who’s the first person who comes to mind and why?

My parents. They didn’t grow up with a lot and yet they gave my brother and I the best childhood and upbringing. I think of them when I think of being successful because they made so many sacrifices throughout their lives to make sure they could create the lives they wanted for their kids, but also so they could live their dream life; it’s incredibly inspirational.

What have you changed your mind about in the last few years? Why?

Within the past few years, I have transitioned from a girl to a woman. My largest change I have made is to be an optimist instead of being pessimistic.

What is something you believe that other people think is insane?

I am deathly afraid of birds, so much that I run away screaming like a little girl. People don’t understand how terrifying they are.

Do you read? If so, what book (or books) have had an impact on your life?

Yes! I love reading. The book that has had the biggest impact on my life is ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn.

What is the worst advice you see or hear being dispensed in your world?

Especially in the modeling industry, the pressure to have the “perfect body” is still huge regardless of the many efforts from women around the world. Just be you and work hard for everything you want, and everything will fall into place.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Or, do you have a favorite failure of yours?

I don’t have a favorite failure because I strongly believe that every failure happens to push me down the path I belong, so in this regard, every failure would be my favorite because it has lead me here today and will keep driving me throughout my life.

Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

It would be a tie between “Positive Mind= Positive Life” or “Everything Happens for a Reason.” These quotes are constantly helping me through hard times, and times of doubt.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To stay positive even in the toughest times because it will get better.

What topic would you speak about if you were asked to give a TED talk on something outside of your main area of expertise?

I would love to become a TED talker and be able to talk about the impact of social media in both a negative and positive way. I was cyber bullied throughout high school, and now I have a career around social media, and I would want to talk about the importance of hard work, and a positive mindset in the worst situations.

Is there a particular goal that you’ve set for yourself to achieve by the end of this year?

I want to give back to my community, one of my large goals is to implement charity work in my monthly routine.

What can my audience expect to see from you in the future?

I hope to be in magazines around the world, and working with global brands, so expect to see me on your local news stands.

Any last parting words?

Thank you! Thank you so much for having me, and all the support!

 

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