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Coach...first impressions

Friday, May 10, 2013

Well, I am not off to such a great start. While my coach is a very nice lady, she also seems to be very busy...with other stuff. I understand that. There has already been some miscommunication. I got an email congratulating me on joining as a new distributor of a product....I was NOT happy. Coach had recommended these products and said if I worked with her, I could get them through her for a yr at 20% off. Apparently THAT is by joining up with their distributor program and it was SHE that signed me up..not me. I am NOT happy about this turn of events, but it is done now. THAT is where the fee went...towards the kit (filled with energy drink stuff I don't think I want to take!) and the cleanse she recommended for start. There is no charge for her coaching for three months. What has come through so far has not been very helpful yet. She came well recommended by someone I trust...so I will give it time and trial.

I began the cleanse yesterday morning. OK with that so far.

  
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BLAYNESGAMMY 5/11/2013 12:33PM

    Hope things start to improve with her.

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 5/10/2013 11:21PM

    emoticon Sorry to hear this "coach" wasn't quite on the up-n-up.

I've had some people suggest I do something similar - advertise as a wellness coach and do classes to teach people what I've learned. This came about because local people are seeing a difference in my size, mostly; and maybe my overall wellness & energy levels too. They tell me and/or introduce me to people who are in business with other "health & wellness" products who do this, even without any formal training or education in this field.

At least in your case this coach has shown you some credentials. But even those are sometimes not as real as the paper they are printed on, sadly. I feel so badly for people that slide into this "traps" and end up having to buy something they didn't expect. :(

I like your attitude with this and I truly hope it all ends well and no one gets hurt in any way. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/10/2013 9:23PM

    Oh my, what a mix up. Hope it turns out well.

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BOOKWERME 5/10/2013 6:38PM

    CHRISKENANDKIDS suggested I ask about qualifications. I checked to see what the intials following her name are...acsm-cmt is followed by Certified Wellness Coach.

The ACSM stands for American College of Sports Medicine and CMT is Certified Personal Trainer.

From their website: "What will I be able to do as an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer?

The ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) works with apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness, performance, manage health risk, and promote lasting health behavior change. The CPT conducts basic preparticipation health screening assessments, submaximal cardiovascular exercise tests, and muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition tests. The CPT facilitates motivation and adherence as well as develops and administers programs designed to enhance muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition, and/or any of the motor skill related components of physical fitness (i.e., balance, coordination, power, agility, speed, and reaction time)."

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 5/10/2013 6:27PM

    Does she have a coaching certificate or formal coaching training? Is she a health coach or a life coach? I'm studying to be a Health Coach doing an online program and we are not taught to sign people up for products. I would maybe ask her more questions about her qualifications. Good luck!

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BOOKWERME 5/10/2013 4:58PM

    Coach is NOT through Sparks. She was recommended by someone I trust...so we shall see. She appears to have had good success helping others...so hopefully this will move along better than it has started.

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TATTER3 5/10/2013 4:22PM

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CINA-MINI 5/10/2013 2:01PM

    I hope things get better with this coach. Is the coach through Sparks?

Hugs to you!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 5/10/2013 11:25AM

    There are so many things out there, i am so sorry this happened to you.

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MOMOSG 5/10/2013 9:53AM

    Sorry to hear that happened to you. It strikes me as somewhat unprofessional to do such a thing. Then I remember the recent WT pointed out that we need to take care in relationships that we don't jump to wrong conclusions. You attitude seems to be in line with that ... wait and see what happens. Hopefully it was a misunderstanding on her part.

Like you said about energy drinks and things like that you don't want to consume, I completely understand! In my past I would jump onto the next latest thing, drink, shake, vitamins, whatever it was. Over the years I've learned that these things usually only have temporary results and in many cases contain ingredients I really don't want to eat. Sadly, there are many companies with dubious business practices that manufacture products with inferior ingredients in order go maximize their profits! I am now very skeptical about ANYTHING in a package. I keep thinking if something doesn't resemble what God created, how good can it be for me?

All that said, I try to be balanced and not fanatical about what I eat. Every now and then, I eat things that aren't my preference or are convenience items. I don't fret about it because I know that more than 90% of what goes into by body is good quality and quite healthy.

A note to Celeste, I was a Herbalife distributor for a while. Boy was that an interesting and expensive learning experience for me. I am not comfortable with their products at all. For me, their shakes are a very bad idea because they are based on soy. I have a throid disorder and soy products are a bid no for people with thryoid problems. There is much scientific research to prove this too. I was never told about this when I signed on and learned of it later. Needless to say, I don't use their products anymore.

I hope everyhing works out well for you with this coach Asta.
Warm Love,
Simone

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CELEST 5/10/2013 8:42AM

    Wow someone signs on your behalf without your knowledge....I wouldnt like that either. You make me nervous because our weight loss challenge lady wants to see me about becoming a herbal life agent ONLY to get any products for myself cheaper. Thing is, I dont use any of the products BECAUSE they cost more than I can pay. I use only the ONE meal replacement shake because it was inclusive in the price of joining, for which I was sponsored. My 3 months end at the end of this month and I wont be rejoining. I have all I need on sparks and a scale now that measures body fat etc. Hope she doesnt plan on signing anything on my behalf.....that would be a battle cry for me. emoticon

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Certified Health/Wellness Coach

Thursday, May 02, 2013

That's what's next for me.

It is so interesting to go back and reread my journal entries. I am sort of stuck in a rut again...at 168 lbs..though have wobbled down to 165 briefly. My blood sugars have me worried. SO I finally decided that to get a change I need to MAKE a change..I just didn't/don't know what to adjust to get the results I need by a method I can live with. SO I have engaged a certified Health/Wellness coach. I filled out the get-to-know-you questions this morning. I was surprised to see that I have actually done a slow lose for the last five years (and longer). I started recording things when I weighed 185. I now weigh 168. I have gained and lost a bunch over the years, but since dropping most wheat and diet soda back in September 2012, I have leveled out, and am maintaining the immediate 5 lb loss that resulted in that change. I am not gaining and losing the same 5+ lbs over and over..and that is GOOD. My blood sugars, however, are still trying to climb...despite exercise, added fiber, eating within calorie range etc. Something still has to change. I'll let you know what develops.

  
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MOMOSG 5/10/2013 9:36AM

    I'm sure you will figure this out. I think it's good your keeping an eye on it. I find many don't bother or just don't want to know and it's a shame in my opinion. Just like the recent WT pointed out, we don't want to get so overwhelmed with our health that it interfereswith more important things. We also shouldn't ignore things we can control that will keep us in better health. The catch is, as you pointed out, finding the balance and the combination of things that works and we can stick with. emoticon
Hugs,
Simone

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LYN-EDWY 5/5/2013 12:56AM

    You're the the girl Asta...you can do it.
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GAMOMMY3 5/5/2013 12:45AM

    Great idea!

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SUNNYWBL 5/4/2013 12:03AM

    This sounds like a very good idea and will help answer your questions as to the best way to meet your goals.

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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 5/3/2013 11:41PM

    What exactly does a Certified Health/Wellness Coach do and where do they get Certified from? or by? ??? I must do some research! Is this like a Personal Trainer type person? Are they certified at all? Hmmm.
Sorry, Asta for all the questions but I must be behind the times or something as I haven't heard of this title before now. :)

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COOLCALLALILY 5/2/2013 10:41PM

    I'm proud of you, Mom! emoticon

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TATTER3 5/2/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon Keep Sparkin'!!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 5/2/2013 5:01PM

    I am sure that the coach will be able to help you. We met with a nutritionist when we restarted and it was very enlightening

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/2/2013 3:44PM

    Hope you can get them in control. There are a number of foods that send it up. Dh has been doing research on it too.

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CELEST 5/2/2013 3:03PM

    You're doing the right thing in getting help, esp for the blood sugar. When I went to our homeopath, he put me onto a no-dairy, no-sugar diet no-simple carbs, plus a raw food diet. It helped immensely. I will be retested after a 6 months period, so that's somewhere in July/Aug. But I feel 100% better and have stuck to the raw food diet, despite getting cold now that I have no carbs to warm me lol.

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heart health...two details to keep in mind.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"...research has found that daily diet soda drinkers have a higher-than-average incidence of heart attack, and women who cut calories by skipping breakfast are more likely in the long run to develop certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high LDL cholestorol."

Betther Homes and Gardens magazine February 2013 Page 156

  
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PICTUREME40 5/1/2013 9:10PM

    Glad I gave that stuff up for good. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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JACKIE542 4/28/2013 11:36PM

    So happy I corrected both of these things. emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/28/2013 11:18PM

    and that doesnt take into account what the aspertame does to you

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/28/2013 11:06PM

    Great info. emoticon

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Born To Dance

Friday, April 19, 2013

"Born To Dance?
'Humans have a unique ability to coordinate their motor movements to an external auditory stimulus, as in music-induced foot tapping or dancing.' says a report published by researchers from the universities of York, England, and Jyvaskyla, Finland. The researchers found that even before infants learned to speak, they responded to the rhythm of music and spontaneously tried to move in time with the beat. The more successful their attempts, the longer they smiled. This suggests that the sense of rhythm and a desire to move with music are not something we pick up but something that comes naturally."
AWAKE! May 2011 page 29

  
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CINA-MINI 4/22/2013 2:06PM

    I agree with Susan. I really like to dance, but feel foolish when others are "watching". Even though I never judge anyone else that is dancing (immediate family not included. lol) I can't just let go. Great article!!!

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GAMOMMY3 4/22/2013 1:59PM

    Some of us love to dance but don't look so graceful while doing it. The great thing about children is they can dance with abandon and not care what others think! And watching a child dance and laugh are two of life's great pleasures!!

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LYN-EDWY 4/22/2013 12:31AM

    And we never lose it.
Still today, I love to boogie.
The urge to get up and move when music with a
fabulous rhythm plays is still strong with me.
Like this one...

http://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=1QQzbCmlZM4

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CELEST 4/20/2013 6:19AM

    My son (the djembe drum player) says its because the baby sits under the heart and hearts the heart beat....which is the first rhythm the unborn baby hears. Very interesting article...so nice to be able to read it early on line.

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/20/2013 3:13AM

    That is interesting! Thank you for sharing it emoticon

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JACKIE542 4/19/2013 10:22PM

    Very interesting. emoticon emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/19/2013 10:13PM

    Our bodies are so unique!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/19/2013 8:05PM

    What a great article! We were so wonderfully made!

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Music @ the gravesite for a homeless man.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I've gotten this via email before..but copied it from Facebook today. Again, wish I could share the picture, too.

"As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauperís cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch.

I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didnít know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like Iíve never played before for this homeless man.

And as I played ĎAmazing Grace,í the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, ďI never seen nothiní like that before and Iíve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.Ē

Apparently, Iím still lostÖ"

  
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LYN-EDWY 4/19/2013 7:52PM

    That's a good one. emoticon

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PICTUREME40 4/19/2013 7:03PM

    Just what the Doctor ordered. Thanks I needed that.
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CELEST 4/19/2013 11:53AM

    Too good.. emoticon

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TATTER3 4/19/2013 8:35AM

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ONLYTEMPORARY 4/18/2013 10:46PM

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POSITIVEPAULA8 4/18/2013 9:24PM

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DETERMINED_ME 4/18/2013 7:48PM

    Thanks for sharing! That is funny!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 4/18/2013 7:46PM

    That is FUNNY

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