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Day 654: Day 4 :) Happy Holidays !

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Day 4 of my blogging streak!!

Wanted to thank you guys for being a part of my year this year! My SparkFriends are the best! I'm so lucky to have each and every one of you!

Tomorrow, my mom booked tickets in Chicago to see The Nutcracker on horseback! haha-probably will be pretty different :) All my siblings are going (I'm one of FIVE ;) as well as my two nephews (they are 8 and 2). It'll be quite the party!

I'm also teaching an orientation tomorrow at 9 AM EST for the SparkLive meetings...what are you guys thinking of them?

And now for my little shameless plug :) If you guys could, I'm trying to build up my "like" coaching page on Facebook :)..if you could head on over there, I'd really appreciate the support. I post motivational videos, articles, etc. for people trying to lose weight, gain confidence, and improve their life overall :) Growing the page keeps me motivated to continue learning...thanks guys!

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ROXYZMOM 12/22/2011 11:09PM

    Happy Holidays to you, too! I have loved your Live Meetings this year and am looking forward to them next year.

I hope you enjoy the Nutcracker, can't wait to hear all about it!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/22/2011 9:28PM

    emoticonon your streaking...enjoy the nutcracker

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BLAIRJ1 12/22/2011 8:44PM

    Happy holidays to you and the family girl! So happy and grateful you continue to be a part of my life!

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Day 653: Day 3 of my streak! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So today marks day 3 of my streak! I have been getting organized to gear back up for the new year. I'm back at my dad's. He has some work he needs to me do for him and the holidays are allllmost here so I figured I'd come home early (I only live like 45 minutes away). Hung out with my parents today and went furniture shopping. My dad needs to buy some new furniture..him and his girlfriend broke up and some of the furniture left with her when she moved out emoticon

I have been reading a lot! Makes me sooo happy :) I feel 10x better when I'm reading. I love learning new things!! I just picked up "Dance of Connection" by Harriet Lerner. I don't know if any of you guys have ever read "Dance of Anger" (they're both psychology/self-help books), but this is by the same author. VERY good! I highly recommend "Dance of Anger". It was so funny, when I was reading it, everyone who saw me reading it was like, " don't have an anger problem, you never get mad!" haha-and....that's a problem! haha. Because it's not that I never get mad, I just was taught growing up that when you are mad or upset..not to talk about it. The book talks about how to deal with anger instead of suppressing it (or doing the opposite and overreacting, if that's more like you). I realllllly enjoyed it and recommend it foooor sure :)

And now for a little shameless plug :) If you guys could, I'm trying to build up my "like" coaching page on Facebook :)..if you could head on over there, I'd really appreciate the support. I post motivational videos, articles, etc. :) Growing the page keeps me motivated to continue learning...thanks guys!

Have a great day! Day 4 tomorrow :)

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MELLYBEANS0919 12/21/2011 6:53PM

    I love to read too Lauren, my favorite way to relax. Thanks for the book suggestions, the anger one sounds right up my alley! If I could "like" your Facebook page again and again I would!

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ROMEOSMOM27 12/21/2011 6:21PM

    Sorry I don't have a facebook page but I do like you as a coach.

Comment edited on: 12/21/2011 6:22:15 PM

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ROMEOSMOM27 12/21/2011 6:20PM

    Thanks for the read

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Day 652: :) Day 2 of my streak! Some wedding reception pics :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hey there Sunshine! How are you guys today? :) I have been doing really well. I have been doing a ton of reading, which is nice because I had gotten away from it for a little while. I'm reading the book "Relax, You're Already Perfect"--which is a spiritual book by the founder of my coaching school. I really like it :). I also read a book on de-cluttering :). I need to get rid of essentially my whole entire room. haha. Not literally, but I seriously have so much STUFF I don't use :) How about you guys?

I think I'm going to re-start the 30 Day Shred. I was trying to do ChaLEAN Extreme every day..but on the weekends I travel and go back to my dad or mom's house. Kinda hard to bring like 100 pounds worth of weights back home ;). Much easier to bring 2 three pounders :).

I made my to-do list today...been feeling kinda overwhelmed lately (perfectionist in me ;) so I decided to stop setting long term goals for the time being and only focus on what I need to do right now. :) Of course, long term goals are always on my mind..but I'm not going to be doing too much planning for them for the time being. Probably a week or so :)

Went to a wedding reception this's some pics :)

I will talk to you guys soon :)

If you guys could, I'm trying to build up my "like" coaching page on Facebook :)..if you could head on over there, I'd really appreciate the support. I post motivational videos, articles, etc. :)

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DEBBIE19580 12/21/2011 11:49AM

    WEDDINGS ARE SOOOOO MUCH FUN. YOU LOOK BEYOND AWESOME!!!! HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS. :) :) :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/20/2011 11:15AM

    emoticonThat is a great way to look at things! Your pics are gorgeous!

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CUYLERAYERS 12/20/2011 11:11AM

    I am going to be getting rid of pretty much everything in my apartment. I am only taking with me what fits in my car because I am going to be moving in with my boyfriend. I am also just plain tired of lugging around stuff I don't need.

I am going to try setting short term goals starting in the new year. I think I always plan too big and never take the steps to get to the final goal.

I am going to start taking Sundays to plan for the week ahead. Figuring out meals and scheduling workouts!

P.S. REALLY loving those bangs!

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Day 651: Back to blogging :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

WHOOOPS! Haven't been doing my blogging! I have been so busy with work! I am back to my streak though! Can't believe I haven't blogged since December 1! :) I've been around though!

Gearing up for work this year! For those of you that don't know, I'm a weight loss coach so obviously January is going to be pretty busy for me :). I'm still aiming for work/life balance. Here are my areas of focus based on the areas of my life:

Mental: Plan 20 minutes/day
Spiritual: Read "Relax, You're Already Perfect"
Physical: 30 Day Shred
Emotional: Blog daily
School: Certification check list
Coaching: December 27 FREE teleclass: 9 Steps To Lose Weight, Gain Confidence, and Make 2012 Your Year of Vitality script (sign up to come to the teleclass here:
for 45 minutes, promotion for 15 minutes
De-Clutter: Book list/organization
Marketing: Get Clients Now! Program
Business: Foundation Course for Vitality Coaching

Seems like a lot probably :) But I work for myself from home. hehe. How are you guys doing?

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GREENEYES2020 12/19/2011 10:46PM

    Sounds great! I need to organize myself like that!

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LETMEBME 12/19/2011 8:34PM

    A throughly though out plan - as usual :)

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BELLALUCIA 12/19/2011 7:35PM

    You rock! Keep working hard and play harder, lol! I'm gonna be curling up with a book for the rest of the day. It's cold out in Cali!

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Day 632: Streakkkkking!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Just continuing my blog streak! My grandpa isn't doing so well :(. He's 86, so he's ready to go..but he's taken a turn for the worse. The worst part about it is that my dad won't really let any details go because he's scared he'll scare us. Kinda stressed about it. :(. Hope you guys are having a good night though!

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CAG931 12/3/2011 3:05PM

    My thoughts are with you and your family we just had my Grandmother pass and because I am in Arizona Dad didn't really tell me much because Grandma was in PA. It stinks but its just there way of trying to protect us I guess. I hope things get better either way your grandfather will be fine in the end.

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STARR3575 12/2/2011 12:18PM

    Hi Lauren, So sorry about your grandpa. You and your family are in my thoughts. Keep doing your meditation and it will help with stress. It's better to prevent it before it gets any worse. You can email me if you need to talk.
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LOOZINITNOW 12/2/2011 7:38AM

    Praying for your family Lauren!

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MELLYBEANS0919 12/1/2011 11:13PM

    Aww Lauren, so sorry about your grandpa. I hope your dad is able to tell you what is going on. I've had that with my parents where they do not want to hurt me/scare me and withhold info which makes it worse.
Thinking of you!!

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LJCANNON 12/1/2011 10:53PM

    emoticonPraying for you and your family!!

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PASTORMIKE7 12/1/2011 10:28PM

    The family and you are in my prayers!!!!

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