Day 52 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Funkville

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.  Action breeds confidence and courage.  If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.
~Dale Carnegie

Day 52 - 90

Have you ever had one of those days where everything seemed to be humming along just fine when {{BAMB!}} out of the blue you get hijacked by those obnoxious intruders also known as cruddy feelings?

Well, that describes my day today.  Talk about being blind-sided.  Just a few hours earlier I had a convo with Lara that had fired us both up as we talked about the future of Peace with Food and plans for the future.

Life was great!

Then came ThE HiJaCk.

I really don’t know what brought it on, but instantly I was transported to Funkville.  Ever been there?  I was overcome with ambivalent, vague, and LoUsY FeeLiNgS.

Is this really happening?  Just hours ago I was on a high and now I am feeling pretty low – no energy, no motivation, no spark whatsoever.

So I did the only thing I knew to do.  SaiD a PrAyEr and then RiPpEd It LiKe a BaNd-AiD.  Yes, I  got to work. There was no way I was going to let the Funk get the best of me.

And true to form, after awhile I realized that those crazy intruders were gone.  I was living life in color again.

Next time you encounter the hijack, why not give this system a try?  Or come up with your own.  Just find that something that helps you ExiT OuT Of FuNkViLLe.

Your Robynn

 

Take-Home Message:  Battle the funk with action.

P.S. For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

For the next post in this series click HERE.

 

 

Day 35 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Pursuit Mode

Day 35

Whew!  Life’s been challenging and sometimes you have to move from the PuRsUiT MoDe to survival mode.

That was me last week.

With everything going on – Dad’s situation and an over-extended schedule (that’s my fault but there’s a great lesson there – maybe sometime I can share) – I have had to put my goal of 1% Change On HoLd.  Not for long, but when your head is under water the only thing you care about is getting it above water and gasping for a breath.

That was me last week.  But now I am getting back on schedule and back to pursuing my 1% Change – focusing on the process of perseverance.

Back to pursuit mode.

Hashtag to self:  #backinthegame

Your Robynn

 

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

For the next post in this series click HERE.

 

Day 31 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Embrace the Moment

Day 31 JE

I’ve had a ReVeLaTiOn, an “Aha” moment and it is so good!

My response to trials and difficulties has been to try to get out of them as quickly as possible.  But I’ve come to realize that God’s right here in this hard place.  ThAt’s where HiS gRaCe iS for me.  So if I want to try to get out of this trial I’ll be on my own.  I won’t be where His grace and power are for my life. Journal

So, Girl, sit back and relax!  EmBrAcE tHiS pLaCe and this moment.  God’s got you here and this is where He is at.  .  .

There’s no other place I’d rather be!

DaY 31 PeRseVerAnCe RaTinG:  4

Hashtag to self:  #embracethemoment

Your Robynn

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

For the next post in this series click HERE.

 

Confessions of The Peace Coaches

I have a ConFeSsiOn.  You know Popeye’s famous line, “I’ve had all I can stands, I can’t stands no more.” . . . ?

Yep, that pretty much describes me.

A little over a week ago, Lara and I celebrated a big success – we published our book:  Peace with Food:  Eat What You Want. Never Diet Again.  Live a Happy Life.  A book that we had been working on for over three years.  That was a HuGE win for us.

But the thrill of victory, for me, was short lived because almost immediately after publishing our book I was jolted with this harsh reality:  although we had found the key to Peace with Food, I had No PeAcE with My TiMe and my schedule!  And I’m a Peace Coach!!

No Peace

It’s not for a lack of trying.  I have tried numerous time-management methods, to no avail.

And not for a lack of accomplishment.  I am a consummate tracker of my progress.  I journal and I track.  Have been doing so for years.  And I’ve accumulated a lot of checkmarks.

Give me a graph-paper notebook and it’s like giving a baby candy.  For some reason, checking those little boxes is SO very motivating for me to such a degree that I file away those checkoff lists so I can see all the things I have accomplished.

Motivating, yes, but satisfying in the deepest part of the soul, no.  In regards to my time and my schedule there is a nagging sense that I am far from my target.  That I am MiSsiNg SoMeThiNg.  As Bill Hybels would say, a holy discontent.

I want to go from successfully checking off my checkmarks to SiGniFiCaNcE and SouL SaTisFacTion.

So, what now?

The awesome thing, is that in our search for peace with food, Lara and I discovered that the principles we used are transferable to the rest of life!

So, back to the drawing board I go.  I’m embarking on a new journey.  This time, my focus is to find peace with my time and my schedule and here’s how I intend to do that by using the peace principles Lara and I discovered in finding Peace with Food:

1.) Know myself – I have been doing a lot of ReFleCtiNg and soul searching.  The first half of this post describes my discoveries to date.  I will continue to reflect and record throughout this journey

2.) Educate myself – I will be spending a lot of time in the next months and possibly even the next few years on this subject.  Here is some of what I plan to do:

  • Read John C. Maxwell’s new book, Intentional Living the  moment it comes out this fall!  I also plan on doing his 7- Day Experiment and 30-Day Challenge that coincides with the book.
  • Speak to my MenToRs about how they have found peace with their time and schedule.
  • Read other books on this subject.
  • Of course, I can’t leave out the GoD FacToR.  This will actually be my first go-to.  I’ll use what I call the PR36 Principle:  (Proverbs 3:6)

3.) Experiment – I will continually be experimenting with the input and insight I get from mentors and the books I read to see what works best for me.  I’ll also be trying some different systems such as Stephen Covey’s.

That being said, the most important thing is this: I don’t just want a new system, a new plan, or the latest and greatest technique that promises me that I will be able to get more done in less time.

No, I want something on the InSiDe Of Me To ChAnGe, specifically the way I look at my time, knowing that this life is very short and each moment that passes is one that will never come my way again.

Stay tuned. . . I’m a WoRk In ProGrEsS and I will continue to update you on my journey.  🙂

Your Robynn

 

 

Do you have peace with your time and schedule?  If so, please share!

Day 28 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} The Power of Progress Points

 

Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.
~Indira Gandhi

Day 28 - 90

Change can be slow.  Painfully slow.  But from time to time it’s good to take note of your PrOgrEsS PoiNts – all those little improvements you’ve made over an extended period of time that are so tiny, that if you weren’t intentionally looking for them you would miss them.

One progress point I have on the map is DriNkiNg H2O.  A little over a year ago I gave up diet cola which I miss greatly, but I did so, because it gave me severe headaches.  It took me years to finally kick the habit, but I did it.  And now I drink tons of H2O.

That was a huge progress point for me, but I also have many small ones such as drinking a cup of green tea with sweetener.

What say you?  What are your progress points – both BiG oNeS aNd SmAll OnEs?

Once you plot them you may be surprised to see that you are making progress.  If on the other hand, you realize that you aren’t making any progress, then why not begin today having a BiAs FoR aCtiOn?

Keep at your 1% Change and let’s make it a great day!

Hashtag to self:  #biastowardaction

Your Robynn

P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series click  HERE.

Day 23 – 1% Change {90-Day Challenge} Get Understanding

 

You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.  That is something you have charge of.
~Jim Rohn

Day 23 - 90

Today is a fresh start.  And I have a BriGhT OutLooK.  🙂

I’m at a conference, in Atlanta, where I am becoming a Certified Human Behavior Consultant by one of mentors, Dr. Robert A. Rohm.

One of the things that I have heard Dr. Rohm say over and over is, “AbOvE aLL eLsE, get understanding.”  This training is teaching us how to UndeRsTaNd OuRseLvEs aNd OtHers.  I’m hoping I can use this incredible wisdom and apply it to Peace with Food.

As I think about this statement, “Above all else, get understanding.”, I realize that HeReIn LiEs tHe SeCrEt to Peace with Food – Get Understanding.  Until you understand yourself and your relationship to food, your body, the scale, and your thoughts on this subject, as well as how to Follow Peace, you can never experience Peace with Food.  It really is that simple.

I have come to learn that the more understanding I have, the more peace I have.

Hashtag to self:  #getunderstanding

Your Robynn

 

 

 

(P.S. You are seeing a snapshot of my life taken earlier this summer.  For the previous post in this series CLICK HERE.)

 

The Big Day: Our Book Is Now Available!

Today is the big day! Our book, Peace with Food, is now available online (click book below):

buy the book

Many of you may have been surprised to hear that we wrote a book about our struggles with food, body image, and weight.

For years we have felt called to be the voice for individuals who have the same struggle. This is a very common challenge, but one that is rarely talked about because—let’s face it—it can be awkward, humbling, and embarrassing.  People always joke at needing to “lose a few more pounds” but the conversation ends there. Don’t you agree?

We became so tired of comparing ourselves to other women, feeling tormented by  our favorite foods,  always starting a “Monday” diet, and being chained to the scale. Thankfully, God brought us together and, because of our honest discussion in this life-long battle, we were able to write this book.

Aug22Release

Peace with Food shares all of our personal struggles, how we overcame them, and all the tools and guidance to help others share this same victory. It explains what our lives look like now and how we are able to live in peace. No more diets. No more rules. Weight Lost. Best of all…peace.

We committed 4 years to this book for one simple reason: to help people.  We want to initiate the conversation that can help set people free. Please give others that voice by passing this on. You never know what life you are changing by one simple click. Be the person that can make a difference for someone else…we’ll love you forever for it 🙂

May Peace Be With You Always–
The Peace Coaches

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BOOK TESTIMONIALS:

“Let me first say I loved loved LOVED the book. Reading it and the personal connection…I felt like they were speaking the words I couldn’t find to explain on my own. I really like how opposite the two of them are (one loves exercise vs. the other dislikes it, for example) to show that it works for everyone. They gained my trust immediately bec”ause I could tell they were normal people, just like me. They are not extreme exercisers or experts in nutrition. They are everyday Moms who have found peace with food and are passionate about teaching others to do the same. I felt like each personal connection was clearly speaking to me. I would read, and in my head, say comments like: “oh yes! How did she know? That one read my mind!”
-Joe-Shane Vondracek​

“The analogies to real world situations were great. The concepts are awesome and I can honestly say that it has changed how I look at food and dieting.” -Lacy Neal

“I have talked to many people about the book! I feel like it has changed my life :)” -Misty Deeds

“I like that this is not a diet book but a way to be mindful of what we eat and how it makes us feel.” -Megan Griffins

“I love it and every time I read it I thought of a ton of people that need the book NOW! I think you ladies are awesome and I loved reading your story at the beginning. I felt an instant connection with you both. ” – Sommer Tucker​

“I haven’t ever had peace with food and I didn’t even know it until this book made me realize it.” ~Anonymous

“Most diet books tell you what to eat but never dive into the side that really matters for sustained loss and change—the mindset—the reasons why we eat how we eat. Peace with Food goes into all of that WITHOUT telling you what to eat and still have success!” Siobhan Burch​

“As a former high school and collegiate wrestler, I know the frustration and the sea of negative emotions on the road to losing hundreds of pounds only to gain them back…plus more. I only wish this book were available years ago, because it provides many easy-to-use and practical tools that you can start using today to get permanent results. I highly encourage you to read this book now and choose the path that leads to: peace with food!”
–Bob Manard​

“PWF is unlike anything I have tried before. For the first time in my life I am getting to know myself, I am trying new foods, and finally finding food enjoyable. This is the easiest, most fulfilling plan I have ever tried. It’s not only helped me to make healthier food choices, I have found I am intentionally looking for peace in other areas of my life. I have stuck with this plan longer than anything I have tried in the past, and can say with confidence my life is richer in so many ways having found peace with food.” –Lisa Emma Collins​

“Peace with Food has filtered into other areas of my life. It really is that powerful.” -Wendy Hodges Taylor​

“The book title was like a life raft thrown to me just in time.” ~Candace Dale​

“This book made me realize this: That I don’t struggle alone. Not every strategy is for everyone. Don’t feel guilty and/or hang on to the guilt of what you do or don’t do.” ~Janelle Stukey​

“Peace with Food is a great approach to conquering your “Diet Dilemma”. No matter what your approach is to dieting Peace With Food is a great tool to help you stay focused on the root of real Transformation which is Peace. I recommend this book to anyone who is uncomfortable with diets, and exercise plans.”
~ Minister Dangerfield​

“I LOVED this book. As a guy who pays a ton of attention to health, it was very informative. BUT what I enjoyed the most was the PERSONAL side of the writers.” -Steve Murry