When you were learning to walk, were you instantly up and running?
I'm betting not. I would bet that you fell down. Over and over and over again.
When you fall...you get back up. If you don't get back up then you're never going to learn.
You're never going to get to the place you are trying to go by sitting in the same spot where you fell down.
Whether your destination is getting that promotion, being a stay at home mom, getting a degree, starting a business, changing your body, changing your lifestyle, finding love or whatever your destination is, you're not going to get there if you stay down when you fall.
Get back up.
When you fall down you feel like you've failed. You feel defeated. You feel hopeless and like you're never going to get there.
But you will get there IF you keep trying. The path is a rocky one. Some rocks aren't stable and they wobble and move but you can keep going, trying different rocks, turning and sometimes you may have to take a step back to evaluate which way is going to get you wherever it is you want to go.
I've been there with wanting to change my body. I have wanted to lose weight and it's not been an easy path and it's hard and there are days I have wanted to quit and there are days I do quit. But I get back up.
I want a successful coaching business. I want to help people and be like the coaches who have helped guide me. I started down that path and I got lost. The different forks in the road got me lost and it got hard and I quit.
I'm getting back up.
It will be hard. I will fail. I will keep getting back up.
Anything you want in life is worth the work and worth fighting for.
"You will never know what it feels like to get to the end of this road if you don't stand back up RIGHT NOW and keep growing. We are not standing on a mountain top of successes. We are standing on a mountain built of failures. But we are standing on top of them instead of buried underneath them. Don't tell me you don't have it in you to want something more for your life. Don't tell me you have to give up because it's difficult." -Rachel Hollis
What are Super Shakes?
They are a meal in a glass.
A mix of protein and whole foods such as fruits, veggies and nuts.
Juice bars claim to have "healthy" shakes and smoothies but are often filled with sugar. Super Shakes are easy to make when you are short on time and are truly a high quality nutritious choice.
What you need
Chose 4-8 ounces of a liquid. Water, unsweetened milks such as almond, coffee, green tea, cow's milk are all great choices.
Protein powders not magic but they can be a great choice for your super shakes as they are convenient, taste good and high quality powders have nutrients that can keep you satisfied until your next meal. Whether you prefer whey, rice, pea, hemp or another source, look for powders that do not contain added colors, sugars and artificial flavors. If you can tolerate dairy, cottage cheese or great yogurt are great choices for your Super Shakes.
Berries, banana, apple, pineapple, mango....any fruit you like whether fresh or frozen can be a delicious addition to a Super Shake!
Spinach and kale can be added to your shake without adding flavor. Zucchini, cucumber, canned pumpkin, cooked sweet potato or any other vegetables are nutritious options.
Nuts, nut butters, flax seeds, avocado and coconut provide healthy fats and lots of flavor! Use 1-2 tsp or 1-2 thumb size portions, depending on your needs.
Blend it up!
After you have your ingredients put it all in a blender and blend that baby up! Pour it in a cup and you're set with a nutritious meal in a glass. You can top it with some shredded coconut, dark chocolate, granola or cinnamon for some added flavor and fun.
Remember...not all of these things are necessary. Add more veggies, use less fat, leave off the topper. Adjust to your nutritional needs.
Want a handy PDF Super Shake guide? Just click below ;)
Create your own and let me know what you try!