Hello Everyone! I hope each and everyone is maintaining their goals on their #JourneyToBetter Phase 3 challenge, and if you are just starting out I hope you have put together your vision boards w/ action plans and have your accountability partners in place to help you along the way!
By now you all know that I too have been on my own journey to better phase 3 challenge and much like phase 1 for me, this includes not only mental, emotional & spiritual detox and cleansing but also physical as well. So far I have gotten extremely close to my Goal weight, but of course we all know how we when reach one milestone it encourages you to keep going. I am no different I have lost 50 pounds since beginning my journey however I am now toning and doing other core exercises to reach my overall goals. But even with that being said I absolutely LOVE the results. Not only in a physical sense but because for every pound lost in physical weight was 2-3 pounds of weight released, emotionally, mental & spiritually. So I am really excited and proud of myself for making the decision to be healthy overall for me. Now let me say this, IT was NOT overnight, NOR was it easy breezy, this took work as anything long-lasting does. So if you are currently battling with your transition and you are not sure if it is actually worth it, TRUST me it is! You are not in this alone, you have thousands of supporters and so many need you reach your goals , so you can be an example to others that anything is possible. Besides you need to prove to yourself that everything is possible.
So we are on Day 23 of Phase 2 Journey to Better Challenge, and so far the main focus has been on Mental, Emotional,& Spiritual health. Reason being is so many focus on the outer results and miss the key elements resulting in yo yo dieting and not many results that last beyond the moment you are in. This journey is about sustaining lasting results, and this is only obtained when you work on the inside out. Releasing baggage that holds you captive. Once these things are dealt with you are able to stick to the goals you set and achieve the ultimate results. Now many are confused on what being healthy really means. Is it your size jeans, is it the size of your hips, bottom or chest. Not quite. being healthy is not based on your outer appearance alone. Although in most cases it is a clear indication of unhealthiness, what determines your overall health are the maintenance of your inner self. Below are some things to check and gain control over to ensure overall better health!
We are Now On Day 7 Of Journey To Better Phase 2!I am beyond Excited! You should be happy for yourself! Trust me this journey is not by any means easy, I mean who said completely cleansing yourself inside and out would be?
I know you thought It would be all about just working off fat and toning huh! LOL. Well it all depends on how you look at it, internally you are filled with toxins, fat, and so much more and what you see outwardly is a mirror of that. So the only way to obtain life changing results and completely change your habits, you must first change your perspective and get to the reason you ended up in this stage of your life in the first place. So detox is definetly a body cleanse,however its includes the total body, inside and out. Once you have clear understanding on what needs to change, you will Continue reading “Journey To Better Phase 2- Day 7- Put It All Into Perspective, & Evaluate Progress.”→
Lets face it, we have goals we want to achieve and things we desire to have in life but there are a few things holding us back. Old Hurt, old baggage from childhood, anger issues, lack of self-control, lack of organizational skills, no actual plan of how to work towards the goals you want set, home is chaotic, lacking stability, old traditions, phone log full of too many ” In case of people” You know the ones, you call in case you are drunk texting,or in case you are bored, or in case you wanna gossip, etc so on. Not that these things feed into your life to assist in growth, but because they “Fill”your life to take up the empty space you can’t figure out within yourself to actual address. Those are stand by drainers. As dysfunctional as they may be , and no matter how miserable you may be around them, you can’t get enough. Well this is the reason you cant become who you are destined to become, because you refuse to release the ties that bind you to you a comfortable place. You would rather be around and within familiarity oppose to adapting to the unfamiliar because it seems more relatable. Imagine how much better you would feel if you actually achieved the things you say you want to do. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Well let me give you some tips that helped me, I wont act as if it was easy because it was not, but it was necessary and worth it!
Change your perception of who you think you are– You have to get rid of the programmed thoughts on what you think you know about yourself, because until you do, you will only be able to go as far as your mind allows.
Today is day 3 of the Journey to Better Cleanse & detox Challenge, and as ive stated before the original Journey to better for me was a very very personal one. I didn’t share much of my journey partly because i didn’t realize it was one, I just knew that I was in such a very dark place, full of heaviness and in a place of numbness. I had lost myself. The world on the outside could see nothing was wrong, but i knew. So i made the decision to shut everyone out, and really dig deep. I wrote out all my goals, dreams, fears and began the process of finding myself from inside out, I went through an entire process of detox, and during this time I had just completed filming for Our Documentary, and after doing so many interviews, and speaking to young girls, i realized through my hurt, fears, disappointments and so much more I had found my my purpose. I had the gift of reaching people, helping people feel empowered, but there was just one issue…..I hadnt yet mastered the art of self, and this left me incomplete and broken. I went on a journey that spanned over 6 months, I changed my eating habits, worked out, Continue reading “Journey To Better Phase 2- Day 3- Embrace The Power In Being A Woman : Why KeKe Palmer Makes Us Proud to Be A Woman.”→
I know, it seems like a very egotistical thing to do based on “normal” standards right? Well that whole thought process is all wrong! You see the reason we end up in horrible relationships, have horrible finances, indecisive when it comes to career choices, unhealthy mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically, is because of failing to commit to YOURSELF. You have no idea what you like, Continue reading “Journey To Better Phase 2 : Day 2- Commit to YOURSELF!”→
Many know KEKE Palmer as an Actress, singer and for those who know her personally or follow her on social media know that she is very vocal about her views, emotions and vulnerabilities as a woman. KeKe has been in the industry for years however she has always been the girl next door type of woman who you feel so comfortable with and are eager to hear what she has to say. Recently she was given the opportunity that this generation has needed and never seen, we haven’t had a show even close to this since BET launched Teen Summit over 15 years ago. KeKe’s new show is a breath of fresh air, unbiased, honest conversations geared towards channeling the thoughts and experiences many young adults face on a daily. Making History as the Youngest African American woman to have her own talk show on a major network, she is definitely taking the world by storm and creating a platform for people to own their identity and create the life they truly desire. This show is a must see for all ethnicities, generations, and genders! Released on 06/30/2014 you can stay tuned weekdays 4pm on Bet!
I have consciously not spoken publicly about the above controversy or “Views” regarding what has now become the “To HAVE” topic of discussion as of late, Because for one my opinion is a strong one, and as any time i speak i choose to speak from an authentic place, and two I look at it in a totally diverse way when approaching. I don’t have I what I like to call a ” Converting syndrome” which is the mentality that many unknowingly operate from. Its the mentality that once they “feel” view” or believe a certain way or thing, & once they share those, feelings, views or beliefs with other’s that the other person should suddenly agree or believe it as well. And if they don’t, Well, it changes their perspective of the person and suddenly they are no longer able to coexist. Which you see so often, with religion, culture, social status etc. For example, let say you have a friend you have never had a discussion with about marriage. Now, YOUR belief is you should marry before children or marry before you live together, now unbeknownst to you, your friend doesn’t believe that marriage is the ultimate gratification for showing you love someone. Prior to this conversation you thought the world of this friend you felt this friend was the wisest person you knew, BUT once you Continue reading “Beyonce ,Baby Blue Ivy, The Controversial Debate over Her Hair & The Message It REALLY Sends!”→
In the last few months, so many have asked me about mentoring. And even though it is the basis of what i do, I felt that on a wider platform it would be awesome for me to create an audio series , filled with advise, encouragement and tips for daily living, creating a brand, health and fitness etc! And to my surprise it was a huge success! I didn’t realize how much people loved to hear me talk lol. No seriously, Every Sunday i would send over 150 people an email link with that Sunday’s class, and sometimes people would email me if for whatever reason I missed one. SO classes where for 4 weeks and based on the turnout people really liked it! 🙂 which im excited about! In anticipation of my debut Book, Ive decided to share with you all the classes that those people where able to experience and I hope it helps you as much as it has helped them! Let me know your thoughts ( Im sure you will ) 🙂 #B.Michavery
In life you have a choice, either conform to who “THEY” want you to be, Or ” Create” Who you are destined to be. In writing my book, I can not lie It has been several moments of me feeling like UH OH HECK NAW! ( In my real Texas twang) lol. I don’t know if i want to say that, or should i really discuss this because Im sure people will be misinterpreting and coming up with their own reasoning about the “WHY’S, WHEN’S AND HOW’S OF MY LIFE” ) LOL. But I remembered back to when I needed to release things Continue reading “In spite of It All, I Chose Me”→