YOUR PERMISSION SLIP

YOUR PERMISSION SLIP

Recent lesson learned— THERE IS IMMENSE POWER IN WRITING YOURSELF A PERMISSION SLIP. 

I had never considered needing a permission slip. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But as I listened to a new book on the flight to Mexico that’s exactly what the author recommended. 

I listened to Brene Brown share how she had the idea one day to write herself a permission slip to be happy, and how much POWER she felt in that. 

Upon hearing this, I immediately...

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WHATEVER IT TAKES

WHATEVER IT TAKES

“Mom, do you have any work that needs to be done around the house? Would you consider hiring me to come deep clean, or complete some scrapbook pages so I could earn some money?”
When we first moved to Idaho Falls we were just coming off our bankruptcy. We were getting by on a month to month basis. But vacations? Out of the question. 
I remember when our 5 year anniversary was approaching in 2010 I wanted to do SOMETHING to celebrate. 
Five years of marriage - kind of a big deal! 
I figured the ONLY way we’d be able to do ANYTHING was for

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CHILDREN ARE IMITATORS

CHILDREN ARE IMITATORS

I saw this quote tonight and now I'm thinking over this crazy little journey of life. I guess that will happen if the kids are busy watching a movie on a road trip and I'm left with quiet time. Lol. 

But this quote is very very true. In fact, the reality of this is what snapped me out of my life funk! 💫

You guys know I first became acquainted with depression as a kid in sixth grade. It was a constant companion for over a decade to follow...

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A FEELING THAT I'M ACTUALLY LIVING!

A FEELING THAT I'M ACTUALLY LIVING!

Ya know what?  

It feels pretty dang good to get to dinner time, start winding down from the day, and feel like I got a freaking lot DONE.  💫

I so appreciate that feeling of ACCOMPLISHMENT!!  🏆 #internalsatisfaction 

Prolly cuz as a new mom there were many days I got to the end of the day and felt so defeated, like "Did today even matter??" "Did I do anything that really made a difference?"

And it's not cuz...

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10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

10 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME

Ten random things/quirks you might not know about me….

1️⃣  I have a leopard print purse. Leopard sandals. Leopard wallet. And several leopard print shirts. Apparently when I see leopard print ANYTHING it’s a cue to my brain to make a purchase.  🐆

2️⃣  I am on a purple nail kick right now.  💜

3️⃣  I have about three necklaces I rotate between. This B necklace being one of them. 

4️⃣  Hoop earrings have been an obsession of mine since college. Don't tell me if it's out of style...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTATION

THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLEMENTATION

When I was in 6th grade I became acquainted with depression. When I was 21 years old I hit my peak of depression and landed myself in a mental hospital on suicide watch.  
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Joyful topic, huh?!  😉
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I’m only sharing that today cuz in my Insta stories this morning I shared some of the supplements I take that have been helpful for my mood & energy. After a couple messages received there, I felt compelled to share this book. “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”.
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Friends, depression is a very real thing. Being sad is...

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LEARN, GROWN & BECOME REFINED

LEARN, GROWN & BECOME REFINED

You’ll have to forgive me, but I’m a little introspective on therapy days. #aintnoshameintherapy 
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But after consoling my little girl I just felt a big insight into how God must feel with ME.  
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You see, Phoebe just came home from school today quite upset. There’s a fundraiser starting at her school, and from what I’m understanding there was a school assembly to kick off the fundraiser. They showed the kids all the prizes they were giving away, and gave a few of the kids some prizes.  
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Phoebe apparently

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UNCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL

UNCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL

The last few days my workout routine has consisted of….

🖐🏼finger strengthening exercises when I give my mom foot and leg massages. 

💪🏼 a small amount of upper body strength movements as I support my mom when she needs to get out of bed and walk to the bathroom. 

and I’ll stretch to count walking around a grocery store, preparing a few meals, and tidying up my parent’s house as exercise.  😹

Unless I can also count watching my mom’s physical therapy movements as exercise 🤣 that about sums up the extent of exercise I’ve done this week. lol

It’s kind of cool when it feels WEIRD NOT working out for the last three days. Who would have thought?!!

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THE 9 INCH PAN MENTALITY

THE 9 INCH PAN MENTALITY

Have you ever heard the story of the nine inch frying pan mentality?  

Here's the story......

A man walks up to a friend who is fishing. This friend has already caught several small fish, and then catches the BIGGEST fish of all, a real whopper.  

The man is surprised to see his friend immediately throw the giant fish back into the lake. 

"What are you doing? Why did you throw that fish back? It's clearly the best catch of the day!"

To switch the man replies ...

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THE POWER OF CURIOSITY

THE POWER OF CURIOSITY

Not gonna lie, I feel good knowing my kids watch me workout cuz they will grow up with the belief that exercise is JUST WHATCHA DO.  

I grew up thinking exercise was what people did only when they wanted to lose weight. So I worked out here & there. I sought out healthier food options SOMETIMES, but only if I was feeling a little fluffy.  🚶🏼‍♀️

But one day that all changed. Thanks to ---

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THIS MADE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE

THIS MADE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE

"Brigitte, how do I find the motivation to actually stick with my workout plan and make fitness a habit?"

Well friend, take it from me- do NOT try to motivate yourself with shame.  🙅🏻

The whole "oh my gosh I look terrible in these jeans I need to pull my ISH together" self talk just doesn't work.  

Listen, I use to think if I hated myself badly enough it would motivate me to make changes. [This went for everything in my life, not just health & fitness.]

Welllllll it doesn't work.  

But there was a mental shift when I was...

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WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

Before starting my own business my life credentials included:

- Getting kicked out of BYU for poor grades, told I couldn’t come back for at least five years since I repeatedly earned poor scores.  
- 2 years of working as a waitress at Denny’s & Applebee’s.  
- A long history of depression
- Small network. 250 Facebook friends and zero knowledge of how social media worked. I legitimately thought Instagram was ONLY a filter app! NO CLUE it had a social media component.  

----- yea, not the best resume...

But it really doesn't matter where you start …… what matters is

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IS FEAR OF BEING JUDGED KEEPING YOU FROM LIVING YOUR DREAM LIFE?

IS FEAR OF BEING JUDGED KEEPING YOU FROM LIVING YOUR DREAM LIFE?

I can’t help but wonder…… how many have given up on their dreams to follow a perceived socially accepted path?

I have a new coach training starting, so today I’ve been connecting with ladies who are ready to learn how to build their own Beachbody business. And I hear their fears of society’s judgements. 

Was *I* worried what people would think of me for doing something unconventional?

Truthfully, YEAH… I think that’s pretty normal! 

But it got old real quick. I could see I was giving away pieces of MY integrity in hopes of gaining approval from others. 

Here’s what I figure……

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