Step by step guide to changing your life.

WAHMYesterday’s post got me thinking. I said a lot about how getting frustrated, having those breakdowns, needing a break are all normal, human, parent emotions. You’re not alone in them. Make a plan.

But I didn’t give you any example of what I’ve done to help that. Not to say I don’t have my moments, yesterday was one of them. I’ve just found a way to bounce back and give myself some drive and something to work towards

Two things I wanted back when I decided I need a change was to be healthy and make more money. Two pretty common things. Who doesn’t want that?

So what can we do to achieve that? Here’s what I’ve started doing….

  1. Think of a hobby, any hobby. Something you do or want to start doing that you could possibly make money on. For me I started making wreaths. It started as me just wanting a cute fall wreath. I posted the finished product, which oddly enough I wasn’t happy with, and people loved it. People started sending messages asking if I could make one for them. I wanted more than though. So then I started posting on the FB sell sites and boom. Right now I have over a dozen wreaths to make, and at 60 bucks a pop it’ll be a nice little chunk of change. Once you generate a big enough stockpile, open an Etsy Store!
  2. Search WAHM jobs. This can be so overwhelming. There are thousands of options. For me though, things like Swagbucks, mystery shopping, survey sites weren’t worth it. Not saying you can’t make money with those options, but I wanted.. needed more. A few legit options that require minimal set up effort are iSoftStone, 3playmedia ($10 an hour!), Quicktate, Casting Words, and Transcribe Me. There is also LionBridge and Leapforce, these pay hourly as well!
  3. Blog! There are SO many ways to make money blogging. SO stinkin’ many. There’s Google Adsense in which you place ads on your website/blog and for every click you get a certain amount. Simple right? You won’t make millions off this, but if your blog gets enough traffic you’ll get some change in your pocket. Amazon Affiliate’s is another one. For certain products you can provide a link that will direct your traffic to their trusted website to the product you purchased from them. This is similar to Adsense. I place so many damn orders from Amazon. As a matter of fact I’ve placed 56 orders in the last six months. Embarrassing I know, but I use it for work too! That makes it better… right? Anyways, I highly recommend Saira over at momresource.com. She has been helping me from the get go and still does (I’m new to this whole game as well). Go check her out!
  4. Get Healthy. If you feel like shit and/or have no energy. You aren’t going to want to do any of the above. It’s not rocket science. You have to decide you are better than where you’re at if you want to change and if you’re not willing to change, you’re not in enough pain. I have lived by that rule for my entire life. This leads me into the next idea…
  5. ADVOCARE. This by far where the easiest and highest extra income comes from. If you’re rolling your eyes, you’re me 3 months ago. Believe me, I can’ t tell you how big of a joke I thought this whole “fad” was. Want to lose weight? Get off your ass and eat healthy! That had worked most of my life. Until it didn’t. I’ve always had a decent diet and been decently active. Never on any extreme end of the spectrum. But something changed and it just wasn’t working the way it had. This was a big turning point for me. I “gave in”. I risked $200 bucks and bought the 24 day challenge. Then I tried my first Spark and before I had even finished it I signed up to be a distributor. If nothing else, it would give me a good discount for future orders. The idea of making money off of it was obviously appealing as well. But to be honest, I was embarrassed. I was embarrassed to even be using the product. For a few reasons, a big one being how much I had shot it down for so long. Another is, that I needed help. I wasn’t losing the weight on my own like I wanted, I didn’t have the energy that I wanted, I wasn’t where I wanted to be financially. I needed a change and for me, that was embarrassing to an extent because it had meant what I had been doing failed. I hardly even told anyone that I had bought Advocare, and not a soul that I signed up as a distributor. I refused to use a local sponsor, because again, that would show I was a hypocrite and failed. So I looked around and found one online who has been just spectacular, she’s taught me all the tips and tricks. I had a few hiccups in the beginning, some huge personal things happened, so I am just recently getting back on track. My first 3 sales I made the $200 bucks I spent on the challenge back, my distributing costs, and some to put in my pocket. I had already profited and bumped up my discount! I used to work for a commission based company and they weren’t as good as this! Plus it was from my own home, my own hours! I told TWO people about this journey, just TWO and just like that, I made my money back. Even if you don’t want to use this as a new business venture, the health perks are undeniable. I lost 13lbs and 9 inches in 22 days! That was without adding exercise and with adding calories! If you go to my Advocare section, you can read more about it. I am not super strict with it, I still have a life and whiskey. But I truly do feel better and I get to control that. Come take a look at my advocare site, decide for yourself, but I promise the only thing you have to lose is weight and the baggage you carried up until this point. It is worth it. You are worth it. I am part of a HUGE group on Facebook for questions and support. If you sign up with me, I’ll email you ALL the resources you need!

As always, email me with any questions whiskeysippy@gmail.com or comment below!

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Back to the basics: Tips to a Healthy Lifestyle

Here we go peeps. You’ve decided you’re tired of being tired. You want to eat healthier without feeling like you have to give up EVERYTHING. Or maybe you want to start the infamous 24 day challenge. Kinda intense right?

I promise, it’s not. It’s actually way easier than I thought it would be. I hyped myself up BIG time and looking back it’s hard not to laugh.

So, while I’m sure I will think of more things along the way.. here’s a quick simple break down of what will make these 24 days breeze by..or if you’re smart how to make a permanent change totally doable. YOU GOT THIS!

  1. Shaker Bottle. 61jC+v6qnUL._SL1500_

I cannot express enough how this will make a WORLD of difference with Adovcare. I remember the first day of my first challenge pouring the fiber drink and just using a fork to stir. I knew that I had been duped and this would be the death of me. The vomit. Oh man. SO SO SO bad. Then move on to the Spark that everyone raves about.. mix it with a fork. What the hell was this shit?!?!? It was like I had clumps of playdough stuck to my teeth. THEN the meal replacement shake.. again, with the fork… SWEET BABY JESUS. It was like Satan himself created this shit. Day Two: Get the shaker, shake everything instead of forking it (that’s what she said). Smooth sailing guys. I’ll tell you what, click the link above and order a challenge, I’ll buy you a shaker myself 🙂

 

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Finding good substitutes are essential to making it through.You truly don’t realize all the added sugars, calories, chemicals etc you are consuming until you do something like this. The above condiments I have found to be lifesavers.

Garlic Expressions can be used as a salad dressing, but I used it more as a marinade. It has a kick ass fresh garlic flavor.

Girards Light Champagne dressing is honest to god, life changing. I’m a ranch girl. I lovvvve a good creamy homemade ranch. Generally, I avoid it, but haven’t ever been able to get super into a salad because well to be honest, it wasn’t doused in creamy calorie filled goodness. So naturally, find a dressing referencing booze and I’m in love. I could drink this shit. I could bathe in it.

Vegenaise is just the shit. I love me some mayo y’all. I’d use it on a slip in slide if it didn’t make my ass jiggle like a Nicki Minaj video. I truly, 100%, cannot taste the difference.

Braggs. Oh Braggs. I just can’t say enough good things about it. Same taste as soy, but not so salty that if tastes like your making out with a mermaid. Gives great flavor to just about anything. The other night I satueed some mushrooms in coconut oil and threw in some Bragg Liquid Aminos. Simple. Easy. Delish.

3. ConvenienceIMG_1789 (1)

Now, you can tell me all damn day to meal plan or you will fail at eating clean. It’s true. You’re more prone to rape a snickers if you don’t have anything handy in the heat of the moment. So what can we do to just forget about meal planning for a minute, cool our jets, and get the Nazi outta the kitchen? We have to find things that allow us to be spontaneous too otherwise we wouldn’t ever be able to leave the house. I found this gem of a salad while taking the beasts to Subway. DUDES. Even before changing my bad eating habits I loved me a good chopped salad. This was fab. First, it’s HUGE, you can add as much as you want (minus cheese and crappy meats). I threw in literally almost all the veggies they had (minus tomatoes, that shit is nasty), grilled chicken breast and then waited til I got home and added some of my champagne dressing. You could totally use vinegar and oil, or splurge and get one of their light dressing. If nothing else, while some things may add calories, they can be HEALTHIER calories. For instance, that big ass salad with a little bit of ranch is way better for you than opting for a sandwich instead.

4. Mung Bean Pasta916ANjLl+cL._SY679_

I tried to get on the spaghetti squash bandwagon. I’m not going to lie. It tastes like straight ass. I get get behind it. It does not taste like pasta! Now I won’t lie, I’ve only used the mung bean pasta a couple times and while the texture and taste are different, it’s SO much better than other subsitutes I’ve tried. Thing whole grain pasta. It’s obviously not the bleached enriched pasta that sticks to the deepest parts of our soul, it’s better for you and still tastes pretty damn decent. I’ll keep you posted on future endeavors with it.

5. Menus IMG_2052

Yup. Menus. Now, I won’t even act like I stick to this all the time. Also, that really is the type of shit I write all the time. I will never feel comfortable not adding booze to a menu, even if I have to adult and cross it off. I’m also the type of person that likes to go to the store once or twice (if needed) a week. If I shop for any more than that crap will go bad because I will veer from the menu and then my kitchen will smell like ass. So I plan a week at a time for meals throughout the week and usually hit up the store sometime on the weekend. I make a simple menu because I do work full time and time is never on my side. I know that a few days out of my week will be shit and I’m not going to feel like making some Julia Child masterpiece. If by the end of the day I get a wild hair up my ass and feel fancy, I’ll hit up the store and do it. Also any excuse to use this totally adorbs menu planner is a good one in my book! Click any of the highlighted menu buttons in this post to get your own!

 

To summarize, life’s about balance. Sometimes I do really well utilizing all these and in the heat of the moment I realize how much easier these things make my life. Other times I say fuck everything and I will have whiskey for dinner and quit my job and start stripping. There’s no sense in pressuring yourself into failing. Try it. stick to it for a bit, and if it doesn’t work try something else. Life’s not that serious peeps.

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Advolove

Good health has not been on my side for awhile now, but it’s been increasingly worse the last 6 months or so. I eat semi-clean. I don’t smoke. I don’t sit on my hiney all day. But when it really comes down to it those are the only two things I really do to benefit my health. SO I decided “fuck that”.

I wanted a change and I’m the type of person that’s all or nothing, in every single aspect of my life. I had dissed Advocare openly FOREVER.. but then the idea of a sudden, all in jumpstart to good health wasn’t sounding so bad.. I have always said, “just get off your ass and put down the damn chicken nuggets”. Boom, my intellectual words of wisdom. “Advocare is FULL of chemicals!”.. yes.. there’s some chemicals in there… but I promise there’s a shit ton more in that brownie batter blizzard you’re about to motorboat.

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Now THIS, is something you can motorboat. I want it in and around my mouth.

I started a few months ago, did a challenge, lost 13 lbs and 12 inches! Then life happened and I decided again that I was okay with feeling like shit and went back to intravenously taking in coffee, eating like a bird throughout the day, and motorboating blizzards at night. (“You motorboating son of a bitch, you!” Jeremy-Wedding Crashers)

So here I am. Back at it. Halfway through another challenge and two bags of potatoes lighter. Given, I’m still learning all the ropes of it, but I can truly say, I am enjoying every second of it. I feel better than I have in over a year. I don’t feel like a extra on The Walking Dead. I can think clearly. There’s no more exorcism’s at 5AM. I don’t feel like an all around asshole 20 hours out of the day. Stay tuned for before and afters!

 

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Also, please email me with any questions whiskeysippy@gmail.com!

 

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HOLY SHIT.

Holy. Shit.

You need a damn PHD to start a blog. It’s childproof! I feel like my 85 year old grandmother on Facebook right now.

“Set up your very own blog in less than five minutes!”.

Are you fucking kidding me?

NO. NO. NO.

You can possibly, maybe, figure out your 17 digit password which requires the following: 15 digits of said password in a language you have never learned, a scanned copy of dental records, putting up your first born child as collateral, and finalizing said password with a signature in blood witnessed via skype, in that five minutes  but be assured… You cannot create a blog.

I have no memory of the last 72 hours… I believe I blacked out with rage after I forgot 16 digits of my 17 digit password.

Cheers to my first blog post. HA!

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