Shifting Gears!

No, I didn’t go out and buy the car of my dreams!  It is a beauty though, isn’t it?  1972Truly, what red-blooded girl doesn’t want a 1972, Eggplant Purple, GTO Judge?  Four on the floor, I can hear that engine purrrr, baby, purr.  But, alas, and alack! Today’s blog post isn’t about my dream car.
My blogs focus mainly on healthy living, inside and out.  In my mind, there are very few things more important then being healthy and fit.  I simply love my fit quickie exercises, and if you’ve not tried them out, you really should.  Often times I slip, and just don’t do them, and then I start back in, and am always amazed at how quick and powerful they really are.  Lani produced fast, quick exercises designed for busy women (and men)!  No matter where you are in life, a new mother, a grammie like I am, stay at home, business women, self-employed, those short bursts of exercises do the trick!

Of course, I always do mention pure, safe and beneficial skin care coupled with pure, safe and beneficial wellness, but, again, neither are the focus of todays’ blog post!

What am I talking about? My earring lady.  That is how I refer to her.  She refers to me as, ‘uhoh, here comes Laura with some crazy designs, I need a paper bearring1ag to breathe into’ customer.  Linda (that’s her name) makes fantastic jewelry!  I simply LOVE her earrings.  They are the best!  I mean, really, check these out! Aren’t they just drop dead gorgeous? Look at these hoops! I have an orange pair and a blue/green pair.  Without counting, I can easily say I have twenty pairs of earrings made by Linda. I never really was an earring wearer, until I won a drawing for a gift certificate from her.  The timing of that was earring2a total God thing.  It couldn’t have come at a better time in my life.  (sniff, sniff).  Linda has taken my ideas and brought them to reality.  I’ve asked her to match the color of a dress, and she has done so with ease.  (or hyperventilating).  I have sent her pictures of yarn colors for sweaters I have made for me, and she matches those perfectly! Just look at these beauties!
Here is a picture of a few from my personal stash. DSCF0112I must say, that Linda sure has an eye for color.  I send her links to dresses, and she comes up with earrings.  She customizes pretty much anything she has for me.  My ears are sensitive, so she is careful as to which metal closures to use.  I have hired her for color specific pieces for Christmas gifts, birthdays, etc. She also made a set of drinking glass markers for me, customized of course.

I highly recommend you spend sometime on her etsy shop.  However, before I forget, I have a coupon code for you!  On all your purchases you can receive 10% off your entire order! Just use this code: laurabeck when you are ready to check out.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I promise to be back the next time with more thoughts on pure, safe and beneficial health and wellness,

Until next time,
Laura ~ feel free to contact me
lgbeck59@gmail.com

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Except for Monday ~

which was never good anyway
Tuesday I get a little sideways
Wednesday I feel better just for spite
Thursday and Friday take too long
Before I know it, Saturday’s gone
But it’s Sunday now and you can bet that I’m alright ~ Lorrie Morgan

Okay, Laura – again, what is your point? Perhaps you read one of my blog posts entitled, I wasn’t going to go.  Or, perhaps you didn’t!  I thought I would take a few minutes and just bring it back to memory.  A quick summary of that, is simply ~ what is stopping you?  What is stopping you from (make your own list) exercising; purchasing more healthy groceries; getting more sleep at night; bathe the dog.  Whatever may be on your list.  Do you own your own business?  What drives you?  What keeps you motivated?  How do you get over that slump?

The words to the song above are resonating in my head lately, because they are true, and can be applied to so many areas of our lives!  For me, being my own boss, I have to get over that slump.  Being my own boss means getting past ‘Monday’, which is never good anyway, then Tuesday, I get a little sideways.

Last week I placed business cards in front of me, making decisions as to when I would call each one, reasoned out that ‘Monday’ isn’t a good day, as it is the beginning of the workweek, Tuesday I have x y z to do – therefore, ‘that’ isn’t a good day either, and before I knew it, it was Sunday, and I had accomplished very little.

I really do love what I do.  I 100% enjoy sharing about products that are prepared with YOUR health in mind.  It makes my day to have the opportunity to watch people gather information and see them make changes that can transform their life.  I 100% enjoy sharing with men and women alike, how with small, simple changes can greatly improve their overall well-being.

Honestly, this blog today is simply a reminder for myself.  So, call it a journal if you will.  A reminder to myself that a week can go by and I’ve done nothing to enhance my business,

Yet, I can make a bazillion excuses.  The above statement is so true, when we TRULY want something, NOTHING can stop us.

I love this journey I am traveling!  I love being with a company that believes in TRUTH and transparency in our skin care, and is on a mission to change the industry!

Growing in grace,
Laura Beck ~
lgbeck59@gmail.com

 

Say NO! to GMO’S!

This past week I’ve chatted with a facebook friend about microwaves, Monstanto and most recently, GMO’s.  Define, GMO – okay, Genetically Modified Organism.  Okay, so – big deal. Sadly, it is a big deal.  It is a big deal because there are companies out there that feel ‘shooting up’ our food is ‘good’ for us.

Okay, so – I just literally deleted four paragraphs of goobledeegock.  Seriously.  The bottom line is:

You can google GMO’s and why they are bad for you – you don’t need me to re-iterate all that is available on line.  It is all there ~ I am thrilled that we are watching COUNTRIES say NO! to GMO’S!!
As always, email me ~
Laura Beck
lgbeck59@gmail.com

I wasn’t going to go,,,,

really.  Actually, I wasn’t going to make the phone call.  Nope. I wasn’t.  I looked at my week and thought nope.  Not. gonna. do. it.  Whuu?? Laura, you can be so confusing!

On Thursday, my daughter called me with a phone number of a Massage Therapist.  There was an event scheduled for Sunday, from 1-4.  First of all, I seriously work HARD to keep Sundays’ vacant of activity.  It is The Lord’s Day, and I make every effort to honor that.

I made the call.  The Massage Therapist was thrilled to have me join a group of other vendors at her small event.

Okay.  I went.  Before I share the results, let me tell you ‘why’ I went.  My very good friend, Lani Muelrath, posted a comment on her Facebook page the other day ~ it went like this: When ‘you’ stop stopping yourself ‘you’ become unstoppable.

That really hit me between the eyes.  As an example, here is a picture of Lani, (shared with her permission) .  This is a ten + year journey for her. Had she stopped herself, physically she would not be were she is.  Nor would she ever had become the mentor of so many on an international, internet level. Or, of at least one.  Me.  She has truly become an inspiration to me.

I encourage you to click on the link on my side bar to check out her extraordinarily powerful, one of a kind, fit quickie exercises.  I love them.

However, back to my title.  I didn’t want to go.  But, I did.  This is why.  I have a list.  I refuse to call it a bucket list ~ because bucket lists seem to imply something you will do before you die.  While that may be true, I am going there while I’m living, and enjoying life.  As a matter of fact, it is slated for next summer. Where is there?  There is Scotland, more specifically, Stirling Castle.  I shall also roll in the heather upon my visit to the Scottish Highlands.  Bannockburn.  Several places in-between.  However, to accomplish this goal, I must continue to press on with my business.  I absolutely LOVE what I do, but, sometimes, ya know, you get tired, you want a day off.  BUT!!!

When you STOP STOPPING YOURSELF, YOU BECOME UNSTOPPABLE is now forever in my head.

So, I went.  The result?  Business partners coming on next week.  Presentations booked.  Additional Business partners in September.  What if I had STOPPED myself?  Life is good my friends, So, I ask you, are you stopping yourself?  Or, will you become UNSTOPPABLE?

(Disclaimer; typically I have my blogs proofread for grammatical errors, etc., however, today you are treated to ‘shoot it from the hip’ writing!)

Blessings, my friends!
Laura Beck,
lgbeck59@gmail.com

 

Hmm, todays’ brain meanderings ~

Have taken me back to exercise.  As I’ve mentioned before I’m a huge fan of Lani’s series of exercises which she has so succinctly named Fit Quickies .  Recently I added her #9 and #10 into my routine.  Stand up Seat and Leg Plays respectively.

#10 – Leg Plays is simply amazing.  It literally can be done in 3 minutes anywhere.  Simple leg pumps – up and down for a few repetitions.  The airport, standing in line at the grocery store, anywhere.  Rather simple, yet, with proper stance, etc., this baby truly works – amazing muscle stimulator.

#9, Stand up Seat was giving me just a bit of a run for my money.  Because of the positioning of the leg, along with the movement involved, small, short leg pumps was causing my hamstrings to contract.  Can we simply say, OUCH? Not just one leg, but, both.

I’ll try to give you a visual on this – you simply stand on one leg, with the other bent at the knee, and doing small pumps, lifting your heal to your bum.  There is more to it than that, but, there is your visual.

I had a choice to make, chuck it or contact Lani about it ~ which, was, of course, the choice I made.   She suggested I not lift my heal as far before starting the ‘pumps’.  What a wonderful suggestion! I can now do this exercise without any of that awful hammy pull.

All of her Fit Quickie exercises are such great target exercises focusing on small, quick bursts that go deep into the muscle.  Number 10, Leg Plays is quickly becoming my favorite.  Not only does it work deep into the muscle it truly invigorates you to continue on ~ great warm up exercise.

To date, my financial investment in Lani’s Fit Quickies have been the best for my overall exercise routine – you can easily get yours by using the link on my page!  Along with that, she is a terrific cheerleader and coach!

I am always excited to see what Lani has in store for us!

Growing in Grace,
Laura Beck
lgbeck59@gmail.com
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What did you wear to work today?

I wore my sandals.  I wore my sandals because I can.  Though I don’t ever consider what I do ‘work’.  I like to look at it as educating, I LOVE educating women (and men) about safe,  skin care.    While it is vital to our health to make sure what we put IN our bodies is safe, it is also as important to know that what we are putting ON our bodies is safe. 

That is why, today, I could wear my sandals!  Crazy reasoning, I know, but, since my ‘job’ involves me bringing that education to your home, I can wear my sandals.  As spring approaches, I’m thinking of my wardrobe for this education to you, capris, or a sun dress, depending on the weather, sandals, of course! I love what I do!  Not only is it rewarding in that the information is priceless, the income potential is truly what you want it to be.   I am blessed to be a part of a vibrant, growing skin care company whose focus is on ‘knowing what’s inside’ all of your personal skin care products.

Please take a few minutes and browse my site, and by all means, watch the video –
http://laurabeckbeautycounter.com

Growing in Grace,

Laura Beck
lgbeck59@gmail.com