You Deserve To Be Empowered To Take Control!

Diabetes Is Not Your Destiny & I Can Help

 

You Deserve To Be Empowered To Take Control!

 Diabetes Is Not Your Destiny & I Can Help 

 
Empower Me!

You Deserve To Be Empowered To Take Control!

 Diabetes Is Not Your Destiny & I Can Help 

 
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EDUCATING YOU ABOUT PRE DIABETES

For people diagnosed with pre-diabetes who need answers, feel confused and out of control, Leslie Harrington helps you to realise diabetes is NOT your destiny. Unlike others who treat high blood sugar with medication or casually suggest a low carb diet and “watching” your sugar intake, Leslie shows you how to take control and recognise this can be the magic window of opportunity to turn it all around!

Resilience Is Misunderstood

My first impression was always a person that was tough, could handle anything, bold, stoic, and always comes out winning. What I learned of this idea is that it is overly simplistic and doesn’t capture the true complexity of what makes a person resilient.

Don’t get me wrong – resilience is a HUGE aspect of getting through life. It is a quality that all of us must utilize to truly learn and grow from pain and experience. But, resilience alone will not lead to true healing.

Let me explain.

The definition of resilience as it is listed in Merriam Webster Dictionary explains it as:

  1. The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.

  2. An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

My first impression was always a person that was tough, could handle anything, bold, stoic, and always comes out winning. What I learned of this idea is that it is overly simplistic and doesn’t capture the true complexity of what makes a person resilient.

Don’t get me wrong – resilience is a HUGE aspect of getting through life. It is a quality that all of us must utilize to truly learn and grow from pain and experience. But, resilience alone will not lead to true healing.

Let me explain.

The definition of resilience as it is listed in Merriam Webster Dictionary explains it as:

  1. The capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress.

  2. An ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change

3 CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO CRUSH YOUR GOALS

If we could survive on intentions and desire alone, everyone would feel & look exactly like they wish. However, there are factors that create success that go far beyond simply wanting it.

3 CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO CRUSH YOUR GOALS

If we could survive on intentions and desire alone, everyone would feel & look exactly like they wish. However, there are factors that create success that go far beyond simply wanting it.

3 CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO CRUSH YOUR GOALS

If we could survive on intentions and desire alone, everyone would feel & look exactly like they wish. However, there are factors that create success that go far beyond simply wanting it.

Good intentions are very different from being INTENTIONAL

Travel, daily routine, life’s stressors, life’s celebrations, and the weather are all examples of external factors that impact our ability to be intentional. For example, if you are on vacation and intend to eat well and exercise while you are on the road, how do you establish a plan to make it happen? You could research the hotel gym, local restaurants, locate the nearest grocery stores, bring your healthy snacks, and stock up on water. Or you could just pack some gym clothes & hope that you fit in a workout.

CREATE INNER STABILITY ORGANICALLY

So much of our inconsistency and instability comes from when we are relying on external factors instead of building a foundation from within ourselves. Going to the gym with a friend is fun, but what if the friend cancels? What if you have a tough day at work and you are just too stressed to make it to the gym? Maybe the new summer schedule is throwing you off. These are external factors that we are all exposed to. Our intentions have to be fulfilled from our internal discipline.

STOP TREATING YOUR BODY LIKE A RENTAL CAR OR A HOTEL ROOM

When you rent a car, you don’t go out and get it waxed before you turn it in. Do you leave your hotel room spick and span? It’s the only body you have. Own it, wax it, maintain it, take care of it. I was taught when you borrow something; you give it back better than you found it. Strive to leave your space better than when you got here.
Practice being somebody who does what you intend to do. Work to be your best, regardless of the ever-changing variables that surround you.

Good intentions are very different from being INTENTIONAL

Travel, daily routine, life’s stressors, life’s celebrations, and the weather are all examples of external factors that impact our ability to be intentional.
For example, if you are on vacation and intend to eat well and exercise while you are on the road, how do you establish a plan to make it happen? You could research the hotel gym, local restaurants, locate the nearest grocery stores, bring your healthy snacks, and stock up on water.
Or you could just pack some gym clothes & hope that you fit in a workout.

 

Create inner stability organically

So much of our inconsistency and instability comes from when we are relying on external factors instead of building a foundation from within ourselves. Going to the gym with a friend is fun, but what if the friend cancels? What if you have a tough day at work and you are just too stressed to make it to the gym? Maybe the new summer schedule is throwing you off. These are external factors that we are all exposed to. Our intentions have to be fulfilled from our internal discipline.

 

Stop treating your body like a rental car or a hotel room

When you rent a car, you don’t go out and get it waxed before you turn it in. Do you leave your hotel room spick and span? It’s the only body you have. Own it, wax it, maintain it, take care of it. I was taught when you borrow something; you give it back better than you found it. Strive to leave your space better than when you got here.
Practice being somebody who does what you intend to do. Work to be your best, regardless of the ever-changing variables that surround you.

5 GROCERY STORE “RULES” TO LIVE BY

I have a love-hate relationship with the grocery store. Especially since I don’t have a single source for all of my weekly goods. Between Whole Foods, my local grocery store, the meat market and the Farmer’s Market, I am all over the place. I typically have staples at each place so I don’t often hit them all in one weekend.

Plan your list! Don’t go in any store without a list. I keep a pen and paper in my kitchen and jot down things I may run low on throughout the week. I also use my trusty “ECHO” to keep lists of “to dos”.  Of course, the chances I have the list with me when it’s convenient to hit the store is slim, so I either take a picture of the list or I input it in my phone.  The Echo keeps my list in an app on my phone so it’s always handy.

 

Start your list BEFORE you are completely out. E.g. 3 eggs left? It goes on the list.
Keep track of toiletries on the same list.
Sort through the list and assign which products are bought from where. Can they wait until your monthly run or is it something that needs to be picked up for convenience?

Keep a running “staples” list. For example, I only pick up the same handful of items from Whole Foods. I buy the same things each month at the meat market. I don’t often stray from my staples.

Stay on the outside perimeter of the store. Think about it, around the perimeter, you have your produce, your meat and eggs, & refrigerated goods. When you start diving into the aisles, your cart will get mixed with processed things in boxes and by the time you get to check out, your bill is double your budget.
Stick to your list!
You may have items on your list that require dipping into aisles. Spices, nut butters, oils or cleaning supplies. You should know that ahead of time, and go straight to the list items.
If you must go in the lanes – READ LABELS!

Learning to read labels and know your ingredients is so valuable. It’s tedious and time consuming at first, but once you know what you are looking for, you can ditch stuff pretty quickly.
Watch for misleading signs in the produce section. Whole Foods often has more conventional produce than they have organic!

Take advantage of specialty stores & local markets. Not only are they often more affordable, the food is sourced diligently. We have a local “Delaware Chicken Farms” market. It has been around since the 60’s. The chicken farm is right behind their little shop. Pasture raised, organic everything, wild sourced fish, they know the local farmer where they source their eggs (they don’t use their chickens for eggs). I go here once a month and walk out with more meat and seafood at a third of the cost of Whole Foods.

This may be the best “rule” of all – do not go to the grocery store hungry. Have you ever noticed when you are hungry, you go nuts at the store? In fact, it’s just the opposite when you are full. I literally just went to the store full and made great choices on some tempting items that I would have absolutely rationalized – had I been hungry.

Unless you want to invest double the money or bring food into your house that you would normally not stock, have a nice meal before you hit the store.

MY STRUGGLE TO STAY HEALTHY DURING MY DAD’S LAST DAYS OF LIFE

When my Mom passed away, I woke up at the crack of dawn after a horrible night’s sleep to go to my workout studio for my 5 a.m. class. I did this day after day. When I wasn’t at the studio.

I was running with my dogs outside. Some days, I’d do both. It was the only way I could get through my day. My running would energize me. It was my stress “relief”, but I didn’t realize the stress it was putting on my body. I was struggling at the peak of POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

In order to get my blood flowing, I HAD to move. With my excessive tears and my inability to rehydrate as quickly as I was losing fluid, I was feeling symptoms more than usual. It prompted me to exercise more and be even more fearful of eating the wrong foods. It was my sister who worried about me now. I didn’t want her to stress about my health like Mom did. I’ll never forget the first time I was in the hospital getting rehydrated after a POTS flare up.

I didn’t tell my sister until after the fact. There’s something about being in the emergency room by yourself that is hauntingly lonely.

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT COCONUT OIL?

We have heard it’s good for skin, oil pulling, cooking, recipes, you name it. BUT, have you heard about the benefits for fat burning, hormone balancing and energy boosting?

About 80% of Coconut oil is made up of MCT or medium chain triglycerides. 95% of fat in our normal diet comes from long chain triglycerides.

About 80% of Coconut oil is made up of MCT or medium chain triglycerides. 95% of fat in our normal diet comes from long chain triglycerides.

About 80% of Coconut oil is made up of MCT or medium chain triglycerides. 95% of fat in our normal diet comes from long chain triglycerides.

After years of failed diet attempts I was tired of feeling sick, overwhelmed and hopeless. I made the best decision for myself, my health and my happiness and decided to have Leslie coach me through the process. What a relief to leave it in her hands and have her lead me on this amazing journey that has changed my life. Her incredible knowledge, empathy, and ability to teach, communicate and gently guide her clients makes all the difference. She asked all the right questions and gave me all the information which lead to my success and breaking through obstacles that affected me my whole life. She taught me to honor myself and help me finally make the connection to mind and body. She supported me along the whole way and helped me understand the mechanics of my body and how to eat and supplement for my individual goals. She totally changed my perspective on the process of healthy living and not only am I40 lbs lighter, I have never been healthier, fitter and happier in my life. It was the best investment someone can make in radiant health, clearer thinking and a productive and joyous life. Thank you Leslie for changing my life in so many beautiful ways!

Victoria / Client