I said that I was no longer blogging here. And that I was blogging on my new website.
I’m all about ease.
I’m all about comfort.
This is easy.
Me, with my phone in my hand, typing with my thumbs.
I’ve been doing that for over two years so it’s hard to switch over to typing at my desk.
Doesn’t seem to flow as good.
If you know me or have followed me for very long, you know that I:
- Keep it real
- Change my mind often
- Do things how I want
That’s how I’ve rolled.
That’s how I’m continuing to roll.
That’s the correct way, by the way.
For those of you that love my blogging humor, you’re getting it today.
This is what you just experienced now that I’ve said all of that.
SaveTheKitchens, aka SavingKitchens, aka STK and aka #stkarmy is wildly busy, wildly creating and wildly successful.
Creating wildly successful healthier people.
Whether they are on day 12 or day 129, I’ve got this band of people that are on fire for what I do.
And many are watching and wondering.
I hear it all of the time.
Through private messages.
People grabbing me when they see me. Telling me about where they are at or that they are ready to join this club.
15 months and 100 people ago, I couldn’t have possibly dreamt this all.
I was down 50 pounds, learned a completely new lifestyle and was becoming extremely passionate about showing others the way.
So I thought I would show 5 or 20 people.
It’s a whole lot more.
Not just in numbers.
You hear about doors being opened.
This is what it looked like in the beginning.
And because taking that leap of faith and continue walking it out daily, it looks more like this today.
I can’t possibly put it all into one post.
I spoke with another health coach in another state the other day, after posting a question in a health coach peer support group, which led to people blowing up my messaging on Facebook.
I simply asked a question about functional medicine (which I am highly interested in pursuing) and simply stated that I had worked with 100 clients to date.
People freaked out.
Which made me freak out.
I have zero idea what a normal first year in business looks like.
I have had so many people speak over me about this and I truly believe what they tell me.
So much of it has happened.
But it still shocks me.
I stated this truth, when asked in that group, about my success: I am a Christ follower.
Isn’t this a spot to insert this.
Am I right!?
What else is there to say.
I’ve got lots more to say.
But that is worth repeating.
I am a Christ follower.
Not a Christian.
5,000,000 people claim that.
And trust me when I say this, there’s a difference.
I follow Him.
He leads me.
So this 2017.
What’s going on? What’s up ahead?
I’ll share some bits.
Grab that cup of coffee.
I knew January would be BUSY.
All of the New Years resolutions, diet commercials and gym memberships…they all come out in full force.
Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.
But is it effective?
One thing I have learned and now teach people:
Diets don’t work.
Oh, you can lose weight by restricting your calories or counting points, but it’s not going to benefit you in the long term.
You slowwwwwwww your metabolism
right. down. to. a. crawl.
What are you eating?
Someone just told me that they bring their breakfast to work often.
It’s their first 30 days with me.
They have this beautiful abundance of food.
Their coworker is dieting, so their food is very little and zero nutrition and true satisfaction.
But their coworker also has to want a true lifestyle change. So until then, they will continue eating less. And burn out their metabolism in the process.
This will happen.
It always does.
Back to business.
It’s coming to a close and I’m walking the line of being both mentally exhausted and super charged excited for what’s ahead.
I’m currently coaching 23 people.
I’ve got 4 people finishing up their first 30 days with me this week.
When that finishes, I always have them come visit for a follow up.
And it’s always good.
I wish you could be a fly on the wall.
SavingKitchens and completely transforming lives.
So 1:1 coaching is my specialty. For sure.
I’ve had people rehire me multiple times.
They love having someone on the other end to communicate with.
I have STK Roundup in my home every other week.
I launched that last August and have a group of people that regularly attend.
They leave here refreshed, a bit more educated and excited.
So I keep offering it and am working on sharpening it as we speak.
I started private paid Facebook groups back in the fall.
I operated three separate ones in January.
February is hours away and I am still trying to figure out the direction for that.
I have this assistant now. Her name is Sara, and I am depending on her for most of my feedback and helping me brainstorm.
She knows me very well and what my vision is. So I trust her to speak in a way to me to help keep my focus and vision sharp for STK.
What I’ve learned from these online groups:
People most often still need more.
And by more, it’s 1:1 coaching.
That’s where the accountability and having that go-to coach to answer questions and continue guiding and teaching comes into play.
There’s value there.
It seemed that people were benefiting, slightly.
I’m gauging it by the usage and in two of the groups, there wasn’t any back and forth. Just me sending my motivation, encouragement…etc.
I had it freely to ask questions, post whatever and for the most part, it didn’t get used like that.
And I know why.
Because it’s a group.
People aren’t going to share, for the most part, in a group versus what they truly need and that’s the 1:1.
So that has become clearer to me.
Be patient as I try and make sure the direction for February.
Sara reminded me yesterday, while she was here working, that I already offer meal plans. And we gather here at Roundup to get questions asked and so on.
It definitely has me redirecting a bit.
I did come up with what I thought was a brilliant plan.
Did you see it?
I’m leaning towards that as my February private paid group.
It’s going to be awesome and very real and most likely relatable for so many.
I’ll be sharing teasers in SavingKitchens as to what is going on daily.
But you’ll have to join the private group to see it all.
And I’ll be sharing it ALL.
I have 200 new copies of my original cookbook, SavingKitchens, on hand now.
They had been on backorder.
My next cookbook, SavingKitchens2, is still in progress.
Please be patient with me on that one.
I rushed the first one and do not want to do that with this one.
It’s coming. I promise.
I am wanting to break into the workplace more.
SavingKitchens in the Workplace has a ton of potential.
Let me come and speak to your employees or coworkers about what it takes to truly leap into a healthier lifestyle.
Most businesses have a wellness budget.
They want their employees healthy.
It saves them money in the long run.
I already have interested parties.
I’m offering workshops again.
I have had many requests so look for those coming soon.
Saving Your Grocery Cart is my original one.
I’m revamping it a bit, but it basically gets you started with knowing a bit more about label reading and what exactly is in the foods that you are putting in your cart, which goes into your kitchen and ultimately ends up on your plate.
The newest one is Traffic Light Eating.
Teaching young families and children about proper nutrition.
I’m super visual so it will include foods and hands on activities to reveal green, yellow and red light foods.
Two kinda cool things are also on my calendar for March.
Okay, super duper cool things. 😎
I’ve been invited to speak at a local Kiwanis club about what I do. That will be fun!
The very next day, I’ll be at my local library, where I’ve been asked to also speak and do a book signing, per se. If you are local, look for info that the library will be promoting about that.
I mean, seriously.
Isn’t it wildly crazy and fun!?
And last, but not at all in the least, Mr STK and I are prayerfully putting in an offer on that building I shared with you last fall.
I’ve got a HUGE vision for that.
It’s more than a store.
So much more.
It’s thrilling and exciting.
Lives will continue to be touched and changed.
Not in a new-age way, which you see often in some of these health stores.
Nope. Not in my store.
There will be this light.
People from miles away will see it and they will come.
Isn’t that marvelous.
If it’s His will.
So that’s it in a nutshell.
Thanks for stopping by!