Good Day and Good Health!

Being busy is common in today’s world but many suffer tough side effects of this ‘on-the-go’ and ‘fast-paced’ lifestyle by getting sick easily, being tired, moody and depressed, unfocused and apathetic, escaping so their lives rather than creating it to purpose, fulfillment and happiness.

Honestly, I used to be one of the ‘many’ and I experienced 3 burnouts, each having a severe effect on my health and the status quo of my life(style).

Today is different: I implemented ‘easiness’ that is both convenient and supports my well-being holistically: spiritually, physically and economically.

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Yes, I’m still busy but have not been sick in a super long time, I’m energized, happy, focused and driven creating my life the way I feel most balanced and fulfilled.

Living conscious brought me to understand what I’m all about and what I need (to do) in order to show up and be present in my life.

I started with cleaning out: first my body, then my environment.

For my body I was looking to remove toxins and find balanced yet convenient nutrition options so that I didn’t have to worry about weight (gain), poisoning my system due to hidden chemicals and sugar, craving unhealthy food and beverages/alcohol, stressing my health because of incomplete nutritional value of the foods I’m eating, and being slowed down just because I didn’t receive the energy I need to go about my day.

Food with complete and balanced nutritional value is the energy we need – our body needs – to function and to perform – at optimum – so that we feel great even if we are exposed to stress.

While studying food – it’s components and antidotes, nutrition for well-being, balance in life energy, and the harmony and cyclic activity of all, I found that many of my own philosophies compared with Ayurveda, a science of live and one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems.

Learning more and more about the nutritional values and combinations of foods I was able to prepare my meals more clean and healthful, but it still took a lot of time and preparation.

I needed more convenience but was not willing to compromise on quality.

Looking at time-saving options that are still comparing with my nutritional goals I found Isagenix.  Learning about the system, the nutritional values, and the science behind the products I knew: this is my solution!

IMG_4606I still enjoy cooking and preparing my own meal(s) with fresh and natural ingredients, but I appreciate and love the easiness and convenience of a nutritional system that removes toxins on a cellular level, provides appropriate nutritional value with each meal, and is supportive of my health and wellness goals, all in easy to prepare shakes and cleanse drinks.

It’s part of my lifestyle, and I completely trust and recommend it!

To learn more, connect with me at mycommitment2018@gmail.com or
call (+1) (424) 250 8076.

If I Had Known Then What I Know Now…

I’m normally not pushing fitness matters because that’s just not me anymore.
But since I’m participating in a “Healthy Aging” challenge I think it’s timely to bring up my fitness transformation.
So here goes…

Let’s start with comparing two pictures:

BodyTruth-ThenNowThe body in the left picture ← took “a lot of time”: extended workouts like 8-10 mile runs 5 times a week, cardio kick-box classes 3-4 times a week, all-day beach volleyball on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, then the occasional bike ride or hike which always had to be challenging. If it was easy, I didn’t want to participate.

The body in the right picture → is me now, at almost 50 years old.
The “work” it takes is a lifestyle of balanced and healthful nutrition, 30 minute walks 3-4 times a week, and 2 times 30 minutes light weight training.   I. Feel. Great! 

So what’s the difference?

At first glance the bodies might look the same to you, but the function and health on the inside is very different.

The left picture compiles quite a few years of fitness obsession: extreme hikes, boot-camps, kick-boxing, HIIT, cross-training, volleyball, half marathons, 200-mile running relays…one after the other…you name it.
I believed hard work would lead to the best body – lean and fit, with optimum health.

Guess what? It wasn’t so!

On the contrary: I actually pushed my body to the breaking point and depleted it over the years “staying fit” so much so that I had a complete burnout and was a minute away from being hospitalized. I felt physically unwell most of the time, but continued training, ignoring the aches and pains as signs of being in serious health trouble.

After my body decided to shut down during a race I stopped working out. I could not get my body to do any lifting or strenuous activity – let alone cardio – for the next few years.

Needless to say: I gained weight.
I was disappointed with myself, I became apathetic; I was really unhappy.

I needed to do something!

Ask and you shall receive: I was introduced to a nutrition system by a friend of mine, and I’m so grateful to her for reaching out to me because she saw my pain and was able to offer me something that could potentially help me.

I’m thankful for her courage to recommend a solution and not holding back just because the distribution model is ‘different’.

And I’m thrilled that I put aside my prejudice and followed my heart, trusting the recommendation, and now loving this friend forever because she really made a difference in my life.

Initially I wanted to try Isagenix for weight loss purposes only. It worked!
I lost weight but I quickly realized that my body also replenished in lots of other ways.

Many of the symptoms lingering from the cardio trauma disappeared, my energy level rose, the joy for anything I had set aside or procrastinated on returned, and through the new found community I learned that there are more solutions to fitness, health, and life, than torturing and starving my body.

Ohhhh if I had known then what I know now…

I’m not promoting to skip workouts, or stop them if you’re enjoying what you’re doing. But please be mindful: balanced and healthful nutrition is an important part of being healthy! Providing the body with good nutrients on a daily basis will keep it running smoothly for many years to come. Talk about ‘Healthy Aging’!

Spend your time on workouts wisely. You can achieve great results with moderate activities and supporting your body with the right nutrition, regardless of how much or how little you work out.

If you need a good formula, this is a great place to start:

  • Moderate cardio: up to 5%
  • Moderate weight training: up to 15%
  • Balanced and healthful nutrition: 80%

And what’s the moral of the story?

My life has changed tremendously!
I’m free of the guilt because I’m working out less.
I’m happy with my body and my health.
And I’m in love with my new life!

‘Thank you’ to my friend Shontell, who introduced me to join this lifestyle,
and ‘thank you’ to Isagenix, who consistently raises the bar making this world a healthier place!

Do you have control of your life? Or is your life controlling you?

In my practice I’m working a lot with improving my clients energy.
Energy is our power center and we have to have enough, and good energy, to move vibrantly and freely.

There are many tools we can use to work in our favor and support our energy and mindset toward accomplishing change and goals.

Earth energy is a wonderful medium to channel from, to ground and align our vibration to what we’re set out to do.

Working with crystal energy is no longer an LA flakey fad (read the article in the NY Times), it’s more and more accepted and applied in corporate and business environments. The effects are undeniable.

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Combating daily stress, and activating the power of concentration and action

For example: let’s look at Fluorite.
Fluorite absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress, is an excellent learning aid, and increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and decision-making. It encourages positivity and balances the energies both physically and mentally.

It even promotes focus if you’re searching for your life’s purpose.
Fluorite will definitely guide you there!

Currently we have these items in store:

Generators
Pyramids
Pendants (small)

Or, if you want a piece that is not only for energy work but also beautifies and lights up your office, get this gorgeous Fluorite Sitting Buddha

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Focus: Power Charge

My recipe for success: Clean body, clean mind, clean relationships, clean life.

It all starts with commitment.
And a drink.
For me: THE BEST DRINK!

After an extreme hardship of losing the most important man (at that time) in my life and our precious baby, about a decade ago, I developed the habit of binge drinking to numb the emotional pain, the regret and the misery…which turned dangerously close to severe self-destruction. Feeding my body every day for several years with high amounts of toxins, unhealthy fats, and sugar due to continued alcohol intake, poor eating habits, and a self-sabotaging lifestyle, I feel super lucky today COMBATING THE EFFECTS FROM THAT TIME on a daily basis by supporting my body with conscious choices of great food and a nutritional system that includes natural and organic choices for complete healthfulness…and this Awesomeness of a Cleanse Drink: fighting toxins on a cellular level.

FocusPowerChargeTo some of you it might sound funny, but to me it has a lot of truth in it: supporting body and mind with a healthy balance of nourishing and clean food is crucial for anything we do, on any level.
It is the beginning and the end.
It is the power we have within us, our energy center!

Without the cravings for alcohol and bad food I’m able to stay focused on what’s ahead of me and live my life free of agony, self-doubt, and inertia.
Of course I’m still looking back on the things that happened to me sometimes; but today I do so with love and forgiveness, and absolute pride about my inner strength and commitment to myself, to fighting my way out, to EMERGING A WINNER.

And best of all, today I’m working with women on a daily basis who are just like me: who experienced loss, confusion, abuse, defeat…women who are missing direction and strength to step into their power and (re-)claim their life.

Today I’m counseling women who are ready to
– commit to themselves
– transform their life
– explore their breaking points and how to overcome them
– create buoyancy, results and the freedom they desire
– raise their vibration
– build their confidence
– be seen!

Sounds like you? Call now and let’s talk!

Service in North America and Europe:
email mycommitment2018@gmail.com or
call (424) 250 8076

What Do You Want To Accomplish Over The Next 5 Years?

20 years ago I was working as a Marketing Consultant for a Health & Wellness Treatment Center in one of the top hotels in the Canary Islands, Spain.

The Medical Doctor leading the holistic treatment program back then had a very progressive view on the influence of nutrition on the health of our bodies and therefore the well-being of, well, us humans.

We both had a love for helping people, he through the wonderwork he did as a Medical Doctor, me as a part-time Life Coach to (mostly) women who wanted to make a positive change in their life.

Working together we recognized very quickly that, what each of us had to offer to our clients, was complementing the other’s work and hence brought better results to the people that came to us for help.

So we took the opportunity and created a program in which we focused on detoxing the body, guiding personal breakthrough in thinking and behavioral patterns, and motivating for success.

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Internally we called it “Cleanse-Commence-Compete”. These are strong words but absolutely gave justice to the power our clients developed going through the change they desired and reach their goals. It was amazing!

It was an incredible time in which I learned a great deal about health, wellness and nutrition, and the influence it has on the creation of our lives.

Getting rid of anything toxic in our lives, within and without our bodies, is powerful! Removing what wears us out, weighs us down, makes us sick, holds us back is a powerful action, allowing us to move easier, more focused, and stronger in the direction we want to go.

Needless to say I’m an advocate ever since!

Sticking with the basics of the program over the years, even though I’m using a different nutritional system now, I never found myself short on energy, emotional strength, clear focus, or drive to do the things I wanted to accomplish.

Granted, life wasn’t always easy and I experienced my share of take-down’s and break-down’s, but my spirit to evolve and succeed from anything that happened to me never disappeared. I attribute this in great part to how I fed and treated my body over the years.

Looking forward to the next 5 years, I know exactly what I want to accomplish and what I want to create for myself, and anyone entering my life. And I feel empowered by the way my body is supporting me.

What do you want to accomplish over the next 5 years?
And how does your body support you in your efforts?

Comment below or send me a message at kerstin@mynextstep101.com.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Many Blessings,
Kerstin

Overwhelmed from too much “inspiration” or clueless about what to do with your life?

Don’t fret, that happens to many people.

Take a moment, take a deep breath, and decide on some time to find out what you truly want to do, find your purpose.

“There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.” ~Sharron Angle

So, create a vision, prepare a plan, learn what you have to, and keep acting on your steps to reach your goals.

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Whatever it takes: think, study, ask, evaluate, rethink, learn some more, dream, structure, envision, prepare, manifest…stay focused on your action and progress toward your goal.

For coaching sessions call 424 250 8076, or email kerstin@@mynextstep101.com

Goals! …Imagine The Possibilities.

“To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the ‘what’s next?’ of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that’s not why we are here!” ~Mark Twain

Are you ready to turning your dreams and goals into reality but need a push and a plan?

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In business we call it budgets, progress reports, project plans…it’s the same in life.
Take advantage of the things you use at work and apply them to your personal life.

Responsibility does not stop at the office door. It continues, and is necessary, in our personal lives.

We create our lives, we plan it, we develop it, we design it…whatever you want to call it: behind everything is responsibility.

“A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Dream.”

Do you want to linger in a dream, or do you want to live your life?

And Suddenly You Know: It’s Time For A New Beginning!

Toward the end of the year we usually get all hyped up in the mood of “Next year I’m doing everything different! I’m going to start the New Year with new resolutions. And this time I mean it!”….only to realize a couple of weeks later the resolutions are too difficult and easier to forget than to fulfill.

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Symbolically, the New Year rings in a new start and it is indeed good to say “With the New Year I’m starting a change because this change will allow me to …(insert your “why”).”

Your “why” is important, you will write it down and place it so you can see it everyday as a reminder why you are implementing the changes.

If you need inspiration or a source of accountability, buddy up or get a coach. It is your effort and you alone know the deep meaning the goal has for you, but the accountability will help keeping you on track.

The path to your goal might not be easy, but worth it.

To go on the journey it’s easier to have a plan, starting at the beginning. Knowing your Self, your strengths and your weaknesses will help you overcome procrastination, blockages and detours. Knowing who you are and your capabilities is just as important as knowing what you want to achieve.

For guidance and consultation connect with me at 424 250 8076 or email kerstin@mynextstep101.com

I look forward hearing from you!

Many Blessings,
Kerstin

Welcome!

When you see a door, aside from
thinking the obvious “it’s a door”,
do you associate the sight with “obstacle”
and quickly walk by, or
do you think “opportunity”
and curiously open it?

Welcome, I’m happy you’re here!

Life sometimes throws us curve balls and some are easier to catch than others.

What do you do when such a situation happens? Do you stick your head in the sand or do you tackle the opportunity right then and there?

For many, especially when used to a certain way of living and thinking for a long time, a curve ball is a reason to duck and hoping the cause and effect will pass by and simply go away, or for someone to show up and solve the issue for us.

Unfortunately that’s often not how it works [out].

Curve balls are coming our way for a reason. They are lessons we’re supposed to pay attention to, learn and grow from, and most importantly: move on from, with a better understanding, to the next [lesson], step-by-step.

Whether we know what to do and how to handle the situation, or facing something for the first time and going into the resolution blindly, this blog is about taking the next step and experiencing the growth a lesson brings with courage, strengths and a healthy curiosity where it will elevate us to.

Life is an interesting journey and we all are here for a reason.

If you are struggling on your journey, or you simply need inspiration on how to continue your journey, I hope the stories shared here will encourage you to take the next step to personal happiness and a better you, spiritually, physically and financially.

Happy travels to us, step-by-step!

With love,
Kerstin