Let it Flow

My current mantra...You get what you give... So make it good ✌🏻 

You get what you give... make it good

You get what you give... make it good

Β After the last few months, my emotions have been on a roller coaster . Lots of highs and a few really hard lows. Not uncommon because it's life... We aren't promised that everything will be smooth sailing . What really caught me off guard was some old patterns in the emotional eating department. Ughhh ... I thought I'd conquered that issue. Well friends, I'm human πŸ˜‰.  

My weight loss journey is just that, a journey. A journey that I'll be on while I'm on this side of heaven. I'd felt really good losing 70 pounds and keeping it off for 5 years. Yay me!! Well two years ago an old back injury reared its head . It wasn't pretty. I wasn't able to workout, and was in a great amount of pain for over year. At this point I'd gained 5 pounds but felt comfortable. ( As comfortable as one can be with lifelong body image issues).  

Last year my back was much better, but I did not make working out a priority. We had lots of vacations, work trips and way to many taco and margarita nights. All-inclusive trips are amazing but when you have several back to back, the weight can sneak up on you quickly. And then emotional eating from some hard family stuff .Β  Add on another 5-8 pounds, which in my mind feels like 100 pounds. At this point I'm realizing a few things and made some healthy mind shifts . So here it goes ! My tips for a better body mindset!

Love yourself πŸ’—πŸ’žΒ . Every ounce of your beautiful self . Don't let the scale or dress size determine how you feel. It's ok to have some set backs. What's important is learning to adjust and learning to love each day your given.  Realize your Gorgeous and beautifully made.😍

Bahamas's 2016 #owningmybody #selflove Β 

Bahamas's 2016 #owningmybody #selflove Β 

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Get your body moving . Whatever that looks like for you. A quick walk. Squats while brushing your teeth ( yes in the mornings I do a few barre moves while getting ready). Find an exercise you LOVE ❀️ Hiking, walking, running, yoga, it doesn't matter .Life is way to short to hate exercising. Our bodies are designed to move. Find something that makes you smile . LET IT FLOW!! I absolutely love yoga, and am getting back on the mat! 

Yoga flow and glitter toes  Β   Last tip is in the food department. Find a plan that works for you. I have done every diet on the market. I didn't want to spend my life consumed with counting  carbs, calories and points. I've learned what foods serve my body and which ones don't. I love how my body feels when I give it the right fuel. I've learned to be more aware of my emotional triggers. I KNOW numbing with food will never be the answer. I know if I slip up it's OK. I'll get back up again ✌🏻

Yoga flow and glitter toes

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Last tip is in the food department. Find a plan that works for you. I have done every diet on the market. I didn't want to spend my life consumed with counting  carbs, calories and points. I've learned what foods serve my body and which ones don't. I love how my body feels when I give it the right fuel. I've learned to be more aware of my emotional triggers. I KNOW numbing with food will never be the answer. I know if I slip up it's OK. I'll get back up again ✌🏻

Green Smoothie #10daygreentox #nomakeup #loveyourself

Green Smoothie #10daygreentox #nomakeup #loveyourself

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Busy Busy Summer

Wow.. what a summer! Normally we have a laid back slow pace... BUT... not this one! This one was EPIC!!  So much to share so will do some individual blogs on each trip! 

We started with achieving the top Level of my company . Plus got to spend a week in Laguna Beach ! 

Then when getting home from California we flew out the next day for my son's Destination Wedding!! Mexico for a week with ALL MY LOVES πŸ’žπŸ’•πŸ’—. 

Baby boy and the LOVE of his life πŸ’žπŸ’•Β 

Baby boy and the LOVE of his life πŸ’žπŸ’•Β 

We also had a quaint "legal" ceremony back in the states! It was just as beautiful!!Β 

PLUS we added in a trip to Florida where the hubs made some amazing advancements with his spinal cord injury ( videos and whole blog to come on that experience!!)

Mad love for each of you!  Thanks for allowing me to share our adventures with you!! More to come on that !! We've got Bahamas, NYC, Maui and Vegas!! Β  I will leave you with this... LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE πŸ’žπŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’ž

To Selfie, Or Not To Selfie

Alright my friends, I just watched the most funniest video. I was crying it was so funny!! There may have been a few tears of truth mixed in too!!

The Instagram Husband!!

Confession time I have been this wife. Who am I kidding? I still am!! Maybe not as extreme as the video, but I have my moments!!

I LOVE pictures! I LOVE capturing life's moments to relive them! I LOVE having my picture taken! I LOVE every bit of it. If I'm having a great hair day, my makeup is perfect and the lighting makes me feel like a Supermodel, by all means, take my picture. If I'm snuggled up, hair on top of my head, glasses on and my dog is in my lap, snap away!!

I have over 9300 photos on my camera right now! I can't bear to delete them! 

The struggle for me is trying to capture the moment versus being PRESENT in the moment!

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I want to be present and FULLY enjoy the moment, no distractions and EXPERIENCE LIFE, but then again I want to,  a year from now,  look back and relive the memory!! 

I just don't know where to draw the line. So in the meantime,  if I feel like taking a selfie, I WILL. And if I FEEL like driving my husband crazy making him take pics, I WILL. And if I decide that it's a moment I need to "just be in" I will turn off the phone. Secretly wondering if I should take a pic!!!

I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS STRUGGLE, RIGHT?! I'D LOVE TO HEAR IF YOU STRUGGLE WITH THE SAME THING (SO I DON'T FEEL LIKE I'M THE ONLY ONE!) AND SEE YOUR SELFIES! POST THEM IN THE COMMENTS BELOW OR TAG ME IN THEM ON FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM!

Bikini Bod in 14 Days!

OK, so let's keep this real. Let's just say maybe you totally got sidetracked with your New Year's resolution and you were going to start losing weight and getting healthy last Monday and the Monday before and the Monday before. Now the birds are starting to chirp,  flowers are blooming and Old Navy has their shorts out.  I'm feeling you!!

Here's what I want you to know: It's OK,  It's fine, I get it.

TODAY is a new day!!  Let's take all that frustration, shame and guilt about not starting and TOSS IT!! TODAY we are going to jump start you! You like that sound of that?! I sure do!!!

Moving ON – I have the PERFECT easy button for you!

14 Day Detox

What the what is this?!

It's a simple plan that will get you back on track. We are going to eliminate some foods that don't serve you, and ADD the foods, minerals and nutrients your body is CRAVING!! We are going to make it SUPER EASY in a special package deal!!

Here's a glimpse at how we are going to JUMP START you with our 14 DAY DETOX CHALLENGE !

1. Water!!

Your body NEEDS it! Trust me on this. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily. Example: If you weigh 160lbs you will drink 80 oz of water. The best way to kick this off is chug a lug at least 12 oz first thing in the morning!

2. Rise and Shine detoxers

Need some energy to jolt you out of bed and keep you from "running late”?  Arbonne Energy Fizz will be your new best friend.

3. Arbonne's vegan protein shake

Replace 1 meal a day with this yummy shake! (get in my belly good!!) If you don't like to cook, or tend to grab and go at lunch, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND having 2 shakes a day!

4. Sensible healthy meal and snacks

I will have some really quick and easy recipes for you! And a TIP sheet if you like to eat out.

5. Absolutely no eating/binging after 8pm

This gives your body time to process and reset!

6. REST

Please try and remove all electronic devices and go to bed! No mindless Facebook scrolling. Your body needs SLEEP! At least 7-8 hours of sleep a night! You will be AMAZZZED! Plus, you aren't dragging bootie in the morning!!

Ok friends.... Now you KNOW this is going to be simple and easy!! I just need you to COMMIT to giving your body a 14 day reset!!

  Let's do this!!

The Girl Behind The Blog << My Story

Hey y'all! I am Gena Fryar – a small town girl with a huge heart. I had the pleasure of marrying my high school sweetheart, Billy, over 20 years ago. We have one son named Dillon. He is in college and engaged to be married this summer. I retired as an RN before the age of 40. We are now empty-nesters , travelling and LOVING every minute of life! 

My passion is helping others walk in their greatness because I spent so much of my life not walking in mine and not fulfilling my dreams. I had no idea what my purpose was and spent my days in survival mode working just to get by.

Then the unthinkable happened. The love of my life was in a car wreck and left paralyzed from the waist down. Immediately, overnight I became the primary breadwinner in our family. This happened to be the week my husband was getting a promotion, our son was starting kindergarten in a private school, and we were going to be closing on our dream home. Shifting from a two income home to a one income home overnight was NOT on my radar.

We had no Plan B.

I threw myself into my nursing career working 60 to 80 hours a week. I did that for six solid years before realizing something had to give. I was burnt out on life, marriage, and missed being a mommy!! During this time I became severely overweight. I had always battled my weight, but at this point it was completely out of control. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, and put on several medications.

All of this propelled my journey to health. I decided to start taking care of me. I lost 70 pounds by eating clean and using Arbonne essentials. If I could do this with my crazy, hectic lifestyle anyone could. I was able to build my Arbonne business around my career, replace my income and retired from nursing 6 years ago.

My life is completely different now – I work from home, I get to travel and have fun. My days are full of happiness and joy. I have finally been able to find "me". Best of all, I get to help others realize they can have a beautiful transformation and start living their dreams too!

My life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, BUT it's pretty close!!

SEE MORE OF MY STORY & MY FEATURE ON ARBONNE'S EYE ON SUCCESS PAGE!

I'm really looking forward to sharing more with you, and getting to connect & know a little more about each of you! Leave a comment below & introduce yourself!

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