You Did It – MBD

January Results

Early January we spoke about dedication, focus, and determination in completing a goal, resolution, or challenge. I wanted to update you on my whole 30 & moving my body reset goals:

I DID IT!!

No sugar, dairy, grains, alcohol or additives for 30 days! Woah! It was intense but I learned a LOT about my body and what I “needed” vs just wanted.

I also learned what made me feel good vs foggy or bloated. I wanted to incorporate in movement as well as eating to stack the two new habits together!

Here are my results:

  • Weight, down 12 pounds
  • Waist down 1 1/2 inches
  • Hips down 2 inches
  • Chest down 2 1/4 inches
  • Thigh down 3/4 of an inch
  • 21 of 31 days completed
  • Exercise ring 300/400+ Cal on apple watch

I’m posting this NOT to brag, but to explain my process – this was difficult, but not hard. It took planning ( meal planning!) and focus, and I’m 100% sure if you made a decision to do it, you could rock this too! Hope this gives you some inspiration💕💕

Jan Calendar
In case you forgot...
chicken pot pie

Meal Planning

As we wrap up January, I wanted to share a technique that gives me so much calm during the week at dinner time… meal planning 💪🏻

I hate the feeling at 2pm on said weekday of “what am I making for dinner? Do I have the ingredients? Do I have to go to the store?” All of that is eliminated when I plan on Sunday for the week! Here’s my tips to a seamless meal plan:

  1.  Check the grocery store flyer for sales
  2. Pinterest ideas based on the protein on sale
  3. Think about what your kids will actually eat 😂😂
  4. Plan easy meals for the evenings that are busier, and more “homey” meals for less chaotic evenings.
  5. Incorporate the slow cooker or instant pot at least 1x week!
  6. Have a go to list of dinners that your family loves, to refer back to!
  7. Try and grocery shop only 1x week- guys SUCH a time and $ saver!!  

    Have any tips to add? Hope this helps with YOUR weekly planning ❤️
Scott Cech Mary Beth Dulin shoot 1

5 Tips to Your Perfect Headshot

Scott Cech profile photoNeed a new head shot? DON’T, I repeat DON’T take or use a selfie!!!  Instead, hire a photographer and use these tips.
 
Scott Cech does a fantastic job finding and creating the “look” you want to portray.
 

Here are five tips to your perfect headshot:

  1. Use foundation and concealer if you have it and feel comfortable using it. Evening out skin tone is professional looking, and gives a polished finish to your face.
  2. Powder, or translucent powder is your friend!!! It’s super important to mattifying any oil.  we don’t want your face to shine.
  3. Use a bit more makeup ( cheer/ bronzer/ eyeshadow/ eyeliner / mascara) than normal- you will have a lot of natural ( or created) light to brighten you up! We want your features to pop. I also recommend a bright lip!
  4. Wear a solid colored shirt, if you have something with a fun neckline that can give some interest, think jewelry to add visual interest as well!
  5. Angles are your friend- you don’t want to pose head on, completely straight to the camera! P.S. best to use a professional! For both your photographer AND makeup artist. 
Scott and I have worked together many times, we are your secret weapon for head shots!
 
Here are a some examples of our work together:
Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 before and after 3

Ladies…. this is the NEXT generation in anti-aging and skin care!!!!!! Introducing ???

I’ve been waiting… patiently… to announce this exciting new product!!!!
 

Mary Kay Clinical Solutions™ Retinol 0.5 Set available February 2021

If you’re serious about taking care of your skin, you’ll love the Retinol 0.5 serum powered by pure, potent, high-concentration retinol. It’s the gold-standard ingredient dermatologists recommend for adults of every age to prevent signs of visible aging you can’t see yet AND reverse advanced visible signs of aging. This patent-pending formula was shown to improve the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and loss of facial firmness.
 
Calm + Restore Facial Milk is clinically proven to calm irritated skin. An integral part of the retinization process, Calm + Restore Facial Milk features plant oils to deliver a power shot of rich fatty acids to nourish and soothe skin. It also contains glycerine and sugarcane squalene, known to help prevent water loss. This is an essential benefit during the retinization period when skin is prone to increased dryness.

Simply said, they’re the power pair for proven results!

 
Retinol 0.5 and Calm + Restore Facial Milk set are the next wave of anti aging 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Inspiration

Happy 2021

#mondaymotivation
Here are some good thoughts on goal setting:
  • I don’t focus on a resolution bc it’s emotionally driven.. that never ends well.
  • A goal is specific, written down, dated, and measurable.
  • Habits build a goal and set it in place. Want to eat better? Create better habits of planning what to make/ what to buy. Want to drink more water? Get a cool water bottle with a straw and bring it with you everywhere. Want to be consistent with work stuff? Create an hour appointment for when do do a certain task.
  • Don’t change TOO much at one time, pick 2-3 items to focus on and achieve those, then in 90 days pick additional items to build upon!
Hope this helps! LMK your thoughts ?

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