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016 – You Are Meant for More – Recording from NYC

This episode of Own Your Journey was originally recorded on my Snapchat at 1 o’clock in the morning early Saturday morning (or late Friday night, depending on how you look at it).  First off, I want to sincerely apologize for the long-winded stories and videos that may have overtaken your feeds.  A few glitches happened through the wonders of Social Media (we all know how I feel about that…), and I am so sorry if you couldn’t escape the massive amounts of videos of me!

There are moments that I have these experiences of pure clarity, and God puts things on my heart that need to be said in that moment, or else I’ll forget them.  I either have to write them down, record them, or, in this case, Snap them.  This episode is the recording of the video that I took that night, which can be found on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/jamieshellyofficial.

Last weekend, my family and I were visiting New York City for an adventurous family trip to see a show and spend time with family.  But on the way into the city from the airport, our driver had a seizure in the middle of the Lincoln Tunnel.  As I arrived back in my hotel room later that night, I had one of those moments of clarity that I knew I had to get the message out right away.  I have a close relationship with my Snap-fam, and I felt like that was a good place to hold my thoughts until I had access to compile them all into a different format.

If you were to ask me to repeat what I said that night, I wouldn’t be able to tell you.  Many of those thoughts come from something (or someone) much greater than myself.  I can’t explain it, it’s just the way God uses me to speak to people who need to hear certain messages.  I hope you listen to this message and take this as a sign to make a change so that you can live the life you deserve.

Remember that you are here for a reason, and every single experience that you have on this earth is to prepare you for what is to come, so that you can live your best life.  But the only way that will happen is if you start paying attention to those little signs and following your heart.

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008 – Top Ten Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Own Your Journey Podcast Art-minIn this episode of Own Your Journey, I give you my best tips on living your happiest, healthiest life.  At the end of this podcast, I want to know which tip or tips your going to implement into your life right away!  Or, if you’re already doing all ten, I want to hear from you too!  Which one works best for you to keep you on track to reaching your goals and living your best life?
Tip #1 – Keep a Journal.  Keeping a journal can be the most important thing in your journey, because it gives you an outlet to capture all of the things that you’re experiencing.  From emotions, to progress, to affirmations, and food – you can keep track of all of it as you progress.
Tip #2 – Set Goals.  Goal setting is super important because it gives you something to work towards and gives you that sense of accomplishment and purpose.  Make your goals SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely).  Set one long-term goal and a few short-term goals, and break them down into weekly or daily behaviors that will help get you there.  Keep track of them in your journal.
Tip #3 – Know Your Why.  What is your motivation?  Practice the “5 Why’s” exercise that I explain in the podcast, and get to the root cause of your true motivation.  This helps you understand that your goals are not just about you – there’s something deeper that we all want to achieve, and keeping that in the forefront of your mind helps you to push on those days where you would rather give up.
Tip #4 – Stay Hydrated.  Our bodies are made up of 70% water, and it’s important that we keep our bodies and our cells hydrated so we can operate at our peak performance.  My trick is to fill up 3-4 insulated water bottles each night before I go to bed, and drink them all the next day!
Tip #5 – Don’t be on a Diet… HAVE a diet.  You already know by this point that I am anti-diet, and for good reason!  They only end up hurting us in the end.  So instead, I want you to have a way of eating that works for you, your lifestyle, your goals, your preferences, and your values.
Tip #6 – Make Your Own Decisions.  You’re an adult.  You don’t need to rely on other people to make your decisions for you when it comes to your diet and your food.  Deep down, you know what’s right for you.  Just because something is super popular in the media right now doesn’t mean that it’s right for you, and it certainly isn’t the only option you have.  Trust yourself.  For more on this, check out my last blog post here.
Tip #7 – Baby Steps.  Don’t change everything about your diet overnight.  Focus on one thing at a time and really master it, and then add on from there.  Small changes over time lead to big results.
Tip #8 – Proper Nutrition & Supplementation.  This is probably the thing I get asked about more than anything else.  I don’t want you to think in terms of restriction or “bad foods.”  There are no bad foods, but there are certain foods that can be troublesome for a lot of people.  The top irritants that can lead to chronic inflammation and disease are sugar, wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, and nuts.  That doesn’t mean that you should never eat them.  Learn about your body and decide which ones bother you.  Fill your diet with foods that are nourishing and you won’t have any room for the ones that aren’t.  When it comes to supplementation, I recommend to get your labs done to understand what supplements you need and what you don’t.  However, in today’s agriculture, I always recommend taking a good probiotic (I use this one), Fish oil (I use this one), and a Vitamin B Complex (like this one).
Tip #9 – Get a Healthy Dose of Movement Each Day.  Find something that you love doing and stick to it.  Make sure you balance intense exercise with more rejuvenating things.  If you do intense workouts, don’t do them every day.  Find a balance.  The most important thing is to keep your body moving in any way that feels right for YOU!
Tip #10 – Follow the 80/20 Rule.  80 percent of the time, stick to your healthy eating and exercise plan.  Journal, meditate, do all the things that you know are going to keep you strong and healthy.  Then 20 percent of the time, relax.  Let go.  Live and enjoy your life!  Allow for this flexibility to be built into your lifestyle, otherwise you’ll go crazy and end up falling off track permanently.
So, out of these top 10 tips, which one are you going to try?  Send me a message on Instagram (@jamieshelly), or on Snapchat (jamieshelly) and tell me which one you like the best!  If you’re already doing all of these, I want to know about it!
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006 – Confidence is a Muscle

This episode is all about your confidence, and how to start increasing your confidence starting right now!  We’ve all been somewhere and seen a person enter the room and completely own it.  This person exudes confidence – they’re funny, smart, captivating, mysterious, and sociable.  They own their presence, and everyone is attracted to this person.  Well what if I told you that person could be you??

In this episode, I teach you six ways that will help you start building your confidence right away.  Confidence is a muscle – the more you use it; the more you practice it; the stronger it gets!  But on the other hand, if you don’t use it, you lose it!  I want you to fully own your journey, and that means owning all of you!  So use my top six tips on how to start building your confidence as soon as you finish listening to this podcast.

#1. Stop speaking negatively about yourself to fit in.  Instead, change the conversation to a more positive, uplifting topic.  Compliment someone for something they do well; or talk about something that you’ve recently started working on to improve.

#2. Know who you are!  Know your strengths.  Ask yourself what you’re really good at, and write it down.

#3. What do you really like about yourself physically?  What do you really like about your personality?  Write all the things you like about yourself down on the same piece of paper as #2.

#4. Do something that gets you outside of your comfort zone and builds your confidence.  The more you prove to yourself that you can do new things, and do them well, your confidence increases!

#5. Show interest and engage in other peoples’ lives.  Ask questions!  Be curious.

#6.  Surround yourself with people who lift you up, and rid yourself of the people that drag you down.  If you can’t eliminate them from your life, create boundaries with them.  Tell them what you’re comfortable with discussing, and what you’re not comfortable with!

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If you enjoyed this episode, make sure you share it with a friend so you can help them start building their confidence, too!  Doing this with a friend makes it so much more fun, and also holds you accountable.

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004 – Transform Your Mindset to Love-Based

In this week’s episode, I discuss the way our thinking has been holding us back from achieving our goals and living our best life.  I explain what fear-based thinking is, and how it continues to fail us in areas like our careers, relationships, and weight loss.  We’ve been programmed in our culture to think that we have to condemn ourselves and curse ourselves to get what we want out of life, when it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Fear-based thinking holds us back.  It’s a low-vibration, and we get out of life what we put into it.  So we need to switch our thinking.  We need to start thinking from a love-based perspective so that we can truly get the most out of our lives!  When we make that switch to a love-based perspective, we can think clearly.  We do things that make sense for ourselves and for our bodies because it’s what we need most.

Whatever goal you have for yourself, know that you can use this mindset shift to bring God and the Universe into your life and work WITH you.  Love-based thinking is how we transform our bodies and our lives.  Love-based thinking helps us to give ourselves grace; to treat ourselves, our friends, and everyone around us with love, respect, and honesty.

When you shift your vibration to that of love (the highest vibration of energy possible), then you attract MORE of that into your life.  Remember, what you put out, you get back.  You will notice more people coming into your life that can help you achieve your goals.  You will experience more opportunities to learn and grow.  You might even find a new job or get a new offer that is more aligned with your purpose, passion, and values.

All of these things start to change for the better to support you in your goals, including weight loss and body image.  You have to start thinking from a love-based perspective if you truly want to transform.

Try it, and let me know if you notice anything pop up in your life!  Leave me a comment below, and don’t forget to share this episode with a friend!  The Thank You Giveaway is also still live, so make sure you subscribe and leave a review to receive a personalized gift from me.  If you have any topics you’d like me to cover, let me know below 🙂

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001 – It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Journey

I am so passionate about helping you regain the confidence that you may be missing when it comes to your body image and weight management.
Own Your Journey Podcast Art-minWe have been conditioned and programmed through social media and marketing to actually hate our bodies, and feel as though we aren’t good enough.  It’s become such an epidemic that we forget that we have control over how we feel about ourselves, and it’s time to take that back.
We aren’t supposed to feel miserable and sad all the time about our bodies and our appearances.  We aren’t supposed to sit around all day and scroll social media and compare ourselves to photo-shopped models and “fitspo.”
You need to know that you are perfect in every way exactly as you are right now.  It’s time for you to remember who you really are, and know that you already have everything you need in order to succeed and to reach your goals.
I’m here to end the madness and to help you shift your mindset from a fear-based perspective to a love-based perspective.  Instead of being stressed out and scrambling to try and lose weight by a certain weight because we feel like we have to, start with embracing yourself and loving yourself.
Once you focus on loving yourself and your body, you will start doing more things to take care of it; like working out because it’s good for you – not because you have to, and eating better because it makes you better.
I’ll be going into a lot of topics around fitness, nutrition, body image, healthy living, and everything that we go through as women trying to be the best we can be!  I’ll tell you all of my story so that you know that you aren’t alone and that you can have your victory, too!
In this first episode of Own Your Journey, I talk a bit about who I am, why this podcast exists, and what I hope to get out of this.  I don’t know where this will take me, but I know that it will be one amazing journey (pun intended)!
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**Note** Since the recording of this podcast, my website has changed to jamieshelly.com.