Never Have Another Panic Attack Again

I cannot count how many times I was on the verge of a total meltdown or B***h Fit. As a matter of fact, there was a time in my life when they were all too common.

The good news is – “I am delivered!” Wait. Are people still saying that? Oh. Okay. Whatever. Who cares? You can completely avoid the urge to scream, snap back, or socially go ham on your haters. These are a couple ways for you to reel the emotions in and take a step back.

The one thing that I picked up on in my 999 BFs was how I was talking to myself. The voice that has most impact on your emotional state is your own. That’s right. Your own. The more negative emotions that we have stirring in our spirits, the more lies we tell ourselves. That’s right. We lie to ourselves. We lie to ourselves about how bad the situation is, about our own abilities, our talents, the people in our lives, our relationships, and all these lies add up to a major breakdown and our ability to see things how they really are. So, listen to the lies you tell, and then, turn it around.

You can completely avoid the urge to scream, snap back, or socially go ham on your haters. These are a couple ways for you to reel the emotions in and take a step back.

Let’s say that you are in the middle of a BF. And it’s in full swing. And you hear, “Nobody loves me!” Believe it or not, this is something I used to say to myself a lot, a whole lot. You can turn that around by saying, “Everybody loves me! Everybody loves me! Everybody loves me!” And yes, you have to do that when you do it, too.

That first time you turn your inner lies upside down, you’re going to feel fake. You will feel phony. You definitely won’t feel like you are keeping it 100. Keep it up though. This is the thing that turns the whole game around for you. It’s a total game changer. Be the hall monitor of your own mind. Stop your own inner lies before you act on things that are not true.

The reality is things aren’t ever as bad as we think they are. We always have more resources and more opportunity than we recognize in the midst intense emotions. Whenever, you feel your temp rising, and your breath gets fant and you know a BF is on the way. Don’t look for somebody else and it doesn’t matter where you are. You might say, “Hey Trina, I’m not in a place where I can be yelling all loud and stuff, and telling everybody and all these and I don’t want my co-workers in my business, I’m in the middle of my cubicle.” Take a sheet of paper. Write it down, and write it down and write it down and write it down again. If you have to write until your hand hurt starts bleeding, do it until the words have become like a cool ice drink of hot summer day, until you are cool, calm and collected.

Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint! You’ll want to keep it going. It is a way to retrain your brain and take your mindset to another level. Changing our minds and changing our bodies, is never easy. I know for me it is always hard at first, and never feels like “me”. It tends to feel like I’m pretending to be someone else. Then, one day it snaps. Suddenly, I’ve become the person I was once “pretending” to be. Take those lies in your head and turn them around, avoid the BF and move on in full control of your emotions, your life, your destiny.

What are some ways you reel yourself in to avoid losing it? Comment below. Let’s start a conversation.

 

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Today, I’m mad crazy happy, I feel sexy and confident. I would’ve never thought it was possible to be this “zen“. The self-awareness game is definitely on a new level. This empowers me to really reflect on my own actions, thoughts, patterns and beliefs. Now I can work through things that have held me back in the past.

I used to I struggle with low energy, depression and anxiety. I was always fatigued. Then, I’d get myself worked up into an emotional tissy at the drop of hat. Something or someone didn’t meet my expectations. Life felt like an emotional roller coaster.

How did I get here?

Through diet and daily rituals.

Eating a vegan diet has transformed my body, but more importantly my mindset. Now, I see myself differently. I have a deeper connection with Trina. My self-image has gone ALL THE WAY UP!

It’s not an E-G-O thing! This is more about learning to honor myself, my body and making conscious choices for my greater good on a moment-by-moment basis. The cool thing about veganism is not feeling locked into calorie counting, or minimizing meals. Imagine guilt-free eating?

There’s a way we can have it ALL. Major energy, revenge-worthy bodies, and crystal clear clarity!

Our diet plays such a huge part of so many parts of our lives. It impacts our energy levels, physical and even emotional health. You can create lasting lifestyle change to take your mind and body to the next level.

Connect with me on a whole new level….

What’s the 411?

MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP is an new online membership. Your first course will be…Sexy Inside Out: A Seductive Course to a Sexy Body & Life will help you take your life to the next level by introducing you to practical meals, mantras and daily practices to be the sexiest, most confident, and energized version of yourself ever!

In this first course, I share my personal transition into a vegan lifestyle. I talk to you about how I manage eating out, family gatherings, and grocery shopping. Also, I have 4 full vegan meal recipes.

There will always be a bit of insight about the daily practices that have really helped me find and maintain my joy!

This is 100% online, so you can get access anywhere there’s wi-fi. It is full HD video and audio. Plus, you’ll get a workbook you can use throughout the course to track your progress.

Doesn’t matter if you’re a woman or a man, so many things in our lives pull us away from our inner being, our center, that sacred part of our beings that is separate from society’s labels. It is our higher self, that most pure and powerful part of ourselves.

The intention of this 6 module video course is designed to help you mentally, physically and spiritually be your best self.  It includes sexy yet sacred daily rituals to build your body confidence, practical and easy vegan recipes. After wrapping up this course, you’ll feel vibrant, alive, fueled with a sexy confidence you’ve ever felt!

What’s included…

  • Access to Private Facebook Group to ask questions, get support and share your journey
  • 7 Day Vegan Meal Plan
  • Shopping List
  • MANIFEST Workbook
  • Meditation Practice Journal

Benefit Breakdown: Here’s what you’ll be able to do after taking this course…

  • Prep and cook simple, yet flavorful plant based meals
  • Have longer sustained energy throughout your day
  • Create more joy and balance
  • Reduce stress in your life
  • Build body confidence
  • Get clarity on what’s your next right move
  • Create mindful relationships
  • Have better sex

You should take this join  MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP if:

  • You are tired of going on “diets“.
  • You want a revenge-worthy body.
  • Need more energy.
  • Want glowing skin.
  • You are over losing weight only to gain it all back.
  • Ready to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • Looking for healthy alternatives for your cravings.
  • Excited about game changing lifestyle choices.
  • Desire more confidence and swag.

As a bonus, I’ve included a vegan-friendly grocery shopping list! This membership will change your relationship with food and the way you see yourself, but this is only the beginning. We are just getting started.

I created MANIFEST YOUR GAME UP, because one of things I’ve learned about making changes in life is that it’s always easier to maintain positive changes when you have ongoing reinforcement, accountability and a squad of other people around you with the same goals. Together we are building a bond to help you heal your eating habits, your mind and body.

Let me help you push past your past behaviors, change how you see yourself and how you feel about sticking to healthy eating habits.

There’s no time like the present to give yourself (and a friend, maybe?) the gift of health and overall well-being. Get started on the NEW YOU, before the NEW YEAR.

Join today, and prepare yourself for your BEST year ever! Eat freely, lose weight and feel amazing. There is a path that leads to the success you really want!

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How to Fake Your Happy Ending?

How to Fake It Til You Make It

 

I know you’ve heard, “Fake it, til you make it!”.  The media is constantly scrutinizing celebs for using Photoshop, women are taking off their makeup, and reality TV dominates channel surfing and here I am telling you to fake it. What the heck?! There’s too much pressure to keep it real and be authentic to start faking it now, right?

Listen, I get it, but give me a second to breakdown the benefits of faking it. First, it’s not about convincing other people of something. This is about us, shifting our mindset from where we are. Our current situation, job, relationship status, bank account balance, number of followers, or social status. All the self development coaches and gurus, say the same thing…we have to see ourselves already in the dream job, great relationship, with the money in order to bring it to reality.

If you don’t believe it yourself, don’t ask anyone else to do so. – Napoleon Hill

You’ll feel like a poser at first. It’s awkward to call yourself a CEO when your company has even launched yet, but believing you are that is what it takes to shift from hobbyist to have the hottest new business on the block. Whenever, I’ve made any major life change in my life. I’ve had to go through the faking it phase before any real momentum was created. I had to make the mental shift in how I viewed myself. You and I have the power to take seeds of thought and turn them into trees of greatness. The power of our imagination can change our personal lives and the world if we believe in ourselves.

Check out the video below to unlock the 3 keys on How to Fake It Til You Make It.

 

Have you faked it and made it? Are you caught in a funk trying to fake it? Let me know by commenting below. Comments aren’t your thing…that’s ok! Tweet me @pretymotivated. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Living in Full Alignment: How I Get My Life Through Travel

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It is not uncommon for people to spend their whole life waiting to start living. – Eckhart Tolle

For me, travel equals living! When I’m up in the air, I’m all the way up on life! Having new experiences in a different area or visiting a place I love is everything to me. It’s about breaking away from my day to day surroundings. Giving myself a chance to embrace “newness”. I think differently when I travel. My heart is more open, my mind is more open, and I began to feel deeply connected to infinite power and possibilities. My favorite travel moment, is when I’m tucked away in a window seat, earbuds plugged in, and gazing over the clouds. First of all, I’m grateful to the Wright brothers for thinking of something as crazy as flying in their time because now I get to reap the benefits. Sitting, floating miles above the ground beneath me daydreaming about how beautiful the world is, my life is.

On Wednesday, I flew to Atlanta. On Thursday morning, I flew back home. Who does that?! I know it seems a bit cray, cray to a lot of people. Let me share with you my point of reference. Growing up my mom worked for the airlines so I had that family discount #freetravel. Mom would take my brother and I on these crazy spring break trips where we would fly to multiple cities in one week. One spring break we did Chicago, Dallas and Vegas. My senior year in high school, we went to Louisiana. I was looking at colleges down there. Then, we went to Atlanta. Last stop, Vegas again (there’s something about Vegas!). Even outside of spring break we were always off to the next adventure. I’m so grateful to my mom for taking me on all those super vacations. Through those experiences, I grew a deep affection for being in different environments, making new friends, and breaking away from home.

Now, even though I don’t have that #freetravel hook up I still find, no I make a way to get away. It’s my way of aligning with my highest desire. Travel inspires me. It reminds me that there’s more to life than my everyday experiences. It ignites my creativity. Not to mention, I always make new friends who enrich my life in priceless ways.

My whole point in sharing this is not to say you have to travel, but to say you must allow yourself to live fully. Living fully is something different for each of us. I encourage you to have those experiences that set your mind free and fire you up all at the same time. Why not?! Life is this beautiful journey to be enjoyed. The idea that we should wait to live until we get married, start our dream career, get the business up and running, or the kids off to college is not it. Life is not a waiting game. It is here now. Whether tomorrow comes or not, we must always live for the delicate balance between the now and later. By all means, be prepared if tomorrow comes. However, make sure you’re not always living for tomorrow, it will never come.

One of my favorite Rumi quotes states, “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Travel is one of those things that fans my flames. What brings you joy, excitement, inspiration? How can you work more of that into your life? Listen, once you know what it is, be creative! Don’t limit yourself on ideas on how to work your schedule, your budget, or lifestyle to get more of whatever sets your soul on fire. Take it from me, life only gets better when we give ourselves permission to live fully and authentically.

 

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What is that thing that fans your flames for life? How do you live life fully? Let me know in the comments below. Comments aren’t your thing…that’s ok! Tweet me @pretymotivated. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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My Fitness Journey: From Vanity to Sanity

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Let’s just say, I was never really athletic, being five foot one and always considered a “skinny girl” sports weren’t my thing. I remember being a high school freshman in gym class and my coach giving me a “Most Improved” student award. His words were something like this, “Jones-y when you came to my class you couldn’t do nothing. Now, you can do a little bit.”

In college, I started to get a little bit more serious about fitness. Remember, in undergrad when we had to take a certain amount of gym credit hours? I ended up taking a course where we were required to do an hour workout that included both cardio and a strength training. I’d go to the gym wipe my student ID and get to it. About, 20 minutes on an elliptical and the rest of the hour spent during a strength training circuit.

After a few weeks, I definitely liked the way I felt after a good workout. That’s not what got me though. What hooked me to the whole working out thing was the way my body was toning up and sculpting. I’d bask in the attention I’d get when I would walk past guys on campus, at parties, or the mall. You know when you hear them say, “Ooooh, who is that?!”. I’d keep walking like I didn’t hear it, like I didn’t want to hear it. Truth was I needed to hear it. That male stamp of approval was the main reason I showed up to the gym. I wanted to be cute, to be seen, to be desirable.

My fitness goals were all about gaining male attention and adoration. It wasn’t about my health, connecting with my body, having more energy, or anything intrinsic. It was all superficial. Just vanity.

Even in the midst of my challenges, I’ve always maintained a fairly consistent workout routine. Really, it wasn’t until a few years ago, after doing a lot of the inner work that my workouts shifted from being all about sculpted legs and a nice booty to having more energy, a good mood, healthy heart, mental fortitude, and confidence. After I started reading magazine articles, about how working out helped to lower your risk of heart disease, depression, boosted your mood, and improved your self-image that was the tipping point. Slowly, my fitness life became more about being the best version of myself and pushing my limits both mentality and physically.

Whether I’m in a yoga class, boot camp, or working out by myself at a gym I enjoy it because it’s a lifestyle choice. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes it hurts so bad, that last lap, one more push up, another burpee! I keep going because I know that I grow each time my feet touch the mat, my arms push my body up off the pavement, my feet run a little further and faster than the day before. There are some nights, I stay up til 1:00 am and still rise up for boot camp at 4:50 am. If it were all about being cute, I would just hit the snooze and rollover. Just being cute is not enough. Being strong, clear minded, having the energy to accomplish my goals, and great health are worth passing up on the extra snooze.

Don’t get it twisted, I still appreciate a nice booty and sculpted legs, but looking good is just the cherry on top.  Reflecting over my fitness journey, has made it quite clear to me that when we allow ourselves to make that shift from doing things solely for vanity to creating a deeper, sacred, and sanity driven purpose we become more powerful, consistent and committed. Our depth of commitment to not just our fitness, but our businesses, families and dreams expands. We become like the balloon slowly expanding as the helium fills it up. Just like that balloon, we too are filled up with the kind of enthusiasm that carries us all the way up!

Is there a fitness routine you want to finally commit to? If so, let me know in the comments below. Comments aren’t your thing…that’s ok. Tweet me @pretymotivated. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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