Madi Still Says, “Bloom Where You’re Planted”

The lotus flower is a remarkable creation. Despite growing in dark, murky waters, everyday it blooms in sunlight free from dirt and grime. I reflected on this a few weeks ago when a landscaper came to our house that we are currently in the process of selling and planted a few bare-naked rose bushes on our front lawn. At first, they were simply bushes thrown in some dirt. The only indication that they would possibly turn into roses at all were the thorns that covered each stem. Over time, sunlight and water have contributed to the growth of stunningly beautiful, hot-pink rose bushes in glorious, full bloom.

How did that happen? They grew because they were planted in good, fertile soil and tended to with love and sunshine.

Some of us may be growing in the same garden we were initially planted in, with no fertile soil, sunlight, or water. Some of us may have been planted in crevices of concrete, expected to wilt before even reaching full bloom. The great news is we can uproot and be planted elsewhere. It’s time for new soil and new seeds.

There are a few things one must be aware of when choosing new soil in which to grow:

Accept Dirt

Flowers, when they are under dirt, have to prove they can grow by pushing through the dirt. At first, the dirt is cold, dark and suffocating. Embrace this. All flowers need to endure this critical, first step in the phases of maturation. In saying this, accepting this dirt isn’t the same as allowing dirt. I don’t suggest that you allow people to throw dirt on you that doesn’t advance your growth. I encourage you to consider however that when you are beneath some dirt, accept this as your personal challenge to bust through.

Anticipate Drought

You have to anticipate some drought. Sometimes we forget to water the garden and the roses are thirsty. It’s the same in your garden. Sometimes we forget to water ourselves with love, personal development, and proper nutrition. You must carefully tend to the garden to watch it grow. Have you ever eaten a healthy meal and felt amazing? Have you ever felt invincible after a tough workout? Nutrition and exercise are not just vital for health; they are vital for optimal wellness as a whole.

Take Time

By far the most frustrating challenge of gardening is the waiting period. We often struggle with how far we have come because we want everything now. In this high demand society where everything is available at our fingertips, we tend to expect life to work the same way. Flowers however, need time to grow. Sometimes we look at someone else’s garden and judge our own patch of land according to theirs. Remember that comparison is the thief of joy (Mark Twain). If you want your garden to grow, recognize that in order to grow, you must first master your OWN garden, then you’ll be gifted with more.

So despite where you are planted, you too can emerge from the dirt and flourish into a beautiful lotus flower. Remember it takes time. Some may try to knock you down or cut your roots, but through it all stay true to yourself, set realistic goals and dare to be rare!

 

New Year, New You Body Transformation Challenge

Are you ready for the January Kickoff Challenge: January 1st through February 1st, 2017?  Let’s do this!

 

3 Ways to Win:
  • Weight Loss
  • Body Fat Loss
  • Muscle Gain
Rules & Requirements for the Challenge:

 

  • $10 (non-refundable) Entry Fee ($1,000 Payout across 3 categories)
  • Weigh-in and Submit Before Photo 12/24/16 – 12/31/16
  • Join Facebook Support Group (You will be added once your registration fee processes)
  • Minimum Purchase: Healthy Meal Shake & Protein
We want to make sure our participants are fueling themselves with balanced cellular nutrition at least once per day to get the best results and increase their chances of winning!

 

Optional purchases to enhance your chances:

 

  • Prolessa Duo (our #1 day burner)
  • Cell U Loss (get rid of inches and bloating)
  • Tea (burn 80-100 calories per cup)
  • Aloe (digestive health)
Are you ready? $10 registration fee can be paid right here! Just click on the button below and submit your $10 payment today!

 

Madi Still to Speak at Women’s Empowerment Luncheon

Madi Still, founder of Still PREP’n 24/7 has been invited to be a guest speaker for Philadelphia’s Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. Join women from all over the Philadelphia area as they are empowered to live life to the fullest and celebrate women as a whole. Madi will be leading the segment on Love and Relationships.

December 10th at Legacy Nutrition. More details and registration information to follow, so stay tuned.

 

Madi Still to Appear at Philly Super Weekend

We are pleased to announce that Madi Still, founder of Still PREP’n 24/7 has been invited to be a guest speaker for Philadelphia’s second annual “Super Weekend” Event. Join us as all of Delaware Valley comes together to train on business practices, leadership, personal development, and how to retain and recruit clientele. Madi will be leading the segment on Leadership and Growing an Organization.

November 4th through 6th at Legacy Nutrition. Click here for more details and to register.

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Copin’

I’m always amazed by how quickly it happens. One moment, I’m dealing with the typical stresses that come in a day and the next moment, I’m lying on a floor in a fetal position in tears convincing myself to not just pack my bags and run away. If you’ve ever experienced this, or experienced the fear of sweaty palms, quickened heart rate, shortness of breath and uncontrollable tears, then you too struggle with anxiety.

At this very moment, I’m using this piece as a cathartic method to dealing with yet another attack. Not even twenty minutes ago, I threw my son’s toy across the room, angry for yet another toy to pick up. Angry that my husband sat in the midst of junk lying all around the living room without any intention on helping to pick it up. Angry that my home still hasn’t sold after 111 days on the market. Angry that despite all the work I’ve done to build my business, I’m currently stagnant. Angry that I. Can’t. Break. This. Cycle.

Right now, Christina Perri’s “Human” is playing on my Spotify playlist, and as I allow these emotions to seep in, she’s singing my story: “I can only take so much, til I’ve had enough. I’m only human. I bleed when I fall down. I crash when I break down.”

This piece isn’t being written to provide facts about what to do to cope with the crash. The truth is, I don’t know anymore. I do personal development… A LOT of it in fact. I read the bible. I pour into others so much that I neglect myself at times (Ah ha!). When I go back and do self care, others feel neglected and can’t function without me… and the cycle continues. What this piece IS doing however is keeping me from doing something crazy. Truth is, what I WANT to do is get in my car and drive until I no longer know the roads. You can’t do that as a mom though can you? Just like you can’t throw your son’s toys, leaving him and your husband to stare in confusion at what even happened.

What do you do when there’s no music to inspire you? When there’s no one to listen. When you exhaust prayer and resources? I’d like to say listen to more personal development. Pray more. Sneak away for an hour to cry alone. But then what? Do you come home to more of a mess because you left it? Honestly, I don’t know, but what I DO know is this isn’t the end of my road. It also isn’t the end of the road for you either.  We both deserve to fight another day. I don’t know where the fight will come from today. I don’t know what will uplift me in this moment or how I’ll even face tomorrow, but I know that I will, because my promises to myself mean more than the pain of achieving them. I’ll go home and read my bible, I’ll read It Begins With Me, listen to Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen, or Lisa Nichols for motivation.

And you’ll do whatever it is that you do. Together? We. Will. Get. Back. Up.

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Just Jump

Personal Development:

Today was a day I can be proud of. For the first time since starting crossfit over 2 years ago, I did a box jump.

Now I know what some of you are thinking: “what’s the big deal?” Fear is a funny thing. One time, long ago, Derick challenged me to doing a box jump on to the arm of the couch (welcome to my crazy marriage lol.) Not only did I skim the arm however, I actually fell! I landed right on my back and it knocked the wind out of me. Of course we laughed, but right in that moment I told myself a story: “box jumps are not for me.”

Today, I held my coach’s hands and jumped on to an 18 inch box. After three times of that, I felt confident to jump ALONE. Then, I jumped in our entire workout of the day (WOD). I did 8 box jumps each round for 4 rounds.

We all have something that holds us back from being better. For me, it was jumping on a stupid box that was quite stable, but seemed impossible. What are you avoiding jumping? What scares you?

Today, I encourage you to JUMP! Go all in and get ready for your breakthrough.

In this week’s news:

I’m LOVING The new collagen booster. I now see a difference in cellulite (finally) and I just love the taste. I do this with beverage mix, tea, and aloe and it’s my favorite thing to drink 2-3x a day.

Below I’ve posted “good foods” and “bad foods”. This is being sent to all my 7 day shred challengers, but I figured hey, my current clients could benefit too!

 

Good Foods

Bad Foods (DON’T EAT!)

HERBALIFE SHAKES! Have TWO per day!!! (Doesn’t matter when). Fried foods
Greek Yogurt– (oikos is GREAT)

 

Chips
Eggs: Hard boiled, scrambled, over easy- try to only do 2-3 per day! (Egg whites you can do 4-6 per day) Cookies
Cottage Cheese (if you need it sweeter, try Truvia or Stevia) Canned vegetables (buy frozen or fresh)
Swiss Cheese sticks or laughing cow swiss cheese sticks Fast food (avoid ALL drive throughs)
2% milk (can be used with shakes) Juice (nope. Water water water)
Steak (round/top bottom) Soda
Ground Beef/chicken (stuffed peppers, mixed with brown rice, tacos) Cake
Chicken breast (baked, broiled, grilled, or try special K breading for chicken fingers) Cupcakes
Turkey breast Ice Cream (Frozen Greek yogurt yes)
Fish Peanuts (go almonds)
Tuna fish (try flavored) Cereal (unless special K. If your kid eats it, you can’t!)
Beans (black or lentils) Cheese (except on good foods list)
Bacon Pineapples, grapes- too much sugar
Pepperoni White bread
Jerky (watch serving size) White pasta
Peanut Butter (2 TBSP per day only) White rice
Almonds (1/4 daily) Brownies
Quest Chips/Bars (vitamin shoppe) Pizza
Complete Cookie (vitamin shoppe) Fries
Edamame Chinese Food
Soba noodles (Panera bread!) ALCOHOL!!! (none for 7 days!)
Quinoa
Brown Rice
Raw oats (oatmeal)
Wheat Bread (try weight watchers)
Special K cereal with protein
Bare Naked protein granola (go by serving size)
Rice Cakes
VEGETABLES!!!!
Fruits: All berries are GREAT.  If you MUST do a banana, please only 1 per day.
Light popcorn

I have THREE spots left for the 7 day shred! I’ve pre-ordered the programs, so if you know anyone who would like to try, please send them my way. Referrals are GREATLY appreciated as I build my brand/business.

Today marks 11 years I’ve been married to my husband :-). This weekend I will be unavailable from Saturday night to Monday morning. Please stay focused. You can do this! Drink plenty of water, stick to your shakes, eat lots of protein and talk to you when I return.

I believe in you!

Sincerely,

Coach Madi

7-Day Shred

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Will YOU be ONE of my FIVE Fat Shredders?

– Get 7 days of delicious meal replacements, metabolic boosting tablet, and a fat burner!

– Program now open to 5 Clients Only! First come, first serve!

– Receive a list of “Good” foods and “Bad” foods

– Daily check-ins

– Two mentoring calls: One to set up and the other to finalize

– Cost: $65

For more information contact Madi at: 215-877-7203 or click on the button to enroll!

Job Opportunity

Interested in the health and fitness industry? Looking to make a change in your life and become a healthier version of you (mind, body, and soul?)

I invite you to a health professional networking event. In Philadelphia we host this free information session every Thursday evening at 7:45 PM at the Clarion Hotel in Essington, PA. In other areas, we host them other days and times. You will hear about how we have made significant health changes while also earning both part-time and career-level income helping others.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to be an ambassador for change, this is it. Please contact Madi if you’re interested in starting!

When: Every Thursday Evening

Time: 7:45 PM

Location: Clarion Hotel Philadelphia International Airport, 76 Industrial Hwy, Essington, PA 19029

Register Today: Contact Madi to RSVP for yourself and a friend!

Get Ready to Get Real

Get ready for real results real fast with 30 days of 100%!

We will be doing  the following:

  • 1 shake a day
  • 90 minutes of activity per week
  • NO fried foods, fast foods, or drive-throughs

We will have an accountability group and help you with meals, snacks, and keeping you motivated for 30 days!

If you have NOT purchased at least 1 canister of shake mix, today is the day to do so! Please contact me with any questions. We start May 1!