#TeamGDoesDallas

OMG y’all!!!

This past weekend I was given the opportunity to go to Dallas with my team of coaches for a leadership conference led by Dani Johnson. First of all, if you don’t know who she is, you really should. This woman is amazing! She started from literally nothing. Her parents were drug addicts, she left her home then became homeless, a slut, a drug addict herself, but eventually heard a voice in her head that told her that she needed to turn her life around. And she is now a multimillionaire, deep in her Christian faith, and a very successful businesswoman with the tools you need to not only grow a great business, but also within yourself and in your relationships. She tackles the war on debt and different personality traits. I learned a lot this weekend. I cried a lot this weekend. And I can’t wait to go back again to pick up on new things.

So Friday afternoon, my coach, Skate, and another coach on her team, Sam, and Sam’s penguin, JoJo, (#TeamFearless) picked me up and we carpooled all the way to Dallas. Skate and I have known each other since high school, but it was the first time I had met Sam in person. It was awesome how quickly we clicked and bonded the whole 4-ish hours there. We got Chipotle for dinner, then headed back to the house to wait for the other 9 people in our team to get there. (#TeamGenuine) That night we all had some drinks, bonded as team, and got ready for the long weekend that we had ahead of us. It was the first time most of us had met in person.

Saturday morning came so fast! We had stayed up till well over 1 am, we had to be there around 7:30 to sign in, we were about 20 minutes away from the hotel the event was being held at, and there were 12 of us in a house sharing 2 bathrooms… Fun times! But, really, if you know me, you know that I am the COMPLETE opposite of a morning person. Saturday morning, Dani dug a knife into my gut and turned it around and around and around. I’m not going to tell you everything she said, because you really need to go and experience it for yourself. She has seven steps to success, and there were two that stood out to me the most. The first one was to lose your ego… blame, being a know-it-all, pride, fear, staying in your comfort zone, people pleasing, jealousy , over critical of yourself, and the list goes on and on. I have several of these and the one I use the most is being too critical of myself. Am I doing this right? Why did I say that? Do I look okay? What will they think if I…? The second one was forgiveness. You need to let go of the bitterness of the unforgiveness because it is the root of your fears and lack of self esteem and forgiving is like hitting your reset button. Y’all. I broke down in tears. Like literally ugly crying. But it felt good to finally get down into why I am the way I am. I didn’t have the best childhood growing up. We did have good times, great times, don’t get me wrong, but we also had bad ones too. I’m not going to go into details, but I talked to my dad today and forgave him for those things and am excited to build a better relationship between us. Y’all as soon as I said that, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders, and I could breathe again. I’ve never felt so free. After that morning session, I paid for the recording of the weekend because if the rest of the conference was going to be as good as that morning, I knew I needed it. We took a break for lunch and I had time with Skate and Sam to talk about what had just happened. Team Fearless really grew together and got to know each other on a deeper level over the weekend. Thankfully this was the heaviest session of the conference. I had run out of tears.

Saturday afternoon was more about how to grow your business and ways to make your company more profitable. That night when it was all over Our whole big group met up in the lobby of the hotel and talked together as Team Genuine, who is led by Nicole, Skate’s coach, and our high school band director. We talked for a while before Sommer came down and talked to us. Sommer is the leader of Team Courage. Our team is a part of this team. Sommer is waaaaay successful in this business and we all look up to her. It was really good to be circled around her for our little 12 person team, in person, for an hour or so just asking her questions and hearing everything she had to say. After that we went out to eat and headed out to eat and back to the house for some more Team G time before finally going to bed.

Sunday morning, I was not ready to get up. I was kind of in my own personal daze, thinking about what Dani had said the morning before. I was trying to get my stuff together because we were leaving that evening from the hotel, and I left stuff there! I had about a million things running through my head. Sunday morning Dani tackled the war on debt and I got great ideas to help get Dustin and I out of our $23,000 ish worth of debt. I’m going to work on that as soon as I’m done writing this blog. I’m not going to spoil the event for you, but as soon as she said, “Let’s see where your money is going. Close your eyes and go into your kitchen. How many different things do you have just for breakfast?” my mind was BLOWN! Now, Skate and Sam had been to this before so they knew what was coming and were just watching me, waiting for my reaction. They started laughing when my eyes basically popped out of my skull as I started thinking about the pop tarts, lucky charms, frosted flakes, pancake mix, oatmeal, breakfast bars, eggs, bacon, eggo waffles… YOU GUYS!!! That’s probably like $20-30 there. Then she was like ok ladies, let’s go into your closet… NOPE!!! Let’s leave that door shut. Naturally, all the guys started laughing and she said, don’t worry we’re going to the garage next. That shut them up real quick. She brought up 167 people on stage. Collectively, they have paid off $25 million in debt using her steps. How crazy is that?! I’m kind of scared to go through our bank statements. We’re just two people. Where is all this money going?

Sunday afternoon, she talked about the 4 personalities that people have. She came up with a personality test and she calls them your gems. Everybody has a little bit of all 4 in them. Ruby, Sapphire, Pear, and Emerald. I am a pearl sapphire, and Dustin is an emerald pearl. It was funny when she was going over the different personalities, I was like yep… check… mhmmm… yes, whether it related to me or Dustin. After that, Skate, Sam, Nicole, her husband Patrick, and I went downstairs and talked and got to know each other better. That was really needed. I hadn’t gotten to really talk to Nicole in a long time or Patrick ever. Nicole took her knife and twisted it into me again and got me to dig deeper into why I signed up for this whole coaching biz in the first place, and I love her for it. It’s time for me to get serious with where I’m going in this.

All in all, it was a great weekend and totally worth the money to go.

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Skate, Sam, JoJo and I headed to Dallas
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Team Genuine bonding Friday night
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Get a dozen coaches shaking up their cups in the morning. It’s really fun!
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Let’s get this started!
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Love Coach Skate!
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Dani Johnson!
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Saturday night in the lobby with Team G
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Sommer! Loved listening to her.
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Ya’ll. She made me cry from just a hug…
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167 people paid of $25 million in debt
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Fellow Team Fearless Coach, Sam
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Team Fearless
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Dani during the Gems training
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Team Fearless with our Team Genuine leader, Nicole. I love this lady!
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Doctor’s Orders

Hi!

I finally went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago for my PCOS. She did a pap smear and took a million vials of blood… out of my hand! The bruise doesn’t really show up in pictures, or I’d show you, but it hurts!!! I got my lab results back last week.

So first thing… My hormones came back FINE!!! Y’all… that was so exciting to hear. That means my PCOS is fine and I don’t have to worry about that side.

My blood sugar and cholesterol were slightly elevated, but I can get that back under control. I’ve got family history with this… I can handle it.

Ok… So I was kind of expecting these next two. I’ve been told both of these things before. My thyroid levels and my vitamin D levels were very low. Here’s the weird thing… My iron levels were HIGH!!! I don’t even know how that happens.

So here’s how we’re going to fix it. Or, well, where we’re going to start working on it. With the history of the PCOS, and Dustin and I wanting to start a family, she suggested starting a prenatal vitamin WITHOUT iron in it. Do you guys know how hard it was to find a prenatal vitamin without iron in it? She put me on an ADK pill, which is vitamins A, D3, and K2. Then there’s the thyroid pill. She told me to cut out red meat, and to eat lean proteins and low carbs, to work out more often, and we’ll do another blood panel in 4-6 weeks.

Let’s hope this works out!

Doctor’s Orders! Prenatal, ADK, Levothyroxine, and Shakeology!

Struggling

Hey y’all. It’s been a while.

Nothing really interesting has come up lately, but I’ve had a lot on my mind recently. What is my purpose? What was I put here to do? Why do I feel like I’m going nowhere?

I have a Bachelor’s degree, and all I have to show for it is a piece of paper in an expensive frame in the closet and $22,000 in debt, which I think I’ve gotten down to around $18,000 now. When my memories come up on Facebook’s “On This Day” and see all my excited posts from graduating and seeing what the world has to offer, I get kind of depressed. This was never what I had in mind. I wanted to help victims and children of abuse, work for CPS and help families figure out how to stay together or in worst case scenarios, find another home for kids. I applied and took the test several times and never got farther than that. I went through the training to be a CASA volunteer, but with the other job I had at the time, I didn’t have the time I needed to devote to this organization, nor a manager that would work with me so I could have the time.

So now I feel stuck in a city I don’t really want to be in, two hours away from my friends and family, and I feel unsure about everything I’ve done. I’m currently working toward getting my teaching certificate, but I’ve been working as a substitute teacher this past year, and that’s kind of got me thinking like, do I really want to do this? Am I even good at this? Most classes have been really bad, behavior-wise. Are they just doing this because I’m the sub, or am I just that bad at keeping a classroom under control? Am I in over my head? What am I even doing?

I get emails from Living Social, a website similar to Groupon, and they had a deal for an online event-planning course that is normally $200, on sale for $20. I LOVED planning our wedding and I enjoy setting up parties and stuff like that, so I signed up for that as something to do on the side, but do I want to make that something I really want to try to pursue full time instead of teaching? There’s not much to do with that around here though. We’d have to move. I want to move anyway.

I’m going to be 25 this year, and I feel like I’m a million steps behind where I should be. It’s too bad time travel isn’t real. I’d go back in time and do things all over again.

I guess I’ll figure it out as I go. One day at a time.

January 2017 Health Bet

Two days in a row! Lucky you!

Just got off a conference call with an amazing group of people. We talked about goal setting during part of it. Goals are hard for me. I have one that when I get down to 175 pounds, I’m getting the Hakuna Matata symbol tattooed on me, despite what Dustin thinks. He’ll be ok. But that’s still damn near 100 pounds. I gotta figure out how to break this down smaller. Any ideas? I used to reward myself with a cheat day, but then that cheat day became another cheat day, and another, and I stopped. I’m TRYING to do better with my spending, which is easier said than done. Rodeo tickets anyone? Clothes are fun, but eventually they’re not going to fit. I don’t know. I’ll figure it out. What on Earth is my hair doing? One day I’ll remember to get ready for these calls. Always lookin a hot mess.

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Today, is about the new fitness challenge I’m doing. Beachbody is doing a health bet this month, where you have to post in your challenge group 3 workouts and 5 Shakeology pictures a week for a month. If you do so, they have a pot of money that will be evenly divided between everybody that completes the health bet. We started today.

I did my Country Heat for today and drank my shakeo and I’m on a roll. 1 day down. 27 more to go. I LOVE this guy! He cracks me up! He just looks so awkward doing the dance steps in the workout! I feel you bro! My sister is the dancer in the family, not me. I can march. Well it’s been 7 years since I even did that.

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Shakeology and Love It or List It marathons post workout. I need to venture out into some other things to add to my shake other than ice and water. I might try the mint extract again. Last time I did that, I think I put too much. It was SUPER strong. Good, but OMG. I’ve been craving thin mints lately. I had a friend post about girl scout cookies on Facebook recently, and that’s all I’ve been thinking about.

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I hate this part. I had to talk myself into sharing it with you guys. I gotta start somewhere. You’ve got to be a beginner before you can be anything else. I decided that this is me. These are my goals. I don’t care what you think. I am more than these dumb numbers. But if these dumb numbers don’t go down… I’m not going to measure them or step on the scale again till the end of the health bet.

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Keep an eye out for the results after this month! I’m almost positive I’ll make more posts before then, though.

First Projects of 2017!

Hey y’all!

It only took me a week to start getting crafty this year! Actually, that’s a long time for me. These are little projects though, but  I’m excited! The end of the year is already looking pretty nice. I always see neat things on Pinterest, (the bane of my husband’s existence) Facebook, or people send me ideas they think I’ll like. Some of them get finished, and some end up in a pile of poor little unfinished projects. I can’t wait to have kids and get my own classroom. Yes, I’m gonna be THAT mom or THAT teacher. Get ready, Dustin.

So here’s project number one!

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It seems like everywhere you turn these days, there’s negativity and bad things going on in the world. I thought this would be good to remind us of all the GOOD things that happened to us this year. It’s going to be fun to go back and read these at the end of the year. My notes are pink and Dustin’s are green. We also decided that we’re not going to read what each other wrote every week as an extra bonus for when we read them.

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Project Number Two

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This one is going to be REALLY tricky for me. For starters, I have to remember to get cash. Who even still uses cash? I don’t think it’s going to be that hard for me until about halfway through the year. I guess I’m going to have to start budgeting myself better. Having $1300 dollars saved up at the end of the year is going to be great though! Cross your fingers that I can get through this one. There’s my lonely little week one dollar. I found it in the laundry. Finders keepers!!!

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Now I need to find something to do that I don’t have to wait until the end of the year for. Until then, these are going to be fun to  keep up with.

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New Year Resolutions

Hey y’all! I’m Synamynn Lorance. I’m 24 years old and I’m from Texas. I’m married to my best friend, and I couldn’t be more happier with the life I have with him. I  like long walks on the beach… jk. I decided to start a blog because I always have a lot on my mind. I’m going to use this to share crafts, recipes, my fitness journey, and just life. I’m actually really excited to start this!!! This is me!

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So it’s only fitting that my first blog post be about New Year’s Resolutions…

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I’ve got quite the list this year. I want to start a family. Or, well, try to start a family. I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, and it makes things very difficult for me. There are SOO many symptoms of this, it’s crazy. So part of this resolution is to do more research on PCOS, find a doctor who actually knows what they’re talking about, and figure out how to get it under control. Next, I’m going to start a blog. Hey! Got that one done. I’m going to finish my Texas Teachers courses, take my teaching exams, and have my own classroom next school year. Finally, I WILL be able to do Insanity by the end of the year! I came up with a road map for myself, starting with Country Heat, and working my way through harder Beachbody programs to get up to Insanity. It may change, depending on what new stuff they come out with this year, but either way, I’m going to build up enough strength, and lose the weight, because I can do hard things. I want to build up a coaching business with Beachbody, but how can I if I don’t share my own personal journey. So, here we go.

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Day one of Country Heat is in the books!!! Snapchat filters make sweaty selfies look so much cuter.  Despite the silly face I’m making, I feel GREAT after doing the workouts! Country Heat is so much fun! The best part is that I can listen to country music by myself for thirty minutes without Dustin mocking country music stereotypes. I swear if he asks me if I’m gonna hop on my horse and take off down the red dirt road to go fishing and drink a beer one more time, I’m gonna make him listen to country music forever.

So that was fun. I’m excited to keep up with this! Keep an eye out for more posts to come!

Love you guys!