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You ain't ready for this - 30 Day Challenge Enrollment Opens Now!

The results are in. 

I have been dying to send this email! We are launching a 30-Day Challenge because you said YES!

A few weeks ago I asked if you would be interested in a Challenge to find balance + happiness with exercise. Well you answered and I’m so excited to tell you that it’s going to be even bigger and better than I originally imagined.
 
I’ve teamed up with Bailie, boss babe over at Bailie’s Bootcamp, to bring you...
 

Finding Balance + Happiness to Satisfy the Mind, Body + Soul - 30 Day Challenge


We will be exploring a new topic each week and already have so many exciting things in store for you. Are you ready? Because I don’t think you’re ready!


We have outlined the course and this is how it's going down:

  • MODULE 1 // It's time to plan + prep for greatness, girl!
  • MODULE 2 // Mastering mindset + creating badass intentions
  • MODULE 3 // Get your groove back by redefining "exercise"
  • MODULE 4 // The mind, body + soul benefits of self-care

 

& this is what you get with the challenge (just the tip of the iceberg...):

  • Challenge checklist + Prep Pack
  • Rad Girl's Guide to Kickass Meals
  • Soul-satisfying activities/workouts
  • Daily check-in prompts with Merrissa + Bailie
  • Weekly prizes!!! #hellyassss
  • Password-protected site to easily download all of your resources
  • Workbooks for each module
  • Email Support
  • Private Facebook Group to keep you motivated + accountable

Since we are adding in so much freakin' awesome content and extra goodness we are charging a small fee for the challenge! But don't freak out -- it's reasonably priced and you're going to get so much support from us! Also, did I mention PRIZES? #HELLYASSSSSS

In order to provide the best support we will be limiting the amount of participants for this challenge.

Early bird price is $19.95 - this price will be going up soon, so get in on the good deal now before it's too late! 

It's time to take care of YOU! Can't wait to see you on the flip side!
 
Stay rad + be kind,
Riss

Chief Of The Teepee - Shelbie Marie Langlois
Chief of the Teepee - Rad Maverix

Have you ever met someone and felt like they're your soulmate? Not in the sense of meeting your future husband or wife but in the sense that you both find the same things hilarious. You both want to run the world, Beyonce style, and you are also similar in the fact that you have more passion than you know what to do with. Meet the next Chief of the Teepee, Shelbie Langlois, who is not only making big fitness moves in the Fitness Industry but also cheering + motivating hundreds and thousands of women along the way. 

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Chief of the Teepee - Shelbie Langlois

1. Tell us who you are & where you’re from? My name is Shelbie Langlois, I was born and raised, in my opinion the heart of our country, a place that still holds my heart, Oklahoma.

2. Tell us about your passion for fitness and how it began? Because of my home grown and farm family up bringing, hard work is something I have never been afraid of. I have always had the desire to build something and watch it grow. My grandfather was like that, my dad is like that and almost everyone in my family is like that. Though, I never really took to farm life, I have always been attached to the mindset behind it, hard work. As a child and adolescent I struggled terribly with weight, body image issues and eating disorders. The long and short of it is this: I was about 50 to 80+ pounds overweight between 12 and 19. Let's be honest, being the fat girl in any high school doesn't come easy let alone a small farm town high school. My self hatred spiraled and it spiraled fast. So much that after high school I took extreme measures and sunk fast into a terrible eating disorder and stayed there in the depth of bulimia, drinking and partying too much and continued self-hate for nearly 3 years. I had lost the weight and gained depression and anxiety like you wouldn't believe. I got pregnant with my son, gained back all of my weight plus some and was back at square one with being the fat girl once again. That's when my blog and my business was born. That's when I found my purpose and that is when I could finally channel all that drive I had buried inside of me. When my son was 6 weeks old I promised myself I would be honest and open with my struggles and try and help someone along the way. Someone ended up turning into 100s of someone's and 2 years, a fitness and nutrition company, 87 pounds and a whole lot of dedication sweat and tears later here we are! I'm more connected with my Faith than I've ever been, have more direction than I ever thought possible and truly believe anyone can do anything, myself included.

3. Do you find being a woman to be a challenge when chasing your dreams? If so, how do you overcome this challenge? I do find being a women somewhat challenging when chasing our dreams lol. I say that because we are so damn emotional! We attach to things easily and take things personal, even when it's not. That being said, I wouldn't trade that because that's what makes us, as business boss babes successful in my opinion. Our heart is something people pick up on instantly, when people can sense your sincerity they trust you, when people trust you, they follow you; good breeds good. I will never apologize for being an emotional basket case because that's what makes this bad boy (or should I say babe 😂) run like a well oiled Machine.

My struggles drive me, they do not define me!

4. What drives you to pursue your passion each day? My drive honestly comes from my demons. I think everyone's demons do in some way. I live by the words drive not define. My struggles drive me, they do not define me! Every time I want to stop or think I can't take much more I dig a little deeper and remember what I want and why I want it! We are all fighting something, it is up to us if we let that something drive us up or down. Up! All the way.

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5. Can you share one trade secret or piece of advice when it comes to balancing a healthy lifestyle? The one secret I can share is this: believe that you can do it. Whatever it is. You want to eat healthy? Cool. Eat healthy, start with one meal and then a few days later do two meals, then three then four and before you know it you are a healthy little fit chick busting out healthy advice all over the place. You want to go to the gym but don't know what to do? Go anyway! Everyone walks in that door for the first time at some point not knowing where to start. That's the hardest part. Just open the door and go in.

6. What is your favorite motivational quote? My favorite quote is "dig deep" I say that because everything you need is already there you just have to dig to find it. Trust me on that one.

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7. What is bliss to you? My bliss is positivity. It saved my life by choosing how I look at life has nothing to do with the world but everything to do with the way I see it. The world needs more positive Patti's. People say to me often, how are you so positive? And I say back how can I not be? It gives me life. If people would just believe in each other more than they believe in themselves, self worth and loving yourself is enviable. You reap what you sew.

Stay motivated + hang out with Shelbie

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Stay Rad,

Merrissa

5 Things That Helped Me Say Goodbye to 10 lbs
5 Things That Helped Me Say Goodbye to 10 lbs

5 Things That Helped Me Say Goodbye to 10 lbs

I am not a certified trainer or nutritionist and every single physique is different and may react to exercise / nutrition regimens differently but this is what worked for me.

I’ve been on a mindful eating + exercise kick lately…and not just since the New Year either. This has been going on since early November when I started personal training. So I guess after that many weeks we can call it something a little bit more serious than a fad diet and more like a lifestyle, right? Anyways, three months later and here I am 10 lbs lighter (10.4 if we’re going to be honest…). Sounds like a noteworthy feat to those who are struggling to find the motivation or in the heart of a plateau. However, if I wouldn’t have fallen off of the wagon during the holidays (Thanksgiving + Christmas—give me all the sweets) I can only imagine how farther along I could be.

Living a healthier lifestyle is the #1 New Year’s Resolution (every year) so I wanted to share some of the things that I had to learn, relearn and learn again to continue making progress and meet my goals. I want to preface this with the fact that I am nowhere near where I want to be. Secondly, I am more concerned with the way my clothes fit and how I feel over the number on the scale. HOWEVER, seeing progress on the scale is a huge motivator (for me) but I’m trying to wean myself off of weighing every morning. Literally, I weigh myself every single morning...does anyone else do this?

Things you should know about me:

  1. I am a slave to sugar. I can't live without Sour Gummy Worms or Sour Punch Straws.

  2. I refuse to completely give up said sugar.

  3. I’m my own worst critic and am working on being kinder to myself.

  4. I kicked Coke to the curb a long time ago but still like enjoy a pop every now and again.

  5. Bread is life. I can demolish an entire bag of garlic croutons without thinking twice.

  6. Every day is not a perfectly healthy day and that's okay. I don't find it necessary to deprive yourself of things you like (in moderation) just to fit into society’s mold of what they think is beautiful or “skinny”. I’ve changed my lifestyle for me.

5 Things That Helped Me Say Goodbye to 10 lbs

Every single thing you eat or drink is either working for your body or against it.

This is going to be a short and abbreviated post. If you would like more details let me know in the comments below or shoot me an email, I'm an open book!

  1. Cardio - I complete at least 5 sessions of cardio a week. Normally, I wake up and finish 30 minutes of fasted cardio. Is it fun? Hell no. But it starts my day on the right track.

  2. Learn how to strength train efficiently – Luckily I was able to train with a personal trainer 3 days a week. However, this is not necessary! Download workout apps, sign up for Tone It Up or Kayla Itsines! There are 100’s and 1000’s of free resources out there.

  3. Nutrition – The hardest part of the puzzle for most people. Learn what it means to eat foods that nourish your body. Think about it this way, every single thing you eat or drink is either working for your body or against it.

  4. Nix the alcohol – Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy my vodka waters + champagne but I rarely drink anymore. Some say there are 7 calories per gram of alcohol. My favorite vodka, Tito's, has 100 calories per shot.

  5. Planning – I use a planner to write down all of my workouts and meals! This keeps me accountable for what I’m consuming and also the calories I’m burning!

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What keeps you on track or perhaps derails you from having a "healthy" lifestyle?

xx,

Merrissa