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I'm Working on it and Trying!!!

Posted on November 18, 2017 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

OK, so yes, yes... I'm working on keeping up with the website and blog.  Unfortunately it does require money which we are a tad short on at the moment so I am doing the best I can with what I have!  I'm sure you have been there at some point or another, right?  Part of it is the fact my husband and I have WAYYYYYY too big of hearts for helping people and we seem to give the benefit of the doubt to those we probably shouldn't, AND know we shouldn't.  But as usual we feel everyone deserves a chance... then we get screwed over - no matter if it is family or friends.  Oh well... another lesson (well lessons) learned and time to put our damn feet down and say "NO!" We have to think of us and our kids... so unless we win the lottery (which obviously we have to play to win and we can't afford to do that lol) financial help is out for us to others. 

In the meantime, other than the getting royally screwed over, there have been some stressors and changes that happened.  One is the fact that I took the semster off from school.  I was beyond burned out and felt it would be best to take the time off, considering the horrendous summer we had.  I also spent months (no exaggeration) applying for jobs to help with the finances... yeah applied at DOZENS of places claiming to be hiring only to hear nothing or be turned down without even being given a chance.  Talk about discouraging and so frustrating!!  Luckily, a great place called after 2 months (and then a 2nd part time seasonal place called) and I was hired full time and just lierally started my job at my store.  It is very odd (not sure if it's the right word) to be back to work after getting so sick and not working for 6 years.  But I have seemed to catch on pretty quick and actually enjoy it to a point.  It is tough with my beliefs but I have to do what I have to do, and I am one who will do my job to the fullest and then some regardless.  I was hired to do a job, so by golly, I'm gonna' do it!  I have always had a very high and strong work ethic and I pride myself on that fact!  As far as the 2nd job, it is during Spring Training for a couple months and I'm excited for that!  

Despite taking the time off from school, I am enrolled for the Spring semester because I am way too close to my Bachelor's Degree to stop now!  Still debating if I go for another Bachelor's in Nutrition or seriously consider ND school.  I have time so we shall see.  I have our son graduating high school in May and then the next year ('19) our daughter graduated high school!  Then all 4 of us will be in college!  Yeah, crazy right?!?!  Our son wants to do computers (gaming of course) and our daughter has discovered A&P in high school and wants to go into healthcare.  We are excited for both of them!  

I have had some time to think and redirect myself over the last few months and am still woking on a few things but am excited at what I have been learning and doing spiritually.  I will be sharing more of that (along with some rants and pet peeves because EVERYONE has those no matter how positive one is!!).  We are all human and suppressing feelings isn't good so yes, there will be some sailor/potty mouth rants because it is good to get those feelings out and use the sentence enhancers to express/stress those feelings.  To me, it's the reality of being human.  Pretending life is all fancy free and hunky dory is just not in the cards for me at this point.  It is brutal honesty and reality.  No bullshitting; plain and simple!  

In closing, I just wanted to do a check in and update for the moment (brief as it is) and to say yes I am still here!!  AND I will be working harder to keep up on the blog!  Thanks for reading and feel free to share!!  Til later!! :D" target="_blank">http://


Been Awhile!!

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Well, holy hell!!  LOL!!  Hello and yes it has been quite some time since I have done much of anything on this website...  let's just say life threw some MAJOR curveballs, monkey wrenches, and whatever else it could possibly find to chuck in my direction (and my family's)!  BUT we survived and are pulling through the slop of a mess that we have been dragged through by others this year.  We learned some really, really hard and tough lessons this year.  Well, hoping that the Universe looks at it as we have learned lessons and hope we don't have to re-learn any of them!  It would be an understatement (IMO) to say the struggle has been real this year!  So real in fact, we are still recouping because we aren't quite there yet stability wise.  We are still working on some things as a family which is one reason why my schooling took a back seat this semester along with this website and any work or ideas I had planned.  During this recoup process I am working on ideas and plans for this business and website.  My eyes have been opened even more over this past year with so many things that I now have to do the organization process so I can move forward.  Now, it will still be tough because on top of this business and website, I started another business, picked up a full time job that I start training for next week, AND a part time temp job in February during Spring Training season!  Oh and not to mention registering for school full time for the Spring semester... yeah as I said, my eyes were open REALLY WIDE!!!  Now, I know I am probably biting off more than I can chew but I have learned that if I need to say no, then by golly I say NO!  Oh yeah, that was a tough lesson to learn!  No doubt about it, but "family" and "friends" gave not only myself, but my family that tough lesson.  I found I personaly can say no to people, and be ok!  My family and I are all about helping others when we can, we always have been that way... including helping strangers - and we do not expect anything in return other than for those that we helped to pay it forward.  Unfortunately, certain "family" members and "friends" took advantage of us this year and left us hanging.  The spite and pure evil that ensued when we put our foot down and said no was nothing like anything we have EVER experienced!  It was downright horrible and got to the point of cutting people out of our lives because of the lies being told.  We were given no choice but to rid our lives of the negative and extremely toxic individuals by no longer communicating with them and even those that they talked to.  The harrassment was uncalled for by these people; the bullying, degrading name calling and other unimaginable actions were affecting us so much that we knew we had to block people on social media and even our phones.  Since we have taken those steps and actions to remove that negativity and toxcitity, things have been FINALLY getting back to some normalcy!  I think we all will be glad when we are back to normal so we can move forward to be even better!  That's what we are looking forward to; getting our lives to an even better and more positive level and just enjoy life and be happy.  There has been a lot of reposting of positive messages and such on my Instagram and Facebook social media (you can also find my FB page under CoachRowan Michele).  Reading all those messages and reposting them has helped me work on putting things back into perspective and to get myself back on track.  Not to mention my awesome sis/BFF who has been there for me through all of the turmoil this year and has kept me going and lifted me up.  I love you girl and cannot thank you enough for EVERYTHING!!!  In closing, while things can seem like they are going wrong every single day, it doesn't mean it will continue.  Look at the situation and see what lesson it is you are to learn.  Once you have that a-ha moment and see what the lesson is, you will feel that freedom and break those negative and toxic bonds!  Til later! 
Coach Rowan 8)

Happy New Year 2016!!

Posted on January 3, 2016 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday January 3, 2016  by Coach Michele

Good morning and I hope everyone has had a safe and Happy New Year ringing in 2016!  We chilled and watched the ball drop back east in NYC (as I always grew up watching that as my part of ringing in the New Year, regardless of where my location was).  I was able to sit back and do some reflecting before and after.  One of the things I found myself thinking about was how despite the trials and tribulations (current and past) my family made it through the rough patches.  It was tough but we did it, and are still managing to continue to trudge through these current ones that are ongoing.  So I am making it a point to really focus not only on my family (as I continue to always do), but really start to work on my business (and yes still going to school)!  I know, it sounds tiring already right?  LOL  One of the things I want to share from 2015 is my piece with Coach Omar and The Wellness Ultimatum where I was a guest on his show.  You can check it out here from Coach Omar's tweet: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly of Weight Loss Surgery on Thewellnessultimatum will air 09/19. #BlogTalkRadio #BeWellLifestyleLLC .  The show gives a nice background regarding my decision of having gastric bypass surgery (which will be 8 years on January 23rd (2008 )).  While having the surgery was a life changing decision, I had no idea that there was such a thing as having a coach, reading labels, etc.  It took nearly 4 years for me to realize that aspect and how those things were so vital to health and wellness.  I began to watch documentaries, do more of my own research and went back to school (and am in the process of pursuing my Bachelor's in Integrative Health as I have now changed to that major).  Ironically, with the research and schooling my kids have had things pop up in school regarding GMOs... guess Mom was able to help with that!  I look forward to working on blogs/articles each day and really putting more into my business this year... a new year with positivity - 2016!  While my family and I spent the first 2 days of the new year relaxing, today we began the day by taking down weights and blood pressures.  I downloaded My Fitness Pal and Runtastic apps on my phone (considering my vehicle works when it wants to - hence I tend to walk most everywhere if it's within a reasonable distance and I don't have to get a lot of items).  I'm looking forward to getting word out about Be Well Lifestyle LLC and what I do.  Happy New Year to all!  Coach Michele

End of 2015 to New Beginnings

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, nearing the end of 2015... hard to believe the year is almost at a close and we will be ringing in 2016!  I have been writing down the goals I have for 2016 (other than school of course!) and Be Well Lifestyle LLC.  Also working on the 2016 goals for the family as we have gotten a bit off track, but as I said, working on the goals to get back on track for a healthier 2016!  My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!  Looking forward to the new beginnings!

Coach Michele :D

An Early Thought...

Posted on August 31, 2015 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

So I have been awake for a couple hours now... decided I needed to get up a little after 3 AM here and do a post from my personal page on social media and I want to share it on here...  It's just one of "those things" I feel I needed express for some reason... maybe it has to do with the recent full moon?  As I say in it - I know the world works in mysterious ways and many people instead of embracing what the Universe or loved ones are trying to "tell" them and listening, the signs are often ignored...  why?  It took me a long time to start to learn to embrace signs and I still get the "okay sure" look or huffs but I know better.... now.  It's never too late to learn but you have to be willing to see and embrace what the signs are.  Here's my post:

You know, it's early here... way too early - a little after 3 am too early! And of course this is long... But recently I have been getting "vibes" about friends from the past. Why I don't know - sometimes I tend to think it's because I have to write discussions or papers for school that involve my past experiences? I mean we (meaning my graduating high school class) just had our 20th anniversary and being in the field I am I miss a lot of my friends, whether we graduated together or not - met in passing through the years and so on. I miss writing letters to my friends... I know we are all busy with our own things, families, causes, etc. But I like to take the time to have a quick chat and see how people are doing. It was fun to meet up with 2 of my friends here from school. It was nice to see them after 10-20 years and you know I don't think any of us changed a darn bit other than having families and getting to meet everyone. I miss my big brothers from Sig Tau at Purdue, I miss my Purdue roomie Alisa, I miss my friend Andrew who I met as a co worker back in Indiana, I miss my (who I consider) good friend Mike from 8th grade... maybe that's why I was to watch "The Notebook" to reflect back on those that have touched my life in so many different ways and hope that maybe one day any of them who may read this will get back in touch with me and be able to catch up with each other? Maybe it was the death of someone who I considered a friend before I found out he was a famous NBA player (RIP Darryl)...  I have to say I truly believe that things work in mysterious ways and it is different for everyone - I think that movie is my motivation to try and get back in touch with those that really made an impact in my life or at least hope this gets to them and maybe they can contact me. So if anyone may know some of the people feel free to pass this along... Thanks...