This week on my blog for Diabetes Awareness Month, I am shedding light on this disease called Diabetes.
I hope that you have been enjoying and learning from my content on diabetes over the last few days.
Check out my previous post if you haven’t done so already!
This topic is important to me because my daughter was diagnosed in 2018.
Since then, I see so many people in my community affected by this disease.
I don’t like it.
I am using this week as an opportunity to shed light on the the disease, and to help those who have it, manage it.
Today I will be sharing with you 5 foods that you must add to your diet as a diabetic.
When I include these items into my daughters diet, she has better numbers!
Add these items to your diet or the diet of someone you love.
Let’s get into it!
They are a great source of fiber and because they contain a high amount of water, that helps to regulate the blood sugar.
My daughter has cucumbers often, with tad bit of ranch dressing. She loves it!
2. Keto Friendly Multiseed Bread
I get it from Aldi’s! It is vegan friendly. One slice of bread has only 9g of carbs, 5g of protein, 2g of fat. I love the bread and my kids love it too!
3. Little Salad Bar Salad Bowl Chicken Caesar Salad
I also get these salads from Aldi’s. They are so good! I have seen them before but Aldi’s is the cheapest.
4. Yogurt and Granola
-Follow the serving sizes on the back of the packaging.
-When choosing your yogurt make sure you look at the ingredients to ensure that there is no HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, Fructose, Maize Syrup, Glucose Syrup, Fruit Fructose, and Crystalline fructose.
-When choosing your granola, make sure you look at a few of the different types of granola that are on the aisle. Choose the option that you will find tasty but also has low carbs
5. Cinnamon –
One day I was reading my pops book on natural health. It is a thick book and I came across the health benefits of cinnamon and how it can help reduce blood sugars. I have found that it does help with keeping my daughters blood sugars leveled, when I include it in her diet. Maybe it can work for you as well. We use the liquid form from Vitamin Shoppe. I make what she calls a “tea” lol and she drinks the concoction with one of her meals.
There are many foods that I have added to her diet over the last year. And I am still looking for foods and recipes that will support me in meeting her needs of having low carb but delicious food!
If you are a diabetic, I would love to hear the foods that you eat to support you in having low blood sugars.
If you know of any low carb recipes period, I would love to hear from you.
If you are a aspiring boss momma who is developing an online business or you may already show up in this space, the following thought processes and steps that I decided to take in developing my business this week may be helpful to you!
So keep reading!
This week in my business I made some BIG decisions.
Some BIG decisions that I am proud of!
I told you already in the last post that I decided to choose my niche.
Lol was a big deal for ME.
I already thought about changing it again yesterday.
I found myself saying,
“Antinette you should focus on women. You don’t want to leave out the women who don’t have kids.”
I had to tell myself,
“Shut up! I said what I said.”
In my Nene Leakes voice.
I am focusing on MOMS who are ready to start their own business or take on leadership roles in their personal and professional life.
When you are starting your own business you have to make a decision.
There are going to be many roads that you can go down.
Choose 1. Dominate that field and then move forward if you so choose.
This week I also been focused on STRATEGY!
When you make a decision, you then have to come up with your strategy.
Because I am developing a life that I do not have to vacation from, I have to engage in work that I love so it doesn’t have to feel like work. If that makes sense.
This week, I have been developing a strategy that I will be able to implement for the long haul.
We only have 24 hours in a day.
Half of my day I already have commitments.
I am a stay at home mom, girlfriend, teacher, entrepreneur, maid, cook, and more.
I can’t be out here doing too much.
That is how people get burnt out.
The last couple of weeks I was producing major content
And it felt good, but I knew that although I liked what I was doing, I would not be able to keep that up longterm.
Then my weekly reading confirmed it.
The theme: “My strategy will reduce my anxiety”. This was a call to look at my strategy, because honestly my anxiety was on the rise.
So I been focused.
I been focused on 2 things, but before I get into it
Ask Yourself, “The way I am working right now. Will this be effective in the long run?”
If you answer was NO to the question above, focus on the following 2 questions.
What is the ultimate goal that I am working toward right now?
The Ultimate Goal that I am working toward right now, in my career, is getting paid to create value online.
2. How can I easily show up in this space?
When I reflected on how I can easily show up in this space, I thought about
what it is that I love to do
It was clear that I loved writing. There are times when I am recording my podcast or doing something else that has nothing to do with writing, and I find myself wishing that I am writing. I like to write. That comes easy to me.
I love blogging as well. When it comes to showing up easily, I thought about how by me narrowing my audience, I would be able to expanded my message by talking to a particular group of people. Also blogging will help me to be naturally consistent. Consistency is key online.
2. what I like doing
I like the podcast. I like the blog and the podcast because I can show up crusty and/or musty and no one knows or cares lol.
3. what is stressing me out
What was stressing me, was trying to combine all this together. My strategy was all wrong as it pertains to showing up in this online space.
Also, I didn’t have my target audience down so it was hard for me to develop my message and be clear with who I am talking to. I was clear on what but not on who!
Today though I came up with an online strategy that will support me in reaching my business goals! My strategy is way more specific but the following sums it up
My central form of communication will be my blog. It just makes sense. I literally wrote this in less than an hour. I love writing. And after writing my book, I see myself doing more of it. In many forms. Also, the numbers are a motivating factor. Yall be tuned in! Thank you!
Your Take Away: Choose 1 way to dominate in this online space. Are you a blogger, vlogger, social media influencer.
2. My podcast & YouTube Channel topics that I choose will piggyback off what I am talking about on my blog for the week.
Your Take Away: If you choose to be apart of other platforms reuse the content from your main choice of communication. This way you don’t have to recreate content all the time.
3. The goal of my social media moving forward is to engage with my community, direct community to my website and to sale my products.
Your Take Away: Knowing your goals, help you to create objectives that will support you in getting closer to your goal
This week’s realizations, are really going to help me develop clearer messaging, reach my target audience and customer, and reach other business goals.
I hope you can use the above tips on your journey in developing your online business.
If you want support developing in developing and achieving your business goals, I encourage you to schedule your clarity session today!
In episode 15 of Boss Talk Conversation, I will share 1 POWERFUL strategy that will support you in creating a routine that allows you to do ALL that you HAVE to do and all that you WANT to do in that the time that you have.
If you struggle with not having enough time or you want to do more for you, in the time that you have, it is a must that you listen to episode 15!
Using this strategy has really helped me to take control of my life and my time.
Your time is your most valuable asset!
How you spend your time is VITAL to your success!
If this is your struggle, allow me to support you in overcoming this obstacle in your life so you can WIN!
P.S The worksheets that I discuss in episode 15 were given to the BOSSES who are already on my email list.
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In todays conversation I share with you 3 things you must DO before you start any NEW journey!
I wanted to have this conversation today because I know that you watching this right now was called to begin a new journey.
You have been called to start a new career, start a new business, a new relationship, maybe a new weight loss journey, whatever journey you are starting, I want to equip you with the tools that you need so that you can have a better chance of being successful on your new journey
So lets get into it
You want to recognize where you are now, why are you here, and the part you played in the situation that led you to this outcome.
2. Commit to HEALING
To heal = to become sound or healthy
Some of you are trying to start something new on faulty ground
3. Be devoted to your GROWTH
You have to remember why you started!
And you must never give up!
God would never put a vision in you that you cannot manifest
I really hope todays conversation was helpful for you
Today I wanted to share a messagae specifically for Black parents.
Last week in Wilmington, Delaware there was a host of shootings.
Now if you are familiar with Wilmington, De, you are not surprised by this news.
However, what was most surprising, was the fact that all the shootings that occurred involved teenagers. One shooting ended with a 13 year old losing his life to gun violence. The baby was only 13. I don’t care what he was into, he was 13.
In 2017, there was a article written that stated,
“Wilmington, De leads US in teen shootings.”
I have Black children. I work with Black youth. When I hear statistics and see articles written on subjects regarding teen violence, it makes me cringe. It really makes me sick to my stomach.
As I sat back and thought of ways I can make a difference, my little voice said to me,
“Antinette, it starts in the home.”
So I meditated on a word that I could share with the parents of Black children, that can support us all in saving and ensuring that our children have long lives!
I actually came up with 6 words that will support US in saving OUR children!
We as parents have to be accountable for our parenting, or lack there of. We have to be accountable for our own personal growth and development. If we are not growing mentally and spiritually as parents, neither will our children. We have to be accountable for the content and experiences that we expose our children to. We have to be accountable for our poverty. If we want our children to have a chance, we have to be accountable for the situation that we are in. Understand the parts that we play and did not play in the situation, and then we have to develop a plan that supports our family unit in moving forward successfully!
Being resilient means that you are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Black parents, Black people as a whole are resilient beings. Since our existence into what is known as the USA, we have been placed in the most gruesome and horrific situations, but still we rise. Still we continue to fight and live to see another day. If you are reading this right now, I need you to understand that you have the power to overcome any situation that you are in. It will require work but your can overcome.
Expand Pass Your Comfort Zone
Some of us are too comfortable. Comfortable with living paycheck to paycheck. Comfortable with not taking steps toward that thing you want to accomplish deep down on the inside. Why? Because you are comfortable with not putting in the work required. Your dreams require too much work and you would rather be comfortable. Well let me tell you something about comfort zones. Nothing great ever grows in comfort zones. It is time to expand pass your comfort zone for the sake of your child(ren)!
We as Black parents have to be committed. We have to be committed to growth and also have to have a strong commitment to disrupting the system. There is a system in place that was designed to prevent Black people from surviving and thriving in America. That is facts. However, if you are using the system as an excuse to not make any moves, to not go after what you say it is that you want, You need to reevaluate YOU!
Black parents, young and old, it takes a village. I am so thankful for my village. Without my village I wouldn’t be to raise my kids with a clear mental state that I am in, and my kids still question my sanity at times. The point is, I talk to many women who say that they are stressed and have no help with their kids. That is because we got rid of the village. Even if you come from a background where you are disconnected with your original parents and family, at some point, we all have the ability to create an environment that is conducive to our happiness and success. It starts with your village.
Some call it consequences. I say put a lil’ fear in them. Whatever your strategy. Implement something that works for the child that you are raising. I share a funny story in the video below about consequences, and how different forms work in my family.
In order for us to save our children, we as Black parents have to save ourselves!
Until next time….
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