Just a little sneak peek into an upcoming “Smart” food line…

MySmart FoodsHey guys! I’ve been privy to a new food line for 2 weeks now and I AM IMPRESSED! So impressed I’ve decided to give my readers a little sneak peek on the upcoming launch of the new MySmart foods by USANA Health Sciences at the end of this year. You could say I have “the inside scoop”. Oh man that was horrible. 🙂

Are you into bulking up? Trimming down? Maintaining a health weight or a healthy lifestyle perhaps? Meal prepping? MySmart Foods are the ultimate in personalized and customized nutritional foods and meal replacements that has been easy for me to implement in my meal prepping and has lead to some very noticeable gains over the past 2 weeks.

The first thing that catches my eye is the bright crisp packaging. Looks great! However what I love most about the MySmart food line is the taste! Oh man, there are so many different flavors that you are bound to find a few you love. If you’d rather not include a MySmart Flavor packet to your protein shake, you can go without and mix in fruit or whatever you prefer. I’ve done both.

Let’s get personal. Some people like Soy (from a health professional’s perspective there is a lot of mis-information on soy out there), some people like whey, and some people would rather a plant-based protein source. Well USANA has them all and you can choose which one you would like to start with. If you’d like additional protein (more than 18GMs) they’ve got you covered with a protein booster, 10 extra GMs per serving. If you need more fiber, they have a fiber booster! Any way you want it, you got it. The MySmart foods are Low-Glycemic and will not spike your insulin levels and will break down slower and over a long period of time leaving you fuller longer.

Let’s talk flavors. USANA MySmart Foods offer a variety of flavors: Orange Cream (my favorite), Chocolate, Peach Mango, Banana, Vanilla, and Cappuccino. These flavor packets are awesome! Talk about personalization. Which one do you think you’d like?

Did I mention they have protein/nutrition bars to go with them? You have your choice of Coconut Cashew (AWESOME), Peanut Butter, and Dark Chocolate. As I’ve said, its a complete healthy and smart food line offering a 100% what’s on the label is in the product guarantee.

The worst part about it is that it doesn’t come out until December 2015. Sooooo, unfortunately you have to wait on it. Until then I’ll keep sampling though…for you guys. Hey, I wouldn’t want to promote anything I don’t believe in! 😉 😉 I’ll keep everyone posted on the roll out date. Be watching for some promotions I’ll be posting. Until then think GAINS!!!

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Disclosure Statement: Michael Ward is a Registered Nurse and Wellness Consultant. He works directly with USANA Health Sciences as a brand ambassador after having an amazing product experience, specifically with the joint health product, Procosa which you can get here. Because USANA uses word of mouth advertising and relationship marketing ONLY, Michael decided to partner with them to get these amazing products out to people he cares about and that need them. You may have heard of USANA through many of the 750+ olympic and pro athletes that use their products or perhaps you have seen top USANA scientists on the Emmy Award-Winning daytime talk show the “Dr Oz Show”.


Good News! There IS hope in the world…

Hi friends! I wanted to get out this quick post today to encourage and strengthen all my readers. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the hype, negative press, and negative posts showing up in ALL our social media feeds. It sometimes feels like there’s just nothing good going on in the world. From all the hurt going on in Ferguson, all the terrorism going on throughout the world, the “gloom and doom”
of the economy, and the constant barrage of senseless killings that the media shoves into our faces seemingly minute by minute, its tough to stay positive and hopeful.

These days the media is constantly fighting for our attention. Before all the technology, the only way they could get it was through the television, newspapers, and radio. However, now we all have our faces in our phones (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Periscope, etc) ALL THE TIME and the media outlets know it! They use these platforms to spread sensationalism and all the gloom and doom because it sells-we are attracted to negativity. How often do you see good news in the media? Rarely. We, for whatever reason, cannot turn away from devastation. Have you ever been stuck in traffic to find out that when you get to the cause of the traffic, it was a small fender bender of which people were slowing down to get a better look? Something inside us draws us and our attention to these types of things. It takes a toll though, doesn’t it? Subconsciously and unaware it eats at us.

Well, my hope in posting this is to let you all know that there arIMG_5249e some great things happening in the world. Also, I wanted to share with you the hope that is in Christ Jesus. When it seems like the world is going to hell and I feel like I’m losing hope, I remember who’s in control. I remember that the One who created all that is is still on
the throne! I’ve read the end of the book guys and we win this war.

So, real quick I want to let you in on some things that have happened this week in the world that you may have not gotten wind of. YES, there really is some good things going on out there, but “they” don’t want you to hear about all that stuff. So, here we go:

Read here about Bruno Serato, an Italian immigrant turned chef, that feeds 1400+ needy children EVERY DAY!

Check out this story about a woman that was paralyzed in a car accident (wait for it) and now has created a blue jean line for people confined to wheelchairs.

Think nothing good is coming out of Baltimore? Think again! Baltimore responded to its rioting by creating 3000 more jobs for its youth.

Watch this 14 year old blind autistic boy sing the National Anthem at Fenway Park a few days ago.

Bride and Groom spend their wedding day feeding 4000 Syrian Refugees

I hope you take a brief moment to read these awesome stories. With all the negative stuff we fill our minds with on the daily, it’s SO important that we feed ourselves just as much or more of the good stuff. One thing I like to do is listen to YouTube videos featuring some great motivational speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, or Eric Thomas.  I encourage you to click on one of these guys above and enjoy feeling inspired! I hope you all have a great day and a great weekend. Stay strong and keep the faith. You can’t change what’s going on in the world, but you can change you. Be the light in the darkness. Speak positivity, speak gratitude, speak love. We can all make a difference.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

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My 10 MOST Favorite Entrepreneurial Quotes;

Everyone loves a good quote, right? I know I do. However, I really never gave them much attention until I became an entrepreneur. Now, I find myself posting quotes I run across to my social media feeds all the time! I do this because I often find them to be motivational and inspirational. It’s kind of like a good song you cimagesonnect with when you find yourself in a particular mood or situation. Plus, when you run across a great quote, don’t you want to share it with the world?

So I’ve compiled a rather large list of quotes that I’ve found throughout the years and have it in the “notes” app on my iphone (I was going through the “notes” app when I thought about today’s blog). I’ve then narrowed down my Top 10 that I think you guys will really connect with, especially if you’re an entrepreneur. If you’re not, no worries, you’ll still love’em! 🙂

Here we go:

1.“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”     –Theodore Roosevelt

2.”I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”                                   —
Michael Jordan

3.”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.”                     —Mark Twain

4.”The best revenge is massive success.” –Frank Sinatra

5.” Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.” –Jesus THE Christ

6.”Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” –Farrah Gray

7.”If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” –Tony Robbins

8.”Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn

9.”If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” –Zig Ziglar

10.”Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out. -Robert Collier

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Are you food prepping? It’s easier than you think! Here are 5 helpful tips for the newbie…

Have you seen the latest health craze-food prepping? It is sweeping the health and fitness crowd by storm! It’s actually an incredible idea and can be both very effective if you want to lose weight, bulk up, save a whole lot of time AND save a whole lot of money! If you do it right you can really see some SERIOUS gains.

So, because I’ve been prepping now for about 60 days, I felt that I should share some of the things I’ve run across good and bad and give you guys some helpful tips that will help you get started!

  1. Buy a scale-The reason this is important is because you want to have precise measurements when separating out your food. Counting your macro-nutrients is VERY important to achieving your fitness goals, whether you’re plan is to bulk up or trim down or even just to maintain. Here’s a great scale and the one my wife, Melle, chose for us.
  2. Pick a Day-Find a day during your week that is the slowest. Sundays usually work for most. The reason it’s important to pick a day where you have a lot of time is because it takes A LOT of time to prepare all this great food!
  3. Purchase food the day of-If you purchase the food the day of the meal prep it is SO MUCH easier and convenient. You buy the food, you get home, and its already all out and ready to go, instead of you buying food one day, putting it ALL away and then pulling it all out on prep day.
  4. Find a Friend-It’s no secret that having an accountability partner will keep you focused. This is true with EVERYTHING and food prepping is no different. Find a friend that wants to food prep with you. They will not only keep you accountable but will also have a lot to add. They will have recipes that you may have not even thought about!
  5. Supplies-This part is really important. You can spend A LOT of money or you can spend a little bit of money. Nowadays you can actually buy disposable tupperware. We buy ours at Walmart. To give you an idea, you can buy a 4 pack of the perfect size storage containers for under $3. Another necessity I highly recommend is a great food prep bag. Here is the one I chose. It’s very cool and it keeps the food just the right temperature AND it looks awesome (which I think is very important)!

Well, that’s it! I hope these little tips really help you when starting with your meal prepping journey. It’s a whole lot of fun and I must say, I have seen some SERIOUS gains since I started. I also notice that I stay away from junk food, because the only thing I eat throughout the day is what I put in my bag! :))

As always, thanks so much for taking the time to read this post. I value each of you and hope that I’ve been able to give each of you some value. If you have any meal prep tips to add, please post them below. I really think this is a great healthy practice that people everywhere can seriously benefit from. Oh, one more thing, please like and share this post on social media. I’m really excited to get my blog out there to those who are health conscious and are looking for some helpful and healthful information.