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New Energy

I hear a lot of talk about energy these days. Friends who wish they had it. Friends who claim they do. Some circles talk about the positive and negative energy around everything in life from people to money to ideas. On this blog you’ve heard me talk about getting more energy as I lost weight and started supporting my body nutritionally.

There’s also a lot of energy happening around a new company that launches in January. It’s the dream child of some people I respect a lot, including two sisters, Kathy and Marjorie, who were a part of the company which created the products that helped me get healthy and shed that 55 pounds. Together with some really smart people they are starting a brand new company called Ditch the Can (DtC), which offers energy drinks.

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With 80% less sugar than their competitors and only 30 calories, this new energy drink is a great alternative for people like us who are watching what goes into our bodies. It tastes very similar to other energy drinks I’ve tried and packs the same punch–with perhaps less buzz and more staying power.

I know all because Jerry and I saw the unique opportunity to grow with company from the ground floor up and hopped aboard this ship.

Why resist the chance to be a part of something new? We found excitement in the idea of building and growing with a new company, and we believe the potential for financial reward is great.  The concept is simple: Get cash back when you drink energy drinks. Tell others about it so they can get cash back and you’ll also get a commission.

The company gave us our own website where people can order right off the QR code on our business cards.

We had a lot of fun dreaming together about our new venture while we were at the convention in San Diego. The company has developed lots of fun “swag” and videos to support us in marketing.

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Our daughter and son-in-law caught the vision, too, believing it is especially suited to their demographic. (And folks, after seeing all the energy drinks my daughter has downed, I’m excited about a healthier alternative for her!)

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The left shot is of the newlyweds holding hands. While the DtC tattoo isn’t permanent, the love tattoo is. They each got one on their wrist to stand in solidarity with the fight against one of the most damaging recent trends, cutting. I’m proud of the passion Sarah and David share to fight for the spiritual and emotional health of their generation.

The last picture is the amazing Allison. She might want you to think she’s as tough as she looks in that picture, but really she’s a softie. I briefly met her before our trip to San Diego, but sharing time together in that condo made me fall in love with her even more. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the people in a community say a lot about whether or not it’s for you!

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(Hey, do a girl a favor. If you already drink energy drinks, give ours a try. The price points and energy boost are competitive and the quality better, so why not buy from a friend?)

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A Little Bit Wiser

Things I learned since I last blogged:

1) Kind bars exist. My best friend from way back in elementary school, Caryl, has to eat gluten-free. While we hung out in Breckenridge together last week she introduced all of us to the wonder of dark chocolate cherry cashew Kind bars. 180 calories. Full of antioxidants and vitamins. Taste fabulous with a glass of almond milk (30 calories). Just sayin’ . . .

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2) Traveling has a whole new dimension when you get out of the car and WALK. More on that in future posts, but the trees and people of Montrose, the wildflowers of Breckenridge, and the passes of the Rocky Mountains are experienced in a whole new way when on foot.

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3) Powerpoint is a fabulous speaking aid. You can do all kinds of cute graphics that make you look more clever than you really are.

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4) BENew‘s BEfull shakes are even better when you follow the advice of your friend Kristin and occasionally mix one scoop of vanilla and one scoop of chocolate into your almond milk instead of thinking it has to be an either/or decision. (And it’s really fun to be on the same team, cheering each other on, when you’re with your girlfriends.)

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5) Sometimes (often?) we’re harder on ourselves than God is. We can think we get it that His grace is abundant and overflowing, then we realize while sitting on the side of a mountain that He actually wants more joy for us than we allow ourselves. On the side of the mountain with the world before us and beauty overwhelming every sense we realize we can still be blind-sided by the whole trying to be good enough and do enough syndrome even when we think we’ve overcome it.

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How About You? Would love to hear your tidbits of wisdom!

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