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The Recap: Oxie Affordable Optical

I have always worn glasses (Since about 1st grade) and I always loved going to pick out new ones! That hasn’t changed AT ALL!

Which one do you think I picked?

I had the opportunity to pop into Oxie Affordable Optical and get my yearly eye exam and pick out some beautiful new glasses! Following all Covid-19 procedures I called when I arrived and was let into the very cute and cozy store!( Masks on of course)

Checking in

I was greeted by Mia, who is one of the owners and super sweet! She took me through the whole process and it was super quick! After getting my paperwork filled out, I went to get a test done to see where my eyesight was at the moment.

Once that was done it was time to go into my eye Exam with Dr. McGee! He got me together! ( I can’t see anything without my glasses lol) A few laughs and some jokes later, my eye exam was done.

Drops being added to my eye for the pressure test!

Next up was the part I love,picking out my glasses!

I am so happy with my selections ( I got them both,yay) and I was glad to be able to get a new fresh look!

Mia was so helpful with pointing me in the right direction of which frames complimented my face and the different options for lenses! ( They even have Bluelight options!)

Oxie Affordable Optical is located in Downtown Aurora and if you are in the area stop in. If you do tell them I sent you!

All photos by: Amy Nelson Photography

XOXO, Arella

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Traffic Secrets: 30 Day Challenge

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This is a sponsored post by Arella on behalf of Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers

Recently I started a 30 day challenge with Russell Brunson’s book, Traffic secrets! At first I wasn’t sure how this book would apply to me as I am a Social Media Creative! I do blogging, social media management etc.

As I’ve gotten to explore, read and apply the book on the challenge I’ve learned so much information about myself, my business and what is missing. This quote by Russell Brunson (He is the mastermind behind it all) really explained it well!

“The biggest problem that most entrepreneurs have isn’t creating an amazing product or service; it’s getting their future customers to discover that they even exist. Every year, tens of thousands of businesses start and fail because the entrepreneurs don’t understand this one essential skill: the art and science of getting consumers to find you.”

This is it! ( I see this all the time) How many people know someone with a good product or service but they don’t have the right exposure and they aren’t reaching their full potential?! This is where Traffic Secrets lays it all out and breaks down what is most important! I realized that not only do I need to dig deeper but I need to focus and zone in on bringing more traffic to my site and business!

“In his new book Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers, entrepreneur Russell Brunson reveals the classic and foundational direct marketing techniques that will allow you to be at the front of new trends and see opportunities that are invisible to everyone else. Russell can share how to master evergreen traffic strategies in order to fill your website and funnels with your dream customers.”

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So far I’ve learned who my Dream 100 is and how this will be my foundation for everything else that I need to do to grow!

You all can follow along on Instagram for all my updates as I complete the 30 day Traffic Secrets challenge below! If you want to also go check out the book for yourself do so here!

This is a sponsored post by Arella on behalf of Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels with Your Dream Customers

Are you looking to drive more traffic to your websites?

XOXO,Arella

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Always Eat After 7pm Week 3

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Hey guys! If you all have been keeping up with the latest challenge I am back with an update!( I’m so excited)   If you missed out, don’t worry you can always catch up! Here are posts 1 and 2.

 I stated in my first post that my goal from this whole thing was to get back on my healthy habits and curate a routine for myself!  I’ve for sure accomplished that. I have a new routine of eating and I am eating after 7pm, which I told you guys is usually when I am up a lot of the nights as a creative! 

The awesome thing about “Always Eat After 7 PM” by Joel Marion is that while this is a lifestyle change it’s very easy to follow with all of the meal planning as well as  the recipes!  ( The No bake Salted Caramel bars are sooo sooo good) 

Yummy!

I also liked that my eating isn’t aligned with the everyday way of eating. “Going without breakfast is part of intermittent fasting (IF), also called time-restricted feeding (TRF). IF is a pattern of food consumption that cycles between fasting and eating in specific time periods. There are various ways to do it; one of the most common is the 16/8 protocol, which involves 16 hours of fasting—typically done overnight—with an 8-hour window in which to eat each day.”

This has  for sure helped me keep my weight controlled and since I’m only eating the foods laid out in the book, I can see a difference in my overall feeling. I’m more aware of net garbs, good fats and how each type of food controls my hormones.  I’ve also liked how the book gives options for going out to eat because they know that at some point we will still take part in the social gatherings and outings we love! 

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“The most challenging times to curb hunger are just before bed and in the morning. By following the Always Eat After 7PM program, you have the most willpower to stay on the diet because you are eating during the hours when you are most hungry. This also puts you into both intermittent fasting increasing testosterone and your metabolism, while putting you into ketosis.”  Learn more about the book and how to purchase here.

Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. 

This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Would you try this?

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Always Eat After 7pm Week 2

Tracking PixelThis post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own. Check out Week 1 !

 Those of you that have been following me for awhile know that a few years ago I lost a bunch of weight and was really focused on my health and fitness.  I fell off of the wagon and I need to kick start that process so this came at the right time! (woop woop) Catch up by checking out my first post about this!  This time is a great time for me to reset and continue to develop healthier eating habits and create a routine that works for my creative lifestyle!

The research behind “Always Eat After 7 PM” by Joel Marion”, is very precise and clear!  Joel talked about this in some questions:

Q3: What was the most surprising discovery when you were researching scientific data for the diet? A: That almost everything my college education and certifications taught me was NOT grounded in published scientific research.

Wow, this was big. For Joel to really break this down and talk about his own education is very transparent and helps me understand how passionate he is about the book and plan!  Digging deeper into this book and finding out that the majority of what we are taught about diets are false makes me look at things so much differently.

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(My eyes are opened yall) “Research shows that the average person’s metabolic rate is no different during sleep than during the day. In short, your metabolism doesn’t slow down at night. Nor does your body store fat at the end of the day. Whether it’s 8 am or 8 pm, you use food for energy the same way.”’

As a creative sometimes I find myself eating later in the evening because I usually stay up late and feel more awake and creative at night! (I’m always burning the midnight oil)   It’s so good to know that I wasn’t necessarily  sabotaging myself.

We’ve been traditionally taught to avoid carbs, have an early dinner, and never eat before bed. But the fact is, the latest scientific research shows us this earlier model is not the most ideal” 

With Always Eat After 7 PM I’m now understanding that it’s about WHAT I eat that makes all the difference.  

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Joel broke it down EVEN more  here:

Q4: You’re a six-time best selling author, what is different about this book compared to your others?

A: Although many of the concepts are similar, the biggest difference is that you don’t have to deprive yourself of your favorite foods. You don’t have to deal with the burden of eating every few hours. And you don’t have to skip the carbs at dinnertime or avoid eating before bed. 

This is going to get good guys, with my schedule this will be a game changer for managing my food intake! I’m excited to see my results and how I will feel in the next few weeks!  Learn more about the book and how to purchase here 

Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase.

Follow along and come back for update #3!

XOXO,Arella 

 

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Always Eat After 7pm

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I am always finding ways to be better (Come on elevation) and when I heard about “Always Eat After 7pm by Joel Marion, I was very intrigued!  I was really excited when I had the opportunity to get my hands on an advance copy! (yay!) 

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Over the next 4 weeks I will be sharing how I did and what my experience is with the plan. To give you all an overview of what Always Eat After 7 pm is, A 14-day Acceleration phase, which gets you in gear and allows for rapid results.

Breaking down how it all works, here is what the plan consists of broken down by phases!

 The Main Phase provides you with all the foods to eat in order to achieve maximum results, The Lifestyle Phase is the final phase and it is designed to keep the weight you lost off for good!  Ummmm,where do I sign up?

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Starting off I’m like I can really eat at night?! Joel explains that yes, I can.

 “Based on surprising science, Always Eat After 7 PM debunks popular diet myths and offers an easy-to-follow diet that accelerates fat-burning and allows you to indulge in your most intense food cravings: Eating the majority of your calories at night”

When eating late, It’s important to eat the RIGHT foods. Joel provides all of the receipts in why this actually will work. Joel goes through his research AND his personal experience. ( He backs this all up) 

As I dig deeper I am learning how much our bodies and brains work together to process our foods and how eating correctly can provide maximum benefits in overall quality of life! “Your brain will release the neurotransmitters and hormones that will help you regulate your hormones and burn more stored fat each day.

You don’t have to be burdened with trying to eat every few hours. With intermittent fasting, dieting becomes much easier to adhere to and the benefits are remarkable.”

My goals for this plan is to:

Get healthier habits

 Create a Routine 

I will be bringing you all along for the ride so come back next week to see how I did! 

Always Eat After 7 PM: The Revolutionary Rule-Breaking Diet That Lets You Enjoy Huge Dinners, Desserts, and Indulgent Snacks—While Burning Fat Overnight by Joel Marion is now available to purchase. 

 This post is brought to you by our sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own.

Stay tuned to see how it goes next week!

XOXO,Arella

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Life is Good

Feeling really thankful for everything I have despite everything going on and fully taking advantage of this season of our world! I’ve been the most productive,creative and clear I’ve been in a long time!

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Before the pandemic,I was working 4 jobs and juggling everything was getting very difficult, I wasn’t getting accurate sleep, Ya girl was burnt out! So this time of stopping the world has been needed and wanted. It’s been a great time for reflection for me.

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What have you learned about yourself through this time?

XOXO,Arella