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Refine Your HEALTH with Seay

For the first 38 years of my life if you’d said HEALTH, I assumed you were talking about WEIGHT. They were the same thing. But, in January 2011, after finding a quarter sized tumor in my right breast, at 110 pounds, my weight didn’t matter to me….my LIFE did.

I’d spent my entire life trying to figure out ways to “cheat” my way to being thin. Diet pills, fad diets, drinks, juices, wraps, hours of exercise, extreme calorie cutting and “safe” pharmaceutical weight loss promises. Never did I question safety if something would have helped me lose weight. 


After surgery, I had a two week wait to find if my tumor was benign or malignant. I had nothing but anxiety and time to burn, so I dove into what I felt gave me control, and that was…. research. I wanted to know WHY this happened. I mean, I ate healthy (or so I thought). What I learned after hundreds of hours of internet searching and reading medical clinicals was shocking. The effects of my most recent weight loss tool, HCG injections, I believe, caused this tumor. My enlightenment continued. I had subsequently also learned about the health causes and effects of many foods, chemicals and additives that I had been consuming for the past 38 years.

On my knees one night after my three children and Neil went to bed, I prayed. I was finally happy with my life, and feared He was going to take it all away from me. I felt angry, I felt despair. I begged and cried to God, to PLEASE let this tumor be benign. If He would do that, I promised I’d turn this experience into my life mission to educate others on the effects of food and chemical choices has on ones health.

Two very long and exhausting weeks later, I learned that the huge tumor, was benign. 
I was committed to fulfill my promise to Him, I just wasn’t sure HOW. But, there were God winks all along the way, I just hadn’t noticed them before.

Six months later, in 2011 I joined Beachbody, specifically for it’s product, Shakeology, because I had mad respect for the quality of ingredients it had and how those ingredients have been used for thousands of years to promote health and reduce disease. It made sense as a convenient way to promote and preserve, health.

In 2013, after 13 months of school, I became certified in holistic nutrition. I learned about which foods can heal the body and what chemicals break it down. I learned how to reduce inflammation and disease while also the importance of restoring gut health. I also finally understood why all this chemical crap and “frankenfoods” are approved “safe” for consumption by our very own governments FDA, USDA and major health organizations.

What’s ironic, is I spent 10 years in a career as an executive pharmaceutical sales rep, calling on specialist physicians promoting drugs designed to keep people sick. How ironic that now, I was on the front of of disease prevention instead of the back end of treating disease symptoms.

I’m not a purest, or orthorexic, by any means, although I do pay extra for quality foods and choose quality restaurants. I don’t judge people for where they are and what they buy because I was there one time, too. I would still be there “rolling my eyes at the ridiculousness of it all” had it not been for what I’d been through, at 38 years old.

I value the benefits of a plant based diet, although only live by it 80% of the time. Hey- I still love hot chicken wings and cheeseburgers too much..LOL. I do feel strongly about the negative effects of soy on our thyroid and increased estrogen levels, as well as the negative effects of artificial sweeteners. I’m always asking questions and learning, because I do believe we have to be our own health advocates, because sadly, our media and government are 100% controlled by lobbyists.

Most recently I’ve been learning about food sensitivities, our hormones and weight loss resistance.

I believe everything happens in life to teach us something or show us the way. Because of my experience, I no longer look at HEALTHY and FIT- as synonymous. I now know you can appear super fit and be the sickest person in the room, on the INSIDE.

At 46 years old, “Refining Your Health” to me means, being happy and healthy from the inside out, having energy, creating a body environment that moves more towards health more than towards disease, each and every day.

My mission (and promise) is to teach anyone (that is ready to hear) what I’ve learned, even if in small lessons, how to live with less drugs, less sickness and less pain, and more energy, movement and vibrancy.

Not everyone will want to hear my message, I know, but it doesn’t mean I will ever stop trying <3

NOW IS THE TIME TO PUT YOUR HEALTH AT THE TOP OF YOUR PRIORITY LIST.

TO HELP YOU WE WILL COMBINE FITNESS + NUTRITION & SUPPORT!


 


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What is Beachbody Coaching?

 The Refinery is my team and brand.  To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS.  There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

The Refinery is my team and brand. To me, it is not just about REFINING your health, but your quality of life, your finances and your future. Its about showing others the way, starting with YOU. Its about doing something for yourself, BY HELPING OTHERS. There is no “type” of coach. We are every day people with a strong passion to make the world a more positive place and get people in better health.

Bottom line me!

In these 11 minutes you will get an overview on what Beachbody Coaching is.

Seay in the 2018 FIRST magazine

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What to consider when you start your own business

Where can you be FINANCIALLY, four years from right now???

You are here because you have a desire to earn more income.   Like me, your probably are willing to WORK and SACRIFICE for that lifestyle, but you also want to know that it is affordable, brings significance, freedom of lifestyle and/ or  can create success.  

I share this breakdown with you, because I have TRIED ALL FOUR of the major ways to build a lucrative career.  This is important because you will have people DOUBT the network marketing business model.  I had those people.  heck, I even was one for a very long time.  

Let's look at the four main options you have to build the rest of your life in four years...

COLLEGE,

CORPORATE AMERICA,

PRIVATE BUSINESS OWNER and

NETWORK MARKETING

I’ve done them ALL so can first hand- share this insight and experience with you……

<< And this perspective may completely change the way you invest in how you spend your next four years. >>

I want to take you on a look back on how I have invested four years.  You may even be doing some of these RIGHT NOW.... 

COLLEGE:

In this four year investment I earned a Bachelors degree. I gained knowledge, life long friends, and graduated with a career at a psychiatric hospital making 20% over minimum wage. I was lucky- most of my friends spent months looking for employment after graduation. I had 80k in student loan debt and it took me ten years to pay it off. I would do college all over again, as it helped me become who I am today, but as far as the return for those four years, it was a financial loss. I don’t even USE the specialty I spent four years learning.

We go into college committing to a 4 years plan, with dreams to find a good career working 40 hours a week for the next 40 years…..which leads me to:

A CAREER:

After college I worked for several Fortune 500 companies. First, Enterprise Rent A Car earning my up to Branch Manager, and then most notably, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals. They gave me a free car, fuel, and computer. They also gave me a good salary and incentive for bonus. All the perks were luxurious and appreciated. The luxury perks also tightened the "corporate handcuffs" on the lifestyle I grew to expect. So I stayed....
They also owned my time and knew I needed this career with all of it's perks. The longer you stay, the harder it is to walk away. So you sacrifice. 

I missed a lot of my two daughter’s little years. They were in daycare from 6 weeks old. When I was home, I was usually too tired to play with them.

We had money for vacations, but rarely had the time or energy to take them. My husband and I took “stay-cations” to catch up on projects around the house and just relax. I also used most of my vacation days to stay home with my sick daughters as day care often made them sick more often, than healthy. It also took a toll on my marriage. My then husband and I were “burning the wick” at both ends and eventually, we became emotionally disconnected. 

Additionally, in those four years, every time there was a company re-alignment, merger or buy out, I never knew if I’d keep my job. As co-workers, we were competing against one another for promotions and it got really ugly and cut throat at times. It wasn't always a positive environment. I pushed to be a high performer strictly out of fear, not inspiration. I knew the best chances of job security came from being a top producer. So I had to do more than the others were willing. And even with great numbers, top corporate producers earn an average of a 3% raises every year. 

I will add this, change is inevitable in ANY industry. Many of us are being replaced by technology. For my industry, the FDA created more restrictions on pharmaceutical reps, and I wasn’t secure my industry would be around. I realized no jobs are ever “safe”.
I have never been a slacker, but I remember the thinking after four years waking up to the alarm clock in Corporate America, could I really live like this for another 40 years? 

SELF EMPLOYED:
After the sun set on my corporate career I was highly motivated to run a business on my own terms. I didn't want a BOSS and I wanted freedom and to call my own shots. By societies standards, my husband and I did the next most accepted option….
In 2010 we launched our own business, Stanford Motor Vehicles. It was a small used car lot. 
That business cost us 30k to start by the time we leased a building, paid for the license, insurance, accountants, furniture, tags, advertising and of course, buying a few cars to sell. 
Our over head every month was several thousand before we earned a penny profit. There were some months that we lost money and couldn't pay either our business or personal bills. That sucked. 

We had a ton of financial risk and we had to be there all the time. If we didn’t work, we didn’t get paid. And we couldn’t afford to outsource anything. We did everything from washing the cars, the paperwork, the advertising, going to the auctions to find cars, customer service, website, etc. 
We had autonomy, but it took years to finally earn money after paying back the 30k loan and all the credit card debt we accrued for all the months of losses in the beginning.
Four years later, although Stanford Motor Vehicles is finally profitable, it hasn’t given us the freedom or income we had hoped owning a private business would.

So where did I find the highest return for my time, while creating the quality of life I longed for? The next four years....

NETWORK MARKETING:
Ok- I’m going to be brutally honest. 

- I once thought network marketing was for losers that couldn’t get real jobs. 

- I thought the model was a joke. Not because I knew it to be, but that I had heard it to be. (People that fail in this industry create the most vocal noise and spread more negativity and excuses than successful people. Why? The successful people are too busy WORKING on their BUSINESS!!!)

- I thought people couldn’t really make decent money. I mean, not like the “REAL” money I was earning at my pharmaceutical career.

At my FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY in my Network Marketing Investment and compared to my previous “four year investments” I can say this:

- Network marketing doesn’t give a CRAP what you did in your past. Whether you are a college educated top performer in corporate America or a high school dropout waiting tables. It doesn’t care if you are 25 or 75. If people have the vision, passion, consistency and drive, I’ve seen them succeed. Your past and age does not define you. 

- Compared to what I experienced with Stanford Motor Vehicles (and college), the start up cost in Beachbody is minimal. Like under $200, period. You can start earning from your very first sale. To think of what I spent on my degree and starting up our car lot, that little amount is negligible. So even if you don’t plan on leaving your current career, or if you are a stay at home mom, you can still augment your household income by several hundred dollars a month, and who couldn’t use that?

- My family has more FREEDOM than we ever imagined. So much to the point that we lived in Europe for THREE MONTHS the winter of 2015, while continuing to run my business. Just because we COULD. WHO ELSE DO YOU KNOW HAS DONE THAT????

- Unlike college, after THIS four year investment, I have no debt and a great business to show for my four years of effort. And, an income that with time and consistency, has grown into the top 1% in all of American households. And here I thought pharma was the dream income….

- Network Marketing has changed from what it USED to be. As medicine, technology and hopefully YOU have evolved over the years, so has the network marketing industry. It’s truly a brilliant business model now. 

I am not sharing this to brag or dis what you do. I am sharing to ENLIGHTEN you on what is out there. I’ve BEEN THERE- I’ve invested four years of my life for a degree, for a career and for a dream of owning my own business. I can say from my own PERSONAL LIFE EXPERIENCE, that an opportunity to have TIME, MONEY and FREEDOM exists in a way that you may not realize. It’d be selfish to not share what’s possible, with you.

Let’s pretend that today could be your DAY ONE. You are going to be FOUR YEARS from now anyway. Are you investing your time and effort into something:

- that gives you purpose and are passionate about?
- has unlimited earning? 
- you can pass on to your children? 
- you can build all from your mobile phone?


If you answered “No” to any of the above, and want MORE out of life, I want to be a part of your next FOUR YEAR JOURNEY. My entrepreneur training is TOP NOTCH and the Success of my team speaks for itself. 

Where will you be four years from now?

Asking questions and showing interest is FREE, so why not ask…that’s what entrepreneurs do

👉🏼 Each month my team looks to mentor 15 people that are DONE with sitting on the bleacher's and are ready to do the work and BE IN THE GAME.  

If you want the freedom of running your own business with training by experts to help you succeed, and the support of an entire group of like-minded entrepreneurs, fill out the application below and I will connect you with a leader.

Seay Stanford

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Hi new friend!

Seay Stanford

Hi 🙋🏼‍♀️! It me! Just thought I’d re-introduce myself since it’s been a minute and I have a lot of new friends this month!

First off, thanks so much for the follow & love on my photos. I put a lot of my heart & soul into my page. It’s really become a passion & expression for me.

So my name is Seay! Looks like "See-ay" but pronounced like "Shay". (It's Gaelic like "Sean" but is really just a pain in my butt explaining it to people every single day. 😡)

⭐️First Life Tip: Don't try and be all "clever" when naming your kids. It's an ongoing time waster for them. Imagine all the brilliant things your kid could actually be saying and doing with their time if they didn't have to explain their name with every hand shake....😜

ABOUT ME:
I was born in Belize, Central America in 1972. I'm actually REALLY from there, 4 generations. Non-military. My husband was born and raised in England and follows the Aston Villa.
Poor guy rarely gets to smile.

My claim to fame was my sophomore year in college I was the 3rd leading scorer in the Nation, in Women’s College Soccer. I still play at 45 years old, but I mostly try and get out of it because I don't like to run all that much anymore. But my totally hot British "futbol" hubby thinks it's kinda hot that I can play, so to keep a 2nd marriage alive, I stick with it. 🔥

Neil and I have three awesome kiddos, Raina (16) who's into everything Figure Skating & Japanese, Reese (14) who's our Civil Air Patrol badass and Reagan (8) who's into camping & gaming. We have a German Wire-haired Pointer FurBaby, named Charlotte, yes, after the little Brit Princess, herself. 🐶

I'm into people with a sense of humor, do what they say they will, are BIG thinkers and wine drinkers.🍷

⭐️ Second Life tip: Wine has been known to actually enhance one’s BIG thinking ability. ;-)

I love ❤️ decorating, gardening, cooking, learning about new cultures through travel and all things turquoise. I'm crap at fashion, make up and hair. 👎🏻 But I'm darn good at photoshop apps and angles that make me look like I can pull my look together. 👍🏻 I'm known for my loyalty, honesty, grit and sarcasm.

PHYSICALLY, I’ve been a “diet dater” my entire adult life. I’ve pretty much tried every “diet” out there for a period of time, only to resort back to savory food and wine. :-p I was in the best shape of my life when I turned 40, and struggled with Breast Implant Illness (which I didnt think was a REAL THING for the longest time). I had my toxic tatas removed in May 2018 and feel like a younger person every day.

One thing I have learned through my struggle is that food consumption for me is more about QUALITY than it is CALORIES. I tried some really scary diet regimes back in the day that I know reeked havoc on my gut and overall health.
Although still not perfect myself, I’ve come to understand the importance of exercise and consuming nutrient-dense super foods while reducing chemicals, pesticides and processed foods. I do feel YEARS of extreme diets and poor food quality has caught up with my body- & didnt help my BII issues, either.

Now, I try to do eat towards health each day and do the best I can, but with an active social life and love for food, I still struggle with consistency.

PROFESSIONALLY, I left Corporate America pharmaceutical sales in 2009 after having Reagan and never looked back. Have you ever felt like life was passing you by because of your job? I missed so much with my children because of work- or was too tired after work to be any good to them.

I have always had this desire to control my own time and have freedom, coupled with the fear of being stuck in a career where I felt like just a number and living with little significance in what I did everyday. I am now a very successful momprenuer that's turned her passion for holistic nutrition education, health and fitness, leadership and public speaking into her home based BUSINESS.

My mission is to inspire you live your potential in health, wealth and overall quality of life.

I hope to add value to your world by sharing fun, fitness, motivation, inspiration, family and sometimes some serious nutrition and business mic drops that may possibly annoy you, but I'm hoping to make you think a little differently 🤔

⭐️Third Business tip: If it doesn't CHALLENGE you, it won't CHANGE you.

I have a business team, called The Refinery, made up of other really awesome people that share my mission to serve others. We have a lot of fun, work hard, celebrate each other, have purpose and BIG dreams for our lives. ✨💞✨💞

If you are still reading this, we are probably meant to be FRIENDS and I’d love to get to know you! I love getting to know others that have a sense of humor, are grateful, hard working, health, fitness, family and vision oriented.

Drop me a message and let’s chat :-)

{{HUGS}}

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Tastey Tuesday and Artificial Flavors ⚗️

TASTEY TUESDAY!!!
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Hey Loves :-)
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By now as we near an end of this group you've hopefully found some pretty amazing recipes that TASTE fabulous!
Taste is such a HUGE part of satiation and I wanted to share what many food companies do to foods, drinks and candies and sauces do to "Cheat" or "heighten" the taste of their products. 
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If you've ever thought "Eh...heathy food tastes BORING" that's because your taste buds have been duped into thinking food is supposed to taste like a chemically made "blueberry" flavor. 
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ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS are cleverly added to it to create that "POP" of flavor in your mouth, and keep you coming back for more. Its been cleverly, DESIGNED that way.

The GOOD news is that you can retrain your taste buds to know what real food tastes like, by phasing out the artificial flavors, resulting in more of an appreciation and desire for the real thing. If you've ever done a natural food cleanse, you'd find that the natural foods you eat actually start BURSTING with flavor. :-)
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Now for the science dork, nutritionist, prior pharmaceutical rep and health advocate in me to chime in so this may only be of interest to some of you -and that is Ok :-)
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You may think, "WHO CARES that my food has artificial flavors!!! Im not concerned about knowing what real vanilla or strawberry tastes like!" That's understandable, but maybe some of the health problems RELATED to these artificial flavors may an interest or explain a few symptoms to you and your littles. 
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Artificial flavor chemicals can cause different allergies and conditions such as hyperactivity and Attention Deficit Disorder in people who are sensitive to specific chemicals. Foods containing these additives can cause asthma, hay fever and certain reactions such as rashes, vomiting, headache, tight chest, hives and worsening of eczema. 
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They may affect RNA, thyroid, and enzymes (affecting RNA can cause tumor growth). I know that part feels alarming but most have NOT been studied for safety or toxicity.

Artificial flavors are synthesized chemicals that don't even have common names. Most artificial flavorings are derived from petroleum and contain many chemical ingredients, not just one. Unfortunately, many of those chemicals can be volatile to our health.
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Here's the take-a-way: Its not likely you will be able to eliminate all artificial flavors in your food choices. 
I don't. 
But you can be way more STRATEGIC and reduce them in your family's food, candy, cereals and drink. :-) And you will notice, with the right ingredients and spices, REAL food will DAZZLE your taste buds and keep you rockin your YOUTHFUL HEALTHY VITALITY :-)
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PS- Remember that all natural superfood shake I keep raving about??? Yep- NO artificial flavors ;-)
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Happy HEALTH and TASTEY Tuesday <3

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Strong Working Women Gain More Freedom


🌟🌟HEYYYYYY——-> ARE YOU AN INDEPENDENT THINKING, STRONG WOMAN? 🌟🌟
Then I’m talking to YOU, girlfriend!
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Did you know 90% of my business partners are made of up independent thinking and driven WOMEN? 
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Women that are: 
🌺stay at home moms
🌺single moms
🌺professional career women
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What is unique is not what they DO, but how they THINK. 
What many of them have in common is that they:
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🌼Want to earn their OWN income, to spend or save as THEY choose without permission.

🌼Want to contribute their energy to an environment that is very POSITIVE and supportive.

🌼Want to MATTER and make a difference to others outside of their family.

🌼See the need for a PLAN B, in the event their career, or their husband’s career, goes away.

🌼Are driven, busy and solution oriented.

🌼Want to RETIRE sooner and LIVE BETTER, when they do.

🌼Want to say YES to opportunities for their children, instead of “we can’t afford that”.

🌼Are in a job where they know they are WORTH way more than they are getting paid.

Have you ever thought ANY of these things? Do some even keep you up at night?? 🌙 Then keep reading…👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
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One of my VISIONS for The Refinery was to offer a place and an opportunity that EMPOWERS women with this very MINDSET to be collaborate and grow a business TOGETHER. We are a team full of women that are drivers, not passengers. We have visions for ourselves and are willing to work and sacrifice for what we want.
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One of the things I love MOST about my team, is that although we all have different life circumstances, we all have this SAME INDEPENDENT “I GOT this” kind of MINDSET. 
It feels so awesome to be in the JAM with like-minded women helping each other build our vision.

If you are cut from this same cloth, (yeah- you already KNOW who you are ladies), I want to talk with you! Why? 
Because you have that ambition that I am looking for and want to mentor. I know you have great ideas and your drive would be a GREAT ADDITION to our Refinery Team culture and we’d offer YOU an empowering environment that feels like HOME.
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📌I am looking for FIVE women that fit this very mindset to closely mentor over the next 6 months. 
Isn't it time to stop watching and wishing start DOING and ACHIEVING? If you are a woman that has been feeling this way, like we all used to, then let's chat more. 🙆. Contact me me for details <3

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