Hey Queen! I'm Lashanda L'oreal your accountability partner here to encourage you, help you lose weight, eat healthier, overcome fear, get rid of the negative thoughts, connect/reconnect with God and build your confidence so you can walk boldly into your purpose.
I was born & raised in Jacksonville, FL, currently living in Los Angeles, CA. I'm a Mom of 1 beautiful daughter, Wife, Health & Wellness Influencer, Hairstylist, Personal Stylist and a Woman of Faith. I love encouraging women and helping them get there mojo back before/after-life happens.
My life hasn't always been a walk in the park. From watching my dad go to prison at the age of 5 and being sentenced to life to having my daughter at the age of 20 to being laid off of my job of 10 years back in 2008 to gaining weight and finding myself in a depressing dark place. I know what it feels like to grow up fatherless, struggle as a single parent at 20, struggle with weight loss & depression and knowing that on the other side of this darkness & brokenness there is light and purpose and the secret to getting there would appear when I was ready to receive it.
In 2013 my family and I moved to Southern California and my Journey II Wellness mentally, physically & spiritually began. Moving here, Being a hairstylist in Hollywood a place where your image, the way you look and the way you dress can make you or break you; I became really self-conscious about my weight gain. One day I got the opportunity to do the hair of a celebrity reality tv star. I was sharing with her that I really wanted to lose weight but I just didn't know where to start or what to do. She suggested that I try taking a class at the gym. Mind you working out wasn't something I enjoyed doing, as a matter of fact, I hated it. Sept 2016 I signed up for a gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness and I went for 2 weeks straight then I went on a hiatus for about 3 months. At the end of the 3rd month, I had made up in my mind that I had to do something different. I was tired of seeing my rolls. I was tired of wearing girdles, I was tired of not being able to shop where I wanted and wear what I wanted. I was tired of not having energy. I was tired of being ashamed to let my husband see me naked with the light on. I was ready to make a change. Honestly, I just didn't have the motivation, discipline nor consistency needed to achieve my weight loss goals. I didn't have the right mindset, as positive as I am, I wasn't that positive towards myself. Jan 1st, 2017 my health & wellness journey officially began. In the beginning, it was hard for me to stay motivated to work out. I didn't have anyone to work out with, I didn't have an accountability partner it was just me, myself and I. The amazing thing about not having anyone to workout with, I fell in love with reading at the gym. It was reading You Are a Badass, listening to Les Brown motivational speech & Tasha Cobb Break Every Chain that gave me the motivation I needed to keep on showing up at the gym on the days when I didn't feel like it. I read this book, listen to Les Brown & Tasha Cobb every time I went to the gym. I started out doing 15 mins of cardio every 2-3 days, to 30 mins of Cycling to 1 hour of Stair Masters, body pump & weight training now Mon-Fri. I went from eating southern home-cooked meals ( fried chicken, cornbread, pig feet, chitterlings) to becoming Pescatarian/Vegetarian going on 3 years now. Through fasting, praying, transforming my mindset and changing my diet I have been able to lose 80 lbs, gain back my confidence, overcome fear and walk confidently in my purpose. With discipline, consistency, the right mindset and God I can do anything and so can you. I'm proof that you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. I am a firm believer in this. I got my mojo back!
Now that I have overcome many challenges that life has thrown my way because I truly believe that we go through things in life not to destroy us but to make us stronger so we can be a blessing to others. God gave me the idea of Journey II Wellness Mind Body Soul. Journey II Wellness is for women who are battling with trying to lose weight, eat healthier, overcome fear, remove the negative thoughts and be the women God has created them to be. "Journey II Wellness Mind Body Soul" is the gateway to helping women get their mojo back before and after-life happens, learn how to become more disciplined with eating healthier, learn how to create/ incorporate healthy routines in their day to day life, learn how to unlearn bad habits/ negative thinking and replace it with healthy habits and positive thinking and to help them remember who they are, the women that God created them to be so they can walk confidently and boldly in their purpose. I believe when you transform your mindset YOU will transform your body & your life. Join my 10 Day Fitness Challenge Waiting List so you'll be the first to know when the next challenge begins and on your way to being the best version of you!
My hopes are to connect with more women all around the world and show them that THEY CAN DO ANYTHING THEY PUT THEIR MINDS TO. Philippians 4:13 " I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength".
Thank You for the woman reading this prayer right now. Thank You for her heart. May You bless her right now. Fill her with Your incredible peace. Wrap her in Your love. May she feel confident and worthy. I pray that she would grow closer to You every day. Fuel a desire deep within her to seek after You. I pray that she would lead a life by the example Christ set. May she face everything with courage and may she walk in integrity. Help her with anything she is struggling with, surround her with encouragement, and give her your precious wisdom. May she experience joy today in Jesus’ name AMEN!
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