theshineongirl

My experience taking the Pinnertest.

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My Story.
I have experienced excess weight gain, acid reflux, IBS, cystic acne, hay fever, eczema and anxiety since my late teens. After hitting rock bottom with how I felt in my mid 20s, I decided to go on a mission to discover what my body was trying to tell me.

I began introducing home cooking, whole foods and juicing. I also got food allergy tested at my ENT and received a large list of foods I was intolerant to. Some of these foods included oats, peanuts, sesame, peas, potatoes, garlic and mustard for example. Thinking this was rather odd, I did some research and it turned out these foods are derived from the same pollen I am allergic to during my allergy season. My body was seeing them as invaders, so I took all of them out.

A year or so after that, I tried the elimination diet. I took out alcohol, gluten, dairy, soy and refined white sugar for 21 days. Felt pretty great. However, once reintroducing these foods back into my diet my body freaked OUTTTT! (see photo above)

Eczema city, IBS bloat, acid reflux and my favorite (note the sarcasm) acne.

Because I didn’t quite do the reintroducing process correctly, I wasn’t quite sure which foods were causing such a trigger.

So, I took an educated guess and tied it to the biggest food villain of our time GLUTEN!

Once taking it out, I did begin to feel better and saw some difference in my skin, mood and digestion.

Flash forward to two months ago, it’s been year and a half without gluten, and all the foods that came up on the allergy test. Yet, I was still experiencing eczema patches, acne and the occasional tummy crampy, bloaty, heaviness.

Discovering Pinnertest.
When I tripped upon the pinnertest my gut said DO IT, this will help you find your answers. I was hesitant at first because the test is an investment, however I knew this was exactly the test I need to provide some answers.

Here’s why. Pinnertest tests your EXACT and PERMANENT food intolerances. Other tests like the prick test I took at the allergist’s pick up temporary intolerances based on environment, stress, eating too much of them etc. Therefore providing a list of so many foods that may be momentarily bothering you because of a bigger trigger. Pinnertests discovers those bigger triggers. And it’s usually just two or three that are the culprits.

So getting a strong signal from the gut, I ordered the test. The process was a freaking breeze. You receive your kit via mail within 2-3 days, you take the test (it’s a simple blood prick test), mail it back and in about 7-10 days later they email your results.

Here’s what I found out.

My test came back saying I was HIGHLY intolerant to egg whites and oranges.

At first I was totally like, WTF. It can’t be. Eggs? I eat those everyday? Oranges? They’re in every one of my herbal teas and spice mixes.

Oh and let me tell you something else about egg whites, many if not most red wines use egg whites as a fining agent. Now, you are talking to a girl who loves a glass of red wine!

That all said, I decided that I had to put my results to the test by taking them out of my diet.  And not to shock my system, I also kept out gluten and the originally found food sensitivities.

Experience & Results.
It’s been almost 6 weeks since I have done above and here are my discoveries…

The first couple of weeks were intense. I truly felt like I was detoxing, which after further research is common when eliminating intolerances.

My skin broke out hard core.
My eczema seemed to flare.
I got a couple of canker sores.
I was super fatigued.
Tearful and moody.
And felt HEAVYYYYY.
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Once the third week came things started to alleviate a bit and I was beginning to feel lighter.

After a month my skin bega.n to glow. My tummy felt empty and light and I was in an over all much better mood. I still however had a patch of eczema on my calf.

I am currently at the 6 week point and here is what’s going on. Acne wise, I haven’t had a painful, big, under the skin pimple for about 3 weeks (knock on wood.) Digestively, doing awesome. Eczema wise, still have a patch on my calf, which may be stress related. Who knows? I also went to the doctor to get tested for celiac disease to be super sure and that test to came out negative. So with my skin clear, I decided to introduce a little wheat back into my life in the form of pizza. OH MY GOD PIZZA… so divine. Low and behold it did NOT cause a skin or tummy reaction. However, energy and mood wise, I definitely do not feel as vibrant when I eat when I eat wheat and gluten. So I will keep it for special occasions.

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All in all, I feel like this test taught me a WHOLE LOT. I do think that taking out these food intolerances have helped me feel a lot better and have cleaned up my skin. I will continue to track my progress and keep you in the know.

How you can learn more.
Discovering what the body is trying to tell us can sometimes feel daunting. Pinnertest certainly aids in the exploration. I highly recommend the test to anyone ready to invest in answers. The knowledge is priceless.

If you are interested in the test, feel free to contact me with any questions. Because of the work I do pinnertestUSA has provided me with a special discount code for anyone in my tribe who may be interested in trying out the test.

I am also offering anyone who invests a session to help design a healthy lifestyle plan after you receive your results.

Take a look at further info and link to get your test below.

What is pinnertest? 
https://pinnertest.com/what-is-pinnertest-food-intolerance-test/

Where can I invest in the test?
https://pinnerusainc.formstack.com/forms/discount

Kelly's Promo Code: SHINEON (use all caps)


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Go for it, you never know what you might discover! And again hit me up at kelly@shineonwithkelly.com with any questions you may have.

In abundant and loving service.

Shine On,
Kelly

theshineongirl

Sharing the BodyLove on Pix11

Had a blast sharing the bodylove for the incredible Margaret Josephs on Pix11 news! Check out segment below and own that suit!

http://bit.ly/pix11shineon

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Recent TODAY Show Feature

I had a blast on the Today Show today sharing some bodylove in a swimsuit with stylist Lilliana Vazquez this past Monday. Check out full segment below and fun pics of the day HERE.

Remember, when it comes to "flattering" trends consider inviting yourself to rock-out whatever style/cut you feel represents you. It's all about OWNING it:)

theshineongirl

Elephant Journal: Becoming a Bride: Fitting into Each Other, not the Dress.

If you had asked me, during the peak years of my body dysmorphia and restrictive dieting what I would be like the weeks leading up to my wedding day, I would have answered:

“Most likely on a 14 day juice cleanse, taking boot camp classes every day and locking myself in my apartment, obsessing.”


The good news is: I didn’t do that. It’s a huge win for me. Especially when you consider the pressure that is placed on a bride to look as perfect as she possibly can for her big day...

Read the rest of the article where it was published on Elephant Journal HERE.

Hope you enjoy! If you ever want to discuss what you are experiencing as your prepare to walk down the aisle, contact me ANYTIME!

theshineongirl

Another Successful Shine On Cabaret 2016

What a night it was! Huge thank you to all of the incredible performers and all of the powerful, open souls in the audience. You are all STARS!

Also, HUMUNGOUS thank you to all of the vendors who shared their services with us. As well as Beanfield Snacks and Kind Snacks for keeping our tummies happy:)

We raised over $500 dollars for DMF Youth, which means we helped provide arts education to underprivileged youth in NYC. And it doesn't get much better than that!

So here's to another great year of celebrating the power of arts and wellness!

To all my friends and family who helped me put it together, I am so grateful to you.

You can check out all the pictures from the event HERE. 

I so hope to see you there next year. I have already begun the list of those who want to perform so let me know if you are in to share your SHINE for next year! I would LOVE to have you up there!



theshineongirl

Save your seat for the Shine On Cabaret 2016

One night showcase of brilliant performers taking the stage to SHARE their SHINE!

Here is the where and when...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
TADA! Youth Theater - 15 West 28th Street, New York, NY 10001

The night celebrates self-expression, well-being and self-love. I guarantee you will leave feeling joyful and inspired to live in your own Shine. Plus, this is a fantastic night for connecting and making new friends.

Night is sponsored by KIND snacks and Beanfield Snacks so you will definitely leave satisfied! Plus, 50% of all ticket sales will go directly to DMF Youth a non profit organization whose mission is to bring arts and wellness education to underserved youth. So as you enjoy a night of the arts, you are helping an inner city child be empowered by the arts. It's a win, win.

And like all past cabaret's, there will also be an EPIC, I mean EPIC raffle, giveaways and wine of course. 

Save your seat by purchasing a ticket below! 
http://bit.ly/SYSCabaret2016
Let the facebook world know you are coming and see who else is coming to the party here  https://www.facebook.com/events/1782269718669917/

Need more convincing? Check out photos of last year's cabaret HERE. 

Thank you to the moon and kindly spread the word to your friends and loved ones. The more the merrier as they say:)

In loving and shining service...
Kelly

theshineongirl

Breakfast Blue Bowl



Ummm, it's easy, it's delicious, it's a totally solid breakfast. Add an egg or some almonds on the side for protein and you are in brekky business.

Breakfast Blue Bowl
  • 3/4 cooked Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbls coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbls raw honey
  • dash of sea salt
  • dash of cinnamon
Directions: 
place all in a saucepan on medium heat. Mix until all is warm and combined. Holy yumminess!

Let me know what you think!

Yo Bridey bride! Are you reading this right now? Well I got a gift for you, snag it on the homepage here. Big things coming down the aisle, stay tuned!

Also, next SHARE YOUR SHINE CABARET is Thursday May 26th at 7:30pm. Snag your seat here! 

theshineongirl

afraid to fly...

I am embarrassed to admit but I am scared of flying and it's getting worse as I get older. And the last few flights I have been on have been a jumpy, bumpy scare ride.

However, I have a choice in this matter. I can either choose not to travel because of discomfort and fear.

OR

I can invest in taking on a new mindset when flying.

I'm going with the latter. And because I know I am not alone in this anxiety, I thought I would share what tips I use to CALM me on those big ol' jet airliners.

  1. Breathe."Fear is excitement with out the breath." ~Fritz Perls I just keep breathing and telling myself " I'm just sooooo excited!!!!!!! How fun is that?!? Weeeee"
  2. Talk. I keep a running monologue in my head that goes like this..."I have the CHOICE to be calm, I have the CHOICE to be brave, I have the CHOICE to be strong. I am CALM, BRAVE and STRONG Kell, you got this."
  3. Move. I don't freaking care if I look like an idiot, I'm shaking it out, I'm dancing, I'm tensing and relaxing my muscles. Because there is nothing worse for me than when the anxiety is rushing up and down my body and I'm just sitting in it.
  4. Music. Need I say more. Jam it, find the songs that lift you mood and make you naturally elevated.
  5. Visualize. I use my imagination to take me to happy places. I think of happy future moments, or a place I find sacred. Just as it did when we were children our imagination can take us anywhere if we truly tap into it.


If all else fails, which is does me often. Take comfort in who you are traveling with, let them know how you are feeling and cuddle up in their shoulder. Luckily, I have a hunky husband who is very used to my hand squeezing by now.

theshineongirl

3 Ways To Transform A Bachelorette Party Into A Celebration Of Soul Sisters

When you think bachelorette party, this visual may come to mind: a gaggle of boisterous girls in vanity t-shirts, giggling and dancing with alcohol-glazed eyes. Now, don’t get me wrong, any opportunity to dance my ass off and be silly with my girlfriends is heaven to me.

However, my journey to becoming a wife has been one of emotional highs and lows—lots of big feels, to say the least, of who I am and what this new identity means.

By the time my bachelorette party rolled around, I was craving some epic girl time. I needed my tribe of powerful women to help remind me of who I have grown to be and further support me on where I am growing next...

Read the full piece where it was published on Sivana Spirit Blog.


theshineongirl

5 Day BodyLove 2016 Reset 1/11- 1/15

5 Days of Whole Foods, Mediation, Body Positivity and Community

Kick off the New Year's celebration with a good old body, mind and soul "car wash."

Results include:
  • happiness
  • mental clarity
  • feeling lighter
  • feeling comfortable your skin
  • energy
  • stress relief
  • new recipes and new friends
  • celebration of self
What is is all about and what's included?

Food Guidelines
Adding In:
Whole Foods, Home Cooking and lots of water baby.
Crowding Out: Refined sugar, coffee, alcohol, dairy, processed foods, refined flours and crap in general. (It's 5 days, you can do this.)
Meal Plan, recipes and grocery list are all included for inspiration. Does not have to be followed to a tee!

Exercise
Heck yes! Included is a helpful guide to help you discover the best exercise for your body that you won't dread. Instead you will look forward to.

Meditation
Daily Meditation and gratitude blessings. You will learn how to incorporate meditation into your everyday life.

Body Positivity
Daily affirmations and tools to help you feel comfortable in the skin you are in.

Intention Setting
What's a New Year with out some intention setting? You will receive a powerful coaching conversation with me where we will discover the big visions you have for 2016. Plus, the steps you need to take to make your dreams a reality. 

Community
Best way to keep on track is with a team at your side. Via our closed Facebook page you can share fellow recipes, challenges, big wins and beyond with a like-minded group of powerhouses. All ready to take on 2016!

Tele-Class
Kick off tele-class via uberconference (free tele-class services) will happen the evening of Sunday January 10th. This tele-class will serve as a Q&A for any and all questions you may have about the reset, holistic nutrition, intention setting etc. Plus, it's a great chance to hear the other members of the reset tribe. 

All in all, for $49.00 you are receiving a powerful coaching session, daily emails, group tele-class, meal plan, recipe book, grocery list, exercise guide, affirmation guide, intention setting worksheet, a kick ass community and most importantly results. It's an awesome way to invest in yourself for the New Year and celebrate the skin you are in!

I am giving you all the tools you need step into your power in 2016. The rest is in your hands. The more you put in, the more you will gain.


If you are ready to take ACTION, join the BodyLove team below...



Have more questions? Hit me up at kelly@shineonwithkelly.com



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