My Miss USA “Best Body” Award Winning Diet Plan!

In 2014, I received the amazing opportunity to represent Arkansas while competing on the Miss USA stage! It was an incredible experience that truly empowered me in so many ways. I didn’t walk away with the crown, [which was ultimately for the best – plus the very sweet Miss Nevada (Nia Sachez) was a perfect pick], but I did walk away with the Audience Voted “Best Body Award”.

I know there’s lots to be said about pageants, but I can honestly say that pageants bettered me in many ways. I gained the confidence to perform under pressure. I started following politics and learned how to articulate my beliefs. I learned about health, nutrition, and fitness. I learned discipline. I learned how to handle not being the best, and rather than letting it define me, I learned to allow it to grow me.

That being said, winning the swimsuit award meant a lot to me because it recognized the hard work and discipline it took to hold a full-time job, uphold all my duties as Miss Arkansas USA, as well as train for competition. I started really getting focused on training for Miss USA about a month and a half out. From the time I started to the time I left Miss USA, I lost 16 pounds (avg. 8 pounds in 2 months). My goal was to eat healthily, train hard, and never let “starving myself” be an option.

So today, I want to share my Miss USA Diet plan with you! I use to sell this diet plan, but now I want to give it to you freely! It’s a 14-day plan that I would do and then give myself a cheat day every 7th day. I recommend this plan for weight loss and toning for a period, not to live by for a lifetime. Feel free to leave comments with questions about the diet! I’ll be posting my current diet plan later this week!

Click the Link to Download My Miss USA Diet Plan: Helen Elizabeth Miss USA Diet Plan

Prayers going up for you today and always.

Love in Christ,

Helen Elizabeth

bTribalfit 30-Minute Workout

Hi Soul Sisters!

I’m so excited to announce that #MyBestNewSelf Ministries will be partnering with the amazing Brooke Robinson, the founder of bTribalfit workout program, for our monthly giveaway boxes!! If you are confused as to what exactly #MyBestNewSelf Ministries is, feel free to check out my blog on the ministry I’ve been inspired to create! You can read all about my new ministry, here.

Our new monthly giveaway boxes are going to include awesome gifts for my Instagram and Blog followers. It’s not a subscription, it’s a special gift from me for one sweet follower a month. That’s right! You don’t have to do anything to receive the boxes. I plan to choose names at random. The first box will be announced August 18, 2018!

As I create these boxes, I’ll be in search of organizations, companies, and products that I truly believe are bettering the people they serve. In other words, I won’t just fill these boxes up with anything…I want the items included to help you become the best version of yourself you can possibly be. Therefore, all the things included in the boxes will be things I’ve tried personally, and that I believe have bettered my life either physically, mentally and spiritually. Which, funny enough, are the three most important components of the first sponsor I’d like to introduce you to –>> bTribalfit!!!

Below you will find two videos! The first video is a #MyBestNewSelf Sponsor Spotlight video, in which I interview my good friend and creator of bTribalfit, Brooke Robinson! We’ll discuss her heart for Jesus, her motivation for starting the program, and what makes her workout plan unique. The second video is a free 30-minute Full Body Tone workout lead by Brooke, with special guest…me!!

One thing I want to mention before we start sweating like crazy…I want you to take a moment and free yourself from any negative self-talk. Free yourself of any put-downs about your body or your ability to work out…take them and give them back to the enemy. He wants you to feel insecure, but we’re not going to let him do that anymore! And to help you do that…I’ve decided to not cut my weaknesses out of this video. As you watch, you’ll see me stop sometimes. You’ll see me take the options. I’m not doing that to just show you a low-impact option, I’m doing that because I’m just now getting back into working out. I’m on this journey with you and I’m far from perfect. It’s ok to take a break or take a different option. We are not less than because we do, we’re listening to our bodies! So I’ll say it for both of us: We can do this!

Also! Be looking for a discount code in the future! I’ll probably be posting it to my Instagram, so if you have IG, hop over there and give me a follow. If you’re one of the lucky women that wins a box in the future, an even better gift from bTribalfit will be included!

To learn more about bTribalfit and their awesome perspective on fitness and accountability, visit their website, www.btribalfit.com!

Praying for you today and always! Be sure to watch the video and try the workout below!

Love in Christ,

Helen Elizabeth

Interview with Brooke

30-Minute Full Body Tone // bTribalfit Workout

Natural Makeup for Every Day: A Tutorial

Hi!!

I’ve had several requests for makeup tutorials! So while getting ready today, I recorded one on how I do natural “everyday” makeup! Hope it helps!

In posting this, however, I also want to say that I believe you are already beautiful with or without makeup! It hasn’t always been my outlook, but now, I desire to embrace beautiful imperfections (like the freckle in my eye) and use makeup to highlight my God-given qualities, rather than alter my appearance entirely. That being said, I also think makeup is awesome and so fun to play with! So if you’re like me and love messing around with makeup, I don’t think that’s a bad thing at all! I just want us to never get so caught up in it that we lose self-confidence when we have to go without it! Because if I’ve said it once, then I haven’t said it enough…YOU are beautiful! I’m so glad God created you just the way you are!

Enjoy the fun make up tutorial! Love you guys!

Love in Christ,

Helen Elizabeth

Everything You Need for Spring! -Fabfitfun 2018 Spring Box

Hi friends! So, I recently got the awesome opportunity to review the 2018 Spring Box, and this blog is really just breaking down the different items! I typically don’t review items, but I honestly wanted to with this one because I think this particular box stands for something great (which you’ll see if you watch my vlog – see below). I’ve also included pictures of the items and who makes them in case you wanted to go check out the brand!

And! After watching, if you decide you like the box, here are some things to know!

  1. Fabfitfun is a subscription box with full-size fashion, beauty, fitness and lifestyle products.
  2. The box comes out once each season.
  3. It retails for $49.99 but always has a value over $200.
  4. AND! *** You can use coupon code “HELENBLOG” for $10 off your first box at fabfitfun.com!

Items included in the 2018 Spring Box:

  1. Rachel Pally Reversible Clutch
  2. Free People x Understated Leather Eye Mask
  3. Anderson Lilley Sunset Collection Candle
  4. ISH Lip  Statement Palette
  5. Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
  6. Physique 57 Massage Roller (*Not discussed in vlog, but included in picture below.)
  7. Dermalect Cosmeceuticals Makeover Ridge Filler
  8. Maya Brenner Designs Love Bracelet
  9. KORRES Guava Body Cream
  10. Bonus Sponsored Product: Dove Exfoliating Body Polish

Hope you’ll check it out!

With Love,

Helen Elizabeth

Photos of Items Listed above! (Physique 57 Massage Roller- not mentioned in vlog):