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The way I see it, the time is NOW... for change to come & happiness, health & strength to be found. As of 2012, this has only changed in the way that I have stumbled upon an amazing at home business venture that has given me the avenue to ACTUALLY help transform peoples lives. Funny thing is, that's been my goal all along. So now I not only share who I am here but what I do. The fact is that anyone of you can actually find your happiness & success thru allowing the right connections to occur in your life. If you are on my blog... you made it here because you are looking to shift, strive, smile &/or change. Well now, I can help guide you to do any & all of the above thru personal motivation, life changing products with an outstanding reputation & LONG list of testimonials, substantial savings with our shopping annuity & incredible business opportunities to actually call your own... While never having to leave the security of your current J O B! Never be afraid to give something you know nothing about a chance; at least to hear about it. Then you can make an educated decision to pass it up not an ignorant one. The opportunities exist.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Always have a goal. Whether it’s
ambitious, like “run a marathon in
2012,” or simple, like “run twice this
week,” it will help focus and motivate
you. What’s your goal right now?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Well... what can I say... I'm human! Today... no cocktail. Woke up in a rush. Had a little less than half a stack of caramel pancakes, 1 egg, almost a whole slice of bacon and about half a cup of black coffee for breakfast at IHOP. Blah!!! Then lunch was 2 taquitos from the freezer. Blah #2!!! snacked on an avocado and had 1 water bottle.

No run or work out today but got my new glasses for the massive head aches that I've been having for the last week. Let's hope it helps!!

But it's FRIDAY!!! So everything will be better because if I'm lucky... I'll be blessed with another day tomorrow to make it a better one!

Have a great and safe weekend bloggers and enjoy the following. Give it a go and see how it works for you!

Seated Dumbbell Rows

A strong upper back improves your posture--and looks great too!

Courtesy of the spark.com emails-

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Had my cocktail in the morning and a pear, fruit and nut bar and water for breakfast. Lunch was more water with HalF a grilled chicken sandwich with few hash browns and half a pickle on the side. Oh, and some coffee... tried to get rid of my headache with the coffee... NO GO! :/
Dinner menu is probably going to be my other half of the sandwich with the hash browns and pickle.... Hopefully we won't need a snack today but if I do, I'm having my protein shake with the complete greens! Funny how we start craving what's good for you, just because it's what we've gotten our body used to... =D

Now, did you know...?

Yoga Helps Find Your Body Bliss

A new study published by the University of California at Berkeley shows that women who practice yoga have better body images and less disordered eating patterns than women who take part in traditional aerobic exercises. Study participants filled out surveys about the type of exercise they performed, how often, and their feelings about their bodies.

Action Sparked: This particular study didn't put women into different exercise groups, so researchers can't be sure whether women who already felt good about their bodies tended to steer towards yoga, or if the yoga itself helped improve body image. However, yoga, a mind-body exercise, allows practitioners to tune into their bodies, emphasizing their strengths and abilities, not their size or appearance.

This focused practice is also a great stress-reliever. Yoga could help many individuals (not exclusively women) focus on the positives of their bodies, thus improving how you feel about your body, while helping improve flexibility, strength, and mental focus in the process.

Exercise Extra: Yoga is a great addition to a well-rounded fitness program. Yoga can help increase flexibility, reduce stress, and build endurance

Taken from Spark.com (12/09) ...just tweeked the title a little. ;)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Had my Isotonix cocktail first thing...
Breakfast were two egg whites and 1/2 a sweet potato with my water...
Lunch was 2 tiny grilled chicken breasts w/a small bowl of past and a sizable serving of steamed asparagus...
After the run that I WILL go on, late this afternoon, when I have sitters home from school, and before I take #5 to her first softball practice... I will have a protein shake with my complete greens supplement as well...
And dinner will be what ever I have a chance to make... SMALL portion will be key!!

Now, before I set you all up with the following health and wellness tid bit... I just have to thank you all for taking the time to log on and choosing to make your day a better one with the choices that this blog may inspire. Remember that NO change is too small... because they all lead to your goal!! Find a way to make today an amazing day lived!!

15 Ways to Boost Calcium Intake

Calcium plays an important role in strengthening bones and teeth, but it also helps muscles and nerves function properly. How much do you and your kids need?

Kids (up to age 11): 700-900 mg daily
Pre-teens & Teenagers: 1,000-1,200 mg daily
Adults (ages 18-50): 1,000 mg daily
Adults (51 and older): 1,200 mg daily

There are many easy ways to boost your calcium intake by sneaking these foods into your family's diet:

1. Add beans to soups, chili, and pasta dishes.
2. Grate low-fat cheese over soups and salads.
3. Enjoy a smoothie made with yogurt.
4. Use milk instead of water in soups, breads, sauces, or salad dressings.
5. Add milk to tea or coffee in the morning.
6. Try plain yogurt as a vegetable dip.
7. Stir some nuts into a yogurt cup as a snack.
8. Include leafy vegetables in baked casseroles such as lasagna.
9. Buy juices and cereals fortified with calcium.
10. Drink skim milk instead of soda at lunch.
11. Eat hot oatmeal made with milk for breakfast.
12. Snack on crunchy broccoli instead of potato chips.
13. Substitute plain low-fat yogurt for recipes that call for sour cream.
14. Treat yourself to pudding made with skim milk for dessert.
15. Take a daily supplement, available in capsules or chewable tablets.

From spark.com email... Hope it's helpful... =)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Isotonix cocktail (check)
Small bowl of whole grain cereal w/little skim milk (check)
1st Full bottle of water (check)
Half a tuna salad sandwich w/half a bag of sea salt chips for lunch (check)

Quality time with a dear friend and my GabiDoll (check)
2 hour training for ChangeForLifeShoppe, to be at it's fullest potential faster (check)
Catching up on fb with what is an amazing group of people while finishing up laundry and dishes (check)
Marketed what I know will make a difference in people's lives (check)

Now... let's pick up kids from school/practices figure out dinner and try to get a 3/4 mile run in!!

Thank you GoD for allowing me to make MY Monday the best that it could be... Amen

Something good to keep in mind folks:

Soda and Stroke Risk

The research correlated soda consumption along with the occurrence of stroke in a total sampling of 127,456 individuals—consisting of 43,371 men who participated in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study between 1986 and 2008 and 84,085 women who participated in the Nurses’ Health Study between 1980 and 2008. During that time a total of 2,938 strokes were documented in women while 1,416 strokes were documented in men.Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption has increased in the United States over the past three decades, and its impact on our health has risen in response. Past research has linked regular consumption with weight gain and diabetes, along with high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. Now a study has found another unfavorable link: consumption of soda appears to increase the risk of stroke.

In a direct comparison with one serving of soda—interestingly, this was the case with both regular and diet soda—one serving of decaffeinated coffee was associated with a 10 percent lower risk of stroke, while regular coffee was associated with a 9 percent decrease in risk.

It is unclear precisely why diet soda might pose any such risk, and some researchers are of the opinion that this is a coincidental relationship branching off from some deeper cause. In the case of sweetened soda, it is well-known that excess sugar load can lead to rapid increases in blood glucose and insulin. Over time, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, and inflammation result. These physiologic changes influence atherosclerosis, the accumulation of arterial plaque and coronary thrombosis — all of which are risk factors for stroke.

In comparison, coffee contains chlorogenic acids, lignans and magnesium, all of which act as antioxidents. These unique compounds are known to be anti-inflammatory, which correspondingly may help to reduce stroke risk.

“Soda remains the largest source of added sugar in the diet,” said Adam Bernstein, MD, ScD, study author and Research Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. “What we’re beginning to understand is that regular intake of these beverages sets off a chain reaction in the body that can potentially lead to many diseases — including stroke.”