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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.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Picked up the pace a bit...

Went to see the specialist a week earlier than he had originally asked me to yesterday... Outcome:

1) He was not to keen on me driving just yet. (But he DID seem to question the possibility that I may be able to try =)

2) Not cleared for therapy yet because there isn't much else that therapists can have me do; than what he has me working on myself. (Could not force my foot to point and flex before. NOW I am approved to force it without applying outsourced pressure)

3) Kicking the crutches to the curb for good. (Even on store runs and long walks to bus stops)

4) BOOT walking ONLY until OCTOBER 20th!! (At which time, I will be walking WITHOUT boot for a week) ...Then I see him once again for therapy and driving clearance.(Hopefully)

5) Massage the incision site!! (Time for calling in my specialist!!!!)

I am 3 days shy of my 9 week post op date and needing to wait another 3 weeks in this boot and 4 weeks to get back to driving really DOES stink.

However, the way I see it is that there is only one thing to do here,

STAY FOCUSED ON THE BRIGHT SIDE ...and try as hard as possible to look past the dragging.

9 weeks down and 'just' 4 to go to drive and walk in my right shoes again! =)))

And once therapy starts (hopefully in the last week in October), the goal will be
To run my first mile.
To begin a whole new exercise regimen to strengthen my body all over again.
To recreate myself the way that ONLY I WILL BE HAPPY WITH physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Happy Friday My fellow bloggers!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

8 weeks and more obstacles n' counting...

Finally 8 weeks since the surgery... What's new?!

I can bare weight on the 'healing' foot!! 
My patience has been through the ringer. As has my poor family's! 

I got myself a little case of food poisoning abt 3 & 1/2 weeks ago and thanks to my Isotonix helping to raise some BIG flags that things 'should' not go on with me feeling 'stable'; I got myself to the doctor who prescribed some heavy duty antibiotics. 

So, for the last 6 days, my symptoms have eased BUT those darn things had me dizzy, tired and every time that I used my shoulders/good foot/or anything really, WEAK! ...oh yeah and with too much movement, nauseous. -___-

Go figure... No more stomach pain, diarrhea or feeling like dying but now a whole other slue of issues to try and learn to deal with from a 'prescription' drug. (While I am 'trying' to heal with my Achilles problem.) Lol 
(My poor family and house) 
Did I mention my lack of patience since birth?! I mean, I supposedly, walked at like 7 or 9 months (something crazy like that) o_O ...figures. 

Then today came to be. 
Dizziness minimal. Took a small 5 capful cocktail of my Isotonix, had my TLS Nutritional shake w/Complete Greens AND mochatonix in the a.m. and my body didn't ask me for additional fuel until almost 2!! 
So much more like myself... Thank The Lord.

The follow-up is not supposed to be for another 2/3 weeks but I can't take it anymore! I rescheduled for THIS Thursday. O_O 
Hoping to get an 'ok' for driving or at least starting some therapy! We've got to MOVE THIS HEALING PROCESS ALONG! 

In the end, all I can really say is : 
Strength comes in ALL shapes and sizes. I never seem to be as strong as I would like and this life has nothing but lessons for us to learn and grow from. 
Be humble. Get motivated. Stay positive.
((( and ALWAYS, ALWAYS find something to be grateful for )))

Monday, August 25, 2014

4 weeks post op... 24 to go!


Finally. Surgery was four weeks ago on that 'fluke' Achilles rupture. Cast came off at week two. Sutures out at week three and 1/2. And today, I get to 'walk' ((in the boot only)) to get dressed, get to the bathroom and around the house a little! 

This last month has taken it's toll on my anxiety and mood. It's been rough on all of my kiddos and my husband because apparently, filling in the gaps on THIS team member isn't very simple. >_<
(Maybe next time they are in ear shot of someone asking 'what the heck I do all day,' they'll  punch them in the throat!) lol

Anyway, I stayed up (more than) half the night trying to figure out how to get my mood under control and I came up with two things: 

1) I worked out... Mostly on my back with crunches, leg lifts, air bicycle parallel to the ground and some modified push ups. MAN IT FELT GOOD TO WORK UP THAT SWEAT!! (First accountability shot since the rupture on the 21st of July! Just four days short on a month to getting back to 'ME') 
2) I've been so diligent on sleeping in as late as possible and consuming ONLY the THREE ESSENTIALS TO HEAL, Opc3, Bromelain Plus and Vitamin D with the occasional Multivitamin; that I have neglected to take in my 'other' essentials such as the ACTIVATED VITAMIN B COMPLEX, CALCIUM and MAGNESIUM!!! ...it's no wonder my mood and anxiety have been in disarray!

The occasional set backs of pain, discomfort and weight barring when I lose my balance are all present and accounted for. But I'm only human and I am brand new at learning to cope with all of the above. As well as having been put out of full commission for so long and having to depend on those who have ALWAYS depended on me, as the icing on the cake. :/ 

Good thing is that now that the last three of my musketeers are starting school ALL DAY on Wed, I HAVE to start dragging myself out of bed with purpose and determination. 

So there's the skinny on my journey to recovery! I hope that something in this piece put a smile on your face, a chuckle in your throat or ignites a little desire to chase down whatever little/big obstacle you may have thought daunting. Because with the right attitude, NOTHING can bring you down. 

Happy Monday! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

When social media and good 'ol fashioned magazines collide...

There has been so much darkness and sorrow in the media lately. With so many, myself included, trying to stay focused on positivity and staying grateful for what we have and for what we don't have...

It occurred to me to try and look 'beyond the problems.' (Thanks Patch Adams) Many times there just isn't much that we can do for those in need and distress. ...so many quotes teach us to be grateful for what we have. ...to not take things for granted. And although, I agree. I just wanted to share that not only will being grateful lead to a positive outlook and spirit; but so will giving. Not just not 'taking' for granted. But 'giving' of your time, your happiness, your experience, your love, your understanding, your empathy... your heart.

Life is little more than a cycle. 
The happy cannot ALWAYS be happy. The healthy CANNOT always stay healthy. The strong cannot ALWAYS stay strong. Just as the young will NOT always stay young. So, be there for those who need sympathy and compassion. Stand strong for those seeking understanding and to be lifted. We are ALL going to need of others at some point and time. 

Be grateful, yes; but stay humble and aware that Life is a balanced cycle at some point and time. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

What about tap water?!

This is a great article to help keep things in perspective on the choices that we make for quenching our thirst and staying healthy from a web site called, MindBodygreen... 

"As a water-lover and expert on global water ethics, I see H2O everywhere: waterfalls and lakes, drought and flood, sparkling, still, bottled, tap, from a well, in the surf, behind a dam, in plastic, in glass, from the cooler at yoga class, with or without ice.
How we drink our water shows us what kind of society we are. I want my body and my society to reflect sustainable values, so I only drink disposable, plastic bottled water if there is absolutely no alternative. If I were in a truly extreme situation—say, a cholera epidemic, an area without reliable water supply, or a desert, for example—then I would drink bottled water. Happily, most of us are not in those situations. And wonderful alternatives are easily available.
Sound extreme? It’s not, when you consider these 7 truths about bottled water. Read on, and become a healthier person, a smarter consumer, and a global citizen!
1. Plastic bottles are not sustainable, no matter what we've been told.
Using vast quantities of fossil fuels and water, these bottles are manufactured, filled, and shipped around the globe. (Not a good carbon footprint!) Neither are bottles biodegradable in any meaningful way: what you drink in a few minutes can stick around for a thousand years.
Even with recycling efforts, 6 out of 7 plastic bottles consumed in the U.S. are “downcycled”—sent somewhere out of sight and out of mind where, for the next millennia, toxins from degrading plastic containers can leach into watersheds and soil. That’s just not something we need to give to global neighbors and future generations.
2. Most bottled water is glorified tap water at 10,000 times the cost.
The label on your bottled water may depict a peaceful mountain stream, but that doesn't mean the water inside is pure and pristine.
Only some bottled water comes from springs or groundwater sources. It turns out that approximately 25% of bottled water is sourced from ... the tap. Sure, some companies filter or radiate the tap water with ultraviolet light before selling it to you at several thousand times the cost of municipal tap water. (Examples include Aquafina, Dasani, and many other brands.)
Moreover, studies show that bottled water samples can contain phthalates, mold, microbes, benzene, trihalomethanes, even arsenic. And only recently did the FDA start regulating bottled water for E. Coli, thanks to advocacy by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Upshot: bottled water markup is extreme. Health standards are often a wash and may even favor tap water.
3. Many bottled waters contain toxins, even if they've nixed BPA.
Plastic isn't just bad for the planet (see #1). It’s not good for you, either.
Bottled water companies increasingly use BPA-free plastic, but laced into plastic bottles are other chemicals that can seep out if bottles are exposed to heat or sit around for a long time. Some of these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors. No one knows for sure what the health outcomes are. Do you really want your body to undergo that experiment?
4. Fashion, foodies, and sustainable cities are taking back the tap.
New York City’s Fashion Week, Chez Panisse, the city of San Francisco and Grand Canyon National Park have all reduced or eliminated bottled water! AVEDA teamed up with New York’s Department of Environmental Protection during Fashion Week 2010 to provide free drinking fountains on the streets of New York.
5. Local water is the new complement to local, organic food.
Local food is everywhere these days: CSAs, farmers markets, farm-to-table dining. That local food is grown and cooked with … local water! It’s the invisible part of the sustainable, healthy food you eat.
So, locavores, it’s time to get your hydrophilia on and appreciate your water supply just as much as you do your CSA. Shouldn’t we care for and support our water sources like we support healthy, organic, local farms?
6. There ARE gorgeous alternatives for on-the-go hydrophiles!
Choose a durable, re-useable water bottle (BPA-free or, even better, stainless steel) in whatever size or shape and design you like. I think of it as an accessory: at my most recent job interview, a team member commented on my green, reusable water bottle. (I got the job.)
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7. Change is simple—and makes a real difference!
When you ditch disposable bottled water, you save money, live healthier, and join a movement for global sustainability. Plus, it’s easy. And you’ll save money.
Yes, you’ll need to take that first step of buying your re-usable bottle, and then remember it when you jog out the door. But if “keys, wallet, yoga mat” are on your mental checklist anyway, what’s one more item that saves you money and protects the planet?
If after six months, you still crave water from Fiji, then I suggest the following: take the money you’ve saved by sipping strategically. Treat yourself to a vacation in, well, Fiji—where you can hydrate, surf, relax, and celebrate the fact that you are an awesome part of the solution!"
I don't know about you but I have my kids carrying their re-usable water bottles... It just makes so much more sense.  :)

Happy Blogging! 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Post-Op Recovery beginning Week II

Although this may sound cheesy. The words ring strong and true. 

Saw my Ortho today and I no longer have my cast! It's only been 1 week and 3 days since my Achilles has been repaired. I'm not going to lie... That place is amazing! They saw me twice since the procedure and changed my cast both times. Sooooo comforting! 
However, today I was allowed back into my boot. 
This means that I get to (gently) flex at the ankle now a few times a day and wiggle my toes ALL day long!
The incicion gets to breath a little at night too!!  ...as well as the rest of my scrawny leg. O_o

Thing is, as I've said before; this whole ordeal with staying off my feet all day and depending on others for pretty much everything from getting all essentials to my side morning, noon and night to driving me around and fixing my meals for me is beyond disheartening. 

I've done alright at ignoring my true inner frustrations but now it's time to 'change' my TRUE inner thoughts. 

I have to believe that everyday I AM getting stronger BECAUSE I am respecting the miracle that is the human body and it's astounding capability to heal itself! By (for now... A long now) doing pretty much nothing for others on a day to day basis and accepting others to do for me. It's been hard but as my loving family and friends have reassured me, it'll just keep getting better. A little slowly at the start but moving forward every day. 

In light of this long recovery spam, I will be posting some interesting reads that I've stumbled upon during this extended time of rNr... Hope that you wonderful bloggers enjoy them as much as I did. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

It's been four days since my Achilles' tendon has been reattached. Maybe I should have thought accepting 'any size' scar out twice. Lol It's a big one... O_o

But the truth is, my main concern was NOT cosmetic but functional. After the full two years of healing and recovery, I AM looking to regain my competitive nature. Unfortunately, my patience is definitely not doing well with all of this. 
Thankfully, I have many loved ones checking in, visiting and helping us out with meals and taking our little ones out here and there. 

Not being as young as I used to be helps me to be realistic about the rest and healing that my body needs to go thru. I'm in no way looking to hinder any progress by a fast kick at being 'Super'. 
...those days are long behind me. 

Feeling like I barely got thru the third day after surgery 'ON' pain killers, has me humbly taking in these last few days pain killer FREE. Lol
Those pills have too many side effects for me, so we're just going to take it one day at a time without those. 
Everyday I am on a full dose of Opc3 antioxidant, Bromelain Plus and Vitamin D with k12. ...with the Multi, Orac Antioxidant, Calcium & Vitamin b complex to supplement for natural healing from the inside out. 

Being conscious of how I fuel is a huge help since I am moving around VERY little. By Monday I will be looking to start my TLS nutritional shakes in the mornings with my Complete Greens and possibly some fruit. Leaving only two small meals to worry about. 

Wrapping things up... 
My mind is not at it's best right now but my heart and soul are helping me to keep things in perspective. There are many variables to why things feel so much more difficult than they really are. The main one being the motorcycle accident that our son was in on Sunday night and all the back and forth with that surgery this week along with my post op week. 

I am working everyday at staying positive and knowing that as tough as each day is right now, we are truly blessed and moving forward one day at a time. 

Until next week... Happy Blogging! 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Healing comes from the heart and all that surrounds you.

Okay... Today was my surgery to repair my ruptured Achilles' tendon and I have to say that all of my family and friend's prayers and well wishes are immensely felt and appreciated. :')

The professionals who had me under their care were amazing and left no room for anything but my heart felt gratitude. 

I am eagerly awaiting my Bromelain Plus for rapid healing; I am in great hands with my loved ones; I am 'trying' to eat right since I cannot stay active right now; and we were blessed with my son's motorcycle accident last night ONLY leaving him with a (severe) hand injury and some bad road rash.  😞

Needless to say, extra bottles of Opc3 Antioxidant and Bromelain Plus are being ordered TODAY. -_-

Let's see what tomorrow brings.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Take my journey to healing along side me...

I'm back!!! Unfortunately, NOT with an empowering fitness adventure like training for a marathon or signing up for CrossFit again. -_-

Nope. This time it's to invite you on my journey to healing. (Quite Literally) 

Every summer my siblings and my kids and I take Bito (grandpa) out to play a little tennis. He is 87 years old and the epitome of what I call an athlete and parent that did the very best that he could.   

Bito made it back to the nursing home just fine and in time for dinner. I however, left the court in my 18 yr olds arms with a ruptured Achilles. O_o

All I can say is better me than anyone else. So on to a surgery table for me bright and early on Monday morning. Lol

The specialist informed me that the turn around time for this injury and it's severity is SIX to EIGHT months to back to normal RECOVERY... But TWO YEARS to TOTAL RECOVERY! WhAt?!?!?!

Needless to say, THIS is going to be a challenge worthy of a little media. 

Now, I am totally stoked with the fact that we have a product called Bromelain Plus. 

This supplement is known for it's unique combination of bromelain, white willow bark and protease which promote your body's immune system and inflammatory response. This means that your body's normal ability to heal itself on a cellular and muscular level is greatly supported. 

No lie, I can't wait to see what MY total healing turnaround time is! 

With Eight people in my family having so much going on and working our business, this is going to be quite a feat. (Thank goodness that I get to 'work' off my laptop and smart phone and keep those checks coming in while I heal!!) 

I cordially invite you to take this journey with me and see along side me just how good this Bromelain Plus REALLY is. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Confessions of a Dreamer

Therapy. THAT'S what comes to mind for this post. So if I'm ALL over the place with it, I apologize in advance. ...yes, I am a sharer by nature but realistically, I hope to inspire and motivate you to understand yourself better and live better without thinking that you are alone.

Slightly high blood pressure, rapid pulse and other little symptoms have come up in the last month that needed tending. 

"Get better organized." 
Fact: When everything and everyone matters a great deal to any ONE person, there is an App missing to cover the amount of organization and detail needed.

"Where there is a will; there is always a way."
Fact: Damn right! ...but be prepared to have a 12 round fight with life itself! Cause it WON'T be easy. 

"Meditate and find a way to relax more."
Fact: When you have a BIG family, (including the husband ;) and are involved in EVERY intricate part of their lives along with being an Entrepreneur, there comes a point where relaxation and meditation are just NOT easy to come by.

"Put yourself in God's hands and let him take the wheel."
Fact: No matter how much your mind and soul agree with this AND comply full hearted; the body may just not be willing to cooperate. 

These are ALL quotes which I consistently stand behind and pretty much live by. 

That having been disclosed...
(Along with the fact that I go out of my way continuously to try and live life without being selfish or self centered) ...cause THAT'S how my God and my Momma teach me to strive to be. 

"ME FIRST!" ...is the quote of the day from now on since my body gives me no other real choice. 

I HAVE to listen to it... My prayer, meditating, exercising and fueling HAS to get done to be able to help Change the World. 

Yes, I know. I AM a Dreamer... But only through dreaming it, visualizing it and believing it can it actually become a reality.

Start here first and see the endless ways that you can leave your imprint in this life.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Promise of Spring and a little history that you may not have known...

St. Patrick's Day and its promise of spring is an especially welcome relief for millions of Americans who have suffered through one of the coldest winters in recent memory. 


But did you know that the 'real' St. Patrick wasn't even Irish?!

According to a great National Geopraphic article that I found, he was born in Britain around A.D. 390 to an aristocratic Christian family that owned a townhouse, a country villa, and plenty of slaves.

What's more, Patrick professed no interest in Christianity as a young boy.

The author of this article, Freeman, noted that Patrick's story really was interesting since at the young age of 16, his world was turned upside down: He was kidnapped and sent overseas to tend sheep as a slave for seven years in the chilly, mountainous countryside of Ireland.

"It was just horrible for him," Freeman said. "But he got a religious conversion while he was there and became a very deeply believing Christian."

According to folklore, a voice came to Patrick in his dreams, telling him to escape. He found passage on a pirate ship back to Britain, where he was reunited with his family.

The voice then told him to go back to Ireland.

"He gets ordained as a priest from a bishop, and goes back and spends the rest of his life trying to convert the Irish to Christianity," Freeman said.

Patrick's work in Ireland was tough—he was constantly being beaten by thugs, harassed by Irish royalty, and admonished by his British superiors. After he died on March 17, 461, Patrick was largely forgotten.

But slowly, mythology grew around Patrick, and centuries later he was honored as the patron saint of Ireland, Freeman noted. 

Crazy how one can go from riches and no belief to hardship and full of Faith.. So much so that it became his life's work and made him known for centuries to come...

Cool little tid bit I thought I'd make certain to share on this beautifully COLD but sunny new day that many of us see as a promise for a Spring season not far off. I hope that you enjoyed the read. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!!! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Defeat is only allowed if your perspective is weak

Today I WILL get a 20 minute work out in.
Today I WILL eat fresh cucumber and sweet potatoes and avocado and lean ground beef.
Today I WILL work on the computer.
Today I WILL clean my bathrooms.
Today I WILL wash two loads of laundry (and fold them)
Today I WILL get my dishes done.
Today I WILL be at my son's track meet.
Today I WILL leave dinner made before I leave.
Today I WILL be happy with what I accomplish.

I guess I should shower and get going Today! 

What are YOU determined to get done TODAY?! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Confessions of a REAL Life Coach struggling...

Holy Cow!!!! The Pandora setting for 'Shakira' ROCKS!! 

The truth is, my body hit a (large) brick wall on Sunday/Monday. ...yes, even with my energy boosting Mochatonix in my morning protein shake! :/
Came home from a long day at sectionals with my kiddo and my body just wanted to give out. The sleepy time, she came. I felt beat down! Took a 4 hr nap... Got up, saw that my eldest had bought pizza for lunch/dinner... (Thanked The Lord above) and got back to bed by 9:30/10pm! O_o 
Monday I felt very little difference. I felt like I was dragging my soul behind me ( very far behind me ) all day long. So, yes... I napped again for a couple of hours. 
...the human body is a marvelous thing. It will flick you off in a heart beat if you don't respect it appropriately! o_O 

Needless to say, no work really got done, no dishes or laundry or (well, I did prep a clean meal for my beautiful crew and got out to see my pops at the home. And took my kiddo into the chiropractor) 
But still, didn't have 'my' kind of productive day. A first work out in months was supposed to have gone down and THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. :( 

Thankfully, the dawn of a new day occurred and Pandora exists. 
...I did not CrossFit or get out for a run. 

I simply washed my dishes, danced my butt off for THREE songs broke for two (got my laundry load switched by running up and down the staircase to grab more cloths a couple of times as I caught my breath) danced/exercised for THREE more kick a** songs and I succeeded at elevating my heart rate TWICE for 10mins at a time!!! 

LONG story short:
Listen to your body. 
Fuel right.
Get adequate rest.
Make your workout your own. 

THAT'S how 'real' people beat the everyday realistic struggle of getting it done. (You are NOT alone)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Peace in the body goes hand in hand with peace in the mind and soul

This is now day 4 of our groups detox!!!
One person never bothered to weigh in but is feeling lighter on his feet, another has lost 8 lbs and I am at 6lbs lost!!! 

This is NOT about loosing weight!!! 
This first step is about cleansing the body of toxins, creating a clean slate for our pallets and rewiring our thought process on nourishing and fueling ourselves!

Some are ending at day 5. Some are taking it to day 7. Either way, I am beyond proud of all the extra effort that my group has set forth and am looking forward to our life long journey of healthy living together!!! 

Always remember that if you choose; you never need to take this battle on alone! 

Happy Blogging!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Why detox at all?

Many professionals in the health and wellness field feel that going through a periodic cleansing of the body is not only an effective way to get started on a weight loss journey or a healthier life style but is simply a great way to recharge, rejuvenate or even renew your body! Specially after the long winter months now that spring is around the corner.

So in keeping it simple, if you feel congested from too much food or the WRONG kinds of food, if your energy level is low, if you have been on any medications that have not been eliminated from your system or if you have been drinking ALL the wrong things (alcohol included); then a simple detox may be JUST WHAT YOU NEED.

As usual, consulting with your physician is always highly suggested and looking into the many different types of detoxification and lengths of them are very good ideas too.

And always remember that you are NOT alone! I am here if you should need a little guiding hand.
Happy Blogging!

Monday, March 3, 2014

There always comes a time when a good detox is in order!

Today, I along with a few others have begun our detox week. Yes!! 7 days of veggies, limited fruits, lots of h2o, VERY limited cocunut oil for sautéing, no sugars, no caffeine, no salts and last but not least, no alcohol! 

Today was not too bad, about to eat some raw veggies for dinner and get some light stretching in before bed. 

I guess that the most important things I'd like you to get from this new post are:

1) Never give up trying to get healthy!

2) Team work really DOES help the dream work! 

3) Fact is, if you are working out ALL the time and just DON'T seem to get the results that you want; YOU HAVE TO CHANGE HOW YOU FUEL! STOP CHEATING BECAUSE "YOU DESERVE IT" STOP THINKING THAT WORKING OUT HARDER OR LONGER WILL MAKE UP FOR BAD NUTRITION AND FUELING! ...because it won't. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Did you know that Lemons and Limes are good to add to your diet?

The common thought was that Lemons are good for you and Limes are just acidic flavoring that is just no good for your teeth. ...at least that is the old wives tale that I had heard. 

While looking into an avenue for a healthier living alternative in the kitchen, I ran into a beautiful person willing to share her nutritional back round in general. 

Go figure. I stumble into the most amazing people in the most unexpected moments in my life. (Just have to be grateful) 

I was learning about Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oils and deliciously aged Balsamic Vinegars and in came the topic of lemons and limes. Yep, had to come home to do a little research for you guys and put the story to rest that Limes are just acidic.

Thank you Kathy!!!

Turns out that eating BOTH instead of one or the other is probably a good idea.
However, one may be slightly better for you, depending on your nutritional needs or goals.

They are both low in calories and fiber.

Lemons are lower in carbohydrates, have a slight protein advantage, contain more magnesium & potassium and are higher in vitamin C & folate ; Limes have more calcium & phosphorus, are a better source of vitamins A & E and are slightly lower in fat. 

My personal conclusion, both of our sour friends are beneficial to consume and help to add variation to your pallet. So lets try not fear the Lime when it comes to making nutritional decisions.

Happy picking!! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Not so Fit and Fab without adequate sleep...

What?! You don't say.
MORE evidence found recently that disruptions to your typical sleep schedule can effect your body on a genetic level! 
Researchers found that messing with the typical sleep cycle decreases the number of genes displaying a natural, 24 hour circadian rhythm by SIX times. 
((Circadian Rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24 hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organisms environment)) ((They are NOT the same thing as biological clocks but ARE related))
Therefor, these findings are important people!! Genes circadian rhythms are said to be vital to the smooth running of biological processes. 

So yes bloggers, GET MORE SLEEP ON A CONSISTENT BASIS. It matters to your good health just as much as fitness and fueling.

•huffington post
•National Institute of General Medical Science

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Just a little post to give you all a heads up on what's to come.

*Health and Wellness products info
*Beauty product info
*Entrepreneurial mind set articles
*Articles on anything Fit and Fabulous
*Business Plan offers for Go Now people

and last but never least:

*My insights on keeping things as real as it gets day in day out

I am honored that you have chosen THIS blog to add to your 'Likes' in life.

Thank you in advance and I'll just keep blogging.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

One of the top tips you can follow to attain your health and fitnessgoals.

Okay, I'm going to give it to you straight.
If you are serious about changing your weight/health/fitness level/lifestyle; logging your fuel is imperative. Specially in the beginning. 

You are right. It is a habit that will have to be formed and may take a while to get used to but it doesn't HAVE to be a manual log. ...with all of the technology out there, it can be on your phone or on a web site. On a blog or even Facebook!! 

It will, WITHOUT fail, hold you accountable for all that you take in. H2o AND fuel. 

Now, at the start you may not like what you are logging. And that's alright. In time you will be more and more aware of what you are putting into your mouth and why. 

It's that fact that will help you create new habits on how you fuel and hydrate. 

In my 20yrs of experience in losing weight, no diet is really necessary. Just work at sticking to mostly natural foods and limit your portions and frequency of the processed ones. ;) 
(And get active... Of course.)

Log on my bloggers!!! And if you don't know where to log, I cordially invite you to log here!!! I will gladly walk beside you on your journey to a better you.

These shoes never let me down

I've had these shoes what feels like 'forever'. I try not to splurge on my hobbies. But today I am grateful that they got me thru this snow filled and icy run. No slips. No falls. Even endured some 'high knees' to get thru some snow banks.

It wasn't long. ...only 2 miles but it is my first work out in about two or three months again. 
Now, I only share this with you to prove to you that we are ALL fighting our own battles against weight loss and/or a healthier lifestyle. (all the time. on and off again.) However, the secret is to never give up. 

At some point all the excuses that you can come up with just don't matter. If you really want change, if you truly believe that you are worth it; then it's the most realistic possibility that you CAN achieve it.
Just NEVER GIVE UP. Never think that anyone else has it easier. Grab a hold of some positive and motivational people and get going!! ...if that's what it takes.

Today, I thank my Facebook family. Every post about your efforts in staying on track has helped to get me off the pitty sideline of excuses.
For that, I thank you.
Now make a plan. Set a goal. And get off the sideline of life.

Happy 14th of January!!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Bring it!

This is a new day! A new month!! A new Year!!!
I welcome 2014 with nothing but BiG dreams! And even bigger plans. 
That's the beauty of it... Not just to promise yourself that you will change somehow for the better; but to actually embrace the possibilities of all that you can accomplish by tuning in to your true ideas. Nothing is impossible. No 'fail' is an actual failure. Set your sights on what you want to look back at and say, "I DiD It!" ...then set your plans into action. No more 'thinking' about it... That is how the days, weeks, months and years go by and you never even notice. 
Happy New Year my bloggers! And allow yourself to be amazing!! =')