Start Somewhere…

You have to start somewhere!

How many times have you said to yourself that you were going start, “as soon as…” something else happens? I’m totally guilty. All you are really doing is procrastinating, and keeping yourself from living your best life – a happy life.

Our biggest problem is that we fear the unknown, next to worry. We worry about how we’ll look to others, how it will work, if it will work; the who, what, when, where, why, and then we become afraid to even try.

For example, I currently do not have a gym membership, and for a few months I put off exercising because I was “waiting until I found another gym to join.” I was worried about the expense and convenience of joining yet another gym, but all this did was make me unhappy because I felt I couldn’t work out the way I was accustomed to working out.

Then one day, looking in the mirror and not liking what I was seeing (I confess), I realized how much sense that did NOT make. HA HA! It was not that I couldn’t exercise. I have equipment at home – dumbbells, weights, a weight bench, steps, exercise videos, as well as access to metroparks, outdoor tracks, and pools. I really don’t need to have a gym membership at this time, weather permitting or not, I can always add a workout to my daily routine. I had just given myself an excuse to slack off and throw my own little personal pity party.

What is holding you back?

YOU

Yep, just you… There is no one else to blame because you are the only who can live your life.

So, no more thinking & talking about it. It’s time to make a move forward >>>

Day 1 let’s go!

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…for Your Super Bowl Watch Party

Super Food Recipes
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Hot wings, chips and salsa, and seven layer dip are a few items that make the list for popular football Sunday foods. It’s easy to claim Sunday as your ‘cheat’ day, but with many ways of incorporating healthy ingredients, there is no reason why your game day menu can’t be healthy as well. Try adding superfoods to your football party with the following recipes:

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Top 10 Foods That Fight Flus And Colds

fluIt’s that time of year, #flu/cold season is upon us. How do you stay well? I’ve learned to incorporate many foods, herbs, and spices into my diet, which along with regular #exercise, keeps my immune system up and running well. It is extremely important to me to support my #immune #health due to my #colitis. Catching a cold or the flu will only make my condition become active or worsen. I’m all about staying in remission, because active #colitis is no joke.

Below are my top 10: 

  1. Bone broth / chicken broth – great for a bedtime snack. Broth, alone, is actually packed with all the essential amino acids that the body needs. Aids is recovery for many internal illnesses.
  2. Garlic and onions – many people take garlic pills, which are more potent than simply crushing and consuming a small bulb of fresh garlic.
  3. Citrus fruits – I buy frozen fruit and mix them in my protein shakes.
  4. Ginger – great for warming up the body and fighting colds instantly
  5. Fermented Foods – yogurt, kefir, etc.
  6. Cold-water fish – a protein-rich food
  7. Sweet potatoes – a great complex carb for after your workout. I eat one a day. LOVE THEM!
  8. Mushrooms – great alone as a side dish (which is my favorite way to eat them) or mixed with your green vegetables
  9. Brazil nuts – I grew up on these. My parents always kept nuts in the house.
  10. Pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds – great for the gut as well.

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Happy New Year!

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KISS for Thanksgiving!

Keep It Simple & Savory!

Whether or not you have decided to make a lifestyle change or are planning to, Thanksgiving does not have to break your vision and mission. Even in the midst of the holiday season there is a way to maintain your healthy/clean eating lifestyle and enjoy the festivities. If you are a newbie, you are wondering if you’ll make it through all the holiday festivities, sweet and fatty foods, and good wine and other spirits. Trust me, YOU CAN DO IT! You just have to find a way, create a plan, and stick to the plan.

Believe you can and you will!

“How?” you ask. Here are some simple tips to follow:

  1. I find the easiest way to get through is to make sure I am eating as healthy and as clean as I can at every meal before and after the holiday. I keep my workouts going on my regular schedule, as you should too. Think of each holiday as your “cheat meal” day, which means you get to treat yourself when the day comes and fully enjoy it.
  2. Another suggestion would be to eat before going to the party and make sure you are full of good things, so when you get to the party you will not overindulge. I do this quite a bit.
  3. When you get to the dinner party, be sure to be selective and pick the selections that are best for you and supports your goals. If it doesn’t, then stay away from it. You must have a strong will and desire to stick to your mission for this strategy.
  4. Keep in mind that what you drink has calories as well, so be mindful when making your drink selections. Alcohol is high in calories and carbs! Try to avoid it.
  5. If you do decide to eat those high-calorie dishes, tread lightly. Eat very small portions.
  6. When preparing meals, consider cooking healthier versions of your recipes. Limit or remove sugary and fatty selections. Instead of sweet potato pie, try sweet potato casserole with cinnamon, but without all the brown sugar and marshmallows. Instead of pumpkin pie, try a pumpkin mousse or pumpkin soup. Sugar-free cake is a great alternative and is actually very good.
  7. Stick to the basics: 1 meat, 1 vegetable, and 1 carb. Refrain from cooking too much, otherwise you feel forced to eat it all. You will surely get off track and off plan when you have too much to choose.

I hope this helps you this season!

Always be mindful of what you’re eating and what you want to accomplish.

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Your Body. . .

. . . is the REAL sanctuary! What do you have going on in there? It’s time to clean it up and get rid of all the toxins – toxic people, toxic thoughts, toxic foods, and toxic actions! Have FAITH in yourself, REPENT, and RECOMMIT to YOU!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

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