It's a hot topic for sure!
Everyone is taking about how good exercise is for you and the myriad of benefits you will experience as a result of making it a part of your daily routine (Yes, you can make the time...we all have the same 24 hours to work with, right?)
We are going to address the benefits that regular exercise can provide you, but as you are reviewing these, I'd like you to think about what would happen if you faced the opposite of of having these benefits in your life. Things like...
Increased weight gain
Low sex drive
Lack of sleep
Risk of heart disease and attack
Risk of diabetes
A weakened immune system (Who can afford to be sick? Seriously!)
These things don't manifest in your life immediately, but rather, slowly...insidiously...as a result of not taking action towards the improvement of your quality of life.
If you are not moved by the impact these conditions will have on you, then what about the effects it will have your children, your spouse, your career?
But it doesn't have to be that way.
You can make better choices, starting now. Here are a few resources which will help you get the ball rolling...
15 Best Workout Hacks for When You Are Just Getting Started
17 Ways to Get Fit Now
7 Reasons Why Working Out at Home Rocks, and How to Get the Best Results
Go ahead and take the plunge! Make the commitment to move!
Rather than the list of downers, you get to flip to a list of massive benefit. Skills You Need put together this motivational list of health benefits for you to keep in mind and you work towards your fitness and lifestyle goals.
But don't take our word for it. The American Heart Association backs this up, the Australian Medical Association has some beneficial input; as well as the CDC or Center for Disease Control.
Bottom line...Use It Or Loose It...the choice is yours.
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This is such a generous offer from my friend Kristina Sampson at The Vail Diet. During the month of October she will be giving away a pdf version of her book, "Leave Cancer in the Dust, 50 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer and Supercharge Your Health."
In her words...
"In order to change the conversation in October from "awareness” to prevention, I'm doing something I've never done before…I'm giving away, completely FREE, the PDF version of my book “Leave Cancer in the Dust, 50 Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer and Supercharge Your Health.”
This book isn’t just about breast cancer. If you simply want to start supercharging your health today, this book is for you! In it, you will learn about:
- Foods to eat that nourish your body and significantly lower your risk of breast cancer, as well as foods to avoid.
- The importance of movement and physical activity in preventing cancer and staying healthy.
- Ways to reduce your exposure to chemicals in household goods and personal-care products that increase your risk.
- Practices to quiet your mind, reduce stress, and find your bliss.
- Plus, you'll get 5 bonus tips for how to detox your body safely, every day.
While breast cancer is not always preventable, I can promise you that if you read this book you will walk away feeling much more EMPOWERED to take control of your health!"
Watch for the link, beginning October 1st to download your free copy! And in the meantime, make sure you Like her Page so that you'll be notified of the link, to get your copy, right when it's available!
And don't forget to share this with those you love and care about.
#BreastCancerAwareness #TheVailDiet #TakeControlOfYourHealth #BeatingBreastCancer
The good news: It's pumpkin season!
The bad news: It's pumpkin season.
Pumpkin is an amazingly healthy fruit (yep!) that's chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants such as A, C, E, B vitamins, potassium, copper, manganese, iron and beta-carotene.
Unfortunately though, many companies use pumpkin season as an excuse to sell you dangerous sugar bombs.
For instance, Starbucks puts a whopping 37 grams of sugar in its tall Pumpkin Spice Latte. That's over 9 teaspoons of sugar. To put that in perspective, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day for women.
Want to treat yourself to a larger size? The Grande will set you back 12 teaspoons and a Venti - over 15 teaspoons.
Pour 15 teaspoons of sugar into a small dish and ask yourself, "Should I be eating this?"
I thought Starbucks was bad until I learned about Jamba Juice's, Pumpkin Smash. The small (BTW - when did 16 ounces become "small"?) has 69 grams of sugar. That's just over 17 teaspoons.
Think that's bad? The large Pumpkin Smash has an unbelievable 124 grams of sugar. That's 31 TEASPOON of sugar, or five times the amount a woman should eat in one day.
This isn't right. This isn't right. This isn't right.
The only way to stop this is to stop buying these products. As long as Americans keep buying them, they'll keep making them.
This amount of sugar is killing people. There is No.Doubt.About.That. It's leading to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more.
Skip the chemical-filled pumpkin lattes and enjoy this delicious and nutritious smoothie instead. For extra oomph, add a quarter cup of strongly brewed black coffee or a shot of espresso.
1/3 to 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree (I recommend Farmer's Market brand as it comes in a box or BPA - free can)
1 cup unsweetened and carrageenan-free almond milk
1 frozen banana, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/8 tsp turmeric
2 tablespoons of your favorite seeds such as hemp, chia, or flax
1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (I love Garden of Life RAW Organic Vanilla)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with cacao nibs.
p.s. This is also delicious with a small scoop of unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder!
#PumpkinSpice #FallFavorite #TheVailDiet #EatClean #HealthyChoices
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If you have been wanting to make some healthier choices and get fit, but just don't know where top start, here's a great list of 15 workout hacks that will help you get on track in no time! Be sure to "Like" our Facebook page for more tips, tools and how to's on getting fit fast with GoXercise.
Pack up and get in bed early.
Have your clothes, shoes, socks, gym bag, earphones...whatever you will need...packed and ready to grab and go first thing in the morning. If you work out at home do the same thing. Do not leave anything to chance, this derails your momentum and you DO NOT want that.
As soon as the alarm goes off, reach up and turn on your bedside lamp.
Don't rely solely on your alarm. If you have trouble getting out of bed when it's dark out then turn your light on ASAP and get yourself out of bed!
Plan your breakfast and have it ready to go or to take with you.
Whether it's a smoothie, oatmeal or a protein bar that get's you going, make sure you have it on hand and ready to go!
Keep the alarm away from your bed.
On the other side of the room if necessary. Whatever it takes to get you to ditch the snooze button and get you out of bed.
Give yourself a cold water facial.
Something about splashing or using a washcloth to clean your face with icy cold water, right after you've hopped out of bed, get's you going...fast!
Keep hiking shoes or a packed gym bag in your car at all times.
Schedules change, things get bumped...take a no excuses approach and fit in whatever you can, whenever you can.
It didn't take you a day to get in the shape that you are currently in and it wont take you a day to get out of it. Be patient with yourself, day by day consistency will get you there.
Increase your intensity and time spent...gradually.
DO NOT schedule yourself for a 5k one week after you embark on this new way of life. It is a way of life, not a temporary fix. Baby steps will get you there. Try a site like Running for Beginners to give you a realistic roadmap to work with, if a 5 or 10K is your goal.
Try new things.
Don't be afraid to shake things up. You may be all about jogging for a while and then decide to take a body sculpt class and think "That's fun!", then you may want to try out Pilates, Yoga or swimming. It's all good!
Keep trying new things...different times of the year and different times in your life will set you off towards various interests...just go with it.
Especially in the beginning, but really always...plan when and where you will get your healthy movement in and knock it out!
Keep going until it becomes a habit.
You don't have to remind yourself to brush your teeth, do you?
Keep at it until it becomes a part of who you are. There is no question that you are going to work out because that's just a part of who you are. And it may sound crazy now...but trust me...if you stick with it and start to experience the results (in all areas of your life, not just your weight, energy and fitness levels) you will NEVER want to go back to your old life. You will start to crave movement instead of junk food or whatever bad habits you had. It will wake you up to a new way of life, the benefits of which, you will never want to be without.
Forget about weight loss.
Eat clean and move your body each day...the results will follow. Don't get obsessed with the scale, go by how you are feeling.
Reward yourself for sticking with it.
Maybe it's a new workout outfit or pair of shoes, a manicure or pedicure...whatever it is that motivates you, create a little slush fund and treat yourself!
Join an online group.
One of the best motivators is having to report successes and failures to a group of people. Sparkpeople is a great resource for success stories, groups about every type of workout you can imagine, recipes and more. You can post your results, meet new people who are traveling on a similar path as you; and get some wonderful information and support in the process.
Keep a journal.
Keep a journal of your progress. Include how you are feeling...good and bad. You are making a major lifestyle change, documenting your progress will help you understand the triggers that may make you overeat or want to quit. Don't quit...your Journal may be a great asset to keep you working towards your goals.
Eat a healthy diet, listen to your body and Make It Fun! .
This is not a temporary plan of attack, but rather a lifestyle overhaul. Stay focused and committed; and your results will speak for themselves.
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When I started Common Sense Health back in November of 2009, I really had no idea of the impact or outreach this little venture would have; and as a result how many people would be touched and how deeply I would be touched as well.
We started out sharing information about preventative Health and overall Wellness. I shared a number of articles about overcoming obstacles and rising above current circumstances, in order to life a more rich and full life.
Over the years I shared the details of difficult times I had faced (divorce, weight and body image challenges, facing your fears, gaining clarity in challenging times) and what actions I took to move through and past them. As a result of my sharing, people reached back out to me.
They reached out with words of appreciation, telling me that the words I wrote were exactly what they needed to hear at the exact right time, they reached out with words that said "It's easy for you, but not for me because...", they reached out to share their stories...many of which brought me to tears.
I am grateful for all of it; and while I believe our global connectivity is a gift, there is also a great chasm of darkness and loneliness within this quantum field of connectivity.
Running CSH has taught me to be more present in every day interactions as well. The checker who is moving a little too slowly for your schedule may have lost her husband a few months ago. Your doctor, who was perhaps a little abrupt with you, may be going through an awful divorce. You, yourself, may be dealing with insecurities, illness, financial concerns and you may not know where the answers to your current set of circumstances are coming from.
Everyone has their challenges; and you are touching people every day, whether you realize it or not. You are choosing to connect with or cut yourself off from those you come in contact with...whether it's virtual or in person.
One of the greatest lessons I've learned is to try to be kind, try not to judge, listen and offer what you can in terms of the vast *life library* you bring to the interaction. Your experiences, lessons and what you did to overcome, may very well be able to positively touch another person.
You have the ability to touch in ways that you never thought possible and make the world a better place in the process. Just do it!
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One of my favorite morning rituals is making a nutrient-packed, healthful smoothie.
A properly made breakfast smoothie can be an exceptionally healthy meal – one that keeps you satiated for hours until lunchtime and provides a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Unfortunately though, if you’re not careful it is far too easy for your smoothie to become a sugar bomb that sends your blood sugar into the stratosphere, only to come crashing down to Earth a couple hours later. Ouch.
Here are three simple tips to constructing the perfect smoothie:
1) Start with an unsweetened base.
The fastest way to a sugar-bomb smoothie is using a sweetened base such as fruit juice or a sweetened alternative milk.
For instance, Jamba Juice’s Amazing Greens smoothie – which the company boasts as “a tasty blend of super greens, pumpkin seeds, peaches, lemon and bananas” – has a whopping 54 grams of sugar in the small (16 ounce). Think that’s bad? The large (28 ounce) has 92 grams of sugar. That amounts to 13.5 and 23 teaspoons of sugar, respectively, or about one-half cup of sugar in the 28 ounce drink.
One-half cup of sugar. In a drink.
What derailed this otherwise decent smoothie is that Jamba Juice does not really use lemons, as they boast. This smoothie is actually made with lemonade. And the peaches mentioned include a combination of both real peaches and peach juice. With water as a base instead of these two forms of liquid sugar, this smoothie wouldn’t be half-bad.
Another popular base for smoothies are alternative milks like soy or almond milk. In smoothie shops, these milks are almost always sweetened and can contain about 10 grams of sugar (2.5 teaspoons) per serving. And it’s not just the sugar in alternative milks that’s a problem. Even unsweetened versions contain additives and emulsifiers like the potentially carcinogenic carrageenan.
What don’t they contain? Too often, it’s the plant they are supposed to be made from. For example, according to an article on the Organic Authority website, a half-gallon of store bought almond milk contains less than a handful of actual almonds. A study of one brand in particular shows the milk contains only 2% almonds.
Save your money (and possibly your health) and make your own nut milk as you make your smoothie. Simply use one cup filtered water with ¼ cup raw almonds or raw cashews as your base. Blend these two ingredients first or just toss everything in at once – it all ends up the same.
2) Swap high-sugar fruits with low-sugar veggies.
Frozen banana gives smoothies a nice thick and creamy texture. Yum!
The downside is, one cup of sliced bananas contains 133 calories and 18 grams of sugar. While the sugar is the naturally occurring kind in fruit, it still adds the equivalent of 4.5 teaspoons of sugar to your smoothie. Add some berries to that smoothie and you may end up with more sugar than you bargained for.
What can you do?
Zucchini works wonderfully as a replacement for banana in a smoothie. It has a nice mild flavor and gives berry smoothies volume and a thick, creamy texture. Best of all, zucchini only has 19 calories and less than 3 grams of sugar per one-cup serving.
Not only does zucchini drastically reduce the calories and sugar in your smoothie, it’s loaded with nutrients. While it has less potassium than a banana, zucchini still packs a wallop! In addition to potassium, zucchini also contains minerals such as copper, manganese, magnesium and iron, as well as vitamins B and C and folate. It’s also anti-inflammatory and can help prevent cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Buy organic zucchini in bulk. Organic is crucial because zucchini (along with its relative yellow squash) is one of the most commonly genetically modified foods. Wash, peel, and chop into approximately one-inch pieces, then store in the freezer in a freezer-safe zipper bag.
Unpeeled zucchini will make your smoothie somewhat green. If that bothers you, peel before freezing. However, that’s not recommended because as with most fruits or veggies, many of the nutrients are contained in the peel. Besides, this is your breakfast – not a beauty contest – green is good!
Speaking of greens, toss in a handful of baby spinach or baby kale to up the nutrient content of your smoothie even more.
3) Include protein, fat and fiber.
I don’t just love to eat; I need to eat. Frequently. People who “forget to eat” boggle my mind. Even throughout eight rounds of chemotherapy I never skipped a meal. When I don’t eat, I get groggy, light-headed, and hangry.
Because of this, for years I avoided breakfast smoothies before finally deciding to give them a try. The thought of going 4-5 hours until lunch with only a smoothie to sustain me was something I could not fathom. Nowadays, smoothies are my go-to breakfast. Made correctly, my morning smoothie has been known to sustain me until one, even two o’clock in the afternoon.
The key to a smoothie that stays with you is to include protein, fat and fiber. These three nutrients – known as macronutrients – are what slow down your blood sugar reaction to the food you eat. Skip these and your smoothie may leave you with a mid-morning sugar crash that sends you careening to the nearest coffee shop for a caffeine and sugar hit to sustain you until lunch.
Here are a several ways to incorporate these valuable nutrients into a smoothie that keeps you happy and full for hours:
There is a lot of debate about whether blending fiber-rich foods breaks down the insoluble fiber – the type your body cannot digest. This type of fiber passes through you intact and increases the bulk of your stool, which helps keep you regular.
However, according to this article by Dr. Ed Blonz, who holds a Ph.D. in nutrition, there is no basis to this fear. Dr. Blonz claims the blending process does not break down the molecular bonds that form the essence of the fiber.
Follow these three tips for a smoothie that will put a smile on your face and keep you satisfied until lunch. Happy blending!
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When looking to make lifestyle improvements, often times starting small and being consist leads to overall, long term success; which enables you to achieve results and incorporate healthy habits into your every day life.
Here are your 17 Ways to Get Fit Now! Pick a few to try, check them off as you incorporate them into your daily schedule, then try more as you get accustom to your new healthier way of life.
Keep a small set of hand weights near your kitchen and do curls while making meals.
Place a yoga mat in your bedroom, so you can do stretch when you get up and at bedtime.
Use a stability ball as a desk chair to engage your core and improve your balance while at your desk.
Take the stairs... at home and at work. Make extra trips each day.
Do active rather than passive things while engaging in family activities or dates...hike, walk downtown, go to a park, ride bikes. The more of this you do, the more of it you will want to do, so get out there!
Find a youth league to coach in your area. Set a good example for the kids and switch up your schedule towards the positive. To find a team, check with your local school district or YMCA.
Take daily walks with your dog, or walk your neighbors dog.
Before or after dinner, go outside and play tag or shoot baskets with your kids and their friends or take a walk.
Walk to work if you can or take a 30 min. stroll at lunch time. It will strengthen your body and clear your head for a far more productive afternoon.
If you dine out on your lunch hour, walk to the restaurant and choose a route which takes you a little bit out of your way.
Do leg exercises and lifts with small weights while you watch TV. Even better...limit TV time overall and watch your productivity and overall wellbeing soar!
Surf the Internet for workout videos that you can do directly from your TV. Try different things to learn more about what you like.
Find an exercise partner. You'll be less likely to find excuses and will definitely have more fun when you work out with a friend.
Schedule your workouts. Have a plan. If something comes up and you have to change a workout, reschedule and make it up ASAP.
Use a journal to track your progress and jot down any breakthroughs you may have. When you have a bad day, write that down too. This will help you find patterns that you can be proactive about breaking and help you understand what triggers you to overeat, become overwhelmed etc.
Eat real, wholesome, nutrient dense foods. Avoid processed or off the shelf boxed foods.
Honor your body. Rest when you need to and set yourself up for a good nights sleep each night. Turn off electronics (TV too) at least one hour before bed.
Start by trying a few of these out and add another one or two each week until you have exchanged bad habits for good ones and are on your way to being fit and fabulous! For more tools, tips and resources on getting and staying fit..."Like" the GoXersise Facebook Page... we'll help you get there!
Sleep has been linked to strengthening the immune system, losing weight, lowering stress levels, reducing feelings of depression, decreasing inflammation in our bodies and—you guessed it—lessening the chance of developing breast cancer.
Research supports this.
One Japanese study showed those who regularly got six hours of sleep or less a night have a 62 percent greater chance of developing breast cancer than women who got seven hours a night. Another recent study found that getting six hours or less of sleep a night may increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence in post-menopausal women who’ve had the disease. In addition, the study also found a link between lack of sleep and having aggressive tumors.
The connection between poor sleeping habits and breast cancer may also be related to the link between lack of sleep and obesity. It’s well known that being obese puts you at a higher risk for breast cancer. Another reason may be insufficient levels of melatonin, a hormone that’s produced by the brain while you sleep. Melatonin also suppresses the production of a particular type of estrogen linked to breast cancer.
If you’re not yet convinced about the importance of sleep, keep in mind fatigue is believed to have been a major factor in both the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear disasters, with key operators allegedly falling asleep on the job.
So, how much sleep do you need?
Experts say no magic number of hours works for everyone; it depends on your age, your health, and other factors. But as a general rule, seven to nine hours is the appropriate amount of sleep for an adult. If you currently sleep less than seven, increasing the time from that to nine hours all at once may be impossible. Start by increasing your sleep time in half-hour increments and let your body adjust until you reach a healthy number of hours.
For your best night’s sleep, remember CDQ – Cold, Dark and Quiet. Experts recommend keeping your bedroom at 60 to 68 degrees at night. And contrary to what my husband says, just closing my eyes does not do the trick in a too-bright room! You can see ambient light through your eyelids and it will disrupt your sleep. Cover lit electronics such as alarm clocks, televisions, DVD players and others with a shirt or towel. To cut down on light from outside, use blackout shades or eyeshades. Lastly, do your best to be sure your room is quiet, or use earplugs or a white noise machine.
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Irvine, Chris. “Less Than Six Hours Sleep a Night Raises Breast Cancer Risk by 60 Percent.” The Telegraph, November 3, 2008, online edition. http://www. telegraph.co.uk/health/3369361/Less-than-six-hours-sleep-a-nightraises-breast-cancer-risk-by-60-per-cent.html
Author unknown. “Lack of Sleep Found to be a New Risk Factor for Aggressive Breast Cancers.” University Hospitals. http://www.uhhospitals.org/about/ media-news-room/current-news/2012/08/lack-of-sleep-found-to-be-anew-risk-factor-for-aggressive-breast-cancers (accessed January 1, 2014).
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This piece was originally published in October of 2011. This is when my transitional journey began. The post was originally titled Juicy Juicin It…How To Change Your Life In Just 40 Days (can you say, LAME title?!)
To say that the changes which have taken place in my life-since I completed the fast- have been miraculous; this would be an understatement. I have moved past insecurities, fear, lethargy and woken up to the fact that the lifestyle I was leading and the person I was, needed to end...die...be completely over.
Was the fast entirely responsible for the subsequent changes...no...of course not. But it was a catalyst which begat additional behaviors and formation of habits to take hold and create the lifestyle I currently enjoy and person I've become.
If you are at all interested in beginning a journey like this for yourself, this article will give you the low down from personal experience along with resources which will help you a bunch as you plan your transformation!
40 Day Juice, What You Can Expect. Ready for a New Life? Perhaps.
It all started a few months ago. I was in need of a change, a jolt to be more precise. I was tired all the time, had a bad attitude, a hard time focusing and felt flabby and yucky in general. I was browsing the web looking for various diets or food programs that offered dynamic results and by that I mean a clearing of the mind as well as the body. I was really looking for a cleansing of sorts. I felt it would be appropriate as we were going from summer to fall. I thought it was the perfect time for a tune up.
During my search I ran across a site offering insights on juicing or ingesting only juices of fruits and veggies for a period of time. The feedback from people who had gone through the process was truly amazing. There were claims of weight loss, major attitude adjustments, skin clearing, and people finding the zest for life they felt they had lost long ago.
Sounded good to me! I thought: let's give it a go. This was during an evening of due diligence. I decided to start the next day. A little rushed you might say...yes, well that's a part of my charm. If I get excited about something it's a little hard for me to wait. Plus if we wait rather than taking action, we can often talk ourselves out of it with excuses.
I decided to keep a journal during the process and on day one I wrote out my goals for this undertaking…
Nothing-big right? Just a complete overhaul of my life as I knew it. You notice I didn’t say, “Lose 45 pounds and have all my wildest dreams come true.” I was very clear on the desired outcome. I was also grounded in the understanding that real change is the result of many small actions over time. Sometimes when we don’t have clarity or understanding that quick fixes don’t work, we get frustrated with no immediate results. We then often give up.
For me, I wanted this undertaking to be a catalyst to bring clarity, focus, energy, joy and excitement back into my life. In order to achieve this I needed to strip away the results of years and years of abuse I’d inflicted on my poor body. Processed foods, alcohol, fast foods, and boxed non-foods had really taken a toll in the form of foggy headedness, flabby bodiedness, overall tiredness and a negative attitude.
On day two it was my youngest daughters 13th birthday. She really wanted me to eat some of her cake & goodies and was super put out by the timing of my latest folly. I told her it would better to have a fun happy mom…she reluctantly and with much guilt throwing, agreed.
While my intentions were to go all 40 days ingesting nothing but fruit & veggie juice, that isn’t the way things rolled out. It went something like this…
Day 1-10 juice, juice & nothing but the juice. Keeping active & busy during this phase was key. The days where I was just in front of the computer were hardest. For the most part I was full, energetic & in a great mood during this phase…oh ya and I lost 12.5 lbs. & 3.5 inches.
Days 11- 22 moved on the feast phase. I really beat myself up about this, then I realized that this was the reason for the unsuccessful attempts at cleansing I had made up until this point. I was starving all of a sudden. I really thought I couldn’t keep going, then I realized that if I incorporated a salad as one meal of the day I could satisfy my hunger, experience different tastes, chew and still stay on track to cleanse and renew myself. This worked pretty well, so much so that my mind started to tell me some whoppers.
Days 23-28 Since I was doing so well on the feast why not add animal protein & organic grains (via cereal)? This was the innocent (or not so innocent) message my mind so coyly interjected. If nothing else this undertaking has really taught me how maniacal my mind can be, constantly trying to tell me stories that will keep the status quo and discouraging actions that will bring improvement. I think my mind (or ego) is really afraid of change. So during this, shall we can it…stumble, fall, repeat, phase, I had headaches, felt tired and was in a terrible mood. Yuck. Back to the feast!
Day 29-40 Juice + salad = happy Kim. I have come full circle to embrace the lifestyle change. The regiment of this program offers no room for error, no “just one bite won’t hurt” or “ it’s organic it must be good for you right?’ Well not for me, not right now. Juice & salad provides clarity for me. That is what I asked for and that is what I get. Clarity and energy and weight loss and a new lease on life! I lost a total of 17.5 lbs. and gained more than I ever could have imagined!
If you think this may be something you would like to try, here is some info you may find helpful. Please feel free to ask any questions. I’d be happy to help in any way I can.
Tips & Tricks
Observations and Findings
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You know the ole saying – “If you don’t take care of your body… where are you going to live?”
How about looking at getting fit and healthy right where your beautiful body lives, at home!
We all know that you should work out because it makes you happy. Study after study confirms the direct correlation between exercise and increased feel-good hormones. Getting fit and feeling great about yourself positively impacts your entire life in ways you never thought possible.
According to the Mayo Clinic
Exercise controls weight, combats health conditions and diseases, improves mood, boosts energy, promotes better sleep and puts the spark back into your sex life...
What's not to love?!
Well, evidently a lot...otherwise everyone would be doing it every day, right?
Here are seven great reasons why working out at home may be your ticket to FINALLY getting fit, healthy and finding a routine that's easy enough to stick with.
1) Home offers a chance to use equipment that works for you. You have the option of using high-quality equipment that works well for your body and is not dangerous for muscles and joints.
2) You Never Have to Face the Cold. Freezing outside? NO problem, your gym is 10 feet in front of you.
3) Home offers a place to get the results. You get to choose equipment that works well for you and your goals. You are (probably) the only person using it and you have time to track your results (write down reps, days, time, how you felt etc.).
4) When you're finished, you can relax. Whether it’s 30 minutes, or an hour-long workout, when it’s over, you get to relax, shower and rejuvenate in the privacy and comfort of your own surroundings.
5) Home offers an environment where you can better concentrate. At home, no one will distract, intimidate or potentially place you in an embarrassing situation while you are exercising. You’ll be able to remain focused and have a faster, more productive workout.
6) Home offers the best way to achieve the workout you planned. You get to decide when, how long and what you'll be doing. You don't need to accommodate the schedule of a class time or crowds around certain piece of popular gym equipment.
7) Home offers the chance to exercise without ego. At home, you can focus on getting things done and not worry about what others think.
All in all, it can be a great place to start your fitness journey. So what are some thoughts on equipment options?
Of course there are DVD's, Youtube videos and a multitude of equipment options to choose from for in home use. But today we are going to talk about something that is a new 20-in-1 invention...not yet available for purchase by the general public (only used by professionals within the fitness industry up until this point)...but don't worry, we'll show you how you can get all the info. you need as it becomes available.
You will save money and – Do More with Less™!
You save our natural resources and avoid the waste associated with 20 pieces of obsolete equipment.
You will be buying smart! This invention can easily add more weights and smart technology to allow you to track your exercise activity conveniently with your mobile device.
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