Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Week 5 and I'm still alive!! P90 X

I finished week 5 of P90X Tuesday  and I can feel a huge difference in myself. I have better posture, more strength, and  better stamina. I am proud of myself for doing this program and am so excited for the results on day 90. I am proud of myself for finally putting the voice in my head to rest. I just want to tell people that in the Plyometrics dvd one of the people doing the workout with Tony has a prosthetic leg from the knee down. If he is not letting people or the voices in his head keep him on the couch then every one of us in America should hang our head in shame until we get up and get moving!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We don't drink H2O anymore

We stopped drinking bottled water in our home around the beginning of this month and it was the best decision. I now go to the grocery store and watch other shoppers burdened down with a heavy cart filled with several cases of the thirst quencher. I can use the smaller cart and push away at high speeds and don't have the heavy load to carry when I get home. Now, I'm certain you are wondering how we have not passed out from dehydration. We use the Bobble system. I have the Bobble jug in my fridge and I take a personal size Bobble with me when I travel.  I saw the personal size bottle at first, googled the company and found out they make a jug size for use in the home. I feel so much better knowing I am not adding to the piles of plastic bottles. We have a filter on our refrigerator but the water quality in my area is not the greatest. We figure with the filter on the fridge and the one in the jug the water quality is better. I have also heard bottled water is not always the best quality. Check out the Bobble company for yourself and see if you may want to make the switch for your family.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I'm a Failure!

So, sometimes I update you on my fitness journey and tell you about all the wonderful things I do that work and I do this to help motivate you. But did you know that I've had failures and slow downs along the process? Well, of course I have! You know what I have not had? A complete set back. Let me get real honest today; I HAVE TRIED IT ALL! Yes, diets, diet pills, workouts, and you name it. One thing I can say, not one workout I've tried failed me. That is one lesson to take away from today: you put in the work and you'll have the results. Second lesson: no diet will EVER work. NO DIET WILL EVER WORK. LIFESTYLE CHANGE WILL. Do you know what Weight Watchers, Nutri System, and any other program have in common? They are teaching you portion control and to understand that each item that enters your mouth has value. The cleaner you eat the better your results. Nothing you do will last forever except a lifestyle change.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Stay Focused

Are you staying focused on your goals? The upcoming week is a signal to all, we are about to enter summer and if you had any "summertime goals" set for yourself Wednesday will be your deadline. I try to take on the year as a whole, but I do have a goal I'd like to achieve by August 20th. Being that today is Fit Friday, I thought I may touch base with you on the progess of P90X. We are doing great I am noticing strength and some small inch loss. YogaX so far seems to be the most challenging. Don't get me wrong, all of it is a challenge, but the yoga is tough! I've luckily taken yoga classes but some of the poses I've not done before, or they require quite a bit of strength and focus. Yesterday was the fourth time doing YogaX and I am improving greatly. I have the key to this: breath and focus. That is the reason for today's title. I wanted you to reflect on how focused you are in your daily life and activities. Be in the moment, stay focused give each person and activity 100% of you. After all, you'll only have yourself to thank when you achieve those outstanding outcomes and relationships in your life.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Product Line I Love!

I  have discovered Josie Maran Cosmetics and it's been one of my best finds. To the left  I have photos of my favorites in her line. The Bear Naked wipes remove makeup with ease, no irritation and keep washcloths free of cosmetics. The Argan Oil (center left) has become my facial moisturizer. Yes, an oil is my facial moisturizer. I apply this to my face, cuticles, and  back of my heels nightly. My combination skin is now smooth, breakout free and firmer. The facial moisturizer with an SPF+40 (bottom left) is my go to during the day. It will not make you oily, has an intoxicating aroma, while packing an SPF of 40. The aroma does not irritate and will not overwhelm the senses. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I am always reading, studying, and improving myself. I at least like to think I am working on being a better me! Each day I want to be better than the person I saw in the mirror the day before. How do you learn? Patience, persistence, and passion my friends. You see, you have to WANT to become better. You have to Believe you still have lessons to be learned. I hope to be learning until the day I die or just cannot process a thought any longer. I am challenging myself daily to push out of my comfort zone because we don't need to be comfortable. Comfort is lazy, challenge is feeling alive! I want to live to the fullest. Who is with me?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Don't You Dare be a Debbie Downer!

Okay, sometimes we get into a bit of a funk and you just cannot imagine you'll every be happy again, right? No! That's not right because I've learned from different methods we can practice that being a Debbie Downer does not bring about anything positive into your life. Now I know what you're already saying in that little mind of yours. You are thinking things do not go exactly the way we prefer all the time and you may be right about that, but if you have the correct state of mind life can flow just perfect. In times like these, and we know things are hard for everyone in many ways, we've got to make our own rainbows. I see nothing wrong with waking up daily being thankful for the day, and knowing you will hear good news at some point during the day. Just know the good news can be big or small and pertain to you or a neighbor. Just be thankful, for all the good that is abound.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Putting Yourself out There

Today I posted a couple before and after pics of me on my Facebook timeline. I just wanted people to know that I am not constantly preaching about working out, eating better, and drinking water without any results, or lying to you! It took courage for me to do this because it really feels raw and puts you out there to people, but at the same time it may be encouraging for someone; therefore I feel like I have nothing to lose. It's funny how your taste buds will change and so do your cravings. I also notice that I rarely to never drink soda and when I take a couple of sips I'm immediately thirsty. My splurges are mainly healthier and I catch myself adjusting my posture to sit upright and not half slumped over. The energy I have and how much it's effected my overall health. I hope I can inspire you to try something different or move forward with a lifestyle change. Here's a tip: One of the first things I did was I resolved to never buy Ranch flavored dressing again, later it was Sandwich spread (Miracle Whip). Next I would only by the mini cans in soda, it has all snow balled from there and I move forward each day.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Seven

We've all heard about them, been guilty of them at one time or another, The Seven Deadly Sins. These Sins have a storied past and long history with the imperfection of man. In today's society we are quick to judge, accuse, and crucify without a second thought. Never giving our own short comings a minutes glance. I try to bring gratitude into the spotlight as often as I can to keep myself and my readers grounded. Today I challenge you to take a moment to focus on each word. Which of these were you guilty of committing recently?