I feel like my head is about to explode with all of the information that I want to send to the world.
Everyday I encounter frustrated individuals who are looking for a place to start on their journey towards a healthy future. They are overwhelmed, scared, defeated, and feel out of control, so I want to do everything that I can to help them by introducing an easier way to live a healthy life.
It’s not rocket science, and it shouldn’t feel like it either. It’s all about living and eating in a way that is recognized by our body, and this is done through NATURE.
Nature means something different to everyone. Some prefer plant based, while others love meat. Some drop $200+ dollars on a face cream with some natural ingredients, while other prefer to make their own face masks with brown sugar, coconut oil and sea salt.
However you want to live is fine. It is your life, and your body. But why would you want to bombard it with red dye #5, soy lecithin, artificial sweeteners, and tons of other unpronounceable, not found in nature ingredients that reek havoc on your body? This is not only from oral ingesting, but also through skin absorption from creams, shampoo and make-up.
Chemicals are everywhere, and we are constantly exposing ourselves to their harmful reactions.
So here is what I want YOU to do.
Go through your cabinets, your fridge, and your make up case. Check your kids vitamins, your husbands shave gel, even your pet’s shampoo.
What does the ingredients list look like? I guarantee you will be shocked at what you and your family have been ingesting through your mouth and your skin.
As a result, I have teamed up with Global company ARBONNE to help YOU and all of your loved ones find the right path with aromatherapy, botanically based cosmetics, plant based nutrition and so much more.
It is gluten free, vegan, contains no GMO’s, hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.
From their #1 line of Anti-aging products RE9 Advanced, Vegan pea protein and Vitamins to keep you energized, and Sun Care for those hot days on the beach, there is something for EVERY member of your family. Kids and pets included!
My family has been raving about the results they’ve received from ARBONNE, and many of them have been using their products for years. From better digestion, more energy, smoother skin, and an overall feeling of confidence, the results are endless.
Bottom line..I want YOU to feel this way as well.That is why I am sharing this with you today.
Check out ARBONNE’s website for more information, or contact me to help you get started on your new journey towards an unprocessed life. It’s a small step in the right direction that will lead to a lifestyle of natural health.
In other news, I started my month off by climbing 61 flights of the John Hancock Tower at the MS Climb To The Top event.
On March 1, 2014, participants will climb 61 flights of stairs to the top of the John Hancock Tower, New England’s tallest building. Climb to the Top is a unique event that raises funds to help the almost 18,000 people in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure. Your participation in Climb to the Top provides help for today and hope for tomorrow through education, support, advocacy, and research funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter.
It was such a humbling experience, and it feels great to support those who really need it.
Before the climb, I gulped down one of my Energy Fizz Sticks for an added pep to my step.
If you have been following me, then you know that I have been off coffee since November, so this little packet worked perfectly to help me climb those steps with ease.
No jitters or post caffeine fog included
Let’s give March Madness a whole new meaning. It’s time to HEALTHY, CONFIDENT, and CLEAN!
Join me on this journey towards loving yourself more, and stepping out of the toxic clouds that fill your home with harmful chemicals.
Breathe the fresh air. Bring nature back into your life.
Meditating before the hectic day begins
Waking up my body with warm lemon water, a cup of tea, and a cleansing green juice.
Allow for at least 30 minutes a day to MOVE.
This may include cardio, yoga, or resistance training. Get that heart rate up!
Fueling with color
Super Simple Ground Chicken Gumbo!
1 lb. Lean ground chicken
1 package of frozen stir fry veggies
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice
Cook and place on top of spaghetti squash or brown rice!
Spinach, kale, frozen berries, maca powder, spirulina, ground flaxseed, brown rice protein, cinnamon, water and ice.
Greens massaged with avocado, ground pepper and fresh lemon juice
Reading instead of watching.
My current book of choice…
Getting enough sleep!
Having a new puppy has definitely led to many interrupted nights, but Madi’s bladder has gotten stronger with every passing week
Getting out of my own way.
What is YOUR healthy?
Last Tuesday, I slipped a disc in my back.
Yes, last Tuesday, and I’m still feeling it a week later.
What Is a Slipped Disk?
Your spinal column is made of up 26 bones (vertebrae) that are cushioned by disks. The disks protect the bones by absorbing the shocks from daily activities like walking, lifting, and twisting.
Each disk has two parts—a soft, gelatinous inner portion and a tough outer ring. Injury or weakness can cause the inner portion of the disk to protrude through the outer ring. This is known as a slipped or herniated disk. This causes pain and discomfort. If the slipped disk compresses one of your spinal nerves, you may also experience numbness and pain along the affected nerve.
It’s painful, annoying, and the only thing that has worked for me this time, and in the past, is ibuprofen, Epsom salt baths, and sleeping on the floor with an icepack.
I’ve also been drinking tons of ginger tea to help with inflammation.
Having a strong back is important. Performing bent over rows, supermans, back extensions and lat pull downs are all essential ways to keep your torso strong. However, we sometimes do not pay attention to our posture, or move the wrong way, and this can cause a disc to slip.
In my cause, I am pretty sure that a combination of crooked sitting, arched standing, and ignoring the recent tweaks that I’ve felt in my back brought me to this place of pain.
never ignore those signals. If something hurts, let it rest. It’s the only body you have.
It’s important to keep your body balanced by working both your core and back muscles, and planks are the perfect way to incorporate all of your mid section muscles at the same time.
Since it’s a show day here in Boston, try this at home core circuit that will heat up your center and keep your body strong!
Remember to always sit, drive, and stand with you shoulders back, never lock your knees, and start incorporating flexibility to your daily agenda.
Just a few minutes of stretching can do wonders as a start to your day.
Take care xoxo