Journey to Live my Life to the Max

The other day I realized I am coming up on my 1 year anniversary with my quest to take my life (an how I feel) into my own hands.    I would no longer sit by and feel sorry for myself that I  was overweight, in pain and very depressed.

Funny how this all centered around my birthday (I never let the number affect me), However It is a time I stop and look back, reflect and then move forward.  Funny, I always have major changes at this time .

This year a new product was introduced in my primary business.  It was so  revolutionary I of course was a HUGE skeptic and decided to share my journey  as I started using it.   Since I hold Integrity  very dear, I will be brutally honest, after all this is MY journey!

 

Day 1-  I woke up very  early (about 4:30 am)  I had to be to my temp assignment at 9:00 and wanted to make sure I got my  post done for the day.    I applied three sprays under my tounge per the instructions.   I must admit I did not feel anything  on the first application.

About 10:00 am  I decided It was time for a second application…..  Now this one I felt within 10 minutes, it was slow and gradual.   What did I notice first?   I noticed I did not feel like I need a break, and very clear mind too….  woo hoo!

Third application for the day was taken at 2:00 pm as I was getting in my car to go home.   My normal routine when I temp for the day  is come in door, put on yoga pants and tank top  and lay down for 20 minutes.   No matter what I tell  myself I have found I needed this.  That is until  Now………   I came home and did some housework,  a livestream, made several post  and jumped on a conference call.   I was shocked at how much I accomplished that afternoon and evening.

Day 2 was not so good (not due to the product)  as I forgot to eat, and drink my water for the day.  Big Big mistake.   I actually got a huge reminder that one must always drink plenty of fluid during the day.  It also reminded me to pack some healthy snacks to keep my “tank full” for the day.

Day 3  I must admit I was a little leary to take the product as I was still feeling a little weak from the previous night’s  adventure.  What I forgot to mention is I fainted due to dehydration and the paramedics (omg how embarrassing) wanted me to go get hydrated  vs letting me just go home.

I did however drink lots of liquids during the night and decided the product might just help me get through the day.    I will not lie,  the day was tough as I did go to my temp assignment for the day.   I used the product at  7:00 am,    11:00 am, and again at 3:00 pm.    I did have more mental clarity, however I was still a little weak and did go home and rest.

I look forward to this journey and sharing more, please feel free to join me  on facebook  and/or check back to see/hear how this journey is going as I take my life to the Max.

 

 

 

Are you a Fast Food Junkie?

As we continue on our Healthy Journey (New Year’s Resolution)  it’s time to venture to  the path called fast food Boulevard   this brings us to our our next step.

Step #2 – Give up one fast food meal a week.  Wait a minute,  let’s back up for a moment shall we…

Fast food establishments make it so very easy for us to just swing in, grab a bite and get on with our day.  They also make it easy for us to add many unhealthy inches and pounds to our bodies.    Reason is, most have calories, sodium, unhealthy fats along with sugar.

Let me start by first start by saying  IF you partake in more than 5 (between 5-7)  fast food meals a week   give up 2 meals a week.  If you partake in more than 2 meals a day more than once a week  try eliminating one of these meals each day.

We tend to eat fast food quickly, try taking smaller bites and chewing food more.  Drink water with your food  (remember we were cutting down on soda in step 1).

Try and plan ahead by making your meal to take  with you, or perhaps keeping healthy snacks with you just to tie you over until you can eat a healthy meal.

If you have not joined us on facebook (our group to help uplift, encourage and offer tips)  please do so.

Please share (in comments below) the place and item your car seems to seek out all by itself .

 

Helpful tips for your Healthy Journey

Is this year the year your New Year’s Resolution sticks?   Each day is a journey, some smooth, some bumpy and others downright frightful.  The key to a sticking to your  “Get Healthy” resolution is baby steps.

Step#1- Do not jump into a strict diet along with joining a gym all at the same time.   Instead, start incorporating small changes which will make your journey much smoother.   One BIG STEP you can take is give up soda of any kind, along with any other sugary drinks .

The  average number of calories added on a  daily basis is about 400 by drinking soda.  If you are watching calories that is a quick way to use them up.   Choosing to cut back on soda can do wonders for your weight-loss efforts. See how many days you can go without drinking the fizzy stuff.    Please join us on facebook in our healthy Happy journey group.  We uplift, encourage and offer tips to others helping us all stay on the healthy path.

Plans for 2017?

Every year millions of us resolve to  do the same thing,  Lose Weight  and live a healthier lifestyle.

We Vow to do this each and every year, right after we finish that box of yummy chocolates we got for Christmas.   If you are sitting there shaking your head saying “yep, that’s me” you are not alone,   I have been there more times than I can count.

Have you ever stopped and counted the money you have spent on the never ending battle to lose weight? I actually did just that this year, and I was shocked!   If you count the lotions, the potions, this pills, the wraps, the “special food”, the patches  and oh let us not forget all those apps.  It blew my mind I have actually spent  5K (shhh do not tell  my hubby).    The Exercise equipment alone was  ridiculous .  First came the weight set (sits in a corner),  Then came the Treadmill, which did get lots of use however, the Dr said it was bad on the hips.   The Elliptical came next, this I still use.  We will not mention all those “gimmick items that were tossed in between.

The “More Mature” (never old) I get  I am concerned with being healthy.  Healthy, not broke.

If you are finding yourself in this same boat, I invite you to join me over the next few weeks as I share some helpful tips with you. These tips will also be shared in my facebook group please join us as we encourage, uplift and cheer one and other  along.

What if there was a way to Gain improved health while losing weight doing something most of us have been doing daily for years??????