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it takes more than you think to get healthy…

It’s taken me a long time to commit to my wellness journey. Life sometimes keeps pulling me away from what I really want. I fall back into old habits and routines. Ones that don’t serve me well. Commitment to change sounds great, I could talk about it all day long, BUT, implementation is where life trips me up.

What’s one of you hardest hurdles on the road to wellness?

I can even write up a good plan but if I don’t follow that plan, I’ve got nothing.

Just now, after months of work, I am beginning to see the light anew. Making best choices for myself and my body. Eating less, eating good food, and bringing new foods into my diet. Elimination of old foods that no longer serve me like processed sugars and gluten. Did you know sugar and gluten are number one downers for people with depression. I have noticed how much it affects me negatively each day I eat these things. Blah! No more. I want to support my mental health as much as my physical health.

Are you making the new year a commitment to change your health? If so, let me know in the comments or social media. We are all in this together.

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drinking enough water?…

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Are you drinking enough water on a daily basis?

I drink 100oz a day if not more.

I love my new retap glass water bottle. I don’t care for stainless steel bottles due to taste issues. I don’t like plastic BPA free bottles either cause they too can have taste issues. I prefer a glass bottle I can refill all day long.

Benefits:

  • Relieves Fatigue
  • Improves Mood
  • Treats Headaches and Migraines
  • Helps Digestion and Constipation
  • Aids in Weight Loss
  • Flushes Out Toxins

How much water do you drink each day? Comment below.

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how to use coconut oil…

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I use coconut oil to boost my thyroid function and metabolism.

Unlike the polyunsaturated oils in many foods, coconut oil is high in (healthy) saturated fat, lauric acid, and medium chain fatty acids. It’s unique structure makes it a highly usable source of energy for the body and its particular fat balance is nourishing to the thyroid. Click here to learn more.

I put 1T of coconut oil in my coffee each day. I also add 1T coconut oil to my smoothie’s and protein shake’s.

What are some unexpected ways to use coconut oil around the house and for yourself? Read this article here.

Some of my favorite ways are:

  1. As a moisturizer
  2. As a hair mask
  3. As a salt scrub base
  4. As butter in baking
  5. As a addition to my coffee

Coconut oil is good for you inside and outside. Be sure to buy organic virgin cold pressed coconut oil. Try this one from Thrive Market.

How do you like to use coconut oil? Comment below.

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the foundations of an optimal life…

Did you know there are three(3) foundations to live a healthy vibrant life.

1. eating well

2. sleeping well

3. moderate exercise

These three things are key to building the foundation of your healthy life on. They are three key ingredients to conquer depression too. I have found them invaluable in my quest to level up myself, my life,  and heal my depression.

I myself have recently embarked on a 14 week journey to wellness and healing. 6 weeks in and I feel so good. Even my mind is functioning better. I am functioning on a whole new level I have not been in alignment with for years. Good food will do that to you. Giving up gluten, corn, soy, dairy, and sugar will do that to you too. Read a little more about my wellness journey; click here.

I sleep a minimum of 10 hours a night. Sleep is the only time our bodies get to heal. So it’s essential to heal and rejuvenate yourself nightly.

Moderate exercise of 30-45 minutes 3 times a week or daily movement help keep all systems running optimally.

Build a life worth having. Remember these three key ingredients.

What are you foundations? Comment below.

 

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what’s for breakfast…

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My breakfast routine…

Each morning when I wake up I drink my Metagenics Glutagenics Supplement. This supplement helps heal my leaky gut.

After 20 minutes I take a combination of two things in water my Vital Proteins Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides & Organifi – Green Juice Super Food Supplement

These two supplements give me a green juice energy boost without all the mess juicing produce gives you and protein and collagen to help with inflammation.

After waiting another 30 minutes for the green juice drink to digest it’s time for some Gluten, Soy, Sugar, and Dairy free breakfast. I many times choose GF Oatmeal or Quinoa with added plain flavored whey protein. Or a GF cereal that is low in sugar with unsweetened almond milk. Breakfast is an important meal of the day to get you off to a healthy start. During breakfast I also have a cup of Organic Chia tea with 1t raw honey. I also take my vitamin supplements after eating breakfast, like Fish Oil, B-Complex, Multivitamin, Osteo Bi-Flex, and Sam-E.

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I am finding a healthy way to start my day is important.

Makes me feel so much better.

After my breakfast is also when I workout, for at least 30 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical. This exercise gives me a wonderful energy boost to start my day too.

Start your day off right.

Oh yes, there are days I enjoy one latte made with coconut milk too. If I need a little extra energy/caffeine boost. You will see a lot of latte posts on my social media.

Let me know what you do to start the day off right?

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