My journey!!

Thank you for visiting my quest towards a new and healthy me. It may take a village to raise a child but through wisdom a house is built and with understanding it is established! Again this is a new quest in my life; I am looking for support, encouragement, great stories and even pictures of your quest to a healthier you.

We can strenghten each other physicaly, spiritually and mentally. Lets see the power of unity as I live out my quest with you!

Friday, December 24, 2010


I finally ordered Shakeology for my husband and I! Iam soooo excited. He has noticed a difference with my issue yal know about and it sold him; along with the taste he LOVES IT! I am so happy that my husband and I can do something together like this. He has health challenges so just being that example to him while we grow together in a healthy direction really makes me happy.
 Starting in the new year we will also workout together! yeah!!!!!!!! We will be bringing it with P90x. I recommended this DVD for him because his knees bothers him alot and this workout wont be as hard on them as Insanity!

Talk to yal later. I want to start a vblog soon. I'll keep yal posted.

sassy water?!

Ok, so two weeks ago i tried this water called Sassy Water. I found it on Preventions web site and thought I'd try it. Nothing deep just: lemon, cucumber and ginger...and 2 liters of water. You make it the night/day before let sit in the frige and you have to drink it all in the same day. This is to done for 4 days.Well i took pictures and did daily weighs; oh yeah the water is to take away water weight thats it. To my surprise it worked! These are my results:
day 1: 137
day 2: 136
day 3: 134
day 4: 133
 Very interesting my belly went down like everyday. I also stayed away from the foods that cause bloating such as; chewing gum, salt, beans, fruit that has high acid, apples, wheat bread, if i consume more than the equvalent of 8 slices per week, anything  that would give you gas... oh and the Sassy water was the only liquid I drank. When i first read about it, it sounded weird but it didnt really taste like nothing.
 So Im going to continue to drink it now and again to keep the belly in control as something different to drink and as a drink option when go out for dinner. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

working out on a budget

 Hey everyone!
 I know there are people that seen or know a  fitness finatic and seen so many diets on T.V. Even seen infomercials about DVD's and workout machinery and thought" boy i would love to do that but i can't afford it". Listen I understand; if you been following me you know that I have been having hinderances on top of hinderances in my life that has slowed down ( not stoped) but slowed down my health & fitness goals. So i want to encourage you. Whoever is in the same boat as me or the person thats have challenges worse than mine; that really want to begin there own journey but is hard.

There are many no cost ways to begin a workout program just for you; that can get you started, then when you are able to invest in some other resources you will have a good start.

* First talk to your doctor. Find out what he/she can recommend you to start working on. From health concerns you might have, habits that need to be broken and a list of excersise techniques that would be good for you. Ask for a recommendation to a nutritionist. Plan together life changing  health goals that are challenging but realistic (so it wont be discouraging). Write them out, put it on a mirror, on the freezer, read it daily and commit to it and commit to yourself!

* Next: go on line or visit your community library. There are many books you can read to research about the goals you placed before you and the different ways it can get done.

* You're gonna like this one. You know those DVD's you wish you can get but you cant right now. Most libraries have fitness DVD's...FOR FREE!!  A huge assortment..cardio, arobics, pilaties, yoga. Most libraries you can request to keep them for a while ( a couple of months) when you get to familiar with it take it back and GET ANOTHER ONE!!!!

* Did you know one of the best ways to workout you wont need anything but your feet and legs.... running, jogging, jumprope (without one. indoors or outdoors)? Run/ sprint in place for about a half hour at about 5-15 miles per hour; you will sweat and lose a calorie or two ;).


* You can use your furniture as workout equipment, jugs of water for weights~~ the ideas are endless! You can do it!!!

* Be around positive people and do your best to keep yourself free of stress. Im not a doctor but stress can add pounds to your body and take years from your life. YOU'RE WORTH MORE THAN THAT!!!!

* And my last quick tip: love you're self and believe in yourself. The only person that is stopping you is you. I have seen so many TV shows where people don't have arms or legs, blind, etc and they are still facing those fears and completing there goals. You can do it and you will do it. We can help each other. Times are hard but whats going on in society does not have the power to dictate to us who we are or who we can become.

Yal know im real on by blog. NO excuses...Bring it!!!!