Thursday, May 30, 2013

Give away and Detox Wraps

Have you heard about the detox wraps? They are expensive!!! My girls and I are playing with some homemade ideas tonight. I will keep you posted maybe even take some pictures. I made some lotion to use with the wraps. Here is what I did. (Sorry I don't measure anything so I know it will be difficult for some of you to duplicate).

I melted together

a little beeswax
coconut oil
some honey

When that was melted I added
vitamin E oil (about half a bottle)
lavender oil
lemon oil
peppermont oil

I poured this mixture into my blender and then slowly added
about 1 cup of detox tea
about 1 cup of green tea  (both were previously brewed)

I am thinking that we can use this as a lotion and/or add a little epsom salt to some for a scrub.

We have some great ideas for the wraps but I will save that for a later post (just to keep you in suspense)!

While you are anxiously waiting for more go check out this give away for a blendtec blender

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I love my smoothies

I came up with a wonderful smoothie combination yesterday. Here it is (sorry there are no measurements)

8 oz water
1 scoop Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
frozen strawberries
frozen bannana
half an avocado
spoonful of coconut oil

This was delicious

After the smoothie cam an hour of Yoga Booty Ballet.

A great start to the day!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Let's get healthy

I was approached by a friend who asked if I wanted to get involved with Beachbody with her. I thought why not and holy cow now I am hooked on Shakeology! I mean I LOVE this stuff! It is an amazing nutrition shake that I drink at least once a day. I have squelched my sugar cravings with it, and lost about 6 pounds in less than a week. My workouts have been more productive because I have more energy and stamina. I am telling you this is the greatest nutritional shake I have found. I thought I would share some of the nutritional info with you.

Nutritional Information on Shakeology
What is Shakeology

If you need a great reason to workout and get fit then you should get in on this fitness challenge on Facebook. It starts on Monday and there are prizes. Check it out Fitness Challenge.

I am so looking forward to getting in on this fitness challenge and having some motivation but one thing is for sure I do NOT need motivation to drink my shakeology!

Think about the last few months

I started working out seriously in November 2012. In that time I have reversed my PCOS, and insulin resistance, and quite possibly my endometriosis, all of which was quite encouraging. I have discovered that I have very low testosterone and am presently doing SotoPelle treatments with great success. I have also discovered that I just plain feel better when I take my thyroid medicine even though my TSH levels always come back normal. I have lost a few pounds but not much in the way of weight. I would have to say that my efforts have been for the most part successful and eventually I am sure the weight will have to come off. Over the last week I have been trying to add more protein to my diet at the suggestion of a friend and low and behold I started losing some weight! That is it! I just needed more protein!!

I read a book early on that really was an inspiration to me. It is called Younger Next Year. If you haven't read it you must get it and read it immediately and if you are over 30 definitely do not delay!!
This amazing books talks about the importance of doing daily physical exercise and the impact an active lifestyle has on your life. It is an easy read that is not overwhelming or tedious.

Younger Next Year

Saturday, May 25, 2013

I have started reading a book

I have started reading the book "The Compund Effect". So far I am really enjoying it, but what I am really enjoying is the website There are some great worksheet downloads to help you define your values and goals as well as walking you through the things you are most grateful for. If you have never heard of the book then check it out. I am not very far into it but so far I am finding it an easy read and very thought provoking.

Let me know what you think!

Running Behind on the 60 day challenge

I am running a couple of days behind on the 60 day challenge so I am going to try to play catch up today and tomorrow.

I joined a weightloss online group awhile ago and hadn't done much with it. Suddenly I have gotten quite a few friends requests so I decided to be a little more active on there. I need all the support and buddies I can get!! The website is and it is totally free. You can find recipes, challenge groups, and teams of people with similar interests. If you are looking for something free to help with your weigthloss journey this could be just the thing you have been looking for.

Make sure to send me a buddy request when you sign up here is my profile page  When you send me a request let me know that you follow my blog, just because it would be fun to know if anyone is reading my posts!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Fitness goals

Oklahoma has been having some crazy weather this week which has thrown my workouts off a little for some reason. Having some time off from the kids extracurricular activities is also making a little lazy. It has been nice to not be so insanely busy though!

How do you stay focused on your fitness goals when your routine is turned upside down? After next week our schedule will be all changed up for the Summer. I am having to look at my workout schedule and make some changes to it as well. I am having a hard time trying to figure out what I am going to do when. I know that I am going to have to give up my Tuesday and Thursday water aerobics class which I will probably replace with some weightlifting. I have also been trying to come up with some fun fitness related activities that my kids and I can do together. Hiking is at the top of the list and I think I would like to do some trail runs as well. We will definitely get some swimming in.

I would really like to hear from others on their plans for Summer fitness. Please leave me some comments and let me know what you are doing to get or stay fit this Summer!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Staying Active

I have found that keeping myself active is easier when I am committed to other people. I clog, yep I have started clogging again. I spent the last school year teaching clogging to a group of kids and had a blast. I even had a few adults that started taking class, but in the end it was just my oldest daughter and I that clogged in recital. This is a picture of me and some tappers (not to be confused with clogging) who also happen to be some of my gymnasts taken backstage at recital.
And yes I coach gymnastics. I have two kids Jessica and Daniel that are slightly addicted to flinging their bodies around in the air so I have to support their habit somehow.

Gymnastics keeps me moving and lifting, and throwing kids around several hours a week. Good workout? Yep, I think so! Staying active isn't that hard when you just work to keep up with your kids and they can sure give a good workout! We went hiking in the Wichita Mountains and even the grandkids were giving me a run for my money.

Recently two of my daughters and I did a Color Me Rad run. That was a lot of fun and just fueled my addiction to 5k runs.

Oh I guess I should add that I dance because I have a dancer in the family. She is the blonde one on the left.

I set out on an adventure to get myself in shape and I am finding little things everyday that keep me moving above and beyond my workouts. The process so far has been very slow but at least it is steady not to mention fun!

60 Day Blog Challenge

I heard about a challenge yesterday and thought I would have a stab at it! This is post number 1 out of 60. I really like the idea of blogging as a way of journaling my adventures and sharing thoughts and ideas, but I have had a hard time staying committed to it. I guess technology stills scares me a little! This is the perfect time to get started on being more committed to my blog. The Village Green Network issued the 60 day blog challenge so I went and registered with them and now I am blogging my life away! Please leave me comments and be sure to check out the other blogs in the Village Green Network. And do be patient with me as I learn how to make my blog really cool!