Tag: physical health

3 Delicious Belly-Fat Burning Smoothies

Sick of doing all those crunches in an attempt to burn off all that belly fat? Try your hands at these awesome belly-fat burning smoothies. They are loaded with ingredients that fight the build up excess fat and decrease bloating.

Kale smoothie with Blueberry & Pineapple

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup kale
  • 3/4 cup water

The Greek yogurt is rich in protein and provides you with the boost of energy that you need. Dairy products like Greek Yogurt enhances metabolism and promote weight loss. Greek Yogurt is also high in calcium which has been known to reduce the risks of obesity/overweight with regular consumption. read more

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No Grocery Store, No Problem: Start Your Own Garden

I came across this super cute and relatable video about creating your own garden this week:

Grow Food: Appetite for Change

#ShiftCon

Back in college, I crashed with my ex in the Jungle, which didn’t have a nearby neighborhood.  Then, I flashed back to #ShiftCon where Ron Finley (of The Ron Finley Project) spoke about planting a garden in his side yard, you know that little strip of land between your fence and the sidewalk and I posted this:

Listening to @RonFinleyHQ #speaktruth about control that big companies have over our lives. We shouldn’t need “organic”. We can grow our on veggies and you don’t need a degree to start a garden. Drop some seeds in soil and let God do the rest. He took a plain unused grass area and turned it into a garden through the Ron Finley Project in Los Angeles. If you don’t have your own space, collaborate with others or reach out to local farmers and get some real food. Go out and #plantsomeshit read more

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4 Must-Haves for Your Home Gym #MakeYourMove With @Kohls! #ad

This post was sponsored by Kohl’s #MakeYourMove campaign to help you start your home gym. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

I know I’ve said it over and over again, I am working to get into shape.

This last week, I lost 6.2 pounds! I know I won’t be able to sustain that type of progress (granted, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed and working hard), I could certainly use some help. So at the end of last year, I received some fitness equipment from Kohl’s to help me hit this goal. read more

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Never Miss a Day of Vitamins with MegaFood!

Whenever I’m on a new eating plan, I am advised to take a multi-vitamin. This advice falls on deaf ears because I try to take them and I feel sick, no matter how much food I eat. So, when I saw a presentation on MegaFood’s vitamins, I was happy to try them immediately.

MegaFood was a sponsor and speaker at ShiftCon 2016! (ShiftCon was my first blogging conference and boy was it worth the trip! I learned so much and made SO many connections. More to come about the entire experience.)

MegaFood Presentation at ShiftCon

At the lunch, I took Multi for Women before I even ate lunch and I felt nothing. I mean, I didn’t feel nauseous. I felt fine. Then, I tried the Balanced B Complex after lunch and I felt fine again. read more

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My Journey Begins Here with OGX Fenix

**OGX Fenix inspired this journey and discussion. All opinions are my own.**

I’ve been on a weight yo-yo ever since law school… scratch that, ever since college. Unlike most people, I dropped to my lowest weight ever my first year of college, 120 pounds. Unlike most people who struggle to make this weight, I felt sick and weak. Apparently, I just wasn’t eating enough and exercising a ton.

My weight gain has been slow and steady, starting when I worked multiple jobs while in undergrad. I rarely ate, but when I did, I made terrible choices. That scheduled remained until graduation. read more

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Beautiful White Teeth For the Whole Family

**This post is brought to you by Southern Dental Care. All stories and opinions are my own.**

Each day after school, Bee starts sharing her day as soon as she gets into the car. Some days, she doesn’t stop talking until we get home. Recently, her focus has been on a mission to lose her first tooth. A classmate has already lost their first tooth and Bee just can’t wait until the Tooth Fairy comes to visit for the first time.

Of course, the Tooth Fairy doesn’t always stop by our house (don’t judge). read more

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Beauty from the Inside Out {Neocell Biotin Bursts and Beauty Infusion Review}

Neocell

Disclaimer: I received free product in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.

As I get older, I’m working to take better care of my skin. In the past, I have done tons of pimple popping and skin picking which has left dark spots all over my face.

This year, part of my Be Uncomfortable challenge is to start looking nicer, like taking better care of my skin, actually going to a store to buy clothes (a story to tell in another post) and looking like a woman on more days than not.

I’m a low maintenance kind of gal. I mean, putting on lipstick is like a “big thing” to me. I really feel like I’m doing something. If I get dressed for the day, then I pat myself on the back. read more

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Shed Light on the DARK Act!

I’m not against all GMO’s, but I am against the government and the food lobbyists desire to keep what’s in our food secret. Check out what’s going on with the DARK Act!

Anti-GMO labeling groups are at it again. The “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act,” officially H.R. 4432, and more accurately dubbed the “Deny Americans the Right-to-Know” Act (DARK), came before the 113th Congress last year, and is likely to appear before the 114th Congress this year in a new bill. To stop this from happening, this week has been designated “National Week of Action to Label GMOs” to prevent another DARK Act from coming to Congress and possibly passing. Here the top 5 things that the powerful food lobbies behind last year’s DARK Act don’t want you to know: read more

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National Go Red Day on Friday, February 6th

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 celebrates National Wear Red Day with Go Red For Women to help save women’s lives.

Each year, 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke. We can change that because 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.

FACTS ABOUT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Heart disease and stroke affect women of all ethnicities.

  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death for African-American women, killing
    nearly 50,000 annually.
  • Only 43% of African American women and 44% of Hispanic women know that heart disease is
    their greatest health risk, compared with 60% of Caucasian women.
  •  Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 48.9% have cardiovascular disease. Yet, only
    20% believe they are at risk.
  • Only 50% of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  •  Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than Caucasian women.
  •  Only 3 in 10 Hispanic women say they have been informed that they are at a higher risk.
  •  Only 1 in 4 Hispanic women is aware of treatment options.

Cardiovascular diseases cause one in three women’s deaths each year, killing approximately
one woman every minute.

  •  An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases.
  •  90% of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke.
  •  80% of heart disease and stroke events could be prevented.

Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease & stroke. read more

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