Tag Archive: healthy-living


You know how there are before and after weight loss photos or before and after car restorations?

Well here is a before and after of a necklace full of sweet treats!

Before

After

I can clearly remember enjoying a candy necklace more than once throughout my childhood! And I for one want to be a parent who will share all things that made me smile as a child – but – a candy necklace will not be one of them.

As an aspired fitness advocate, candy necklaces will continue to stay a part of my past and fruit necklaces will be a part of my child(ren)s future.

I am inspired to show them a candy necklace one day to teach a healthy lesson of choice. That is after he/she or they are very comfortable with the habit of making and enjoying fruit necklaces and old enough to pay attention to quality ingredients.

I can’t wait to make this with my child(ren) one day! #GodWilling ❤ ❤ ❤

I am even more excited to make this healthier alternative to popsicles!!

Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit – peeled and cut in 1 inch thick rounds, with a popsicle stick in each round. Freeze on a tray in the freezer.

1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp.

Dip each Kiwi-pop into the chocolate mixture (it will immediately turn crispy) and place on a tray to refreeze or pass around right now.”
Inspired Thought and recipe Thanks to Great Minds Discuss Ideas and  Homesteading/Survialism on facebook ❤ ❤ ❤

~ I wish the best of health and enjoyment to you! ~

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~ Pure Inspiration ~

‎”Greatness is no more unique to us then breathing……We’re all capable of it.”

“All of us.”

#FindYourGreatness

Ladies: When it comes to working out, every single one of us (no matter what age or nationality) share the same goal.

That goal is: To Look GOOD: anytime, any place, every day!

We all share the same goal above but many of us do not share the same perspective on how to get there.

While we share the same goal we all need to share the same understanding that in order to look good and keep on looking good well into our 30s, 40s, and 50s!….. “GOOD HEALTH is the key ingredient to true beauty.”

No fad diet or quick fix will ever come close to what you will get with GOOD HEALTH!

So keep your plates CLEAN, your workouts CONSISTENT, your patience and motivation FIRM and PERMANENT results will come your way!

What great visual perspectives! I am so happy and relieved to say that I am not the same person I was years ago where I would rather turn to a can or bottle of soda wherever I could purchase it or request it rather than a bottle of water. The old me adored Orange Soda, Grape soda, Lemon Lime Soda at any time and at any day but the older I got, the more aware I have become that indeed we ARE what we EAT and DRINK!

Seeing these photos reinforces and validates my reasons to avoid drinking Soda 7 days a week! Now I am done to once a month or none at all until the next family occasion. And I am even smacking my head saying DOH! (like Homer Simpson!) for slipping on two occasions; giving in to the option of soda pop at a barbeque and children’s party. But I am proud to say that Soda is no longer a natural option for me at home or when I am out and about on my own; and these photos above only help seal my reasons why. And that is to avoid living a Diabetic Lifestyle because my grandmother suffered from the complications of it and my mother is working on controlling it and I am not interested in following suit.

~~~ I wish you and your loved ones the best of Health! ~~~

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One Sweet Day <3


~ One Sweet Day I will have these on display in anticipation of my first borns’ arrival. ~

Big “I can’t wait”  Happy Dreamy Sigh 🙂 🙂 🙂

They are simply Adorable! ❤ ❤ ❤

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Wise words in this text

Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.  – Jim Rohn

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~ Today’s Inspired Thought ~

A recipe for Easy Delicious Beautiful Brain Food!

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

From Jay Kordich on Facebook

“BRAIN FOOD! Simple, Easy, Delicious & Beautiful……Here’s a wonder food that Everybody is going to absolutely LOVE for the Holidays coming up…Please let your kids get involved too. Organic Only. 🙂

2 cups Fresh Almond Milk
1 cup Fresh Frozen Blueberries… Blend all)

OR….

2 cups Fresh Juiced Almond Milk
1.5 cups Fresh Blueberries

(Juice the Blueberries and add the fresh juiced Almond Milk) This makes for a SUPERIOR tasting smoothie.

Blend away and enjoy!!!!

What’s ‘THIS’ good for? #1 is our Brains…read on:

Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in some nuts and oils may curb inflammation and this recipe is full of these fatty acids. Inflammation is linked to age-related dementia. Blueberries, curry powder, pomegranates, walnuts, flaxseed are brain foods. You can spice up your salad by adding walnuts and flaxseed oil. There’s buzz about blueberries, for instance, for their memory-boosting potential. But berries of all hues are antioxidant-rich, reports Navindra P. Seeram, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston. That means they combat free radicals, molecules that can cause widespread cell damage and are linked to chronic inflammation. Unlike the inflammation that occurs when you sprain an ankle or strain a muscle, the type that contributes to aging is persistent, and thought to be at the root of most chronic diseases, from cancer, heart disease, and diabetes to Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Berries’ beauty bonus: They’re chock-full of naturally ocurring vitamin C, another potent antioxidant that may help keep your complexion looking smooth by fighting those pesky (skin-damaging) free radicals.”

Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.  – Jim Rohn

Follow Jay Kordich on Facebook for more great tips to enhance the longevity of the ONE body you have to live in!

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~ I wish you the Best of Health ~

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“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

“Those who do not find time to exercise,sooner or later will have to find time for illness.” -Earl of Derby, Edward Stanley

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~*~*~ The Best of Health to you and loved ones! ~*~*~

Just Eat Right and of course Exercise to seal the deal! That’s all it takes to keep your high school figure (if your a teenager); to get back to the slimmer you (if your a new mother); or to get to a leaner muscular you (if your a man).

I have been working in the fitness industry for about 4 years now and it’s amazing how much of a challenge it is for many to count calories especially when they desperately need too. There was a point where it was a challenge for me to keep track as well!

But why do we hate counting calories?…

The true question is Why do we count calories in the first place?

Many centuries ago before words were spoken and before words were written. Our ancestors did not count calories. Our ancestors lived off the land. Lived off of what was available to them. And their bodies were so much leaner and better because of it. Plus they were so much more active. Their ability to function on a day to day basis was based on outdoor activity throughout the majority of their days and indoor activity was little too none until the sun goes down.

As civilization evolved and prized recipes were shared from one culture to another. Generations of our families now have an option to prepare Italian flavors one day, Chinese another day, American the next day and back to their own ethnic food the next day and repeat.

We have so many options to choose from, especially when we live in America where many trees that once was roamed by our ancestors have now been replaced with Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Dunkin Donuts, Convenience stores that sell a wide array of 1 dollar candy, 1 dollar chips,  1 dollar chocolates, 1 dollar soda and the list goes on!

So why do we count calories now when our ancestors did not count them back then? And why do many of us hate counting calories?

Because our families eat so much more today and move so much less. Our families function so much more indoors instead of outdoors. Our homes are built for us, instead of us building it ourselves. Our ability to travel great distances by foot or by horse carriages has been conveniently been replaced by cars, trains, and planes. Most job opportunities  are available in office/desk settings or truck/bus/taxi driving instead of up on foot and out in about.

The mailman gets more exercise than the average employee! And if you are are not a professional athlete, exercise can be little to none nowadays until we wait until it hurts.

Until it hurts to look at ourselves in the mirror, until our backs and knees hurt from the extra weight we slowly but surely gained throughout our sedentary years, or until our heart, kidney and/or liver finally gets exhausted from doing their best to adjust to the extra workload we put them through from all the extra food we feed our bodies without much needed exercise.

Counting calories is now a necessity. Because our cultures have been introduced to a wide array of meals, snacks and drinks to choose from we have developed a greater sense of craving. And with a greater sense of craving comes a desire to eat to please our tongue and our mind more so than to please our body.

And our bodies become a victim of abuse. Abuse of overeating.

We count calories because we have lost control of what is most important. We’ve lost control of our longevity. When one becomes overweight or obese and is diagnosed with conditions from diabetes or high blood pressure. It is evidence that we have lose control of our longevity and so we must count calories to get back in control.

We hate counting calories because  we feel like our freedom is taken away from us. Our freedom to enjoy what we want, how much we want, when we want. Because we don’t have time to sit and count. Because we didn’t grow up doing it and it’s not a natural habit. Because it reminds us of health problems.

But counting calories keep us in control, keeps us aware, keeps us in check in making sure that we are giving our bodies the proper energy and nutrients it needs in order to function properly. That is the importance of counting calories…because our lives depends on it if you wish to live another 10, 20, 30, 40 years! We have only one life and we should put all efforts to conserve it.

The image above can relieve us of our hate of counting calories.

Thinking back to the time of our ancestors. No doubt they indulged in the “fruits” of their land and they did not gain much weight because they ate right.  It really isn’t about eating less chips, burgers, pizza and drinking less soda and juice. It’s about eating right.

The right way to eat is to eat more of the “fruits” of our land rather the production of boxed, canned and bagged items that are man made creations.

I always tell myself that anything man-made has serious consequences.

So I do my best to stay conscious of the foods I eat by asking myself such questions as:

Did most of what I am eating grow from the ground or from trees?

Is it organic or was it made in a factory?

Is this plate a picture of quality or quantity?

Will this help me live longer or will this make me sicker?

Weight loss is not hard! We just make it so.

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~ Here’s wishing you the best of health ~

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Don’t forget to visit me on Facebook! 🙂

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Wise words in this text

“The Food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison” – Ann Wigmore
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Thank you Ann Wigmore for such wise words. Your words have (re)inspired, (re)empowered, (re)inforced my determination and dedication to educating myself, my family and friends in the benefits of eating well consistently for the sake of enjoying the ONE life we all have to live. Eating well is a lifetime/long term practice. Not a short term engagement.

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A very special ~~ Thank you ~~ to Keep in Shape for sharing this quote on her Facebook page.

I will never know how much sooner or later I would of have seen those words if she hadn’t of posted them….but the time is NOW! And so I am extremely grateful I discovered them sooner rather than later! Visit and follow for even more inspiration!

Wise words in this text

The benefit of my pain is it gave me an intensity! – Tony Robbins

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The benefit of your pain is to give you wisdom, to discover strength that you never had before, to discover the gift from it which is to protect, serve and save yourself and most importantly to save another.

Share your pain, share your story, find peace from saving another.

*a great lesson learned today

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Thank the person you hurt because they have given you a conscious.