Burn More Fat with Yoga

Most of you know that I love yoga. It’s my preferred and now only form of exercise that I do several times a week. I avoided it for a long time because it’s hard and I wasn’t very good at it. I’m still not sure that I’m good at it, but I practice it, so it’s getting better, Lol.

If you are looking to burn more fat with your workouts, just doing cardio and weight training might not get you to where you want to be. Another good option is to mix up your workouts and add in some yoga. Here are some of the best yoga poses for burning more fat and helping you to lose weight. These aren’t easy poses, but you will feel your temperature rises and muscles working.

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Fighting Cold and Flu Naturally

So many people have colds or the flu right now. I’ve been thankful that I have not encountered it, but I think it’s because I keep my sugar intake low and my natural remedies in me to keep me from getting sick in the first place. My daily intake of an all natural, local elderberry syrup has helped me tons. I want to give you some other options too though, as right now, this seems to be hard to come by.

The cold and flu season can bring havoc and chaos to any household and routine. What can make it worse is having an allergic reaction to the many chemicals found in over the counter cold and flu remedies. Instead of risking your health further, you should consider making your own remedies. Here are a few herbs that you can use for the cold and flu season and the many ways they can be harvested, stored, and mixed for your needs.

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Eating Habits and Emotions

I got home from my girl’s trip Mexico vacation on Tuesday afternoon. It’s taking me a few days to recover, Lol. We have so much fun, but we stay out too late, wake up too early, and can never find anything really good that we want to eat. So you come home to a angry belly and being so tired that you need a vacation from your vacation.

There were 9 of us that went this year, including both of my sisters. This is the first time that all 3 of us were able to go on girl’s trip. I had just finished my auto-immune elimination protocol and had just started adding things back in when this trip happened. Needless to say, I am starting over because I felt so good when I left, but not so great since I’ve been home.

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Safe and Effective Dieting

It’s been a little over a week since I’ve written a blog post. I was really focused and determined to finish my auto-immune elimination. There wasn’t really anything exciting to report. I was just trying to get through it and be 100% compliant. There were times (many actually) when I wanted to cheat. But, I was honestly feeling so much better than I had in a really long time, I didn’t want to short change myself.

Last week I started adding in foods. You are supposed to add in 1 food at a time every three days and see if you have any reactions. I’m leaving for Mexico in two days. I’m super excited, but I am a little scared of getting sick while I’m there since my diet has been so clean. Since I am leaving for Mexico, I decided to start adding things back in that I will most likely be eating in Mexico. I added in corn first, then tomatoes and peppers. I’ve done fine with all of them, with the exception of red pepper. It makes my skin itch. Totally random and weird. I’m also pretty sure that corn (in the form of tortilla chips) makes me crave other things such as sugar. So, I’ve decided that is not going to be a staple in my diet.

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5 Tips to Help You Love Yourself More

 

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

This quote is so true. In this day of shaming – body or otherwise -on social media, it is no wonder people have a hard time accepting themselves for who they are – themselves. Self-love has so many emotional, physical and mental health benefits to it, that it should not be ignored. And you have to love yourself before you can effectively love others. This is not an easy thing to do.  Below are 5 actions you can take to self-love.

Move More

Sitting stagnates our body. And if that sitting happens to be in front of the T.V, it can also lead to mindless snacking on unhealthy foods. Due to a lack of movement (exercise) and an overload of calories, weight gain is usually the result, which can further erode self-esteem and degrade the perception you have of yourself.

If you have a job that requires sitting, prevent the effects of it by getting up and moving for at least 5 minutes out of each hour. More is even better.

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