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Happy Monday Day 12 of Loving You! Today is focused on affirming through love and kindness and holding ourselves accountable for remaining in those spaces every moment of the day. So I challenge you to commit to leading from a place of love and hold yourself accountable for the actions that you allow yourself to engage in. Here are two affirmations will help you to stay focused in that space of affirmed self accountability from a space of love and kindness.
Happy day 8 of Loving You! I get asked questions all the time and I thought I would share some of the most asked questions that I get when it comes to products that I use and love. In the spirit of sharing is caring here are a few items that I absolutely love for all areas of my life in no particular order.
This has absolutely saved my skin this winter season. This body wash cleans without drying my skin out. In fact it has the opposite affect in that my skin feels hydrated after I get out of the shower. Your skin will feel so soft after you use this just one time. It is perfectly pH neutral so it won’t strip your skin of the needed moisture that we all need. It doesn’t contain all those bad ingredients that can be harsh to the skin so you can feel good about putting this on your skin day in and out.
I LOOOOVVVEEEE this stuff. It leaves my skin so soft and silky and ashyness is not something that I suffer with dare I say, anymore. Now not all the scents are my fave I must admit and if I had to pick my all time fave scent it would be the red rooibos. When I can get this in the large tub I buy two and it lasts me the entire year or so, unless I get indulgent with it from time to time, which I do.
The all time fave that I love is the GT’S Trilogy. It is strong and bubbly how I like it unlike some of the other more weaker varieties, lol. It reminds me of drinking an ice cold coke that I have not had in, umm yeah I can not even remember the last time, wow. Also, when I drink a kombucha I just feel better and my stomach feels happier. I do love how I feel like I am having a bit of a treat when I drink one with the added bonus that it is good for ya too!
I must admit that it is really hard for me to not eat the whole bag in one sitting, or really over a days period. The great thing about it is that it is only 420 calories for the entire bag, so guilty I do not feel, given my active lifestyle that I typically engage in. This flavor is spicy and cheesy and this brand is not made with a whole lot of crap in it and with ingredients that I can pronounce and know that they are. You are what you eat, so yes I know I can be a bit corny, haha 🙃
Yoga Wheel This new wonderful wheel of roundness has give me so many moments of oh yeah that feels so good! This is my new toy of fitness that I have been experimenting with for the past month or so. I love to use it to stretch out my lower back since I sit a lot for most of the day. I have slowly started to challenge myself with the different exercises that it shows you can use it with, and OMGGGG they are challenging. This year for me is all about challenges and embracing them especially the ones that scare me!
I received this a Christmas gift and it is the most used gift that I have receive this year. This has allowed me to focus on my health and gives me an idea of how I am moving each and every day. What I am learning is that knowing what you do is powerful in order to know that you need to do something about and what you need to do about it all at the same time. This tracks my steps, my workouts and how I worked out, my heart rate, my pace when walking and also shows you a map of the area that you walked, and also reminds me to move each hour when I haven’t.
This has really helped to guide me and focus me through my life right now. I have a phrase that serves as a reminder to myself that I wear at all times, I never take it off. It helps to have something that is always with me that has a personal meaning of motivation. My intent helps me embrace my life in a purposefully way. It helps to have reminders to live our lives and this has helped me tremendously.
“Motivation Manifesto” by Brendan Burchard This is a book that everyone should carry with them if they are living their life. There is chapter for every motivation that one can use at any give point in their life. It is real in its encouragement and has helped guide me through many a moment of fear creeping in a needing a bit of a peep talk with myself.
Did you know that February is heart awareness month? Well now you do, so let’s talk about why every month should be focused on your awareness of how your heart is doing. Since it is February let’s start there and with it being Workout Wednesday let’s talk about how important it is to get moving for the best heart health as possible. With it also being Loving You and heart focused it just seems right.
One of the best things that you can do for your heart is to exercise to get that heart rate up above your resting heart rate. Your heart is a muscle just like the other muscles in your body when you don’t use it your loose it and muscle atrophy sets in. Muscle atrophy for your heart is deadly and leads to other ailments and illnesses in the body. So, getting your heart rate up with some good cardio exercises each day allows your body to work at its most efficient. When it is working efficiently your body is better equip to move with ease as it is designed to do and you feel better all around.
This back to basis workout is focused on moves that have been around for decades because simply, they work. These moves are sure to get your heart rate up and get you moving today. This is cardio focused workout, so while you are executing the moves be sure to pay attention to how your feeling, is the intensity too much or can you go harder? A good rule of thumb is to see if you can talk while you are working out. If you can hardly speak then you need to march in place to bring that heart rate down and decrease your intensity.
The workout will be for 4 rounds through of the following exercises:
Each exercise should be done for 50 seconds work with 10 seconds of rest between the next exercise. You can take a break if needed between each round, but try to limit the amount of time you take to keep your heart rate in that cardio zone.
Today is skincare Tuesday and Day 6 of Loving You! Today I want to share with you are skin care recipe for you face using my new favorite food item, Dragon Fruit. This recipe combines ingredients that provide your skin with loving properties and benefits that will let your skin feel the love that you are applying to it.
Dragon Fruit is full of antioxidants and polyphenols that both give your skin some good loving. Antioxidants help aid in fighting off the free radicals that we are exposed to each and every day that breakdown cells making them not functioning at their fullest potential. Polyphenols provide reperative properties to the skin. All of which applied topically provides your skin with active ingredients that your skin needs and loves.
To learn more about why the other ingredients were selected and the skin loving benefits that they posses watch my video below. I have also included the recipe below for this at home face mask. Enjoy!
What You Need
2 TBS Dragon Fruit Powder
2 TBS Honey
2 TBS Grapeseed Oil (therapeutic grade)
2 TBS Kefir unsweetened and plain
The key to affirmations is to put them into action by reading them, looking and seeing them, writing them out, and saying them back to your self over and over again. Pull these closer to your thoughts when those moments of doubts come creeping in to your thoughts. So pick which method works for you to commit to the process of affirming the love that you want to focus positively on. We become what we feed our minds and based on that we live that existence.
Happy #LoveChat Sunday and welcome to Day 4 of LovingYou 💞. Today’s love chat I share with you how to teach yourself how to love yourself and how that simple act creates a manual on how others are to treat you with the love that we all require and need. This starts with the simple act of self-care and feeding ourselves and connecting with ourselves through this process in order to know what it is we need for ourselves.