Charcoal soap is all the rage when it comes to detoxing, purifying, and cleaning your skin. Charcoal is a key ingredient in a lot of new skin care products, and it has a lot of benefits. It’s great for acne-prone, combination, or oily skin. Charcoal has recently made an appearance in facial masks, pore strips,…
A glow up is something that makes you glow from the inside out by forming healthy habits that help you grow as a person. You can glow up after a breakup or even a difficult time in your life. You’ve finally decided to start doing something to put yourself first, and as a result, you…
It’s not always easy to be positive. Let’s face it, we live in a stressful world. We face plenty of challenges and have numerous obligations. It’s no wonder it can be hard to put on a smile and think optimistically sometimes. But a positive outlook can do wonders for you. It can relieve stress, ward…
Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of thinker? The answer you choose can make a difference in the quality and length of your life. Seeing the glass as half-full means you tend to have a more positive outlook, and positive thinking can enable you to live a better life…
Plasma Fibroblast is non-surgical skin tightening. It’s one of the only procedures that uses plasma to instantly tighten and eliminate loose skin. It can be used for treatments such as eye lifts, pigmentation removal, face and neck lifts, tummy tightening, scar reduction, and stretch mark reduction. The average recovery time is only 7 days and the actual treatment is only about an hour.
Super fun, cute fitness Valentine’s Day gifts! If your love is a fitness lover and would rather spend their time hitting the gym or going for a run, chocolate and candy just won’t cut it. There’s no better way to show how much you care than to support your partner’s passion. Better yet, get something for yourself and be festive this Valentine’s Day! You deserve it! I’ve put together a list of Valentine’s Day gifts for fitness lovers so you’re welcome!
A dangerous strain paired with less effective vaccines has created a dangerous recipe and has created a deadly flu epidemic that has claimed the lives of 30 children. That freaks me out. We still have month left to go in the flu season and I’m determined to spread the word and to really encourage anyone who will listen to follow the tips provided by the CDC. In fact, according to the CDC, “For the first time in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 13 years of influenza monitoring, every state in the continental U.S. is seeing “widespread” virus activity.”
It’s January! That means it’s time for new year’s resolutions, fresh starts, and healthy changes. Not only do most of us take a good look at what we’re eating but we also need to evaluate our lives as a whole. There are so many elements that go into making your life healthy and happy. Fitness, stress management, and diet are just a few. Even if it’s incorporating something new every month, I can promise you these small changes will make a difference. Taking it one step at a time is the key to lasting success.
Oh great, here we go. You feel that tickle in your throat, dull headache, unexpected sneeze. It’s what you’ve been dreading…you’re getting sick. Your whole life as you know it basically stops, abruptly coming to a screeching halt. To me, there’s nothing worse. I just hate it. I can’t think straight, I’m not myself. You want your life to stay normal, or at least do something to make you feel better, like excersise. But should you sweat it out or should you rest? Do you work out when you’re sick?
Don’t you sometimes feel just blah? Like nothing really matters. Who cares what you’re wearing…you don’t really need to do your hair today, do you? I mean, you just got up and got everyone else ready and where they need to be. You just cleaned up all that toothpaste your daughter squirt all over your bedroom floor, battled her to do her hair and you’re just over it. Well guess what? Now it’s time for YOU! What does that even mean? It’s inevitable, we’ve all had the days where we’re super down on ourselves. It’s so important to love yourself! You need lovin’ too! Now let’s brainstorm…here’s what I came up with. How can you love yourself?
So I work out at 6:15AM. That means I have to get up at around 5:45. Am I a morning person? Hell no! I really have to push myself to get up that early. It’s only an hour earlier than when I’d normally get up but that hour in my bed is sometimes very very missed. Of course Monday’s are the worst. As much as I would like to say I’m such a happy go lucky morning person, I will never ever be able to say that. Since I work out so early I need to get the best sleep possible. Here’s just a quick list of tips I’ve started to follow for better sleep. Let’s hope it works and I can stick with it!
When my daughter was born, we knew she completed our family. We had a little boy and a little girl. I went for my 6 week postpartum appointment and decided to get Mirena IUD. I use the word “decided” very loosely here. I didn’t want something permanent even though I knew we were done. I didn’t do any research, I just thought this option sounded great when my doctor explained it. It was a little rough to put in, I had horrible cramps and basically couldn’t get out of bed that day. It was definitely enough pain for me to think that I never wanted to do that again. But after a few days I felt OK.
A lot of us don’t like going to the grocery store for lots of different reasons. For one, it’s stressful. No matter what, I’m always in a rush, spend most of my time trying to figure out the best deal, the healthiest option, then after finally deciding you end up waiting in line forever to check out. It’s just plain annoying. Oh and then top that off by adding your 2 and 4 year old to the mix, screaming for toys or donuts. Fun stuff!
When you decide to lose weight do you tell lots of people? Do you keep it to yourself? Thinking back, I used to keep it to myself. Besides my husband, no one else needed to know. Was I embarrassed? Ashamed that I actually had to go on a diet? I don’t know. Probably but the point is, it didn’t work. I didn’t have a support system. On my most recent weight loss quest (now) I’ve decided to shout it the world. Social media, this blog, my family, everyone and anyone that’ll listen! And so far, so good. It’s working.