Us in a nutshell. (Also my best friend did an amazing job taking these.)
In my opinion the only person you should get healthy for is yourself :)
Crystal of the Day: Moonstone
Source: India and Australia
Appearance: Milky, translucent
Properties: Moonstone is often called the “stone of new beginnings,” connected to the moon and intuition. It soothes and calms emotional liability and overreactions. It is a feminine stone associated with psychic abilities and cleansing. Moonstone has a powerful effect upon the female reproductive cycle and also aids in eliminating toxins.
Position: Wear on the finger or place on the appropriate body part.
I love my new home. Built in 1920, it has a lot of character. i can’t wait to move in sunday. :)
I could be your muse.
On a side note, i could spend hours and all of my money buying people gifts.
Happy #WeightLossWednesday everyone!
I shared this on my Instagram last week, but wanted to put it here as well since I have several of you not following me there. This by far is my favorite transformation of myself. Never would I have imagined two years ago that this world be my progress to date! It’s humbling and surreal, but I’m honored I’ve been able to inspire others to lose weight and get healthy as well!
So what did I do?
1. RESEARCH! This was the most beneficial part of my progress! I spent a lot of time researching on YouTube and google how to lose weight properly. Out of everything I found, two things stood out.. Nutrition and exercise, so I used those two as a base.
2. I transformed my nutrition. In my research I found that I needed to eat more clean food. Before, my diet consisted of McDonald’s, Sonic and any other fast food I could consume. I ate out for lunch almost everyday! I cut out fast completely and didn’t eat anything I didn’t cook myself. I didn’t like cooking, but fell in love with it by researching new recipes and ingredients that I could use. No fried food. No can or boxed food. Just fresh produce and lean meats.
3. I started to get active. I attended the gym for the first three months of my journey in 2011, and lost about 35lbs doing sole cardio. That worked until it didn’t work anymore. This before pic was one of the last times I was in the gym. I was about 3-4 months into a plateau and discouraged. When I took this beeper pic I knew that if I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong I would soon quit. From that point I started to exercise at home using insanity and running. I also started to take Zumba and other dance classes at a local studio. I did whatever I could to stay active and not be bored!
4. I did MORE RESEARCH!! My plateau had part to do with not eating enough. I was on a strict 1200 calorie diet, but it wasn’t enough to sustain my weight loss. Research told me I needed to be closer to 1700 calories, so I raised my caloric intake. This worked wonders!! I stared to drop weight and have been losing / maintaining since!
There are only two things you can do to lose weight: eat properly and workout. Anything else is just an aid! If your serious about losing weight, but don’t know where to start, I encourage you to do your homework! It takes time and dedication because it’s a lifestyle, not a quick fix. However, if you dedicate yourself to the process, you will go far!
Never give up and always believe you can do it!!
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