Healthy Lifestyle, Special Needs Parents

Are you doing everything you can to fight Osteoporosis??

Are you doing everything you can to prevent Osteoporosis??🙄

This is an “OMG I can’t believe I did that” look! AND a “thank God it’s done” look! 😱🏋🏼‍♀️ It was a hard workout!

🧘Exercise is just ONE aspect of a wellness journey, but one this 53 year old is not quitting even though it kicks my arse sometimes! 🥵

👩‍🏫There were many reasons I started my wellness journey back in 2015 one of them was preventing Osteoporosis.

👵You see as a young child I watched my grandmother suffer horribly with this disease. I remember her back braces, her hunch back, her wheelchair, and yes even her pain. ☹️
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SO as I began to age I knew I had to take better care of myself.👌 ➡️Osteoporosis does run in families. …but it doesn’t mean you will get it. So it is especially IMPORTANT to STRENGTHEN your bones through EXERCISE and a healthy DIET if you have this risk factor. But now….
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🚨 NOW there is NEW RESEARCH!! 🚨

When I started converting my family to being TOXIN FREE I learned about the toxin Tricolsan. New research is showing that there is a direct link between this toxin, other endocrine distributors, and Osteoporosis. 🤬
Thank goodness these are no longer common in my home and products that we use daily !

Common Products Linked To Osteoporosis

🤷We can’t control our destiny nor our genetics, but what we can control is what comes into to our home; and goes into and on our bodies.

🛒🛍️So glad I found our shop club with over 400 toxin free products for my family.

🤸🏽‍♀️🌿Exercise, nutrition, and toxin free! My way of aging gracefully!!❤️

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Fight Fibromyalgia With A Total Lifestyle Change! It really is that easy!!

Two Years ago, it was hard for me to get out of bed every morning! The thought of exercising, doing lunges, and even lifting any sort of weights scared me to death. Walking was about the only thing I could tolerate! In 2011 I was diagnosed for a second time with Fibromyalgia! I went through the medications, the shots, the therapy, you name it and nothing seemed to help. Then one day I said enough and decided it was time for a lifestyle change.

I began exercising following a guided program, eating clean and healthy following specific meal plans, I was feeling better and a bit stronger but I still had a substantial amount of flare ups!! After 1 month I began drinking Shakeology and really started to feel the difference. After 60 days of drinking this amazing super food I went to my doctor and told her how amazing I felt.  Full blood work panel was done and there was no sign of any autoimmune disease! In fact my results were beyond fantastic!!!

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I do not say I cured Fibromyalgia, nooo!!! Not at all!!! However I do believe that our life style, environment, and our eating habits play a vital role in how we feel and why this disease is so complicated!!! We have to take responsibility for what we put into and on our body and stop looking for quick fixes!!

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, tender joints and chronic fatigue. Fibromyalgia can be mild or severe, sporadic or chronic and has no known cure. Medications are available to reduce the pain of Fibromyalgia, but do not eliminate the pain completely. In addition, these medications often have side effects. One particular side effect being the havoc they wreak on the intestinal tract, causing an overgrowth of Candida which may lead to “leaky gut syndrome.” Not only did I have Leaky Gut, but a host of gastrological issues!! Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working together.

Lifestyle changes are the key when living with Fibromyalgia in order to identify triggers and control or dissipate the symptoms. Those living with the most chronic and debilitating type of Fibromyalgia can almost always alleviate the two most severe symptoms – chronic pain and fatigue – by adopting lifestyle changes with or without the use of medication.   Nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management can make a huge impact on pain management and quality of life.


Nutrition is one of the most  important in obtaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle. For those who live with Fibromyalgia, a healthy diet is vital. Nutrition is more than just eating your fruits and veggies. Nutrition also refers to the avoidance of highly-processed foods. Unfortunately Scientific research is limited on the relationship between nutrition/diet and Fibromyalgia; many cases show that people experience a decrease in symptoms when highly processed food, caffeine, alcohol, red meat, refined sugar and fried food are removed from their diet. This is how I have conquered it!

Several foods should be avoided when trying to reduce Fibromyalgia symptoms and these are based on my own experience, but the research is out there to validate. These food categories include:

  • High fat dairy food
  • Refined (white) sugars
  • White flour
  • Fried foods
  • Preservatives and additives
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Junk food High salt foods
  • Red meat Meats preserved by being smoked cured or nitrate cured, such as lunch meats
  • Coffee and caffeine
  • Sodas and carbonated beverages
  • Aspartame and all other artificial sweeteners
  • MSG (monosodium glutamate)

Fitness is another key component to reducing the symptoms of Fibromyalgia! No it is not easy at first but eventually over time you get stronger, the pain goes away, and it does get easier. Stretching, yoga, and Myofacial release are all important routines to incorporate into any Fitness program for someone suffering with Fibromyalgia!

Exercise helps break the chronic pain cycle of FIbromyalgia.  When I don’t exercise even something as simple as walking I have Fibro Flare ups.  Getting that oxygen to my muscles, tendons, and brain always helps with my symptoms.

You can’t just jump into something so do your research, higher a good quality personal trainers, and most important talk to your medical team.

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Here is a great article for research!!
https://www.fmcpaware.org/exercise/strength-training-for-the-person-with-fibromyalgia.html


A Toxic Environment is another avenue that is so important to focus on when you have Fibromyalgia!! This is important one that gets over looked often so please don’t dismiss this!! There is so much information out there so please do your own research. I can only share what I know and what I have experienced on my wellness journey!!

According to the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health.  There are 2983 ingredients in our cleaning products at home.

  • 884 are toxic ingredients
  • 314 cause biological mutations
  • 218 cause reproductive problems
  • 778 are toxic to the human body
  • 146 are known to cause cancerous tumors but still allowed in the US even though they are banned in other countries
  • 376 cause eye and skin irritation

 26 seconds after exposure, chemicals are found in measurable amounts in the human body

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The top 10 most dangerous chemicals in our home are in:

  • Air Fresheners, Candles, Laundry Soap/Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
    • All-Purpose Cleaner/Furniture Polishes/Window Cleaners
    • Shower/Tub/Sink/Toilet Cleaners
    • Bleach/Dish Soap/Dish Washer Detergent
    • Drain and Oven Cleaners

(Courtesy of United States Environmental Protection Agency)

What Happens When Your Body Is Chemically Overloaded?

You may see something as catastrophic as cancer, but most of us feel it in a different way like:

  • Lethargy and inability to focus/Headaches/Respiratory conditions
  • Sleep trouble/Hormone issues/Skin issues
  • Chronic inflammation & pain like fibromyalgia
  • Stress, anxiety and fear

    All are Symptoms of Fibromyaligia

If you face any of these issues, it’s time to do something about it.  You can’t control what happens in the world, but you can control what happens in your home.


As an online Mindsest and wellnes Coach I work with people everyday that are going back to the basics! With whole natural foods and products that are not saturated with toxic chemicals and additives!!  Lives are being changed, my life was changed, and yours can to!!

Medicine doesn’t always work and it is not the end all be all! Doctors Don’t know what causes it that is why there is such a hodge podge of information out there that just confuses us more!

Honestly think about it, what do you have to loose but try???
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THE LOW DOWN AND DIRTY ON SHAKEOLOGY!!!

IMG_20160518_105146I am going to get real today!!!! I hear to often misguided information on this fantastic super food that I call my life line!!!
So I want to set a few things straight today!!!
You with me????

Shakeology is not a protein shake!!!! I know sometimes it can be easy to compare it to everything else you hear about. But don’t!! Shakeology is a nutrient rich super food. It 100% natural, not one chemical added to it to make it taste better. It contains over 70 Natural ingredients that gives you your daily dose of dense nutrition. -You get your super foods, amino acids, digestive enzymes, anti oxidants, pre and pro-biotics and more. I have tried at least a dozen of others and they don’t compare to the taste or the benefits!!!
I often hear people complaining about the carbs and fats in Shakeology as opposed to others…. Listen I get it!!! I used to think the same thing!! Being on low-carb diets trying to loose that extra baggage is tough! However, these low carb diets are proven to be less efficient when you also try to incorporate them also into a fitness program. Which you should be doing!!!
Yes, carbs are the macronutrient most prone to turn to fat, but that’s only when they’re not being used properly. They’re also the body’s preferred source of fuel, as in, they’re the most efficient way to fuel workouts. Without carbs, your body can convert protein and fat (both dietary and bodily) to fuel, but it’s a less efficient pathway, so may be prone to issues like low blood sugar or worse your muscles may start to break down! So adding Shakeology to your plan shouldn’t harm you in anyway. You should have AT THE LEAST that many carbs in your diet. Simply put, carbs help you work out harder and that will IMPROVE your results.
Here is the big one! It is to expensive—- Now I have talked about this before and I am going to share it again!! I know with today’s economy many people are on fixed incomes. It is hard to think about spending money on a something like this, so let’s take a minutes and LOOK AT THE REAL VALUE.
Take a day and look at how much you spend on a healthy meal? Or just a meal in general? $5 , $6, $7 maybe! If you are eating healthy a salad at the store will run you at least $7!!!! Now look at what you are eating for the one meal. How nutritious is it? Shakeology, will run around $4.33 per shake!!! HELLO!!!!! Are you hearing me yet????
I bet a lot of you spend more than that on your coffee house runs alone!!! I mix mine with Coffee and not only am I getting my most nutritious meal of the day, it tastes so much better than anything I would get at a coffee house!!
Here is something that I share in my challenge groups!! Let’s do a little visualization!!! You go to the store and buy yourself a months worth of meals for just you!! How much do you think you would spend???? Can you duplicate the ingredients and nutrition that you would get with Shakeology??? Think about that!!!! 🍏🍌🍗🍓🍆
I don’t need to loose weight, I don’t need it! —- Ugggg I stomp my feet like a little kid when I hear this!!! People you are missing the point!!! Today’s society has marketed so many quick weight loss fads that we have it in our minds that all nutritious drinks are just for weight loss. We have in in our minds that because we already exercise we don’t need it!! Shakeology is not a weight loss shake!!! Shakeology is about HEALTH!!!! When you put the RIGHT nutrients in your body it helps it to heal, repair, and thrive. You will have more energy, less cravings for all that junk, and YOU WILL become more active!!
Now for those that need to shed a few pounds; with Shakeology, weight loss can be the result of this amazing does of dense nutrition( along with proper exercise) SO AGAIN IF YOU WANT TO LOOSE WEIGHT YOU HAVE TO GET HEALTHY!!!

My family thrives on Shakeology!!! I honestly can not image us not having it everyday!! As a special needs mom I know that everytime I am giving my son a delicious shake to drink as a treat, I am doing more for his body than any medicine ever could!!!

For myself I am a better person, I am more focused, and I have much more energy to be the mom I need to be!!!

I hope this helps clear up a few things and I would love to be your coach and help you get started to healthier lifestyle!!!

* I am not a health and nutrition expert nor a personal trainer. These are my opinions through my experiences!!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Rock And Roll A New Life In July

Wow can you believe it is already almost July!!! You know what that means??? It is time for a change, time to celebrate, and time to get up and get moving!!!

You can do that in my next online private challenge group!!!! Not up for a challenge, well that is ok, because really that is a bit misleading!!! My groups are about support, motivation, learning, growing, and changing your lifestyle to a more healthier and fit one!! We do this by way of the fantastic Beachbody Programs , support, and my favorite Shakeology!!!!

Are you ready to start getting yourself up off the coach and have some fun!!! No need for expensive gym memberships, not need to find that baby sitter!! This is an online fitness and health concept that you do in your own home in your own time!!!

We are a fun group of like minded people who are making changes each day to live a healthier life!!! We would love it if you would join us!!!  Just click here to get started!! http://bit.ly/295t3g1

Stop waiting for tomorrow what you can do today!!!!

rock out in July