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Getting Healthy…. Inside and Out!

2 Years ago I weighed in over 300 lbs for the 2nd time in my life.  I started walking and lost 40 lbs, but do to health (body issues), I had to stop walking for a little bit.  I was able to keep the weight off until April of this year where I left my comfort zone and gained 10+ lbs (diet changes).  New weight loss journey began a week after we moved to Kansas.  So I mentioned that mom and I joined the gym….  Well this week we decided to add a 3rd trainer session every week.  So now our gym schedule looks like this:

Monday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Tuesday – Water Aerobics AM for 1.5-2 hrs

Wednesday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Thursday – Off

Friday – Trainer AM, Water Aerobics PM

Saturday – Water Aerobics AM for 1.5-2 hrs

That gives us 9-11 hours of exercise a week!  We have been doing this for 4 weeks now as far as the amount of exercise so I know we can do it.

Now that I am getting myself together on the outside, it’s time to get myself together on the inside.  I mentioned that I sell doTerra Essential Oils but now I also sell IT Works!

On top of the exercise, I decided to look at what I can take that is all natural and would help me to loose weight from the inside, as well as, make sure that I am getting the vital nutrients that I am missing from my diet.  I also want to make sure that I am mentally and internally healthy.

So here are the products I will be using…

From doTerra:

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Alpha CRS+

“dōTERRA® Alpha CRS®+ Cellular Vitality Complex is a proprietary formula combining potent levels of natural botanical extracts that support healthy cell proliferation and lifespan with important metabolic factors of cellular energy to help you live younger, longer. Alpha CRS+ is formulated to be used daily with xEO Mega and Microplex VMz® as a comprehensive dietary supplement foundation for a lifetime of vitality and wellness.”

MicroPlex VMz

“dōTERRA®’s Microplex VMz® Food Nutrient Complex is an all-natural, whole-food formula of bioavailable vitamins and minerals that are deficient in our modern diets. The formula includes a balanced blend of essential antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, and an energy complex of B vitamins presented in a patented glycoprotein matrix. It also contains food-derived minerals of calcium, magnesium, and zinc and trace minerals for optimal bone and metabolic health. Microplex VMz contains dōTERRA’s Tummy Tamer botanical blend of peppermint, ginger, and caraway to calm the the stomach for those who may have experienced stomach upset with other vitamin and mineral products. Microplex VMz is encapsulated using sodium lauryl sulfate-free vegetable capsules, does not contain wheat or dairy products, and does not include any animal products.”

Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex

“A nutritional supplement which contains powerful polyphenols to aid occasional aches and pains and support joint comfort and function.”

Womens Phytoestrogen Complex

“dōTERRA® Women Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex is a blend of natural plant extracts that support hormone balance throughout the different phases of a woman’s life. Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex includes a standardized soy extract with genistein, a powerful phytoestrogen that binds with estrogen receptors in cells, and the natural phytoestrogens in pomegranate. It also includes and concentrated extract of flaxseed lignans to help manage potentially harmful metabolites that are produced when estrogen is metabolized in the liver. Balancing hormones and managing harmful metabolites by eating a healthy diet rich in phytoestrogens and other essential nutrients, exercising, and managing weight can help reduce uncomfortable symptoms associated with PMS and the transition through menopause and supports healthy bones, heart, breast tissue, and other body structures and functions as a woman ages.”

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Deep Blue Rub and Deep Blue Oil 10ml Roller Bottle

Essential Oil mix that works wonders on aches and pains

AromaTouch Essential Oil

Essential Oil mix that also works wonders on aches and pains

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ClaryCalm, Clary Sage, and Geranium Essential Oils

All good for female issues such as PCOS, Infertility, and Irregular Periods

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Balance, Elevation, Serenity, and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils

I will be using these to help with my depression and anxiety.

From IT Works:

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New You

“Turn back the hands of time from the inside out with New You! This one-of-a-kind longevity formula is designed to stimulate and support the production and release of the body’s own human growth hormone.

  • Stimulates natural production and release of HGH (human growth hormone)
  • Aids in building lean muscle mass
  • Enhances exercise endurance
  • Helps improve sleep quality and memory

New enhanced formula now includes natural polyphenols that help improve blood supply to the muscles and help to reduce the harmful effects of free radicals for better post-workout recovery.*”

It’s Vital

“Boost heart health, fight minor inflammation, keep those joints moving, and reclaim that youthful glow with the triple strength blend of DHA and EPA fatty acids of It’s Vital Omega-3. Along with superior strength, fish oil-derived fatty acids, It’s Vital Omega-3 also adds a purifying rosemary-based antioxidant blend to fight the effects of free radicals—all in an easy-to-swallow softgel with a hint of lemon flavor.”

ThermoFit

“Fire up your metabolism with this naturally based, thermogenic weight loss formula! Powered by the antioxidant superfood acai berry and the metabolism-boosting properties of Capsimax® (red hot pepper blend), Ultimate ThermoFit helps to:

  • Thermogenic weight loss formula
  • Antioxidant benefits of acai berry
  • Promotes increased calorie burning
  • Helps boost metabolic rate
  • Reduces appetite
  • Provides energy”

 It’s Essential

“The new It’s Essential weight loss energy bar pairs delicious flavor with powerful ancient grains to supercharge your weight loss results! Its dark chocolate raspberry taste is truly a flavor to crave, and the addition of a new, cutting-edge ingredient, SolaGrain, packs It’s Essential with dietary fiber to promote digestive health.”

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Fight Fighters

“Have a sweet tooth? A carb craving? It’s okay to indulge every once in a while when you have Advanced Formula Fat Fighter with Carb Inhibitors!

Simply take Fat Fighter up to an hour after eating, and it will absorb some of the fat and carbohydrates from your food so that your body doesn’t. Powered by NeOpuntia™ (a naturally based ingredient made from the “prickly pear” cactus) and the It Works! proprietary blend, Advanced Formula Fat Fighter delivers dynamic, clinically tested results for both men and women.

  • Blocks some of the fat & carbs from meals
  • Helps balance healthy blood glucose level and reduce cravings
  • Designed to be taken up to an hour after meals
  • Cactus-based formula
  • Does not contain shellfish”

Greens

“Not eating all of the fruits and veggies that you should? Feeling sluggish and off balance? Want more energy to get through your day? Help detoxify, alkalize and energize your body with every glass of Greens, now with an even better pH-balancing blend that includes an acidity-fighting combination of magnesium and potassium for even more alkalizing properties. New added probiotic support helps you better maintain that healthy balance by keeping your digestive system regular and toxins flowing out.

With multiple servings of fruits and vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods, Greens provides naturally occurring, bioavailable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and enzymes to give your already well-balanced diet a nutritional boost. It’s maximum support for your best health.

  • Detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body
  • Acidity-fighting magnesium and potassium blend
  • Cutting-edge probiotic support for digestive health
  • 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods
  • Multiple servings of fruits and vegetables in every scoop
  • Free radical-fighting antioxidants”

Soon to be using…

Wraps

“Expect “ultimate” results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.

  • Tightens, tones, & firms
  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Mess-free and simple to use
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Progressive results over 72 hours
  • Made with natural ingredients”

Defining Gel

“Luxurious hydration meets contouring results with this favorite It Works! product.

Defining Gel is an intensive skin care gel that deeply hydrates while firming areas such as the abdomen, back, legs, and upper arms. When used regularly, Defining Gel minimizes the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins. It’s the perfect companion to our Ultimate Body Applicator.

  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Diminishes appearance of varicose veins
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Softens and hydrates
  • Made with natural ingredients”

Hair, Nail, and Skin

“Be a more radiant, youthful looking you with support for stronger nails, softer and smoother skin, and shine-worthy hair!  With essential vitamins, minerals, and plant-based nutrients, Hair Skin Nails enhances your own natural collagen and keratin production, supports healthy cell growth, and boosts your body’s free radical fighting defenses.  It’s optimal nourishment to look your beautiful best from the inside out!

  • Boosts your natural collagen and keratin production
  • Supports the body’s defenses against free radical damage
  • Moisturizes while enhancing skin’s elasticity and flexibility
  • Promotes healthy cell growth, strength, and shine”

I hope that you follow me in this journey and I really hope that I can be an inspiration for you, whether its for weight loss or just getting healthier.  If you see something you would like more information about or would like to try, let me know!  I am happy to help you on your own journey.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

IT Works: Individual results can and will vary. These descriptions are not intended to make claims that these products can be used to diagnose, treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease. These claims have not been clinically proven or evaluated by the FDA or any regulatory or governmental agency. Supplements in Canada have been approved by Health Canada and have been assigned an NPN.

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What a Difference…

What a difference 17 days makes…. the weather went from 60’s to 80’s and 90’s so fast! Plus, added rain which makes it humid….

Its as if Texas followed us up here…. well TEXAS…. GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM!!!!!  You are not welcome here!  I miss the cooler, breezy weather.

It’s been very rainy here and I am so grateful that it hasn’t been too stormy.  God has protected us every time and I couldn’t be more thankful. I pray that he continues to watch over us and our loved ones, in keeping us safe from the elements and keeps us out of harms way.

On another note… In that 17 days since I last posted, my mother and I joined the gym and have been doing very well.  I’ve lost 5 so far and her 4.  We started doing water aerobics daily and a trainer once a week.  That has now changed to water aerobics daily and the trainer twice a week.  This is going to be grueling but I think and hope it will be well worth it.

One more change or addition is mom and I finally came up with a name for our upcoming business.  If I haven’t mentioned before, mom and I are starting a business for handmade home goods.  We will be making decorative pillows, blankets, bags, doggy goods, etc.  It took us months to come up with a good name that wasn’t taken and we decided on Opey’s Home.  Its a play on words; O P is Home (Overland Park.)  I really like it.  We then had a logo designed and cards ordered and now we are coming up with a product tag design, which I think we had a light bulb moment today.  Once we get those in order than we can get going with making the products.  This will be exciting!

I have come up with businesses in the past but they don’t go far…. this time I want to do it right.  I don’t want to just through a half done product out there.  I want to make sure it looks professional.  That takes time.  You have to come up with a name and all that goes with a business, front end and back end.  We need to be as organized as possible.

A lot has happened, good things and I only see things getting better.  Thanks to God!

So Happy To Be Here!!!

Well so here we are, coming up on the end of the month and I am so happy we moved here!  I am loving the weather!  In all of April and so far May we have had maybe 2 severe weather warnings, which I can handle. If I were still in Texas, I would have had a couple of heart attacks by now with all the crazy weather they have been having.

I have a huge fear of severe weather! Total anxiety attacks, passing out, loss of appetite, upset stomach, hot flashes, raising heartbeat.  The whole nine yards!  That’s one reason why I wanted out of Texas.  The atmosphere there is just crazy!  We were at a picinic this past weekend and it was perfect outside and I heard some people saying how humid and warm it was.  Hahaha, what!!!! If that was hot and humid then I am happy we are here!  It was nothing compared to the heat and humidity in Texas!

Most of April it’s been in the 60’s which is perfect for me and there is usually always a light breeze.  LOVES IT!!!!!! Minus the weather, there are so many nice people here!  I can’t tell you how many people have welcomed us to the area and told us how much we will love it here.  Its such a pleasant change compared to where we were at.  So many people before were rude and it was as if manners were non-excistant.

Our new place is so cute and the perfect size for us.  It’s quiet and the neighbors seem very nice.  There are a lot of children around, which is a good sign.  Hopefully by time we have kids, there will still be kids around here.  The drive to mom and dads is nice and its nice to be able to come over and do dinner whenever. I love it!  I can’t say so much for the doggies.  They are used to a backyard where they can freely run around.  Here we have communal backyard with no fences which means they have to be on leashes everytime we go out.  When we were at my parents they were still able run around so now that they have to get used to the leash and harness.  Its slow going but they will just have to get used to it.

In any case, I am so happy here!

The Start of Our New Adventure

So I am originally from Kansas, but at a young age we moved to Texas for my fathers work and so I grew up here.  To all those who know me, know that I have always wanted to go back to Kansas.  After, I got married 6 years ago, every year I begged my husband to move to Kansas so we could be next to my family.  Every year I was told no and so my dream stayed a dream and we stayed here in Texas.

Well around this last Thanksgiving, I finally started to see my dream come to light when we started to talk about moving up and I can’t tell you how excited my mother and I were about this.  So we did our best to convince him how beneficial it would be and it wasn’t until we received news that his sister and her family were moving away, that he finally gave the ok to move!

I can’t express my excitement.  We started looking at places, trying to decide if we wanted to rent or buy when we go up… we had until June of this year to decide, so we were coming up with pros and cons and looking at what we wanted in a house.

We finally decided to rent and save up money, as well as, pay off debt and then we will buy.  Now the question is what can we rent in our price range?  I’d rather be pocket rich and house poor than house rich and pocket poor.  So I want to make sure we find something in our desired area but cheap.  Not squanders cheap but I’m not going to overpay because there is a tennis court either.

After months of looking online at 1000’s of houses and town homes, we finally narrowed it down to 3 different properties.  We figured quickly that we wouldn’t be able rent a house, so town home it is, which I am kinda excited about.  We have lived in apartments and in a house but never a town home.

The first property was pretty perfect. It was huge and had a basement and 2 car garage, but the stairway was very narrow and it would be a pain to get furniture upstairs, plus the pet deposit and pet rent was ridiculous.  It would have cost more than the regular rent.

The second property  was nice.  It had a basement as well, but no garage.  We were going to choose it, but when I called to confirm pricing a week after my mother went to see it, the price had jumped pretty high.  Cross that one off the list.

The third and final property was a good size, but we hadn’t seen any pictures online and it was a one bedroom (we were wanting a 2-3 bedroom), so we weren’t too sure.  Mom said it was cute and so I had her send pictures and OMG!!!!! It is adorable and I am so stinking excited to move now (more than before)!

So we sent in an application and were approved and now it is official, we are moving the weekend of May 16th!!!!!!

Let the packing begin!  This place is so cute that it keeps me from wanting to clutter it up with a bunch of crap.  Do you know what that means?  GARAGE SALE!!!!!! (I’m not normal.  I LOVE garage sales, especially when doing them with my mom)

So my plan for this month (March) is to pack what we are taking and then price and pack our garage sale stuff, to get it out of the way.

Then in April I will go up to Kansas and focus on the business my mother and I are starting.  It’s going to be decorative pillows and probably a bunch of other stuff.

Finally, we will come back in May for a going away party, the garage sale, and then packing up and doing the final move!

I can’t believe its finally happening…. I am just counting down the days until we get out of here!