Showing posts from June, 2012

Reduce Your Stress - Let Go and Let God

Let go and let is critical to your health and wellness
Many times the stress we feel during the course of our day has much to do with trying to will things to happen.  You know what I mean, you want to get something done and you run into obstacles and you just keep pushing it through even if it is causing you stress and maybe even physical discomfort - stomach aches, head aches, joint pain, heart palpitations etc.

I have found that when stress starts to impact you emotionally and physically, it is time to evaluate what is really going on.   You have done everything you can to accomplish a goal, solve a problem, impact a change, and you are still not getting the results you desire. Perhaps it is time to fall back on a tried and true solution to lessen the impacts of stress, worry and anxiety. Perhaps it is time to fall back on patience and trust. 

Seems like such a simple solution but actually arriving to the "time to be patient and trust" station is not always an easy …

7 Ways To Increase Your Metabolism - Burn Those Calories

Any kind of movement always gets your metabolism going!
If you are at all like me you are always looking for ways to increase your metabolism and burn those calories. Below are some tips I use that do work and will help you not only maintain your metabolism but help you to move toward total health and wellness for your mind, body and spirit.

Build Muscle - I have found that lifting weights and doing strength training does help to build calories . I use 5 pound weights and do a combination of exercises that really help me to burn calories. Any kind of resistance training will help to increase your metabolism you start getting firm lines and that always looks great!Get to Moving - Many studies have shown the value of movement when it comes to increasing your metabolism. If you really want to have boost your metabolism go for a high intensity exercise ie aerobics, kick boxing, cycling, walking/running etc.  When you are involved in high intensity sports  your metabolism will not …

How To Make Your Weight Management Progress Last

Think about where you are and where you want to write it down in your journal

Have you ever achieved your weight management goals and then found that you are beginning to slip...I think we have all be there when it comes to making a change.  Maintaining your goal when it come to weight management is really all about a lifestyle change. It is a process and along the way it is helpful if we have tools to assist us to and to help us stay on track.  Here are three tips that will help:

Track your progress every day. Make a spreadsheet or graph of your weight-loss. Or, create a checklist of your daily goals (avoid snacking after dinner, avoid the vending machine at work, exercise for 30 minutes, etc.) and check them off as you complete them. This way, you reinforce your positive behavior and good choices and celebrate your success on a daily basis. Having this type of tangible reminder of your accomplishments can be a huge incentive to keep on track.
Allow yourself one &q…

How to Drop a Dress Size Quickly...Really Works I Did It!

 Eat a low-carb diet. There is no question that low-carb diets work well. But experts caution against eating too few carbs, and advise brides to consume between 50 and 75 grams per day to safely speed up weight loss. This can be achieved by eating lean protein, leafy greens, and healthy fats, such as nuts and seeds (watch the portions), and cutting back on processed grains, dairy, soy, sugar (including fruit sugar), and starchy vegetables.
Eat more often. Yes, you read that right! Eat five or six times a day, spaced out every two, three, or four hours, says Amira Lamb, a holistic nutritionist and personal trainer in New York. This can be three meals and two snacks or all mini meals. Eating regularly helps to maintain stable blood sugar and control hunger.
Stop eating out. Eat all of your meals at home if possible, suggests Keri Gans, a registered dietitian and author of The Small Change Diet. That way, you can control portion size and how food is prepared (without a half-stick of butter…

146 Resons NOT to Eat Sugar!

Below is an article written by Dr. Nancy Appleton based upon her book "Sweet Suicide" To buy her book  Sweet Suicide, if you live in the U.S., go here. Canadians can get it here. And the rest of the world can purchase it here. Let us know what you think of Nancy's book, Suicide by Sugar, and Nancy's video, Sweet Suicide.

146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health
By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4. Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5. Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (Infectious diseases).
6. Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat, the more elasticity and function you loose.
7. Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.
8. Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9. Sugar leads to cancer of th…

MEAN ABS - Do It Now 30/60/90 Day Challenge!

(Hello Everyone!!! 
I see that over 7,000 of you have viewed this post and joined the challenge!! It is now June 2014 and over two years has gone by since we started this challenge!  It is never to late if you stopped doing these ab exercises then lets get back on track. If you haven't started yet, then let's get going!!  Have fun and check my posts often for more great tips on getting fit, staying healthy and getting inspired along your journey to wellness! Lynnis of PraiseWorks June 2014)

I was doing my usual social media for the day and ran across something that really got me motivated! It was a calender that had "core exercises" (abdominal exercises) you should do every day. Normally the idea of working on my "core" is not appealing but I guess I have moved to another phase!

Now that I am in the 50's it is time to really take a preventative approach on areas of my body that normally are no problem.  When it comes to my tummy I have been lucky! I have…