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Christmas in July

I have been using Young Living Oils for  a couple of months and have totally fell in love with them!! We use them everyday, no lie!!

I bought my kit thinking I was going to help hubby but to my amazement we all use the oils and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Since I LOVE them soooo much I need to share with you all!!

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Colds, allergies, bug bites, acne, headaches, runny nose, scrapes, seizures, stress, anxiety, weight loss, bug repellent, mood lifter to name a few things we use oils for.

Some of you might have heard about oils and are sitting there wondering if they are for you and I am telling you YES they are!!

These oils are 100% pure with nothing added to them. They have healing properties!! They work fast!! And they have the Seed to Seal Guarantee!!

Are you ready to experience these amazing oils???

Check out how to join me in this wonderful world of Young Living Oils!!

Back to Christmas in July!!!

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I have GIFTS!!!! & I want to give them to YOU!!!

If you go ahead and decide to join me and you purchase your kit!

You will receive GIFTS!!! Just for you!!

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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WL Journal Day 3

My typical workout schedule looks like this:

Sunday : Cardio Day – I usually walk with a friend about 3.5 miles

Monday – Thursday – I am normally at the gym. The variation is that I do 2 days of total body and 1 day of Arms and 1 Day of Legs. Which day decides on what we start with on Monday. So this week I plan to Start with Arms, so the line up will be:

Monday – Arms

Tuesday – Total Body

Wednesday – Legs

Thursday –  Total Body

Friday – OFF because of CC

Saturday – OFF because I need a day to myself :)

 

Now that you know the schedule, I plan on only updating my Journal on Thursdays 

 

Helpful Tip

Remember to follow you work out with fuel for your body!! Get a serving of protein and a fruit and drink plenty of water!!

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How are you getting protein into your diet??

 

Encouragement

 

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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WL Journal Day 2

So today is Arms!! And I am super glad, between the coughing and sneezing from these pesky allergies my poor abs can’t take any more!!

The Workout

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Meal Tip

Measure your food – that way there is no doubt to how much is the right amount!!

Protein 2-3 oz. – Beans ½ cup, Nuts ¼ cup, Peanut Butter 2 TBSP

Carbs ½ cup

Veggies as much as you want

Fruits small sized

 

Encouragement

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

WL Journal Day 1

The Plan

Workout 5 days a Week

Eat 6x a Day

Meal Plan

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Ok so lets be honest, you gotta eat healthy foods or else this really won’t work!! If you only workout and don’t eat right your not gonna have the success you want. Same as if you eat right but don’t workout!

When we eat every 2-3 hours a day we are telling our bodies that we are not in a famine and that more food is coming. Your body then responds by using the nutrients that it needs and flushing the waste.

The Workout

intervalIf you workout alone and timing is a pain then do 20 each.

 

No excuses – I have a head cold and I still worked out!!

Encouragement

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Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

Accountability

When I started this blog I never thought I would be posting about weight loss, healthy eating or exercising. I mean come on those subject are kinda taboo to someone who is overweight. We talk about it all the time, but we never really do anything about it. We know we need to eat healthier, and we need to get moving to burn those calories but really what are we doing??? I have tried numerous diets, I have counted calories, counted points,  measured my food, I have exercised 2 hours a day, I have joined clubs, read books and still have failed with my weight loss. A lot of us have the same struggle. And the worst is when someone we know starts losing weight because then we NEED to know what they are doing and hope/pray that it will work for us too, but surprise surprise it doesn’t!! Why????

Well, because we are all different!! And what works for you might not work for me.

My advise: Do what works for you!! And own it!!

The Basics:

1 pound of fat = 3500 calories

*So in theory if you reduced your calories by 500 each day you should lose a pound a week

Measuring your Food helps you to control the actual calorie intake.

*But what happens when you go out?? Do you bring the measuring cups with you??

30 minutes of activity a day helps you burn more calories

 

Here is some inspiration:

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So why am I sharing all of this? Because for me I don’t want to be hiding anymore. I want you to know that I have decided to change my life and honesty is the best form of accountability. One way I can be accountable is to share with you my workouts and eating tips. Maybe some of it can help you and maybe none of it will work but it will be what I am doing and what I have my family doing.

I will be posting workouts, recipes, and helpful tips and hopefully encouragement to others in my Weight Loss Journal.

Today’s Workout:

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Chime in and tell what works for you!

 

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

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All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

Fitness Challenges

Have you heard about the 30 day squat challenge? You know the one where you start with 50 squats and end with 250? About a month ago, I saw a picture about it on Facebook, but the picture that went with it was pretty inappropriate. I thought I wanted to try this challenge but there was no way I was gonna look at that picture each day. I decided to make it into a calendar which makes it easier for me to check off each day. I like the calendar format, it helps me keep on track and its easier to see “where” I’m at!!

Today is day 29 for me which equals 240 squats. When I started I honestly never thought I would make it this far. Would you like a copy of my version? 30 Day Squat Challenge.

Last week it dawned on me that once this challenge is over, what then??? So I kinda looked at myself and asked what is it I want to change? And I decided that I needed to work on my abs. So I made up a new 30 Day Ab Challenge. I will start my Ab challenge once I have completed my squats, and then I was thinking after 30 days of squats maybe I should keep up with some of them but I haven’t decided how many as of yet!

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I will be starting the 30 Day Ab Challenge on Sunday the 19th! Do you want to join in?

What fitness challenges are you doing???

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

©2011- 2013. Blessings from Homeschooling.

All rights reserved. Ask before using my stuff. Contact me @ blessingsfromhomeschooling@gmail.com

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