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    Cleaning House

    Today is Labor Day. And I decided to work. I cleaned out my room and did laundry. I’ve lost count how many loads but in the back of my mind all  I could think of was when will it end when did I get all these clothes and Can I still fit this? Last week Wednesday I went to the doctor’s office and got news about my health. There’s huge possibility that I may have a thyroid problem. Growing up my mom used to tell me about all the issues she had health wise. Her thyroid was one of them. She told me how she always had cold feet. Throughout…

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    Falling Off The Wagon

    One of the most difficult things I’ve found is getting back on the wagon after I’ve fallen off. It’s been a constant struggle trying to get back to a regimen if working out, prepping meals, and taking on client work – all while working a nine to five. It’s practically impossible to do all those things and remain sane. I think back and try to figure out what my motivation was and where my determination came from – and sometimes it was an upcoming event or a team of people that helped keep me accountable. I have steadily been gaining weight and have crossed over the 200 mark. I can…

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    le Struggle

    We are in the last month of the first quarter. How many of you are still keeping up with your health and fitness goals? I’ve gone up and down in my weight, sometimes I have my meals prepped and other times a run to Dunkin Donuts is what saves me. I’ve joined several Facebook groups, snapchat challenges – the hardest part is meal prepping. the second hardest part is eating the food you came with when everyone else is ordering out! I know it starts with self discipline but I still feel like I lack motivation. I don’t want to do a crash diet – I want to live life…

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    Our Body Talks

    Growing up I’ve seen the people around me work very hard. It was both out of necessity for survival and a few of them because they enjoyed it. Everyone from my grandmother, mother, brother, aunts, uncles, cousins – everyone works very hard. Physical labor or holding down two jobs – it was work, work ,work, work, werk (like Rihanna would say). It wasn’t too often that I saw my mom or brother down from being sick – but when they did get sick man… It took a toll on them. It would take weeks to fully recover. Can you tell where this is headed? Today I write to you sick in…

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    Summer Smoothies 101

    my brother purchased some really good granny smith apples and kept asking me for a smoothie. so i went online and found this recipe, I will be sure to share my results after making it.  Apple Nutmeg Smoothie October 3, 2011 · Filed Under Apple Smoothies · 2 Comments  I’m not so sure about an apple a day keeping the doctor away but the health benefits of apples can’t be argued. This fruit is good for you and plentiful year round so keeping it as part of your diet is easy and a good choice for optimum health. ApplesMalic Acid and tartaric acids help break down fat in the body and this also aids…

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    Pre-Sex Shake as seen on thedoctors.com Ingredients: 1/3 cup figs (chopped) 1 banana 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened vanilla) 2 tsp of peanut butter 1/3 cup honey ½ cup ice Directions: In a blender, combine all ingredients and puree until smooth. Enjoy! Thought this was funny !!!!

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    Health & Fitness

    After coming across a post in a blog I just had to share. I am on a health journey and this startles me! The original Blog post has been posted below and you can visit their site here.  Are You Hungry? Pink Slime, Anyone? Or thirsty? Pink slime in the burgers and beetle extract in the strawberry drinks.  Sounds delish, doesn’t it? So far this week we have learned that there are some unbelievable “supplemental” additives in our food that we purchase at our local grocery store and Starbucks.   Apparently, Starbucks resorted to using beetle extract to avoid using artificial coloring in their Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino and strawberry smoothies. …