Thursday, January 31, 2013

No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal?

This was posted to Facebook and I just had to share. I will be trying a few of these this weekend. Now I don't have the Chia seeds it calls for, but I'm going to try it anyway.

Overnight No Cook Refrigerator Oatmeal from "The Yummy Life"

Hope you try it with me!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Now What??

Now what?

Well, now that we have decided that we want to start on that “Year To A Better You”, we have to start someplace. But where? What do we do first? It can be a bit overwhelming. But as I said before, we are going to start out with steps. One step at a time will get you to where you want to go.

Ok, so first things first.
We need to get some kind of little notebook, file on computer or phone and set down and ask ourselves these questions? Why? It gives us a good look at our lives, what we eat, how, when, etc.. And from this we can start creating our plan. You have to have a plan or you will fail. This will help us keep our objectives and what we need to do. Just begin asking yourself these questions.

1- What do I eat every day?
2- What do I drink every day and how much of it do I drink?
3- When do I eat every day?
4- Do I do any kind of physical activity?
5- Do I get enough rest every day?
6- Am I eating anything that would be considered nutritious for my body?
7- How many medications do I take every day and for what?
8-Can I come off of any of these medications in time, simply by changing my diet? (this is not for those who have serious conditions and cannot come off, but for those who are on things simply because of poor diets, etc.)
9- How much sweets do I eat during the day.
10- Do I drink any pure water during the day? ( and don't tell yourself, I get it in my tea or coffee. I'm talking just plain water)
11- Do I get up with any energy in the morning? (Do you feel just as tired when you get up as you do when you go to bed?)
12- Do I need stimulants to get me going? (such as coffee, cappuccino, energy drinks, etc.)
13- How much time do I spend in front of the TV and computer every day?
14- How often do you eat out?
15- What places do you eat out at?
16- What is the average cost when you do eat out?

Be honest with yourself here because it's your life you are working on. The more honest we are with ourselves the better this will work.

Now, for our first step..
1- Answer all these questions
2- Check out your kitchen.
What types of foods do you have? I want us to go to our cabinets, pantry, fridge, freezers and do an honest look at what foods we purchase. Do you have Live Foods or do you have Dead Foods.

Live foods are what brings actual nutrients to our bodies and Dead foods are those things that have NO nutritional value at all. They might taste good, but they do nothing for our body. If it helps, put all the Dead food in one pile and all the Live food in another pile.. what pile is bigger?

Why do we want to do this? We can begin to see what we are taking into our bodies and how we can begin to change it. And even better, start adding up ALL the cost of the Dead food and see how much you spend on tearing your body down. This can be an eye opener!

I think this will be enough to keep us busy until next week. And we can begin another step on our journey!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Year To A Better You!

A Year To A Better You

This is something that I have been wanting to do for some time now. And that's help myself and others achieve better health. Now, I will be including myself on this and exposing some of my bad habits as well. I'm not perfect by any means. I slip, fall, forget, get to busy, and everything else just like you do. But I have come to realize that I can pick myself up, dust myself off and start over. And that's the beauty of this.

My desire is to help others, but at the same time I have to be a walking testimony to what I'm preaching. I have to walk the talk! And I want to be able to help you as well. And I think that together we can achieve this goal.

What are my goals for “A Year To A Better You”?
1- get on track with a healthy lifestyle
2- rebuild my body
3- make life changes
4- be the best that I can be
5- and help others do the same

How do I plan on achieving this goal?
1- Begin to look at how I'm living and make small changes
2- Understand that it took time for my body to get into this condition and it will take time for me to change it.
3- Learn how my body works, what works for me and work at it at my own pace.

I do understand that each person is different. I do understand that each person cannot do at the same pace as others. I know that it will take time for all of us to achieve these goals. But if we take them one step at a time, things will begin to fall right into place and we will be making life changing decisions that will affect our mind, body and souls.

I will be posting about many things that we can do to change our health and I will be showing what products I'll be using along the way. So, if you are ready, I would like to invite you to come along with me on the journey to a “Year To A Better You”!

Blessings to you,

Patty Dooley – Independent Shaklee Distributor