My Must Haves of 2017

Just a few Must Haves for the New Year

So, you’ve got your planner packed in your meal planning bag as you just strapped on your fitness tracker and ready to tackle your day with your new protein shaker (with protein in it) and 64 ounce water bottle to wash down your salad and chicken breast that you’re going to devour because it’s the New Year and you’re ready for this New You to emerge in the next two weeks, right? Am I exaggerating? Just a little. It has come the time of year that I love the enthusiasm and energy of people making a really effort to stick to their resolutions but I think people miss the mark and don’t adequately prepare...

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Make Your Resolution Stick

It’s that time of year! We are resolving of all the things that we want to improve on.  It’s a new year, a new opportunity to be the best you. Unfortunately, according to StatisticBrain in 2015 about 8% of people who made a New Year’s Resolution succeeded.  I used to be against New Year’s Resolution until I thought about it another way. Ordinarily, people wish, want and hope to be the best versions of themselves.  There is one time a year that we are united in our thinking that we need to make a change for the better in our lives and a New Year is a great opportunity to reflect on what that one, two or maybe three things...

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11th day of FaithFueled Fitmas

Day 11

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, Ephesians 2:14

Yesterday, we talked about the anticipation of Immanuel, Our Savior to be born. What does it mean for Christ to be born? Since we already have seen the effects of his birth, this is not a trick question but mostly a question to insight, “Why are we celebrating Christmas?” I think modern day society we take the conveniences of life for granted. Often taking and never considering how it was given to us and why. Salvation is often taken for granted which I feel disappointing. We were given salvation through the birth and death of Christ and too often once we accept Christ we feel like that is a confirmation of our place in eternity...

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12th Day of Fitmas

The Christmas Season is in full swing and despite my efforts to have a stress free, merry holiday I find myself getting caught up in the wrong reasons for this Holiday Cheer.  In the last few weeks, I have seen “12 Days of Fitmas Challenges” popping up all over my social media.  Never did I see anyone address the reason for the season. Now, I know with the various beliefs not everyone is celebrating the Holiday Season for the birth of Christ but this girl is and I couldn’t think of anything better than taking care of our temples at the same time. Carving out 30 minutes a day to reflect on God’s word to anticipate the birth of Christ and relieve some stress through a 15 minute physical activity.  That’s something that I couldn’t find, so, I made my own!

For the next 12 days we will b...

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Are you making the most of your Xfinity Service?

 I attended an event hosted by  Philly Social Media Moms who partnered with Comcast Philly NJ and received additional compensation from Xfinity for my opinions of their services and for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

We are officially in the Holiday Season

Would you consider us early in the Holiday Season or the middle? For me, it’s just beginning. I am looking forward to our annual Gingerbread house and cookie decorating this weekend. I finished my shopping the Friday before Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, I missed all those really good sales...

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Super Easy Gluten Free Tomato Soup

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Easy Tomato Soup

Did you get to experience the “Blizzard of 2016”? I am in New Jersey so we finally got some snow and social media had a frenzy. The meme’s, jokes, complaints, rejoicing, and pictures. And yes, I took part of it all. I had prepared for this storm way beforehand.  Bought my girls snow pants, snow boots, warm gloves and was all set as of October, but no snow. When it came time for this snow storm, I was excited to get use out of my investment.  Bundled the girls up and set out to play in the snow. The only one I hadn’t prepared for was myself. I had no snow pants, no snow boots, a hat and my husbands warm gloves-mental note: get me some snow boots. My girls set out for a great adventure we were to build a snow hill complete with a tunnel in our driveway...

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KerBOOMka

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Another Fun Saturday

A few weekends ago, I was blessed to Dance, Exercise and Have fun for a good cause!  I love to dance! Before I recommitted to Christ, you could easily find a girlfriend and me at the club till it shut down, dancing like it was our job. I don’t mean on the pole, though; we just loved to dance. I’m not sure if it’s a Jersey Girl thing but pounding the floor in high heels is what we do around her Friday, Saturday night. I found something that takes you me back to my club days but in a healthier way that honors my temple.

Last weekend, I was invited my Fit On Purpose to attend their KerBOOMKa for Breast Cancer Event with Fierce Fitness by Tru Adams who you all know that I adore. I was fortunate to experience the creator of the Jillian Michaels Sweat Inc. TV Show p...

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Legacy

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Ready to go home

My October began with losing my Great-Grandmother peacefully to this world.  As my Great-Aunt pointed out, she was 94.5 years old.  When you enter this world, we count the months, and when you get to a certain age, they count even more.  My cousin Jamie brought up that she was alive for 16 presidents.  She was born at the end of the first World War and lived through World War II, Vietnam, and Iraq.  The things she has done for our country, her faith being a charter member of Mt.Vernon Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Raising four amazing women, teaching hundreds if not, thousands of young Christian children through her work in the Church and leading our family for 94.5 years.

Proverbs 31:28 (NIV) Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he prai...

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Safer Allergy Friendly Skincare

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Cleaning Up my Skincare

Alright, now that I know what is wrong with my stomach and I know how to fix it I have been on a mission to have clear skin the natural way. I don’t need a mask, treatment anything I want to improve my skin without Toxic Chemicals. My diet alone has made a vast improvement. Living a wheat free, mostly dairy free (I still love Cheese and Vegan Cheese doesn’t have the variety for my passion for yummy gourmet cheese and I need to detox, seriously). Wasn’t it till I had watched a documentary on Whats up with wheat?  It was eye opening, and I suggest that you check it out if you are wondering why this Gluten-Intolerance, Wheat Allergy is becoming an epidemic.

Wheat effecting my skin too

I learned a lot about digestion and gut health but what shocked me was that we pro...

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What’s the deal with Macro Counting?

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I have been counting macro’s for a while now about 6 months and it has made a world of difference in my diet.  I also recently just passed my nutrition class at school so that makes me an authority on macro’s, right? Nope, but I am going to let you in on my notes from my personal research.

Macro’s?

According to my textbook Visualizing Nutrition Everyday Choices, macros are “Carbohydrates, lipids (aka fats. Proteins, and water.” I am not including alcohol although it is a macro it is not a nutrient required to live. It does contain calories which is why it is a macro but let’s try to keep it out of our count.  These are all considered macronutrients and what we need in large amounts...

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