How Going Vegan Has Improved My Health

Hello everyone,
Happy Wellness Wednesday!
I just realized today that it has been almost two years since I went vegan. Honestly, it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here are some of the health transformations that I have had since making the switch:
 
I healed from Lyme disease.
 
I no longer need to take thyroid medication (which I had been on for almost 17 years!).
 
My skin has improved greatly.
 
My bloating has decreased and my digestion has improved.
 
My asthma is gone.
 
I have a ton of energy!
 
My joints no longer hurt.
 
My periods are no longer debilitating.
 
I look forward to cooking (before I went vegan I couldn’t even boil water!) and love that I have found passion in my life!
 
There is absolutely no turning back!!! I cannot wait to see what my vegan future holds…
Have you had any health transformations since going vegan?  
I would love to hear them!
Or are you ready to make the vegan transition for your health?  I am here to help you anytime you are ready!

Two Exercises to Give You Tank Top Ready Arms

Happy Fitness Friday all!

Here are two exercises that will help strengthen your upper body and give you those tank top ready arms.

1) Up Downs: go up into your push up position and then down into a forearm plank (up, up, down, down)

2) Push up variation: push up, shoulder tap each side, hand together each side. Do this with wide legs for a stronger base.

To modify, try these exercises on your knees.

10-15 repetitions of each.

Enjoy! 💪🏻💪🏻

 

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Tone your entire body with this one exercise!

Happy Fitness Friday all! Here’s an exercise that’ll blast those arms, all while working your core and legs too.  Incorporate it into another workout or let it stand alone.  Try to perform this exercise for 30 seconds to one minute at a time and repeat 3x.

 

Start in a frog position, slide out into a plank, tap one shoulder and then the other, do an up down and walk back (bend your knees and keep your hips down when walking back).

Let me know how you enjoyed this exercise!!!  

How much fiber are you getting and why this is important…

For anyone who has made the transition to being vegan, you know that the question that you get asked most often is, “Where do you get your protein?”  I think instead, people should ask, “Where do you get your fiber?”

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Fiber is incredibly important to our overall health and longevity.  Not only does it help us feel full after a meal, but it also helps to eliminate unwanted toxins and excess hormones.  The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states that, “without adequate fiber, hormones and other chemicals are continuously reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.”  In addition, did you know that fiber has the ability to control cholesterol levels and to clean out the intestines?!  Did you also know that ANIMAL PRODUCTS (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy) CONTAIN NO FIBER???!!!!!!  It’s no wonder that colon cancer and skyrocketing cholesterol levels are so common.

So, where do you get fiber and how much should you be getting daily?

Fiber is found in plant foods including: beans/lentils, soy, vegetables, fruit, and grains.  The recommended amount is 40 grams per day!  Make sure to give your digestive system a few weeks to get used to the change.  Do not add it all in at once 🙂

I hope that helps, and remember next time someone asks you about your protein, make sure to ask them about their fiber :).

 

 

Plant Based Eating Challenge – Starting January 8th

Hello everyone,

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for an amazing year!  I am extremely excited about 2018 and about new adventures that will take place within my business.  The first event is approaching quickly: my first Plant Based Eating Challenge of the year!

The Plant Based Eating Challenge will start on Monday, January 8th and this is a fantastic way to get started on those resolutions and to create healthy habits.  You will also be helping the environment, saving animals and choosing compassion.  In addition, you may lose weight, decrease bloating, increase your energy, enhance your sleep, improve your hair/skin and prevent disease (what more could we possibly ask for?!).

For an investment of $50.00 towards your health, you will receive the following:

-Plant Based Grocery List

-Easy to Make Recipes

-Health and Ethical Reasons for Going Plant Based

– A Private Facebook Group for Accountability and Support

-ME as Your Coach for an Entire 3 Weeks

-Health Tips: Where to get Your Protein, Supplementation, Where to Eat Out

-And so much more!!!

 

Please click here to sign up or message me with any questions.  Also, do not wait!  Spots are filling up fast.

***This is a great program for anyone who wants to go vegan but simply doesn’t know where to start.  Please share with family and friends.  Let’s make 2018 the healthiest and most compassionate year ever!

 

Clean Eating Challenge (lose weight, feel great!)

Did you know that when you are trying to lose weight, what you eat is about 80% of the game?  Clean Eating will not only help you lose weight but will also help you sleep better, overcome illness, and increase your energy.  Our last challenge group had amazing results and I am so excited to get started on our next group!!!

Here is a video that will explain the three week challenge!  I hope that you will join us.

*Programs run monthly and our next one starts on August 1st.