Tuesday, May 31, 2016

My Favorite Thieves Products with Young Living

Thieves products have become some of my favorite items that I use daily. There are so many but I will try to share just a few. Let me tell you a little about Thieves Essential Oil Blend. "This unique Young Living blend is a carefully crafted balance of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils and is infused into home and body products you can safely use every day. Our Thieves line offers the versatile products you need to clean your home effectively and to support your family's wellness."

The Thieves Essential Oil Blend is a must have oil for me. I diffuse it with other oils to promote a healthy balance and leaves the room smelling great. If I feel like I am coming down with a cold or something like that, OR I am going on a trip and I want to promote good health while I am on my trip, I put a carrier oil (either coconut or almond oil) in my hand and add a couple of drops of Thieves oil and rub my hands together. Then I rub the oil onto the bottom of my feet and put socks on at night. I make sure I wash my hands with soap to get the oil off my hands because cinnamon is a warm oil and it can burn if it gets in you eye. If it does, do not try washing it out with water. Put a small amount of carrier oil in your eye to get it out with. 

The Thieves Household Cleaner is a must in my home. It is concentrated and you add two cap-fulls to a spray bottle with water. It goes a long way and cleans great. The kids love it because it fills the house with a wonderful cinnamon and lemon smell. I love it because it cleans well and isn't made with harmful ingredients that can ruin clothes or hurt the kids or myself if we breathe it. The little bottles of Thieves Spray are great for taking on trips because you can spray doorknobs, handles, etc. 

They came out with the Thieves Laundry Soap not long ago and it is my second favorite product. I have a front load washer and no matter what soap I used my clothes and towel just didn't smell that great after coming out of the dryer. since using this laundry soap they smell great no matter how long they are in the cabinet and even hanging in the bathroom after one use. It is a small container but it takes so little to do a load that it will wash 64 loads of clothes. You just need 1/4 of a lid. 

The dish soap has Thieves, Jade Lemon and Bergamont essential oils. Jade Lemon is one of my favorite oils! This dish soap cleans well and fills the room with a wonderful smell. No harmful ingredients getting on your hands or on your dishes. 

If you are trying to get away from harmful products you are probably trying to buy healthier foods. The fruits and veggies we buy tend to have pesticides on the outside of them. Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak and Spray are designed to safely and effectively wash produce with the cleaning power of Thieves essential oil blend. It works great. When I do a big grocery run I fill up a tub and put the Thieves Soak in it and add my produce to soak. Then I put them in the fridge ready to eat. I take the spray with me on trips so if we are out and about we can use that to clean our produce. 

One cleaning product I haven't put a picture of is the Thieves Foaming Hand Soap. I got the 3 pk and then bought the refill bottle. I keep one in each bathroom and one in the kitchen. When we go on trips I take one with me. It is easy for the kids to use in the bathroom and goes a long way to help save money. 

When it comes to my oral care it is Thieves all the way! It got tired of all the harmful ingredients in oral care products at the store. I was thrilled to find Thieves Aromabright Toothpaste. It has Thieves, Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils. It doesn't take a bunch and I think the taste is pretty good. It actually helps whiten your teeth. The Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash is a great thing to use after each time you brush. It floods your mouth with the ingredients to promote healthy teeth and gums. And what is oral care without a great dental floss? Thieves Dental Floss has the Thieves and Peppermint. 

So there you have it! I love my Thieves products so much. They have replaced so many harmful products in my home. If you are interested in learning more about them, please feel free to let me know. I love talking about them!!!

​Helping transform lives one day at a time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

10 Tips for Living Fit in a Busy Life

My friend, Nicole O'Dell has written a wonderful blog post about 10 tips for Living Fit in a Busy Life. I don't know about you but my life IS SUPER BUSY! Most people I know would say their lives are busy. And that tends to get in the way of them doing the things for themselves. They don't realize that we could better serve in the areas we are called to, be it a wife, mom, friend, employee, etc. if we make that time for ourselves. I read her article and just couldn't help asking her if I could share it with you. So here you go....

By Nicole O'Dell @ Fit and Busy Life

10 Tips for Living Fit in a Busy Life.....

I’ll be the first to admit that living fit is difficult when you’re smack dab in the middle of a busy life. You already know how busy I am. I have five kids still at home, a full-time job, church activities, grad school, book writing, blah, blah, blah. All the day’s minutes? They are used up. Your story may be different than mine, but I’m sure you feel no less busy than I do. So how do we find time to make things like working out and eating healthy food possible?

I’ve learned by trial and error how to prioritize fitness in a way that doesn’t make me feel guilty or selfish, and so it doesn’t get pushed aside in the hustle. By making it work, I feel healthy and invigorated, which translates into more productivity and better moods throughout the day. Everybody wins!​..........

Helping transform lives one day at a time.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day Transformation

Yesterday was Mother's Day and I have to tell you, I was so excited to take a new picture with my teens. Every year I love taking pictures with my kids but this year I wanted to take one so I could see my transformation. I've been taking a lot of those in the last month or so. The reason being I have been working on my transformation for a year now. Last year at this time I was at my highest non-pregnant weight. I decided enough was enough. No more yo-yo and no more feeling miserable.

I became a Beachbody coach a year ago this month and it changed my life in amazing ways. At that point I wasn't working out as consistently as I needed to be. I would skip days and sometimes weeks. I wasn't eating as healthy as I should, either. I was drinking my Shakeology maybe once or twice a week. I didn't LOVE it then. I wasn't taking time each day to work on my personal development. Little by little I made it a point to get my workout done, either in the morning or evening. But I hadn't put it on my list of must dos. I didn't have it on a schedule. I wasn't putting ME on the schedule. I didn't understand that I was important, too. I was trying to be everything for everyone else and there was nothing left for me. 

When I became a coach I started to think about what that meant to myself and to others. What kind of example was I going to set for those who KNEW I was a coach? WOW! That changed everything once that question hit my brain. I began working out on a regular basis. I started a program and finished it. I started another one right away and finished that one. I kept going. I added weight training programs to my routine. I started drinking my Shakeo every single day and loving it! I added food prep and meal planning to my weekends. I started reading some great personal development books to keep me on track. I started sharing what I was doing and feeling great about it. I began to go down in clothes size and a bit in weight. I started lifting more weights and feeling stronger. I began to transform on the inside, not just the outside. I became a happier person and a better wife and mom. After I put myself at the top of the list and did the things I needed to do so I would be the best me, I had plenty of energy and motivation left to help others and do the things I needed to do. 

Take a look at the pictures above. Can you see how much happier I am in this years photo? I don't hate walking by a mirror or large panes of glass on buildings. I feel strong and confident. I'm not at the end of my journey. I'm working daily on getting stronger. I'm working daily on replacing the fat on my body with muscle. I'm working on getting my nutrition even better. I'm working on getting all the chemicals and toxins out of our home. I'm working on becoming the best version of me that I can. 

I want to tell others that THEY CAN DO IT, TOO! You can reach your goals. It may take time, but if you don't start today then a year from now you will wish you had instead of putting it off. Join me on this fantastic journey of transforming lives, yours and others. It's one of the most rewarding things I've ever done, besides being a mom and helping shape those little ones into who they will become. 

Let me know if you are ready to take the steps to transform your life and if you have questions about doing that. I am here for you!!! Let's get this party started! 

~Helping transform lives one day at a time.