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Want results? Quit sabotaging yourself!

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If you’ve ever felt like your body just won’t cooperate with your weight loss efforts, take a second look at your refrigerator before blaming your genetics.  How much processed and sugary food is there compared to fresh and preservative-free options?  Each time we eat “food” that has little nutritional value and even worse, contains poisons that disrupt the body’s ability to function smoothly, we add stress.  Instead of being angry and frustrated, shouldn’t we actually be amazed and grateful that our bodies continue to work at all?

Give your body a break.  Start incorporating clean eating habits into your daily life, and you may just find that the weight will start dropping off without you having to try so hard!

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Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

A new study finds that farms could significantly reduce their use of pesticides without any adverse effects on production or profits.

Source: Reducing Agricultural Pesticides Has No Adverse Effects on Profits

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And who is worried that decreasing the use of pesticides will hurt their profits?  Big chemical companies (Dow), of course!  They’re not as concerned about the environmental pollution to the soil, or the food, or the farmers who work so closely with all the pesticides.  bones-1294357_640

Source: Organic Authority

Anyone bothered by the fact that Europe has much stricter standards regarding pesticide use than the US?  In fact, we’re the #2 top pesticide consuming country in the world.  It does affect our health, and the health of our children.  What’s more, the EPA just took a step backwards regarding Chlorpyrifos.

Source: Pesticide Action Network

We need to pay close attention to what’s going on, and not blindly trust our regulatory administrations to keep us safe.

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Mind over Heart

What we think, what we feel–  can absolutely affect our hearts

From Everyday Health:

Mind-Body Connection: How the Brain Can Protect the Heart

Related Links:

Mayo Clinic, “Broken Heart Syndrome”-> Click

Mental Health Daily, increase your BDNF level -> Click

“Miracle-Gro for the Brain: why increased exercise, omega-3, socializing/ decreased sugar, processed food/ and intermittent fasting matter->  Click

Isagenix is a no-compromise solution to maintain optimal brain and body health-> Click

What in the World is Undenatured Whey Protein (What are the Benefits)?

UnDeNatured way…. wait, WHAT?!  That’s a mouthful!  Why should I even care??

Source: What in the World is Undenatured Whey Protein (What are the Benefits)?

Women’s Excellence Now Offers Advanced Full-Body Composition Testing | Benzinga

Don’t assume size and weight tell the real story of your body’s health, ladies, COMPOSITION is what matters: % body fat, lean muscle and bone density determine functionality, such as energy and endurance

https://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/17/03/p9229062/womens-excellence-now-offers-advanced-full-body-composition-testing

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It’s not WHAT you want, it’s how BAD you want it!

Every decision is a balancing act:  Effort vs Reward.

Making the decision to change, to go down a difficult path, means your reasons to succeed have outweighed your excuses to fail.  I’m still struggling with this myself, but every step in the right direction makes my resolve stronger for the next time.

Decision Choose Change or Same Old Street

I’ve read several books and articles about highly successful people and there’s one overwhelmingly common element:  they WON’T give up, and they refuse to listen to even one million “No’s,” or one million voices saying “you’ll never succeed,” all they know is ‘try again’.

We can only be responsible for our own paths, our own results, our own successes or failures.  In the end, reaching your goal will be that much more meaningful because it wasn’t easy.  The day I literally made it to the top of this mountain, healthy enough to return to snow skiing at 53 years old, was the day I quit listening to my own voice that said “you’re too old and overweight to get back in shape.”  Now all I hear is “what’s next?!”

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The Woman I Want to Be

We are all works in progress…. how we turn out depends on who’s holding the brush

The Happy Woman Project

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I struggled to feel who I really am, all my life, because people tell me who they wanted me to be all my life. Obedient, virtuous, smart, hardworking, neat, as a kid; later on I was expected to be gracious, independent, demure and even submissive, not to my husband, but to all elders and figures of authority. I did as I was told most of my life, until I failed, then I was blamed, miserably, and I saw then, nobody really cared if you had been an angel before you fell.

I struggled to be obedient, when I saw that I had to bend the rules in order to be happy. I struggled to be respectful to elders, when they were mocking me; I struggled to be the submissive employee when my superiors usurped the credit I deserved. I even struggled to find my place in society, in religion, and…

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