Well i must be on the soapiest soap box but i'm all about health/diet and exercise this month. Call it spring fever. call it wanting to fit into those NYC spring fashion week runway looks ( or more likely - desiring that feeling when you're skinny jeans glide over your hips again...)
I've been reading 'The Flat Belly Diet,' (see below) and 'Eat right 4 Your Type', which explains which foods to eat/avoid according to your blood type. Not surprisingly, almost all the foods for my type are the ones i love, and the foods i am to 'avoid,' are indeed the kinds that mysteriously end up on my love handles...in addition to these two books, i've checked out 'Why Mars and Venus Collide,' which explains how stress, yes just stress, can be the #1 culprit for tension and collision of the sexes. In this book, Dr. John Gray, Ph.D., recommends a morning shake for your brain-all the ingredients are abfab and delicious. He sells it as a powder mix from his site and you add the following ingredients-- goji berries, a few sliced apples (which raise the 'feel good' chemical oxytocin in womens' brains), pure cacao, ground flax seed, coconut, molasses, and almonds, (also a 'brain food'), a little water and ice. Have this shake replace your morning ritual of cereal and coffee...for one week...and watch the results--more energy, fewer hunger pains before lunch, alertness, and higher 'oxytocin' levels. watch the video on his website for tips on the differences in the shake for male and female version. yum! yeah brain food !
Directions/ Ingredients to add to your Shake:
Blend 2 Scoops of Shake mix with the following
Ice (about 1 cup)
6-8 oz. Purified Water
Small handful of Nuts (walnuts, almonds, brazil, or pine nuts/ raw and unsalted)
1TBLS. Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
1TBLS. Pure Cacao (organic chocolate nibs)
1 tsp. Black Strap Molasses
1-2 tsp. Maca Root
1/2 tsp. psyllium seed husk powder
Mix all ingredients together in a blender. ENJOY!
Monday, February 16
yes... i dont have a flat belly right now.. you too ?? and its been the bain of my existance...the one area i cannot seem to conquer. this book tells you ladies ( and dudes ) that yes ! you can work out and "eat right" all you want. but some people cannot shed that belly fat..because of your diet .. (you'll be surprised, things like tea and coffee can give you excess 'bloat' , groan ) . decades of health news has told us FAT IS BAD --FAT IS REALLY REALLY BAD ! but, as Liz Vaccariello will explain.. lots of fats are very, very good for you. To my surprise, I'd actually been avoiding just about all of the five 'good fatty' foods she recommends.. check it out ! its 30% off right now at Barnes and Noble. and the best part ? it does not require a work out routine, although recommends it for overall wellness. i am completely insprired and on the road to a No Bloat Belly.
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Tuesday, February 10
Commitment. I've lately been struggling with this subject. Actually all my life. And it wasn't until I took a long hard look at my history and hopes of the future that it occurred to me. I cannot commit (completely) -- to a job, to a career, a bath soap, a city, and until recently, a man. Is it possible in this fast paced and continuously "upgrade" obsessed world to truly be content? To be happy with oneself and position in life? You often hear the phrase, 'noone is ever really satisfied.' Perhaps that's part of it, always trying to improve oneself? But doesn't it just WEAR YOU OUT after a while ?!!!
I am a Sagittarius and encompass its qualities almost eerily to a T, for better and for worse. "Always seeking new adventure, a rolling stone, bores easily of the same..." As with everything, a little of this in ones life can be a positive... But having that "grass is always..." looming over yourself like a neon sign can drive you crazy. Literally. So, as a little prayer to myself, I have vowed to just try (I'm still panicky over the thought) to commit to some personal goals and ....gather more moss. I mean, it is green after all.
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Monday, February 2
i think so.. but that is neither here nor there, so the boyfriend , the big BF, i'll call him G.I. Joe... suggested my blog was looking a little... like a wal-mart so here is a non capital lettered shout out... im slowly dipping into the murky yet promising waters of.. t e a? .... now i have been a coffee, expresso bean, double, triple, pack on that caffeine -any -way -you- can-NOW- kinda gal.. but as the (cough) years wax on.. i'm learning about all the incredible attributes of tea and how it makes a body good. how could you resist? (theres even a 'tiramisu' flavored tea!) annnnd my latte craving crazies, a lot of cafes are making 'tea lattes'.. you'd almost not know the difference !! heres a nice blog on tea's. with LOTS more credible and scientific knowledge than anniemoxie could dole out. drink on.
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Sunday, February 1
cozy mittens? subway map wallets? a 40's style apron? the nimble fingers of my good friend has you covered. Stefanie designs and creates all of her own goodies in house, using only the best quality materials, impeccable taste, and love. (i truly think this woman is from another planet.. there is NOTHING she cannot do !!!) shop on her site or visit her blog, vamanos !!!
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