Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cherishable Mom

Hey all, just a quick note, as I'm finishing up with my move, and getting some last minute things done.  Since this blog is going to be primarily about health & fitness, I've created a more personal blog that incorporates all that I do.  Health & Fitness, my businesses and well, just ME!

It's called Cherishable Mom and remember, you can always follow me on FacebookPinterest and Twitter!!!

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Power of Juicing

Feeling fat, sick and nearly dead?  Well, that's the title of the documentary that I watched last week that focuses on the power of micronutrients in fruits and vegetables and has started a reboot revolution!  Joe Cross's film Fat Sick and Nearly Dead focuses on the power of health and weight loss through juice fasting.  A way of "rebooting" your body and your life.

I found it very down to earth, refreshing, and eye opening on how lax people are about their own health and well being.  They would sooner take tons of prescriptions and live obese than give up fast, fat, sugary, salty unhealthy food.  "Might as well die happy" I believe one them said.

Happy?  When your body begins to fight back by shutting down your kidneys and you end up on dialysis?  Happy?  When you have to find creative ways to wash yourself, get around or even dress?  Happy?  When you are reliant on friends and family because you can't do anything for yourself?  Yeah.. sounds like a happy life to me!

Others had the position that they had healthy family members that died of cancer.  What was their healthy?  Cancer doesn't discriminate, and I'm sorry, I personally would want my body healthy before trying to beat cancer.  Fat cells surely are not the cure!

Anyway, the hubs and I are going to be adding these power juices to our lives.  While we may not fast on "just juice", we both agree this is definitely a wonder way to get all the extra nutrients that come from fruits and vegetables in a single serving.

The website for this film also has a support group or as they call a "Juicing Community" at  Definitely, a film worth watching.  (Already watched it twice in a week!  lol)

A bonus for my readers...
Click HERE to download 25 healthy juice recipes!  I received this as a free gift and am sharing these tasty juicing recipes with all of you!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Got the New Year Blues?

Got the January blues?  The first few days and even weeks of taking on a new diet and lifestyle can get to you.  Many of us are going back to work after having time off for friends and family, and sometimes it's hard to get back into our routines.  Not only that, some have had weeks of indulging in foods they barely eat all year, and they've been on overload of not only the fatty, sweet, sugary foods, but most likely upped their intake of alcohol as well!

I know for myself, I traveled to Pennsylvania for two weeks for the Thanksgiving holiday, and traveled to Florida with the baby alone the weekend before Christmas.  So much traveling and time with the family and my hubby, and now, it's all back to basics.

I came across this article with some hope in "curing" those January blues.  It gives a great list of certain foods to make sure you incorporate in your diet, not only listing them, but getting to the heart of WHY these foods will work for you!

Check out the article here:  The January Blues Diet: What to Eat & Why

TGIF!!  Have a great weekend!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Resolve to Change - One Step at a Time

Well, it's the New Year, 2012, and on top of most people's resolution list... you guessed it... LOSE WEIGHT!

The biggest challenge that people find is that they try to go all out in January, majorly change their eating habits, join the gym, and try to make all these drastic changes to their life all at once.  This is why most fail at losing weight, because it's too much, too soon, and most get discouraged within the first two months of the year, and get that "screw this!" mentality.

Why not try making small changes?  Add them one step at a time.  Maybe resolve to start walking after your main meal each day.  Or start by switching soda to water.  The next week, try to get more veggies in your diet.  Taking small steps in changing your lifestyle not only make it easier to work into your day to day routine, small changes can stick better, and by summer/fall, all those small changes you've made, you can look back and see how much change you've actually made and stuck with.

Best of luck to all of you in this new year!!  You can do it and all it just takes one step at a time.  I leave you with this quote I posted on my FB page today....

“All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!”— Gary W. Goldstein