This workout triggers all body parts and is great for your cardiovascular.
Just 20 minutes a day give or take you will feel a difference.
Get up, get motivated and feel alive!
I am really sick and tired of the rumors that soy foods are bad for you. I know there’s a lot of hearsay about how it can cause hormonal imbalances, and not be good for you, but it takes one fool to make people believe a rumor. Let’s debunk this noise with some facts and science! I really want people to know truth. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask me I will get back with you.
Soy products include tofu, some vegetarian replacement foods such as veggie burgers and Veggie “meats”, soy milk and edamame. Also Tempeh, Natto (known to be a good blood thinner.) and miso, which are said to be considered the better of the soy products because they are fermented and no trypsin inhibitors are used. The fermentation process of soy may improve mineral absorption and may give rise to other beneficial compounds, but nothing’s been proven that this process is superior to unfermented where trypsin inhibitors are used. In fact soy foods in China and Japan have been unfermented for the last thousand years.
Much of the aggressive slander about soy comes from the imitation estrogen in Soy called isoflavones. These Isoflavones mimic estrogen in the body called phyto-estrogen. While soy does not have estrogens, the isoflavones in soy are estrogen-like, and soy can function like estrogen to alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause and reduce bone loss. Also the isoflavones are asscociated with lowering cancer rates among Asians who consumed more soy than any other culture.
Soy products are a great source of protein and calcium, and has been repeatedly studied for having substantial benefits. Studies done by the FDA in 1999 and 2005 found soy foods safe were good in staying off coronary heart disease and certain forms of cancer. They’re rich in Omega 3 and 6, which help the immune and cardiovascular systems and also support brain functionality. It’s been proven to lower cholesterol, as per a USDA study. Research shows that isoflavones prevent the onset of osteoporosis and may protect against various forms of cancer for both male and female. In 1995 soy protein was recognized for lowering cholesterol and in 1999 the US food and drug administration approved the claim. From 1991 to 2000 a US study with thousands of woman with results showed in four studies show that post diagnosis soy intake improves the prognosis in woman who have had breast cancer. And, no, it doesn’t do anything bad to your thyroid. Studies done by the National Institute of Health in 2006 have shown it doesn’t affect it at all.
And there are plenty of benefits for MEN too. DO not believe the ridiculous rumors that soy is not good for you. Please refer to the scientific research studies of Mark Messina. http://www.soyconnection.com/sites/default/files/soy-mens-health.pdf
Or, if you don’t feel like clicking, here’s a quick summary:
The way the isoflavones work is to attach themselves to estrogen receptors in the human body and actually keep estrogen levels low. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, hosts a highly respected medical journal called “Ferility and Sterility”. Recently they published an article and there was no evidence from the nine clinical studies done on humans that isoflavone exposure affected levels of estrogene in the male body. The studies also showed that the soy intake did not reduce sperm or semen parameters even at a higher intake levels. In fact there was a six month long study with couples that were having trouble conceiving proved men with a low sperm count to increase to normal and the couples were able to conceive. And if that wasn’t enough, research has shown that isoflavones prevent the onset of osteoporosis and may protect against various forms of cancer for both male and female.
Ten Great reasons to include soy for your kids
In conclusion PLEASE consider the totality of the scientific research with humans not rodents. And FYI soy is MUCH better for you than meat! It’s up to you if you want to eat soy all the time, but keep up with the studies and don’t believe every rumor you come across. Unless allergic, which is relatively rare, soyfoods are a great part of your diet.:) SO NOM IT UP!!
All of what you are about to read is a serious of non fictitious events in my life for the past several months. Everything you are about to read is all truth. Absolutely nothing is made up, even as crazy … Continue reading
Guys this is so good for you and its all too easy to make. The prep time is about ten minutes. The recipe can also be tweaked in various ways depending on your taste buds. Add some hot sauce for that.
1 can cooked Chickpeas
1/2 cup of carrots
1/2 chopped up red onions
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 tiny cut scallions
1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon of olive oil(optional I usually do not use it)
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
Some salt and pepper and any other spices you may want
DONE! It’s that simple!! Eat it all up.
You can also variate this by making it Italian – Use Italian spices and fresh grated parmesan cheese
****Added extra bonus I am giving you all a really cool healthy snack to make
1 can cooked Chickpeas drained well.
1 tablespoon of olive oil optional – I do not use it !! I will spray fat-free pam on
1/2 teaspoon of pepper or more depending on your taste
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/2 ground coriander
1/2 cayenne pepper
Bake at 400 for about 40 minutes until they are golden brown
If you want to make your crunchies cajun add chilli powder, some cajun seasonings and remove the coriander
Low fat – High Fiber and SOOO NOMMMY GOOD! ENJOY!!
So I went to call God to ask if he was man or woman, but the number I was given kept putting me on hold and transferring me .. Jeez .. go figure. Let me break it down for you fellas whether or not God is man , woman, neutral, or spirit, I want you all to know how hard us woman have it. In this post I am showing you it is not easy for us woman to get our sexy on. I want you all to have a healthy understanding how much us woman undergo. Allow me to bond you with us woman, providing you insight so you must love us with the understanding the strength we have.
Physically us woman have it so much harder. Seriously we have to work way harder with keeping our sexy fit body’s. I work my butt off exercising literally I do.. lol. A mans composition is naturally stronger. Most men on average have more muscle and bone mass therefore making it more challenging for woman to burn calories and get a slim tone shaped figure. So give us proper credit and bare with us. Also physically we have to go through menstrual cycle, child-bearing and menopause. Ok funny one here… ready for this one… There is really only one normal week of the month for a womans hormones so enjoy that week guys. A female bleeds one week, then she ovulates approximately one, then here is your normal week guys ..LOL. Come week four she is PMS’ing . That means premenstrual syndrome, which occurs the week before her period. PMS includes bloating, cramping, mood swings, weight gain and depression just to name a few. Yearly gyno exams UGHH!! Also child-bearing and menopause …. BLAHH !!! Do I even need to go there with you guys??.. LOL. You guys for one day seriously just pay attention to what we have to go through I bet you would relate a whole lot better.
Emotionally I know I can speak for most woman including myself we are way more sensitive creatures. A woman has a nurturing caring maternal instinct which gives her an overly loving innate sense. Listen to us. Give us attention. Empathize with us. It is not that hard. NEWS FLASH **** Emotionally if a womans needs are not filled she may stray away, unlike a male they can stay for any reason like a wild dog in the streets ..LOL Sorry to all you good loyal men. Had to… Woman can be very insecure with themselves. Guys it is your JOB to make the woman your interested in feel secure! End of story. If you want her to believe in you as Rihanna says make her feel like she is the only girl in the world.
Now the fun part starts. Here is where I wanna call God and have a long chat. Why is it that I and most woman have to go super duper beyond what men normally do to keep sexy? When men they just… well don’t have to put in half the effort. UGHHH. Nails, hairs, heels, do you know how much heels hurt?? .. Guys do not expect to get a fine YOUNGER woman if your rocking a U shape hair cut, all grey hairs, untamed hair all over your body and bad teeth . If we dye our hairs and maintain ourselves so why shouldn’t you? I whiten my teeth, floss and keep my dentist appointments . There is no such thing as AUTO FLOSS! LOL . Us woman stress over makeup, laser, waxing, tweezing, wrinkle creams, nowadays surgeries.. I shave everyday practically. You all wanna look for sexiness well heck so do us woman. So fellas put in effort and work it!!! We want a nicely groomed man too! Don’t you wonder why Channing Tatum is a huge star? He is FINE . Let me say that again F I N E! He manscapes, has great hygiene and takes care of himself all the way around. And he can shake his junk.. LOL
Right down to shopping we have to worry about sexy bras, underwear, purses, dresses, make up and so on.. You guys don’t really wear any lingerie … do you? I am not talking Halloween, but everyday life. Do not get me wrong I love to shop, but guys understand we have so much more we have to worry about. Everyday I take care of myself from moisturizing my skin, to washing my hair, finding the right makeup (even though I don’t wear much I like the natural look), down to keeping my teeth whitened. Hygiene is so important. A clean body and a healthy smile will help you feel more confident. That confidence gives you the will to spread your happy and smile for others.
I have to say bravo to all of the woman out there trying their best in this world and to the men who are respecting their woman. I want you guys to appreciate a good strong woman chances are she has been through so much. And to answer the question is God a Guy ??.. HMMM no way, but not sure why woman have it harder. I know one thing is for sure we are a lot stronger than we realize. I know my heart along with my strength makes me an unstoppable beautiful woman here to help most anyone.
This post was dedicated to a certain person who requested I write about this topic…
So many people say to me.. “Wow! Your how old?” lol… Not only do I look younger than I am, I act and feel it as well. If you wanna know my age feel free to comment.. I may tell ya. :p NOPE, NO surgeries at all! No doctors ever, I am all natural people!! What you see is what you get! I hide nothing, I am always honest, and try to add fun to peoples lives. I am going to so graciously share my fountain of youth with you. Together we will slow down our aging.. Come live a longer life with me:) Lets Go!!
I believe in my heart if you follow these 5 factors you will look and feel as young as me! I am going to give you my top five. There are more ways you can keep youthful, but these 5 work very well for me. I feel amazing all day energy as I beat fatigue. The very last thing I tell you is my biggest secret.
First, let me tell you having pet companionship is one of the most wonderful joys of all. Animals keep me smiling, laughing and decrease depression. I run, play, laugh, kiss and also share my foods with my furry friends . The joy is so genuine . Unconditional love from the animals as they do not know malice. The playfulness will keep you on your toes. There is nothing like sweet puppy kisses. I love, love, love doggies so much!! So much happiness in my heart with them in my life.
Second, find fun everyday hobbies or events that you like to do. Me, there really is not much I do not like. I am very open-minded. I am also very social for the most part and enjoy social gatherings with many different friends. One hobby I hold dear is music. I write, listen and dance to it very frequently. Examples of the events I engage in are; charity events, concerts, and obstacle runs. You can even do most of these with your children. This makes for great bonding experiences. As long as I am with friends laughing and smiling my stress level remains low.
Third, find NEW ventures to partake in. Similar to number two in a way, but take it a bit further out of your comfort zone. Be involved, make exciting life changes. Take photos, embrace memories, have exciting stories to tell. Learning an instrument, taking dance lessons, signing up for a language course, cooking new Nommy foods, and learning how to dive are all some prime examples of how being involved will make you feel young. Go on a wild date or two.. haha. Even if your in a relationship you should still be having those fun date nights with each other! These ventures should help decrease muscle tension in your body and you will feel more alive. Goof off, do something you were afraid to do and just pursue different things. It will keep you excited as you will have things to look forward to. I have done all of the above and it feels pretty damn good! I plan to continue on my path with exciting adventures.
Now you guys knew this was coming …. My fourth factor in my youthfulness, so powerful is diet and exercise. This is a no brainer for all you guys that know me. But know this exercising your mouth by smiling is super awesome. 🙂 I am always trying to make people smile. Exercising the rest of your body and eating smarter has so many benefits needless to say. Eat cleaner! Less butters, oils and creams! Craps that will make you feel drained.
Fifthly, my greatest share with you all is my water consumption!! YES! that is it!! My greatest fountain of youth revealed. Drink water! Some of the benefits from drinking plenty of water daily are; youthful beauty (including ski, hair and nails), regulation of a healthy body, and increased energy.
Drinking water gives you a natural beauty boost. Water will keep your skin clean as it flushes out the dirt that clogs the pours. The water consumption actually keeps your skin tight and toned as your cells are filled with water thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles, less flabby skin and a smoother look. Drinking water hydrates the cells of your hair and nails making them shiny and sexy as hell.
Another benefit of nomming on water is a healthy and detoxed body. Drink up guys do not get dehydrated. Dehydration can be mistaken for hunger. Drink up you feel less hungry because your full but also the feeling of hunger fades as you get hydrated. Also drinking water flushes your organs out detoxing you. As the toxins are flushed this helps prevent diseases. Also nomming on the wonderful drink lubricates your joints and prevents kidney stones.
And energy, ahh energy the thing I have so much of …Water aids in the building of muscles, weight loss, and burning of fat. Keeping hydrated also prevents fatigue. Oh and drinking water before bed when you had some Vodka or whatever your liquor of choice is helps to prevent a hangover. lol. DRINK A LOT OF WATER!!! Its a win win! Just do not chug it all in one sitting :p
On average you should drink minimum 6 glasses of water since you lose it so easily without exercise. You lose water daily just by breathing, average perspiration and urination. So in order to gain the most benefit I advise drinking more than the average recommended. Especially if you are active. I drink at least Ten bottles of water a day! There it is guys MY GREATEST secret for MY FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 🙂 … Enjoy
So easy and so good for you…
OK, get a cutting board out. Cut up any of your favorite veggies to your desired size. Usually the smaller you chop the faster it cooks. Use a wok or a big stir Fry pan and spray it with some Organic Pam. The Pam is not required. I normally use some spices. You can use which ever ones your taste buds like the best. I used some chili powder, black pepper and cayenne. You can use a stir fry sauce also. Be careful on the sauces you use. Read the ingredients . You do not want to use ones high in fat or sugars. I usually add some water and hot sauce. It has been said that hot sauce can speed up your metabolism too as it raises your body temperature . So why not add just a little even if your not a spicy kinda Nommer. lol .
I NEVER add extra oils. They add too much fat and give me stomach pains. UGHH I do not need that. If your an oil person I recommend only small amounts. Hence this is why I used a tad of the Pam.
I now chop up some tofu. (High in Protein) If you want you can add some egg whites for extra protein. This can be altered as desired.
Cook on low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Place on top of some cooked Multi grain rice. The whole grains help promote a healthy digestive system and they are high in fiber which helps you feel more full for as longer duration also. I have a rice cooker, but I am sure the rice you purchase will display cooking directions.
This meal is a perfect balance. While it gives you everything you need it’s also very tasty! I promise you will like it. Give it a try! Nom out!!!
I welcome your questions or feedback…
Holding onto resentment can be so unhealthy. These feelings can affect our lives in a unpleasant manner. I am going to give you guys my advise on releasing those feelings through my own experience.
I am about to get real personal as I take you on a quick emotional journey. I am a bit embarrassed to share some of this, but I’m opening up so you all can relate if you endure resentment of any kind. My purpose is to make you realize that when your feeling badly hurt you know you can heal. I share this to help everyone stay positive when they feel lost. Or when your down you will see things do get better. I promise you. Most of my posts are funny, but there is a time to be non humorous and it is now.
Recently I have experienced a great deal of resentment. After my divorce I was going through a terrible time emotionally. I wondered if I could even allow myself to love again. This was a 15 year relationship I was trying to get past. My husband pulled out of the marriage, but my heart was still very much in it as I considered marriage a life time commitment. It took almost about a year after my husband was gone, I felt like I was being rescued from a hurt, dark, confused time when a man came into my life and my heart was so warmly sparked again. I was able to feel love, express and give it once again. I thought my heart was closed to this. My emotions were perplexed, I was caught off guard and nervous because this came rather unexpected. Sadly, after about two years of trying to make that relationship work we came to a very bitter ending. I was torn to pieces. I gave him everything I could possibly think of including the idea of children as we even tried.. So when we just could not make it work I became very closed off, highly depressed and pretty much shut down with my own internal will or desire for love. Resentment had totally taken control over me.
As resentment consumed me I never knew I could cry so very much. The crying was for the 10-year-old me who couldn’t understand why her father never loved her. The tears kept pouring asking why my husband abandoned me in the marriage, and they intensified as I questioned how could my last lover hurt me so much.
As I cried and cried I knew I had a ridiculously loving heart. A heart I am so proud of because even though I have been so hurt it still remains so loving and pure. I called to God. I knew God was by my side giving me strength. Part of my strength is knowing what my tears tell me.. My tears show me I am a wonderful, caring woman. A woman who loved so much her heart was able to carry scars. If I never loved or cared I would not have these tears along with these feelings. I was so hurt rethinking and replaying …how could these men be so mean. Lies, betrayal and deceit, these men lost their concept of morality.. But their actions are not in my control. I knew these men were lying and it hurt so very much!! I could not cope with it. I knew with both of those relationships I had to let go. I was being severely trampled on and no one should be treated this way. They mistook my kind heart for being weak, took me for granted, did whatever they wanted for their own benefit while disregarding me as a loving woman by their side. (this abuse is another whole separate topic to touch one day) I knew that I would hurt without them, but I was hurting so much with them. None of that was easy for me. Many nights I prayed for my tears to lessen. I cry about my pain as well as these people. I have learned to forgive most people for the hurts they inflicted as holding that in doesn’t hurt anyone but myself. I know that God will deal with those people especially if they do not make right their wrongs with the ones they hurt. God will ask them “why”? I am talking about anyone on earth that wrongs others. I am not just talking specifically my past relationships, although I am sure the same will apply. I prayed for my heart to seek forgiveness. Do not get me wrong forgiveness is not a sign of weakness. Because you forgive does not mean your condoning the other persons actions. It is a way to close a door. It makes you the better person. I know I have hurt no one and when it is my time I will go out from this earth very proud of who I am!
I am very intuitive and feel I have somewhat of a sixth sense. Often I connect to others like myself. In the event I feel that the connection is choppy and some people need me in their lives for healing or guidance I believe God puts me there for a reason. Could it be I have helped these men? I know I have in many ways. I have always had that kind of helping personality, but it has become more prevalent as time moves on. So here I am placed to share my great healing message to all of you suffering from being hurt and carrying these powerful emotions of resentment. I know it’s not easy, but hang in there time will heal most. Very importantly I want you to express yourself in full, love yourself, gain strength and confidence. Talk about your feelings to friends. Know that it ‘s ok to be hurt. It shows your a loving person. Love yourself for it! Let your wounds turn to proud scars. Embrace that your stronger for what you have went through. Take everything as a learning experience.
When we forgive we can alleviate our resentment. It can be very unhealthy to hold in resentment. It may turn to anger, negativity and you could change how you look at life. I know the effects of resentment impacted my attitude. I had become very reserved and that’s not me. It can also affect your sleep patterns also which we all know is not healthy at all. I am not saying that you must let go and forgive someone who hurts you as soon as it happens. There are stages of emotions you will need to allow yourself to process. You let emotions of hurt, anger, and sadness all pass. Its natural. Then with some passing time you must turn it to God and let it off your chest. Or it will interrupt your life.. you won’t smile every day like you want. Let no one take your smile! Love is the very reason we are all here. Nothing or No one shall take that from your soul. 🙂 Love and you will be loved…
If anyone of you need me I will be here for you to express yourself… Help you to process your emotional stages and gain the strength to let go. Feel free to comment.
Let me start off by telling all of you I absolutely LOVE and ADORE animals. Hence, I am a vegetarian for 19 years now. Mostly for compassionate reasons, but also for my health too. I do not lecture my vegetarianism, but I will talk about it often when the subject permits. I am also open to having discussions about it with anyone of interest. One of the biggest reasons I am a vegetarian is because I do not believe in hurting animals. I do not agree with violence at all in general. I am against any type of violence. Anyone who truly knows me will tell you this. I am sensitive and want everyone safe. I do not even like contact sports for this reason. Sorry guys that practice them, be safe while you engage.
My goal on this earth is to help as many animals and people before my dying day. And I want anyone who thinks of me thereafter I make my exit to have an abundance of wonderful joyous memories in their heart touched by a smile. With that said I want as many people on this planet to love, cherish and enjoy animals. I have multiple jobs. One of them I am very passionate about is Pet Sitting. I believe humans as well as their furry children should be getting daily exercise.
Exercising with your pet is good for you and them as it enhances your health. It is hard to get motivated sometimes so put it in your head to get up and do it for the animal too. Even if you do not own your own pet you can always help out a friends animal or volunteer at a shelter to exercise one. So your dogs hyper and wants to play well giddy up! Feed on the energy of the animal instead of suppressing it. You have these animals in your life for special reasons. What your probably not realizing is that this exercise together is so good for your immune system, your cardiovascular system, your emotional state and you get to bond with your animals in the process. Happy animals rub off their happy energies to their surrounds.
Five things you can do with your dog to improve your health. A simple walk, agility training(dog obstacles), dance & and sing, fetch & chase, and that dreaded bath time.. LOL
Just by a 20 minute walk you can lower your blood pressure and reduce behavior problems in your dog.
Dancing and singing is always so much fun. While making your dog so happy giving them that attention they need your also burning calories, increasing stamina and building muscles. Create a routine where they go in between your legs and run around you. Also let them hear your happiness in your voice and they may even chime along. Such a great way to connect and bond. Sure to make you laugh and put a fat smile on your face. The only thing Fat that will look good on you is that smile!
Design or find an exercise your dog enjoys such as agility or obstacles. Train them to do them on repeat with commands using tone of voice, positive reinforcement and treats. Willow she really likes to jump and punch at the boxing bag . She watches me and then she is so smart she repeats what I do. She is so cute. I think that she actually considers herself a big dog. LOL
Fetch and chase at a park, the beach or your back yard is a fun way to get you both tired. Instead of just throwing the toy race your dog to retrieve it. This can also be done inside the house.
Here comes dreaded BATH DAY!! It is a must to have a clean doggy! Try to wash your pet once a week. Cleaning your dog makes them feel loved, gives them the attention they crave, they will shine and smell so good. They won’t look at you so thrilled during, but after wards they are so happy and usually burst with happy energies! You also work many muscles in your body while bathing them. You use a lot of core and you certainly are strengthening your back as your washing them.
Lets not forget about the kitties out there people! Pussys like attentions and to play too .. Just a few exercises for you and your beloved cat. You can run around the house with a laser pointer or flash light while the kitty chases it. You can also use these beams of light while you’re doing abs . Make your cat follow you on your crunch time . It will surly keep you both entertained. See who can get out of breath sooner. You can also tie a cat toy on a dumbbell . Use the dumbbells in various movements and stimulate the pussy. lol
At the end of the day the animals and you will be much happier and healthier. And then you can relax and enjoy some rest. Lay in the shade or catch some sun rays, but cherish and enjoy the time you have with them as life is so very short. Live it well, life it with Love…