Is God a Guy??

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

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Dying my hair because I have been getting grays for ten years now. The first one I named .. LOL

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NOTICE I AM NOT SMILING>>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.

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YUP! I use all of this and then some. Welcome to my world.

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.

– R

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Just took this picture today. It is not easy being me. LOL

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Be strong enough to kick evil in the face!

This post was dedicated to a certain person who requested I write about this topic…

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The Fountain of My Youth

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.

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Nothing Like sharing a whole pizza pie with one of your best buddies!

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.

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Listening and playing fun music is one of the greatest positive mood boosters

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.

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Getting goofy with my oh so favorite protein packed chocolate chip cookies.. Added bonus shown in the middle is PB & J sandwich cookies..

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picking out something to wear for a social event… trying to keep a straight face without a laugh. lol

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

– R

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Drink water!!! Lots and lots of water!! NOM some H20

Nommy -Licious Veggie Stir Fry – Low Fat, High in Protein & Fiber

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Fresh Veggies here included; Pepper, Broccoli (high in fiber), Zucchini, Tomatoes

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.

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Stir fry veggies chopped up with tofu, spices & mixed multi -grain rice. NOM NOM NOM!!

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…

– R

Experiencing Resentment – How to Release It

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!

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Crying is the souls proof your heart is amazing

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.

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Praying and giving all my stress to the lord. Asking to help me forgive the ones who have really hurt me deeply. Keep my heart so loving, how it was ultimately made

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God has given me wonderful friends that help me smile everyday and amazing things happen like seeing shooting stars together:)

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.

xxxxxo

– R

Exercising with Animals, the Benefits for You and Them

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LACY!!! One of my Besties!!! WARMS MY HEART & SOUL. SHE IS THE BEST!!! AND SHE EATS MORE THAN ME!! LOL

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.

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Animals can have a huge impact on our emotions. All smiles with love from Willow

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.

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Ready and anxious for their Walk!

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!

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Willow and I!! We are tight and we rock some Super Bass together!!

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

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Muhammad A – Willow! haha

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Playing Fetch and Chase. Happy dog rolling in the back ground.

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.

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Bath Tub Time! O NO!

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…

– R

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Getting some R & R together:)

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Sweet Old Samantha sleeping.

Protein Awareness and the Low Down on Isolates

This is the best way I can explain to you all in short about good proteins and the honest truth on isolates. There are so many protein products out now and so much misinformation on them. So many of these greedy butt big corporate companies scheming an scamming the quickest and cheapest way to make a buck. I’m here to protect you guys..lol.  I will go get my cape on.. lol.   😉 I am going to tell you that anything saying isolate on it stay free and clear. Hurry and run far far away from. I am also going to recommend per request by many of you guys some really good powders and bars I Nomm on daily.

Isolated protein is put in so many protein bars and powders then sold in most all health food stores.  But watch out Isolated proteins go through a harsh chemical process!! This is so not good for us. Please read all labels before you buy these products. Isolated proteins have been processed with heat and acid are processed to remove fat which then becomes overly processed and left damaged .  The healthy properties are removed and  it becomes nutritionally deficient, stripped from key amino acids and nutritional co -factors. Some even contain dangerous levels of  metals including arsenic and lead. YUCK, YUCK, YUCK – I WILL PASSS!

Protein isolate doesn’t have the alkalizing minerals that are needed to balance the acidity of the protein. This means that you should stay away from all whey isolate, hemp isolate, most all casein isolate (almost all casein) or  even soy isolate , anything that reads isolate. So many nasty cheap bars out there and powders that have isolates in the ingredients! Pay attention and read the labels I can not stress enough. These cheap crappy proteins will hurt your stomach and also give you bad gas. UGHH!! These are extremely acidifying. If you keep using them in large amounts unbalanced by alkalizing foods, you risk metabolic acidosis. In short metabolic acidosis is a condition in which the body produces to much acid and shutdowns. The kidneys can not take it and may shut down. This can be fatal. I know a lot about this because my dog is extremely diabetic.  So I have done a lot of research.  The metabolic acidosis also affects your muscle and bone tissues. Your calcium may deplete from your bone to aid this digestion as well as creates cellular congestion and increased vulnerability to degenerative disease. This increased vulnerability may lead to cancer.

Cancer cells do not survive in an alkaline environment. They simply die.  But they sure can thrive in an acidic environment. To sum it up for you what I’m getting at is that the protein isolates are adding to the build up of dreaded acidic environments in your body which in turn have great risk for cancer.

When you start to focus on a really great diet and as you increase your proteins more you need to take into consideration you should support it with more plant food.  NOM on more veggies guys you can not go wrong! Mostly all plant foods are alkalizing, that’s besides certain grains and some nuts and seeds.

I have touched on this is a previous blog post but again a good diet is a balanced diet! Which includes all the major building blocks like fats, proteins and carbs.  NOTE THIS – acidic and alkalizing foods must be balanced! To get the best quality proteins look for protein concentrate rather than isolates. Plant based protein powders is  what I highly recommend. The ones I ingest frequently I list for you below.  Of course you have to taste them to find what you like best. Trial and error like anything else.  But most of the organic and Raw  plant based proteins are the best. The Raw is awesome because it gives us energies and helps our digestive system work!

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Powders on my counter

Complete veggie Proteins that I use.

Here is a link of one
http://www.allproscience.com/61-complete-veggie-protein.html

Here is my most bought list for you guys;

Sun Warrior Protein Natural -Sun Warrior Protein Raw Vegan At 85% protein, Sun Warrior has the highest (non-soy) raw whole grain sprouted vegan protein content on the market. Great tasting with a silky smooth texture. Contains all 9 essential and non-essential amino acids in a perfectly balanced Amino Acid Profile. 98% to 99% digestion efficiency. Hypoallergenic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free.

Genuine Health – Vegan Proteins Natural Vanilla Flavor- Vegan proteins+ is simply the best-tasting complete vegan protein source. The 100% vegan formula is made from a perfect combination of 5 easy to digest protein sources: pea, cranberry, brown rice, alfalfa and hemp. BR Not a vegan or vegetarian? Maximize the performance of your current protein supplement by rotating it with Vegan proteins+. Leading health experts recommend rotating your protein supplement ( protein cycling ) every couple of weeks to avoid developing intolerances or mild allergies to your regular protein source. Vegan proteins+ does not contain artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives, corn, dairy, egg, wheat, soy, yeast or animal products. Vegan protein blend: pea protein isolate, sprouted brown rice protein concentrate, cranberry protein, alfalfa protein concentrate, organic hemp seed protein) *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent and disease. **26.1g of Vegan proteins+ protein blend provides 20g of dietary protein.

Biochem Sports 100% Vegan Protein Powder – Go vegan for vitality and fitness. Veganism has now become a way of life for more and more people across the world. For those of you who prefer vegan foods, Biochem Sports 100% Vegan Protein Powder is the way to go. It comes with highly digestible pea protein, organic hemp protein and cranberry protein that give you the health and goodness of vegan food all packed into one along with a yummy taste of vanilla. It’s an excellent source of protein and is lactose-, wheat- and gluten-free. Plus, it has no added sodium. Just for you: For anyone who desires additional protein in their daily diet. A Closer Look: Biochem Sports 100% Vegan Protein Powder also contains hemp, which is a valuable source of amino acid-rich complete protein that supplements your body to rejuvenate the muscle fibers. Dietary concerns: Free of yeast, wheat, soy, gluten, milk, preservatives, artificial color and artificial flavor. Usage: For Adults, mix two (2) scoops (36.5g) (1.28 oz.) with 1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz..)(354mL) of cold water or your favorite beverage. Stir briskly until it gets dissolved. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  (Shown in Picture Above)

Garden of Life Organic Raw Protein– Now you can unlock the nutritive power of living seeds and grains with RAW Protein from Garden of Life — a certified organic, raw, vegan protein powder. Featuring 14 raw and organic sprouts, RAW Protein is an excellent source of complete protein, providing 17 grams, or 35% of the Daily Value, plus all essential amino acids. RAW Protein contains Vitamin Code fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and supports digestive health and function with live protein-digesting enzymes and powerful probiotics. (Shown in Picture Above)

Vega Sport Performance Protein – is a broad spectrum formulation of synergistic, complementary plant-based ingredients, each chosen with a specific purpose in mind. Taken regularly in conjunction with exercise, Vega Sport Performance Protein will help strengthen, tone, repair and regenerate your body for improved health and performance.( Vega Brand Shown in Picture Above)

San Nutrition – Raw Fusion Vanilla Bean- Each scoop of Rawfusion contains 21 grams of a custom bio-fermented, allergen, GMO and animal free plant protein fusion designed for the maximum assimilation and absorption in the human body. Rawfusion comes from pea protein isolate, brown rice sprouted and artichoke protein concentrate swirled in the delicious omega fatty acid rich sunflower oil matrix. The Rawfusion amino acid profile contains over 4,500 mg of BCAA’s (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine) per 1 scoop and mimics that of whey/milk and is rich in glutamine. If you want to manage your weight, increase vitality, curb your appetite or simply want to add quality macro-nutrients to your diet… add Rawfusion Protein to your training table. You’ll be glad you did.

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Bars I nom on frequently

PROTEIN BARS
Vega Natural Plant-Based Protein Bars— A delicious, post-workout bar packed with 15 grams of complete, plant-based protein, Vega Sport Protein Bar is formulated to strengthen and regenerate muscles. Like Performance Protein, Vega Sport Protein Bars feature SaviSeeds, a rich, plant-based source of the amino acid tryptophan and Omega 3s. Enjoy Vega Sport Protein Bars after training or use it as a delicious protein-supplementing snack.

RAW REVOLUTION Organic Raw Food Bar– Raw, organic foods are closest to their natural state and are packed with nutrients; bars are a good source of fiber and protein bars are vegan and they do not contain gluten, wheat, corn, soy, trans fat, cholesterol or refined sugar. (Shown in Picture Above)

Pure Organic Pure Bar, Chocolate Brownie – Dark organic cocoa and walnuts with omega-3s and antioxidants. But we know, we had you at brownie. Vegan. Non-GMO Project, verified. USDA organic. Contains walnuts which naturally supply omega-3s. Certified gluten-free. Certified organic by Quality Assurance International

Organic Food Bar Protein Bar– 24 GRAMS OF PROTEIN Cold processed High energy 100% organic 100% Vegetarian Gluten free GMO Free Up to 100% Raw No preservatives, additives, salt, coatings, refined sugar, soy, peanuts or diary. Certified Kosher- (Shown in Picture Above)

Greens Plus Energy Bars, Amazon Chocolate– Greens Plus combines certified organic Green Foods with High-ORAC Superfruits, Dates, Almond Butter, Hemp protein and Honey to produce the only cold-processed, alkaline-forming, organic energy bar. The Organic Energy Bar delivers simple carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and biologically-complete protein to supply a steady stream of energy throughout the day. Perfect for athletes seeking an edge, students, travelers, and children of all ages. (Shown in Picture Above)

 

and then of course……… drum roll Please!!…..
My Protein Cookies– (Shown in Picture Above)-  see recipe page – lol

Feel better- Feel Alive! :))))))))

xxxxo

– R

Feeling Stressed and Why Working Out Helps

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Stress Relieving

So through my life lately I have been feeling so much stress. And so many of you feel stressed as well , so I know many of you can relate .. My life has taken a huge turn because I got divorced and I needed to make a new start. Unfortunately as touched on  somewhat in “my story” section the next long-term relationship ended sadly with betrayal, broken promises and a huge hurt heart for myself.  Again I tell you this because I want you all to know this does not come easy for me.  It is NOT easy for me to get motivated.  I push myself every single day!!!  I push through my pain!  I am my own motivator and if I can help you guys I will.  I am managing to pick up the pieces and focus my energies on helping others. I  invest my time caring for people from the heart as genuinely as I can. New starts are no picnic and dating doesn’t alleviate stress either. lol  Long story short I am re inventing my life, with that being said comes a lot of stress. I promise you all exercise will help!

I want to emphasize how great a role exercise plays into this stress for me. The exercise is very therapeutic . It provides an outlet into my emotions, allowing me to channel stress and relieve anxiety. Moreover as you engage in physical activity you decrease the levels of depression.  You do not have to run a marathon. lol  Much of my exercise routine involves circuit training. My routines consist of a variety of strength training combined with cardio. While I am training my brain secretes endorphins which promote a healthy exercise high.  New research studies have shown that by including strength training into your routine you increase your endorphin levels by more than 60 percent.  So to decrease your daily stress levels and help promote a trouble-free mind add more into your exercise routine than just cardio.  And by me saying add strength training to your routine doesn’t necessarily mean weights. You can do plyometrics and isometrics.  You can do these exercises anywhere. Plyometrics involves rapid and repeat stretching of your muscles and its designed to build strength, power and speed.  And an example of Plyo would be push ups.  Isometrics involved static contradiction of your muscles without any movement. And an example of Iso would be a simple squat or plank hold for 30 seconds or however long you wish to hold.

Research showed the number one thing to reduce mental stress and most medical issues is at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. The most common form of exercise was walking. I’ll take it! As long as you’re getting up and doing something makes me happy and proud.  Do not put your health at risk! You will be happy you did it. You will also feel much better about yourself . So what are you waiting for .. Gooo!

Better Dating Tips!

Lets have some fun.. I am here to help the people who have troubles with dates or in general making friends.  Or well I am here to just flat-out amuse some of you..lol This definitely will not be the first I write of this topic regardless  if I am in a relationship or not I will always try to give advise on love and relationships as I always have done for people my whole life. Many of you know I am an extremely goofy woman so do not take anything too serious I say, but take most of it into consideration.

Where on earth did class and morals go?  It’s beyond my comprehension how they are deteriorating. I am praying dear lord we get them back. Parents take more time with your children, teach and bond with them more. Teachers please try to fill the void when neglectful parents are uninvolved.

Being single I have tried to date, but find that I would rather just go out with my friends and meet people for many reasons.  One major reason is because I am pretty selective.  I’m not into the speed dating or the serial dating so they call it. lol Another reason could be that I am just not into meeting up with guys and feeling like I am under pressure. Many times these dates feel like job interviews . Blah ..soo exhausting,. Who wants that? I am sure some of you can relate.

So here goes my dating advise for now.  Let me touch on a word I think has been forgotten ..Courtship!!! Do you guys remember what that is? I feel like it has drifted away for some reason…ahem .. Internet dating, insecurities and lack of concern for others all are attributing factors for the dissipation of courtship. Some guys seriously need to practice the P’s  and Q’s of life .   Fellas and yes ladies you to pay attention! First of all guys do not expect a woman of with good morals and character to come to you first date. Guys make a plan, be a man and stick to it ! Simple. Can you take charge, plan something and don’t ask the female to come to your house. It it extremely tacky.

And as we continue on, the advise gets better for the  actual date day.  Hygiene is sooo important. I can not stress enough. Just in general everyday living. Please be clean, smell nice, have nicely groomed hair and NO DIRTY NAILS!! If you don’t own a toothbrush please go invest asap. Yellow teeth are very disgusting and your breath is going to be even worse! If you have a mullet please, please, please, please hire a friendly hairdresser. The neighborhood barber will do quite fine I am sure. NO mullets or patchy fuzz on your face.  The patchy hair looks messy and it doesn’t feel nice either! Trim your nails and I certainly do not wanna see dirty nails. Go get some good hand cleaner cause its a deal breaker for sure.  Makes you wonder where those finger have been. ewwww.. And I am not really sure why people wear fanny packs! I didn’t even know they still make them.. Way out of style and no longer in this decade of fashion so lets toss them.

I know most guys want a female to look all pretty so guys try equally and put forth some effort. NO tighty tight shirts, no buttons down with extra curly chest hair coming out. Looks like a bush ready to attack .  Like Donald trumps head. lol. Manscape guys really.. its gross.. If you insist on unbuttoning a few buttons if your fancy enough not to wear the tightly homo tank please shave your chest! It’s not 1979 . You are not John Travolta and they make good quality razors for this now! I shave 5 body parts and wax, thread and tweeze my face. So again let’s try to be sexy back!

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Nope . Not gonna happen!!

I touched a bunch on how you should and should not look. Now I will tell you guys some general rules. Please do not by any means think it is ok to get crazy drunk the first date. It conveys lack of self-control. It does not make a good first impression and could implicate you have a drinking problem. Do not try to get your date drunk either. Do not push drinks on top of her left and right. It’s a very uncomfortable feeling. I also get the impression you are expecting something. Having sex right away should not be what you want when you first meet someone. Have some pride and self-respect. You don’t know who you’re dealing with, where they have been and it’s just plan better when you are comfortable . Me personally,  here is a crazy SECRET I will tell you all if your still reading… wait for it, wait for it.. I DO NOT HAVE CASUAL SEX!! yep I said it!!  I think many people do, so I guess I am rare. I am not saying do or don’t . I am just saying I think you should not  be so quick to before you know the person  a bit. Me personally, I do not prefer it, nor like it, and I do not want that in my life right now.  I am praying for something wonderful to find his way to me.. Anyways back to the advise.. No pushing shots. Yuck A good woman will be turned off by this. Huge guys, HUGE,…. Do not get sloppy and try to grope on her. It is disgusting . Instantly I am wanting to leave . Are you that desperate that you have to man handle a woman. Go home and take a cold shower Jeez. No touching. Unless your date is giving you that vibe which at that point I wouldn’t want to anyways if I were you because if she s that easy she  is not worth it.

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Getting drunk is no excuse to grope!
Hands OFF! You Don’t Want No Drama

Very importantly when your on a date be yourself! Do not laugh at everything she says, do not be controlling and DO be a good listener. Be real, be funny and make conversation. Don’t be a drag and have nothing to say. Its awkward and lord is it boring. Do not kiss her butt, have your own identity because it will all eventually come out. Do not waste time it will only cause hurt and drama later on if there is more time spent together.  A Big No No- “A cheapskate” . GROSSSSS – Live a little, have a good time and don’t stress over the money. If you can not afford to go on a date then you have no business going period.

With the divorce rate up I am worried about people and relationships .  I am so worried about love lasting in our times and keeping romance alive. Guys if the date has gone well take it slow. Do not be pushy and do NOT stalk her. Do not cling to her or be annoying. You may get the nickname “Stage 5 Clinger” so beware ..lol. If your looking for love enter with caution, have patience and don’t push her away.  Invest the time with her and get to know her. Most likely if she wants you to invest more time she is worth every bit of the time and her heart will be special.  Communication is key to any healthy long lasting relationship. A woman that knows what she wants wont play games and neither should a man. Mature hearts will grow in love and the benefits of these feelings will be breath-taking..

– R