Friday, January 15, 2016

It's my time.  


My harvest. 


Not in all areas of my life, but in one.  I say this to encourage you -  in your time of struggle, fog, stress, keep doing what is right in your heart.  

We all want a MORE BETTER DIFFERENT life, right?  

Mine was a 2 year......well 16 year journey that I would coward away from until 2 years ago.  TEARS, stress, doubt, fear, broken relationship.  

But HE put it in my heart and I FINALLY became obedient.

I am now in the season of harvest and it feels AMAZING!  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Survey the Damage

This first Monday morning of the new year I had to survey the damage. Scale and measuring tape tools ready to go.  WAIT - I should go to the bathroom first. That's better.  Here we goooooooo


It wasn't as bad as my mind had allowed me to think.  Only a few pounds more than the last time I looked. One inch here and a half inch there.  

The past few days I have been meditating on health, changes, vision, future. I realized that it is the mental damage that needed the survey and needs the recovery. You see, I have allowed myself to slip back into old habits. "It's okay to have a glass of wine".  Slowly they creep in. "It's the holidays, celebrate".  "wow I drank the whole bottle". GUILT. SHAME. GRIP. CRAVE. ESCAPE. NUMB. 

For some it's sugar. Over exercising. Carbs. Alcohol. Porn. Drugs. They are all the same. They ALL fulfill desires of the flesh and push out the greatness of the creator. We turn left and we should turn right. Run away and hide when we should kneel down and pray. Fill the void with things of this world, not with Him.  

Today my fast has begun. I don't want to crave anything more than I crave His light and glory. So I surrender what I want now for what I want most. 

Don't worry, I'am keeping an eye on the landscape of my flesh too. Hey, I am human.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

3 Tips to Defend your Immune System

It's that time of year where people are getting sick. 

Put on your armor with these 3 simple tips 

and defend your immune system.




1. Guard with Greens 

 Dark colored leafy greens are packed with antioxidants and a wide variety of phytonutrients to fight agenst infections. A fist full of spinach or kale in your protein shake is a great way to get them into your diet.  Mom always said to eat your veggies. Arbonne Essentials makes this easy, featuring a Greens Balance with its spectrum of proprietary color blends of whole fruit and vegetable powders — delivering antioxidants, phytonutrients and fiber you need to have a more balanced, healthier diet every day. Try 1 - 2 scoops daily divided in your protein shakes or water. Mom would be so happy. 30 servings/30-day supply.

2. Defend with Vitamin D + B 12


Spray Vitamin D + B12 Daily. Vitamin D is tough enough to get in the summer months with sunscreen use, but now that we are heading in doors, it's going to be a real challenge. Vitamin D helps your cells communicate so that you can best fight infection and disease. It is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because exposure to sunlight results in a series of biological processes that ultimately leads to the creation of vitamin D.  Vitamin B12 supports a number of criticalfunctions in the body, including supportof normal energy metabolism, which can contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It supports the normal functioning of the nervous system, cell division, and red blood cell formation. It’s found at significant levels in various types of meats and at lower levels in plants and vegetables. This means that individuals following a vegetarian diet maybe at risk of deficiency. 




  3. Protect with Protein.....and Pumpkin

Protein helps build lean muscle mass, improve fat burning capacity and keeps you satisfied between
means so you are not reaching for treats. You should have protein with each meal. Use the Arbonne vegan protein shake mix as a meal or a recovery shake after your favorite exercise. Adding pumpkin
promotes your health by contributing Vitamins A and C along with fiber and carotenoids to improve immunity. Greens Balance has pumpkin in it as well.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Organic Zucchini Salad

I find myself CRAVING this dish. Like I make it and mow down the entire bowl.  You can mix it up to suit your taste buds. It's just awesome.


Ingredients:
Use ORGANIC - If you don't know why, look at this
In a bowl, mix the following
1 raw Zucchini spiralized with a Veggeti 
10 +/- Cherry Tomatoes quartered
1/4 C chopped red onion
1 Can Chick Peas/Garbanzo Beans

Dress and Mix with:
1ts Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I get organic from Costco)
Lemon juice from about 1/2-1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

You can add so much to this:
Cilantro and Chili powder
Cucumbers
*You could saute this puppy with some garlic and eat it hot. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Top 5 Reasons you should not go to the store.

Consumers around the globe are shopping more and more online. Almost 50% of global internet users have purchased something online. There are many great reasons to turn your dollar to the internet.

1. It's Easy - 24x7 - you don't have to leave your house to get the things you want. No getting dressed or cleaning up to go face the world out there.  You can shop online 24x7. Great for the busy person.

2. Many companies offer a subscription for discounts program.  They are often for a small fee, but the savings far outweighs the expense. Often the more you spend, the more you save.

3. Share in the Revenue - above and beyond discounts, retailers have affiliate programs or offer income opportunities that PAY you for purchases and referring others.

4. Gas and Time - Yes those are a valuable resource in our world. It is faster and cheaper to order online than it is to get into your car, park, drive to and from, get stuck in traffic.

5. E-commerce helps society in that it helps reducing cost of products so less affluent people can also afford the products, and has enabled access to services and products to rural areas as well which are otherwise not available to them. *according to tutorialspoint.com

As an Independent Consultant with Arbonne International, I promote and utilize these benefits daily. 1. The Arbonne website is up and running 24x7 for me to shop.

2. Most of my clients benefit from the Preferred Client program (which is often free) for $20 annually. For that they get 20%-80% off their products.

3. I benefit from being paid for referring these products to people I know and meet.  I get a greater discount, monthly paycheck and tax benefits.

4. Arbonne's shipping facilities are Carbon Neutral and Green and Growing.

5. The quality of these products are high end and Swiss formulated. Botanically based, beauty, health and wellness. Vegan certified. Without the direct e-commerce distribution system, they would not be affordable for most.

If you don't know where to start, let me know and I will answer your questions.


Thursday, August 13, 2015

It's Hatch Time

A spicy way to end the day.

Check these out.....
 My Hatch Chicken Enchiladas

2-3 cups of shredded chicken. I took the leftovers from last nights Rotisserie Chicken.
1 - Package of Rudi's Gluten Free Spinach Tortillas or Guiltless Tortillas
1/2 C ish  Chopped Onion
4 Cloves Garlic Minced
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 1/2 C Roasted Green Chilies
1TS Cumin

If using dairy:
1/2C - 1C monterey Jack Cheese
1/2 C Crumbled Cotija Cheese

Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat Oven to 375

 Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onions are translucent.  Then add the chicken and sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper. 

Get a warm tortilla and fill with the chicken, garlic, onion mixture. Add about a tablespoon of cotija cheese.  Roll and place seam side down in a prepared casserole dish. Repeat.

Once filled with enchiladas, pour the Hatch sauce on top. Sprinkle remaining cheeses on top if desired. Heat in oven until cheese melts, or about 10 minutes.  There are many vegan cheese to use as an alternative.

For a complete 30 day clean eating program with support, menus and recipes, consider joining my next coached program.  For more information email me.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Arbonne Vegan Protein Bars

This is the basic recipe. 
You can modify and add to it, kinda like a meatloaf. Whatever is around, put it in there.

3-4 Cups Gluten Free Oatmeal or Rice Krispies

In separate bowl combine:
2 C Almond Butter
1.5 C Agave or Brown Rice Syrup
Microwave for 90 seconds and stir.

Pour warm ingredients over dry and mix.  Then roll into balls or spread out between parchment paper and cut into squares with pizza cutter. Put in fridge to firm up.

Some ideas to add in are pumpkin or sunflower seeds. A little course salt. Coconut flakes, coconut oil. so many ideas.