Toxins Be Gone

As you may know, I’ve been on this healthy journey for sometime now. While on this journey, I have adopted the idea of detoxing every 3-4 months. I do not claim to be a health expert, but I do know it is highly important to rid your body of all of the bad toxins.

Since joining ItWorks, I have fallen in love with all of the products thus far! I normally do our 2-day detox. However, I didn’t want to wait 7-10 business days for shipping. Silly, I know!

Anywho, I tried this detox my uncle had recommended. It is called, The Cleaner. It is a 7 day detox. Must I remind you that ours is only two days. So, I had to brace myself for seven days.

*Takes deep breath

Below I listed the pros and cons for The Cleaner and which detox I recommend.

Pros

  • See results almost instantly
  • Cleans your entire body
  • Helps you go to the bathroom if you’re having trouble
  • It cost about $15 with tax included

Cons

  • The label does warn you about going to the bathroom. I ran to the toilet all 7 days to avoid crapping my pants (didn’t expect it to be that bad).
  • If you don’t drink enough water, you cramp ALOT! Imagine having menstrul cramps when it’s not that time of month…not fun! (And I was drinking a lot of water, I might add).
  • You have to take 8 pills a day! I hate taking pills and I had to take them for 7 days!
  • I felt low on energy. Im not sure if it was the detox or the lack of iron in my system.

Recommendation

I’m pretty sure you already know I’m going to recommend our 2-day detox cleanse. I absolutely love it!

  • There was no running home to get to the toilet to avoid a crapping accident. ✅
  • There were no cramping. ✅
  • There were no pills. ✅
  • There was not fatigue. ✅

It was smooth and easy going! I went to the bathroom when I had to and my results were amazing! Check the photo section to see them.

Overall, I recommend our detox. It’s very gential on your tummy and it gets the job done!


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Untold Regrets 

“OMG!” She said loudly. I almost spit out my coffee, due to how loud her voice was. “What’s the matter?” I said. Jessica just looked at me with this blank stare. “Hello! Jessie, what’s the matter?” I said. She looked at her hands and started to cry. Before I could ask her another question, she started to speak. “My life is over!” She cried. 

Jessica tends to be a tad bit dramatic at times. So, I never know how to respond to her cries for attention. “Why is your life over?” I said. “I hate this job and I’m too old to do anything else” she said as tears began to fall from her face. I was completely loss at this point. Jessica was the Vice President of Jones automotive company and she was making great money. I had the slightest idea what she could possibly cry about. 

“Ummm….you do realize you’re Vice President, right?” I asked. She wiped her tears and stared at me with this annoyed look on her face. “That pays the bills, it’s not what I wanted to do with my life” she said as tears fell down her face. Again, I was confused. “Where is this coming from?” I said. She lifted her head and proceeded to tell me why she felt this way. “I was sitting here organizing some paper work for a client and I got an email from my ex roommate in college. She invited me to her grand opening of her restaurant” she said. 

“Okay. What does that have to do with you” I said. Jessica took a deep breath and continued her story. “You see. Seven years ago we had plans to start our restaurant business. However, I decided not to pursue the idea, due to the failure rate of restaurants. I took the job with Jones automotive because I thought she would never or couldn’t open the restaurant” she said. “But, Jessie, you’ve done great with your life” I said. She rolled her eyes and proceeded to finish telling me her story. “Bethany, I enjoy my job. However, I don’t love what I do. I wish I would’ve took a step out on faith and started that business with her because, I wouldn’t have to live with the regret of what could’ve happened if I did” she said.

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Morale of the story. Never settle in life due to your fears of the unknown. If you don’t do the things you love in lie, you’ll always wonder what could’ve happened.

 Create the best damn life your future self will thank you for and don’t settle for less! 

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What do YOU VALUE?

I love Eric Thomas! He is such a great speaker and inspirational. I had to share with you the quote that was sent to bless my email this morning. It woke something up on the inside of me, and I hope it does the same for you! 

Your Values

There are those of you who say,

I want to be a millionaire!
I want to be the best at this company!

But your value system says,
You believe in sleep,
More than you believe in grinding.

Your value system says, 
You are a consumer,
And not a producer.

You’re spending more money than you’re making.
Why?
Because you’re a consumer,

You’re reading all the books,
You’re saying everything the books are saying,
But those books are not in alignment with your values.

If you’re going to go to the next level,
Your values are going to have to change.
Eric Thomas ~

A Few Ticks & Tricks

If you are anything like me, I used to hate working out! However, after several months, working out has become a part of my daily routine. I not only workout, but I do my best to eat right. Now, I do fall short some days, but that is okay. I do better the next day. I am going to outline my workout routine below and offer some suggestions on how to maximize your workout.

*Please note, I am not a personal trainer and what works for me, may not work for you.

My Workout Schedule:

  • Monday: 45minutes-1 hour cardio
  • Tuesday: 45 minutes of cardio, abs, and arms
  • Wednesday: 15 minutes of cardio, legs, and abs
  • Thursday: Rest day
  • Friday: All body workout
  • Saturday: Rest Day (depending on how my body feels)
  • Sunday: Rest Day

Tip 1: While at the gym, I do an incline of 5-9 (depending on the machine) to burn more calories. 

I have posted a few pictures below to show you a demonstration of what kind of ab and leg workouts I do.

Tip 2: Make sure you breathe when you are doing these exercises.

I’ll have more pictures and videos of my workout routines, and what I eat on the daily.

Tip 3: You can add weights to your ankles to challenge yourself as well.

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Motivational Monday

It’s Monday again!

Which is a great way to start your week of the right way. Whatever happened last week…FORGET ABOUT IT!

Do not let what happened last week or even yesterday interfere with today. Let today be the day you start fresh. Let today be the day you rock out your goals. Let today be the day you say YOU CAN AND YOU WILL!

Remember, it is not about what you did not do. It is about what you did do when things did not go as you planned. It’s about picking yourself up and dusting off your shoulders; get back to it.

Giving up or quitting should never be an option! I challenge you this week to do something you did not do last week to achieve your goal(s). If you failed to get up early…get up early tomorrow. Set your alarm clock so you do. If you failed to reach your sale goals last week…put in double the effort so you do this week. If you did not go to the gym…start working out at home this week. If you did not take time out to work on that story….carve out time in your planner to do so.

This week is all about recognizing where you could’ve done more, and maximizing your time this week. It’s about moving forward. So, I challenge you to move forward and rock out your goals!

Happy Monday!!!

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Fall Forward 

I wanted to do things differently today for Motivational Monday. Instead of me posting during the day, I wanted to post tonight. I figured it would be a great way for you to end your day!

I love Denzel Washington! He is very inspirational and his words of encouragement always find a way to get me together! 

I decided to share some inspiration from him with you today! Check it out below and let me know what you think. 

Fall forward.

Here’s what I mean: 

Reggie Jackson struck out 2,600 times in his career.

The most in the history of baseball. 

But you don’t hear about the strikeouts. 
People remember the home runs.

Fall forward.
Thomas Edison conducted 1,000 failed experiments. 
Did you know that? 

I didn’t know that,

Because #1,001 was the light bulb.

Fall forward.
Every failed experiment,
Is one step closer to success. 

You’ve got to take risks.
~ Denzel Washington ~

Happy Monday!!! 

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Can you be single and in a relationship?

I know I am not the only who had given their all when it came to a relationship. You probably felt like you had nothing after it ended.  I have been on this journey of self discovery for a while now, and I am sure I will be on this journey for the remainder of my life. However, I have learned a few things recently, and I would like to share that with you today.

I often lost myself when being in a committed relationship. When it ended I was angry. I was angry because I gave my all and I played into this false reality of a future with someone, that I put aside my wants and what made me happy to make my mate happy. In the end, I was left with a broken heart and confusion as to what I wanted out of life.

I made a vow. I vowed to never lose myself at the expense of a relationship. I vowed to never lose myself at the expense of the life challenges. I vowed to take full control of my life and what makes me happy.

As you know, I am in a committed relationship. I love my boyfriend dearly and we are working to build something great. However, I was detrimental to my relationship. I started focusing completely on him and our future that I forgot about me. Although, I pray we work, I do not know what the future holds. I have vowed to be okay with me whether or not we work. By becoming okay with me and the life I would like to create, I had to take a few steps back.

If you’re wondering how to remain single while being in a committed relationship, continue reading below.

  1. Do the same things you did while you were single: When you were single, you focused on what made you happy. You either started focusing on your health, fitness, and or career goals. You still do all of those things while being in a committed relationship. You just do not disrespect your relationship. Like, dating other people or cheating.
  2. Take time out for you: We can become obsessive with spending everyday with our mate. However, there is a such things as spending too much time with someone. Learn to be okay with being by yourself. Let your mate miss you sometimes.
  3. Focus on building yourself up: No relationship is perfect. We all go through things within our relationships. However, when you focus on building up yourself, you will not need anyone else to do it. For an example, say you got a new client or a promotion at work, and you tell your mate about it. If they do not react in the way that you would like them to, than you would be okay with that. Reason being, is because you have learned to be your own cheerleader.
  4. Learn to love you: When you learn the value of loving yourself and how to love yourself, you will attract the right kind of love in return. You will not tolerate someone within your space that does not love you in the way that you deserve. If your relationship ended for whatever reason, you would be okay. Yes, you would be hurt by it. However, you would not become angered by it.
  5. Crush your goals: Whatever goals you have for yourself, do not let them stop because you are in a committed relationship. You’ll be a much happier person when you are knocking out your personal goals and your relationship will overall be a lot healthier.

Those are some starter tips on how to remain single while being in a committed relationship. Again, no relationship is perfect. However, you do not want to lose yourself in the midst of your relationship. If your relationship ended for whatever reasons( I pray that it does not), you will be okay. You will be able to continue to move forward without having to feel like you’ve lost so much.

I want to know what you think about remaining single while being in a committed relationship. Leave your comments below!

 

 

 

Invent Yourself

As you know, I share some of my favorite daily inspirational quotes with you. Well, today is one of those days! When I say I love, love, love, love, love, love, love this quote lol. I love it!

I am pretty sure you get the point of how much I love this quote I am about to share with you. It is really important to work on yourself daily and to challenge yourself daily to become a better version of yourself each day that you live.

Check it out below:

Invent yourself,
And then reinvent yourself.
Don’t swim in the same slough.

Invent yourself,
And then reinvent yourself.
And stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

Invent yourself,
And then reinvent yourself.
Change your tone and shape so often,
That they can never categorize you.

Reinvigorate (to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize) yourself,
And accept what is,
But only on the terms,
That you have invented,
And reinvented.

Be self-taught,
And reinvent your life,
Because you must;

It is your life,
And its history,
And the present,
Belong only to,
You.

~ Charles Bukowski ~

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Ms. Intuition 

As a women, we have all been blessed with this thing called intuition. It’s a beast and if we learn to trust it, we can save ourselves a lot of heartache. 

I’ve come to a few conclusions over the past month or so. 

  1. Our intuition informs us when someone is no good for us.
  2. Our intuition informs us when we are not happy in a relationship.
  3. Our intuition informs us when we need to let go and move on. 

Here is the thing ladies. We ignore it. We often believe that we can make things better in our relationships…in our lives if we just stick with it. The truth is, we already know in our hearts that it’s not going to work, we are just not ready to face it. 

There comes a time in our lives where we have to suck up the tears, tuck away the hurt, and put on our big girl pants. We have to learn to accept things for the way they are, and learn to let go of the things that are hurting us. 

I know we’ve all loss someone this year or at some point in our lives. If lossing the people who we hold dear to our hearts has not taught us that life is way too short to live unhappy, than I don’t what else will. 

Sometimes, Ms. Intuition (that’s what I call her) challenges us. She pushes us to face our inner most hurt. And that is, “if I leave him, I’ll be alone”. That is, “what if I don’t find someone else like him”. Well, it’s better to be alone than to be in a situation that is causing you pain. It allows you to heal and move forward in your life. And, why the hell would you want another man that doesn’t value you? I’m sure if he appreciated you, Ms. Intuition wouldn’t be telling you, “it’s time to go”. 

Listen, your intuition is a gift from God. Learn to become intuned with her. Learn to trust her. Learn to trust God. I promise, it will save you a lot of heartache in the long run. 

Let me know what you think! Do you agree/disagree???

 Leave comments below 😊 

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Run After Your Destiny 

I have something inspirational to share with you guys today!! 

Check it out below: 

The danger of low expectations.

I would rather aim for the stars,
And not hit them,

Than to not aim at all.

I would rather go after it,

And not get it,

Than not go after it all.

I’d rather try and fail,

Than not try at all.

I don’t want to live with the idea,

Wondering what would have happened,

Had I done more with my life.

I’m going to go for it,

Come hell or high water,

I’m going after my destiny.

You gotta run after your destiny!

You can’t stroll after your destiny!

You can’t walk after your destiny!

You gotta RUN! 

                            ~ T.D. Jakes ~

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