Super Manic Monday

Today kicks off the re-launch of our Journey to Fit blog and new schedule.  We are super excited to bring lots of new things your way.

Today is also the beginning of relaunch my commitment to continuing to improve my health.  I had to take some time off for working out due to a surgery in March.  While my recovery was a little more longer than I expected, I’m now ready to refocus and challenge myself to reach some goals I’ve set for myself.

This week as I restart things, I’m challenging myself to walking 2 miles, 6 days this week.  3 days of yoga for 45 minutes each day and 3 days of working out with the weights.  I also want to reach my daily water intake goal of 100 ozs of water.

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Not only will we be bringing you more blog posting with tips, ideas, recipes, and more information but I will also be blogging about my journey to lose weight and reach my goals.  All of it.  The good, the bad, and the really ugly!  The struggles, the joys, and what I’m eating.

So follow the Journey to Fit.  Like us, follow us, share us, and check back often to see what’s new.  We look forward to sharing the journey with you.

Until next time, stop and smell the flowers, don’t let life flash before your eyes!

 

We are back!

Thank you to everyone for being patient during our little break.  I’ve dealt with my health “concerns”, recovered from surgery, and we are back now!  🙂

During our little break, we did a lot of soul searching, researching, and growing.  We’ve made a lot of changes and have lots of exciting plans.  I’m super excited about where things are going and can’t wait to share the journey with you.

Stay tuned……

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PLEXUS! Slim

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Features & Benefits

  • Safe and effective weight control
  • Helps regulate blood sugars
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Promotes beneficial cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Proven ingredients—including Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, Garcinia Cambogia—that address all areas of weight loss
  • No caffeine
  • No stimulants
  • No meal replacements
  • No shakes
  • Fast and easy
  • Saves you time
  • A simple solution combined with water to help you succeed

The Mechanics of Weight Loss

The body naturally stores fat. The most common areas are the stomach, thighs and buttocks. These excess fat stores contain toxins that cause havoc with our immune system. Ultimately this can lead to heart disease, diabetes, loss of energy, depression and many other debilitating conditions.

“Obesity in the U.S. is driving rising rates of diabetes and hypertension with stroke-causing conditions affecting almost 3 in 10 Americans. Excess weight increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions, according to the U. S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.” Bloomberg News, October 2008

When used as part of a daily hydration regimen (1 stick pack per day), Plexus Slim promotes:

  • Loss of weight and inches by burning fat, not muscle
  • Healthy blood sugar levels
  • Healthy cholesterol and lipid levels
  • Healthy willpower over food choices
  • Free radical scavenging (reduces oxidative stress)

Plexus Slim is:

  • Safe, non-stimulatory and non-thermogenic
  • Diabetic friendly

Product Active Ingredients

Leveraging the research and experience of one of the world’s largest natural ingredient compounder, Plexus Slim harnesses the beneficial essence of 2 plant extract concentrates, provides proven effectiveness in slimming and provides beauty benefits. Compounded using a proprietary process, Plexus Slim possesses a unique composition. Its effectiveness has been clinically proven.

The two principle active ingredients in Plexus Slim are derivatives of chlorogenic acid and oxypregnane steroidal glycoside. Among other mechanisms, these two ingredients provide:

Fat metabolism —Chlorogenic acids are one of the major classes of phenolic compounds. They are present in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. They largely occur conjugated with quinic acid as in chlorogenic acid.

Appetite management — Oxypregnane steroidal glycoside is a benign plant extract. Several varieties of the plant exist, however, one species in particular exhibits extraordinary appetite management qualities.

Chlorogenic Acid

The benefits of Chlorogenic acids to our health have been demonstrated in numerous scientific studies. The study by Richelle et al. confirms the anti-oxidant power of Chlorogenic acids. Furthermore, it shows that the anti-oxidant power is approximately twice as superior to that of dark chocolate. The works of Bandyopadhyay et al. and Jiang et al. equally confirm the benefits of Chlorogenic acids to our health. Studies have shown that caffeic acid possesses a strong anti-oxidant power, notably limiting the oxidation of lipids in the liver. The Chlorogenic acid in Plexus Slim is a particular and unique composition and is guaranteed free of cafestol and kahweol and other harmful elements.

Oxypregnane Steroidal Glycoside

The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that regulates certain metabolic processes and other activities of the autonomic nervous system. It synthesizes and secretes neuro-hormones, often called hypothalamic-releasing hormones, and these in turn stimulate or inhibit the secretion of pituitary hormones. Its basic function is to control body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, anger and circadian cycles (the body’s clock).

When food is consumed, blood sugar (glucose) levels increase, prompting the body to start sending signals to the brain that it is full. This causes the hypothalamus region of the brain to cease sending out signals that the body needs a further source of energy. Scientists in cooperation with the British company Phytopharm isolated a steroidal glycoside active ingredient they designated as P57. They discovered that the brain interprets the molecules in the chemical structure of P57 as molecules of glucose. This has the same effect on the hypothalamus as consuming large quantities of food.

The unique steroidal glycoside extract used in Plexus Slim is estimated to be 100,000 times more potent than glucose, so as soon as it is sensed by the hypothalamus, the body is ‘told’ that it is full, thus inhibiting overeating.

Warnings: Please consult a physician when starting this or any other dietary supplement program.

Available online at journeytofit.myplexusproducts.com in trial packs and monthly supplies.

 

Open letter to our fans…..

Dear Friends,

I am so excited.  As many of you know, I started Journey to Fit almost 2 years ago.  I have loved this journey.  There’s been lots of goals reached, weight loss, and just recently a first for the Journey to Fit team, pounds gained!

All of this started with It Works! Global, home of the Ultimate Body Applicator.  And yes, I still continue to use and support these products.  I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to give up my Greens and Wraps.

Then Dave and I were introduced to ViSalus.  Dave has had amazing results.  I love the idea of the 90 Day Challenge and have seen some results myself.  My overall health has improved and I really love how my sleep has improved.  My weight loss has slowed down and after lots of research and discussions, I have discovered the milk intake is too much for my system to take.  I was not very happy about this.  I will continue to use the shakes but I’m having to scale back the amount I am drinking.  Disappointed?  Yes but hey, it’s ok.  Dave is continuing with his journey and I will continue to support and encourage everyone to try it for themselves.  I firmly believe in their products and there’s a lot of amazing success stories out there.

So with all that being said, my focus with Journey to Fit is to provide everyone with support, knowledge, and products that will help support personal goals in health and wellness.  This is about helping people be healthy, lose weight, and overall live a healthy life.  Let’s be honest, as much as we would love for each product to work for everyone, that is not case.  Everyone’s body functions the same but different.  We have to use the right tools and information to support our body.

Many of you may think I have lost my mind, and that’s ok.  But my goal is to offer support and information to help people with weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.  I have recently been introduced to Plexus.  I did hours, and I do mean hours of research on this.  I purchased their trial pack to try.  I was thinking, “I have nothing to lose at this point.  I’ll try it and see if it’s really “that good” as I’ve been told.”  Well, let me tell you……this blows my mind!!  After 7 days, I’m down 3.5 inches and 5.8 pounds.  It is by far the easiest thing, I drink the Slim in the morning which is mixed with water and take an Accelerator.  That’s it.  That’s all I’ve done besides work out on my regular schedule.  This is something everyone needs to try.  It was first used for diabetics.  Results were so positive, they explored more options.  AND the best part, it’s all natural.  That got my attention right away.

10 Reasons to try the Plexus Products

  1. Proven Ingredients. The Plexus products contain Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chlorogenic Acid, Garcinia Cambogia, Whey Protein, Green Lipped Mussel, Aloe Vera, Bulgarian Rose extract, French Lavender extract, Grape Seed Extract—proven ingredients that address key areas of vitality and weight loss.
  2. Speeds Up Weight Loss and Overcomes Plateaus. Taken with Plexus Slim, Accelerator helps you lose weight quickly and overcome weight plateaus that you may experience in your quest to lose weight.
  3. Curbs Hunger and Cravings. Slim and 96 have been shown to reduce binge eating and to help increase your willpower over food.
  4. Boosts Metabolism and Suppresses Appetite. The ingredients in Accelerator—dark chocolate, green tea, and natural caffeine—boost metabolism, suppress appetite and accelerate healthy weight loss.
  5. Addresses Other Health Concerns. Plexus Slim has been shown to help regulate blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and lipid levels.
  6. Synergistic Benefits. The combination of ingredients in Slim and Accelerator work synergistically to help you lose more weight faster.
  7. Increase Energy. The green tea and natural caffeine in Accelerator kickstart your energy naturally.
  8. Detoxification. Plexus has developed products to help the body detoxify and cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract and arteries.
  9. Experience Pain Relief. FAST RELIEF will help you live happier, healthier, and pain free.
  10. Support Breast Health. Plexus offers products that give every woman an opportunity to look after her breast health in a loving, gentle and extremely effective manner.

Along this journey of helping others, I have found one of the biggest struggles people are facing is diabetes.  This health issue is growing fast and effecting people of all ages, even kids.  AND yes, Plexus IS safe for kids!!  As soon as I read success stories and talked to a few people who have experience such positive results, I wanted to share this product with people who are struggling with getting their diabetes under control.  Will this work for every single person out there?  Well, as much as I’d like to say yes, the answer is no.  BUT guess what.  You don’t know unless you try and think about how amazing it would be if YOU were one of the success stories.  There are different sample packets available so there is no commitment required to try the product.

Here’s our Plexus website; journeytofit.myplexusproducts.com

Go to it and check it out.  They have a lot of great products and I’m super excited to be trying a few of them.  But I’m more excited to be sharing these products with my family, friends, and current clients.  Plexus offers a 60 money back guarantee so you have nothing to lose when trying these products.  Oh, do you have a Health Savings Plan with your insurance?  Plexus may be covered!  Order a 7 day trial pack and see what happens.  I want everyone to try this.

I’m asking everyone to PLEASE go check out the website and let me know what questions you have about Plexus.  If you are struggling with weight loss or living healthy and you want to make a change, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, get in touch with me!!  There is NEVER any pressure to buy anything.  I want to see you reach your goals.  That is what is important to me.

We look forward to helping You reach YOUR goals!

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MIA…..just a little.

Well, we went a little MIA for the past week.  Not really, there’s been a lot going on.  We were dealing with some personal medical concerns last week and I really needed to spend my time focusing on doctors, research, and myself so we could make the right decision and move forward.  But no worries.  I took the last few days to relax, pamper myself a little, and take some time to refocus.

We will be back on regular schedule tomorrow and look forward to bringing everyone lots of continued information about health, wellness, and over all healthy living.

Back up!  Ready to roll!

Back up! Ready to roll!

Try-It Thursday – 2/7/13

I love a good smelling house.  I love walking in, taking a deep breath, and feeling at home.  You can set the mood in your home just by the scents.  Whether you are looking for a romantic feel, a relaxing and calming atmosphere, or fresh baked cookies or apple pie.  There are scents out there for everything.  I use to be a candle junkie.  There was always a candle burning somewhere in my house.  I still enjoy burning a good smelling candle but then I found Scentsy.  Now I find myself turning that warmer on every morning as soon as I get up.  I LOVE Scentsy.  You get amazing smells at a fraction of the cost AND since it’s a warmer, there are no flames.   They are much safer around kids and pets.  If you haven’t discovered it yet, I highly suggest checking it out here.

I have a few favorite scents but love to change things up.  I’ve recently discover simmering different spices on the stove top.  I can remember growing up, my mom use to do this often.  I’ve done the oranges and cinnamon, cloves, and a few others.  I love the strong scent this gives off but it’s not something I want to do everyday or all day long due to it being over an open flame.  However, I discover a new one and had to share.  I’m a little addicted to this one and it’s a good thing I don’t keep lemons in the house or this might be simmering everyday right now.

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Here’s what I use;

1 cup of water

2 sliced lemons

3 springs of fresh rosemary

2 teaspoons of vanilla

Within 5 minutes of simmering on the stove, the whole house smells amazing!!  I love it.  Now I just need to find a Scentsy scent like this……

Try-It and let us know what you think!