This one goes to anyone that has ever set a GOAL in their lives. Humans are stunning creatures and we can do anything that we set your minds to.
Sunday September 20th, 2015 was the day that I was able to accomplish one of my new GOALS. I made it across the 5K finish line within 60:00 minutes. I was very excited, and I felt accomplished for having finished and even more accomplished for finishing in such short amount of time. This was my first time walking/jogging a 5K. After accomplishing this DREAM of mine, I will start to train and set a new Goal for finishing my next 5K & 10K.
Thank you to everyone that has supported me through the continued Healthy Lifestyle road!
Let’s keep Achieving!!!
I was going to continue with my life changing, Healthier Eating story this month. Although I have an excellent treat for all of you. The beginnings of great motivation for all of you. From one of the ladies that I have been able teach, touch and INSPIRE!
Angelica’s Story begins like this… “In the beginning of this year I decided to make this the year of “ME”, I know that sounds selfish but in order to be able to be here in the future for my family I had to decide to make changes in my life. It is so much more convenient to continue to stay in the same routine with no care in the world and just take pills. But the pills only mask the problem and the problem continues to be a danger to my life. I just thought how stupid and selfish of me to continue not to care about my own health. I’m guaranteeing that my kids will not have me around when they are older if I keep going in this direction. So I decided ok I have to do this, I really have to do this. Mind you I have been on some sort of diet ALL my life since I was around 8 years old. Always wanting to be skinnier than I was only because my sisters were so skinny and I wonder why I wasn’t. In any case I know why I wasn’t, food has always been my crutch. Any time I feel sad, angry, upset, and happy or I feel like I need to reward myself, it’s always been my crutch turning to food for satisfaction. Big problem but we won’t tackle that subtext here, suffice it to say that it’s always been a negative relationship with food. So learning to develop a healthy relationship with food is not an easy road especially when you don’t have time. Food becomes a matter of convenience and easy fix. Well back to my point, since I decided this is the year of “ME” I looked to Herbalife Nutrition to kick start my lifestyle change. I’m not one to actually depend or want to depend on supplements. This I found though works for my current life style, I have very little time to focus on ME. I’m a working mom with all the responsibility that comes with the pressure at work and on top not only mom duties, house duties, financial responsibility, but also trying to make sure my kids do not follow my bad eating habits. There is a lot of pressure when you are trying not to negatively influence the future of your children. I have found that this program allows me the flexibility to focus on my eating habits as well as maintain my sanity since it is convenient I don’t have to take time away from my kids to do this. A set of quick and easy shakes, meals, and juices that can be made in no time. I know that I’m getting the nutrition I need along with limiting my calorie intake so that I can lose the weight. Remember it is as simple as calories IN need to be less than the calories you burn in a day so that you can lose the weight, burning through what your body has held on to for reserves. I’m not going to say that it has been easy or that I’m perfect at following the program exactly how it is meant to be, but it has enough flexibility so that those days that you fall prey to bad habits it is ok. No reason why you should give up, one meal at a time as my health-coach/sister says.
I am surprised daily to see the physical, rational, and positive changes that have occurred in only 7 months. Please comment below and aid me in Congratulating Angelica, a lovely working woman, mother of 3 adorable children, and a remarkable daughter and sister. For more inspiration check out FitTroopers.
As most of you know by now I have been doing a NEW Nutrition program which is my New life-style change. As with everything, I wanted to learn everything there was to know about the products and routine I was about to embark on. I studied, researched, asked questions to everyone I came across and my mentors (which have been very supportive). I have now been doing this New Lifestyle for 15 months…WOW, 15 months. I have lost over 40 inches from my entire body, gone down 5 dress sizes and lost over 50 LBS. I am very thankful for having been able to meet such great and amazing people along the way and to keep meeting more people who I am confident to motivate and help along the way. Just like I was given such boundless amounts of tools to help me along the way, I will pay it forward and share my story with the World.
I am going to start writing a blog monthly to give you some insight as to what I have been through when it comes to nutrition, fitness and motivation. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at FIt-Troopers Email. I welcome all comments and questions and I will do my best to get back to everyone in a timely manner. Only thing I ask is that the comments stay on the positive side Please.
I look forward to sharing my story with all of you and I pray that if there is more than one person that I can help or motivate from this because we all need help with motivation.
With love & Joy
Laura (AKA Missprissy)
Today I’m writing to you from the 💚 and sharing my story of many struggles with my weight And I hope this helps someone, if I am able to touch or motivate even just one person it will have been all worth it.
Over 10 years ago I was determined to be a stronger, healthier woman, I had been battling with my weight all of my life and even though I was active and was strongly motivated a lot of the things that I was doing was not getting me the results I wanted.
A gym trainer friend of mine must have seen my desperation and decided to train me at the gym 4-5 times a week from 3am to 5am for 3 years. The gym routine motivated me and gave me a chance to learn how to use the machines and I learned a lot from my trainer. What I did not learn is how to shed the weight that I really wanted to get rid of so badly. During this time I was building muscle and getting toned which was an enormous step in the right direction. This was he beginning of the search in trying to find something that would help me achieve the goals that I had set for myself. I have done what most of us have done, dieting, walking, calorie counting, portion control, etc.
It has been only 11 months and I have dropped 51+ lbs since I met my mentor, encouraging woman and outstanding friend Ivet and she has changed my life in ways that I will never be able to Thank her enough for. Without her guidance I know I would still be trying to find the “Magic” on how to loose my weight and attain my goals. This confident lady has taught me to achieve my goals and to be a more positive person, which has caused a domino effect in my life. I smile more, I am more active, I am truly happy for everyone I meet and come across. People that know me thank me for the motivation and the guidance and I am touched to see them achieve their goals and be happier with themselves. The lives I have been delighted to come across and transform influence and spread their love, examples, and motivation with the world.
Join Me, one meal at a time in this marvelous journey, achieve your goals, be motivated with your changes. Follow me on Instagram 💪
Dewy Skin is the New Trend. It looks pretty and makes most people look healthy and radiant. Very often, people with moist and oily skin are only able to take advantage of this look for a few minutes until their skin starts to look very glistening and shiny.
This is where Skin Mattifiers come in (mattifier will act as a an improvement to remove oiliness or shininess off the skin). Unlike powders, they block out oil and will not look cakey. Plus, the newest versions do so much more than just mattify. From skin care benefits to full-coverage with color, they’re fantastic multi-taskers.
Some of the “Best Mattifiers” on the market include:
➡️ Nivea Visage Control Shine Mattifying Gel Cream
➡️ Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer
➡️ Glo Minerals Protective Liquid Foundation Matter Finish II
➡️ Cover Girl Tru Magic Skin Perfector Mattifier
Some of my Favorites:
▶️ Cinema Secrets Foundation Primer
▶️ Mac Mattifier Gel
▶️ SmashBox Photofinish
💟 Benefits of using a Skin Mattifier include:
Creating a soft matte finish on your skin while helping reduce the shine and avoiding the need of over-powdering and blotting papers. The flawless skin and the prolonged wear of your foundation will keep you wanting more.
Some clients will experience:
Dryness after they take off their make-up: if this happens, make sure that they moisturize and do not use “mattifier” for daily wear.
Skin Irritation: If this happens, Salicylic Acid also aids in the soothing of the minor skin irritations.
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