Each month I’ve been putting myself on different challenges. Last month I wanted to lose 18 pounds. I only lost 13. This month I bit off more than I could chew and instead of losing another 16 pounds I gained back 8 pounds. Now, you’re probably saying “Welcome to my life!” I’m telling you all this because I have come to the conclusion that being on such a strict diet, and eliminating entire food groups is just as detrimental to our health as eating only processed food.

At the beginning of the month I said that I would only eat protein and vegetables. Well that became very difficult for me because I was craving something sweet. Yes, I am a sweet-a-holic. Eliminating fruit was crazy.

My own program

So what do I do now. Now I think I’m going on my own program. It includes all food. I know that if I tell myself I can’t have something that is all I want. So my own program is this. I will eat anything I want, any time I want, but only one serving of it. I will smile when I eat an apple, and giggle when I eat some chocolate. I will not condemn myself for wanting taco chips. I will also have a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast instead of eggs all the time. I don’t want to see another cooked egg.

This morning I had 2 pieces of gluten-free french toast made with coconut milk topped with unsweetened apricot jam and it was wonderful.

When it comes to fitness. I’m not going to run a marathon or have rock hard abs.  But I will be walking and hiking more. I will also be lifting weights with some of my old Joyce Vedral books.

So I bit off more than I can chew, so now it’s time to swallow my pride and get to work on February’s Living Simple Challenge.




Have you ever taken a product or eaten a food that helped your body with boosts of endurance all day long with no spikes or dips? I take this product every morning before I work out and then again before I go to bed.

The product is ASEA. I cannot express how much love I have for a single product because it has helped me with so many things. Now that I am working out, I see a whole new side of this amazing product.

Not only does ASEA boost my endurance level, it also helps my muscles recover faster. I’ve been doing the Jillian Michael’s 30-Day Shred now for four  days. I’ve done this workout before only to quit after 2 days because my muscles were screaming in pain. It’s different now, my muscles aren’t screaming anymore. In fact when I finish the workout in the morning, I still have enough energy to get my other work done, throughout the day. Plus I look forward to doing it again.

When I did this workout last year, I thought I was going to die, after the first time. Now it’s a piece of cake.  I haven’t done anything this strenuous since I did this last year. I know it’s the ASEA working because I haven’t changed anything else from what I was doing last year at this time.


The old saying “No pain, No gain” means nothing anymore. Because I can see my body changing, and feel my muscles working but they aren’t in that painful state where it hurts every time I move. If you want to take your fitness to the next level and boost your endurance level, you really need to try the one-of-a-kind ASEA.

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Let’s face it, we would all love to have washboard abs. But some of us are just starting out get discouraged  looking at photos of men and women who have never had our type of health issues, or have had children. From my own experience I can tell you that you can get rid of Belly Fat once and for all, in 4 easy steps!

belly fat



Yeast, baking powder, and baking soda makes bread rise, it will do the same thing to your belly.

 Sugar: is a stimulant that causes our hormones to be unbalanced which makes fat storage easier. So every time you eat something that is sugar (this includes HFCS, and artificial sweeteners even powdered stevia) sweetened you are helping your fat storage system. So if you are in the menopausal state of life, or under stress, eating sugar will help you store more fat, especially in your belly!

Dairy: I know everyone; everywhere is touting the benefits of Greek yogurt, and how dairy is so good for you. Yes organic is always better. But if you are lactose intolerant, or allergic to dairy, you should not be ingesting dairy. Lactose intolerant people who eat dairy will have more belly fat than those who don’t because of the bloating that accompanies eating dairy. There are other ways to get the calcium you need without subjecting yourself to this form of abuse. (Kale: 205 mg per ½ cup; Chia Seeds: 300 mg per 1.5 oz; Bok Choy: 190 mg per ½ cup; Figs: 135 mg per 5 figs; White beans: 120 mg per ½ cup; Spinach: 99mg per ½ cup; Almonds: 93 mg per ¼ cup; Sesame Seeds: 51 mg per tablespoon)

Grains: Wheat is the worst because it has been genetically modified for over 40 years to have more gluten (protein) in it. This genetic manipulation has led to many people becoming gluten intolerant. Gluten bloats and causes the body to hold onto that fat. Try going off all grains: wheat, flours, oats, rice, and cornmeal: and anything made with them for 1 month and see what transforms in your body.


In order to flush the fat from our bodies we NEED WATER! If you’re not drinking half of your body weight in ounces of water daily, you will not lose weight. Water mobilizes fat. Plain and simple!


Sitting and dreaming of belly fat running away from your body will not make it so. Our bodies need to be in motion to get rid of the fat. The more muscle we have the more fat we burn. Find some form of exercise you like to do and keep doing it. I love lifting weights and doing insanity work outs. I work on my Abdominal muscles 6 days a week. The great benefit from doing this is that my back stopped hurting and I dropped 2 sizes in 6 weeks.

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