Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bags and Boxes

I call snacks "bags and boxes" since most snacks are in them. What makes me mad about snacks is not only are they void of nutrients, but they don't even fill you up. It is very easy for you to eat chip after chip or pretzel after pretzel or cookie after cookie. To make matters worse, you are now training your taste buds to desire those things even more. Your best bet is to only snack on a handful of nuts/seeds for your 1st snack and fruit/veggies for your 2nd snack of the day or vice versa. Then you will start to train your taste buds to crave healthy snacks and a bonus is that you will really enjoy your meals even more.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Starbucks

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Interview with a Starbucks Manager.

Caramel Macchiato
Serving Size
16 fl. oz. -->

Amt Per Serving
Calories /Caffeine (mg) 150
240
Fat Calories/ Iron 0%
60
Total Fat (g)/ Calcium 35%
7
Saturated Fat/ (g) Vitamin C 0%
4.5
Trans Fat (g)/ Vitamin A 10%
0
Cholesterol (mg) /Protein (g) 10
25
Sodium (mg) /Sugars (g) 31
130
Total Carbohydrates (g) /Fiber (g) 0
34

Be very careful where you are getting your daily calories. Believe it or not some people drink most of their calories in sweet beverages which causes you to store fat like crazy. The manager of Starbucks said the above drink is the most popular. Make sure that if you meet up with friends at Starbucks you choose one of their healthier alternatives. It may not be their popular one, but you are not trying to win a popularity contest but a bikini contest(Now that was funny, I crack myself up).


Bootcamp Baby

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A sneak peak into our happy hour. Fitness is one of the best natural highs on the planet!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Help Me Help You

Hello, Hello
I want to know how I can serve you better. Post comments on your favorite videos and it will let me know which areas to dig into deeper. I know that sometimes you just want to read, listen and go but take a few seconds to leave a comment ( You will get to choose your own screen name). It is my goal to help with the fight on obesity and with your help it will be done one video at a time, one person at a time!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Buy a size 2

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The subconscious will assist you in what you plan for. If you keep buying the larger size clothes that are not your goal, you are telling the subconscious that you really do not plan to shrink your size. Your mouth, thoughts, actions and visuals have to all scream the same thing.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rachael Ray

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We are in a microwave society right now and fast is the word people are drawn to. It is a misconception that eating well takes longer to prepare or cook. It actually takes longer when you are eating junk because you never really feel satisfied and end up eating boxes of stuff. Then when your body starts to deteriorate you spend even more TIME sitting at the Doctors' office.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Kit Kat

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Just when you think you have seen or heard it all.................. you realize there's more. I am shocked at the radio commercial I heard today. Let me know if you heard this as well. Maybe I was dreaming (NOT).

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Baby Steps

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Baby steps are a joke! If you want big results then you had better take big actions. So many people want to do things the easy way. It is time for you to get serious and quit being a wus.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Yuck Power

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How do you turn yourself off on a bad food instead of being enticed by it? Can you do it over and over, day in and day out? Is it simple? Find out in the video.

Friday, April 18, 2008

On Vacation

I just wanted to let you guys know that since I am on vacation right now I will take a blog break until Monday. My philosophy is work hard, play hard. Check back on Monday bcs I have some really "sweet tips" to share with you all. Keep in mind that everything you learn is just information if you do nothing with it. It becomes revelation when you are ready to act. It's like a light bulb goes off and you "get it".

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Trap


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Many people get caught up in the trap of becoming creatures of habit. You never want to eat the same thing daily because it is simple or easy to grab. You never want to only do Jumping Jax everyday because you know how to do them. It is variety in foods that gives us the maximum benefit. It is the variety in exercises that causes the body to sculpt and the brain to not get bored. Get optimum health by adding variety.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Daily motivations

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Hearing or seeing something daily that pertains to our goals will help us to attain them. When something is out of sight it is surely out of mind. If someone is a crack addict, more than likely they were reminded to stay in front of that habit daily by who they hung around. That was a crazy, random example but you get the point.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Can you smell the roses

Take time to stop and smell the roses. Why is it important for you to take time daily to relax and do nothing? Because during complete silence you can think clearly, find out your purpose or realize your goals or just re-energize yourself. Many people have heard this suggestion before but because it sounds to simple to be beneficial, they just disregarded it. Start by deciding what time during each day you will promise yourself to devote 10 minutes a day to doing absolutely nothing in complete silence and then see for yourself the difference it makes.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Change

I heard Pastor Mike Murdoch say, "What you can tolerate, you will not change". I totally agree! If you can tolerate being in debt, you will not change it. If you can tolerate a job you do not like, you will not change it. If you can tolerate your kids being out of control, you will not change it. If you can tolerate people taking advantage of you, you will not change it. If you can tolerate being overweight or having a bad eating plan you will not change it. Never be scared to change for the better because it will be oh so worth it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Grocery tip

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Oh the deception! It just makes me upset that the food industry plays on buzz words and marketing to trick us into eating foods that are unhealthy and addictive. No wonder people are filling their pantries and refridgerators with what they think are acceptable foods but still are not losing weight. The good news is once you know what to look for, it will make shopping easier.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Winning the weight-loss game


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Everyone has a winning spirit inside of them. Unfortunately some people do not realize it. It is so easy to quit and what do you get at the end of the quitting game? Nothing. What do you get at the end of the winning game? Benefits. If you only stuck around for the benefits, you would not ever quit on something you desired. If you only knew how sweet victory was or how you were sooooo close to achieving your victory. Once you win at 1 thing you realize it was not even as hard as you imagined and you go for more. Choose today to not be your own worst enemy to allow yourself to talk yourself out of what you want/desire. You will win. You have won!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Sugar Shock


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I was addicted to sugar for years and I will NEVER be a slave to it again! People think the word addicted is too harsh, but the truth can hurt. If you feel like you have to eat or drink a certain thing every single day then you my friend are addicted. Sugar goes by many different names now and is in many foods and beverages. Be cautious and make healthy food choices that do not come with the many consequences as sugar.

SIDENOTE: Did you know that sugar feeds cancer?

Introduction

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Hello Everyone and welcome to the Gaining BEAUTY while losing BOOTY Blog!(UPDATE:R3 Fit Show as of 2010!!) Why do I choose to post and/or video daily as it relates to you reaching your most perfect, fit and beautiful self? Well I can attest personally to the fact of starting, stopping, starting, stopping when it comes to a fitness, eating or beauty regime. However, the good news is that by listening or reading something everyday that reminds you of the benefits of sticking with something you desire will eventually lead to a permanent change. Some people are at the point in their lives where they are ready for a change and some people need more motivation. Well it is my desire that I step up to the challenge and help any and all that allow me to.

Much love and God bless,

JOY

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