This is an exercise program that anyone can do. It was designed originally to help people with rehab. It is a right brain left brain program as well that helps your brain function. It also helps to cleanse your lymphatic symptoms.
There are several levels of workout including one for those who have more weight to lose and are recovering from surgery. You will love these work outs. Get them while they are on sale. You will not be sorry.
Here is a video showing one of her moves that helps to lower your blood sugar. It took me a few times to be able to do it, since it is using both your left and right brain.
Think about all the ways we think about food and how we talk about it. If we have unhealthy attitudes and problems with food, we often pass them on without meaning to. I recently read something that a young mother posted. She struggles with food and her perception of herself based on the numbers on the scale. She feels she has had breakthrough in that are this summer. I am thrilled she is moving beyond that. There are many prejudices you hear about these days. However, prejudice is not just about what color tone your skin is. There are all sorts of them around. People are prejudice against fat people. No all people, but there is a large segment that is and they may not even know it. This post is not about how people need to not be prejudice, but on how we allow their prejudice to affect us, specifically in the weight category.
The picture above is often talked about. “How to get your kids to eat vegetables”. “Why kids hate vegetables”. “How to sneak vegetables into your children’s diet”. When you hear people talk about children and vegetables, it is not usually a positive thing. This next picture is the opposite.
Now, lets talk about sweets, sugar, cakes and ice cream and children. “If you are good, you can have a doughnut”. Eat one more bite of those veggies and you can have dessert”. “You have been so good, would you like a treat?” Do you see the difference? Just in the way that we talk about food, we are sending messages to our children.
My niece and I were talking about this whole subject and I was relating a story to her. Someone was trying to tell me where a specific business was. I wanted to go there, but was not sure where on the long street FULL of businesses it was. They would ask me if I knew where this certain business is or that certain business. I did not know where any of them were. Then they asked if I knew where Sonny’s BBQ was. Now, THAT I did know!! Well, this place I wanted to go to was between Sonny’s and Burger King on that same side of the road. Now, I could drive right to the place. If we go on vacation to places we have been before, we often remind each other what places we want to eat at while we are there. Food plays a bigger part in our lives than we give it credit for.
We need to swap all of the above around. You are at the fair and you know your senses of smell and sight will be assaulted with all those foods that we look at as treats. How about before we get there, we decide, we will have one item of junk food or even two items. Then when we talk about them, especially to children, we can say, “We have been really good about eating healthy, so we will allow one unhealthy thing today.” Tell them that up front and let them choose their one unhealthy thing. We could even follow up with how we will have to drink some extra water when we get home and the next day to help wash the junk through. Don’t make the dessert a treat. On the other hand don’t use the withholding of it, as a punishment. “If you don’t finish your food, you won’t get dessert”.
Make dessert the rare thing. Make yummy healthy snacks together. Make fruit leather with a dehydrator. It is simple and easy and kids love it. Plus, if they get to help make it, they will love it even more. Dry apple rings and pieces. They taste good and are easy to grab and go. What about fruit and yogurt. It tastes good and if we talk about it like a treat, then it is special and they will want it. I love to cut up an apple and dip the pieces into peanut butter. I saw the cutest idea for Autumn. Someone took peeled oranges (they actually looked like little tangerines), and stuck a piece of celery in the middle and it looked like little pumpkins. Look on pinterest for healthy, but fun and cute ideas.
How about adult treats. Make a trail mix with healthy items like nuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and some raisins. Apple rings cut into smaller pieces work well in trail mix. Apple rings make a good snack for adults as well as children. Make chocolate coconut bark. It tastes delicious and you are getting healthy fat into your diet. Break it into bite size pieces or I have been making mine in these. They easily push out and I can open the fridge and grab one and pop it in my mouth.
Plan ahead. Think before you speak. Try and change the way we talk. Lets talk about all those wonderful summer veggies we can eat right out of the garden and how good they taste. I am always thrilled to be able to buy local produce and try new things. Try some new ways to cook them that will be fun. Make a fire in the back yard and cook over the fire. Talk about how they did things in the old days. Maybe dry some apple rings on a string in your kitchen. Find an orchard that doesn’t spray toxins all over the apples. Go and pick apples. That is so fun and then make applesauce (it is a breeze to make applesauce using one of these). Make dried apples, dip apples in homemade caramel sauce or peanut butter. What a treat and a fun one!!
What are some ways you can think of to change the way we look at and talk about foods?
I will be scrolling through my Facebook feed, or going to Pinterest to pin something and see these pictures of food that set me to drooling. I saw one today from a friend’s website (it is her recipe) and it made me want to make it and have it for supper. Her recipes taste DIVINE, but they are not too healthy. I went to the ingredient list of the recipe I saw today. It had Cheese-It crumbs in it. That right there was a big NO for me. I LOVE Cheese-Its, but they are not good for me. Plus, if I bought them to make the recipe, the rest of that box would call my name until they were gone. I know people on the GAPS diet and others who are trying so hard to lose weight and have cut way back on carbs. Then I see them post something to their blog or Facebook page that looks scrumptious, but is totally out of bounds for what they are trying to do.
We set ourselves up for failure. Why do we do that? I will admit that sometimes you can take those recipes and use real food in place of some of the “other items”. For some of the recipes, the “other items” are what calls my name. What can you do about it? Stay away! Scroll past those recipe pictures without stopping. Don’t go perusing the websites that are full of those recipes. Another way to help is to have a menu and make sure there are some delicious whole food dishes on there. Try some new things. There are a whole host of REAL FOOD bloggers that have recipes on their page all the time. Do you eat grain free? There are bunches of those types of bloggers. Do you eat Paleo? Find the Paleo bloggers. You can look at their pictures and know that there is a 99% chance it is healthy real food that is good for you.
This same set up for failure carries over into other areas of our life as well. How many times have you gone into a store, a thrift shop, or stopped at a garage sale and found that item that you NEEDED, that you never knew existed before you just saw it. :) Come on… be honest… Fess up! I have. I LOVE to go in thrift shops and I love to go to garage sales. I rarely go though because I take home things I do not need because they were a good deal.
We are going to be having a garage sale this next weekend. So, I am going through things. I have found so many things that got used once or were never used. They were cute, I thought I would use them, but I didn’t and now they are going in a garage sale. Some of these items I have had for years. I have held on to them through other purges. I am praying as I go through things that the Lord will help me let go of lots of things.
I am not a minimalist, nor do I want one of those tiny houses that are all the rage right now. I want to have space to have people over and not feel like we are on top of one another. I want to have things around me that I use and love. I would like to decorate with items that I will be using. I have my colanders hung on my wall. I love how they look and they are handy for me to grab and use. I have gone through half of my books. I have the other half to do yet. (See our For Sale page – tab is above) I just have TOO MUCH stuff and I need to pare way down. We are hoping to move in the near future and we are trying to be ready!
What are some ways you avoid the pitfall of wanting wrong food or buying things you don’t need? Please leave a comment below.
My friend, Susan Godfrey has gone through so much recently. She has kept such a great attitude, sweet spirit and has not complained. Their house burned partially down earlier this year and they have been living in a camper working on gutting and rebuilding their home. In the midst of that, her husband, Marty was diagnosed with a very aggressive leukemia. He has been going for chemo treatments and getting sick. He went into the hospital a week ago with a high fever. He ended up with bleeding in the brain and became non-responsive. He went home to be with the Lord this morning, leaving her a young widow with 2 special needs boys and no home. This is a fundraiser to help her with expenses. Lilla Rose sells hair jewelry that really works. If you order today or tomorrow, there is a sale going on. These make great gifts and you could buy ahead for Christmas, birthdays, etc.
All of my profits for this fundraiser will go to the Godfrey Family. Below is a link to order through. Be sure and use the party link to order so that they get credit.
There is so much to share with you. It will be worth your while to read all the way to the bottom!! First of all, Lilla Rose now offers international shipping!! I have several customers who have items sent to them via a friend or family member. Now, they can order their own!!! Along with that, Paypal is now a method of payment. I guess many European people prefer to use Paypal when buying items from the USA!!
New Items and I am IN LOVE!
Look at all the new items they have added!!! I am so excited and I REALLY LOVE the new blue one. Plus they are bringing back a Flexi of the Month from last year that was so popular. Little girls will love the ballet slipper. Lots of matching items so you can wear your hair jewelry as a set. I am SO excited… can you tell?