My Miracle Kid.

Thomas was too weak to breast feed. I pumped for 6 months.

My son Thomas is my miracle baby.  I have been wanting to blog about him but, have been resistant.  I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about dragging up the past, and I don’t want to come across as a victim of  my past. I will give you the short version.

Thomas was a full term baby. I had no idea of what we were heading into. I had a normal pregnancy, labor and delivery. At birth, Thomas was a bit blue and had a white patch on his eye, but no one seemed too alarmed about his condition. That night in the hospital, I woke up in the middle of the night, to find Thomas’ pediatrician standing over my bed. The Doctor told me that Thomas had a seizure and  he recommended transporting him to Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia.  While I laid in bed shaking, the team from CHOP took Thomas in an ambulance. I discharged myself from the hospital and got things situated for my other son. My husband Dan and I then drove down to the hospital.

Thomas spent the first 13 months of his life at CHOP. He had 11 surgeries during his stay. It was as if he came into the world 3/4 complete and the Doctors had to finish the process.  He came home on a ventilator with a team of nurses set up to help take care of him. Dan and I were also trained how to change his trach, suction him… etc.  It was a life changing year as you can imagine.

Sam has been an amazing brother. He taught Thomas to kink his ventilator hose to make funny noises!

Fast Forward to now. I wanted to write about health and the importance of taking care of yourself and your family.  Thomas is a special needs kid. I want to make sure that his health is optimized as much as I can. I am very concerned about his community. So many of his friends have health issues and are overweight.

Thomas loves pasta , macaroni and cheese, ice cream, chocolate milk.  These are treats for him. He would have spaghetti every day if on his own.

I make a brown rice pasta and give him a serving size along with meat sauce and vegetables. He begins each morning with a smoothie. I will add his probiotic, half of a frozen banana, maybe a few collard greens, and cocoa powder. You can hide a lot in chocolate. He also takes high quality supplements twice a day everyday. He reminds me that he needs his vitamins if I forget. Thomas knows the importance of being hydrated. He tells me when his urine is too dark. “Mom, I need to hydrate.” He goes to bed  basically the same time and gets up everyday at 5:50.

Thomas is an amazing human being. He is really very healthy! I have learned so much from him. He teaches me patience every day.

Thomas Loves a good parade!

Love Your Kids,

Mary

Eat Fruit!

 

I have cut back on fruit the past couple of years because of the sugar content. No longer! The key in all of this is to enjoy moderation.

I was on Instagram and came across Anthony William the Medical Medium’s post about grapes. Amazing how good there are for you! “Grapes have been called the “queen of fruits” due to being one of the most nutritious and medicinal foods available since ancient times.”

This morning I made a Mango Smoothie.

According to The Medical Medium, ‘Mangos are one of the most popular and nutritionally rich fruits in the world and are often referred to as “The King of the Fruits”. Mangos are an amazing source of vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex as well as health promoting flavonoids such as beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Mangos are a powerful anti-cancer food and are specifically known to help prevent lung, breast, colon, prostate, blood, and oral cancers. ”

Click below to read more!

Medical Medium and Mango.  

Let’s Be Healthy together. Would you like to join me in a 14 Day shake or two a Day along with taking high quality Pharmaceutical Grade Antioxidants and Minerals? You will feel a difference. Small Steps can make BIG changes.

Next group starts June 12th. Click here for more information and to sign up!

 

Aging Optional?

Did you see the video from yesterday about our 7 Day Program to feeling Fabulous?  LOOK at my face! Yikes!

It was a little concerning and hard to post. I am 62 and can do kick ass Burpees. I feel great and I have tons of energy. When I saw my face in the video yesterday, to be honest it set me back a bit.

I am in a great time of my life.  I created this blog a few years ago and I have people who don’t know me following me. I have women who are between 40 and 79 that get up on a Saturday morning, 23 degrees and windy to workout with me. I have people who join my nutritional program and give up grains, sugar and alcohol to feel better. I recommend the best supplements and they take them.

I have a wonderful supportive family.

I am very grateful for all of it. So what are a few wrinkles and aged spots? Embrace where you are in your life! I tell myself I am a natural beauty. I am going with that.

Would you like to join our 7 Day Program… FEEL FABULOUS?

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

Love,

Mary

“Keeper of the Keys.”

(Thomas likes to eat from the top down.)

I am in charge of the food in my house. I shop, cook and serve the food. There is a lot of power in that. As you know, I have basically gone no gluten, no sugar and now one glass of wine.  My family is mostly gluten and sugar free.

This morning I made Thomas his shake along with smoked salmon, goat cheese, ghee on the rosemary blender bread. He ate the whole thing. I could give him a bowl of cereal and he would eat that too. The smoked salmon is a much better choice for him.  Thomas has had so many medical issues in his life. His health and well being is very important to me. He takes the best supplements on the planet as well.

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

I have put together a 7 days…Feel Fabulous program with Holistic Chef Ivone. We have lots of great tips and recipes to share. We are creating a wonderful supportive community. Wouldn’t you like tons of energy and to be feeling fabulous?  It is not too late to join us. Click here for more info.

Champagne for Breakfast.

I made it! I did my 30 Days of No gluten, sugar or alcohol! Today, I can have champagne for breakfast.

You know what? I feel so good I am going to continue on a modified journey. I am not placing rules on myself.

Mindfulness is key.

This was my breakfast today. Grain Free Sugar Free Blender Bread with ghee. (recipe from Danielle Walker’s Celebration Book) Full Fat plain yogurt and apple sauteed in ghee. Along with Bulletproof coffee and the best supplements on the planet.

No Grains, No Sugar BREAD!

No Grains, No Sugar BREAD!

Happy Day!

Love,

Mary

Martini Powered PJ and Julia!

Today was a proud day for me.

My Dad took my advise and  embraced the Fit and Fabulous Nutrition Program! My niece Julia has been on the program for over a month.  She talks about how her stomach has never felt better now that she is completely off gluten. She also loves how the program has actually helped her save money.  It makes me happy that they are doing so well and I appreciate their trust in me.

Here is their stories! A fun video to film today!

I Love Katie Horner’s (another fabulous niece) art work in the background!

Thanks Mom for being our photographer!

Balance Your Hormones Day 11

Happy Health Hormones Day 11!

The NO sugar, gluten , alcohol 30 day program reduces the inflammation in your body. I have noticed  that I don’t have aches and pains that come and go for me in the past. Do you have issues with aches and pains?

Many people think this program is too hard.

What is the price of waking up achy every morning? Or not sleeping well?

I am eating really clean but I know I can’t possible get everything I need from my diet. It is so important to take a high quality pharmaceutical grade supplement to fill in any of the gaps in your diet. I am also including a liver support during the 30 days. Everything goes through the liver. I want mine to be supported, happy and working well!

Here are the  links to the supplements.

Multi vitamin

Liver Support

It is an investment in your health! You are worth it!

Love,

Mary

Fit and Fabulous Fat Burner!

SHMEC!

SHMEC!

Have you heard of it? It sounds like a swear word, some kind of smack down. Right?

According to Dr. Jonny Bowden,  SHMEC- ” the MOST POWERFUL BIO FEEDBACK SIGNALS that tell you how your body and brain are progressing during your metabolic upgrade.  Your metabolic upgrade is the process of changing into a FAT BURNER!

SHMEC stands for sleep, hunger, mood, energy, cravings.

Check in with your SHMEC daily. It will tell you whether you are burning fat or back to burning sugar.

If you are in Fat burning mode:

Sleep soundly through the night with no night sweats. (Menopausal women as well, decreased night sweats!)

Hunger will be at a minimum. You will have a feeling of emptiness not irritability, urgency, low blood sugar or a feeling of fogginess. You will be in a balanced state.

Mood will be stable. You will feel in control with more self confidence.

Energy will be consistent and abundant . You will develop a feeling of Lightness.

Cravings will be almost non-existent. You will be amazed that you can pass up on snacks that would have taken you down in the past.

Bonus Round…You will be losing Fat including that stubborn fat around the middle.

The BIG QUESTION! How do I become a FAT BURNER?

Start with the 7 day My Smart Start. It takes 7 days to change from a sugar burner to a fat burner! You can totally change your life in 7 days. I will  support you along the way. We also have a wonderful facebook community where we post and create a Fit and Fabulous Lifestyle together. You are not alone. Do you want to be healthy and fit in 2017?  I think it is time! Hang with healthy and fit people!

Your day will consist of 2 delicious smoothies, a protein bar, and a low-glycemic snack and a low-glycemic dinner.

Does a 7 day Smart Start sound right for you?

The Kit has  Non-GMO gluten free Protein shakes,  delicious Protein bars and the best supplements on the planet to get you started on your 7 days.

$138.00

$19.71 a day

buy now

Please contact me if you are out of the USA. I will set you up.

My typical client is a menopausal woman. This program will work for anyone. Here is a quick video with my nephew Mark. He has lost 10 lbs on the program! Energized and is running faster!!

 

 

Fit and Fabulous with Mark!

My target is market is menopausal women. To be honest my program is fabulous for just about anyone. My nephew Mark Harbaugh of UBS in Westfield, NJ is on my 28 day program starting with the 7 Day Smart Start. He has lost  10 pounds and has eliminated his cravings. Here is a short video with Mark!

. Details coming out soon for My January Fit and Fabulous Program. Click here to learn more about my Program!

Enjoy Your Holidays!

Love,

Mary

December’s Program

Each month I have been launching a 7 day jump start program leading into the 28 day Fit and Fabulous Program. This month I decided to do it differently. December is always a busy month for people. I encourage you to look at the 7 Day Program during the Holiday season. Start when you are ready!

This is what it looks like… a delicious balanced no sugar shake for breakfast and lunch.  Mid morning or mid afternoon will be time for a balanced protein bar with coconut oil for a handy snack. In the evening, make a simple dinner of Protein, Vegetables and maybe a little fruit. It is so important to take your supplements everyday twice a day!

Perfection! Lean Protein, Fruit and Vegetables

Perfection! Lean Protein, Fruit and Vegetables

I want this to be your last program! This is about maintaining a sustainable lifestyle.   I promise you this works. Make a commitment to yourself! Of course, I will be here to coach you along the way.

The Fit & Fabulous Program…Aging Optional is designed to help you:

  • Release excess weight
  • Reset your blood sugar
  • Increase your energy and improve sleep
  • Decrease inflammation
  • Support your immune system
  • Get rid of cravings
  • Balance your mood swings
  • Increase your fitness level

Does a 7 day Smart Start sound right for you?

The Kit has 2 meals, a snack and the best supplements on the planet to get you started.

$138.00

$19.71 a day

buy now

Please contact me if you are out of the USA. I will set you up.

 

“I have been on the Fit and Fabulous program for the 2nd week and am happy with my progress. The best part of the program is that I do not have food cravings, which has been the biggest barrier to losing weight and body fat.   Following the program, the shakes and bars are tasty and satisfying. The support I get from Mary, particularly the advice and tips she provides, increases my success. I am not doing this on my own.  Since last week, I have lost .9% body fat, in less than two weeks. Doesn’t sound like much, but it is significant for someone my age and most importantly, I feel good, and satisfied, on the program. I am looking forward to the next few weeks.” From Joyce, a Fit and Fabulous client!