“Wrinkles don’t make you look old, but a dull gray complexion and poor circulation can be very aging.” Dominique Loreau.
I am reading a new book. L’art de la SIMPLICITE’ How to Live more with Less. By Dominique Loreau
I love books about simplicity and making your like easier. These books are usually small and cute which makes me even more attracted to them.
It is important to me to be healthy and fit. I know that is when people look their best! I love how the women look after they finish when of my outdoor workouts. Happy, healthy and roses on their cheeks! All natural! Their hair is a mess and no make-up. Simplicity!
One more thing that I need to share! Dominique talks about buying quality and only what you love.
I needed to replace my old worn out Coach wallet. I loved it, it was small and cute but had gotten stretched out over the years. My credit cards were falling out. I have a larger Coach wallet but it is really too big for more purse and I don’t like to carry a heavy bag. I decided to buy a small beautiful Coach wallet that I will LOVE for years! It will be a safe vessel for my money. No more credit cards slipping out.
Check this out!
Are you ready for this?
I LOVE the inside Details!
Buy what you love, what you need, quality and simplicity.
First off it is always about HAIR!. 2 years ago I decided to stop highlighting my hair and go grey. I blogged about it. I joined a silver hair group. I interview others about going grey. My hair is dark with out much grey. Yesterday, I decided that I needed a little sunshine on my head and had my hair highlighted. I will need to resign from my silver hair group.
On to Amy Feeling Fabulous. Amy joined our 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Program. She was our A student. It began as A+ but she had a run in with a Justin’s Chocolate peanut butter treat and caved. Only, for the moment. She was back at it the next day!
She said that SHMEC is a great gift. She checks in daily to see if something is off. What did she do the day before?
Meet Amy Grossman…
Our next group is starting March 27th! How is your SHMEC? Is it time to Feel Fabulous? Do you have 7 days?
Do you have aches and pains that you think you just have to live with? Watch our video, Joyce turned things around quickly. “It is Miraculous!”
Joyce Plaza, 65 started working out with me during the summer. She was reluctant at the time because she had issues with her back. I told her about Foundation Training and how I finish every workout with Foundation Training. She also had aches and pains that she thought she would just need to deal with the rest of her life.
Joyce always considered herself a healthy eater. When she heard about the 7 Day program, she was all in. She wanted to raise the bar for herself.
Joyce just finished the 7 Day…Feel Fabulous Program. She is going to continue on for 30 days! Joyce’s SHMEC is in check! By the way, Joyce takes the best supplements on the planet!
Let’s start with the SHMEC check in. SLEEP, HUNGER, MOOD, ENERGY, CRAVINGS. My SHMEC is really pretty fabulous. My mood is off but I don’t think that is food related. I completed 30 days of NO GLUTEN, SUGAR or ALCOHOL. Since then, I have been very mindful not to have sugar or gluten. I am having one glass of red wine with my dinner.
Sounds great, Right?
I haven’t lost any weight and the goal was to feel better which I do. I am so grateful! I sleep through the night most nights which is truly amazing. My hot flashes are just about gone and no more burning mouth. My stomach is so much better. So long bloat! All the symptoms I wanted to eliminate with my 30 days.
During that time and since, I have been trying new grain free recipes. A lot of nuts and coconut oil which are great for you but high in calories. I know it was important at the time to try a different way of eating.
Now is the time to start tracking my food again. I know when I track my food I do better and I don’t overeat. I think twice about popping leftovers into my mouth. I won’t do it forever. I will see where it takes me. My goal is to lose 6 pounds by Easter. I have 6 weeks or so. I use My Fitness Pal app on my phone.
I am so grateful for my 7 DAY…Feel Fabulous group. The community helps me stay on track as well. It is not to late to join in. Click here for more information. Get Your Shmec in check.
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?
I posted in the 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Group about the importance of drinking water. It is such a simple thing to do. It is easy, just set the intention.
Note to self. Drink half your body weight in water. If you weigh 140 lbs you need to be drinking 70 oz of water daily. I know when I drink that amount I feel better.
Amy who is in the group posted that she drinks 6- 12 oz glasses a day. She puts 6 pennies in a pile and every time she drinks 12 oz she moves a penny and creates another pile. Great idea Amy! Look what I did today. Of course, a straw always adds to the Fun!
2 down…4 to go!
Would you like to be part of the 7 Day Feel…Fabulous Program? Click here for more info. You can turn things around in 7 days!
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!
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.
I slept through the night last night. What a blessing!
Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my sisters, Mom and Dad. We are celebrating Mom’s birthday which is Saturday. We are having a dinner then. Yesterday was just a sneak preview. Coming off my 30 Days of no gluten, sugar, alcohol I have decided to be very mindful of what I am eating and drinking.
My family all had wine with lunch and dessert. I had a wonderful time. I had a club soda with lemon and lime and coffee with no dessert. It didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. It feels like a HUGE Break through!
Last night with dinner, I enjoyed my glass of wine. AND I slept through the night. I know keeping in Balance is Key!
Remember SHMEC, your medical markers?
Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings
Do you feel off? Not sleeping, Cravings? Tired?
I have put together a 7 Day Jumpstart to feeling fabulous. NOW is the perfect time to start. You can change things around in a short period of time. I am here to help you along with Holistic Chef Ivone who will make sure you are eating delicious foods. It is So much more than Chicken breast and broccoli.
A few years ago, I would tell friends that I have lost the feeling of coziness in my life. I really wasn’t sure what that meant or what to do about it. I had lost the joy of doing simple things.
During my 30 Day Happiness Challenge with Little Bites of Joy, Andreea posted a photo of a book called The Cozy Life by Pia Edberg. “Rediscover the Joy of the Simple Things through the Danish Concept of Hygge. /HOO-gah/
“…the art of creating warmth, comfort, and well being through connection, treasuring the moment, and surrounding yourself with things you love.”
I love the book. There was one paragraph that really popped out at me.
A wonderful Book by Pia Edberg.
“The joy in the simple things, such as making a home-cooked meal, cleaning the house, planting our own herbs, or inviting someone over for tea has been removed because we perceive them as difficult and time-consuming. We need to pause once in a while, embrace the calm, and find joy in the small details, even the task that seem so mundane.”
I started to read the book at the end of my 30 days no gluten, no sugar, no alcohol. Perfect timing. I figured out my next step.
My goal now is to slow down, be mindful and enjoy! Embrace the Hygge!
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.