Weekly Wellness: My before and after...

My not-so-typical before and after

I used to have the mindset of "When I lose the weight, I will be happy", "People will love me more when I lose the weight", "I will love myself when I lose the weight". Guess what guys? NOT TRUE. I went on a journey to find love for myself through weightloss. At the end of my 80lb weightloss journey I felt EXACTLY the same as I did 80lbs heavier. In my before photo...I see the missing spark in my eyes...something had to change. I had to work on my inner self in order for it to be reflected on the outside.

So this is where my journey inward began. My first step was taking my Yoga teacher training. This gave me the self-love, peace & power that I was missing. My Yoga practice gave me permission to love myself just as I am. This was huge! I then found myself craving more from this way of life. I found journaling, essential oils, crystals & cards...all the things you guys! I took personal development courses, mastermind groups, anything I could to dive deeper into this "self-love" way of life. Guess what happened?

I found a love for my imperfectly perfect self that I never thought was possible. My relationships are now better, my marriage is better, I am a better Mom, I am myself regardless of who is watching. I want this for you too friend. If you find yourself struggling with loving your imperfectly perfect self...I want to see you shine! I want you to feel the same way I do! 

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Sending you love and light


Weekly Wellness - The benefits of drinking enough water

The benefits of 
drinking enough water

Drinking enough water can be a challenge with the busy lifestyle many of us have. It may sometimes seem like we don't even have enough time to eat, never mind drinking half our body weight in oz or water each day, which is what many recommend. I am trying to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

I struggle with drinking enough water each day. I sometimes start to feel a headache coming on and I soon realize that I have drank ZERO ounces of water that day. Not drinking enough water can also cause dry skin, dehydration, fatigue, weakened immunity and more! I read somewhere in a book that we are not sick...we are thirsty!

Over my time of trying all the different way to trick my mind into drinking enough water I have found a couple ways that makes water interesting & doesn't spend a lot time or effort.

1. Carbonated water
I enjoy fizzy water. I personally have one of those carbonated beverage machines that allows me to make water fizzy and less boring. I will also add some flavor boost to it that I will explain in the next tip.

2. Essential Oils!
Who knew that water and oils do mix! I love adding a dash of Young Living dietary line of oils to my water (Remember oils are very concentrated and powerful!) You only need 1 drop in your glass of water. Mix it up and it tastes fabulous! My favorites are lemon, peppermint and orange. Also remember that not all oils are created equal...don't consume just any brand of essential oils! Young Living oils are approved for consumption.

3. A straw
Water tastes better out of a straw for me. I find I sip it more often throughout the day & I end up drinking more of it! I love stainless steel straws..they make the water taste colder (In my head, maybe). You're more likely to swallow more at a time when you drink from a straw compared to when you sip directly from the bottle. 

What are you favorite ways to drink water? Interested in learning more about Young Livings dietary line of essential oils? Click here to learn more or send me a message! I would love to connect with you!