Tuesday, November 09, 2021

what's supp? 🥤 my daily supplements & vitamins

"what kind of vitamins and supplements do you take?"

you might have seen me before on instagram sippin from a solo cup in the mornings before i workout and maybe you've wondered what i'm drinking? that is my tasty cocktail of vitamins and supplements! i struggle to swallow pills, so i take a vitamin-supplement combo in a liquid form. (the vitamins/supplements come in powder and i mix with water) it has taken me years to find the combo that works for me but i have been taking this for nearly 2 years now and i'm loving it. 

every morning, after a cup of water and a cup of coffee, i change into workout clothes and mix up this powerful concoction. it tastes like fruit punch and has everything i need for overall optimal health!

here are the exact supplements and vitamins that i take daily:

1. Sulfurzyme supports overall wellness by bolstering your joints, aiding your immune system, and supporting normal metabolic function, circulation, and bone, hair, and skin health. it's a powder form- just mix with water- but also comes in capsules. 
Order here from Young Living: shorturl.at/qCKV3

2. Root'd Her Multi has 25 essential vitamins & minerals a woman's body needs every day with digestive probiotics, energizing organic superfoods & greens, PLUS hydrating electrolytes. gluten free, dairy free, caffiene free, soy free, vegetarian. powder form, mix with water, fizzes a little bit :) 
Order here from Root'd: https://rootd.com/products/women-s-multivitamin, also available at Sprouts and Whole Foods. 

3. Energize is a pre-workout drink formulated with key ingredients that are scientifically shown to increase energy and endurance, improve intense exercise performance, sharpen focus and reaction time, increase muscle power output, and delay exercise-induced muscle fatigue. Low-dose caffeine (from green tea and coffee bean extract), plus phytonutrient Quercetin. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. powder form, mix with water, tastes like gaterade only less chemically. 
Order here from Beachbody: shorturl.at/ghvL2

4. Hydrate scientifically shown to help support hydration during exercise, replace electrolytes lost during exercise, improve exercise performance, improve endurance, and increase fluid absorption during exercise. A balanced combination of sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium, and Quercetin. powder form, mix with water, tastes like gaterade only less chemically. 
Order here from Beachbody: shorturl.at/glpxU

5. Collagen (i like to take a collagen to keep my hair, skin, nails, and bones healthy. i definitely notice a difference when i take it consistently. these are the various kinds of collagen peptides i have taken and would recommend!)
-Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides: https://www.vitalproteins.com/products/collagen-peptides 


Shakeology contains so much nutrition your body craves—digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, all crucial to being healthy and feeling great. Formulated to help reduce cravings and support healthy weight loss, with 16g of protein for lean muscle support, 250mg of omega-3 from ALA, plus it has supergreens, superfruits, and adaptogens, and is gluten-free with 6g of fiber, and probiotics. protein powder, mix with ice water or your favorite milk. my favorite flavor is Cookies & Creamy Plant-Based Vegan and i mix with ice and water - it's nutritious, delicious, and substantial!  
Order here from Beachbody: shorturl.at/fAQT2

the most important thing to keep in mind is even when i take all the best supplements and vitamins, i can’t out-supplement a bad diet and lifestyle. consistency in our diets and lifestyles have the biggest impact on our physical, mental, and emotional health. 

other things i do to take care of myself that work with my daily supplements and vitamins: 
-exercise every day
-get plenty of fresh air and sunshine 
-sleep 7-9 hours every night
-drink 50-60 ounces of filtered water 
-limit/avoid added sugar, processed foods 
-keep an attitude of gratitude and joy :) 

🥤 here's to optimal health and abundant life! 

*i am not a doctor and i am not prescribing these supplements to you :) just sharing what i take and what works for me in case you're looking for new vitamins and supplements to add to your daily routine. please always do your own research to discover what works for you!

*some links included in this post support my business as a Beachbody Coach or a Young Living rep. thank you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

life around here lately: it's wild! God is good! 🤯

ME: "i know!!! it's wild!!! God is good!!!" 

if i was to run into you in person today and we briefly caught up on what's going on lately, i'd probably say, "it's wild!!! God is good!!" and here is why...

// 9TH AND 12TH. like what? how? my daughter is a SENIOR in high school and my son is a Freshman in high school. i know! it's wild!!! God is good. though i still have not figured out how to make time slow down, i think i'm getting the hang of making the most of every moment. the school year is off to a fun start. varsity cheer, college tours and applications, senior pictures, senior parties, driver's license, and lots of big kid stuff for my daughter. varsity basketball, pep band, high school activities and responsibilities, and lots of big kid stuff for my son. life around here lately is full. i'm here for it. fully present, fully engaged. i don't want to miss a moment. i fall asleep every night with a grateful heart. 

// I'M A RUNNER. apparently, lol. i started running in October of 2020. before my first run, i would have told you that i don't like running. but something that i do like is challenging myself. so when Beachbody released a running program on Beachbody On Demand, i just had to try it and prove to myself that i could. i was shocked that i actually liked running! it's wild!!! [like, what else do i maybe like that i am certain that i don't? seafood? driving a motorcycle? cake decorating???] having the trainer in my earbuds coaching me through the run was very helpful. i probably didn't like running before because i was doing it all wrong! i learned proper form and some different types of runs changed the game for me. now i love running and look forward to my run almost every day. for 20 minutes or so, it's just me and my prayers as the sun rises and my feet hit the pavement around my neighborhood. this quote really pumps me up:
“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
― John Bingham
this is also super motivational LOL: 

// I HAVE A THING FOR MEGAPHONES. as symbols for encouraging others. and i love leading other encouragers. so when the opportunity came up for me to COACH CHEERLEADING at my kids' school, it was an easy yes. it's not something i've ever done or dreamed of doing, but again, i'm down for a challenge! it's the perfect combination of things i love: biblical encouragement, athleticism, choreography, and school spirit. getting to pour into the hearts of middle and high school girls while teaching them cheerleading skills is something i feel like God has been preparing me for for a long time. i love it. probably one of my most favorite jobs ive ever had. yay friday night lights!!!    

// FUN FINDS. fun and worth mentioning:
- if you're into saving the landfills from excess clothing, Goodfair online thrift store: https://goodfair.com/collections/shop-women 
- if you're into "cultivating a healthy home" via cleanliness and tidiness, Jill Comes Clean: https://jillcomesclean.com/
- if you're into meaningful personalized gifts and supporting small business, Selah Creative Company: https://selah-signs.myshopify.com/ 
- if curbing anxiety is your thing, 5 Little Changes: https://www.imom.com/5-changes-lowered-mom-anxiety/

// PRAYER FOR 2021: Jeremiah 17:7-8
"My blessing is on those people who trust in me, who put their confidence in me.
They will be like a tree planted near a stream whose roots spread out toward the water.
It has nothing to fear when the heat comes. Its leaves are always green.
It has no need to be concerned in a year of drought. It does not stop bearing fruit."

and that about sums up what's going on around here lately! 
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