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A Little Motivation and Inspiration from Jillian Michaels

2 Jun

Losing it with Jillian

So this may not be my usual Wednesday post-this should be a long inspiring or advice article. However I just watched this earlier on Hulu and I can’t stop thinking about it. I actually took out my journal while I was watching it and wrote down the quotes that Jillian and others said and tips I saw during the show. This episode made me laugh and cry, it was truly an eye opener for me. I’m a pretty healthy person, granted I don’t train THIS hard but I am a tad on the health freak side. But my family usually isn’t. This show opened my eyes to how I should push them to be better, not just healthier but better in every area of their lives. One thought I had on my mind the whole time was to tell someone everyday (or better yet tell everyone you love EVERYDAY) “I believe in you-you can do anything you want and I will be here to support you.” I wish someone told me that everyday! Also as Jillian says “Why choose failure when success is an option?” Amen! I am not accepting failure as an option anymore. If it doesn’t work out it wasn’t meant to be, failure is when we give up and choose to bow out.

Lets make this a movement! Don’t choose failure, choose success! It IS possible! You can do anything you set your mind to! And tell someone you love today that they deserve better and they can achieve it! Assure them that you will be there for them every step of the way to support them.

God Bless!


The Best YouTube Videos to Help you get Healthier

21 May

So many people think that to be healthy you have to spend a lot of time or money to be healthy. That is simply just not the case! Today will be my first ‘Fun Friday’ post (every Friday I’ll post links to videos or other websites or something else fun and inspiring to start your weekend off right!) I hope these videos can teach you and inspire you to live a healthier life so you can be happier as well. And the best part is all of these videos are short and free so it goes to show that being healthy doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive!

I love this video because for the last week or so this is exactly what I’ve been doing every morning for breakfast! I love doing smoothies with fruit, soy milk, a little flax meal and Spirutein or Fruitein packets for vitamins, energy and protein. I have seriously noticed a HUGE difference in my energy levels, not to mention my weight, but in this case energy and nutrition were my first priorities with this one.

Of course I love Kandee Johnson so I have to put this up! I haven’t tried the hempshake but my best friend just ordered it so I will be trying it soon and I’ve done research on it and it is pretty nutritious and has a lot of good reviews. Also I just think Kandee is inspiring all around so I encourage you to watch her other videos too!

I love this video from pro-volleyball player & mom Gabby Reece! She has a lot of good healthy eating tips and make sure you watch till the end of the video because the last thing she says is a huge tip for healthy eating!

I LOVE Tara Stiles yoga videos! She also has a lot of videos on other healthy things so definitely check those out. She is very right when she says that yoga can help you lose weight, it has been helping me for the last few weeks and after this video you WILL be sore. Especially if you do a couple of her other yoga videos after it which I recommend you do to make a longer workout!

I also love Pilates in addition to yoga! Both will give you a great toning workout and make you feel so wonderful after. I really like Pop Pilates because she is very upbeat and really good at putting together a good workout that will help you see results! The best part is all of her workouts are under 10 minutes a piece and you will really feel them the next day!

I hope these videos will help you get healthier and become the best you possible!

Remember: Being healthy and happy first starts with your thoughts! So think positive, be as happy and grateful as you can for the many blessings you already have in your life and I promise you more will come and things will get better! Thinking positive is free and the best thing you could do for your health and happiness!

God Bless,
Miss Mikele!