Hello Brave Stars!…I know , i know, when we think about working out , we think, hard, sweaty, miserable! Well i have news for you, becoming active has many more rewards than none!…With a society being so consumed with diabetes, cancer, obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure amongst other things, its imperative that we get active and healthy! Notice i didn’t say skinny:). Its about being healthy whatever that means for your body frame. But most importantly its about whats going on in the inside. We consume WAY to much, salt, fatty foods, fast foods, breads, sweets, fried foods , sodas, &snacks! Not enough, vegetables , fruits and exercise. And i myself have been guilty of that as well. But recently I’ve developed a new obsession with working out and eating VERY healthy and because of this i have lost 30 pounds and i have 20 more to go, and although I’ve been told i didn’t have to lose weight because of course by societies standards i was considered fine!..Even though My BMI was obese. But as long as i had a big butt, hips etc i was good by the standards of society! NOPE!!! i made the decision to change my eating habits, i began juicing whole vegetables and fruits, Cut out all sodas, (drink more water), fried foods, breads etc, and put myself on a schedule of workout regime. Now I’m not saying you cant eat these YUMMY foods in moderation cause you can. But moderation is key! 90% healthy 10 % pleasure:)!. Now i do not expect people to jump head first, so i will give you some pointers to start slow, as long as you start!:)…Part of my Organization is to empower you to be the best version of yourselves and this can not be done if i don’t encourage you inside out! So below is some Tips for kick starting your Fitness New you!…And i know y’all love sending me emails and tweets about your progress on everything else so this is not different…I want to hear from you and what new things you have implemented that are working for you!:)
Juicing:This is an amazing way to kick start your health regime….Its awesome for not only weight loss, but also for complexion and detoxing your body from the foods you consume daily.(did you know beef and pork amongst other foods take up to 7 days to digest!!! Just one of the reason’s you cant get that belly down!:)
Beginners juice: instead of jumping head first, you can do a juice for breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on what you feel is best , below is a couple of beginner ones i happened to use when i first started they don’t taste wonderful but they give you energy and are good for weight loss!
Apples – 2 medium (3″ dia) Cucumber – 1 cucumber (8-1/4″) Kale – 4 leaf (8-12″) Lemon – 1 fruit (2-1/8″ dia) Spinach – 2 cup Directions health benefits:Weightloss, A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting.Adding lemon juice to a beverage can help increase weight loss.One of the main benefits of using kale in your juice blends is that it provides a large nutritional punch with one of the fewest calorie counts per cup of any other vegetable.
Colon /Breast cancer Prevention:Kale is a rich source of organosulfur compounds, which is great at fighting many cancers, especially colon cancer. In other research, sulforaphane from Kale has been shown to have a more direct effect on cancer prevention, especially in colon cancer, inducing cancer cells to destroy themselves. This was seen in a recent study in which animals were genetically bred to develop intestinal polyps, a condition that leads to tumor formation. This group of animals was then fed sulforaphane and found to have higher rates of apoptosis (cell suicide) and smaller tumors that also grew more slowly than animals who received no sulforaphane.
Asthma help:Lemon juice assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma. Lemon, being a rich rich source of vitamin C, helps in dealing with respiratory disorders.
amongst other things
Dr. Oz’s Green Drink:Ingredients
Apples – 2 medium (3″ dia) Celery – 3 stalk, large (11″-12″ long) Cucumber – 1 cucumber (8-1/4″) Ginger – 1/2 thumb (1″ dia) Lemon (with rind) – 1/2 fruit (2-3/8″ dia)Lime (with rind) – 1 fruit (2″ dia)Parsley – 1 bunch
Spinach – 2 cup
Process all ingredients in a juicer, shake or stir and serve> if you dont have a juicer you can use a blender however it would have more pulp in the juice but i found it better , cause i felt like i was eating something lol! The pulp of the vegetables is where the nutrients lie!
Exercising: : You would want to do at least 30 mins of cardio(running, jogging, walking briskly, jump rope etc) anything to get your heart rate going…OH and sex is good also!!(safe sex of course) lol for the adults only!!! , after the first month you may want to put in some toning, like ab work out, etc, but i personally didn’t start toning until i saw the weight loss , because i surely wasn’t trying to tone up the fat that i wanted off!….Its important to get a good sweaty workout in, and to have a workout partner, mine was my best guy friend, he loves working out so going with him was good for me because i found myself having a lil competition with him mentally, i wanted to test myself and see if i would be able to do what he does in the gym! & it worked!..Now of course before you do any new lifestyle change, which is what i call it i don’t do fad diets, You want to go to a doctor and make sure everything is ok! especially if you are on medication! Again, i am not a doctor i am only sharing what has worked for me!!!So don’t you go trying to starve yourself and blame me for you being dizzy now!:))) Just playing but SERIOUS! HaHA. Now all jokes aside, i love being healthy and i want all my Brave stars to be healthy as well, its so much to be consumed with in the world we have got to take care of our bodies, mental state and emotional and spiritual being as well!.
Tips for Weightloss/Lifestyle change success!
Don’t compare your journey or results to anyone else’s, you are an individual and results vary. Just work hard, eat healthy and pace yourself, nothing worth achieving happens overnight:)
Stay positive: You wont see results immediately!! So dont look for them! Just know just like it takes time for a baby in a mothers wound to development so will your body, while its changing!:) Its a process, remember your changing old habits you have had for years, it takes time to detox it all!
Stay off the scale!!:results vary per week , dont get discouraged when the scale moves little to not at all!…set one day or maybe two a month to be able to check your progress! Remember inches count too!!
Ok Bravestars i look forward to seeing your results!! Once the website is completed i will be asking you to send me photos of your progress and i will be randomly picking for prizes!!!! Yes you all are winners so you deserve to be rewarded right!!:) Talk to you all soon!! Cyber Hugs!!!! B.Michavery/Founder
Websites for juicing Recipes: Juicing .com,, and of course Google!