A better Me

I have been starting to make changes in my life again to be healthier. I have been a bit lazy in recent times with everything going on so it is time to get back to it. First, I have a homemade toothpast. I did research and came up with my own mixture that has actually been remineralizing my teeth and minor cavities I had, as well as decrease the sensitivity. Not to mention it has whitened them from the commercial whitening paste I had been using for months. I can’t promise it works for everyone but it did work for me. Mine is a mix of coconut oil,baking soda, ground cloves, salt, powdered egg shell(heard it was the best way to get calcium over using a powder form), and a few drops of tea tree and peppermint essential oils. I just sort of blended everything together so I dont have exact measurements, I did fill up a small baby food jar with it.  I am going to see what happens after a month but I think I will need to get the rest of my family on board with it if it really does heal my cavities. 2 are noticeably healing(small holes and one was pretty deep), and I had dark sticky spots on two molars that are getting lighter as well. I wish I took pictures but i was too skeptical to believe it!

Second, I have been doing a 30 Day Ab and Squat Challenge.  I am on Day 14 and still going strong. My last challenge I failed after the first week. I have noticed some changes at this point and am feeling better about myself already.  It is an easy way to get into a routine and starts out easy for those who are out of shape like myself.

Next will be getting back to no-poo since I have stopped when my baby was born a year ago. I definitely notice the difference since my hair is a lot more frizzy as well as dandruff coming back.

Starting January I am going to attempt a 30 Day Whole Food challenge as well as another workout challenge.  I have a lot I want to do, I just need to keep my mind on it to follow through!

 

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Weight Loss

How many of you have tried to lose weight? How many have tried to lose weight after having a kid, or two, or three? Well I had my third son in September. I decided on my birthday (in October) that I was going to start getting back in shape. That fizzled out after I reached 150lbs. This is the heaviest I have been outside of pregnancy. So now as of this past Saturday, I have been trying to get fit again.

Weight: 150lbs
Waist: 34″
Hips: 39″

I have downloaded an app called MyFitnessPal ( I have an Android) to track my food and calorie intake. I use an app called Nexercise to track my activity and workouts. On Nexercise I also earn points every time I work out to redeem for gift cards or other items. Right now I have not really changed my diet, only how much I eat since I realized I was snacking. A lot. So I have cut that out. I do half hour work outs almost every day now along with breastfeeding my baby still. I use Nike+ Kinect Training for my workouts. It is for the Xbox 360. My experience in using it so far. I get sore to say the least. The workouts vary between what you want to do. I will try to update in my journey of getting fit though to see if using this game actually works. If nothing else it is fun and something I can do at home with my kid’s around. They like to copy what I am doing too so I have some support I guess you could say:)

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