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!



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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