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Personal Pleasure Party…

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No one else invited. Only yourself, your favorite toys, lube, and maybe a little porn for eye candy. Yes, I’m talking about masturbating; rewarding yourself with a good time. Stimulating masturbation is self-gratification. Who wouldn’t want to please themselves? No one knows your body as well as you should; so touching your clitoris for stimulation is a must. Our clitoris contains about 8,000 sensory nerve endings; 4,000 more than a male penis. Some women have problems with vaginal orgasm in sex. When we masturbate we’re learning what turns us on, and explore our fantasies. Read a great article on why women should masturbate more here.

This subject should no longer be hush-hush or make us feel shameful. Hey, you’re only taking care of your body’s needs, why feel guilty? “Everyone’s doing it”, maybe every man is too. If you’ve been busy this week and haven’t spent much alone time take some time to please yourself with Saturday sex.  I know I will.. wink.

For all my ladies not afraid to talk about masturbating, here’s a question for you. When you masturbate, do you prefer your hand or toy’s to assist with reaching your climax?

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How Not To Hit Or Yell During A Hostile Situation

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Ever hear the expression “Patience is a virtue”? This method can be challenging when you’re in a heated situation. The phrase tells us to gather our thoughts and pause before reacting. Frustration, desperation, evil thoughts, or dealing with an antagonizing individual requires deeper thoughts than the surface. During an agitated moment we overcome these obstacles by not letting the problem get the best of our character.  People will push our buttons, scream in our face, belittle our intelligence with insults, or put their hands on us. If we engage in this behavior we’re allowing the situation to get the best of us. Ultimately it puts us in danger.

Once I started practicing Yoga I’ve learned how to focus on my breathing. Yoga taught me to breath deeply when my heart rate is racing uncontrollably. I over came my struggles with anxiety.  Using this exercise brings stillness to my mind and calms a stressful situation for me. Focusing only on my breathing and not frustration really helps with walking away when I’m angry, listening to others without rebuttal, and taking control of the situation at hand. Yes, we all want to set people straight and give them a piece of our minds, but what does fighting accomplish?

Next time you’re dealing with negative gossip among co-workers, road rage, a disagreement with your life partner, or any difficult problem. Take a moment to breathe through it. Try counting to three when you inhale and exhale. Doing so will give you clarity and assist in making the right decision.

How do you overcome a hostile situation?

Wednesday Wellness

Pour It Up, Pour It Up!

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Happy Monday! Last week I cut out unnecessary foods. This week I want to focus on juicing every morning. Juicing can help you meet your daily requirements in one drink. It’s recommended to eat two whole fruits and three to four vegetables a day. Different colors have different vitamins and minerals. If you don’t have a juicer try using a blender. The juice may become too thick adding some water can help.

My favorite juice combination is Kale, Spinach, Green apples, Carrots, Lemon, Ginger, and Pears. Which combination do you prefer?

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Benefits Of Protein Shakes To Start Your Week

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How many people are actively keeping up with their fitness regimen? So far, I haven’t even started this year. I’m ready today though! Started my Monday Me off right; with a protein shake and 40 minute workout. The protein shake had: beef protein powder, almond milk, banana, one tablespoon of peanut butter, dash of cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Protein shakes have many essential nutrients and benefits for your health. Read more about the benefits of protein shakes for women here.

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Ever get the feeling you’re lacking in energy and performance? Or your clothes are starting to fit differently than before? Yeah, that’s how I’m feeling now… And enough is enough! Just like I stated before “Time to get it right and tight“. The holiday’s are over and I have a 10 pound New Years Resolution to complete. I spoke with a personal trainer the other day, explaining how I wanted to go cold turkey, by starting a 5 day cleanse. He explained to me it might be very difficult to carry out and I should slowly curve my appetite. Taking his advice: I’m cutting out all deserts, no curbs, no red meats, only seafood, drinking more water, no liquor, and working out at 6am every morning this week.

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I urge others to join me this week by cutting out unnecessary foods from your body. Who’s with me?

Time To Get It Right And Tight

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Raise your hand if you over indulged on fatty foods this holiday season.  I’m raising both my hands, because I went all the way in on fatty foods. Taking full advantage of saying “It’s the holidays, I’m allowed to eat this”.  I ate, and ate, and ate everything in sight. Normally, I focus on portion control with desert and starches. Not this time; I had massive amounts of food on my plate.  I’m no fitness guru. So of course I allow myself at least one day out of a week to reward myself with a treat.  If you give me chocolate, we’re either best friends now or we go together! Now you know my weakness ;).image

Being that, I’m fully aware of my desert addiction-I fight it with hard work and dedication. I work out often; and tell myself ” if you eat that bowl of ice cream, you’ll to have to do 30 more minutes of cardio”. I love cardio with limitations; I love to get it done and over with. So having to do extra cardio is not what I’ll sign myself up to do. Portion control is something I struggle with daily. If I like how it tastes on my palate, I’ll try to kill it! This is why I have to work out at least 5 days a week.image

Now that I finished the year eating wrong, it’s time for me to get it right and tight. My New Years Resolution is to lose 10 pounds. I’m going to start this year with a 5 day cleanse. I go big! It helps me push myself to limits that I thought I couldn’t achieve. If you would like to do a cleanse with me, please email me and I can send you some information. How are you planning on starting the new year?

New Year’s Resolutions

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A new year is just around the corner and people start planning their New Year Resolutions. Most choose: losing weight, a career change, new hairstyle, quitting smoking, and finally taking a vacation. Unlike the common choices, how about some realistic changes that will help with  progressing your strengths and working on your weaknesses. I like to write out a list of my Top 25 Do’s or Dont’s. Like 25 ways to get you that new job, steps you’re going to take to lose weight, what you did wrong or right in your current-past relationship. Anything that you feel will improve yourself in preparation for the new year.

Here’s my list:

  1. Stay consistent with my blog
  2. Use my reminders on my phone more
  3. Learn to take constructive criticism
  4. Cut back on eating deserts
  5. Get regular teeth cleanings
  6. Join a book club
  7. Stay consistent with my vitamins
  8. Save more money
  9.  Stop procrastinating and just do it
  10. Play with make-up more (I hardly ever wear make-up)
  11. Use public transportation when available (Gas is so high ugh)
  12. Meditate for 10 minutes each day
  13. Actively get involved with more social media sites
  14. Get rid of clothes in my closet, that I know I am not ever going to wear
  15. Workout 5 days a week
  16. Learn Spanish
  17. Volunteer my time more to a charity
  18. Call my family more
  19. Write a to do list everyday
  20. Be an even better girlfriend
  21. Use my cooking books more
  22. Manage my time better
  23. Lose 10 pounds
  24. New stamp in my passport
  25.  Get that tattoo I have always wanted.

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As you see my list is pretty much all over the place but these are the things that I want to carry out in 2014. I suggest printing them out and posting them somewhere you can see daily. Once you complete some of your goals mark them off to show yourself how awesome you are for completing it. Doing these steps towards becoming the new-you will give you peace of mind, improve your health, gain more productivity, and help you reach your goals. What do you look forward to working towards next year?

Wednesday Wellness with Meditation

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With Christmas right around the corner are you starting to fill overwhelmed? How about completing your end of the year reports? When you start to feel like the world around is starting to close in; take a moment to Meditate. Inhale and exhale deeply to bring stillness to your mind. By doing so: will help improve your concentration for a clearer mind, less bothered by little things, better health, and making you more productive.

Meditation is about consciousness. Giving yourself the feeling of inner peace. Meditating requires practice! Taking 10 minutes each day to meditate is highly recommended. Yes it is challenging to relax our thoughts-although you can concentrate on just focusing on not thinking about your current situation and only focusing on your breathing.

Don’t get discouraged if you can’t attain a silent mind at first. It takes time and practice. Just keep in mind-it gives you a chance to just focus on you; and bring you back to center. tumblr_m2l6r5Vizx1ru1nxuo1_500

-Namaste

Do you practice meditation? If so how do you meditate?

 

6am workout-Monday me

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Started my week with an intense cardio workout in my living room. I wanted to stay in bed when my alarm clock went off this morning. Jumping straight out the bed-got dress IMG_4840to force myself to wake up. I was able to get 45 minutes done and over with for the day. We all have busy schedules-although getting a good workout to begin your day helps to release happy endorphins and natural energy.

After my work out I refueled my body with: scrambled eggs, spinach, onions, turkey sausages, and a potassium banana. Now I’m ready to take on what’s in store for me today!

Do you plan on working out today?

The Most Common Mental Illness In The Country

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Anxiety

noun, plural anx-i-e-ties

1. distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear or danger or misfortune

2. earnest but tense desire; eagerness

Did you know that roughly 40 million U.S adults suffer from anxiety? Making it the most common mental illness in the country. I suffered with anxiety attacks last year: experiencing stress, tension, and panic attacks. Transitioning into a new situation in my past caused a lot of distrust, uneasiness, and fear that it wasn’t going to work out in my best interest. Once I realized I had a problem I expressed it to my friends. That’s when I was introduced to yoga.

Practicing yoga makes a huge difference in my life. It helps control my fast beating heart rate and breathing when I get nervous. I’m able to relax my mind and talk myself through the worry now.  Bikram Yoga is my favorite practice. It includes all the components of fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and weight loss. 20131209-215949.jpg

Do you suffer with anxiety? If so how to you overcome the attacks? Use hashtag #Wednesdaywellness and let us know.

Run in style

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How do you choose your running shoes? Do you choose by style of the shoes or the quality? Shopping for running shoes this weekend I came across Nike Roshe Run. Cute, lightweight, and comfortable. A collection with variety of style to choose from! You can even make your own custom pair with NikeiD. These are definitely a pair of shoes added to my wish list!

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