Want to eat healthier, drink more water, add in fitness, lose weight or gain muscle?
Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals
Instead of just an open ended goal of working out more, make it specific, workout 3 days a week doing weight training for 35 minutes at the gym, which also makes it measurable. Make sure this is attainable, maybe you have kids or work 12 hour night shifts, adjust to make it work, maybe it’s at home workouts before school/work. Make sure it’s relevant to you, why do you want to workout 3x a week? For overall health? Maybe to look and feel you best for a trip? Find your why! Last make it timely. I want to be doing 3 workout a week every week by Easter, or maybe I want to loose 20 pounds by July 4th!
Whatever your goal is I also suggest to take that big goal and break it up into smaller goals and celebrate your wins along the way! Instead of 20 pounds by July 4th, what about 7 pounds by Easter 7 pounds by Memorial Day and...
Let’s keep talking about toxins
The average woman uses 12 beauty or skincare products a day that contain over 168 different toxic chemicals (Environmental Working Group)
The worst place to ingest chemicals is your skin, as it is your largest organ and it only takes 26 seconds to be absorbed
Side effects of cosmetic chemicals that can cause immediate reactions include: allergies, skin rash, headache, mood disturbance, brain fog or fatigue. Not to freak you out but when chemicals are continually compounded they CAN eventually lead to cancer, fertility issues, birth defects, neurological disturbances, and even auto-immune issues.
Don’t get my wrong I LOVE makeup as you can tell by my for real Makeup Arsenal (not pictures my airbrush machine and brush collection...) but if you’re going to be purchasing skincare and beauty products/cosmetics, why not make the extra effort to go as organic and natural as possible?! Ok fine, so I still use some “prestige brands”...
Zinc supplementation has been a game changer for me specifically in improving gut health, boosting my immune system and helping to regulate hormones.
SIGNS OF ZINC DEFICIENCY
Lowered immune system
Loss of taste and/or smell
Nervous system dysfunction
Low testosterone (in Men)
Change of appetite (increase or decrease)
Change in weight gain or loss
Slowed ability to heal
Poor muscle tone
BENEFITS OF ZINC:
Improved immune function
Balancing health inflammation
Helps regulate healthy blood sugar levels
Assists in digestion and gut function
Decreases loose stool (diarrhea)
Increases testosterone & sperm count
Supports liver health
Boosts muscle tone