Friday, April 30, 2010

Fit tip for you- Over Rated

I am sharing some information for you that I got from my Nutrition Action Health letter, from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

It is about Foods that are Over rated or Under rated. Today I will share one.

Vegetable Juice-

"2 full servings of Vegetables," announces the V8 label. Big Deal.
V8 is mostly reconstituted tomato juice. How do we know that its other juices are scarce? The most abundant non-tomato juice in V8 is carrot. (Then come celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach.) One cup of carrot juice contains 900 percent of a day's vitamin A. One cup of V8 contains 40 percent.

And unless you buy Low Sodium V8, you get 600 milligrams of sodium in every 11 1/2 oz. can. (That much Low Sodium V8 has 200 mg.) Granted, V8 used to have more sodium. But 600 mg is still 40 percent of a day's worth.

Also overrated: V8 V-Fusion, which promises a serving of vegetables plus a serving of fruit. The "fruit" in a flavor like Pomegranate Blueberry is mostly apple and grape juice. The "vegetables" include sweet potato and carrot (and tomato) concentrate, but not much, since a cup of Pomegranate Blueberry V8 V-Fusion has just 15 percent of a day's vitamin A.

Bottom line: Once you strip away the advertising, V8 isn't much better than watered-down tomato sauce.

I always like to give good advice to people on what is best to eat and drink. When I find information to share, I will always give it out.
More to come on Pita chips, energy bars, watermelon and many more.
Some are Over Rated and some are Under Rated!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Path to a dream

I woke up the other morning and knew that my day was going to be filled with people to meet and many ways for me to share my smile and joy! Do you wake up like that? I know many people in my life that do. I also know many who do not, they feel like, it is just another day to help pay the bills. Just another morning of feeding the kids, getting them off to school or being with them all day. Where is the time for yourself? Are you saying yes to all the things your kids want you to say yes to and not able to say yes to what you want to do? I love my kids and doing things for them is a joy, I just know that taking time for me is important to be all I can be for them. My time with God, my husband, my business....

I am not saying that I am the perfect wife or mother, I do say that I feel on days I have it really together and balanced and other days I have to work harder at it.
I just know in my heart I am supposed to encourage you to take a stand for yourself and the things you have in your heart and let them come out. I encourage you to stand strong and truly be who God created you to be. It does take a bit of managing your time in order to have some order in your life. So, remember take some time to plan your week, write down what you would like to accomplish and write down the actions steps you need to take each day in order to reach those goals.

1. Think about the top 5 things that are important to you? Let's say your values, priorities in life.
2. Ask yourself if all you do each day is lined up with those 5 things.
3. Can you visualize where you want to be in your life in 5 years? If you keep doing what your doing now will you be there?
4. I ask you to take some time to plan a day where you can sit and plan some action steps for your life.
Maybe it is one or a few of these things:
Be healthy and fit, have financial freedom, stay home with the kids, help and inspire others to live a better life.
Whatever it may be, I truly hope you are able to start on the path to get there, after all, if you don't pick a path because you are afraid, well, you will remain in fear always. Pick a path, give it a shot and keep going. You will learn from any mistakes and that is one great way to help others. When you have been through something you get to share it and lift someone else up and help them through it too. You never know what God can do unless you go for it! When you keep going and don't quit it is an amazing thing. You may have to take a few steps each direction, but you will get there!
Love Life, Laugh as You Live and Stay Fit,