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YOU MUST check this out! It WILL change your life.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

This radio program about vegetarianism/veganism is something EVERYBODY needs to listen to (even if they eat meat already.) It blew me away. If you can't listen to the whole thing, start at 63:00.

www.blogtalkradio.com/UndergroundWel
lness/2009/10/08/The-Vegetarian-Myth-w
ith-Lierre-Keith

  


:-D KETTLEBELLS!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My kettlebell came in today. I got a 12 kg kettlebell (26.5ish lbs) from sportsauthority.com I'm so excited to start in on some weight lifting exercises! I'm ready to do this workout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy5uU7ku-Lo

  
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LASPOSA2BE 11/8/2009 2:48AM

    It was a really great workout!

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SHAYDENISE1 10/15/2009 9:14AM

    I have been wanting to take a kettlebell class at my gym! I'm a little intimidated though lol. Let me know how your workout goes!!

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LIMONM 10/15/2009 2:35AM

    I've seen that item...it looks heavy! I'm gonna check out the video. emoticon

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I want healthy feet and purple shoes!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

So I'm pretty bad at tracking my exercise so if you looked at my tracker, you'd think I never exercise. Not true.

I have a 3lb puppy, Maximus, and he HAS to be walked. He is such a wild puppy because we live in an apartment and we can't just let him outside to run around. I've been taking him on long walks (he refuses to go potty outside so this is very frustrating.) Because he's so small, I get stopped like a zillion times by people who want to talk about their dogs and to pet mine. Because he's only 3lbs, I usually have to stop and carry him because he gets so tired - especially when we went 5 1/2 miles on monday.


Here is Maximus last night before I took him on our 3 mile walk.

Anyway, I've been looking into the benefits of going barefoot in walking.

There's lots of benefits to going barefoot and here's some links:
(This site has TONS of articles) www.barefooters.org/key-works
/KeyArticles.html


www.barefooters.org

nymag.com/health/features/462
13/


www.sixwise.com/newsletters/0
5/06/22/the-major-health-benefits-of-g
oing-barefoot-really.htm


www.iloveindia.com/fitness/wa
lking/home-barefoot-walking.html


Because I want to be completely healthy, I want to get my feet healthy! Sometimes walking barefoot isn't safe if you're walking in the city in the street or is not allowed when you want to go shopping or out to eat (you can drive barefoot though!)

These are running, walking and rock climbing shoes for men and women. They're for people who are into the barefoot movement but want to avoid glass and pinecones and sharp rocks while running.

I really want to buy a pair of the lilac Vibram Five Fingers!

www.kayakshed.com/prod/Womens_Five_F
ingers_classic.cfm

Vibram Five Fingers Classic


www.kayakshed.com/prod/Womens_Five_F
ingers_Sprint.cfm?Sale=0

Vibram Five Fingers Women's Sprint


www.kayakshed.com/prod/womens_five_f
inger_kso.cfm?Sale=0

Vibram FiveFingers KSO


cgi.ebay.com/VIBRAM-FIVEFINGERS-SURG
E-STONE-GREY-Women-37_W0QQitemZ1403136
65146QQcmdZViewItem

Vibram Five Fingers Surge

  
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DEBBIEK311 5/11/2009 7:48PM

    Your puppy is so cute... and I just love these shows. I have never heard of them. Wow... I love the lilac ones, too. I will check out the websites.

Thanks! emoticon

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MARIE091 5/7/2009 8:14AM

    wow. never heard of this!! ill look into it a lil later when i have more time to poke around online. those "shoes" look weird! lol. have a great day!

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JEZFIT 5/7/2009 5:47AM

    I was just reading an article about barefoot walking, running etc yesterday seems interesting. You puppy is so cute!

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BOUDINETTE 5/7/2009 5:06AM

    hahaha.. those are nnnice!!!
i walk barefoot at our 'dacha' - the summer house. we don't have any snakes or spiders around, so it's safe enough. of course, feet require some serious pedicuring after that, but it IS very good for you as it activates all the necessary spots on the feet that are responsible for various organs.

your puppy is very cute. i'm thinking about getting a yorkie. i did wonder whether small gods like that can go long distances. have you ever run with yours? can it keep up?

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Weightloss Progress

Monday, May 04, 2009

I don't "weigh in" because I don't have a scale. I weight lift anyway so lbs. lost isn't really indicitive of my weight loss.

Here is a picture of me 5 minutes ago. The pants I'm wearing are a size 16 - and are the high waisted type pants. This is how much belly I've lost. :)



I didn't have a lot of luck with the picture - I was taking it with my free hand.

  
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JEZFIT 5/5/2009 9:02PM

    That is great progress! You look great. Keep it up!

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MARIE091 5/5/2009 8:10AM

    oh wow!!! thats awesome!!

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BOUDINETTE 5/5/2009 5:20AM

    OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! that's the best progress picture EVER!!
Keep it up!

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XASTRIDX 5/5/2009 12:24AM

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A clean house and a clean body.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. I promise the soy article is coming soon, I've just been SUPER busy and haven't finished it. I promise it will be out by next week.

We're doing major overhaul chucking of unecessary items so we can have a much cleaner house. Yesterday I put all my half full bottles of cleaners up on Craigslist and got rid of them. I'm trying to save money and not have toxic cleaners in the house because what's in our environment affects us just as much as what we put into our body. I have pets (cat and a puppy) and I don't want them to ingest anything that could kill them.

Here's the recipe I've been using - I use it to clean countertops, the bathroom, dishes (helps A LOT with stuck on gunk) etc. It's thick and feels just like Soft Scrub - but much cheaper, doesn't smell, and doesn't make my hands hurt when I clean. I keep it in a mason jar on the sink. A little goes a long way when cleaning countertops! The Tea Tree Oil is known for its disinfectant properties.

1 2/3 cups baking soda
1/2 cup liquid soap
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons white vinegar
20 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (Optional)



In other news, I've decided to go "no 'poo" - It's no commercial shampoo. Instead you clean your hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I'm on day 6 and the top of my head isn't greasy, but the longer portion of my hair is at the moment. Let it be known that going "no 'poo" does not mean that I don't rinse my hair with water and the solution mix and bathe every night - I do. The expensive Redken shampoo will just be put out for guests now.

If you'd like to read up about the "no 'poo" movement, here's a few links:

http://babyslime.livejournal.com/174054.
html

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/deta
il?entry_id=36992

www.naturemoms.com/no-shampoo-alternativ
e.html

To top it all off, after years of experimenting with "natural" toothpastes (Read: Fluoride free.) I've given up and have just started making my own for mere pennies. I've given up because they either don't work or they don't work and taste bad and they're all expensive. The gunk on my teeth is GONE. As in GONE GONE. (I haven't been to the dentist in a year because my mom took me off her insurance) My teeth are shiny and clean. Beware, it does taste salty (obviously) but it does get the job done - remember to brush your tongue!

Here's the recipe:
8 tablespoons baking soda
8 tablespoons sea salt, not iodized
20 drops orange blossom essential oils


Want to know why I don't like fluoride (this is also one of the reasons I drink spring water instead of tap. I get it for $.30 a gallon at Whole Foods because I have my own 5 gallon bottle to refill.)
Check it out:
http://www.fluoridealert.org/50-reasons.
htm

When I have time, I'm going to make this deoderant (http://www.recipezaar.com/stick-deodorant
-aluminum-free-361814) because again, the store bought aluminum free stuff just does NOT work for me. I still get stinky.

Want to know why I avoid aluminum? Here's a few sites:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articl
es/archive/2003/09/03/antiperspirants-
part-one.aspx (He has GREAT articles on everything.)

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art7
739.asp

http://www.vitawise.com/Nutritional_Heal
ing/aluminum%20toxicity.htm

Luckily, all the homemade alternatives are VERY cheap and VERY powerful. Baking soda is between $.50 -$.57 at Wal-Mart depending on if you get the house brand or not. Hopefully as your waste lines go down, these recipes will help your wallets bulk up!

  
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BOUDINETTE 5/5/2009 5:43AM

    i admire you!! this is awesome!! especially "toothpaste" and that cleaning stuff got me interested. i might give it a shot

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JAYJAY617 5/3/2009 10:10PM

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog! It's so practical and environment-smart. I'm glad you are sharing these with us! :)

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ANGELASUE1979 5/3/2009 9:14PM

    Hey! Congrats on the clean home and body!! Thanks for sharing all this great information with us!

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