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11/14/12 7:06 A

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Try your neighborhood health food market. Ours carries a lot of products, books on mixing & using and (like ours) you may be able to sample before you buy. Itís a great place to start and learn to make your own personal favorite.

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11/14/12 5:11 A

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How can we make our own oakmoss & sandalwood spray? Or she only makes it?



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11/13/12 5:28 P

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11/13/12 3:20 P

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11/13/12 3:01 P

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Just keep doing it for you. I have been following SP for a few years off and on but when I joined SparkCoach I got serious about it this time. I have been exercising consistently for over 2 months and now my partner has started to exercise too. He even bought some more fitness equipment for us. I think that it was seeing the changes in me (not just physically) has inspired him. So be patient, don't nag, just set a great example of how you can change and become that happy, healthy person you always wanted to be. Good luck. emoticon

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11/13/12 10:14 A

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Okay so we are suppose to share our reflections for this challenge. I have been putting it off because I am pretty shy and not much for online chatting or social media BUT since I really am trying to do the total mind & body make over, Itís time to peel off another layer.

So my favorite stress reliever/sleep & mood enhancer has been aromatherapy. I was clearing off a bookshelf and found a book on massage. It had an interesting section on the use of carrier oils & essential oils. I decided to give it a try.
I started very simple some grape seed oil & small bottle of lavender oil. Then my hubby & I gave each other about a 5-10 minute rub down before bed. We both got the best night sleep in years and my skin felt great the next day (even after a shower). It was not messy or as greasy as it may sound but I guess that would depend on how crazy you get with it. It can relax or invigorate.
Since then I have started using wheat germ oil and a few drops of eucalyptus after a morning shower. It works better for me then a cup coffee for me or any moisturizer I have tried. My skin feels & looks great. My mind & breathing opens up as quickly as I open the eucalyptus bottle.
The only down side to the wheat germ was the first couple weeks when I was on the bike at the gym; I swear I smelled like burning rubber. I still use it because I think I see my stretch marks (from two kids and years of excess fat) diminishing and the odor has gone away.
We found a Certified Herbalist who suggested I use coconut oil instead of the wheat germ (which I have not done yet) but plan to try. I do REALLY like the oakmoss & sandalwood spray she hooked me up with. I wear it daily. Now when I sweat at the gym Ė I smell good! And it picks me up and helps carry me through some tough workouts. It is not overbearing at all I guess this may be because it is all natural.

Now with that said, my big stressor is my hubby. I love him dearly and would like to keep him around awhile but he will not take care of himself. It is really starting to bother me. Yes, I decided to ďget fitĒ for myself but it was also because I donít want to be a burden to my family.
As far as nutrition I sneak in fat & sodium free base ingredients because he goes crazy with the salt need it or not. Butter has been replaced by high quality olive (Price does not mean quality by the way. I recommend the book ďExtra VirginityĒ to anyone looking for health benefits of EVOO). I make healthy switches when & where I can without him noticing but I canít find a way to get his fitness level up.
I will ask if he will join me at the gym or for a walk and always end up going alone (in the past neither of us went). I donít waste breath nagging or begging him. Well that was until the other day. We visited his parents whose health is rapidly declining. We will most likely end up their care takers soon. That does not bother me. What bothers me is taking care of all three because he will not be able to help. At this point his is by choice theirs is not so I blew up. Yes, I got to vent but he was not inspired to make a change.

So how do you motivate someone that does not want to be motivated? Or if you were like him what worked for you? I donít think a bath in eucalyptus would help him out of his funk! But I have considered it.



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