Positive Changes

So last post I made had regarded some chicken, which I have yet to make so yet to create a recipe for but I will post a few more healthy snack recipes for any of you healthy food eaters out there!

Nutrition pretty much is 80% of your health whereas working out counts to 20%, so everything you consume matters so that your workout 20% can matter even more 🙂

I earlier this month or late last month have already signed up to be an Herbalife distributor and I must say that my first month has been extremely eventful and emotional to say the least. I have felt all the emotions from fear to excitement to goal setting.

The one question that people may be asking is why go into Herbalife? Well to be frank, at first it wasn’t even something I considered doing until I completed my first 30 days but I fell in love with the way Herbalife works.

Now, I can’t say I’m a total pro at remembering prices and products but for the most part I understand the ways in which its meant to help you lose weight. I have pretty much over the years of my life learned about nutrition on my own and with Dr. Oz’s help as well as scholarly articles found online. Mind you, these articles as well as people I follow provide credible information.

So it was a combination of my own knowledge attained over the years and new knowledge of Herbalife that I decided to allow my brain to join forces. I have a sister as well that when I was younger helped her lose weight to fit into a sweet sixteen dress. It was one of the most gratifying and accomplishing feelings I felt.

When bumping into Herbalife and observing my mentors and coaches, I found myself to be fascinated by the process and by the way they help whether it’s by meal planning, workouts, and group chat accountability. It’s amazing to see how many people come together for a common purpose which is to help people be health and stay fit.

Either which way, I discovered a passion born in me that created a desire to do more and help people. I want to help people and I want to help my community. We are now part of a population where you can easily fit into the 1/3 or 2/3 statistics of obesity or being overweight.

If I can help just 1 person and make just 1 person happy with their results, it would not be in vain. I’ve never felt more excited and happy about finding a new path to follow and challenge myself.

It will be a hard and rough road to get through since I am new but I feel myself going to blossom into this amazing thing that vibrates a reach I couldn’t even imagine. That’s my ultimate goal but one step at a time, for right now 🙂

Love,
Martha

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Healthy Choices Matter

I cannot stress enough how conscious one must be and how one must be in tune with their subconscious to remain in control of the things you eat every day! Some people say it’s calories and some say it has to do with carbohydrates.

People automatically assume any carbs, calories, or sugars is evil. On the contrary, these foods such as carbs, help with energy and maintaining some energy depending on the type of carb you consume. Calories, they are in anything that you consume, for example, an apple contains 95 calories. Sugars and sodium, they both play a part in your health. The one moment that changed me where I realized the true impact of sugars and sodium is through an interview with Dr. Oz. Both sodium and sugars is alright to take in moderation, the problem with our society and with processed food is that most of what you see in boxes of cookies, yogurts, etc. contain paramount amounts of sugars! Sodium is a little forgiving in the amount consumed but like carbs, sugars can convert into fat if you have too much of it and obviously may cause long term problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart problems, etc.

Keeping that in mind, however, you don’t need to stop your entire life and deprive yourself of such indulgences. Normally, so as to prevent myself from eating out or spending money and depending on the shake to maintain my nutrition, I just go home and drink a shake. However, today, the weather gave me a different plan.  Just a few moments ago my phone was buzzing with warnings of a flood watch. Clearly this was not the moment to try and go out to grab a shake, so I accepted my circumstances and went to the work cafeteria to eat.

There was a section near their grill section that stated “Italian Sauté” and I have seen similar stations during the week like “Stir Fry” etc. but every single time they give the option to grab a bunch of veggies and the option to select your choice of protein. So imagine it like a work Chipotle but you have to grab your own veggies.

So I threw in bell peppers, onion, broccoli, mushrooms, such a delectable combination of vegetables to have stir fried on a pan by cooks, then I ordered the chicken. So by the time it came to the pasta, I said just put in the pesto sauce and no pasta. So I was rewarded with a discounted meal by omitting the pasta. Amazing!

How life works in your favor when you wanna stay healthy! So I will recreate later tonight the vegetable stir fry with pesto sauce and post to my blog shortly after. I want you all to understand the amazingness of healthy food! People think you have to eat like a rabbit but the beauty of food is that you can modify to how you see fit, you can add more veggies, you can add spices, you can just love your food to it’s end and it will love you back! Food is like a relationship, you eat trash and that is what will enter your body and be of you but when you eat healthiful and colorful meals, your life will be just that, healthy and colorful!

You are amazing! You CAN do this! Anything is possible once you set your mind to it! You guys, I have done a million things in the book this being 207 pounds at 5’4″ when I gave birth to my daughter and by now I am extremely well versed in nutrition and what’s good for you and bad for you. Allow me to be your coach and give you results! I want you to be your BEST self and I know you do too!

Please bear with me while I concoct my veggie and chicken stir fry recipe but in the meantime, get yourself to my site and go nuts with the health movement and don’t hesitate to ask me questions if there are any:

marthandonis.goherbalife.com

With Love,

Martha

 

Protein Bites (No Bake)

Something I must say that has been one of the most amazing discoveries since starting Herbalife has been the protein bites. So simple and easy to make, there are plenty of recipes all over but I want to give you an amazing peanut butter bites recipe (PS. If you’re a person like me that doesn’t like to get anything under their fingernails, I’d recommend wearing food handling gloves):

1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

1/3 Cup Pure Honey

1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats

2/3 Cup Shredded Coconut Flakes (Optional)

1/2 Cup Ground Golden Flaxseed

5 TBSP Mini Chocolate Chips

1 TSP of Vanilla Extract

First combine the oats, coconut, flax seed, and chocolate chips in a large bowl and just mix with your hands.

Then in another small bowl, add the honey and vanilla extract which can be mixed in with any spoon. Then pour that onto the dry ingredients.

Last put in the peanut butter and with your hands combine and just mix everything together until it gets super thick and less dry.

And voila! All you have to do i roll those up in your hands into a solid 1″ ball and place them in a container or cookie sheet and keep them in the fridge until consumption.

Love,

Martha

Zoombeezi Bay Day

So this morning I woke up with motivation. I realize now what they say when they say waking up feels so much better with purpose. I woke up thinking, what are my goals for today?

So I scooted my booty out of bed, this after my daughter and husband go downstairs to get some breakfast, and make my way to the kitchen. I make myself an energizing protein shake and drink an energizing metabolism boosting tea and aloe mixture. I did a few reps and sets of workouts I found on my Pinterest to start my day and soon after went to a Japanese hibachi steakhouse for lunch. I made it a point to eat mostly veggies and scallops over the steak but did dip into the steamed white rice that I was given with my meal.

Later we went to Zoombeezi bay and swam in the lazy pool and tidy tides that are at the water park. It was a beautiful Sunday to say the least. I literally just woke up from a nap but I had to finish my day off with a blueberry cheesecake shake (recipe below).

Blueberry Cheesecake:


2 scoops of CNC/Vanilla/FV 

1 scoop of Vanilla Protein.

1/2 cup of blueberries 

1 TBSP of sugar free cheesecake pudding mix. 

8 oz of water or unsweetened almond milk.

Blend that all in a Nutri Bullet or blender and then on a second run add 4 cubes of ice. That will make your shake so much more thicker and smooth.

I found this to always be my go to when I drink my shakes because it always tastes good and it’s easy and fast to make. My mornings and afternoons get so much easier because of this and I soon find myself coming home during my lunch hours for these shakes so that I won’t go off and spend money eating out. Love Herbalife for helping me make sound choices and having a wonderful support system.

I have converted to distributor but I believe it’s taking a while for Herbalife to complete my application, I can’t wait to start this journey and help people with their wellness and health that I’m so anxious for the application process to complete. 

Love,

Martha

30 Days and 10″ down!

So I’m not exactly sure when I last told you about beginning my experience with Herbalife but currently I have lost 2 pounds and 10 inches and this not doing much exercise!

So before I begin I need to say this, I initially heard about Herbalife a few years ago but read many not so great reviews about it that made me second guess that and not even bother to try it. Later I heard it about a year ago where I knew someone who received a few samples of Herbalife and I said I would prefer to do my best to work it off by myself with eating healthy and working it out.

I didn’t realize back then that my whole nutrition habits were a mess. I did eat as healthy as I could by eliminating bread, rice, and starchy food (corn, potatoes, etc) from my diet beforehand but I would find myself indulging in my night cravings which didn’t help my progress and also I wasn’t working out as hard as I was when I started to get healthy.

So I said to myself finally, after a mutual friend had used Herbalife and displayed her 60 day progress, I’m like maybe I should try it.

Now mind you, I had all the questions in my head like will this be the right choice or not? Or questions from the ingredients to the enhancers, etc. but nevertheless I decided I should just take that next step.

So finally I asked about it, very hesitant and unsure but once I asked a few questions and got some answers, I decided why not just try it. I tried to order it on my own to find what’s “cheaper” but it turns out FYI listen to your potential coach! I should’ve gotten the protein, multivitamin, and shake. I was so much more interested in the tea that I failed realized what the real combinations are for the Herbalife programs.

Well 1 month or so later with my discount as a preferred member I must say the investment in myself has been positive. I did feel the difference in my energy levels, the support, ease, loss of weight and even the satisfying variety in my daily life with Herbalife.

I can always answer any questions if there are any!

Love,

Martha