4.14.2014

Earthing at the Beach

Ever wonder why you feel so great when walking on the beach in your bare feet?


That's because of something called grounding.  Grounding or Earthing is defined as placing one’s bare feet on the ground whether it be dirt, grass, sand or concrete (especially when humid or wet). When you ground to the electron-enriched earth, an improved balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system occurs. Dr. Mercola says, "When you provide your body a constant source of free electrons, through diet or grounding you help to radically reduce inflammation which is widely acknowledged as one of the primary factors contributing to premature aging and chronic disease."
When my husband first told me about grounding I thought he was a crazy person, and then after reading about it and realizing how great I felt after my walks on the beach, I became a believer.  I know there is healing in the ocean, so I make sure to try and put my feet on the sand and in the water everyday.

The Ultimate Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory

The Earth is a natural source of electrons and subtle electrical fields, which are essential for proper functioning of our immune systems, circulation, synchronization of biorhythms and other physiological processes and may actually be the most effective, essential, least expensive, and easiest to attain antioxidant.
Modern science has documented the connection between inflammation and all chronic diseases, including the diseases of aging and aging itself. It is important to understand that inflammation is a condition that can be reduced or prevented by grounding your body to the Earth the way virtually all of your ancestors have done for hundreds if not thousands of generations.
 Jackie is also a believer!! :)
The ideal location for walking barefoot is the beach, close to or in the water, as sea water is a great conductor. Your body also contains mostly water, so it creates a good connection.
A close second would be a grassy area, especially if it's covered with dew.  According to Dr. Oschman, concrete is a good conductor as long as it hasn't been sealed. Painted concrete does not allow electrons to pass through very well. Materials like asphalt, wood, and typical insulators like plastic or the soles of your shoes, will not allow electrons to pass through and are not suitable for barefoot grounding.
 What a great way to unwind from your day and fill your body with good electrons to help you age slower!  Yay for health and beauty!!

All my information came from Dr. Mercola's Website.  Check it out for lots more info!


4.03.2014

Inspire Me

I decided to make myself an inspiration board and I asked my husband to make one with me.  We got a bottle of wine and started cutting out pictures.  I am always trying to set goals that I know I will actually follow through on, and this is such a great way to do it!  Its so fun to set goals that you feel like are way out of reach along with goals you know you can do right away.
Some of my goals are:


***A nice round booty to wear those gorgeous booty swimsuits that are everywhere!!

***No Debt, I honestly work very hard at this one.  I am and probably always will be a saver, it makes me feel secure and able to give.




***I plan to renew my wedding vows and I'd love to be able to fly everyone out to a gorgeous beach location for a getaway.

***I also want to make an impact on people, I want to share and learn how to be gorgeous and Healthy!!

I hung it up by my shower so I can look at it everyday, time to get yours started.  Hope you guys like this idea!  What are your goals?  Lets share them and check in on each other. 
 

3.24.2014

Grapefruit goodness!!

Grapefruit is a powerhouse and packed with so many benefits, they should really be part of your everyday routine. 

I usually have one in the morning or afternoon, but I say, just get one in a day and reap the benefits! :)






***Grapefruits are full of vitamin C, which boosts immune function, collagen production, and makes you gorgeous!

***Eating grapefruit has also been shown to aid in weight loss and decrease fat mass in overweight adults and may improve insulin resistance.

***Grapefruit has the antioxidant Lycopene.  The rich pink and red colors of grapefruit are due to Lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient.  Lycopene has anti-tumor activity, and has the highest capacity to help fight oxygen free radicals. 

If you still don't get it, Free Radicals are what cause you to age quicker, cause disease and sickness, and eventual cancer.  Fighting those free radicals is #1 on your priority list!!

Hope you all have a great week!!

3.17.2014

Giveaway!!!

Im so excited to tell you all about this awesome giveaway!! 
I have teamed up with the amazing people at Hylunia Wellness Spa in Costa Mesa California and we are giving away to one lucky winner, any spa service of their choice!! (up to $130.00)
 If you are out of state...please read below, there is a prize for you too!!
 
 Hylunia Wellness Spa will be opening in April, and  although I am partial, its going to be so amazing!  The spa will be a place where you can come to destress from your life, take a journey to Bali, and get pampering like you've never been before.

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Hylunia Wellness Spa is opening with the idea that you can come and stay for the whole day.  They are offering yoga classes, detox treatments, and ways to find your inner balance with the amazing Chakra Balancing Total Body Facial, and Chakra Balancing Massage.  If those dont sound heavenly enough, you can also try the Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap or the Chocolate and Champagne Facial!  The list goes on and on... and you will win any treatment you desire!!!

Go take a look and find the service that sounds perfect for you
Hylunia Wellness Spa

I am so excited for you guys to come give the spa a try!!
And don't be sad if you live out of state, If you wont be visiting and you win, I will have a second giveaway prize for you!  A gift bag of my favorite beauty and health products!
So...that really means two giveaways!!



Here's how to enter!

You must, like the Hylunia Wellness MD Spa Facebook page 
and also follow my instagram at Xposedbeauty! Please write in my instagram that you followed because I will be taking the entries from there!
 For an extra entry, post this giveaway on your own instagram or facebook and tag #hyluniawellnessspa and @xposedbeauty!

Its pretty simple and I hope you guys are excited!!  
I mean, who doesnt want a spa service for free at a gorgeous new spa??

Winner will be announced April 11th!!

3.14.2014

Home workout girl!

I've been doing home workout videos for as long as I can remember.  The good old Cindy Crawford work out, the infamous Jane Fonda, and Buns of Steel...Ive literally tried them all!!
I have just always liked having the videos there to use anytime I like.  As I have gotten older, nothing has changed.  I still LOVE working out at home.  Some of my favorites are oldies but goodies, and some are new ones I've just found and am seeing quick results from.


My all time favorite is Turbo Jam with Chaleen Johnson.  Quickest way to lose weight and really shapes your abs!  I sweat like crazy through all her workouts.

I have done P90X, and Insanity, and am loving the new Focus T25.  I really like to change it up as much as possible because I get really bored.

My new favorites are Physique 57(barre routine) ...and a couple different youtube girls!




The Tone It Up girls are amazingly beautiful and their workouts are killer.  I just log on to their YouTube channel and do whatever one looks good.

And last but not least, one of my all time favs online is The Daily Hiit.  Its amazing and the main girls body is soooo killer!!  Definitely my inspiration body.  The last two are great because if you are tired or dont have much time, you can do any of their quick 10 minute workouts and it gets you going!

If this girl doesnt inspire you... well, Im not sure what will! :)

Go check them out and give one a try!!  If you don't like going to the gym, this is a great alternative!
Let me know your favorite home workouts!

3.10.2014

Diet Soda Don't

Here it is guys...

Its that time where I tell you how bad diet soda is for you and that you cant drink it anymore!! EVER!!!  Ok, you can on rare occasions, but I'd rather never. :)

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should say goodbye...

REASON #1:
They contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose and high fructose corn syrup.  Artificial sweeteners trigger insulin, which sends your body into fat storage mode and leads to weight gain and obesity.

REASON #2:
Your ruining your body's ability to process real sugar.  Your body gets confused when you give it fake sugar all the time, so then when it gets real sugar, it doesnt process it like it should because you've faked it out so many times.

REASON #3:
Drinking one diet soda a day was associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of conditions (including high blood pressure, elevated glucose levels, raised cholesterol, and large waist circumference) that put people at high risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

REASON #4:
When you drink any soda, regular or diet containing aspartame or high fructose corn syrup, you consume more calories since the artificial sweeteners dampen the "reward center" in your brain.

REASON #5:
Aspartame(in all diet sodas) worsens insulin sensitivity. AND rots your teeth!

If you want to read more, here is a great website on artificial sweeteners. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/07/sugar-substitutes.aspx


I once followed this diet plan where I could eat processed, boxed, canned, crap along with a diet soda or crystal light everyday if I wanted.  I cringe when I think about how a person can write and sell a diet plan to people with absolutely no research on what is actually good for your body.  Shame on me and shame on her for charging people.  (Sorry, I went on a tangent there)  But really, its time to take control of your body and what you put into it. Why do I say this? Well,  just because you look thin on the outside from a "diet" doesnt mean your body is happy on the inside.  You dont need a diet plan, you just need to put REAL food in your body, most the time! :) 

I know its not easy to make the right choice all the time, and I sure dont, but make it 50% of the time and work your way up from there!!


3.09.2014

The Body Book

I am loving a good book these days!!  I have heard so many great things about this one and am so excited to read it and share with you!!



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