Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lifestyle Changes Your Life!

Well, back to school for the kiddos!! And with our new found freedom, us parents set new goals since we have so much more time on our hands ... at least we think we have more time on our hands!  I was just out with a couple of girlfriends and we were talking about how the day goes so fast, in fact the bus is pulling up before we know it! 

If one of your goals is getting back in shape by starting an exercise program, here are some things to consider.

First ... don't let it be an exercise program you are starting, let it be a lifestyle change.  It takes a little longer for the results to take affect but in the long run, (no pun intended! LOL) you will not need to start a new exercise program again next September since you will already be in one. 

Second ... BE patient ... it took your body a long time to get the way it is now, it is going to take your body a little longer to change .. and here are the facts:

4 weeks for you to see your body changing,
8 weeks for your friends and family to see your body changing,
12 weeks for the rest of your world to see a change ... I mean like people at the office, school, church, or the mall.

But here is the clincher, at 12 weeks you might really be happy with how you feel and look but the lifestyle change hasn't happened yet.  It take 14 weeks for that to kick in, so don't give up just because you think you have arrived at the desired weight or health level.  If someone pays you a compliment, use that to keep pushing forward.  

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Looking Younger

Most ladies I know want to look younger.  It seems that once you hit your forties, getting carded is a thing of the past ... unless you are in a state where they card everyone, Tennessee!

So besides exercise and lots of water, what can you do to look younger?

1.  A Luxury Skin Care!
Become Beauty is my favorite.  Not only is it affordable but it works!
Or you can spend more money with brands like Demologica or Dr Perricone .. price ranges from the $30 to $500+ for both brands.  They say they make you look younger!

2. The Right Hair Cut!  I loved it when I had long hair but now that I am 54 and it just pulls my face down.  I think that a shorter dew with side swiped bangs is best. No longer than your shoulders.

3. Stick to creamy blushes and shadows.  I can not do the mineral thing since the powder lays in my lines and wrinkles.  The creamy pumps up my skin.

4. The wrong lipstick shades.  Now this surprised me.  I wear brown all the time but according to my source, brown will age you, even if you are a warmer toned skin.  As you age lighter is better and glosses are best.  Become Beauty has great lip gloss that stays on your lips! 

5. Get a good night's sleep.  Ok I know this isn't always easy but it is the best thing for your skin.  A bad night of sleep will cause your eyes to be puffy, your skin sallow and dull and your face to sag. You can do some things to help yourself get the rest you need.

Melatonin; It is supposed to help you turn your brain off.  I have never tried this although my doctor says it works for her.

White Noise; like a fan or air purifier motor ... anything that runs constant and neither the tone nor the speed of the sound changes.

Pillow Support;  A pillow between the legs can help you body align and you will move around less.

Crate Your Animals; Ok this is the hardest of all ... I sleep with my cat and I can't imagine her not curled up to me but let's face it she is nocturnal and I am not!  She does get up and move around at night and I'm sure that disturbs my sleep ... will I put her in the basement or in a crate?  NO ... but I should!  I'm going to rationalize here .... her purring is like my White Noise!!!

Well good luck at looking younger and if you want to try Become Beauty ... contact me ... I can help you out!  It does work!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Labor Day Weekend!

What are you plans for the weekend?  I'm thinking I should get some more sleep.  Here's why:

Weight Management- Lack of sleep causes the levels of hormones secreted by the stomach to be increased, then raising our appetite. When my daughter was in elementary school, she would whine saying she was hungry but when I made her something to eat, she wouldn't eat it .. just whine more.  I finally figured out that her body couldn't distinguish between hunger and tiredness. 

You see when we have chronic sleep deprivation, our brains have not had the adequate time to rejuvenate.  We do not release the hormone liptin from the brain.  The job of liptin is to tell our bodies we are full.  Tiredness then becomes confused with hunger since the hormone in the stomach, ghrelin is not being controlled by the brain's release of liptin.  This also leads to late night eating ...

Instead of snacking at midnight go to bed at 10:30.