Damage Control :: Mommy needs a Makeover on her Christmas List

What if I told you we could spend 21 Days teaching you portion control, working out for 30 minutes, and replacing one meal with a clinically proven delicious and decadent treat everyday would mean you didn’t have to undo the button on your pants after every meal!!? AND! If I told you that it means you could lose 10+ pounds during the HOLIDAYS!!?? Thanksgiving Day is coming!!??!! Wouldn’t it be amazing to eat a piece of pumpkin or pecan pie WITHOUT feeling GUILTY!!!???

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Easy to do. Easy not to do. I’m looking for 5 people willing to make themselves a priority for the next 21 Days!! Is it you??

Studies show the average mom gains between 7 and 10 pounds during the holidays. With all the work parties, family get-togethers, and delicious food, it’s really not all that surprising! Enter “New Year’s Resolutions”… I want to lose weight. I want to get healthier. I want to FEEL BETTER!

What if you put HEALTH & FITNESS MAKEOVER on your Christmas Wish List!? What if I told you that you didn’t have to wait until December 31st?

What if instead of the scarves, purses, and boxes of See’s candy you asked your family and loved ones to help you start your own physical transformation inside and out!? What better gift that keeps on giving than getting fit and being more present in your life, being here LONGER for your family.

How good would it feel to jump into one of my free challenges RIGHT NOW!! I’m hosting clean eating groups, flat belly challenges, free workouts and support to get you through the holidays and for once NOT feeling guilty about your food choices?

Give it some thought and if you want the push to get lean and mean BEFORE 2015 — CLICK HERE TO RSVP for info to secure your spot and fill out the contact form for more information or to get on our wait list for our January challenge!

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Eat your New Years Resolutions for breakfast & choose your challenge!

I know. I have been where you feel. Too many calories and not enough day. Maybe your energy is low. Maybe you aren’t sleeping right. Lack of sleep makes you hungry…and really, really tired.

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That’s why when I found a way to stay in shape and fit all my vitamins, minerals, and nutrients into one healthy dose of deliciousness I JUMPED at the chance!! For $4 a day I truly enjoy every last drop and it changed the way my family and I eat!

 

Maybe you aren’t ready to change your eating habits, maybe you’re afraid to jump right in to one of my full service challenge groups. That’s ok!! Maybe you’re ready to get your bootie kicked?! I HAVE THAT TOO!! I have something for EVERYbody here! Man, woman and child will be able to start at their own pace. Here’s the list with links to my upcoming events:

 

First, confirm we are friends on Facebook CLICK HERE

 

21/21/210 Challenge — 21 people, 21 Days, 210 pounds — https://www.facebook.com/events/695734380504396

Clean Eating for Clear Skin — learn how to prepare healthy meals and find out what foods NEED to be on your grocery list for clearer skin — https://www.facebook.com/events/1451370771768311

Busy Woman’s Challenge — meal planning, prep, free nutrition education, and great for the Mom on the Go! — https://www.facebook.com/events/1526411710904700

5 Day FREE Clean Eating Challenge — detox sugar and unhealthy fats from your diet with the support of our group and coaching from yours truly. — https://www.facebook.com/events/1690679754489609

Rock it like it’s HAUTE — This is for the person looking for a real challenge. Push your physical limits with us and win free workout swag — https://www.facebook.com/events/208160646036920

FREE! I want ‘dem abs Challenge — 30 days, free workouts, free meal plan, amazing results! — https://www.facebook.com/events/953545484671035

Where’s the Money? — This 30 day course will help you save the money you need for your new Challenge Pack!! — https://www.facebook.com/events/1474630026153431

 

No matter what point you’re at now.. I have a place to start. Join me?

 

OIL PULLING 101: 10 Tips for Making It Work

OIL PULLING 101: 10 Tips for Making It Work

Over the last few months I’ve been hearing more and more people talk about oil pulling. And if you just said, ‘what the blazes is oil pulling?’ then you’re not alone. I said the same thing a few years ago! Here’s a quick rundown.

Oil pulling is an ancient Ayruveda holistic dental care method that involves nothing more than swishing cold-pressed oil in your mouth for a certain amount of time. Sounds simple, right? It also sounds a little, well, strange. Maybe even totally gross. I get it. I thought the same thing. But I’m always open for trying new home remedies so I’ve been giving it a try for the past few weeks. Here’s what I’ve learned!

OIL PULLING 101 : 10 Tips for Making It Work - The idea behind oil pulling, as well as the name itself, is that swishing with the oil helps “pull” toxins from your system as you pull the oil through your teeth and gums. The oils typically used are coconut, olive or sesame oil. That part seems to be a matter of personal preference. I’ve been using coconut oil since I already use it for everything, and my cupboard is already well stocked. It also shows anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties. Plus, I’m bit of a coconut fiend and love the way it tastes.

10 Tips for Making Oil Pulling Work | Oil pulling regimen

  • Place 1-3 teaspoons oil in your mouth.
  • Swish and “pull” the oil around the inside of your cheeks and in between your teeth.
  • Continue for 5-20 minutes.

I’ve had issues with my teeth, gums and jaw since I was a child, so I knew I was a good candidate for trying this out. And the first time I tried it, it felt strange I’ll admit. And that 20 minutes felt like an eternity! It was also difficult not to swallow any. But swallowing the oil is a big no-no – the oil is full of toxins, bacteria and germs. But it gets easier! Here’s what I found to be helpful as I do this daily.

10 Tips for Making Oil Pulling Work | Henry Happened10 Tips for Making Oil Pulling Work

  1. Start first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
  2. If using coconut oil, melt it first, or let it melt in your mouth. I sort of “chew” it until it melts.
  3. Use less oil if it feels like it’s too much.
  4. Keep the oil in the front of your mouth – don’t gargle with it. You will have a mouthful of liquid by the end from the oil and the extra saliva.
  5. If your mouth and jaw get tired, take a break and let it sit without swishing in the front of your mouth.
  6. Try doing a small task that takes between 5-20 minutes – folding a load of laundry, taking a shower, checking emails, packing your kids’ lunches, vacuuming the living room, etc.
  7. Be sure to do it long enough so that the oil and the enzymes in your saliva interact.
  8. Spit the oil into the garbage can, not in the sink to prevent it from clogging pipes.
  9. Swish really well with salt water afterward.
  10. Brush your teeth and floss as normal.

Benefits I’ve noticed

  • My gums feel healthier and they don’t get sore anymore.
  • My teeth feel stronger and look noticeably whiter. I noticed after just the first few days – really!
  • Much better breath.
  • Less plaque.
  • My tongue feels cleaner.
  • My lips are super soft!
  • My jaw pain has lessened a lot. The first few days my mouth and jaw felt super fatigued afterward, but now my entire face feels stronger. This may be more from the extra “exercise” than the oil itself. 🙂

Oil Pulling Benefits | Henry HappenedIn addition to the benefits I’ve already seen, oil pulling has tons of other reported benefits.

More oil pulling benefits

  • reduced headaches, insomnia, PMS, sinus congestion
  • general detoxification benefits
  • overall increased oral health
  • reduced inflammation in the body, including reduction of arthritis symptoms
  • pain relief
  • skin problems (eczema, acne, rashes) reduced

Bottom line for me

I love the benefits I’ve seen so far and plan to continue. What do you think? Is it too weird? Or are you wiling to give it a try? For those of you who have tried it, what benefits have you noticed?