Staying healthy for good doesn’t have to be so hard

Adhere to simple guidelines and be flexible about your methods. Do what works for you, as long as it pushes you further towards your goals. Here are just a few tips that really helped one PumpUp member lose 32 lbs over the course of a year.

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Today was a step in the right direction.
  • I decided I wasn’t going to let the events of the past month and a half keep holding me down mentally
  • I went to the grocery store and bought tasty healthy things to eat. 
  • I got lemon for my water.
  • I’ve been dRINKING my water. 
  • I made a healthy dinner for my entire family which is something I would like to try and do EVERY night of the week. (Mon-Fri) that way my parents and brother literally have nO excuse to eat the way they do sometimes (and also my sister will eat a little healthier)

I’ll be getting up bright and early to start doing my morning work outs. :D Lunch tomorrow with our producer/my favorite person in the entire world and I can’t wait to see him. <3 

After a long stressful week and a half, I needed today. 

anonymous asked:

I received a bunch of kitchen things and nice china from my Aunt's friend who passed away. She was a hateful, unhappy woman, and I'm getting a very negative vibe from her things. I'd like to cleanse or purify them (without making her spirit angry), what would you recommend?

Get some lemon water and scrub those items clean. Lemons are bamf

Wake up at 6:30am in the morning and drink a tall glass of lukewarm water with one slice of lemon squeezed into it to get my metabolism going. After drinking the lemon water, stretch for 5 minutes and do a quick morning workout: 20 jumping jacks, 10 crunches, 5 pushups, 10 calf raises, 20 squats, 30 second plank.  Two sets.  Shower then drink a cup of coffee while getting ready for the day.

Egg white scramble or omelette with diced onions, spinach, and one low-calorie mozzarella string cheese cut and melted on top of eggs.  Eat with more coffee or green tea.

Mixed greens salad with cucumber, red onions, and tomatoes, with grilled/baked chicken breast.  Eat with ice cold lemon&cucumber infused water.

Sliced fuji apple with 1/3 cup granola.

Huge portion of steamed or pan-fried broccoli dusted with parmesan cheese and salt/pepper/garlic powder.  Optional side of chicken breast or lean steak for more protein.

Interval running: 2minute light jog, 30 second sprint, 30 second skips, 30 second walk. Repeat for 30 minutes.

Benefits of Lemon♥

1. Reduces Fever. Lemon has its own set of antiseptic and natural medications.

2. Balances pH. Lemons are acidic to begin with but they are alkaline-forming on body fluids helping to restore balance to the body’s pH.

3. Fight cancer. Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds,including flavonol glycosides, which stop cell division in cancer cells.

4. Boosts your immune system. Lemons are rich Vitamin C and flavonoids that work against infections like the flu and colds.

5. Relieve tooth pain. In addition, lemon can also be used in regular cleansing of your teeth.

6. Perfect for Weight Loss. A few drops of lemon juice in hot water are believed to clear the digestive system and purify liver as well.

7. Decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Vitamin C in lemons helps to neutralize free radicals linked to aging and most types of disease.

8. Flush unwanted materials and leans your bowels.

9. Cures Throat Infections. Lemon is an excellent fruit that has an antibacterial property.

10. Relives respiratory problems. Lemon lowers blood pressure and increases the levels of HDL (good cholesterol).