Saturday, May 30, 2015

5 simple ways to jump start your health

Summer is here! 

Well, it is just around the corner any way... are you ready?

So many people talk all year long about how this year will be different. They will get their health in order, make the right choices, do the work, get healthy. Only to find themselves at the end of May a few pounds heavier than when they started. Why? It is an uphill battle. More than ever people are eating high processed, non-food items, because of the "low calorie" lie. The fact is our bodies do not know what to do with these ingredients and it leads to cravings, obesity, bloating, headaches, fibromyalgia, gluten-intolerance, depression and anxiety.... which leads to more eating and less body movement. We are losing the battle folks.

I believe if everyone has accountability, support, motivation, meal plans, and a whole lot of love, they can do it. I am seeing success all over the U.S. right now and I have a fire in my belly to PUSH hard to end this trend.

I wanted to share with you 5 simple steps to start you on your road to health:

1. Clean out the gunk I like to use the analogy of a car engine here. If you have been filling your engine with cheap crap, build up starts to happen. The engine eventually fails and well... you gotta start over. Our bodies are the same. You can try to do a messy cleanse on your own, or we have a 3 day one that I am on right now that is amazing. It clears you out and gets you ready for your fresh start. You get to eat on it too. It is $59 and I can't tell you how many times I have done it. Safe for once a month if needed.
Day one dinner on the 3 day refresh.

2
Avoid junk foods which make us lethargic and dull. It always always always starts with what you eat. It is 80% diet and 20% exercise that is going to get you to your goals. You are what you eat so don't be cheap, fake, or easy. 
3. Consume a healthy diet, such as vegetables, fruits, fish, nuts, good proteins. Don't forget to intake 8 glasses of liquid. Take your daily dose of dense nutrition (shakeology) Avoid refined and junk foods. The main source for poor health and sickness is improper healthy eating habits. Many people suffer from sickness like diabetes, cancer, obesity and etc because of this. Changing your bad diet will contribute a great difference within a short period and can improve your health benefits drastically.  If you need nutritional guidance I have a great program called the 21 day fix that breaks down this process into easy containers. Just email me!

4. Exercise 30 minutes 5 days a week. Exercising in the morning can leave you with a refreshed feeling throughout the day and can put you in a good mental health and it will be easier for you to think positively and generate a better appetite. I know you "hate exercise" i hear it daily. 30 minutes a day can change your life. I have so many programs that are FUN from hip hop dance style to hardcore weightlifing... all can be done in the comfort of your home. Just ask!

5. Realize that positive thinking is very essential in order to be healthy. Clear out your mind of all negative thoughts and fill it with positive ones. These positive thoughts can be extremely energizing and always lead to good things in life. You can get involved in practices such as meditation and yoga to get rid of the negativity and force yourself with positive thoughts. Watch "The Secret" and learn how YOU are creating your own future. 


Don't forget we have so many programs to help you along the way. We have love, support, accountability and motivation. Join #TeamNourish and feel the love. :) If you are ready to give it a go, I have a FREE 10 day sugar free group starting on Monday. Just drop me an email and I will add you!
Email me to get in, it's free! 
With only 2 days left in May, Here are last minute deals to grab before they end! If you are interested in saving TONS of money (Like getting your PiYo for just $10) then email me please! momwhatsfordinner@yahoo.com BEFORE May 1st so I can get you in on the sale!
My book: Nourish- The beginner's guide to eating healthy and staying fit is out! You can get it from Barnes and Noble or Amazon, but if you want it signed, please go towww.nourishtheworkshop.com and purchase yours. Purchasing it there also allows proceeds to go to my cause to end the trend of obesity. 
I want to take a moment to thank you all who have supported me on my healing these past 16 months. I am cancer free and happier than ever. I cannot thank you enough for all the love, support, thank you notes and kind words you have given to me. Much love and gratitude for you!

For those of you that have not read how shakeology has changed my life. Please read about it here My Shakeo Story

If you have any health, nutrition or fitness questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

blessings,
Christi


 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Join my favorite yoga studio for a retreat in Costa Rica

Pura vida costa rica yoga retreat

July 25 - August 1, 2015
Visit our registration page in MBO. Deposit $300 to save your spot

costa rica is pura vida

More than getting away, this retreat is about coming home to yourself. Spend quiet time in nature. Meditate to the sound of the ocean, monkeys and birds. Practice yoga twice daily. Delve deeper into the meaning and philosophy of yoga. Create new friendships, enjoy fantastic food, and reset.
This is a seven day yoga and meditation retreat. Enjoy morning beach walks, group meditation, a taste of the Costa Rican culture, and plenty of free time to do your own thing.

sample schedule

  • Start the day with a silent walking meditation along the beach
  • 7:45 AM Yoga (ALL levels: gentle, intermediate, advanced)
  • 10:00 AM - Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free time: Lay by the pool. Lunch. Explore. 
  • 5:00 Gentle or Yin Yoga & Sunset Meditation
  • 7:30 PM Dinner
  • 8:30 PM - Lounge. Entertainment. Free time.

what else to do?

The hotel will have plenty of entertainment, and areas for relaxation, plus the beach is stunning. Non-motorized sports are included during your stay. If you are interested in 1/2 day or full day excursions please check this site: http://conchal.swisstravelcr.com/. It is highly recommended that you stay 2-3 days after the retreat to explore the country in more detail.

our host / westin conchal

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an All Inclusive eco-friendly retreat, located between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica, this secluded vacation spot is a perfect balance between unrivaled luxury and local culture, giving guests an unforgettable vacation experience.

location

Nestled in the green forests of Costa Rica's magnificent North-Pacific Riviera in the province of Guanacaste , The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is located 60 km from Liberia International Airport (LIR) and 15 minutes from Tamarindo local airport.
GETTING THERE
  • Option 1 - Fly directly from into Liberia Airport (few airlines offer this option), then take a taxi from Liberia to the Westin Conchal(about 45 minutes / $50 pp for a shared shuttle). We can help you arrange with other students arriving at the same time. 
  • Option 2 - Fly into San Jose Airport,  then take a domestic flight from San Jose to
Tamarindo (about $60 / 1 hr). Check: www.flysansa.com or www.natureair.com. Then take a 15 minute taxi ride to the Westin Conchal. 
  • Option 3 - Fly into San Jose and take a shuttle to the Westin Conchal. Shuttles usually depart from across SJO airport.

thinking about joining us in 2015?

Let us know if you have any questions at retreats@puravidayogacenter.com.

cost

  • Single Occupancy: $2,253.00 (pp)
  • Double Occupancy: $1,833.00 (pp)
Early bird discount: $100 OFF when you register by Wednesday February 25, 2015
Members discount:
 additional $100
Due to the nature of this event, space is limited. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your spot. The $300 deposit is part of the total price.

what's included

  • Deluxe Junior Suite, includes a living area with a comfortable sofa and amenities
  • Morning and afternoon yoga/meditation sessions
  • Early morning silent beach walks
  • Meals: Multiple restaurants (dress code from casual to elegant) to choose from when you're ready for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Plus 24- hour room service included.
  • Drinks: Multiple bars throughout the resort. And all you can drink bottled water.
  • Entertainment options including non-motorized (kayak, snorkeling, pedal boats, bikes) water sports, daily activities and nightly events.
  • Tips are included
NOTE: Price does NOT include airfare or travel insurance.
Visit our registration page in MBO. Deposit $300 to save your spot

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