Let me just say, I love this app! It tracks what you eat, how much water you drink, and helps you get fit in a healthy way. You can add people to your friends list, connect with Facebook friends, and encourages motivating each other! Add a food item simply by scanning the package, and instantly all the nutritional information, calorie intake, protein, and fat content is added for you. I love this app. Today is day 4 and consistently eater better each day because I can see what my body is taking in. Along with organic food sources, better eating habits, and exercise, I feel so much healthier. If you decide to join My Fitness Pal Please add me @ desiibabii08 #MFP #Myfitnesspal
Also! Breaking news! Did you know cantaloupe have seeds? I cut into a fresh cantaloupe and to my surprise I found seeds. I was instantly intrigued and wanted to bake them like pumpkin seeds. They were even better than pumpkin seeds. I think they are easier to chew. 21grams of protein in these tiny little seeds. Perfect for a healthy snack with some fresh cantaloupe!
I am also about to make my first green smoothie.
You dont need a fancy juicier to make a green smoothie, or any smoothie for that matter. A blender works just fine. However if you have a juicier more power to you, I'd agree their a great investment. No more store bought juices and healthier choices for you and your amazing babies!
Mya and Sophia loved the cantaloupe! Emma wouldn't touch it. But I can put anything in a smoothie for emma and she will drink it without hesitation. I might have to hide the color of a green smoothie but I bet you she likes it.
:) Happy Green Thoughts,
This is a beautiful day. As i look out the many windows of my third floor apartment all i can see is snow. Beautiful white, cold, fluffy snow. With my favorite tea in hand and yoga/meditation completed I feel whole, alive, ready to concure the day. (hopefully putting away laundry as well) As warm as it is inside, outside looks frigid. So this morning, its pancakes for breakfast. Im thinking of new kinds of pancakes to make. Maybe a citris cream dreamy pancake, or peanut butter cinnamon pancake, or blackberry strawberry pancakes. I love making pancakes because the possiablities are endless. They make for a very happy breakfast for the babies.
My oldest slept at grandma's last night and is there for tonight as well. Due to the snow storm we planned accordingly. Sometimes it's not the parent that needs the break, it's the child. She gets to spend time with her cousins which she is always happy to see and play with.
Im very pleased to announce, everything is falling into place for the people I care about. Keeping spirits lifted, and staying humble, is key to success. I consider myself rather successful, improved, and inspired. Happiness is a journey, Positivity is a journey, not a destination. Love everyday for what its worth. It's worth everything. I hope some of you have signed up at www.carolinezwick.com for your turtorial on the key to the positive pull. It has helped me a great deal as I hope others are as satisfied with the program as I was.
Today, I want to make a rotating goal sheet. It's a fantastic way to keep up with goals, keep track of progress and projects, without over loading yourself with clutter and frustration. Using memo notes, write down what you plan to accomplish this week. You can put it on the top page of your calender or make your own nifty little placemat. Good luck conquering your goals and dreams and remember nothing is unreachable.
With a kind heart, and good intentions,
Yoga is a brilliant idea. Thank you Buddha! This is the graphic I used to start my exstreamly beginners yoga. I had no idea where to start or how to start. I do know even with three babies yoga is possible! Even more so desperately needed! Quite time happens everyday, and yoga can too. Along with the right diet, exercise is great for everyday health. I'm waking up earlier than the babies just to get yoga in before breakfast. Along with eating breakfast myself for the first time in years! Meal plans coming soon to the recipe section. Healthier 2014, its our year, most never thought we'd make it to, but here it is. Right in front of us and now its time to live without fear and live right.
When I first started, I couldn't stand on my own two feet and feel balanced never mind at harmony. Now I feel stronger, defined, and flexible. At the lowest weight I have ever been in my whole life, even after three beautiful babies. I owe my amazing body to myself. I loved myself enough to make changes I desperately needed for a better life, more fun, and the positivity radiates from yoga and within. No one knows you better than you. The only one telling you that your goal to feel good in your own skin isn't reachable, is you. You have to love yourself now, and later, not just later. Anything you set your mind to you can accomplish. That doesn't mean the first time you try, you will have perfect form, or won't fall out of your pose. But as you fall out of that pose, laugh, get up and try again.
I suggest starting from home. In your living room where it's quite. Meditation first to connect you with the world from within.
As a mother, I have learned alot from teaching my children. Who they play with greatly impacts the way they act. As a parent, or any person for that matter, who you surround yourself with can greatly impact the way you feel, in return act, and show emotion. Surround yourself with possitivity and the rest will just fall back. There is no need for forced interactions with people only determined to see the bad in everything. Thats why I am adding removing negative relationships to my self care/ self love plan.
This year getting healthy means everything to me. Including healthy realization on past friendships and why they didn't work out. Not everybody you meet in life is ment to continue the journey with you. Sometimes people come and based on their or your intentions, can stay for awhile, and continue on their own journey. Now, this used to upset me a great deal. It seemed no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't make everyone happy, and its not even possible. Looking back every time a relationship ended it was for the best. Negative people, people who use, and vanity has no place in a journey to find positivity, health, harmony and recovery.
This isn't court, there's no judge. It is not my business what anyone thinks of me. All that matters is living clean, providing, and how you perceive your own life. Most people have more about themselves to worry about, than worrying what someone else has to say about them. We all make mistakes. Depression is a sneaky little bugger and it is contagious, but so is a smile. :D
I have seen so many people I cared about go through some pretty rocky situations, relationships, and hard times. It's okay to care, worry, and have compassion for these people. It's not ok, to worry excessively, or try to fix people. No one in this world will ever change just because you want then to. If someone truly cares about themselves they will do it for themselves.
Self love and self care start from loving yourself, and treating yourself with kindness, love, and understanding. You can't be everything to everyone. But you are everything to the people that matter the most.
Here is a beautifully written article suggested to me by the amazing @Carolinezwick
I believe sometimes its not about what your letting go of thats so hard, but the concept of letting go in general can be the hardest.
You know what that means! Valentine's day is in a couple weeks and I found a perfect simple project that will make the girls smile everyday when they wake up. You can use construction paper, left over wrapping paper, or any colored paper. For everyday leading up to Valentine's Day put a heart with a message on their door. Today I used the left over tinkerbell wrapping paper and wrote: we love you girls, love mommy and daddy. This is a great way to get the babies in the Valentine's Day spirit! Along with having them make each other personalized valentines for their sisters, grandparents, and so on. I also like to get the girls little gift baskets for Valentine's Day. Last year, they had little Dora Valentine's Day cards they passed out to their friends and grandparents and auntie.
I personally love Valentine's Day! I always have.Valentine's Day is fun, romantic, and such a creative time of year. It doesn't matter if you do not have a spouse. If you came here you probably have babies. It really comes down to how you portray Valentine's Day in front of your children. If you ignore it and pretend its just another day, well that's not going to make anyone happy. Changes are the babies aren't going to know much about it either. Let say your alone and you dont have a significant other. Every other day of the year has been great, you've been happy motivated and loving every minute of it. Even though your currently not in a relationship you can still have a Valentine. That baby sitting next to you, or running wild in front of you, sleeping peacefully all snuggled up, makes the best Valentine ever! Show that baby what Valentine's day is all about. Dress up the baby in their prettiest dress or suit, go to that nice restaurant you've been wanting to try, and make a tradition out of it.
Our babies learn a great deal from how their parents act. If they see mom depressed in bed or on the couch because they are alone on Valentine's Day, they will remember that. How sad would it be that our children couldn't fully enjoy the holidays because it wasn't truly enjoyable for their parents. Babies learn from play, mimicking, and imagination. Spark something brilliant and get your child excited about Valentine's Day!
Have a colorful, beautiful, loving Valentine's Day,
We Love The Babies,
We Love The Babies
This page is to bring you along my journey to find positivity and harmony. Its started as a 30 day challenge to learn more about ones self and how to truly take care of yourself. To take care of others, you have to be able to take care of yourself. Instead of a 30 day challenge I'm turning this into a year of positivity and the journey we venture to find what truly matters in this world. It is important as a mother to show children positivity can be found everywhere and anywhere. It starts with right now, and right here!