May, 2015
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  • Conquering Plateaus

    We are just about half way into the year and a good time to check in on those New Year Health Goals you made. I hope you are still working on them. But maybe things aren’t coming along so well. After the initial gung-ho and the first results, it is sometimes hard to stay motivated. This especially happens when the positive results are not showing themselves as much or maybe not at all! There can be lots of reasons for the plateau.

     Below you will find a check list to help you with conquering plateaus and getting back on track. The list can be applied to any ‘Healthy Habit’ Goal you have set up for yourself, from physical, emotional, to relationships and more.

     

    Plateau Check List

    What Goal did you set for yourself? ________________________

    Ask yourself these three questions:

    • “What am I doing?” _______________________________________
    • “What’s working?” _______________________________________
    • “What isn’t working?” _______________________________

     

    Tips to Break Through the Plateau and Get Back on Track

    • journaling Be accountable to yourself.  Keep an ACTIVITY JOURNAL. Write down what are you doing? Eating? Feeling? Why do you suppose you are or aren’t doing what you said you wanted to do?

     

    • Revisit your “WHY”. What good results will you get by developing this ‘Healthy Habit’?

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    • Find a ‘Healthy Habit BUDDY’.  Set up check-in dates to encourage each other on your progress. Knowing you have to tell someone that you spent 20 minutes walking or clearing out closet clutter will help to keep you on track. My Buddy ___________________________

     

    • Lunch Change up your routine a bit. If packing your lunch and snacks for the day isn’t happening every morning then switch it to the evening before, preferably when making dinner. This way you can stay more on track with your goal to cut expenses and/or unhealthy eating. What needs to change up?  Changes to make _______________________________________

     

    • Have you been calendaring the ‘little’ activities to do that will get you to your goal? I love this  quote from John Alder -“If you want to accomplish something big, PUT IN ON YOUR CALENDAR. CONSIDER THAT IT’S NOT EVEN REAL UNTIL IT IS SCHEDULED.”  What to calendar ________________________________

    Assortment of High Fiber Foods

    • Are you getting enough of the basic food groups? Protein? Fiber? Healthy Fats? Veggies? Water???? The body needs fuel to get things done!  What foods to increase ____________________________

    Foods to decrease______________________

    • MH900422198 Are you getting 7-8 hours sleep most nights? Without adequate sleep, our hormone balance is off, making it harder to get the things done we need to do, react in a rational manner to situations that come up, to process our food and make good health decisions. How many hours am I averaging NOW? _______
    • Are your goals realistic? Do they need a little tweaking? Maybe a goal needs to be pitched because it isn’t relevant anymore. What to tweak _______________, what to pitch _____________________________

    Check out my Back to Basics blog post for more ways to get back on track.

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    Needing a little bit of help, encouragement? Contact me at Kathy@kathyskinner.com. I’m here for YOU!

    May 26, 2015 • Healthy Hints, Mind Managing • Views: 547

  • Help Manage Hunger and More with This Essential Oil Blend

    Summer is coming which means no more layers of clothes to hide under.  So it is time to get going with those healthy eating habits and exercise program. What, you say, “I’ve already been doing that and I just can’t seem to get off this plateau!” After you’ve read this post check out the one about plateau busters. Today I want to focus on something I found that helps to manage hunger and more! It is a combination of essential oils that that are known for their detoxifying qualities which can promote weight loss in a natural and healthy way. It is Slim & Sassy, the Metabolic Blend by doTERRA

    Get it HERE

    This blend includes grapefruit, lemon, peppermint, ginger, and cinnamon essential oils in just the right portions. Manage your hunger by just adding 8 drops to 16 oz. of water and drink between your healthy meals throughout the day to help manage hunger, calm your stomach, and lift your mood. (Some people, like me, find it strong tasting so we use the softgels. Get HERE )

    What I love about this blend is all the different uses it has. A favorite of mine is to massage it onto my trouble spots with Fractionated Coconut oil, the  Hand & Body Lotion or virgin organic coconut oil (my favorite brand) after a shower.

    Here are some other ways to use the Slim & Sassy Metabolic Blend to help improve your health:

    Appetite Balance– Add 2-3 drops of essential oils for weight loss to every glass of water throughout the day, or inhale from the bottle as desired.

    Support Overall Blood Sugar Levels– Massage several drops into the soles of the feet 1-2 times a day, or add to water as above.

    Calming– Inhale from the bottle as needed.

     Cravings– Add 1 drop of essential oils for weight loss to an ounce of water and shoot, or inhale from the bottle as needed.

    Detoxification– Add several drops to every glass of water or massage into the reflex points of the feet.

    Calm Stomach– Add several drops to your water, daily or as needed, or rub 1-2 drops over the abdomen.

    Energy– Use aromatically (diffusing or otherwise), add 1-2 drops to water, or massage into feet daily.

    Mentally Stimulating– Diffuse during times of fatigue or stress.

    Promote a Healthy Metabolism– Add 1-2 drops of essential oils for weight loss to every glass of water throughout the day, or massage into the reflex points of the feet.

    Overeating– Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water before meals.

    Promote a Positive Mood– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    Sugar Cravings– Add 1 drop to an ounce of water several times a day, or inhale from the bottle as needed.

    Uplifting– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    Promote a Healthy Weight – Add 1-2 drops of essential oils for weight loss to a glass of water before meals, or throughout the day.

    Worthiness– Use aromatically throughout the day, either inhaling from the bottle, diffusing, or massage 1-2 drops over the solar plexus.

    These suggestions were collected from various sources. If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact me Kathy@kathyskinner.com

    NOTE: The advice shared on this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Kindly understand that the products and essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – thus helping the body’s natural defenses to restore homeostasis.

    P.S. Want to get a wholesale discount? No selling required! Go to www.mydoterra.com/kathyskinner or contact me Kathy

    May 4, 2015 • Essential Oils • Views: 687