Getting Back on Track

Hi Readers,

How’s your week going? Good? Bad? So-so? I’ve had a busy week, and while it was good for the most part, I’m glad its the weekend, this mama needs to relax lol! So yeah, while I’m talking about my week, I just wanted to share with all of you something that’s been helping my family feel better – Melaleuca. I’ve been a customer of theirs for over a month, and in that short time, I’ve noticed many little things that have helped make our lives better. One thing – vitamins. I’ve had different stomach pains off and on the previous months, but after taking their vitamins the past 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve noticed how those pains have gone away… interesting. Also, I’ve been using their Mela-gel on mosquito bites and it helps take the itch away for the kids and I, which is handy, especially because not everyone carries other natural mixes with them in their purse – this fits nicely into my bag and works! And another thing that I suffer from has been sore feet. I think its back related, hence why I must get back into Pilates, but tonight I had some friends over for a presentation on Melaleuca (which they love!), and I decided to try some of their menthol rub on my foot just cuz and what do you know? Within 2-3 minutes of using it, my pain is gone is and my foot is relaxed! Wow, me and my friend both tried this tonight on sore spots and noticed how fast the pain was gone (anyone with tendonitis would benefit)! I’ve tried using Rub-A-535 and other stuff and if it works it usually would take like 15 to 20 minutes to do anything. I am stunned. I’ve also been enjoying washing my hair with their salon quality shampoos as my hair has never been so soft feeling; I’ve noticed and my friend has noticed how we’ve each been playing with our hair all the time lol! And the list goes on and on. Quite amazed at how all these little things make me happy, but they do. And I’m also happy that my friends and family can share in the benefits of it. I’m excited to be doing something good for the environment as well for my family and friends, something that I’ve always been passionate about, and now can share with others. If anyone wants to see more or has a success story they want to share with me, I’m open to that as well. After all, we could all benefit from getting back on track. 🙂

Until Next Post,

~Roxy~

Clean Detox Program and Other Things

Hi Everyone,

How are you doing today? As for me, I could use a bit of a boost as I wait upon the Lord to come through for us, but I know well enough to know that He will provide. There are times when life gets so crazy you don’t know what to do other than pray, and right now is one of those times where I just have to say, “Okay Lord, I know You’re in control, and You Love us, so I will keep praying and trust in You.” I think most of all, it’s important to keep trusting, and to be obedient, doing so because you love God of course, and not for the wrong reasons. And right now, to top off the craziness, my hubby and I are doing the Clean detox program, to help rid our bodies of any unhealthy junk that has built up over the years. It is a combination of proper eating and meditation/rest, and expelling said toxins through our skin via sweating/soaking in a tub, and regular bodily functions. ;p So far I’m on day 4, and it’s been a bit rough (moreso the lack of certain favourite foods), but really good for my brain. I seem to be able to think clearer, and have more energy. The first few days are the hardest, though it’s tough being tempted every time I go to a grocery store or preparing meals for the kids since they are not on the diet and can eat normal stuff. It’s worth it though if this will help my body to heal the way it was intended, as through talking to people and reading, I’ve heard so many good things about this diet. It’s up to you if you do the 1 week, 2 weeks or 3 weeks diet for complete detox, but so far I’m working on the 1 week plan. I have yet to lose any weight, but apparently it’s more common to lose weight in the second week. And I know I need to exercise more, as I am out of shape, though with only about 10 lbs to go, you just know those are the hardest ones to lose, (raise your hands ladies if you know what I’m talking about)! It’s a choice that I’m happy with though, and even excited to see the outcome of as I have never done a formal diet such as this, just the regular exercise routine/cutting out sugar and midnight snacking at times.

I’m hoping my seasonal/pet allergies will be reduced and that my asthma will be gone completely (I haven’t had bad issues lately, but it does act up around animals and dust). Especially if at some point we get a dog (our kids want one and I wouldn’t mind having one around again, once we have a bigger yard), it will be good to not have so many allergies.

But this program has also taught me much about staying informed about the chemicals that are in the foods we eat and in the air we breath, not in a paranoid way as it might for some people as I know that God blesses our food to our bodies’ use, but moreso in a way that encourages healthy choices. And in this day and age, making healthy choices in any area of our lives seems to be getting more difficult. I mean from keeping in touch using all the online devices (staying connected to the net at every turn instead of maintaining relationships in person), to eating processed/restaurant foods, to living a more sedentary lifestyle and spending less time with God, it’s no wonder our society is going downhill. And I struggle with all of the above at times, so I’m not saying I’m perfect either. I just recognize the need to go back to a more organic type of lifestyle. And I’m happy to say, that lately moreso, I’ve been finally finding peace with just being thankful for what I have/who is in my life and not trying to keep up with the Joneses’ (something I don’t actively do or care about, but something that my sinful side bothers me with at times).

I think it’s important to keep perspective with regards to our relationships and what really matters. And if you struggle with this, ask yourself, “If I were on my deathbed today, what would I care about most?” It’s a simple question anyone can ask themselves to see how their life lines up with the things of importance, and if not, to question why it doesn’t. For me personally, I know I need to work on my relationships and on getting back to being me, hence I’ve been trying even harder lately to do so regardless of what society thinks. I know that not everyone agrees with my lifestyle choices or how I approach things, but that’s okay. I’m finally learning that it’s okay for people to not agree with what I think, even when they blatantly say it to your face (or online). I’m learning that so long as God is okay with me, then I’m okay with me. I’m also listening to some Joyce Meyer cd’s on healing and proper thinking, which are great btw, and trying to work on a better schedule at home. In the end, I just want to make sure I’m pleasing to my Creator. Something to think about perhaps? All the time. 😉 God Bless you all!

P.S. – I’ll try to keep you in the loop with this diet thingy ;p

~Roxy~