Friday, January 13, 2012

Post 8 / Day 44 ~ To Supplement Or Not..

Now a days, most of us are running from one event to another.  Chauferring our children to practice here, lessons there, not leaving much time for ourselves.

I have two words for you... MAKE TIME!

Because... before we know it, our children are grown and we are left with the aftermath... ourselves.   And... if  you are anything like myself, it was not a pretty sight.  The "thing," or rather person,  that keeps me going and motivates me to change... is... wait for it... wait for it... Calley, my five year old daughter!

It was exciting enough to start all over with a baby at 43, almost like starting a "new" family... however, five years later I am realizing that I am not as young as I was when I had my two boys (28 by the time my number two son was born.)  BUT, I will not let that stop me!  After all they (age) are just numbers... and personally,  I feel young!  [Thanks to Calley!]

Even with my making time for me, I still need more hours in the day.  I miss a meal here and there and that is not good.

SO the million dollar question is ... To Supplement or not?  Well, I say... TO SUPPLEMENT!!  

We all know that the food we place in our fine tuned machine, we call a body, is our fuel.  And if I am missing meals... I am not getting my proper fuel.  What's more sad, is that I take care of my car, better than I do myself.  Not anymore!!

NOTE:  I am not making any money off of mentioning Nutrilite in my blog, I wish.  I have added this information to my blog as "full disclosure" as to what I am doing to loose weight.

I take Nutrilite products for several reasons.  First, they have been around for over 75 years. Secondly, they are the only brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own organic farms (five worldwide) for over 75 years.  Lastly, they have doctors and scientists at Stanford University behind them, as well as their own scientists that are always testing what food and plant combinations are best for us. 

I am taking the following:  

Rhodiola 110 SupplementFor energy.  I take two every morning (no matter what). I love this supplement!!!  It energizes you all day, and you never get the shakes from it.

And if I need a little boost, pick me up... I love XS!!!  Forget Redbull, Monster or Rockstar!!  XS has ZERO CARBS!! and at most 14 Calories, and THE BEST FLAVORS EVER!!!

InvisifiberFor fiber and the "full" feeling.  Every morning I sprinkle this on my breakfast or into my smoothie.  You can also just mix it with juice or water.  I forgot to take it one day and that day I had the "hungry" feeling throughout the day.  And never mind that it keeps you really regular.  ;) 

Women's Pack-  It doesn’'t have to be difficult or time-consuming to cover your nutritional gaps. Just one little on-the-go packet provides everything your body needs – calcium for your bones, omega 3s for your brain and heart, a little something to keep your hair, skin, and nails beautiful, and a daily multivitamin with 24 vitamins and minerals.  I take a pack per day.

Either take the Women's Pack or Double X.  Personally, I take the women's pack.

Double XA multi-vitamin, multi-mineral and phytonutrient supplement.  Excellent source of energy as well.  This needs to be taken on a full stomach.
Take either Women's Pack or Double X, redundant to take both.

Black Cohosh & Soy-  These are isoflavones.  When taken over time, have been shown to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.   Yes, I have entered Perimenopause!  With that said, I really have seen an improvement with my mood swings!  LOL!  No really,  I have this easy peaceful feeling.  My mood swings were getting bad too.  I take one with meals. three times per day.

The previous supplements I take no matter what, now the following supplements are to assist me in weight loss plan.

Slimmetry-  Boost weight loss efforts.  I take two 20-30 minutes before meals.

Glucose HealthBoosts your metabolism.  I take one 30-40 minutes before my meal with a full glass of water.

Carb Blocker 2-  (The best for last) Block up to 500 calories per high-carb meal!  YES!! 500 calories!!  I take anywhere from one to three just right before I eat a meals with carbohydrates. 

Nutrilite even has a line for kids that Calley takes... even an Omega 3 with NO FISH TASTE at all!!

Yes, taking supplements is not inexpensive.  Yet, the price of not being around for my children, Calley especially is higher and not an option.  At least not an option for me to ignore.  I will do what it takes to be healthy for me and my family.  This last sentence may not be grammatically correct... BUT I must put myself first for my family's sake. 

By putting ourselves first we are not being selfish, quite the opposite.  We are placing our family first.

Stay healthy and Think Positive!


Images courtesy of Amway/Nutrilite and are property of Carla Barila Karam and of My LifeStyle ReDesign, and are protected by Copyright Laws.


Leslie said...

Good idea, making time for ourselves as moms. It's so hard for me to do it baby girl is just under 4 months old, and I think I have had a total of 3 hours to myself since she was born. one day I'll get some free time :)

Cheryl said...

I had not heard of this company, I have heard of amway but not the supplement co. I really need to rethink what I should be doing in the way of supplementing! Thanks for sharing.

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