Posted in Education, Fitness, Oil-Infused Products, Oils, Supplements

Which Supplements and Products to Take When for Fitness Regimen

We’ve covered a lot of products over the last few weeks of this fitness series. Are you wondering what products to when? Below is a simple breakdown of the products to take during your pre- and post-workout as well as during your workout.

Pre-Workout:

Take Nitro to enhance physical performance and cognitive function 15-20 minutes before a workout. You can also try adding a drop of Peppermint Vitality to your NingXia Red (we will cover this product next Saturday) to enhance performance and help you feel revitalized! Roll on some Valor to your wrists or neck for an empowering, confident aroma before a big race or game.

During your workout: Be sure to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. AminoWise is full of BCAA’s and this is the optimal product to drink throughout your workout. Deep Relief essential oil is simple and easy to apply on the go for any issues you may have during activity.

Post-Workout:

Replenish your body with much needed protein to help body repair and heal. Make a protein shake using Pure Protein 30 minutes after a workout. Slique Shake is a great vegan alternative. Slique Shake contains more vitamins and minerals than Pure Protein and is considered a meal replacement, but it also has less protein than Pure Protein. If you are vegan or vegetarian, be sure to get enough high-quality protein from additional sources throughout the day to meet your body’s daily needs! Your body needs protein to build muscle! Recover with oils like Copaiba, PanAway, and AromaSiez. Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream is also a favorite!

Supplements:

PowerGize, AgilEase, SuperCal, Omegagize, and Masterformula are all great supplements that can provide essential nutrition when your body needs it most. There is no “right” time to take these products. It doesn’t matter if you take them in the morning, night, or before a workout. The most important thing is consistency! Give your body 30 days to really notice the benefits from your supplement routine. These are just a few of the many supplements that Young Living offers, we couldn’t cover all of them in this class, we will save that for another class!

Comment below what your favorite fitness products are!

 

Join us next Saturday to talk about how you ditch sugary drinks, energy drinks, and other juices that aren’t the best for you for NingXia Red, Nitro, and Zyng.

Posted in Education, Fitness, Oils, Supplements

The Importance of Pure Protein & When to Take It

In our second to last post (the next will be at 4 pm EST today), let’s talk about Pure Protein Complete and what it can do for you for post-workout recovery!

Drinking Pure Protein after a workout delivers much-needed amino acids to muscles that have been broken down and worked. When you work out, your muscles are taxed, especially during resistance exercise. Some of your existing muscle fibers stretch or tear, and your body repairs and replaces them during a recovery period. The process of building and repairing muscle requires dietary protein to work. Although your body can store protein to use when you need it most, many experts believe there is a special window of opportunity for protein intake right after a workout, when you’re best able to use the protein for repair.

Pure Protein Complete is unique because it is a blend of five high quality protein sources! Whey protein, Goats milk, Egg Whites, Peas, and Organic Hemp Seed. Hemp and Pea protein are considered complete proteins because they contain all eight essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs.

This blend is unique as the proteins are assimilated by the body at different times. Meaning there are quick release and slow release proteins which make it great for pre or post workouts. Because of the varied protein sources in the product, it provides all the major amino acids needed for the building and repair of various tissues in the body. Many of these amino acids, provided by the proteins, cannot be made by the body and have to be found through the diet. These ingredients make Pure Protein Complete the perfect option for those looking for a high protein supplement that features a full range of amino acids.

Young Living’s Pure Protein Complete is a comprehensive protein supplement that combines a proprietary five-protein blend, amino acids, and ancient peat and apple extract to deliver 25 grams of protein per serving which is about 50% of your daily recommended value of Protein and more than 4 hard-boiled eggs.

Aside from providing all the amino acids needed by the body, Pure Protein Complete contains a proprietary enzyme blend to ensure proper digestion and maximized utilization of all of its ingredients.

Pure Protein Complete also supports healthy energy levels, naturally! Ancient peat and apple extract, along with a powerful B vitamin blend, also known as ElevATP®, complete the formula. ElevATP is an ingredient used to increase energy in body in a natural way. It is a proprietary, clinically researched combination of ancient peat, which is fossilized plant trace minerals, and a polyphenol –rich apple extract that works with our body to stimulate the production of ATP. ATP is the energy currency of the body and it provides our body with the energy it needs to function day to day. As we age, our bodies produce less ATP, which affects tissue function and quickens the aging process. ElevATP stimulates the body to produce ATP internally, the way nature intended.

This product can benefit everyone from professional athletes to pregnant moms who need all the energy they can get. There are so many low-quality proteins and artificial and caffeinated supplements on the market, it’s hard to find a brand you can trust. Cheap proteins may contain refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, synthetic colors, or synthetic flavors. You might also find ingredients like guar gum or carrageenan, which are used as thickening agents to alter the appearance of a poorer-quality protein supplement. These ingredients have been linked to gastrointestinal issues. We could go on and about the supplement industry, but bottom line is that you want to be using a clean product that enhances your hard work and effort!

Pure Protein comes in two delicious flavors, Vanilla Spice and Chocolate Deluxe. Both taste delicious!

Benefits of Pure Protein Complete:
No trans-fat
• rBGH-free whey
• Soy free
• Excellent source of protein
• Optimal five-protein blend
• Provides a full range of amino acids, including d-aspartic acid, threonine, l-serine, glutamic acid, glycine, alanine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, arginine, proline, hydroxyproline, cystine, tryptophan, and cysteine
• Protein metabolism support
• ElevATP or ancient peat and apple extract supports ATP production, the energy currency of the body
• Offers 25 grams of protein
• Supports muscular system and body in building lean muscle
• Supports energy levels
• Post-workout muscle recovery

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Posted in Education, Fitness, Oil-Infused Products, Oils

AminoWise & Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream: Great for Workouts and Post-Workout Recovery

As promised, I’m using Fridays to talk about fitness and share some product education.

AminoWise

aminowiseAminoWise is a great product to take during a workout. Many people assume AminoWise is just a BCAA supplement, but it’s so much more! There are 3 different blends in this supplement that help you fight fatigue and enhance recovery during and after exercise.

Are you wondering what BCAAs are and why you need them? “BCAA” stands for branched-chain amino acids. These amino acids make up 35% of your muscle mass and help reduce muscle soreness, support muscle growth, and sustain muscle mass. BCAAs must be consumed through what you eat and drink, they are “essential,” meaning your body cannot manufacture them without proper nutrition. To break it down, BCAAs are an “essential” amino acid, amino acids are the organic compounds that makeup protein, protein is the building block of muscle mass which helps metabolism.

If you don’t work out and are not trying to gain or sustain muscle mass, a healthy diet will most likely give you enough BCAAs. If you are trying to build muscle, not lose muscle mass, are lifting weights, or training heavy, BCAAs are essential to rebuilding, growing, and repairing muscle. They also help your body produce insulin, which helps you turn sugar into energy. Many people who train at high levels take them to prevent muscle damage and soreness. BCAAs have also been used to treat ALS and some muscular diseases.

AminoWise is a BCAA supplement and more!

AminoWise contains a muscle performance blend. This blend provides branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), L-citrulline, and B-alanine – with a few other key amino acids. People have used BCAA’s for strength training and during exercise for years and they are a very popular fitness supplement. During exercise our muscles undergo stress, which in turn causes them to grow and tone. However, during exercise small amounts of muscle can be consumed as energy. This biological process can be increased when people consume very low carb diets. BCAA’s can prevent your body from using muscle as fuel by providing energy right to the muscle and promote lean muscle mass. They can even spare glucose stores to help you work out more efficiently. L-citrulline is a powerful agent in producing Nitric Oxide (NO) in the blood. Nitric oxide is a vasodilator, which means it helps improve vascular blood flow. Enhanced blood flow during exercise can lead to better oxygenation of muscles, faster removal of toxic metabolites, and potentially improve your work out capacity! Yes, that’s correct!

AminoWise also contains a Recovery Blend. This blend contains wolfberry powder and antioxidant ingredients to support recovery after a hard work out. The polyphenols, zinc, and vitamin E work synergistically to protect the muscles from fatigue and damage induced by exercise. Specifically, they work to reduce the release of lactic acid!

Lastly, AminoWise provides a Hydration Mineral Blend. These mineral ions are in the exact ratio lost in sweat to keep you more hydrated, which in turn helps you recover faster. This blend replenishes important minerals lost during exercise, such as sodium citrate, potassium citrate, calcium citrate, and magnesium citrate.

Mix 1 scoop of Aminowise with 8 oz of water and sip on it during and after your workout to stay refreshed.

Stretch

Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream

cool azul pain creme

Young Living’s Cool Azul Pain Relief Cream provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. It’s perfect to use during or after a workout! Our plant-based formula combines the power of Wintergreen essential oil with our exclusive Cool Azul essential oil blend. With two active ingredients, this cream provides pain-relieving benefits in two ways: methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen helps alleviate pain deep in the muscles and joints, and natural menthol found in Peppermint provides a cooling effect. If you need relief without synthetic ingredients, this product is the answer.

Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:
• Arthritis
• Simple backache
• Strains
• Sprains
• Bruises

The video below explains some of the science behind the product!

 

 

We are down to two posts left in this series! I will post both of them tomorrow so we can wrap this up and move on to NingXia Red next Saturday, which is great for workouts but has SO MANY OTHER BENEFITS too! I will do a ditch and switch installment for it so you understand what it can replace!

Posted in Faith, Fitness, Life, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Care

Rethinking Beauty (Part 3)

Who has your child’s ear (and eyes) about what beauty means?

What does beautiful mean to you and how are you demonstrating that to your child?

I’ve been thinking about these two things lately because of a blog post I recently read and this beautiful young girl below (my youngest). In Part 1 of the series, we talked about the former. In Part 2, we discussed the latter. Now let’s look at a final piece that some of you may desire to skip over due to other beliefs or may find value in despite different beliefs. In this post, I’d like to explore what God says about beauty, as I feel that understanding our identity as given by our creator is important to helping our children fully appreciate their own beauty.

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As someone who believes in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, I believe the Bible is God’s love letter to us to guide us through this life. I believe when we pray and ask Him to reveal its meaning to us He does, so I couldn’t end this series without sharing some scriptures that I believe speak to beauty and how God would like us to view beauty. I understand not everyone will believe the same way I do and I accept that. You can choose to continue reading to see if you would agree these scriptures speak to the subject or you can close down the blog (I won’t be offended). If you don’t agree with my faith but choose to continue reading, thank you for being willing to see another perspective. I believe that in itself it a quality of beauty as well.


 

What Scripture Tells Us About Beauty

Lauren Daigle did a wonderful job with this song and showed us ways to reframe our thinking when we become overwhelmed with the lies we tell us ourselves from society and culture. If we take cues from her we can do the same when we start to feel like we aren’t beautiful because we aren’t pretty enough, skinny enough, tall enough, strong enough. When we feel like our eyes aren’t the right color or our teeth aren’t white enough. When we feel like our eyebrows aren’t “on fleek” and our skin is too light, our hair isn’t the right texture or length, or our face isn’t the right shape. All of these things are based upon the culture we live within and changes depending upon where you are in the world. But all of us deal with struggles of feeling “not enough” of something and when it comes to beauty, the Bible isn’t silent. I hope today’s scriptures and this post help you to see that. I am not going to offer interpretation beyond the subheading before each scripture because that is not why I am sharing these today. Rather I am going to share them and let you take away whatever you walk away with in how they speak to you.

7 Scriptures

We are made by God.

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” ~Psalm 139:14

Our beauty should come from within.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” ~1 Peter 3:3-4

We shouldn’t worry about what we wear.

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow? They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. ~Matthew 6:28-29

Our clothes are our inner qualities exposed.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. ~Prov. 31:25

God knew what He prepared us for and how we needed to be built to handle it.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~Ephesians 2:10

God cares about our hearts’ condition more than our outward beauty.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart. ~1 Samuel 16:7

Fear of the Lord is our most beautiful trait.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. ~Proverbs 31:30

 

Final Thoughts

Caralyn’s post noted the following:

Caralyn Beauty Beyond Bones

This is what I want to see and what I want my daughter to see when we look in the mirror. Not the flaws, not the make up and clothing covering up those flaws, not the jewelry accentuating colors and bringing attention away from body parts, but the work of God right before our eyes. Like a sunset masterfully painted just for our enjoyment, God designed both of us. He designed you and your children as well. What better gift can we give our children than to understand that we were beautiful from the moment the Creator of the universe breathed life into us and chose us to walk this life?

 

Have I missed any scriptures you teach to your children to remind them that their beauty is more than skin deep?

 

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