Sunday, April 29, 2012

Body by Vi 9 day update!

This is an update on the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge... two words. Life changing! As I said before... I'm not doing this to lose weight or get skinny but HEALTH and toned up is the goal. What I didn't expect was to feel this amazing. I honestly feel like my fog has been lifted and I'm living again, happy again and excited about life. It's amazing what the right nutrition can do mentally (and of course physically, too!) I just wasn't expecting to feel this great. I don't feel like I'm Debbie Downer anymore... I feel like my brain is getting everything it needs so I can actually be ME! Who I truly am! This is awesome!!!
I am so passionate about this! I feel like for the past 3 1/2 years I've tried to help women feel good on the outside but helping women feel better on the insides first so they can radiate on the outside is 100 times more fulfilling!! 
I've been drinking my shakes one or two times a day and eating a healthy dinner. I've cut my cokes down from 3 to 1 a day...and don't reach for them when I'm hungry anymore! Taking vitamins. I'll be honest though... I've only worked out once. I had to recover for 3 days because I was so sore then I just haven't pushed myself to try again but I am getting the proper nutrition to help burn fat and build lean muscle mass... so I can't even imagine what will happen when I get serious about working out. It's exciting! 
I have lost 1 lbs (but I'm not really trying to lose anything...maybe 2 or 3 lbs MAX) and my husband has lost 9 lbs so far... in 10 days! So proud!!

So, this is my 9 day update picture. It's honestly not much of a change but my stomach does look leaner. It's not mind blowing or anything but I can see a change! 

I am so excited about this challenge! It's brought me back to life again! 
If you are feeling stuck and need hope visit my site and watch the videos! There is HOPE!!! 

See why this is so awesome!! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Current Obsession: Smith's Rosebud Salve

There are some classic products that you see all the time but don't give a second thought... but when you finally give it a try you think what took me so long! I love this stuff. One of the things I love the most is that it's been around since 1892! I love that even the tin looks antique. I've been a bit of a history geek lately. 
Aside from it being around for 120 years, this stuff is phenomenal! Probably why it's been around for so long!
This balm does everything! Most importantly... my lips are no longer dry and cracked. I apply this religiously. 

I love that the consistency is smooth as butter, however I'm not a fan of the scent. It smells like it was formulated 120 years ago but I can deal with it. Thank goodness you can't taste the scent. 

This is how you can use it: multi-purpose lip balm soothes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash.

Awesome! And it's only $7! Double awesome! :)

Do you love this stuff, too?
Hope you are having a great night!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Work it out! Getting fit!

I'm not going to bombard you with health posts because this is a "make up" blog but I'm super excited and hopefully my journey can help someone else struggling in the process. I know that I'm "in shape" for the most part (I have iffy areas, believe me!) but internally is where I think I was a mess. A week before I heard about the Body by Vi challenge I actually went to the doctors because I felt like something was really wrong with me. I was chronically tired. So, I thought maybe I had a thyroid problem. I was in perfect condition other than I was deficient in the vitamins and minerals I needed. Well, duh, Sarah! I wasn't eating any veggies, fruit and hardly any protein. I was replacing meals with coca-cola! So, now I started drinking the shakes and taking vitamins (breakfast and lunch)... I don't drink the cokes because I feel full! For the first time in a LONG time I feel like I'm truly doing something really positive for myself... to be the best me possible, to be the best mom I can be! I feel like the fog is lifting! 

I haven't worked out in 8 months so I'm going to take it slow but I'm going to do it! It's better than not, right? Right! What's even more exciting is I know that what I'm giving my body is going to speed up the results I desire then what I was doing before... 3 cokes a day = not very much progress. 

So, today I did I full body workout using 5lb weights. It was a 25 minute workout. Weights is where it's at! Want results... USE WEIGHTS!! Just cardio is just going to make a larger pear into a smaller pear... weights is going to give you lean definition! 
My legs feel like jello... lots of squats and lunges! 

My goal: skinny is not the goal! Lean and strong is! 

If you are interested in the 90 Challenge I'm doing visit: or e-mail me at and I can answer any questions or we can set up a time to chat about it via phone! 

The time is now. Time to change my life!!! :) So excited! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Health and beauty go hand in hand! Join me on the Body by VI 90 day challenge!

I always get asked to give health tips and advice and to be honest, I just couldn't. I truthfully had no worthwhile tips that would ever benefit someones body. That's all changing. I couldn't be more excited either! 

I'm going to be starting on the VI-shakes 90 day challenge for better health and more energy! 

I'm not doing this to lose weight but rather become a healthier person in general, and a little toned up could help! For 14 years I've struggled with eating issues (mainly eating one meal a day, two at the most) and living my life feeling tired and lethargic. I want to wake up with a bounce in my step ready to take the day on. 

My friend gave me some shakes and after I tried them I knew I had to be apart of this. I had more energy, felt full, didn't drink as much coca-cola and felt really good. I woke up craving the shakes rather than not eating anything at all. That's huge for me. 

What the challenge is: replace one or two meals with a shake for 90 days and adapt a new healthy way of living. 
Whats so special about these shakes: if you are like me, you aren't getting any where near what your body needs to be healthy and strong. The shakes are a unique, concentrated and absorable blend of proteins processed to remove fat, lactose, carbohydrates and isoflavones to provide pure concentrated protein.  When mixed with milk or soy/Almond milk it provides 20-22 grams of protein, the right amount to burn fat and built lean muscle. Low sodium. Contains a serving of whole milk, for bone healthy calcium. Contains a full serving of fruits or vegetable fiber, without the gas. Contains digestive aids and enzymes, including prebiotic activity of maximum absorption. 23 vitamins and minerals, along with other ingredients to help you burn fat. And best of all...smells and tastes like cake and comes out to less than $2 a day! Check out my website: video two "what do I take" is really awesome.

Link to additional health info about the shakes.

As a mom I'm really excited because I need energy to take care of my two very active kids. I want to be able to wear them out and not the other way around. I want to know that I'm giving myself everything my body needs.

So, my personal goals are:
1. Drink 2 shakes a day and eat a balanced diet for dinner
2. Drink more water and cut down on coke
3. Work out at least 4 times a week (I haven't worked out since August!)
4. Not get skinny but look healthy and toned
5. Personally help anyone that is struggling with health or weight issues feel good about themselves and get healthy together!

I'd love it if you'd join the challenge with me and we can do this together, it's way more fun that way! 
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail personally. It's easier to keep in touch that way!
E-mail or visit my challenge website!

Join me in the challenge for better health... and what I always tell people... beauty and health go hand in hand. When you feel better, you look better!

I will be posting about my progress so stay tuned!!


Ps. Find out how you can get your shakes for free!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter fun! FOTD & OOTD!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter (if you celebrate). We had a fun filled day full of candy, food and Easter egg hunts. It was a beautiful sunny day with my family on one of the most important days in my life. It was a beautiful day. 
Me and my little 3 year old

My guys and I! I LOVE THEM!:)

My 4 year old... ha ha ha at his face. He did NOT want to take this pic so his smile is very forced. 

I found this top on but it was sold out in my size but I found out a local store had one... and believe you-me... I rushed to get it. Obsessed with this color!
I bought this here :Kiss & Tell
I love the back of this!!
Earrings are from a local store, necklace Lisa Taubes, bag Micheal Kors, jeans target, glasses Target

Blah! Don't mind the blurred background. I asked my husband to take a pic and of course he put me behind the most terrible backdrop ever... I mean HELLO! didn't he notice the meter! ha ha ha

Make up: Estee Lauder Double wear Desert Beige, IT cosmetics concealer, NYX Boho Chic Creme blush, Bobbi Brown bronzer #, Givenchy lipgloss in Rose Taboo, MUFE Aqua eyes #10, MAC Tan pigment, L'Oreal Voluminous mascara

Hope you had a awesomely blessed day!