This challenging your health post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media. All opinions of course, are my own. Thank you for your support!
Creating a new and healthy lifestyle is exciting and scary. It's the scary that usually holds people back. When I started losing weight, eating healthier and working out, I realized that in order to reach my goal I had to be willing to push myself into the scary unknown. That meant challenging myself to try new foods, join a gym (even when I felt too fat to be there), and teach myself how to cook.
Now, looking back 7 years ago, I think how much I've changed because I was willing to push myself to try new things and make healthy changes. In fact, my whole career changed as a result of that moment when I was walking on the beach and committed to making those changes.
Throughout the years, I've learned the importance of being open to change. Change is a necessary part of life. It's how we evolve, learn, grow and grow into the people we want to become. Just because you've met a goal doesn't mean you stop changing.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle hasn't always been peaches and roses for me. There have been so many times that I've wanted to give up and throw in the towel, especially when as I was faced with many health issues. However, I've learned a healthy lifestyle is one in which you embrace and adjust to change.
This time of year everyone's thinking about starting something new. That's part of what I love about the new year. It renews my motivation and commitment. That means being willing to embrace change and challenge yourself to go beyond what you may be comfortable with. Currently, I'm very comfortable with my routine. Maybe a little too comfortable. Today I'm sharing new products I tried from Babblebox to make you think about how you can challenge your health this new year.
Waterpik is another incredible product! I installed a waterpik shower head at my previous home in Tucson and loved it. They're very easy to install! I haven't installed this one yet. That will be a project for the guy! These Waterpik shower heads feel like you're getting a shower massage when you use them. They have two times the force of other shower heads. It also comes with a hand held that has nine different settings. A perfect way to treat your body to a little TLC!
The Synergy Company
One of the first things that jumped out at me in my box were the bottles of matcha powder from The Synergy Company. When I was in nutrition school, one of my professors who is a naturopath would always talk about the organic vitamins in their products. I was excited that I finally got to try one!
Matcha is a form of Japanese green tea and it's health benefits are so many! It's linked to better heart function, cell protection, improved cholesterol and blood pressure and memory support. I've had matcha many times as a hot tea and truthfully, it's not my favorite. It makes me shaky, which is normal for me and teas. However, I love adding matcha to no bake brownies and chocolate cups for a quick, matcha infused snack. Hope to create a recipe with this for you soon!
CW Hemp provides products with hemp extract that promotes wellness and mind-body stimulation. In my box, was their hemp infused mint chocolate oil, cream and balm was the another product I tested from my box. It's designed to support skin health, and it's non-GMO, gluten free and packaged BPA-free. I added the oil to my coffee, and the flavor was fresh and silky. I didn't notice a difference in my skin from using it, but I'm also a swimmer so it takes a lot of consistency before I notice changes! The cream and lip balm were amazing! My hands and lips are always dry, but these products made them feel new again. When I put them on, I felt as if my skin truly absorbed them and they kept them moisturized for hours with a small amount. Get 10% off your order at CW Hemp using this unique discount code BABBOXH5G280D3W71O by 2/15/18.
If you've been a long time reader, you know I LOVE to walk, workout, basically anything fitness has my name on it. I've never had a real fitness suitable watch though. This Casio G-SHOCK S Series I'm so impressed with! It's been able to keep up with me, my busy schedule and withstand my intense fitness routine. It's water resist so I don't have to worry about it getting wet when I making and shooting recipes. It also tracks steps and I'm all about that because movement is key to a healthy mind and body. Most of all, I love that it's the type of watch I can wear outside of my yoga pants. It's fashionable enough to wear on nights out with the guy!
Primal Life Organics
Primal Life Organics develops skincare products that keep Paleo, gluten-free and vegan lifestyles in mind. They believe what you put on your skin is no different than what you put in your body. I love this! In my box, was a charcoal infused toothbrush and a toothpowder that's intended to be a natural tooth cleaner. OMG, I loved these! I've been wearing an Invisalign for two years and my teeth constantly feel dirty despite using an automatic toothbrush. I also a big fan of charcoal infused anything! It's so good for removing toxins from the body. I noticed a big difference using the toothpowder and toothbrush together within a week of use. Try it yourself and get 20% off your purchase using code PLOBOXX217!
So, how are you going to challenge your lean, clean green life this year?