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HC Nutrition

I was so excited to go to HC Nutrition and learn what it was all about. I started seeing their Grand Re-Opening event on Facebook and that really peaked my interest. I was able to meet with the Jennifer, owner, and she had so much information to share. I was so excited to hear she is a RN and really able to speak to the different medical aspects of the benefits she has to offer. I had no idea how much was available at HC Nutrition.

Cryotherapy is something I had been wanting to try since I saw in on the Real Housewives, yes you read that right, I am obsessed with reality TV. I have looked into it further and there are just so many benefits. I loved it and can’t wait to do it again. I could feel the benefits in my muscles the rest of the day and into the next. When I told people I did it their first statement was always I don’t like the cold, well this isn’t your normal cold feeling. It is really un-explainable and the time flies. The employees are there to talk to you and the 3 minutes seemed like nothing.

Cryotherapy Can Benefit

  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports/Injury Recovery
  • Improves Joint Function
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Burns 500-800 Calories

The float room is huge! Which is great because the pods can give you a very enclosed feeling. The room here is a great size and offers a very relaxing time while getting so many benefits. I also find it so amazing how you really just float with no effort, a lot of people actually fall asleep. I am telling your the truth, try it!

Benefits of Float Therapy

  • Mental & Physical Stress
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Boots Immune Function
  • Improves Athletic Performance
  • Improves Circulation
  • Relieves Pain
  • Decreases Cortisol
  • Increases Endorphins

They also offer an Infrared Sauna that allows the heat to penetrate your skin and really detoxify your body and allow those muscles to loosen on another level. This can also burn up to 600+ calories. Massage Therapy & NormaTec Massage are also available. They truly offer a full scope of health that combined with any fitness routine can add so many benefits. It is also a must for people who experience chronic pain to receive holistic relief.

Their newest addition is the smoothie bar. Delicious! They have a huge variety of smoothie flavors with proteins for any dietary needs. The teas are delicious and give you a great boost of energy. Don’t forget you also get a shot of aloe, which offers great benefits for your gut health.

Benefits of Aloe

  • Amino Acids
  • Digestive Function
  • Strengthens Immune System
  • Reduce Dermatitis
  • Vitamins & Minerals
  • Allergies
  • Energy & Brain Function
  • Muscle Building
  • Mood
  • Hair Growth
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Pressure

You get a smoothie, tea (hot or cold) and shot of aloe for $8.00! You can’t beat that. What a great way to start or your day or a grab and go energy boost. You can even text ahead of time and pick up your ready to go items!

They also do challenges, yoga and many other fun events to promote health and get you on your way to your best self.

I could go on and on but what I really think you need to do is go on over yourself and try it out!

https://www.facebook.com/HCNutritionBoerne/ 

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Birds Eye Steamfresh

My sister recommended the Protein Blend Birds Eye Steamfresh and boy was she right. It is quick and delicious. PLUS packed with protein, vitamins and minerals.

It’s in the freezer section of your local grocery store. Only 4 1/2 minutes in the microwave and you have a perfect side dish or meal on it’s own. I grilled some chicken to add to mine for a perfect quick week night meal.

Not all processed foods are bad, you just need to read the label and make sure what is in the package is real food. Not just chemicals. Try this out and let me know what you think, it’s going to be in my freezer all the time.

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Ningxia Red

I hadn’t heard of Ningxia Red until I began using Essential Oils a few weeks ago. (I will talk about the oils in a future post) I was very interested in learning more about his berry that makes the drink.

 

 

It is made of wolf-berry, pomegranate, blueberry and other super foods. **Fun fact there are more than 80 species of wolf-berry and each holds a different amount of antioxidants and nutritional value**

Benefits of the Wolf-Berry

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin B
  • Antioxidants

So what makes this little shot of juice even better than just this singular berry….

  • Whole food source of protein, vitamins, minerals & fiber
  • Essential oils of yuzu, lemon, tangerine & orange
  • Natural antioxidants
  • Highest levels of naturally occurring, age defying S-ORAC activity. Studies have shown that S-ORAC supports cardiovascular health, supports healthy immune function and supports healthy eye function
  • Natural detoxing
  • Natural form of energy

With all of this good stuff, the main question is how does it taste? I was hesitant the first time I drank it because I was worried about the taste, but it was delicious! I had no problem drinking it down in no time. These little packets are great because it is pre-packaged in the 2oz per day that you should drink. However you can buy a large bottle as well. Some people drink it just on it’s own or mix it into their bottle of water for an infused water flavor.

Try it and let me now what you think.

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Ecoatheart Straws

I want to share with you a fun fact about straws, did you know it takes 7 year for 1 straw to decompose, yes 7 years. Now just think for a second how many straws you, as one person, use on a weekly basis. Now multiply that by millions and millions!

As I have gotten older I have really grown more and more aware of recycling and eco friendly products. Every week I have a heaping pile of recycling and my trash keeps decreasing.

Now when I get a drink I love a straw, just something about it. These are a great addition to my kitchen supplies. They are stainless steel, dishwasher safe and come in multiple sizes. I got the larger ones so I can use them with my smoothies and they are perfect. No issues with clogged straws or holes in them. I use them for everything now. They also come with a cleaning brush to make sure you can get the entire thing clean. They come in packs of 5.

You can get yours on Amazon.com a the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Eco-Heart-Reusable-Straws-Stainless/dp/B00K7VGAMO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523325985&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=ecoatheart+straws

Visit their website https://www.ecoatheart.com/ for more straw sizes and information.

Think about your straw the next time you grab one and remember how small that is and what a difference one person can make. PS I keep one in my purse for restaurants and on the go drinks 🙂

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Home Gym Tour

Welcome to my home gym! I used to only workout at home. That is actually where I lost my most weight and really began to change my lifestyle. I have slowly added to my gym over the years.

I have a treadmill, which I got as a Christmas gift in high school! It was the only thing I wanted that year, little did my parent’s know I would still be using it 12 years later. Definitely got their monies worth. It has been through many moves with me and the screen display doesn’t work anymore but that doesn’t matter because I can use my phone for tracking.

 

I have a weight bench that you can lift to multiple positions for different exercises. I also have a set of free weights starting at 12lbs going up to 45lbs. I don’t use a lot of the higher weights but my husband does.

I recently got a weight machine for Christmas that I can do 6+ exercises on including legs. This is a great piece if you are looking for the most bang for your buck and have limited space.

I have miscellaneous items as well including ankle/wrist weights, weighted ball, barre ball, bands, mats and more.

All of my equipment is located in our loft that gives me a lot of space to spread out for floor work, yoga and more. I also have a TV to allow for some black noise in the background. It’s good for me because I can exercise while watching my favorite shows and before I know it I have knocked out an hour workout.

What do you have at home? You don’t need much to get started.

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Thunderbird Real Food Bar

I was given a recommendation to try the Thunderbird Real Food Bar and it was a great one. I am very aware of what ingredients are in the foods I am eating because I don’t feel the need for all the chemicals when there are so many delicious real food options!

 

Another perfect thing about these, they are made right here in Austin, TX. I love local. I really liked that when I was in the store I could easily and quickly see what ingredients went into the bar, very few and all whole foods.

The first bar I had was the Texas Maple Pecan and it was delicious, I could eat those every day. I also tried the Almond Apricot Vanilla and this one was a little different for me. I loved the flavor but the chunks of Apricot were just too big for me. I would prefer it be smaller as I am not a huge Apricot fan. However all the taste was great. The texture is great, it’s soft but not chewy so nothing stuck in your teeth.

Its a perfect, healthy grab and go snack or breakfast. I definitely recommend you try them.

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Probiotics

What are Probiotics?

pro·bi·ot·ic
ˌprōbīˈädik/
adjective
  1. denoting a substance that stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties (such as those of the intestinal flora).

Ok so did that clear it up? No? Yah, didn’t think so. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. People usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. BUT your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. AKA great for your digestion.

Recently I have tried several different Probiotic products and these little shots were one one of them. The Innovia Nectar Probiotic micro-shot. It is just a sip, you push the top down to release everything together and mix up, then just drink. These are for daily use and super easy. The flavor was very mild and easy to drink. Check out their website for even more details https://innoviaprobiotics.com/  These may be new to the US but they have been around since 1968!

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I have really felt a lot better in my gut since being more aware of Probiotics and taking them in some form. There are many options out there. It is a great way to start resetting your gut if you are trying to improve your diet or have digestion issues.

What kind of Probiotics do you use?