3 Ways I Prepared for Spring Detox – 2014

made-to-happenAs I type this article, I am on day-3 of my spring detox.  I feel good and I am also learning more about myself as well as eating clean.

If I had not prepared myself, I probably wouldn’t have the determination to keep following Carolyn’s Spring Detox Protocol.

I don’t know about you, but when I want to reach a goal, I have to prepare myself for success.  Failing to plan leads to failure and I will not fail.

Here are three ways I prepared myself for having a successful spring detox. Continue reading

7 Reasons Why You Need to Detox Your Body

cucumber-juiceHave you noticed that people are talking about detoxing and that people are offering detox programs now?  I have and there is a reason why detoxing is abuzz .

Spring has sprung and it is the perfect time for spring cleaning.  I am not talking about cleaning your home, I am talking about cleaning your body.

Spring is the perfect time to detox your body, because everything is waking up and is new.  Don’t you want to reawaken, fresh and new like nature intended?

I am doing a Spring Detox program and the detox starts on April, 14, 2014.  It is a 14-day detox program and I am not going at this alone.  I am excited about doing this detox, because I have the guidance and support of a health coach.

I have done fasts, cleanses and detoxes in the past, but I have never had the guidance from another person.  This time around, I understand why I should detox and how I can detox without depriving myself.

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Avocado Kale Salad

avocado-kale-saladLooking to boost your intake of green leafy vegetables?  Spring is the perfect time for boosting your intake of green leafy vegetables and for eating salads.  The cool thing about this is that you can have fun creating fun, nutritious and refreshing salads.

I have been on a kick uploading my salad creations to my You Tube Channel.  Why is this? Well, because I eat lots of green leafy vegetables and I want to share it with the world.

You can avoid getting bored from eating green leafy vegetables by creating flavorful, nutritious, beautiful salads.  You will never look at green leafy vegetables the same.

The recipe that I am using for the Avocado Kale Salad is from the Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine by Dr. Gabriel Cousens.  I love this book because it is packed with information that help you make better food choices, but it also has tons of recipes.  I encourage you to add this book to your library. Continue reading

Who Keeps Me Healthy?

I was asked by the Recall Center website to participate in their “Who Keeps You Healthy” campaign.  It is a campaign to share with others who keeps us healthy, to express appreciation and to also give the person the credit they deserve for helping us stay healthy.

At the end of March, the Recall Center will feature a collage of images and quotes from all participants in their Community Section, as well as highlight their favorites on their blog.

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C. Akens and Richard Blaise (Top Chef, ATL), 2011

Who Keeps Me Healthy?

It was not hard for me to think of the person who keeps me healthy. She is a friend, mentor and like a second mom to me. She is someone I admire because she did not let her age stop her from making healthy lifestyle changes. The person who keeps me healthy and is my health hero is, Ms. Carolyn Akens.

I met Carolyn Akens online sometime in 2009 or 2010. I cannot remember the exact year, but I do know that we met online through the first blog that I ever launched. She would visit my blog and leave comments and from there our friendship blossomed. Continue reading

Are You Guilty of Unrealistic Fitness Expectations?

female-holding-water-bottleI read an article written by Rod Sims, in one of Carolyn’s newsletters and the title was 10 Questions to Find Out if Fitness Failure is in Your Future. The article brought back memories of when I got frustrated because I was not seeing or getting the results in my fitness routine that I so desperately wanted. I stopped exercising, which was the wrong move.  I had fitness failure at the time and now I understand why.

Here’s what Rod said in the article that really got me thinking about my own fitness failures: Continue reading