Are you Unknowingly Poisoning your Family?

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Are you unknowingly poisoning your family

Do you know what’s in your common household products? Could you be unknowingly poisoning yourself and your family?
Of the 2,983 chemicals (used in Cosmetics) analysed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH-USA), the results showed that 884 of the ingredients were found to be toxic. Of these:

  • 314 can cause biological mutation (change in cells)
  • 218 can cause reproductive complications
  • 778 can cause acute toxicity
  • 146 can cause tumors, and
  • 376 can cause skin and eye irritations

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12 Week Transformation Challenge Week 2 Day 5

It’s challenge week 2 day 5

On challenge week 2 day 5, it has been a less than average day. My daughter has been particularly fussy (new teeth), her Daddy is particularly grumpy (cause he has to go back to work tomorrow), and I am particularly tired. This could be due to the lack of exercise, this could be because I didn’t sleep well last night. or it could be a combination of the two.

So about those free at home workouts…

I’m still working on those free PDF’s so please don’t fret too much, they are on their way. Combining life, with mumming and business is a constant up and down battle, but it needs to be fought to hit my goals. So even though it’s tiring, frustrating, often times mentally challenging, but simultaneously physically boring, it’s a battle I’m gonna continue to fight until I get what I want. Nobody said life was meant to be easy, and everyone says success is an upward battle. The more I resent it the less I will want to reach my goals.

Stop resenting your obstacles

Rather than seeing an obstacle as a punishment, I try to be grateful for my obstacles. These are lessons life throws at you, look into them, find out what they are trying to teach you and learn from them. It will be stressful at times, it will be hard, it will feel like you are missing out, but the end goal is worth it. There’s a fine balance, and you need to find it. Without happiness there is no success.

What are the obstacles I have had to navigate?

I am finding it particularly hard to keep my cool at the moment with my little one. She is going through a huge leap in her development and she is testing me, but I know these tests are nothing in comparison to the ones I will have to deal with when she’s older. I am finding it difficult to stay positive with everything that is going on in the world, I am questioning whether my daughter will have much of a future going the traditional way through life. What do I mean by the traditional way? Schooling, University, Job.

To be honest I don’t want her to end up with a J.O.B. working for ‘The Man’ helping somebody else make ridiculous money, while being paid a less than liveable wage. I don’t want her to be relying on ‘the system’. It’s broken it needs to be rebuilt from the ground up. I worry that she won’t even have an earth by the time she knows what earth is. It’s something that’s at the back of my brain every single day.

Every day I watch her grow up just a little bit more, understand another concept, take another step toward being a good human. Everyday I hear about another terrorist attack, another government fucking over it’s people, or someone else’s people. Another business exploiting people in need. How can I help her survive in this world? What do I need to do to ensure she doesn’t get exploited? Sometimes I feel in over my head.

Live in the moment

When I find I get inside my head, I have to remind myself to get out. Sometimes I look for some empowering quotes. These ones got me through today, especially the last one.

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” – Winston Churchill

“Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it never gets you anywhere” – Erma Bombeck

“Don’t worry about the things you can’t control”

“Worry never robs tomorrow of it’s sorrow, it only saps today of its joy”. – Leo F. Buscaglia

So live in the moment, We can’t let worry sap the joy from today. We need to roll with it, take it as it comes, learn from our obstacles and be grateful for them. They are teaching us very valuable lessons and when you look back on them you will be thankful that you are here instead of on that rocking chair.

Time to Wind it up.

Well this has been an un-usually long winded blog post on challenge week 2 day 5. But let’s find those wins. Supplements? Yes. Shakes? Only one but still a Yes. Healthy meals? One still a Yes. Blog post? Yes. Worry free now? Yes.

It’s always the little achievements that will get you through.

I believe in you

X Ali X

Talk: It’s Important in Your Relationship

Talk: It's important for your relationship
Talk: It’s important in your relationship

Talk is important

My other half and I have been lacking a bit in the sack recently. We were trying to figure out why. He’d been doing some research on the matter because it  became a problem for us. He suggested we talk candidly. Since it was only me that wasn’t getting my fill I thought it originally was his technique. He came up with a few ideas to spice it up one of them being an open relationship, or becoming swingers, the other was getting a third-party in who can show him a thing or two.

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12 Week Transformation Challenge Day 4

Ali’s 12 Week Transformation Challenge

It’s challenge day 4 and I’m on my last shake. How? I was drinking the shake at least a week before I started the Challenge, and there’s only 20 serves per cannister. That is equal to 10 days of two shakes a week. I made it to 11 days. I have a confession to make,  before I started the challenge I wasn’t as vigilant, hence why I needed to set up a challenge.

Now that I’ve got that off my chest let me tell you about my day. Well I was naughty, I didn’t get my workout in. and I don’t think I got my calories in either. I thought I’d give myself a shot at Intermittent Fasting, because I’ve been doing some research, and all the ladies that have given themselves a name due to their athletic figure, or have competed in bodybuilding contest all do it with amazing results. So I thought I’d give it a try.

Don’t get me wrong I don’t intend to compete…

However I am going to try out a 16 hour fast per day, most of that 16 hours I’m sleeping. Basically when I wake up I don’t break the fast til about midday, and I only give myself 8 hours to eat my calories. I can have a coffee in the morning when I first wake up, without milk or sugar, or, in my case, I can have the Herbalife Green tea and all my supplements before 12 but otherwise nothing but water until midday. If you’re not doing herbalife or coffee, you can do a green tea with a squeeze of lemon, or any tea without milk.

So I tried that, and I didn’t break my fast until midday, in which case I broke it with a Herbalife shake with only water and my MANA supplement, and a piece of banana cake, with butter, my little one didn’t want it so I ate it instead.

A couple hours later I had a snack of 2 boiled eggs and baby spinach, dressed with a little french vinaigrette.

12 Week Transformation Challenge
2 Boiled Eggs, baby spinach and a french vinaigrette

2 hours later I had another Herbalife shake. This time I had with HiLo (or half and half) milk instead of water. The formula measure was a little scant, because it was the last of my shake, so I decided to add the milk. It’ll add a little extra protein, and therefore stave off my hunger a bit.

Heres the reason I didn’t do my workout…

I went to my Mum and Dad’s after lunch but before dinner. When I got there I filled up on celery, hummus, carrot sticks, kalamata olives, aged cheddar cheese and some amazingly delicious sunflower seeds and cranberry wheat biscuits. I ate a huge portion of this little packet of biscuits, probably about 10 or 11 from a 20 pack. Kudos to me cause I still got all my eating done before 8pm, my cutoff for the fast. Double Kudos cause when I think about it maybe I did get all my calories in. We all filled up on this little tapas. None of us had dinner, and I still got home too late to do my workout.

What are the wins?

Challenge day 4 has had a few wins. Intermittent fasting first day went well. I still ate at least 1 healthy meal throughout the day. We can call it two (it’s not like the tapas was all bad either). I drank all 4L of water. I still had my two shakes. And I wrote this Blogpost.

Don’t forget, it’s the little things that make all the difference. I believe in you

xAlix

 

How Can you Overcome Low Self Esteem

 

How can you Overcome Low Self Esteem
How Can you Overcome Low Self Esteem

Hey there, Ali here

I refer back to a conversation I had this morning with a friend of mine, she’s going to send her step son back to his birth mother and family because they say they have a job for him. It was one of the most difficult decisions she could ever make, but her step son has been out of school for about a year and has been actively seeking work with no hits, so when she found out there was a job available for him on the other side of the country, she was inclined to send him there so he could start making his own way.

She’s always had to make the hard decisions, has always believed that she is not raising children but raising “new adults” her hubby is not very good at making any of the hard decisions, so she’s constantly the bad guy. She cares maybe a little too much about what everyone else thinks of her, and has always tried to please everyone. She knows that her step sons birth mum will take credit for everything wanted about her son, and will blame my friend on everything unwanted. Continue reading “How Can you Overcome Low Self Esteem”

Horrifyingly High Levels of Glyphosate in Processed Foods

So for those who don’t know Glyphosate  is Roundup, and has been proven harmful to humans at levels as small as 0.01ppb (parts per billion). I have to admit I’ve linked you to a long report, and since many of us don’t have the time to read the whole thing I will summarise it for you:

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Hidden Toxins

Hidden Toxins
Hidden Toxins

Hi everyone Ali here,
I have just recently come across a huge amount of information that is scaring the crap out of me, so I feel the need to share it and let you and yours know about it too.

Did you know that there are over 3000 ingredients used in personal care products, cleaning products, supplements and bathroom products that are Toxic. These hidden toxins can cause skin and eye irritation, cell mutation (also known as cancer), inflammation, liver damage, kidney damage etc. And you know what’s worse? They don’t even tell us about it. Have a look at your personal care and skin care products, do you see parabens? sodium laurel sulfates? Do you even know what they are? I didn’t. Can you pronounce the ingredients on the label? I dare you to Google half of those ingredients. Do yourself and your family a favour and use this amazing wealth of information called the internet and educate yourself on the products you are putting on your skin, and on your child’s skin. The bubble baths you use, the shampoos you use, the body washes you use. I was horrified. I’m now looking for a product I can use that has very little, if any toxins in it. As my mentor Isabel De Los Rios (creator of Beyond Diet) says if you can’t pronounce it don’t use it. Lets look at an example Continue reading “Hidden Toxins”

A Sustainable way to Protect your Crops from Pests

A Sustainable Way to Protect your Crops from Pests
A Sustainable Way to Protect your crops from Pests

This Clever Man managed to patent a sustainable way to protect your crops from pests. He’s a Mycologist (Specialises in Fungi) and has patented a genetically modified insect toxic mushroom that does not create spores. Usually this specific mushroom has pheromones that warns insects against eating it, but this clever man has genetically modified the mushroom so that it does the opposite, it attracts crop eating insects towards it (also known as a sacrificial crop), they eat the mushroom, and the fungi attacks the insect from the inside out.

This patent could be the thing that cripples Monsanto (the creators of the non-specific herbicide roundup, the patented GMO Canola, GMO Cotton, and producers of the insecticides DDT and agent orange). Not all GMO is bad GMO, it’s only bad if we ingest it, and only because we don’t know what it can do to us. Using a GMO Insect toxic mushroom as a sacrificial crop is a sustainable way to protect your crops from pests.

xX Ali Xx

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Lifestyle: An Average day

Lifestyle: An average day
Lifestyle: An average day

Hi there Ali here,
So I woke up this morning at 5am so I can say goodbye to my other half and let all the animals in. and out, and then I go back to bed to sleep for an hour. I’m not sure why I always do this, but that’s what I do. So I’m up again at 6am, my Dog is jumping all over me now trying to get me up, my cats are all complaining because they want to get fed.

I get up to feed my animals, feed the fish and then have my shower. After my shower, I get my breakfast ready, and while I’m eating breakfast, the meat portion I’ll be eating for lunch is happily cooking away in the frying pan on low heat. After breakfast I check my meat, prepare the salad I’ll be eating with it, check it again, bang it all in a container including my snacks (which usually consists of an apple, a Muesli bar and some nuts) and I prepare my coffee.

While drinking my coffee I’ve put the dog outside, locked all the doors, and packed my gym stuff so I’m ready to walk out the door by 7.20am at the latest. At which time I’ll message my friend to find out how she’s doing. Continue reading “Lifestyle: An Average day”