"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails." ~John Maxwell

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Today I wanted to share a couple of things I do on a regular basis that I have been asked about:

One, I drink fresh squeezed lemon juice in one of my bottles of water each day.....here is why....

From ehow.com

Weight Loss

  • Drinking the juice of one to two lemons in a glass of fresh cool water first thing upon rising in the morning can stimulate the system and instigate weight loss.

  • Healthy Skin
  • The cleansing effects of lemon improve skin tone by removing toxins and flushing the system to promote healthy radiant skin.

  • From freedrinkingwater.com

    Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently thus controlling constipation and diarrhea. "The lemon is a wonderful stimulant to the liver and is a dissolvent of uric acid and other poisons, liquefies the bile, and is very good in cases of malaria. Sufferers of chronic rheumatism and gout will benefit by taking lemon juice, also those who have a tendency to bleed, uterine hemorrhages, etc.; rickets and tuberculosis. In pregnancy, it will help to build bone in the child. We find that the lemon contains certain elements, which will go to build up a healthy system and keep that system healthy and well.

    Also, I like to soak in a hot bath with epsom salt each evening after my workouts......

    From ehow.com

    Stress and Tension

  • Having too much adrenalin in your body due to stress and tension can result in a low magnesium level. Stress can be caused by a deficiency of magnesium in your blood. Soaking in a bath of Epsom salts may allow magnesium to be absorbed through the skin; magnesium then attaches to serotonin, a mood-enhancing hormone, and helps to relax you. It can also lower your blood pressure, improve your concentration and help you sleep.


  • Your body can accumulate a residue of medications and impurities from the environment. Soaking in a bath of Epsom salts can pull these toxin from the cells of your body through reverse osmosis. This is a process where salt is drawn from your body and the toxins come with it. It can also soothe your nerves by balancing your electrolytes

  • I hope you get something out of these. 


    1. I think you have become a female version of my son. Ha Ha

    2. I think I have finally found my match. :)