What is Hypothyroidism?

What is Hypothyroidism?

A few weeks ago I shared with you all that I had been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.  Definitely not very pleasant news but something that is 100% manageable and I can tend to naturally.  Before I share with you all how I’m treating this diagnosis let’s talk a little about the thyroid and hypothyroidism.

What is the Thyroid? 

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland situated at the base of the front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple.

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MIMM – Wine, Two workouts and Hair Questions…

MIMM – Wine, Two workouts and Hair Questions…

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a Marvelous weekend!  I mentioned Friday that I was feeling a bit under the weather but luckily kicked my cold to the curb in just a few days by drinking tons of bone broth and taking some natural immune supplements.  By Saturday morning I was feeling just about back to normal!

Which was perfect because we had a fun day planned and I did not want to miss it!

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Protect Colored Hair with Nexxus Color Assure

Protect Colored Hair with Nexxus Color Assure

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Nexxus and Condé Nast. As always, all opinions are my own.

I have a drawer full of hair products.

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Products to add volume, detangle, add shine, deep condition etc.  One thing I haven’t tried yet is a primer to extend color.  Which I’ve actually needed as I often add highlights and lowlights to my hair.  The highlights tend to stay pretty bright but the low lights often fade.   So something to extend the life of my lowlights and give my hair shine and the same time would be perfect.  Good thing Nexxus thought of that and created  a Color Assure System!

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Overall a great complete product line to support colored hair but what I was most excited about was the pre-wash primer.

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A product that is a pre-treatment to shield colored hair during washing.  It’s sulfate free and infused with the following clear oils to help with hair stay vibrant and shiny!

• Almond oil is known to lock in moisture, nourish hair and reduce breakage

• Coconut oil is known to provide softness and elasticity

• Argan oil is known to improve shine and vibrancy

• White Orchid Extract is known to provide moisture and works to seal and protect hair by repelling water** and keep it from entering the core.

It’s extremely easy to use too.  All you have to do is put 5-7 pumps into your palm before washing, then apply to your hair starting at the ends and working up to the roots.  I like to run my fingers through after to get it really onto each strand.

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I found that it not only helped to extend the color but when following it with the Nexxus Shampoo, Conditioner and Color Assure Glossing Tonic my hair felt EXTREMELY soft.  Plus it looked super shiny.  Always a plus!

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If you color your hair, or just want shiny, vibrant locks definitly try out the Nexxus Color Assure System!

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QUESTIONS - 

  • Do you color your hair?  
  • Do you use any products to extend the color?
Five on Friday

Five on Friday

My crazy, busy life lately has caught up with me.  I woke up yesterday with a sore throat :-(

Ugh, of course this would happen when we have a fun weekend planned.  I should have seen it coming with my fast paced life lately but I’ve been feeling so good, have had so much more energy and have been having fun that it’s hard not to keep going.

I’ve been drinking some homemade bone broth, lemon/honey water, loading up on vitamin C and elderberry.  So fun!

Anyway, rather than dwell on the negative, I’m going to switch gears and talk about some positive because after all, it’s Friday!

Five Fabulous things for Friday 

1.  I mentioned this earlier this week but I’m hosting another AMRAP Bar giveaway!

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Five Superfood for Kids!

Five Superfood for Kids!

Since kids can’t buy their own food, we have control over what they are eating.  If they could they’d be purchasing goldfish and chocolate milk from Costco but luckily we are in charge of their food.  Which means we have full control over the nutrients they are getting on a daily basis.  Sure they might scream and cry for crackers or cookies but ultimately we are the ones who make the decision for what goes on their plate.  So knowing what foods are going to pack the most nutrients is important.

Here’s a list of the top Superfoods to feed your little ones to ensure they are getting proper nutrients!

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A Day in Our Lives

A Day in Our Lives

It’s always fun to see what other peoples days are like. So every once in awhile I like to do an hour by hour post and what better day to do so than What I Ate Wednesday since it will include some food!

wiaw-fall-into-good-habits-buttonSo here’s a look at our crazy Monday!

6:15 – Wake up and think about getting up to work on my Cardio Kickboxing training routine. Our homework last week was to come up with a follow the leader routine for a full song and teach it on Wednesday. I’m struggling!  While contemplating it and checking emails, The Love Nugget joins me in bed. Not sure how he heard me but he did so no practicing for me.

6:30 – We snuggled for a bit then rolled out of bed around 6:30 and came downstairs. Where he quickly announced, “I’m starving!”

7:00 – Breakfast for me after getting his on the table. Egg, avocado and spinach.

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What if…

What if…

I was at the gym the other day running along on the treadmill listening to a cardio fitness mix on Spotify. I’m horrible at making my own playlists so I settle for the free versions of Pandora and Spotify.  These work just fine as long as you don’t mind the advertisements.  I think I typically just tune them out but as I was sweating away an ad came on that was directed at the fitness minded individual since it was in the cardio workout mix.  It was for Jimmy Dean Breakfast sandwiches and was marketing them to be low calorie made with turkey sausage, honey wheat biscuits and egg whites.

The selling point. “It’s just 250 calories which is the perfect fit way to start your day while listening to your favorite fit mix on Spotify!”

I’m sure most of you know that these aren’t truly healthy. I mean, head to their website and check out the ingredients in these “healthy” breakfast sandwiches.

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MIMM – AMRAP Bar Winners!

MIMM – AMRAP Bar Winners!

Good morning!

Another weekend has come and gone. Boo :-(

I’ve been loving our weekends lately as things have finally begun to slow down and we can actually relax and enjoy ourselves a bit more. Which was what we idd this past weekend. Some business but also some relaxing too.

As usual for this lovely Monday morning I’m joining Katie for a Marvelous Monday Roundup!

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My running goals and weekly workouts

My running goals and weekly workouts

Hi there!

Hope everyone’s enjoying their weekend!

I’m up early and off for a morning jog then home to pack lunch and head out for a day with the family!  Love Sunday’s :-)

Speaking of running, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon is just over a month away!  I’m excited and feeling good with my training.  Definitely still taking it easy and trying not to get too intense with my runs.

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AMRAP Bar Giveaway!

AMRAP Bar Giveaway!

Like I mentioned earlier, life has been busy lately.  Much busier than I’m used to which is good but also makes things a bit crazy!

I’m enjoying it however, I’ve noticed I haven’t had as much time to prep meals and snacks.  So I like to have keep clean, protein packed bars in case I need a quick meal, refuel or snack.

My favorite lately are definitely these AMRAP bars!

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