4¼ inches. Gone. And NOT missed.
Those inches were eliminated from my body during a gentle cleanse I took on last week!
I had been so weighed down with all the lingering summery splurges, and holiday indulgences, and as active as I am physically, that still isn’t enough to override some terrrrrible eating habits.
What, you think I like the fact that nutrition is quite a big chunk of wellness? No, but it is… so I gotta roll with it!
Honestly I think most people know by now I don’t really care about weight or pounds lost – I care about how I FEEL (cleaned out, energized, mentally sharp and oh, not to worry, still super sassy! 😉)
Have you ever done a cleanse?
Late night shopping for Christmas presents? Party til morning with Santa? Just need a little boost – Shakeology does that naturally but, when you add in Santa’s secret ingredient of Espresso (how else does that guy deliver presents all night?!), you get a little extra boost!
Having company? Headed to a party? How about a seasonal drink?!
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp molasses – blackstrap or regular
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp strong coffee
- 1 cup milk of choice – almond milk, coconut milk, etc.
- Sweetener of choice, to taste
Mix everything together in a small pot or in a mug. Then heat until desired temperature is reached. (Alternatively, if you want a foamy latte: Mix spices into coffee. In a big measuring cup, heat or microwave the milk until foamy. Then pour the milk into the coffee mixture.)
Yum! I will be having some of this delicious treat later on – how about you?
Ahhh, the Monday after a long holiday weekend, the first one of the holiday season, AND the last one in November? I know, you probably wanna do nothing more than binge Netflix and relax (just me!?)
This is a great day to be productive, to set the tone for how you want your holiday season to go, to maybe check 1 or 2 boxes off your to-do list, and also set the tone for the week!
Monday is waiting for you. Go!
Always, but especially this time of year…
We don’t know what people are going through. We don’t know how a single gesture of generosity can change their whole day/week/holiday season.
It is often the simplest of things that carry the most weight, so spread love, kindness, compassion and generosity!
It’s Saturday – let’s have a cocktail, shall we?
Spiced Rum Fig Kombucha –
- 3 teaspoons fig simple syrup (see below)
- 2 ounces Spiced rum
- 2 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
- Whole ice and crushed ice
- Kombucha (I like Synergy or Health-Ade)
- Fig (for garnish)
Add the fig syrup, spiced rum, orange juice and a few whole ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass with crushed ice and top with kombucha. Serve with a fresh fig.
Fig Simple Syrup
- 12 ounces fresh figs, stems removed and quartered (about 6)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (brown sugar, coconut sugar, maple sugar, etc)
- 3/4 cup filtered water
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar starts to dissolves and figs begin to soften. Mash the figs as they cook. Once all of the sugar has dissolved and figs are breaking apart, remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, for 30 minutes. Cool completely before straining into a clean jar or bottle, cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Note: I prefer to use coconut sugar, personally.
As we have entered the 4th quarter of the year, the one that is ripe with holidays and additional expenses, I invite you to ask yourself if YOU could use additional income to offset the additional expenses?
That’s one of the many perks of doing something that I LOVE – I get PAID to do it, which in addition to paying off debt, gives me EXTRA money for the holidays, so I can do more good and make more people’s holiday’s C O U N T.
It’s a blessing that I can be EARNING this INCOME without having to work INSANE hours at retail (I do NOT miss that at all – I did it for TOO MANY years!)
Giving back really is the best thing to receive!
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
Any fun plans today?