How to Deal with Being Sick and Exercise!

So I have been sick for the past 6 days, hence there has been no posts or blogs lately! I do apologize! But I figured what better post to bring me back than to help you understand why you should not exercise while being sick and what to do to deal with it! This is the season for colds and flu- so many will have this issue to face! I hope not, but it may!


I am one that lives to wake up and exercise to get my endorphins running! But when you are sick your bodies immune system is weak, you try to get back by doubling and tripling on Vitamin C and Probiotics (or Shakeology) but it does not help, because you do your normal activities and then you have no energy!


#1: REST, take time to just sleep it off or sit around and not exert yourself!

#2: Stay HYDRATED, keep your body hydrated! Water and herbal tea (Traditional Medicinals is a great brand-organic that is), Warm water with 1/2 lemon squeezed (fresh juice), and 1 tbsp of PURE honey- helps sooth the throat, and some say sports drinks or electrolytes- I would rather x out all sugar!!!! it will dehydrate more and fight you immune system to lower more!

#3: Go to a Doctor, if it is season allergies you are use to that you know that! But if you have hot and cold sweats or a sore throat- you want to find out as soon as possible! Yes there are many natural remedies for something simple as strep throat but when you have an infection you want to take care of it right away!


Now how and when to get back to your workout! Most simple colds and flu take 7 days to run its course… I recommend giving your self 3-4 days after feeling 100% to jump back in! 1 your body is still weak and you may find you become fatigue must faster than before! If you are following a workout DVD you can pick up with the last workout you did or start that week over, It it your call, but you do not have to start the whole program from day 1!



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Transform Your Life in 10 simple Steps

Yesterday I gave you the tip on clean eating (Day 1 of the 10 Days to a NEW you!) Day 2 is today and I will give you  Step 2 on how to transform your life through health and fitness. If you follow these 10 tips in the 10 days you will see how much a difference can be made in your mind and body!



Today is all about movement a.k.a. EXERCISE!!!! There have been many researches done on how to help people lose weight the fast way or unsafe way, but it comes down to your diet (nutrition) and exercise. It has been proven that if you workout 30 minutes a day it will help aid  in weight loss! What are you willing to do to be healthy and fit?

Some say, “I don’t know what to do!” “I don’t have money for the gym!” Well you can simply use a free site GOOGLE and google “daily workout” “30 min workout” I could recommend many at home fitness programs that you can do from 10-25 min a day or even longer! I can recommend a free workout plan. It all comes down to WHAT YOU WANT! How bad you are willing to work for it and what it will take to sacrifice the ugly to get the gold!

Get up and start moving! Commit to 30 days of 30 minutes a day and see how much better you feel and see if the scale goes down or the inches start coming off! Comment Below if you are committing to you for the next 30 days!


***I have several challenge and support groups to end the year, staying accountable during the holiday season is key, and we are all here to help you! Contact me if this is something you are interested in! or Facebook.


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9-11 Tribute: Workout of a Lifetime

Today being 9/11 it is a heart filled day. There are many reasons today is so touching and for many people around the world and our country! I remember being in American History, sophomore of High School- not understanding exactly what was going on, but knowing this was a very devastating time for us Americans! TV’s in the school were put on and the teachers trying to explain just exactly what they knew. We were all trying to get ahold of our parents and as this moment of a dead landline or cell phones I was crushed. Most kids could not get ahold of family members to bring them home- I waited for my dad… and my dad being the man he is- picked me up and went on a job.. As I sat in the van listening to the radio and thinking/hoping there would be no plane coming down in pittsburgh! I was scared and nervous and kind of clueless! I remember watching and learning days later what had happened and the full devastation this had caused!


Years later I can still feel the pain for those who responded and lost their lives on this horrifying day! So I want to take time today and truly dedicate today to those who were the first responders, giving their life to save others.. and those who lost their lives for no reason! Life is too short and there is no reason to hold grudges, feel anger or want pain for anyone! Take time to say a prayer for those who lost their lives or lost someone close to them! Also say a prayer for those in your life that have hurt you, caused you pain, or someone you feel anger to! BLESS AND RELEASE!


So today I would like for you to do this workout with me! I will post a video tomorrow!

9 times throughout the day, do 11 push ups! (any push up you want!) So at the end of the day you would have done 99 push ups in memory of those on 9-11

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Who will do this workout with me??? I hope you all at least do it- even if you do not post a video! Comment below if you do it!!

Mareena’s Beachbody Transformation

What amazing results!!! 150 days of daily activity and shakeology made these changes!!! P90X= Intense THEN Insanity=INSANE is called dedication and driven to the goals that want to be reached! You Can do what you put your MIND and BODY to! Stay Positive and GET SUPPORT!

NEW YEARS is 29 Days AWAY, what will YOU do this year? The same Resolution as last year? When will it get old? “Lose weight and Be healthy!” CHANGE TODAY AND START YOUR JOURNEY SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE THIS RESOLUTION FOR 2014 AS WELL!!!