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YOU Can Reach Your Healthy Goal Weight

 

Easy Steps To Follow To Reach Your Healthy Goal Weight

I believe that anyone who wants to be healthier, can do it!  Yes, YOU! You can reach your healthy goal weight! 

Unless your doctor says you should not change your eating regime and exercise, then YOU can do this.  It is always recommended to visit your family doctor before beginning a change in eating habits and exercising.  Best to be safe!

Having a goal in mind, is the first thing.  Being "skinny" is not a healthy goal. I wanted to know my body fat percentage and bone density. If accuracy is important to you, have your doctor refer you for a DEXA scan – it will give you your lean muscle mass, bodyfat percentage and your bone density.  From there, you and your doctor can calculate what is your ideal healthy body weight. That is Step #1.

Step #2 is to have a plan.  We all know that eating healthy and exercise are important. The "secret" is to find what you're comfortable with. Some questions to help you with your plan:  Do you prefer having 3 meals or several meals per day?  Would you replace a meal with a healthy shake? How much time are you willing to dedicate to exercising? 

Once you've figured out what you know you can handle, Step #3 is to establish your system.  I'd suggest having your meals planned out in advance.  The same goes for your exercise.  Determine how many times per week you'll exercise and stick to it.  No excuses!

Now, this sounds easy enough, right?  Well, it is, yet it isn't.  If I may, let me share with you what I did to accomplish this.  Are you ready?

Reaching A Healthy Goal Weight is Simple…

My results from the DEXA scan were NOT good.  I had to shed 20-25 lbs. and I had a high body fat content. I liked to eat but smaller meals several times per day.   I purchased a weight scale that showed body fat and water content.  Mind you, this is not as assurate as a DEXA scan but it gave me an idea on how I was doing, week to week.

When it came to food, a friend shared a link to a free healthy eating plan. You must, however, eat a lot! So, for folks who love a variety of meals and lots of it, this is perfect!  It also has a menu plan that is gluten free and dairy free. IF you'd like the link to this free healthy eating plan, send me a private message on facebook.

This particular plan was way too much food for me so I'd replace one meal with a shake.  Being an affiliate with Organo Gold, which offers a variety of beverages and body management products, this was simple, convenient and very tasty!

My exercise was 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the elliptical. A month ater, I was able to bring it up to one hour on each machine.  Within 3 – 4 months, I achieved my healthy goal weight BUT my body fat content was still high. 

All that extra exercise was great for cardio but didn't do enough to lower my body fat or strenghten my muscles.  I needed to step it up! That meant working out with light and heavier dumbbells, a resistance band, yoga mat and a very good pair of sneakers!

Organo Gold also shares an Exercise Program. I followed that and replaced 1 or 2 meals, with an OGX FENIX shake. 

I found additional exercises online and concentrated on parts of my body that needed the most improvement.  I, personally, get bored quickly so variation is a good thing.  

That's it!  The weight loss wasn't a piece of cake…yet not that difficult once I put my mind to it! I know you can too.  The workouts were more of a challenge but oh so worth it!  

Results Of Healthier Eating & Workouts

Now, 3 months of healthier eating and extreme workouts, I am thrilled at the results I've achieved. My body fat is down by 8%.  I've lost several inches around my waist and hips…not that I want to brag BUT it's been years since my waist was at 29" & hips at 39"!   

Oh, also my "bat wings" are almost gone…you know, that flab under the arms! I've maintained my healthy goal weight. I have a "tighter" body…better than before…still have a ways to go. 

Taken today, this is me in an old pair of jeans I used to wear, before I gained weight and became a size 12-14.  These are size 8 and now they're too big! Again, size wasn't the goal! It was a healthier body!

 

Achieving this wasn't that complicated.  With a goal in mind, a plan and a system, YOU can do it! If you have any questions, you can reach out to me on facebook.  I'd love to hear from you.

I'll continue to update my journey.  It will be a challenge the next 2 months as I'm going in for cataract surgery next week and then another in a month.  I won't be able to exercise for 2-3 weeks after each surgery.  AAUGH!  Perhaps, I'll be walking…a lot! 

Cheers to a healthy and happy life!

Alexandra McAllister

 

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Spring is the Season to Clean, Detoxify and Fuel your FENIX

It’s finally spring, and in ORGANO™ we’ve been celebrating that the sun is finally up and hopefully here to stay. Now that we can open the windows, at last, to let some fresh air in, we decided to do some spring cleaning, and we highly encourage you to do the same at home. There are few better sensations than entering a place where the carpets were recently shampooed, and windows are crystal clear. We know it’s a tough work but believe us: you’ll feel a fresh satisfaction next time you come home after a long day at work.

One of the perks of doing this cleaning is that you’ll surely find a den of things you didn’t even remember having. So, why not organize a garage sale or donate all those things you don’t need anymore?

As flowers bloom and baby animals are born, in many cultures spring represent the beginning of a new cycle. We think then, that is not the only time to clean your house, but this is a perfect time of the year to detoxify from the winter blues and just as a FENIX™ would, start a new cycle with a new you with DX!

FENIX™ DX is a pink-lemonade-flavored drink that supports your body’s natural detox process. It is caffeine, lactose, and gluten free and low in sugar and calories.

This drink is designed to detoxify your body from pollutants, stress, and a poor diet, so it’s the ultimate spring cleaning drink you’ve been looking for! It has chamomile, bilberry, blueberry, and acai, that provide antioxidants to fight free radicals and premature aging. It contains Vitamin B, to support and maintain your energy levels throughout the day. And of course, no OGX FENIX™ drink would be complete without our beloved Ganoderma mushroom powder to protect your immune system and help you reach new heights!

FENIX DX™ supports your body’s natural cleansing process at different levels. First, it aids your gut health by soothing the digestive tract and by providing probiotics, which are healthy bacteria that promotes the good function of your entire digestive system. This detoxifying drink also cleanses at a cellular level, as it provides the vitamins required to reinforce your immune system and keep them working at their best. As a result, your whole body will be getting rid of unwanted waste and will start working at its optimum levels in no time!

What are you waiting for? Open a packet of FENIX™ DX and mix it with iced tea, lemonade, sparkling water, or your favorite beverage and start a new healthy cycle this spring!

It’s also time to shake off the unhealthy diets, the sluggishness, and all the excuses that are keeping you from achieving your goals and living a better lifestyle.  To inspire you to hold to your new goals, today we bring you three delicious recipes that you easily prepare and enjoy!

FENIX DX™ Chia Pudding   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 6 servings

Calories per serving: 150

1 stick FENIX DX™

½ cup cold water

1 ½ cups coconut milk

½ cup chia seeds

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup maple syrup

1. Blend all ingredients except for the chia seeds until smooth. Whisk in chia seeds.

2.  Pour mixture into a glass container and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

FENIX XT™ Energy Jelly

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 4-5 servings

Calories per serving: 5

1 stick FENIX XT™

1 package sugar-free strawberry jelly

2 cups water

1.  Pour the jello powder in 1 cup of boiling water and mix until combined.
2.  On a different container, pour FENIX XT™ in 1 cup of cold water and mix until combined.
3.  Mix both liquids together and pour into a jelly mold.
4.  Let it rest in the fridge for at least two hours.

 

FENIX™ Energizing and Detoxifying Popsicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 50

1 stick FENIX XT™

1 stick FENIX DX™

2 cups of water

8 strawberries

1.  Pour the stick of FENIX XT™ into one cup of water and combine.
2.  Pour the stick of FENIX DX™ into one cup of water and combine.
3.  Chop the strawberries into small pieces and divide them into four popsicle molds.
4.  Pour the XT mixture into two of the popsicle molds.
5.  Pour the DX mixture into two of the popsicle molds.
6.  Freeze until solid.

Enjoy and have an awesome Spring season!

Alexandra McAllister

**Post shared from Organo Blog

 

             

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

4 Reasons Why New Year's Resolutions Don't Work!

 

 

Each year, you can’t help but to laugh and play along when everyone wants to make a New Year’s resolution. It’s becoming more and more popular to make fun of people’s New Year’s resolutions for the simple reason that no matter how hard the person believes in their resolution, they almost never work.

But few people truly understand WHY New Year’s resolutions don’t work and WHY these resolutions often fail.

Reason 1: They’re unspecific.

“I want to get healthier”

“I want to look better”

“I want to be happier”

These are all typical examples of the vague resolutions that people make every single year. When your goal has no clear and defined end result, it becomes increasingly more difficult to stay motivated and complete it.

Reason 2: They’re unrealistic

“I’m going to hit the gym 10 times a week” (after going 10 times total the previous year)

“I’m going to become a professional hockey player” (without knowing how to skate)

“I’m going to cook healthy meals 3 times a day” (despite working 10 hour days and not knowing how to turn on your stove)

Setting tough goals is a good way to challenge yourself, however your goals must remain in realm of reality. Goals that are unattainable will set you up for failure before you even begin.

Reason 3: There’s never a plan

It’s very easy to come up with a resolution, but with no plan on how to achieve it, it’s nearly impossible to reach your goal.

For example, people want to eat healthier, but there’s no plan to buy healthier groceries or to stop eating at fast food restaurants.

Coming up with a resolution is the easy part — creating a plan for success is where so many people fail each year.

Reason 4: Nothing ever changes

If you’ve failed at upholding your New Year’s resolutions in the past, what will make this year any different?

At the beginning of January everyone is incredibly committed, but as weeks go by, people start to lose interest and motivation begins to wane.  This cycle repeats itself every year until we officially throw in the towel on our resolution.

So is it possible to make a New Year’s resolution and actually achieve it?

Of course it is. All you need is a goal, a plan, and a system.

All you need to do is FIND your FENIX.

With FENIX, it’s never been easier to achieve your goals and become the best version of you. With 23 super nutrients, 13 grams of protein, and a delicious taste that’ll satisfy even the biggest appetites, FENIX is the best way to eat healthier and start living a more active and healthier lifestyle.

But here’s the best part of FENIX — you don’t have to wait until January 1st to have it.

Pick up the shake now, start your FENIX Challenge, and get a headstart on your New Year’s resolution.

Make a realistic goal, work everyday to achieve it, and start seeing results you can be proud of.

2018 is the year to FIND your FENIX.

You can do this!  Wishing you all a very happy and healthy New Year!  

Love and blessing,

Alexandra McAllister

Organo

**Post shared from Organo Blog

 

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