fbpx

You Are What You Eat

Facial Friday

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Aloha Guys!

Happy Aloha Friday and the title says it all: You Are What You Eat so today’s Facial Friday blog is all about eating healthy to have beautiful radiant complexion and a healthy glow to your skin.

It is very important to eat right especially to consume fruits and vegetables that contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect the skin from cell damage that could be caused by unhealthy food choices, smoking, environmental causes, and aging. Antioxidants can help to slow damage to the skin cells caused by free radicals from the environment. Fruits, veggies and healthy fats from oily fish, nuts, along with a balanced diet of Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc and Selenium are all ways to get in healthy foods that promote healthy skin.

Beta Carotene or Vitamin A is an antioxidant and found in foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, broccoli, Kale, cantaloupe, apricots, romaine lettuce and it can also be found in some herbs and spices such as paprika, parsley, cilantro and coriander.

A good source of Vitamin C are blueberries, oranges, broccoli, guava, kiwi, papaya, strawberries, sweet potatoes and these help to strengthen the capillaries that supply the skin and improve elasticity.

Vitamin E can be found in foods such as almonds, avacados, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pinenuts to name a few as it protects the skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin as a moisturizer.

Selenium helps to boost your immune system that the body needs which are found in brazil nuts, fish, shell fish, tomatoes and broccoli to name a few.

Eat enough Omega -3 fatty acids such as oily fish, chia seeds and walnuts that encourage the body to produce anti-inflammatory properties to help with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Hydrate and drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day however, if you are more active and exercise then your body will need more fluids as it is being eliminated through perspiration and or being absorbed in the tissues. If you are dehydrated then your skin can become dry can cause you to look older. Please remember that watermelon or cucumber also contribute to fluid intake.

Hope this Facial Friday blog has helped you to want to make good food choices so that you can stay healthy and keep your skin looking beautiful, healthy and with a glow.

Thank you for letting me share, please leave your email to follow me and make it a great day!

💕debs

Striving For Success In life

Inspiration Wednesday

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Don’t just think about your dreams………go after it….pursue it….reach it! Listen in and get Inspired to achieve anything you want in life as you just have to believe and get going!

Momma Me Monday

The Best Gift Is….Giving Of Your Time

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Blog Series:

Monday: Momma Me Monday Wednesday: Inspiration Wednesday Friday: Facial Friday

I love being a mom as it is so rewarding to see that the investment of my time into my kids through the years as they were growing up even now has been so valuable of getting them to the next level in life, having a good moral compass, a loving and caring heart for others and being productive in society….These are the results by giving of your time to spend with your kids is what really matters for them to be successful, happy and loving!

Please enjoy my video blog as I continue to share more about the importance of investing time into your kids.

Thank you for letting me share and make it a great day!

💕debs

Facial Friday

Steps To Cleaning And Prepping Your Skin For Natural Beauty

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Blog Series:

Monday: Momma Me Monday Wednesday: Inspiration Wednesday Friday: Facial Friday

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Happy reading your way to clean and healthy looking skin and complexion.

You have to first get to the root of the problem to clean up the dirty and clogged pores in order to produce beautiful and flawless skin. Like anything else, before you can grow a healthy and beautiful fruit tree, you must first prep the soil and till it so that you can get a nutrient rich soil to start to plant the seeds or before you can start to loose weight you first must throw out all of your junk food and replenish that with healthy choices of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins such as fish and chicken…you got the idea right?!

So, nothing different from wanting clean skin so here is what you can do to achieve that.

  1. Steam your face 1-2x per week to open up your clogged pores to clean and detoxify it depending on how much you sweat and get dirty. You can boil some water in a pot half filled, once it starts to boil, remove from heat and find a comfortable place to steam such as the table and make sure that you put down a hot plate so that you don’t burn the surface. place a towel over your head while your face is about 20-24 inches away and stay there for about 5-10 minutes depending how much you are comfortable. The heat and steam will open up your pores so that the dirt can get eliminated.
  1. After you steam, wash your face with a deep cleanser and you can also use a gentle facial brush to help with getting out all the dirt.
  2. Rinse in luke warm water and dry face.
  3. Apply a toner to rebalance the Ph level in your skin.
  4. Use a moisturizer or night cream to help to keep the skin hydrated.
  5. Use a clay mask 1-2x per week to help to pull out the impurities from your pores and keep them clean and healthy.

Be consistent with this facial regimen and you will see a big difference in your skins appearance and how smooth and clean it will feel. It will also have you looking years younger too!

Tune in for another Facial Friday blog next week as I will be talking about feeding your body right that enhances beautiful and flawless skin.

Thank you for letting me share, follow me and make it a great day!

💕debs

Inspiration Wednesday Life’s Journey

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Blog Series:

Monday: Momma Me Monday Wednesday: Inspiration Wednesday Friday: Facial Friday

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Your Life’s Journey….Are you going to continue to be bitter or rise up to become better? Will you stay weighted down with the negative or see the beauty of positive outcomes? It is all about choices of how you want to create your life to be or have a pity party of excuses by continuing to blame your past on your present and future short comings.

Hope you are inspired with this video blog and please feel free to leave me a comment, like it or better yet follow me by leaving your email address.

Thank you for letting me share, follow me and make it a great day!

💕debs

Pamper Yourself During Quarantine Time

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Hey Guys!

Most of us who have been out of work due to the shut down mandate has been isolated and quarantined since March 2020. We all know that being cooped up in the home can be very stressful therefore, it is important to take care and pamper yourself to feel happy, rejuvenated, balanced and refreshed to be able to keep going. With all of our hairstylist, massage Therapist and other pampering professionals closed, you can still be creative and allow yourself to get pampered.

One way to pamper yourself is by:

  1. Taking A Hot Bubble Bath. Ahhhh…..The Warmth of the water will already make you feel relaxed, soothed and comfortable to take any stress off. Make sure that you are completely alone, lock the door if you have to so that you are not disturbed by your kids, play some soft relaxing music, light a few candles scented with lavender then just soak, relax and enjoy!

2. Massage. Find a family member to massage you while you just relax as your whole body will feel so good and you will be able to get a good nights sleep….exactly what your body needs. You can also place cucumber slices over your eyes to feel more refreshed, relaxed and it will help to decrease any inflammation and puffiness around your eyes.

3. Keep Yourself Looking Good. It is so easy to let ourselves go and be lazy during quarantine time but this is a time to more so keep up with coloring your hair, getting out of bed and put on some makeup, brush and style your hair, get out of your pj’s and put on something presentable, get moving, get exercising and stay motivated.

4. Mani and Pedi. Take some time to give yourself a Mani and Pedi. turn on some relaxing music, find a space that is well ventilated with cool breezes or A/C, clip your nails to your desired length, File the rough edges and create a nice shape, choose your color of nail polish, slowly apply, let dry and enjoy!

5. Tone Your Face. Perfect timing to start doing Face Engineering Exercises at ahhmazing20.com while in quarantine. Massage and Acupressure Point Techniques stimulated to achieve incredible results to have a facelift without surgery….Guaranteed! Do these simple exercises with using your fingertips while watching tv, while outside in your garden relaxing, in your car waiting at the traffic light, do it anywhere and at anytime. Have fun and watch how you can reclaim your youth and look younger!

There are so many ways that you can pamper yourself and feel relaxed, happy and rejuvenated! Always see a solution to everything so although we are in the stay-at-home mode, we can still enjoy time, be creative, get things done but most importantly to take care of ourselves…..Happy quarantine and stay safe!

Thank you for letting me share and make it a great day!

💕debs

Living With Integrity

Living your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Hey Guys!

One of the most important quality and character that anyone can exemplify is being able to live with INTEGRITY.

Integrity is defined as having the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and moral uprightness. When your heart can also get convicted to doing what is right in those moments that you might be making a bad or dishonest decision. I’m sure that we can all agree that it isn’t easy for most of us to live with Integrity as we are all humans in the flesh who sin. Take a look at these examples:

  1. Have your ever gone to McDonalds and they gave you a whole meal deal that you didn’t pay for….did you take it back or just kept it and enjoyed the meal?
  2. Have you ever found someones wallet with their ID in tact with a lot of money in it….did you return it? Did you keep it, spend the money and feel happy about it?
  3. Have you ever lied to someone knowingly that what you just told them was a lie? Does your heart get convicted to apologize and acknowledge that you were wrong? Do you just keep going on and living life about lies?
  4. Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied or mistreated? Did you just turn your cheek and looked the other way? Did you step in to help? now ask yourself….what did I do or what would I do? Which way do I live? Do I do what is right? Do I show that I have Integrity? Is this something that is okay with me if I am not honest? Only you know the answers and where you stand on the moral compass of doing what is right and where your heart is.

If you choose to live without Integrity it comes with steep consequences of building your character of lies, being deceitful, people will not be able to trust you, your quality of life might be limited as far as being able to get a job based on your history, People will doubt if you are being honest and always know you only as a liar, friends start to disappear from your circle, and your heart is not clean and good.

However, you can choose right now if you want to Live with Integrity as it will make you feel good about yourself, people can trust your word, you will leave a legacy so that when your name is spoken others will know you as having a good heart, who does the right thing, who cares more about others than themselves, but mainly to live righteous in the eyes of God as he will reward you so it is your call and your decision to step it up and live with Integrity!

Thank you for letting me share and make it a great day!

💕debs

Strengthen Core Muscles

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Hey Guys!

Strengthening core muscles has its great benefits to avoid injury and back pain.

Millions of people around the world suffer from low back pain on a daily basis that can be very debilitating, fatiguing and irritating and over time it can actually limit us from doing simple activities such as tying our shoelaces, carrying groceries, sitting down, or stopping us from going into work if we don’t take care of the situation.

Low back pain can be brought on by many different factors such as an injury from picking something up wrong to an auto or work related accident, to arthritis but the most common reason why we experience back pain is because of our poor posture whether we are in a sitting or standing position. Yes….the words of our parents are back to haunt us….we’ve all heard our parents tell us at a young age to sit up straight and to stop slouching right?! Well, that is so true to a certain degree but there is more to it than just sitting up straight to avoid low back pain.

First, lets address the question…What are core muscles? Core muscles are muscles that give us strength and stability in our abdominal and back muscles to help us avoid injury from the stress of positions that we put ourselves in. Our core muscles are most commonly associated with the abdominal muscles however, it also integrates with the pelvic floor muscles and back muscles too therefore, to get all of these muscles stronger will improve your strength and stability thereby minimizing low back pain and eliminating the risk for low back injury. Without strong core muscles, everything starts to collapse and bad posture kicks in with a slouched upper back putting added pressure through the spine down to the lower back as it is being over stretched over a long period of time that the muscles of the back become very weak and pain occurs.

Strengthening exercises are the most important treatment to focus on to stabilize core muscles…think of a loose wheel on a car that is weak and isn’t performing optimally as the wheel is shaking and wobbly but if you were to tighten up the nuts and bolts of the wheel then the tire becomes stable and no longer wobbles and can run smooth and efficiently. This analogy is no different a weak core muscle that needs to strengthen, tighten up and stabilize so that it will have the endurance to tolerate stressful positions and avoid low back pain.

Starting on a strengthening exercise program doing simple exercises such as pelvic tilt, dead bug, bridging, prone alternating arm and leg extension with progressions will make a difference with decreased pain and increased strength.

Aloha and Make it a great day!

Staying Forever Young

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Hey Guys!

I am so thankful and grateful everyday for another day of life, breath and for the opportunity to be productive, creative, and live my best life to be happy and Staying Forever Young!

What does “Staying Forever Young” mean to you? For me, it means age is just a number and at 55 years young, I honestly feel like I am in my 20’s as far as my energy level that never stops doing things, learning new things, growing, teaching and living! I also do not take any medication what so ever, I don’t struggle with pain any where on my body, I can actually still do the things that I used to do as a young girl such as doing a cartwheel, climb a tree, dance for hours, play softball and I even have more energy than my teenage daughter…can you believe that?

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

I am sharing these things definitely not to brag at all but to show you how anyone can live this same way Staying Forever Young by living some of my philosophy, principles and prescriptions for life. I am a firm believer that what I am going to share with all of you will help you to improve your life by increasing your energy level, feeling motivated to being more productive and getting things done, feeling happier, healthier, waking up feeling excited, loving life and feeling young!

The most important philosophy that I live by daily is…

  1. Laughter Is The Best Medicine! I see everything as fun, funny, fantastic and fabulous and I laugh my heart out everyday at something. It is a great way to relieve stress, relax and release endorphins that fill your body with happy cells! A smile that can’t be wiped off your face only speaks happiness! It really does the body good and keeps you young and energized…try it everyday!
  2. Think Positively! This is my second principle for life to always think positively and to know that there is a solution to everything! I really live by this as I have also raised and taught my kids knowing this too. What does this mean you ask? Well, this means to bring good positive energy within by being an encourager, an influencer, creating solutions, seeing things as half full versus half empty, being optimistic instead of pessimistic, don’t grumble about things if you are not willing to create a change or just address the person directly to be straight up, real and honest and of course avoid any negativity. Remember we all have a choice to choose who we want to bring into our environment so surround yourself with positive people who empower you and raise you up!
  3. Allow Yourself To Act Silly! I love this one…at my age most people think that they are not allowed to or they might think that it’s not appropriate acting a little kidish but it’s acting kidish in a fun way. For example, I might make goofy and funny faces with my daughter that leads us to a non-stop laughing session, or may be we start doing a video dance that is off the wall or a TikTok dance that is fun and silly….whatever it is, everything is a go just being silly!
  4. Eat Healthy! I have been eating healthy for over 21 years not eating meat, pork or chicken however, I do eat fish and anything from the ocean therefore, I am called a Pescatarian and I also eat a lot of salads, tofu and vegetables everyday that boosts my energy level up and hydrating myself by drinking water throughout the day also helps to increase my energy and revs my metabolism as I believe that all of this is a big part of Staying Forever Young….how we choose to feed our bodies either with healthy foods or choosing fatty meats that are difficult to digest or a lot of fried fatty foods that can increase the risk for heart disease of clogged arteries, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or even cancer to name a few. So, if you are not doing so yet, start now by adding a little veggies to your diet, maybe eat less meat and eat more fish…you can do it!
  5. Exercise! Because I am a Massage Therapist, I get my daily exercise by massaging my clients through breathing properly and contracting overall muscles throughout the sessions but I also do Tae Bo and simple stationary exercises of leg lifts, squats, lunges while integrating arm lifts. This routine is so simple and it increases good oxygen, circulation, strength and energy to Staying Forever Young so, get off of your couch, get moving by taking a walk, search google for exercises and follow along, ride a bike but whatever you choose be consistent and just get started!!
  6. Added Exercise! Facelift without plastic surgery. Most of us forget that our face is also made up of muscles so we forget to exercise it too right?! Gravity and other factors is also our enemy when it comes to the aging process as it helps to give us more wrinkles, sagging loose skin, discoloration and dark circles around our eyes but I have the secret to reversing the aging process which is doing Face Engineering Exercises done all with your fingertips. This is ahhmazing and it really works so please go to ahhmazing20.com for more information and continue to learn how to Stay Forever Young!

Thank you for letting me share and If you follow my philosophy, principles and prescription for life, you will live happily and you will be Staying Forever Young! I am excited for you and stay in touch and let me know how you are doing by leaving me a message in the comment section or just go to my contact page.

💕debs

How To Live With Faith

Living Your Best Life @ ahhmazing20.com

Grateful, Thankful and Blessed
Love Others With All Your Heart
Balance Your Life and Live Healthy

Hey Guys!

During these times of uncertainty, with this worldwide spread of Covid 19 where people are scared, feeling traumatized, lost, depressed, anxious and do not know how to deal with this devastating, life changing Coronavirus pandemic then it is important for you to continue reading and it would be wise for you to choose how to learn and live with Faith. You might be asking….What is Faith? How do I choose to live with this? Good answers and let me explain from my own perspective on what exactly is Faith and how you can get excited once you understand how to apply this that will make you feel more at peace in your heart and mind with less anxiety and be able to Live Your Best Life with happiness no matter what difficult challenges you are faced with.

First of all, the definition of Faith is…Having the belief, trust or finding confidence in something that you cannot see or is not tangible but it is real. A connecting power into the spiritual realm and being linked to God. Faith is also a belief that leads to action which means that the things that we do(action) says more about what we believe than what we say.

A good example to illustrate Faith is if we take a chair and i told you that I believe that this chair will be able to hold your weight.. you look at the chair and you also believe that this chair should hold your weight but you do not put all of your Faith and Trust into that chair until you actually sit in it. The same thing applies when we do not put our faith and trust in God, as we will feel uncertain, scared, fear, question etc and will not reap the rewards of feeling peace. It is important that we actually trust that God is real and must believe that he exists by his words and that he rewards those who seek him.

Faith is an active trust in God and what we believe he says is true without question will result in action by seeking him, reading his words, believing that he has died on the cross for our sins, accepting Jesus into our life as our life manager and savior by just believing. Once you have made that decision to accept him into your heart, say this life changing prayer…………………..Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead and that you are real and alive. I want you to come into my life, my heart and I want to trust and follow you….I have Faith in you! Amen!

I am telling you that this is all you have to do to live with Faith and Trust and once you have reached out to the Lord, all you have to do is give all of your burdens, your fears, your, anxieties and anything that is negatively holding you down to the Lord and let it go which means don’t worry about it and have FAITH in Jesus that he will take care of your needs and you will be ok and able to have a happy heart filled with his love. This is living with Faith and that’s all you have to do to Live Your Best Life full and happy!

Thank you for letting me share, God bless you and make it a great day!

💕debs

%d bloggers like this: