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Have you ever woke up (or been kept awake) with the thought “What am I doing?” Do you ever question the choices you make regarding your health and wellbeing? Do you want to enhance your life and ditch bad habits?
Hopefully, you answered yes to at least one of those questions because then you can understand where I am in life.
There are so many things I want to change in my lifestyle and it gets a little overwhelming at times. When I start to think of all of my bad habits and the poor choices I make I wonder how I could ever tackle all of my goals. It seems impossible which kinda crushes the mood for me. Most of the time when this happens I shrug it off and eat a donut, like my yearning to get healthier just faded away.
I guess the most important thing for changing your lifestyle is actually starting somewhere. That’s what I did when I started on Nature Made’s 30-Day Healthy Habit Builder Program.
What is the 30-Day Healthy Habit Builder Program
The 30-Day Healthy Habit Builder Program is Nature Made‘s effort to encourage us to live our healthiest lives, one good habit at a time. Nature Made is the nation’s #1 best-selling brand of quality vitamins, minerals and supplements** to help support nutritional gaps.
When you sign up you’re asked to pick 4 healthy habits to build over 30 days. There are weekly challenges in place to help you keep these habits in your routine. then you complete weekly challenges to make those habits part of your routine. You even get prizes, coupons, and more as you progress towards your goals!
There are prizes, coupons, and more as you progress through the program, ultimately reaching your goals! You’ll also get motivation and tips to meet your specific health goals in addition to being automatically entered to win the grand prize of $5,000**.
After I learned about the program I started to wonder which vitamins would be best for me. I’ve always taken an all-in-one vitamin as opposed to a vitamin with a specific purpose. I browsed the huge selection of Nature Made vitamins at Walmart (great prices!) and found one that sounded just perfect!
A vitamin that helped reduce stress while increasing energy and immune system support. Since I have a vitamin B deficiency, the choice was a no-brainer. I went with the Stress B-Complex and have made it a point to take them a directed (daily).
When I’m feeling lazy, or just need a little boost I head to the Nature Made Daily Boost program for inspiration and help to reach my health goals. I can also get a sneak peek at what other Nature Made fans are doing to stay healthy, which is great motivation!
To help you start making healthy habits here is your chance to win one of 20 $50 Walmart gift cards. *I-C will randomly select 20 winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.
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* Based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its Scantrack Service for the Vitamins Category for the 52-week period ending 1/02/2016, for the xAOC Market. Copyright © 2016 Nielsen.Nature Made is the #1 Pharmacist recommended supplement brand in 9 categories**
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This is my least favorite time of year; when the seasons are fighting for dominance. One day we have gorgeous spring weather and then, out of nowhere, it’s back to being frigid and dismal. It’s right about this time I tend to get sick – a runny nose, scratchy throat, hacking cough. It always seems unavoidable until I remember one letter: C.
Vitamin C is the magical answer according to my grandmother. It supports your immune system and prevents scurvy (because the pirate in you is susceptible). I try to make sure I’m always getting enough vitamins throughout the day. It’s not always easy, though; some days I just don’t want to eat what I should and others I just plain forget.
<queue drum roll, fanfare, fireworks etc…>
Enter Emergen-C Vitamin Drink Mix.
Emergen-C Vitamin Drink Mix (sent to us for editorial inclusion) is naturally flavored and naturally sweetened. It’s packed with goodies (24 nutrients including 1,000 mg of Vitamin C), seven B vitamins (including B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12), antioxidants and minerals (calcium, potassium, quercetin, zinc, sodium, and magnesium.)
There are more than 20 varieties of vitamin supplement drink mixes available. 3 are brand new! We got to try the following flavors:
- Super Orange
- Berry Medley Warmers
While I’m not a huge fan of the warmers (I’m picky about my warm beverages) I did love the coconut-pineapple. It dissolved very well and had a fresh taste to it. The orange was a bit intense but the Immune+Citrus was refreshing.
What I really love about these vitamin drink mixes is how convenient they are. When I know or suspect I may not be getting the vitamins and minerals elsewhere I can quickly add one to a bottle of water. Having a healthy intake of Vitamin C and other essentials is a great way to support your immune system. I love a product that lets me make the process easier.
To learn more and try Emergen-C for yourself be sure to check out the following links:
Okay, I have a friend who has an extremely picky appetite; possibly worse than my own. He likes meat, potatoes, pasta, and rice; things like that. He doesn’t eat any vegetables to speak of. The nurturing side of me feels the need to serve balanced meals and he makes it quite difficult. Do you have the same issues in your home?
There seems to be a lot of people nowadays that don’t like veggies. Something that comes with not liking veggies is your body not getting the nutrients it needs. Vitamins and nutrients like Vitamins A, B, C, D12, Calcium, and Iron. Well now there is Vitamin D dietary supplement, and its counterpart the Organic mixed veggie powder from Activz (sent to us for editorial consideration).
The Vitamin D isn’t much to explain. It is a dietary supplement to be taken 1 time daily, (you should check with your doctor before taking any OTC products), that will boost your immune system and help with digestion. The big thing is the Organic Mixed veggie powder. A mixture of all organic, non-GMO Kale, Spinach and Carrot powder.
Make a morning smoothie with the veggie powder and take a Vitamin D capsule and you will be on your way to living healthier. All of these nutrients contribute to giving you energy and promoting healthy brain function. You can even use the veggie powder in soups and as a thickening agent for stews and sauces. 1 tablespoon equals 1/2 of a cup of fresh vegetables. That is over 200% of your recommended vitamin intake.
The veggie powder smells AMAZING too, like fresh vegetables right from the garden.
I really like these healthy supplements. I’m having my friend come over tonight and we are gonna have some vegetable beef stew complete with vegetables and he won’t even know. He’s gonna love it and I’m not gonna tell him until he’s done eating. I wonder how he’s going to take the news that he’s eating his veggies and loving it?!
Activs offers a wide array of whole-food nutrition products. Be sure to visit the Activs website to see everything they have to offer. You can also connect with them on the following channels:
Finding a one stop place for all things natural and good for you is a feat in itself sometimes. The good news is its possible as I found this out when I was introduced to Swanson Health. We were given a store credit to shop and check out just how much Swanson Health has to offer. The entire shopping process was incredible. The website is very easy to navigate and the product selection is abundant. We were able to find everything from cooking oils to probiotics and so much in between.
Finding a source for all of your organic needs is great; especially when their prices are as affordable as Swanson Health’s. We got everything above, plus Swanson Probiotics ProBiotic-4 for under $50. There is standard $4.99 shipping, which is fantastic, on top of the 365 Day Risk-Free Purchase Guarantee.
Vitamins like Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6 are just a few that you can find over at Swanson Health. You will also find organic herbs and spices like Oregano, Basil, Garlic, etc… It really is a source for all of your organic needs and I love that. Instead of paying for shipping at multiple stores or wasting gas driving around trying to find a store that sells everything you have Swanson Health. You never have to leave your home to find high quality organic products.
On top of the already low prices on organic goods, Swanson Health has even more great ways for you to save. There is the daily deals section which lets you save 50% or more on vitamins and the Overstock section where you can save up to 75%. I can’t even begin to list all of the incredible products available so you’ll have to head over to http://www.swansonvitamins.com and see for yourself.
Before you go though be sure to enter our giveaway where you could win a $50 gift certificate for one giveaway winner! That’s right, it’s time for you to stock up with amazing products from an amazing company! Just use the form below to enter and good luck! After you’ve entered you should head over to the Swanson Health website and do some shopping.
November is Home ReDesign month. The Home ReDesign Campaign Event is to helping you get prepared for a disaster and featuring products to get you through tough times. It’s hosted by ReviewIt PR , co-hosted by Our Piece Of Earth and Terris Little Haven. Thanks to the participating bloggers in promoting this event.
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I received Thrive products in exchange for my honest opinion.
2 herniated discs.
Dozens of spinal tumors.
Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)…
These are the majority of the issues I live with on a daily basis. Chronic pain and a general lack of drive are 2 of the primary symptoms that come from these conditions for me. Being constantly tired, no desire to dress or leave the house. Having trouble finding anything to smile about. I wouldn’t wish living like that on my worst enemy. I also hate the amount of drugs the doctors prescribe just to get me through the day. I don’t know what’s in them, they make me sick and they do nothing for my energy levels.
I was beginning to think I was fighting a losing battle.
There comes a point when you’re suffering that you don’t want to fight anymore. You become weak-willed and giving up seems like the most logical option. It’s at that point where the Fight or Flight Response kicks in. I’m so happy that my fight response overpowers that flight instinct.
Even in our weakest moments, we’re stronger than we think.
When I was first introduced to the THRIVE Experience from Le-Vel I didn’t have much else to lose. My house was a total wreck, much like my life. I had no drive to do anything, let alone work. Bills were coming in but the money wasn’t. That just added to the depression. It was all just piling up and piling up. I was drowning and there was no lifeguard in sight.
The first day of my THRIVE Experience I woke up, grabbed the packet of capsules that I sat beside my bed and took one with a bottle of water. Before I ever put my feet on the floor (as per the instructions.) Then I put on the DFT patch; only half because that’s what I was instructed to do. 20 minutes later I downed the THRIVE shake mix and waited.
At this point, I wasn’t too sure what was going on. I knew I felt different, but I wasn’t sure if it was my overwhelming hope that I would actually notice a difference or if this stuff was actually working. I mean, I wasn’t completely sold on the product, especially after doing research. Nearly everything I read was just someone trying to sell THRIVE for Le-Vel. Not exactly convincing.
So I went into my THRIVE Experience as a skeptic.
I made it through the first day feeling great; I just wasn’t sure if it was a mood swing or the product. So I continued. I did the same routine the next day, only, this time, I used a whole patch. What happened?
I got my house cleaned. I got my work caught up. I went for a walk. I cooked a real meal. The only time I actually sat down on day 2 of my THRIVE Experience was to work. I felt unstoppable. There was an initial case of the jitters. You know, like when you’ve had too much espresso. That feeling went away after about 30 minutes. It wasn’t overwhelming, just slightly noticeable.
Day 3, Day 4 and Day 5 all went by with the same results. I was feeling great! 2 weeks have gone by so far and I’m still feeling amazing. That’s not me trying to sell you something, that’s me telling you the God’s honest truth. I feel like I did in my late teens/early 20’s. I have energy, I want to do stuff. I want to leave the house and spend time with friends and work. I want to live!!!
I’m finding myself where I’ve wanted to be for so long. With hopes and dreams and aspirations. I’m finally starting to see a future without my life being blurred by a fog of depression and pain.
My pain levels are way lower than they’ve been in a long time. I’m not fighting urges to scarf down bowls of ice cream and bags of chips. Water has become my go to drink and I don’t miss soda at all. I’m, are you ready for this, HAPPY. I’m truly happy for the first time in years. There is nothing bringing me down. I feel unstoppable. I’m really hoping I keep seeing these results and you can bet I’m going to keep you updated!