Oils and Supplements for Fitness

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I want to share with you some of my favorite oils and supplements I use for my fitness! All of these things are natural and are super good for you!

Oils and Supplements

I just love this stuff! First I want to share the oils with you.

Oils for Fitness

*Valor is amazing if you aren’t feeling confident. It’s a wonderful booster, and it helps bruising, too!

*Copaiba is helpful if you are swelling anywhere. My knee swells some, so I put it on and it helps SO much!

*Aroma Siez is good if you’re feeling tight or ache-y. A lot of times I just put it on after my workout so I don’t get sore. 🙂

*En-R-Gee is energy in a bottle! A great pick-me-up!

*Deep Relief is my best friend. If you occasionally have some pain or light swelling, just apply it to where it’s sore. It comes in a roller bottle, so that’s helpful!

Supplements for FitnessThese are my favorite supplements from Young Living. The Balance Complete is a meal replacement shake and Ningxia Nitros are like a natural, healthy energy shot. And they are amazing! I love having one before I go for a run. See?

Nitros and RunningAnyway- those are the oils and supplements I use with my fitness and healthy eating plan. If you are interested in them, check out my Young Living page or email me at hannah.d.mooney@gmail.com.

What are your favorite supplements and oils for Fitness?

Sincerely,

Hannah Diane

Thoughts on Healthy Living

Howdy, everyone! Who is ready for the weekend? Who else thinks this week went by fast? Wow. I can’t believe we are over halfway through September! Anyway…today I want to talk a little more about health fitness. In case you’re wondering…I really do have a love for health and fitness. And I believe they go together.

Thoughts on Healthy Living

You see those people who eat super healthy and never workout. They drink water, get sleep, and do natural things for their body. But they’re out of shape. That’s not ‘healthy’ then. And how about those crazy {fitness} people who workout all the time- trying to “out-work” a bad diet. That’s not healthy either. Or those people who eat processed diet foods. Low cals, low carbs, all junk. That’s not what your body needs. Your body needs real food to fuel your body. Especially if you’re working out and pushing your body. We want to be healthy and take care of our body.

I believe you have to have a reason to be healthy/fit. Sometimes, that reason is just to be healthy, feel better or be thinner. I want all of those. But- the main reason I want to be healthy and take care of my body is this: 1 Corinthians 6:19 – “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” and 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”. I want to be healthy for the glory of God. And if I remember that- it helps keep me from going from extremes (which I am very prone to do) of obsessing over how much to eat/exercise or not caring at all.

If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen some of these pictures. I want to show you kind of what my diet looks like. When I say “diet” I mean in the terms of just what to eat. I’m not on a diet. I have a list of “don’t eat” things, but that’s about it. I just look at the blessing of all the things I can eat!

My breakfast is always 2 scrambled eggs with onions, sausage, and most days, mushrooms. I then have either a pear, half of an orange, or half of a grapefruit. It’s a blessing to have a husband that wants the same thing everyday. We change it up with the fruit. 😉 *Note-we have breakfast at 4:30 in the morning. I’m not usually awake enough to get a picture of it.

After breakfast, I either go to the gym, do a workout DVD, lift weights with my mom, or do a mix of running and yoga. I have just started the #friskyfall challenge with the Tone It Up community, so I now do that plan, too.

Outside Yoga

Obviously, my cat likes yoga too.

Around 8-11am, I have my post workout snack. Sometimes I feel like I need something sugary, so I have fruit. Or sometimes I’m starved and have something with protein.

Fruit Protein and fruit Protein

Now comes lunch. If I’ve had fruit as my snack, I have a mix of veggies and meat for lunch. If I had a protein snack, I’m usually not super hungry, so I have some fruit.

Healthy Lunch Healthy Meat and Veggies

Now on to dinner….supper…whatever you call it. I usually just make “normal” food. My husband is a big meat eater, so we always have meat and veggies. If it’s a meal with gluten- bread, pasta, ect., I try to not eat it, or just make brown rice for me. Luke is very aware of his weight/health, so we tend to just eat a lot of brown rice.
Well, that’s about it. Nothing drastic. Nothing you can’t continute the rest of your life. It’s affordable and easy. I’m a natural person. I like natural things. That has to be the healthiest, right? Things that God has given us. 🙂

What are some of your favorite healthy foods? Do you go to an extreme when trying to lose weight?
Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

7 Things for Your At-Home Gym

Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have big plans for this weekend? My amazing husband is taking me to a big Young Living event close by this weekend, so I am looking forward to the encouragement and learning I’ll be getting there. And time with him, of course! Today I want to share with you my at-home gym! It’s nothing special, but it works for me. And it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg to put together.

7 Things for Your At-Home GymFirst off I’d like to share with you my workout DVDs. I love these things. It took me about a year to build up this many. I also use Youtube videos to workout at home, too! And of course, you have to have a set of hand weights! Any weight will do. I started with 3lbs, worked up to 5lbs, and now I use 8lbs. Do whatever works for you!

Workout DVDsNext up- kettlebells. Sigh I love these things. Want to know a secret?….These aren’t mine. Well, sorta. I got these for my Mom’s Christmas present one year when I was living at home. Now that I don’t live at home…I don’t have my own set. But I do go over sometimes to workout with her and use them. 🙂

At Home Workout

Here is the rest of my stuff- a stability ball, a weighted ball, a hula hoop, and a yoga mat. Nothing life-shattering, huh? But it works. You can find lots of workouts using those few things to burn tons of calories. Don’t believe me? Check out my Pinterest board!

At Home Workout StuffThose things are quite do-able, huh? Super simple! So, what am I missing? What at-home workout things do you have, that I should? I would love to know!

Sincerely,

Hannah Diane

Favorite At-Home Workouts

     Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to share with you 3 of my favorite Youtube workouts. I have a ton of workout DVDs, and they’re great, but sometimes you just want to mix it up. Here are my favorite go-to workouts! 

3 Favorite At-Home Workouts

*Just a note here- these women are not- to my standards– modestly dressed. I also may not say every word they say. I watch these videos to workout- and I watch them without men around. Just a warning. 🙂 

 

 

     What are some of your favorite workouts? I hope you enjoy your weekend- keep to your goals for working out and eating right….you’ll see results! 🙂

      Sincerely,

       Hannah Diane

Fitness Inspiration- Quotes

    Sometimes it’s hard to stay inspired to work out, eat clean, ect. Having an accountability partner (or two) is helpful, but I like to have inspirational quotes where I can see them throughout the house (like on the fridge, ha!). I get TONS of inspiration from Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite quotes.

I will work for thisSore is the most satisfying feeling A quick workout is better than no workout     Do you think fitness quotes will help you stay motivated? Do you have any favorite fitness quotes? Check out my Pinterest board for more! Leave a link of your fitness/health board in the comments; I would love to follow it!

    Sincerely,
    Hannah Diane

5 Tips For Starting a Fitness Program

    Today I am sharing something that I have a love/hate relationship with. Fitness. I’ve always been a “bigger girl”. I had a my growth spurt early and matured physically really young. I was into sports. Horseback riding, swimming, soccer and gymnastics. I was quite fit. Then I had knee problems. I had two knee surgeries and had to stop all sports. Needless to say I got bigger….and bigger….and bigger. Summer of 2013 my goal was to get FIT and THIN. I lost 30+ pounds and went from a size 10/12 to a 0-2/4. Since then, I’ve put about 10 pounds back on and am a flabby 4/6. Ha! Right now my goal is to get fit again. Here are my 5 Tips for Starting {or getting back into} a Fitness Program.

5 Tips for Starting a Fitness Program    Tip #1- Start off slow. Do not over-do working out or “dieting”. Just start off slowing cutting the bad stuff and putting in good stuff in your diet. Remember, food is fuel for your body. It’s there to help, not harm you. Eat good, natural foods. And maybe start off working out two or three times a week and work up to five or six days a week. It’s better to add more than to cut back.

5 Tips for Starting a Fitness Program    Tip #2- Work through the soreness. After one of your first real “good” workouts, you might be pretty sore. Don’t skip a day because of it. Your body is getting stronger, and it won’t get stronger if you don’t keep pushing it. That being said, if it HURTS, don’t keep doing something. Try an easier workout or just get out a do something fun like a walk or a bikeride. Swimming is great too, but doesn’t seem like hard work. 🙂

5 Tips for Starting a Fitness Program    Tip #3- Switch up your workouts. Do some DVDs, ride your bike, do a running program. I like doing Jillian Micheals’ DVDs. My favorite is her Ripped in 30 and her Extreme Shed and Shred. But I started out with the 30 Day Shred and for an easy day I like her Kickboxing one. She keeps me on my toes. And I never get bored! Ha.

5 Tips for Starting a Fitness Program    Tip #4- Have a workout partner or an accountability partner. When I was living at home, me and my mom were workout partners and accountability partners. Now I don’t have an accountability partner at home- but you can still check up on each other. But I am blessed with two workout partners still. My mom and I lift twice a week and I meet my sister-in-law at the gym at 5:30am three times a week.

5 Tips for starting a Fitness program  | Through The Lens of Hannah Diane    Tip #5- Lift HEAVY. I don’t mean walking with hand weights. I mean get out there with free weights and LIFT. No, it won’t make you big or bulky. It’s great for our bones and our muscles and it burns more calories throughout the day than cardio. Find a good program and stick with it. Add weight when you need to. I started off bench pressing around 20lbs and I moved up to 40lbs. When I started I couldn’t do man push-ups and I was to the point where I was doing them with 20lbs on my back. Girls can lift. And it defines your muscles and whittles your core down. It helps you lose fat, not necessarily weight. I gained 2lbs in muscle but went down a size after I started lifting.

5 Tips for Starting a Fitness Program              What tips do you have for starting off? What fitness programs do you like or don’t like?
          Sincerely,
          Hannah Diane