Time to Get {oily}!

Y’all know how much I love my oils….I mean, they changed my life. How could I NOT love them? If you’re new here, or don’t know a lot about oils, I suggest you check out this page here. If you’re not new here, I’m sure you’re thinking…okay, okay, we know you are obsessed with your oils, what’s the big deal?

Do I have news for you!!

If you’ve been hesitant about signing up with Young Living, now is the time!! Young Living is offering >>>10% off<<< of the starter kit!! YES! So, what’s so awesome about the starter kit? It comes with Young Living’s most popular oils (11 of them), PLUS a diffuser and some other goodies! So cool, huh?


And guess what else?!?

You will also get a FREE 15mL Oregano oil (hello, immune support)!! How awesome is that? Sooo, what are you waiting for? If you join Young Living through me, on top of all those freebies from Young Living, I will also send you reference materials, goodies and access to our awesome online community! Interested in making some extra money just by sharing Young Living? Send me off an email (hannah.d.mooney(at)gmail(dot)com) and I’ll add you to our exclusive 3-day intro to the business facebook event!

I can’t wait for you to join my team! ❤

Hannah Diane
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7 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you the many benefits of drinking lemon water! Before I started doing oils, I tried the whole “squeeze the juice from half a lemon, drain the pulp/seeds out and add it to your water” deal. Really….who wants to do that all the time? When you can get the same benefits of lemon oil? Just drop 2-3 drops of lemon in your water…throughout the whole day…and have the benefits while at work, the gym, or anywhere? That’s a no brainer for me. So, here are the amazing benefits I’ve found while researching lemon water.

Lemon Water

#1- Boosts your immune system. Lemon is full of vitamin C and that keeps your immune system healthy!
#2- Full of potassium. Potassium helps your heart, brain and nerve functions. Who doesn’t need some brain help? Seriously!
#3- Freshens your breath. Okay…I laughed at that one! But it helps! Lemon water helps kill the bacteria in your mouth, resulting in…fresher…breath.
#4- Weight loss. Lemons contain pectin fiber, which assists in fighting hunger cravings.
#5- Helps keep your skin healthy. Thanks to the vitamin C in lemons, it helps diminish your acne and even wrinkles!
#6- Detox your body. Lemon helps flush out the toxins in your body and stimulates your liver by encouraging good enzyme function in your body.
#7- Helps keep inflammation away. Lemon is know to help remove uric acid in your body, which causes inflammation.

I personally love drinking lemon water. I feel like I have more energy, and I have to work at keeping my liver clean and detoxed. It also helps me feel fuller, longer in between meals. Not to mention, it tastes amazing!

I only use Young Living’s Lemon oil. They’re the only company who has control of the whole distilling process- from seed, all the way to seal. If you are interested in signing up for Young Living, go HERE.

Do you drink lemon water? Why? Or not, do you think you are going to try?

Hannah Diane

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. I’m not a medical professional, I’m just sharing my experiences.

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?
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!


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! 🙂


       Hannah Diane

15 Minute Workout

          Happy Wednesday, everyone! My post yesterday on my DIY Wedding was a HUGE hit! Thank you for all the views and shares! 🙂 Anyway….moving on to today’s post. I want to share with y’all my favorite 15 minute workout. I came up with this when I was short on time and really wanted to get a good ab and arm exercise. Each round takes about 5 minutes, so you could make it as long or as short as you want it.

15 Minute Workout

            Obviously, you can make it easier or harder depending on the amount of weight you hold. Start small and built up to heavier weights! I hold 8lbs in each hand, but anything will be great. Also, if balancing your back on the stability ball with your feet on the ground is too difficult for you- just do all of this on the ground! Again, work up to balancing! 🙂

             What’s your favorite quick workout? How is your week going?


          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!

    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?
          Hannah Diane