Need More Energy… 5 Benefits of taking B-12 Vitamins

Okay so it is 2 pm and you can barely keep your eyes open.  You even got up and worked out early this morning. However, that afternoon drift is a mere crawl and it feels like the clock is just not moving fast enough.

Perhaps it is the first thing in the morning and you know you have a long day ahead of you, but you know that coffee will just have you up to bring you down.  You need more energy!man with lightbulb

B-12 Vitamins are a wonderful way to help alleviate that lethargy, drowsiness, and fatigue. They do wonders for me.  I notice a significant difference when I do and do not take them daily.  Check out these benefits of taking B-12 vitamins…

These are just 5 benefits of taking B-12 for energy, however B-12 vitamins have even more health benefits.  Consider purchasing some B-12 vitamins for some many ways to increase and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How to Find Motivation… 10 Steps that I Find Motivating

Motivation is the driving force behind the who, what, when, where, and why we do what we do in any given circumstance.  According to Wikipedia, motivation “gives the reason for people’s actions, desires, and needs. Motivation can also be defined as one’s direction to behavior, or what causes a person to want to repeat a behavior and vice versa.”  Many times, I have asked myself, what is my motivation whenever I am trying something new, would like to accomplish a goal, or wondering why I am even attempting to do something different.

I am sure we all have those moments in time when it is more challenging to find motivation than other times. I have found that the following 10 steps have helped me get motivated and perhaps can help you at some point as well.praying-1713281_640

How to find motivation…

  1. Take a moment to just sit still, relax, and meditate.

  2. Reflect on what you have already accomplished.

  3. Think about what you would like to accomplish next.

  4. Make a list of short-term goals.

  5. Make a list of long-term goals.

  6. Listen to some soft instrumental music, nature sounds, and/or worship songs.

  7. PRAY. 

  8. Read the Bible.

  9. Speak Life, saying what you can and will do.

  10. Repeat as much as necessary.

These are just my personal 10 steps that I find motivating in determining my motivation many times in life.  These 10 steps are suggestive and what has worked for me personally in the past.  I am not a doctor, scientist, theologian, or any type of guru, but I just want to share what helps me in my times of needing to find my motivation. I hope it will help someone else.

Weight Watchers, Here I come! I love French Fries…

I am doing it… again!  Weight Watchers, Here I come! I love french fries, bread, pizza, fried chicken, anything drizzled in caramel, cupcakes, and “You Name It”.  However, I do also love healthy foods such as all fruits, salad, quinoa, grilled anything, and almost all vegetables. asparagus-2169232_640

So why has losing weight been such a struggle in the past?

I start having too much of the unhealthy foods and not enough healthy foods. Moderation, Moderation, moderation… Everything in moderation is my new motto.  Much like the mantra of Weight Watchers, I will still have some of the foods I love, but in moderation.

I have actually done Weight Watchers in the past and I lost 20 pounds within the first two months.  My problem was I didn’t stick with it and I started back eating too much of the unhealthy foods I craved.  Well,  here I go again, but this time I am not going to deprive myself of the foods I enjoy, I will just have them in moderation, and not everyday. I won’t even have them most days, but I will focus on making healthier choices, eating less, and trying my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I will keep you all posted in various blogs throughout my fitness journey as I embark again to maintain a healthy lifestyle.   Please share your journey, advice, progress, and feedback as well!

Stay focused, positive, and motivated!