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About beautyfithealth

Chicago mom and wife now living in Toronto. Former Social Worker now starting a career in Social Media Marketing. Kelly enjoys talking about beauty and fitness products. Favorite way to spend a day is cooking up a storm in the kitchen while watching classic movies! PR Friendly and is looking for clients/brands to promote their products via this blog and other social media platforms.

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I Need To Get Fit! No More Procrastinating!

 

get fit

Yes, I need to get fit.  I have a Duran Duran concert in July and class reunion in August.  More than likely I will be going to the DD concert with my friend Paula.  That means we will probably get backstage and I want to look good for my boys.

This would be my first class reunion.  I haven’t seen most of my classmates (outside of Facebook pics)  since the 80s.  I want to look great.

The first step to get fit is getting out! Now that the weather is finally getting better, I plan on doing more walking and maybe some jogging.  I also have dozens of fitness DVDs that have been collecting dust, because most of my workouts have been online.

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Years ago I did a different DVD every day challenge.  It was called 30 Day No Repeat. You can see the first week’s schedule here. I’m going to be doing that again.  I will be doing the exact same schedule.

Get Fit

In my recent post I Didn’t Worry About Gaining Weight During My Vacation, I talked about how much walking we did during our vacation.  I experienced a lot of pain in my legs every day.  Recently I started taking Omega-3s to combat that pain.  I have read that Omega-3s are essential for my heart health, but they are also great for reducing inflammation and joint pain.

I need to get fit

One of my favorite fitness gurus PJ Wren also included Omega-3 as one of the best vitamins you can take.  Read her post here.

I’m taking flaxseed oil capsules, eating more fish (more sushi)  and adding flaxseed to my food.  I have less leg pain and I don’t get stiff after sitting for a while.  So, I will be keeping Omega-3s in my diet permanently.

#dinner tonight is #sushi from #KiboSushiHouse! #Twitter #Toronto

A photo posted by Kelly (@kellym7609) on

Now that the weather is improving, are you spending more time outside?! What is your favorite way to get fit?!  Do you have a favorite workout DVD?!  Let me know in the comments below!

 

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The Groundhog was so wrong

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation

Can you believe it’s April already!  I know it doesn’t feel like it, but it is spring.  We had 6 inches of snow last week in Toronto.  Yes, I know other parts of North America are dealing with the same thing.  That groundhog was so wrong.  I’m not listening to him anymore.  Can I blame him for my lack of fitness motivation?!

This Weather Is Killing My Fitness Motivation
It’s springtime!

This weather is killing my fitness motivation! It’s hard for me to get motivated when the weather is like this, but before you know it, it will be hot and I’ll be regretting my procrastination.

Last week I started to get back on track with some Yoga.  It felt good to do a little something.  If I want to get more toned, I have to start weight training and cardio.  My favorite form of cardio is walking.  I did a lot of that on my vacation and I wrote about it last week.  The post is here.

I want to get outside more now.  My body is craving it.  I did look at the weather forecast for the next couple of weeks and it looks promising.

Fitness motivation

I’m drinking my protein shakes again.  I made a really delicious one with pears, peaches, strawberries and banana.  The protein powder I used is one of my favorites.  You can read a review of it here.  I also love using cashew milk in my smoothies.  It adds a creaminess to it without a lot of calories.  I reviewed one brand of cashew milk here.

I’m just taking it one day at a time.  I have a couple of events I want to look good for.  The first one is the Duran Duran concert in July.  The second one is my high school reunion in August.

Time’s a wastin’!  Let’s get moving!

Is the “spring” weather getting you down?! How are you staying motivated with your fitness routine?!  Please share in the comments section below!

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Shrimp and Grits From Shane's in Brooklyn.

I Didn’t Worry About Weight Gain During My Vacation

I haven’t worked out at all or watch my diet during our vacation.  I had fun and gave myself a break.   I didn’t worry about weight gain at all.  I just ate what I wanted and walked a lot.  It felt so good!

I didn't worry about weight gain
Shrimp and Grits From Shane’s in Brooklyn.

Spent our spring break New York, Boston and Easter weekend in my hometown, Chicago. Walking is my favorite form of cardio, so I loved keeping fit this way.

 


My Fitbit has died.  Luckily I was able to track my steps with the Google Fit App.  I don’t have to open the app to use it.  It keeps track of the steps on my phone and tablet while in my purse.

It’s so simple to use.  The app also tells you how many calories you burn, active time and distance.

Google Fit Steps
All of the steps we took in NYC and Boston.
Google Fit App
All of the steps we took while in Chicago.

I know that I will have to get back on track soon.  I have a high school reunion in Chicago in August.

 


You can download the Google Fit App from Google Play, here.

How do you stay fit while on vacation?! Do you worry about weight gain during your vacation?!

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Changing My Mindset

Changing My Mindset

Changing My Mindset

I haven’t been thinking much on about my body in the past month.   I’ve been focusing on my mind and concentrating on my career. Changing my mindset.

It’s difficult changing careers in midlife.  I have decided that maybe I need to change my way of thinking and have a more positive outlook.

Changing my mindset has been tough. I have a difficult time focusing on one thing.  I have been keeping my meditation appointments every day for the past month. I’ve been doing some meditation every morning and at night before bed.  When I meditate on a daily basis, things seem to go better in my life.

The two meditations I do are Bob Proctor Abundance Meditation in the morning and 6 Phase Guided Meditation by Vishen Lakhiani at night.  I’m focusing on abundance and confidence.

I think I’m getting more confident because recently I posted a review of a skin care product, Xtend-Life and I included a full picture of my face.  Last year I wouldn’t have done that.  You can read the review here.

The products from Xtend-Life have been some of the best I’ve ever used.  I have been struggling with my skin due to perimenopause and cannot believe the changes.  I have also noticed a change in my hair.  It’s fuller and there was a spot along the hairline where hair hasn’t grown in a very long time.  Hair is growing there now.  That was a bonus!

Things are changing for me, slowly.  My career in social media marketing hasn’t taken off like I hoped it would, but  I have become more creative.  I love posting my photos on Instagram.  My travel photos got the attention of Travel, Set, Go.  They have asked me to be an Ambassador.  Check out my Instagram photos here.  And be sure to follow me, I follow back.

If you want to know more about the deals with Travel, Set, Go or about becoming an Ambassador, go here.

I am also a DoYouYoga.com Ambassador and they have a great free mini Yoga course.  This course will help you to get fitter, feel stronger and deepen your yoga practice, in just 7 days! To sign up please go here.

Do you meditate?!  Do you think it helps in changing your mindset?! Do you believe that changing your mindset works in getting the life that you want?!  Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer:  This post contains affiliate links.

 

 

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Revive Dull Skin with Xtend-Life

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Products From Xtend-Life

 

I’m sure like me you’ve tried many skin care products to revive dull skin.  Some have worked and some have not.  I have a ton of skin care products on my dresser and in my bathroom cabinet.  So when I was asked to try Xtend-Life products I was excited, but wondered will these products end up cluttering up my bathroom cabinet with the rest of them.

I am going to be honest with you, I had never heard of Xtend-Life until recently.

While trying to write this blog post, I was overwhelmed by the amount of raw and natural ingredients in the products.  If I highlighted them all, this blog post would be pages long.  I am extremely impressed with the quality of these skin care products.  Let me tell you a little about them.

First, I want to tell you why Xtend-Life skin care products are different than others I have tried.

Xtend-Life spares no expense finding natural and raw ingredients for their products.  Their products are free of contaminants and they have an extensive supplement ingredients list on their website. Xtend-life truly believes that you can obtain beautiful skin from inside and out.

Xtendlife Skin Care Products
From Left to Right Xtend-Life Foaming Cleanser, Age Defying Exfoliating Scrub, Age Defying Sheer Day & Night Cream

I used the Foaming Facial Cleanser every morning and night for two weeks.  The cleanser wasn’t irritating at all.  The foam was smoothing and I looked forward to cleansing my skin every day.  It rinsed easily from my skin and didn’t leave a film.

Key Ingredients (from the website)

1. Manuka honey– This New Zealand honey is a natural moisturizer and antioxidant. Dense in nutrients, it nourishes your skin with vitamins, minerals and protein, helping to support collagen and elastin while helping to relieve skin irritations.

2. OxiFend® Kiwifruit Extract – This extract is packed with antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which helps support collagen, one of the most important proteins for youthful-looking skin. It also works to maintain the skin’s natural pH.

The Age Defying Sheer Day & Night Cream is fantastic.

I love that it’s one cream you can use for day and night.   The cream is light, doesn’t feel heavy or sticky.  It helps to relieve inflammation, boost collagen and elastin and also protect the skin from free radicals.  One of the key ingredients is Kanapa™ which was developed by the scientists at Xtend-Life to support healthy skin and reduce the  signs of skin aging.

The Age Defying Exfoliating Scrub isn’t like some I have used before.

I used it two times a week. The granules are very small, almost like sand.  After using it my skin looked and felt smoother.   My skin is also more even and has a glow.  The scrub contains apple exfoliating peel, grapeseed extract, kiwi fruit extract and Rhyolite Lava a mineral-rich volcano pumice that buffs  to revive dull skin without scarring.

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Ingredients list for the Age Defying Exfoliating Scrub

Zupafood for SKIN is a powder you put into a beverage and drink.

Zupafood for SKIN helps to increase hydration, reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  It also protects against harsh weather (which is something we are experiencing now in Toronto) and lift sagging skin.  The powder tastes ok.  It kind of reminds me of strawberries.  You have to make sure to put it in a blender or shaker.  Just stirring it doesn’t mix it very well.  I drank it once a day.

Zupafood for Skin
Zupafood for Skin!

I am very happy to have tried these products from Xtend-Life.  I am very impressed with the quality and the effort they take to acquire the best ingredients.   My skin has been revived with Xtend-Life!

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My Skin Has Been Revived!

My skin hasn’t looked this good in a long time! I’m very camera-shy usually, but I had to show you the results! I just took a quick picture with natural lighting and no makeup, only lipstick.

Have you tried any of Xtend-Life’s products?! Let me know in the comments section below!

You can connect with Xtend-Life on:

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Disclaimer: I received free skin care products from Xtend-Life in exchange for an honest review.  I have not received any monetary compensation for my review.  The opinions are my own and results may vary.

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BeautyFitHealth.com Update

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BeautyFitHealth.com Update
Toronto Sunrise!

Hello, I wanted to just give you a quick update.  I’ve been so busy with my online classes, blogs and being a stay-at-home mom, I’ve been neglecting to update.  Sorry.

I am so happy the groundhog didn’t see his shadow.  Although this hasn’t been a bad winter (knocks on wood), I’m ready for spring and spending more time outdoors.

I have started working out again.  I’ve been doing the Fitnessblender.com FB Booty workout plan.  I do that workout before lunch and I do the BodyRock Intermediate Bootcamp Workout after dinner.  I’m so sedentary lately, that working out twice a day makes me feel better.  It usually adds up to about 45 minutes of working out a day.

Before and during my workouts I drink Venice Beach Fat Burning Fitness Tea.  It gives me energy and also detoxes my body.  It has a pleasant taste too.

ICYMI:  I have a few giveaways happening on the blog.  Be sure to enter because they end in a couple of weeks.

Gym Bag Essentials Giveaway  Ends 2/16

Eating Healthy In The New Year Giveaway Ends 2/18

Red Apple Lipstick $50 Gift Card Giveaway  Ends 2/14

Also, I received some skin care products from xtendlife.  I will be reviewing the products in a few weeks, but until then check out their website.  One of the products I’m most excited to try is the Zupafood for SKIN! It’s a powder that you mix in water.  It contains collagen, grape seed extract, vitamin C and other great ingredients. The Zupafood for SKIN helps to improve firmness and elasticity to the skin.  They have lots of great products for skin care, weight management, fitness and health.  Most of their products contain natural and raw ingredients.

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Products From Xtendlife

 

I cannot believe it’s already February!  I would like to hear from you.  How was your January?! Did you stick to your goals?  What are you looking forward to this year?! Let’s start a conversation in the comments area below!

 

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Eating Healthy Giveaway

Eating Healthy In The New Year Giveaway

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Gym Bag Essentials Giveaway

Gym Bag Essentials Giveaway!

Gym Bag Essentials Giveaway from Zest Fruitboost Shower Gels & Smoothie Body Scrubs! Ends 2/16

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Red Apple Lipstick $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Red Apple Lipstick $50 Gift Card Giveaway

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Eating Healthy Giveaway

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