Monday, February 23, 2015

WHY drinking water is important!!!!!

Up until recently I never understood why drinking water was so important. Its boring, and if my body isn't craving it at the time.... I'm not going to just sit and drink a cup of water. I would say I've spent my life on a cup or two or maybe three of water a day. The more I get into the fitness world or even just the word of health, I notice a lot of people saying "drink more water" so out of curiosity I began to research just HOW much water a body should be consuming in each day and WHY its so important to drink more water.
      Ive read a lot of different opinions as too how much water you should drink each day, but they all really seem to be about the same amount. I stick with the 8x8 rule. Health authorities commonly recommend at least eight-8 ounce glasses of water each day. So roughly two liters or half a gallon. At first this was hard for me to do. But after the way it made me feel and all the benefits from it I now look forward to drinking water. I start my morning off every morning with a glass of water then drink one with every meal and also before bed. Yes I count and yes I make sure to get at least eight in a day. So now that we know how much we should drink lets get back to the question of WHY its so important. 

     10 benefits from drinking water 

1.)  Calorie and weight control
Numerous studies have found a connection between water intake and shedding a few pounds. Lets be honest we ALL want to be at our best weight, ESPECIALLY us women. How does this work though? water simply makes the body feel full, and as a result from that you will consume less calories. Staying hydrated can serve as a appetite suppressant. Sometimes we think we are hungry when really were just thirsty.

2.)  Fluid balance
About 60 % of our bodies are made up of water,  without drinking enough our bodies will not function properly. Drinking enough maintains the bodies fluid balance, it helps transport nutrients into the body, digest food, regulate your body temperature etc. 

3.) Prevent cancer
Many studies show keeping yourself hydrated can reduce bladder cancer by 50%, colon cancer by 45% and possibly even breast cancer.

4.) flush out waist and bacteria
Nobody wants their body to have a bunch of yuck in it. However most of the time we dont even know just how much yuck is in our body. All that waste is flushed out with urine and sweat. If we don't drink enough water, we are not flushing out all the waste and it will collect in your body causing various problems. Also staying hydrated adds fluids to the colon and allows things to come out more often and more smoothly :)... nobody wants to be constipated. 

5.) Clear, healthy, glowing SKIN!!!
Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Keeping your skin hydrated not only fights off the toxins in the body that causes your skin to inflame, resulting clogged pores and acne problems, but it also improves the color and texture of your skin by keeping it building new cells properly.

6.) prevent headaches
NOBODY likes suffering with headaches. It can ruin a perfectly good day along with a perfectly good mood. Sometimes dehydration can cause horrible headaches. If this is the case, try drinking a glass of water next time you have a headache. 

7.) perform and focus better
We all like to stay focused in our day, more water can help stay concentrated and more alert in your day. Dehydration can lead to weakness, fatigue, dizziness, and more.

8.) joint pains
Aching joints and muscle cramps can occur if the body is dehydrated . Drinking water reduces pain in your joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated.

8.)less cranky
Dehydration can really affect your mood and make you confused and grumpy. Make yourself and those around you happier by drinking more water to enhance your mood....

9.)stay alive
You will simply die without water. Its THAT important. Studies show you can only live a few days without water, MAYBE a week. So imagine what your doing to your body by not keeping it hydrated daily. Most of us need to consume more water than we actually do but just don't realize it. Love your body enough to keep it healthy and hydrated. 

10.) sickness fighter
Who wants to be sick? not me. Water helps with decongestion and of coarse dehydration, helping the body bounce back after being sick. 


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

shape, color, or size, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!

           I would just like to start this blog out by saying "LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL" why??? because this world is full of different people. That is the beautiful and unique part about us humans. We all have that certain look that we feel happy and beautiful in. For instance I wanna be as muscular and fit as possible, I like my hair blond and big, I like my skin tan, I like to wear cowgirl boots and bling jeans, etc.... but YOU might feel beautiful being curvy, your hair black, you don't like to tan, and your happy playing piano and not running. AND THATS ALL OK, BOTH OF THEM.... because the most important thing is that YOU ARE COMFORTABLE IN YOUR OWN SKIN AND YOU ARE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU DO!!!!!!!.

                    One hard thing in life for us women to figure out is a mans mind... Well too bad you will never figure it out because they all want love yes, but they all love a different type of body. I have over heard men say they like their women petite, I've heard them say they like them large, I've heard that they like big butt and boobs and I've also heard that they like small chest. I grew up NEVER having boobs, even when I put on weight, was pregnant, nursing, not working out..... NEVER HAD BOOBIES.... I've wondered if that made me "not beautiful" but being a cheerleader standing only 4'10 and weighing under 100, I just thought they didn't belong on me. As I got older I noticed all my friends have these things called "boobs" and I am almost 18 and still wearing a training bra...but what can I do right??? I let it bother me until I got married and moved into a small farm house with very little warm water. So me and my husband had to take a shower together in order to both get a hot one. I didn't really like standing in front of him naked for what kind of man would wanna stare at a flat chest. He all the sudden looked at me in the shower one day and said "I like your boobs, small and perky:) and I think your beautiful" I know it doesn't sound like much but it changed my whole mind set. This man LOVES MY SMALL CHEST!!!!! whatttttt! It just goes to show that no matter what shape, size, or color you are.... their is someone out there for EVERYONE and you are beautiful to SOMEONE.... and man that makes life special...

  As I'm training to be a fitness model , I often run across a lot of both respect and hate. Woman will say things like "EWW" or "GROSS HOW MANLY" when in my eyes this is exactly how I wanted to look, this is what makes me feel beautiful, and you bet I worked my butt off to look like this. And I have even seen "I would rather be fat than look like you" no it doesn't hurt me and it is more of a compliment because if I look like a man I must have muscle:).... But it just makes me appreciate the skin I'm in and I hope you appreciate and are happy in the skin YOU ARE IN. Never let anyone make that decision for you. If you are happy fat... be fat. If you are happy skinny, be skinny, If you want purple hair, GO FOR IT... There is no rule book on this earth for HOW we should look. The sky is the limit and you can do ANYTHING you want as long as you let no one stop you. It is YOUR body, YOUR clay... shape it how you want it. #overcomer