3 ways to get Motivated to Exercise

What gets you going? It should be a tall glass of water and exercise. Exercise, not only gives your health benefits but let me tell you about three other benefits that might get you up and moving.

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1. Better Looking Skin – During exercise your heart rate increases and your blood really starts flowing giving that rosy glow to your skin. Sweating is good for you too so get moving!

2. Fall asleep Faster Stay Asleep. Cardio exercise increases heart rate, reduces stress and helps you sleep feeling less tired during the day.

3. Increase Brain Function – Think clearer and increase attention span when exercising just 15-20 a day. Take a brisk walk and do some jumping jacks, it can be that easy.

 

You do not have to run a marathon or bike or hike the mountains. You do not have to buy into a year long gym membership. Exercise at Home like I do. Sit ups, Stretching, Walking up and down the Stairs, Push ups or Planking (<—-Yikes haha) I try and MOVE anytime a commercial comes on and Ive even challenged myself to exercise while the clothes are in the drying. My all time favorite at home exercise is Pure Barre. There is no studio in my town that offer this however I looked them up on YouTube and this has become is my daily routine. I encourage you to get motivated and do something. I was one of those that always talked about what I was going to do and never did it. If you do it first thing in the morning you will experience all the benefits of exercising during your day. So get moving. 😉

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Share it to your Facebook page as a reminder to Get Motivated Everyday. Start taking better care of yourself.

Love, Madra

Madra Network Marketing Leader

Bridal Beauty Guide

Bridal Beauty Guide – 2 Tips for your Perfect Look

1. Experiment with different makeup to choose your best look. Most cosmetic counters in the mall, sephora and ultra give free makeovers. Use these services as a way to get idea and professional opinions. Really highlight your eyes right underneath the brow bone, they will pop in your photos and AVOID foundation with the ingredients Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide this is what makes your face look white in photos. Ugg.

2. Flip through magazines and Pinterest to find your favorite wedding hair. Take those ideas to your stylist, he or she will more than likely, schedule some time with you BEOFRE your wedding day as a practice session. Trust me, they are going to know what you are considering before you sit in their chair the day of your wedding. Incorporate an accent piece to your hairstyle. Its subtle yet classy and side sweeps are so pretty. :)

As a former salon owner and esthetician these were the top 2 musts for brides. They always came in, in a panic, with hair and make up question. Hope this helps you or tag a bride you know.

Madra

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Get rid of Stretch Marks from Pregnancy? Try It Works Stretch Mark Cream

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Are you one of the lucky 1 in 10 women who managed to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? Maybe you’re pregnant now and worried about developing stretch marks. If you’re like 90% of moms, chances are you still—or soon will—see those visual reminders of one of the most exciting times in a mother’s life every time you look in a mirror.

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up and Get Stretch Marks!

But you don’t have to be a mom—or a woman—to have stretch marks; 70% of girls and 40% of boys will end up with puberty-related stretch marks. The most common places for stretch marks in women are the stomach, thighs and breasts, usually caused by pregnancy. Both men and women may also have them on their backs and upper arms, since it is not unusual for children to grow 17-18% of their final height during puberty.

Initially stretch marks appear as red or purple lines that may be slightly indented or have a different texture from the rest of the skin. Over time they fade, usually appearing as only slightly darker than your normal skin tone. Some may even disappear entirely. If this hasn’t been your experience, then you need It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Body Cream.

It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Cream contains natural products that hydrate your skin with essential oils and botanical moisturizers. As anyone who practices regular skin care knows, moist, hydrated skin looks more youthful, radiant, and healthier than dry, wrinkled skin. Also, pampered, hydrated skin anywhere on your body is less likely to be stressed from the effects of pregnancy or other reasons for rapid growth.

What Causes Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks are caused by a disruption of collagen production, which is what gives your skin its elasticity. This disruption can be caused by severe illness or injury, but more commonly is due to the normal hormonal changes that come during puberty and pregnancy. Anything that causes rapid growth can create them, including obesity and the extreme body changes that body builders experience. Stretch marks can also be a side effect of taking corticosteroids (anti-inflammatories) or of using steroid cream.

One study on herbal moisturizers found that people who used them daily showed significant improvement in skin appearance and elasticity. It Works Stretch Mark Cream contains essential oils plus vitamins and other nutrients that help treat and reduce the appearance of stretch marks, fine lines and scarring. Its ingredients include water, glycerin, aloe, Mimosa tree bark, marigold, licorice root, lavender oil, and many more nurturing, natural ingredients.

Unlike some prescription creams including retinoic acid (commonly called Retin-A) that can cause birth defects, It Works Stretch Mark Cream is all natural and can be used during pregnancy. Using It Works Stretch Mark Cream before and during pregnancy can help keep your skin hydrated and less likely to be damaged as your baby—and belly!–grows. It can also be applied on children before and during puberty to help their skin adjust to the rapid changes their bodies will experience. (As every pregnancy and child is different, we encourage you to consult your obstetrician or your child’s pediatrician first.)

Expect Realistic Results

While some customers have seen the appearance of stretch marks minimized in as little as 2 weeks, don’t expect overnight results. For most people it takes 1-3 months to see these annoying, perhaps even embarrassing, lines fade. So don’t wait until summer or AFTER you’ve delivered that precious bundle of joy! Get started on It Works Stretch Mark Moisturizing Body Cream now!

Drink Your Veggies with It Works Greens

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Drink Your Veggies with It Works Greens — All the Nutrients of 38 Cancer-Fighting Fruits and Vegetables

How Many Servings?

Nutritionists recommend 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Seriously? I don’t know about you, but I’m doing well to grab a banana for breakfast and squeeze in a salad at some point during the day. I figure that brings me up to 3-4 servings, still well below what doctors say I should be eating for optimal health. I am well aware of the many benefits of eating fruits and vegetables: reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke. Plus they’re naturally low in calories, fat and sodium. But seriously, how does a busy mom find the time to consume up to 9 servings a day??

Enter It Works Greens!

It Works Greens is a natural alkalizing drink powder made of 38 different vegetables, fruits and herbs. Just one scoop meets the recommended dose, delivering 8 servings of nutritional fruits and veggies! Alkalizing means it helps your body naturally balance acidity with minerals like magnesium and potassium for a healthy pH balance to help fight free radicals and ward off illness and disease.

Drink Your Greens Instead of Coffee

It Works Greens has become my go-to beverage of choice every day, anytime of day. I love this stuff! Every morning I start my day with It Works Greens instead of coffee. It is so packed with energizing anti-oxidants I don’t even need the caffeine stimulant to get pumped and ready for the day. I like to add a scoop of Greens – Orange to a few ounces of orange juice mixed with sparkling water. (OJ is high in natural sugar, so the sparkling water not only adds pizazz, it helps cut the calories.) Then in the afternoon I’ll usually do the same thing with a scoop of Berry Greens so I can have a delicious, invigorating afternoon pick-me-up—a much healthier choice than a sugar-filled soda!

Add Greens to Smoothies

If you’re a smoothie junkie, It Works Greens is the perfect supplement and doesn’t give that tongue-coating after taste many off-the-shelf powders leave behind. Plus, it delivers a much wider variety of healthful cancer-fighting foods than most people will have on hand, including ingredients from apples, barley, brown rice, beets, broccoli, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, kale, spinach, tomato, even okra!

There is so much research indicating the benefits of a diet high in fruits and vegetables because of all the vitamins, minerals and fiber they deliver. Since I have added It Works Greens to my daily diet, I have noticed I feel more energized throughout the day with no afternoon slump. But don’t enjoy a glass before bed! This natural immune booster is so packed with superior-quality vitamins and minerals the energizing effects will keep you awake. In fact, it is recommended not to consume Greens 3-4 hours before bedtime.

The Power of Probiotics

It Works Greens also contains powerful probiotics, including LactoSpore®. These are the healthy bacteria found in yogurt that your digestive system needs to fight off unhealthy bacteria that can cause digestive issues as well as disease, such as colon cancer. A healthy digestive tract is critical to help your body absorb and process nutrients while eliminating toxins and waste. Few, if any, other supplements on the market deliver this powerful combination of vitamins, minerals, fiber, probiotics, antioxidants and nutrients in one delicious scoop!

Are YOU ready for improved health and energy? Get started on It Works Greens today!

Tighten Tummy, Thighs, ‘Bat Wings’ By Summer with It Works Defining Gel

it works defining gelYou’re exercising to help your heart and lungs, detoxing for your liver and kidneys, but what are you doing for your body’s largest organ? Your skin also needs special care to continue looking great so you can continue feeling great.

It Works Defining Gel is a deeply penetrating skin care gel made of natural ingredients that hydrates the skin, reaching troublesome areas like your ‘muffin top,’ ‘bat wings,’ and ‘cottage cheese’ thighs. When used regularly, Defining Gel reduces the appearance of embarrassing cellulite and ugly varicose veins that can add years of age to your legs. Using It Works Defining Gel twice a day leaves your skin feeling and looking softer, firmer, hydrated and more toned.

While exercise will help firm and tone, nothing will ‘spot reduce’ like applying Defining Gel to those persistent places exercise alone can’t budge. When you regularly use Defining Gel by It Works! you can expect:

  • Minimized cellulite appearance
  • Diminished appearance of varicose veins
  • Improved skin texture & tightness
  • Softer, more hydrated skin
  • A safe product made with natural ingredients.

Made of natural ingredients, including Witch Hazel, Green Tea, Rosemary and Eucalyptus Oils, Defining Gel is easy to use and will not stain clothing or linens. Simply apply a dab of Defining Gel to the ‘fluffy’ area you want to target. Massage in a circular motion until it is absorbed, 5-10 minutes longer for maximum results. Defining Gel goes to work enhancing your skin’s natural regeneration process, smoothing bumps and ripples and restoring your skin’s elasticity and youthful glow.

You will see maximum results when you apply It Works! Defining Gel on the days between use of It works Ultimate Body Applicator, although they do not have to be used together to see results. Although you might be tempted to use Defining Gel on your face once you see the improvement in your legs, arms and abdomen, this product is not intended for delicate facial tissue. Please see our page of It Works facial products if you wish to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips.

Summer is just around the corner! Invest in your skin-toning, flab-tightening regiment now and feel good about your body when it’s time to show it off!