Thanksgiving Thanks And Thangs

I’m thankful that my grandmother Drop’s surgery was successful.

I’m thankful that my family is MY family.

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I’m thankful for entrepreneurship.

I’m thankful for little babies.

I’m thankful for marriage.

I’m thankful for my blog.

I’m thankful for the various opportunities that I’ve been given.

I’m thankful for the peace of mind of maintaining friendships.

I’m thankful for the peace of mind when I’ve severed relationships!

I’m thankful for music and singing.

I’m thankful for the love of my life.

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I’m thankful for puppies!!!

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I’m thankful for knowing how to “throw down” in the kitchen!

I’m thankful for the ability to hear what’s not being spoken.

I’m thankful for my smile AFTER July30.2012!

I’m thankful for my company!

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If I keep going, I’ll type until my fingers fall off.

I’m SUPER thankful for that last breath that I just took, as it surely may have been someone else’s “last breath”.

Thank you, Dear God, for all you’ve done! If you never do anything else, I thank you!!

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ELLE

Three Great Workout Tips

1. Eat something light before any workout– I’m not saying a 4-course meal, but you should most certainly eat something light ONE HOUR prior to a workout. Fruit, oatmeal, cereal, etc. Your body needs the energy, and the food will assist in providing that energy; if you don’t eat, you may feel nauseous, light-headed, or other symptoms (I learned this from experience…please eat before working out)

2. Bring water or a water supplement w you to your workout.– self-explanatory…working out tends to bring about sweat, which can dehydrate you. Water, Gatorade, or some form of vitamin water will quench the beast known as “thirst”.

3. Always stretch BEFORE a workout, and do cool down exercises after your workout– you don’t wanted begin a workout w out warming up your muscles/limbs, so light stretching is extremely important. After your workout session, muscles that you’ve worked need time to “relax”, if you will lol. Therefore, you should make sure to do cool down exercises which will also decrease the heart rate.

Hope these tips were helpful!
Get it in your mind that fitness matters! Adopt fitness as a lifestyle!

Elle

DISCLAIMER: these tips are from personal experience, and have been practiced by me (Elle) over a long period of time. I am not a licensed fitness instructor, nor am I an authority on the subject; these have worked for me, so I’m sharing them w you. As always, consult w your primary care physician prior to any workout routine.

Benefit of drinking Black and Green Teas!

I recently questioned the benefit of drinking tea PERIOD because tea makes me unbelievably dehydrated. I typically only want tea when I’m not feeling my best, ooooooor to have a laugh by aggravating my best friend by drinking his tea, simply because it’s there. LOL

I researched this, and came across an article from the WebMD…here is an excerpt (article title is “Health Tip: Try Tea for a Healthy Resolution):

“For disease-fighting antioxidants, tea is hard to beat. Black tea and green tea have the most health-boosting effects, but green tea seems to be especially beneficial.

Some research suggests that these teas may help:

Lower cholesterol when you eat a heart-healthy diet
Improve blood vessel and heart health
Reduce damage to DNA caused by smoking
Reduce the risk of some cancers…”

Those were just a few of the benefits that I found when browsing through several articles! My next purchase? This here!

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(picture taken in the privacy of my home; tea purchased at local grocery store in the Chicagoland area)

I’m sure I’ll enjoy this!

For more information on WebMD posts, google them or visit http://www.WebMD.com for more information!

Healthy Elle

DISCLAIMER:
Lipton tea brand is my personal preference; there are additional tea brands on the market, so please do not feel limited to my choices! Get what works best for you. I was in no way paid to present this information in my personal blog. I am also not a physician, and cannot personally guarantee the above noted results in the excerpt from the WebMD article. As always, consult your primary care physician before drinking or eating any product unfamiliar to you, or before starting a new regimen.