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Fast Forward Your Fitness! Tips by Theresa Longo

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How to get FIT FAST! This is a difficult challenge. The secret to making your fitness dreams true is no more obvious than everything explained in this post. Guaranteed: if you practice these 5 simple steps you will see fast fitness results just in time for summer. Give it your best.

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Tips to Achieve Goals & Live Your Dreams

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Positivity, optimism and attaining a better understanding of life through the expansion of your consciousness are all ways to improve the quality of your life. If you are seeking to align your current self with the ultimate grandest vision you have about yourself, continue reading. This post serves to help you order and organize all aspects of your life. These are the life-tips I swear by. Learn to effectively sort through everything you see and hear in a day while continuously and consciously creating and living out your dreams. This is not easy. This is a real challenge to achieve and maintain order and total peace in your life. Understand there is great difficulty in manifesting and executing goals daily, but you can do it. It will take time but slowly you will notice pleasant changes in your life if you follow these tips. Please believe you can do this!

The first thing you need to understand about life is to put yourself first. Respect yourself above all. You help others best when you are at your own best. Achieving your goals involves fully practicing truth, kindness, empathy, and compassion toward every living thing while having ensured your own well-being. This is why it is important to raise yourself up first before dealing with others around you. To make time for yourself is totally important in gaining control over your life. Forget about what is on TV, on Facebook, Twitter, Text Messaging, & ‘What’s in the News’; rather – spend time working on what it is you truly love to do. Gaining control of your mind is key. You are in a battle with your own mind. Know this. Your mind will, and wants to, sabotage you. Your mind will tell you ALL SORTS of chatter, about everything. Learning to quiet the chatter in your mind is an ongoing fight in itself, but it can be controlled by paying attention to your thoughts as you hear them. Your mind will try to convince you to stop running early. Your mind will try to get you to skip your workout ‘just this once’ today. Your mind will convince you it’s OK to do the bad things, and it will rationalize you away from reaching your goals – if you let it. Now that you know about this trick your mind plays on you, learn to outsmart it. This is about re-training your mind. Recognize your thoughts. It takes practice and time. Example: You are doing intense cardio and your mind wants to quit. Tell your mind, “Too bad,” and push past it. Push through the point where you think you cannot do any more and impress yourself greatly.

One of the first things to do in the morning immediately upon waking (before opening your eyes) is meditate. Watch your thoughts, pay attention to nothing but your every breath. Tell yourself about the type of amazing day you will have when you first realize you are awake. Eating properly is essential to feeling incredible.Within an hour of waking, drink at least 2 glasses of water to kickstart your metabolism, and make yourself a bomb raw food breakfast. I make a shake because it is convenient and easy. Here are my top 10 reasons for choosing vegetarianism/veganism.Try to aim for 4-5 days of  20 minute cardio every week while incorporating strength training exercises and yoga. Try to choose different muscle groups to wear out every workout. Check out my post about Metabolism Boosting Foods. Here is a post aimed at helping you eat properly more of the time. The secret is believing you truly can achieve your goals.

Fitness Tips Write things down. Writing things down materializes your thoughts and allows you to visualize your goal. You may only write positive things down. The only rule to remember  about what you write is that it must always be positive, and it must be in the present moment. Writing in the present moment means writing it as if you already have anything you could ever want or need. Technically this is true – but to manifest this as tangible you must write it as being real. Avoid writing any  terms like ‘I want’, or ‘I am going to’, or ‘I will have’ . Remember, write in the present moment. Write to say: “I now have,” or “Right Now, the universe shows me…” etc.

I have a day planner, and I physically write in it. Yes. The old fashioned way. Writing things down is thorough and highly effective. I always write myself short lists, goals, daily to do lists, and I write in my day book. I obviously utilize technology for this purpose as well – but writing things down in a planner where I can see my entire week and physically write my training sessions in, make it true. Similarly I revisit goals often and write down exactly how I envision my life to be in a book separate from my daily planner. Writing works. Writing is sufficient but it can also expand into creating a vision board for yourself. A vision board is a collection of pictures, words, or sayings that represent something you always wanted to accomplish. Nick Cannon famously said ‘Vision Boards’ brought Mariah Carey into his life!  See your goals, and then cross them off as you accomplish them. It feels amazing!

Yet another life tip: Keep your house, drawers, closets and crawl-spaces clean! It is possible to keep everything meticulously clean – in fact, this should be a standard you demand for yourself always! Eat well, and maintain good order within your home.  Pinpoint the area in which to spend time organizing. When your home and your closets are in order – you live clutter free. Donate and rid yourself of things you do not use. Once you have cleaned up your life, work to keep it that way or hire someone to clean for you! I love to come home to a fresh, clean house always. Importantly, when you spend time organizing or cleaning out your closet – use the time to pay close attention to your own thoughts. Here are even more life tips in a post titled Ultimate Health Tips.

When you gain control of your life you automatically align yourself with the highest possible vision you have for yourself. You can, and should, dream big!  Aim to be extraordinary. You were born to shine. Practicing the tips in this post will help you to quickly propel yourself onward and upward. You will walk around with a pleasant glow about you. Others will be drawn to you. People will feel better themselves just by being in your presence.  Choosing to show kindness, patience, empathy and compassion in every situation only accelerates your goal setting skills. Being there for others becomes second nature when you learn to fulfil your own needs first. Know it is very difficult. Many are called, few are chosen. Some days I do not feel like working out or eating good – this is when you must try your hardest to push past what your mind tells you. Try out the tips in this post and remember to thank me later. Follow me on Twitter:

Practicing rigorous life discipline leads to ground-breaking emotional insight and personal growth.
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How to Kill a Cold FAST, & Naturally!

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At the first signs of a cold it is important to act fast. The obvious first piece of advice is to practice prevention: TAKE Avivo Pur  all natural vegan VITAMINS
Vitamins will HELP you tremendously. Magnesium and these vitamin B’s are incredible for your immune system, among others.

Through good hand-washing hygiene and always carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer. If you suspect someone near you is coughing or sneezing with a cold, cover your face! Recently after a lot of travel I became run down. I treated my illness using the following all natural remedies for curing a cold.  I am a firm believer in all-natural cures. It is important not to mask your cold & flu symptoms with heavy drugs or cough medicines that leave you feeling loopy. For me, it is certainly not an option to reach for Tylenol, Advil or OTC medications – I simply choose not to. Instead by following these remedies I cured my cold and brought my body back to balance within two days.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice.
If you are feeling under the weather, follow these tips and you will be back to your old self in no time…
More Tips For those who want to Cure a Cold Naturally and Safely …

1. Garlic.

Garlic is known for its incredible healing properties. Garlic kills cold and flu on site. The best way to take garlic is to go to the grocery store and buy a garlic bulb. Peel the outer skin away (like an onion) and you will be left with the cloves inside. Pop one or two cloves each day. If you throw the clove into the back of your throat you will not be overpowered by the taste. Garlic is known to boost your immune system tremendously. Garlic is also great at regulating your blood sugar and your cardiovascular system. If you are suffering from a cough with your cold garlic is a phenomenal cough suppressant. For even more effective relief of your every cold symptom, crush the clove of garlic a bit before you pop it in your mouth. Mashing the cloves of garlic releases the highly potent healing juice even more so and ensures you will digest a lot of it. Garlic is a magical cure for any cold symptom. Studies have shown people who take garlic regularly are virtually immune to cancer. You can continue taking garlic after your cold is cured to further bolster your immune system. If you suffer from congestion or sinus pressure, you will be amazed at how quickly Garlic works to ease those symptoms.

2. Drink extra amounts of water.

If you follow along with my Health Tips you are already familiar with just how much water you should be drinking every day. Water keeps your skin fresh, tight, clear and glowing. When you have a cold or flu your body needs extra amounts of fluids to successfully battle the bugs. You should aim for between 4-5L of water if you have a bad flu or cold. It does not have to always be in the form of drinking water. Soups and teas are highly effective at relieving common cold symptoms and also work to ease tough congestion. Keep drinking!
Top teas to fight germs: Green Tea (Honey can be added if needed – Honey is also known to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and packs a huge healing punch!)


3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is purported to treat numerous diseases, health conditions, and annoyances. To name a few, it’s supposed to kill bacteria, ease digestion, and wash “toxins” from the body. It is best to take a couple ounces of apple cider vinegar diluted in water to ease all cold symptoms and relieve you of aches and pains. Apple Cider Vinegar can be harsh on your teeth so be sure to only use this remedy for a few days at a time before giving yourself a break. On top of the immune boosting properties of apple cider vinegar, it also gives your skin a glowing complexion and is an anti-aging miracle! This all natural cold cure will soothe your throat and ease any tough pain you may be suffering from.

4. Cayenne Pepper

If you have the sniffles, and you are congested beyond belief, get ready for this miracle all-natural cold cure: Cayenne Pepper. For two days straight this was my best friend. Cayenne pepper as a cold-symptom reliever worked better for me than any other OTC medication I have ever tried. The trick to taking cayenne pepper is to get about half a teaspoon of the stuff on a spoon, tilt your head back all the way, and pop it into the back of your throat. If you don’t enjoy spiciness you may feel as if your throat is convulsing and also on fire. This means it is working. Furthermore, get ready with the lemon water and tissues. You are majorly going to be needing both after you down a spoonful of this stuff. You will notice immediate changes to sinus pressure and congestion. You will also notice cayenne pepper relieves any and all stuffiness. Give this a try – but I warn you: it is not for the faint of heart.


5. Rest!

Give your body a chance to rest by booking at least two days into your calendar where you do as little as possible. Your body needs all the energy it can get to fight bothersome bugs! Your immune system is boosted by 7+ hours of solid sleep per night.

6. Ginger
Make sure at the first sign of a troublesome cold or flu you pick up fresh ginger. Ginger is known for having properties that reduce stomach pain or sickness. I make this tea by slicing up fresh ginger and simmering on the stove until piping hot. It is a spicy, relaxing tea! Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Ginger is also known to be an intense pain killer. Reach for this all-natural cure before choosing to treat your illness with any OTC drug and you’ll be glad you did!

I sincerely hope you can get through your cold using these all natural health remedies just like I did. I am super proud to be able to fight a cold this way. I am also 100% confident about everything I put into my body.
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Leave your own all-natural cold remedies in the comment section below!

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Why Midwives Rock Your Healthy Pregnancy

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It’s Best to Work for Yourself (How You Can Too!)

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Plan the MOST Hassle Free Wedding!

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Make the MOST of your Fitness Regime: Part 3 in Ultimate Health Tips

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I keep track of things I do regularly to optimize my health and wellness. This translates to high impact cardio, An ab workout, or maybe extra pushups during the day. It is exciting to reach fitness goals and watch your body change shape. Read this post to find out my optimal fitness suggestions, you will find you begin to effortlessly achieve the body, health, wellness, & state of mind you desire…

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