Health Tips

Being healthy is critical for caregivers. Living a healthy lifestyle ensures you are able to operate at 100% for your family, and most of all for yourself. Caregivers are susceptible to Caregiver Syndrome, which is a condition that consists of exhaustion, anger, rage, or guilt that results from unrelieved caring for a chronically ill dependent.

We want to share our journey to healthy with you. Hopefully, you will find some tips that will help you live your best life now. Also, please feel free to share any thoughts you have on living a healthy lifestyle.
10October

I Tried CycleBar Winter Park, and I Liked It

 Hi everyone!

I hope your week is starting off great so far! I'm so glad that Hurricane Matthew has left us unharmed in Orlando. We're so blessed that storm took a tilt. But, I'm definitely heartbroken for everyone being impacted by Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean and the Carolinas. Prayers up to them! With all of the craziness of the storm, work and family. I haven't had a chance to catch up with you. So, I had to take a quick moment to share my latest experience, CycleBar.

 

CycleBar Winter Park
CycleBar Winter Park (Image by Mike Glover)

CycleBar is a premium indoor cycling experience that has been in business since 2004. They have a six point mission statement to ensure you have the best experience and workout ever. 

  • Create a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels.
  • Ensure every CycleBar ride is an unparalleled multi-sensory, intoxicating journey.
  • Hire and retain the very best people.
  • Fuel each ride with amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific performance data in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre™.
  • Deliver concierge-level service and an exhilarating experience that goes far beyond a great cardio fitness workout.
  • Rock the ride, each and every time.

CycleBar Winter Park totally delivers on these points. From the ease of setting up your account online before you come, to going in and having them provide shoes, lockers, water, fruit, scrunchies, and wipes. CycleBar Winter Park really takes care of you. I had never done a cycling class on this level (Being locked in your pedals), so I was a little apprehensive. But, they were patient and understanding. They also reassured me it was about having a good time versus trying to be the top of the leaderboard. 

Cycle Theater
Cycle Theater (Image courtesy of CycleBar)

Yes, they have leaderboards in the cycle theater. It's like a cross between a night club, and a torture chamber (just kidding). Just image great music, lights down low and you jamming/cycling to the beat. It's a great workout, and I'm glad I did it. Sometimes you need to try the things that are going to push you to be your best self, and then make you want to come back for more. 

So, definitely check out CycleBar Winter Park, if you're in Orlando. There are no contracts, pay as you ride. Plus, the service and environment is top shelf. They have great specials going on. I hope to see you in the theatre soon. Thank you Central Florida Lady Bloggers for setting up our intro test ride, I will definitely be back! 

Until we meet again!

Xo

Me with Valentina (She's a boss)
Me with Valentina (She's a boss)

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17May

Product Review: Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Collection

Nubian Heritage is my new boo!

Hello everyone! Sorry, that I’ve been gone for so long. But, I've been super busy with "life" wink. Plus, my “favorite” and only sister just graduated from college. But, in between all of the craziness, Nubian Heritage blessed me with an opportunity to review the African Black Soap collection, and I’m in love. So, let me tell you all about it!

                          African Black Soap Awesomeness :-)

 

 

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07December

Day 7- A Little Helps Goes A Long Way

24 Days To Balance and Fulfillment in 2015

Happy Sunday everyone! I'm sure you're winding down preparing for the week to begin. Sorry, about the late post. But, I just got back from Diva St. Augustine. In St. Augustine, FL. It was amazing, and extremely hard at the same time. I've never been around so many wonderfully supportive people, all striving to achieve their goals. It's primarily a "race for the ladies". But, it was great to see men out there participating and cheering on the women they loved. Some ladies completed the 5K (3.1 miles), or the half-marathon (13.1 crazy miles!!). 

I did the 13.1 miles, and it was one of the hardest things I've ever done. But, I learned some valuable lessons on the journey today, that I know will help as we move forward to living our best lives. There are lessons all around you, make sure you're open to experience them. 

Waiting for Divas Half Marathon & 5K to begin
                  Waiting for Divas Half Marathon & 5K to begin

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05December

Day 5-All Things Are Possible

26 Days To Balance And Fulfillment in 2015

TGIF everyone! There are 28 minutes left in my favorite day of the week, and I wanted to make sure before I go to sleep that I take a moment to check in. Did you discover your "mantra" last night? I really hope you'll decide to do a "new thing", and speak over your life in a different way. I know it can be overwhelming. But, remember every step you take, no matter how small is a step closer to living the life you want! I decided to try a "new thing" this year, and this weekend I'm going to achieve one of my "bucket list" goals. I'm going to do my first half-marathon. 

Diva St. Augustine
                                                           Dreams Do Come True

 

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25August

I Did a Three Day Juice Cleanse…And I Liked It :-)

The Juice Bar of Winter Garden
Day one of juice from “The Juice Bar of Winter Garden” !!


I’m so excited to share this post with you. As we get ready to grow into a lifestyle site. I wanted to get started by talking about my experience with juice cleanses. I’ve really been focused for the past year on getting healthy. I learned late last year that I was borderline pre-diabetic. This occurs when your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as full-blown diabetes. I have a genetic predisposition to diabetes (my mother and all her siblings including her parents were diabetic). That was all the warning I needed to get serious about my health. So, I became a pescatarian (fish-eating vegetarian), and started working out regularly.

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