What's In Your Lipstick?

Here’s the deal: I am not big on makeup so I am guilty of purchasing ‘cheap’ drugstore cosmetics. However, while makeup is not my steeze (I went old school on y’all), health consciousness is my thing.

I’ve visited this site before to search the toxicity level of a soap I had been purchasing. Subsequently, I stopped using that soap as a result of my findings. Today, the same will be true of my Black Radiance lipsticks. While the chance of cancer is low, I don’t want anything messing with my hormone levels. I don’t have time for that.

Take a look and search for your favorite cosmetics and household products. You’d be surprised as what’s in your everyday products. Take control of your health today.

Go to the Corner, Liz! Go!

Tired. Drained. Weak. Unsure.

All of these lead me to one place, if not addressed: nowhere. I have not allowed myself to heal or deal with a number of things that have changed in my life. I’ve been moving and going and acting, neglecting what I know best.

Physically, I am not the same. Mentally and emotionally I am just short of drowning. It’s time.

Time to rest. Time to heal. It’s time to live. So I’m retreating to a corner. A place safe for me to be…me. A place to reflect and grow. I don’t know how long it’ll take, but I’ll be back. Better than ever. Stronger than ever.

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This is now my reality
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Cool It on the CrossFit: What’s Rhabdomyolysis? - The Daily Beast

Here’s what you should know about me: I do not CrossFit and my workouts are not always intense. In fact, I’ve kept my strength training pretty moderate since birthing my son, simply because I have not completely figured out how my body is responding to all of these changes.

However, I suffered the injury of all injuries (outside of broken limbs) for any athlete or athletic individual. My muscles have completely broken down. More specifically, my biceps.

My workouts will never be the same. What I thought was a progressively complex workout, turned out to be scary and life-changing. Do I want more muscle? Yes. Do I want visible muscles? Hell yes! Am I willing to sacrifice my organs and life for it? F*ck no.

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D O U B L E B O O K I N G with Les Twins, featuring Magnolia Zuniga and Jessica Walden - YouTube

A matriarch to generations of women. And men. Her words have moved souls and changed lives. A life that has served so many. God is pleased. 

“His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.”

Join the angels queen…

A matriarch to generations of women. And men. Her words have moved souls and changed lives. A life that has served so many. God is pleased.

“His master commended him: ‘Good work! You did your job well. From now on be my partner.”

Join the angels queen…

10 Low-Key Cocktails That Are Perfect for Day Drinking | FWx

Not calorie-safe, but enjoy something different this holiday.

*NON-FITNESS POST* get your tissues for this one

This is freeing for me.

There was a span of time in the planning of my wedding, where I thought I should dedicate some time to remember my father. When it was all said and done I decided to hold him in my heart because I am an ugly crier. Things get messy and I get weak and sad, because I am a daddy’s girl. And putting that much of him on display would have me on the floor.

Watching this video reminded of the plans I had. And watching her cry (while I cried on the other end of this phone), is the reason I couldn’t do it. Fathers mean so much to little girls. Or grown girls. This girls brother is the sh*t. I wonder if he’s married. I knew a few women he’d be great with…

Woooo! I feel better.