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The practice of meditation is so important for each and every one of us. Meditation is the key to reducing stress levels, regaining focus, improving health and enhancing mental clarity. Meditation is the way I connect to God and my angels every day. I use meditation to communicate with my spiritual and subconscious self.
I encourage each and every one of you to try meditation and prayer every day. Meditation requires no special equipment, and is so easy a child could do it. I am a firm believer that every child should be meditating every day. Meditation can be done practically anywhere at any time. Here are a few benefits of meditation that will help you understand why meditation is medication and just what the doctor ordered.
Visit our site for our “Morning Meditations” where I share some of my favorite guided meditations, including some of Le Belle Amour’s very own meditations.
Are ready for the next BIG 30 Day Challenge with Le Belle Amour? I know I am! This month we are going to complete the 30 Day Sugar Free Challenge to regain our health and optimize our energy levels. Below I’ve listed some guidelines, follow them to the best of your ability:
Do not consume these items:
Any food whatsoever that contains sugar or sweetener of ANY KIND is not allowed. Don’t take the easy way out, read your own labels, use the guidelines outlined above and share communication with the group.
Look for these added sweeteners
There are two types of sugars. One is naturally occurring and the other is added sugar. The naturally occurring sugars are found in fruits and vegetables; mainly plant based. For this challenge, we want to decrease added sugars. Check food labels for added sugars, reduced sugars, refined, artificial sweeteners, or sugar substitutes. These are not allowed. Some of these are listed in ingredients as:
Words that end in -ose: fructose, maltose, dextrose, sucrose, glucose, lactose, sucralose, etc.
Labels that read sugar-free. There is still added sugar yet not enough to be labeled as an FDA requirement
Important: Read the Nutritional Facts Ingredient labels to find these key words. It is safe to say that if the food is without a label, it is probably whole food and safe to eat.
Meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, basically everything else, etc. Make sure you get enough food if you are used to eating a lot of sugary stuff.
Sugar is and can be addictive, so to be successful with this challenge you will need to fill the “added sugar” space that is now empty with a healthier something. That healthier something can be:
Remember that natural sweeteners are to be enjoyed in moderation. After your 30 days, if you must have a little added sweetness try these for their anti bacterial, anti inflammatory, and anti fungal properties: Natural sweeteners like raw honey which comes in a variety of flavors, agave nectar, maple syrup, or molasses.
Have fun and I hope you feel better for taking the 30 Day Sugar Challenge!
I had the opportunity to taste this Strawberry Lemonade Green Smoothie and I had to share it with each of you. The key to healthy living is finding creative ways to maintain your lifestyle. I am a fan of the green smoothies because you are able to get all of your nutrients in one drink and all of the ingredients are fresh.
When I began my journey to health and wellness I started with replacing one meal with a green smoothie every day. Now I start every morning with a green smoothie or green juice. This Strawberry Lemonade has become one of my favorite recipes because it’s quick easy and perfect for the summer. I hope you enjoy!
Strawberry Lemonade Green Smoothie
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Le Belle Amour is starting our new Alter Ego Series in Phoenix, AZ. The Alter Ego Series is a series of classes and events to help women embrace their inner goddess and “Alter Ego”. This series will include Pole Dance, Exotic Fitness, Meditation, Make-Up Classes and much more. We are kicking the series off with our Pole Tease 101 Class at Purple Rain Pole Studio in Phoenix Arizona on Saturday, April 12th. I encourage you to invite all of your friends and make a girls night out of it. The cost of the event is only $25.00 and is sure to be a great time! Registration is required because of the limited space.
Pole Tease 101 is a beginner level pole dance class that will teach you the basics of pole dancing. This class is the beginning of a series of classes to teach you how to work the pole, be sexy and get fit at the same time. The class will be limited in size to ensure that everyone get’s their own pole and is able to get the most out of the class. So bring an open mind, positive attitude and your alter ego on Saturday, April 12th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm to Purple Rain Pole Studio.
This is our last week for the 30 Day Arm Challenge and I hope you guys are seeing results! I wanted to post some great videos to help each of you with some ideas on how to work your triceps. The videos are simple and easy to do for all levels, I hope you enjoy!