Organizing My Life, My Business And My Health

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I will admit that I am not an organized person, although I try hard to be. I keep a clean home and have designated places for every item in my home, and yet my place often looks "well lived in." This also seems to be a theme in my business. Although I am very passionate and motivated to create a successful business, I struggle to keep organized and on top of my goals, which is why becoming more organized is one of my missions for 2019. I understand that having an organized lifestyle and environment helps my mind feel less cluttered and my body feel healthy. I notice that when my home is in shambles, my attention for my business is scattered. If I don’t plan my fitness goals and meals for the week, I make really poor choices. Even though I know better, I will grab whatever is available when I’m tired and hungry after a long day. This is why I’m determined to get organized while keeping my long term goals in mind.

So, where to begin? I’ve recently teamed up with “The Content Planner” which is a boss babes dream planner. I’ve been able to plan my current and future business, meals and life goals. I’m obsessed with the stickers, the well planned themes and the ideas to create goals in advance. If you don’t have a killer planner, you could also use your calendar on your phone or on your fridge.

It's also important to eliminate all of the useless things in my home. This includes the clothes that I haven’t worn in 10 years and the art pieces I "kinda like." It’s time to de-clutter and get organized in all aspects of my life! Who's with me?

Michelle xo



My 7 Day Sugar Detox

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I recently completed a seven day detox where I eliminated all natural and refined sugars with the exception of 1-2 servings of fruit a day. After a long summer with too many indulgences, I knew it was time to complete the dreaded sugar detox to get back on track. My body gives me signs when it’s not happy with how I am eating. The signs are feeling lethargic, irritable and itchy. I will find patches of eczema on my skin; I will suffer from a variety of allergies; and I will feel super bloated. These symptoms are a total drag but they are simply a sign that my body is communicating, such as "wake up! It's time to heal your gut." This is when I know a detox is in order along with some extra TLC. It can be challenging to keep myself accountable to a detox. This is why I told my followers and made a YouTube video. Just like a child, I needed a good reason to follow through and not succumb to the dangers of cravings. I couldn’t let you all down!

In order to complete the full 7 days of the sugar detox, I first removed all temptations from my home. I made sure that my boyfriend knew what was up so that he could back off the desserts this week too (he has a sweet tooth like me.) I made lots of delicious meals ahead of time so I could fill up on nutrients, and I prepared meals to go when I was heading out the door to start my day. The first three days I was tired and more irritable then usual. My head felt “full” on day two, like the beginning of a headache. I took it easy and I didn’t push myself too hard with my workouts. On day six and seven my energy level was really high. I crushed through some tough workouts and my mood was so positive. I experienced no itching nor allergies at this time.  

I’m not saying I’ll completely eliminate sugar for life (although that would be super healthy) but I will strive to be consistently mindful of how I consume unnecessary sugar. I’ve cut back on my daily cookie intake to less than 1 cookie per week (which is a big deal because I’m a total cookie monster.) Sadly my typical “healthy” cookies do have lots of sugar so it was time to cut back. I know my long term health will improve greatly from eating less sugar and I’m happy to know that when I put my mind to it, even when it's hard, I have the power to say NO to sugar! 

If you're wanting to try a sugar detox and interested in knowing the food I ate and more information about the process, you can watch my videos below. Grab a friend and give it a try! Your body will love you! 




What's All The Hype About The Magic Mushrooms?

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Lately I’ve been obsessed with my newest favourite superfood: mushrooms.  Although, these aren't the psychotropic kind of mushrooms, they will still make you trip out over their incredible health benefits. "Four Sigmatic" has created delicious elixirs, hot chocolates and coffee to help you get the health benefits without the mushroom taste. The fungi used in these drinks are not the typical button mushrooms or portobello mushrooms. These mushrooms are found in the wild where pollution hasn’t touched them. They’ve been used for medicinal purposes for over 4,000 years and continue to show incredible health benefits. Each mushroom plays a role in restoring your overall balance while stimulating and improving a variety of functions in your body. Listed below are four of the powerful fungi and their benefits.

Chaga - Immune-boosting! Chaga mushrooms help reduce inflammation and fight off viral or other infections. They are packed with antioxidants and great for auto-immune diseases such as arthritis. 

Reishi - Stress reducing! Reishi mushrooms help with hormonal regulation, help improve sleep and help calm the body. It's great when you need some relaxation and calmness in your day.

Cordyceps - Energizing! Cordyceps mushrooms give your cells fuel and energy! This is great for active people who would benefit from a natural workout booster. It also helps speed up recovery. Cordyceps helps those with asthma and other respiratory conditions as well. 

Lion’s Mane - Brain Power! Lion's Mane mushrooms improves concentration and memory. This is great for when you're studying or working as it helps you feel more alert and able to concentrate. Lion's Mane also plays a role in the prevention of Alzheimers, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases. I personally love the flavour of this one and my boyfriend Neil just wrote a very important exam and aced it! He drank the Lion’s Mane every day for over a week before the big day. He feels he had much more concentration and memory benefits! He’s a firm believer the magical mushrooms!

If you're a coffee lover, Four Sigmatic have you covered with the mushrooms mixed right into your morning brew. Although it’s best to consume everything in moderation, you can drink these mushrooms any time of day. With many different forms of hot or cold drinks, there is lots of variety. You can visit Four Sigmatic website for more information and use my discount code muvemushrooms for a 10% discount. Cheers and happy healing!