5-reasons-why-i-love-monday TGIM friends, I hope you had a fantastic weekend and a great start to the week. I’ve heard countless times how “Mondays” suck; and to be honest with you, I’m one of the few people that actually love Monday. I don’t personally think Mondays suck, however I do see why most people don’t care for it and if you’re one of them, keep reading. I’m sharing with you today my two cents on the matter.    monday-motivation-why-you-is-monday-prodcutive 1 – It’s just another day of the week See, this may sound cliché, but the truth is society makes a huge deal out of Monday being the day everybody fears to see. I’m not going to lie, and say Monday is my most favorite day of the week. Certainly not; but I see it as just another day.  Another day to  live, love, work and… play. I see how it can be daunting to see the day that precedes the fun and activity-filled days (weekend) as the “party pooper” if I can put it this way, because it’s a start of a work week; but for me, that’s just life and there’s always going to be a party pooper, and there’s always going to be a Monday. You must as well, accept this fact and make it work for you. Think positive!

2- It’s a fresh new start I love the chance of a new start. It gives me hope and strength to keep going and get things done or to get things right. Do you recall that feeling when it’s your birthday, when it’s the beginning of a new year, when the month is ending and we’re about to see another one? That feeling of a new start, new opportunities, new and more blessings…? That’s exactly how you should also feel when you think of Monday. The excitement to put another ounce of work toward your goals, the purpose-driven attitude and eagerness to make things happen, the hope to get it right this time. These should be good enough reasons why you should love Mondays. The past week hasn’t been so bright, or it was very overwhelming, because you had a lot on your plate, whether it’s at work, at home, or with your clients or whatever else your days are occupied with. You, maybe, get to rest, regroup and refresh though the weekend… and there comes Monday…again. Well, Hello Monday! Think of it as a fresh new start, my friends and make it count! 

3- It’s another day to be grateful for Think of it this way: You are well and alive and some people are battling or fighting for their life at this very moment. Some, on the other hand, didn’t make it through Sunday to see this day. There’s a lot going in the world that we can’t even wrap our head around. Be grateful and thank the higher power, or the universe for the simple fact that you’re seeing another beautiful day. You know what, life is even more fun and rewarding when we count our blessings!

4- It’s the most productive day of the week According to a study conducted by the staffing firm Accountemps, while some people will argue that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week, Monday would be considered the most productive day by a great percentage of human resources managers. Whether you’re working for yourself or for someone else, a productive day equal greater results and great feeling of accomplishment. Monday can be productive because most people tackle it with “The weekend is over, now back-to work” attitude! Many workers would spend their day trying to catch up on the previous week and plan the week ahead. I believe that when you hit your week with a great start, you will most likely not only have a productive day, but also a productive week.

5- “Do what you love to do and you will never work another day in your life” Now before you jump on my throat and try to argue with me on how misleading or false this statement is, let me tell you that I totally understand where you’re coming from. Yes, this sentiment is an all-time constant. We’ve heard or read it somewhere; we even repeated it to our younger folks or adults peers in times of motivation or encouragement. The truth is, it’s not the truth! You can do what you love and still put tremendous work in it. In fact you should, in order to see the amazing results you are looking for, put a lot of effort in on daily basis. Work isn’t play and no matter what you do as “work”, it’s just that: “work”! So what are you saying about that statement, you’d ask me. Now hear me out. The way I personally understand this statement isn’t necessary or exactly how you are reading through the lines, even if that’s what it is. We all have a different understanding on most things and that’s fine. The way I do perceive this, works for me and I’m going to ask you to see it that way as well. Who knows, you have nothing to loose, but mind you, you may gain a bit of something before you leave my blog today, or so I hope. 🙂  Do what you do and you will never work another day in your life, because when you enjoy what you do, you don’t consider it “work”. Even though it’s paying the bill or it’s going to pay for the much needed vaccation you’re planning, you don’t make it sound like a chore, if you love what you do. You don’t consider things you enjoy doing, work. You don’t complain about it. If you breathe it, you live it, you love it and are passionate about it, it becomes your way of life. It becomes fun, or even recreational as opposed to a duty or a “job”. Here, I’ll throw in the example of a bodybuilder… or in my very own personal case, a fashion stylist! 😉 Live what you love! Do you have a love or hate story with Mondays? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!  Thanks for reading; and please share this insights with others. Someone needs to read this. 😉

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Green smoothie hypnozglam 2For the past few months,  I’ve been pretty consistent in my healthy eating habits journey; and I have to say that I’m happy about the changes that I’m seeing. We all know how beneficial it is for our overall health to eat clean. But most of the time, what we lack, once we made the decision to make a change and start the journey to a healthier, new, and  fabulous us, is the ability to stay on that path. Clean eating can be challenging but not hard. Just like for most things in life, discipline is key! #MindOverMatter. View Post

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“In the United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. In fact, coronary heart disease (CHD) — the most common type of heart disease — is the #1 killer of both men and women in the US”, says the NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

Like any woman or person trying to leave a healthy life, I’ve subscribed to a few health magazines and read a lot. I suggest you do the same. They say knowledge is power, and if we can reduce the risk of any disease whatsoever by informing ourselves on the different ways to prevent certain diseases,  I say let’s do it! On that note, today I want to share with you 2 heart health tips that I’ve learned.

1- Every night before going to bed, lie on your back and hang your head and shoulder off the bed for 2 minutes.  Ob-Gyn Christiane Northrup says this will open up your chest, increasing blood flow in your lungs and heart and can also help prevent bad postures.

2- Avoid Sodium as much as you can. You’ve probably heard many time that too much salt is not good for you — mainly because it’s not good for your heart — and that’s right. According to Cardiologist Nieca Goldberg, M.D , you may be and feel healthy now but half of women over 45 have high blood pressure and a lot of that is due to Sodium.

 

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As always, thanks for reading and have a blessed Week! 

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“Aux Etats-Unis, 1 femme sur 4 meurt d’une maladie cardiaque. En effet, la maladie coronarienne (la maladie cardiaque la plus répandue) est la 1ere cause de décès aux Etats” a dit  NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute).

Comme toute femme ou toute personne en générale qui essaie de mener un style de vie sain, j’ai souscrit a des magasines de santé et je lis généralement beaucoup. Je suggérerai que vous fassiez de même. Si nous pouvons diminuer le risque de contracter certaines maladies en nous informant mieux et plus souvent sur le sujet, je pense que ça en vaut bien la peine! Ceci dit, j’ai voulu partager avec vous 2 petites astuces pour une meilleure sante cardiaque.

 1- Chaque nuit, avant d’aller au lit, vous allonger sur le dos relaxer (de manière suspendue) votre tête et vos épaules au rebord du lit pendant 2 minutes. La gynécologue Christiane Northrup dit que cette pratique vous permet d’élargir votre cage thoracique et, de ce fait, augmenter le flux sanguin a vos poumons. Ceci vous permet également de prévenir de mauvaises postures.

2- Eviter la consommation de sodium autant que possible. Vous avez surement entendu dire a plusieurs reprises que “trop de sel n’est pas bon” — notemment parce que ce n’est pas bon pour votre cœur — et c’est vrai. La cardiologue Nieca Goldberg souligne que vous pourrez bien être en bonne sante aujourd’hui, mais que 50% des femmes âgées de 45 ans et plus souffrent d;une tension artérielle élevée, condition qui est directement reliée a la consommation de beaucoup de sodium. 

Si vous trouvez ces astuces bien utiles, veuillez les partager avec vos bien-aimés sur Facebook, Twitter, Instagram et partout ailleurs! 🙂 

Merci d’être passé par HG et passez une très agréable semaine!

 

 

 

 

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“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” BuddhaDiet and exerciseHello darlings!

I took a little time off to spend time and celebrate with my family. We had a wonderful christmas and I hope you did too. For many, including myself, a New Year is synonym of a new start, new goals, new resolutions! It’s that fancy time of the year – if I can even say that – that we all think we deserve another chance to try again, to get it right, or simply, to be a brand new self! I applaud that! I even encourage it! However, I believe the greater achievement is when we chose to live our life as if everyday was the beginning of a new year! Good decisions, accomplishments, resolutions, better lifestyle, should all be our drive and thrive at all times. I understand that life happens and with the ups and downs, it’s easier said than done, but don’t you think the odds are usually against us when we wait until January 1st to start a new resolution? How many of us do keep these resolutions till the end of the year?! Not many! I want to invite you to make a slight change to the typical new year resolution this year! I want us to make the last chapter of the year 2014 a nearly perfect one, so I decided to kick start one of the most popular resolution for every year, which is weight loss/maintain, in this month of December, as a preparation for 2015! I don’t believe in drastic diet and workout but I know that a healthy lifestyle, a consistent workout routine, a healthy state of mind, are  “Must” for us to feel good and look our best. 

I know we are almost at the end of the month and ideally, this post should have been out at the beginning of the month, but I’d say, let’s make the very last chapter of December a prep journey for 2015! I’d love for you to join me in this mindset! 

Here are a few workout and diet ideas you may use to help in the process of making a better decision for your  well-being:

1- Drink lemon with warm water every morning. It will not only help shred belly fat, but it will also help in clearing up your skin and act as a digestive aid.

2- Try juicing. It’s a great way to ensure you are getting enough veggies in your diets… It will also help as a detox, especially with all the food we are and will be indulging in this time of the year. 

3- Cardio Workout ideas :

– Befit Cardio Workout

– Jillian Michael fat boost workout

– www.kodjoworkout.com has great fitness guides to get you started as well!  

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  Thanks for reading and best wishes for the holidays and new year!

 

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