Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This has been a rough week

So far this week I have been so dragged down. I am super tired and I just feel yucky. I honestly can not wait to get my package in the mail. I know that many people will be skeptical and wonder why I am doing a "diet plan" that may seem like a "Fad diet" first of all I believe this will work out. The products are full of nutrients and proteins. At this point I am just ready to get healthy, and if this is something that will give me a boost and the courage to get healthy then so be it!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Relationship

How many of you are in a relationship? Do you spend time with that person? If you said no, you may not be in that relationship long. Be in a relationship with your body and do some workouts to be healthy. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

 I would personally like to say that I am excited to get into being healthy. I have an amazing supervisor and a personal plan to lose weight and look great. My mentor, Tim, is confident in me and my willingness to work hard and learn. He believes that even though I am 18 years old, I could be making choices to being health and be able to use what I have learned to help a lot of people in my lifetime. How did I get to this point in my decision to join Isagenix? Where am I at now? I figure I would do you much good to show the steps that I took in coming to my decision.
      As far as my health goes I am 5foot 2inches and 180lbs, even though it doesn't really show that I have that much extra on me, I can still feel the effects. I have struggled to manage my weight and because I do not have a lot of money, I can't afford to do Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, or the meal plans. I also can't see about doing the pills like the Garcinia Cambodia, Rasberry Ketones and the other "lose weight" pills. Also the protein powders and shakes that are low calorie, but are laking in nutrients like ViSalus temporarily work, but in the long run people will gain the weight back and go back to being unhealthy. I have personally tried Rasberry Ketones and although it may work for a very short time it does not stay beneficial.
     Today I am with a group aiming to help as many people as possible. The team I am on is in the mind set of helping other people. My mentor is helping all of us on his team before himself in training and in making money. This is a huge difference than any of the other network markets. The leadership here is so amazing and so inspiring. The next thing I like about this is that this is a solid company, like being around for 11 years and in many different countries and expanding further than before. Also anyone can do Isagenix as a business with some work. It is so easy to get the products paid for and then to make a business out of it and be able to have time for family and friends. No longer would you have to worry about health visits due to excess weight. You can keep up with kids and you can feel better than you did in high school!
     What steps am I taking to lose weight? I am talking with health professionals through my twitter account (@GinaWrayAllDay) and coming up with ideas to reach out to help people.  I am learning daily on how to get healthy, watching videos,  looking for advice from Isagenix professionals  that have tried it all until they found Isagenix, and found new ways to reach out to new people. As I have mentioned before, I would rather have and to help a million friends than to have a million dollars. I very much would like to connect with many other people and advise them in their pursuits and help them to be successful.  Hope you all have a great day!

Here are some videos and personal stories for you to enjoy!
Angela's Story
Annette Lost 21lbs and is healthier
Isagenix is for athletes too!
Shannon Loses Weight As A Single Mom

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Sweets

Personally I would love to have a body like this lady does, but I know it will take some work. With that aside, I would like to look more at what is being said than what she looks like. Sweets have a lot of calories and a lot of sugar included. At first, when you try to get off of sweets your body will have side effects for a short time. After that period of time, your body won't crave those sweets anymore.

Monday, February 24, 2014

A New Viewpoint!

Welcome back! I am working on a new series of questions that people want answered I will feature a person's question and respond in an article after a bit of research. I liked some of the previous topics I received over Heart Attacks and Diabetes, so keep them coming!

From Yesterday to Today, From Today to Tomorrow

I have had quite a few people ask about me and I am wanting to share with you about me and my successes and failures. I want to let people know that I am ready to help other people. I will be posting about me on there and in no way trying to brag about any of my accomplishments. I am using this to aid you in your journey. Hopefully you will take along side me and then go further than I will go. This is my wish for you. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: To all those diet soda fans

Hello, my name is Gina (Hi Gina), and I am addicted to Diet soda. I will personally admit that I am addicted to diet soda and the caffeine that is included. I also know that this is bad for my health, but didn't really look into it until now. I am now going to work on getting rid of this drink in my daily consumption. I may try to do carbonated waters first to get the carbonation that I like, but then I am going to wean myself to just water, tea and the occasional juice.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Are You Toxic?

Hello all, I am posting this picture as a pre-post sort of thing. I am working on an article about the toxins in our bodies. I know that this is usually in the back of your mind, but it is still on your mind. I am hoping to answer the questions about the drowsiness and what causes our bodies to not work properly. I believe that this is because of all the toxic chemicals in our bodies. Please stay tuned in for more articles on toxicity. If you have any other questions on any other topics please let me know either in a comment or the email box provided to the side.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What is a heart attack?

What is a heart attack?
A heart attack, also  known as either  myocardial infarction, cardiac infarction, or coronary thrombosis, is when the blood flow to the heart is reduced or blocked. The heart attack occurs when calsified plaque is built up and then clogs the main blood-oxygen passage to the heart. Some of the main causes of heart attacks are high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, stress, smoking and lifestyle issues. Heart attacks are getting to be more and more common with people in the United States because of unhealthy eating habits. About every 34 seconds, someone has experienced some blockage and has a heart attack. The diagnosed victims are taken to the hospital to be under strict coronary care for a minimum of 36 hours. During this time the patient will undergo drug therapy, blocker drugs and other medications to calm the heart. Aspirin is then given to reduce the clotting that may occur.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Although heart attacks are sudden, there can be some warning and symptoms to help catch the heart attack sooner. Some of the symptoms are of the following: Chest discomfort, coughing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, graying face, restlessness, and the patient is clammy. The heart attack will usually start with pain in the chest and then spread to the jaw, neck, arms, wrists, and then into the back and shoulders.

What causes a heart attack?
One of the main factors is an unhealthy diet, which is the main cause of many diseases. Other causes are Diabetes, obesity, blood cholesterol levels, and all of these relate back to the unhealthy diet. Some of the others  are because of physical inactivity. Also other factors are age, usually in men over 45 years and women over 55 years, genes, smoking, and calcium supplements. If you can work to maintain a healthy diet and keep consistent with exercises, most of these issues can be prevented.

What can I do to minimize the risks?
The first thing that I really stress is a healthy diet consisting of vegetables and fruits and less of the fatty red meats and processed foods. Another helpful item of concern is the amount of sleep you get and the reduction of stress levels. Stress adds extra chemicals to the body that act against your body. The next thing you can do is increase your exercise and stay consistent with it. Your exercise doesn’t need to be intense and stressful, but it needs to be moderate and daily. If you have diabetes, keep it under control and take care of your levels. If you are overweight, lose that weight as soon as you can. The added weight can overstress your body and can also aid the blockage of the blood passages. Finally do not smoke, because smoking adds extra chemicals that will stress your system and can also lead to an imbalance in blood levels. Overall watch you physical activity and maintain a healthy diet. Consult your doctor on what would be a healthy diet and exercise plan for you.

Daily Dose of Health: Keep Calm and...

I absolutely love the keep calm posters. They emphasize keeping calm which I see as a de-stressor. This one in particular puts the emphasis on ignoring junkfood which is know for high amounts of sugars and bad calories.

Monday, February 17, 2014

What Is Diabetes and How Can It Be Prevented?

What is Diabetes?
Diabetes, formally known as diabetes mellitus, is becoming an issue mainly in the United States and in other countries as well. Diabetes is classified when the body can not make enough or use any of the insulin produced. It is also classed as a disorder through metabolism, or the way our bodies utilize the digested foods for growth and energy. Most of the foods we consume are broken down into a form of sugar in the blood, called glucose. During the digestion of our foods, the glucose gets into our bloodstreams. Glucose is key in our energy and growth but can not enter our cells without the help of insulin. Insulin is the key factor in the diagnostics of diabetes.
How many types of diabetes are there?
Aside from the small diagnostics of prediabetes and such, there are three main types. Those types are: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. These three are the types most talked about and most diagnosed. The first, Type 1, is caused because the body is not producing enough insulin to aid in the movement of glucose. Type 1 diabetes is diagnosed usually between the teenage years and about 40. It is still originally diagnosed after age 40, but is not commonly seen. Even though this is diagnosed often, it only accounts for 10% of all diabetes cases. These patients have to take insulin injections for the rest of their lives to prevent a more severe case. These people also have to follow a special diet and regular blood tests to make sure their blood-glucose levels are at proper levels.
The next form of diabetes is the type 2 diabetes, which is caused by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin or proper function. This form of diabetes makes up about 90% of all the cases worldwide. Type 2 diabetes, unlike Type 1, does not have a specific age group, but was first called an adult-onset diabetes. Type 2 now accounts to more children because of rising childhood obesity. Children are learning from the adults and are not eating healthy or getting enough exercise in aiding the different levels associated with the diabetes diagnostics. Although some cases are caused genetically, most are because of poor health decisions. The risks can include but are not limited to diseases, heart attacks, eye problems, foot problems such as ulcers-bad enough to be amputated, and skin infections. The problem with type 2 diabetes is that it can be prevented, but instead it makes up for 90% of the cases worldwide.
The final form of diabetes is in women during childbirth. This form is known as Gestational Diabetes and is prominent during pregnancies. It is caused by not enough insulin produced to make up for the high levels of glucose in the bloodstream. This prevents the transporting of the glucose into the cells, resulting in very high levels of glucose. This can be controlled by exercise and diet, but if it goes unnoticed it can cause risks during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he or she should have been.

How can I prevent or reduce the risk of diabetes?
You can lower the chances dramatically by changing your lifestyle. By making these changes you could also be lowering the chances of getting a heart disease and even some cancers. First, get off of that couch! Long television-watching is not beneficial to your health. It is estimated that every two hours spent watching TV instead of being active increases the chances of developing diabetes by 20 percent, heart diseases by 15, and early death by 13 percent. Get out and do some simple exercises or a simple walk. Doing a little bit everyday will help reduce the risks and benefit you greatly. Another thing, is to work on changing the diet. Eat more whole grains, skip the sugary drinks, choose good fats instead of bad fats, limit the red-meat consumptions, stop smoking, and drink a lot more water. Preventing diabetes is simple and can be summed up in five words: stay lean and keep active!

Daily Dose of Health: 5 Golden Tips

What if there were easy simple tips for everything. Well here would be some for health if you believed they existed. Here are the five golden tips of health.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Finally got updated!

Hello all, I am pleased to announce that I am now on Twitter. With much consideration, I decided I would give it a try and try to stay away from the horror stories of twitter such as the drama. I will be following some health people and get some more ideas to share with you all on here. I am ready to find more solutions :)

Daily Dose of Health: This is a day of health

In today's society health has been put on the back-burner for a time. I feel that now we as a society are looking for a solution to our own mess-ups. Today is a day of health and to learn the right way of taking care of ourselves. Look earnestly for ways to improve your health.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: The Truest Beauty

Stop being weighed down with the bone thin fashion. You don't need to be super skinny to be beautiful. Actually healthy happy individuals are beautiful in their own ways. Be Beautiful inside and out!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: The Greatest Workout!

1.) A few reps of eating well
2.) Move daily
3.) Your Body is THIRSTY: Give it water
4.) Get you a good amount of ZZZZZZZ's
5.) And Love your body!

Repeat for a good life.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Change I to We and Benefit!

I bet many that read this are looking for simple solutions to a healthy lifestyle, or someone to help get you where you want to be. I am looking to find solutions to help you in your quest for health. First, don't try to do it all alone. Get a buddy to help keep you accountable, or let me know you want someone to keep you accountable. I am more than happy to help you find a solution. If you would like to personally contact me you can email me at yoursolutions.livefree@gmail.com Here is to a good health!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Starting in the Kitchen

I can't seem to work out enough to get rid of this pesky fat. I am always hungry, but I can't eat because I want to lose this weight. WRONG! True health and fitness starts in the kitchen. Health is determined mostly by what you eat. Eating wholesome foods with a good amount of nutrients will  benefit you in more ways that you know.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Eat less crap

Ever get that crappy bogged down feeling? Maybe you should work on eating less C.R.A.P!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: The Nike Way

Today is that day you said you would do it tomorrow, correct? Why not make today the day that you talked about yesterday. Take the Nike approach to things and "Just Do It" Just do healthy choices, just do a work out. You will be one step closer to a healthier life.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: The first step...

The first step towards your health goals is to just get started! This step usually seems to be the hardest step for most people. Maybe your first step is to cut back your soda intake for a day. Next you could limit yourself to one soda a day, then one every two days, then one a week until you are off the soda. Simple steps such as that can make a huge difference in your health goals. Keep moving forward and making specific goals and take steps to meeting those goals.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: Healthy Food

Good day to all! Today's DDH is about eating good food. Good food in moderation will ultimately lead to a healthier body and lifestyle. So start today being healthier.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Daily Dose of Health:The Greatest Asset

Winston Churchill once said "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." I agree with Churchill in that healthy citizens make up a great country. Why? Because if everyone was dying off then there would be no point to prosperity. The mindset would be 'Oh I am going to die anyways, might as well not work to hard' and the country would slowly diminish.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Daily Dose of Health: You become what you eat!

Today's DDH is you are what you eat, literally! Your body is designed to rejuvenate itself and it uses the food you take in to help with that process. Are you building a healthy oasis for your body to draw from or a boneyard?

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Daily Dose of Health

Your body is an amazing system full of intricate details. It is a master work of pure art, but ultimately you decide how that work of art will turn out. Do you feed it junk and create a work of malfunction or... do you give it all of the vital nutrients it needs to flourish? The choice is yours, but keep in mind others rely on your choice as well. They may not want to see you flutter away to nothing. Empower yourself and take control of your health today!

Friday, January 31, 2014


Ever wonder why you just can't seem to get on top of your health? Maybe you just want to meet that pesky resolution this year. Better yet, how about that flight of stairs the architect designed without asking if you would rather have an escalator. These common issues, as funny as they may seem, are key in today's society. More people are stuck in the overweight range, with no hope, no solutions, and no ease of mind. Here, I am bound and determine to help you find solutions to the health issues you are faced with. The reader will leave with more knowledge and more insight on how to conquer obesity in his or her life. Cheers to those resolutions, solutions, and the possibilities to come!