Elizabeth Colen
October 30, 2017

Give Me Some Sugar

Wait, before you go trick or treating know what that sugar is doing to your body.  Sugar has many harmful affects to the body, we all pretty much have heard that too much sugar is bad for us, right?  Yes, sure we have, we’ve all heard that too much sugar contributes to weight gain and yuck mouth but what is too much sugar?  Too much sugar is more than 6 tsps (25 grams ) for women and 9 tsps (38 grams) for men a day.

Too much sugar is much more dangerous than we were taught as kids.  Did you know that too much sugar can age you?  I did not know that, of course when we were kids who cared? Now that I am a woman of a certain age, I care! Around the age of 35 is when most women really start paying attention to their skin.  Eating too much sugar weakens collagen and elastin in your skin.  It’s one thing to not to care about your waist line but we generally care about our skin looking dull and wrinkly.

Still not convinced?  I’ll give you another reason you may look at that candy side-eyed (too much sugar weakens our eyesight by the way) but I digress.  Sugar is addicting! The more you have the more you want. The craving prompted by sugar is compared to those induced by cocaine and nicotine.  Yup, sugar effects the brainwaves like opioids does, scary huh?  The bottom line is, sugar is in just about everything so don’t even try cutting sugar completely out of your diet.  However, you can easily limit your intake by cutting down on your sweets and reading your food labels.  Try to stick to 6 tsps for women and 9 tsps for men a day.

The older we get our bodies does change and we become more aware as to what is going on in there.  We can’t stop the aging process nonetheless, we can stop having too much sugar. 

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on http://www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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October 25, 2017

A Clear Future

Tis the season for dry skin. If you are like me, always on the move, you know the struggle is real. I’m either out in the weather playing tennis or sweating in hot Yoga, so I have to make sure I take extra time to give my skin some extra loving and I don’t necessary have the time or the patience to do so. But we must really pamper our skin, because we don’t want our skin to look dry and crackle like the bottom of a dried-up river, right?   Well, this product by Arbonne called Clear Future Soothing Overnight Mask is an easy light weight product that hydrates while you sleep. Just apply on clean face at bed time, let it dry and go to bed. Wake up, rinse your face and do your regular morning cleaning routine. Your face will be soothed and hydrated without you doing anything extra.

Call me lazy, but I like a product that I don’t have to fuss over, it works while I rest. If you are ready to give your skin that extra love without all the fuss check out  http://www.arbonne.com/pws/homeoffice/store/amus/product/soothing-overnight-mask-4420,8598,1118.aspx.  Use Clear Future Soothing Overnight Mask 2 -3 times a week for improved skin tone and healthier looking skin.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on http://www.MsFitOne.com. Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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October 9, 2017

Give Your Natural Curls Life

Taking care of your natural hair is time consuming and tough.  You must be militant like with your hair care so your curls will look fresh and defined.  You know what I mean?  Each and every night you must allow at least 30 minutes prior to bedtime so you can lock, detangle, twist/braid etc. your hair.   You have to be diligent for those fresh curls, or do you?  Well, let me tell you about this product Mixed Chick’s Morning After Redefining Foam.  This foam is just what us curly girls need in our lives.  We can actually come home late and go to bed!  Yass, I said go to bed, no need to worry about those curls.  When you get up the next morning all you have to do is apply a generous amount of Morning After Redefining Foam into hair and boom, your curls are back!  It gives your curls a reboot and you didn’t have to cut into your night time activities.  Your curls will be reshaped and ready for the day. Check it out, https://mixedchicks.net/products/hair-products/style-control/morning-after-redefining-foam-8oz/.  Give your flat, lifeless curls life!

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October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit

ON THE GO BEAUTY KIT

In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


ON-THE-GO BEAUTY KIT

6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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September 28, 2017

A Capsule A Day Can Keep Aging Skin Away

Elizabeth Arden, has been around a long time and creating great products.  Let me tell you about this skin product, Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum is just what my skin needs.  You know I am Ms. Fit One and health is very important to me and that goes for my skin as well.  My skin takes a lot of abuse and this product helps with my texture and the look of my skin.  I feel it brings back the hydration that I lose due to all the sweating that I do.  My skin feels fresh and rejuvenated.  I’m at the age where my skin is losing it’s elasticity and getting those fine lines and wrinkles but I’m not worrying, I am using Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum.   It is simple to use, it comes in beautiful gold capsules so you don’t have to worry about how much or how little to use.  Simply wash your face, pat dry, twist off the top of the capsule and apply the serum to your face and neck, then apply your moisturizer and voila the magic has begun.    This product improves skin’s natural collagen, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin hydrated, fresh and balanced and much more.  Get your capsules today, http://www.elizabetharden.com/advanced-ceramide-capsules-daily-youth-restoring-serum—60-piece-A0104588.html.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

 

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September 22, 2017

Nursery Rhymes Workout

Getting a work out is hard when you have little ones but try this workout to get tone and tight while keeping them distracted.

Need Round restriction band or use a restriction band with no handles and tie

Patty-a-Cake Workout

Cross band, hold band between thumb and forefinger start with hands together and push right hand outcross to the left side and back to center, left hand across to right side and back to center.  Do it to the rhythm of:

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Roll it, pat it, mark it with a “B”

And put it in the oven for baby and me!

Repeat 3-5 times

The Wheels on the Bus Workout

Place band just above elbows hold arms straight out shoulder width apart.

Bring fist together then roll them to the rhythm of:

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

round and round,

round and round.

The wheels on the bus go round and round,

all day long

Move right into the next exercise:

Place band just above elbows hold arms straight out shoulder width apart.

Bring hands together like in prayer then bring elbows up shoulder height.

Bring elbows together then lift elbows like opening a book.  (You can do this the the rhythm of:

The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish;

Swish, swish, swish;

Swish, swish, swish.

The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish,

all day long

Repeat 3-5 times

You can do this workout standing, seated in a chair or seated on the wall (working those legs)

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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September 8, 2017

Empty Nester’s Unite

There really is an empty nester syndrome.   You are emotional, depressed, confused and asking yourself “What now?” The feeling you have when your child has left the nest is hard to describe. Like when you try to describe child birth to someone who has never had a child.  No one can prepare you for that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you come home to a childless house.  Yes, I know some women are so happy and are ready to celebrate the moment the door closes behind their kid.  But again, I compare it to childbirth, some women just go to the bathroom and oops they delivered a baby.  I know there are exceptions to the norm.   So, I am talking to women, like me, who need assistance in this trying time.  I have spoken with several women who are all going through this and have gotten a few great tips, that I would like to share with you.

  1. Wear lingerie – Ok, this sounded strange to me so I asked her to elaborate for me.  She simply said that when her kid was home she always had to be covered up and now that the house is empty she can wear lingerie around the house.  Oh, makes sense I said.  I was so excited to try this; however, it didn’t go over well in my house.  My husband just couldn’t get the concept of me just wearing lingerie, so try this one at your own risk.
  2. Go back to school –   Now we have time to concentrate on what we really want to do.  If it is photography, interior designing or anything your heart desires you can go back to school for it.  Going back to school is easier than ever, you can take classes online and do it from anywhere and at your leisure.
  3. Travel – Now that we don’t have to drive anyone to school, dance, volleyball or work we can travel and see the world.  Get out the map and note where you would like to explore.  Make a wish list and once you got it completed sit down with your honey and see how you guys can make it happen.
  4. Date – No married women, I am not saying cheat on your man!  I am saying date him again, get to know each other again without the kids. Court each other, bond, rekindle your love.  Single women, now is the time in your life that you can get out and meet new people and have that vital, healthy adult life without having to see those side eyes when you get home.
  5. Enjoy the silence –Focus on you. Enjoy the peace and quiet in your home to reconnect with yourself.  Sit back, take it in and clear your mind of all those thoughts that were centered around your kids and their activities.  Once you have cleared your mind, focus on you.  Really take a good look at your life and discover the real you that has been hidden since you had kids.  I bet you, she is someone you will want to get to know.

Let’s keep in mind, this is what we have been working for from the moment we held them in our arms for the first time.  We have been preparing them to spread their wings and fly from the moment we dropped them off on the first day of Kindergarten.  Now they can use what we have given them and fly out of the nest, it is our time to celebrate a job well done.  Enjoy this time in your life, we have worked hard to get here.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Health Coach on www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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August 29, 2017

Beauty in you’re Golden age

At this stage of our lives we figured out beauty is subjective. We all have an ideal of what beauty is to you because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  However, there are a few things that we all can agree on that is beautiful. We can agree that being healthy is beautiful, being able to walk along the beach hand and hand with the person you love at a ripe old age is beautiful.  Having stamina, showing strength and endurance is beautiful especially at an age when so many people are frail, weak and feeble.   Let’s go into our golden age standing tall, walking straight and embracing our age.  It is not too late to embrace living a healthy lifestyle.  According to Dr. OZ there is a simple test you can do to see what is your body’s true age.   If you are in your 30’s you should be able to do 13 push ups, 40’s – 11, 50-7 and 60-5 (girl push-up counts).  If you are able to hit your number great!  Let’s make sure you will always be able to do so.  Living a long beautiful healthy lifestyle in not difficult it is just knowing the formula to fighting father time.  It takes stamina, strength, eating well and resting well to be able to grow old gracefully.  I’ll break it down for you in easy steps that you can start doing today.

In order to increase your stamina you must get physical.  You can start by doing regular exercise 3 times a week for at least 30mins, once you conquered this you can up it to 60min 3 times a week.   You can bike, dance, swim, run or even speed walking.  Chose a activity that you enjoy bring a friend, the more the merrier.   Working out doesn’t have to be a bad thing that you dread.  Have fun with it, if you enjoy it you are more than likely to stick with it and will less likely skip it. Laughter and sweat is good combination.  Doing these types of activities can truly surge your stamina.

Lifting weights can help to prevent being frail and feeble the older you get.   How many of us see that sweet old lady that is hunched over in the grocery store and wonder “Is that going to be me?”  Incorporating  strength training into your world will change more than you think.  Ladies look, I know there is a fear of getting to bulky and looking like a man is out there but let’s put that to bed once and for all.  You are a women period and you can lift till the cows come home (yes I am country) but you will not look like a man unless you start taking supplements that pump up your testosterone levels.  So in oder to avoid lifting weight your gym trip my look something like this.  You go to the gym and do the stair master for 30 minutes then get on the treadmill for another 15/20 minutes and close it out with 20 minutes on the bike.  You are done you leave the gym feeling great.  As you should, cardio will increase your endurance but lifting weights will strengthen those muscles and help you burn more calories through out the day.  Even while you are eating, working or surprisedly while you are  sleeping.  Resistance training is a excellent way to combat loss of bone mass and it decrease the risk of osteoporosis.  Incorporate strength training at least twice a week you will feel stronger, more confident, and stand taller.  You are setting yourself up for stronger bones in your golden age.

When you are thinking of a long term plan of living healthy you must incorporate rest.  Yes, I know I struggle with this because it is difficult for me to sleep more than 6 hours a night.  Studies show that the average person needs to have 6-9 hours of sleep  so that they can be refreshed, energized, and focused.  In order to be successful with this set a certain bed time so you can go to bed each night at the same time.   Set an alarm to wake you up at the same time everyday yes, even on the weekend. You will not only feel more rested and rejuvenated but you will have less puffinesses under your eyes, and we know that, that alone will make you look more youthful.

Healthy Eating is key to living a long beautiful life.  In order to stay on track with your eating it is best to plan out your meals.  Make a menu for the week, prep your food so that it will be easier for you to prepare your meals.  Having a menu will help you in many ways, it will keep you from panicking when you are hungry and foraging for food in all the wrong places.  Even if you are going out to eat with friends you should still plan out your meals in advance.  Most restaurants have their menus  online, so all you have to do is look up the menu and select your meal without the added stress.  It takes so much pressure  out of the choosing your meal without the waiter standing over you with pen in hand patting her foot and your friends staring, waiting on you to make up your mind.  You can order with confidence and clarity because you planed ahead.  Keep in mind,  you don’t have feel deprived when it comes to eating, if there is something you are craving go ahead and eat it in smaller quantities of course.

Stay active well into your golden years and enjoy an active, beautiful, lively life. Living a long healthy life and aging gracefully is something we all agree is beautiful.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Weight-loss Coach on www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit. 

 

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August 23, 2017

Taste the Rainbow

The phrase “Taste the Rainbow” was made popular by the Skittles commercials, but did you know when you eat your meals you should be eating the colors of the rainbow. The more colorful your plate the more beneficial for your body. When you are eating colorful, do you know the benefits of each color? Each color has different benefits, let me break down the colors and the benefits for you.

Green – When you fill your plate with spinach, broccoli and even kiwi you are boosting your immune system, restoring energy, vitality, and you are also reducing your risk of cancer.

Red – When you eat tomatoes, raspberries, and strawberries you are improving your skin, decreasing risk of heart disease and stroke. Red food lowers your blood pressure and LDL cholesterol and you are reducing your risk of diabetes.

Yellow/Orange – When you are chomping on carrots, squeezing those lemons and oranges. You are promoting your vision and healthy eyes, reducing the risk of prostate cancer. Eating these color food elevates collagen formation, as well as contribute to healthy joints.

Blue/Purple – Grab those blueberries, eat that purple cabbage and eggplants. You will be boosting your memory, fighting ulcers and helping your body fight inflammation.

These are just a few of the benefits you receive when you are eating the rainbow. Your plate should be colorful. Go ahead load your plate with colors, your body will thank you.

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Weight Loss Coach on www.MsFitOne.com. Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit.

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August 9, 2017

Safe In The Summer

Bring on the heat!   There are two types of people. The ones that love the heat and the ones that retreat from the heat.  Which one are you?  Well, either way Summer is here and it’s time to get out and play but be smart about it.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are out in the sun for fun.

Listen to your body If you feel dizzy, have a sticky or dry mouth, headache, muscle cramps you may be dehydrated.  If that happens drink at least 10 glasses of water to replace the fluid you lost and stay hydrated.

Hydrated – keep a drink with you.  A water bottle works or if you are working out longer than an hour you may want to grab a sports drink to replace those electrolytes you lost.  I know it is tempting to grab an ice-cold drink, but beware ice cold drinks can cause stomach cramps (the blood vessels in the stomach constrict) but cool drinks absorb faster.

Protect your skin – Don’t leave out the door without sunscreen.  I don’t care what color you are. All skin needs to be protected, light, dark and in between.  Sunscreen with 30 SPF protects 97% of UVA and 15 SPF protects 93%, so you don’t have to pay extra for that SPF 50, nothing protects 100%.  You can add more protection by wearing a visor or hat and shades.

Get out and enjoy the sun.  Don’t let the heat beat you, you beat the heat!

Get more info about Elizabeth Colen, Confidence Coach on www.MsFitOne.com.  Fit Mind, Fit Body and Fit Spirit. 

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