Thieves Spray

Thieves Spray

A dirty table at the park where your kids are eating, a crusty book from the library, something sticky on the movie theater arm rest, a big snotty sneeze from your kid all over your favorite bag, and WORST of all…………..a PORTA POTTY!!!!!!  We have all been in situations where we, despite our best efforts to avoid them, are forced into gross, germy circumstances.  I now have the solution!

Thieves SprayThieves Spray is an essential oil spray used to clean and freshen up anything  and everything around you!  Its plant-based ingredients make it safe to use on all surfaces, including children (just avoid eyes)!  Its size makes it very easy store at home or take anywhere for a fast, cleansing spray at any moment!

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Twelve Days of Christmas Workout

Christmas Workout

The Twelve Days of Christmas Workout

On the first day of Christmas my trainer gave to me…

Are you singing the song in your head yet? Good, because that’s exactly how this workout works!

Do the First Day exercise (1 Star Jump).  Do the Second Day, AND First Day exercises (2 Side Lunges, 1 Star Jump).  Do the Third Day, Second Day and First Day exercises (3 Walk Out Planks, 2 Side Lunges, 1 Star Jump)…etc. Getting the hang of it?  Do the Twelfth Day round twice!

Put on your favorite Christmas music, diffuse some Christmas Spirit, rub on a few drops of en-r-gee, and add a drop of peppermint to your water!  Get ready to sweat! (Remember to take breaks when needed throughout the workout.)

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Be Thankful for this Thanksgiving Workout

Thanksgiving Workout
Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

It’s a time to reflect and be thankful.  It’s a time to enjoy family, friends and food.  AND, its also a stressful time.  Making Thanksgiving as perfect as can be, takes a lot of time and effort.  Getting it all done can seem impossible- the cooking, baking, cleaning, traveling, picking out coordinating family outfits (or am I the only one who does that?).

With all that goes into planning a perfect Thanksgiving Day, how will there be time to get a workout in?  Well, that is one less thing to worry about!  I have put together a fun, quick and effective Thanksgiving workout. Continue reading “Be Thankful for this Thanksgiving Workout”

How I got hooked on Young Living Essential Oils

It all started when my friend, Melody, invited me to an essential oil, party (featuring a different company). I had never heard of essential oils, but went anyway to support my friend.  Well, I left that party thinking I had wasted a perfectly good Sunday afternoon listening to a random lady talk about how little bottles of oil had helped her family stay healthy and happy.  I didn’t buy it for a second… Continue reading “How I got hooked on Young Living Essential Oils”

Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional

BECOMING A TEACHER

Believe it or not, I wasn’t always as into fitness as I am now.  Working out was always a part of my life, but not always my passion.  What I have always been passionate about is teaching and helping others.  I started my career as an elementary teacher and LOVED it.  Setting up my classroom, meeting new students and families every year, even writing report comments was enjoyable (okay, okay not every report comment was enjoyable to write!).  However, witnessing the learning process and growth of so many children, was the real reward.  I taught for six wonderful years in various grade levels.  And because I am certified in three areas of education, I was able to also experience multiple classroom settings.  I thought being a teacher was what I would do until I retire.

……And, then I married the best man I know, and we had our first son.  That’s when my second “career” started. Continue reading “Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional”

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling Up for Exercise

Back to Jacked

When returning after a hiatus from exercise, especially after an injury and rehabilitation, it’s very important to start slowly.  Our bodies need time to readjust to the demands of exercise.  It is crucial that we listen to our bodies, and resist the urge to jump right back in where we left off.  (This is very easily said, but, unfortunately, not easily done…for me, at least.)  However, now that I’ve been cleared to get back to my regular workouts, it’s time to get Back to Jacked! Continue reading “Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise”

Hello and Welcome

Well Oiled Muscles
Welcome to Well Oiled Muscles! If you came here expecting to see some glistening, chiseled and tanned bodies…sorry to disappoint you.  I am here to chat about fitness and essential oil, get it?…Well Oiled Muscles!

I will be sharing fitness tips, workout ideas and how to use essential oils to enhance your family’s health and wellness!  I am dedicated to keeping myself and my family fit and happy.  Our bodies benefit so much from regular exercise, from weight management, to a balanced body composition, to emotional stability.  Why wouldn’t I encourage this every day, not only as a fitness professional but as a mom, too?  As dedicated as I am to staying fit through exercise, I am just as committed to using essential oils (and I only use Young Living oils) as part of our daily wellness routine.  Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and provide extra support to all systems of our body.   Combining the power of essential oils with a balanced exercise regimen is my secret to living a strong and happy life!

Be Strong, Oil On

I was inspired to start this blog after my surgery, when I wasn’t able to workout for six weeks, SIX whole weeks!  I know, I know, six weeks is not that long, but I am a very consistent exerciser.  I would even say I’m a workout-aholic.  Group classes are my “drug” of choice- the music, the motivation, the camaraderie, the competition and the different formats drew me right in for the long haul.  I LOVE challenging my body, LOVE sweating, LOVE the stress relief, LOVE feeling strong, and LOVE looking strong. So, to lose all of that was difficult for me.  Thankfully, with the help of essential oils, I healed quickly and stayed positive through those six weeks.  It was during this time, I truly became aware of just how much my body relies on exercise and oils!

Check back often for my favorite quick and effective workouts to get your heart pumping and muscles working, and see which Young Living products I will highlight to go along with them!  Do I have you a little intrigued???  Want to know more about how Young Living Essential Oils can help you and your family?  I’d love to answer your questions and guide you through the amazing world of oils! I am hoping to inspire you to start building your Well Oiled Muscles!

Find out more About Me, How I got Hooked on Young Living Essential Oils, and my journey from Teacher–>Mom–>Fitness Professional

 

 

Surgery to fix “The Leak”

Ah, my surgery…not the most pleasant topic to discuss, but definitely worth it!  I’ve found that the more I spoke up about my embarrassing issue, the less embarrassing it became.  Apparently, Stress Urinary Incontinence (leaking pee) is more common than I thought!  Many women, especially moms, suffer, in some severity, from it.  Because of my story, a few of my friends are now looking into the surgery for themselves!  You’re welcome, ladies! Continue reading “Surgery to fix “The Leak””