Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

 

Young Living’s Christmas Spirit is a blend of orange, cinnamon bark and spruce essential oils.  Orange essential oil promotes an uplifting and calming feeling. Cinnamon bark essential oil has a warm and enticing fragrance.  Spruce essential oil helps to break down emotional barriers to encourage a relaxing feeling.  Its like holiday bliss in a bottle!

When these oils are blended, its aromatics can make any day feel like “its the most wonderful time of the year”.  Its a deliciously sweet and spicy aroma that my family just cant get enough of.  We diffuse it through out the whole year!  Besides the fact that it smells amazing, it just makes us all happy!  And a family that is happy together, stays together! Continue reading “Christmas Spirit”

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”

20 minute Tabata Workout

20 minute Tabata Workout

When you only have a short amount of time for a workout, you need easy and effective!  Try this equipment free workout that will get your heart pumping and muscles working!

What is Tabata?

Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training.  Each Tabata round is 4 minutes long, alternating between 20 seconds of super hard work (that’s the high intensity part) and 10 seconds of rest (this allows you to recover a bit for the next cycle of work, that’s the interval part).  Because this is a high intensity workout, it is recommended for an intermediate to advanced fitness level.  Tabata has gained popularity in the fitness world because of it’s easy to follow format and it’s efficiency.  I use it often in my classes, either as a single round for a cardio burst, or as a  whole class format, completing 8 rounds. Continue reading “20 minute Tabata 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”

If you need energy, then you need EN-R-GEE!

EN-R-GEE

Young Living’s en-r-gee is a blend of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils.  You can apply it topically on the bottoms of your feet and the back of your neck, or diffuse it.  It’s name pretty much says it all.  If energy is what your looking for, then en-r-gee is what you need!

Continue reading “If you need energy, then you need EN-R-GEE!”

FITNESS

Fitness Oil Blend

 

Young Living’s Fitness is a blend that can offer the motivation you need to reach your fitness goals.  It’s stimulating aroma is both mentally and physically invigorating.  It can be applied topically or diffused.  I always use this blend when I know I’m up against a tough workout.  I love its smell, so I apply it to the insides of my wrists, hoping to get a whiff of it every now and then!

The really cool thing is that it comes with an affirmation: I am fit, healthy, disciplined, and strong.  So get your Fitness on, say this affirmation and conquer your workout like a champ!

Have you tried Fitness?? Write a comment to let me know how Fitness has helped you kick butt! If you would like to try fitness, contact me!

 

Ningxia Red

Always Fully Stock with Nignxia Red
 Always Fully Stocked

I make sure to NEVER run out of Ningxia Red!  Its the perfect start to our day and we reap the benefits all day long.  Imagine how good you’d feel if you had all the nutritional goodness found in oranges, carrots, broccoli, spinach, blueberries, strawberries and apples in one small serving?  Yeah, that’s why I make sure to never run out! 

One of the most important ingredients in this drink is the wolfberry.  The wolfberry is well known for its amazing health benefits.  It supports a healthy immune system, helps cellular and muscular functions work properly, keeps energy levels up, and provides a daily dose of antioxidants.  In other words, it is good for all the systems in your body! 

Did I mention its yummy deliciousness?  It has a rich, sweet and tangy flavor.  Even my picky boys love the taste.  And because we call it “wolf”berry juice, they howl like a wolf after they drink it! (It’s super cute!) 

Although Ningxia Red is beneficial on it’s own, it can be customized with just a few drops of your favorite vitality essential oils!

My favorite shot includes 2 drops of thieves oil, for extra immune support, and 1 drop of black pepper oil, for some added energy!  Try one of these shots, or create your own recipe!

Ningxia Red
Try these Ningxia Red “Shots”

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