These are a few of my favourite things! Yes, I did just sing that. These are items that make my healthy lifestyle easier and contribute to my overall happiness. Some make life easier and some just make me smile. Take a sneak peak into my life!
So the first would be how I start my day everyday. Along with my first bottle of water and my morning coffee this is my Tex Mex Protein Pancake. It is perfectly well rounded, savoury and filling. For the recipe click here.
My Day Timer! I plan everyday at least 1 week in advance. Here I include all my work related responsibilities, workouts, and even plan breaks. To fail to plan is a plan to fail! This made a huge difference in my life. I’m so much more efficient. If it isn’t in my planner it doesn’t happen.
NBW Body Butter is my stand by product. With other beauty products I will branch out and try new things but with NBW I will never stray. It is simply the best Body Butter on the market. It’s all natural with aloe vera, Calendula, and essential oils. For more info on this great product click here.
There’s not much to say here. I love Peanut Butter! All-natural and unsalted! It’s the perfect healthy fat.
My Lululemon Scuba Hoodie. I love this thing. I purchased this in Dec. of 2008 and still rock it non-stop. It is barely faded and I wash the thing almost every second day. I pretty much live in it. Above is the picture of my engagement on the top of a mountain two years ago and the picture of it on my bed was taken today. Still like new and has been through so much (including mountain top engagement, a ten day drive across the country, moving into our first condo together and losing 30 lbs).
I drink my coffee black so I’m very conscious of keeping my teeth white. Strips tend to make my teeth too sensitive but this combination works for me. Crest Vivid White Toothpaste and Listerine Extreme Whitening Mouthwash.
Everywhere I go this little thing follows me. He is obsessed with me and I’m equally obsessed with him. He is the kindest, sweetest animal I’ve ever met. I’m just in love with him (not that I’m not in love with Bridgette… she’s just extremely independent and obsessed with her father… so I guess it all works out).
It sounds silly but something I paid attention to and consciously changed when deciding to improve my life a few years ago was to watch the magazines I brought into my home. I started bringing in only magazines that we in-line with what I wanted to have in my life. Above are magazines that we choose for different reasons. Oxygen is in-line with my physical health aspect of my life. Oprah is inline with my lifestyle and often spirituality beliefs. Wired is our techie fix and Success just unbelievable inspiration. It is the best magazine. Every page can give you an ah-ha moment.
If you know me in the winter you know that I am, I would say Casper (but that seems to be out) I would say Twilight White. If I’m my natural color people will often ask me if I am sick. This wonderful product gives me a glow in the winter without looking like I was just south when everyone knows I wasn’t. I love it. It gives an even tanned glow.
This is one of those things that you often hear about spouses hiding from one another or trying to throw out. This sweater was my older sisters and before that may have been my Father’s that he bought from a second hand store. This sweater has been around since the 70s. It’s bleached in the back, it’s worn and has holes. I love it and will never throw it out.
Since moving to the city I’ve really missed my nature. This is my ginseng plant. I love it. This little piece of nature makes me smile.
These egg whites are a simple inexpensive way to get my protein in. You can add these to pretty much any meal for an added boost of protein. I love not dealing with the shells.
For the first time in my life I’m not using professional facial products. Coming from an aesthetic and makeup artist background this is a big no-no. Let me tell you… these drug store products (all-natural by the way) are the best products I’ve used in years. To learn more about them click here.
My Goal List. This contains personal and professional goals. I have multiple printed out and scattered around the house where they are always in sight.
This is my baby! DAMY Health is my career, my job, my joy and my passion! There is nothing that brings me more joy than having the opportunity to help others create their own success. It is so much more than weight loss.
When I found dry curd cottage cheese I called my sister and got mad that she never told me about it. This is low fat, high protein and low in carbohydrates. It’s a great way to get more protein into your day.
I’m in love with these two products right now. The conditioner makes my hair feel silky without weighing it down and this gloss make my hair smooth and smell like coconuts.
White vanilla candles are always a must. I like my bedding and my candles plain white. It’s weird and I’m very particular about it.
Love Burt’s Bees products. I go through their lip balm ridiculously fast and use the above three products faithfully.
Just started using this shampoo and I’m in love with it. It smells delish and is all-natural.
I have multiple Buddhas in my home. They remind me to be in-the-moment and grateful for who and what I am right here and right now.
My man doesn’t buy me roses. He buys me plants. He knows me.
These two books are my life-manuals. Both have inspired great change in my life and have brought me comfort in times of grief.
I’m addicted. It’s perfect. Low-calorie. No weird chemicals or hormones. I love to make my famous smoothies with my almond milk.
My workout schedule and DAMY eating plan. This is on my fridge and never moves. DAMY all the way baby!
*Nature – I need to get outside, rain or shine each day to get some exercise. I crave it. I love to just clear my mind and take in the beauty of nature. It is free and we can all experience it if we just take the time to take it in.
*Greek Yogurt – Fat free greek yogurt is the BEST thing! It has no added sugar or chemicals. It is high in protein and can be used as dressing, as any of your favourite fruit yogurts, anywhere you would use sour cream and is a great protein source for your smoothies! Here are some great uses of Greek Yogurt! (if you are looking for more check out the DAMY Smoothie guide and the Protein pancakes)
*A must in your kitchen!
I have talked about this little gadget before. I just love it. It is so easy to get my lemon and lime juice out with this. I try to have one lemon or lime a day in my water to get a fresh source of Vitamin C and to cleanse my body.
*These 2. What can I say, They are like a little team. This is a normal sight in my house while David studies. They are best friends. David is my best friend. He is my rock, my balance and he believes in me. There is nothing better in this world than having someone in your life who sees you for who you really are. David has given me the gift of believing in me without a doubt. I honestly believe this is all a person needs to spark your success in all areas of life. We continually balance each other and encourage each other in our goals and dreams. We often joke that we think marriage is a crazy idea but we love being married to each other. Our job with each other is to inspire and encourage one another to help us reach our life’s potential. We love each other completely unconditionally and unselfishly. We do not tell each other who to be, we encourage each other to be what we want to be. It is bliss. This was our agreement and vibration we went into our marriage with and maintain. In in our vows we asked each other to continue to change and grow. I am grateful everyday for my best friend.
*Organic, pure coco. I love this stuff! When I want my chocolate fix this is where I head. I take 1 tbsp of the coco, 1/2 a cup of greek yogurt, 1 packet of stevia and unsweetened almond milk. I blend these ingredients in the blender and enjoy my healthy chocolate milkshake. It gives me my chocolate fix with no guilt! You should for sure get some in your house!
*Roasted Chickpea. I love these! I could live off them if I didn’t care about balanced nutrition..lol Here are my top Roasted Chickpea Recipes.
*Ezekiel Wraps. These are the best wraps out there! They are made from organic sprouted whole grains. You never have to worry about white flour in these babies! They are 100% natural and amazing! Here is how they are described on their site “Inspired by the Holy Scripture verse “Take also unto thee Wheat and Barley and Beans and Lentils and Millet and Spelt and put them in one vessel and make bread of it.” – EZEKIEL 4:9
INGREDIENTS: Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Unhulled Sesame Seeds, Organic Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Whole Barley, Organic Sprouted Whole Millet, Organic Sprouted Whole Lentils, Organic Sprouted Whole Spelt, Sea Salt.”
They have lots of other products like english muffins and breads. All are great! *They are a must in your kitchen!
***iPhone and Macbook Pro. These are how I stay connected with my clients. Once you go Mac you never go back. I would never look at anything but Mac again.