The collection of goodies below I recently recieved from Now Foods as a #NOWWellness blog ambassador.
About a year ago this former gym rat fell off the health and fitness bandwagon. You see it was about that time that my mom started her final decline after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. She lost that battle a couple months ago. In recent days I feel as though I am maybe starting to get my head above water and realize that I have let my own health decline far too much.
Not long ago I was sharing on Facebook when I would PR my deadlifts or my hang cleans. I was sharing paleo recipes that fueled me for intense and grueling CrossFit workouts. I was walking, running, hiking, and lifting heavy weights. It was a hobby as much as it was a concern for my health. But then it all faded away. I started to feel run down and I lost my love for working out. I lost my love for cooking good meals and opted instead for quick and easy. With everything going on in my personal life I had no more energy to give or rather I had no desire to give it. Life was losing its luster.
Eventually I did find some medical stuff going that explained my lack of energy (such as non existent vitamin D levels) but much of it was probably good old fashioned stress and depression from a loved one declining. I am feeling like I am in a better place and perhaps ready to focus on my health and wellness once again. I have gained a ton of weight and I have lost so much muscle mass and physical stamina. I need to get serious again.
To that end I am excited to to be using some great products from Now Foods to help me kickstart my goals.
The sprouted brown rice and plant protein complex make great shakes and smoothies to fill me up and fuel some workouts. The Acai Lemonade sticks will give me something beyond water.
I think gut health is extremely important for health and for weight loss so I am happy to take Probiotic-10 for healthy intestinal flora. I have gotten away from eating yogurt lately and my fermented foods in general have been lacking because I haven’t had the time or desire to make them. This will help until I get some ferment batches going.
Biotin is an all around good supplement to take. It is a coenzyme and a B vitamin and it is great for nails and hair, which need some help. There is also some data out there to support that it might help decrease insulin resistance and my sugar habits of late are shocking frankly.
The bottle of vitamin d3 cream is just one more step to fighting my tendency to be vitamin d deficient. I am taking supplements but this lotion can’t help either. Its also silky smooth.
I feel I am armed and ready to take on this challenge and takes my first steps back to a healthier mind and a healthier body.
This post was created as part of a #NOWWellness campaign in which I am a financially compensated Now Foods Ambassador. The opinions I share here are my own and based on my own experiences with the products.