Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gear up for the Challenge

Good day Fitness Fam,

I know some of you are participating in the Weight for Water Challenge and I want to commend you for taking this step to get healthy for 2012, for a lifetime.  The skills and tools you will acquire during this challenge will be assets to your health.  We wish you all the best of success over the next 12 weeks!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Last Day for Registration

But I know you're good because you're already registered for the hottest way to get healthy this year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Get it before it's gone!

3 days left until the start of the Weight for Water Challenge.  Registration ends December 29th!  But I know you're registered already ;)  Just in case you're not you can register here

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

4 Days til the Hottest Event of the Year

Yes it's only 4 days until the start of the Weight for Water Challenge!  You'll be registered by then, right?  Online registration ends December 29th.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Don't feel guilty about yesterday (Christmas) dinner

Hi Fitness Fam,

I know many of you spaz out around holiday time because you get these crazy thoughts in your head that Christmas (or Thanksgiving, the 4th of July, or whatever other holiday you celebrate with hearty meals) is going to RUIN your diet. STOP! Stop thinking this way. RIGHT NOW!

Losing weight or having a healthy diet is not about 1 day or a few days throughout the year. Think about what you eat as a relationship. YES! You have a relationship with food. You have a relationship with food just as you have a relationship with a friend or a significant other. Wouldn't you agree that there are ups and downs in a relationship with a friend? You and your best friend do not get along every day, but there is a reason that you call this person your best friend. There are significantly more good days than bad days. Over all this person is a good friend to you and the relationship is healthy. This is how you should look at food. There will be good days—eating salads, choosing baked over fried, loving your fruits and veggies. But there will also be bad days—a doughnut, or a small slice of cake, or the Christmas dinner. But you don’t throw away a 25 year relationship with your best friend over a small fight. And you don’t give up on the idea of eating healthy and achieving your weight goals over 1 meal—a small fight. Yes, the Christmas dinner is a small fight when compared to the 1,094 other meals throughout the year (just a little math here…that’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 365 days minus one meal).

Get yourself out of this holiday pity-party, this holiday guilt fest. Just be real with yourself and the time of the year. People want to celebrate and food is often associated with it. Embrace it and enjoy it—THAT DAY! Don’t embrace it for the next week though. Turn that turkey from Christmas night into a turkey sandwich on wheat or rye, maybe with a little tomato and spinach. Get creative with the dishes that are leftover from the holidays. You can mix and match a bit. You don’t have to eat the same combination of foods from the big day every day until all the food is gone. And if you love the mac and cheese don’t deny yourself the mac and cheese, just don’t pile it on the plate. It is a side dish. Eat it as a side dish. But have your vegetables and fruit and whole wheat items. It’s easier to have a little of what you like than deny yourself that food and then binge on it later when no one is looking. Someone is looking. Someone is always looking. And you’ll see that person when you look in the mirror. And when you look in the mirror be real and assess yourself honestly. Say to yourself, “Yes! I had turkey and dressing, and mac and cheese, and greens, and ham, and sweet potatoes, and pie (or whatever was on your dining room table). It is not the end of the world. I am human. I am a good person. I enjoyed my time with family and friends. I know what I need to do. Today is a new day. Today is a healthier day. I am going to stick to this relationship. I am not going to let that dinner, that small fight take control of my pursuit for healthiness. I am moving forward. I am calm and collected and I am happy with my progress for a healthier lifestyle.”

Are you Ready?

There are 5 more days until the Hottest Challenge in the nation begins.  I know you're registered!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

The Chicago Herb Shop is wishing all a very healthy, happy, safe and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

7 More Days!

There are 7 more days until the Hottest Challenge in the nation begins.  Make sure you register!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Who wants a New Year's Resolution You Can Actually Stick to?

Join the HOTTEST challenge in the nation to lose weight, increase your metabolism, clear your skin, decrease cramps and sprains, overcome fatigue, be more productive and alert, improve your immune system, and more!

Register today for the Weight for Water Challenge program to take advantage of:
  • All the benefits water has to offer 
  • The personal consulting and advise from Natural Health Consultants and Coaches Veronica Jenkins and Kathleen Jenkins
  • Monitoring and assessments to assist your on your journey when you hit road blocks
Register now until December 29, 2011 at 11:55pm

Weight for Water Challenge begins January 1, 2012 at 12:00am and goes through March 24, 2012 at 11:55pm

Registration fee:  $35

For more info contact Veronica or Kathleen at