Winning the Mental Battle

When you prepare for a run or just to even get in better shape do you run for as long as you can to start? Or do you run a little each day?

Well I’m just seeing how far and how long I can run without over tiring myself to go workout for 30 minutes after. I love staying in shape. When I run instead of anything hurting first thing comes to mind is that’s all the farther you got? lol I feel stronger everyday probably because I take the best products I can. As we age things don’t work as great as they use to. But who’s to say I don’t want to still feel as great as I can. I been taking this gel that seems to make me feel stronger all the time. Not only stronger but one of the things I really noticed how deep my sleep is how great that is. Thats a big plus right there. I also noticed how much faster I recover from running & working out! Has helped with muscle growth and staying strong.

Running for the last couple of weeks starting a slower pace, and going a little further each time. Started out at 2.1 and gradually have got back up to 3. 1 miles. Which I want to keep going longer distance but we’ll see. Working out is just more my style. I’ve been enjoying running then work out to Jericho in morning meltdown 100. Her cardio is pretty intense..:)

Workout today after running 3.1 miles was Downbeat strength it wasn’t that bad. Working all the parts of the body. I went with 8’s & 10’s today. Doing squats I don’t like real heavy.

After running & workout decided to put some good fats in my body to recover. So it was bacon & waffles..YUM! So easy to make too. 2 eggs, 2-4 tbsp almond flour, 2 oz cream cheese, 1 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1/2 tsp of baking powder.

So I’m not the normal 56 year old when I get up I prepare what I’m going to do right away put on workout clothes and have a plan. Almost always will workout and now I’ve started to run, walk on treadmill again. Not sure how long I will run I go through spells of loving it but not liking it. But it’s all good as long as you get up and move you’re doing good right?

Core & Total Body Badass

I’ve been patiently waiting to be able to do this workout with Jericho McMathews & her team. I’ve been doing 21 Day Extreme and 80 Day Obsession and I love Shaun T in Max Out 30. But I also like new moves and work different parts of the body. I have decided to do doubles for 60 Days. So today 2nd day Core Inferno & Total Body Badass.. Wow! My arms do burn a little not bad. I’m also almost to my 18 hour fast which seems to give me more umph. I love doing fast as long as I don’t go in starvation mode.

Some of the moves today with core just working the core feel the burn.

After that I continued to doing Total Body Badass and oh my gosh it was total body. lol…But at 56 I feel great and I love to still workout for 30-60 minutes. I know since I’ve been taking the gel my muscle tone has improved, my joints haven’t hurt, & my weight management has been much easier. My husband is on the gel as well he has lost the fat and gained his muscle back. He says he sleeps a lot better too. That’s a plus right there.

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Feeling Younger

Have you ever looked at some old pictures and asked yourself…where did that person go? What if I told you that there was a way to get back the Stamina and energy that you had when you were in your 20’s… Improve muscle definition, increase your strength, improve your vision, improve your sleep, and more… And have it happen in about 6 months. Go here to learn more.

Building Muscle

As we age it gets harder everyday if we don’t stay active. That’s why I love the gel and how it makes me feel.


Blueberry muffins: a staple in grandma’s kitchen with a new modern, healthy twist! These to-die-for muffins are so fluffy and tasty, you’ll never guess that they are actually good for you! Our naturally flavored blueberry muffin mix gets rid of the high-carbs and high-sugar in other muffins by mixing together almond and coconut flour with our Non-GMO Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener! In just 15 minutes, you’ll have freshly baked sugar-free, keto friendly, blueberry flavored muffins that are ready to be enjoyed!


At Lakanto, they aim to help others “discover Chi” by making healthy choices more accessible. As you feel good internally, you’ll find fulfillment in yourself and the world!

VegAnnie’s Sugar-Free Healthy Cookie Dough by Danika Allred


1 Scoop Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Lakanto Classic Sweetener
5 teaspoons (5g) Oat Fiber
2 teaspoons Peanut Flour
4 – 7 Tablespoons Water
1/2 Tablespoons Lakanto Chocolate Chips


Combine Nuzest protein powder, Lakanto, oat fiber, and peanut flour in a bowl.

Add in 4 Tbsp water, and stir. Continue to add water (1 Tbsp at a time), and stir until a desired cookie dough consistency is reached.

Mix in chocolate chips.

Enjoy your bowl of cookie dough!

For more tasty sugar-free recipes, check out Lakanto Recipes!

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The mental health epidemic by Lakanto . May 01, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and everyone is talking about it, but is mental health as big of a problem as it seems?

Mental health awareness is key to solving the epidemic.

Epidemic may seem like a dramatic term, but mental health isn’t something that’s “just in your head.” It’s a widespread problem that needs to be considered as seriously as any other health crisis. Almost half of adults (46.4 percent) in the United States have experienced mental illness during their lifetime.

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.

In the U.S. at least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder.

Mental disorders and issues come in all shapes and sizes and affect people of all ages. Over the last ten years the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has classified over 150 mental disorders.

Though mental issues are as serious as physical ailments, they often go unnoticed until they cause major problems in a person’s life. 

In addition to these diagnosable disorders, we all encounter stress every day. Life events can cause periods of depression. There is no way to avoid things that affect our mood and mental state. Mental health is something we should keep track of just like we do our physical health.


There is not one reason for mental illness. It can be caused by varying factors including trauma, genetics, and poor health habits. Trauma is a significant one that affects people starting at a young age.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, an expert on trauma and it’s effects, explains, “Discussions of PTSD still tend to focus on recently returned soldiers, victims of terrorist bombings, or survivors of terrible accidents. But trauma remains a much larger public health issue, arguably the greatest threat to our national well-being.”

In the U.S. 70% of adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. At any given time, about 8% of Americans, or 24.4 million people, have PTSD.

PTSD leads to other issues like severe anxiety and depression.

Prevention has to start at a young age. By raising children who know how to manage stress, we will have more well-adjusted adults. “My goal is to get rid of self-help in the adult world by raising kids…so that they’re healthy, successful adults,” says Carol Tuttle, best-selling author and teacher.

Not having the tools to manage stress and grief cause bigger health problems. Bessel A. van der Kolk emphasizes, “Child abuse and neglect is the single most preventable cause of mental illness, the single most common cause of drug and alcohol abuse, and a significant contributor to leading causes of death such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and suicide.”

Mental health and physical health are connected.

You may already know that physical health, such as eating the right foods, can decrease your chances of mental health problems. However, the inverse is true, that stress can be a significant contributor in weight fluctuation, even if you are otherwise healthy.

Depression causes lethargy, increase and loss of appetite, and insomnia. 

People with PTSD and anxiety are more likely to experience physical health problems including:

  • Heart-related problems and disease
  • Respiratory system-related problems and disease
  • Digestive problems and disease
  • Reproductive system-related problems
  • Diabetes
  • Pain
  • Arthritis

Even everyday stress causes a multitude of symptoms such as:

  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
  • Gritting, grinding teeth
  • Muscle tightness
  • Body aches
  • Tremors, trembling
  • Faintness, dizziness
  • Frequent blushing, sweating
  • Cold or sweaty hands and feet
  • Dry mouth, problems swallowing
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Rashes, itching, hives
  • Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse
  • Increased or decreased appetite

You cannot disconnect mental health from physical health. These widespread mental health issues are having an effect on physical health. Decreasing stress can prevent long-term physical health problems and lead to fewer trips to the hospital.

What can we do?

Now is the time to prioritize mental health in your life. For severe cases please seek the help of a professional and other treatment as necessary. There are a variety of therapy options in addition to traditional talk therapy, keep searching until you find a good match for you.

Prevention is key and managing your day-to-day stressors can help prevent bigger issues down the road. It can be as simple as taking a deep breath to help relieve stress in the moment. However, lifetime results will come from developing daily habits and a healthy outlook on life. Just like we have to eat healthy food every day, we have to nourish our mental health every day.

We want to help you manage your mental health and embrace your emotional chi with small and simple practices that can have a lasting effect. If you struggle with mental health issues on any level, congratulate yourself for making it this far and know you’re not alone. Too many adults and children are struggling with illnesses that are hard to see but greatly impact everyday life.

At Lakanto we are committed to helping people be healthy and believe that physical, mental, and spiritual health is connected. To join us on the journey of discovering our chi and increasing mental health awareness and mindfulness click here. SHARESHARE ON FACEBOOK


Now is the best time to go sugar free while supplies last lakanto is having their Spring sale. Go to this link and start saving. I love everything about lakanto because I’m just like everyone else I love making deserts but guilt free.

Now you can feed your cravings guilt free with Monk fruit. It’s Keto, Diabetic, Paleo, Vegan, Low Carb, & Low Sugar. It’s also, NON-GMO Erythritol and Monk Fruit Extract. No Natural Flavoring, NO Fiber, NO Maltodextrin, NO Artificial flavoring or sweeteners.

It tastes Amazing! If you can’t stand the terrible aftertaste of all the other sweeteners on the market, this will be your new FAVORITE OBSESSION!

Best part about Lakanto is they have a taste test if you don’t like it you get refunded. Try it for 7 days. If you don’t love it get your money back guaranteed.

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Lakanto brings Chi to life by inspiring people to reach their highest potential in health & wellness by creating products that are innovative, delicious, natural, nutritious, sugar-free, & healthy.

Chi is life force energy that flows through all living things. Balancing chi energy brings fulfillment and happiness. To help people reach their highest potential of health and wellness, we’re focused on helping people discover their chi in these 3 important areas of life.

Set BIG goals

You know when you go on vacation and you keep active the whole time? But really you’re not working the same muscles as you do on your workouts. I thought I had it made walking up 8 miles a day and feeling great. Well yesterday I did leg workout I felt a little sore. But today was AAA It was around 62 minutes long didn’t think it would ever get I lasted through it all barely. AAA targets your “arms, abs, and a#* with weights, resistance loops, and strength sliders. Wow this was one of my hardest workouts so far..No joke. I love working out it makes me feel strong and confident. I was actually excited to be home to be able to workout again. I’m on day 50 out of 80 days. I’m going to keep on as long as my body will let me. Mind over body remember that you tell yourself you can convince yourself and you can do it. I love my eshots have not ever found anything better. You want energy get those. I set goals I don’t want to be one of those that can’t hardly walk and miserable. I’ve seen so many people lately around my age or younger just not happy with their life. I try to make everyday my best day. Make goals write them down and stick with them.:)

Today I can’t believe all the parts we worked abs 15 of them 2 sets felt it..

Side abs

Then a workout I like working the arms you know you get that age where you got to keep everything something I need to work on everyday.


Also using sliders working the abs. That kind if was hurting my wrist that I had broke a couple years ago but I made it through.

Figure 8 on sliders

After my work I’m sometimes a little hungry well thank goodness I made some healthy snacks with my favorite products I love Monk fruit have the sweets without the carbs & calories. In my chocolates I like using Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener & it is perfect for frostings, fillings, dusting & baking.  Monk Fruit is *ZERO CALORIES *ZERO GLYCEMIC*ZERO AFTERTASTE.

Unlike most fruits, whose sweetness derives from fructose, Monk Fruit’s sweetness comes from mogrosides, which the body registers as an herb instead of a sugar. Modern research shows that Monk Fruit extract alone is naturally 300 times sweeter than sugar. Monk Fruit extract does not elevate blood sugar levels or insulin, making it the perfect sweetener for managing blood sugar and weight. If you are interested and want 20% off click here