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Getting Healthy with TERRAfit Week 1

I am absolutely loving TERRAfit! Week 1 is done and I’m down 6.2 pounds! I have a hard time losing weight so this is incredible for me. And not only have I lost weight but I am starting to feel better. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. It’s nice to be able to play with my kids and half way keep up. They seriously have more energy than anyone should ever be allowed to have.

TERRAfit has been amazing for me. I get bored easily, which mean that a few days into most diet and exercise plans I’m done. There is nothing worse than having to force yourself to do something that you dread doing. I’m now into week 2 of TERRAfit and I’m still going strong. They give you such a large assortment of healthy foods to eat that I don’t believe I will ever become bored. I’ve learned that I love the variety of fresh vegetables that I’m eating throughout the week, and since I’ve never been a huge vegetable eater that’s saying a lot.

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Do I love the workout videos? No, not 100%, I’d say more like 97%. I find Monday’s workout slightly boring, and since I hate cardio, especially cardio that involves jumping, it’s only natural that I would hate cardio Tuesday. They do have kickboxing and stretching videos that I love, and the ab video is good, but let’s face it, I’m not that coordinated or flexible yet so it’s a little difficult for me. Fortunately they change it up enough during the week that I’m still coming back for more. Plus at week 5 I’ll start the month 2 workout which will be a whole new set, and who knows, I may absolutely love them!

If you want to know any more about my journey with TERRAfit feel free to comment or email me simplerusticlifeblog@gmail.com.

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

jenny

Simple Rustic Life

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Zen the Sick Little Lionhead Rabbit

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I wanted to share my story, so bear with me…Meet my bunny ZEN!  Her name is ever important, and you will find out where it came from in a little bit.

When I very first got Zen she came in a small group of five babies I had recently purchased.  When I picked them up I knew there would be a possibility that they could get sick or ill, as there is always that risk when purchasing any animals from farms, flea markets, or anyplace of that sort.  But, that is okay because I have always quarantined everything I’ve bought to make sure they are safe before introducing them into our happy family.  It’s a good rule of thumb to always quarantine new additions! 

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Well, things where going well and I thought I was in the clear till day 4…… (dun dun dunhh!)
I went out to feed and water, as I always do, and check everyone to make sure they where happy and healthy, and what did I find….a dead baby rabbit in the bottom of the cage (one of the five in quarantine).  I got so upset, nothing was wrong the day before, everybody was fine… I got to looking at the kit and it had a poopy butt, which it didn’t have the day before.  I thought, “Oh no, they are getting sick”.  The place I picked them up had this going on, this is the biggest reason I was watching them so close, even more so than the normal quarantine.  I checked everyone else, and I found my favorite doe kit I had bought with the poopy butt going on too. (OH NO)   At this particular time the only thing I knew to do was to adjust their diet, and give them lots of hay.  I started treating them all the way I was told to in the past.  Two days later she (my favorite) got lethargic, wouldn’t eat or drink, and by the next day she was gone!!! 🙁 
I was starting to give up hope at this point, and just prayed and crossed my fingers no one else got it. I cleaned the cage really well, and hoped for the best. The next day I went out and the silver kit had gotten jelly butt, which is really bad.  I brought her in to keep a close monitor on her, and cleaned the outside cage again trying to prevent the two that where left from getting it. 
I started racking my brain….then I thought about my oils!!!!!  (aha)  When we had digestive issues in the past we have always fallen back on a digestive blend of essential oils for upset tummies, or anything of the sort.  I figured at this point it wouldn’t hurt to try, because if I didn’t do something, I was going to loose her anyway.  Knowing that rabbits are extremely sensitive to just about everything, I knew I had a 50-50 chance of saving her life. 
I flipped her upside down, pried her little mouth open, and held the bottle above her mouth, and dropped 2 drops of oil into her mouth.  She didn’t like it…lol  She made a face, wiggled her little nose, and rubbed her mouth with her little front feet…!  After she got settled, I monitored her closely to see if she had any effects from the essential oil blend.  She did fine…!  I was shocked, relieved and so happy, all at the same time.  By the third day she was eating, and drinking, and pooping her normal rabbit pellet balls like she was supposed to!  I was tickled to pieces, I’d found something that would work, and now I knew how to fix it, if it ever happens again.  Essential oils are a true blessing!  
 Now if you haven’t already figured it out, I named ZEN after the digestive blend of oil that I used which I thought was appropriately fitting for her, since it helped her so much…  If you’d like more information on this oil please email me at simplerusticlifeblog@gmail.com
I have only tried this once, and only on one rabbit, so I can’t say they will always be fine, or that it will work every time.  But I thought I would share our amazing story!
Shawna and Zen

Zen As She Is Today!

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March 29, 2015

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Getting Healthy with TERRAfit

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I have battled my weight most of my life, and after having 2 kids in just a little over 2 years my weight has spiraled out of control. Of course, as if being overweight isn’t bad enough, I also have weight related health conditions. For the last year and a half I’ve talked about getting in shape, and I’ve even started a few workout routines and diets…nothing has worked. About a month ago I decided I wanted to try a clean eating diet, basically no processed foods, just food the way it was meant to be. I didn’t want it to just be just a diet, but a way of life for me and my family. I don’t want my children to grow up facing the same health concerns I have. Right around this time I was introduced to TERRAfit, a workout and eating program. So, I did a lot of praying and decided to sign up for a challenge, which started February the 16th, and lucky for you all, you get to follow me as I spend 12 weeks starting my healthy journey. 🙂

So, what is TERRAfit? Well, it’s basically a 90 day program that gets you exercising, eating right, and meeting your goals. What’s so great about it? Well, for me it’s the accountability. When you join TERRAfit you are placed on a 5 person team, or you can make your own. For 90 days you track your progress, you get points for eating healthy…fresh vegetables and fruit, etc., for drinking water, and exercising. Plus you get bonus points for using my great companies essential oil products… did I mention I LOVE them? You also have the possibility, based on your points, to win prizes and money, not just as a team, but as an individual.

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Now, what does the workout include? It has High Intensity Interval Training, Lean Muscle Strength Training, High Intensity Cardio Training, Kick Boxing Training, along with working the Abs and Stretching. It is designed to push you, and to burn maximum fat and calories while building muscle. According to the TERRAfit website these are some of the benefits of TERRAfit…. Maximum Results in Minimum Time, Stimulates Production of HGH, Burn More Calories, Lost Fat Not Muscle, Love Your Heart, Take it With You, Join a TERRAfit 90 Day Challenge with a Team, and Be Rewarded for Choosing to Be Healthy. You exercise 5 days a week and they have a handy routine already made out for you so you know which exercises to do on which day. Trust me they are good workouts, if you don’t believe me just ask my sore abs.

Thanks for following me along my journey, and if you want to learn more about TERRAfit or which brand of essential oils I use, just send me a message here, or email at simplerusticlifeblog@gmail.com.

Have a blessed week ~

jenny

 

 

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