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Who me?

race hm advoUPDATE 2017…..

I’m a 46 year old christian mother of 3 (Tamara, my sweet baby girl is 27 married to Andrew and just built her first home; Hunter, my only son (no longer a mama’s boy) is almost 17 and my sports enthusiast…playing baseball and basketball AT THE SAME TIME; Hannah, 9 is my princess, only her tiara is stationed w/ horns at times). I married my soul-mate, Steve, just 10.5 years ago (sometimes seems like yesterday…others? Well…FOREVER!); great provider and daddy; now if I could just get honey to find the trash-can! 🙂

After the birth of our princess, people commented about how quickly I’d lost the pregnancy weight…then well, quite frankly it didn’t just stop going down it rather quickly shot back up and I struggled! 2 years went by, the princess turned 2 on a Thursday, baby-girl got married the next day/Friday and Hunterman started staying w/ his dad every-other week the following Tuesday! Year later? WOW, I had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack aka a mini-stroke). Started taking medication for high cholesterol, having to really watch what I ate, daily heartburn and no more birth control! W/n 2 years “I BLOWED UP”! June, 2012 I’d reached a whooping 203 lbs in a size 16+1X  (unbeknownst to honey).

I was introduced to Advocare at the end of July, 2012 by my sister (who learned about Advocare with ME in mind but then she & her husband got on the program themselves). My husband was deteremined that I could “do this” on my own..THAT WAS NOT HAPPENING! WAS HE BLIND, COULD HE NOT SEE HOW BIG I WAS? (Yes, he could, honey once told me he’d like to see me 50 lbs lighter to which I responded, “You’ve never seen me 50 lbs lighter and you never will!”). My sister paid to have me start Advocare’s 10 day Herbal Cleanse. By day 3, honey said, “You’ve got to do this!”. Did you catch that…BY DAY 3?! My mental state was improving, my emotions weren’t so wonky, my energy levels were noticeably higher, I was smiling, I was talking to him in the bed at night AFTER the kids had gone to bed HaHa~ I was getting up early, taking an ocassional walk, laughing and enjoying life! WOW, who knew?! Just during the 10 day cleanse, I lost 4 lbs and 7.5″ (SEVEN AND ONE HALF INCHES!). By the end of the 24 day challenge I had a 14 lb loss, reduced heartburn, cholesterol levels were dropping and my BMI was moving DoWn!

At the time of this original writing, I had been on the Advocare program approx. 6 months and lost 43 lbs with more than 12.5″ (I know in my heart it’s been more than that but can’t find my original measurements), my BMI went from 38 to 23, my cholesterol counts are fantastic and I am currently wearing size 8 (adding in a few size 6s).

July, 2013 (one whole year later) I signed up for courses and earned my Certification as s Fitness Nutrition Specialist, then continued on to receive Certification as a Weight Loss Specialist, THEN I got my Diploma for Personal Nutrition and I am currently working on my Diploma in Advanced Nutrition.

January, 2014 I was searching for a way to help my Tourette’s enthusiast avoid medications and just happened about essential oils, these powerful yet tiny aromatic compounds extracted from the plants, trees, flowers and fruits.  I mean we’ve all known about the power of herbs and fruits our entire lives right?  It only makes sense that these God breathed molecules would be beneficial to bettering our health!

What started out with a little 24 day challenge on some wellness supplements has turned into a lifetime of learning more every day about how to feed my family and get us all healthy… and if I happen to lose a few of the pounds I’ve gained back in the process then SO BE IT 😉

This blog is about my journey to eat right, supplement where needed and get healthy through the use of essential oils with a clean diet.  I’ll share what I’ve learned, where I went wrong with recipes and tips on how to improve your life ❤  I ain’t gonna lie, it ain’t always easy but it’s very doable!

 

**DISCLAIMER – The products and statements made about specific products on hotsparkmama have not been evaluated by the US FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.  All information provided here unto is for informational purposes only based on known and/or personal experiences. It is not intended to substitute for advice from your healthcare provider.

The information and research stated here has been of my own accord through countless hours spent in training, nutritional classes, biblical health coaching and information gleaned from various books and other sources.  All research and information was gathered independently of Charity Baptist Church, AdvoCare and Essential Oils and is for informational purposes only.  I am NOT a Nutritionist, Dietitian or bible scholar, I am simply a MOM trying to teach my children to serve a mighty sovereign God, take care of their bodies NOW so they won’t have to worry later and that there are alternative options in doing so.  I am a certified FNS (Fitness Nutrition Specialist), Weight Loss Specialist, with a diploma in Personal Nutrition using essential oils while studying to become a Biblical Health Coach and receiving my diploma in Advanced Nutrition (whew, that was a mouthful) ❤ .

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of essential oils and when purchasing through my websiteI will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of good health, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤


4 responses to “Who me?

  1. john terry says:

    sorry, i didn’t mean that to sound rude. Which did after i re-read it. Apologies!! You are spot on with everything other than the spark is what i meant.

  2. bemycherie says:

    I have hypothyroidism and was just told about advocare from a friend and how it might help me. I would like to know more, would you reach out to me? I don’t know how to contact you personally.

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