Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2017.

Energy & Motivation for Success

Part of being successful is keeping up energy levels and staying motivated to finish tasks. Too often, when we eat heavy, less-than-healthy foods and drink sugar laden drinks, it is difficult to muster the energy to needed to get through a day of creating our own success. With little energy, staying motivated is not usually in the cards. These types of foods and drinks can also affect our brain capacity.

In order to create our own success, we want to switch gears. Choose healthy, refreshing beverages and good-for you, vitamin and mineral laden foods. They taste great and help us to cultivate healthy bodies and lives. They also help to clear away the brain fog preventing us from pulling off the successful lives we want.

Am I saying “Give up all your favorite foods right now!”? Absolutely not. It’s fine to indulge once-in-a-while, but eating healthy at least 90% of the time will really help us to create the lifestyle we crave.

What happens when we consume healthy things?

If you’re not used to eating healthy, there may be a few unwanted side-effects at first. As women we are strong, and we will live through these changes and come out the other side just fine. The results? A happier, healthier lifestyle that will aid us in becoming our successful selves.

What can we look forward to? Well, for starters:

  • healthier skin
  • healthier hair
  • weightloss/weight maintenance
  • quicker, better thinking
  • more energy
  • the willpower to get things done
  • healthier gut
  • better mood
  • a desire to succeed at other things
  • feel happier
  • sleep better
  • be less jittery

Other things I notice when I’m eating healthier are less of an independence on caffeine, to the tune of almost none, and easier workouts.

That’s a lot to take in, I know. Think about this: You might even get rid of or significantly lower periods of illness and some medical issues. (No, I’m not a doctor. I’m just going by my own experiences and am not making promises. Each of us is different, but eating healthier does make for a healthier body.

I’d like to introduce you to my newsletter Frugal Recipes Happenings by sharing the two most recent issues.

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2017.

Issue #20: Spring has Sprung!

One of the best things about these newsletters, to me anyway, is the sharing of stories and memories. Next is the sharing of recipes and articles with all of you.

In this issue, I share my difficulties during this past winter, my love of spring, and what I do while sitting at Aroma Joe’s sipping tea. I also share some of the recipes I’ve been implementing to create my healthier version of me.

Enjoy these smoothie bowls, healthier cereals, and teas. Yum!


Photograph by Shannon L. Buck, copyright 2017. http://frugalrecipeshappenings.wordpress.comIssue #21: Summer Fun & Food

I grew up in a world where seafood items such as clams and lobsters were drowned in butter for eating, but my trip to the coast this past spring taught me something new. You see, I don’t eat much butter any more and so, when I consumed the clams, I didn’t even think of dunking them in the butter. When I ate the lobster? I did a few times, but I found the butter too salty. I did eat the chips and drink the soda, though I normally would not these days, but I didn’t beat myself up over it. I told myself it’s okay to indulge once-in-a-while, and that I was going to let myself do so during my little mini (2 day) vacation. I’m so glad I did, but I found myself wishing they had a fruit salad instead of the chips. 😉 Turns out, I love my seafood plain, without anything for dipping.

This newsletter shares memories of the previous season, plans for summer, and even childhood memories. It also shares my healthy beverage recipes. These will get you through the summer months without leaving you feeling deprived. Fruit waters and lemonades are cool, refreshing drinks for the hot summer months, and I want you to enjoy the shrimp scampi and other lunch recipes, and those for the treats.


Join me for a summer of healthy recipes, special memories, and setting ourselves up for success over on the newsletter.




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