Get Fit Get Healthy Week 8

Week 8 is already here!
It's hard to believe we have been at this for 2 months.

I'm feeling so good! How about you?

This week we or going to keep our plan the same as last week,
but, if you feel like you could use more work outs, go ahead and add a day.  

Haven't joined us yet? Here you go!
1.) If you haven't already, join the challenge here: Get Fit Get Healthy "Starting"
2.) Every Monday, come back to Becoming the Ultimate Housewife to read the tips on how to get fit, get healthy, and feel more sexy and confident.
3.) Weekly, write a post (or email me about your progress) following the goal chart below, and link up with us.
4.) Don't forget to grab the Get Fit Get Healthy button on the Sidebar and display it on your blog or on your update post.

This week, I would like to give 10 tips on making juicing life easier!
That's a word we like to hear, EASIER!
These tips and tricks will help make juicing a fun smooth process for you.
These are all of things I do to help me and my Hubby.
Let me know if you have any to add to the list.


So here we go, 10 Juicing tips:
1. Make a Grocery list: Its so hard to juice when you don't plan your meals.  If you go to the store and just buy what ever looks good, chances are, you are going to spend to much money and not have everything you need. That might just make you stop all together. So before making a trip to the store make a meal plan and a grocery list so you know exactly how many fruits and vegetables to purchase. Don't forget to look around and see what you already have on hand.

2. Saving time: Prepare your fruits and veggies the night before if you plan on making a morning juice. Wash all of the produce and then place them in a storage container in the fridge.

3. Line your pulp basket: If you have a juicer that has a pulp basket, line it with a plastic bag for easy clean up.

4. Juice in a cup: Juice strait into a cup or mason jar. This will help with clean up.

(Tip From Reader)
5. Cut or tear produce to fit through the juicer: Cut any produce that might be to large to fit through the juicer whole. Once you start cutting vegetables they begin to lose nutrients so it's best to cut just before juicing. If you really need to save on time, though, you many want to add this step to your night before or weekly preparation.

6. Re-juice your pulp: Once produce has been passed through the juicer, check to see if your pulp is damp. If so, pass it back through your juicer and you'll be able to get more juice from it. 
You can do this with the pulp if you're making burgers. Use the pulp from carrots in the meat. It makes them bigger and it taste yummy. You can also add a little if you are making bread or muffins!

7. Storing juice: If stored properly, juice can last up to 2 days max but remember that there are no preservatives in fresh juice so it can go bad quickly. Juice will keep for 24-48 hours in the fridge (72 hours is maximum time suggested, but I like to stay in the 24 rule). If you are traveling, bring your juice in a cooler. Store your juice in an airtight container, preferably glass, but BPA free plastic works too.

8. Freezing: Freezing is also an option but less desirable than refrigeration. If you freeze your juice, do it immediately after juicing. Thaw in the refrigerator. Juice will last up to 7-10 days in the freezer.

9. Cleaning your Juicer: Carefully scrub your machine with warm water and soap and place on a drying mat. Check the owner's manual to see if your juicer is dishwasher safe. This will be even easier.

10. Storing Environment: Your juice should be stored in a dark, cool environment away from heat and light.

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Do you have any tips to share? Comment below or email at: contactus@ultimatehousewife.com

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Get Fit Get Healthy Check-in Week 7

1.) Your weight & height: 142 lb/ 5 4"
2.) Measurements
  • Neck:13"
  • waist:28"
  • Hips: 36"
3.) Fitness challenge for the week: Work out at least 3 times for 30 min.

4.) Food challenge for the week: Eat all of my meals as juice.

5.) How well it went: I did okay. I got my work out's in.

6.) Failures and slipups: I ate one meal a day, but the rest were juice. I'm having a hard time giving up my tea and coffee.

7.) Weekly challenge wisdom: I will try my best to make all of my meal juice, but if I eat a meal, it will at least be healthy and I will not beat myself up over it because I'm at least trying my best. I'm starting to feel more comfortable in my skin and not so much like I want to hide.

8.) Advice to fellow followers: Just keep trying! the big word here is TRY you can never beat yourself up for trying! Check in with me by linking up, commenting or by email. Many of you are using email and I have loved reading how you all are doing. It really helps when we all help each other and keep each other motivated and give each other a little pick me up.  Please don't forget to let me know if you don't mind me sharing you check-in's because if you don't give me permission, I will not share them on the Blog. 

9.) Your self portrait:


 
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I love using these in my home! They smell so good.
After a long day of cleaning & cooking, it's nice to draw a hot bath, light some of these and just relax!

IT'S SUPER EASY TO ENTER!

Just follow the giveaway entry form below and your sent only to requirements:
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2. That you follow this blog. 

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Get Fit Get Healthy Week 7!

Wow here we are at week 7!
Did anyone think we could make it to week 7?
Well if you have, give yourself a big pat on the back! You are doing a very good job.
If you are just now joining us here is what to do!

1.) If you haven't already, join the challenge here: Get Fit Get Healthy "Starting"
2.) Every Monday, come back to Becoming the Ultimate Housewife to read the tips on how to get fit, get healthy, and feel more sexy and confident.
3.) Weekly, write a post (or email me about your progress) following the goal chart below, and link up with us.
4.) Don't forget to grab the Get Fit Get Healthy button on the Sidebar and display it on your blog or on your update post.

Okay, so back to week 7!
We are almost up to two months!
Its time to push things up!

This week, I want you to try to make all of your meals juice!
Yes, I know this can be very challenging, but just try it and see if you can do it!
If you find that you need to or want to eat, then make some lean chicken and a healthy salad or veggies, but eat a small amount, not a big serving.

If you don't think you can do it, at least try. If you slip up and have something, who cares! Just get back up and try again. The big word here is TRY!

Also, this week, try your hardest to work out 30 minutes a day for 3 days, if not more. Really try your best to do no less than 3 days. This is whats going to be hard for me, but I'm going to TRY my best!

If you need some help on the way, friend me on My Fitness Pal

If you need ideas for juices, read some of my blog posts & follow me on Pinterest

Please comment below with any questions or tips or anything you want to say, or feel free to email Me at:  Contactus@ultimatehousewife.com

Don't forget to link your check-in or email it to me!

Spicy Beef & Veggies


This recipe is perfect if you have some beef & veggies that you need to use up.
This is a spicy dish but you can make it more or less spicy.

                                                                         What you will need:

    -Beef (I'm using angus beef here but I normally use whatever I have on hand)
    -Chili garlic sauce (to taste)

    -Hot chili sauce (about 10 drops)
    -Veggies, what ever you have on hand.  Peppers are a must (I'm using celery, carrots, mushrooms & mini peppers)
    -Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. (optional)
    -Teriyaki sauce 4 Tbsp.
    • Step #1Cut beef into bite size pieces and start to cook.  Add 2 Tsp. Chili Garlic Sauce, Hot Chili Sauce, Worcestershire & Teriyaki. Cook on medium heat.


    Step #2
    Add veggies, stir and cover with foil.
    Let simmer on low for 5 min. If it gets a little dry looking add more Teriyaki sauce.



    While you're waiting, relax with a glass of wine. AWWW yum!





    Housewife Tip: Clean the kitchen as you go! You will never regret doing it but you will regret it if you don't.

    Now eat & enjoy!
    I hope you like it! Let me know what you think.
    Have a Recipe You want me to try or publish? Email me at: contactus@ultimatehousewife.com


    Get Fit Get Healthy Check-in week 6

    1.) Your Weight & Height: 142/ 5 4"
    2.) Measurements: 
    • Neck 11"
    • waist 27"
    • Hips: 36"
    3.) Your fitness challenge(s) for the week: 30 min 3 days a week
    4.) your food challenges(s) for the week: same as other weeks
    5.)how well did it go: OK, I very Happy Because i'm In my Goal Dress. Still want to lose a lot more but still very happy!
    6.) failures and slip-ups: i missed 2 of my work outs. gained a little weight back but still losing inches!
    7.) weekly challenge wisdom: that as long as i do something to move forward i'm not failing i'm still moving on.
    9.) Your self-portrait: The Pink dress was my Goal Dress a Month and a Half ago I could Not even zip it half way now its on!! 




    Candle Giveaway!!!!!


    Do You Like Candles?
    Then you will love this GIVEAWAY!

    6 Partylite tea candles! $12 value!

    I love using these in my home! They smell so good.
    After a long day of cleaning & cooking, it's nice to draw a hot bath, light some of these and just relax!

    IT'S SUPER EASY TO ENTER!

    Just follow the giveaway entry form below and your sent only to requirements:
    1. That you live in the US.
    2. That you follow this blog. 

    You can enter to win once a day. I'm pretty excited about this prize I hope you like it!


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    Fruit Summer Splash

    Fruit Splash
    *This drink is so good, but do be careful. Alcohol is not good for weight loss, but if your going to have something this is a good choice.*


    What you need:

    Vodka
    Pomegranate juice
    Blue Machine Naked juice
    

    Directions:

    Mix to your taste. 

    How to Fix Scratches & Holes in Hard Wood Floors!

    Oh no! When moving into our newly remodeled home, I dropped the sofa on the new, perfect hard wood floors, leaving a big ugly hole right were everyone could see it. 
    Of course it wasn't in a spot that I could just put something over it! So sad I wanted to cry! My hubby just looked at me in shock like "what just happened" with a very sad look on his face. 
    Him and I worked so hard on installing the floors! It was so sad seeing this!
    The hole & some scratches from me dropping
     the Sofa
    I had to do something to fix this!
    So here you, go this is how I did it!

    First, what you will need!
    - Blend-Fil pencil (found at Home Depot, with the wood stain)
    - Dry cloth
    - Damp cloth 


    Step #1
    Clean the surface

    Step #2
    Fill the hole or scratch

    Step #3
    Wipe with dry cloth
    *do not push the cloth in tje hole

    *If you need to, add more fill.

    Step #4
    Wipe with damp cloth.



    Before
    After



    Yes, you can still see some little scratches because they were too small to get the fill to stay. But at least no big ugly hole any more!
    Here is a step by step video!


    Abella's Braids

    I'm a big fan of Abella's Braids! She is so Amazing! Please check out her blog!
    Click Here
    Photo of me. Braid by Abella's Braids
    Photo of Me. Braids By Abella's Braids!

    I have been talking a lot to Abella's Braids lately. We are good Friends. You all may know her as @abellasbraids on Instagram.  I just love all of her work. Everything she does is just so pretty it amazes me!

    I have personally had the honor of having her braid my hair. These are some of the photos of what she done on me.

    I Love her work so much that I decided to put a page on my blog just for her. I hope you all like it.

    When talking with Abella's Braids This is what she Had to say:


    A Little About Abella's Braids!

    I have been a licensed cosmetologist for the past 8 years but I am currently a stay at home mom. My passion is Braiding, but I also like to do many different crafts such as sewing, beading, knitting and crocheting. My goal is to work out of my home, doing styles for weddings, proms, and other special occasions. I'm also interested in teaching braiding and styling.

    You may know me from Instagram as @abellasbraids

    Check out my account from the link above and follow me if you aren't already!

    I recently posted my first YouTube tutorial!!!

    It's a tutorial on the Feather Braid. It's a very simple braid that anyone that knows how to do a three strand braid can do it. It is my favorite braid because it is a base to many creative braids!

    This is a picture of the finished braid. I just Pinned it off to the side to create a style.

    Check it out and subscribe to my channel! I am going to try to post at least one tutorial per week. I will also be posting pictorials on my blog so make sure to subscribe to that, too!

    I can be Reached by email at abellasbraids@gmail.com
    and I have a Kik Account: abellasbraids

    Check out My Blog Here

    Get Fit Get Healthy Week 6







    Wow we are already at week 6. This is crazy.
    I'm getting such and good response from all of my readers. I love it! I want to give you all a big thank you!

    This is just a reminder (and for those of you that are new, this is what you need to do):

    1.) If you haven't already, join the challenge here: Get Fit Get Healthy "Starting"
    2.) Every Monday, come back to Becoming the Ultimate Housewife to read the tips on how to get fit, get healthy, and feel more sexy and confident.
    3.) Weekly, write a post (or email me about your progress) following the goal chart below, and link up with us.
    4.) Don't forget to grab the Get Fit Get Healthy button on the Sidebar and display it on your blog or on your update post.


    Now for this Week, I'm going to give you some healthy recipes.

    Fruit Splash
    *This drink is so good, but do be careful. Alcohol is not good for weight loss, but if your going to have something this is a good choice.*


    What you need:

    Vodka
    Pomegranate juice
    Blue Machine Naked juice
    

    Directions:

    Mix to your taste. 


    Kale Avocado Salad w/ Vinaigrette:
    (makes 2 servings)

    What you need:
    4 handfuls kale, chopped
    1 handful red cabbage, chopped
    1 tomato, chopped
    1/2 avocado, diced
    1/2 cup olive oil
    1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
    1 Tbsp. honey
    1/2 Tsp. dried basil
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
    sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Directions:
    1. Cut kale off of stems and chop (you can save the stems for juicing)
    2. Chop red cabbage, tomato and avocado (for a little change up on this dish sometimes i will leave out the tomato and avocado or just leave one out)
    3. Mix all together
    4. In a separate bowl, mix dressing: Blend the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, basil, sea salt and pepper.
    5. Add dressing to the mix and toss. 
    This dressing is also very good on meat as you grill it or as a marinade for roasted veggies.


                                                             
    Carrot & Sweet Potato "Fries"
    I love this one!
    Sometimes I will do carrots and yam fries. So yummy!

    What You Need:

    2 medium sweet potatoes (sometimes I use yams)
    2 large carrots
    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp. sea salt

    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 425 F 
    2. Peel the sweet potatoes and carrots. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and slice like fries. Do the same for the carrots.
    3. Put the potatoes and carrots into a bowl and toss with oil, cumin, pepper and salt
    4. Arrange on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or on a stone.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the flesh is tender and the outside is lightly browned and the edges slightly crisp.

    Green Citrus Juice
    What You Need:

    2 green apples
    2 oranges, peeled
    6 big handfuls of leafy greens (kale, chard, spinach, romaine etc. I like to use kale)

    Directions:

    Rinse all ingredients and cut to size for your juicer. Juice and enjoy!


    Let me know what you think of this weeks post.
    Also, I would love to hear how you're doing on Get Fit Get Healthy!
    Comment below or email me at: contactus@ultimatehousewife.com



    Get Fit Get Healthy Week 5


    This is just a reminder (and for you that are new, this is what you need to do):

    1.) If you haven't already, join the challenge here: Get Fit Get Healthy "Starting"
    2.) Every Monday, come back to Becoming the Ultimate Housewife to read the tips on how to get fit, get healthy, and feel more sexy and confident.
    3.) Weekly, write a post (or email me about your progress) following the goal chart below, and link up with us.
    4.) Don't forget to grab the Get Fit Get Healthy button on the Sidebar and display it on your blog or on your update post.

     
    This week we are going to talk about working out at home.

    Some don't like to go to the gym and I'm one of those people. Many of us find it hard to even find the time to work out, let alone go to a gym to do it.
     
    I love working out at home! The only thing I like about the gym is the pool.

    There are so many workouts you can do at home for free! It is so nice. I have 3 workouts that I really love to do, but I'm only going to talk about 2 of them this week. I will talk about the other in a later week.
     
    Two of my favorites are Pilates and Step-Aerobics.

     
    What I may like or what works for me might not work for others, so do keep that in mind.

    The Goal is to do 30 minutes a day every other day of Pilates, paired with a cardio work out on alternate days. 

    All you need to do is 30 minutes a day of something that really works all you muscles and you will start seeing a change.

    Here is a link of a workout Video I Like.



    You can also subscribe to my YouTube account to see more videos that I like.

    Waterfall updo tutorial

    Abella's Braids Posted a New How to Video! Don't forget to check it out!

    Get Fit Get Healthy Week 4 Check-in

    Weight & Height: 139lb / 5 4"
    2.) Measurements:
    • Neck: 13"
    • Waist: 29"
    • Hips: 36.5"
    • Leg Left to Right: 23" / 23"
    • Arm Left to Right: 12.5" / 11.5"


    7.) Weekly Challenge Wisdom: The more meals i Juice the better I feel and the More Energy I Have

    9.) self- Portrait: 

    Get Fit Get Healthy Week 4

    Here is Just a Reminder and For You Who are New, What you need to do:

    1.) If you haven't yet, Join The Challenge Here: Get Fit Get Healthy "Starting"
    2.) Ever Monday come back to Becoming the Ultimate Housewife to read the tips on how to Get Fit, Healthy and Feel more Sexy and Confident.
    3.) Weekly Write a post or email me about your progress, following the Goal chart below, and link up with us.
    4.) Don't forget to grab the Get Fit Get Healthy button on the Sidebar and display it on your blog or on you update post.



    Good Morning everyone.
    Life has Been Crazy,
    With Family Visiting, Hosting 2 party's at my home one on Friday and one on Saturday. 
    I have had No Time to Put up Week 4 Of the "Get Fit Get Healthy." so I'm a Little Late.
    I'm so sorry to all my Readers.

    I don't Know about you but i'm loving doing the juicing! I feel so good doing it.

    So this week Try and have 2 Juice's a day as a meal. 
    Lets Bring it on. We can Do It!

    Also for your work out Walk Walk WALK...
    add more time and more distance to your walk.

    Get Fit Get Healthy Week 3 Check-In


    1.) Weight & Height: 140lb / 5 4"
    2.) Measurements:
    • Neck: 13"
    • Waist: 29"
    • Hips: 36.5"
    • Leg Left to Right: 23" / 23"
    • Arm Left to Right: 12.5" / 11.5"

    7.) Weekly Challenge Wisdom: The more meals i Juice the better I feel and the More Energy I Have
    9.) self- Portrait: 
     I can tell i'm getting Smaller in my Face.

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