Time is running away from me

Have you ever felt that time is just running away from you, slipping through you fingers faster than you can hold on to it?

Like sand through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.

Sorry, I had to say it. Truthfully though, I am feeling that time is just going by so fast and I have so much that I want to get done. I am excited for a couple of things that I do have in the works currently.

First off, I have blog post plotted out all the way until June for next year, yes I stated that correctly JUNE! Now, the big question is will it really happen? I am going to try with  all of my heart, but as you all know life throws you many curveballs.

Second, I have a new job in the works that personally I NEVER in a million years thought I would be doing, but am finding that I am LOVING it every time I get to go and help out so far. I know that it will change my life, bringing more inner peace and finding a more holistic health path for myself and my family. I can’t wait to share it all with you, along with everything that I am learning from it.

Third, plotting out getting mine & my families eating back on track. One thing that is great about being a military family that is away from our hometowns is that we don’t have to do holidays. I know this sounds odd, but I really like doing the holidays on off time, maybe because I have worked my WHOLE life in jobs where I had to work on the holidays so the past 14 years I have been working holidays. I have decided for our family that after we get back from our Arizona adventure (visiting Jrod’s family & running maybe our last race of the 2014 season) that we are going to be doing the Whole30 Challenge. We have done this before when we first moved to Virginia back in early 2013, and loved it. Due to many situations we have gotten away from that way of eating and personally I miss it. I am already gathering meal ideas, and next week I am going to prep a TON of freezer crockpot meals so we will already be set when we get back from vacation.

Fourth, with my wonderful friend Lyndsay we have started an Etsy store that has homemade all natural products, called ViolaMae’s Handmade. Every Monday we get together and experiment with new products and we will be adding 4 new products alone this week. While Lyndsay is the mix master, I am the advertising/ labeler of the team. We are also working on doing a lot of local events around our towns to get us out there. I am truly enjoying the products that we are making, even the deodorant which I NEVER thought I would be able to do, but I LOVE it. I am hooked on the Lavender/ Wild Orange mix that we have.

Slowly I am becoming the person that I never imagined myself to be, but am finding that it is the way that I want to be. I am truly blessed in my life, and while we are working on making the most out of our time here I really feel like this is home now. They say you can never go back, and personally I am a big believer of this. I have gone back and its not the same, so remember your past as the good times and look forward to all the good times ahead.

Look for more updates soon, my mind is filled with idea, it’s finding the time to do it all right.

When you enroll as a Wellness Advocate,

When you enroll as a Wellness Advocate, you do NOT have to sell to anyone, although as you fall in love with doTERRA you naturally share with others. You can simply order for yourself at wholesale prices, while earning points back for each order over 50 PV.

The chart below shows items I would purchase monthly on the left. Instead of spending this money online, paying separate shipping, driving across town, I have swapped everything for more natural solutions, shown on the right. (Please note the doTERRA items have a longer supply as you only use very little, so I have not only saved money monthly, but my products last longer.) Best of all, I have ditched all chemicals and only use natural, safe, effective products in the house. Many of those shown on the left are not as safe as I thought.

Purology Shampoo 8.5 oz $27.00
Purology Conditioner 8.5 oz $37.00
Metagenics Multivitamin 120 caps $35.00
Metagenics Omegagenics 90 caps $47.00
Multigenics Chewable 90 tabs $22.00
Tylenol 100 caps $15.00
Proactiv 1 month supply $41.00
Sensodine Whitening Toothpaste $8.00
Dreft Laundry Detergent 64 loads $17.00
Antibacterial Handsoap (4-5) $15.00
Seventh Generation MultiSurface $5.00
DayQuil 48 caps $15.00
TOTAL $284

Protecting Shampoo 8.34 oz $19.50
Smoothing Conditioner 8.34 oz $23.00
LLV- Microplex, Alpha, xEO Mega $74.50
a2Z Chewable 60 tabs $19.50
PastTense (3-6 month supply) $18.50
HD Clear System (2 month supply) $43.00
Onguard Whitening Toothpaste $8.50
Onguard Laundry Detergent 64 loads $24.50
OnGuard Foaming Handwash $18.50
OnGuard Cleaning Concentrate (6 months) $2.25
OnGuard (2 months supply) $32.00
Total $283

If you have any questions on how to get started, or want more info, please let me know. http://ow.ly/i/7AXEW

5 weeks until the Tucson Half Marathon: Training Plan Week 2

The countdown is ON! Getting closer to my goal of cutting of 15 mins from my Half Marathon time. I am excited that tomorrow is also my measurement day! I will share what I have either lost or gained, but fingers crossed for a lost. I feel smaller & stronger, but the measurements will be the real test.

Do you measure yourself when you start a new workout program? I have learned over the past year that this is the best way for me to see the results that I am getting. My first round of PiYo earlier this year I lost ZERO pounds, BUT 10 INCHES! I will take the inches over pounds any day of the week.


Monday: 3 miles & Buns

Tuesday: Strength & 2 mile walk

Wednesday: 4 miles & Core

Thursday: Strength Intervals

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 6 miles & Combat Stretch

Sunday: Full Body & 2 mile walk

Why join doTERRA Essential oils?

Originally posted on Oils For Health :

New Member Enrollments hits new record:

Last month doTERRA enrolled more people in a single month than we have ever done in any month previously. Why? Why are tens of thousands of new members joining doTERRA each month?

In a recent national survey, conducted by a reputable firm on our behalf, 69% of Americans indicated that they use natural products to improve some aspect of their health.

Only 1 out of 6 people surveyed (just 16%), indicated that they use essential oils. 1 out of 30 (just 3%) indicated that they are using doTERRA. This data suggests that at a minimum, the potential market size for doTERRA in the U.S. alone is 5 to 10 times the current actual size of the company.

59% of those who said they had used doTERRA were women, and 36% were men. Women use essential oils 64% more than men.

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7 weeks until the Tucson Half Marathon: Training Plan Week 1

Saturday I ran the Baltimore Half Marathon, it was my slowest time EVER and not by a little. The last 2 miles I was in such pain, and I know it was due to not training enough, not drinking enough water, and not foam rolling as much as I should be. *I want to state the water was not fully my fault, at the “bathroom stops” there would only be ONE , yes, ONE port o potty for a couple THOUSAND people. I had to go into some random corner store and use their bathroom which was in the basement that had a CAT in it!*

Sorry, ranting over. In all truth it was very enlightening my run yesterday, I made a new friend, and learned a very good lesson.. TRAIN!

Seven weeks from now I will be running the Tucson Half Marathon, and I have a huge goal to finish at least 5 mins faster than all of my other half marathons. Jrod’s family lives there so we will have a cheering section and I want to do my best time while I am with family. Jrod will be running the full marathon, so it’s a great time for both of us.

For this training I am doing a mix of running and PiYo workouts. I need the PiYo to help with my knees and hips, which have been super tight and lead to my injury back in May.

Monday: 3 miles

Tuesday: Lower Body & 2 mile walk

Wednesday: Upper Body & 4 miles

Thursday: Sweat

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 8 miles & Stretch

Sunday: Lower & Upper Body

Total miles: 17 miles

I am also motivating myself by only watching Arrow while working out. It’s killing me! I just started Season 2 and I can’t wait to see them all! Then I will watch season 3 on Hulu Plus, sigh.. I love this show. What is your plan for this week?


Meal Planning October 19th

This past weekend I had a personal awaking, this happened while trying on my half marathon compression pants, that want I was doing in my life wasn’t working. I will post more about this later, but the over all is that things need to change ASAP!

I had gotten away from Meal Planning a little, and it was showing so now back into the swing of things!


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit) 

L: Spagetti ( Brown rice pasta, ground sausage, garlic, & sauce)

D: Grilled Chicken for me, Ribs for Jrod, with grilled vegetables


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Adventure (will be running around town before work so this is my ? of the week)

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup *slow cooker recipes last us a very long time*


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Pasta Fagioli Soup


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Steak with grilled vegetables


B: Shakeology (Chocolate w/ PBFit)

L: Veggie Chop

D: Asian Chicken Stir Fry


B: Eggs with homemade waffles

L: Jambalya

D: Pot Roast w/ potatoes & vegetables

I will be using the containers from the 21 Day Fix program to help with my portion control. I have been using them a little for my lunches and it crazy how much vegetables get into that small container! I ordered these the day they came out, I love the Beachbody now lets you order just the containers themselves without the workout program!

What are your plans for this week?