Workout Wednesday

2 time Guiness World Record Holder, Ironman, Triathelete- James Lawrence

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Favorite Oils: PanAway and RC Essential Oil

“I train my body hard. With big goals on the horizon I can’t afford to be sidelined with injury or fatigue. My muscles love the relief they get from Pan Away- keeps me on track to achieving my goals. I’ve used RC since 1995 and it’s a staple oil I use with racing, recovery, and my kids. Life would be different without it. Nothing open my lungs quite like RC.”

James, otherwise known as The Iron Cowboy, was born in Calgary, Alberta. At the age of 28, his wife challenged him to do a 4 mile “fun” run that he struggled to finish. His wife then signed him up for a marathon, and the rest is history. He dominates endurance events and has completed many back to back Ironman distance races. (This consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2 mile run!) James also somehow finds time to raise awareness and money for causes close to his heart, such as the Quiet Way, bringing clean water to people in Africa. He is a personal trainer and a very inspirational role model for discovering the greatness within.

Follow James and see what exciting things he accomplishes in the next year (I hear it may be recorded breaking)!!!
Facebook: Iron Cowboy
Twitter: @triandgiveadam

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Mommy&Me Monday

Mommy&Me Monday – DIY baby wipes

I had a lovely Sunday lunch with my parents and an old friend who is a new mom (and her little one of course). We wanted to meet up so I could tell her all about how oils could be used with babies, and naturally, her princess took the limelight instead. Baby (I’m going dirty dancing on you here) was freaking adorable and my parents absolutely enjoyed playing grandparents over the extended lunch- everyone was happy… Until baby decided to lose her lunch on my chest. Off topic.

Anyways, during the conversation baby decides to throw her toy, that she loves to chew on, to the ground. We have all seen this: baby toy hits the ground and either a) mom totally freaks out and cleans entire floor area, including the toy, clothes baby is wearing, chair baby is sitting in etc., b) mom doesn’t do a thing and gives toy back to baby- your building their immune system right mom? Or c) gently cleans off toy with baby wipe and hands back to baby- just another day of being a mom. This happens numerous times and then out of the blue play date grandma, my mom, informs us that she used baby wipes to remove stains in the carpet when we were younger…

Wait. WHAT?? Yep. Baby wipes as a stain remover- you know, Resolve, Shout, Clorox, etc. I am silently FREAKING OUT. You used it on my bum mum! And on my hands and toys!While I am alive and well 20 somewhat years later, baby wipes have been known to cause skin irritations, check out http://www.ewg.org for different products, their ingredients, and ingredient concerns. FYI I love my mum, mom, momma, mummy, mother, mom, mom. 🙂

So I bring to you a non-toxic solution: homemade babywipes! This easy recipe is great for on the go and can be used in any empty baby wipes container.

What you need:
1 roll unbleached paper towels
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops melaleuca essential oil
1 airtight container

Directions:
1- cut the paper towel roll in half using a serrated knife. Use one half of the roll now and one half later.
2- combine water, coconut oil, and oils in a small bowl
3- put 1/2 paper towel roll into container
4- pour the mixture over the paper towels, cover with lid, let mixture absorb for ten minutes.
5- turn container over and let sit for another ten minutes.
6- remove cardboard center so you can pull wipes from the center when you are ready to use.
7- for to go wipes, place 15-20 wipes into a travel size wipe container.

The lavender oil is soothing, refreshing, and helps cleanse the area where the wipe is used. The melaleuca oil helps sport the immune system and is beneficial for the skin.

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I recommend the book Gentle Babies– it tells exactly how to use the oils for pregnancy, childbirth, on infants, and on young children.

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Who thought driving from Houston to Salt Lake City was a good idea?

This past week Chesla, Randy, and I (Jessica) attended the Young Living Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. WE (collectively) decided it would be a GREAT idea to drive. 24 hours, one way, cramped as comfortable as possible in a Ford Fusion – our team building and money saving possibilities obviously out weighed any cons of being in a car for four days. It’s Saturday and we are headed back home, wishing we could just Harry Potter ourselves back with a port key. Picture proof:20140628-153200-55920015.jpg
I could write a book, but for my sanity your sake, I won’t. Here are a couple of highlights in snapshots. Pictures are known to say more than words can anyway. 20140628-164144-60104690.jpg 20140628-164336-60216506.jpg20140628-164336-60216746.jpg20140628-165220-60740254.jpg20140628-165220-60740090.jpg **I need to post TRAIN videos, unfortunately I cannot do so from a cellular device- I will update when I get to a computer. TRAIN WAS AMAZING!**

Although our bums are numb and our backs now crooked, we gained an ABUNDANCE of knowledge, harnessed our HIGHER POTENTIAL, and had a blast through it all. We want to bring a little bit of Salt Lake City back home and share with our family and friends in two mini conventions(2-3 hours): one in the Cypress area and one in the College Station area. Topics we wish to cover in our mini conventions (date/time: TBD) include:

New products (helping PTSD & Autism)
Essential oil safety
Everyday & Everyway
Oily pets
Mommy and me
Fitness with young living
Toxin free home
Men’s health
Power of Oola
Socially savvy

They say attending convention takes three years off of your learning curve. Good news is that the 2015 convention will be at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX (close to home!) We would love to have a huge party of our own at convention next year! Let us know if you are interested in coming!!20140628-161131-58291308.jpg20140628-165439-60879790.jpg

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