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Exfoliating Coffee Body Scrub
Before we go into any recipes, let’s discuss why a coffee body scrub is so much more beneficial than the everyday scrub. This information was provided by CancerLynx.
No more cellulite. While coffee is wonderful for many reasons, it is actually the caffeine it contains that provides the added health benefits as a scrub. When coffee is applied to the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite.
Problems with varicose veins. Many people accept varicose veins as a necessary evil—either as a sign of getting older or a predisposition inherited from Mom or Dad. Now with a coffee body scrub skin care routine, you may be able to prevent varicose veins or even make them vanish! The caffeine in a coffee scrub acts as a vascular restrictor—shrinking blood vessels, thus helping to reduce varicose veins.
The recipe for a coffee scrub is very simple, including only three main ingredients.
2 cups of coffee grounds (Brand does not matter—the cheaper the better.)
1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt
2/3 tablespoon of massage oil (Any plain, cheap massage oil will do.)
Mix these three items together in a bowl.
If you wish to make more coffee scrub for later use, you can easily double the recipe.
When it comes to making a coffee body scrub, you also have a few add-in options:
Brown sugar - Brown sugar adds a sweet smell, as well as a coarse texture that helps to rejuvenate your skin. Add until you reach the texture desired.
A dash of cinnamon - Adding cinnamon will give your scrub a stronger sharper scent.
Vanilla extract - Vanilla extract gives your coffee scrub a sweeter smell. It also thins the scrub out a bit, if that is the texture you are going for. It may also make the scrub more soothing to the skin.

When the scrub is complete, be sure to apply it to wet or damp skin. The best time to do this exfoliating scrub is in the shower so that you can rinse it off after application. Apply the scrub directly to your skin and rub it in circular motions with your fingers, or use a washcloth or loofah. Remember the circular motion helps to distribute the caffeine to eliminate cellulite and varicose veins.

naturally-fake:

Exfoliating Coffee Body Scrub

Before we go into any recipes, let’s discuss why a coffee body scrub is so much more beneficial than the everyday scrub. This information was provided by CancerLynx.

  • No more cellulite. While coffee is wonderful for many reasons, it is actually the caffeine it contains that provides the added health benefits as a scrub. When coffee is applied to the surface of your skin, it helps redistribute fat cells and decrease the formation of cellulite.
  • Problems with varicose veins. Many people accept varicose veins as a necessary evil—either as a sign of getting older or a predisposition inherited from Mom or Dad. Now with a coffee body scrub skin care routine, you may be able to prevent varicose veins or even make them vanish! The caffeine in a coffee scrub acts as a vascular restrictor—shrinking blood vessels, thus helping to reduce varicose veins.

The recipe for a coffee scrub is very simple, including only three main ingredients.

  • 2 cups of coffee grounds (Brand does not matter—the cheaper the better.)
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar or sea salt
  • 2/3 tablespoon of massage oil (Any plain, cheap massage oil will do.)
  1. Mix these three items together in a bowl.
  2. If you wish to make more coffee scrub for later use, you can easily double the recipe.
  3. When it comes to making a coffee body scrub, you also have a few add-in options:
    • Brown sugar - Brown sugar adds a sweet smell, as well as a coarse texture that helps to rejuvenate your skin. Add until you reach the texture desired.
    • A dash of cinnamon - Adding cinnamon will give your scrub a stronger sharper scent.
    • Vanilla extract - Vanilla extract gives your coffee scrub a sweeter smell. It also thins the scrub out a bit, if that is the texture you are going for. It may also make the scrub more soothing to the skin.

When the scrub is complete, be sure to apply it to wet or damp skin. The best time to do this exfoliating scrub is in the shower so that you can rinse it off after application. Apply the scrub directly to your skin and rub it in circular motions with your fingers, or use a washcloth or loofah. Remember the circular motion helps to distribute the caffeine to eliminate cellulite and varicose veins.

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gifsalmighty:
Like Cinderella, girls. Do you read that? Like Cinderella. 

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Like Cinderella, girls. Do you read that? Like Cinderella. 

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Great message! I need to keep remembering it!!

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theorganicavenger:

Alright.. so it took her several years to go from bigger to bombshell.. But you know, it takes time to change your life :) Remember that the next time you stand in front of the mirror, feeling like there is not enough progress. You will get there!!!

BEFORE: AGE 23 HEIGHT 5’10” WEIGHT 175 lbs BODY FAT 30%

AFTER: AGE 29 HEIGHT 5’10” WEIGHT 135 lbs BODY FAT 12%

Just because weight loss takes time doesn’t mean that it wont be worth it when you get there. Great things don’t always happen right away. But they do happen eventually.

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Not- about -fitspiration- post

Not really behaving properly… Had wine and didn’t watch calories and missed my morning run… And all because of my work. I know I know, excuses! But I had a nervous breakdown, was crying in bed. I’m getting into depression mode because it is so hard to work 12 hours 5 days a week and then take work home for weekend. And all that time being scolded by your boss as well. I’m seriously on the edge and just want to finish it all as soon as possible or I’m gonna get ill. I’m loosing my hope for having any vacation this summer and it’s raining everyday in London. All my friends go to the seaside, buy themselves nice things and party. All I do is this slavery job for 12 hours without even a proper lunch break and no money enough to survive even. I never thought life in London would be SO challenging and I’m scared as hell that it’s gonna be like this all the time.

Did you have problems like that? How did u cope with that?

I really do!

I really do!

moodboard for this week!

moodboard for this week!

And here goes another healthy week =)

Next thinspiration moodboard for you guys! It is already on my wall =)

Today I’ve discovered the power of pomegranate and i’m happy =) it is the best dessert ever! just because it takes so long to eat it that u feel like you had another proper meal!

Did Jillian Michaels workout from Revolution program after work today. And by the way the way there is a new episode of her podcast on itunes, make sure u check it out!

I cannot believe that tomorrow is my last day working as a photographer’s assistant for this guy…..oooomph, that was quite an experience but I want to do something else with my life, this is not my thing apparently…but now im scared of going into nowhere and finding new job. Smile, i must smile, argh! =)))

healthiie:

Allrecipes.com is easily one of the best recipe sites online.. but sifting through a million recipes to find yummy & healthy recipes can be hard. The healthy section has a lot of lol-worthy “healthy” options (cinnamon sugar pork rinds? are you serious? in the healthy section? ok.) & There’s a ton of great healthy recipes buried in other sections around the site. Here’s a list of some worth looking at!
PS - when you change the number of servings, it automatically scales the ingredients down for you!
Enjoy.
xo Mia

Vegan Crepes
Whole Wheat Pancakes 
Autumn Apple Salad
Double Whole Grain Pancakes
Egg White Crepes
Fluffy Canadian Pancakes
Dairy & Gluten Free Pancakes
Eggy Veggie Bake
Poached Egg Caprese
Gluten Free Hot Breakfast Cereal
Quinoa Pudding
Omelet in a Mug
Tofu Quiche with Broccoli
Suppertime Egg Burritos
Black Bean Breakfast Bowl
Zucchini and Eggs

Almond Chicken Salad
Barbie’s Tuna Salad
Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
Avocado and Tomato Salad
Black Bean Burger
Bermuda Spinach Salad
Avocado Egg Salad
Vegetarian Chickpea Sandwich Filling
Grilled Fish Tacos
Cranberry and Cilantro Quinoa Salad
Orzo and Shrimp Salad with Asparagus
Vegan Falafel 
BBQ Tuna Fritters
Asian Chicken Salad
Simple Turkey Chili
No Mayo Tuna Salad

Coconut Curry Tofu
Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs
Garlic and Rosemary Chicken
Fajitas
Vegetarian “Meatloaf”
Paprika Chicken
Lentils and Spinach
Vegan Taco Filling
Vegan Lasagna
Thai Spiced BBQ Shrimp
Whole Wheat & Honey Pizza Crust
Cedar Planked Salmon
Baked Salmon
Taco Salad
Tofu and Veggies in Peanut Sauce
Stuffed Peppers
Turkey Burgers
Crispy Eggplant with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Spaghetti Squash

Peppermint Meringues
Grilled Peaches with Gingersnaps
Pumpkin Pie for Dieters
Pumpkin Rice Pudding
Spiced Baked Apples
Gluten Free Garbanzo Bean Chocolate Cake
Honeysuckle Pineapple
No Bake Peanut Butter Nuggets
Chocolate Banana Tofu Pudding
Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
Low Sugar Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Orange Sponge Cake Roll
Fresh Fruit Minty Dip
Dark Chocolate Bark
Banana Cookies
“Ice Cream” Sandwiches 
Baked Stuffed Pears
Crunchy Macaroons

Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips
Fruity Fun Skewers
Baked Kale Chips
Hard Boiled Egg
Pita Chips
Eggplant Chips
Hummus
Cajun Popcorn

Easy Pizza Sauce
Buschetta
Guacamole
Spinach Basil Pesto
Pico De Gallo
Fresh Salsa
Marinara Sauce
Vegan Pesto
Green Tomato Relish

healthiie:

Allrecipes.com is easily one of the best recipe sites online.. but sifting through a million recipes to find yummy & healthy recipes can be hard. The healthy section has a lot of lol-worthy “healthy” options (cinnamon sugar pork rinds? are you serious? in the healthy section? ok.) & There’s a ton of great healthy recipes buried in other sections around the site. Here’s a list of some worth looking at!

PS - when you change the number of servings, it automatically scales the ingredients down for you!

Enjoy.

xo Mia

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Plateau?

Running yesterday, Jillian Michael’s video today, oooomph I rock =)

Don’t see any result though, i guess i hit that damn plateau everybody’s talking about =( Oh maybe now i just need to increase my exercise routine but i work out 6 days a week, how can i do more and still have a life!