Saturday, 27 December 2014

What are you changing in 2015?


Another Christmas has come and gone. It is startling how fast the years go by when you are raising children. I still expect to see my sleepy eyed babies jumping on my bed Christmas morning to tell us Santa has been at our house. Now we have two sleepy headed tweens and a little guy that is far to old to be considered a baby. (except for in my heart). Each year that goes by it feels like it is harder and harder to keep up with these bundles of joy. I resolve every year to get healthier, eat better, exercise more.....some....just so I can bring my A game to being a parent. Then mid January creeps around. Our routine falls back in place and somewhere amid the boxes and ribbons I pack away my good intentions about changing my bad habits.Sound familiar?

 I met Deborah this year and I was so impressed with her zest for life. She is so committed to changing her life and she is doing it! Talk about inspiring. Not only is she getting healthy, she is building a business based on a product that she believes in and uses herself. I thought I was the only one lucky enough to do that (hello shelves of Close To My Heart treasure). If you want to be inspired to really make a difference in your life this year, you will want to meet my friend Deborah.


New Year’s Resolutions…to resolve or not to resolve



With the holiday season upon us once again it can only mean one thing…those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. According to many sites I found using google, among the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions that are broken are:

Get fit/lose weight

Give up smoking

Learn something new

Eat healthier and diet

Get out of debt and save money

Spend more time with the family

Travel to new places

Stress less

Volunteer

Drink less




Are you like me? Do you make resolutions each year and then before January is over you’ve given up on most if not all of them? Then before the year is up you complete forgotten what you resolved to do.




Most of us resolve to get lose weight, eat healthier, exercise more. The gyms are crowded with new members each January only to have those crowds dwindle before March arrives. We try to diet and that gets too complicated to keep up with and takes away from the resolution to spend more time with family because your meal prep time just increased dramatically or maybe it’s because you’re cranky from eating rabbit food all day and nobody really wants to spend time with you.




I am one of those that resolve to do a number of things each year and really never follow through with any of it. However, I made a discovery in 2013 and it has carried me through 2014 and resolution to finally shed the unwanted and unwelcomed weight I had been carrying around. That discovery was nothing more than a vitamin and mineral supplement. The simplicity of the system is amazing and something that I can manage on a daily basis. It is the simplicity that has kept me consistent. The results are so much more than weight loss, because this system is not a weight loss product. It has provided me with the energy I need, filled in the nutritional gaps that caused the cravings for ho ho’s and bon bon’s and has also alleviated some of the discomfort I was feeling in my body that prevented me from doing so many things.




Are you resolving in 2015 to get healthy or travel more or get out debt and save money or spend more time with your family and friends? If you are, will you please contact me and let me help you keep those resolutions?




My name is Debra Bullis and I am a lifestyle changer.

Text/Phone: 613-827-2654

eMail: ThriveTeamCanada@gmail.com

Monday, 8 December 2014

My Hair's Mini Holiday

Ok, yes....admittedly I may be losing my mind, but I have to tell you it certainly feels like my hair got a holiday. I don't know about you but this crispy cold air has turned my coiffe into crispy fried hair. Luckily my friend Deborah Tang, yep, Deborah from last year's post, suggested a mini spa day for my ailing locks. I am not one of those girls that spend hours each morning perfecting their hair and makeup.....I am more the roll out of bed and tie my hair in a knot on the top of my head type, but still my hair was driving me nuts as it was so frizzy and falling into my face. Deborah lent me this really cute bag with everything I needed to save my hair from an untimely chopping.

The shampoo is Arbonne Pure Vibrance Lustre Fortifying Shampoo. It smells divine. I can't put my finger on the exact scent but its somewhere in the berry area. Its not too fruity or strong. I am really sensitive to strong fragrance so you can trust me when I say its just right.

The conditioner is Arbonne Pure Vibrance Fortifying Conditioner. It does not really have a smell. At least I could not smell it over the lovely shampoo. You know how when your hair is really damaged and you run your hand over it when it is wet you can feel the tangly feel. As soon as I put this conditioner on that was all gone. Poof. Conditioners do remove some of that but not like this. It was literally smooth as silk.

I was already tickled with the performance of the products and then I tried the hair mask. Oh my! My hair's texture totally changed. I thought about doing one of those videos where you see the girl flouncing her gorgeous hair around but I figured you would be laughing too hard to finish reading this post.

The spa did not end there. She lent me a serum....I think more valuable than the serum used to create Captain America. Arbonne Pure Vibrance Colour Last Hair Serum. My hair is not coloured....that will be next weeks post  (be sure to check in) but it does tame your hair and make it shiny and glossy. The final touch was the Arbonne Texturizing Mousse. Ta-Da....a perfect hair day.

Thank you Deborah, I really needed this intervention to save my hair.  If you are having a hair emergency or even just need a glamorous holiday look, Contact Deborah Tang Arbonne District Manager, Independent Consultant deborah.tang@gmail.com or shop Arbonne