Saturday, September 22, 2018

Rebounding




Hey Everyone, I don't share much about my wellness and fitness.  So, today I wanted to share with you rebounding for better health, stamina, flexibility, burning fat, and much more.   I added links so check them out.

I purchased an Jump Sport  fitness trampoline recently to workout in my home.  Gyms in your area may offer this for better instruction on how to use these and get a great workout.    I am still looking for one online that will give me the full workout. (remember to stretch, warm up, work out, stretch and cool down)

  When purchasing a fitness trampoline you want one that have the elastic cords as above.  There is no impact on the back or joints and you are able to bounce high with no effort.  Avoid the metal spring one they are hard on the joints and do not bounce well. ( I purchased one and found this out)

This is a really fun way to get fit and you will not dread it.  

My fitness plan is intermediate fasting for 16-18 hours, Pure water (we just put in a pure water system under the kitchen sick), drink healthy smoothies, colorful organic salad, healthy soups and the fitness trampoline.

 My goal is to be fit and healthy, looking the best I can in my 50's.   I want to drop 10 pounds because at 5'2'' my idea weight should be 110.  I have been doing all the fitness plan above, adding the trampoline is my latest addition to the plan.

I hope this post encourages you to get fit and eat well for a healthier you.

Some have asked; What health and natural doctor do you follow?   I follow DR AXE

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30 BENEFITS OF REBOUNDING FOR MIND, BODY AND OVERALL HEALTH.

MIND

Rebounding is an effective form of exercise by which the user gains a sense of control and an improved self image
Better mental performance with keener learning processes
Improves coordination between the proprioceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers
Improves balance by improving brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear
Reduces feelings of anxiety and depression by an increase in endorphins. You will feel happy after each time you exercise. (did you know that a high quality of cod liver oil in capsules help with anxiety and depression as well) 

BODY

Aids lymphatic circulation by stimulating the millions of one-way valves in the lymphatic system
Reduces Blood Pressure when the arterial pressures rise during exertion
Enhances digestion and elimination processes
Encourages blood circulation by increasing the capillary count in the muscles and decreasing the distance between the capillaries and the target cells
Helps manage body composition and improves muscle-to-fat ratio
Protects the joints from the chronic fatigue and impact delivered by exercising on hard surfaces
Promotes tissue repair
Easier on joints than the impact of running.
Increases respiration and capacity for breathing
Boosts metabolism and Improves resting metabolic rate; therefore more calories are burned for hours after exercise
Holds off incidence of heart disease by lowering low-density lipoprotein (bad) in the blood and increasing high-density lipoprotein (good)
Strengthens the heart and other muscles in the body
Lowers circulating cholesterol and triglycerides levels
Prevents chronic edema/swelling by decrease in the volume of blood pooling in the veins of the cardiovascular system
Provides an increased G-force (gravitational load) which strengthens the musculoskeletal systems
Activates pituitary gland which stimulates bones and encourages body growth,Rebounding can stop osteoporosis and osteopenia in their tracks, but what’s even better is that it can prevent them completely.
Circulates oxygen to the tissues  

HEALTH

Allows for deeper sleep and easier relaxation
Keeps you young by slowing down atrophy in the aging process
Encourages Muscle Performance by causing muscles to perform work in circulating fluids throughout the body to lighten the heart's load
Rebounding for longer than 20 minutes at a moderate intensity increases the mitochondria count within the muscle cells, essential for improving endurance
Aids alkaline reserve of the body, which may be of significance in an emergency requiring prolonged effort
Boosts immune system and minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems
Relives Pain from sore neck and back, headaches, and discomfort caused by lack of exercise. Improves back pain. Improves the joints.
Reduces blood pressure by lessening the time during which blood pressure remains abnormal after severe activity
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😏There is more I am sure, but most of all it is fun.
Here's to your health!
Share your thoughts, I love hearing from you.
Simply Farmhouse




Friday, September 14, 2018

Simplicity of Fall






 I have purged all my old fall decor, and my goal is to keep my fall decor simple, light, and inexpensive. The pumpkin on the end table and the plaid blanket scarf came from Target dollar section.  As well as the little ceramic pumpkin shown below.  Less stuff, less storage.

Today, I purged my kitchen. I kept only a set of eight white dinnerware, eight mugs, and eight drinking glasses.  I also kept only one white casserole dish, and six white serving bowls and plates.  The rest has been purged.  I even have one empty wall cabinet with nothing in it. 

With less dishes I feel that I will not need to use the dishwasher.  Which will be great because it will bring back that mother and daughter time of washing dishes together.

Then there's the love for throw pillows, oh my goodness, they are the easiest and fastest way to change up the living room or bedroom and even the front porch.  The only problem is where do you store them all?

I have purged a lot of my throw pillows.  I am only keeping three pillows for living room, two pillows for each bedroom, three for the front porch.  I have slowly picked up pillow covers from Ikea to change out my pillows. The pillows do not have to be stored, they stay in their places. Instead of rows of pillows in my closet taken up a lot of space, I now have one simple little bin of pillow covers.   More to come as I keep working on living with less.

Wishing you the loveliest soon to be fall days🍁

Simply Farmhouse

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

At Home


My home is the most important institution in the world to me. If we really think about it home sustains us it fulfills our deepest needs for love and understanding, it gives us emotional stability, and it teaches us to live with others.  A wonderful place to retreat to after a day away and it is comforting to know that love awaits us.

Here is where life's hurts are healed, here we find new strength for the next day.  Isn't home a wonderful place to be!  We must see that the true values in life and in the home are not material but spiritual. 

It doesn't matter how much money a family has or how many comforts, the only thing matters that there is love and Christ in the home.  At the end of the day, all that matters is the affection and understanding that each of us share as a family.

A home where moral values are taught such as "The Ten Commandments, The Beatitudes, The Golden Rule, and The Fruit of the Spirits. In our home hubby/dad is the head of the home, there must be this loving and godly authority in the home.

In my home my goal is to have a attractive as possible home not with wealth but clean and clutter free.  A place where dad can't wait to get home to and our children never hesitate to invite a friend over.

When I was growing up there were two brothers who lived across the road from us in a very fine home. We lived in a little farmhouse nothing fancy.  They loved coming over to our little farmhouse, because of the love and home feeling they felt when they visited.  Sometimes my mom would cook breakfast for supper these brothers loved mom's homemade biscuits and gravy served with fresh garden tomatoes. Our little farmhouse left a lasting impression on them.  See it's not the finest comforts we have to offer it is the love and the warmth our home gives to others.

After all home is where our children learn the real meaning of love.

Be vigilant and guard your home, it is the little foxes that spoil the vine. Little things that take away from our lives of devotion and worship with God in the home and at church. 

Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.  Ps 127

Love to hear from you.
Simply Farmhouse

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Simply Farmhouse Homemade Vegetable Soup (5*'s)

This recipe is my own recipe, I just toss together what I think would be great together.

My family gives this soup five stars *****.  With fall right around the corner it is time
to bring out the soups recipes to give our homes that warm cozy feeling.🌻





 Serving it with your favorite bread or with homemade cornbread covered in heaps of butter.  yum!


 Enjoy!  (copy and print)


Simply Farmhouse Homemade Vegetable Soup  (I use all organic ingredients)

1- 1 1/2 pds of ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 green bell pepper chopped
3-4 med carrots shredded      (I use a hand grater)
1 garlic clove peeled and diced
1 tsp of salt ( or to your taste)
1/2 tsp of pepper
1/2 tsp chili powered
1/2 tsp turmeric   (op, I add this for our health it fights cancer)
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp of mustard

1/2 cup of HONEY
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of ketchup
1 box of BONE broth   ( I only use bone broth it is excellent for your health)
2 small (frozen) bag of organic peas
2 small (frozen) bag of organic corn   ( frozen is better for you than can)

1. Brown the ground beef , onions, garlic, bell pepper in 2 TBSP of coconut oil.
Brown over med-heat.

2. Add salt, pepper, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, mustard, honey. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

3. Add tomatoes, ketchup, bone broth, corn and peas.

4. Bring to a boil- reduce heat on med-low stirring occasionally simmer for 30 mins or longer.
Serve with your favorite bread.  Serves 4-6.  It is even better the next day!

 This recipe can be easily double.  It can be cooked then simmered in a crock pot all day. I love simmering mine in the dutch case iron soup pot.

The longer you simmer this soup the better it gets.


Blessings, from our Farmhouse to your home.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Slow Days


Be at home more.....

Guard your time wisely....

Slow your days.....intentionally.


Organize, and purge your home....leaving only the beauty.



August where are your going?  

This month has been intentionally full of  slow days...  After all slow days just don't happen that have to be planned. I look around to see our littlest playing dolls in her room while our oldest is curl up under a cozy blanket reading a book.  Hubby put out some landscape creek rocks for me across the front of the house this morning.  I love being home!  I could never get tried of this life that I have been so blessed with.

Slow down, enjoy your home, and your family.  It is a wonderful place to be.
Simply Farmhouse


“The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.”  
J. R. Miller