Back to School!

Kids are going back to school…one of our babysitters was just telling us that she thinks summer should be longer! haha! Who doesn’t feel that way!? I don’t have a child in school yet but eventually I will and one thing that seems to trend is kids getting sick. I remember the few times I got sick in high school and it literally was the worst. I had to just stay at home and lay on the couch all day. I HATED IT!! I wanted to be out with my friends, socializing, working out. Doing something!! lol

I was never a really sick kid but the times that I did get sick it sucked. I am sure most kids feel that way. I mean come on…no one really WANTS to be sick. IF they do..that is just weird! haha

I WISH we would have known about Essential Oils back then but instead we went straight to pills to instead of more homeopathic route first. BUT as I always say…you don’t know what you don’t know!

Now that I have the knowledge about living more naturally I wanted to share with you an amazing GO-TO blend that I use all the time.

Onguard Protective Blend from DoTerra

This stuff is AMAZING!! It is a cleaner, protector and all things wonderful! This blend consists of Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark/Leaf, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils. So as you can imagine it is like Fall in a bottle. Sooo yummy!! You can take this internally, topically or aromatically and I do all 3. It is also a great purifier.

I created a roller bottle filled with the OnGuard and Fractionated Coconut Oil and put it on Jenson’s feet. Once he starts daycare he is going to be using this everyday. It is a great immune booster and protects him from any environmental threats. I definitely don’t want him to get sick so putting this on him keeps him as safe as I can keep him…wIthout sticking him in a bubble!! lol

None of us parents obviously want our kids to get sick. It not only sucks for your child but then it messes up whatever you needed to get done. It basically stops all productivity.  Getting their immune system boosted is always a great thing and that is why I wanted to share this amazing blend before school starts!

If you want more info on this oil message me and I am happy to talk! This oils has amazing benefits! A great daily one!

The Anxiety Monster and What I Did to SHUT IT UP!

It is amazing how your body changes so much during and after having a baby. The hormones raging, the weight fluctuating…blah blah blah….that is all I have to say about that business. lol You just don’t feel like you…and the question always pops in my mind.. will I ever feel like ME again? Who knows…this is my first baby so I am new at this. I think it is kind of scary. You are in a whole different body that you aren’t used to, your hormones are going nuts and feelings are coming out that you aren’t used to and to top it off life has completely changed because now you have this beautiful little human to take care of.

When we got pregnant I didn’t know how I would feel, how much weight I would gain or anything else…i really just had no idea what was going to happen. It is weird to look at myself in a mirror right now and think that hey…this is me. This is my body and now it is time to work. There are definitely things I wish I could have done to make postpartum easier, like workout during pregnancy. Unfortunately that is not something I was really able to do other than the walks. Well that is in the past and it is time to move forward. The worst thing to do is to put all my focus on the past and then dwell in it. This does nothing. I have to meet myself where I am at right now.

The last couple weeks has been especially hard for me…my anxiety and feeling of worry started to creep in like I have never felt it before. At first I thought it was new PMS that I was getting since I had heard that could be all wonky as well. Well it was part of that but it is also just straight up anxiety because I am worried about the future.  I am not a person that LOVES change…in fact I put a bit of a worry wort about it and start to second guess myself. Which is awful. Don’t do that..just don’t. lol 

I had heard the phrase PostPartum Anxiety and read a little into it and it seemed to be where I was. I have had this fear that something was going to happen to my sweet Jenson. We all know what fear stands for..and that is where I was living. I realized I kind of stopped life when this started to creep in. I kind of just hid away and hoped it would just go away. Well guys…don’t do that either! haha I basically wasn’t handling it. I can’t expect something to go away if I am not going to do anything about it. That goes for everything in life.

I can’t expect to lose weight or feel healthy and happy if I am going to sit around and do nothing. I am the only one in charge of my life and it took me a couple days to snap out of it…thank you Period!! I finally feel like that fog has lifted though. I am starting to get back to who I normally am…the motivated kick ass crazy lady that I am! haha I learned alot the last couple weeks. Clearly I didn’t handle that anxiety well. To be honest …it really threw me for a loop. I wasn’t expecting something like this, to feel like this. I didn’t feel prepared and in turn I hid away instead of fighting it. I let it consume me instead of telling it to piss off.

PostPartum is a crazy freakin journey guys. The hormones, the body changes, the life changes. Everything. We all get different symptoms of it whether it be anxiety, happiness, depression etc.  All you moms are doing a wonderful job. We are all different and going through something different but that is OK! The most important thing that I learned from this is not letting it get to me. I should have stood tall and told this crap to piss off but I didn’t. I went down a different rabbit hole and I never ever want to do that again! We have to be brave, we have to fight and we have to show them who is the boss! lol 

So I say all these things but you are probably wondering….well Natalie…how in the hell am I supposed to do this?? You keep saying show them who is boss but I need to know HOW! Well don’t worry guys..we are getting there. I know I am long winded…just ask my dad…as he says ‘get to the point Nat!’ haha!

So how do I combat those feelings of anxiety, those feelings of worry? Well let me share what I did….and I hope that they can help you!

  1. Pray/Meditate – I am a Christian woman. I believe in God and I have to realize that I am not the one in charge. (ok I know..i try to be but it never seems to work!) To be totally honest I haven’t really been praying much. Prayer life has never been a strong one for me. This is something I have wanted to change. Something our Pastor told us in Church was that we need to give it all to Him, our one true God. I wasn’t doing that. I was trying to handle it all on my own…UMM NO WONDER I WAS FREAKIN OUT! lol I started praying more and really just focusing on letting it out. WOW did that help me. All of a sudden, I felt a weight lifted.  It is very hard to let things go. I am a control freak. I like things my way. I know shocking right? Well it has always been hard for me to give up that control and that is why I deal with this anxiety. It is OK to let go! In fact…it is healthy! So do it..now! Knock it off right now guys! haha. I also added in Meditate. . . I actually haven’t done this yet but I am starting it. Meditation can have some many wonderful affects on you! Try it out…tell me how you like it..what you learned from it and anything else! I would love to hear from you.
  2. Talk, Talk, Talk! – The minute you feel not right is the minute you need to talk to someone, multiple people…anyone!! OK maybe not up to random people…they might thing you are a loony bird! lol For real though guys…talk…have those certain friends you can truly confide in for honesty, love and support. These are so so so important!
  3. Get Oily!! There are so many ways Essential Oils can help with emotions. (Plus they have incredible vitamins that help too!) I started really putting together a little blend of ‘happiness’ and ‘motivation’ to help me. To help set me up for the day!! So what oils did I use? Lemon, Frankincense, Citrus Bliss, Balance Blend and Serenity. These oils helped me a TON in this great time of need!!
  4. Make Changes to Nutrition/Fitness – it isn’t surprising that I am saying this right guys? lol Nutrition can COMPLETELY affect your mood. The more processed junk and just crap that you eat….the worse you will feel which in turn can cause you to feel depressed. I know…really ‘sciency’ right?? haha. I am basically saying this guys….choose whole foods. Make a conscious effort to eat veggies over chips. Your body will thank you and so will your mind. Same with fitness…make a conscious effort to add in activity. SOME kind..ANY kind. Go for a walk, swim, run! Go skipping! Workout at home, go to the Gym. FIND SOMETHING. Stop with the excuses….trust me I am a pro at excuses! Oh you are tired? well do it anyways, I don’t have child care…ok take your kid with you. (I can say that now because I have a kid! ha!) If you take your child with you they are gonna start seeing that fitness is just a part of daily life. These changes will really resonate with your kids and they will want to mimic that. We all want our kids healthy and happy and it really starts with us! 🙂

So there you go….these are the changes I made and AM making right now. They aren’t’ easy….and not everyday I am doing them…YET. BUT I am getting there. I hope you found this helpful. If there are tips YOU have to help combat anxiety, stress, worry…I would love to hear!!

As always thank you guys for listening! You are all amazing and beautiful!

My Go-To Anxiety Blend!

BOGO Day #4! 

💥Day 4 BOGO💥

buy one Passion Touch , get one Console Touch FREE! 

dōTERRA brings us 2 oils today from our emotional aromatherapy line today!! 👏🏼👏🏼And these 2 are Wonderful!! 💕💕

2 convenient roller bottles. Ready to roll on for emotional support 😕😱☺️😊😥😠😭

These make great perfumes too!

Check out my website www.mydoterra.com/nataliebell2

BOGO Day #3!

 

I am loving this BOGO week that DoTerra has!! Another great one today!!

Buy Peppermint get PastTense FREE! 🎉💃🏻 Today only!

🌿Peppermint:
-Supports healthy digestion
-Supports healthy respiratory system
-Naturally cooling
-Improves focus
-Invigorating
-Energizing

🌿Past Tense:
-Supports occasional head tension relief
-Ease stressful feelings
-Promotes calm
-Soothes body discomfort

☀️Wholesale: $20.50 Retail: $27.33
☀️BOGO SKU: 30190001

Head to my website to order: www.mydoterra.com/nataliebell2

BOGO Day 2!!!! 

✨DAY 2: Tuesday BOGO!✨

💧Buy One Terrazyme (digestive enzyme)

💧Get One Digest Zen FREE!!

☀️BOGO SKU: 35110001

☀️Wholesale: $37.50 Retail:$50.00

This combo is ALL things digestive; they are powerful GI Tract Partners!! All tummy troubles can benefit from this powerful duo!

I love today’s deal because digestion is what started the whole holistic and natural living journey for myself!!! Digestion can affect aoany things so helping it out is huge! 

TerraZyme is a capsule that you can take every day if you want! It helps digest all those processed foods that are out there.  It is hard to 100% get away from everything processed and because of that this is here to help add support. 

DigestZen is an incredible Essential Oil Blend! This is what we used for Jenson when he was having tummy troubles due to formula. He calmed him right now and he felt loads better! You could see it in his face! 

If this BOGO deal is something that interests you please email me at Natalie@changingnaturally.com and let’s chat! 

BOGO ALL WEEK LONG!!

Okay first of all I just have to say that Doterra is amazing!!!! This week they are having a buy one get one deal every single day!! As you all know I love love love essential oils! 

Seriously if you have something going on in your life there’s most likely an oil for that hahaha!! 

I have found so many amazing things to use them for and so I had to share with you guys this awesome week that is going on! All week long me and my team have a Facebook group that is sharing with everyone the BOGO of the day as well as educating you all on the oils and what you can use them for!! 

Today’s BOGO is by Melaleuca and get purify for free!!! 

There’s so many different uses you can use for Melaleuca and purify it’s pretty incredible! 

Melaleuca is one of my stand by oil should I use on a daily basis! There’s so many ways that you can use Melaleuca and purify!!

This is the PERFECT BOGO to kick off the week!! Every home needs and will benefit greatly by having these two oils on hand! 

💧Melaleuca: 

-Cleansing

-Immune Support

-Rejuvenation

-Seasonal Support

-Soothes Irritation

-Purifies the Air
💧Purify:

-Cleansing

-Deodorizes

-Seasonal Support

-Soothes Irritation

-Purifies the Air

-Repels Insects

-Soothes Bug Bites

-Freshens the Air

-Uplifting

If you are curious to learn more about these amazing oils or just want to go ahead and purchase them please message me at Natalie@changingnaturally.com 

On top of the awesome BOGO deal I have a really great giveaway so if you’re interested to learn more again message me!!! 

Happy Oiling!!!!!

3 Days In….

I am 3 days into my new workout program. I am actually feeling really good too!! I started the 21 Day Fix program but I didn’t start the nutrition portion. After the last couple days I think I should follow the portion control program just to help get me back in the swing of things!! 

I am loving the workouts though! I am already feeling stronger and definitely more sore than I have ever felt; lol!! 

https://changingnaturally.com/picplaypost_20170710_16_39_45-mp4/Each day is a completely different workout so it is refreshing to not be doing the same thing every day! Plus I have been going for walks so I am getting some extra exercise in! It takes time for sure to really get in the groove of a huge shift in lifestyle!!! 

I have been using my diffuser a TON since I started to really help with getting uplifted and excited about working out!!! I took so much time off from pregnancy, adrenal fatigue and healing from labor/delivery that I lost my excitement for exercise!! Makes me sad but it is just an obstacle I am.working through! 

I have been diffusing Citrus Bliss Blend and Breathe Blend for every workout! Citrus Bliss is an amazing blend of essential oils that is uplifting and invigorating!!! It has really helped me get my mind and body excited to start this program! The Breathe blend has also been extremely helpful to help get my airways opened up and make my workout even easier!! My allergies have been a pain in the butt lately so having that diffuse has been just wonderful!!! 😍

Another oil that has been amazing in my journey of getting back to my wedding weight has been Deep Blue! It is for sore muscles and joints and MAN does it work!!!! I have also heard Lemongrass works for this and I just tried it tonight to see which one I like better!!! Walking after legday has been quite hilarious!! Lol

So let’s talk nutrition!!! The past 3 days I would say I have been about 80% there! I have had 2 meals that weren’t exactly healthy or Paleo in the least!! Lol pizza last night and a beef dip today! Ha ha ha guys it was delicious but I realized one thing after the sandwich today! I ate all those carbs…yes there fries too…I was hungry like 2 hours later! That is when it hit me….THIS is why I am focusing my nutrition towards Paleo. It is a much more nutrient dense way to eat. I am getting all those veggies and lean meats in and that keeps me satiated for WAY longer!! This is also how people are gaining so much weight…well A reason. We are eating all these high unhealthy fats and bad carbs and they aren’t keeping us satisfied. In turn we are eating even more!!! Then we end the day eating tons of calories!!! Eek! That isn’t good! 

So with that said I am loving the program but I still have changes to make! I am so excited I am making these changes to have a healthier and happier way of life. 

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