Dr. Lori’s Fitness Journey

FITNESS BLOG #5: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #5, the road to my first NPC competition, we are only 6 WEEKS AWAY!  I continue to lead you through my video health and wellness “diary” from autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Syndrome to training for a physique competition… a very physically challenging activity.

This is Week #5 of physique training and Week #11 of my total NLF (Next Level Fitness) experience.  Unfortunately, I had an “event” in the gym resulting in injury.  Learn HOW I dealt with this injury and some of the techniques I used to avoid taking anti-inflammatory or pharmaceutical drugs.  Witness as I once again “healed myself” back to recovery with additional expert advise and help from her Chiropractor, Dr. Curtis Buddingh, and expert nutritionist/trainer and Vice President of Clark’s Nutrition, Starkie Sauers.  A regimen of natural anti-inflammatory, muscle and tissue repair agents and stress reduction supplements were utilized including: BCAA (Product Code #BCA270 in HYB Products), MSM (Product Code #MSM400 in HYB Products), L-Glutamine (Product Code #LGL500 in HYB Products), Arnica , Liga-Tend, Fish Oils (Product Code #OVU240 in HYB Products), Vitamin C (Product Code #STC090),  Schisandra Adrenal Complex to reduce adrenal burden and stress, stabilization of my back with ice and rest, in addition to a short week-long hiatus from weight training.

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #4: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #4, I continue to lead you through my video health and wellness “diary” from healing autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Syndrome to training for a physique competition… a challenging practice in physical fitness.  Today is Day #4 of weight training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) cardio, I had a challenging day and want to share this with you.  Anything worth having requires dedication, commitment and lots of hard work!

The process is by no means physically easy!  This is true with any path to a successful outcome… the road is never straight and it is filled with curves, twists and turns, and many mountains to climb!  But remember, always be KIND to your body, listen to the messages, let it recover and recoup and adequately hydrate and supplement when building and breaking down muscle.  I will also give you some tips I used to help rejuvenate my body using far-infrared sauna (click on link in the HYB Products under SUNLIGHTEN SAUNA for more information and additional discounts from HYB), warm bath with epsom salts, lavender and baking soda, drinking alkaline water and lots of REST!

Take care of your body, because your body will pay you back in dividends!!!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #3: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #3, I reiterate why you should join a dedicated fitness and wellness program.  After completing a 42-day fitness program, I needed another goal to get me to another level physically.  I joined the Next Level Fitness Physique Team, led by Teresa Washack, and will be competing in my first competition in L.A. in May 2015!  So, WHY do a PHYSIQUE COMPETITION?  WHAT am I trying to prove?  What are my motives for competing?  I lead you through my thoughts and insights on being a part of this new fitness community.  I also open up honestly about my struggle to get to this new adventure and how my illness affected my body, mind and spirit.

In BLOG #3, you will also learn my personal struggles after turning 40 years old in May of 2014, and subsequently developing severe physical and emotional torment, in addition to an “empty spiritual tank”.  Thoughts turned dark with debilitating depression and added brain fog, loss of cognition and loss of faith in myself.  Later we learn this was all the result of “poison” in the form of inhalation of black toxic mold, Stachybotrys, in my home. How did I overcome this?  Watch this short video blog to find out.

Be prepared to take your body to places you can’t even imagine!  Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #2: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #2, I will introduce you to my struggle with autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Poisoning, and I will explain specifically the physical manifestations I experienced including menopause, hypothyroidism, gut dysfunction, and even testing positive for rheumatoid arthritis.  In addition, after years of trying to find the right diet and having a severe phobia of carbs, a change was needed, and was found in this program!  As a result, I committed to a dedicated fitness and wellness program, Fit in 42, offered at Next Level Fitness in Palm Desert, CA.  Why JOIN A DEDICATED FITNESS PROGRAM?  Great question, therefore, I will lead you through the benefits of having a fitness COMMUNITY to support you with nutrition and exercise.  Be prepared to take your body TO THE NEXT LEVEL.  What is the NEXT STEP in MY journey?  Find out here!

Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!


FITNESS BLOG #1: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

Are YOU sick and tired of being sick and tired?  Are you struggling with ways to get your body to reverse the disease process and restore your vitality and energy? Have YOU been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition and NOT been given choices for a potential reversal of the disease process?  Have YOU lost HOPE that changes can be achieved with your body?  Do you secretly feel that you may be able to heal yourself, but don’t know how to start or where to go?  Are you struggling with weight loss and have you hit a plateau in your quest and not sure how to get over the hump?  If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, Heal Yourself Beautiful may be able to help.

In the next few weeks, join me, Dr. Lori, in a series of video blogs highlighting my personal health and fitness journey.

In FITNESS BLOG #1, I will introduce you to my struggle with autoimmune disease and Toxic Mold Poisoning and my decision to commit to a dedicated fitness and wellness program, and the subsequent success gained from this experience.  Gain important insights into this unique healing journey and be prepared to be inspired, motivated and energized to find ways to teach YOUR body HOW-TO HEAL ITSELF!

What is the NEXT STEP in my journey?  Find out here!