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FITNESS BLOG #6: Journey to HEALTH – From SICK to STUNNING!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

How can YOU go from SICK to STUNNING?

In FITNESS BLOG #6, and the road to my first NPC Physique Competition, I continue to update you through my health and wellness video series.  By attempting to inspire and motivate YOU to wellness, I have overcome autoimmune illness and toxic mold poisoning that had left me debilitated much of 2014.  I want you to see where you can take your body when you instill faith in yourself and your body’s natural ability to “heal itself”… without the use of pharmaceutical drugs or treatments.

It is now Week #12 of NLF routine, and Week #6 of Physique-specific training and nutrition regimen.  We are now only 5 WEEKS away from NPC in LA!  After an injury last week, I bounced back and am happy to report increased energy, 3% body fat loss, increase in strength and even gains in weight lifting.  I once again review some of the techniques I used to “heal” over the last week. In addition, you will learn improvements in thyroid and my thoughts on this progress.  Finally, the final test… wardrobe test!!!  Do the dresses fit???  I officially BRAVED the closet test that has been haunting me since becoming ill last year.  What was the result?

Final thought, THROW THE SCALE AWAY!  How do your clothes fit?  How do you look in the mirror? Are others commenting you on the observed weight loss?  The scale is just a number.  A few years ago, I thought I was at my ideal weight of 115 pounds because I was wearing the same size as I did in high school.  Unfortunately, to obtain this weight and maintain it I had to sacrifice carbs and many foods I loved.  This led to severe cravings and constant binges to quell the cravings.  It was a terrible cycle and I always felt horrible because of the blood sugar fluctuations.  I now am eating 6 times a day!!! I had to ask several times if that was right and my trainer assured me she knew what she was doing!  I reintroduced carbs and immediately started to feel better, especially with thinking skills.  I am now at 130 pounds, and CAN WEAR THE EXACT SAME SIZE as when I was 115 pounds!  Come back for the next progress report to see how I am doing!!!

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 #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 #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 #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!