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Christi Silbaugh
Perhaps no one will ever understand the love affair I have with a glass of wine and a gourmet meal.
Perhaps no one will ever understand the love affair I have with a glass of wine and a gourmet meal.

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Tomorrow is day 9 of #StopDropAndDetox and the pose is headstand. You can do whatever variation you want. I am showing a tripod headstand with legs in pike.

Physical Benfits of headstand:
Relaxes and energizes your mind
Strengthens your core, back, neck, shoulders and arms
Lengthens your spine
Eases pressure on your lower back.
Collateral Benefits
Strengthens your lungs
Helps relieve colds, cough, sinusitis, sore throat and asthma.
Alleviates stress, insomnia and depression
Regulates your metabolism
Improves memory and concentration

Emotional Benefits of headstand:
Sirsasana improves mental concentration and focus and allows for greater ease when practicing seated in meditation. Practicing headstand has been frequently cited as a pose to counteract the symptoms of depression.


"You can't reach your fullest potential without haters" - Grant Cardone

That was in my personal development earlier this week. He was right. Having my purpose posted daily on social media, I do get haters from time to time. Got one today too. Course it is someone who is misinformed or has formed their own opinion through assumptions. They don't know my journey, so I don't blame them. What they think or feel is just a reflection of what is inside them. What a freeing thing to have awakened and discovered!!!

Truth is, I have never met a hater that didn't want what I have, and all I do is remind them of what they have given up on... and that makes them really hate me, because they hate themselves. So I send love and light and I also block. Because I learned that their opinions and hateful comments to do not get me one step closer to my dreams, goals, purpose.

So THANK YOU to all the haters out there! You FUEL me, and because of that, more lives get changed! Haters be hating, but lovers be lovin and LOVE conquers all darkness!!!

Peace and Love peeps!!!

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#StopDropAndDetox is Shoulder stand or Sarvangasana. I am showing a fun leg variation.

Shoulderstand stretches the neck and shoulders, while toning the legs, buttocks, back, and abdominal muscles. The "Queen of Asanas" provides many other benefits to the entire body, including:
Stimulated thyroid and prostate glands
Stimulated abdominal organs
Improved digestion
Relief from excess phlegm and mucus
Reduced fatigue
Relief from insomnia, asthma, infertility, sinusitis, and the symptoms of menopause
As with all inversions in yoga, the flow of blood to the brain in Shoulderstand helps calm the mind, relieving stress and mild depression. It also helps to improve memory and concentration. This pose will provide a boost of positive energy to your body, mind, and emotions. Regular practice of Shoulderstand can help you feel refreshed and renewed every day!

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Happy birthday to me! <3
Nothing like a TimeHop reminder of where we came from!
Pretty sure we look at least 4 years younger and we have lost over 200 pounds combined.
Something we both have in common?
We woke up one day and decided that was the last day we were gonna feel sorry for ourselves. It was the last day we were gonna let excuses win. It was the last day we would be a victim to lifes circumstances and we would be OUR OWN HERO!

No one is gonna do it for you, but I can tell you I have a huge team of loving kind souls that are ready to do it WITH YOU!

If you need help, accountability, love, encouragement... please reach out. I am a lifer and I will be here for you come hell or high water to HELP you remember YOU CAN DO IT! You were never meant to do it alone! Help is an email away...


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We are staying in tonight. While we usually love to go out and celebrate Valentines day, we are still tired from the wedding and just want a quiet night in. I also don't want to blow my progress by eating a box of chocolate. I am proud of how far I have come. I want to keep feeling this way!

So here is a healthy treat you can make for 2 that you won't regret tomorrow!

My Healthy Valentine Parfait for 2
1 scoop Chocolate (or Chocolate Vegan) Shakeology
1/2 ripe medium avocado
1 large banana, cut into chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 CAN whole pure coconut milk placed in fridge over night.
8 drops sweat leaf vanilla cream drops

Place Shakeology, avocado, bananas, and almond milk in blender; cover. Blend until smooth. (If too thick add additional almond milk.)
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until set.
Make the Coconut Whipped Cream

Take out solids from can (use the runny milk for smoothie or other wholesome treat). Add drops and whip.
BOOM vegan, dairy free, sugar free, awesome whipped cream.

Pour half of the pudding into the bottom of 2 dessert cups. Top with 1/2 the whipped cream. Repeat until dish is full.

Serve immediately or store in the fridge until you serve. Sprinkle with optional cocoa powder.


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#transformationtuesday and info on the blog is up about why I added cardio and weights to my yoga practice to improve my inversions.
-65 lbs later... I know it was the right choice! 

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How about instead of waiting for someone to make you feel special today, you take time to love yourself and make yourself feel special. Start with you and watch it spill over into everything else.

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Valentines day is tomorrow.
Are you prepared?
For those of you that are trying to stay on track with your goals, but you still want your chocolate, I have got ya covered.

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies
Recipe by: Christi Silbaugh
Makes 8 large cookies

1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 3/4 cups medjool dates, pitted
8 ounces dark chocolate chips, for drizzle (enjoy life foods chips are dairy, soy, and gluten-free).

Add your walnuts and almonds to a food processor, and pulse until the nuts resemble bread crumbs.
Next add your cocoa powder and pulse a few times until well blended.

Next add your pitted dates. Process until the dates have been broken down and you are left with a gooey batter.
Press your batter into a round mold or biscuit cutter. I used a 3" mold and the recipe made 8 cookies.

Place them on parchment paper and put in the fridge for 10 minutes to set, while you make your chocolate drizzle.

Melt your chocolate chips in a double broiler or microwave (at 50% power for 3 minutes). Stir until smooth. Scrape into a garnish bottle or cleaned out old mustard or ketchup bottle. You can also spoon over your cookies.
Place in the freezer to set. Once set put in an airtight container in the fridge until you serve.

I pack these in my husbands lunch and they are soft and gooey again for him by lunchtime. 

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When ENOUGH is ENOUGH its time to take ACTION and change your life permanently
Hey beautiful. Yep, I am talking to you.  Right now I want you to STOP the negative self talk and realize how amazing you are.  So you have dark circles under your eyes, from taking care of EVERYONE else but you.  SO WHAT your tummy is stretched out from th...

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Healthy Sweet Potato Nachos - dairy free option
EVERYTHING on this plate is dairy free, with the exception of my Greek yogurt. Thankfully my body processes that wonderfully.  Everything on here is actually really healthy for me! Sweet Potatoes Coconut Oil Sea salt Garlic Chicken Tomato Avocado onion Chee...
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