Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Nowlin Honeymoon!


























The honeymoon was one for the books! Amazing, relaxing and wonderful are the words I would use to describe it. We enjoyed being able to escape reality and REALLY spend time together with no outside distractions. It was hard when Zach first came back because life still felt as though it was pulling at us.

 The Excellence El Carmen is the resort we stayed at. We had a very positive experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great honeymoon spot. It's very humid there but the temps were in the high 80's and the skies were clear every single day. The only downside to the beach was the crazy amount of seaweed. The resort told us August and September are the worst for this because the winds are changing as the seasons do..

Zach and I's favorite thing to do was head to the beach every morning and enjoy the sound of the waves under an umbrella with a book in hand. (One thing that we will do during future vacations that my aunt and uncle do is get the same book that's spiritually encouraging and read it together. It prompts great conversation and really helps foster your marriage.) After a few hours at the beach, we'd head to lunch. We personally loved The Kitchen's buffet, Oregano, and The Lobster house. The attire is casual and they have great food. After that, we would head back to the room, take a nap or just relax and then walk out to our pool right off of our room. We personally loved this luxury because it gave us the ability to be away from the crowds and enjoy a quiet atmosphere. The main pool was great but we weren't feeling social and wanted to just spend time together. If you're considering whether to get the Swim Up Suite, I HIGHLY recommend it if you want a more relaxed (non-party) atmosphere. After that, we'd shower and clean up and then head to dinner. We tried almost all 12 of the restaurants except The Flavor Market which is Spanish food and Basmati which is Indian. Our personal favorite was The Grill and Chez Isabelle. After dinner, we'd go to the balcony over the pool and sit and listen to the waves before heading back to the room and getting room service. 😂 It was amazing! We basically repeated this routine every day. LOL 

My Recommendations:
  • Get the Junior Swim Up Suite if you want a calm, more private atmosphere for swimming
  • Bring long pants for the guys so you can go to the restaurants. There is a dress code. Girls, you need at least capris in length for bottoms. Dresses are obviously acceptable too.
  • Go to The Grill. Get the Rib Eye or New York Steak and be sure to get the mashed potatoes too as your side.
  • I loved the Strawberry Frozen Margarita, The Pineapple Martini, and The Kiwi Mojito. 
  • Definitely go on the Bike Tour at 9 am one morning so you can go off of the resort and explore a little. 
  • I definitely would say that our excursion was not a great experience and I wouldn't recommend it. It was a waste of money and we didn't feel that we were given what was advertised. The excursion we did was to Catalina Island. The way that the country does tours and excursions is a little nerve-wracking and the language barrier was very difficult making it not as enjoyable. (This is obviously just our experience and my opinion. I know other people have gone on them and had a fine experience.)

All in all the trip was amazing and we absolutely loved our time together!! Share where you honeymooned/favorite vacation spot below! I'm curious. 👇

Thanks for reading friends! Have an amazing day! 


Thursday, August 9, 2018

My Health Journey


Hi friends! Below is my Facebook live video link that I shared as well as links to all the products I talked about in the video. I also included the dosage.  


Anxiety and Depression:

Activated B12: Works like a happy pill almost. Boosts serotonin levels. I take 4 capsules 3x a day. 

Dolomite: Helps your body's heart rate slow down. I usually take this if I'm feeling anxious. It's not going to CURE the anxiety, you will have to work to take control of your thoughts and take yourself down. This just helps with the physical reaction of your heart beating extremely fast. Magnesium is in dolomite which is a natural heart relaxer. I take 2 if I am feeling anxious and 4 every night before I go to bed. 

Liquid Copper: This helps with depression. The dosage I personally have been taking is 4 drops every hour. This obviously has been hard to maintain but I see an extreme increase in my overall body when I'm consistent. 

Juice Plus+:

These amazing fruit and vegetable capsules have changed my life. They've changed my life so much that I decided to become a rep. They are not vitamins but are 30 different fruits and vegetables are packed into capsules or gummies (either or depending on your choosing). Be sure to watch the Live Video I shared to hear my story and about how they've changed my life. If you have questions, feel free to message me on Instagram or shoot me an email. If you're interested in purchasing, you can head here.

Books:

How to Switch on Your Brain: This book is amazing with helping you realize the effect your thought life has on your overall body. It has a brain detox 21-day program that I walked through and helped me tremendously. 


Exercise:

I am running three times a week and walking twice a week. I cannot tell you how much exercising benefits your anxiety and depression! 

Thank you all so much for reading and watching. Your encouragement and love mean the absolute world. I hope that this reaches the people it needs to and you are encouraged to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 

Disclosure: I am by no means a doctor, I am just sharing what has been a success for my body and my health with hopes of helping other people struggling with similar issues. 

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