DRINK UP:Importance of Hydration [Giveaway]

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Ok, ok – so I may be sounding like a broken record, but I don’t care! Well, it’s actually because I do care. Many of you are probably feeling lousy and I want you all to feel energetic and fabulous. Last year when I felt like I was living life sluggish as if I was walking through mud, my holistic doc told me I was chronically dehydrated.WHAT? I thought I was diligent with drinking water. NOT.  If I wasn’t drinking enough, there’s a good chance many of you aren’t either. Dehydration is a precursor for many diseases. Think of it as a stagnant puddle of water where fungus and bacteria thrives. YUCK. 

Why is it so important to stay hydrated?

Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work correctly. For example, your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate joints. Water is needed for optimal health.

How does your body lose water?

Water makes up more than half of your body weight. You lose water each day when you go to the bathroom, sweat, and even when you breathe. You lose water even faster when the weather is really hot (I got sick late August and obviously still not used to the heat of the Texas summer), when you are physically active, or if you have a fever. Vomiting and diarrhea can also lead to rapid water loss. If you don’t replace the water you lose, you can become dehydrated. [via Familydoctor.org]

To know how much water you should drink daily, just divide your body weight in half and drink that amount in ounces. For example, if you weigh 140 lbs, drink 70 ounces of water. If you are in a hot climate or working out, drink a bit more than that.  I have to drink 3-4 servings of my Camelbak water bottle. It was a challenge at first, but it becomes a healthy habit and I can tell right away if I am feeling dehydrated and haven’t had my full daily serving of water.

Tips to stay hydrated:

  • Keep a bottle of water with you during the day. Purchasing bottled water is expensive and creates plastic bottle waste. Carry a reusable water bottle instead. That’s why we’re giving one away- see details below.  I never leave home without mine!
  • If you don’t like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to your drink.
  • Be sure to drink water before, during, and after a workout.
  • When you’re feeling hungry, drink water. Thirst is often confused with hunger.  Drinking water will also contribute to a healthy weight-loss plan.
  • If you have trouble remembering to drink water, drink on a schedule. For example, drink water when you wake up; 15 minutes before meals and when you go to bed. (I always take my water bottle or a glass of water to bed) Or drink a glass of water at the beginning of each hour.

 

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

SOS and Perfectly Gifted Frisco have teamed up again in the name of health & hydration to give away a personalized Stainless Camelbak Eddy. These are the best reusable bottles!

  • Flip, Bite and Sip. No tipping required (though possible: just remove the straw)
  • New, sleek shape fits in the hand and most cup holders
  • Taste-free stainless steel is naturally 100% Free of BPA and BPS. No inner liners or plastic coatings that aluminum bottles require.
  • Durable and spill-proof
  • Easy to carry: Integrated loop handle makes it easy to clip a carabiner or carry with the crook of a finger
  • Wide-mouth opening is easy to fill with ice and water and a breeze to clean

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TO ENTER: 

  1. LIKE the PerfectlyPerfectly Gifted Frisco Facebook Page. 
  2. FOLLOW Perfectly Gifted Frisco on Instagram. 
  3. COMMENT on the PGF Instagram giveaway post “I commit to health & hydration”. (Look for the photo of my SOS water bottle)

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Giveaway ends Friday, Jan 29th at 6pm CST. Winner will be announced on Saturday, the 30th.

GOOD LUCK! 

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DEBUNKING DETOX: Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good

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Hey 2016- you’re looking mighty sexy from here!

Who is ready to look, feel and do better than they did last year? If you answered with a loud YES with your hand waving in the air then you’re in the right spot. For the month of January, I go into a nesting and cleansing mode. It’s important to me to dedicate the first month of the year to getting prepared. I have GRAND plans for 2016 and want to clear the appropriate spaces for the GREATNESS to come.

Who needs to clear some clutter and cobwebs?

Why carry last years BS into the new year!?

I cleanse my mind by reading and journaling my thoughts on the changes I plan to make. I cleanse my body and detox. (I’m on Day 10 of no alcohol) I cleanse my house by throwing out the clutter. I cleanse my spirit by listening to powerful spiritual leaders and focusing on my connection to God. December felt like one big party so I decline invitations this month without guilt. Who else is partied out? I’m ready to get to work and I’m not just referring to job and career. Working on yourself and investing in you is the best work you can put in!

You all know I went through a major detox a few months ago. People were both interested and scratching their heads at my plan. A few people even laughed at me! I look at it as a much needed tune up! We can’t look, think, do and feel our best if our body is running on fumes and breaking down. I also wanted to understand the true meaning of a detox and found this article. Take it all with a grain of salt! Knowledge is power:

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Source: BestMedicalDegrees.com

Who’s ready to look, feel and do better this year?

SHARE. COMMENT. LIKE. 

Cheers to Greatness in 2016!

Love,

Tiff

P.S. Stay tuned for another fab & fun giveaway from Perfectly Gifted Frisco! 

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT GIFT? [Giveaway]

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HO HO HOping to find that perfect gift for your girlfriend, hubby, mom, coworker, niece, nephew or your kid’s teacher this holiday? Look no further because I did the pre-shopping research for you.  A few months ago one of my besties gave me the most darling monogrammed toiletry bag. Heidi is known for her thoughtful gifts and I was thrilled to find out that the company she ordered it from –Perfectly Gifted Frisco–  was started by our girlfriends, Amy & Ewa.

They are both very busy moms who work full time and I admire them for taking the leap of faith and starting this small business. Many women dream of starting a side biz or passion project so I asked them to share a bit about their journey. Be inspired:

1) You’re both working moms with active young kids. What was the catalyst to starting PGF? 
We love gifts simply put.  Ewa and I alway scheme about what is fun at the time and what would be good to put together as gifts for friends and family.  Our kids have multiple birthday  parties on the weekend and we were always trying to find something other than a target toy or gift card to give.  We talked about doing this at length and then finally decided to take the plunge and here we are. 
2)So many people wish they could start their own biz, but never do..what word of advice can you give a busy mom with a dream?
DO IT!! I think you have to jump in and believe you will be successful.  The other key piece is to be flexible and open to learning and taking advice. 
3) Why PFG? Was is it about personalized items that people love so much?
I think a gift becomes more treasured with personalization, it says someone put thought into this for me.  In this world of go, go, go someone thought about me and that this gift would be loved by the individual. 
4) Many friends would love to start a business together, but it can be difficult with friends. How do you ladies keep it professional when you’re so close? 
We have respect for one another and understand that we each have strengths and we must trust in them. 
5) What inspires each of you?
I think for both us it’s our families and trying to set an example of going after your dreams but also that they understand handwork is a must for success.  
                                                                                                                    ~Amy & Ewa

 

I put in my own holiday order for a group of my girlfriends who are beauty junkies. The clear multipurpose bag is the perfect size and super durable.  I can’t believe how much makeup it can fit and the key feature is that it’s clear so you can see what’s inside. No more fumbling with frustration to the point you get fed up and pour everything out in a pile. Been there, done that! These are also a great idea for a group like a book club, Bible study, sports team or for a girls trip.

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This time of year, I always love giving some of my favorite things away. Kind of like Oprah, but don’t hold your breath on the car!  Amy & Ewa would love to personalize one of these clear toiletry bags for you or your beauty junkie friend.

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GIVEAWAY ENTRY DETAILS:

  1. Click LIKE on the Perfectly Gifted Frisco Facebook Page
  2. Stay on their page and make a comment saying “SOS sent me and I would love to see my initials on this bag!” 

One entry per person. Giveaway ends Sat, December 12th. Winner announced that day at 12:00 Noon CST. 

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Their gift ideas are endless. Make sure to browse the PGF Facebook PageFacebook Page to see all the fun things they personalize from notebooks, mugs, tumblers, plates, art boxes, and way more!

Also follow them on Instagram to stay in the loop with their latest and greatest ideas.

To place your order today, contact

Amy & Ewa at PerfectlyGiftedFrisco@gmail.com

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