About this S’well Water Bottle

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About the bottle….

For the longest time I was resisting giving up my plastic water bottles in lieu of a stainless steel or glass bottle for fear that I would break one or add weight to my daily load of stuff I carry. Knowing full well that leaving my plastic water bottle exposed to the heat was turning my life saving water into a toxic chemical mess, I still chose the BPA producing plastic.

Basically these chemicals are possible endocrine disruptors and could mimic estrogen and effect the hormonal system through the thyroid gland. On the short list, BPA has been linked to reproductive problems, ADHD, diabetes and obesity, metabolic disease, miscarriages and poor brain development.

Really, this thought process of mine made no sense with my philosophy for conscious living on the fitness, health and wellness path. After all, it seems ridiculous economically and environmentally to constantly buy bottled water only to throw away the bottle each time and expose myself to harmful chemicals.

About the bottle, it keeps cold, cold for 24 hours and hot, hot for 12hoursl.

So grateful to my friends Jonie Misleman & Chauncey Williams for the amazing gift of aligning me with this #S’well Water Bottle

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GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love, jefitthumb2

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

More than “10 Tips to True Fitness”

smileTrue Fitness is more than just exercise. It’s about achieving wellness in Mind, Body & Spirit. Regardless of age, gender or fitness level apply these 10 Fitness tips for a fit & healthier YOU!

“More than 10 Tips to True Fitness”

1. WORKOUT everyday – activity of your choice, your level, set your goals and train for that. Train hard. Most importantly, SHOW UP I mean really BE PRESENT. torso

2. good NUTRITION is key – Whole foods Clean eating- nothing processed, nothing preserved. You can exercise all day, if you don’t fuel yourself properly all that hard work will be wasted.

3. SET GOALS– see the big picture. Then set small reachable attainable goals. This will keep you motivated. When you reach them congratulate yourself…not by eating an Ice cream sundae (although sometimes I do enjoy French fries ooops), by taking the time to give yourself props for your accomplishments. Then accept where you are, get back to work & move on to the next!

bottoms red4.  DISCIPLINE – by this I mean put your self first. Do what you have to do for you and get it done. Then you will find you have that much more energy to give to the world & to others. It’s give & give, give to yourselves then give to others. It’s a wellspring!  Without this you will ACCOMPLISH nothing.

 5. Stay INSPIRED– making exercise a routine is one thing. Staying motivated and doing the same thing everyday gets old. When you see that start to happen, make a change.  At first the body will change, when it gets used to the same thing the changes will come slower and then none at all.  Changes take time. You didn’t get here in a day and you won’t get where you’re going in a day either. …CHANGE it up, keep it fresh!

6. BALANCE- meditation, breathing and visualization – though these should all be separate they make there way into one.sarong salute  Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, breathing, walking, mantras, incorporate these things into your schedule.. one or all.. if you’re training hard it’s important to do something soft for yourself. BALANCE is the Key.

7. Stay POSITIVE– look for the good in everything, use affirmations, even when it gets hard and seemingly impossible. Be PATIENT with your self…ALL is POSSIBLE!

b&w profile8. With all of this, carry that bottle of water & remember to DRINK & BREATHE!

9. Your body is your temple, HONOR it, RESPECT it & LOVE it!

Lastly & Firstly…

10. GRATITUDE-be grateful for the opportunity to fulfill these accomplishments, dreams & desires.buttocks

The MAGIC is here!
                                                                                   The End

GO for Life! ™
In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Photographs & Style by Quelle Faboo Maureen Fannon

While on the subject of WATER…


“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle,
 it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”


“The Way of the Intercepting Fist”
HAVE A HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE !!!! jefitthumb2

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Be Like Water…

water picWater, Water, Water…

So many to choose, it gets confusing

I came across this guide that may help bring some clarity to the subject…

Kinds of water 

Purified water: Water that is physically processed to remove impurities (e.g., distillation, deionization, reverse osmosis, carbon filtration, etc.)

Distilled water: Water that is boiled and evaporated away from its dissolved minerals, and then the vapor is condensed.

Bottled Water: This water is typically from a spring or has gone through reverse osmosis before it is bottled. However, some brands are simply bottled tap water that may or may not have gone through any additional filtering.

Alkaline water: Water that has been separated into alkaline and acid fractions using electrolysis, which takes advantage of the naturally occurring electric charges found in the magnesium and calcium ions; in the drinking water industry.

Deionized or demineralized water: Water in which the mineral ions (salts such as sodium, calcium, iron, copper, chloride and bromide) have been removed by exposing it to electrically charged resins that attract and bind to the salts.

Hard and soft water: Hard water is any water containing an appreciable quantity of dissolved minerals; soft water is treated water in which the only cation (positively charged ion) is sodium.

Spring water: is considered to be some of the most healthful waters in the world because of the way it is structured.  It is any natural situation where water flows to the surface of the earth from underground. Thus, a spring is a site where the aquifer surface meets the ground surface.

Any one you choose you will find healing so long as you drink water and lots of it!

So be like water my friends…

GO for Life! ™

In peace, health & with much love,jefitthumb2

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer



Water – Alkaline vs. Acidic still a debate…

alkaline waterProponents say that alkalized water can boost your metabolism, reduce acid in your bloodstream, and help your body absorb nutrients more quickly, among other benefits.

Alkalinity is also potentially a problem because it is antibacterial, so it could potentially disrupt the balance of your body’s beneficial bacteria.

If you drink alkaline water ALL the time, you’re going to raise the alkalinity of your stomach, which will buffer your stomach’s acidity and impair your ability to digest food, as low stomach acid is one of the most common causes of ulcers. This can open the door for parasites in your small intestine, and your protein digestion may suffer. It also means you’ll get less minerals and nutrients over time.

Where the debate really takes on is the battle over cancer cells being vulnerable to acidity as opposed to alkalinity. In some cases Acid has been shown to fight cancer causing cells without harming normal ones.

According to Dr. Mercola, Ideally, the pH of your water should be somewhere between 6 and 8. And some of the most healthful waters in the world – that which emerge from mountain springs – are actually acidic in the range of 6.5.

There are many home ionizer alkaline water systems available on the market today.  The Kangen water system can run between $2000-$4000.

A basic more affordable system like the one photographed above can run about $300.

If you’re interested in a system like the one I have hit me up and I will connect you.

What I do is mix up. I don’t strictly use alkaline water. I keep spring water in the mix and I test with pH strips.

You’ll have to test out the waters to figure it out.

The key then is finding YOUR balance.

GO for Life! ™jefitthumb2

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer