SweatCor Review – Stevia Select

It’s time for another SweatCor review and we are sure excited to share this product with each of you. Read our thoughts on Stevia Select and then check below to see where you can get some for yourself!

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 12.59.05 PMStevia Select
*This product was sent to SweatCor free of charge for an honest review.

Serving Size: 2 scoops
Calories: 0

Carbs: 0
Sodium: 0
Fats: 0

Ingredients: 100% Pure Stevia – No fillers

Health Benefits: Stevia is the best sweetener to use because it is from the stevia plant and not artificial. Research has found that stevia does not make your blood sugar rise. Stevia is a great substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners. 

Facts about Stevia Select: We love the little scooper that comes in the bottle. It is a great size for scooping out just what you need in your coffee or tea. It is easy to carry with you and use on the go. They also have other stevia products. Liquid stevia in drops with all different flavors that we can not wait to try in our coffee and tea. (hazelnut, dark chocolate, vanilla, etc..) They also have water enhancers with flavors like lemonade, raspberry and tangerine. We will be able to review their new enhancers soon!

Taste Test: Stevia can have a bitter after taste. Especially those products that have no fillers added. Stevia select claims to have no bitter taste because they extract from the sweetest part of the stevia plant. We found this statement to be absolutely true! Stevia select did not have the bitter after taste. We also found that we used less because of the sweetness…which saves money! 

Cost: $13.99 1oz.container

Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 8.36.09 AMSimply said…we highly recommend this brand of stevia. We encourage everyone to give this product a try. You will be glad you did!

You can order yours through their website at www.steviaselect.com or through here on Amazon!

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Making Progress

strive-for-progress-not-perfection-300x300There is a new movie out starring Denzel Washington named The Equalizer. It is probably not for everyone. It’s DEFINITELY not for those with a weak stomach! There is a lot of graphic violence throughout the movie.

The point of today’s blog is not to review the movie, but rather springboard off of a saying that Denzel’s character says. In the movie, Denzel is a philosopher of sorts. He reads a lot. He tries to give life advice to friends. And he gives a lot of quotes. One of the quotes that stuck out to me came early in the movie. He was helping a friend to lose weight, and he says, “Progress. Not perfection.”

Boom. There it is. The thing I struggle with. Almost every day. I’m not perfect, and it is painful. When I mess up, I have thoughts like “I’m horrible. I might as well quit. I’m a horrible role model. People are watching me, and I know it’s important, and I still blew it.” And guilt sets in. And a downward spiral ensues.

One of the main problems that I encounter is the unbalanced weight that I assign to negative things. For example, if 99 people tell me that I look thin, and 1 person tells me that I look like I’ve gained weight, I will think about the one negative comment 100 times more than the positive comments. It’s pure madness.

It’s time for the equalizer. It’s time to weigh things properly. It’s time to measure progress, not perfection. God has me on a journey. I don’t need to compare myself to others. Or even to what others say about me. What I need to do is find out where God thinks I should be and measure myself against that.

This morning I was reading scripture and I was greatly encouraged by a verse from Psalm 103:8, “The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.” I was struck with the phrase “slow to get angry.” I realized that this is God’s heart. But it is often not my heart towards myself. I mess up and get angry quickly.

I resolve to treat myself (mentally and emotionally) more like God does. I will be slow to get angry. I will be filled with unfailing love. I will believe the best. I will be filled with hope. God is the great equalizer of all that is out of balance in my life.

Progress, people. Not perfection.

- Buddy Shuh
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Up and Down

up-and-downThis journey is not simple. In fact, it’s got its challenges every single day. I’m sure not trying to discourage you but being a healthy person seems to battle against everything this world says is important. We are taking a stand for something that requires continual thought, planning, and focus. Some days are good, but some days are not.

Take this past week, it’s been a good one for the most part. I’m home for a while, I’ve gotten into a good running plan, my nutrition is on point and I’m feeling like I’m in a healthy rhythm…and then a different day hit. I literally woke up the other morning with my mind telling me I deserved to make some poor choices. My motivation was suddenly weakened and an apathetic attitude was in place. It would have been so easy to give in and just go with how I was feeling but something stopped me. In an instant I found myself evaluating these emotions. Why had things changed? What triggered the struggle? What was I going to do about it? How could I be so down after feeling so up?

My questions actually interrupted the process. I couldn’t give up that easily because my curiosity had stepped in and I wanted to understand what causes our ups and downs. Here is what I’ve learned about me:

I’m UP when…
-I can be on a schedule
-I feel in control
-I keep my mind focused on a goal
-I remember where I’ve been

I get DOWN…
-when life throws an unexpected curve at me
-when I think all my doing “good” deserves a little “bad”
-when I’m tired
-when I’m bored

I have to tell you, just simply making this list did something in my mind. I know I could have added many more things but these few items helped me evaluate myself a little more. Now, keeping focused on the Up’s and being warned of the Down’s has renewed my desire to stay on track. This journey is not simple. Again, it’s got it’s challenges every single day. But I’m learning something we all need to know…I control the Up’s and Down’s. 

Today, make your own list. It may look completely different than mine and that’s perfectly okay. Use it to renew your focus and keep moving forward towards your goal. Up or Down…what will you choose?

- Mark Cornelison
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