Looks like spring has arrived.  I see the birds outside my window.  I see a peek of sun.  I see all the spring clothing displayed at the store.  You know, the cute little tops without sleeves, two-piece swimsuits, shorts.  Then it dawns on me.  I forgot to get into shape!  My summer body is still back in 1982!

Now don't get me wrong.  I thought about it plenty of times.  It was just easy to hide underneath my favorite pink sweatshirt during the winter.  Then, when I couldn't go out and walk the dog because he doesn't like water in his ears (that's what he said anyways), I did grab an extra handful of Cheese Nips now and again.  I always thought I had plenty of time to lose the weight before spring arrived.  Well, I didn't.

I'm serious this time, though.  I still have summer to shoot for and I'm going to make an effort.  In fact, I just read an interesting article about smells and how they affect our appetite.  It seems that the smell of peppermint will actually decrease, yes decrease, our appetite!  With that being said, I got out my ZAQ Essential Peppermint Oil and added a few drops into my ZAQ Swirl Diffuser and started cleaning the house.  Not just a little wiping things down, either.  I was going for some vigorous spring cleaning to help with some exercise!  

Right away, that fresh aroma of peppermint filled the air while Dr. Phil chatted on from the tv behind me.  I always feel so invigorated when I smell peppermint!  And, because I haven't been this active in, let's just say, a couple of months, ZAQ Essential Peppermint Oil also helps with aches and pains.  Pretty sure that is going to come in handy later!  Four hours later, and my diffuser is still going strong and so am I!  

I am so happy I stumbled upon that article about peppermint.  I guess peppermint helps curb our appetite by telling our brain it is satisfied and not hungry any longer.  The smell of peppermint oil also has been shown to increase our energy, making it a perfect aid to help us lose weight!

Today, ZAQ and I are walking hand-in-hand on a weight loss adventure.  I'm going to be wearing those pretty little tops by summer.  Not too sure about the two-piece swimsuits but a girl can dream, can't she?  I hope you'll follow me on my journey!

Do you have a trick to lose weight?

Kris Bitar

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