Taking Life for Granted

It’s so easy to take the little things in life for granted when you’re living with health benefits, money in the bank, a great job and smoothly sailing through life. However, when tough times come, and they do for each of us, we become a little more humbled and grateful about small things.

It’s been over a year since I’ve had a full time job with benefits and enough money to pay my bills over the minimum amount. My high credit score survived over the year and for that, I’m grateful. I’ve educated myself over the year with working out, eating well and losing over 25 pounds. I’ve met some really great people and have more friends through this lean time in my life.


Sometimes we need these lean times to make us aware of what’s really important to us and what our true purpose is all about. I’ve learned it’s about helping people be healthier through strengthening muscles, increasing balance and improving flexibility. It’s not just about losing inches and weight, it’s about taking care of our body and mind. This past week, I started a new job and am entering a new chapter in my life. My job is Wellness Director in a retirement community helping people increase their balance, flexibility and strength through exercise classes, lectures about healthy living, and competition through games.

No longer taking things for granted in my life. My purpose is revealed in the work I do and accomplish as a wellness professional. May you find your peace and purpose in life and in all that you do. Be kind to yourself and find the things you are most grateful for in life. Peace.


Does Waxing Cause Wrinkles?

Many times competitors in the same field will say something long enough that people will begin to believe what they say is fact and repeat to others. Such is the case with hair removal. I don’t know where this came from or who began to say that waxing causes wrinkles but it is simply untrue and there is no scientific proof that it does.  Sources: Medical NewsWomen’s Health, Miss Humphrey’s Myths about waxing.


Plainly put, waxing does not cause wrinkles. When people claim that it does, the myth is that by pulling on the skin when the waxing strips are removed, it stretches out the skin and, eventually, it doesn’t bounce back. However, as is cited above, skin wrinkles when the cells break down. Stretching the skin does not destroy the integrity of the cells. Nor does the wax break down the skin cells. It is a completely safe procedure. If you have sensitive skin, waxing may cause a rash, but it will not cause wrinkles!


90 Day Transformation – Weight Loss

It is true that if you eat more protein than carbs/fats, you will lose weight. The protein has to be broken down by carbs/fats so if you eat less carbs/fats, the protein will be broken down by the stored fat you have in your body, hence, the weight loss. So, here’s the deal.

For two meals a day, drink an IDLife Meal Replacement Shake and for one meal, eat a protein and a healthy carb….e.g. Salmon and a green veggie and a small salad with oil and vinegar. ChooseMyPlate.gov has many ideas for meals. The shakes come in Vanilla and Chocolate and are very tasty.

23 grams of protein in the Meal Replacement Shake and for snacks, graze on veggies. The beginning of a new year is a great time to start, go to my website right now and order. www.idlife.com/debbiestrauch. Take the free health assessment that is HIPAA compliant while you’re there. Let me know your results. I look forward to doing business with you and seeing you transform your life in 90 days.

Happy New Year!!Meal Replacement Shake

5 Habits That Guarantee Weight Loss

Basket of fruits and veggies

1. The Water Habit.

Drink a tall glass of water immediately before each of your three daily meals. Besides hydrating you, this fills your stomach and reduces your appetite.

2. The Slow Habit.

Set your fork or spoon down on the table after each bite. This slows down your eating and causes you to enjoy a meal more while actually consuming less.

3. The Half Habit.

Prepare or order whatever meal you want, but only eat half of it. If you are eating out, share your meal with your spouse, friend or take half of it home. If you are eating at home, eat exactly half of your normal portions.

4. The Snack Habit.

Only snack on fruit or vegetables. Except for your three meals, do not eat anything unless it is a fruit or vegetable.

5. The Move Habit.

Devote 20 minutes a day to some kind of aerobic exercise that doubles your normal heart rate. It can be something as simple as a brisk walk, a treadmill or a stationary bike, but do it every day.

Skin Care Quotes

Skin Care Quotes

Feeling beautiful is part of being healthy. When you’re body and skin are at their healthiest, you feel beautiful. And, when you feel beautiful on the inside it increases your mental health which reflects in your physical health. Sometimes, something as simple as a quote that reminds you that you’re unique, special and beautiful can be the change that you need to change how you feel on the inside and look on the outside.

Puff Girl

“To start telling people that you’re beautiful, or just feel beautiful, just start acting like you are the most beautiful woman in the world. And it really improves everything! Because your sort of psyche responds to it – like this is truthful!”
Margaret Cho

“I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.”
Mary J. Blige

“Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it’s wonderful that she didn’t cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl. “
Sharon Stone