Blissful Bedtimes with Homemade Yogi Tea


So, yesterday I went bulk herb shopping at my favorite Natural Foods Grocer, The New Manna Grocery in Tuscaloosa. Thanks to my new found journey to becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher, I was introduced to the authentic homemade recipe of the original Yogi Tea by the Yogi Master Guru Yogi Bhajan!

yogi tea

The tea is so rich and soothing it’s perfect to drink everyday, all day, and especially at bedtime, as I found myself to be quite restless this evening with a lot of heavy things on my mind and found the tea to be rather relaxing for my current mood. There is so much more to this tea, the benefits are endless. Yogi tea purifies the blood, lungs and circulatory system. It cleans the liver and has many more unseen benefits.  Here is the batch I made from scratch all by myself minus the added caramel as the box states above, this is the ORIGINAL Yogi tea, thanks to my awesome yoga teacher journey and my awesome teacher, Akasha Ellis for sharing this secret with us:


So what’s in it?


And a little Love & Light from your Personal Trainer Yogi!  You didn’t think I was going to give away the whole secret recipe did you? Visit Recipes at Birmingham Yoga for this and many other Ayurvedic Yogi Healing Recipes! Sweet Dreams!


~ Namaste ~

~ I Am Candice Maria ~


The 2013 Year End Update

Welcome to the Introductory edition of AnyTimer Life: Your Monthly Source for Everything That’s Happening with me and the personal trainer team at Anytime Fitness in McCalla!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays AnyTimers, Clients, and Friends!

The end of 2013 is here and we have tons of exciting activities going on at Anytime Fitness in McCalla for you in 2014 and we would hate for you to miss out on all of the FIT and FABULOUS FUN! ~ Candice, Cory, & Wayne, your Anytime Fitness Personal Trainers

December 2013 Happenings:

December 2013 Countdown to Christmas: Client Appreciation Month

During the Month of December names were drawn from our pool of awesome personal and group fitness training clients for daily prizes! Below is our list of winners that can be found by clicking on the picture below:


Each Winner Received  a special gift from their individual personal trainer!

January 2014 Happenings:

Grand Opening of The ARBONNE Nutrition Store

Let me help you meet your personal nutritional needs at Anytime Fitness – McCalla with the Arbonne Essentials™ Nutrition Supplement line. Stop by and shop with me today to order products or send an email to to set up a Nutrition Consultation.

Launching Series One of The ARBONNE 28 Day Detox Nutrition Boot Camp Program

January 3rd through 31st receive  guidance, accountability partners, a cleansing nutrition plan with product recommendations, personal trainer guided workout and fit tips for 28 days to help cleanse and detox your body and set your intentions for a successful and healthy 2014!  We will discuss goal setting and strive to meet those goals in 28 days. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the program and meet their goals! Register on or before Jan. 1, 2014! Fee: $25

New Group Fitness & Education Classes

Taste n’ Talk Tuesday – a formal 30 minute nutrition Q & A class. Register in advance each month and submit questions about nutrition that I will formally research answers for and discuss during the class session as well as prepare and share a healthy meal idea while you have a chance to sample the nutrition supplements from the Arbonne Store and place orders. – Class attendance fee: $25/ month Classes will take place on Tuesdays at 6pm
BodySculpt – a 30 Minute Strength and conditioning circuit class: Class registration fee is $32/month  (members) or $40/month (non-members) Class will take place on Wednesdays at 5:15pm


The Statewide Scale Back Alabama Contest for 2014

To support Alabama’s Mission to get Alabamian’s Healthier in 2014 we are doing our part at Anytime Fitness McCalla! Create a team of four people and join us the week of January 18 through 24 for the official weigh-in!  Each team will compete to Lose 10 in 10! 10 Pounds in a 10 Week Period and be entered to win CASH Prizes from the State Health Department! We will be hosting kick-off activities beginning on the 16th of January with a FREE Zumba Fitness Party! Stop by the gym for more details or contact me at or visit

dancing through my journey

My Official Launch of the Spring 2014 “Share My Journey” Contest

*ANYTIMERS ONLY: Do you have a story to share? Need an extra boost to get you to the next level in your fitness journey? Create a brief YouTube Vlog (Video Blog) Post about your fitness goals and where you are in your current Fitness Journey! Inbox the link to your Vlog Fitness Journey Post to by January 31, 2014 for a chance to win a FREE Month of Personal Training sessions with me, Candice Maria / Fitness Model at Anytime Fitness McCalla as I prepare for my 2014 NPC and SNBF Figure competition season, along with other prizes as well as be featured on my AnytimerLife Monthly Blog Updates as an Ambassador for Wellness!

Will you be 1 of 3 lucky winners in 2014!? Winners will be announced in February, Training begins in March!

share your journey

Nutritional Cleansing with the Arbonne 7-Day Body Cleanse

Have you reached a plateau in your weight loss efforts? Are you planning to start a new nutrition regimen or weight management program? Nutritional cleansing is the key to help jump start your efforts. It is recommended that you detox the body for at least seven days, every 30 days to help remove excess waist products that build up in our bodies over time making it harder to lose weight and feel healthy.

The benefits of nutritional include:

  • aids in the gentle cleansing of the body systems
  • aids in the gentle elimination of toxins
  • prepares the body for a weight management regimen
  • supports internal antioxidant activity
  • supports liver health
  • supports GI (gastrointestinal) health
  • helps promote a sense of well-being

The Arbonne 7-Day Body Cleanse

This whole body nutritional cleanse is composed of natural herbal extracts and antioxidants for the promotion of natural elimination and immunity:

Full Body Cleansing Blend

  • Senna leaf extract
  • Astragalus root extract
  • Brown seaweed extract
  • Milk thistle extract
  • Psyllium husk
  • Rhubarb root powder extract
  • Agave inulin
  • Nettle extract
  • Chlorella broken cell powder
  • Blue green algae powder
  • Nori-seaweed powder
  • Red marine algae powder
  • Cascara sagrada bark powder
  • Buckthorn bark powder
  • Slippery elm bark powder
  • Meadowsweet whole herb powder

Superfood Antioxidant Blend

  • Grape juice powder
  • Orange juice powder
  • Pineapple juice powder
  • Grapefruit juice powder
  • Blueberry fruit juice powder
  • Passion fruit juice powder
  • Carrot juice powder
  • Mango fruit juice powder
  • Kiwi fruit juice powder
  • Cranberry juice powder
  • Raspberry juice powder


CLICK HERE to order the ARBONNE 7-Day Body Cleanse