Amazing Me! Amazing You!

It’s the New Year! Yay! Hope you are having a rocking start to your 2017!

After the holidays I heard lots of talk from friends planning to diet and detox to get rid of the excess merry making. I get that we all want to look and feel our best, but I want you to love the awesome body you have right now (despite the few or lots of extra pounds)!

Sometimes I forget that my body is more than just the reflection I see in the mirror. One thing that helps me to remember just how incredible I am is to google random body facts! It sounds corny but it works.

Here are some cool things I learned today:

Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

An adult human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms!

There are a hundred thousand miles of blood vessels in a human body.

Similar to finger prints, everyone has a unique tongue print.

When awake the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.

Human bones are ounce for ounce stronger than steel.

The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors.

Your heart beat changes and mimics the music you listen to. (I love this one!)

Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a tuck 20 miles!

If uncoiled, the DNA in all of your cells in your body would stretch from Earth to Pluto and back. That’s 10 billion miles.

Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.

Your brain keeps developing until your late 40’s!

When you take one step you are using up to 200 muscles.

Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.

Hearing is the fastest human sense.

I love to remind myself that my body is a living, breathing, walking around miracle. So much more than my jean size. Knowing the genius of my body helps me to keep those few holiday pounds in perspective.

Happy 2017!

*Random wonderful facts were borrowed from