Sunday, May 20, 2012
Well...my 100 days challlenge is coming to an end...and I didn't reach what I wanted to reach so far, however, I busted through so many plateaus my body had just by switching my protein to pasteuruzed egg whites 1-2 times a day that I am so proud. This past couple of weeks I sort of went back a bit and then forward a bit...based on medication, pain, lack of sleep, and other female factors! Again, the patience I learn while my spirit and mind are ready but my body is saying - nope - sit your butt down! Drives me crazy but I have learned to respect it......a little. :)
In the process of trying to move more, and being on blood thinners I actually caused trauma and bruising in my recivering foot/ankle from doing Wii Zumba...so soaking and elevating...then lots of nerve pain and lack of sleep and more meds...it's been a bit of a roller coaster for me the last year with organs and injuries, but I do what I can when I can and eat clean but treat myself every no and again to my favourite treats. It truly is a journey.
In the last 75 days I have lost 14.4 lbs and 18 inches....seriously...I AM happy with that! I know there is more success to come...the more my body heals, the more my body will change and allow me to do what I REALLY want!!! :)
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am still amazed when I hear people trying to lose weight and not taking vitamins. You are restricing your calories and your body of specific things...even fit people do...and the only way to make your body work it's best, is to give it what it lacks. Trust me...you can't everything your body needs on calorie restriction by just the foods you eat!
I'm quite fortunate. I work next to Dr. Patterson Stark, and antiaging specialist Doctor and he makes you get a FULL BLOOD workup...LIKE EVERYTHING your normal doctors don't and then some! Then has you fill out a 16 page quetionaire about you, your family, your lifestyle, etc. Then when the results come back, he sees what your body is doing, what it's lacking, and what you may have excess of...and then prescribes Nutri-west Supplements...they are American and high quality. He actually helps and consults people all over the world by skype and is am amazing man...seriously. Blows my mind.
So some of you have asked what I take...first of course, I would suggest you see a doctor that actually cares about the healthy changes you are trying to make and not just the problems and how to get you through his door and barely examine you. But I think, personally, I tell my family, friends, and clients, these should be your minimum daily vitamins...and please stay away from crap! Like Centrum and those all in 1 things...most of those have been discovered in many portapottys...your body doesn't absorb them...you just crap them out...money wasted...nothing gained!
I think (my opinion remember...not a doctor) you need a high quality multivitamin, Omegas, and maybe calcium and or Vitamin C...depends on your Multi, etc.
What do I take...LOL...it seems like alot but it's like clockwork and you don't really notice things until you STOP taking them...whoa does my body work differently. Dr. Stark makes you get bloodwork every 3 months to track the progress...so it DOES help! The proof is that my heart isn't working so hard now and my energy levels are higher...hormones are leveling out because oddly I had a lot of testosterone,etc.
NutriWest Core Reserve Multivitamin
Nutriwest B Complex
CLA (from health food/body building store)
Nutriwest Core Reserve Multivitamin
Nutriwest B Complex
Nutriwest B Complex
Nutriwest Immuno D3
Nutriwest Total Cort
So...I know that vitamins are an investments but like eating clean healthy and fresh...it's an investment in your health, your futures, being around for your family, more energy at work, etc
LIVE your life...don't just exist.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Since starting the 100 days challenge in the Power Of P!nk team here on Sparkpeople it has given me a new motivation. Turning 40 on June 3rd and finally being off my bloodthinners so I can re-enter my fun life (karate, roller derby, tattoos. etc) is so exciting. I have just purchased a skydiving day for myself as well, and my 40th Birthday party will be held at TimeZone...which is an arcade here in New Zealand and I will have a Jem & The Holograms cake and we will have fun. I can't wait. there will be ZERO alcohol sonce I have never drank alcohol...and it just makes people embarrassing...it's MY party...I'm naturally loopy...you can be too!
So why not prime myself well for my 40's?! I am excited. Nobody thinks I'm this old...maybe it's because I still buy crayons and use them in colouring books...I find it soothing and relaxing. maybe it's because I love watching hannah Montana...who Ive been told is the modern day Jem by a 12 year old :) Who I have hooked on Jem now! Maybe it's because I have Finding Nemo tattoos and my 1/2 sleeve that will be my B-day gift to myself will be of Jem, scooby do, wonder woman, and all things bright and fun! I tend to get bored with people my age...most...not all...want to talk about their kids, have coffee, eat out, and drink wine...none of which I want to do. :) Don't get me wrong...I am a home body and a scrapbooker...but my "subjects" are usually a bit different than most of the other "ladies" at the workshop! LOL
My passion is nutrition and muscles as well. Seeing a muscle "pop" excites me! I have started exercising again FINALLY since my injury and it feels great. I am eating even cleaner than I was before...and I eat pretty clean...but now...it even impresses me. I have all the Oxygen magazines from 2006-now and I have been going through them all creating a clean cookbook based on their recipes...they are usually higher in protein which I have been trying to help me heap faster and build muscle quicker while getting leaner. I love it. I love how I feel. There just isn't anything that ever tastes as yummy as my own clean cooking. I really hate restaurants now unless they are Japanese...but we don't have proper mexican here thank god! I'm always left disappointed and now I just eat before we go and order a salad when I'm there and a green tea. Nothing ever tastes "worth it" to not eat clean. Saying that, I have allowed myself 1 can of pringles a month if I feel like something naughty...but so far...I haven't even wanted them!!
I can't wait to see all the changes at the finish line - June 3rd - My 40th Birthday! BRING IT ON!!!!
Sunday, March 04, 2012
How do I reward myself with non-scale victories and what are those victories? This is our homework from the SP LIVE meeting.
I have to say, being laid up recovering from surgery or broken bones, etc I do use scale victories a bit more as it comes off easily on the scale when I'm not active. I am good with my food...I prefer to eat clean, it's automatic and easy at this point. This past weekend, my man and I went to the spa for a couple hours and had facials, sauna, etc...we also went and saw a movie, and then I decided I hadn't had a splurgy day in awhile, so I just ordered off the menu what I would want. I had a BLT with Fries (not too many) and I killed a small Oreo Cookie Shake...that went down WAY too easy, but I felt SOOOOOO ill until last night (a day later!) I just thought...well...that wasn't even yummy enough to warrant feeling this gross and tummy upset. It's just easier to eat clean and healthy. To me this is one of my NSV. I remember the day I felt the switch...it was luiterally like a light switch...I wanted good food instead of junk and it was automatic...not forced. That's huge!
When I am not recovering from injury or surgery, I love the gym...however, I build muscle easily and the scale stops moving...but the NSV is the tape measure...it always shrinks! :) I get smaller clothes, smaller undies, smaller bras (ribcage...boobies stay the same)...better jeans...etc. I LOVE to see my muscles pop up and bulge...It motivates me and makes me proud and happy!
I think anytime you're put into a situation where you are being social and you stick to your guns...that is a NSV. You've heard me say it before...I don't care if offend people...it's my body and my booty...I'll eat it if I want...it's not about making them feel good for gods sake! LOL Do they need to feel that feeling of people eating their food in order to feel loved and accepted? They have bigger problems....ooohh I'm getting a little passionate! LOL I have never drank alcohol and people use to pressure me growing up obviously...I think I have something about me, that when I say no, they don't keep bugging me. Like having kids...NO! Not for the right man, not that "it's different when it's your own"...blah blah blah...NO MEANS NO...with every situation! :) HA HA HA I feel extra happy though when you go to someone's house and they actually have healthy food!!!! I wanna hug and kiss their feet. I bring protein bars and stuff along incase, and in the rare occasion I haven't had to use it, it's been awesome!!!
Not sure if this blog is what they wanted, but I think after you hit a certain point in your journey, you run into less pressure because you know your goals, and most people that know you, know they shouldn't mess with ya! :) You are on a mission!
I still weigh myself everyday...especially with the meds I'm taking and my swollen ankle and leg...interesting...measuring them too! :) Still can't wear 2 shoes except Crocs sadly...but it's getting there!
Have a great week!!!
OH...and I found an amazing thing and had to order one. I LOVE IT...NO EXCUSE to stop anywhere on the way home, get crap from the vending machines, etc. If you are prepared you should be sweet!!!
I got the pink/grey one and it's AWESOME!!!!!!
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