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Complete Body Cleanse

Friday, March 14, 2014

So I've done a few cleanses in the past. They actually really helped me through a plateau I was at after I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a stubborn 10 or so pounds that refused to budge. I did a 9 day cleanse and of course lost some right away. The great thing I noticed was it seemed that my metabolism sped up. I continued to lose over the course of the next few months. It also really helped with my cravings and energy. I ended up doing it again a few months later. That was the only time I ever got into the 120s since my early 20s. What I noticed was interesting though. (I also noticed it a couple years ago when I was at my "now" goal weight.) The closer I get to the 120s my moods change. I start feeling anxious and scattered. I have an enormous amount of energy that I don't think any person should ever have. I get kinda shaky feeling. It's weird...

I have a theory that I need to have certain amount of fat or weight on my body to feel "normal". When I lose too much I don't like how I feel. I LOVE how I look, but, it's not worth it. That's a big reason why I've made my goal range at 130-135. I think that would be a good place for me to set my stomping ground. My mental well being should be above my body image. I loved how I looked in that range, I was just so set on being in the 120s again I couldn't enjoy it. Live and Learn...

Anyway, all that being said. I've done 3-4 cleanses in the past. They were a more intense cleanse where 4 of the 9 days I couldn't eat. I could only drink a NASTY cleanse drink that took everything in me to swallow. The other 5 days two of the meals were shakes. It was hard. I wont beat around the bush, but, it did produce amazing results! I believe we all can benefit from cleansing our bodies of the toxins we no doubt collect in our bodies over time. So I am thinking of doing a different type of cleanse. I've been researching different ones I found at Whole Foods. I ended up settling on Whole Food's 365 Complete Body Cleanse. Its a 3 part cleanse that lasts for 14 days. It's supposed to be gentle and very revitalizing. I read some positive reviews. The great thing about this is I can eat! It of course suggests to eat as healthy as you can, plus, I should drink A LOT of water. I think this is just what I need to motivate myself. I have already set up a meal plan. Which includes green smoothies, salads, quinoa, lean meats, and fruits and veggies. Im going to try to give up caffeine and sugar during this time. Ill try to switch my morning coffee to green tea. I am hoping to cleanse my body and maybe jumpstart my metabolism a little. It would also be nice to get my cravings for junk under control a bit. I've been having some trouble there.. I figure if I get my body working its best it can only be a good thing... I will try and blog some reviews on my experience. I hope I don't have any weird reactions to any herbs. I will be starting either next Monday or Tuesday. I don't know what were doing for St Pattys and I don't want to drink any alcohol during the 14 days. So if we don't have plans I will start Monday. Wish my luck!! Hope to have some good things to report... :)

Hope everyone else has been well!!

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UMBILICAL 3/14/2014 5:15PM

  Squeaky clean

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Off today...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I feel a little off today... I worked out the past two days and plan on doing just that tonite. Never the less, I still feel like I've been a little lacking in the food dept. I went grocery shopping yesterday and got everything I needed. I feel bad because I haven't had a greens shake in a few days. Gotta get on the ball and start that again. I think Im going to have one for dinner. Then tomorrow I will have one for breakfast... I might start working out 2 times a day. I feel so good after, even if it is only for 30 mins. I worked out my arms last night a little. Again, I don't feel sore though? Its weird cause I definitely feel the burn and am sweating so I know my heart rate is up. Maybe my muscles are still strong from when I was walking and working out before. Who knows. Gonna try and push myself to go a little longer tonight... I need to start doing some core exercises too... One great thing about walking outside is that when you get so far you have to walk back. Working out in the gym you have the option to quit whenever you want.. Guess that's where discipline comes in...

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BELLACUDDLES 3/10/2014 5:57PM

    Amen and discipline is soooooo important!! I can't wait to get outside to walk, however, with all the thawing and ice still in patches, it's not a great idea here in SE Michigan, so it's the treadmill, gazelle and elliptical for me. I did 15 on the treadmill and 15 on the gazelle while watching TV. It went by pretty quickly, but it goes by even faster when I can chat with someone (phone) and exercise! I love that!! JUST DO IT!! Y O U are soooooooooo worth it!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 3/5/2014 9:05PM

    Having the right foods makes such a difference! Always feel much more prepared and it's easier to make healthy choices if I have the right things stocked.

Great job on getting your workouts in! Hope you are feeling more energetic after you get your veggies in.

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BABYSOX 3/5/2014 6:27AM

    Congrats on your exercise streak!

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Home Gym!

Monday, March 03, 2014

So we got all our equipment last week for the gym. Last night we moved and cleaned my friends garage out and set everything up. We still need to hang the punching bag and get the bike from my other friend. We worked out 30 mins. I went a little longer than my friend cause I did the stepper first. It was really nice. I broke a bit of a sweat and my legs were burning. Surprisingly Im not sore today. I'm actually kinda bummed about that. Even though I hate going through the quads of fire, it makes me feel good about myself the next day when I'm sore. I think they aren't too bad because I still randomly do squats. Anyway, I'm gonna make my morning shake and then do some much needed grocery shopping in a bit. Can't wait to work out again tonite! I'm gonnna throw in some weights this time too. Gotta work out my arms.... Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!

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ALLIEALLIE2 3/4/2014 12:07PM


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BABYSOX 3/3/2014 5:24PM

    It sounds like this home gym is going to work out well for you.

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SNIC23 3/3/2014 1:05PM

    Sounds great! Did you put up inspirational posters on the walls too?

Maybe tomorrow you will be sore. ;) Or maybe you're just stretching out amazingly well.

Happy Monday!!!

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Happy Happy Happy!!

Friday, February 28, 2014

So I decided to weigh in today just to have a bit of a starting weight this year. It said 147.8. No loss, I know, in months. BUT! Its also no gain. I have successfully stayed at this weight since last September. Through the holidays and everything.

I read an interesting article in the past. They had 2 groups of people. One set was put on a weight loss and diet regimen right away. The other set had to maintain their current weight for 5-6 weeks before they started actively trying to lose. While the first group loss more weight quicker, they, unfortunately had a higher rate of putting it back on. Over time the second group lost weight and ended up ultimately keeping it off. This is a neat concept and one that people don't normally try. For some reason 5-6 weeks sounds like an eternity, especially when you feel driven.

So I am ready to start losing again. Even if I can only get 5 lbs off. Or less... I've seen a pattern to my healthy lifestyle. I get extremely motivated for a few months. Then something happens and I just don't push myself as hard. In the past I just gave up completely and went back to bad habits. This time around I accepted that I was getting unmotivated and "burnt out". Rather than start eating junk and completely going off course, I more so, pulled back. I continued to eat healthier and stayed away from most junk. I wasn't as strict as usual though. I allowed myself to have a few more treats than I would if I were trying to lose. I didn't track or weigh in either. I learned how to maintain without even realizing it. If I felt my pants getting a bit tighter I'd know to make a few changes that week. For the most part I just used what I'd learned these past years on a more intuitive level. Shocking!

So I think I will try to continue this. I feel that motivation and drive right now. I would love to lose as much as I can while I am in this mode.. Then when I feel that familiar creep of getting slowed down or burned out I will stop and just try to maintain my current weight loss until I'm ready to resume... I don't know how long I will go through this. I don't really even know where I want to end up exactly. It could be at a higher weight than I think or a lower one... Who knows... Once I get there I hope Ill know and be able to maintain that easily... As long as I'm staying and getting healthy on the way there I am a winner... emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 3/3/2014 9:39AM

    Way to go!!!

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BABYSOX 2/28/2014 6:25PM

    Congrats. One of the hardest parts for me is maintaining. In the past, I have only had ups and downs. I hope to change that by maintaining many of my healthy habits.

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/28/2014 1:48PM

    Sounds good! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNETTEMOM 2/28/2014 12:25PM

    absolutely! Knowing yourself is key to achieving success.
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I am in love!!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With my Magic Bullet! I wrote a little about it in my last blog. I think its one of my favorite Christmas gifts ever! I use it just about every morning. Its perfect because I've never been a big breakfast person. I love being able to get so much nutrition in. Its also fun to play with.

So far I try to get as much as I can into it. I usually fill have the canister with kale and spinach. Then I fill the other half with a 1/4 banana, pineapple bits, raspberries, blueberries, and shredded carrots. Then I add this hemp protein powder and flaxseed I got at trader joes. I fill up about a 1/4 of it with either coconut milk or almond milk. Then I fill up the rest with hot water since most everything I use is frozen. Blend it for a bit and "voila" its done and amazing! Im not completely sure about the calorie content. I am not really tracking anymore. I don't really need too since I have been tracking food for so long I have a pretty good idea. Plus, I don't really eat anything "bad" anymore. I try to shop at Trader Joes and Sprouts for most of my produce and frozen foods. If the organic isn't too crazy I will splurge for that as well. It is just what I do now, I don't really think about it.

I have also been turned onto "infused" water lately. My favorite so far is cucumber, lemon, mint, and ginger. I just slice everything up and throw it in a water container over night in the fridge. So good! I got a cool recipe with apple and cinnamon Im going to try too. Well I got to get on a roll.
Here's a pic of my morning shake:

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BABYSOX 2/25/2014 8:00PM

    I do love my smoothies. That looks delicious.

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QTLADY 2/25/2014 3:30PM

    Sounds delish! I love making smoothies. I was using chia seeds for awhile in mine. Sounds like a great and useful gift!

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77PINKLADY 2/25/2014 3:15PM

    Hmm..may have to get one. This would make great snacks and out the door breakfast for my kids too.

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