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!!
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!!!
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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