Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ultimate Reset Wk 1

I have completed week 1 of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. I don't really have a lot to say. I liked most of the foods we ate. We had only 2 meals with meat and the rest were mostly vegitarian with some organic plain yogurt and eggs. I am not a big fan of seaweed and If I'm going to eat it I need it as a dry something, NOT slimy gooey salty wetness. I lost 3 lbs this first week or there abouts. Of course weight fluctuates each day and I wasn't regularly weighing previous to the reset so I didn't get an "average weight" for what I truly weighed. I'll take the 3 lbs for now :) I've been tired a lot. Sort of achy but not in pain. I don't know if these physical changes are from the reset or from my grand daughter being here and not being able to sleep in the mornings. I just feel really foggy today and have felt this way a lot during the first week. I'm not at all hungry and have to make myself eat yesterday and today. I LOVED my fruit breakfast today but was full after eating only about 2 cups (reset called for 3 cups). I've been washing dishes and Deidre's been preparing food nonstop. So glad we have each other for doing this. The alcalanize (or however it's spelled) was horrible in the first week. We had to take it only once a day so doable. The Detox we take now is 3x's a day and I think it's OK though Deidre had problems with the grainy texture. Think old school metamucil lol. It just doesn't dissolve and at the end you are drinking pure chalky stuffs. Here's to Week 2 coming up!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ultimate Reset

I will be starting the Ultimate Reset with Deidre tomorrow. What is the Ultimate Reset? It is a detox/cleanse/supercharged 21 day program by Beachbody. It consists of 3 weeks planned eating where you do not go hungry, you stay very healthy, and you reset your bodies natural mechanisms and metabolism. I'm excited. I'm so glad Deidre is here to help me with this because I know it will be easier for me to stick to the strict eating/supplements plan with her help. My goals: This is a starting point for me. I plan on KEEPING a clean eating diet after this is completed. I'm leaning towards a mostly paleo diet with some grains and beans for my family. I will be starting an exercise program shortly after this reset ends. I will walk through it and continue WATP for a week or so then start the Les Mills Pump program strong. I want to rebuild my love of fitness. I have not been able to get myself on track for over a year now and it is time. I am hoping to get my work hours stable so I can create a personal schedule that helps promote my personal wholesomeness. Spiritually: I hope to be able to continue my small group bible study course. Socially: I hope to be able to restart my meet-up walks and continue my weekly walks/activities with Kimberly. Here's to my start.... My Ultimate Reset!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Conscious Choices

I'm back and starting to blog once again to help me stay motivated and on track.
I had gained back every single pound I lost. Yep, every last one moved back in on my waistline and I let it.

I want to eat healthy, make healthy choices which means not eat junk. We all know what junk is. I don't even have to define that. Now I need to break down this goal. It's just too big for me to focus on all at once. How to put it into baby steps for myself, I find this very challenging.

Today I decided to make it conscious choices.
I knew that pop tart this morning was a bad choice and remembered the taste really isn't all that great. Soooooo, why did I want it anyways?
I really felt empowered as I did NOT eat that pop tart but opted for the almonds in the fridge instead, just as easy to grab so I took that excuse away from myself. Taste quality is about the same since the almonds are stale (Won't buy from the bulk bin in that Harris Teeter again), yet so much healthier. I should have had fruit too but hey, at least my good choice overcame the bad on breakfast.

Lunch was my next food challenge. I wasn't even looking to eat, had to get Parker out of the pantry and there were the peanutbutter cookies. I grabbed two and thoroughly enjoyed them. I wanted more!! I wanted them ALL!!!! I realized I was hungry and went to the fridge instead and made my turkey and cheese slathered in hummus wrapped in a romaine lettuce leaf, then I made a second "sandwich" as I was still hungry. Then I still didn't feel satisfied and was a bit pouty wanting those cookies. I made myself drink water then work out. IT WORKED!! Cookie craving overcome.

Night time snacking on sugar stuff is my biggest challenge yet. Tonights plan is to make me a fruit smoothie instead and freeze Logans candy cause I don't want to eat frozen candy. It feels good to have a plan. It feels good to feel empowered by my good choices. I need to remember this feeling in moments of weakness.

Friday, January 6, 2012

FOOD

Food is my sustenance.
I don't need food to occupy me during the day.
I need a hobby, or people to talk to.
I will not eat mindlessly.
I will only eat to nourish my body and give it energy to do whatever else my day requires.
When I eat it will not be empty calories.
Every meal will consist of Protein and fiber and some complex carbs.
Complex carbs are GOOD for the body for energy.
Simple carbs are BAD for the body and convert to sugar.

EVERYONE can benefit from a healthy eating plan. It doesn't matter if you consider yourself fat, skinny, fit, perfect. Healthy eating is for YOU.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Years

It's time to actually put my resolution in writing.
This year I vow to continue to improve my self image through spiritual growth, weight management, nutrition management, and personal pampering.
I did not do as well with my weight management last year and my nutrition management was an up and down scale, which is normal with life.
I am just human and I am living my life to it's fullest.
Spiritually:
I recently started on my own spiritual growth track. In the past I have worked on this to varying degrees but I actively decided to add God to my plan this year. This sort of scares me as my husband has very bad preconceptions about Church and people who follow God. My relationship is also something I'm working on but that's supposed to be an ongoing thing within a marriage. I do love my husband and really hope to show him more support and devotion in the future.
Nutritionally:
I am currently doing a shakeology cleanse for 3 days. Once I have completed this cleanse I am actively going to work on cutting out cheese from my diet, and drastically limiting dairy. At the same time as eating clean as much as possible. It's really hard for me to do this with the ready availability of processed foods. I know the processed stuff is junk but at the same time, I don't want to take the time to prepare my own food. It's a work in progress. I've stated on several occasions through this blog how I hate to cook. If you really want to get to know me on a personal level I suggest you read this blog from the bottom up :) It really does encompass my personality and my health growth.
Weight:
I still plan on implementing healthy diet and exercise for this. Over the last couple of months I have implemented more walking. I joined a walking group and a very close friend and I go out once a week to walk and socialize.
I will be restarting Body Gospel as well. When I'm not doing this then I do plan to do an alternate video. I get frustrated with Body Gospel because I don't know the routine yet and I get really self conscious (even around just myself) about fumbling through. I will get back into the exercise habit every day though.
Pampering:
This is a very new concept for me. I've lived my entire life taking care of everyone else. My idea of pampering was taking a bath and putting on smelly lotion. I don't like the smelly lotions anymore so if anyone who buys me Christmas or Birthday gifts reads this please take note!!!!
I plan to do a spa day fairly soon complete with massage and a facial.
I want to go for a foot massage!!! I miss having my feet massaged and my husband is anti feet lol.
I plan to go to a salon to get my hair cut.
I plan to get a couple of good outfits for going out to dinner with my husband.
This stuff will not be in the near future but it will be in 2012.