Saturday, May 26, 2012
Well... I simply HAVE to share... today the scale actually showed 1?4lbs !!!!!! I cannot believe it!!! Truly thought that I would never see anything lower than 1?6 that I'd seen once or twice... Lol...
Persistence is key folks! If you don't reach your goals the first time around or the second or third time around... KEEP believing in yourself and striving to make yourself healthier and stronger!!! You WILL ultimately reach your destiny!! I would LOVE to drop 4/6 lbs more... Just to never see over 1?1lbs!! So, let's see if by June 18th I can get there... What do you all think??? Will you help me stay motivated by keeping me in the loop of your battles and accomplishments???
Finally signed up for the Nike Women's Inaugural Half Marathon coming up in a month!! Now... I am motivated...
Have an amazing holiday weekend. Make every second of the day worth living for and remember, if you get down or need a little motivation... HIT ME!!
Here is a little something to keep you on the right track:
Friday, May 25, 2012
Little sore... little sore... Ha!!! What's the best medicine for soreness??? MOVE!!! I tennis game with my first born son and then a good pace 4 mile run!!! That's right... NOT so sore any more...
Had my Isotonix cocktail, then a sweet potato and half a chicken breast for breakfast (yeah... I ran out of eggs...) Lunch was my protein shake with blueberries, oatmeal, MOCHATONIX energy powder(cause it DOES work), and complete greens powder(cause my diet is always lacking)
Dinner... Nothing that is going to hinder my progress because I'M a soldier of this thing called LIFE! And I'm worth more than crap food!!!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
HUGE shout out to my 4 ladies that took up the 4 week war against the bulge and sluggishness!!!
You know who you are!!! And if you took it on and didn't let me know about it... GOOD FOR YOU TOO!!!! If you're sore... here are some helpful hints for less pain:
1) Take stairs backwards (little something I learned after my 1st marathon)
2) Take an epsom salt bath and soak in it for at least 20min (have a bottle of gatorade to hydrate next to you)
3) Have a recovery meal/protein shake within 30/40min after your work out (it WILL help heal your muscles)
Next shout out:
THANK YOU "Wellness Revolution" in Evanston!!! For putting me back together and making me feel like I can conquer the world again!!!!
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Now I can stay focused on my training for this thing we call LIFE!
I'm back!!! Yes lovely soldiers of LIFE... I have to be honest and admit my faults to you that have taken me up on my 4 week challenge.
I have not been able to get a workout in for the last couple of days and now Day#4 is here and I'm BACK baby!!!
Today I started with a little 'Turbo Fire'... Did 40 min including the AMAZING 10 min of stretching once I was dripping sweat and warmed up. I have to increase my work outs back to an hour at least... but I'm getting there. My fuel has not been how I'd like it BUT it really has not been too bad.
The half marathon is in late June and the miles HaVe to be killed up NOW! This weekend we're making the Busse loop happen!!! 8 miles!!
Had 'ThE' cocktail in the morning, a small bowl of Post Great Grains Cereal w/little bit of skim milk for breakfast pre-work out and my tasty protein shake post work out w/blueberries, oatmeal, flax seed, MochaTonix Energy powder and my Complete Greens!! Yeah!!! Lunch/Dinner WILL be a light tasty protein fo' sure and maybe a little carbs... going to run tomorrow so I have to have it in my system.
Finally... your last RECOVERY fuel idea:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Day 2!!! Going to play around with the routine... Today we're going to try the turbo fire work out. I've heard nothing but great things about it. But I hope it'll work me for an hour. (I need it)
Had the cocktail in the morning and then had a breakfast burrito w/eggs and chorizo. Having my 1/2 a serving of **MochaTonix (For fat burning/Nutrient enhancing/Energy Boosting) Lunch will be my protein shake with my complete greens. And dinner is to be seen... If I snack, it'll be a little trail mix. (NO more trail mix binges!!) Lol...
Hope everyone is making today successful!! It'll be what YOU make of it!! There is still time to make a workout happen!! =D
Well... only 1 of my 4 takers on the challenge checked in today... Hope more of you let me know how your week is going! Well, on the blog... I did hear a phone call and received a text or two... ;)
Had a run today in new cross trainers and had to make it a 3 mile run... NOT the original 6 that I was shooting for. Need to get my running kicks!!!
Lunch was a protein shake and dinner was pasta and grilled chicken w/asparagus in lemon sauce. Drank about four helping of water and started my OmegaIII's and Turmerec! More healthy supplements... Oh, and mental note to all: started my Mochatonix 1/2 a helping in my protein shake @ 4:30 pm. NOT a good idea... way to late for an energy surge... Lol... (Hence... I'm still up and it's 12:20am) But it works!!! Gotta LoVe the Market America products...
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Well... later today I will post again to check in and to share a couple more fueling ideas that help you recover after your work outs!
Good night all and plan to succeed again tomorrow... and you will!
Monday, May 21, 2012
Happy Monday my bloggers!!! So far, today has been a great day... after my SuPeR cocktail, ate 2 egg whites with half an avocado and drank water. Already getting ready to snack on a little trail mix or half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich that Gaba left before a 6 mile run. Really looking forward to that! Just can't seem to get out there yet... Lol..
Want to thank you all for pushing 'our' blog with no advertising or fees to such great heights!! Everytime that you all log on and view the posts... the numbers climb and I know that I am helping to make a difference in your everyday! (Yesterday alone we received '50' hits!!!)
Today I WILL check in again to see how all of you that are taking the 4 week challenge are doing!! Remember, the best amount of time to get a sweat in is 30min to an hour!! But if all you've got is 15min... then make them count! ;) Log your weight and measurements TODAY, so that you can see what you accomplish by June 18!! And then, may summer BeGiN!!!
As promised, here are a couple more good 'recovery' recipe ideas for after your work outs:
TURMERIC AND GINGER
Sunday, May 20, 2012
It's going to be a two recipe kind of day again!! Lol...
The important thing is that the last couple of days have been very productive! Many celebrations have been had, we had our first "Chicago House of Bounce" job be a success, we have added to our Market America team of Entrepenours, the garage is reoganized and we are set to kick off a four week challenge to see what we are capable of accomplishing in that time frame!!!
Now I do believe that I got 3 ladies on board!! ... and a possible 2/3 more!! Let's do IT!!!!
What you need:
Confidence, organization and a little commitment... (But we have all of that!!!) Because of the DISIRE to create change!
Rules of engagement:
>Drink lots of water all day long!
>Log (in a little notebook or here on the blog) EVERYDAY! (What you eat, how you worked out and how long)
>Minimum workouts: 15/30min of a good sweat! Maximum: Hour and 1/2 pushing to the max at the end!
>If what you are about to consume is not given by the EARTH, replace the choice with something that is! Include your lean proteins and portioned carbs!
>Snacks to try to stock up on... Special K 100 calorie bars, trail mix, fruits and raw veggies!
>WORK OUT 5/6 days for the next FOUR weeks! SUNDAYS OFF!!!! (and eat anything you please!!! ... IF you stuck to your healthy eating all week... if not... eat what you please WITH portion control.)
>Do NoT forget to start tomorrow with logging in your weight and measurements!!! it is VerY important that you SEE, in black and white, what you have to power to do! ;)
If you have questions... or comments... LET me hear them!!! ;)
And now, a couple more fuel ideas for recovery, Happy Sunday!!! :