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A New Start (Again)

A New Start (Again)

Day 1 of 60…Here we go! Today I’m starting a new round of Hammer & Chisel.  The next 60 days, I’m determined to keep life really simple, complete the program, follow the meal plan and feel good for the summer (and after).   I know […]

Ultimate Reset, Day SIX!

Ultimate Reset, Day SIX!

Nearing the end of Week One!  Honestly, it has NOT been that bad.  Today was the first day I had cravings and I really contribute that to being at the ball field from 9am until 2pm.  I had to eat breakfast earlier than I have […]

Ultimate Reset, Day 4!

Ultimate Reset, Day 4!

Another day DONE!

This is going to be a quickie update because my guys are waiting for me!
Breakfast:   Oatmeal, yogurt & blueberries…..LOVE this one & its off the menu next week so I’m eating it while I can!

Lunch:  Microgreen salad & lentil lime salad.  The lentil salad was OK, nothing I’d find myself craving

Dinner:  Southwestern Tacos again!  My husband is addicted…and since he cooked tonight, he wins!

Mood:  Fine
Hunger:  Yes, I didn’t drink enough water today.
Cravings?  None
Sleep last night:  good.
Scale:  Down another pound…thats 4 lbs in 4 days

I’m starting to feel like I’m doing something wrong since there are SO many complaints on the FB support page!?

My Socialcam site has my video update of today!

www.https://socialcam.com/v/6PcnpH7P?autostart=true

 

Ultimate Reset, Day THREE!

Ultimate Reset, Day THREE!

It is nearing the end of day 3!  I feel good!  No complaints. I’m so glad I gave up coffee a month ahead of time, although I do miss my morning ritual and will probably go back to it once the reset is over, but […]

Home Business Opportunity

Home Business Opportunity

Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a $4 MILLION multi level marketing company?! If you would like to start your own business under the Beachbody umbrella, contact me today and I’ll get your training started! You’ll never know what you can do until […]

What IS Shakeology?!

What IS Shakeology?!

Watch this brief video & hear it straight from Darin Olien, the creator of Shakeology!

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts

WOW.  I have seen a LOT of posts recently bashing Beachbody & its coaches.  Kind of a lot of strong feelings & hatred toward us I guess! I do have to laugh when I see posts about how P90X is not a “real” workout.  I […]

Ultimate Reset Day Two!

Ultimate Reset Day Two!

The Ultimate Reset…Day Two!   Day 2 done!    Today was pretty easy.  Again, no headache or body ache.    The morning routine is the same everyday.  12-32 ounces of distilled water with mineralize mixed in, a few drops of oxygenize & 2 optimize capsules. […]

Ultimate Reset Day One!

Ultimate Reset Day One!

The Ultimate Reset…..Day One

 
    Today was Day One of the Beachbody Ultimate Reset.  I was very excited to do it but a little nervous too.  Reading the posts on Facebook about how time consuming it was and how horrific one of the supplements was, it was making me question doing it!  However, like everything else in life, we can’t always take someone else’s opinions, this is our own journey. So, my husband & I decided to do it together.  I also have a group of friends on FB doing it in a Challenge Group with me (my husband doesn’t use the computer at all, so he only has me for support).

    A little over a month ago, we gave up coffee and all caffeine to prepare for this.  I had heard so many people had massive headaches.  I seriously do not have time for that!  I homeschool my son, so its not like he’s hopping on the bus and I can go lie down.  I don’t really eat sugar so that wasn’t an issue, although my husband does eat M&Ms when he’s at the station…I wonder if he cut back on those…

    Last night, I prepped all of the vegetables for the week and made our salad dressings.  It took less than one hour.  I always chop my own vegetables anyway so it wasn’t a big deal. I enjoy the cutting and time spent in the kitchen, its soothing to me.  Maybe I’m a rare case?  Who knows!  Anyway, it wasn’t bad at all!  The guide is so well laid out and they even give videos of Melissa Costello (Tony Horton’s former personal chef) preparing each meal.  I mean, really, it doesn’t get easier than that.

 

   We woke up excited this morning to get started.  We added our supplements to the gallon of distilled water and took all of the supplements and drank the 12-32 ounces of water.  I started the day with 16 oz, which is what I normally do anyway.  We waited 30 minutes and had breakfast:  2 scrambled eggs in olive oil, 1 C steamed spinach & 1 slice of whole grain toast.  This is one of my standard breakfasts (minus the toast) so the morning was normal so far.

 We set our alarms on our phones and took our supplements as scheduled and ate our meals as timed. 

   Lunch was a microgreen salad & a bowl of miso soup.  The salad was huge and we were really full when we were done.  I had the creamy garlic and my husband had the greek dressing and they were both fantastic (and so easy to make). 

 We loved the roasted pumpkin seeds!  I did them a little extra since my husband loves them like that!

  Up to this point, I was not tempted by anything. I had already had more than a half gallon of water and felt fine.  No headaches, not cranky, none of the symptoms others had complained of.  My husband was struggling a bit.  We drove by a Dunkin Donuts and he was craving a coffee! 

    Dinner was salmon in a marinade, asparagus with lemon & 1 C of boiled potatoes.  It was delicious and filling, its also a dinner we have often at home (minus this particular marinade) so it was easy!

 

    Its 9pm now & I’m getting tired.  My husband went to bed at 8pm exhausted.  He feels that this is mentally draining for him because he’s hungry & he wants to snack.  I guess I never realized how much he likes to snack! 

My overall thoughts on Day 1:  Other than timing the supplements, it didn’t take a whole lot of thought.  Not a huge change in how we normally eat, although my husband is starving!   (no headaches though!)

 

 

 
KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston

KidsBuild Boston! We took the boys to an event in Boston on Saturday that was amazing.  It was hosted by BSA (Boston Society of Architecture) and was 100% free. The boys were able to choose any building in a city and then design & create […]


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Day 1 of 60…Here we go!

Today I’m starting a new round of Hammer & Chisel.  The next 60 days, I’m determined to keep life really simple, complete the program, follow the meal plan and feel good for the summer (and after).   I know what to do, it comes down to DOING it…both the fitness & the nutrition.  There are no shortcuts.  Fortunately, the workouts are short and the food is simple.

I have a great support group on Facebook where we check in daily, sometimes multiple times per day and we post recipes, our meal plans, sweaty pics, etc.  Lots of fun things just to keep everyone motivated to the end.

Life is always going to be busy, thats what makes it so enjoyable!  But never let busy take precedence over getting the most important things done, like our healthy lifestyle.  Get that workout in everyday.  You’ll never regret a workout!