Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Detox Cleanse

My mom woke up around midnight a couple days before Christmas and decided that she couldn’t live without a Nutribullet.  I talked her in to waiting until morning so we could go to Bed Bath and Beyond, since they always have a coupon. It turned out that I was right and not only was it cheaper than it was on the infomercial, we also saved 20%.  After she got hers, I decided I really needed one too.  I really don’t like eating fruits or vegetables.  I can survive on chips, cheese, meat, and water.  As I get older, I’ve been thinking that I may want to eat a little better. That’s where the Nutribullet comes in. I can blend a bunch of different fruits and vegetables together and be done with all that in one meal!

Once I got the Nutribullet, I decided that I would try the Dr. Oz Three Day Detox Cleanse.  Several of my friends were trying it, so I didn’t want to be left out. The first and last days were really the hardest.  I don’t know if I was ever really hungry, but I wanted to chew some food. I also picked the worst days to start this.  We had professional development for two of the days. This means everyone goes out to eat.  I went ahead and went with them and just drank my smoothie.  The recipes are in the link, but you won’t want to make these if you are trying for a “tasty” smoothie!

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January Fitness

It’s January 1, so you know what that means, right??? It’s time to make resolutions that include exercise. My goal is to not only keep myself motivated with exercise, but to motivate the people around me. Exercise is so much more fun when you have someone to talk to about it. A few things that I’ve added to my daily walks are:  Couch to 10K.  I’m using this app:
IMG_4690I’m actually on week 2.  It starts out really easy, about 30 minutes for the total work out.  I think I had to run for minute increments in between walks last week for about 30 minutes.  Yesterday, it was 90 second runs alternating between 2 minute walks for 20 minutes.  It’s really created for beginning runners.  I’m probably more advanced, but I kind of like the slow start to build up my confidence in running.

I also created a calendar to make me do some crunches and sit ups each day.  It’s not really difficult and I may change the amount I do each day as the month progresses.  Since it is so easy, I should be able to keep it up.  (This is the first fitness calendar I’ve created. I’ll get better at making them over then next 12 months.)

I also plan to continue doing KettleWorx once I get back home. I have a love/hate relationship with KettleWorx, but you can really see (and feel) a difference quickly if you do it regularly!

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