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Happy Birthday to my Angel!

Happy Birthday to my Angel!

My little snow baby turns 12 today!  She is a burst of sunshine in our family!  It has VERY much been a GIRL weekend.  Sleep overs with not much sleep, pedicures, getting ears pierced, and TONS of Taylor Swift!!

This song was the one everyone loved, danced, and sang to all night.  It’s number 4 on YouTube right now.  Start the video at 2:03!

My cute daughter wants me to have my TREAT day today for her birthday!  She likes it when I wear jammies, eat treats, and watch Good Luck Charlie with her.  That’s what we’ll be doing tonight!!

Tomorrow…I’m getting serious with my eating habits.  I was o.k. last week, but I could have been better.  I found a great 1 week green smoothie challenge I’m going to try!!  It’s not even CRAZY!!  It’s 4 meals a day: 2 smoothies, a salad, and a soup.  You can munch on as many raw vegetables as you’d like with as much as 1 cup of homemade hummus.  Here it is:  http://vedgedout.com/2013/01/04/its-go-time-whos-with-me/

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She claims you can lose 5-10 lbs. in a week.  I think it will give me a kick start to eating healthy and motivate me to keep my exercise habits up!!  The freezing, dark mornings have NOT helped my running schedule!  So…who wants to join me?  I think it will help my stress level too.  I’ve been in a munchie mood lately and I think it’s the anxiety over the new house remodel and moving.  If I know what I’m eating all day, I don’t have to think about that!  I’ll keep you posted throughout the week.

Now, if anyone knows where I can find 3 tickets to the sold out Taylor Swift concert in Salt Lake City, let me know!!!  I was a little bugged when I heard about her sold out concert and I didn’t even KNOW the tickets went on sale.  I’ll be trying to win some through the country stations!!  Here is a picture of my birthday girl and me at Taylor’s concert in 2011.

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Happy MONDAY!!  Have a great week and beat the winter blues!!

 More Long and Hard workouts for Wednesday!  Tear it up!

4 day cleanse

Happy Monday!  What an excellent and perfectly relaxing weekend.  Last week from Tuesday-Friday I did a short 4 day cleanse.  I don’t think of it as a cleanse really.  It’s more of a reset diet button.  Sometimes I get tired of myself giving in to eating too much and this 4 day diet reminds me to take control and get back to eating healthy.  Here it is.  I found this diet from gppfitness.com:

The GPP 4 Day Cleanse (the “Reset”).  Each day adds to the next.  So, on day 3 you can have your fruits and veggies, PLUS your 24 grams of CHO, Plus your water – get how it works?  Here it is:

Day 1 – Drink half your body weight in ounces of water.
Day 2 – 24 g of CHO drink (we suggest within 15 mins of your workout).
Day 3 – 5 servings of fruits & 5 servings of vegetables (Google it). + 24g CHO drink + H20
Day 4 – Add 24 g of protein + fruits & veggies + CHO drink + H2O

It’s pretty intense.  I’m used to crazy diets so it wasn’t too bad.  Yes, the first two days are liquids, mostly water!  Keep busy (:  Day 3 and 4 were pretty easy.  For breakfast I had a cup of broccoli with salsa and a banana!  Lunch was a big salad.  I made several green smoothies and threw together a vegetable soup with whatever veges I had around the house.  I used green onions, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, and zucchini.  I cooked them in a pot with chicken broth.  On Day 4 we went to lunch and I had one of my favoritest yummiest soups from Rumbi and a small salad.  The chicken in the soup was my protein.  I need to make this soup at home!!  It’s a chicken tortilla coconut soup.  YUM!  

Anyway, after all was said and done, I felt pretty skinny.  I think you lose mostly water.  I still exercised through the 4 days, but not at such a crazy intensity.  On Saturday, I weighed 132 and that was before any working out.  I usually like to weigh myself after a hard workout.  I’m hoping for 130 or 129 by this Saturday.  This week I want to continue eating well.  No sugar or white flour and no eating after 7:30 p.m.  I’m going to up my workouts for the week too.  More cardio and weights.

Best of luck!!!  Try not to go crazy after the diet.  You’ll want to eat everything in site!  Remember how tough it was to get through and you don’t want to reverse that by over eating.  The worst things I ate after the cleanse this weekend were kettle corn, rice krispy treats, and pizza.  The pizza was a super healthy thin crust pizza so I felt better about myself.  That is a HUGE improvement for me!  I’ll be even better this weekend!

O.K!!  My house is in dire need of a major cleaning job.  I better hop to it!!  Here is a quick picture we took on Saturday with my handsome boys.  It was General Conference weekend.  I took my 2 sons and a friend to hear the speakers in person at the conference center.  One time during the session I looked over and all 3 boys were leaning back sleeping (:  Super comfy!  Lots of great inspiring music, words, and counsel.  Wonderful!

IMG_1314I have to include a song of course for Monday music.  Katy Perry has a new album out in a couple weeks!  Here is a sneak preview of one of the songs on that album.  I love all her music!!  Go for many runs through the beautiful fall leaves this week!!  Be happy (:

Oh…I need a PS!  I found this cute clip of Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes that I had to put on here too.  Crazy *

Get started…again!

Hello again!  I have a couple new challenges to share today and I found a GREAT blog that has everything rolled up into one.  By far, this has been the BEST blog I’ve seen on normal people getting fit and losing weight.  I will be referring to this blog for nutrition, motivation, and exercises for me and others.  Here is a page I especially loved called HOW TO GET STARTED WITH CLEAN EATING.  It’s encouraging to see people’s success with weight loss and fitness AND to see them sticking to it!  I’ll be starting to train my first real client this week.  So excited!!

I have had a few health concerns this weekend that have left me a little down.  Obstacles are always there.  After I get them taken care of I’m going to stick to my workout routine.  I’ll get back on my marathon training schedule and run 4 x a week and as far as weight lifting goes, I’m going to attend my WOD of the day classes, GRIT, and my own workout class at the track.  That will be it for now.  I love Jamie Eason workouts and lifting hard every day, but it’s difficult to train for a marathon AND be hard core buff girl.  It’s running season anyway!

Let's go for a run!

Let’s go for a run!

I’m BACK!  I wrote the first part of this post and then got in a whirlwind of driving all over the world and I’m finally back to finishing this.  My crazy life has given me…shingles.  That sounds so gross and oldish doesn’t it?  I don’t need to go into details, but it’s related to stress and a low immune system.  My husband would say I got it from working out too much (:  I think it came on because of the awful sickness I had a month ago.  Anyway, I’ll get better!  My binge over the weekend was so-s0.  I really don’t need crap in my body so I’m starting ANEW with 2 plans.  I’m going to do the 7 day SMOOTHIE diet that I tried 6 months ago.  I’m thinking it will help cleanse my sicky body!  Then, I’m going to follow Les Mills 21 day nutrition challenge.  Download it HERE.

Sooooo, enjoy these 3 GREAT websites to get motivated.

http://www.heandsheeatclean.com/

http://vedgedout.com/green-smoothie-challenge-2/

http://shbam-4-hhac.wikispaces.com/file/view/LES+MILLS+GRIT+SERIES+21+Day+Challenge.pdf

I’m going to get busy making some yummy soup and relaxing to my favorite tunes that always calm me down (:  Here’s a good workout song to add to your playlist today!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aQDOUbErNg  

Get after it!

Get after it!