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I’m still alive

I’M BACK!  I think this has been the longest span between posts!  My life was in a slight upheaval with being in charge of the elementary school play.  Elementary is what you’d think it should be, but this was like mini-broadway!!  I had a fantastic time doing it and I feel it was a great success especially when my 6th grader told me he had the best time and loved it so much!!!!  That right there is why I did the whole thing!  I’d love to post a million pictures but I don’t know if parents would like me sharing their kids cute faces all over the internet, so here are a couple!  Me and my kids and two of my besties that helped me so much with the play!

photo 1 photo 2We’ve been working on this for the past 10 weeks, but we really started in December with auditions.  It was similar to a marathon, but much harder (: and I don’t feel like I’m in the best shape of my life either.  The last two weeks I didn’t even have a desire to exercise and I was eating WAY out of whack.  SO……here is my healthy rant for the day!!!  I’m happy to say that my desire to exercise is back 110% and my eating goals are back on after a short break.  I wrote down a few things I’m going to stick to for….GOOD (:

To get back on track I’m doing a 4 day fast.  I’ve done this silly thing before.

Day 1: Water only

Day 2: Water and energy drink only

Day 3: Day 1,2, and 5 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables

Day 4: Day 1, 2, 3, and 24 g protein

I like feeling back in control of my eating and the few pounds I lose aren’t bad either.  After that I’m going to eat healthy minus grains for the rest of the month.  I have a week long trip that I’m determined to stay strict on.  I’ll give myself a 24 hour window to eat whatever I want (:  It’ll probably be on the last day of my trip.

I have a week of workouts to share too!!  I’ve had this on my computer for weeks and finally I’m going to give it a try!!

0001XmI mentioned in my last post about the best day to weigh yourself.  Well, it’s Wednesday.  So, that will be my weigh in day now (:  All of a sudden I have too many things to do.  I’ll be back sooner than later…I promise!!  Make it a great day!!  Work Hard Always!!!  Oh!!  I haven’t taken many pictures over the last few weeks, but here are me and my ski buddies.  I forgot my helmet this day!  I wish I still had 2 weeks left of good skiing, but I’m afraid 70 degree days don’t do much for the quality of snow!

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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 *