Monday, January 28, 2013

Trainer Assessment...Kicked me in the gut.. Really!

Hi Friends,

So, as it happens life has been extremely stressful the last week or so.  However, I am still determined to continue my healthy lifestyle changes for 2013!!

So, I met with my personal trainer this last Friday, only to confirm what I already knew.  My current desk job has my weight up.  His new fancy scale with the current rods determined that my weight and BMI are too high.  So, I am on a serious work out program.  I am also taking on the 30 days to fit program with Arbonne.  In the past I did the organic eating and exercise and I was great!  I have now decided that I will add the fit kit to my changing lifestyle.  I will now be incorporating a program that will include protein shakes and snacks that are low cal and that I make my self.  I started today and so far so good!
I had the following:

1 Fruit Protein shake
1 fit Carmel
2 cups of salad - light dressing beans no meat
Pumpkin Protein Shake
1 Fit Carmel

Dinner is planed:
Soup with Protein
(treat: corn bread) :)

Recipes for you all:

Pumpkin Shake:
2 scoops Arbonne Vanilla Protein Shake mix
Coconut Milk
Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Spice

Cream of Broccoli Soup with Coconut Milk

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup diced onion
5 cups broccoli florets
3 cups of peeled diced gold potatoes
Fresh water or vegetable/chicken broth, as needed (about 6 cups)
Sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
fresh parsley
1 cup coconut milk, or to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot set over medium heat and stir in the garlic and onion. Add in the cut up broccoli and gold potatoes. Add just enough water/broth to cover the vegetables. You can always thin the soup later, if you need to.

Add the chopped parsley. Season with sea salt and fresh pepper, to taste.
Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Remove the pot from the heat. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup.
Return the pot to the stove and add in the coconut milk. Stir and heat through gently (don't boil the pureed soup).
Optional: add raw spinach before pureeing, season with fresh ginger added with the garlic and onion.
Adapted from

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I also attended my first 60min boot camp.  I had been doing INSANITY before the holidays so this was not too bad to start my year.  I simply have some extra holiday weight.  I am still able to work out the way I was before the holidays.  My hope is this means that I will be able to drop the holiday weight fast :)

 I am also very optimistic that this year will be a great one for all the things I have planned.  Vacations, Career, Hobbies and visiting with people I care about. 
I am so hoping you all will want to make this a great year as well!!
Some other things I will start up again in the new year:

Moore Dance Studio:
I take the Hip Hop Class REVIEWS:

I Cycle once a week.  This shop got me all geared up last fall!

Lets get healthy people!!


Monday, January 14, 2013

Getting my detox on

Hi Friends,
So, i am in week two of detoxing!
Only doing so so, i am doing really well when i am cooking and on my own time. I did great drinking my detox solution and keeping my daily snacking down. However, i did have a few slips. Mostly, soda and a bit alcohol this weekend.
I weighed in on sunday, still up 3 lbs from christmas. So, first goal is to deal with that.
Second goal almost ready. Work out program, signing ip for a 6 week bootcamp.. Yay!! Working on my progress!
May be a slow start but i am going to work it!!
So heres to another week!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Detox: shopping

Even though I am still a bit sick this weekend I ventured out this afternoon to do some shopping for the start of my detox program.
Chickpea curry
Green beans
Veg broth
Curry power
Coconut milk
Brown rice

Chicken curt
Chicken/ tofu
Ground ginger
Veggie broth
Coconut milk

Broccoli soup
Veggie broth
Salt, pepper, parsley
Coconut milk

I am ready for the week of good food!
Plus a few light snack things
I have protein shakes for the week prepped and all is good. I just need to stick to it. Here is to getting life, weight and my mood back in gear for the new year!

Who is with me?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013: Ready Set- DETOX


So, its a new year and out with the old and in with the new!  RIGHT???
Well, among many of my goals for this year is of course is the old loose weight!!

I am approaching it a bit different then most.  I am starting the year with a great Detox program (I have done before) with my pals over at Arbonne.  I spent much of last year dealing with unexpected cancer and looking in to Celiac issues.  All of which slowed down my healthy lifestyle progress! 
This year I am getting healthier and in shape.  My biggest goal is to go completely vegetarian by Dec. 2013. This is something I have been pondering for quite some time but feel this is the year to do it.  I have been on the up side of organic and clean eating in 2012 and now I want to take it a step further. 

I will be doing the Healthy and Fit Detox From Arbonne.  I will be joining my local team of Arbonne consultants in a January Detox.  I am so excited!!  This hopefully will kick start all my health goals for the year.   I am so ready to shed my 25 lbs of COSMOS weight!  Who is ready to join me???? I will document my thoughts, feelings and progress here!

Day 1: Tea, Salad, Soup and juice (and I am fighting off the scratchy throat too!)

Arbonne Fit/ Detox Products

Cheers My Friends!!!