Well, it’s the start of the year, and of course the number one biggest resolution is always to lose weight. Last year, I did this program for the first time in February following my 40th birthday and promptly lost the final 8lb of baby weight (from 2 years ago) that I couldn’t shake. Most importantly the energy that I gained and the mental shift that I encountered were absolutely amazing and unexpected. Since then, I have been able to keep the weight to a pretty constant 130lb – but this last month – yes…the holidays came a-knocking! And I put on the holiday 5! So when my Executive National Vice President said that she was going to host a 28-day challenge, complete with support group on Facebook, menus, recipes, shopping lists and accountability – I knew I had to jump on this. So here I go again! And this time with even more transparency!
I decided to do this again because:
- My metabolism is sluggish – when I’m freezing in my own house with two layers of clothes and socks – and my kids are running around in short sleeves, I know something’s up!
- I’m finding I need more sugar and salt in my food, so my taste buds are off!
- I’m just tired more than I need to be
- My clothes aren’t fitting as well as they should
- I’m not sleeping as soundly as I usually do
- Couldn’t resist the twizzlers, the chocolates and even the wine lying around the house – usually I have more control
YES, it’s time to take on the detox challenge!
Start weight 135.1lb – 17% body fat
Two shakes a day (takes the guess work out of breakfast and lunch) and a healthy meal for dinner!
Breakfast – Arbonne chocolate protein powder blended with almond milk, almond butter, baby spinach, broccoli, celery, strawberries, blueberries, a sliver of jalapeno and a tsp of flaxseed. YUM!
10am snack – handful of almonds
1pm – 2 boiled eggs (cage free, free range organic eggs)
2:30pm – Salad with grilled (tasted more like boiled) chicken, tomatoes, guacamole, jicama, with cilantro lime dressing
5:30pm – 1 bite of my daughter’s twizzler (which she got for really good violin practice today!)
6pm – Ground turkey tacos salad
It’s 8pm and I will finish the evening with a cup of Arbonne’s delicious detox tea.
I’ll be weighing in once a week – but will keep you posted on cravings – not too shabby for day 1 – yes i slipped on the twizzler a bit…but this is after having no control over sugar/salt cravings for the past 5 weeks.
Let me know if you’re interested in joining? You’ve got nothing to lose but weight if you need to – and EVERYTHING to gain – especially a LOT of energy!