It's a day to document. 1/11/11. It's #1 x 5, so it's gotta be good.
The day started out with triathlon training at 6am at Elevate.
Hitting the pool when it is -8F outside, now doesn't that sound like fun?
Actually it is, cause I train with my friend Marie and my coach Greg, and the pools at Elevate are around
80 degrees. It's the getting out of the pools and getting into my frigidly frozen car with soaking wet hair that I dread. It's now 12:30pm and I am finally warm.
Today marks day 9 of my detox diet. I came home from the holidays feeling so overly filled to the brim with junk. Though I tried to get in my daily exercise, I pretty much let loose on the food consumption, thinking to myself, I'm on holiday. Well, we got home on Sunday night and after I swallowed my last Hot Tamale, which are a weakness of mine, I felt so horrible and so unlike my usual self. I decided, OK girl, it's time for a detox!
I start the day with warm water and the juice of half of a lemon. It hydrates me and gives me a great dose of vitamin C.
I then go and get a good sweat on, either biking, running or swimming.
Then I bring out my little long lost friend...The Juiceman Jr., It's not fancy, but he's doing a great job of providing me with my breakfast (or dinner sometimes).
My favorite juice concoction for the morning includes:
1 lemon peeled
1/2 inch chunk of ginger
All organic, that's super important!
I have tons of herbal tea and pure filtered water through out the day.
For lunch, it's usually some greens, quinoa, and either organic grilled chicken or fish.
My mid meals are usually tea and a handful of nuts or an avocado.
For dinner, it's homemade soup or juice.
Butternut squash baked and diced
2 green apples peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1/4 c pinenuts
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 C fresh tarragon
4-5 C pure filtered water
Throw it in the blender and presto. Mmm Mmm Good!
Before I go to bed I swallow down 2 TBS of virgin olive oil. Yep, that's right.
I'm also only using natural soaps and toothpaste and giving my self a good charcoal soap body brush down each day and lathering on the virgin coconut oil to keep me, oh so soft, in this Utah climate.
I'm feeling great. As of yesterday I have dropped 6 pounds. Not usually something I recommend to my clients to do in a week, but as a temporary cleanse, it's perfectly healthy.
One week down, two more to go!
It's also an extra added bonus that the day I started the detox, we started our Elevate Weigh OFF!
We all pitched in $50.
We weigh in each Monday...
You gain, you pay $5
You maintain, you pay $2.50
You lose, you pay Nada.
So, each week, hopefully the pot grows and at the end of 6 weeks, winner takes it all!
I'm pretty much kickin' butt and in the lead. Hello new bike!!! (fingers crossed!!)
Some New Years Resolutions this year include:
Starting an outdoor "Fresh Air Fitness" group
Starting a book club or creativity group
(Hint: looking for friends to play with...anyone?)
Write more on this blog and get other family members to contribute as well.
Spend more time creating, less time wasted
Take my savings envelopes for a bike, vacations, Tuck's mission and deposit them in a real savings account
Study, really study, the New Testament
Go camping more and show my kids and hubby the beautiful state of Utah
Do the Boise Half-Iron man and get ready for the Florida Iron-man
Play more games
train our dogs
Park my car in the garage
11 is thought to be a very lucky number. This is our year people. So far so good.
Happy New Year!
By the way, have you ever used an ear candle...talk about family fun!