Thursday, January 3, 2008

Staycation Over....11 Day Cleanse

Greetings all! Now, you didn't think you were gonna hear from me every day AFTER staycation did you?? :) It has been nuts!

A couple quick updates from final days of staycation:

My best friend Leanne and her daughter Victoria came to visit for a few days (4 to be exact) and it was wonderful to spend time with her and Victoria - who has turned into a beautiful, wonderful girl. Leanne has been wanting a pet to replace her dog who passed away a while back and after meeting my two wonderful cats, Dallas & Westies, she decided to take them home with her! Which is so absolutely positively wonderful! They are truly in a great home and outside of not having Pablo around, they are going to be better cared for and loved more! I am so happy they went to Leanne and although I cried when they left, I am so happy that my asthma will hopefully return to a level of non-existence for I have truly struggled.

I accomplished about 75% of the stuff I had on my Christmas list and I am happy to say that I am going to attack the rest of them over the next few weekends! It was just nice to get down the stuff I need to do on paper.

Ok, so for the much awaited and anticipated goals for 2008 (not resolutions, but goals):
1. Body fat at 16% for the year after end of March (3 months to drop 3%).
2. Get a minimum of 7 hours of sleep at night.
3. Get my pro card.

More on how that will happen later but for now, I want to fill you in on the Isagenix 11 day cleanse me and the hubby are doing right now....I was perusing Monica Brant's website and found an 11 day fasting/cleansing program she does after a bad bout of eating or when she is getting ready to kick off a new diet. It is by Isagenix and here is how it works - it feeds your body cleansing nutrients like aloe, herbal teas, vitamins, and ionic trace minerals and then helps kick-start your metabolism to burn fat naturally. The 11 days go like this:

Pre-Cleanse Days (2 Days)
IsaLean Shake or Soup—Two servings a day as meal replacements (preferably in place of your morning and evening meals). Mix two scoops with 8 oz. of purified water and blend.
One sensible meal (400-600 calories)
Water—As a general guideline, drink at least eight 8-oz. glasses of purified water daily. For a truer approach, drink at least half your body weight in ounces daily.
Exercise—At least 20 minutes daily.
Days 1-2 (Cleanse Days)
Cleanse for Life—Take 4 oz. (=8 tablespoons, or 1/2 cup) combined with 8 oz. of cold purified water four times daily.
Isagenix Snacks—As needed, up to six per day. Take up to two every few hours between your Cleanse for Life servings. If you must eat a little with each Snack, try low-calorie whole foods.
Days 3-7 (Shake and/or Soup Days)
IsaLean Shake or Soup—two servings a day as meal replacements (preferably in place of your morning and evening meals). Mix two scoops with 8 oz. of purified water and blend.
One sensible meal (400-600 calories)—Choose low-fat, high-fiber meals.
Isagenix Snacks—As needed, up to six per day.
Days 8-9 (Cleanse Days)
Repeat Days 1-2

We also had a friend who did this cleanse and loved it. Lost his pooch he had been holding onto for years.

I am on day 2 of the pre-cleanse and I gotta tell you, it is NOT fun. I am starving and very tired and spacey. It reminds me of when you water deplete for a show....I am very fuzzy in the head. Tomorrow and Saturday are no food days - only the Cleanse for Life product which is basically a high vitamin and mineral supplement to help flush your body of impurities.

I weighed myself this morning (128) and took measurements. I will post all measurements and information on the cleanse as we go. Went to the gym today and did chest and tris and had no energy. Only made it about 7-8 reps through each exercise which is pretty unusual for me.

I hope the new year is treating all of you well! I am so fortunate to have all of you in my life - even those people who happen to stumble across my blog and stay awake after reading it! You guys are my support system and such an important part of my life!

Remember you can accomplish whatever you set out to achieve but WRITE IT DOWN! :)

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