Thursday, September 30, 2010

Isagenix Day 40

So, today is pretty much like any other Isagenix day, as far as nutrition is concerned. At lunch I went to my work gym and Lauren taught me how to use the machines that I was unfamiliar with, as well as teaching me a few more exercises to target certain areas of my body. I definitely need to start getting more Cardio in. Perhaps once things cool down a bit (we're having a massive heat wave) I'll try and fit in at least 2 skating days a week. Also, if I keep going to Krav Maga, that'll be a reat source of Cardio and Strength training! I'm very excited, I feel like I'm finally starting to live the sort of lifestyle I want to have. Sure it's "healthy" to exercise, but for the first time in my adult life, I'm actually really having fun doing it. I'm switching up routines at the gym, which make going and pin pointing areas more exciting. I'm becoming involved in more extracurricular activities like Softball, Krav Maga, and skating. Working out has gone from being a stressful chore to being my playtime/recess from life. I enjoy doing it, I enjoy how it makes me feel, and I especially am enjoying the results I'm seeing. I do feel that Isagenix is a huge part of this too. Taking the step to get my nutrition in order put me on a more focused path. I knew my results would be more fulfilling if I coupled it with exercise. It like Isagenix helped me flip the switch in my brain saying "I'm worth the time and effort it will take to do this" and I finally feel like I'm becoming the person I'm meant to be because of it. Don't get me wrong, I still want to enjoy a good helping of Smores next time I go camping, but I also want to have the strength and energy to backpack my way to the site and still have some left over to enjoy the scenery. So while I still have a ways to go in meeting my goals, I'm feeling very happy with where I'm at today.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Isagenix Day 37

The cleanse days are starting to become refreshing. Plus I've found myself becoming way more consistently active over the past month, and it's good to give myself a day to rest. Originally I had scheduled for cleanse days to be on Sundays, but it quickly became an issue as I started playing Softball on Sundays, as well as just having the option to hang out with friends and share a meal. Thus it was moved to Monday. I admit, it's hard to be at work and smell the amazing food people have brought in for lunch, but it's also a nice start to the week. It's simple, and I feel like I'm freshly cleansed for the new week! So just wanted to share, it's going well and I'm actually enjoying the simplicity of my nutrition in my life right now. Tomorrow will be good, I'm going to Krav Maga at lunch for an intense full body workout. This week is off to a good start!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Isagenix Day 33

This week has felt amazing! I've been in the Gym everyday, having my shakes, and being both healthy and thrifty about my meals choices! I feel fit, and between the energy levels and the level of toneness I'm starting to see, it's just very encouraging. I weighed myself at the gym the other day, and I am roughly 4 lbs lighter then when I started Isagenix. Sure, that doesn't sound like much, but for me it's huge! I don't have a lot of weight to loose, I started this program not because I was overweight, I'm actually in my healthy weight range (just the higher end of it was all) so my ultimate goal is not to drop a lot of weight, but to feel healthier and fit. I think if I had dropped a ton of weight right away, I would have been nervous, because when you don't have much to loose, it should take a little while, or else it's likely to come back with a vengeance! Between building up more muscle and loosing fat, I feel that 4 lbs is a very encouraging place to be! I'm almost 1/3 or the way to my goal! The best part is really being able to see the toneness of my muscles starting to come through. So all in all I feel even more motivated as I continue into month 2!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Isagenix Day 30!

I finished my first 30 days of Isagenix! You know what? I feel pretty darn good! Overall I feel like I have more natural energy and like I'm actually awake. I remember more things during the day, and have definitely been able to step up my productivity and focus. I also FINALLY did a successful cleanse day yesterday. It really helps to have the IsaSnacks and drink the proper amounts of the cleanse too. I found myself much more able to handle the day without massively craving food. Today I'm back on the shakes and starting out month 2! I took my measurements today, and I have lost a total of 3.5 inches off my waist and a total of 10 whole inches off my entire body! As in, they have you take all these measurements of your whole body at the beginning, like around to arms, chest, rib cage, thighs, waist, hips, butt, calves, knee and neck, then you total it up and feel depressed about how many inches it all combines too. So my original total was 297.75 inches. My total after a month is 287.75 inches! And the best part is that with my calve actually getting bigger!!! (I've been working them out hahaha) So even with appropriate areas gaining, I'm still losing inches. I will weigh myself later, but am happy that as of last week I was down 3 lbs from my starting weight, which I've been stuck at for over a year. I'm just feeling really good. I'm hoping that by the end of this next month I'll fit happily in my "skinny jeans". I think the best part about using this product for me has been that it keeps me in check. I know I need to have 2 shakes a day, and because that's how I start my day, when I start feeling snacky, I have been better about reaching for healthier options, instead of the community donuts, or visiting super sugary snack cabinet across the hall. I have held myself more accountable when it comes to working out! I go to the gym almost every day, and the days I don't I do at least a 20 minute workout at home. So I know a bit part of the success I'm having is from my own dedication, but it helps to have this regime to follow and keep me on track. It also helps that I still have some level of energy when I get home. I used to want to just pass out every night after the commute home, and believe me, it's still incredibly exhausting!!! But now I actually feel like I have a good couple of hours still in my system once I'm home and have been better about putting it to good use. So I'm sticking with it for another month. I'm excited to see how I'm doing on day 60! haha Wish me luck!

PS: Sorry for my terrible delay in posting. Life got busy, but I was happy I was still staying consistant on Isagenix! It made it easy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Isagenix Days 13 &14

It's the weekend! Haha So This weekend, Josh and I went to Auto Club Speedway for his race weekend. We drove out Friday night, I packed my blender, shake mixes and rollerblades. The weekend itself was awesome, we camped on an air mattress in the bed of Josh's truck and beat out the heat during the day. Saturday was the worst! Temperatures hitting 109 on Saturday, and no shade was safe. I didn't run any laps on Saturday, the most I did was walk around the pits handing out business cards for a photographer that was there. It was fun meeting so many motorcycle enthusiasts, but I totally passed out in a camping chair in the garage once I finished. I did my shakes with ice blended in to make them more refreshing, and BOY did it make a HUGE refreshing difference on such a hot weekend. On Sunday it was similar, except that instead of being 109 degrees, it was only 97, hahaha. It was much more bearable though. and I even threw my skates on and zoomed around for a bit. I may have been bad though, I totally inhaled a cheese danish prior to my shake on Sunday. Then we went to dinner at Hooters, where I got Buffalo Shrimp, which is deep fried shrimp seasoned with the buffalo sauce of your choice. Although, they were only 300 for 10, as opposed to like, the 700+ calories for the 5 strips of buffalo chicken wings. So at least I was well within my calories for my "meal of the day", but between skating and sweating all weekend, I think it was ok to fudge a bit of the weekend. Despite my not ideal eating habits for the weekend, I did drink plenty of water, and considering the weekends situation, I don't feel guilty one bit for my choices!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Isagenix Day 10

So the past couple days I brought my Vanilla Shake mix with me to work, and today I brought the Chocolate and I am SO HAPPY to be on the chocolate again. I'm a chocoholic though, so it's much more satisfying to me, although the vanilla is nice for a change of pace. I did a Shake for breakfast and lunch again today since I was having dinner at a friends. I snacked healthy, and was excited since this particular friend usually makes really healthy meals. So unfortunately I had a very carb heavy dinner, as it was Pizza on Sourdough Rolls. It was amazing and delicious, but not what I was anticipating for my dinner. Oh well, I just have to be better about the rest of my meals, especially the ones I choose for myself. I think I've been more conscious, but it also seems so easy to slip up. I think one of the nice things about being on Isagenix is I know my other 2 meals are covered even if I slip up on the one I pick for myself. I've also been much better about healthy snacking, so that's definitely a huge step. I'm not going to let myself feel guilty about a meal, especially one someone else generously cooked for me. As long as I continue working on a better mindset for my overall general diet I know I'll be fine. Also, I feel like continuing to drink plenty of water has been helpful!