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GM Detox | Getting Back on Track

Hello sweeties! Long time no post.

I wanted to share this new detox I am currently doing. I’m still all about that fit/healthy life, but I’m not gonna lie, I fell off a little bit. To get back on track I searched Pinterest and found this 7 day detox. It seemed easy enough…let’s see if I’ll be saying that by the end of the detox lol!

This detox claims to help you lose 10-17 lbs in a week. I didn’t think it sounded like the healthiest way to lose weight, but I’m honestly just doing it to get back on track. If I lose weight, great. I needed something that would get rid of all the toxins and junk I was putting in my body. Something that would reset my way of thinking and I thought the GM Detox fit the bill.

Below is the day by day chart of what you eat.

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My Experience

Day 1: Fruit Day! I really thought this was going to be an easy day because I love fruit. It wasn’t as easy as I thought. Throughout the day I was fine…I think mainly because I was at work and didn’t have time to think about it. When I got home I started to feel the hunger pains. I tried to work out but just did a little bit. I thought to myself, the faster I get to sleep, the less I could think about how hungry I was. I also tried to drink a lot of water with each meal. By the end of the day I was tired of going to the restroom.

Breakfast: 1 apple | Mid Morning Snack: 1 plum | Lunch: Fruit salad(peaches, strawberries, grapes) | Dinner: grapes, clementine | Snack : strawberries, grapes | Drink: 3 -16 oz water

Day 2: Vegetable Only Day! Breakfast time was fine. I had a few fingerling potatoes with a side of other vegetables that filled me up pretty well. By lunch, I was starving and tried to snack on raw carrots between bigger meals. I’m personally not a raw carrot eating person, so this was difficult for me. Raw carrots seemed to be the only “snackable” vegetable I could think of. Veggie day was hard for me. Surprisingly, I was craving fruit.

Breakfast: potatoes/mixture of vegetables | Snack: raw carrots | Lunch: mixture of vegetables | Dinner: mixture of vegetables

Day 3: Fruits and Vegetables. Today we are not allowed to eat bananas, but I needed something more substantial. I cheated and ate a banana for breakfast. It helped me get through this day. I felt good by day 3. This day was easy because I could have both vegetables and fruit which meant more substantial meals.

Breakfast: bananas/strawberries | Lunch: vegetables/clementine | Dinner: vegetables/peach/half apple

Day 4: Bananas and Milk. The start of this day went by smoothly. I ate a whole banana for breakfast with some water. At lunch I cut up 2 bananas and put it inside some almond milk, sprinkled with cinnamon. It was delicious, but by the end of day 4, I was over it lol. Here’s where it got tricky. It was one of my co workers birthday and we went out this night. I had 1 drink. The detox was over.

Breakfast: Banana | Lunch: 2 bananas/almond milk | Dinner: 2 bananas/peanut butter(don’t think you are allowed pb:( ) | Drink: “Sex on the Beach” 😦

Me and My Sister’s Results:

My sis did not lose much weight either, but looks more toned!
My sis did not lose much weight either, but looks more toned!
Although I didn't lose much weight, I lost inches and fat!
Although I didn’t lose much weight, I lost inches and fat!

I’m human. I ended the detox early, but this was a very interesting learning experience. I learned that I do have the will power to avoid fatty, junky food that my job is always putting in front of me. I learned that when I set my mind to something, no matter how hard, I can get through it.

Detoxing, for me at least, is not about losing weight. It is about challenging yourself mentally and being strong enough to say “no” to certain foods. I am now ready to get back in the groove of things with my healthy eating habits and food prepping. I highly recommend doing this detox with a family member or friend because you will need someone to vent to lol.

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2015 New Year Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Hello Hunnies!

Look who I found this morning. She made her own little bed lol.

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Anywho, I saw the pin below on Pinterest and thought this was an awesome way for newbies to start a healthy lifestyle this new year! Just by changing a little bit at a time will help you stick with it. So join me in this New Year Healthy Lifestyle Challenge. It will be fun!

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Remember its a healthy lifestyle we are aiming for not to be on a diet! Go into this new year with a different mindset and the results will come!

What I Eat in a Day

This post is a sample of what I eat on a daily basis. Hopefully it will give you some ideas on healthy meals.

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1. Breakfast: Homemade Banana/Strawberry Oat Muffins

2. Lunch: Brown Rice, avacado, baby tomatoes, and onion with a slice of whole wheat bread, grapes, and a small piece of dark chocolate

3. Snack: handful of mixed nuts

4. Dinner: cilantro crusted chicken with mixed vegetables sprinkled with a little bit of parmesan cheese

5. Dessert Snack: peanut butter and bananas

The trick to eating healthy is not to deprive yourself of food. Make your meals flavorful. Eat a small amount of chocolate (dark chocolate is good for you in moderation). Eat healthy fats like avocado and peanut butter. Eating healthy becomes easier and easier as time goes by, you just have to make up your mind that you will stick to it!

What are some of the healthy things you eat? I would love to get more ideas!

Fit Chick 101

Hello again! I am really getting the hang of this blogging thing! I have so many ideas and posts in store for you all, so stay tuned!

This post is about something I have been passionate about for some time…living a healthy lifestyle! I started my journey right after graduating from college–so about a year or so ago. While in college I would workout every now and then, but I never ate the right things to really call it living a healthy lifestyle. Below I have listed some things that has really helped me stick to this lifestyle change. I hope this post will encourage you to start your journey!

#1: Don’t Diet!

Diets never stick. You must think of this journey as a lifestyle change, something you will incorporate into your entire life. This will ultimately change your way of thinking. If you are working out and eating healthy just for one particular time of year (i.e summer) it most likely will not stick. Really think about being healthy rather than trying to be “summer time fine.”

#2: Don’t Compare Yourself to Other People!

In reality, this is a rule for everything! Comparing yourself to other people is stressful, time consuming, and reckless. It will cause you to give up. Truthfully, it is hard to not compare yourself to others, especially because people are always showing off on all the social media outlets. (Tip: when I feel like I am comparing myself too much, I go on a social media fast)

#3: Remember Why You Started!

I’m not going to lie, sometimes it gets hard and you will want to quit. When this happens remember why you started! Remember the healthy benefits. Remember how you felt before you started. Compare yourself to before you started your fitness journey to when you are on your journey. Believe me, how you feel during your journey will always win!

#4: Have a Support Group!

Start your journey with a group of friends. They will become your accountability partner and will talk sense into you whenever you are struggling. Even if you do not have friends who want to start a fitness journey, there are other avenues to get support. I personally use this app called PumpUp. It has giving me soooo much motivation and you have a support team from around the world! (Follow me on PumpUp: sosweet_ash)

#5: Have Fun!

Being on a fitness/healthy journey is fun! Food prepping, exercising, meeting new people who share the same interests as you, getting new fitness gear is awesome! Remember don’t just diet–make this a lifestyle change and it will become fun.

I really do hope this post resonates with you all and that you are motivated. You don’t have to start a journey on New Years, start now! You also do not have to change everything in your life immediately. Working out at least once a week compared to not working out at all is a start. Choosing healthier choices when you eat out is a start.

Love you all and until next time…

Deuces!