Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just do it...

Basically, that's how the last few days have been... I've just been doing it.

Eating right.
Taking time for ME.

Today was day two back in the gym! And let me tell ya... it is SO DAMNED HARD to get back to exercising. Yesterday I did 30 min on the elliptical, then another 10 min on the stationary bike while the kiddos finished their orientation. Today, I was good to only do 30 minutes. My body is very mad at me right now. Beside the uterine pain, my knees are killing me!

I have done pretty darned well with my eating, too. I am making good choices and my portions are where they need to be. I am trying so hard to get my water in, but it's so hard to do at work. I just can't sit around with a bottle of water like I used to.

I received a package this morning from Dr. Aaron Tabor with his Slim & Beautiful Diet bars and shakes. I have waited forever for this to come in, so the package was unexpected. Honestly, I had given up on it and started looking into something else (more about that later). I had a shake for breakfast (the products ARE very yummy) and took a bar for lunch. My daughter also took a bar because she loves them, too. I think I might actually let her try this plan since she is really trying to get back into healthy eating. Even thought they sent me the product for free, I don't want it to go to waste when I start cleansing.

Yep, you heard me right... I am going to start a cleanse. I have written in the past how I love me a good detox! I have read several books by Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman and believe in the science behind it. After researching detox/cleanse products, I have found one that I am pretty excited about. The last time I really successfully lost weight (Spring/Summer 2009) is when I started my program with a detox and faithfully took my supplements. My brain just tells me that I need it to really get off to a good start.

With that being said, does anyone know about Isagenix? They have a 9-day and a 30-day program that I am trying to decide between.

But until I start my detox, I am going to keep on doing what needs to be done. I am going to get back into an exercise routine, keep feeding my body healthy food, keep increasing my water, and start making myself a priority again. I am going to be content with slow, steady changes in my lifestyle. My life isn't going to slow down anytime soon, so I need to do something that is manageable for me RIGHT NOW. I am going to have to get over my ALL or NOTHING mindset if I am ever going to succeed.

FCC disclaimer: Dr. Tabor's diet products were sent to me free of charge to use in exchange for my honest opinion and review of the products...blah, blah, blah...


  1. Like your post alot! However, I find that it is also important to eat food that you like but eat in moderation. Just get some exercise and then you can lead a meaningful and healthy lifestyle…

    Healthy Jean

  2. ok Im eager to read and follow your cleanse'perience.

    people rave.
    Im curious


  3. Good for you Hollie! I'm so happy you are back. You can do it! There is nothing shameful about taking time for yourself. Good job girl!

  4. I've thought about doing a detox too but I'm too scared to do it!

  5. Congrats on your accomplishments :)

    Starting a weight loss journey tomorrow -

  6. Sometimes the hardest part is just GOING to the gym. Once you get there, it's cake. Good job! :)

  7. Hollie,
    I recommend for his 5 day bowel cleanse followed by the 5 day liver cleanse. Those are 'real' detox programs. If you are going to do it , do it right!



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