Day 11 of Clean Eating Challenge!

Day 11!

We’re at the halfway mark.  How’s it going!?  I know the more I do these challenges the more I grow and progress.  It’s definitely a work in progress.  I’ve been coaching for the last couple of years and I have really seen a huge change in my own personal journey.  It doesn’t matter how fast you progress as long as you’re going the right direction:)

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1.   Thursday- Stretch and do 1 hr of solid yoga.  Try this one and let us know what you think!  Stretch your body and breathe!

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2.  Food-  Make it a habit to drink one green juice a day!  Here is a great chart to help you:)

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3.   Mantra for the day:  Gratitude
Make a list of ten things you are grateful for.  Sit and marinate on that. Our health is priceless!!!  You can have all the millions in the world but if you don’t have your health, what good is it?  I never take my health for granted and I thank GOD everyday for my health and for the health of my loved ones.  When you are tempted to be critical and hate your thighs or butt or whatever…remember that you are healthy and that you have the opportunity to be better everyday.

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Have a beautiful day.  I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)))

Day 6 & 7 of January Detox Challenge!

Day 6 & 7

You guys made it through the first week of the challenge!!!  The weekend is here and this is where it can be a little tricky.  Make sure you plan carefully and be mindful.  If you’re going to be out with the kids all day driving them to soccer, and dance, and band, etc…you need to have good snacks in your purse in case of emergency.  We tend to give in and cave in when we are not prepared.  Trust me, I’ve done it!!!

 

1) Saturday & Sunday
Use Saturday to be a day to do activities that involve other people.  Go on a hike, bike ride, skating, or walk together as a family or with friends.  Enjoy:)

Sunday is normally a rest day.  Take the time to replenish your body and re-group for the up coming week.

 

 

2) Food- Day 6
Another yummy juice recipe!!!

 

3) Mantra for the day:

We are only six days in and you guys are already experiencing great results!!!  I’m so excited for you!  Remember to stay the course and don’t get complacent.  This is a marathon not a sprint.  Take each day as it comes and enjoy the journey!

 

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you!!!  XOXO:)))

 

Day 1 of January Detox Challenge!

Happy Monday!
It’s a New Year and it’s time for a New You!!!  Just like many people during this time of year, we are making resolutions, writing down our goals, and making decisions to change and do things differently.  Well, I hope you’re ready for the detox!  We are going to retrain and recharge our taste buds:)))  Forget about what happened or didn’t happen in 2012!  It’s time to start new and make DAILY decisions to take steps towards your goal.  You got this!!!  If you signed up for the program, make sure you connect on the private page and keep plugged in.  The magic is in the community.  We were not meant to this alone.

 

1) Lower Body Workout- Make sure you stretch before and after and do some cardio to get your heart rate up.  Don’t be afraid of weights and work those squats and lunges.  Try some of these workouts.

2) Food- For the first three days, we are only juicing greens, carrots, lime, and lemon.
Experiment and tell us how it came out:)))

Greens ideas to juice:)))
Greens Ingredients:
Arugula – spicy, grassy
Basil – sweet, spicy
Bell Pepper – hydrating, sweet, zesty
Cabbage – mildly grassy
Celery – zesty, hydrating
Chard – grassy, sweet
Cilantro – sweet, fragrant
Collard greens – grassy
Cucumbers – hydrating, sweet/sour
Endive – bitter
Fennel – anise, zesty
Green apples – very sweet, tart
Green grapes – very sweet, tart
Green onion – zesty, spicy
Green pears – very sweet
Honeydew – sweet, hydrating
Jalapeno – spicy, zesty
Kale – grassy, dark
romaine – hydrating, mild, grassy
Limes – sour, zesty
Mache – grassy, dark
Parsley – grassy, zesty
Spinach – grassy, dark, pungent
Watercress – spicy, grassy, hydrating
Wheatgrass – very grassy
Zucchini – hydrating, mildly bitter
Mint – vibrant, minty, cooling
assorted green herbs

 

3) Mantra for the day-  Actually I can….

I was thinking about how grateful and lucky I am to be doing what I get to do.  I have struggled with insecurities, quitting, fear, anxiety, you name it!  The voice that would badger me and criticize me was much louder than the gentle whisper of encouragement.  Once I started choosing which voice to listen to, I started to feel more confident, secure, faithful, and excited about my path.  During this journey, CHOOSE to listen to the voice that says, “YOU CAN DO IT!!!”  If you can’t hear that voice right now, then listen to me:)))  I’m here to be your biggest cheerleader.  I’m excited to be on this journey with you!

Love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)))

Day 88 of 90 Day Challenge!

Day 88

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  Where the heck did 2012 go!?!?  WOW!  A lot happened this year but is it just me or did it go in lightning speed!?  It’s been a fabulous year doing what I love to do.  Thank you for being clients, friends, workout buddies, and even bystanders.  I know we are all inching away to our goals.  It doesn’t matter how slow or how fast we go, it’s all progress!

 

 

1. Thursday- Cardio Day!
Confession- I hate cardio.  I do a lot of strength training but cardo is really challenging for me.  Then, I discovered ZUMBA!!!  Zumba is not for everybody.  I know people who LOVE ZUMBA and people who absolutely HATE it!!!  Some people think you have to be coordinated to do it.  My motto is, “When in doubt, shake something!!!”  LOL!  You will leave the class dripping wet and burning lots of calories!  Try it. If you’re in town, I teach on Friday morning at Degas Dance Studio from 9:30-10:30am and Saturday at Pulse Fitness LA from 11-12pm!  We have a lot of fun!!!  It’s my version of clubbing these days;)))

 

 

 

2.  Food- Super food of the day! -Judy’s Green Shake
So if you knew me back in the day and I told you a healthy green shake would be named after me, you would die laughing.  A martini, maybe…but a green juice!?  NEVER!!!  Well, I have turned so many of my friends on to my green drink that if you go on Myfitnesspal.com and type in Judy’s Shake, this will come up:)))  Try it!
Here’s my green smoothie recipe: (in a blender)
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1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup strawberries
1 banana
1 cup spinach or kale
1 cup almond milk
water to thicken or thin
one scoop of vanilla protein powder -(optional)
It’s soooooo good!  This makes about three 16oz servings.

Check out these other ‘green’ juice recipes….

 

3. Mantra for the day:  Mindset
Many of us get excited for the new year.  A new year feels like a second chance, a clean slate and a new opportunity to be different.  It all starts with our mindset.  If we are not ready mentally then it will be another year with written goals and little action.  You must be sick and tired of being sick and tired and make a decision to stick to your plan.  It’s not easy but it is possible!  I hope you will join us for our January Detox Challenge group.  Click here for details.   It takes a lot of effort to jump start a program like this and the more encouragement and accountability, the better.  There’s only a few spots left.  Act now!!!

 

Have a beautiful day! I love you guys and I’m rooting for you:)