6 Week Shape Up Sept 29- Nov 10, 2008
Ht: 5’5 ¼”
Belly button: 30 ¼”
Hips: 38 ¼”
Body type: meso-endo
Bone structure: small
Diet & Exercise Log 9/29-10/3
1 9/29 BM: 2 H2O: 3 qts
Earned Workout: Spinning + some abs + 20 min sauna + 30 min nude sunbathing
32 oz veggie juice ( napa cabbage, romaine lettuce, celery, garlic, hot peppers, beet leaves & stems)
Walking lunges & backward lunge, leg press, ham curls, ab crunch, push ups, balance, 1 mile fast walk
Green Salad, Pineapple, small handful of brazil nuts, apple
2 9/30 BM:1 (feel a bit backed up, I think I need to soak my nuts since I get bound up)
3 qts H2o IODINE
Workout: 2 hour power yoga (feeling sore abs from yesterday) + 30 min nude sunbathing
Banana & strawberries, Avocado &Tomato, A huge handful of cashews, Raw choco buckwheat granola
Mixed nuts, Yellow beans, Mango
3 10/1 BM: 3+
Earned Breakfast: 60 Spinning class + 20 min sauna + 30 min nude sunbathing
Banana, 32 oz veggie juice, Salad w/ dressing, iodine
4 10/2 BM: 1
30 min sunbathe
Banana, corn salad, not tuna pate wraps, raw choco mousse, cinnamon tea, mango, corn salad, iodine
2 hr power yoga (totally healed my back myself)
5 10/3 BM: 3+
Raw granola, watermelon, mango, tomatoes, zucchini w/ goddess dressing, slice of apple w/ almond butter
Earned breakfast: 60 min spinning, 1 mile run, push ups, 30 min sauna, 40 min sunbathe, iodine
TRAIN FOR MINI TRIATHLON, 2 qts h20
6 10/4 BM: 1
16 oz juice (beet, tomato, parsley, etc), Black bean, rice, corn, guac burrito, mango, cinnamon tea, iodine, home made fries
90 min yoga (medium intensity), 1 qt H20
7 10/5 BM: 3+
Earned Breakfast: 60 min Spinning + 1 mile run +20 min sauna + 40 min sun bathe + iodone
24 oz veggie juice ( Anaheim chili, garlic, green onion, cilantro, bell pepper, romaine lettuce, celery)
Salad w/ raw goddess dressing ½ carton raspberries, 2 peaches, ½ carton of strawberries, salad w/ raw goddess dressing, 4 brazil nuts, country potatoes
3 qts H20 Workout 2: 4 mile walk in 60 min
Home school, Gymnastics, Shopping and Library
Watched “What Happens in Vegas”
I am waking up later and staying up late…I don’t like it except for the peace and quiet
3 qts H2O
32 oz green juice: arugula & spinach stems, jalapeño, 2 cloves of garlic, cucumber, celery, 2 nectarines
Bowlful of yummy cherry tomatoes
Corn Salad (still leftovers)
Banana topped w/ almond butter, cacao nibs, walnuts & pinch of salt & agave
70 minute Power yoga (did Beryl Bender Birch again cuz the kids like this video). This time I was able to do more of the binding poses than last week. I also did all the back bends, handstands, headstands and shoulder stands with ease. After a month I am seeing a bit of an improvement.
30 minute walk
25 min Sauna
Got my Sun On
Highlights: Realized that tomorrow marks a 30 day challenge: SuperCharge Me. Time has flown! Entering Phase 2 on Day 31
Downloaded Bryan Kests new video & audio: awesome!
2 big glasses of water for breakfast
First solid meal @ 3pm : ½ tomato w/ ½ avocado w/ a light sprinkle of salt
3 tiny pluots
2 bananas w/ almond butter, agave, cacao nibs & sprinkle of salt (this has become a little habit)
32 oz of green juice (lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber, chives, jalapeño, garlic): WHOA SPICY!
2 cups of pico de gallo/salsa ( this was at a restaurant and I felt yucky afterward, maybe they used preservatives or something)
2 hour Power yoga class w/ Bryan Kest
1 hour walk around the duck pond
25 minutes in the sauna
Day 30: SuperCharge Me! Challenge I did it!
Ran into a kind man at the market, chatted over an hour!
32 oz green juice (lettuce, bell pepper, jalapeño, cucumber, tomato)
2 amazing heirloom tomatoes with 1 avocado, salt and red pepper flakes
2 banana strawberry kabobs w/ chocolate sauce & walnuts
1 heirloom tomato w/ ½ avocado
40 min yoga (back bends)…My back is so sore after doing it. I am not sure if this is a stiff and rigid problem or a sign that this is not safe for me. I want to work through it, but I am feeling plenty of LBP today. YUCK.
Chinese Fried Rice
45 minute walk
25 minutes in the sauna
Went in LA: Learning the ropes of the IEOPBC
Volunteered at the co-op
Mormon missionaries… I shared my views on religion, spirituality and being a living example!
Sergei & Valya Boutenko speak at Raw food meetup
Took in left over scraps: need to post video on raw spaghetti & meatballs since it seems to be a hit!
Stepped off raw to see my response: bloated, DRUNK feeling,
All raw minus the burrito
Chinese fried rice
Samples of dumplings made into lettuce wraps, spaghetti & meatballs, peach & nectarine crumble, coleslaw, co-op salad
Raw Vegan Lemon cheesecake
Burrito: bean, rice, guac, salsa
My off day
Volunteer at co-op
45 min walk around the park
90 day positive video challenge…raise the vibrations
Touched by friends from new community: Alexis and Starla
Sauna 35 minutes
100% Fruit Day (not intentional)
1 ½ Qts H2O
A baggie of cherry tomatoes
Banana w/ choco sauce and walnuts
Strawberries w/ choco sauce
Tomato w/ avocado, sea salt, and red pepper flakes
Sprouting fall garden seeds
Evaluate my sad little garden
3 qts H20
Strawberries w/ choco sauce
Heirloom tomato w/ ½ avocado w/ red pepper flakes & celtic sea salt
Alfalfa sprouts w/ cherry tomatoes, hemp seed oil, cayenne, and sea salt
Handful of walnuts w/ raw honey
32 oz green veggie juice
20 min treadmill
10 min rowing machine
20 min sauna
Here are cliff notes of the days I did not make a video.
I’m inspired by my non raw buddy who attended a raw meal prep class. I learned 2 new raw recipes from her. The heavy foods sedate me, but held my appetite a long time.
Learned all about the sauna and some extra benefits I was unaware of. Now I am committed to using them regularly.
Last night my front end of my car was munched (aka hit) by a friend backing out of their driveway. I am trying to keep a positive attitude. It’s only “stuff”.
24 oz green juice (collard greens, carrots, celery, and grapes)
A few kale chips
A handful of cherry tomatoes
New recipes: Not tuna pate w/ celery sticks…I couldn’t believe it had that essence of tuna salad, I will definitely make this again . Super satisfying and filling
Chocolate mousse (from avocados) w/ strawberries. Ultra rich and filling .
Those 2 dishes did the trick and kept me full for over 6 hours.
Woke up late for the gym. Ham curls, donkey kicks, adductor and abductor squeeze, Abs- the real deal
Later in the day I did: 30 min toning: barbell squat, chest press, ab crunches, attempt at chin ups, walking lunges, and backward lunge.
70 min Baron Baptiste power yoga video with kids. Level 2. An old video, but really good for balance and upper body strength. I just felt like mixing things up this week and expose the kids to other styles of yoga other than my own.
Enjoyed 15 minuts in the sauna 2 times
Day 23: Feeling down a bit
Working & Running errands, feeling down maybe too much salt & fat. Considering doing 80/10/10. Funny, it corresponds to Bunny Berry’s video.
16 oz green juice
Kale chips- salty
Guacamole & salsa w/ a salad!: I had a tough time resisting the chips, beans & rice
40 min power yoga
60 min Walk
20 min Sauna
Day 24- Friday: Fun filled
Weigh in & Measurements: NO CHANGE, scale back up: Time to change the program
Au Lac Restaurant in Huntington Beach
Attended Jack Johnson’s Concert
Bought Matthew Kenney’s book “Everyday Raw”. Looks like some fun stuff for me to make. 🙂 I know I can’t go wrong with his recipes.
3 Qts H20
1 qt green veggie juice (yellow squash, carrots, celery, collards, bell pepper)
Au Lac Raw Restaurant: shared with the family: chips & salsa, salmon rolls, seaweed soup, teriyaki salad, rainbow dessert
40 min yoga
30 min walk
Day 25: Time to reassess
“Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting different results.” Einstein
Helped out with IEOPBC (organic produce co-op)
All about produce prepping: sat in front of the sink washing, chopping, composting hoping to have an effortless week of raw, just on the simple stuff.
Starla smacks some sense into me to stay with this challenge
32 oz juice carrot, celery,
3 qts H20
Watermelon, pieces of pineapple,
Tomato w/ onion
Banana w/ choco sauce, almond butter, walnuts & cacao: this seems to be my fav raw binge food that saves me when I am ready to toss in the towel.
Co-op: lifting, sorting, cleaning, etc…for 60 min
Cardio ( 20 min bike)
Sauna (15 min)
Enjoyed a massage
Day 26: A Busy Body
Reading through the book “4 Hour Workweek”. I love the quotes and that I already apply many of the suggestions in the book.
I ask myself “Am I inspiring others to live up to their potential & enjoy optimal health?” I guess I can only be a living example and hope that it helps others.
Teaching my brother & sister in law that raw can be good with simple meal prep. When will I be making food gourmet style? I can shoot for it, right?
Peach & Pineapple
Made dishes for non-raw family to sample:
Corn Salad w/ ¼ avocado and tomato
Fried Rice recipe from Jenna Norwood: Supercharge Me
Spaghetti w/ meatballs
Banana Cream Pie
Feeling like I am bulking up..need more walking & yoga to lean out
I love Bryan Kest…a new download is ready (poweryoga.com)
I did my 2 hour Sunday morning class w/ Bryan …green style (downloaded version vs. driving into Santa Monica)
Sauna: 30 min
Coconut Oil Hair Treatment
Bentonite clay & Vita C facial
Sunning… a bit too much
Day 27: I finally made a video
I am sore from yoga and it feels so good! I wished I hadn’t eaten so many samples of raw recipes last night & not so late too. I missed my juice challenge yesterday. I want to do 2 weeks of juice for beauty…inspired by Angela Stokes. I wanted to juice and eat only fruits or veggies (no oil, salt, nuts), but I had prepared dishes just sitting in the fridge waiting for me.
3 qts of H20
Last night leftovers of corn salad, spaghetti, & fried rice for breakfast
Banana w/ almond butter, chocolate sauce, walnuts, a sprinkle of cacao nibs (that darn sugar fix again)
Same as breakfast
Leftovers again for dinner
None…I feel like a lazy bum!
No sauna or tan
Finally made a video
Read a chapter of 4 hour work week
Picking up more snowboard gear for the kids for this coming snow season.