I've officially completed the 10 Day Advocare Cleanse and I feel fantastic. I have more energy, I'm sleeping better at night, and I'm feeling that wonderful weight loss shed. Oh how I love that feeling. Prior to the cleanse, I had already given up cheese, unnecessary sugars & fats, and white flour. I was however still consuming some dairy, diet sodas, & popcorn (my all time weakness). I followed the cleanse religiously and got in 13 work outs in 10 days. This isn't necessarily out of the ordinary, however, I felt so great this past Sunday I through a new challenge into the mix- Jillian Michael's 6 Week Six Pack, which I'm loving but more on that later (Later = Friday).
I had really high hopes this cleanse would help me to reach goal weight. I've been fighting this last 10 pounds for months now and last five have really been a kicker. A true mental test. The cleanse did not get me to my goal weight. It did however get me closer than I have ever been before. My weight this morning was an even 157, my goal is 155. Remember, I am 6'0 tall. Yap, that's a tall glass of lady water. My grand total loss for the cleanse is 3 pounds. This is a HUGE loss for me, and I am ecstatic with the results! I can't wait to hit that 155 mark, and get my body fat percentage wriggled down to 18%. I'm currently at 21.5% and I'll need to check this again soon.
|Do you remember one of my ORB goals? Run in Hot Shorts? Holler!|
Just an example of how a little shirt can make you want to give more- last night's run goal was 5 miles, but I felt so fantastic I kept pushing myself further out, combining some of my favorite routes for a 5 and 6 mile run. I left from my house and ran to my gym, in a round about fashion. I got caught up at several traffic lights, and got to talking at the water fountain, always running my yap I tell ya, but I really wanted to make the most of the afternoon sunshine! It was one of those awesome runs where I was able to tap into that, I love to run feeling!
Post Cleanse, I was most looking forward to eating some overnight oats. This has to be my new favorite way to prepare breakfast. One I can make it the night before, two it's ready for me to scarf down right after my morning sweat session! I posted the original recipe I used here.
Latest concoction, Blueberry PB2 Overnight Oats. A-maz-ing. This recipe is packing major protein gets my whole grain for the day out of the way and is low in sugar! Winning! Additionally, this plays into my upped clean and balanced clean calorie intake goals.
|Mix all indigents together, refrigerate over night, eat in the morning. It's that easy!|
Guest post from Mr. Noel is a go, with a little twist. Sarah at Fueled and Aflamed suggested a hubby guest post Q&A link-up! Look for more details tomorrow, we're aiming to do the link up next week! What a fun way to get more dimension and insight into your favorite bloggers! I am so excited to co-host this with her! When am I not oh so excited? NEVER.
THURSDAY!!! Can I get a WOOP WOOP!?!?!