Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cleanse Results, Overnight Oats, & Operation Red Bikini Give Away!

Good morning and Welcome new Elle Noel readers! I am so happy you are here :) There's a lot going over here this morning so let's dive on in!

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!
Operation Red Bikini is full steam ahead! Are you on track to meet your goals?! Kassie and I have teamed up with Ruffles with Love for an Operation Red Bikini Tank Top give-away! It may seem silly BUT a fun saying on a little shirt can really make me give more of myself at the gym. Plus, we all love an FFS (Fit Fashion Statement - let's hash tag that Instagramers!). The Operation Red Bikini Tank is not up on the Website YET, however, you can message Vanessa on Etsy or Facebook and she'll hook you right on up! Make sure you get registered for the FREE tank give away by clicking here and entering the Rafflecoptor on Kassie's page! The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 19th!

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!?!?!



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19 comments:

  1. Just wanted to tell you I look forward so much to reading your posts! Love the positivity and I appreciate reading someone else that is close to goal but still motivated (which is where I am except fighting for the motivation back). And I ran a half-marathon on the same day you did! Yay us! :o)

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  2. WTG girl - you did so awesome and look adorbs in that shirt.

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  3. 1. Love, love, love that tank!
    2. Those overnight oats sound delish. I've seen tons of recipes for them, but never did it myself, and I think it's finally time! A trip to the grocery store this weekend is definitely in order.
    3. I'm excited about this Q&A link up - should be fun!
    4. You are just constantly motivating me girl!!

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  4. Congratulations on completing the cleanse! That is awesome! 2 lbs. away from your goal!! You have inspired me to really kick all the junk I have been eating to the curb! I am doing a 10 day eating clean challenge. After that I might just try the cleanse. Thanks for all the recipe ideas!

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  5. Great job! FYI-I totally bought some hot shorts as motivation to lose my pregnancy weight this summer because of you:-) The tank is adorable!

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  6. You are literally so cute in your ORB shirt! LOVES! High five on the cleanse! You are one dedicated lady:)

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  7. Great job on your cleanse! Thanks again for sending so many people my way!

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  8. yay for the loss! You are SOOO SOOO close! LOVE that shirt totally getting one even if I don't win! And def trying those oats yum! And so excited for the link up what fun! Is this going to be a vlog ??

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  9. AWESOME that you are within 2 lbs of goal weight! You are on fire gf!!!!! Loved hearing your cleanse results and your awesome run, I keep thinking "She could....go....all...the...way!!!!!" Cute shirt, you know I am heading to Kassie's to enter right now!

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  10. Awesome! I haven't cleansed yet. I plan on it in a week or so. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  11. So happy to read you had such good results...you are RIGHT THERE! Must feel amazing :)

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  12. Everytime I see hot shorts at the store I think of you now! You rock in those with your tall lean legs! I did not realize you were 6 feet!! You have almost 6 inches on me haha! You really can be a model!!! Congrats on the loss that is so so so awesome to be that close to your goal!!! You rock girlfriend!!! XOXO Happy Thursday!!!

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  13. Great job girl! You are so close to your goal weight!

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  14. Great job on the cleanse! You're looking hot! And theres no doubt you're healthy!! Eff the number :) I feel like a million bucks today (finished the cleanse yesterday) but I'm still 20+ lbs from goal!

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  15. Oh wow....already thinking what I can bribe the hubs with to get him in on this! Haha

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  16. Great job girl!! You always are an inspiration!

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  17. love that tank and your hot shorts! Looking great Gisele and soooooooo close to goal weight!!! You got this girl!

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  18. Well done girl love the ORB tank top it is crazy cute!
    Gi xx

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  19. Do you feel like you would do the cleanse again or how do you feel about it with a few weeks under your belt since doing it?

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