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Ultimate Reset – Day 1

October 30th, 2017

It’s the first day of the Beach Body Ultimate Reset.

Today’s topic: Water – when is it too much? Part of the reset is drinking water. Only water… Personally, since giving up alcohol and soda, I only drink water (and coffee – black). But, can you drink too much water? The answer is yes. Drinking too much water can result in a condition called “water intoxication” or “water poisoning” or “hyponatremia.” Symptoms include, dizziness, headache, nausea, and just basic malaise. You can die from this, but apparently this is pretty rare. The problem is that too much water can deplete your sodium levels to unhealthy levels and cause cell swelling. According to WebDM, this typically occurs when you drink too much too fast.

If you search for “how much water should I drink” you’re going to find several answers, from the old standby “8 8oz cups a day (64 oz for the math challenged like myself)” to 104 ounces for men, and 72 ounces for women to a more complicated math equation where you take your body weight in pounds divided by 2.2 times your age divided by 28.3 to get ounces per day and to a more simplified math equation where you take your weight in pounds and divide by 2.

See, easy to know how much, right? My goal was to drink a gallon a day through the detox. However, it is 9:30 am, and I have already almost finished a gallon. This got me thinking about whether I drink too much water… Since, according to my math, I should be drinking 105 ounces a day, I am going to stick with the gallon, and try to slow it down a little.

As for the reset, and how it is going, I had to force myself to eat breakfast, and I am really really full. I don’t normally eat breakfast. This will be new, and I hope, become a habit, since I need breakfast.

Starting stats:

Weight: 149
Waist: 38.5
Goal: to be at my initial goal weight of 140 and loose at least 2 inches from my waist other goals include kicking the coffee habit and quit smoking (again)

The Morning Miracle and Other Personal Development

October 26th, 2017

So, the focus of this blog has been about health. But, really, I have been working on complete self change. I got turned on to this book called “The Morning Miracle” and have been trying it for 30 days. The idea here is SAVERS

Silence (meditation, being grateful)

Affirmations (telling yourself you are the things you want to be)

Visualizing (see yourself having the things you want to have)

Exercise (self explanatory- get some exercise)

Read (spend time each day reading, either for PD or pleasure)

Scribing (either brain dump, diary, to-dos, work on a book … whatever)

I learned some things and improved some things. But, mostly the exercise has made me feel even worse. I believe this is due to adding too much! So, November is going to be about “cleaning.” The idea is to be squeaky clean by my birthday.

I’m going to par down my over the top goals and focus on those relating to detox -of the body and the home. I’ve decided that after 90 days of being super focused on losing weight, I’m finally at a place where diet consciousness and fitness are a norm; however, I’m ending the push to my birthday with a diet detox (more on that later). My home, on the other hand, is out of control.

Here’s the plan:

Home Detox. I’m doing a 30 day declutter to get rid of the unnecessary items that consume my every thought because I see it. Every day. I will spend 30 minutes (minimum) on throwing out the junk. The weekends will be spent taking items to donate, deep cleaning one area, and working on one home project.

I’ll use some of my scribe time to post here on the progress!

PS: this is the last week of the Fusion. It’s been going well! I’ve lost 7 more pounds. Stats at the end and I’ll let you in on what’s next in more detail later.

Week 2 – Tony Horton Fusion

October 9th, 2017

I am really loving the Fusion. The Facebook group is a little disappointing and I haven’t connected with anyone there. But, I am feeling results! I do not think they are solely due to this particular plan, but due to the cumulative effect of my hard work these past 8 weeks.

I am down on the scale and I had to go and buy new unmentionables. Yay!

Today’s workout is from the P90 era. I have never even heard of it. I actually thought it started with the X. Well, I’ll let you know!

Week 1 of TH Fusion in the Books (almost…)

October 8th, 2017

I’m actually loving this challenge! The Facebook group is good and the workouts are tough. Tomorrow is supposed to be a rest day, but I missed yesterday with family stuff. Luckily, I had gone to step aerobics in the morning. So, since tomorrow is the rest day, I will catch up.

I feel guilty quitting on the ChaLEAN Extreme program, but I will go back to it. I just don’t love it as much.

My stats are good. Since July, I am down 26 pounds. Woot! My clothes fit again!! I had to buy new unmentionables. The changes are great. My mid-section still feels really fat to me, but clearly, it’s getting slimmer. I’m super stoked. This week showed a 2.7 weight loss.

My personal development isn’t going as well. I have been reading book after book. Some things are progressing. For example, I’ve been getting up early and getting some mind work done and doing my workouts. I’m not doing better on breaking free from procrastination. But, I have to focus on the progress, right?

Tony Horton Fusion!

October 2nd, 2017

Well, today is the day. I am heading down for my first work out. So tired…. but, 4 am has to be my new time.

In good news, I weighed yesterday to get my THF beginning stats. I was 156. What is crazy about this is that 154-158 is where my body spent most of its early 20s. I remember feeling chubby, but not “fat” like I do right now. I shouldn’t be surprised since a 20 year old body is a lot different than a 40 year old body.

I just realized that I am about to turn 44, this is 20 years older than the age I was and consider “the best year.” Hmmm…. something to think about.

Goals for October: 1) Lose 5 pounds and continue to tone up. 2) Eat breakfast everyday.

Oh, and before I forget, ChaLEAN Extreme Dynamic Flow Yoga is no joke. Whew! That was tough. I only lasted a few minutes with the hand weights.