WOW! Clearly I had a bit too much fun on the weekend. Mmm…I don’t think that’s possible ;)
I got my butt kicked in my Monday fitness class, but I survived! I felt fantastic-ally exhausted! He he…what a wicked way to kick off a new week. Then I push mowed the lawn last night, so I got a double workout. You may be thinking – that’s easy with self-propelled mowers nowadays. Well, I accidently broke that feature (don’t think I really broke on my own – I’m sure it was going to happen to whoever operated next!).
My quest to be “hot(ter) & thin(ner)”, coined by my friend Sara, is going awesome.
Many of you have asked what I’m doing to achieve this wellness goal. I’m following the Arbonne Figure 8 Weight Loss Program.
I replace 2 meals a day with the shakes, fill my day with healthy snacks, and enjoy 1 meal a day. I keep track of everything I eat, the exercise I do, and my weekly weight loss progress on Arbonne’s GoFigure8.com website. The site also has fabulous recipe suggestions to make fun shakes, snacks and healthy, proportional meals. I also enjoy visiting the Forums section, to learn from others on the quest for a healthier lifestyle.
I love the energy I have and feel so much better in my skin, since I aggressively started following the program almost 5 weeks ago. It is so rewarding when my biggest supporter and love of my life, John comments on how fantastic I look and cute in something I’m wearing!
For breakfast and lunch I have shakes, as well as take a Going, Going, Gone! supplement to help with digestion and weight loss. The ingredients that I add vary on what’s in the house and what I’m feeling like! Everything from fresh & frozen fruit to instant espresso (tastes like an Iced Capp or Coffee).
Today I had a Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Shake for breakfast (no, I didn’t add chocolate – it’s a flavor of the Go Easy! Vitamin/Mineral Shake):
I often get asked do the shakes taste good. What do you expect a weight loss shake to taste like? Keeping that in mind, I think they are fabulous, especially when you think of the job they are supposed to be doing – are you gaining or losing? A few products were recently reformulated and taste as good as you tell yourself they are going to be. You have to make the process fun or else you aren’t going to attract the body you want and shed the inches!
For lunch, I shake up my shake with cold water:
I LOVE the NRG GO3! Fizzing Beverage Tablets – this morning I’m enjoying a Pomegranate drink (dissolved in the water bottle in the picture), however the Citrus is equally as delicious.
It’s not a secret anymore – this is what I’m doing and have lost 10.4 lbs so far. This is just another reason why I love Arbonne so much – shop from my own store and save on the products that our household uses daily.
I tend to cheat on the weekends and eat 2 meals, because my husband is such a phenomenal cook. However, my weight hasn’t fluctuated, because I’ve learned how to eat in proportions and with more whole foods, eliminating processed foods and after dinner snacking. I also contribute my success to increasing my physical activity (get your mind out of the gutter ;) but I must say I have a lot more energy for that and confidence with the new me) – with the fitness classes, walks around our community, and pushing the lawn mower.
If you have any questions or are interested in becoming accountability partners, please let me know.
My friend Sara had AMAZING success losing the pregnancy weight that she wanted to, with the Go Figure 8 Weight Loss Program. I’m just thinking if you’d be interested, maybe I could sweet talk her into doing a conference call for a group of us to hear about her journey and tips. Let me know if this would be appealing and motivating for you.
Here’s to becoming “hot(ter) and thin(ner)” in 2009! Thanks for the fantastic motto Sara!