Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You Take What? Vitamins & Supplements

A few weeks ago I placed an order for vitamins & supplements from Swansons to cleanse my body, assist me in my weight loss goals and for overall good health.

Vitamin/Purpose *Review*

Liver Essentials - cleanse and purify the blood *It works great and keeps me regular*

Green Tea Extract - appetite suppressant *I only take it once a day and I can tell a big difference in my appetite when I take it. I imagine it would work even better if I took it twice a day as suggested. It doesn't make you feel jittery at all!*

Neem Leaf - cleanse/purify and immune system support (Great because of the Swine Flu madness) *Works great with all the other immune system support supplements I'm taking. I haven't gotten sick, so that's a plus!*

Olive Leaf Extract - supports immune health and head-to-toe antioxidant *Works great with all the other immune system support supplements I'm taking. I haven't gotten sick, so that's a plus!*

Gymnema Sylvestre - reduces cravings for sweets *I absolutely love sweets! My sweet tooth cravings were drastically reduced with these pills.*

I love Swansons products because they are reasonably priced and they don't contain all that other junk . My total for my order was $24.17 and the Green Tea and Liver pills were "Buy One Get One Free" so that's 7 bottles for a great price. They also have a carb blocker that I want to try.

Anyway, that's the latest. Enjoy your day!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lose 2.5 Pounds Weekly

In order to stay on track and get to the weight loss goal I am trying to reach before April 2, 2010, that's what I gotta do; lose 2.5 pounds weekly. I am going to try out Turbo Jam by Beachbody to see if it keeps my attention starting Monday. My problem with many weight loss programs is that I find myself getting bored easily. I wish it wasn't getting cold so fast, so I could still walk around in the neighborhood. I started back doing Hip Hop Abs and it feels like I haven't missed a beat! I would like to start going to Zumba class next week on Thursdays. I've heard you can burn a ton of calories doing that workout.
This weekend, I am going grocery shopping for more healthy meal options to help with the 2.5 pounds I want to lose weekly. So far on my list, I have romaine lettuce, green beans, turnip greens, cabbage, squash, boneless skinless chicken breasts, veggie broth (to flavor veggies), Uncle Ben's brown rice, onions, eggs, grapes, turkey bacon and whole wheat bread & pita pockets. I need to get more veggies in but I figure this is an "ok" start. I am on the lookout for great vegetable recipes and ideas for meals.....I have a feeling next week is going to be a great week!
Anyway, that's the lastest. Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

How You Doohing?

Hello all. I must say that I have been slacking in the exercise department, realllly bad! I've probably exercised 6 days the entire month of September! Yeah , I know that's pretty sad.... BUT my eating habits have been on point and I haven't gained weight so I guess that's a positive.

I relocated to a verrry busy department at my job in late August and I've been working on a side business venture, that keeps me on my toes. So when I get home blogging and exercising were the last 2 things on my mind. I was tired and just needed some quiet time. I have come to the realization that these 2 things, exercising and blogging are what motivates me to continue on my weight loss journey and relieve stress. Ahhhhh, it feels so good to write this.....

I started Jillian Michael's 30 day shred last month and it was wonderful. Once I get these ol' joints lubricated again, I will tackle that DVD. It made me feel the good kinda sore. Since it's getting too cold to walk outside, the plan is to utilize 100% DVD workouts to burn this fat.
Another discovery of mine is that a med that I've been taking for about a year could cause heart problems and SLOOOOwed metabolism. Both of which aren't good for overall health. I stopped taking the med last week, so I will see how much of a part it played in my slowed my weight gain over the past year.
I am soooo happy to be blogging again.


Just trying to find a balance~