Marine Corp Marathon 10K 2014

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I successfully completed my second MCM 10K! I am really happy about it because it felt great and in the end I got a faster time than last year. First and foremost I had the best running buddy! Maria thank you so much for being a great pacer! I totally was going to run like I trained run 5 min walk 1, but it felt so good that day that we only walked for 1 min after every mile marker, except for mile 6.

I will be honest with you all, I was a big baby going into training for this race. My training plan had me training for 8 weeks and 140 miles. I think I ran 40 miles in the 8 weeks. My heart and mind wasn’t in it. I honestly thought about giving up running all together. Even on race day I totally wasn’t stressing it. We got to the metro 1hr later than we did the year before and when the race started we were still in the bathroom line ha ha ha! Once we started it felt really good. Starting at the right pace really made the race for me. I honestly think the big difference this year was that I changed my eating habits. My race experience pretty much reaffirmed what I have been doing since April. It really is all about what you eat. I didn’t physically train as hard this time around and I not only had a faster time, but I also felt much better doing it. I couldn’t really ask for anything more.

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Arbonne 28 Detox Part Deux: Back to the Norm

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I am so sorry I didn’t post last week. My iphoto is being wonky on my computer and I am unable to post any pictures. I did have before and after pictures to post but it wouldn’t let me.  My first week back to non detox life has been good. Aside from bringing back in all fruit, pork, corn and alcohol on the weekend I have been eating detox friendly food. Which is great, because the entire purpose of the 28 day detox is to make life changes.  I look at this all like a journey, not a program or a diet.  This is a journey to a better me.  I honestly feel so great! I am sleeping better, I am in a better mood and my body over all is just working better.

Since beginning this journey (April) I have lost 13 pounds and have lost 3 inches around my middle. This isn’t a get skinny quick journey. I am all about maintaining the weight loss. The best line from the 28 day detox presentation is the following, “The common ideology is you need to lose weight to get healthy, when the reality is that you have to get healthy to lose the weight.”  I am going to continue on this journey and hope to stay strong during the holiday’s. The beauty is that once you know which foods don’t make you feel good or you have an adverse reaction to, you are going to stay away from them. Like GI Joe said, “Knowing is half the battle!”

Thank you to everyone that has followed me and supported me on this journey thus far. This journey is not over it is just the beginning.

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Arbonne Part Deux: Day 25, 26 and 27

I am 12 hours away from being finished with my second Arbonne 28 day detox boot camp! I am feeling so good right now, that I thinking I am really going to stick to the 80/20 rule this go round. I am going to reintegrate pork, all fruits, corn and wine back in. Going to stick to enjoying wine to once a week during the weekend. I am also going to stay away from boxed snacks even if they do say gluten-free. I am still 3 weeks away from race and I don’t want to erase this awesome feeling! Tomorrow I will share my weight loss and possibly my before and after pics.

Day 25

Woke up and made a berry shake and made a detox iced tea to go. I had an Arbonne workshop in the morning so I snacked on some granola, blueberries and strawberries. For lunch I had a quick shake and some black rice tortilla and humus. Afternoon was busy and we didn’t get to eat dinner until after 7:30. I had zucchini spaghetti and Bolognese sauce.

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After dinner I finished my day with a detox tea.

Day 26

Since it is a Saturday I had more time in the morning and I made a pumpkin smoothie this morning. It was delicious. I added about 3 table spoons of organic canned pumpkin, fiber, probiotic, almond milk , one scoop vanilla and one scoop chocolate protein. I also added pumpkin spice and cinnamon.  For a mid morning snack I had trail mix and an iced detox tea and fizz stick. For lunch we went to a local sports bar Maxie’s. I had their tequila lime chicken sandwich with no bun and added grilled peppers and avocados on top and a side salad. It was delicious. For an afternoon snack I had rice cakes and almonds. In the evening we had a pot roast with pumpkin, green beans and carrots. It was perfect b/c it was a brisk evening. I finished my night with a detox tea.

Day 27

I started my day with a berry shake and took a hot detox tea to go since it was a chilly morning. After Mass and Religious Ed I had two adobaba tacos with cabbage, cilantro, onions and some lime. I asked for tortilla this time, because I was tired of the weird looks I would get when I asked for it without it. I just didn’t eat the tortilla. Since it was just the meat and veggies, I was still hungry when I got home so I made a macaroon shake with a table-spoon of almond butter. While at my afternoon Arbonne Workshop I had some raspberries and grapes ( I know not an authorized detox fruit), I also had the leftover fit chews that no one sampled. For dinner I am having leftover pot roast and will finish my evening with a detox tea.

Arbonne Part Deux:Day 23 and 24

Detox is winding down and I am feeling great! I love this part of the journey when I feel the hard work of the past 3 weeks!

Day 23

Today I had a plain vanilla chocolate shake and didn’t make it to the gym :(. I did go to Trader Joe’s with my friend Amy in the morning and around 11am we got lunch at Chipolte I got a chicken brown rice bowl with black beans, pico, medium sauce, guac and lettuce. Later in the afternoon I had a shake and for dinner I had panfried tuna with asparagus. I make an extra effort to drink water today. I feel like I haven’t been good about that these past few days. I ended my dat with a detox tea.

Day 24

For breakfast I had my berry shake!!! I missed it so! Today I ran 1.38 miles on treadmill I then trained with my trainer and did the following WOD  400 m run, 40 air squats, 8 modified rope climbs, 300m run 30 air squats, 6 modified rope climbs, 200m run, 20 air squats, 4 modified rope climbs, 100m run 10 air squats, 2 rope climbs. After I made sure to foam roll my it band in my right side it is bothering me. After gym I had a recovery shake. For lunch I had hummus with crispy black rice tortilla and hummus. In the afternoon I had a fizz and some chews. For dinner I had chicken stir fry with brown rice. I had a Arbonne detox workshop in the evening so I had the left over shake and some fizz sticks. I am now going to end my day with a detox tea.

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