Arbonne Detox Day #1

First and foremost happy anniversary to my dear hubby! Thanks for 13 wonderful years!

Here is a sample day of this detox. I am going to follow this through my 28 day journey.

A SAMPLE DAY ON THE DETOX This is the boys last day of spring break, so this morning was not rushed. I will have to get out of bed when my alarm goes off so I am not rushed and can enjoy my smoothie and tea.

First thing I did when I woke up was weigh myself and take my measurement. At around 7:30am  I drank the detox tea, took the digestion plus probiotic powder. Easiest way to do it is to mix it in about 4 ounces of water and shoot it.  I made my breakfast smoothie:

Berry Smoothie: 1 scoop of vanilla powder, 1 scoop of chocolate power, 1 scoop of daily fiber boost, 10 ounces of Coconut/Almond milk,  handful of frozen organic berries

Blend and Enjoy!

At about 9:30 I ate a lemon fit chew and then at 11:30am I started making my lunch. Which was 2 grilled organic garlic lemon marinated chicken tenderloins, sautéed organic Tuscan Kale and Trader Joe’s frozen quinoa duo.



One good tip is to prepare your lean protein the Sunday before. I had my husband grill me a bunch of chicken tenderloins so I have it. It’s easier stay successful if your food is readily available I think. Especially for me, because I either won’t eat or choose something that won’t serve my body well.

In the mid afternoon I had a handful of almonds and the pomegranate fizz sticks. For dinner I ate the above except I substituted the chicken with wild caught smoked salmon. I plan on having a detox tea and chew when I get night-time cravings in an hour.

I will be honest, I am already feeling carb withdrawal systems nauseous, pangs of hunger and headache. Which doesn’t surprise me, because my got to snacks are normally pretzels, some sort of cracker or a banana.

I have survived the first day I did not quit! Lets see what tomorrow brings.

Flounder and Veggie Foil Packets

There are two times during the year when I resolve to eat better. One of course is in January and the second is back to school time. This upcoming fall I have signed up for 4 races (8k,10k, and two 5ks).  After some liberties I have taken this summer with workouts and with eating I need to get into training mode.  With all that  said, I have started to make healthier dinners. I made the following last week and it was a hit with everyone!


Ingredients (serves 2 adults 2 kids): 1 1/2-2lbs of a flaky white fish (we chose flounder), Any desired veggies you want to add in packet. I picked the following from the farmers market that day. 1 fresh corn cob (kernels off the cob),  1/4 of onion sliced, 2 tomatoes diced, 1 jalapeno cut in rings (for adults only), and 1/2 a small red pepper diced, olive oil, desired seasoning (we used Old Bay Lemon Herb), juice of 2 lemons and one lemon sliced in rings,  salt and pepper, non stick foils.



Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Place a piece of flounder on foil (rectangle), rub fish with some olive oil. Season fish with seasoning and some lemon juice and put lemon slice top of fish and follow with veggies (season with salt and pepper and any other seasoning you wish). Seal foil and place in oven for 20-25 min. Once it is done open up foil packets with caution. Enjoy!


Burpee Box Jumps Are the Devil….

but are they sure are worth the pain!

Before I continue I want to apologize that I haven’t posted much this month. It has been a very crazy hectic month. Once the summer rolls around and our schedule is less jammed packed.  I hope to post on a regular basis once again. I have some posts ideas that I am gnawing on so please stay tuned.

Today I wanted to share the really hard work out I did today. It was again one of those situations where it looks easy on the white board, but in reality it sucks! The burpee box jumps are killer and they took me FOREVER. In case you don’t know what this gem of an exercise is just look below.

The WOD took me about an hour. I was a disgusting mess at the end, but it was totally worth it!

FHC CrossFit WOD, 5/20:
100 m sprint
20 burpee Box Jump 24/20
100 m sprint
10 Med ball Cleans 20/14
100 m sprint

Yesterday’s Workout

I ran/walked 3 miles. I really pushed myself. I chose a not so hilly area and I improved my overall mile average. I also ran for longer stretches. I find that I still need to find a consistent pace. I am all over the place still. I then worked out with my trainer and he had me do the Kelly CrossFit benchmark WOD. It was not fun especially after running before hand.

3 miles run/walk


5 Rounds For Time

Run 400m

30 box jumps (20 inch box) I jump for the first 2 rounds, but I step up for the rest of the rounds. My legs were wrecked. I didn’t want to fall on my face.

30 wall balls (14 lb ball)

This was the best workout I had, done in a couple of weeks. I felt accomplished for the rest of the day.


Today’s Workout

Now that the weather is nicer, I have started to run outside again.  I have not consistently run outside since the fall. Let me tell you how humbling it is for me. I can’t even get through a mile without stopping to catch my breath right now. It’s actually really frustrating, because I know I can do better.  At the end of last fall I was running more efficiently and had more endurance. The first mile is always killer. I need to not let it get me down and to remind myself that the second mile is much easier. I know I will get there again and the only way to get there is to get outside and run! NO MORE TREADMILLS!

Here is my work out for today. I really liked the WOD my trainer made me do today.

ran/walk 2 miles on a trail behind my gym

Then chipper WOD with trainer
15 push presses (45 lbs)
25 push ups
15 hang cleans (45 lbs)
25 jumping pull ups
20 dead lifts (45 lbs)
25 box jumps
Row calories (2x your age….for me 72 calories. FYI it took forever!)

Have a happy mid-week tomorrow!

Mid Week Workout

I wanted to post this WOD to show that workouts that look easy on the white board will KICK YOUR ASS!

When I walked in to the CrossFit room and saw the WOD I thought it looked easy so I decided to do it after my TRX class. On top of being smoked from TRX the following WOD was a challenge.

12 min AMRAP:
15 burpees
10 front squats 75/45lbs (I did 45 lbs)
Then…3×400 m run 30 sec rest between runs (Let me say that when I saw the running I was like, “Oh I will just run it straight it’s just 3/4 of a mile!” Yeah right you know I stopped and rested.)

Let this be a reminder to you that looks can be deceiving. The burpees were killer.  After the third round I stopped keeping count. So I really don’t know how many rounds I finished.


Sunday’s workout

The boys are on spring break this week.  My girlfriend and her fabulous kids are coming to visit for most of the week. I won’t have my “formal” gym time this next week, instead we will be running around with our kiddos :)!

Since yesterday was my rest day, I made sure I got to the gym this morning.

Ran 2 miles in under 21 minutes on treadmill. This is a big deal for me. I hadn’t run in over 2 weeks. I then walked 10 min on the treadmill.

I did a quick Wod. I replaced the 400m run with these side squats that work the inner thighs on the TRX

3 rounds of TRX side squats 15x on each leg

20 KB swings with 35 lbs

30 knees to elbows (modified)

It was a quick 40 min workout but it build up heat which was what I needed.

For those on you on spring break have a fun one!