As stressful as our lives can be, I am trying something new to me, book ends!
Have you heard of it before? I haven’t until recently. This is how it works
Life is full of “stuff” from the minute we rise to the minute we go to bed. Instead of waking up groggy and grumpy when the alarm goes off and you hit the 8 minute snooze button don’t fall back to sleep. Instead think of the things you are grateful for, ie your spouse, kids, home, business, job (some of us do love our jobs) your health and then the first person that pops into your head, whether friend of foe, bless them, simply wish that they have a safe, happy day. Then get out of bed, hit the shower, turn on the kettle, do some stretches or yoga for 20 or 30 minutes, make your coffee or tea and read a personal development book for 25 or 30 minutes. My recommendation is something like Think and Grow Rich, Laws of Success, Secrets of a Millionaire Mind etc. What ever your favorite author is.
At the end of the day, after all the hustle and bustle wind down to reading 10 pages or 30 minutes which ever you prefer of a spiritual book, such as Celestine’s Prophecy or what ever you like to read, but make it spiritual, that is the key.
You now have book ends. I am betting your thinking where am I going to find the time to do all the morning stuff. If you really want to start your day in a calm way you will rise 1 hour earlier. It will make the difference between a happy you or a grumpy you. Who is going to try it with me. I did it today, and felt so energized just because I wasn’t running ragged!
Hope you join me
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When I make my energy drinks or even my Chocolate Shakeology I always use coconut juice (water). I am a self admitted electrolyte junkie, where ever and what ever I can get natural electrolytes from I will take it….provided it is an approved products of course
I was at the grocery store yesterday and came across a new brand of coconut juice in the International section. It is made by Mira Azul, I noticed the sugar content right off the bat was about 50% less than the brand I have at home.
Time to compare:
Current brand Charokoh vs new brand Mira Azul per 260ml
calories: 160 50
fat: 1.5g .5
sodium: 110mg 280mg
carbs: 37g 10g
fibre: 1.5g 3g
Protein: 0 2g
sugar: 30 g 7g
Both are products of Thailand, the Azul is not a sweet tasting as the Chaokoh, I have new favorite brand!
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I love making new flavors of energy drinks, this one is a must try
1 scoop of your favorite protein powder
teaspoon of Matcha tea powder
3 ice cubes
1/2 packet of your favorite crystal lite flavor stick
I use a magic bullet to mix my energy drinks which is why I didn’t give you a lot of the measurements. No worries, just make sure it all fits in the cup and still have room for expansion when blending. If you find your drink too thick just add a bit of water and blend again…consistency it completely at your discretion.
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It wasn’t ChaLean Extreme, but it was Turbo Jam Body Sculpt. Feeling a bit of sore muscle syndrome from yesterdays work out and yard work I decided that because I had more yard work to do, fatiguing my muscles further would cause more strain.
Turbo Jam’s Body Sculpt is a great work out, lots of squats, lunges and even some ab work with some light weights = calories burned. I can’t recommend highly enough if you are new to cardio exercises get your self a heart rate monitor with a chest strap so that you will know exactly how many calories you are burning. These monitors will let you know exactly when you need to increase intensity or when to decrease intensity. After some time you will be able to figure it out for yourself and won’t need to depend on the monitor so much, in the meantime it is a great way to learn and understand what your heart rate is doing and to keep track of how many calories you are burning.
You can pick up a decent monitor at Canadian Tire for around $100.00, I believe you will not regret the purchase. Building muscle will increase your metabolic rate and that means you can eat more food (healthy that is) and I am all about eating food!
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June 19 I started ChaLean Extreme over, that lasted one week.. Day 1 was fantastic, day 2 is a rest day, day 3 fantastic, day 4 not so fantastic. I ended up straining a muscle in my back, there is pain, and normally I embrace the aches and pains and consider them to be the fruits of my labor, but, not strains. This led to me halting my day 5, day 6 was not a lot better, I choose to give it a bit more time to relax. A couple of days later everything was back to normal and time to resume, right, not so right. For the first time in 10 months my lifestyle was interfering with my work out routine. Maybe that is the problem, my routine is not my routine any more. Summer yard work as dumped a tremendous load on me and is consuming a lot of my time. I really enjoy the yard work, gets me outside, love the fresh air and it gets me out of the office.
While I was away with my husband on the weekend I decided that maybe what the real problem is I need to do a parasite cleanse. I have not done a cleanse in over a year, think that could be the problem. Today I started my parasite cleanse and I did a 20 minute work out. The 20 minute work out is only a couple hundred calorie burn BUT, I did cut the grass and pick up the fertilizer for the lawn, between emptying the bags from the lawn mower a dozen or more times and hauling the fertilizer, that has to count for a bit of weight training.
Tomorrow I will restart ChaLean Extreme from Day 1, gotta get it right this time 🙂
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