Day 3

The stars have aligned as I start this new journey.  I have only one shift at work over the coming two weeks, so it’s just a perfect time to kick off the exercise and food control parts of the journey.  Sure, I’d like to have more work but I’m also celebrating having the time to start my plan.  And what is that plan, you ask?  Well, here’s the outline of it at this initial stage:

ImageI am starting Dr. Alejandro Junger’s 21-day Cleanse, Detox and Diet program today.  If you haven’t checked into this program, it’s definitely worth a look.  It isn’t anything like the Lemon Juice/Cayenne/Maple Syrup plan, as the Clean program includes food – Clean food.  Lots of organics, lots of steaming, fish and chicken and grains.  It’s gluten free too, so introduced me to brown rice pastas which have turned out to be a nice surprise.  And there are smoothies too, which are really good!  And make eating on the run really easy.  I read several reviews of this plan before doing it the first time (when I lost 10 lbs, by the way) and they were all positive and described the cleanse as very doable.  I can attest that it was for me and I definitely looked and felt a lot better – clearer headed, clearer skin (and I have clear skin, so it was kinda amazing) and just so damn proud of myself for sticking to it!

Run/walk on treadmill – Many years ago now I bought myself a good quality treadmill and I am pleased to say that I did not let it become a clothing rack.  I’ve used it (albeit sporadically) since I’ve owned it and have to say that it was, without a doubt, the best investment in myself and my fitness that I have ever made.  Whenever I’ve been feeling shlubby, I just hop on the treadmill and do 30 mins of some movement (even if it’s -30 outside) and I feel better just for having done it.  Love my treadmill!  So I’m using it to help get back at it again.  My version of Old Faithful because he’s always there for me and he will be again.  I’m starting out with a 30-35 minute walk/jog at 3.2.  I know it’s slow and nothing like what Jillian Michaels would approve of, but it’s a start for me and I need to be sure that I can still walk afterwards to work (Plantar fasciitis, remember?).

Slimin6Debbie Siebers Slim in 6 program from Beachbody.  Now don’t let the title of this program freak you out into thinking I have an unrealistic goal here.  I get that I won’t be Slim in 6 of anything (except maybe slimmer in six months!) quickly and without work.  But I enjoy Debbie Siebers and her workouts.  This program uses bands to help build lean muscle mass and strength training, some cardio and some floor work.  Covers all areas in 3 stages – there is a Start It Up for the first two weeks, then you move to Ramp It Up for another two weeks and finally to the Burn It Up program to really kick it.  Of course you can do it at your own pace and do one of the programs for more or less than the recommended two weeks, and I like that flexibility.  She also provides options for newcomers and pros.  All in all, I like the program and it will add nicely with my treadmill workout to give me an overall fitness plan to start.

So that’s the plan, in a nutshell.  Also logging and tracking my foods in the journal from the last post.  And, oh yeah, down another little bit (but only a little bit).  But it’s down!!

Have a good one!  Be gentle with yourself, but not too gentle!  🙂

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. raincoaster
    Jan 07, 2013 @ 12:58:22

    Try quinoa pasta, it’s better than the rice stuff.

    Reply

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