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Another Challenge Begins TODAY!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I find it funny how driven I become with set challenges. There is something about setting goals, posting them for all to see, and then remaining accountable to not only your self but those around you. To me, it is one of the biggest things that motivates me to keep pressing on month after month, year after year.

My husband and I want to get back to our green days when we were juicing like mad and drinking all kinds of weird yet wonderful mixtures I was creating. We are starting a detox or cleanse if you will this week. Nothing formal, no set plan from a book or so on, just getting back to what we were doing before our vacation. We are both very close to our set goals for this year and want to work hard this week to get a jump start on them.

My husband has a business trip coming up to Asia, more specially Singapore and those who have been there know it is food heaven! Definitely one of our favorite places to eat around the world. Thai, Indian, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese....you name it!! But it is better than anything you have had before - anywhere - I promise! Anyways, he wants to really get down to business this week on his diet before leaving and I am going to join him! The couple that juices together is a happy couple :)

So the plan is as follows. Every morning we will wake to drink our hot water with lemon, acv and aloe vera juice. A variation of this is to also add in RWK just cranberry juice and hot pepper. Then after this comes my favorite, the greens!! We will be drinking every morning and night.....for me during the day as well, the amazing green products from HealthForce Nutrtionals - Vitamineral Green and Spirulina Manna. In the evening we will be drinking HealthForce Nutrtionals Earth, Juicing and ending the day with more lemon water, acv and aloe vera.

Of course there will be our meals throughout the day these will include loads of quinoa, organic omega eggs, brown rice, beans, all veggies, fruits, Ezekiel breads, Salmon, Wild Dover Sole.....etc. You know just really good whole foods, not focusing on Vegan or Vegetarian but rather getting back to my eat clean days where my focus was on eating foods in their natural state, or unprocessed. This is the single biggest factor that has aided my weight loss for all these years.

For fitness my goals this week are a bit different than weeks past. We have so much going on right now and our weekends are packed so the long bike rides are harder for me to get in - however - we did go out for a great long ride this weekend as my parents where here to watch our baby girl. We did over 20 miles and loved each and every second together!

Fitness Goals for this week -

Monday - Run 3 miles / ST with TRX and Cathe
Tuesday - Run 4 miles
Wednesday - 60 mins of Spinervals DVD on Lemond bike and ST with TRX.
Thursday - Run 4 miles
Friday - ST, CrossFit
Saturday - LSD - 8 miles

I know I STILL have not posted photos from our recent trip, not to mention the before and afters from Paris back in May. I am going to try and get this done this week if possible. My online time is just not what it was before and to be honest, I am so happy about that. There is just so much going on right now - all wonderful things and it keeps me super busy!!

Here is a quick look at a few of our London/Scotland pics from September - more to come I promise!

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    You look amazing, and I love your boots! :-)
    3488 days ago
    Thank you all for your VERY sweet comments!! Smiling so big reading all of these! You guys are the BEST!

    Your support is amazing - many thanks!
    3489 days ago
    You look like a model, you look great! Love that last pic, you look like a Bond girl!
    3490 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5635700
    You seriously look like a model! So inspirational.
    3494 days ago
  • RISQUE813
    You look like a SUPERMODEL!!!!!!!!
    3494 days ago
  • A-NU-ME-N-2011
    Awesome!!! I love your challenges....and when I did yours from the spring I did lose weight. Now, I will admit I hate juicing my foods. But what I will do for the challenge is eat as organic /natural as possible. My hubby doesn't join me in the fitness/nutritional area so I'm alone. Love your pics and you look totally different from last year. Supermodel !!!
    3494 days ago
    You are so beautiful!! What a handsome husband! I am so happy that such a lovely couple has such a wonderful little girl! I could not imagine a more wonderful set of parents for your baby. I am so proud of you! I love reading your updates! emoticon
    3495 days ago
    You look like a fashion model!

    3495 days ago
    Hey Jen,

    It was so cool of you to stop by my blog right before your trip! You do look absolutely amazing-and your are focused as ever. You know- your blog always tells me.. in one way or another to - STOP and smell the roses :-) especially now, as I am working like a dog :( but I am going to just take a few minutes and enjoy this wonderful evening with my wonderful kid!
    3495 days ago
  • DONNA0256
    3495 days ago
    Accountability is huge!

    And juicing is for the fittest! Great job, girl!
    3495 days ago
    you look amazing, love to see your pictures, what an inspiration...
    3495 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3402791
    Jen, love the photo of you at the fountain! You are such an amazing example of how to accomplish goals and succeed on this journey to good health.

    You ALWAYS inspire me, sweetie, and I'm so durned proud of you!!
    3495 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3922103
    You look so amazing!! I know you must be supper excited about going on vacation!!
    3495 days ago
    Jen, you look AMAZING!!! Love the photos!

    Enjoy all the juicing. I am so jealous of your hubby's trip. Singapore is a DREAM destination for me, mostly because of the EATING! :D
    3495 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Looking FABULOUS! I know what you mean about liking challenges, but unfortunately it's only working for me on the exercise side of things...much harder for me to get motivated on the eating side. Keep up the good work!
    3495 days ago
    Hottie McHottie! Love the pics! You look amazing! :)
    3495 days ago
    I love the last picture, it is so fun! You are one fierce mama Jenn! You inspire and amaze me daily, keep up the great work. And I love juicing! It is such a great way to get all your fruits and veggies in without loading down your digestion plus you retain the vitamins and such better because you don't lose them through cooking and such!
    3495 days ago
    OMG. I read every word of your blog. It is sooo wonderful, focused, and motivating (i know, the word motivating must be getting old for you). Whatcha got going on on the weekends? I'm going to join you with the whole foods approach. I need a refocus of my own. This last pic you posted, you are 'working it' like Tyra says, FIERCE! Totally look like a model!!!! Can't wait to hear updates as you go.
    3495 days ago
    As always - awesome pics. Please don't waste away to nothing. I need you here to give me major motivation
    3495 days ago
    Between You, CC, Miranda and a splash of others all back to basic and back to goals and plans I'm on this and I can stick to it! I was spectacular last week this time and lost 3 pounds, until Friday and the weekend. Lost it. Not getting on the scale just doing what I know I NEED to do. Miss you sweet friend and CAN'T WAIT to hear your exciting news.

    3495 days ago
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