Cleanse Progress and Results!!

Day 1 of three cleanse

Today I feel good. I am super busy with the kids and with some work that I don’t even think about eating too much. Actually, I think this is SUPER easy when you are busy because you have no guess work- I made all my food yesterday and just packed it up in containers and it was no problem! Not hungry really at all today. Could also be because I ate enough the last FOUR days to keep me full for eternity! Lol

I started my day normal- woke up drank 8 oz of ice cold water —I worked out (t25) after my workout- just did the same ole routine= a shot of ACV with some water then chugged about 8 oz of water after…..had a cup of hot lemon water then on to my first meal

Breakfast was easy with a Superfoods shake (my FAV!!) mixed in with my ½ C frozen pineapple some ice and water and blended well. Very filling and satisfying!

I had a cup of green tea that I brewed hot then poured over a big cup of ice with lemon and a few drops of stevia….mid morning I drank the fiber sweep, which I was TOTALLY dreading but suprisingly tasted a little like lemonade with some obvious thickness to it… on to morning snack of 5 baby carrots  and 2tbs of hummus. Continued to drink water all day long—(half my body in oz) – lunch was on the go – I had my Vanilla Fresh shake on ice with a pear …more water – around 4 ish I then had cup of hot lemon water (my norm everyday) with my afternoon snack of a red bell pepper sliced and 2tbs of avocado (I did quac in those little packages to help make it easier – u must make sure nothing extra is added- no sugars no nothing) then on to my afternoon caffeine free tea…. By dinner I was pretty hungry- I had peppers, carrots, green beans, ginger and garlic sauted with some vegetable broth……another Vanilla Fresh shake with some water on ice and just shaken not blended…. I was fine- felt good felt satisfied and went to bed no problemo!

Day 2/3

Woke up grumpy- like a total bitch. I am hungry- I am weak- I am tired…..what the F is wrong with me? I mean come on it is only 3 fricken days….thats what I keep telling my group- who by the way is  doing awesome and not complaining one bit!!

Went on to my routine- ran – I usually run today about 3 miles interval with planks in between each interval ( I can give you more detail if you want) anyway I was weak and could NOT do it all- I was hating EVERY minute of this—hating it – so I just stopped at about 2.5 mi and said forget it! Went upstairs to follow my normal routine— hot lemon water- ACV – water…..then Shakeo this morning with pineapple again- (SO GOOD!) feeling better now that I got this in me and its literally my favorite meal of the day!! Kind of tired but doing ok-=- kept everything the same—tons of water- fiber sweep in morning- followed by more water and snack of carrots and hummus—some green tea on ice with lemon lunch was the same- with Vanilla Fresh shake and 2/3 C of blueberries blended- so , I guess a little different than yesterday because I was home to blend…SO GOOD! You must try blueberries in your superfoods- it was delicious—berries are so so good for you!…..afternoon snack with some caffeine free tea was same red pepper with avocado…….ok- now I am hungry- like starving-=- and tired and crabby….I love dinner time- I look forward to it all day and here I am making this AMAZING looking pan of lasagna for the family and I get bird food—it might as well be fricken bird food- I am not looking forward to this at all!! Should I just say screw and have some-= I mean no one would know—it looks so so so good- but at this point like everything in my house looks good—even the week old leftovers from turkey day look good>…..pumpkin pie is staring at me too….. omg I am not sure I can do this…..crap……

I do- I conquer this HARD TUESDAY- I knew that this would be the hardest day of the three days…..dinner was veggie stirfry again with Vanilla fresh shake mixed with a tad of cinnamon- van extract and tiny bit of stevia……I blended it with water and ice and it tasted like dessert- but at this point the rotten salad in the back of the fridge would taste like fricken dessert—any food would taste like desert….I am still hungry – I am bitchy and have a headache and hungry…my kids are having there snack after dinner – which I almost always participate in and tonight I am drueling like my dog Sprocket does at every single meal that we eat—I feel like poor ole Sprockey right now….I totally know how she feels- someone throw me a scrap== please anything…even a half eaten cracker- its fine I will take it!

BUT I don’t—I stay disciplined…..I have a group to motivate after all….or are they motivating me?

Day 3/3

Can not believe its day three already- yes I can that was a lie. This felt like an eternity. I have to say though- I feel suprisingly good this evening. I am drinking my last Vanilla FRESH and I am feeling a bit sad because I am liking this little after dinner snack. This cleanse was great because it told be EXACTLY what to do and when to do – no guessing and biggest of all NO HORSE PILLS—all natural not pills just food and superpowder which to me equals super POWERS! Day went as follows: woke up with no ambition to work out what so ever (which is SO NOT ME!!) but I did anyway…mildly though….a few low key workouts on demand and it felt just fine along with yoga too- I then followed my routine –

WATER as I woke of course

Workout (missing my preworkout drink so so much!! )

Hot lemon water

Water water water

ACV

Shakeo with pinapple chunks

Morning snack – carrots and hummus

Water water

Fiber sweep

Tea

ACV

Vanilla fresh for lunch with blueberries

Red pepper with avocado

Water water

Tea

ACV

Stirfry of some sort that I whipped up and burnt but it was fine- (watching the kids eat and forgot it was on the stove)

Water water

Vanilla fresh on ice with cinnamon

It is 6:14 pm as I write this- I never intended on writing about the cleanse but here is the thing—I found that during the kids nightly snack- I needed to find something else to keep me busy because I want some of that SNACK!! So, Monday I decided I would write every night when they get a snack….so here I am on WED and I might make this a permanent thing- then I don’t have to think about snacking- I have something else to put my attention on. Yeah?

** a few things I learned……YOU CAN NOT maintain a lifestyle on less 1000 calories…..this is not life- this is a cleanse and its perfectly healthy to do – but not every day— maybe monthly or quarterly but NOT daily.. I don’t like not feeling strong and alive and awake—eating too few calories makes one weak and tired and HANGRY—-BUT once in awhile it is good to feel this way and to take charge of your health again- sometimes we just need to hit that reset button and just GO! It makes us appreciate – 1. FOOD 2. Workouts 3. It makes me realize that FOOD is really intended on fueling our bodies….FUELING – food is for fuel ok—this is great to remember and to relearn again. I too forget sometimes and use it to cope or take away stress or for reward—but we are not dogs- we are educated humans (no offense to dogs)- but we are educated human beings – rewarding our days with food is not how we should treat our bodies or ourselves.

Progress:

I am down 6 lbs! I feel lighter yes but I feel super toned too!! I feel picky on what I will choose to eat and think it is a great experience for all to try!!

HERE ARE SOME OF THE GROUPS:

“I am down 5 lbs as well!  I agree with wanting to eat everything in the house last night.   Just can’t wait to actually have some meat in my diet!  I like veggies but can’t go without some good protein for too long.”

“Breakfast for me today was a take on your overnight oats:  a couple of tablespoons of greek yogurt, half a scoop of shakeo, a handful of frozen blueberries, and homemade granola to top.  Due the the restricted eating over the last couple of days, I could barely finish it this morning!

Oh, and I went to bed last night when I realized I wanted to eat everything in sight.  Felt great waking up this morning!  Added benefit, lost 3.8 pounds and can feel that my pants fit a bit better too!”

“I can’t believe I did it.  I was totally talking myself in to cheating last night, but fell asleep before I could!  Hahaha!

It was a nice experiment to appreciate food and feeling hungry.  It was a good wake up for me to get back on track, so kudos to you Addie for taking me on this crazy ride, but hopefully I won’t need to do it again!

Everyone should experience it though!”

“I’m shocked…I lost 8 pounds!”

“Good morning! Just wanted to let you know that I think you are so motivational, positive and love following your posts! The 3 day refresh was a challenge but I feel great and it was totally worth it! Thanks again!! I need to join the 25 days of fitness!”

“❤☕! Appreciating life’s simple pleasures and feeling good. We did it!”

Wow! What an amazing group we had this round!

Loved it and all of you for the support! GREAT JOB!! You should feel SO SO proud of yourselves—this isnt about motivation- it is about discipline- you all win!

Xoxo, AD

Thank You!

Happy 🦃Thanksgiving to you all! I hope you enjoyed the last three 💥free days of workouts/health tips and FLAT belly recipes! 👉IF YOU DID not get all of these SUPER toning workouts and tasty recipes and helpful tips I am more than HAPPY to email you them all for FREE!! DROP YOUR 👇email or message me if you want me to send them to you!

-👉fill your plate with veggies today

-👉drink your water

-👉move after your big meal (walk-game outside-maybe some wii bowling- lol)

-👉WATER IN BETWEEN COCKTAILS!

❤️❤️❤️MOST OF ALL ENJOY YOUR FAMILY and FRIENDS!!

Xoxo, 💋AD

3 days of Thankful

🦃3 days of thankfulness!

This week I will post one of these recipes 👩‍🌾each day and a 🏋️‍♀️workout for u and a healthy tip!

My way of saying thanks for following me and for all of the feedback from you and the support I feel from each of u!

🙋🙋‍♂️Don’t want to miss the post? Drop your email in comments or pm me it👍

Parmesan Zucchini Truffles

You will need..

About 2-3 medium Zucchini (I used yellow)

1 lb of ground beef (lean or turkey)

1 jar organic pasta sauce

1 C cottage cheese

½ C diced mushrooms

1 large handful spinach

1 C grated Parmesan

Thinly slice (I used a veggie peeler) the zucchini. Brown your meat of choice add the chopped mushrooms and spinach to this then pour sauce over- let simmer until mushrooms and spinach are tender and cooked down.

Lay out three zucchini slices flat with two crossed over (look at picture) add heaping spoonful or two of the meat sauce to the center and top with small spoonful of cottage cheese. Now fold zucchini over mixture (check picture) and place in baking dish. Note: I had to use a spatula to transport from cutting board to pan – keep together as best you can but doesn’t have to be perfect. Continue to make as many as you like—top with another tbs of meatsauce on top of each truffle then about 1 C (more or less) of fresh Parmesan over the dish. Bake 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes.

Portion control system: 2 truffles for 1 Green 1 Red ½ Blue

Cheesy Cauliflower Muffins

CAULIFLOWER MUFFINS

I love me a good muffin – you know- like a corn muffin to dip into your soup? So, I made the veggie soup (last post) and I am thinking what can I dip in this??HMMM- I was in carb overload this past weekend so didn’t want any bread or anything. I came up with this and I WAS SO GLAD I DID!!

What you need:

1 bag frozen riced cauliflower

2 oz crumbled feta cheese

2 oz shredded parmesean

2 eggs

½ C carbquik (or other flour sub)

Dash of salt and pepper

3 tbs of chopped GREEN ONIONS

1-2 Finley chopped red or yellow bell pepper

Sprinkle of basil and parsley

I just mixed ALL of this together well and scooped in to sprayed muffin tins- baked at 375 for about 20-30 minutes until golden on top

Made 12

Have 3 for one Green and ½ BLUE!

Vegetable SOUP (freezer meal)

I love this idea and will be doing more of these for sure! I had someone ask me the other day about what to do if there family wont eat leftovers! How do you meal prep?? I don’t know – I thought – because my family is always eating leftovers! So, I thought about this for awhile.

I came across this idea on Cooking Light, I believe. This freezer in a ziploc idea or even in the fridge for the week. I remember a friend telling me about this pressure cooker thing that makes a meal in like 30 minutes. I always use the crockpot but some people are really gone like 12 hours a day and don’t want to leave it on all day- so this pressure cooker idea is GREAT!! You make these Ziploc meals on Sunday- keep them in fridge and grab one when you get home throw it in the pressure cooker and it should be done in 30 minutes. So – my plan this week is to come up with some good ideas for the ziploc and the pressure cooker or crockpot!

Veggie soup!

I just chopped up what I had

Beans

Carrots

Celery

Onion

Garlic

Zucchini (yellow and green)

Sweet potato

And BEANS ( I buy my beans raw and soak overnight-you could buy canned )

½ C of raw quinoa

Dump all this in the ziploc with a jar of salsa some parsley and a few leaves of basil also ajar of tomato paste and then just closed it and labeled it!

You then dump it in your crock or pressure cooker with a carton of low sodium veggie broth and water to cover the veggies and cook ( I did a crockpot all day on low but I am sure the pressure cooker will be faster- I have yet to try this!- I will ask for one for Christmas!)

*note you can make a double batch and freeze one!

ENJOY!

1.5 C for a Green and ½ yellow