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10 Day Cleanse starts Now!

I’ve posted about this before: the AdvoCare 24 day challenge; but I haven’t been really consistent with posting results or progress. I’ve had a new cleanse laying around and I’ve been trying to decide when to do it but this morning I woke up after being in an M&M, thanksgiving foods, and pie coma for three days and decided that it was time for that cleanse. 

I was doing really well with IIFYM even though I’m not a huge fan, I figured I’d try it – but after 6 days of not losing 1lb followed by thanksgiving madness and working an overnight (which always throws me off) I figured it was time for that cleanse. 

This morning I started by weighing in and taking photos and then had the probiotic, catalyst, and spark, followed by (a half hour or so later) a chocolate peanut butter meal replacement shake and unflavored fiber drink. 

Current Weight: 172lbs

Goal weight: 156lbs (must be under 158 for powerlifting meet)

Goal for 10 day cleanse: 165lbs. There’s at least 4lbs of water/inflammation from thanksgiving since i haven’t been drinking water and before thanksgiving I was 168lbs. So there’s no reason I can’t lose that + 3lbs. Then the goal will be to lose 10lbs or so befor January 23rd! 

Follow along as I post my #weightlossjourney and my #journeytoPowerLifting lol 

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31 days of clean food: day 24-25

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Well, Christmas is a time for family, friends, giving, and getting…. FAT. Okay, okay, I won’t be dramatic, but these last two days have not been easy for me. Christmas Eve we went to my moms house, but not before hitting the gym – I did some cardio in the morning but I’m really finding that the week leading up to my menstrual cycle I’m getting extremely tired, and almost weak – so I wound up doing about 20 minutes on the stairmaster and 20 minutes on the treadmill at an incline and then hubby and I went to do back. The most I’ve lifted on the Tbar rows is 4-45lb plates, but today I did 3 and after a set of about 20 reps I had to haul ass to the bathroom because I thought I was going to vomit. What gives?! I didn’t, but it was such a pain in the ass. Anyway, here’s the way the 24th went.
10am Bacon and eggs, home made dark chocolate covered pineapple pieces, 5 dates, and a handful of trail mix
11am: tinytea
5pm- chicken, 1/2 cup of rice, green beans
8-turkey, 1/4 cup white mashed potatoes and a small sliver of my moms home made “dump cake” it was interesting and had apples and nuts so I was happy lol
8:30- tea
10:30- quest bar
11:30: proats & dates

On Christmas morning I woke up around 7am, had some tea and proats, and then my mom made us egg omeletes. I chose to just have eggs since I had had proats earlier. But then I decided that it being Christmas, I was not going to track and write down every ounce of food I ate. I will be honest – I didn’t eat all whole – but I did my best. If it was home made, it went into my belly – this includes cake and cookies. I also drank a lot of coffee.

I think it’s important to challenge yourself but it’s just as important to be honest and reasonable.
We didn’t go to the gym on Christmas despite having a plan on how we were going to. This week is a bit crazy with food and training. A lot of new things in the works though, possibly going to get a coach very soon – starting a new program in January to prepare for a prep for a show. I’m ready to be in the best shape of my life – I’m ready to see all these muscles I’ve spent months building…

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31 days of clean foods: day 14&15

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December 14th. Day 14.
It was a slow Sunday – nothing was really planned but I felt a sense of energy that I hadn’t felt in quite some time, so I decided to get up for fasted cardio. I got to the gym around 9am and I hit the stairmaster at level 9 – which was almost too easy – but forgot I had done level 10 the last session so in hindsight it makes sense. I had a meal replacement shake provided by the gym at 9:45 and then I went in to teach Body Pump. The group consisted of 13 people, 13 strong, athletic people. It really felt good, had them working really hard and they worked me just as hard. After class I was going to head home when I decided I still had energy and I wanted to capitalize on that so I did a 1 hour legs workout concentrating on hamstrings (my weakest part of my leg) followed by a 20 min handstand practice – it’s been awhile and that was clear for the first few tries but I’m getting stronger in my core which is making the “liftoff” easier!
After I finally decided I was spent, I headed home. At 1 pm I consumed 5oz chicken and 1 cup white rice. I wanted veggies but I just couldn’t bring myself to eat them so I decided I would just hold off til later. At 4pm I had 4oz chicken, 1 cup white rice, and 1 cup broccoli (yay! Finally veggies!). At 4:30 the hubby and I headed to the gym to get in about an hour and a half of arms – which consisted of three major supersets of Bicep curls with Dumbbells and the bar, Tricep dips, tricep pushups, pull downs, concentration curls, hammer curls, and wrist extensions — that’s not in order that’s just a few of the exercises we did!
After the gym we went food shopping, and by 6:50 I was feeling a bit hungry so I grabbed a quest bar.
For some reason I really wasn’t that hungry after all that working out on Sunday so for dinner I had 1 cup of organic chocolate milk – my muscleegg is defrosting so I bought that chocolate milk from the local farm that I bought in the beginning of the month – 3.6 cocoa nibs (organic and only had 5 ingredients – all of which were in plain English and consisted of real foodstuffs) and 1 scoop of metabolic nutrition Protizyme protein.
Around 10pm I finally decided to hit the hay after a long and exhausting – but fun day!

Monday, December 15th. Day 15:
As with every Monday I woke up at 5am. I thought about sleeping in but decided I’d only get another hour to sleep which isn’t worth it so hit the gym. I got to the gym by 6:30 after making breakfast and lunch and putting together snacks for the day which includes an apple and those cocoa nib thingys. Got to the gym, feeling energized and hit the stairmill – level 10, 45 minutes. But something happened mid step.. With 18:10 remaining a wave of nausea hit me like a ton of bricks and by 18;04 I had to stop, breathe deep and take off my sweatshirt. In the almost month and a half that I’ve been getting in at least 3 days of fasted cardio in a week, I have yet to have to take off my sweatshirt…. I quickly recovered from my nausea and got back to it. But with 3:36 seconds left it hit me even harder and I started looking around for the nearest garbage pail. What the hell is going on? I stopped, held my towel up to my mouth, downed my liter of water and told my body to cut the shit. I finished my 45 minutes, with a 2 minute cool down on the stairmill and an 8 minute walk on the treadmill. I’m confused about the reason for this feeling – the ONLY thing I did differently this morning was not have my morning vitamins with the C.G.P. Like I normally do. About a week ago I stopped adding Spark to my morning drink because I realized I didn’t need the extra energy – only adding it when I really needed it. Could the lack of creatine monohydrase really be the reason for the overwhelming nausea? I’m going to have to keep close tabs on this one that’s for sure….
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Here’s how the day went with food:
8am – morning shake – 1/2 banana, 1/4 cup oats, 1 scoop MN protein, 1/2 cup chocolate milk, 1/2 cup egg whites, drizzle of muscle egg – it’s still defrosting so I used the chocolate milk and egg whites to mimick my muscleegg
9:50: quest bar
12:30: 3oz chicken, 3/4 cup broccoli, 1/2 sweet potato, 1.5 cocoa nibs
4: Apple, 1 cocoa nib
7:30: 3oz chicken, 3/4 cup broccoli, 1/2 sweet potato, 1 cup rice, organic sweet potato chips with hummus
8:45: banana, 1 cup chocolate milk
Here’s the 7:30pm meal:
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Check out my Instagram @pugs_and_pushups for more on this meal….
Overall I felt alright as the day went on. Stomach was still a bit unhappy throughout the day up until that dinner. I have a feeling that I haven’t been eating enough for the amount of training I’m doing, plus I didn’t really eat dinner on Sunday night.
Let’s see how I feel tomorrow….

Halfway there — and overall the 31 days isn’t half bad…. Follow along as I finish up the rest of this month strong!!

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31 days of clean foods: day 9

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Today I woke up 5am, I had a shake with one scoop of metabolic nutrition protizyme, 1 organic banana, and about 1/2 cup muscleegg before heading to the gym for my workout. I got to the gym for the Beach body burn groupX class at 6am. The class didn’t really get started until around 6:10 but we worked hard from that point til about 6:55am. Class was hard, 25lb plate squats super setted with front leg raises. Side leg raises with weighted plate, bear crawls, a lot of Burpees, frog jumps, etc. It was challenging but most definitely not the hardest thing I’ve done – that’s okay though, I always enjoy the Tuesday class.
After class I went home to shower and get ready for work. On my way out the door, around 8:30am I had 2 eggs and 2/3 cup raspberries. I got to work at 9am, and it didn’t seem like it was going to be too bad of a day.
Around 11 I got hungry so I had 1/2 cup pistachios which held me over until lunch where I had 4oz chicken breast, 1 cup green beans, 3/4 cup jasmine rice at 2:30/3pm.
We had a meeting at work from 6-8pm so I had about 5carrots and hummus while everyone else are breaded chicken and pasta that my job provided for us.
Around 8pm I left work and by 9 I was really hungry so I had 3/4 cup jasmine rice, 4oz chicken, 1tbsp hummus, and 1/4 cup almonds.
-At around 9:45 I decided I was going to try to make some protein muffins. To make them I used

2 organic bananas, 2 scoops of Metabolic nutrition Protizyme, 1 cup oats, 1/3 cup muscle egg
Use food processor to squish bananas to make a paste, add other ingredients and mix
Bake in preheated oven at 350 for 15-18 minutes
Makes 6 small muffins

When they were done I ate 3 of them, leaving 3 for tomorrow at work.

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