Happy 2016! It’s Global Cleanse Day!!
Many will have started this year resolved to make changes, lose weight, eat clean, be healthy – as we often do at this time of year – and I’m no different. I don’t really subscribe to “New Year’s Resolutions”, as they inevitably become temporary, but January is a time to start fresh.
Personally, I’m committed to continuing on my journey of health and wellness and observing Global Cleanse Day as a way to stay on track and renew my daily commitment to myself and all I’ve accomplished in 2015.
Results so far (351 Days on Isagenix)
Total weight lost: 102.3lbs*
Total inches lost: 112.5″!
Body Fat % lost: 22.3%!
*Full Disclosure: Since I started using AMPED Power, which is a creatine supplement, I’ve gained 4.8lbs! (I’m currently cleansing, thus water loading so that weight figure may not be accurate) I believe this to be increased muscle mass and water retention due to the supplement (and a little holiday overindulgence to boot) – so, I’m going off of it for a bit and when I reintroduce it, I’ll lessen the amount that I use to about half (and won’t use it as often as I had been). I have also lost 9.5″ in that same span of time, so it’s not overly detrimental, but not the results I’m looking for.
Intermittent fasting has been a game changer for me and I don’t anticipate that I’ll give it up completely – even after I reach my weight loss goal (and I’m not too far off)!
I’m posting a very interesting Tedx Talk I saw on the subject (not Isagenix related):
Why fasting bolsters brain power: Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity
Cleansing with Isagenix is a form of intermittent fasting. In my opinion, Isagenix products offer additional benefits other than just caloric restriction on cleanse days. Cleanse for Life, Ionix Supreme and Isagenix Coffee nourish the body and provide you with support while fasting.
Physically, cleanse days are easy. The 2-day deep cleanses make you feel fantastic especially on day 2!! But they aren’t always easy and depending on where you’re coming from, they can by psychologically quite difficult.
I have benefitted from using my cleanse days to be mindful about hunger and to meditate on my relationship with food. It may sound flowery, but it’s a game changer when you can think before you eat. This is big for those of us who have suffered from food addiction. And the cleanse days practically eradicate junk food cravings – or at least they did for me.
I dragged the Pampered Pooch out for the first real snowfall of winter – he was not impressed! But it reminded me of growing up in Ottawa.
Some Holiday Foodstuffs
*I substituted Mad Mexican Chunky Guacamole as I didn’t have any hummus*
*It was really good!*
Soup! With the cold weather upon us, I discovered the wonders of the Wild Mushroom IsaLean Soup! I made mine with some unsweetened organic almond milk and a couple of tablespoons of plain greek yogurt and it was a surprisingly hearty and filling cream of mushroom soup! I also topped it with a couple of teaspoons of IsaCrunch! So good!
Now, just because the holidays happened that’s no reason to lose momentum. I made so much progress in 2015 – so I refuse to let that progress get derailed just because of Christmas! I had my best run yet on New Year’s Eve!
And I got my GORE® TEX runners! I will not let the winter get me down! My feet will stay dry and warm!
Love me some Saucs! Women’s Saucony Ride 8 GTX!
*I’m a Saucony girl!*
There are many of you who may not be where I am. You could be just starting out, struggling or contemplating, but there’s one thing I know for sure!
Think positively toward the year ahead, whether you have 10lbs or 100lbs to lose!
And here’s why!
Have a great week!