Healthy by drinking more water

Did you know most mature adults lose 2.5 – 3 liters of water a day!  Add heat and exercise and that number could be greater.The human body contains 55-78% water, depending on the size of he body. Water has so many important jobs in the body and it is super important that we stay hydrated. Here are a few of the many things water does for your body:

  • Regulates body temperature by sweating
  • takes care of every cell in our body
  • cushions and lubricates joints
  • aid digestion

Water is essential for most bodily functions.

I struggled to drink water for a long time and the things I would notice most were:

  • Tiredness
  • Cold
  • headaches
  • mood changes

Surprisingly I would still not feel thirsty. My body is pretty weird. So I have been drinking more and more water each day and it helps me tremendously! Here are some stats to help you get that water in:

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So grab some water add lemon or fruit if you want and get started drinking your water today!

 

Plexus Slim

I have been hearing amazing results from my friend about Plexus Slim. I feel so much better after the 21 day diet but I still have quite a bit more to lose, so I though I would give this a try.

Plexus Slim is supposed to help me lose weight (fat not muscle) and eat less, crave less, and stabilize blood sugar and help with headaches.  There are so many benefits that I thought it would not hurt to try it.

Today is Day One and I hope to update you every day as I progress through this month. Here is where I am about to get real with you. I have struggled with my weight ever since I could remember, but as I grew older I realized I should not be so obsessed about it but if I can make a change I should. So here I am making a change! My current weight this morning was 155 and my goal final goal is around 130.  I know that is a lot so I have broken down my goals into smaller bites. I would love to lose 2-3 lbs this week so by June 13th I hope to weight 152 or so.

I am going to also be taking measurements to track my progress and see where or if it is working.

Day One

Woke up weighed myself took pictures and measurements and had breakfast.

Here are the pics and measurements:

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Chest: 38
Waist: 32
Thigh: 24
Hip: 42

These are not pictures or numbers I am proud of but this is where I am starting and I was told to put on tight clothes for the pictures So I put on pants a size too small for me that I don’t currently wear but would love to!

I made up my pink drink and drank that along with the accelerator+ and had that about 20 minutes after breakfast. SO far today I have had more energy and I have also drank 4 bottles of water and it isn’t even dinner time yet. That right there is HUGE, I usually do not get thirsty and have to remind myself to drink.
I did not notice much change in my cravings or appetite. But I have changed my eating so much that it may not affect me right away. Also I am sure it will take a little time to get started.

I am looking forward to this journey and trying this product. I do not expect it to do everything for me but if it can help me even a little it would be worth it. If the energy keeps up that would be a great treat, Here is to the rest of the day!

Do something today that will help your future.

Diet Recap!

We loved being on the diet for 21 days but we were glad to get to eat somethings occasionally. We have tired to  still eat healthy with lots of fruits and veggies, but we have added in meat, dairy and grain. Although we have tried to do it in moderation.

I lost 10 lbs and my husband lost 20. SO I would say it was a success. I have had a couple of cups of coffee and I can say it is not a huge deal to me to have it. We have not been able to drink sodas other than a sip or two, it is just too strong.

I think it would be good to eat on the 21 day diet a couple of times a year to keep the cravings away and such.

 

21 Day Diet

On April 28th my family and I started a 21 day diet. Our hopes through this diet was not primarily weight loss, but retraining our body to enjoy a healthier variety of food. Going into this diet we struggled with our sugar, fat, and caffeine intake. The 21 Day diet has two phases to it:

Days 1-10 you eat only fruits, vegetables, and olive oil, and herbal tea

Days 11-21 you eat the same but add white meat and Fish

Going into the diet I drank 2-5 cups of coffee with half and half and sugar a day, We ate bread at almost every meal, and had dairy and or meat at every meal.  I prepared myself by weaning off of the coffee a couple of days before.

I went through the house the night before the diet and threw out or hid everything that was not on our diet. I think this was one of the best feelings. The diet has been hard at times, I wont lie, but it has also made me feel free.  I have wanted coffee, bread and dairy but the cravings were not too hard to handle. The amount of food we have been eating has gone down quite a bit as well.

We also found a few places to eat around here that were on our diet as well. Spiral Diner in Oak Cliff and Loving Hut in Arlington. Both of these restaurants are vegan and also offer some gluten free items as well.

Since beginning the diet I lost 7 lbs and I am able to pass up loads of food with no problem.

I am looking forward to adding more foods and enjoying the occasional cup of coffee, but I really want to create an intentional healthy lifestyle.

Milestone for me

Tonight I hit a great milestone whole working out, I not only burned 615 calories I also stayed on the elliptical trainer for 62 minutes! This is huge for me since it is about the only cardio I seem to he able to do that doesn’t hurt my feet or require a pool lol.

I am hoping to keep up the time and step up the pace. On a side note it really helps me to watch movies while working out (it blocks the time so I can’t easily see it on the elliptical). The movie I watched tonight was My Future Girlfriend. It was a cute corney probably made for tv movie but it kept me going 🙂