And so the madness begins

A few weeks ago I decided to go all in and try a new product to increase my energy, motivation, and muscle mass.

I usually dont go for products, and try to do it the old fashion way. BUT. Its been too long. Ive been tired, and fatigued daily. SO. I did the jump and decided to try this new product Isagenix.

Now I know your probably thinking its another one of those diet weight loss products that dont give any results, and like throwing money down the drain. BUT let me tell you.

Its day 1. I started my morning off with an Isalean Pro shake with peanut butter, and yogurt and some morning supplements. Now let me tell you that I have the toughest time taking pills so I struggled sucking down the morning supplements but I did it. I didnt need a cup of coffee till about 9:30 am which is unusual for me considering if I dont have my first cup at 7:30 the pounding starts and does not stop. I stayed about full until 2 pm which is another amazing thing. Usually I need to eat about every 3-4 hours since my metabolism is crazy fast. Afternoon snack was a 6 inch subway sandwich. Thank goodness I was off work at 3:45, and hit the gym at 4:45 pm.

Before my workout I popped one of the Energy e+ shots and immediately had a burst of energy! My workout consisted of 25 minutes on the treadmill, and lunges, and lunge kicks with 25 pound weights, and dumbbell curls with 25 lb weights.

And THEN as I got home another burst of energy came out which is crazy! I usually never have this much energy after work. I would have to think that maybe this Isagenix is starting to work its magic. A replishment shake, and Ionix supreme powder were replacement drinks after the workout.

Dinner consisted of baked salmon, corn, and lentils with rice. Overall I would say day 1 has gone fairly smooth besides the hiccups in the morning. I definately feel that my energy levels after work were much higher than any other day.

I am trying out this product to increase my energy levels, motivation, and to try build a little mass. I am not overweight but I am ready to make some life changes.

Here are my before photos I am hoping in the 30 days I will lose the love handles, and build muscle mass 🙂

If any of this interests you, you can check out my website and browse!

Life changes are in the works!

Life changes are in the works!
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132 lbs

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I also forgot to mention I finished the fish skin purse, well almost! I still need to add the beads to it. But heres a preview!

I love how you can see fabric thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see fabric thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see the paisley thru the fish skin.
I love how you can see the paisley thru the fish skin.

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The other side of the bag
The other side of the bag
The beginning product
The beginning product

Day 5 and the last

Well due to this juice fasting draining my pockets I am going to have to switch back to food, and possibly juice once or twice. In the past 8 days Joe & I have spent $750 if not more on veggies and fruits. So, to keep our bank accounts happy Joe is going to juice more than twice a day, and I will cut down. Im not ready to quit juicing, but I dont want to spend a $1000 in 10 days just on food. Thats a $100 a day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And come on lets not admit that many of us are willing spend $100 a day to feed ourselves.

But to finish out the day I juiced last night and made breakfast slurps to take to work today. We ran out of stock and had to go shop at the Farmers Market. Heres our cute little awesome family run farmers market.

Love this little place!
Love this little place!

I got some delicious veggies & fruits today from the market, and was thrilled with the selection. We finally got some kale, Yay! It was todays bill that put us over the edge, I ended up purchasing $150 on our meals.

Nothing like fresh produce to put a smile on my face.
Nothing like fresh produce to put a smile on my face.

On a happier not it was my neices 2nd birthday today! She is my little stinker, and has my heart and all my attention. I had time at work today to do some crafting, and since she loves Dora the Explorer like most toddlers I made her this cute little bag. I cant wait to see her expresion when she sees the bag. I also plan on making her an apron, and a qaspeq.

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Her very first customized reversible purse

A girl is never too young to start collecting purses. 🙂

Now that I am resting, and my feet are kicked up its time to introduce a meal to this lean, mean, eating machine. I am down 11 pounds, feeling great. Thinking clearly. And energized I am ready to start eating right and healthy. That freezer full of salmon, moose, and caribou are calling my name. Hope you all have a wonderful evening!

Day 4 almost to the half way mark

Its day 4 and I am feeling great! Last night was a little tough but I managed. I was smart last night and made all my breakfast juice so I wouldnt have to wake up at the butt crack of dawn and make it and be super grumpy! Yesterday was tough! I only got up just in time to make breakfast slurp, so 3 jars came with me to work. Those lasted till about noon and then my tummy was a grumbling! But, I didnt want to go home and juice because Joe was fast asleep. See the thing is we work opposite shifts every other week so its kind of tough but we manage. Its a whooping -22 degrees this morning with the cold blowing wind!

Gorgeous clouds on a warm day.
Gorgeous clouds on a warm day.

The fruits and veggies are draining our accounts which is making it somewhat tough to keep going. Between Joe and myself we have spent almost if not more than $500! Its insane. The other night I came home with cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, red peppers, and apples and it was $65 and thats cheap because I bought it at the little farmers market here. Every other night we are forced to go and shop and drop a hundred easy. But who said health and wellness came easy right?

Breakfast, my favorite juice of the day :D
Breakfast, my favorite juice of the day 😀

I have been trying to exercise on our new rowing machine, which by the way is awesome. But, my metabolism is so quick these juices run right through my system like coffee. By the time I am home, juiced up and ready to work out Im hitting the restroom already. My feet are itching to start training for the half marathon but I dont think I have enough energy to burn off working out. I tried the rower the other night and had to stop after about 5 minutes, I started getting dizzy. I guess I will just wait to start working out again.

The longer I think about juice fasting the more cooking ideas that I come up with. My freezer is loaded with moose meat, caribou, and salmon and they are all calling my name. This juice fast has been great so far, and the juicer is awesome! Breville all the way! I am managing to keep off those 10 pounds, and Joe is actually down now 15 pounds. Its an amazing feeling, I almost feel comfortable in my skin now to just get toned and I will feel awesome!

Anyhoots, I will post photos later I dont have wifi here at my work which is bananas but I manage. Have a great day!

“Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy”  ~Author Unknown

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”  ~Jim Rohn

Day 4 is down the drain, and ready to conquer the next 6 long, tough days! We are running low on our supply so thank goodness the Farmers Market is open tomorrow so we can restock on veggies & fruits! We spent the evening at the Warrior Dome and watched some exciting, close basketball games. JV Warrior boys defeated the Napaskiak Hawks by 1 measly point but they did it! And our Warrior varsity girls just barely were defeated by the Newhalen Malamute girls, it was a very close and exciting game. Both teams put up an excellent effort!

Now that I am home, feet up and I am ready to relax. But to keep me happy and full I must get the energy to make some delcious dinner juice! Have a great evening! Day 4 is down the poop chute!

Day 3

Its the morning of day 3 and I am feeling great! I woke up extra early today to make enough breakfast juice to last me through the morning and possibly the afternoon! The craves were horrible last night, I have to admit I cheated. It was horrible, I was craving chips of all things. I had one handfull of chips and it was horrible but delicious at the same time! That will be the only time I cheat, and I mean it. I didnt check the scale this morning but I will check it when I head home. Now for 12 hours of homework, and work!

I suffered a little. I only made enough breakfast for 3 jars but man, oh man I was hungry!!!

The beautiful vast tundra
The beautiful vast tundra