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August 2014 Challenge

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I challenged my team the Peppy Party to try something new this month. I started to read the Doctors' Diet written by Travis Stork and just yesterday I did my first day on it! Well, it is after all still August, if just barely. Hey, I am slow but worth waiting for.

I always say a change is as good as a rest and this new endeavor proves that! One new thing always seems to lead me to other new things:

Breakfast: I ate breakfast for the first time in years - a smoothie!
Smoothie: This breakfast consisted of having my first smoothie ever - greek yogurt, frozen
berries and spinach.
Veggies: I thought I ate quite a few until I tried this regime!

As you can see, one change led to some others and time will tell if these changes last. I probably won't do the Doctors' Diet to the letter but find a workable plan based on it. You could probably do it to the letter if you cooked all your meals at home and never went to restaurants. I do think if you incorporate most of it, you are bound to lose some weight and at worst have very good nutrition.

It still being August, for my birthday I am trying 4 sessions with a brand new personal training that is 5 years younger than my twins! Egad he is young, but a wizard with a foam roller. I am going to learn some foam roller methods to help my arthritic hip. Change abounds!

Go forth and challenge yourself this month! emoticon emoticon
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  • RISINGBLUESTAR
    Personal training sounds fun! My sister did some sessions and she showed me something called "Mountain climbers." They are no easy feat! Having a younger trainer could be beneficial. He could be aware of new techniques.

    Smoothies like that for breakfast are good and healthy too! I like eating things with no or limited wheat, limited dairy, etc and would always follow the regimen if I had the funds but we all do the best we can. :)

    I haven't been following the challenges but I am curious about what september's challenge will be.

    Good luck with your training sessions! :)
    2254 days ago
  • CINDYAST
    Belated birthday wishes!!!
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    Personally, I can't do the smoothie thing. I can't drink my calories and be satisfied. Guess I just need the "chew" factor. But, I NEVER miss breakfast! I think it goes back to growing up a farm kid----it is after all the most important meal of the day! lol!
    Have a great week!
    2255 days ago
  • 75HEALTHYME
    May you find a good answer for your hip with a foam roller. Sorry but it is nice to know that I am not the only one that sometimes takes l-o-n-g-e-r than others to get things done. So, inquiring mind(s) want to know.... did you like the smoothie? I have yet to see a recipe for a smoothie that I thought would be worth the calories and fill me up til the next meal time. One of these days I may just try one for myself and check it out.
    Sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday on the 18th... (my bad).

    So, here is a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH for you today !!
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    2256 days ago
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