Another 24 Day Challenge – Day One

I started my 24 Day Challenge today.  The first 10 days is the Herbal Cleanse.  This gentle cleanse can help you get rid of your body toxins and waste with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.  It can also supports a healthy weight loss.

Herbal Cleanse

Herbal Cleanse

I had one egg white, regular oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries and Spark for breakfast.

Oatmeal

Oh how I love Green Apple Spark!

Spark is a fantastic sugar-free source of energy, nutrition and mental focus. Formulated with 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Spark has been a consistent top seller and trusted source of nutritionally advanced energy for more than 15 years.

Green Apple Spark

Lunch time, I had tuna with tomatoes on whole grain bread and did 50 crunches. Dinner tonight was baked chicken with broccoli and carrots.  I have 50 more crunches to do before I go to bed.  I’ll be back on day 5 with an update on my progress.

I completed a 24DC the first part of this year. You can read more about the first 10 days here: 24 DAY CHALLENGE JOURNAL (1/13/14 – 1/15/14) .

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24 Day Challenge Journal (1/16/14 – 1/19/14)

Days 4-7.  These days are a little easier because you do not have to drink the fiber drink.  When you wake up you still drink your Spark and take your Probiotic Restore pills instead.   Spark is a sugar-free drink mix that has more than 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work together to provide a healthy, balanced and effective source of energy.  Probiotic Restore pills are these small white pills that help and support intestinal function.  It also aids in good digestion.

Spark and Probiotic Restore

I eat a healthy breakfast afterwards.

Spark and Probiotic Restore

Drink water! Toxins are releasing into your bloodstream so make sure you remove them by flushing the toxins with lots of water.

64 Fluid Ounces

This is my water bottle. I drink this a day and sometimes have an extra bottle of water.

The suggested amount is your body weight divided by two equals the ounces of water you should consume per day.

Water bottle

Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle and it’s a great idea to get at least 30 mins of physical activity a day.  It can be simple as taking a brisk walk at the park or around the corner.

Get Physical

Here is a glimpse of me working out with our workout series, Can You 24.

Catalyst is another option to take during the 24 Day Challenge. It helps maintain muscle mass during exercise and weight management.  Catalyst works to feed the muscles, not the fat, leaving your body more toned and better defined.  I call it my workout buddy!

Workout

After a hard workout or boot camp I drink lots of water and Rehydrate.  Rehydrate Electrolyte Replacement Drink replace lost water, minerals and electrolytes.  It’s great for hydration and recovery.

Rehydrate Electrolyte Replacement Drink

Key Lime Cherry is the new flavor.  It taste like a green Gummy Bear.

Rehydrate

Rehydrate Gels

If you are looking for a boost, replenish or recover, Rehydrate Gel provides the electrolytes and carbohydrates you need to help you get the most out of any run, workout, swim or ride.

I used these during my 10K races this past summer.

Rehydrate Gel

Here is a video of me after boot camp. Whew it was a killer!

I’m halfway through the cleanse! Yay! Next week I’m back to drinking the fiber mix. Hopefully I can get the video and microphone to work so you can hear and see me put it together.  Ta ta for now!

24 Day Challenge Journal (1/13/14 – 1/15/14)

Lakeisha’s video diary of 100 days inspired me to do a weekly blog about my 24 Day Challenge.  Please take a moment and watch her inspirational story on her efforts to lose weight and boost her self-esteem.

Lakeisha Shurn – 100 Day Challenge

The day before I started the challenge, I put a grocery list together and went shopping for the food items I needed.  Below you will see photos of the food that I prepared for the week.

Eat The Rainbow

Food items

All Fruits and Vegetables Washed and Dried

Wash Off Food

Add Food Portions (1 serving) To Each Bag

Prep Food

This is my first video diary and it’s pretty rough.  I need to work on speaking into the mike.

Days 1-3. In the morning when you wake up, take one packet of Spark, add it to a bottle of water and shake.  Then grab your fiber drink and add 8 ounces of water with a splash of Spark mix it up (I use a blender) and drink it right away. If you don’t drink it right away it will thicken up.  This cleanse can help you get rid of your body toxins and waste with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.  It can also supports a healthy weight loss.

Herbal Cleanse

The video of me showing you how to mix the herbal cleanse, didn’t work out.  You can’t hear me very well.  I made this quick one before I ran out the door to Boot Camp.

Breakfast

I eat breakfast about 15-20 mins after I drink the Fiber mix.

Two boiled eggs, one slice of whole grain wheat toast and strawberries.

Breakfast Day One

Boot Camp also started today at LP Performance. Great workout with weights, sprints and stretching.

Gym TimeBeFunky_CAM04294.jpg

Lunch

Tuna, Spinach, Tomatoes, Avocado, Onions and

Whole Grain Wheat Tortilla.

Lunch day one

Tuna Wrap

Tuna Wrap

Dinner

Baked Catfish, Salad and Beans

Baked Catfish

Herbal Cleanse Packet and OmegaPlex

I take the Herbal Cleanse packet and a OmegaPlex (fish oil) before I go to bed.

Herbal Cleanse OmegaPlex

One of the great things I like about 24 Day Challenge is that it teaches me how to eat healthier. I use their daily guide that comes with the challenge to help me plan and prepare my days ahead.  Also please remember to drink lots of water during the cleanse to flush out the toxins.  The recommended amount is your body weight divided by two equals the ounces of water you should consume per day.

I will be back in a few days and hope I can work the camera and microphone a little better to show you how to mix the Fiber and Spark drink.