That would be ali crying to Jake explaining her need to leave the show. WOW I think that took a lot of guts on her part esp when he was telling her how much he wanted her to stay. It makes me think she wasn't going home this week, which also makes me wonder that one of the 3 who were left was supposed to go home...man I love this show it is just so addiciting!!
**Thoughts on Ali's leaving?***
1/3 C oatbran with chia and frozen berries, cinnamon and dollop of PB. wolfed this down after some early AM cardio. I did 25 on the treadmill and 20 on the spin bike. Great workout! HRM said 585 Calories!!
UH-MAZING new song that I am addicted too. I know whats going to happen is that I am going to listen to it on repeat so much that I will not be able to listen to it after a few weeks. Thats what happens with me and new songs! click HERE to listen!
- Bench leg lifts
- Ball Crunches
- Leg lift crunches
- Stability ball roll outs
- 1:30 min on each and repeat 2x
Fage greek with Kays Cinnamon stix ummmm TRY THIS. most amazing snack! BUT I turned the bag around to see the serving size because I always think to myself what a large portion it is for just 100 calories! I noticed the serving size on the bag was 1.5, not 1!! OOPS! no biggie, but now I know I had been eating a serving and a half
Cortland Apple. Yes, I have an apple a day-it keeps the doctor awayyyy
Came home for a tofu wrap! romaine, hummus tomato, pickle and sprouts! SO GOOD! I also had a salad on the side for some crunch, but we all know what my ensaladas look like, no?
I GOT MY HAIR CUT! ohh my I was in dire need of this!! I went to a new lady before and she did such a terrible job, I was so upset with myself that I strayed from my normal hair dresser!! It felt so good to be back to her and she really fixed me up! I also made an appointment for her to do my hair for Jasons Brothers wedding which is in April!
New Kombucha (red light, no worries!) Gingerade. LOVED it!! tasted so much like fresh ginger and had that spritzy-ness to it that I just can't get enough of! these are 2/$5 right now at Whole foods, so I stocked up!
What is Kombucha??
- Kombucha is alternately known as a Chinese tea, a plant, or a mushroom. But it's not really any of these. It's a living culture of beneficial microorganisms, and in Kombucha's case, the whole is infinitely greater than the sum of its parts! Kombucha is delicately cultured - some liken it to fermentation - for 30 days. During this period, essential nutrients form like active enzymes, viable probiotics, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols.
- All of these combine to create an elixir that immediately works with the body to restore balance and vitality. Kombucha has been used for hundreds of years throughout the world as a daily health tonic. The culture resembles a light brown, tough, gelatinous disk—and because it's a living, growing entity, it can regenerate and create new cultures with every batch. In fact, GT's Kombucha and Synergy are made from Kombucha cultures that are descendants of the original culture GT grew to create his first bottles.
What can Kombucha do for me?
- Kombucha is not a supplement, drug, or medicine... it is simply a super healthy food that helps the body to find (or regain) its natural balance in the body, which promotes overall well being. Just like regular exercise, Kombucha is something that supports a healthy lifestyle. When the body is healthier, its natural defenses are stronger.
- Kombucha has an “adaptogenic” ability that gives it a reputation for its widespread health properties. Its adaptogen effect is seen mostly through its influence on the liver, the blood and the digestive system, where it normalizes the acidity or pH. Metabolic balancing and detoxification is perhaps the most important function of Kombucha. To put it in simple terms, Kombucha will make you feel good.
What is in Kombucha and what are the health Benefits?
- Beneficial Probiotics - Due to the prolific presence of pesticides, antibiotics, and preservatives, the beneficial micro-organisms present in our bodies are being destroyed and killed off on a regular basis. These friendly microbes play a huge role in our digestive and immune systems. Therefore, it is crucial that they are replenished from natural sources like kefir, yogurt, and Kombucha. Our beverages contain Lactobacillus Bacterium and S. Boulardii, which can help support a healthy digestive and immune system.
- Live Active Enzymes - Active Enzymes are generally only found in foods that have not been cooked, processed, or refined. They are like the “spark plugs” for the body’s cells because they put “life” back in our bodies. If you think about it, the body is a living thing; why would you feed it something that is dead?
- Polyphenols - These are antioxidants that fight off the free-radicals that stress the body and compromise its youth and health.
- Organic Acids
These nutrients can help promote tissue and blood alkalinity and help normalize the natural process of homeostasis throughout the body.--------------
Lactic acid helps maintain healthy digestive action (through the probiotic lactobacilli) and for energy production by the liver Acetic acid is an antiseptic and inhibitor of pathogenic bacteria. Glucuronic acid, normally produced by a healthy liver, is a powerful detoxifier and can readily be converted into glucosamines, the foundation of our skeletal system. Usnic acid has selective antibiotic qualities which can partly deactivate viruses. Oxalic acid encourages the intercellular production of energy, and is a preservative. Malic acid also helps the liver to detoxify. Butyric acid protects human cellular membranes, and combined with Gluconic acid strengthens the walls of the gut in order to combat yeast infections such as Candida. Nucleic acids, like RNA and DNA, transmit information to the cells on how to perform correctly and regenerate.
I went and visited a friend who just had foot surgery and played with her fro a little bit. I brought her some SF candies from a local shop that she loves!
Came home, started packing for CANADA. I leave on Friday!! I also enjoyed this Afternoon snack of Kashi puffs, almond milk and some sliced berries YUMMM
Dinner was left over turkey chili with LC wedge melted in.
Salad with roasted broccoli and 3 meatless meatballs. Tomatoes, baby spinach, broccoli slaw-------
Like I said, This Friday I am going to Canada with Jasons family. We are going Friday-Tuesday so I will be away from blogging for the looooong weekend, But I will be sure to take lots of pics! we are going skiing!! it should be a great time :)
I will leave you with some workout tips to kick up the intensity and maximize your time in the gym!
- Visualize your workout. Whether it be in the car on the way to the gym or a few hours beforehand. Think about yourself working out and what you will be accomplishing. Take a few minutes to visualize your strong, powerful body and how amazing of a workout you will have.
- Maximize your rest time when strength training. Don't sit around in between sets. Try performing 1 min of jump rope or jumping jacks to keep that calorie burn and HR up, OR try super setting! simply choose one other exercise and perform it back to back with another one. for example perform a set of bicep curls, then go right into some Lat pulldowns!
- Challenge yourself with cardio. Don't do the same thing every week or every day. Try interval training to blast calories and also cut down your time in the gym. on my HIIT workout page you will read all about HIIT training and how to use it effectively! It can be as simple as walking uphill on an incline, then going right into a sprint, then a jog, then back to a hill climb. Confusing the body is what its all about. You want to constantly challenge and trick your body so it doesn't know what hit it!
- What is your workout tip you want to share?? (I will post them!!)
- Have you tried Kombucha?!
- New favorite song?