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Posts Tagged ‘cleanse’

Summer Cleanse

Green Surge ┬ámakes organic, green smoothies. They come into work twice a week and sell smoothies. They also have a 1-day, 3-day and 5-day Summer Cleanse. I did the 3-day with some other co-workers so we could “suffer” together. The Surge Express Cleanse provides about 1,ooo calories of dense nutrition a day. Every morning six […]


New things in the new year

The nutrition and exercise challenges for Go Fit Girl!’s January Monthly Challenge are about trying something new. (Facebook event page here.) In the past week I have tried a few things in yoga I wasn’t willing to dare before. I have been trying out the Shake Weight. Yup, go ahead and laugh. I was able […]


Cleansing with twists, water intake

Tonight in Vickie’s yoga class we focused on a lot of twisting. There are many benefits to the twisting yoga poses (as are with all yoga poses). According to an article on the Yoga Journal website: When twisting, the organs are compressed during a twist, pushing out blood filled with metabolic by-products and toxins. When […]


Getting my caffeine fix

Sunday, January 22 was the last day I had alcohol or caffeine … Between trying to not rely on caffeine, my cleanse and then getting sick I have been “substance” free. Until yesterday … I stayed home from work on Wednesday. After a long day of watching TV, movies, lounging, napping, drinking tea and water […]


Getting over my cold on the couch

So I stayed home from work today. I watched TV, movies, napped, lounged on the couch, took one work call … and I feel a lot better. I am still congested and a little tired. But nothing like I felt yesterday. OK, enough about me getting better. So I am still disappointed that I had […]


A raw deal

Last night I struggled to eat my dinner green smoothie. But I ate it. This morning I cracked open my breakfast green smoothie. And it just tasted gross. I took about 10 bites and I just couldn’t do it. So I ditched it and had an apple and banana for breakfast. My goal was to […]


Munching on “spaghetti”

I survived Day 3 of my cleanse. I replaced my three meals with three green smoothies. I was a little hungry in the afternoon so I had an apple. Trying to keep it raw. It went much more smoothly than I thought it would. Last night I attended my regular Friday evening Vinyasa flow class […]


Slurping green

I survived Day 2 of my cleanse. But I was only substituting one meal with a one green smoothie today and yesterday. Tomorrow will be the real test: three green smoothies=three meals. If all goes as planned I will do that for the next five days. We’ll see how it goes. My friend Karen asked […]


Let the cleanse begin

I recently signed up for a 7-day super cleanse with Lory Benson Pilates. ┬áThe cleanse actually started on January 14. But the timing wasn’t right for me. I needed a time where I knew I could dedicate seven days to this green smoothie cleanse. So I start the cleanse today. Today and tomorrow I will […]


Exercise, vegetables and dancing … oh my!

Sorry for the slacking in blogging. But rest assured I have not been slacking in the exercise or the caloric intake department. Let’s see. What have I been up to since I last blogged on Tuesday … On Wednesday I walked with some co-workers/friends. It was a small group, but we were/are fierce. The walk […]