Resolving to Not Resolve (plus Lemon Mint Cucumber Water)

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So, it’s be come obvious to me that I have to make things an obsession if it’s going to work.  What does this mean?  Well, it means that I have to keep up on the Social Media side of things to keep myself in check.  I’m not starting a New Year’s Resolution this year, but I am starting my new journey to babyville.

There. I said it. My husband and I are ready to have another, but I refuse to put my body through that again until it’s healthy..again.  I lost 75+ lbs to get ready for baby number one and then lived the life of a dairy queen who loved cheese, milk, ice cream and tacos.  What?. nevermind, but seriously.  I ate tacos probably 2x/week and ice cream almost daily.  Oh and my friend Mr. Exercise.  I broke up with him.

Let’s just say that Mama was nesting more than in a nursery.  My waistline turned into a large eagles nest and I’ve hung onto it like it’s on the endangered species items of necessity list.

So, I told my husband that we’ll try again once we’re through with our ACM Award / Las Vegas Trip this April with the Radio Station.  So I’m counting down the days til my health deadline, he’s counting down the days til…well, you do the math.

Needless to say, we’re both motivated. ha!

Last night we arrived home after a full week in North Dakota visiting family.  The fridge? Empty.  The Cupboards? Empty.  My Blood Sugar?  Drastically falling like a bad day on Wall Street since I’m officially 8 hours off the “High Fructose Family” diet.  I will admit that my eating was FAR SUPERIOR to most holidays where I graze like a Guernsey on Chocolate, Chex, Meat, Potatoes, Bread, more bread and well anything that resembles anything edible.  This time I watched that I mostly only ate at dinner times and portioned out things if I snacked. Not great, but better than before.

I did a quick Pinterest Search or two and made a list for restocking. This time, with Clean Eating in mind and items that wouldn’t break my bank.

I kinda became addicted to MIO.  In the end, it was just artificial sugar and flavor, not doing much for me.  I still love it, but opted for something new.  Here is one of the water recipes (if you can call it a recipe) that I will drink this week.  I will try to post/try a new one each week!

Detox WaterLemon Mint Cucumber Water (Detox)

  • 1/2 Lemon Sliced
  • Mint Leaves (torn)
  • 1 small/med cucumber sliced

Wash everything, slice em up and add them to a pitcher of water.  let them meld overnight. Then enjoy.  I will continue to refill the pitcher for a day or two til I need to change out the Lemon/Cucumber/Mint.  tada! it’s that easy!

**Note**  the acid in the lemon kinda ate away at my plastic container (i suppose it depends on the container), but I use a glass pitcher now just in case. 🙂
Thanks to FitSugar.com, here’s why you want to add these to your water:

  • Lemon: Lemon water makes for a powerful detox drink; lemon juice helps to cleanse and alkalize the body. Add one thinly sliced lemon to a large pitcher, or squeeze fresh lemon juice into your glass.

  • Mint: Mint adds a touch of sweetness without the sugar to your water, and it also helps settle your stomach and aids in digestion as well.

  • Cucumber: Cucumber water isn’t just for spas. Adding a few slices of cucumber to your water makes for excellent rehydration, and cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties, as well.

Introduction to shopping for Clean Eating & Paleo Diet

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BLOG_REJUV COUPON_$25 Grocery TourRejuv Medical’s Ben, along with other trainers and nutritionists, will conduct Grocery Store Tours Bi-weekly. These are fantastic for clean eaters and even Paleo dieters.  You’ll walk through the entire store learning the difference between clean and non-clean products, you’ll get the best advice for shopping for a cleaner pantry of goodies for the whole family.

Plus, they’ll help you learn to REALLY read a label and show you what products/ingredients to watch out for and which ones you want to make sure are present!  It’s great!  I’m going to be attending the next session on Wednesday, Dec 11th at 7pm and if you want to join me, print the photo/coupon that I’ve got attached here and get signed up! You’ll get the tour for only $25 instead of the normal $75!

if you can’t get into the gym to sign up (it’s a small class, spots fill fast) you can express sign up by calling (320) 281-5100 and giving them the code “Brook’s Blog” to receive the discount.

This discount is for NEW CLIENTS only, if you are an active client of Rejuv, you most likely have the class included in your package already 🙂

Hope to see you next week!! 🙂

Hot Yoga..One Man’s EPIC encounter.

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I have done Hot Yoga before.  I actually love it.  Like..LOVE IT.  There is something about the heat and the detox of the sweating and the feel of your muscles stretching that is entirely addicting to me.  Until the news that Rejuv Medical’s new facility would have a true Hot Yoga Studio, I was forced to go to the Twin Cities to take in a class at one of the Core Power Yoga Studios.  Loved all of them, but my trips were always few and far between due to the distance.

Hot Yoga is not for everyone.  If you don’t like being sweaty, sticky and in a room where you could pretty much cut the air with a knife while wringing out your yoga drawers, then it’s not for you.  But if you’re like me, and loved every minute of the challenging Hot Yoga Class, you’ll get a kick outta this guy’s recent post.  The only thing he left out was the ceremonial ‘peeling off of the underwear’ to partake in a MORE THAN NEEDED post Hot-Yoga Shower.

One of my favorite parts?

12:33p
It is now 110 degrees and 95% humidity. I am now balancing on one leg with the other leg crossed over the other. My arms are intertwined and I am squatting. The last time I was in this position was 44 years ago in the womb, but I’m in this for the long haul. My wife looks slightly weathered dripping sweat and her eyeliner is streaming down her face. Well, “for better or worse” is what we committed to so we press on.

Enjoy.

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