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I don’t know, Boo-Boo!

How did the challenge go for you yesterday? If you weren’t able to participate, then just jump in today and try it out! I did get all my water in yesterday and it wasn’t too hard. Since we are vacationing, I just tried to keep water with me, didn’t always happen, but I managed to get all of it down. I try to drink this much water every day. I don’t’ always make it, but that is the goal! Will you be aiming for this goal from now on?

I promised a photo of me and yogi bear and I do not want to dissapoint…… He is standing near the entrance to the campground. I just couldn’t let a great photo op go by!

We are having a great time in St. Louis. Yesterday we toured the Basilica, the Arch, had a fantastic lunch sitting outside in the sun, went to a couple of casino’s and toured the Budweiser facilities. After we got back to the campground, we got a good fire going and our friends cooked dinner. We even went up to karoke at the campground’s main house and had a sing-a-long. The popular song was Elvira. It was funny, the girl in charge of the karoke had never heard it and couldn’t believe all these “old folks” were singing! She went running in to the office to see if they were videotaping it! So fun. However, with a campfire for me, comes runny noses and sore throats. BUT…. I can’t wait to do it again tonight

Today we are planning on going to the Farmer’s Market, the Botanical Gardens, the Cathedral and lunch on the Hill! Can’t wait to get started.
Saturday’s are my update days on my challenge.

I’ve been doing really good until we left for vacation. It is so hard to stay on track when you are having so much fun. My food has been pretty good (other than some banana bread pudding and a few adult beverages), but my workouts have fallen by the wayside. We are doing TONS of walking and I am meeting my calorie burn goal for each day, so I’m not going to worry about it too much.

I did do my Shakeology Cleanse for 2 1/2 days. It is supposed to go for 3 days, but all I could think about was food the last night, so I ate. I don’t think you should be starving yourself by any means ( I wasn’t), but if food is all you are thinking about, then you should eat.

I was doing my workouts and a few of the P90X weight workouts were really hard with that few of calories. I think that when I do it again then I will do lighter workouts.

RESULTS: I lost 3 1/2 lbs. I didn’t take my measurements and probably should have. My jeans were looser!!

I think it is a great way to kickstart a weight loss program or just any exercise program. If you want all the details, let me know. I’ll get it posted here or send it to you by email.

Discussion: Do you plan for you “diet” to start or do you pig out before it starts! I think you should just go for it from the beginning and not allow yourself to sabotage your efforts before you even begin!

get gulping!!

We are camping this weekend. I love it! Such a good time and no matter where we go, we find interesting places to visit and things to do. Not sure what today will bring, but I’ll be sure to capture some fine moments. Here is one from yesterday. We saw these apple chairs on the side of the road and decided to take our picture in them. We got out of the car, ran over and I was ready to plop down in one and thankfully I looked before I sat, full of mud and water. That would have brought our fun to a screeching halt. ( At least mine, they would’ve been laughing so hard).

We found a really cool restaurant to eat last night. It was a Roadhouse and imagine my surprise when black bean hummus and pita bread was on the menu! So happy and so delicious! Watch for a photo of me and Yogi Bear tomorrow! I know you can’t wait!

Friday Challenge:
How did you do on the crunch challenge. I guess most of you thought 200 was too many. I got mine in, but had to get the last of them right before I went to bed. So, today’s challenge is a little different.

It is so hard for most of us to drink enough water. So today I am going to challenge you to get drinking! You should be drinking 1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Minimum of 64 oz and maximum of 100 oz. So, this is your challenge today.

Ways to get more water in:

1) Keep a large bottle with you at all times. I have a great looking Insanity orange bottle and it always has water in it!

2) Don’t like to drink anything without flavor? put in some fruit slices (orange, limes, lemons, strawberries) or I really like cucumber. Very refreshing. I also love my Herbasway drops. (no calories or sugar, plenty of good flavor and anti-oxidants)

3) Brian’s advice, hold your nose and just drink it!

Grab a glass of water when you get up. Drink it before you eat or drink anything else. Then have a glass mid-morning, a glass with your lunch, another glass mid-afternoon, another one after your workout, grab a glass to sip on before dinner, refill and drink with your meal and then a glass before bed in the evening.
So, get out your water jugs, pretty water bottles or glasses and get gulping!

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