First off I need to say that I am INSANELY picky. I don’t eat my veggies very often and I’m rather picky about the ones I do eat. I also like to drown them in dressing and never like them cooked.
I first discovered Arbonne 7 years ago. I feel in love with the skincare products but lacked the support needed to stay active and remain motivated so I quit. I continued to dream of one day driving a WHITE Mercedes.
This past fall I ran into a friend at the store and she had an Arbonne bag and we decided to meet and talk. She feel in love with ARbonne because of the amazing health and wellness products, so I thought I’d give them a try.
I’ve been a HUGE fan of another health and wellness company but they don’t have the skincare to go with it so it didn’t have the same business potential. I signed up and I’m back on the products.
I am also participating in with a group and taking the Arbonne 28 day clean eating challenge. The goal is to get my body to an alkaline state. That means NO dairy (I love my cheese), no wine (what the what??), and no coffee (oh boy). It’s only for 28 days, so I am sure I can do it and I am going to allow you all to follow my journey and hold me accountable so I don’t quit.
Jan. 5, 2014: Day 1
7:30- I woke up early, on my own, which is incredibly rare. I stated in bed for about 30 minutes, just trying to get back to sleep. I didn’t succeed but my body slowly woke up. Charlie popped up about about 30 minutes later & got himself a coffee. He’s clearly not doing the challenge with me. The two younger boys were awake and followed him back into the room. We did our regular morning chitchat routine and I finally got out of bed about 8:30.
I can’t put anything on my stomach this early so I did not have my protein shake. I really should have. I did have water.
9:30 – I’m started to get a headache so I made Rolled Oats with Coconut Milk. More than 1/2 of it boiled over in the microwave but the flavor was great. I added about 1/2 teaspoon of coconut Sugar.
10:00 – I may have woke up feeling fine but the headache is not going away and I really needed caffeine. I had a fizz stick with 12 oz. water.
12:15 – I made a spinach and chicken pizza with an Udi plain tortilla, fire roasted tomatoes (I put them through the food processor), chicken breast from my rotisserie, and daiya “mozzarella”. The flavor was incredibly close to real cheese. I’m not sure I will eat it all the time but I don’t think I will suffer during the next 28 days.
2:03 – Oops. I just checked the rules (again)and I am not supposed to really “snack” unless I REALLY need it. I never had my shake for breakfast so now I’m not sure what to do. I think I will go ahead and have it anyways. I’m feeling a little drowsy but not too bad. I barely had 1/2 my breakfast and I’m not quite used to this few calories this far into the day. I don’t have my fiber boost yet (it should be here any minute) so it will just be the protein and 8 oz coconut milk. I also took my digestion plus (not in the shake). Bottoms up.
2:35 – I really need to up my water intake. Only 3 cups so far today. I just refilled my 3 cup mason jar and added another fizz stick. I’m not really tired anymore but why not liven things up a bit? It makes my water easier to drink.
6:05 – I’m coming up on the 4 hour rule. Don’t go more than 4 hours between meals. (doesn’t that mean we should snack?! Hmmm….) My middle son asked for an (granny smith) apple so we split one. Yummy. I’m kind of full now. I’m not supposed to eat after 7 so I texted my husband. He’s on his way home. I forgot about my fizzy water that I made at 2:35. I got lost in a book and then a cub scout related phone call. I guess I should try and finish it.
6:40 – I ate my chicken and rice soup. Charlie said he was on his way home and I wanted to wait for him but time was ticking. It was rather bland so I added a little bit of pink salt/pepper. Is that allowed? I hope so. Otherwise it was decent. I pureed my carrots/onion/celery. I’ve always gagged on mushy veggies. I know it’s better if you chew your meals but I have to do what I have to do. It still goes in right? Oh, Charlie walked in at 6:55.
7:30 – Trying to get the kids in bed. Now the question is whether or not to go to bed with a detox tea?!
8:30 – Kids are finally in bed. I need to color my hair and YES. I need that tea.