Thursday, December 31, 2009


Glorious Green Juice!
The Big Change starts tomorrow... But in order for changes to happen you need to be prepared! Yesterday my boyfriend, Jason, and I went out and bought a treadmill, a new scale that tracks your weightloss, and (my favorite purchase) a JUICER!
So, last night Jason put together our new treadmill, and this morning I ran to the organic produce section of our grocery store and stocked up on yummy greens and veggies and some fruit... I also picked up some boneless skinless chicken breast, a packet of low calorie seasoning, and some rice pilaf (made with olive oil instead of butter) to make for dinner, along with steamed broccoli and a large yummy salad.
As soon as I got home (and on an empty stomach) I juiced a lovely green drink a la Kris Carr:
1 Cucumber
2 Stalks of Celery
1 Broccoli Stalk
1 Small handful of Kale
1 Small handful of alfalfa sprouts (I couldn't find sweet pea sprouts)
and 1/2 of a green apple
Kris adds 1 inch of ginger, but I omitted this for now.
I drank the juice while preparing our dinner (to be eatten later, but we have a busy day planned so a re-heat and eat meal is appropriate), halfway through my 16 oz. of sunshine I started perking up, a had more bounce in my step, I was concentrating better... It's AMAZING!
Once I had the chicken in the oven I juiced another glass of green juice for Jason and promptly brought it to him at work... Jason was skeptical of the green juice at first, but after one sip he smiled and said "I like this! I could drink it everyday!" YAY! So I think we are on the right track so far.
I'm hoping to get a chance to walk the dog before eating dinner and to walmart to get a memory card for my new digital camera! Then it's time to get dolled up and head out to ring in the new year!

Day One starts tomorrow with a green drink in the morning followed by walking the dog for a warm up, then my first workout! 2010 is going to be FABULOUS, I can feel it!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Re-Shape Your Life!

It Starts Now.

2010 is going to be MY year. I'm going to reshape my body, mind and life. Starting January 1st, I am going to eat better and work out. I'm going to read more and watch tv less, walk the dog more, smile more, love my boyfriend more, I'm going to worry less and have more fun, I'm going to get in control of my finances... It's going to be a great journey.

I'm not setting out to lose X number of pounds or fit into any certain size. I'm not striving for perfect, I'm striving to be the best me I can be... 2010 is going to be my best year yet.

This blog will tell my journey. Follow me (or join me!) as I go through the trials and tribulations of starting over. I'll post workouts, recipes and my progress along with some inspiration along the way.

365 days to a new me. Here we go...