December 30, 2013

Reboot Day 1-3

Well I'm finally doing it - the big reboot for 2014.  I'm following Joe Cross's 10 day reboot and I'm on Day 4 and so far I am feeling great. 

I am finding that there is so much food that I am having trouble eating it all - but I am trying to as I know that its important.

I have my brothers wedding coming up in February so I have to be looking hot.... I have also purchased a fat cavitation machine to work on myself.  I purchased a package of 13 sessions from a beauty salon and its made such a difference to my body its amazing.  So yesterday I fat blasted (as I call it) and I wrapped myself.

Wrapped Myself - yes!!!!  I have now started selling the It Works Body Wraps.  Yes I was sceptical but I have tried them and they do work - so I will be looking fab come the wedding.

I've been walking every day for an hour - which is really good for me.  I hate exercise - but its growing on me.

So now I'm off to eat my salad.

December 26, 2013

Getting Ready To Reboot

Well this is it - make or break I say..... I've decide to embark on Joe Cross's 10 day reboot - and right before New Year - I figure that Mondays and January 1st are a bad omen to start anything.....

My brother is getting married in February and alot of my school friends are going to be there so I want to look great - and I've been TOLD that I have to get up and do a reading .....TOLD not asked - just great so now I have to look really great..  There used to be 6 months to the wedding now there is only two months - not quite sure what happened to those other 4 months - I must have passed out or something.....

I've done most of my shopping - I will finish it tonight when all the boxing day crowds are gone.

Wish me Luck.....

Day One here we go.......  I will blog daily to make me accountable for what I do - so I need your support yet again.......

Thanks xxxx

August 24, 2013

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things

Last week I said I'd fallen off the wagon - well I'm well and truly back on - yipeeeee!!!!!

I joined the gym today and I will be there tomorrow morning bright and early - my goal is to run the 10k in the Gold Coast Marathon next year, I know that its 11 months away but believe me I need the 11mths to train for it.

So I am going to start with the Couch to 5k running program then go on to the Couch to 10k program - now its what it says it is - a program for couch potatoes who have never run before to run 5k/10k - so it fits me to a tee.......

I'm feeling really positive about it and starting to feel great again.  I am going forward in leaps and bounds.  I have moved into my own place, have a  new job and as mentioned last week I have started dating again....big nervous step forward that is - its been a long time since I've been dating.

I love my new house its great - and my mums partner made me this lovely sign to put in my kitchen

Isn't it just fabulous - I love it.  My grandson has one for a night light in his room.  If you'd like to have a look at others he has made just click on this link....

So I'll let you know how I go at the gym and if  - no not if how (positive thoughts)  my first week in the C25K program goes .....  Wish Me Luck!!!!!

This week I'm linking up with Grace from "With Some Grace"  for FYBF.......

August 15, 2013

I've Fallen Of The Wagon - BIG TIME!!!

Firstly I apologise for my lack of blogging during my detox in Thailand - but in summary it was the best money I have ever invested in anything.  I would highly recommend it to anyone considering a reboot or a change of lifestyle.

I had the best time, met some amazing people - all there for different reasons, made some great steps forward to making a new life for me, and mentally it was great for me also - I was able to concentrate just on ME - what more can I say it was amazing.  So if you get the chance please go - I will be returning for sure.

BUT and this is a big BUT!!!!  I have fallen off the wagon big time.  I am eating all those bad things that I used to eat and I feel like a blimp - I don't think I look like one yet but I certainly feel like it.  I have put on about 4 of those 16 kgs that I lost - so I guess that it not all that bad.



There have been some amazing things happen in my life since I last blogged.   I have a new job which I love, I have moved into my own place which is fantastic - first time I have lived alone for a long long time.  And since my marriage break up I have made some amazing steps forward as far as my mental health is concerned and I have entered the realm of internet dating!!!!! This needs a blog entry of its own believe me!!!!

I am happier than I have ever been - but the sugar and fat have sneaked back into my diet which I am not proud of - this is how bad it is - I ate a PIE for my lunch yesterday.

So I am back to my blogging to make myself yet again accountable for what I put into my body.  So I need your support and lovely comments again to keep me on the right path.

My mission today is before I leave work I will have joined the gym - I have set myself a goal - get this......I want to run the Gold Coast Marathon next year.  I have 12 months to train for it and believe me I need it.  For anyone who knows me, I have hated exercise all my life and have done anything to get out of it - so this will be a huge thing for me if I accomplish it - but there will be no IFS and BUTS - I WILL DO IT!!!!

Until next time.

Today I'm linking up with Grace from "With Some Grace"

June 13, 2013

Call Me Crazy - Day 4

Today I woke up and decided to change my program from the Eat Well Program  to the Energy Reset Program  .  The difference between the two programs is the Eat Well has a raw food/smoothie component and only two Psyllium Shakes per day - whereas the Energy Reset has no food and five Psyllium Shakes per day.  So not too much difference but enough of one to give you a different end result - and I'm not talking weight loss I'm talking cleansing.

One point they reinforce here is that this is not a weight loss centre its a health and wellness centre - if its weight loss you've come looking for then this is not the place for you - obviously weight loss is an added bonus if you do lose.  But its designed around promoting a healthy and new you.  Its great on a physical, spiritual and mental level.  Every day I go wow can this centre get any better.

So as I write this post I have had three of my five shakes  and so far so good- I am not feeling hungry at all - the psyllium powder really fills you up.  Oh and I forgot to tell you the most important piece of info - there is another colema added into this program except this one is infused with garlic - which is to help kill any parasites living in your colon - if you missed my post about the colema you can read it here...

I am about to head off for my second colema of the day - I take a book with me to take my mind of the whole thing - it usually takes about an hour.

For dinner tonight I will be having a lovely bowl of broth - which is not bad actually - they do have lots of little condiments that you can add to it to give it a bit more flavour.  Here is a picture of my lunch yesterday - a gorgeous beetroot salad - it was delicious.

Tonight we will have dinner and then head to the resort next door where a former guest that we met is now staying - we want to soak up the atmosphere of sitting around a bar in Thailand (like your supposed to when you holiday here) but we will all be drinking water!!!!!

So thats all for today - see you all tomorrow......

Day Three

Today was really just a repeat of yesterday -we have a set timetable for each day with little extras thrown in on different days.

This mornings exercise was a walk around the most gorgeous lake - it was such a beautiful spot for a walk - its obviously a favourite amoung the expat community here as there were loads of people walking there.

We then took a short stroll up the road to the beach - Ni Harn - another great spot but not today, the surf  was really dangerous and huge waves - great if you are a surfer I guess.

The rest of the day was pretty routine.  Thought I'd get a chance to sit by the pool as I had a 3hr break - but not long after I had been out there - a big storm rolled in.  So I do not think that I will be going home with a tan from this break.  Usually at this time of year I holiday on the island of Koh Samui which is in a different part of Thailand and its hot and lovely and sunny - but unfortunately its the good ole rainy season here in Phuket - but not to worry there really is no time for sitting around due to the timetable we have.

Dinner tonight was a lovely green salad with a Japanese dressing which was great.  We ended up having a rather late night (well late as far as detox goes)  2230 -- LOL you say.  Usually we are all in bed by 1930.  A small group of us enjoyed a good ole girl talk session - great fun and laughs.

See you on Day 4.....

June 11, 2013

Day Two - Lets Talk Colema!!!!

Day two is almost over and I'm feeling pretty awful today - guess thats what the detoxing is all about I suppose.  Having done a three week juice fast back in February I am all to familiar with these detox symptoms - I remember on day 3 feeling like I was going to die.  Thankfully today I don't feel like that.

I started my day with a Zumba class which was fantastic - so much fun to do - but it made me realise that I'm not as uncoordinated as I thought I'd be - mind you it was a very easy class, as they do try to not over exert you here - as you really do not have the energy to do so.

But when it came time to down my shake of Psyllium Powder/Magnesium Oxide Powder and Bentonite Clay I almost threw up along with swallowing my six supplement tablets...  But I kept it down thankfully - unlike many who are on the program.

There are 16 of us here at the moment and everyone has formed such a great bond its fabulous - you feel like you have known each other for years.  Most are from Australia/NZ and then theres people from Dubai/Kuwait/Germany so a real mixture.  We all pass each other in the day as everyone has different timetables - but at 1800 we all sit at the dinner table around the pool and eat dinner or broth - so its a truly great atmosphere - and the owner joins us at the table and he is around all day - which is great.

The staff here are amazing - so friendly and professional, I cannot fault a single thing - well maybe the pillows!!!!!  But seriously its great.

Now yesterday I posted a comment on my facebook which drew some interesting comments - I had my first colema -  so I wrote on my status:  I just put 15 litres of coffee/apple cider vinegar infused water up me bum!!!!!!  I used to work in Gastroenterology  assisting with colonoscopy/endoscopies so I knew that my GE nurse/Dr friends would not approve -this is a very controversial topic amoungst the medical profession for many a reason (of which I will not go into) 

 So whats a colema you may ask - its basically a bowel washout using a tube that gravity feeds water into your colon.  Now that thought may freak you out - but its not all that bad.  The room is all set up for you and away you go - noone else is in the room with you, and there is music playing and candles lit - not that that makes the whole process any better.  But it makes for a more relaxed environment..

Heres a picture of what the room set up looks like:

Now let your imagination run wild.  You lie on the colema board with your butt right up against the chute and you insert a little tube into your rectum which is then attached to another piece of tubing which then allows you to control how much fluid you put into your bowel.  You only put in as much as you can tolerate and then you clamp the tubing and hold on as long as you can and then you let it all go.......and after a while it sure all goes.  AM I CRAZY your probably saying right now - well I have in the past had colonic irrigations done (which are slightly different to this and have an operator) so no I don't think I'm crazy - but many of you will think so.

Have you ever had a colonic or colema and what did you think????

This is the bucket of fluid that needs to go in and YES thats 14Litres of coffee/apple cider vinegar infused warm water.  The coffee stimulates the liver and the apple cider vinegar is alkalysing.  The whole process can take up from 45minutes to 1hour...

And heres the little tube and the all important KY Jelly.....

There you have it...... Not all that bad - REALLY!!!!  Seem as we are all going through the same thing the conversation at the dinner table is all about food and poo...... And yes they do encourage us after Day 3 to place a basket in the loo and to look at what we pass as they say we will begin passing all sorts of interesting looking things - so stay tuned....ONLY JOKING,  I'll keep those pictures to my family album!!!!!

As Day 2 comes to an end - I am having a fabulous time and know that I will not want to leave - see you tomorrow......