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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Three day Shakeology cleanse

So, Friday began a new adventure for me. I started the three day Shakeology cleanse. It was an interesting experience...I don't really feel motivated to do it again. I was expecting some major die off, but I ended up being really regular. I just had to pee A LOT. Day 1: Started the morning off with Yogi Detox tea. After P90X, I had a shake. Tropical Strawberry is not the best flavor for the cleanse, but it's what I had. A couple hours later, I had a piece of fruit. Later, another shake and tea. Later on, another shake. Finally, dinner with a 3 cups spinach, 3 cups lettuce, 4 oz. turkey, and two tbsp. of non-dairy dressing. I was really hungry in between shakes and dinner. Others have said they didn't have cravings and didn't feel hungry, but I experienced a lot! Day 2: Same eating routine, although I cleaned the house after my workout. I think I overdid it a bit this day. I was pretty tired. Day 3: Pretty much the same routine, except I didn't workout. Today (Sunday) is my weekly rest day. Still pretty hungry throughout the day and after the final salad. Even though I dropped four pounds by Day 2, I still don't know that doing this for three days has been worth it. I guess I'll know tomorrow morning when I weigh myself. Most people seem to have major bowl movements during the cleanse, but as I already said, I was normal. I am a little disapointed, since I was hoping to really clean myself out and truly experience a cleanse. My husband suggested that it may not be cleaning me out since my diet was already fairly clean. However, I had just enjoyed Thanksgiving goodies as well as my birthday, which included cupcakes! Major problem for me: HUNGER. I may try this again in the future after the holidays are over, but I can't say that I will for sure. We'll see what tomorrow brings!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

As of this morning, I have lost 21 pounds. Turns out, it is pretty easy to see the numbers go down if you eliminate sugar from your diet. Haha! Date nights consist of Jason and I working out together. May not sound cool, but it's actually really fun and fulfilling.
Also, I started my Counterpoint and Form and Analysis classes this week. It is SO hard. I am terrible at theory, so this is not fun for me. I spent two days this week working on two homework assignments. I literally spent the ENTIRE day doing these assignments. I really hope it gets easier as I work through the courses. We'll see. And Lastly, here is some joy for you to get your weekend going :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

My Bod.

Ok, I hope no one is offended, but I am feeling extremely happy with my results from Insanity and P90X. Here are my before and after pics. Before (About three months ago):
After (current):
One more:
I am pretty determined to get rid of the lower layer of fat and get a 6 pack. I think it can happen if I keep up the hard work! I can't believe where I am now. I've NEVER been in the kind of shape I am now, and I've never felt better! yay! :) Also, I am now a BeachBody Coach in case anyone is interested. It's a great way to get hooked up with team beach body, log your workouts, buy great products, get free and awesome health advice. Yes, I am advertising, but that's only because I truly believe in the programs offered here. Yahoo! :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

in need of creativity

So, my blog is pretty much a big mess right now. I've been trying out new backgrounds and formats, and I'm not really satisfied with anything. Also, I don't really know how to use the design thingy. So, it's constantly changing and stuff. I'll figure it out one of these days. I am in need of some ideas. My husband's birthday is coming up and I for one LOVE to celebrate big. He, on the other hand, is not into the same kinds of things I am. I'm looking for a fun activity for us to do for his special day. I can think of all kinds of things I would like, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't find them as exciting as I would. I wanted it to be something active or really interesting. Anyone have any good ideas? Feel free to comment :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Why I LOVE Insanity

Yesterday, I finished day 60 of Insanity. YAY. I feel kind of amazing. Not to brag or anything, but it is a big accomplishment for me. I had to dedicate myself to working out every single day, something I have never done for that length of time before. Not only did it help me lose some serious weight (14 lbs as of yesterday morning), but I have developed a true routine. I can't not exercise anymore. It has helped me develop a pattern of health and love it! I also had to educate myself about food, which has opened my eyes to so many things. Before Insanity, I had no idea what I was eating, what I should/shouldn't eat, or what I needed for my specific body type. What you eat is key to losing/maintaining/gaining weight. So, yay for me. Today, I am going to start with Day 1 of Insanity again. Jason and I bought P90X, but I'm going to be out of town for a few weeks. I'll take Insanity with me and he can do P90X while I'm gone. It works out pretty nicely. When I get home, though, I'm planning on starting P90X. Maybe I'll get ripped. Maybe not. I just want to continue improving my life. I was thinking about posting before and after pictures of myself, but I haven't taken any after pictures yet. And I don't want to offend anybody, so we'll see. Also, I am a much happier person now that I have started improving myself. So, it has all around been one of the best experiences ever.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Alright. I have truly hit a plateau. I need help. I am on moth 2 of insanity, almost finished with the second week, working out 6 times a week. The workouts kick my butt, but I do the best I can and get an amazing workout. I am still dieting, eating roughly 1500 calories a day, which is supposedly the right amount for me to lose weight. I lost 11 pounds in the first month of Insanity, and can't seem to get rid of any more! Does anyone have any suggestions? Not sure why this is happening, as the workouts in month 2 are longer and much harder. According to the Insanity Diet booklet, I should be eating even more calories. I still want to lose 10-ish pounds. Help! Thanks :)

Monday, June 4, 2012


I cannot come up with a cool blog title. Everything I type in looks a little silly to me. I was thinking of putting something about me and Jason....but then I thought, "Jason doesn't ever blog. So it's not really the Rose and Jason anything, cuz I'm the blogger." Anyone have any tips on writing a catchy blog title? I ate like crap this weekend. I had a choir concert Friday and Saturday night. We performed Vivald's Gloria. I am in love with this piece. Even though I kind of hate the choir I sing in. We put it together with an amazing orchestra. I mean these guys were really good. My teacher hired these awesome musicians. I think they were a lot better than the choir. After the concert on Saturday night, Jason and I were starving so we got a fatty, delicious pizza. And yesterday I stuffed my face with it after I finished fasting. And it was SO good. Now it's back to the real life though. I have lost a good amount of weight but my goal is to keep going so I can feel better about myself. I have to keep myself really focused if I'm going to do this. And now I must go do Insanity. The supplement I just drank is starting to kick in, so I am pumped up and ready to go! woohooooo.