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Monday, May 12, 2014

Hi Sparkers,

So, one month down on Isagenix and I'm heading into month 2.

I "sort of" followed my routine this past week, but had a few minor slips and the funny thing is... I watched the scale drop anyway. I think my body was thanking me for just jolting out of the routine I had been following for the past 4 weeks.

I have to admit, when my husband buys me those chocolate covered strawberries, cause he knows they are my favorites, I have absolutely no resistance. And, the only day of the year he ever cooks for me is Mother's Day. I get eggs benedict every year for breakfast. And there is no way I am going to pass that up!

We also had a lot of entertaining this weekend, including parties out of the house, and although I didn't go crazy or anything, I did eat off the usual routine.

I find that it's not that hard to resist overeating at the moment. I get full more quickly and I am truly trying to recognize when enough is enough. I am also making much better choices. Most of those dessert trays at large catered events are not even all that good. I'd rather wait for something homemade that I know I will enjoy. At least, that what I kept telling myself! It worked!

So, on to another month of Isagenix. This one will be harder than the first cause every single weekend we have an event...and some big ones... communions, confirmations, graduations, weddings and an entire weekend of Memorial Day BBQs. I feel that this month is going to be my first "true test" of willpower and resistance because I can not control my environment. The winter was much easier to keep a strict diet.

I'm also worried about maintaining my workout schedule since I switched from mornings to afternoon with the weather change. I fear I am going to have to go back to 5am wake-up calls in order to guarantee getting in my workout. Otherwise, I am running too much of a risk of not working out after work due to other commitments. I really dread this. I already missed this morning just cause I was tired. I hate the morning. Even though I know it's good for me and I always feel great afterwards...I just hate getting up so darn early. I keep telling myself...just 2 days a week, you can do it! Not. Have to regain my focus there!

May 12th will mark week one, month 2 Isagenix. Which means, I will be done with Isagenix by June 10th. My goal is another 10lbs this month, which should drop me into the 180s. I am am gonna push hard for it!

Wish me luck!


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  • no profile photo EALBRIDGE
    Thank you for your blogs here (I've been reading them)! You are an inspiration - I am definitely needing some encouragement. I just started Isagenix on May 15th (day 11 here), followed religiously with 2 day cleanse last weekend and into my 2nd round of 2 day cleanse today. I exercise daily alternating doing light cardio and light weights with some cardio (can't do a lot due to back surgery In Jan so it's a slow go). After all my effort, I was only down 2.4 LBs and half inch of the waist. I have decided to remain on this for the whole 30 days and keep going, but definitely discouraged. (especially when my husband who has bee a great supporter, finally confided that he lost 12LBs during this time doing nothing but portion control - he didn't want to tell me fearing I'd be more discouraged than ever, but it's OK)
    I know you will achieve your goal, and I am working on believing in myself too - feel more confident now... baby steps it is!
    2584 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11945874
    Yes--It sounds as you are doing fabulous!! ...... And at least those chocolate covered strawberries was still a juicy fruit underneath it all! .......... emoticon emoticon I would dig in too! ......... I get up routinely at 3:15 each morning so I know abt the early workout stuff!! .......... even though those seem like bizarre hours, I think most things are adaptable ........... somehow I think you will figure it all out ............. also glad to become friends! ......... Keep me posted! ......... 2B/ Jan
    2595 days ago
    It is really hard when there are a lot of events to go to. You just have to get your mind right and be prepared with a plan before you go the events. Make sure you don't go hungry that way you can be strong and resist the temptations. You are doing awesome with your plan! Good luck on that 10 pounds! emoticon 180's here you come!
    2596 days ago
    Wishing you success. emoticon
    2597 days ago
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    P.S. What is Isagenix?
    2597 days ago
    You are going to do great! I think you did a fabulous job for your first month and I'm sure the second will be just as good. Don't worry about the weekends ... you only have small bites of special foods here and there like you've been doing - it should work out good. I can easily see you dropping those 10 pounds and getting into the 180s and what a fabulous feeling that will be for you. Keep it up, you are amazing!
    2597 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great! I would splurge for your Mother's Day menu choices too! emoticon
    2597 days ago
    I wish I had the drive to get up in the morning to exercise like that. Granted I've been going after I get up but it also depends on how late I end up sleeping in too. So morning to me if whenever I wake up, ha. However, good for you for allowing yourself to be treated for Mothers day! I see nothing wrong with that and yay for doing so well through out the first month. I know you have this second month in the bag!
    2597 days ago
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