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Peter Attia – Talk

We want to share this short talk with all of you. We truly believe in everything that Peter Attia is discussing and hope that watching this can make you more aware. Please take a quick 15 minutes to listen to this talk and absorb the ideas Peter Attia is presenting.

http://on.ted.com/PeterAttia

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Wedding Plan

Our wedding day and honeymoon are quickly approaching. We are so thrilled and SUPER busy trying to pull everything together. When things get crazy it is always best to have a plan for your dietary intake and exercise. It doesn’t have to be a plan that takes up time either. The more simple you make your life often the more success you are with desired results.

Personally I LOVE nuts and fruit. I could eat them ALL day long. So, although they are not an issue to my weight at this point I have decided to limit my nut and fruit intake while trying to get as lean as possible for our wedding and honeymoon. I have a really hard time limiting these, so what I am going to do is put raw almonds and Brazilian nuts in a container for work and allow myself only the amount I place in the container for the entire day. Simple, right? I will do the same with my fruits. I will pack two servings of fruit a day and limit myself to only those. My focus is to consume more vegetables, meats and fish. I am really looking forward to this change in my daily diet. I predict within the first 10 days I will feel and look considerably more lean.

For exercise I am committing to a walk/jog every morning. I do this already so I am not adding anything to my plate. But I will need to wake up early enough to leave time for either circuit workouts of pyramid workouts. I will alternate to focus on different muscles and really get a full body workout over the course of a few days. THIS is the kicker…….don’t waste time. If you are waiting on something to download on your computer, something in the oven/microwave, your coffee to brew, laundry, etc…..do something. My goal is to take advantage of those small amounts of time by doing crunches, wall sits, jumping jacks, anything that gets my muscles burning. Even if it is just for 30 – 60 seconds doing something is always better than doing nothing.

Here goes the countdown to “I Do” and a week in a bikini in Paradise.

February 24 – DAY 9

Day 9: February 24
Breakfast:
Homemade grain-free granola ~ this stuff is to die for and PROMISE I will post my recipe this week!!
Coffee black ~ this whole black coffee thing is growing on me.
Juice: (of course I mean a blend of fruits, I am not actually juicing anything)
4 oz coconut water
1 whole apple
1 whole banana
Strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Raspberries
2 cuties
Pineapple
Lunch:
4 oz chicken chopped
1/2 avocado
Sprinkle of homemade salsa on top
Salsa:
Tomatoes
Cilantro
Green Onion
Garlic
Lime
Jalapenos
Green Chiles
Dinner:
4 oz chicken chopped
1/2 avocado
Sprinkle of salsa on top
…..when you crave it….eat it!!n I honest to gosh loved my lunch so much that I really wanted more for dinner. So, why not? There is nothing wrong with eating the same thing two times in a day πŸ™‚
Beets for dessert – yum!
High – 54 windy
Today was a positive day. I am feeling really really really good. I feel strong and just pure. I have not felt this healthy on the inside and out in probably my whole life! I am very excited about this positive change in my life.

February 23 – Day 8

Day 8: February Β 23
Breakfast:
Banana
Handful of raw mixed nuts
Coffee with shake of cinnamon
**So what I realized is that I usually do better starting my day with a big high fat nutritious breakfast. BUT also, if you aren’t hungry then don’t eat. Just because it is “breakfast time” doesn’t mean you are required to eat.
Lunch:
4 oz Grilled Chicken Strips
4 Strawberries
Chicken made with cayenne pepper, black pepper and lemon squeezed on at the end.
Snack: raw nuts
**I need to figure out eating less nuts and fruits. Although I am not gaining weight or anything! I think if I have an issue where living this way of life ends up with me gaining weight, THEN I would need to address this nuts/fruits issue.
Dinner:
Beets
Rotisserie Chicken
HIGH 63* – rearranged entire garage trying to make room for my handsome fiances belongings that are being shipped here in about 10 days! YIKES. Organize, organize, organize. I am just happy because that was an effective way of “working-out” – bending, squatting, lifting, etc.
Slept so well 8 hours. I think the cleaner I eat the better I sleep. Hmmm, maybe that is a theory to look into.
Have a good day everyone! I hope you all make positive choices that positively impact your day and your mood.

February 15 – Eve of My 30 Day Challenge

You would think since I had decided to embark on this Paleo journey that I would realize the importance of eliminating grains from my daily diet but at this point I didn’t. I was thinking of this as more of a phase, challenge, opportunity to purify my body for a time period. Over the course of the 30 days and beyond you will find how drastically my mentality changed. Follow me along my journey.

February 15 – I am sitting here running through all of the things I will miss so dearly: bread, cheese, coffee creamer, splenda, did I mention cheese. Was I making a good decision? Once I start and everyone knows I am doing the challenge there is no way I can give up. All I know is that if I am going to deprive myself of these precious foods for the next 30 days I need to eat a delicious dinner!!! A big bowl of spaghetti, meatballs and cheesy bread seemed like a good choice.

Time got away from me and I didn’t have enough time to go home and make a huge pot of spaghetti and a loaf of cheesy french baguette. So, I decided on Subway. SUBWAY as my Last Supper. What was I thinking?? All I was thinking was that I needed to eat bread and cheese.

Dinner:

6″ Subway Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast on Honey Oat toasted with pepperjack cheese and the works with Southwest Chipotle Sauce.

Jalapeno Chips

Sprite

Milk Duds for dessert

Seriously! I mean I haven’t had Milk Duds in YEARS. But I thought it was essential to eat them on the eve of my challenge. YIKES, I went all out on the grains, dairy and sugar, that is. The crazy thing is that I don’t normally order chips with my sandwich. But that night, I needed them. This was a mental/emotional “Last Supper” and I am totally okay with that reality.

The first reality I had on this journey came on the EVE of my challenge. About 30 minutes after stuffing myself with my Last Supper, I was hungry. How after eating ALL of that was I hungry? It just didn’t make sense.

February 15th I went to bed full of dairy, grains, and sugar. Acne on my face and back and ready for my journey to begin. My goal is not to lose weight, it is to feel better about my body internally and externally.

Here goes nothing………