Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Body Parts

Poor Penny. She thinks bows are part of her body. Today while we were sitting eating lunch Penny decided to start naming body parts. Mid-bite she pointed to her eyes and said "eyes", then she pointed to her nose and said "nose", she pointed to her mouth and said "mouth", and finally she pointed to her hair and said "bows".

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Consider me 5/7ths clean!

I did a cleanse/detox this week. I am always really skeptical of these things but a couple of my friends did it and said they felt great afterwards. I'm usually up for feeling great so I thought I'd give it a try. I felt really un-great for the first two days (and actually cheated on night 2 by having a bowl of cereal) but by the third day I was feeling great and so healthy. I only did 5 of the seven days because I felt another day of red meat was too expensive for me and I pretty much felt detox-ed enough by day five. If you're feeling up to the challenge here is the detox:

DAY 1: Fruit only.

DAY 2: Vegetables only. Raw or plain steamed, you can end the day with a baked potato topped with some butter.

DAY 3: Fruit and vegetables. Now it gets exciting. (No potato today).

DAY 4: Bananas and skim milk. You can eat up to 8 bananas. I actually thought this day was pretty satisyfing and delicious. I just ate the bananas sliced up in the milk like a bowl of cereal.

DAY 5: Red meat and potatoes. Up to 20 oz of meat (no ground beef).

DAY 6: Red meat and vegetables. You can have up to 2-3 steaks this day!

DAY 7: Brown rice and vegetables.

Again, I only went up to day five but I do feel really good. Especially after the hamburger and fries at Johnny Rockets tonight to celebrate being so healthy. Sometimes in Winter you can just start to feel so shluppy so this was a really nice way to challenge my body and feel fresh. I had enough energy to work out every day too! Let me know if you give it a try!
Posted by Jessica