Monday, August 20, 2012

My Insta-Week: 8.20.12

So I skipped this post the other week because my schedule was cray and I had no time to insta-snap. Sigh. Last week was definitely a week of discovery for me. Here's what I got into:

- The Whole 30: So I'm on a new 30-day nutrition plan called Whole 30. I have to credit Erika from Style Activist with putting me onto this plan. I had been searching far & wide for a good detox/body reset to finish off my summer and bring me healthily into the fall/winter season. And so far, it is working amazingly well! I've dropped a dress size in just two weeks and I have more energy than I ever thought possible. I'm crafting a blog post about it this week, so stay tuned for further details. In the mean time, click over to Grit & Glamour's "Get Started on Getting Healthy" post. She has a TON of great advice and links to the Whole 30 plan.

- Laugh & Love: I spent this weekend running the streets with one of my partners-in-crime Sandrine Charles (see her luxuriousness in the pic on top left). I had been feeling kind of down last week so instead of jam-packing my weekend with to-do's, I kept my schedule wide open and just...lived. Spend one day a month with absolutely nothing on your to-do list. And spend time with people who make you laugh - it's good for your health.

- That Juice: I hate greens. Yeah, I said it. The new plan I'm on REQUIRES the ingestion of leafy greens and, at first, I thought I might die slowly. You want me to eat greens? Hell nawl. I hate them. But I found a trick! Juicing. I can ingest an entire bag of Kale or Spinach if it is juiced with a hint of apple, carrot and ginger. Voila! Farm to cup.

What new things did you discover last week?

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  1. This weekend I was all over that "nothing on your to do list" LOL. I went with the flow and enjoyed myself. My twilight walk yesterday was invigorating and the type of recharging I needed. I can't wait to hear more about your Whole 30 process. I am on the hunt for a good juicer and am inspired to green up my diet several notches! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Looking good, babe! Thanks for the link over to G&G. Can't wait to see your post! I've dropped a dress size as well...might even be two by the time I hit the full Whole30. Keep on truckin'!

  3. i have a juicer, and I love it. It's so much fun to discover the concoctions one can make!

    Off to go find you on Instagram!


  4. Excited for the Whole30 post to start pouring in. I am going to start juicing soon. I keep hearing the great things about it.

  5. Both you and Vahni of Grit and Glamour have inspired me to try the Whole30 too! I'll start on the first of September. I can't wait to hear more about your experience!

  6. Excellent and useful article! Thanks for taking the time to post this.

  7. I looked at your detox choice: Whole30, and I love that they wrote an article on "174,203 WAYS TO MEASURE HEALTH (BESIDES THE SCALE)". Looks like you picked a good one promoting health and exercise.