Dec 13, 2013 | All, Fitness | 6 Comments
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Hi Everyone!

I hope you have all had a simply fantastic week. We’ve certainly had an eventful one! Riley is in full toddler mode now, so there is never a dull moment. We’re having so much fun with her!

This week she learned how to say “Raspberry” and “Here it is”. We get so excited when she surprises us with a new word! We are trying elf on a shelf just for fun. She is not old enough to know how it all works, but it is still fun placing the elf around the house and seeing if she notices. She’ll walk by and be lil “OH! Hi doll!” (I kid you not.)  To top it all off Stephen hit a game winner and… We added a new member to our family! A beautiful 8 mnth old labradoodle named “Reza” ! Finally Stephen has a little testosterone in the house. Between Riley, Lei (yorkie poo) and I … Geez, I felt bad for him! Reza is cute, quiet, cuddly and just a gentle soul. We’re so excited to have him in our family now.

Okay! Lets talk FITNESS!

I did it you guys! I successfully completed the cleanse! I feel lighter, and more energetic. I didn’t lose a significant amount of weight, about 3-4 lbs, but it was successful for me. I’ve never completed any sort of healthy food journey for longer than a day, so to complete the full 5 day vegetarian cleanse was a triumph for me and completely worth it. I’m thrilled.

I did not work out during the cleanse, however I implemented my workout back into my regimen the day I finished. This was to make sure my body didn’t backfire on me and gain more weight once I started slowly eating my normal food again. I’ve been getting at least 30 minutes of cardio in per day. With our new big dog, that shouldn’t be a problem at all. Last night when we got back home, I did a pre bedtime ab workout! It felt good and I think I slept a lot better.

Here are a couple of changes i’ve made to my everyday routine since finishing the cleanse. I really think it gave me the jump start I needed into a healthier lifestyle.

* At least one fruit smoothie or fresh pressed juice per day (I make sure I add, kale, spinach and chia… have to get those greens in)

*Still taking my vitamins!

*30 mins of cardio per day (usually after riley goes to bed)

*A lot of water! I try to keep a refillable bottle in my purse

* Make sure I snack healthy throughout the day. (avocado, almonds, apple)

* Make sure I eat breakfast in the morning! (it is so important to give yourself a jump start! I usually have my smoothie or juice)

Other than that everything is the same! I’m loving this healthier lifestyle. At the end of the day I feel great, like i’ve really accomplished something.

What have you guys been doing? Let me know! Remember… we’re in this TOGETHER!

Until next week! Here’s a picture of our newest member!



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6 thoughts on “FITNESS FRIDAY: “I did it!”

  1. What an exciting week for the Currys!
    Congratulations on completing the cleanse and getting back into your workout!And, 3-4 lbs IS significant! Sounds like you’re on a healthy lifestyle track.
    So happy you got another dog. Reza is adorable. I love “doodles.” Such wonderful temperaments. Where did you find him? Do he and little Lei get along? What does Riley think of him?
    How great that Riley is talking more. I love the “Hi Doll.” So cute! It must be so much fun to hear her say a new word.
    Did you get your Christmas tree yet??

  2. Hi,
    Just wanted to say I love your blog! I look forward to
    Fridays! Keep coming with the recipes!
    Yah for Steph for hitting the game winner!
    Love the new puppy! I have two and they are such a handful!
    What’s Riley getting for Christmas?
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Congratulations! A one-week commitment may seem easy to some but I know how tough it is to see it through to the end with temptations all around us! I’m so happy for you! This week I challeged my sons (and myself) to abstain from sugary snacks for 4 days. I attended a nutrition seminar and the health coach said sugar can be as addicting as cocaine! One of her suggestions to break the addiction was to eliminate sugar for 4 days. My sons LOVE snacks – even though they are as thin as rails – Oreos, chips ahoy and pound cake are their all-time favorites. The first day seemed impossible and the 2nd day was even worse. By the 3rd day they were “okay”. Today is day 5, the day they can have a sweet snack again. Hopefully, there will be a notable change – such as not eating the entire pack! I will certainly do this challenge again since it wasn’t a complete sugar fast – they still ate their favorite breakfast cereal in the morning which is not sugar-free. Thanks for sharing your accomplishment and a few family highlights. I am a new subscriber and happy to be on board! May The Lord continue to Bless and Keep you and use you in a Mighty Way! TGBATG

  4. Congrats on all the accomplishments in the Curry household!!! Super exciting! I love that you have started making homemade bread. My mom did this for our family my entire life, and she still makes her own bread. (she even grinds her own wheat!) I was spoiled and blessed to have a mother who truly cared about the nutrition in our house. I never had a slice of store bought bread until I left home at 18. This journey is a process, and it sounds like you are finding the right things that work for you! 🙂 I too love your blog btw.

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