Archive for January, 2013

January 29, 2013

it’s in the bag

in-the-bagI just swallowed the last little sip of my final day 2 drink and I feel AWESOME!! This cleanse is so easy! If you’re at all feeling in need of a restart, I encourage you to give this a try! I have been feeling super energized and strangely happier. I don’t know why I say strangely. I feel good so naturally I’d be happier I guess. If you drink all 6 juices that you’re supposed to in a day, you consume a bit over 1,000 calories (1,070 to be exact). This is much less than I’d consume in a normal day, but all the calories I’m consuming are good calories keeping me energized (and full).

To be totally honest, last night was a bit rough. The little drummer boy excusing my brain for a musical instrument was excruciating. I went to be early. Really early. When I woke up this morning, I was pleased to notice that he had skipped town. Headache free zone!  No headache and all this extra energy resulted in karate chopping my to-do list at work (I didn’t even notice I had stayed nearly two hours later than normal), blogging at home (as you can tell by my sporadic posts, typically my TV family gets in the way of keeping this thing up to date), and a yoga date with my sister. HOME-RUN!

And yes, yes, yes. I’m drawing all these conclusions and crediting them to my cleanse after barely two days but I just can’t help it. I’m excited and it’s really the only thing that’s changed. I’m probably just high off of juice, but my day today was great. And yes, I’m crediting the juice! If tomorrow feels as nice, I just may elongate this for another day or two! Join in the fun! You will be so glad you did!!

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January 28, 2013

hitting restart

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I’m 6 juices in. Today I started a 3 day Suja Juice cleanse and so far it’s going well (compared to the Master Cleanse which I’ve attempted and failed multiple times). I was motivated by my friend Alyssa over at Reverent Lion to hit restart and redirect my focus on food from fun to fuel. She has an amazing story, one you should all check out – so click on that link up there and pay her a visit.

To be honest, I haven’t been hungry at all today. I’ve been drinking these juices constantly which has left me minimal time to miss food in whole form. I do have one complaint … one that’s most certainly my own fault. I should have listened and weaned off the caffeine before day 1. I did not do this and now me and this horrid head ache I’ve had all day are regretting it. Let’s hope day 2 is void of the drummer boy in my head but repeats my motivation to hit restart!

January 18, 2013

18 linda things

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January 4, 2013

twenty-twelve in twelve

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january, brand new baby Finn  |  february, cake boss sister weekend  |  march, 80 years of papa  |  april, the only day we did yard work  |  may, Wisconsin kayaking  |  june, a new baby critch  |  july, 1 year married  |  august, family vermillion vacation |  september, planking in orr  | october, marathon finisher  |  november, thankful  | december, indiana bunch

January 3, 2013

Christmas Crazy

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We kicked off Christmas in Indiana where we celebrated Borntrager-style. We were lucky enough to completely dodge two major blizzards – one on the way and one on the way home. I guess if there’s ever a reason to get up at 5 AM, that would be a good one! We continued Christmas festivities back home in Minnesota spending a few days at the cabin in true Reichow fashion. It was a week full of family and fantastic food! We spent lots of time around the Christmas trees enjoying good company. We are a lucky bunch!

A walk in the woods  |  Birthday boy and Uncle Brent  |  Balancing act  |  Borntrager bunch  |  Joutfit (jean-outfit)  |  30 year old on baby sled  |  Back in the days when things were black + white  |  Blue eyes  |  Where they catch No Name Steaks  |  Cabin fever  |  Auntie + Finn  |  Light as a feather (disregard Brent’s facial expression)  |  Brent’s girls  |  The cutest trio  |  Finner ready to walk himself back to the cabin