Monday, June 1, 2015

THE 2015 - June Smoothie/RAW Food Challenge - June 1 - June 30, 2015 - WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

Day #1: My June, 2015 Challenge (June 1 - June 30)

June 1 - June 30 Challenge


Two years ago I embarked on something very similar. I did a 30 day smoothie/raw food challenge to help find the root cause of my migraines, i.e. it's association to what I eat. 

I discovered that food (i.e. processed food had a negative impact on my health and wellness). So I continued juicing consistently for the last two years. On the flip side, the 16lbs that I lost during that challenge of juicing/raw eating, I gained it all back

However, this experience has really taught me what are some of the fundamental keys to success in any aspect of my life. My journey to where I am now had so many challenges, but I am embarking on this 30 day exercise because I am STRONGER, WISER and more equipped than 2 years ago. 

In addition to doing this 30 day challenge I am participating in a 55 day journey where my quest is to drop at least 20 -30 lbs of my body weight. This journey is in conjunction with using the Hi5 Challenge products
There are 10 prices for men and 10 prices for women. The first price is $25K. I am going to do all I can to WIN, because quitting is NOT an option for me and I am ALL in to succeed. 

So stay tune and continue reading daily as I post videos on the smoothies, video blogs, etc. I will pour myself unto this page so you can understand the journey in more details.

Welcome to my blog and let the journey begin. 

Exercise Regimen:
I will be going to the gym at least one day 6 days of the week and doing workout videos at least one a day for 6 days a week. My goal is to run a 5K in 35 minutes by the end of this 55 day journey.
Exercise programs on my List: 
- Couch to 5K
- T25
- Insanity
- Zumba
- Yoga

Eating Regimen: 
My goal is to drink at least three smoothie a day. 

Day #1: June 1st, 2015

Today is June 1, 2014 and I am starting my June challenge which includes:

Logging my food and exercise in: 

No Exercise 

Smoothie #1: 
Breakfast: Blueberry, Spinach, Hi5 Lean Smoothie
1 cup blueberry
1 bunch spinach
1 thumb ginger
1 tsp hemp seed
2 cups water

Snack #1: 1 100 calorie Pack Almond

Lunch: Swiss Chard, Sunflower Seed Butter
7 leaves swiss chard
1 cup pineapple
1 cup Strawberry
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp Sunflower Seed butter
2 cups water

Snack #2: 1 cup lemon zest tea

Dinner: Peanut Butter, Hi5 Lean Smoothie
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
1.5 cups Almond Milk
1 cup ice

Hiccup: I came home and was VERY hungry with a migraine from today. I felt like I was really detoxing because I was not eating any meat or carbs.  I had the Peanut Butter smoothie, but my stomach was not feeling well. I threw up and got some rest. 

I woke up and had about 30 crix (crackers/saltine) and some black coffee (Montavida) - No Sugar, No Cream/Milk. 

Weight In: 

Weight: 185.4lbs
BF: 38.9%
% Water: 44.6%
Muscle Composition: 31.2%

Note: I am not a fitness expert, I am just a person trying to live a healthier life by eating more fruits and vegetables and recording my experience.

I encourage everyone to check your allergies to specific food and consult with your physician before starting any exercise journey.