Friday, August 29, 2014


Where has this week gone?

Every time I sit down in the evenings to write, I get totally side tracked! We've played out on the boats, worked like crazy, danced around, and relaxed a little. Plus college football started this week, so that's the only thing on in my house for a while...

Caleb helped tow his daddy on the wakeboard this week. And Ryan survived...

I booked our family vacation for this year. We weren't planning on going anywhere special, but my brother suggested we all take the kids to the beach for a few days. I just couldn't pass up seeing all three kids on the beach together. My brother and I haven't gone on vacation together in over seven years. I just love that we are in the stage of life that we can have our families on vacation together. I feel so blessed. 

I finished teaching my back to back Zumba® classes this week and walked out to a sweet surprise... My boys showed up to take me on a "date"! I love that they were sitting outside waiting for me and it totally made my day! 

My husband is the sweetest thing to me. I am so fortunate to be married to him! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

Caleb had his first football scrimmage game on Saturday. At 8:15 in the morning, he ran onto the football field for the first time. I never thought I'd say it, but there is such a thing as too early for football. Ha!

I'm finding it tough to get into the football spirit when it's 91 degrees outside by 10 am. I think I'll be much more into it when the weather cools off a bit!

Of course we had to have snowcones for all of that hard work! 

We went to the boat to get cooled off for the afternoon and ended up running into storms. We tried to wait it out on the boat, but then decided to just head back home instead.

Ryan finally asked me if I was done with the blonde hair yet! I decided to stop rebelling against my natural color....

And it's almost like saying goodbye to summer. Sigh.... I do like my hair better this way though. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit : Days 2 and 3

Days two and three of the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit were soooo much better! I woke up on day two just knowing that I was going to be okay. Ha! 

I have to admit on day four, I dove right back into my coffee. That's just one thing I don't wanna give up. It was possibly the best coffee I'd had in a really long time! 

So? How do I feel? 

I'm not as energetic as I normally am. I get my adrenaline rush from Zumba® classes and my Thursday night classes were a little blah. That was frustrating to me. 

I like to eat. Period. My body does not function well with no protein. I burn a lot of calories working out and I think the reduction in calories for the kit was a little rough for me. 

I think this would be awesome for someone that's tougher than I am. I thought I was pretty dang tough before, but this is way over my head. I want to lose weight as much as the next person, but I really missed my chicken and seafood. I'm relieved it only lasts three days. #longestdaysofmylife

Did I lose anything? Nope. 

Am I okay with that? Absolutely! 

If I had a significant amount of weight loss, I may have considered putting myself through that again. Now I am not tempted. 

If I could order anything from Urban Remedy it would definitely be the Green Berry juice and the No Oatmeal cookies. They are absolutely amazing! I would probably try some of their other juices as well. The Zen salad was also really good, but I would pair some protein with it myself. The Spring Rolls were pretty good too. 

Would I recommend Urban Remedy? 

I would definitely recommend supplementing your diet with some of their delicious juices and foods. If you're looking for a cleanse and aren't burning a lot of calories teaching fitness classes, you may have better luck than I did.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit : Day 1

I was really pumped up to try the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit. On day one, I woke up with an ear drum that had burst. I felt that it was coming and I had been trying to fight off being sick all week. I totally wasn't going to let another ear problem slow me down (I'm sadly used to them at this point). 

I brought all of my goodies to work with me and was ready for my day. Until I smelled the coffee brewing down the hall from my office. Pure, miserable torture when my ear was hurting. I totally turn to my comfort foods and drinks when I feel rough. I was determined to stay on track and stay healthy. 

I drank the Herbal Tea and it was excellent! I'm addicted to hot tea and this was actually not so bad as a substitute to my normal cup of coffee. 

I had one shot of the Diet Spike in a large cup of water. My water had a kinda bitter taste but wasn't horrible. I read somewhere that you could drink it in water, juice or just take it as a shot. 

I also had a Green Berry juice to start my day. It was almost sweet, but wasn't really. The mixture seemed really watery and I was praying it would hold me over until my first snack. And that's where my problem began. I started thinking about the next time I could eat and I made myself so hungry. 

I chugged water all day in an effort to make things better. I pushed hard until 10:00 am and then I decided to have my snack. 

I ate the No Oatmeal Cookies and oh my wow.... They are delicious! Simple ingredients but huge flavor. I was thinking the whole time, "Why can't I just eat these all day long????"

I also had the Time Machine juice. It had cayenne in it and I could totally taste the spice. I was almost concerned that I would have heartburn from it later, but I never did. 

Lucky me drank tons of water by snack I discovered that my body wanted to really throw me for a loop on day one (girl problems....fabulous). So.....a hurt ear, girl issues, and hardly any food. Are you kidding me?!? 

When lunch rolled around, I was feeling pretty blah. I watched my coworker and my husband eat huge lunches. I stuck with my Spring Rolls (which actually tasted pretty good). I was starving so I added some watermelon to my lunch with the Herbal Tea and Diet Spike. I decided to just shoot the Diet Spike this time around. Oh my Heavens! It is disgusting! I can shoot whiskey and tequila easier than that mess! I'm totally not doing that anymore.... It's fine in a big glass of water. 

When I got to my second snack, I was still pretty hungry. My blood sugar dipped off and on all afternoon, but I tried to remind myself that I was asking a lot out of my body (the trifecta of misery....). The apple that was sent in the box was sooooo good. I'm not sure where Urban Remedy buys their organic apples but they are worth every penny! It was probably the best tasting apple I've ever had. I followed it up with Herbal Tea and Diet Spike (in water).

When we left work, got Caleb fed, and sent him to Cubbies, Ryan took one look at me and said, "You're eating. That's it. This is crazy." I felt like I was going to pass out. I'm not sure if it was my equilibrium and my ear, but I was feeling pretty rough. I finally caved in and cried in the car. I feel like I'm pretty dang tough and disciplined, but this day completely kicked my butt. 

We drove to Krystal and got me a large bowl of chili and two Krystals. And I scarfed it down. When I got home, I curled up in my recliner and just passed out. 

I woke up the next day expecting a large gain considering everything I went through. I was just up a pound. So I am okay with that. I decided to tackle day two a little better and hang in there.... 

And that is exactly how I, my family, my friends, and the entire world knows I could never be anorexic.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit : Starting Point

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I think I've struggled lately with being so busy and having so much going on around me. It's tough working 50+ hours a week, having a family, trying to be a great friend to others, running a household, writing,  and teaching Zumba® classes. There are brief moments that I sit still and take a moment to just breathe. But in all honesty, it isn't happening much. I want to be a super star at work, a fabulous wife, a kick butt football mom, have home cooked meals and a spotless house, and learn 10 new Zumba® songs a week. For the first time in my entire life I am realizing that I can't be it all. I simply can't do it all. I'm stepping back this week, taking off all the pressure I put on myself, and reorganizing my priorities. I am focusing on chilling out this week.

While I do that, this cleanse is a perfect way to just reset what's going on in my body. I want to come out renewed and refreshed. Before I began the Urban Remedy Metabolism Kit, I took measurements and photos. Now we have a starting point to see progress. So, here we go....

My starting weight for this is 149.8. Yep, I've gained some. It's so frustrating most days. I do realize that I'm working on my muscles and I've lost a little in some areas and gained in others. Stuff seems to be just kinda shifting around. 

My starting measurements: 

Bust: 36" 
Waist: 27.5" 
Abdomen: 33" 
Hips: 37.25" 
Right Leg-Upper: 21.5" 
Right Leg - Lower: 16.5" 
Left Leg - Upper: 21.5" 
Left Leg - Lower: 16.25" 
Right Calf: 15" 
Left Calf: 15.25" 
Right Arm: 11" 
Left Arm: 11" 

Pants Size: 6

When I search for results from this Metabolism Kit, no one really puts a number out there. You can't tell if something works or not if you don't measure and document it! So that's my goal for this week. I want to know if this works, if it's worth the money, and if it lasts.
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