Cool As A Cucumber

by laury on June 4, 2013 · 9 comments

 

Hey there. How have you all been?

Today is Day 22 of the yoga sugar detox and everyone has been doing great in their own way. This hasn’t been easy, but I am so extremely proud of the amazing group we’ve been coaching. I am really feeling bittersweet about this all ending next Tuesday!

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Here’s some of the feedback we’ve gotten so far!

“I feel a lot better. I never realized that I felt bloated until I stopped sugar altogether. I lost 7 lbs so far. I sleep deeper and I feel light and airy. I realized that heavy carbs and sugars weigh me down physically, emotionally and literally. I needed to break the cycle and I have. I don’t need bread as much as I thought. Sandwiches wrapped in lettuce are much better anyway!”

“I think the biggest thing for me wasn’t getting rid of the bloating/weighed down feeling. That’s nice, of course, but expected. I think I’m most surprised at how much this change has affected me mentally. Not only am I much more focused at work, but I’m sleeping through the night and don’t wake up feeling like I need to shotgun a pot of coffee to get out the door.”

“I’ve made huge strides in how I eat. I read nutrition labels like I’ve never done before! I feel like a whole new world has opened up to me. I’ve learned so much about how to eat healthier and I am loving it!”

“I am eating so much better (and I thought I ate pretty good before)! I don’t miss sugar in my coffee. I don’t feel bloated. I read labels more carefully and my food shopping is so much easier! I’ve had a glass of wine or two over the past two weeks but I’m proud of myself overall. My taste buds are totally different and I couldn’t be happier!

“I can’t believe I have made it this far. I definitely pay far more attention to what I eat and what ingredients are in things. I am learning so much, reading some very interesting books. I feel physically fine, very good, some days pretty snacky but overall satisfied.I am eating completely differently than I was before and I really don’t miss much, so I am very happy about that.”

“I’ve always eaten healthy and read labels but LOVED sugar. I’ve learned that I can do without my morning sweet wawa cappuccino (my guilty pleasure) and the night time sweet by going for green tea or no-sugar “snack” alternatives. I can’t believe I lived without coconut oil before. I love becoming even more aware and having access to so many great recipes. I too am grateful for this experience. Thank you!!!”

I still find that most of my workouts are on my sweaty yoga mat, but I have been trying to fit some HIIT in 1-2x a week. Today my sister in law and I did the 1,000 rep challenge, and last week I made up this little diddy for myself:

Repeat the following for 3 rounds with no to minimal rest between:

Jump Rope x100
Bosu Push-ups (upside down): x10
Box Jumps (7 risers): x10
Assisted Pull-Ups: x10
Jump Lunges: x10
Forearm Plank: 2 minutes

I’ve been really into cucumber smoothies since the weather has heated up!

This is an approved protein powder that we’ve been using during the detox. It’s 100% organic raw whey, nothing else added. No stevia, no additives, no preservatives. And it tastes yummy! Plain hemp protein is the other one but that one is really hard to take down without a banana, other fruit or some stevia added to it. At least in my opinion.

 

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Round 2 Detox with Sol is set to launch after school starts this fall! In the meantime, I am still taking a couple more private clients for health coaching, 30 day metabolic detox, or online training!

In other news we had a wedding last weekend (which is fun while detoxing let me tell yah) and I used Rent The Runway for the first time. I ordered a Nicole Miller dress and LOVED it! I had such a wonderful experience overall. My favorite part about it is that real women upload their photos and stats making it more realistic when shopping to find a dress flattering for your figure!

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This photo of me and the girls came out terrible with the lighting but I wanted to show you my girlfriend’s dress (in the red) who also rented the runway; I LOVED hers as well!

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The shoes were MY wedding shoes, and the ones I wore in my friends wedding a few years ago. I adore these and wear them any chance I get!

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Michael was in the wedding, it was one of our very dear friends got married, the whole day was beautiful, the venue was beautiful, and we all had a fantastic time. Especially with the photo booth..

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which we took full advantage of given the stack of pictures on my dining table right now. Oops.

Talk soon!

Have you ever rented the runway? Did  you like your experience?

What smoothie/juice combos are you into right now? I am trying to get as many ideas as possible for my detoxers (no fruit please!)

-Laury

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1 jen June 5, 2013 at 12:40 am
2 laury June 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

I love you

I had no idea Jay Robb did unflavored egg white protein! He’s my fav! The only downfall is the soy lecithin and I think we have ppl allergic to both soy and dairy :(

I think I will get some though!

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3 Kristen June 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

So glad to hear to hear (read?) that your detox program is going great.
Do you teach people to eat no fruit ever or just through the detox? I know fruit has sugar in it but I, personally, will never cut it from my diet. I just try to eat a balanced diet with the main focus on lots of veggies, protein, and healthy fats. There are definitely fruit, sweets, whole grains, and a tiny bit of alcohol thrown in there too ;) It’s what works for me.

LOVE your dress (and your friend’s)!! You girls looked great!

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4 laury June 5, 2013 at 8:12 am

Hey Kristen!

Oh no….I definitely could not cut fruit out of my diet long term. Just for the detox it works as far as ridding your sweet tooth. And we don’t recommend it for everyone (some stil have 1 serving with breakfast), it just can trigger sweets cravings when people are so used to eating so many processed sweets. Then, when they introduce fruit back in they can recognize and appreciate the natural sweetness of the fruit! So far that has been what’s been happening and it’s fantastic. Before, people didn’t think fruit was sweet enough (there are even people who put splenda and/or sugar on fresh berries which is crazy!)

We do, however, stress the importance of eating local seasonal fruit because that’s what our bodies are meant to eat! Not a whole pineapple in January in PA from the God-knows where :-)

There will definitely be sweets and a bit of alcohol thrown back into my diet as well. It’s life!!! It’s really nice though to be able to eat a cookie and not binge on the entire plate, or eat a few and move on from it without feeling awful. When our diets are so loaded with processed food there’s no moderation. This detox has really changed the way many people shop and it’s amazing! More whole foods, tons of healthy fats, less packaged foods–everyone is feeling physically better and they are doing better for the planet at the same time. Total win!!!!

XO

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5 Purelytwins June 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

love the dresses! never rented a dress before but definitely bookmarking it for future events!!
HUGS

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6 laury June 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

You girls would love it! XO

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7 The Delicate Place (@misathemeb) June 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm

ahh no fruit! well i have been chowing down on watermelon lately haha sorry sugar detoxers! laury…you look SMOKIN’ seriously. what a great choice! i’ve never rented the runway but i def will in the future. i’ve been lucky enough to wear some of the dresses i own a couple times (el cheapo over here) ;)

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8 laury June 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I know. I look forward to enjoying the season fruit from my farm again next week! Ella is obsessed with watermelon right now too!

And thank you my love! I have NOTHING in my closet, I am really el cheapo! The rental service was soooo amazing! 60 bucks, they ship for free both ways, no dry cleaning, no hassle, no fuss and they send 2 sizes! Win!

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