Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To juice or not to juice that is the question

Hope your day is going fabulous!!

Okay this is one of the most important posts I have posted in a while.So sit back buckle up and enjoy the ride!!
I started juicing about 3 weeks ago. But obviously Ive know about it for much longer. Why 3 weeks ago there are 4 reasons

1. I just finished watching a documentary about a guy that juiced for 60 days and went from a heart attack waiting to happen to not only healthy and fit but health became a lifestyle for him. If I can remember the name by the end of the post Ill tell you. Its a good movie. Anyway it inspired me to at least try it.

2. I had been dealing with dry patchy spots on  my skin and some sleep issues. And I'm healthy as a horse so when little things start showing up I try to pay attention and find a soltuion ASAP!

3. I eat pretty well but I know I'm not getting enough green leafy vegetables like kale, chard, collard, spinach, broccoli, and cabbage to name a few. Some I'm not that fond and sometimes I'm just too lazy to prepare it(the truth is the truth). But I know I need these nutrients for my body to run at peak performance.

4. I'm on a mission to be the BEST example for my clients when it comes to health and fitness. There are so many things coming up everyday about what to eat what not to eat, how to lose weight with a "magic pill" which by the way there isn't one. The closest  thing to a magic pill is called hard work, dedication,self worth, determination, sweat and embracing this journey we are on in a body that will allow us to do what our heart desires!

 There isn't one thing for everyone but there is a foundation of Health that everyone should adhere to. Anyway I say that to say I like to try a lot of things(well the things that seem to enhance my health for long haul not just for today) So I started juicing and here is my story.

Actually I'm going to share a few of  the recepies I conjured up believe you me I don't like to do things that take a long time. It didn't take long and the juice was fabulous!!!!

So try it and let me know how you feel and how it tastes. I borrowed a friends  juicer because I wasn't sure if this was something I was going to get into. Needless to say I love it.

I recommend at least one cup a day I do two cups a day, I replace breakfast  with one the other is just a snack , giving me extra nutrients.

When I started I juiced  for 2 days just to cleanse my system. I think I lost some weight, I dont weigh myself,  but  more than likely you will lose weight if you replace a meal or two with your juice for a week and it will be a healthy way. Do not be extreme and just start juicing only for weeks that's not healthy, you need other nutrients as well.

 I recommend the Nutri-Bullet if you don't have a juicer. Its priced at about $90 and its small ,quick and it keeps all the fiber and minerals :) Hope this helps you in some way.

Blueberry surprise
3 organic carrots
1  1/2 apple
1 lemon
handful of blueberries
2 cups of kale
(as  you can see I sliced the apples, and lemons)

Yep look at all those colors. We need these minerals and nutrients daily. Most of us don't get it. And it was GOOD;)

2. This one is smiliar except I added- romaine lettuce

Morning Delight
6-8 leaves of organic romaine lettuce
2 carrots
1 cup kale
1 1/2 apples
1/2 lemon
NO blueberries

Not sure if this cup of juice goes with the above recipe this looks like it had some more carrots but it was Jammin' and refreshin' your body will thank you right away!

This is the juicer I have been using:)

The picture at the very top I added mango. The only thing I would be aware of is making to many fruit juices like apples, mangos, oranges. They are higher in sugar. Although its a natural sugar if you are diabetic or dont react well with alot of sugar I would stay with trying to juice those vegetables that you dont like to eat or dont eat much of then throw in a fruit to cut it. Lemon always does the trick.

Until the next time. Ill report on what I'm doing or trying or putting toegether to help you be a healthier you!

You comments and questions are welcomed and invited.

Dedicated to your health and fitness success!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

LB Fit Camp Case Study #4

Hope all is well with you and your family...Here is another addition of how one of our Awesome clients at Lean Body Fit Camp is getting Awesome results...and the list keeps growing:)

Usually I do the write up about our Spotlight client. But when I asked Yen  to do a write up about doing life with Lean Body fit camp and her accomplishments, she did such a great job I just decided to leave it alone. Great job Yen keep it up the SKY IS THE LIMIT! So without further ado her is Yen:

 A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher

Although this is the popular form of this quotation, a more correct translation from the original Chinese one would be "The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." Rather than emphasizing the first step, Lau Tzu regarded action as something that arises naturally from stillness. Another potential phrasing would be "Even the longest journey must begin where you stand."

This quote was inspirational to me in relation to the experience of getting to my goal weight, getting healthier, and fit. Everyone envisions themselves at this ultimate goal, but have no idea how to start that journey or what it really entails while on that road. We know we want to get there, but let's face it; we haven't the slightest clue. If we did, don't you think we'd all be there by now? Or, start it, and realize it's definitely no easy walk in the park and stop, never reaching our full potential.

Two of the biggest keys to my continued success are a strong support group and quality professional instruction that is all included in Lean Body Fit Camp.  You need that accountability,  structure,  education, and support to guide you while making those first steps. The rest is still on you to continue and turn it into habit.  But if you get a little lost and confused along the way, the Lean Body Fit Camp team is  still there to make sure you don't give up.  If you are lucky enough to have that on your own more power to you, but if you're like me and don't ( and add to that laziness, and constant procrastination and bad eating habits)  I acknowledged that I needed all the help I could get. 

Ive 30lbs lost so far, down 4 pant sizes, increased strength (hello real pushups!) stamina (me run!?) and endurance (for more than 2minutes!) and looking forward to all the shopping I'm going to be doing VERY SOON! (sorry honey I'm gonna need a bigger closet) all ignited by coming to Lean Body Fit Camp , taking the tools they taught me and using it as a road map to find my inner ME.

-Yen Huynh, 31, business owner
You can stop by and talk to Yen personally at her store:  
Lee's Sandwich 4748 E. P.C.H. Long Beach

By the way if you think you are too busy Yen runs a very successful business that keeps her extremely busy, but she makes time for herself and her health first. She will not regret putting her health as a priority above all else.

You could be next all it takes is one Call  or reply to this email today and start your Free Week Trial tomorrow:-) 

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1.Whats the one thing holding you back from reaching your fitness goals?

2.What have you tried before that didn't give you the results you wanted?

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See ya soon!                                                                                                                                        
 Dedicated to your health and fitness success!                                                                                      

Chelsea C.