Day 4 of the 2-Week Super Shape-Up!

Greetings, friends! How's your weekend going so far? I can't complain over here - I've been working hard to get my book done, but I only have a few more days left until I send it off! So, again, apologies for the short post, but I want to keep updating this every day as you are all doing so great!! :-)

My food journal today:

* Lemon water
* "Green Radiance" mixed with water
* 1/2 grapefruit
* Cooked oat bran, topped with "Nancy's" plain soy yogurt, apricot jam (organic, all-fruit), & chopped dried apricots (YUM!!)
* "Happiness Bowl" with lettuce and carrots (from Radiance 4 Life)
* guava kombucha
* "Sweet and Spicy Turmeric Popcorn" (from Radiance 4 Life)
* "Carrot Ginger Lime Soup" (from Radiance 4 Life)
* No Will Power Cookies (from my blog)
* Strawberry-acai coconut probiotic drink

* I notice that I need about 2 more servings of veggies, so I'll have them now!
* Water intake: At least a gallon - most of which is sun tea. I love drinking sun tea as my water intake, as it hydrates me while also supplying SO many great things! This batch contains nettles, mint, hibiscus, decaf green tea, goji, and blueberry leaf.
* Exercise: It was insanely windy today (I think I saw Toto flying by my window at one point), so I stayed indoors and rode my recumbent bike for 2 hours while catching up on the phone with one of my best friends!
* Visualization: I'm slacking in this department today, so I'll try to do a good session before bed tonight.

So, how did YOUR day go? Can't wait to read all about it! :-)


  1. Had an epiphany of sorts. Fri Night in journal I made reference to being the "kind -of- person I want to be". (Several weeks ago when I was down on myself for not "being better", I realized I have the power to choose to be the person I want to be). So in journal I caught the juxtaposition: I can be the 'kind of person I want to be' ...or: I could be the 'kinda person' (as in ambivalent, kinda/almost...As my friend Mykl put it: One can choose to live to be volitional or to be automatic.So he demonstrated slouching down in the chair as unaware. Or we can live w/purpose: and hold good posture and live in an aware and positive manner.By choice. My choice!

  2. Breakfast: Strawberry-orange smoothie

    Mid-Morning: Slice of toasted 9 grain bread with a little bit of Justin's Chocolate Hazelnut Butter.

    Lunch: A great big salad with lots of spinach, red cabbage, cucumbers with the peanut sauce.

    Mid-Afternoon: A banana and a bowl of granola with rice milk

    Dinner: A big bowl of fresh green pea soup and a few tomato-garlic crostini.

  3. Today has been WONDERFUL! I am feeling better and stronger and happier with each passing moment! Seriously I wish everyone could/would feel this!!

    lemon water

    pita pocket (not great but not bad either)with Super Hummus, tomato, zuc, avocado,onion,napa cabbage kalamata olives

    snack left over avocado, tomato and onion

    big stir fry with rice, bok choy, cilantro, garlic, ginger, yellow squash, zuc, onion, carrot, broc. (with the dressing of red wine vinegar, Braggs, siracha)

    and a piece of Pineapple Right Side Up Cake!

    walked 3 miles. did 10 min relaxing yoga with Rodney Yee, ok a vid. (I am in need of suggestions for an easy but not too detailed yoga vid, from you Tess or anyone reading this)

    Water was good tgoday but I was wanting something else...making sun tea in the morning, thanks bunches!!

    some visualization but need to increase it. some meditation but need to buff it up as well!

  4. Way to go, guys!

    I am trying to balance a training regimen with eating healthy... today was my an epic ride for me... and I ate:

    -steel cut oats with sweet cherries, topped with "Heavenly Raw Chocolate Sauce" (only eat this on my biking days!)
    -chai tea with brown rice milk

    -2 servings of Red Lentil, Potato and Beet Soup with Dill (Six shades of red soup from Color Me Vegan)

    snacks throughout the day:
    -almost an entire batch of Dark Chocolate Mint cookies (again, only on biking days, these make great energy snacks!)
    -4L of my homemade sports drink
    -1 banana

    -flageolet beans with leek salad
    -recovery smoothie with banana, blueberry, soy milk and vega complete

    exercise: biking 168km! (7 hours biking time)

  5. Yay!! Loved reading your posts, ladies!! Keep up the fantastic work.

    And Tracy, sorry but I don't know of any great yoga videos...other than the one my good friend Barb gave me (she's a fantastic yoga teacher). I don't know if she's got resources on her site, but here's her website:

  6. So I woke up at 2:30 this morning very hungry. After drinking some water and still not being able to go to sleep after an hour, I got up and ate something (well to be specific it was dark chocolate almonds. I am blaming this choice on the sleep deprivation!!). Then I went to sleep very easily.

    Even though this was not a very good start, I felt great today. It was the first day I was not insanely hungry, got a headache, or had intense cravings. It was really nice!

    Lemon water
    my freshly juiced "green juice" (cucumber, carrot, lettuce, kale, broccoli stem, and 1 inch piece of ginger)

    Mid morning:

    Went to Chipotle had their GF vegan tacos with rice, black beans, lettuce, corn, and guacamole

    2 of the raw dark chocolate mint cookies
    carrots and your recipe for hummus

    "Garam Masala Chickpea Curry"

    (I made the Raw Cacao Superfood Pie this afternoon and had to try a bite - foodgasm- so then I *had* to have a very small piece after dinner. Promise to not do that tomorrow, but it was SO GOOD!!!)

    1 mile walk
    1 hour of yoga in the evening (my mediation is included in that time)

  7. Better day today!

    Breakfast (more like brunch):
    Lemon Ginger tea
    Whole batch of Indian Super Grain cereal
    Glass of water
    Raw cheesecake

    Lunch (more like lupper):
    3 tostadas w/ sprouted corn tortillas, coconut oil, quinoa, black beans, green onions, avocado, salsa, and tons of cilantro

    Not super hungry tonight, so just some watermelon, water, and a peanut butter/banana/soymilk smoothie

    Aaaannd...probably some cheesecake ;)

    Biked to and from the gym with the hubby
    30 minute leg strength training
    10 minutes stretching
    Will probably do 10-15min more stretching before bed

    Working on it. Feeling really great and just focusing on feeling great!

  8. Great, Kim!! Thumbs up!

    And Nastassja, I really get the feeling your headache went away because your body got enough calories - sounds like the almonds had something in there that you needed? Keep up the great work!!