I went vegan for 2 weeks

Hey everyone! So my fiancé and I have decided to go vegan for 2 weeks. I chose 2 weeks because it seemed like it only 2 weeks based on a documentary I watched on Netflix called “What the Health” to show any benefits. 2 weeks is actually a short amount of time too. I see that there may be additional benefits without consuming animal products or dairy. Some benefits include:

  1. Reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes
  2. Lowers cholesterol
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. May reverse prostrate cancer if in early stages
  5. Reduced saturated fats since you’re not eating any meat
  6. Lower BMI
  7. More energy
  8. Weight loss

I’ll post my journey on this blog. I purchased Silk nut milk that comes with 10 grams of protein and I also bought Musclepharm’s new like products which includes organic plant based protein and even a vegan pre-work out. Stay tuned!

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Working Out On Your Period

Ladies, do you work out when you first get your period, or do you just want to Netflix and chill with a heating pad and snickers bar? I choose the latter for the most part. Usually when I start my cycle, my lower back hurts, I have cramps, I am irritable and I feel really weak. Of course, feeling all these makes you not want to work out at all. Sometimes I decide to work out when I first start my cycle and I actually feel way better after. The only thing that doesn’t really change is my lower back pain so I choose not to work out my back or do any exercises that with make my lower back sore. When I work out, my cramps take a back seat and my body forgets that it’s in pain because it’s pumping blood to the rest of my body when I exercise.  I am still weak, so I choose to do some cardio or do light weight when lifting. At the end of the day, I come home and feel better after I exercise, but I do feel weak. I usually sleep a little longer after my work out than most days.

How do you feel when you exercise on your period? What kind of workouts do you do? Or do you take off the week when you are on your period? Leave some comments and let me know.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Hello there!

I have had a few friends ask my why I take apple cider vinegar. I did my research and found that apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits. One of the main reasons I started taking apple cider vinegar was because my digestion sucks and I read that this helps with digestion. At first I did not take it consistently but once I started I noticed I was able to go to the bathroom more than once a day. I also noticed that I did not get bloated after I ate meals with a lot of carbs, or in general.

This is my OWN experience and I know there are other amazing benefits to apple cider vinegar.

Not only did apple cider vinegar help me with my digestion, but the lower belly pooch that I have, to me, seemed like it was getting smaller. Everyone retains fat in different areas, my area is basically my hips, my butt, and my lower belly. I did notice it started getting smaller. This is my experience and it may be different for everyone else.

I also noticed that I stay fuller longer when I take apple cider vinegar but not bloated. It helps with appetite suppression. I am not someone who wants their appetite suppressed but it helps when I can’t get too food quick enough so I don’t feel as hungry. I don’t take apple cider vinegar to “lose weight” or “get skinny”, I take it as part of my healthy lifestyle. I have my occasional cheat meal, but at the end of the day taking apple cider vinegar will not help your lifestyle if you eat like crap or don’t take care of yourself. I usually do 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 8 oz of water or more.

These are a few reasons why I take apple cider vinegar. What’s yours?

Also, if you decided to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet make sure it comes with the mother, raw and unfiltered. apple cider

May Product Spotlight

1558474_10153994658935626_4813142429739092778_nMay Product Spotlight- Advocare Slim currently selling for $29.95 for 12 bottles(originally $39.95)

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Slim contains two proven ingredients Svetol and Super Citrimax for weight management.*

So let’s talk about Svetol; Svetol is natural plant extract of decaffeinated green coffee rich in active components. There have been many studies conducted that show Svetol helps better weight management, in other words if you use Svetol supplementation 2 to 3 times a year you will notice a body fat decrease. In a human study over 60 days, subjects taking 400 mg of Svetol daily saw more weight loss, greater reduction in BMI, and more improved muscle/fat ratio when compared to placebo subjects.

To learn more visit svetol.com

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To learn more about Super Citrimax visit http://www.interhealthusa.com/Ingredients/Super-CitriMax.aspx

This is just May Product spotlight. By the way I am huge advocate of eating healthy and staying active, by no means do I condone supplementation replacing your life. Supplementation is what it means, it supplements what you already have going on in your life naturally. It’s that little extra push that keeps you going on the those days where you can’t anymore. Stay active and eat healthy people!

 

Mixer!

Working on getting a mixer going on. If anyone is interested in a business opportunity with Advocare or the products. Stay tuned. Leave me comments or email me if you’re interested with your number and name. I’ll put you down on a list.

Nighttime Recovery

Nighttime Recovery

I work out 5 times a week and I don’t have time to slow down. This little gem helps me get through the soreness, and the tiredness. As a student, employee and body builder I hardly have time to get a full 8hrs of sleep like some people do. So night time recovery helps me get through the struggle.

24 Day Challenge!!

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Good morning everyone. I just wanted to drop some motivation on this beautiful Monday. Here is some Monday motivation.  Top picture is before the 24 day challenge and before flexible dieting.  Below is 24 days later and flexible dieting. What a difference right?! Are you ready to challenge yourself?!! Go build your bundle —>>>24 day challenge . Get that summer body you’ve been waiting for.

Leg Progress

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I used the cable machine to do legs today.

Here’s my routine:

1. Cable deadlifts 4×12
2. Cable squats 4×12
3. Kettle bell squats 4×12
4. Kettle bell deadlifts 4×12
5. Hack squat 4×12 (heavy weight)

Then I usually do back when I do legs

Back:

1. Cable cross flyes 4×12
2. Lat pull downs 4×12
3. Cable row 4×12
4. Assisted pull ups 4×10
5. Bent over row 4×12