Months and months ago, I asked one of the cute gals at doTERRA if it would be possible to put a recycling box or tub or something out for anyone that would like to do something a little more earth-friendly than just toss out their essential oil bottles. I even offered to collect them and take them over to Target where they have a glass recycling bin. They said it was a good idea, but that they’d have to talk to the folks in charge. Soooooooooo…..
Imagine my surprise to find that the doTERRA Will Call center in Orem now has a bottle recycling bin–right there in the lobby! Woohooo!!
Now, I can finally figure out what to do with all of these.
Happy. Happy. Happy.
Having a heavenly fruit and veggie Jama this morning–and it’s TOTALLY legal! I LOVE TERRA Fit because it gives me guidelines about basic healthy and not so healthy foods and lets me choose how I put them together. I learning a ton about what works and does not work for me.
Six small meals or snacks are feeling much better than 3 whopping meals each day. I’m such a nibbler that this is very satisfying to me. Eating 4 servings of vegetables each day is also a big, HUGE change. I have had many periods of time in my life when I couldn’t remember the last time I had a fresh vegetable. It was sad and scary, but very, very true. But I’m finding that raw zucchini isn’t as evil as I always believed it to be…even withOUT Ranch dip.
To be honest, I’d love to see my weight dropping off like it is for some people in the program. But what I know is that, when you have about 100 pounds to lose, it just isn’t possible to jump and bounce and hop like the smaller people do, and that I can pant and sweat just marching in place. So I know that I’ll have to be patient and go a bit slower. Once I’ve lost 20 pounds or so, I’ll be able to move just a bit better and keep going from there.
In the meantime, down is still down and I’ll take it.
Status Total~ Down 8 pounds
Just in case you were wondering what the heck TERRA Fit is–watch this short video and you’ll have the idea.
I do have to follow the moderate level, but I’m moving more and more each week–and that’s important. I have quite a bit to lose, but I’ll get there.
Status Total– Down 7 pounds
Weighed in this morning and guess what?
I’m down exactly 6 pounds as of today!
Now, I realize that the first week is usually good like that and then maybe it will slow down some, but one thing is for sure–I’ve eaten more vegetables in the last week than I ever have.
And here’s the spooky part…
I like it.
Status Total~ Down 6 pounds
April shared a lovely discovery with me, in the form of a protein bar that actually does NOT taste like dirt.
I can’t tell you what a plus that is to someone wholly opposed to eating dirt…
or anything like unto it.
I won’t live on them, of course, but every now and then, when I know I need a protein boost, it’s a good thing.
Weigh in tomorrow.
Ok, by day six of the TERRAFit program, I’m starting to get the food that works for me, down a bit better. Six small snacky meals as opposed to 3 bigger meals and then hungry in between. The interesting thing was that this was a normal meal for me a few weeks ago. But today, after having more, smaller meals–it was actually too much. I tried to save the banana for later and only ate half a slice of bread.
For me, having more choices and not sitting around wishing I could eat something, is making all the difference in the world.
I’m still working on stepping up with the actual exercise videos and I may just hold on to a chair for a while yet.
Annnnnnd…I think this cute girl is mocking me.
This gooey concoction is a ton of fun and will keep little hands busy for a long time. This flubber slowly melts into a fun ooze and stretches to make fun shapes.
What You Need:
1 cup white school glue (1 bottle of glue is approximately 1/2 cup)
1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon borax
Essential oil of choice
Editors Note: Although it is natural, borax can be toxic when ingested. Make sure to supervise children while playing. In this recipe, you cannot omit the borax.
1. In one bowl combine glue, 3/4 cup warm water, food coloring, and essential oil. Stir well to combine.
2. In second bowl combine borax and 2/3 cup warm water. Stir until dissolved.
Note: Make sure to only add 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoon borax. If you add more, the flubber will be thicker and won’t stretch as much.
3. Slowly pour glue mixture into borax mixture. Mix together until ball forms.
4. Enjoy your flubber!
Store in an airtight container.
There is usually someone on the TERRAFit dvd that is using resistance bands. So, upon seeing that, naturally, I ran right out and grabbed some for myself. Haven’t been brave enough to do more than take them out of the box, so far. But I feel all good and accomplished that I…you know…have them.
Meanwhile, as I toil over whether or not to actually use the resistance bands, the guys at my place are getting ready to run the Spartan Beast…tomorrow. Yeah, I know…I’m a weeny cry baby.
But if I gave birth to a bunch of SPARTANS then that has to say something, right?
Of course, right.
These guys will need Deep Blue this time tomorrow. :}
Did as much of this workout as I could. Much of it I was holding on to a chair. Day four is Lean Muscle, Legs & Shoulders, so anytime there is a ton of lunging, I’m going very slowly and doing a modified version. It’s totally different moving a body that has a hundred extra pounds hanging on it…but I’m determined. I may move slowly…
but at least I’m moving.
And for this old dog…
that is a new trick.
Our family room looks a little different these days. There are funny little weights kicking around everywhere. These are my little wussy ones that weigh like 3 ounces or something.
These are Lyndi’s that are prettier than mine. Love the pink.
Here are the manly ones that Rhen uses with the workout. I don’t even move them across the room because they hurt.
You want to know the best thing about those weights today? WE DIDN’T HAVE TO USE THEM!
It was a rest day so I slept in until 8:30…which felt marvelous.
Down 3.8 pounds