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Isagenix – My 30 Day Cleanse Update

Last week I finished my 30 Day Isagenix Cleanse, but was so ridiculously busy, I didn’t get a chance to share my final results and overall feelings about the system.

So, let’s look back at the reasons why I chose to do this cleanse and whether or not my needs were met. I was hoping to…

improve my energy level
o This is a definite! I have more energy from the moment I wake up till the moment I go to bed. And not only that, my energy is much more consistent. I have energy all day long, and even throughout my workouts. It’s awesome!

improve my sleep quality
o I am sleeping amazingly! I fall asleep quickly and stay asleep all night. Even on the rare occasion when I was up with one of the kids in the night, I had no problems falling right back to sleep – which is a huge improvement – I use to have so much trouble falling back to sleep and would often by up reading for hours.

decrease my stress level
o Things were super busy for me during the 30 days I did the cleanse, and I actually had a few HUGE family things come up, but I can honestly say I didn’t stress over things. On one particular occasion, I started to feel some anxiety building, but a downed a shot of Ionix Supreme and within about a half hour, it was gone. Man I love that stuff!

kick my sugar addiction
o This is the main reason why I did the cleanse, and I am so happy to have actually kicked my sugar addiction. I have on occasion had a few pieces of candy, but for me to actually walk away from the candy after only a couple of pieces is ah-mazing! The odd time that I did feel like having something sweet, I grabbed an Isadelight and was totally satisfied. Unfortunately I only found out last week that it’s best to take a small bite of the Isadelight and let it melt on your tongue. Let me just say, it is even more satisfying that way! Who would have thought that that little chocolate could actually last 20 minutes!!

improve my digestion
o Without going into too much detail here, I am happy to say I am much more regular and feeling lighter!

build and tone my muscles
o This was another one of the main reasons I chose to do the cleanse. I wanted to get leaner and improve my strength. I am happy to say that not only did I lose 5 pounds and just over 8 inches, but my percent body fat dropped 3.5 %! WooHoo!

• And, on top of all of that…

o I have pretty much been headache free for the last 37 days. I actually had 2 over the month, one of which came on rather quickly after eating a handful of juju’s, and the other im pretty sure was due to going too long without a snack/meal. I am so glad that my body no needs the sugar and the fact that eating it triggered a headache for me, makes me not want to eat it even more!

So, that’s pretty much it! I’m lighter, leaner and cleaner after doing this 30 Day Cleanse. I totally love Isagenix and completely recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their health!

Ate you interested in taking the next step towards better health and wellness? If so, click here, to browse the products, or if you have questions, send me an email and I will get back to you.

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Pancakes, Pancakes, Leftovers

After another rough night with my little guy, I needed a little extra something for breakfast this morning before hitting the gym to do my 4 mile run. So I made a super yummy, super easy, oatmeal pancake. I got this recipe from my friend Kathy 4 or 5 years ago, and still to this day, it’s one of my favorite breakfasts – it’s quick, tastes great and gives me the energy I need to complete my morning workout.

Here’s how to make it:
In a small bowl mix together:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancake

  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 2 tbsp flax seed
  • little bit of honey
  • couple shakes of  cinnamon
  • and just to jazz it up a little I like to toss in 1 tbsp chocolate chips, or some blueberries, bananas  or apple chunks  – why not experiment with your favorite fruit?

Then, cook just like a pancake! Yep, its that easy! And, that good!

After hitting the gym  and completing my not so fun 4 mile run, it was time for lunch. It seems like lately the only thing my daughter wants to eat is pancakes. So, you guessed it, for lunch, I made pancakes! Not the usual Aunt Jamima add water variety that we have been having lately. Nope. Today in sticking with my Eat Clean goal, I made Eat Clean Cottage Cheese Pancakes – I know, sounds kinda gross, doesn’t it! Well, they’re actually really good! And, the recipe makes enough to have leftovers, just pop them in the toaster and bingo, you have breakfast tomorrow, or a snack for later in the day. Why not give them a try?

Here’s the recipe:                                                                                            In a medium sized bowl, combine the following dry ingredients:

Eat Clean Pancakes

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar flakes (I used maple syrup instead so added it to the wet ingredients)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Make a well in the  center.                            Then combine the following wet ingredients in a small bowl:

  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 cup fat free cottage cheese
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (I use Greek yogurt for extra protein)

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Use 1/4 cup for each pancake. Top with maple syrup and/or fresh fruit and enjoy!

Dinner tonight is going to be leftover Spaghetti Squash. Yep, I cooked a yummy Eat Clean dinner last night. I followed a Precision Nutrition recipe that can be found here. I did make a few changes – I used ground chicken instead of sirloin and shredded the spaghetti squash and used like a pasta and set my meat sauce on top of it instead of scooping it out with a spoon and adding it to the sauce. It was super easy and really, really yummy! Even my 2 year old daughter Ryan ate it!

Spaghetti Squash with a Ground Chicken Meat Sauce

Well, that’s all for today. Tomorrow is a rest day and I am super pumped! I definitely need the rest!