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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Journaling...It Is What It Is!

I'm back..................................
to journaling my meals and workouts.

I've been hearing this motto "if you are too ashamed of writing down what you eat, then you shouldn't be eating it" or something to that affect. And it is so true. My daughter recently gave me a journal that she got for herself and told me to use it for writing down my exercises. So that is what I'm doing!

When I was hard-core doing the Tone It Up diet, I would Tweet pics of the food I was eating BUT only when it was healthy. I wasn't going to confess that I ate horrible food...no way! But I had to realize the only one I'm cheating is MYSELF! I don't eat perfectly every day of my life, let alone for every meal I have. It is a daily struggle for me to do so, but you bet that I do regret it when I put something not-so-healthy in my mouth. This past weekend was a perfect example...I ate at Jack In the Box, Pluckers, and Whataburger. Come Monday morning I so enjoyed my daily dose of Shakeology because it makes me feel like I'm doing something really good for my body.

Journaling also requires practice. I notice that during the weekends, I usually tend to not even open my journal and write in it. NOT A GOOD THING! The weekends are usually when I eat the worst. This is going to be one habit I'll need to start practicing religiously, especially with vacation next week.

Oh and don't forget it's DAY 19 OF MY SODA CHALLENGE! I've officially gone more than half the month of July without a soda - YAY!



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Challenge Time!

It's Challenge Time! I am challenging all of you to do Chalene Johnson's Turbo Fire with ME! For the next 90 days we will TEAR IT UP!

My family will be going on vacation to Florida very soon. We all know that sometimes when we go on vacation, we can think that our diet and exercise program can go on vacation too. That is definitely not the case!

While on vacation, I plan to still be very active and get some sort of exercise in. It may not be what I'm used to but we'll have to work with what we have access to...right?! As for my eating habits, that is another story as I will be at the wonderful world of Disney...DISNEY WORLD...for a whole week! I can only imagine how much unhealthy, great tasting food is there. It's a "mind over matter" issue with me when it comes to food. I can't control myself...but being away from home for that amount of time is going to really test me. AND I'm up for the challenge.

Once I come home, I want to start this exercise program that is guaranteed to burn muchos calories. So please join me in my Turbo Fire challenge! 

Day 1 of this program will start on Sunday, August 7th. So order yours on my site in enough time to get it BEFORE that date.


Please email me (stephanie.alaniz@gmail.com) if you'll be participating!

P.S. - It's day 14 of the No Soda Challenge!



Friday, July 8, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy...Who Isn't?!

Yesterday was a LONG day...I guess that's why I'm so dragging today.

After work, we had an appointment set to meet a Dyslexia Specialist for our daughter. And all I can say is OMG! the specialist was so awesome and spent so much time explaining everything to us. You can definitely feel her devotion and commitment to helping kids with dyslexia. There is no doubt that I want this lady to work with my daughter to make her the best she can be in her life. If your child or someone you know has been diagnosed with dyslexia, please contact Regina Staffa at Academic Therapy Center. Her office is located in south Austin. And I can tell you from experience that most of the centers/therapists that help with dyslexia are mostly located in north Austin. I'm so glad that a coach on Kaycie's softball team referred her to us.

After meeting for nearly two hours with Mrs. Staffa, we were starving - haha! We made our first ever trip to The Green Mesquite in Southpark Meadows. I don't think I could say it any better, but my hubby said "Well, I guess we can 'X' this place off the list!" - haha! Seriously people, it was not worth the $$$. We could have gone to Bill Miller's BBQ across the street for the same quality of food. I don't suggest you going to this place IF you like your brisket to be nice and juicy...

Dinner is now over and we make our way back home...so its about 8:30pm and I still have a lot to do. I get home about 9ish to check Kaycie's bag for our trip this weekend, I pack my bag and then decide to do my Insanity: The Asylum workout of the day...RELIEF! It felt good too. Once that was done I started getting some foods and drink ready for the cooler to take with us.

I honestly can not tell you what time I went to bed last night, only to wake up at 5am and get my a$$ handed to me by Shaun T for my workout of the day...GAME DAY! Some times I wonder how sick I must be to wake up so early to get my heartrate up before work. BUT it pays off in the end...I feel so much better about doing it in the end.


Shakeology Samples

If you’d like to try Shakeology before buying a whole bag, purchase your samples here!


Sample Packs: 
  • 1 single serving pack – $5 + $3 shipping
  • 3 pack – $15 + $3 shipping
  • 6 pack – $30 + $4 shipping
  • 9 pack – $45 + $5 shipping
  • 12 pack – $60 + $5 shipping

Some coaches give out free samples, but one serving is not enough for you to see how great Shakeology will make you feel, how much more energy you have, and how it will help you lose weight. Replace one meal a day with Shakeology for 5 days and let me know how great you feel afterwards. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do! To order your samples:
  • Send payment to me via PayPal to stephanie.alaniz@gmail.com. Make sure your ship to address is current in your PayPal account because that’s the address I’ll ship your order to.
  • Be sure to indicate the package you are ordering and the flavor you want: Chocolate or Greenberry
  • I’ll include a recipe card and a Shakeology DVD that tells you what Shakeology is all about, the ingredients and why it’s Beachbody’s #1 selling nutritional product.
Thank you for your order. If you have any questions at all after you receive your sample pack, visit http://www.stephalaniz.com/, call or email me!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jibber Jabber...

Announcing my SODA CHALLENGE:

So, I've decided to quit soda and that is a hard task for me. Now, I'm not a hard core soda drinker and I may have one a day but not every day. Sometimes it turns out to be two a day...and that's on rare occassions. So I'm not one of those people who consumes a soda from the time I get out of bed until the time I return to it at night.

My fav soda is Diet Dr. Pepper and I must say that it goes down REAL good when its in a nicely iced cup. Anyways, soda whether diet or not is not a great option for hydrating/fueling your body. I kind of think of it as liquid candy for your taste buds.

I decided on June 30th, out of the blue, to give it up for a month. I officially started on Friday, July 1st and have had much success. Although I've been tempted and I have craved a Diet Dr.Pepper several times, I have not caved in. I've replaced my "addiction" with water and tea and on occassion fresh lemonade and kombucha from the Farmer's Market. 

So let's salute to me on my first full week of being soda free! YAY!

New Addiction: Vanilla Rooibos Tea

With the soda challenge in full force, I've picked up an old addiction - Tazo's Vanilla Rooibos Tea. I LUV THIS STUFF!

I was introduced to this loveliness about 3 or so years ago when it first was introduced at Starbucks and I believe it was in the winter time too. So you can only imagine how this warm concoction just made me feel all fuzzy inside on a cold winter morning! However, this drink does not come in a cold version so that's a bum. Once they started offering the tea bags for sale I picked me up one. Now I can enjoy it cold any time of the day or week!

New Shoes...

We went to the mall this weekend and stopped by Skechers to get my daughter some new tennis shoes. She wanted some like me so we asked the sales woman what the smallest size was that they came in for womens' sizes. Can you believe that my daughter walked out of the store with a size 6.5 shoe?! That's the size that I wear! Guess we'll be sharing soon - haha! Not sure if that is good for me or her...

Anyhoo, while there we discovered that they were having a sale so I got me another pair of Tone-Ups Run. I can not tell you how much I love these shoes. They are so freakin' light weight and you can totally bend these shoes. They are kind of like socks on your feet...not all bulky like some shoes tend to be. I bought the black/white ones on Saturday and the pink ones back in May.


And now they offer them in Mens...



Monday, July 4, 2011

Transform Your Health in 30 Days!!!

That’s right - you heard me - TRANSFORM your health or you DONT pay! How you ask….Well let me explain!

SHAKEOLOGY! I know you hear me or see me talk about this amazing shake, so let me tell you exactly what Shakeology does as the most healthiest meal of the day!
  • It nourishes your body with nutrients it needs for optimal health
  • Lose weight (**ding ding ding everyone likes this one**)
  • Reduce Cravings  
  • Increase energy levels and stamina
  • Promotes regularity and healthy digestions
Are you one of those people that have struggled with a healthy diet to lose those unwanted pounds?? This is a proven method that gives you healthy results. All you have to do is replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology.

Here are some results that are proven true to people who drank 1 shake a day for 90 days!
  • By the end of week 1 - There was improved digestion and regularity as well as reduced cravings!
  • By the end of week 4 - Increased energy and stamina, lost weight and improved mental clarity
  • By the end of week 12 - Lost 10 pounds and inches of waist (on average) - just imagine all the weightloss/inches lost with a regular daily workout, reduced risk for diseases like heart disease, lowered cholesterol on average by 30% and at the highest 70% and even developed healthier skin, hair and nails!
Shakeology contains 70 of the BEST ingredients!!!! There is no other shake that has some of the worlds most powerful superfoods….
Plus, there is a bottom of the bag guarantee! Try Shakeology for 30 days and if you dont feel healthier, send it back and your money will be refunded - even if the entire bag is empty! Now, thats for real…

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