I officially start my personal 5-year challenge on November 1, 2016! I'm ready! In preparation, I have done the following: Committed deeply to the challenge, informed loved ones, and prayed; Created this blog to document, stay on track, etc.; Begun a detox using Essence of Vitality (I feel GREAT!); Recorded my initial body measurements and … Continue reading Official Start Is November 1, 2016, and I’m Ready!
At the Long Hair Care forum (LHCF), I encountered an informative thread about a detox drink called Essence of Vitality. Typically to get things -- *ahem* -- moving, I have used an inexpensive herbal tea called Smooth Move (available at most health food stores, stores such as Target, and so forth). Smooth Move works like a … Continue reading How I’m Detoxing to Jump Start the Challenge: Essence of Vitality Drink
After I complete the jump starter detox using the Essence of Vitality drink, I plan to maintain. Every morning, the first thing I plan to put on my stomach is 8 ounces of water. Then, while driving my oldest to school, I plan to drink Dr. Draxe's natural detox drink as discussed here: https://draxe.com/recipe/secret-detox-drink. That's … Continue reading Natural Detox Drink
Pictured below are some of the books I'll start out using for support for the challenges. Fitness and Health Soul/Spirit Some of the most helpful books I've read in the past include the following: Failing Forward by John Maxwell Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves … Continue reading Books I’m Using for the Journey
Once I wrote down a daily schedule designed to result in my succeeding at the challenge, it all seemed a TON less daunting. It seems more like a list of tiny tweaks to attend to daily versus huge giant goals that I don't have time for in a packed schedule. Here's my initial stab at … Continue reading Proposed Daily Schedule
I lost 1.4 pounds from doing the Essence of Vitality drink detox alone. Yup! 😀 About Day 1 It was Halloween last night, and that made following the daily schedule I planned and wrote a little tricky! ASIDE: The oldest was Spiderman and the youngest (pictured below) was a Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle, complete with … Continue reading Report: Day 1
Nighttime Preparation Nighttime preparation fared much better sans the trick-or-treaters, of course. Also, hair-wise it was a "Night B." NOTE: For my hair care regimen, I alternate between tasks done on Night A and tasks done on Night B. On Night B's, all I do to my hair is place a clothy Ouchless band on … Continue reading [Report] Day 2: Nighttime Prep, Exercise, and Hair