Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

Eating Better and Jillian Michaels Detox Water

Good afternoon!

Today’s Workout

  • Plank #30 – 3 minutes and 16 seconds
  • Stationary bike – 12 minutes
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • Elliptical - 20 minutes

When I woke up yesterday morning, my ankle was killing me. It hurt to put any pressure on it. I am assuming that I did something to it while I was running on Saturday, but nothing stands out in my mind. I didn’t hurt or twist it at all, but it sure is sore.

It was still sore when I woke up this morning, so I made sure to do low impact cardio like the bike and elliptical. I hope that it starts to feel better by tomorrow because I have to start my 15k training soon.

I probably should have started already but I haven’t. I have never followed a set training plan before, so hopefully I can stick to it!

Best Post-Workout Snack – McDonald’s Coffee and a mint Builder bar:


Danny and I have about nine days left until the FitFluential DietBet is over. I am really going to have to work hard if I plan on losing my 4%. Like I’ve mentioned, I ate pretty much whatever I wanted during spring break and Easter. I haven’t weighed myself, but I know that I’ve gained a few pounds.

I am glad to get back on track because when I eat like crap, I feel like crap. And I felt really crappy all last week, so things will be better this week!

I decided to drink the Jillian Michaels Detox Water again this week. I drank it for a week about two months ago and felt like it helped, so I’m doing it again.

Basically, you mix up the following and drink it throughout the day for seven days while eating healthy meals:

  • 60 ounces distilled water
  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free cranberry juice
  • Dandelion root tea
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

I had a lot of cranberry juice leftover last time, so I froze it in ice-cube trays and just added one to the pitcher this morning.

I know that they sell bottled lemon juice at the store, but I prefer using fresh lemon juice, so I bought a juicer for only $3.99.

Eating healthy might seem hard at times, but I always feel so much better when I eat better.


My stomach doesn’t feel the greatest from eating so much yesterday, so by the time lunch rolled around, I didn’t want to eat anything to heavy. I had a big plate of fruit and veggies with hummus. I also had a vanilla Greek yogurt with PB2 mixed in for some protein.

Have a great afternoon!

  • How do you get back on track after a day/weekend/week of unhealthy eating?
  • Did you workout today?
  • Favorite juice? I love orange juice!


Filed under Fitness, Lunch, Working Out

Easter 2013

Good morning! It’s Monday and April! Happy April Fool’s Day!


Yesterday morning started bright and early with Jaden yelling out, “Happy Val– (pause) Happy Easter!” I’m not quite sure why he thought it was Valentine’s Day, but it was pretty funny!

The kids had a great time looking for all the eggs that the Easter bunny hid for them. Instead of Easter baskets, the bunny left giant eggs filled with treats and toys for the kids.

After all the fun was over, I started making brunch for our family that was coming over.

I made Cadbury Mini Egg Blondies - I followed this recipe, except I doubled the recipe. The bars came out very thick and I had to cook them for a long time. I kept thinking they were done, but they weren’t so I kept having to put them back in the oven. Next time, I won’t double the recipe or I’ll cook them a little less.

I also made cheesy potato casserole and the same cinnamon french toast casserole that I made for Christmas. Everything was so good. I just wish I would have made more because it was gone so fast!

We also had some fruit for something healthy :)

Jaden and I made these cute silverware holders out of napkins and ribbon.

After we visited with my family and in-laws for a while, we headed over to see my dad and stepmom.

Danny and I:

The kids had a fun Easter egg hunt outside.

There was tons of dessert, and I ate my fair share :)

My dad’s Under The Sea Easter Egg Scene:

We had a great day spending time with our family!

I glad that life is back to normal today and the kids are back to school! My eating was terrible over Spring Break and Easter, and I am glad to be back on track today. It’s nice to enjoy yourself once in a while , but I think I overenjoyed myself every single day.

With all the holiday craziness, I missed doing the plank on Saturday and Sunday, so I will be doing the plank for the next three days to make up for it!

Have a great day!

  • What did you do yesterday?
  • What was the best thing you ate?
  • Have you every pulled an April Fool’s prank? Have you ever had one done to you?


Filed under Breakfast, Family Fun, Fun