Category Archives: Health

November Experiment

Health Week

I ordered Cat’s Claw from not too long ago, and they have a cool program where they offer free samples with any purchase. So of course I couldn’t turn down free things, and got a whole bunch of samples.
Starting today (Thursday, 10/15/2009), and for the next week, I’m going to try taking the samples I got, along with taking my multivitamins, cat’s claw, and most likely a liquid fast for at least a few days.

Everything I got can be found here (as of 10/09), and here is the list:

Now Foods, Tru-Vegan Powder

Doctor’s Best, Magnesium with Bioperine

Histame Diamine Oxidase (will not be taking)

Ultima Health, Ultima Replenisher

Madre Labs, Immune Punch

Madre Labs, Madre-C, Whole Fod Vitamin C Complex

Natural Factors, Stress-Relax, Pharma Gaba

Whey Protein Isolate, Dutch Chocolate Continue reading

April’s Goal

It’s been decided. April is total fitness month! I was hoping to have my senior project done so I could use my program to monitor my nutritional intake, but I’ll keep track until it’s done. I practiced with my raw month and lost a lot of fat on my body. I was finally losing that stomach that I’ve always had. Then when March came around I slowly went off of it and gained 5 lbs back. I’m not really concerned with weight loss or numbers so much, as total health.

I’m going to keep track of calories, fat, protein, etc, and then plan to work out 5 days a week (hopefully). I’m also going to focus on taking my vitamins EVERYDAY, along with fish oil. I’m going to stick with 85% raw.

I’m thinking I will mostly follow some of the exercise onDemand programs I have through comcast. I also have tons of recommended exercises I’ve found online.

Problems I expect to occur:
-LAZINESS! This I think will be the most difficult, especially with the recent always tired/lyme/mono scare. I’ve barely had energy to eat and shower, working out will be a challenge.

-Saying NO to the vending machine. Sometimes at the lab or in between classes I hit the vending machine…it’s right in between my two classes and if I’m hungry I stop.

Ways to overcome the anticipated problems:
-Bring snacks to class. Bring bananas or peanuts if I have to.
-Plan out meals and have food available!
-Do anything to workout…even if it means crunches and push ups before bed (my most likely form of exercise).

I’ve taken some pictures of some of my raw foods I’ve made, and I will post them soon. I’m also going to take measurements again on April 1st (or March 31st).

What I want to accomplish
Hopefully this will push me to continue to write (one of my potential goals), as well as continue to be healthier. I think feeling healthier will give me motivation and confidence in my job search, and I might just have a beach body by summer =).