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Cardio Junkie and the Fitbit!

Ever since I saw the Body Buggs on the Biggest Loser years ago, I have needed wanted one. My husband the sometimes wiser one of us two…told me not to get one. He told me I would probably become too obsessed with the stats and always be wanting to work out. See, I am a cardio junky. I love doing anything cardiovascular. I crave it. He knew this could be my downfall. I listened to his voice of reason and resisted getting one. Fast forward to December 2013. I was given a fitbit flex

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fitbit flex

for Christmas.  Oh. My. Gosh. It was love at first sight! The set up was easy, even for me! After that I simply downloaded the app on my iphone and I was in business! If you aren’t familiar with the fitbit flex it is a step tracking device and so.much.more, that you wear on your wrist.  It can track you sleep, your miles, your calories (by entering in your food) your weight and active minutes. Do I sound obsessed??  Two things I love about it is that you can connect with other friends who have one too and send messages or just see their step totals and it is water proof which was wonderful since I wore it in the shower often. At first my step count wasn’t very accurate and that bugged me, big time. So, I had to set it specifically to my pace and then it was fine.

This tool, you guys, was so motivating! And yes! I became a bit obsessed! I had my steps set to be 10,000/day but if my average was at 14,000/day for that week, I would not let myself go below that. I could be found out walking the neighborhood in the dark to finish getting my steps in. I was totally and completely in love. Plus, the band comes in lots of different colors! I had a black one since that seemed to go with everything! Then, there’s the vibration it gives you on your wrist when you hit your goal! Scared Surprised me every time. Then….then they came out with the fitbit charge.

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My Fitbit Charge!!

It does all the things the flex does…but is a watch, tells you your steps right on the device (not on your phone app), tracks flights of stairs climbed AND vibrates when you get a phone call and even scrolls the name of the person calling you! All on your wrist!!  CAN YOU EVEN STAND IT????? I upgraded (obviously), for Mother’s day. My husband got himself the fitbit charge HR (with a heartrate monitor) for himself. Game on! It’s a joy and so motivating to wear it everyday! Did you know that if I don’t specifically work out, I only walk about 5,000 steps/day. But if I add in Costco and Trader Joe’s I can get up to 7-8,000 steps. And I ALWAYS try to beat Trevor’s steps for the day! If you need a little encouragement to get walking and moving…get this! Really, get this! And then befriend me on it so it will keep me motivated!

Fitbit alta**Update…I wrote this almost a year ago and now am asking for the latest..the Fitbit Alta for my Birthday in July! I can’t wait! I now do a daily challenge on the app for all interested to help with workout accountability!

 

 

SPRING SUGAR CLEANSE

I am so excited!! I have been waiting to lead a sugar cleanse until the time was right!!! Guess what??? The time is RIGHT NOW!!! With warm weather (hopefully) right around the corner, I am ready to clean up my eating, shake off my Winter blues and start feeling better and fitting into my clothes better!!! ARE YOU?

So, what is this ‘sugar cleanse’ all about???

It will be a two week private facebook group (I’m also willing to do one in an email group if enough people don’t have a facebook account) in which I will be providing a lot of information, guidance, support and accountability. I will have you eliminate sugar, grains and processed foods while focusing on eating whole foods that are filling, nutritious, healing and yummy! I will post a variety of information, tips, ideas and encouragement daily emphasizing wellness and health.

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I will provide 2 weeks of meal plans and a grocery/pantry list as well as listing the foods you can eat and not eat as you cleanse your body of refined and processed foods and sugar.

Sugar is now being found to be just as addictive as any drug, can cause damage to your heart, promote belly fat, is being linked to cancer production, has similar toxic liver effects on the body as alcohol does, causes inflammation and leaky gut syndrome as well as many more harmful effects on the body and brain.

Typical sugar filled lunch

It is my goal to help get you through the most difficult part of the cleansing process…the first two weeks. With guidance, support and the accountablity of like minded peers…you can be successful, have more energy, sleep better, have your complextion clear up as well as many  other positive ‘side effects’.

If this is something you’d be interested in and want to join us in this challenge…please do!!! Maybe you did the Summer one with us and it time for a refresher! The Summer Sugar Cleanse session will start on April 17th and end April 30th, click here to sign up! Make sure to find me on facebook (Darcy Oas Monette) and add me as a friend so I can add you into our private group. Space is limited and I encourage ‘partnering’ up with another participant, so if you have a friend you want to do this with, have them sign up too and send me an email.

If you have questions…please ask here or email me at darcymonette@yahoo.com

BONUS!!!! The first three people to sign up get a FREE gift (dvd of the sugar documentary FED UP)!!

ONE MORE THING: If you are already doing coaching with me you can participate in this program for FREE!!!! Just send me an email and I will include you in the group!!!

Let’s get this CRAP out of our system!!!

2 week program cost: $80.00

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