Body By Vi Challenge

I finally received my Body By Vi Promoter kit and started with my twice daily shakes.  This is so perfect for me because food prep is still difficult for me while moving about on crutches.  Have you ever tried cooking a meal or chopping up fruit or veggies while standing upright hanging onto the crutches?  Not easy at all.

ViSalus Sweet Cream Shake Mix

ViSalus Sweet Cream Shake Mix

Replacing a meal or two per day with a shake is easy for me.  I still haven’t gotten a complete appetite back yet, so at least I’m getting great nutrition in a yummy shake.  Today I made Strawberry by adding 5 frozen organic strawberries to the Sweet Cream Vi-Shape mix, and then for lunch I made Choco-Peanut Butter with 2 tablespoons each of Ghiradelli cocoa powder and peanut butter along with 2 ice cubes.

My current Body By Vi 90 Day Challengeis to lose 30 pounds.  If I can lose more, then power to me!  But I wanted to set a realistic goal that I could easily reach.  I decided to go with the Promoter status.  This way when people start noticing how excellent I look and feel, and ask me what I’m doing, then I can earn some money if they decide to join the 90 Day Challenge to feel better themselves.

My Challenge and Success Magazines

My Challenge and Success Magazines

I may have to already order extra shake mix since both kids loved the chocolate one I whipped up for them this morning.  And even my daughter, who never eats breakfast, enjoyed her shake on the way to work.  Yeah!

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90 Day Challenge Begins Now!

There are 90 days left in this year we call 2012.  And I need to make it count.  Hate waiting to the last minute, but I’ve always worked well under pressure.

My ankle is improving quickly and I can now “walk” on it using the boot on the injured foot and the crutches.  Still not a true definition of walking, yet I keep trying to go a little further or straighten my leg out a little bit more each day.  Having problems more with the muscles and tendons protesting being stretched after being on vacation for so long.  The actual ankle is no longer the problem.

My Total Gym

My Total Gym

I decided to finally do something about it instead of talking about it.  Actions speak louder than words, so the Total Gym has come out of retirement in the basement and now resides in my living room.  A rather empty living room since we were planning on renovating about the time of my accident, and all that space is now home to the home gym.

Assorted Handweights

Assorted Handweights

Only did a few stretches last night without the boot on.  Tried getting the right leg to flatten completely against the foot rest, but I’m not there yet.  Trying again tonight.

I have also begun the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge to help with the weight loss side.  Check out my link here for more info and I will be posting weekly updates as I progress in the Challenge.  I was thinking of doing a short video a few times per week.  Is this something anyone would watch?  Was thinking a normal person with weight to lose, no time to spare, and a life to run may somehow connect with all those other normal folks out there.  Still thinking about it since I am a bit camera-shy, yet maybe sharing with others will make it easier for me to stick to it.