#30 day challenge complete

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Sunday! I hope all going well and that you enjoyed your St. Patricks Day!  Myself I laid low – tummy felt “OFF” Mike’s too – maybe from traveling?  All better now!  Que the fireworks – Today is my 30th day of my self-proclaimed workout challenge.  I DID IT! 

In a nutshell, I had to do 30 min or 10K steps of some form of exercise every day for 30 days in a row.  Like Friday night- it was soooooo hard to drag myself outside but just got those steps in like 10, 022 – done.  Honestly, I could have fibbed – I mean what’s one day?  But it’s the part of making a promise to yourself – I’d know I wasn’t being honest so off I went – slow but steady and finished.  I am cutting back on some foods adding healthier options.  Sugar man – it’s my nemesis I’ve dangled the +GUCCI carrot in front of myself for those Marmot HOT PINK mules and GG Blooms Belt – working like a charm!  Tysons Corner here I come!  BTW why don’t they answer the phone there?  Called Fri. Sat. 3 -4 times each hmmmmmmmm?

Obviously, I cannot splurge on my victories like that all the time so, I will find new goal oriented motivators (Like new yoga pants – green drinks “to go” & HEY IF YOU JOIN ME MAYBE I CAN OFFER A PRIZE FOR A FEW OF YOU TOO COMMENT BELOW TO BE IN THE RUNNING) but this was a great one to start off with for sure!  HEHE  Follow my +Instagram @loriannmd to see the pure joy when I get my “PRIZE” in my hot little hands!

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Travel Read and Chinese Herbs received from Acupuncture Therapist Delray Beach Fla.


Now we amp it up,  I found this 21-day makeover in my recent copy of +Women’s Health with the lovely +GWYNETH PALTROW on the cover.  Actually a link below and seems fairly doable and just with my ease into it method I going for right now.

21 DayBody Makeover With Women’s Health Magazine

I am also a big fan of alternative ways of living/learning/growing and I came across +Eldon Taylor several years ago.  I love his programs.  I have several DVD’s, CDs etc.  I will look into the self-improvement section and order something today – please check it out when you want to make changes – your mind is a powerful tool and what do you really have to loose?  http://www.innertalk.com

Part of my lifestyle change is to add 2/3 veggies at all meals – eat good carbs less animal meat – already pretty much there chicken 1 time a week or organic lamb now and again and a bit of Mike’s steak when we have grass fed organic prime around.  Here is dinner last night – my body was craving crunchy veggies.


Asain Style Vegetable
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Asian Veggies – Cabbage, Snap Pea’s, Carrots & Ginger
Begin by julienne carrots & ginger sliced jalapenos, cabbage (I’d use Nappa next time but left over from St. Patty’s day) clean peeled snap peas and any other crucibles you have laying around.
Saute in batches – canola oil and a bit of sesame oil ginger carrots and jalapeno first – take off heat and put in a bowl – next cabbage gets color on them DO NOT COVER we don’t want stewed we want CRUNCH!  set aside you may need to do cabbage in two batches as well depending on amount and size of pan – than snap peas alone at end toss all back in hot pan with bit more of your oils add soy/tamari hot chili paste etc.  then off heat to stop cooking in shallow wide bowl (cools quicker) top with cashew or almond pieces maybe some of those Asian crispy wontons and look there? Healthy Veggie Focused Dinner! To make complete add toasted cooked Quinoa.

I am also looking into Ayurvedic cooking check out the link below to see some basics and the importance of how you combine your foods – interesting Banyanbotanicals.com Ayurvedic-living food combinations.  
BTW – the coconut cream pie did get the best of me last night! 2 TIMES!  No one’s perfect……..
Have a great day!  Chat with you this week – wordpress change should happen within next few days!  Yippie – Ciao 



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