What do you do after the Clean 9 Cleanse?

The Clean 9 is a full body cleanse, and if you don’t already know all about it please take a look at my previous posts about the Clean 9, and my earlier video diaries of day 1, day 2 and day 5 of the cleanse.

Update – December 2016 – The FIT program has been updated with a new pack and fabulous new exercise plans and support and changed to a more flexible 15 day programme – read my latest post https://siliconbullet.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/new-forever-f-i-t/ for more information.  The supplements and shakes still remain the same as in this video.

I have reached the end of my cleanse, and I feel fabulous!  I feel less bloated and I have increased energy and  I was told I was ‘glowing’ by a customer this week too, which really helps my self confidence.

But once the 9 days are over , what do I do now? Take a look at my Day 9 video diary to find out

F.I.T. Program

My FIT 1 Pack

My FIT 1 Pack

The F.I.T. 1 program, is a 30 day regime which allows you to continue towards your weight management goals in a sustainable, healthy way F.I.T. 2 builds lean muscle, tones and transforms your body and is the third step in the program.

F.I.T 1 and F.I.T. 2 both come with everything you need to follow the program, plus an information booklet with full details to help you achieve the results you desire.

The main product I find which helps me maintain my weight is the Forever Lite Ultra Shakes, which I use to replace my breakfast every day, or when I just don’t have time to prepare a healthy meal.  They are just so convenient and prevent me grabbing for the wrong kinds of foods.

Take a look at this video all about the shakes, which I prepared for an online informaitonal event my Forever team did together to promote the weight management products.  It’s my first attempt at a ‘shopping channel’ type informational video, so be kind and not too critical!

Please contact me for full details and pricing or take a look at my on-line shop for details.

Forever F.I.T. launched in the UK October 2014

Forever are launching the new F.I.T. programme this month, which will replace the Clean 9 and Nutrilean program.  So if you have enjoyed the benefits of the Clean 9 cleansing program, keep an eye on my blog for details of the new and exciting products.

Clean 9

Clean 9

They tested the products by asking 14 people to trial the Forever F.I.T. program. The 14 guinea pigs completed the Clean 9, F.I.T. 1 and F.I.T.2 programs, which take 69 days to complete.  The results were amazing and will be shared with distributors at their Big Event in mid October.

In the meantime, take a look at this YouTube video to find out more information, get in touch with Alison via the Contact Me link above or take a look at our brand new Forever F.I.T. webpage.

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Learning to Run Step One – Get the right tools for the job

As I said in my previous post How life changes – looking back and going forward, I have decided that in 2013, having mastered walking, I am now going to learn to run. I thought I would share the tools I have used to get me started – as having the right tools for the job definitely makes things easier.

My Smartphone

I have a Galaxy S2 smartphone – and I use it for EVERYTHING, so it was the first place I turned to when I was looking for help with my challenge.  I already used the sports tracking app Endomondo to track all of my walks and other exercise last year.  Endomondo has great challenges you can join, and that was how I logged my 100 miles every month – no messy spreadsheets to manage – just turn on your GPS – set Endomondo running – and the app does the rest.

Runkeeper

So I searched for an app which provides an easy-to-follow programme to get you running, and I settled on Runkeeper.  I was able to set my target as being able to run a 5k in early March – and then the app gave me a programme of walks and runs to follow leading up to this goal.  It suggests one workout every other day , which as I used to try and walk every day, seemed quite manageable.

However, Runkeeper did suggest I did short runs from quite early on, before I was really ready to – so I used it alongside my Endomondo, where I set up an interval training programme which would beep every minute or so, and I used this to do my burst of exercise with alternating walking and running segments.  This has really helped me to keep focused and spurred me on to run a little more than I would have done without these apps to tell me what to do.

Heart Monitor

For my birthday I was given a Zephyr heart monitor.  If you are exercising to lose weight, using a heart monitor makes the calorie burn estimates in Endomondo much more accurate – and you can see your fitness levels improving too by seeing how quickly your heart rate comes down after exercise.  This monitor attaches to a strap you wear round your chest, and links via Bluetooth to the Endomondo app on my phone.  I was very interested to see how my heart rate fluctuates during a Zumba class – we do a very high impact routine to a Rhianna song and that gives me my peak reading!

Supplements

I take several supplements which help keep my energy levels up.  For a start, I take Bee Pollen tablets each morning which helps with energy and stamina,  I take Arctic Sea  for the fish oils and Omega 3 and 6 which has really helped control my inherited high Cholesterol levels and also I take a vitamin C supplement called Absorbant C which helps maintain healthy connective tissues, skin joints and respiratory functions.

Products for Fitness

Products for Fitness

The new supplement I have been trying is a drink you make up from powder called ARGI + which maintains healthy blood pressure and cardiovascular health.  ARGI+ contains L-Argenine and vitamins and I take the drink just before I go out running – and I have noticed that I can catch my breath more easily  when I remember to take it just before my run. I have seen some excellent testimonials from Iron Man competitors about the Forever Living supplements I am taking and how they have helped others – I am not quite up to their activity levels, but every little helps!  You can learn more about these products on my website – clicking on the Order Forever Nutri-Lean button at the bottom right to get access to the web shop.

Progress So Far

So how am I doing with my challenge?  Well, on Sunday 27th January I took part in my first Just Racing 5k Cross country race.  I managed a time of 38:28 and although I walked up some of the hills, I am very proud of my achievement.   Weather and work have now meant I have missed out on a couple of weeks of running – but you may see me at a Park Run in Northamptonshire soon trying to improve my time!

Myself and Jo with our medals.

Myself and Jo with our medals.