Day 1 of Operation Sugar Detox and 30 Day Shred are complete and successful!! Only 6 more days to go! My goals for the past 2 years have been to eat more whole foods and less processed foods. I also need to be more dilligent about cross training to build strength and encrease endurance/decrease risk of injury. I have started out well in the past with both plans and have gotten bored quickly, so I stopped. Hopefully, this time, knowing that I am not in this alone, I will be successful. It's looking good so far!
As requested by Nerky Meg, here are my before pictures.
As a runner, I am a junkie for any and all running gear. New running gear is like crack to me!! So, needless to say, if there is something new on the market, chances are I have tried it. In this case, not all of these products are new necessarily. Some are just "new to me" as in, I haven't tried them before. Here are some products I’ve been using lately that have become my favorites.
Injinji toe socks: I’ve tried nearly every brand of running sock on the market. I was still developing blisters from time to time. Someone at my local Fleet Feet Sports store recommended Injini toe socks. I thought, “What the heck? What I’m doing currently isn’t working. So, why not?” I bought a pair and wore them on my next long run. AMAZING!! They are so comfortable and so far, I haven’t had any more blisters. I did not want to take them off! They are quite literally some of the most comfortable socks I've ever worn.
Trislide: It is important that runners for runners to prevent chafing. Some use a product called “Bodyglide” while others use Vaseline or deodorant on their trouble areas. For me, that would be my feet. I’ve used Vaseline and Bodyglide many times and still ended up with blisters. So, I thought, along with the toe socks, I would try a product called “Trislide”. It is a spray skin lubricant that almost reminds me of cooking spray. It is very slick, so one must be careful where they are located when they apply it. Spraying this on in your bathroom, on a ceramic tile floor could be a recipe for disaster. I would advise standing on a carpeted surface or placing a towel on the floor first. I’ve had good results using this product.
Nuun: I was very excited to learn that Nuun, a sugar free sports drink, would be coming out with new flavors! They have finally arrived and I have sampled them all. There is cherry limeade which I think is my new favorite. It reminds me of a Sonic diet cherry limeade. It has a light cherry flavor, not too much lime but it is good and refreshing. Watermelon would be my next favorite. It’s light, not too sweet. Tastes like summer! And last is lemonade. They already have a pink lemonade flavor which I think I prefer more. This new flavor is too light for my taste. I’m more of a CountryTime lemonade kinda gal.