Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rest days aren't exactly fun...

So, I've been away for a few days. No, it isn't because the blogging-honeymoon is over..

On Tuesday night, I was at The Official Election Night Watch Party here in Chicago (guess that gives away my political preference). It was beyond amazing to see history in the making. But, a negative effect...the sinus infection/cold that I've been fighting for two weeks is now full-blown! I took off school (work) yesterday, knowing that I needed to rest of I'd be super-sick. Today, I woke up absolutely miserable! My regular doctor is out of town. I went to a walk in clinic, the r.n.p. saw me and told me that it was probably just a sinus infection and to take over the counter medicine (although she THEN says...see your i.d. an insurance...then...tells me that she doesn't take my insurance. Therefore, she didn't even finish the exam..) Needless to say, I left in tears. I took some sinus medicine and Arbonne Detox Tea. I'm actually feeling a lot better. I just hope I don't have to miss anymore work OR gym time! I HATE missing workouts and I've missed two days now. Wah!

I have a VERY hard time resting and doing nothing. I can't just sleep all day. I have put away laundry, vacuumed and straightened the house. I suppose I should do what people normally do on sick/rest days and actually rest. cringe. ugh. bummer. 

One awesome thing about today...
I got my first order of my Arbonne products! My plan is to start on Saturday (since I'm sick today and have family in town tomorrow night); I want to make sure to start on the right foot (or left, if that's the most successful one..). Anyway, here's my first order! I'll be sure to let you know how it's going. Keep checking back for posts in the FG Nutrition section!

Description of products from Arbonne:

Protein Shake Mix:
Shake up your daily routine with a delicious chocolate or vanilla shake that delivers 20 grams of vegan protein, plus 20 essential vitamins and minerals per serving. Key Ingredients: Vegan Protein Blend, Coenzyme Q10, alfalfa, ginseng, flax seed Recommended for: Supplementing your diet with nutritious vegan protein .
---They taste pretty good! They can be used for meal replacement or pre/post workout shakes.

Energy Fizz Sticks:
High-energy fizz sticks help promote alertness and enhance cognitive performance◊ and also help promote endurance and enhance motor performance.◊ Contains antioxidants. Contains an adaptogenic blend combined with B vitamins and chromium to help boost energy.◊Key Ingredients: Green tea, ginseng, guarana, B vitamins Recommended for:Helping to provide a boost of energy and increase metabolism.
---Think of crystal light and red bull..except all natural! They come in pomegranate and citrus.

Fiber Boost:
Boost your daily dietary fiber intake with 12 grams of fiber that account for nearly half of the recommended daily amount. This flavorless blend of soluble fiber can be added to all foods and beverages, including the Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Shakes. Derived from fruit, grains and vegetables. Key Ingredients: Pea fiber, apple fiber, orange fiber, beet fiber, inulin. Recommended for: Supplementing your daily fiber intake .

Digestion Plus:
Each single-serving stick packet contains a mild-flavored powder that can be added to any cold or room temperature liquid. Provides prebiotics, probiotics and enzymes to help support optimal digestive health.
--They're pretty awesome, because unlike other probiotics that I've taken, they don't need to be refrigerated; they're a powder that dissolves easily.

Detox Tea:
A delicious, mild, decaffeinated herbal tea with 9 botanicals that support the liver and kidneys for overall health.Key Ingredients: Milk thistle, couch grass, sarsaparilla, peppermint, dandelion. Recommended for: Supporting the liver and kidneys
---I got a box at my seminar. I've been taking it and thought I'd start drinking it today again because I'm sick. It tastes really good (if you like tea). It certainly has a mint taste. Mint is known to help with digestion as well.

7 day Cleanse:
Helps cleanse and detoxify the system and support the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Assists with the gentle elimination of toxins.Key Ingredients: Senna, astragalus, rhubarb, psyllium, milk thistle, aloe vera, nettle leaf, cascara sagrada, buckthorn, slippery elm, meadowsweet Recommended for: Helping cleanse and detoxify the system
---I will be using this my second week, after I've done a food cleanse (start eating more clean).

Fit Chews:
An ideal on-the-go snack, this bite-size treat helps control cravings while keeping energy levels sustained.◊ Contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help support the body when undergoing a new diet or exercise regimen.Key Ingredients: Rhodiola, codonopsis, astragalus Recommended for: Helping to curb appetite and deliver a boost of energy
---I haven't tried them yet. I got them in the caramel flavor.  

Just a side note that was posted on the Arbonne website under each product:
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


  1. Hey there, Fit Girl! I just wanted to send feel better vibes your way. I go to Fit Girl in Evanston and I really love reading about your journey. I totally get it! I hope you feel better soon. Keep up the awesome work! You rock!

  2. Thanks, Stephanie! Glad you enjoy the blog. Fit Girl Studio is amazing, huh? Don't forget to follow me on Facebook and Twitter :) Links are on the side. Thanks for the love! Oh- and checkout FG Lincoln Park sometime!