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Thursday, August 29, 2013

#35 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself

Welcome to the Cleanse & Fitness home remedy detox program #35 :-)



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Always drink plenty of water (if you can't drink a gallon a day, then stay hydrated to avoid being thirsty - remember, when you become thirsty, that means you're not drinking enough water).

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1) My day begins:
On an empty, drink this liver detoxifier in order to jump start your metabolism & PH balancer. The taste isn't bad at all. I'm already used to it. This mixture not only starts to get out all the yuckies you've put your body thru, but it alkalizes your ph level (first thing in the morning when you wake up on an empty stomach).
One cup of filtered water
One tsp of baking soda (bicarbonate)
One or 1/2 organic lemon
One tsp of organic molasses
One or two sprinkles of cayenne pepper powder
Two tsp of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

2) My 40 to 45 minute fast walk on an empty stomach or do yoga on empty stomach (either one has to be done low impact. why? Because after 20/25 minutes your body will start using your fat deposits as a source of fuel (this on an empty stomach walk/yoga must be low impact, otherwise if you do a high impacted work out with no food in our stomach, your body will start eating your muscle's glycongen to convert to energy. but with a low impact fast walk or doing yoga, your body will bite into your fat to use as energy, & that's what you want. I repeat, either fast walk or yoga (low impact) for 40 to 45 minutes on an empty stomach first thing in the morning after you've drunk your liver detoxifier. 
Also remember that this low impact exercise on an empty stomach has nothing to do with your intense workout of the day in which you definitely need something in your stomach for that like a banana or a protein mix/shake (you should never replace this morning on an empty stomach low impact fast walk or yoga low routine with your actual workout of thr day. Unless it's your resting from workout day, don't cheat youtself).

Today i walked this trail this early morning. Pleasant :-)
 
3) Breakfast -
My breakfast as usual was yummy. Had organic gluten-free bowl of oatmeal with the ultimate green drink.
My oatmeal had:
Gluten-free oatmeal (i first poured hot water over the oatmeal to soften it up. today i won't eat it as a cold cereal like i usually do). Then i added to the oatmeal:
Blueberries
Goji Berries
Almonds
Walnuts
Pecans
Almond Milk
It was so good. Also, i sometimes add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Breakfast continues - 
This green drink i had alongside my oatmeal breakfast had all organic:
Kale
Celery
Parsley
Cilantro
Green Apple
One tsp of spirulina
One tsp of freeze dried wheat grass
Filtered Water
Almond Milk (you may use coconut milk)
(you may add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. this time, i didn't add protein powder).
This green drink is fortified with plantbased protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, trace minerals, & balances your ph level manking easy for your body & liver expell all the yuckies that prevent you from losing fat. Plus your skin will start improving by radiating that glow that we like having :-)
Yes, I believe in extra supplementation. I am only showing you a few of the things i take a long with my clean eating diet. People ask me why i have nice skin. Well, it's a combo of making sure that was goes inside this body is organic & pure. I try at least. Plus, i drink plenty of water, plus exercising not only detoxifies your body, but since you're eating healthy, when you sweat from working out, your body's heat brings that nutrition to your skin via blood circulation. So that's why sometimes your skin gets when you're working out, because the blood is pumping fast to cool you down, & at the same time circulating all that healthy eating you've been practicing all through out your skin. Plus, after a shower, I don't use lotion for my skin, I use olive oil (on my face, hands & all over my body as a moisturuzer).
There was a time where i stopped eating healthy for a bit when i started grad school, & let me tell you, i'm working my ass off now to pay those consequences (i gained ten pounds, my skin was looking tired). We're all prone to any type of illness, whether you don't see any symptoms now, if we don't take care of our internal system (which includes not exercising nor just eating healthy. You'll definitely notice the carelessness on your skin). 
A combo of exercising & eating healthy is the only way to get rid of the yuckies that make us sick, lower our immune system & make us obese or put us at a weight we're not happy with.
I take these supplements because they've proven to help me climax on my dancing (whether it's lyrical, flamenco, etc) & it has also helped me with my workouts to get the best results. 
If i am not ingesting some of this in caps with my foods, then i'm mixing it with my drinks, green drinks, smoothies, foods, etc.... 

4) food -
Throughout the day, i snacked & ate every two hours from my salad (kale, brocolli, quinoa, green olives, tomato, yellow bell peppers, xtra virg olive oil one tbsp, squeezed lemon, a sprinkle of thay sweet pink himalayan salt), carrots, water, avocado sandwich on rice rye bread, black beans, a tarty shredded beet salad (grated beets, small slices of tomato, red onions, apple cider vinegar, squeezed lemon, sea salt).
5) My workout (in between my snacks/meals): the other day i did short spurts of flamenco dance drills (aside from teaching mindbody/fitness group classes, because training others one on one doesn't count), i took a nice one hour jog on the beach bare foot (a great leg strengthener, calf  ankle & foot strengthener, it was a nice lil cardio workout).
Afterwards, I chilled, read my books, napped, stretched like my cat does, drank water and stayed here til the sun set
Time for a green tea and enjoy this sunset :-)
Got home, & on the nutri-bullet, i made my final green grink of the day. And it contains all organic:
Kale
Celery
Cucumber
Mint Leaves
Ginger
Nail size of chile serrano
Parsley
1/2 Lemon with the peel
Spirulina & Wheat Grass Powder
Grounded Flax Seed
Chia Seeds
Alkaline Water
Almond Milk
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#34 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself

Welcome to the Cleanse & Fitness home remedy detox program #34 :-)


You can also join me on Instagram. I'm under flamencex.

Always drink plenty of water (if you can't drink a gallon a day, then stay hydrated to avoid being thirsty)

Please let your friends know about this blog :-)

My day begins:
1) my liver detox (ph balancer) on an empty stomach first thing when i wake up: in a cup, put 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of organic molasses, one lemon, 4 sprinkle dashes of powdered cayenne pepper, a few sprinkles of ginger powder, 1 cup of filtered water (or alkaline water). Can't say the taste was the best, but please google the benefits of all the ingredients i'm mixing together, ok? 
2) on an empty stomach also, i took a low impact fast walking for 45 minutes. Since i haven't eaten breakfast, my walk is low impact (but fast walk) because i haven't consumed the nutrious breakfast i usually do.
When you do high impact workouts, you always have to eat something as fuel at least 30 min to an hour before your intense workout, so as to use as an energy source only, so that when your body gets to that anearobic state, it starts feeding off the energy source fuel you consumed earlier as a way to give you the power to either withstand any fatigue stage or so that you're not running on low energy.
It takes the body 20 minutes, after an intense workout to start looking for energy fuel. If you don't eat the fuel before your intense workout, your body will start looking for that fuel within your muscles eating up the valuable amino acids you need to keep within your muscles so that you can keep going non-stop while at your intense workout level.
Now, since my 45 minute fast walk, on an empty stomach is at a low intensity, after 20 minutes of fast walking at a low intensity, my body starts to need fuel to keep walking. So 20 minutes after walking, the body starts to burn fat, so it starts feeding off your fat as fuel to keep going. Go away fat, go away.
But since i'm just walking, & it's not intense, my body won't start munching on my muscles for fuel, it'll start munching on the fat (yes, i have fat :-).
I'm not contracting my muscles so intense that my body is screaming for aggressive energy. 
I'm simply taking a brief 45 minute fast walk, early in the morning as i wake up, on an empty stomach, very low impact, so that my body uses the fat i want to get rid of as fuel :-). It works everytime. Don't forget to have your liver detoxifying drink, as shown above, to start boosting up your metabolism.
Then i'll have me huge breakfast :-). Stay tune for that picture......... Come back to see what i ate.....

I'm back:
Here is part of it. A cup of organic gluten-free oatmeal with prepared protein milk (organic coconut milk with a scoop of vanilla protein powder a mixed in there).
I will pour the protein milk into the cup of oatmeal, then cut pieces of this organic green apple into the oatmeal. 
Yes, i like my oatmeal like cold cereal. It's yummy that way. 
I actually first got to the pilates studios where i train clients earlier to take my walk before i train my first client (IN & UP PILATES YOGA & PILATES STUDIO), i took my walk, then in my car i had part of my breakfast in my car waiting. Which is this picture.
I also had made sum scrambled egg whites (3 eggs) with tomato, cilantro, & onions which i ate before my oatmeal here with green apple. 
Breakfast should be your number one important meal to concretely have so that you don't feel tired through out the day. Remember, you are what you ate the day before, the week before, six months before, and a year before.
Also, know that you've been sleeping all night on an empty stomach, so your body needs that breakfast to make up for the energy you lost during your sleep. Yes, you burn energy when you sleep, so you need to replenish what you lost during your sleep.
Treat your body right :-)
Aside from the oatmeal, part of my breakfast was 3 egg whites mixed with tomato, cilantro & onion. Then on top, i added some of yesterday's pico de gallo with pieces of avocado (pico de gallo: cut up tomato pieces, minced garlic & green onion, cilantro, 1/4th minced chile serrano, cured in lemon & sea salt).
These eggs were so yummy. 
Now, i'm gonna go to the other studio, workout a little, then this time instead of teaching a one-on-one session, i will teach a mindbody Pilates class at HEARTBEAT HOUSE FITNESS & DANCE STUDIO, where I teach mat pilates & which I also use as one of my workouts (that's why i dont mind teaching fitness & mindbody group classes, because then i get to workout :-)

3) my workout for the day was i did a little bit of resistance & length on the apparatus before my client got there which was after i took my 45 mintute walk & ate my breakfast at In&UpPilates which is one of the studios i train clients at (Silverlake/Echo-Park area).
Then i taught an intense power mat pilates group class in which i got to take advantage of utilizing also as my own workout at Heartbeat House Studio (Atwater Area)
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4) Gotta have my green drink (a snack may i say). Using the nutri-bullet, this green drink contains all organic:
Green apple
Kale
Swiss chard
Celery
Carrots
Strawberries
Chia seeds
Grounded Flax seeds
Freeze dried wheat grass powder
Spirulina powder
Walnuts
One scoop of vanilla protein powder 
Filtered water
Almond milk
(I actually had two of these. The second one without the protein powder)

5) Lunch:
Homemade black bean burritos with rice tortillas (rice tortillas from Sprouts health food store). 
Plus, I made my favorite tomato sauce which i also use on my rice pasta spaghetti as spaghetti sauce.
Click here to find out why black beans are good for you:
This is how i made the sauce:
In the nutri-bullet using the two blades, i put all organic fresh: one roma tomato, green onions, 3 garlic cloves, tbsp of xtra virg olive oil, sea-salt & yum yum. 
When you make your whole black bean burrito/s, you can add this sauce over the beans, wrap it up then eat eat eat. So good.
I like that spicy garlic pinch, but if you don't then just add one garlic clove.

6) Dinner: i will have a huge salad. I won't put a picture because i know you can get creative. But if you can't seem to get creative, then just refer to my previous blogg posts which have recipes :-)
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Friday, August 16, 2013

#33 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself

Welcome to the Cleanse & Fitness home remedy detox program #33 :-)


You can also join me on instagram. I'm under flamencex.

Always drink plenty of water (if you can't drink a gallon a day, then stay hydrated to avoid being thirsty)

Please let your friends know about this blog :-)

My day begins:
1) my new liver detox (ph balancer) on an empty stomach first thing when i wake up: in a cup, put 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of organic molasses, one lemon, 4 sprinkle dashes of powdered cayenne pepper, a few sprinkles of ginger powder, 1 cup of water (or alkaline water). Can't say the taste was the best, but please google the benefits of all the ingredients i'm mixing together, ok? 
Through out the day, I have been drinking alkalized water with slices of organic lemon, persian cucumber, & fresh mint. A natural detoxifier to keep your liver working properly & maintain your stomach lining clean & keep yourself hydrated.
When you exercise, it's important to keep the intestines clean so that it is easy to burn fat faster
 Breakfast: letting the hot water soften the quinoa, avocado spread on gluten-free rice bread, & green tea.
Added organic almond milk, almonds, & goji-berries to my soft quinoa. Niam niam
The secret always lies in the place you never think of looking for it. 
Take advantage of this package. Start to feel good inside out:

The day before for breakfast, I had baked organic eggs i made with organic tomatoes & red onion.  It turned into an omelette, then i mixed it all up. I didn't even have to fry my eggs. 
I do eat caged free, organic eggs because eggs have choline. 

Choline is a nutrient that helps with brain and memory development. It is an essential nutrient that is required for life’s most basic functions, such as normal cell activity, liver function and transporting nutrients throughout the body. 


Enjoying my summer so much that a vegan treat ain't gonna hurt. A mediterranean dish along with a green drink that has kale, green apple, ginger, lemon, cucumber. My meal was yummy. It's a place in Echo Park called Sage. I also enjoy going to another place that's close to me called Flore, which is another vegan restaurant. I'm not vegan, but i practice veganism more than my regular ways, which is every day. 
All vegan plate that has Hummus, grounded kamalata olives, spinach, grape leaves stuffed with brown rice,
The other day i went jog-hiking, i stumbled into this. I wonder what it is? Some type if squash, i guess. 
This is me at Sunday's August 11th Flamenco show. I enjoyed performing in it. Glad i was invited & i met nice people. It's over so now to do other things like continue launching my own projects
Yesterday also, after using the same business cards for 10 years, i finally designed some new ones. What do you think?
(Top is the front of the card & the bottom is the back)
Meet me here: http://facebook.com/aVivirElmomentoFlamenco
Two days ago we auditioned a female drummer for my band LA BESTIA. Glad to say that now we have a female drummer :-). 
Join my band here: http://facebook.com/LaBestiaMusic

Finally, i leave you with this to think about. Found on fb & had to share it:

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

#32 A Healthy Lifestyle Is A Goal In Itself

Welcome to the Cleanse & Fitness home remedy detox program #32 :-)


You can also join me on instagram. I'm under flamencex

Always drink plenty of water (if you can't drink a gallon a day, then stay hydrated to avoid being thirsty)

Please let your friends know about this blog :-)

My day begins:
1) my new liver detox (ph balancer) on an empty stomach first thing when i wake up: in a cup, put 1 tsp of baking soda, 1 tsp of organic molasses, 1/2 lime (usually I use lemon, but I just ran out), 4 sprinkle dashes of powdered cayenne pepper, a few sprinkles of ginger powder, 1 cup of water (or alkaline water). Can't say the taste was the best, but please google the benefits of all the ingredients i'm mixing together, ok? 
(YOU CAN SEE A PICTURE OF IT ON POST#29)

1) Breakfast: oatmeal with goji & blue berries. i added the nuts after this picture.
Here, i poured hot water to soften the oatmeal, then after i took this pucture, i added walnuts, almonds, & pecans.

This organic gluten-free oatmeal is my usual breakfast because oatmeal & nuts have choline (oatmeal), lecithin (nuts), acetylcholine (nuts) which increases the release of growth horomones (meaning it will feed your muscles to get firm & toned while burning fat). Plus, it's a great source of fiber, but when eating oatmeal, you must drink water in order for the oatmeal to do it's job properly for the body.

2) my workout: a good fun jogging hike.
The elevation is slowly making my heart go faster, but gradually.
Ok, just gonna run it up there. Fuck it. Lets do it :-)
I got to the top & i ask for a picture of me to be taken. Before i struck a pose facing the camera, i guess this is what came out. LOL!! Was I reading sumthing?
Coming down the trail, i had to take this pic of the mountains:
3) came back home super hungry, so before my green drinks for the rest of the day, i made some guevos rancheros (caged free organic eggs). You heard it. 
First i chopped up sum organic parsley, tomato, red onion, garlic:
Then i added two eggs with the yolk & the other 4 were simply egg whites:
Then i put it in the toaster oven (in a glass baking pan bowl) at about 375 (preheat the oven don't forget) and enjoyed my guevos rancheros on a rice tortilla that i toasted in the oven. It looked like an omelette first, but then mixed it all up & now it was ready to put on a tostada. 
Guevos Rancheros Rocio style with all organic fresh homemade pico de gallo salsa & fresh avocado. Niam niam :-)
I'll come back later to show you my green drink :-)

I'm back. Hey, instead of having me a green drink, i decided to have a good ole fashioned babygreens salad with small tomatoes. Dressing is a tbsp of xtra virgin olive oil, lemon, garlic, sea salt. Yummy! (But check out my other posts for my green drink recipes)
Check out my detox water. It has alkalized water, sliced cucumbers, sliced lemons, and mint leaves. Gonna leave it sitting over night in the fridge, and drink it tomorrow all day ;-)

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