Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Story

I feel like sharing.  Sharing the story of how the journey with Get Well Bahamas (Phase 2) program has been so far.  I have shared some details but I got some more for my readers.  So here goes.

The Get Well Bahamas (Phase 2) program began on July 25 and had its launch on July 26th at the library of The College of the Bahamas.  Check out the awesome theme song by Bodine and CJ Priest.  I have it as my ring tone and it inspires me.  Got to be motivated!!!

This song is pretty good.  It captures the essence of the program.  I really like it.  

Well after the Launch, there was a weekend break and then another meeting scheduled for the following week.  This meeting was very informative in that we got to learn more of what would be expected and how the program was designed to help the contestants.  I am sure I mentioned that it was a competition  but I am not interested in the prizes (even though I am sure they are nice.  For me the biggest prize would be in November to see "The New Me" that I envision now lol.  Also, to know that I finally did it. Lifestyle change.  

After the initial screening by the doctor and having some blood work done,  we were ready to go.  I was in group 4 later to be known as Team RED. We are Ready. Energized. Determined.  My group is the best.

So we began with Cleansing.  The called it Waterworks.  Waterworks was similar to the Daniel fast.  It was the first two weeks of the 12 week program.  The first week I could only eat fruits and vegetables with water.  My Wellness coach Jackie asked us to eat some fruit but more vegetables and at least 80 oz of water perday.  This was took some serious adjustments.  I was soosooo hungry, all the time.  Anyway, thankfully, the second week we were allowed to add whole grains and high fiber foods.

Well now for the sake of my time now I will shorten my blog post for this go and just give an overview of this experience so that I can get to the fun stuff.

  • I have have to workout 3times a week with a personal trainer.  My trainer is Andrew.  He is kool and will to work with you but he does easy up at all.  
  • Got to meet with my wellness coach once a week.  I have learned some awesome information about over all health, good portion sizes etc.
  • Did a grocery store visit.  Its amazing to know how many things are not good for you e.g. can foods like tuna or salmon are not good (go figure)  its always better to go fresh.  These canned foods are loaded with Sodium.  Sodium is like seasoning for the fat cells in the body.  Seriously!  You have to burn off the sodium and other sugar in the body before you start to burn fat.
  • I actually started a GARDEN ya'll!!!  Can't wait to share some info on that.  Fresh veggies are always better.
  • Learned about "How to do your fats right".  There are some good fats out there like Omega-3.  These fats are Poly-Unsaturated fats that help to lower blood pressure and avoiding heart disease.
So Next time I sit to talk about this got to give some updates about the Challenges.  This is awesome stuff right here.

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