The Red Wine Experiment

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So after my my last glass of my detox tea a friend sent me this link. I joked maybe I should try drinking 1 or 2 glasses of red wine every night for 2 weeks and see what happens. The more I thought about it the more it sounded like a fun and interesting experiment. I already enjoy having a glass of wine with dinner, doing that every night won’t change my routine much and if anything I should sleep well. So last night after boxing class I went to Trader Joes and picked up 6 different bottles. The cashier of course asked when the party was because the only other things I bought was some mozzarella, tomatoes (for my greek pita  pizza dinner, see that post here), honey, mangos and olive oil. I told him I was doing a experiment and he agreed that drinking 2 glasses of red wine a day was a pretty good experiment.

So here we go! I started last night. Cheers!

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Greek Pita Personal Margarita Pizza

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I’m a big fan of easy dinners, especially on my boxing/kickboxing days. By the time I get home, feed and walk my dog I’m starving and want something fast. This is one of my favorites. Takes about 20 minutes total and it is so good!

319 calories per pizza

Ingredients:

2 Traditional Greek Pita Bread Rounds (I make mine from scratch, recipe here)

1/4 c Tomato Sauce

1 Roma Tomato

1/4 t Garlic

4 Slices of Mozzerella

Fresh Basil to Taste

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Place your pita break on a silicone baking mat (makes clean up easy, but not necessary) on a cookie sheet.

3. Spoon tomato sauce onto your pita bread and sprinkle with garlic powder.

4. Place mozzerella and sliced tomatoes on top.

5. Bake for 15 minutes.

6. While it’s baking rinse and chop up the fresh basil.

7. Sprinkle the basil on top of your pizzas before serving and enjoy!

Tea Detox, Results

Yesterday was my last day. I made it 2 weeks with no drinking. That was the hard part, especially with the holiday weekend. No fast food and everything else was easy. I don’t eat fast food anymore anyway.

Results

Visual : I looked at the pictures I took. I look exactly the same, so I don’t see the point of even posting them. No visual results.

Weight : The first week I lost 1.4 lbs, as of this morning I lost another 3 lbs. So I lost a total of 4.4 lbs in 2 weeks. Pretty good, maybe I’d loose even more if I did the 30 day cleanse? Who knows? Maybe it would of worked even better if I hadn’t done it over a holiday weekend, although I didn’t eat a crazy amount of food and I didn’t drink at all.

How do I feel? : I did sleep great which was something I had been having trouble with.

Will I do it again? : I think I will if I hit a plateau, maybe it’ll help me through that.

Extra Thoughts : I have over a bag left over, they sent me 2 bags which makes me wonder if I misunderstood the directions. The bags said to measure out 2 full teaspoons of tea, which I did, but maybe they meant actual spoons so it would of been 2 tablespoons. I don’t think 2 tablespoons would of fit in the tea diffuser though.

For more about this see Post 1 & Post 2

Tea Detox, Halfway

Well it’s officially been a week. As of this morning I’ve lost 1.4 lbs. Not bad, but not my best. I don’t know if it’s the tea or just diet and exercise. The tea is good though. I enjoy drinking it, especially after I added a bit of honey into it. Makes it more of a beverage for me and less like medicine I’m making myself drink. I have been sleeping great. I seem to fall asleep immediately when I go to bed, which usually would only happen when I had an exhausting day. So I’m feeling pretty good. We’ll see where I am in another week.

For more about this see Post 1 & Post 3

Tea Detox, The Beginning

I did in fact get my tea detox delivered yesterday.

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I made my first cup this morning. Not bad, rather herby tasting. The instructions were really easy to follow. Just 2 teaspoons of the loose tea in the infuser and let it steep for 5 minutes. So while it was doing that I had enough time to floss and wash my face. I got my starting weight this morning and I’ll be taking a before picture so we’ll see what happens!

For more about this see Post 2 & Post 3

I Might Be Obsessed…

I started a new job in February at an International Health Supplement company. It’s awesome, I love it. So I decided to really kick myself into shape and take advantage of my new benefits. I started taking a boxing class. I started with once a week, now it’s twice a week. 1 boxing class and 1 kickboxing class a week. I got myself a Fitbit Charge HR a couple weeks ago. I absolutely love it! I track everything I eat and all the water I drink on My Fitness Pal and weigh myself regularly. I lost 4.6 lbs in the first week that I started tracking!

This all sounds good right? You’re wondering where the obsessed part comes in. This week I’m starting the 30 Day Plank Challenge, plus I’ll be starting a 14 day tea cleanse later this week. So tonight I have my hour long boxing class, then my first plank hold and as soon as my tea is delivered I’m starting the cleanse. Plus I also started coconut oil pulling. I think I might be a bit obsessed with health & fitness.

Here’s the 30 Day Plank Challenge I’m starting today.

If you’re interested in the tea cleanse I’m trying you can find it at teaglad.

I’ll be sure to let you guys know how both of these go.