3 Day Refresh – Tips

3 Day Refresh. Ready to rock. No excuses.

 

The summer has ended and I have been on an off all summer. Made excuses all the time not to keep up with my healthy living. You know BBQ’s, dinner with friends, dinner out and getting up later. Not good. So I have started a 3 Day Refresh and here is how I am doing.

 

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Day before you start do yourself a favor and prep for the next 3 days. It helps.

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Day one is complete! Here are my thoughts:

  • The fiber drink is the best I have had. I was nervous about this as I have tried them before and literally gagged as I drank them.
  • I was not hungry all day. You are actually eating often and need an hour in between meals so I felt like I was eating all day!
  • Getting two fats (natural Peanut Butter and hummus) make me happy.
  • The vanilla fresh was good. Tomorrow I will add cinnamon and vanilla to jazz it up.
  • I have had a headache all afternoon. I am attributing this to a lack of caffeine as I typically have multiple cups of coffee a day. Hoping to feel better in the morning!

So there is day one! I’m surviving, and only two days to go. I can do this!  3 Days people that is all it takes.

Look for Day 2 and 3 coming up on my 3 Day Refresh.

Your Partner in Health,

Debi

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The Right Sports Bra

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The Importance of The Right Sports Bra

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Finding a Sports bra can be tough. I have done some research of dozens of the newest ones to make sure they won’t dig in, rub you raw, or let you bounce (ouch).

First Thing’s First: How to Find the Best Sports Bra for You

A woman should determine her impact—what kind of activity she’s doing—and if it’s more rigorous than walking or yoga, the sports bra should be bra-sized. That means trying-on is a must—and you should go through the same fit tests as you would if you were shopping for an everyday bra. Make sure the band is snug on the outermost hook, then do a bounce test to ensure the breast is fully contained in the cup and that you don’t have any spillage over the top.
Not all sports bras are created equal. The bra that stretches with you in triangle pose might not hold up during an intense cardio class. The bra that boosts a B-cup might flatten a D-cup. And a bra that supports you on the elliptical might chafe midway through a marathon.
A lot probably goes through your mind when you’re pounding the pavement alone with your thoughts. Did you pay off your credit card bill? Should you go on a third date with that guy? Will Mr. Schuester and Emma ever find happiness? But we bet you never gave much brain space to what’s happening under your tee as you run your worries away. Sure, you automatically slap on that sports bra before heading out the door but did you know your body has its own built-in bra? Your breasts, which are made up of fat, ducts and lobules, connective tissue, lymph nodes, and blood vessels, are attached to your chest by thin, delicate bands called Cooper’s ligaments. Woven throughout the breasts, these ligaments help keep your girls standing at attention. But, like a rubber band they eventually wear out. And intense bouncing and movement stretches them even more. The result: premature grandma boobs. Sadly, because you can’t rebuild ligaments the way you can increase muscle mass, exercise won’t reverse the damage once the sag has set in. We repeat: you cannot weight-lift your way back to Perkyville. All the more reason to shell out some coin on a well-constructed, properly fitting sports bra.

Still need convincing? A study from the University of Portsmouth, England found that regardless of size breasts fly as much as eight inches up and down during physical activity. Multiply that by a 26-mile marathon and all we can say is yowza! They also go in and out and left to right in a sort of figure-8 pattern. Want to see it in action? Check out the bounce-ometer (no joke!) at shockabsorber.co.uk/bounceometer/shock.html. Click on your cup size, your level of activity, then get ready to follow the bouncing boobs!

Invest in your chest! Before you hit the gym check out our round up of the best athletic supporters, buy your favorite and keep those ta-tas in tip-top shape.

Last year doctors performed more than 296,000 breast augmentations making it the number one cosmetic surgical procedure for the fifth year in a row according to a 2010 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

MENOPAUSE

You may be light years away from hot flashes and mood swings but in a story addressing mammary milestones it’s hard not to mention the unavoidable ‘change of life.’ As you transition out of your childbearing years the body begins to deplete its levels of estrogen and progesterone, the hormones responsible for stimulating those ducts and lobules used for breastfeeding, says Gralow. Without hormonal stimulation that milk delivery system closes up shop and regresses back towards the chest wall. When it shrinks down the fat and fibrous tissues that make up the breasts lose a large part of their support system. In other words: you’re entering the dreaded droopy boob zone! Post-menopausal boobs can lose shape, size, density and firmness. And while it makes sense that a decrease in hormones would decrease breast size, on the flip side some women actually end up with a heftier load strapped to their chests. Since your metabolism starts to slow down in old age it’s harder to lose or even maintain your weight which means menopause often comes with extra pounds and that can add up to a larger cup size.

And since there’s not much short of surgery you can do to reconstruct post-menopausal boobs the best thing to do is earmark some of that retirement money for a supply of super supportive boulder holders!

 

Hate bras? It’s no surprise why: The under-wires poke, the bands give us back fat, and the cups either squish or threaten to dump the girls out on display.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. A couple minutes alone with a measuring tape is all you need to reconcile your boobs-to-bra relationship.

Follow these simple tips to determine your bra size:
First, put on a comfortable bra–one that doesn’t minimize or boost your breasts. Then grab a measuring tape that can wrap easily around your body. Can’t find one? Use a piece of string and then measure it.

Band size
Measure under your armpits, high on your back, and across the top of your chest, above your breasts.

How many inches do you get? If this measurement is an even number, that will be your band size. If it’s an odd number, add 1 inch and that will be your band size. So if you measure 34 inches around, your band size will be 34. And if you measure 35 inches around, your band size will be 36.

Cup size
Measure loosely around the biggest part of your chest, keeping the measuring tape level with the ground.

Got that number? Now subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement. Each inch represents a cup size. For example, if your band measurement is 34 inches and your cup measurement is 35 inches, the difference is one inch, and your cup size is A. If your band measurement is 34 inches and your bust measurement is 37 inches, the difference is three inches, and your cup size is C.

Difference (band minus cup measurement) / Cup size
Less than 1” / AA
1” / A
2” / B
3” / C
4” / D
5” / DD

 

 

 

  1. Most Flattering

    Lululemon TaTa Tamer Bra, $58

    Built like your everyday bra with molded cups (bye-bye, uniboob!), adjustable straps, and hook-and-eye back closure, this high-impact bra lifts, separates, and shapes, keeping even D-cups in check with-out squishing. It’s a bit pricey, but you can wear it to work as well as to work out.

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2.

Most Supportive

ASICS Abby Bra, $42

Hop, skip, run—when you’re sporting this compression bra, you can do it all. The knitted mesh offers a firm fit that minimizes bounce and increases ventilation so you won’t overheat. And the cups are padded for a little extra size boost.

Sizes: XS–XL

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3.

Most Sweat Resistant

UnderArmour Stability Bra, $40

We love how well this bra handles wetness. Not only does this stretchy nylon-blend fabric pull moisture away from the skin, but it also dries super-fast so you don’t chafe much. Our testers’ only wish: that the vertical seams that run along the cups didn’t show through a shirt.

Sizes: S–XL

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4.

Most Comfortable

Saucony Motion Sensor Bra, $45

Made of an incredibly soft polyester-and-spandex blend, this bra scores big in the comfort department. Plus, its stay-in-place crisscross straps won’t dig in to your skin. We’d buy multiples if it came in more than black or white.

Sizes: 32B and C; 34B–40DD

 

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5.

Most Natural

Moving Comfort Vixen Bra $36–$38

With this überfeminine bra, you may be tempted to wear it sans top. Simple details like bold colors, piping, and a V-neck give it style. Strange-but-true green bonus: its interior cups are made from recycled coffee grounds.

Sizes: A/B S–XL; C/D S–XL

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6.

Best Low-Impact Sports Bra:

Women’s UA Seamless Essential Jacquard Sports Bra – Armour

Built for Low-Impact activity and all-day comfort

Soft, seamless construction feels ultra smooth and comfortable

Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat to keep you dry and light

 

Strategic power rib support provides extra stability

Slim, adjustable elastic straps with modified racer back for range of motion

Best for A to C cup sizes

Allover emboss

Nylon/Elastane

Imported

$29.99

 

Bra 6or

Women’s Armour® Low Sports Bra

Built for Low-Impact activity and all-day comfort

UA Compression sports bras deliver superior support and comfort during intense workouts

Super-smooth, double-layer HeatGear® fabric delivers superior next-to-skin feel

Signature Moisture Transport System wicks sweat to keep you dry and light

 

Lightweight, 4-way stretch construction improves mobility and maintains shape

Anti-microbial technology keeps your gear fresher, longer

Ultra-skinny, minimalist back strap detail

Feminine sweetheart neckline

Best for A to C cups

Polyester/Elastane

Imported

 

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Hope this help Ladies.

Your Partner in Health

Debi

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Beachbody September Specials

Here is what you have been waiting for ~ September Specials

I know many of you have been asking me about this months Beachbody specials.  No better time to get started on a healthier lifestyle.

Challenge Pack Offers:

 

1. PiYo and Shakeology pack ~ ( English, Spanish and Canada)

 

PiYo pack

 

2.  PiYo Kickstart and Shakeology Pack ~

 

 

PiYo and kickstart pack

 

3.  3 Day Refresh and Shakeology Pack ~

 

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Hope you will enjoy these September specials.

 

 

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Your Partner in Health,

Debi

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Living the Clean and Healthy Way!

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