Posts Tagged ‘Juice cleanse’

Short Workouts With A Real Big Payoff

The Skinny Confidential talks diet and fitness.

The busier I get, the less time I have to sweat.

I know, I know this sounds depressing but actually it’s been a blessing in disguise.

Why?

Because I’ve learned how to workout smart, in a shorter time frame ( think 25 to 30 minutes ) and I burn double the calories.

Say what?!

Basically I’m doing interval workouts all the time now.

Intervals get heart rate super high & then bring it back down throughout a workout. Remember when I did this post on running? Ok so, I’m doing that but on an Elliptical for thirty minutes three days a week. I wear a sexy, lil heart rate monitor & bring my heart rate up & down throughout the workout. BTW: 30 minute intervals is way more effective than steadily going on the Elliptical for an hour straight.

Also, with 30 minute intervals I’m burning calories hours after the workout.

The metabolism functions much better with intervals because it logs serious overtime after completing the workout.

Love!! I mean, right?!

The other three days a week I’m doing TSC workout plan ( which I’ll share in the next couple months ). These are 27-30 minute workouts that will kick your ass. Again, perfect for busy girls on the go. The workouts are good old fashioned squats, lunges, tricep dips with a Skinny Conf flare. Each day was put together in a meticulous way to help people ( & myself ) attain tone & lose fat as quick as possible.

This source states: “less time in the gym doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice fitness if you know this secret: Interval training. Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio ( you know: just doing the same thing for your whole workout time ).”

Another source goes on to say “your body likes to be on cruise control, because that’s where it’s most gas efficient. But when you push on the gas pedal, as you do in intervals, your body becomes less efficient and has to burn more calories to do the activity. And these quick-but-killer efforts may be the closest thing you’ll find to a magic calorie-burning bullet. You not only log less sweat time ( which is kinder to your body ) but also continue to incinerate calories at an increased rate even during the walking or jogging recovery periods.”

An hour workout is awesome every once in a while…

BUT honestly? An hour in the gym five days a week just isn’t realistic ( for me, at least ).

Side: there’s a lot of fitness bloggers out there that are balls-to-the-walls freaking gnarls, man.

They eat, live, and breathe fitness.

That’s just not my style. To each its own though— if you’re in to that, cool, but you probably won’t like this blog!

My mentality is keep the workouts quick, effective, & accessible.

Anyway, I’m super excited to share TSC fitness program with you guys! I can’t wait!

In the meantime, cut the hour shit out. Go to the gym— push yourself to the limit in those 30 minutes. Get your heart rate up. Sweat. And then? GTF outta there!! You got a life to live!

If you’re spending more time at the gym than you do at home, stop! If you’re working out for hours a day, stop! If you think more is more, it’s not!

Keep it simple, stupid.

Anyone with me? x lauryn

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Book Launch Party Goodie Bags!!! <3

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

 

Hiiii!

Hope you’re all coming out to Rancho Valencia today to celebrate the launch of The Skinny Confidential: A Babe’s Sexy, Sassy Health and Lifestyle Guide!!

Ok so here’s the deal:

The first fifty people to buy books will get a badass goodie bag…

BUT.

This doesn’t mean show up to the event at 5:15 pm. It starts at 5:30 pm & no goodie bags will be given out until then. So please, oh please show up at 5:30, not 5:15.

Capisce?

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.Ok now the good stuff. So WTF is in the bag? At least $500 dollars of gift cards (!!!) AND one lucky winner will get a goodie bag with a FREE Suja three day juice cleanse.

Check out the goodies:

♥ Blink Lash Boutique gift card
♥ Blog-Doo gift card offering $50 dollars off any package
♥ Brachelle Jewelry gift card
♥ Cate McNabb Cosmetics lipgloss & discount card
♥ A Duty Free City girly flash drives
♥ FLOSS Dental Studio $150 free teeth whitening
♥ JNB Jewelry $50 dollar gift card
La Jolla Cosmetics $100 gift card
♥ A Skinny Conf surprise goodie
♥ Suja juice coupons
♥ Van De Vort gift card ( << super cute clothing store!! )
♥ Pixy’s favorite non-GMO dog treats

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

Some more party deets: enjoy a skinny street taco bar, craft cocktails ( w/ freshest of fresh ingreds, naturally ), live music by Ottopilot ( check out their Kickstarter here ), goodie bags, roaming makeup artists from Cate McNabb, & a Suja DIY mimosa bar with Bon Affair champagne. All of San Diego’s top bloggers will be in attendance too : )! ( * The event has been put on by Be Social PR ).

If you can’t make the book party because you’re not in Cali ( boo : / ), follow the party through Instagram. MWAH!

X L

{ More details on the book party here & here }

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

The Skinny Confidential's book launch party at Rancho Valencia.

Sippin’ on Tea & Juice…Day 3!

Lauryn Evarts, fitness blogger, health blogger, and diet blogger talks skinny tips and tricks for weight loss.

Annnnnddd it’s finally day three.

Cha-ching!!

I’m feeling light, awake, & alert. Out of all the days, three is the best because of the accomplished feeling. I like setting my mind to something, staying disciplined, & following through with what the hell I said I was going to do.

Total win.

It’s also kinda nice that I finished moving into my place on day three. I’m definitely feeling less stressed now that the move is over…however, the unpacking & furnishing I have ahead of me is insane.

Oh, & P.S. don’t get mad if this turns into a home decor blog.

Kidding.

Sort of.

Lately all I’ve been doing is immersing myself in home decor. I’m on a freaking rampage. So look out! New hobby alert!

Ok, ok, here’s a recap of day three:

+ By far the easiest day of the cleanse.

+ I have a pregnancy glow, but I’m not pregnant. Rad, huh?

+ I’ve lost five pounds- some is water weight.

+ My energy level is cray, cray. If I felt like this daily I wouldn’t need my AM cup of coffee.

+ Mixed veggies & berries are for din din.

+ I’m scared to eat normal food tomorrow because I feel so good…but I’ll be trying to practice these post cleanse tips.

+ Overall goal: to attain these results.

Anyone else participate in the cleanse? If so, share your experience below!

Happy Wednesday, lovas.

x.L

{{ For more information on the Suja juice cleanse, click here or e-mail me at Lauryn@TheSkinnyConfidential.com }}.

A Little Day One Detox Recap

Lauryn Evarts does the three day Suja juice cleanse.

You know what’s seriously the best day ever? Moving, cleansing, & being on your period.

I know, right?! OMG- so fun.

MOVING.CLEANSING.PERIOD.

I guess it’s better to get all that shitty shit over at once, then have it all happen over time? I D K. At that’s what I’m telling myself.

Anyway pretty much I’m moving into a new place, chugging Suja while holding a box of tampons.

FML.

So instead of Monday’s Mini DeLites this week, I’m talking juice cleansin’. Here’s a day one recap, ladies:

+ I wasn’t hungry. At all. Maybe that’s because I was carrying boxes all day & didn’t have time to be hungry.

+ For a snack I had an avocado sliced in half with Meyer lemon, mixed lettuce with beets & carrots, & a half of a sweet potato.

+ I drank tons of iced green tea ( w/ no sweetener & a splash of passion fruit tea). Also, water was my bestie all day long.

+ Instead of drinking the last juice, I ate it. I mixed the almond/cinnamon juice + chia seeds + whole flaxseeds & whipped up this three ingredient pudding.

+ Tomorrow I want to drink even more water.

{ More info on the Suja cleanse can be found here }

So overall day one was a real breeze.

I mean, besides Auntie Flow being town & moving everything I own in the blazing sun.

Mmmkay.

Goodnight! xx.L

{ Another juice experience can be found here, here, & here }.

Suja Co-Founder, Annie Lawless Shares Her Food Diary

Lauryn Evarts talks with Suja co-founder, Annie Lawless about diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Suja co-founder, Annie Lawless about diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

If Annie Lawless’ food diary doesn’t inspire every person on the planet to eat healthy, then I don’t know what will.

She fuels her bod with all the right food & doesn’t give a shit what anyone else thinks ( << smart girl! ).

She a total juice master; her & her partner, Eric, started Suja Juice out of their houses a few years ago & it’s BLOWN up. Lately US Weekly, Vogue, & InStyle have been dying over Suja.

I mean, clearly. Even Victoria’s Secret models love the juice ( see Annie with their models above & below ).

If you want a little more background on this bombshell, click here.

Ok, have fun stalking her food journal…because I certainly did!

Lauryn Evarts talks with Suja co-founder, Annie Lawless about diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

Hi!

I’m Annie and I’m a major food snob. And no, I’m not sorry about that. I take what I put in my body pretty seriously because I know how much better I look and feel when I’m eating whole, organic, high quality foods.

I also have a lot of food allergies & it’s hard to know what goes into your food unless if you make it yourself. Plus, I LOVE to cook! I grocery shop twice per week ( Sundays & Wednesdays ) & grab things that I know I can use for a few different purposes and meals. For example, some of my staples are: salmon, avocados, kale, any & all of veggies, lentils, nuts, & seeds. I can build a lot of different meals around those items!

I also spend an hour or two on Sunday prepping ingredients so I can easily assemble something delicious quickly during the week when I may not have as much time & motivation. I also don’t snack much because my body responds better to three large meals. To give you an idea of what I eat, here’s what my week looked like:

{ Monday }

5:20 am ( pre-workout )– ½ bottle Suja Fuel

7:00 am ( post-workout )– ½ bottle Suja Fuel, two scrambled eggs with tomato & spinach sautéed in a little Ghee butter, garlic, & sea salt.

11:45 am– Avocado/kale salad ( finely chopped head of kale massaged in one whole avocado, miso, dijon mustard, garlic, maldon salt, lemon, apple cider vinegar, tahini, & flax oil with cherry tomatoes, carrot, red onion, & pumpkin seeds). **I make this at least three times per week & change up the ingredients depending on what I have.

2:15 pm– Suja Glow

5:20 pm- Twelve Essentials

7:30 pm– I made zucchini pasta from two zucchinis & dressed with white truffle oil, garlic, black lava salt, & pepper. I had two pieces of 88% dark chocolate with raw almond butter for dessert.

{ Tuesday }

7:30 am– Suja Vanilla Cloud poured over homemade raw granola ( about ½ cup ).

11:00 am– Suja Twelve Essentials

1:00 pm– Raw sunflower seed pate ( sunflower seeds, garlic, carrot, celery, lemon, parsley, & sea salt ) wrapped in butter lettuce leaves. I used coconut aminos as a dipping sauce.

7:10 pm– Avocado/kale salad

{ Wednesday }

6:00 am ( pre-workout )– Suja Green Supreme

9:00 am– I had a super busy morning and left the house early, so I drank another Green Supreme juice and had some raw almonds I sprouted over the weekend.

12:45 pm– Whole Foods salad bar! This had baby greens, carrot, tomato, onion, chickpeas, beet, purple cabbage, quinoa, & cherry tomatoes. I used olive oil & vinegar for the dressing & added an avocado from the produce section. I also had some flax crackers I bought there.

8:00 pm– Salmon I marinated in miso/tamari/ginger & a little maple syrup. I pan seared it a little coconut oil & Ghee butter with sautéed asparagus & baby bok choy. This meal was delicious.

9:00 pm– Raw coconut almond macaroons I made over the weekend.

{ Thursday }

8:00 am– Chia pudding I prepared the night before ( I mixed Chia seeds, Suja Vanilla Cloud, ground flax in a bowl ). I put this in the fridge & let it thicken overnight, then added raspberries in the morning.

10:00 am– Suja Fiji

11:30 am– Suja Lemon Love

1:15 pm– Albacore Nicoise salad from Herringbone in La Jolla. I had a lunch meeting so I got this salad with seared albacore, dark leafy greens, olive oil, vinegar dressing, & olives.

3:40 pm– Suja Twelve Essentials

7:30 pm– Veggie soup with kale, carrot, celery, tomato, lentils, garlic, onion, Maitake, oyster, & Shitake mushrooms. I made this in less than twenty minutes because I had prepared lentils over the weekend.

{ Friday }

5:20 am ( pre-workout ) – Suja Fuel

8:00 am- Suja Vanilla Cloud poured over homemade raw granola ( 3/4 cup ).

11:50 am– Leftover veggie soup + one whole avocado with Maldon salt.

2:50 pm– Suja Purify

5:00 pm– Suja Lemon Love

9:15 pm– I ordered a big salad with added avocado, Tamari, & olive oil on the side for dressing. I also got four pieces of salmon sashimi & two pieces of sea bass sashimi which I put on the salad. I also had a glass of wine.

As you can see, every day is a little different and I don’t really have set meal times. I also drink A LOT of juice! This helps me stay hydrated and energized & I prefer it over snacks during the day. Hope you enjoyed that snapshot of my meals!

xo,

Annie

+ Check out Suja’s three juice cleanse here.

++ Follow Annie on Instagram ( @BabyGenius23 ) here.

Lauryn Evarts talks with Suja co-founder, Annie Lawless about diet tips and tricks for weight loss.

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