Saturday, October 10, 2009

Retreat Recap: Day 2

Early mornings plus Starbucks being literally 1 block away from the Spa = temptation setting in!

6:45am: Starbucks iced grande nonfat vanilla latte, 1/2 ProBar

After measuring a few more T-Tappers, I made it to the Morning Stretch workout.

8:35am: small organic gala apple, 1/2 cranberry orange nut muffin

Morning Supplements:
Alfalfa: 3 caps
B-12: 4 sprays
Jus: 1 ounce
Priority Women's Complete Multi: 2 caps

Starting at 8:30am Teresa did the Basic Workout and Hoe Down Showdown Session. I did the Primary Back Stretch and 11 sets of Hoe Downs. The T-Tapp staff was on stage with Teresa for this challenge. The lights were so hot and made me sweat even more. My legs were feeling like dead weight and I didn't want to push through with bad form and mess up my body, so I stopped at set 11. Many T-Tappers pushed through 55 sets of Hoe Downs!!! Beating the elementary school kids record of 51. Amazing!

I skipped the afternoon Total Workout to work the event. Plus, after 11 sets of Hoe Downs I was beat. Can't imagine how everyone else felt after doing more than that.

12:00pm: slice of bread with butter, salmon with mixed greens and asparagus

3:30pm: sample of organic mango lemonade

At 4:15 pm I enjoyed the fancy coffee bar and presentation by Dr. Rob Carlson, a Heart Surgeon and renowned expert for bioidentical hormone therapy (Suzanne Somers), Vitamin D and HCG therapy, as well as a competitive Iron Man athlete.

Yum! Freshly made whipped cream, sugar stir and nutmeg.

Dr. Rob's talk was interesting. I learned that we should all be taking vitamin D3 daily in the range of 1,000-4,000 IU. Vitamin D3 does so much for the body! Not many of us get enough sun... and vitamin D3 is the only vitamin the body can manufacture from sunlight (UVB). Therefore, it's important to supplement with D3.

Benefits of vitamin D3:
  • Helps depression
  • Helps back pain
  • Improves bone health
  • Improves cognitive function
  • Cancer prevention
  • Builds immunity
Additionally, Dr. Rob recommends taking 1,000 mg of omega3 per day and also supplementing with Resveratrol. Guess what? Jus has Resveratrol and the only way your body can really absorb it is through a liquid taken orally. Resveratrol kills cancer, reduces inflammation and protects arteries. Powerful stuff!

We also celebrated Jeanne's 50th birthday and surprised her with a cake.

Happy Birthday Jeanne!

Baby Lena came to visit too...

This little sweetie loves the camera!!!

After Dr. Rob's presentation Teresa hosted the "Strike a Pose and Walk the Walk" modeling session. All of the 60-Day Challenge winners got free professional photo shoots done, so this model class was really important for them to learn how to stand and look like a model. We actually rented a cat walk too! After the modeling session we all walked the cat walk and struck a pose. It was a lot of fun!

Me & Shannon in our color coordinated outfits.

To end our day we had a special evening session with Jim Lofthouse, a biochemist formulator with a Masters in Nutrition. He shared information and samples of 2 of the products that he was involved in formulating: the very popular Wobenzym and the new breakthrough product Blue-Green Algae used for menopause management and body balancing.

Since my accident I've had people say that I should take Wobenzym, but it's expensive stuff. So I'm really excited to get free samples and try it out.

I learned some new things from Jim's presentation as well.

  • Blue-Green Algae is a vegan source of B-12
  • Aging, serotonin and dopamine are inter-related
  • We should all take a digestive enzyme
  • Inflammation is a precursor to disease
  • Free radicals are unpaired - "looking for love in all the wrong places"
  • Wobenzym allows reduction of inflammation

9:30pm: Blue Moon


Off to bed we went to wake up bright and early on Saturday...

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