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Week 10: Putting It All Together

Posted By Tanja Djelevic On May 21, 2012 @ 2:59 pm In Fitness | 1 Comment

Thumbs Up Fitness Woman [1]

Congrats! You made it to the tenth and final week of the Better Body and More Energy Challenge! I knew you could do it.

For your last assignment, I’d like to you tie together everything you’ve learned about nutrition and fitness over the past nine weeks. Don’t worry — it sounds more daunting than it really is!

Week 10 assignment: Cleanse, stretch and have some fun!

First, I want you to go on a natural cleanse with your diet — a mini detox [2] of sorts. This means trying to stick to mostly fruits and veggies, with some fish and eggs for protein. Drink tons of refreshing water, and let your body rest from digesting animal proteins, if you can. You can eat some whole grains, but let it be in the morning and pump up the veggie plate. After a few days you will experience a different sense of scent and taste. Want to up the ante with a full-on detox diet? Find out which detox plan is right for you with our Detox 101 guide [3].

Secondly, I’d like your workouts this week to focus on gentle, loving exercises, such as yoga and stretching [4]. Do some introspective yoga, conscious stretching and lengthening of your hard working muscles, and consider it as a muscle tissue cleanse. Leave the pushing and pulling and contracting by the way side, and just let your body breathe.

Lastly, for your heart and soul, focus on FUN! Go to a comedy show with your friends, put on a play in your home with the family, or play a practical joke on your best friend. Just try something that will make you let out a belly laugh [5].

After you complete this last assignment, your next assignment is … to start all over again [6]! Remember, repetition creates healthy habits [7]. And, even more importantly, boosting your metabolism and energy is not just a 10-week experience; it is a life long commitment.

So, how you feel about what you have done so far? Do you feel that sense of getting somewhere, an ignition, a light? I would love hear your stories after doing the challenge, and where it has taken you. Will you share it here in the comment section, with me, and the others?

Live Life Loud [8]!


Missed a week in our 10-week body/mind makeover program? Get back on track!

Week 1: Get Motivated and Add Exercise [6]

Week 2: Learn to Love Food [9]

Week 3: Make Fitness Fun Again [10]

Week 4: Feel the Love and a Better Body Image [11]

Week 5: Hit the Weights [12]

Week 6: Water, Good for Your Body, Inside and Out [13]

Week 7: Breathe and Reboot [14]

Week 8: Rock Star Intervals [15]

Week 9: The Three T’s! [16]

Week 10: Putting it All Together [17]

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[1] Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/Thumbs-Up-Fitness-Woman.jpg

[2] mini detox: http://www.gaiamtv.com/video/ayurveda-detox?chan=GaiamLife&utm_source=GaiamLife&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=10day

[3] Detox 101 guide: http://life.gaiam.com/article/detox-101

[4] yoga and stretching: http://www.gaiam.com/category/yoga-studio.do?SID=WG127SPRTAPEMACS&extcmp=life_prod

[5] let out a belly laugh: http://life.gaiam.com/article/7-benefits-laughter

[6] start all over again: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/10-weeks-to-a-better-body-and-more-energy/

[7] healthy habits: http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-steps-starting-new-habit-and-creating-lasting-change-your-life

[8] Live Life Loud: http://www.tanjadjelevic.com/

[9] Week 2: Learn to Love Food: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-2-better-body-and-more-energy-challenge/

[10] Week 3: Make Fitness Fun Again: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-3-make-fitness-fun-again/

[11] Week 4: Feel the Love and a Better Body Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-4-feel-the-love-and-a-better-body-image/

[12] Week 5: Hit the Weights: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-5-hit-the-weights/

[13] Week 6: Water, Good for Your Body, Inside and Out: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-6-water-good-for-your-body-inside-and-out/

[14] Week 7: Breathe and Reboot: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-7-rr/

[15] Week 8: Rock Star Intervals: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-8-rock-star-intervals/

[16] Week 9: The Three T’s!: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-9-the-three-ts/

[17] Week 10: Putting it All Together: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/week-10-putting-it-all-together/

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