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Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Challenge

Hello everyone! I am about to begin daily blogging again for the entire month of April! 

This month I am taking on a new 'April Challenge' with The Earth Diet.

The Earth Diet now have Customized Programs designed to suit individual needs for mind, body and health.

On the website you can complete a questionnaire for the category of Exercise, Eating and Mind/Hypnosis. 
The questionnaire is then emailed to the appropriate person for example Patrick who is a Personal Trainer creates the Exercise Programs, Paul Nguyen is a Hypnotist and creates the Customized Hypnosis Sessions and myself along with our Clinical Nutritionist Michele creates the Eating Programs. We all have the same philosophy and that is to focus on the abundance of what the earth provides naturally.

Each program is designed to suit you and every program is completely different. For example you may want to eat meat, work out at the gym and quit smoking for the month of April. Or you may want to do yoga, work out at home, be entirely raw for one month and improve sales motivation. You can be on a budget, you can be traveling, working in an office environment, just wanting to try new foods, lose weight, gain weight, build muscle etc etc The options are limitless and the possibilities are endless with what programs you create with one of our team members! It depends on you and what you want. What do you want?

For the month of April I am committed to eating majority raw, exercising and toning my body (my goal is to be super toned by June for a bikini scene for a new film 'Backwater') and managing overeating. I want to enjoy my foods everyday and also incorporate chocolate into my eating plan ;) That is raw chocolate that is sugar free, dairy free, lactose free, soy free, gluten free - you get the point!

This is what my Eating Plan for the month of April looks like.

Week 1: Transitioning to RAW foods and eating ONLY foods naturally provided by the earth.
Week 2: Only RAW foods (I am choosing only raw because this is the fastest way to lose fat and tone up)
Week 3: Detoxing, Juicing and fasting week.
Week 4: Raw foods and cooked foods.

Week 1 Eating Program looks like this:

Monday: Morning: Water and bentonite clay. Next meal: a beet, carrot, celery, ginger juice. Next meal: A avocado with walnuts. Next meal: sprouted salad with avocado, hemp seeds and lime juice. Next meal: Orange and Grapefruit Juice. Next Meal: Chocolate Balls with almond butter.
Tuesday: Morning: Orange and Grapefruit Juice. Next meal: A avocado. Next Meal: White Rice and Beans with Yucca. Next meal: A ginger tea. Next meal: chocolate balls with almond butter.
Wednesday: Morning: Water with lemon. Next meal: Celery, Lettuce, Spinach and Kale juice. Next meal: Chickpea Curry with Brown Rice. Next meal: Raw apple pie.
Thursday: Morning: Bentonite Clay in water. Next meal: Beet, carrot, celery, ginger juice. Next meal: Honey Rosemary Chicken with salad. Next meal: Chocolate brownie. Next meal: sprouts with lemon juice and hemp seeds.
Friday: Morning: Beet, carrot, celery, ginger juice. Next meal: raw pizza. Next meal: A berry smoothie. Next meal: a ginger tea. Next meal: Prawns with garlic and salad.
Saturday: Morning: Water with lemon. Next meal: A cacao, strawberry, maca and almond butter smoothie. Next meal: a green salad with chia seeds and avocado. Next meal: Peanut Butter and Strawberries. Next meal: walnuts.
Sunday: Morning: Bentonite Clay in water.Next meal: left over green salad. Next meal: Raw cookie dough balls. Next meal: potatoes with onion and garlic and herbs. Next meal: a ginger tea. Next meal: a avocado.

Obviously your program could look completely different depending on what is required to fulfill your needs.

My Exercise Program for week 1 looks like this:

Week 1:Easing into my new exercise program with light weights, cardio, stretching, walking and sweating in the sauna.
Week 2: Increasing cardio activity.
Week 3: Increasing both cardio activity again and weights.
Week 4: Increasing all exercise, exercising longer, lifting slightly more than the previous week, and extending cardio time.

Monday: 20 minute walk. 15 minutes running outside. Sweating and stretching in the sauna.
Tuesday: 20 minute walk outside. Dumbell (for legs, arms and abs) workout 45 mins with trainer Patrick at Big Al's Family Fitness. (This is my most challenging workout for the week). Sweating it out in the sauna.
Wednesday: Cardio on the treadmill at the gym. Walking for 2 minutes and running full speed for 1 minute, 25 minutes total. Boxing and jump rope for 20 minutes. Stretching and sweating in the sauna.
Thursday: Weight training mostly for arms using particular machines at the gym. Patrick created a workout for 30 minutes.
Friday: Dancing to my favourite music at home for 30 minutes. Stretching and yoga.
Saturday: Day off - do whatever I like, a relaxing walk, bike ride or skate board.
Sunday: Sweating and stretching in the sauna. 20 minutes walking outside. 15 minutes Ab exercises designed by Patrick.

My customized hypnosis session is for 'Weight Management' - it is designed for me to listen to for 20 minutes a day for the entire month of April. The idea is that every time I begin to 'overeat' the new neurons created in my brain from listening to the 'Weight Management' will trigger a response that I no longer enjoy overeating and the food tastes yuck at this point and hence I will stop. 

You can also join me in your own personal customized challenge! And you can start whenever you like. The programs are designed for 1 month however you can continue to use them for as long as you like.

Overall the programs are designed to be fulfilled by the participant. My intention is complete what I have set out to do. At the end of the month of April I will be fitter, healthier and stronger mentally.

I will be sharing my daily experience with you guys in this blog - so see you tomorrow for the first day of April!

Check out our Customized Programs direct link:

With love, Liana ;) 


  1. Hey Liana!

    This all sounds great! I'm excited for your month of April- you'll totally rock! You've inspired me to make my month of April a very healthy month- a spring cleaning month but not a total detox month - more of a more gentle type of detox staying away from sugar, dairy, gluten, and soy. I am also going to try one of your customized challenges and see how I go!

    I look forward to your blogs!

  2. Hey Lianda! Our names are so similar hehe ;) That is great - good for you! It is amazing what happens to the body when it is free of sugar, dairy, gluten and soy! A detox in its self! Looking forward to creating a customized challenge for you! x :)