Thursday, August 10, 2017

I'm preparing to take on a Sparkling Detox - Join Me!

Summer was a blast - I lived it up with my family taking multiple vacations and indulging in all of the local flavors. I was in the moment and I loved it. Now that school is back in session though, and Fall racing season is approaching, I want to get more serious about my training and my eating habits. I have some big goals this Fall and I know I train and race better when I fuel my body with healthy options.

Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is hosting a #SparklingDetox Challenge that I’m really excited about! They are challenging you to replace your normal beverages with Gerolsteiner Sparkling Natural Mineral Water for 5 days (from September 11-15). Part of eating healthy is drinking healthy too, especially when running and training in the hot desert climate like I am in Arizona.

For those 5 days I plan on eating and drinking 100% clean. I’ve never done this before - I’m more an 80/20 eater - I love my lunchtime salads but my after dinner ice cream and glass of wine are daily indulgences too.

Avoiding certain foods, even just for 5 days, can make a big impact. It will help reset your body and retrain your mind, leading to new behaviors and helping you develop new long term healthier habits. How am I going to do this? The weekend before my Sparkling Detox I plan on making a meal plan and formulating a grocery list. Once I get my meals and snacks planned out and shopped for, I will meal prep as much as I can ahead of time: hard boil eggs, chop veggies, wash fruit, etc. By prepping ahead of time, it will allow me to stay on track by simplifying meal times.

How will I prepare for my Sparkling Detox?

  1. Stockpile Healthy Snacks - Eating healthy snacks can help curb overeating and control cravings too. For me, if I have a healthy snack prepped, I’ll reach for that over a handful of the kiddos chips in the pantry. The key though, is pre-portioning out the healthy snacks. One ounce of nuts is a great clean snack - the entire bag is not! If a healthy snack doesn't already come portioned out, I’ll do it myself ahead of time, so when hunger strikes, I’ll be able to grab a snack and move on.

2. Organize my refrigerator - Make your healthy prepared foods and drinks the first thing you see in your fridge and those will be what you reach for! I line the top shelf of my fridge with my bottles of Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water and have my cut up fruits and veggies in clear containers right at eye level so I’ll be most inclined to reach for them.

3. Get Support - Tell your friends and family that you are participating in the Sparkling Detox Challenge. You’ll be able to rely on them for support and encouragement and who knows - you may even inspire them to join you too! Gerolsteiner has set up an online Facebook Group for the challenge. I encourage you to join it  for extra support, daily motivation, and useful nutrition tips from experts and the community! Visit HERE for a direct link to the free challenge support group.

Want to join me? Gerolsteiner invites you to “Mineralize Your Life” for a chance to win a FREE Gerolsteiner Water Supply just in time for the challenge. Go HERE to find out details and register to win. I know we can do this together!!

This post was written in partnership with Fit Approach and Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. All thoughts and opinions are mine.


  1. I SO need to be better about food prepping healthy snacks. Anytime I make a salad (ahem, every night) I always think I need cut up peppers ready to nom in the fridge! AND I need to drink ALL THE WATER all the time!

  2. I always need a good push to food prep. Thanks for the inspiration! So glad to be detoxing with you!