Lori Painter Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge

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Introduction by G Monkie:

I can admit it, I am not happy with my body. Not that I am fat, odd shaped or super out of shape, it’s just not perfect and that is my own fault. I have to face it, I just sit around looking at my computer, so what can I expect right. So, when I saw Lori Painter’s Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge videos, I completely understood where she was coming from. I may not be as brave as she is, to toss on a bikini (I am a guy, so that would be odd and might scare some of you) and start jumping around dancing in front of a video camera, but I still related. I want to get back into shape too and if Lori can get back into Bikini shape eating a raw vegan diet, so can I. Right… That is what your saying at home.. You can do it..

You maybe asking yourself who is Lori Painter, since she hasn’t been a regular here on G Living. Lori is an amazing woman who has decided to take her raw vegan life online in her own blog called Inspire2Act. Professionally she is a health practitioner . Each week Lori completely opens up on camera about her desires, goals, struggles, children and her quest to get back into a bikini fit body.

What is this bikini body challenge all about? Lori said: “I am documenting my weight loss bikini body journey with a motivation to look good naked. My desire for a lean green clean machine is through raw foods and fun balancing workouts. Looking good naked may seem superficial, however our bodies are a reflection of self love and respect. Making the world a better place starts within us. Cleaning up the planet starts with clean people. How can we create a clean green planet if we don’t do the same with our own bodies? My aim is to inspire others to act in ways that honor their bodies and the planet at the same time. A clean body clears the mind to conscious growth and a healthy planet.”

Here we go, the first video and the before body photos. Check back every Thursday for a follow up post and video from Lori.

Video Update Number 1

Video Update Number 2

By Lori Painter

Here is a picture of me last year where I was at my ideal. I weighed: 108-110. My measurements were: 34-25-35

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I did lots of internal cleansing with milk thistle, dandelion, and lemon. I worked out training 2 times a week and a 2 hour power yoga session at least once a week. I also was drinking 1 1/2 gallons of herbal tea or water a day. I did not eat until I had worked out. I earned my breakfast. I made my meals last a minimum of 20 minutes, I chewed until liquid and I ate to keep me from being hungry rather than being full. I took lots of green supplements as well as kelp for my thyroid.

Well, time passed, I changed my diet to vegan. I started eating lots of grains, beans and starches. I also stopped working out as regularly. I became more sedentary, working on the computer and more inconsistent with my eating. All my good habits slowly disappeared. So, here is where that took me. This is my starting point now:

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Age: 32, Height: 65.25 inches, Weight: 133.6, BMI: 22.1, Frame: small, Type: Meso- Endo

Measurements

  • Bust:35.75
  • Waist: 28.75
  • Navel: 31.75
  • Hips:38.25
  • Upper Thigh( up 9″ left): 23
  • Calf( down 4″ left): 13.50
  • Upper Arm( down 6″ left): 11
  • Maybe now you can understand why I am feeling so blah! about my body. It is time to get those good habits back and rock out a hard body.

    I am not one to wait until New Years to take on a new project. I usually do them as I see fit. However, there is so much energy in the New Year that I thought I would take advantage of it and make ME my New Years Resolution. I feel that the number one thing that bothers me in my life is my body. I know that may sound weird to some who watch my videos, but being very invested in health I know that I am not in optimal physical condition. This wears away at my self esteem and my confidence. I tend to avoid social events. Sometimes, I realize I am being ridiculous and I get out and just live life regardless of how my pants fit or what the scale says in the morning. I feel like I am somewhat of a hypocrite if I do not emulate all that I educate to others. So, if it bothers me this much I might as well do something about it. Not only is health my profession, it is a passion of mine. I find that in my free time I am learning more and more about living a healthy life. I would pay to learn more and try different therapy modalities. If I was a billionaire I would still invest in my health. You just can’t take it out of me, no matter what, health is going to be a major role in my life. It only makes sense, if you don’t have your health you really don’t have a foundation to build your life upon. I truly feel that when you start with your body and clear out the garbage and fill up on the good stuff that it enables the mind to become clearer. We can take in more information, our focus and concentration is improved as well as our memory. When the mind is clear it is much easier to feel our spiritual connection and follow a life path that is truly satisfying. As we jump start the body, the mind opens and the inspiration flows through us. The whole mind-body-spirit approach is addressed just by improving our health.

    It makes sense to make this the number one step in personal development. Steve Pavlina is a huge advocate of 30 day trials. So, I thought I’d give it a shot myself.I have done 30 days on a raw food diet. My plan is to expand on that.

    The plan for the next 30 days are as follows:

  • Exercise a minimum of 60 minutes daily
  • Consume a minimum of 3 qts of water daily
  • Consume greens & kelp
  • Complete a purification program
  • I have been doing some of these for a while, but I am not consistent on a daily basis. That’s where blogging and video comes in handy. I need the accountability to stick with this and what better way than to go public. It’s not very fun sharing an out of shape bikini picture with the world. I can’t wait to share my in shape bikini picture, though. I am keeping my eyes on the prize!

    I will be posting regular daily updates on my progress, what I am experiencing, learning and so forth. I will also include my weigh in weight, my measurements, BMI, food log and workout log!

    What are you waiting for? Do you have a rocking hard body? If not, get to it! Let’s do this together!

    Check back next week…. The Challenge continues

    • http://cherrybombpie.com/ cherrybombpie

      Hi Lori,
      Thanks for sharing. I still think you look hot now, though you look sizzling before. Hope you’ll achieve your ideal weight and your former healthy habits!

    • tracy

      Did you decided to go on a raw diet to reduce your weight, or where you already raw when you gained the weight? When did you take the first bikini shot at the top of the page?

    • inspired

      Thank you for doing this! It is so inspiring to see you put yourself out there like that and stand up and share with everyone your wisdom and experience. Keep it up!

    • Johnny

      Have you tried the Lemonade Diet? My sister did that and lost 10 pounds

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      Thank you! It's fun playing around and bring my body back into shape. Right now, it's all about having consistency to my healthy habits. :)

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      I decided to go raw for several reasons, some are to balance out my thyroid and digestion as well as drop a little weight that I put on from becoming more sedentary. I was not raw when I gained the weight. However, I did gain some weight when I first went raw because I was eating all the fancy schmancy raw food that had way too much fat and salt in it. My salad dressings were messing me up too. I am doing simple raw foods now.

      I took the first bikini shot in January.

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      Thank you!!! :)

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      Hey Samantha, (love that name, btw)

      I know what you mean about nervous about getting all your nutritional needs through a raw food diet. I too,was taught we needed certain foods to ensure we have enough nutrition in our bodies. I have to say I have never felt healthier than I feel now! I recommend for every diet a very simple solution. Lots of fresh fruits and veggies, not cooked! Aim for 75% of your diet to come from that. I love the book by Dr Douglas Graham "80/10/10". I think dark leafy greens are where we remineralize! So, I like massaged green salads and green smoothies. I like to get these in regularly. According to Victoria Boutenko we need 2 bunches (about 2 lbs) of dark leafy greens a day!

      I have made some recipe samples on youtube. Here are 2:

      Smoothie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQ64C1w1Fw&fe
      Salad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKG5wsH0o_I&fe

      Hopefully, this is helpful! :) Go green….literally, with your diet…eat your greens ;)

      Lori

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      Hey Johnny,
      You are probably refering to the “Master Cleanser”. Yes, I have done that several times, but not during this bikini body challenge. I wanted to find raw cane juice to use other than maple syrup. I do drink lots of lemon though. Perhaps, I will do that cleanse during this challenge…great idea :). Fasting always brings a sense of peace as well as balanced out my appetite.

    • Samantha

      Hey Lori!

      Go girl! I’m inspired, but I am nervous about getting enough of what I need! What do you recommend for a lacto-ovo vegetarian starting out on a raw diet? Any helpful websites with menu plans? What’s the first step?

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      I am glad you share the same desire to rock a serious body. I know it can seem overwhelming (even for me), but if I take it one day at a time then I do ok. It isn't until I start thinking of the hours of exercise the months of effort that will need to go into making this happen. You really are on a budget so I recommend that you get your greens in. Kale is pretty cheap in the market. If you can try to get 2 bunches in a day you'll be on your way. I like them in green smoothies. Sometimes I make a huge pitcher, fill it in mason jars and keep it in the refridge. If I am doing good I'll have 2 huge smoothies a day. Going raw til dinner is an excellent start. So, if you can start w/ greens then I think you'll really RAWK it out . :)

    • Jessica

      I swear to god I’ve always wanted to do this. I have always wanted to eat super healthy and get lots of exercise. At the moment I have increased my daily activity a bit, but I’m no where near a healthy lifestyle. My one and only issue with the Raw food diet right now is that I am a full time student, and i have no income whatsoever, so I can’t afford it. Any suggestions for a girl who’s weekly food budget is $10 Canadian and wants to be healthy? I’m super desperate here.

    • Stef

      Hey Lori, over the past 2 years I have lost weight and gained it back, and then lost it again and just recently gained it back. The first time, I started out at about 140lbs. and in a 4 month period I lost about 30-35lbs weighing in at about 105-110lbs. I am a 63in or 5ft 3in frame. I gained almost all the weighted back in a 5 month period. I eventually weighed 131lbs again… And you are right it makes me not want to do social things, it makes me feel sad and terrible about myself. When I saw myself weigh that much when I was weighed for a biggest loser competition I joined to help my mom stay motivated to lose weight I realized I had to do something about it (plus there was a $300 prize for the winner) the first week I failed but then I was successful, and each week I stuck with it became easier and easier and before I knew it 3 months later I have lost over 20lbs (I had committed to a pretty strict diet, (fruit- lots of grapes, apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, and lots of salads with salsa for the dressing, I never ate sweets, which I am not a big sweet tooth anyways, I never ate bread, or dairy and I rarely at meat, if I did it was grilled chicken)!! I was so excited I weighed under 110lbs again, I felt confident and good about myself again! But then last May I started over eating and eating unhealthy again or eat to many calories of unhealthy food, and I was out of control. It is exactly 7 months later and I have been fighting this and it is soo hard especially when I fail I am devastated, I have been looking down on myself for so long now. I now weigh between 135-140lbs and I am soo uncomfortable with the way I look and I don’t no what to do.. I mean I know how much hard work you have to put in to losing weight and looking great, I just somehow need that adrenaline rush I had those other 2 times I lost all the weight to keep going and see result- I guess what I need is to make my interest in losing weight a commitment! and stay focus. I try and make a food diary but I feel like something also messes me up. I am a college student and living in the dorms, I rarely ever drink or go out and party. I am ready to be committed, I just need someone to share things with because this is soo hard and I just want my health to be back as my #1 priority, and I know all these people are going through the same thing. I want to be successful and not disappoint my family and friends. thanks

    • http://inspire2act.blogspot.com Lori Painter

      Hey Stef,

      Thanks for the message! The more time goes by the more apparent it seems that my weight loss was more about self love and feeling satisified on a spiritual leve. I said reacently that emotion eating was a sign of a starving soul. When I am filled with inspiration my emotional hunger disappears.



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