Thursday, June 30, 2016

Have you ever wanted to try it?

Okay I know, I know, you hate the sales pitch. I do too. SO I'm not going to give you one. I'm going to show you my results. That's it. I have been using It Works! lately too. The Cleanse is my absolute favorite. I also have been using the Fat Fighters and Thermofit and I LOVE them! Seriously my products sell themselves. I just share with you what I do and then if you want to try them out you can always go to my website and sign up as a Loyal Customer and make the first step towards your goals. I want to help you. So PLEASE ask me.

Okay so here are some results from me using the products. This first picture is me using the cleanse:

I'm seriously in love with this stuff. It tastes great and seriously helps you drop weight like nobody's business. This is after my first cleanse:

How freaking cool is that??? I dropped 5.5 lbs with that. NO you don't have to be on the toilet the whole time, and no you don't have to carry around an extra pair of underwear. Yikes. I don't know anyone who would want to. Why would you risk taking anything like that? Oh yeah I'm losing weight but I also can't wear white pants either. No thank you.

The Fat Fighters are also white pants approved!! They absorb 70% of carbs and 30% of your carbs from the biggest meal of the day. Take those with the Thermofit and you have a recipe for success. The Thermofit speeds up your metabolism and reduces cravings. It burns almost 300 extra calories a day and who doesn't want that??

This picture right here:

These are my results after 4 wraps. Just 4. And in between the wraps, I use the Defining Gel. I love the products. I understand if your skeptical. I was too.

Hollaa! These results make me so happy!!! You can get them too. Seriously. Keep it up!

Okay anyway. Let me know if you have any questions on that. I would be MORE than willing to help you out.

So. This morning I had a smoothie when I woke up. Milk, half a banana, a few strawberries, some blueberries, and blackberries. Some Greek yogurt, and a little bit of honey. It was amazing! Oh and chia seeds. Gotta add that fiber in there too :)

Lunch I had a turkey sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread and the other half of my banana and a half a cup of cottage cheese,

For dinner I am making avocado and spinach stuffed chicken breasts. I can't wait!!! I love food. There is a big misconception behind food too. That you have to eat less to lose weight. NOT true. You actually need to eat more. But the right food. Good food. Healthy food.

Let me know if you have any questions!!!


Monday, June 20, 2016

Just Keep Swimming

HEY!!!! It's been 3 months since my last post. No, I haven't forgotten about you!! I am still truckin' here! I haven't lost a ton of weight. I am not even down 25 lbs yet. I even renamed the blog from something to do with losing the baby weight to something about being healthy. And I feel like that is really important to stress. The fact of the matter is, losing weight is great and all, but the reality is that making an actual lifestyle change is what is more important. Losing weight just happens after you become healthy.

I am down to 157.9 lbs. My BMI is 28 and Body Fat Percentage is 32.5. That's down basically 5 a piece from back in January if I remember right. I haven't measured much since March honestly. Recently started weighing myself again on Friday mornings. My friend Sara and I are on week 4 of Couch to 5K as of today! I am running again! I have tried over and over with the Couch to 5K program and haven't gotten past week 2. Now I'm on week 4 and killin' it!! She and I are going to do The Color Run next month so we're working towards that goal! I can't wait. I haven't been able to run long distances for several years and haven't been able to run a mile, let alone 3, since I was in high school doing soccer, and honestly, I didn't ever run that long either! So this will mean I will be in the best shape of my life...ever. And I am 26. That's amazing to me.

Anyway Here is another set of progress pictures. The photo on the left is me in a wedding on April 9th (sorry its pretty blurry) and the photo on the right is me from this past Saturday in another wedding. My weight is about 3 lbs less than in April, but I look skinnier. I've been running and doing strength exercises. That's what happens!!

And I am continuing to eat better. I still eat cake, and ice cream, and carbs and all of that. I just watch how I'm eating. I still drink coffee with creamer, but I make sure to get my 8 glasses of water every day too. I do take supplements. I sell It Works! and take a few of their supplements and then their cleanse and the wraps and I believe that it is definitely making a difference in my appearance. The majority is my hard work and dedication and not giving up.

I think back to how big I was in December when I first started, 180 lbs, bloated, tired all the time, I didn't want to go out, I hated having my picture taken, it was horrible. Now, getting my picture taken isn't so bad, my 5 minute runs aren't so hard, soon to be 8 minute runs. I couldn't do any plank push ups 3 weeks ago, and now I can do 10. It's just a matter of doing it and not making excuses on why I can't. I CAN, and I WILL. My mind has been the hardest battle that I am dealing with.

All of the cliches are true. And I suppose that's why they are cliche...working out with a partner certainly helps to keep the motivation going. Getting up earlier is helping too. It's been ridiculously hot lately and even though the first day of summer is today, it's been very hot the past few weeks. Which is totally fine with me because I hate the cold. Anyway, having a running partner has kept me in check, has helped motivate me, and given us a little competition along the way. Even though we still cheer each other on and encourage each other too. It's about getting in shape, not getting skinny. I don't want to be a stick figure. I want to have muscle, I want to be strong, I want to show my kids that being healthy is great. I also want them to know that being human is normal and we make mistakes.

Life is hard, being fat is hard, working towards being healthy is hard, pick your hard. Just do it. Excuses don't burn calories.

Its all relative.

Comments, questions, concerns??

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Still Going Strong!

HEY!!!! It's been FOREVER since I've posted! Like a month!!! How crazy is that? Anyway, it has been a crazy ride so far. I am still eating healthy and haven't been working out....that's right. I haven't been working out. I was pushing myself too hard and my knees have been hurting like a mother lately so I haven't worked out in like a month almost. Don't judge me. haha 

ANYWAYYYYY I am finally going to post some progress pictures. I am down 19 lbs since December 29th as of Friday morning. That's right, almost 20 lbs!!! I honestly couldn't see a difference in myself looking in the mirror. I didn't think I was losing anything, but I haven't given up.

I splurge and eat chocolate. I drink wine. I eat bread and pasta. But then I balance it out with protein and veggies and fruit too. I don't over eat, and I watch my calorie intake. I don't beat myself up if I have a bad day. I gave up on trying to drop 60 pounds in 6 months! LOLLLL!!! I was on something there. I would rather do it slow and keep it off than try and beat myself up and be miserable for 6 months.

Don't get me wrong. I would love to drop the weight in 6 months and have no more worries about my weight and then I wouldn't have to worry about dropping that 60 pounds anymore!!

But as I promised....Here are the before and during pictures....


So yeah... apparently there really is a difference! haha and that is just with portion control and counting calories. Since I've had a lot of pain in my knees I haven't been working out. But now that I am down to my post baby weight from when Sunnie was born back in 2008, I can really focus on getting down to the 120 pounds that I want to be at for my ultimate goal!!! I am going to start working out again this week now that things are starting to finally calm down for me and I'll have the time. I want to make sure my knees aren't still hurting like they were before too.

It's been 65 days since I started this journey. 65 days that I've started to better myself and get healthier for me and my kids. I have never stuck with a weight loss routine this long before and that gives me hope for myself haha I am seeing results and it is really working! I am thankful I am so busy because it doesn't give me time to think about how fat I feel or that I'm not seeing results as fast as I want to.

Well like I've said before, slow progress IS progress. I am so excited for this summer. I will be the smallest I've been in years and once the gym really starts paying off, everyone will be able to see the progress that I've made.

So another thing I am going to try out is It Works! The wraps, fat fighters, and Berry Greens detox drink. I am very excited for these to come in the mail in the next couple of weeks! I totally wish I had the fat fighters over the weekend though. I had beer and cookies and then pizza for my sisters confirmation! YIKES!!! But I am back on the horse today though. 

I bought a zoo pass on Sunday and will be utilizing that a lot this year! We went to the zoo and walked over 2 miles! It was a lot of fun. Reilynn loved the aquarium and Sunnie wanted to stay all day! We are going to go back in a couple of weeks and try to go all day and get even more exercise in, plus it wears the kids out and they sleep all day when we get home.

Today's breakfast was Chobani "Flip" PB&J. 200 calories of delicious!! Lunch is going to be 12 oz Vanilla almond milk, I'm using Silk which is 90 calories per 8 oz, 2 tbsp of PB2, a tablespoon of chia seeds and a scoop of EAS soy chocolate protein powder. I'm not sure what we're having for dinner tonight. Probably something with the ground turkey that I have sitting in my freezer. I'm thinking maybe a scramble! Some free range eggs and some ground turkey with some organic veggies thrown in to top it off. Lots of protein and healthy yumminess! Plus, Sunnie will love it :)

Something that I've started doing is having Sunnie help me in the kitchen when we're making dinner. I let him crack eggs into a bowl and check for shells, and he will help me whisk them to scramble them too. He likes helping me open cans, and he helps throw all of the trash away while we're cooking. It's a great way to have him help me get dinner ready so he feels included and it's good cooking experience for when he grows up! Another plus is that he will grow up to know how to cook healthy meals for not only himself but his family as well.

Anyway! Enough for today.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Day 1 of 30 in the Paleo Challenge

Hello everyone!!! It's Monday! And I'm very glad it is! Scary, right? Anyway, it's so much easier for me to stay on track during the week for my clean eating. My meals are all planned out and I'm not constantly around the temptation of food like I am at home or at family or friends houses. Self control is a big issue sometimes.

This weekend I kind of slipped a little bit, okay maybe more than a little bit. But I was hungry and wasn't drinking my water. It's amazing how something as simple as not drinking water can throw you off that much. I mean don't get me wrong, I know things happen, but I need to stay on track. Never quit. This time I've got this for sure I mean I'm down almost 10 pounds in the past month, I've been staying very good as far as clean eating goes, and I've been drinking water instead of soda. So it's a step in the right direction.

I had a yummy snack over the weekend that I ate twice in one day because it was just that good and I was seriously craving something sweet before I ate my own foot or something. It was a sliced gala apple with peanut butter, oats, and chocolate chips on it YUM.

I didn't work out at all this weekend either. Which was another problem. But I worked out 5 days last week, so I needed a couple of cool down days in between.

Now, that wedding I told you about that I'm the Maid of Honor in in January, well it got moved up to April 9th. So 2 1/2 months away...And I have my size 9 dress that I have to try to fit into in 2 1/2 months. Yes, I know. Yikes!!!!!! So I'm doing the 30 Day Paleo Challenge starting today. So far I've already had my breakfast:

That is 2 scrambled eggs, a cup of baby spinach, and half of a roma tomato. My lunch, I kind of cheated and had my last burrito that I made. But the only thing in there that was bad for this challenge was the tortilla, and I think I'll be okay.

My morning snack today was 1 mini Larabar - Apple pie, and my afternoon snack was another mini Larabar - Cherry Pie!


And for dinner tonight I'm having 5 oz of chicken with 1/2 a white onion caramelized, and another cup of baby spinach. All while drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

I took my day 1 of my Paleo Challenge Pictures this morning. I am still posting my progress pictures next Monday also! One week from today! In 4 days it will mark my one month into my journey!

I'm really hoping that the Paleo Challenge will definitely get my waist quite a bit smaller in the next 30 days so that I can fit into my dress by April. If I make significant progress in these 30 days, and I get very close to my goal of dropping 2 1/2 dress sizes by April 9, I will continue this diet until I reach my final goal of 125 lbs. I have to stay very dedicated to this, and I will. I'm just glad nobody's birthday is coming up soon. Valentines day is, but I haven't been eating sweets anyway. So I should be okay.

My workout today was Jillian Michaels Six Week Six Pack. Holy crap was that intense. I felt like I was going to die. That's probably the point, but still. Apparently I haven't been pushing myself hard enough with my workouts, because they say they get easier, but it's been a month and so far they are still hard!

Tomorrow I get to wake up and do it all over again. This challenge is really going to test my "One Day at a Time" theory. I just have to keep telling myself that every single day. Just one more day, just one more day, just one more day.

I can do this. It's not so bad. I mean it's only 30 days. I am almost done with the first day, so 29 1/4 more days to go.

I hear after 30 days it's not so bad anymore and it becomes easier. So I'm going to test that theory and see if it works. I have tried and failed doing this challenge before, so that's another reason why I'm so nervous.

If you are determined to succeed as much as you're determined to breathe, that's where you win. That's when it happens. Every day there are little changes. One measly little day. Yesterday went by whether you wanted it to or not, and 6 months from now will come whether you want it to or not.

You might as well make the most of the next 6 months and see how far you can go, and see how close to your goal you can become. I'm hoping that I reach my goal within that time if I keep up with my Paleo diet that I am going to be on for at least the next month.

My challenge is up on February 24th.

Feel free to join me in doing this and we'll see how far we go and keep track of each others progress throughout the challenge.

Who's with me??

Tomorrow is leg and butt and yoga day!

It's going to be a great time!


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Friday, January 22, 2016


Hey everyone!!! It's FRIDAY!!! Omg I'm so excited that it's Friday! Do you have any big plans for the weekend?? I do! I'm going out to Blair to take Reilynn to see her grandparents and cousin, and we're going to attempt to make the cutest little Converse for her!

Aren't they just the CUTEST?! Anyway...down to business! I am very happy to announce that the scale keeps moving down! My weight today?? (drum roll please....) 171!!! That's 9 pounds down since December 29th! You would not believe how shocked I was to see the scale at that weight this morning. (I got off and stepped back on the scale 6 times) It stayed the same every time I stepped back on that scale. I almost cried.

I'm going to get serious here for a minute...

 I had a break down moment the other day when I looked at myself in the mirror before my shower. I hate how I look. I didn't feel like anything was happening. I saw the cellulite. I saw the rolls, and the double chin, and I saw everything that's not as perky or lifted as it should be. I texted Reilynn's dad saying that I was confused and how I can't see a difference at all after I've been doing everything RIGHT! I have been drinking only water, hot tea, and almond milk; I've been eating clean and going to bed on time and getting plenty of sleep; I've been taking a daily vitamin and exercising, but I couldn't see it in my reflection looking back at me. He assured me that I am doing just fine, but it just wasn't enough for me. I need to see it happening.

But it was in that moment I really made my decision. I can either quit and give up, or I could keep going. Why quit? I asked myself. It would only set me back. If I keep going, it can only benefit me. I can only get better. I CAN do this, and I will. It's going to take time. I didn't gain the weight all in one day, and I'm certainly not going to lose it all in one day, but if I quit and give up, there will be no chance of me losing it at all.

I am human. I make mistakes. I fumble and I fall down. But I will pick myself back up and keep going, because I am finally determined to be healthy. In 6 months I will be so far and I will look back on myself now and be so happy I didn't quit. I'm trying my hardest to stay positive and be a great example and positive role model for everyone, especially my kids. Reilynn is too young to know what's going on, but Sunnie isn't. I don't think either of them will ever have the ability to get fat, but still, it's more about the concept of not giving up and finishing something I started. I have little eyes watching me, and you might too.

We're in this together, remember?

Anyway, enough with the serious talk. 

Sunnie had a birthday party at Bounce U last night. It's basically a place where they have huge rooms full of blow up bouncy house type things. It's pretty cool, and he had fun. I was a good girl though and didn't have any of the soda, pizza, or cupcakes! I made a smoothie/shake in my blender bottle and took it with me! I put in a tbsp of chia seeds, a couple of spoonfuls of vanilla greek yogurt, the rest of my almond milk, (I think it was about 6 oz) a little bit of skim milk, about 1/4 cup oats, a mashed up banana, a tbsp of pure maple syrup, and about a tbsp and a half of unsweetened cocoa powder. Shake shake shake! Dinner!! It was just enough sweet to keep me sane last night and very filling. Super yummy.

Lunch of course was my chicken avocado burrito again. I had my hard boiled eggs on hand for a protein packed snack as well as an apple with my PB2 so I could have that for another snack too. 

My Larabars come in on Monday from Amazon, I get them with my Subscribe and Save. Amazon is the bees knees. I'm telling you. If you have $99 a year and money to save, get Amazon Prime. If I need something, I check Amazon first. That way I don't have to try to find time to get to the store with my super busy mom schedule and lug two kids around in the cold. It gets delivered right to your door in 2 days for Prime shipping. I get my diapers and wipes through there, also my laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent, Sunnie's vitamins, and my Larabars. 

Anyway, breakfast was a hardboiled egg and some granola. I'm trying to kind of switch it up every now and again lol today I had a hardboiled egg and my PB2 and 100% whole wheat swirl bread.

And of course I'm drinking my warm lemon water throughout the day, and taking my multivitamin too!

Tonight, Sara and I are doing Zumba!! I'm so excited and can't wait to do it for the first time. Going to the gym is great and I really do love going, but switching it up every now and again is okay too! We are going to start out doing our daily exercise for Friday, and then go right into Zumba and dance away 500 calories. It's a fun way to work out that doesn't require a machine to do it. I'm so ready for this. I wish I could take the rest of the day off of work to go work out. Is that weird? I hope not. Here is our 4 week workout circuit. 

I really have been enjoying working out a lot. It's becoming part of my regular routine. Things are beginning to become easier for me too. I don't get winded walking up the stairs to get to Sara's apartment anymore, I can go faster on the treadmill and elliptical and go further within the 30 minutes we're working out on there. It's helping me sleep better at night, it's putting me in a positive mood most of the time, and when I DO get frustrated, instead of wanting a cigarette, I've found myself wanting to go work it out at the gym.

I have lost 9 pounds and it hasn't even been a month yet. 9 POUNDS!!! One week from today and I will have hit my 1 month mark. 1 week and 3 days and I will post my 1 month progress pictures! I'm not really looking forward to that knowing how I look now. But I'm thinking there will be a difference between my starting pictures and now because of all the workouts I'm doing as well as the fact that I've lost almost 10 pounds already. The scale doesn't lie! haha 

I really didn't think it was possible to eat and lose weight. I really didn't. I thought losing weight meant you had to be hungry all the time. Well if you eat crappy food all day long, you don't get to constantly snack on good things so you are hungry all the time. That's where I was going very very wrong. I wasn't controlling portions and I was eating sugary stuff all day long. I didn't meal prep. I didn't realize healthy food can be delicious too! I enjoy doing all of this like I said a few days ago. 

You know what else is exciting? My mom noticed my weight loss. She and I aren't really close, but my dad mentioned the fact that my mom said something to him about it, yesterday at work. I was shocked, because I haven't even really noticed at all. So go me! haha

ANYWAY....I think I've taken up enough of your time for today.

Keep up the hard work everyone!!

Please feel free to comment and share. Ask any questions you might have. I'm open!

Until Monday!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Week 4!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! It is snowing like crazy outside and it took me 2 hours to get to work today because of the horrible traffic. But no matter, I am here, and I feel GREAT! How is everyone feeling today? Awake? Sleepy? Groggy? Sluggish? I hope you're as awake and happy as I am that the scale just keeps going down! I lost another .8 lbs over the weekend alone and I'm doing my best to stay on track and keep on with this clean eating!!

Something else I started doing today, was actually started last night. I cut up half of a lemon and filled up my blender bottle with water and put the lemon inside and shook it up. I left it in the fridge overnight and this morning when I woke up I drank all 28 oz between 6:30 and 9:00.

Reilynn was still sleeping haha you can see her in the background.

Anyway! Lemon water is definitely not my favorite. Very sour, obviously, but there are so many benefits to drinking lemon water. You can see some of them here.  I drank mine cold, but you can absolutely drink it warm like tea too! Naturally I will be drinking my water as well as hot green tea throughout the day to give my body a little boost.

I had a hard boiled egg and a piece of my wheat bread with the PB2 for breakfast and then for my snack I had a second hard boiled egg. PROTEIN!!!! lol Anyway!! I made my lunches for the rest of the week last night. I made more burritos. 6 more actually. Instead of chicken, I used ground turkey since that's what I had and didn't feel like going to the store again. I boiled eggs for my breakfast and snacks and had turkey, cilantro, avocado, baby spinach leaves, and I put in some shredded mozzarella cheese too. As long as you use a multigrain tortilla, the burrito is about 225 calories. So there you go. Easy lunch that you can freeze. I just made a bunch, that way I have lunch every day for at least the next week, and then once I get paid again next Wednesday, I will have money to go to the store again and stock up and do it all over again!

Over the weekend I made the Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats again, and they turned out a lot better than the first time. My mistake was that I didn't add enough almond milk to them. oops!

Tada! Much better. And they were of course, delicious as always! Then for lunch I made spaghetti squash. Low in calories and carbs, and high in vitamins! Added some spinach to that and a little salt, pepper, evoo, and mozzarella cheese and vuwala easy lunch. And for dinner on Saturday I made myself a smoothie in my blender bottle. 1.5 cups of Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 clementine, half a banana, some pineapple and 1 tbsp of chia seeds! It would have turned out much better in a blender, but it wasn't so bad shaking it up in my blender bottle. I can't wait to get my Nutribullet!

Sunday for breakfast I had something that I've never made before! Baked eggs in avocados!

Oh em gee it was yummy! And it's so good for you too! Lots of protein and good fat from the avocado and they are high in fiber too. I made that again for breakfast yesterday too. It really does keep you full for hours and I had to remind myself to eat my snack at 10:30 to keep my metabolism going! I had left over spaghetti squash for lunch and for dinner at my parents house we had lemon chicken and red potatoes, salad and asparagus. I don't care for asparagus, but I certainly enjoyed the rest of the dinner! I even allowed myself to eat a small bowl of my aunts homemade apple crisp and some ice cream and Monday morning I was still down .8 lbs from Friday morning. Boo yah!!

I've been doing a good job at eating every 2 hours so I'm not starving throughout the day. I was a bad girl and I haven't worked out since Thursday last week, but today I will be getting back on that horse and working out like nobody's business! I know weight loss is 80% diet 20% exercise, so I'm not too worried about it. I know that by eating clean, drinking water all day and getting enough sleep, I am losing weight anyway. The exercise is good too, but it's mainly the diet that you eat that helps you lose weight.

I'm not even a full month into my journey and I've already lost almost 6.5 lbs. :) I'm beyond excited to see what the coming months will bring during this journey. I am 10 days away from my 1 month mark and 13 days away from posting my 1 month progress pictures. I honestly don't think there is much of a difference in the pictures, but that's okay. In a few months you'll really be able to see a difference! If I keep losing as much weight every month that I have in the first month alone, I won't even need a full year to lose all of it. And that's so exciting to me. I told myself if I lost 3 lbs a month I would be happy, but having lost almost 7 lbs already I couldn't be happier! I'm proud of myself for sticking with it this time instead of just quitting. It's so easy to quit. It's so easy to give up. But not this time!!!!

I have actually found a way to do this that is fun. I enjoy planning and making my meals. I enjoy working out because of how I feel afterwards, I enjoy seeing the scale drop and I'm still eating food and not starving all the time. I enjoy having energy. I enjoy encouraging people.

Please feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments!

You can do it!


Friday, January 15, 2016

The End of Week Three!

That's right! Tomorrow marks the end of my week 3! It is day 17 for me out of 367!! (I started before the new year)  I am proud to announce that I am 3 Lbs lighter than last week! My weight last week was 177.8 booooooo!!!! But this morning I weighed myself and I am 174.4!!! This really is paying off! I'm going to the natural food market on my lunch break and picking up some things there. I'm trying to get my son to eat healthier foods too, that way he grows up with a healthy mind and body on top of that. Especially since he is in martial arts and baseball, and now wants to start playing hockey. Healthy fuel for a healthy lifestyle!

Reilynn is now 4 months old! We are so excited! She's growing so fast and getting so big! Her appointment was yesterday and she was 12 lbs 2 oz and 25" long. She can't start solids until she's 13 pounds, so it looks like we're waiting! She's just a puny little thing! haha

I love dressing her up in these cute outfits!

That was this morning :D

Okay last one. They are my whole world and I love them both very much!!! There's just something about a big brother and little sister that you have to see to believe how amazing it is. I have 6 sisters, and no brothers so I didn't get to experience that first hand, but I get to see it with my kids and it makes my heart smile to see this.

Anyway moving along!

I had a delicious breakfast this morning! I made Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats!! They were super delicious! Mine doesn't quite look like the picture though...

Oh well. They were still yummy. I am making this again for my breakfast tomorrow since I still have the rest of a can of pumpkin left!! It's been almost 2 hours since I've eaten them and I'm still full. I also drank 4 cups of water since getting to work at 8 this morning too, so that might have something to do with it, but that's perfectly fine too!

I kind of slipped up last night and ate meatloaf at my friend Sara's house. Had a small enough portion to stay under my calorie goal for the day, but I'm feeling a little sluggish today. It's amazing how just one unclean meal can ruin the whole day the next day. But that's okay. I'm back on the horse today. Yee Haw!

I was going to take a break from working out today, but decided against it. I will be doing some ab workouts when I get home tonight. I have been worried about my legs and arms the past few days, but my abs need some lovin too!! Especially after having Reilynn only 4 months ago. I need to keep working on my abs so my muscles go back to normal faster. Now is the time to tone up those muscles since they are going back to their normal position and the more I work on them, the faster they will contract, and the more toned up they'll be!!

Here is a YouTube video for a 10 minute ab workout. Just in case you wanted to give it a try! And I also have more work outs on my Pinterest as well if you would like to try them.

What a great day that will be!!! To realize that I finally don't have to suck it in anymore. It's a slow process. Oh lord is it slow. I mean it's been almost a month and I honestly don't even really know my starting weight since I used an inaccurate scale the first time I weighed myself, But if I had to guess, I started at 180 lbs. 5 lbs more than I thought I did. but that means I am losing 2 lbs a week like I wanted to...I am now 174.4 instead of 180. I don't really feel like anything is happening, but the number on the scale is going down, so that means that something is happening!! It's only been almost 3 weeks. I will not give up. I keep looking in the mirror to see anything happening, and so far I haven't really noticed anything. It's very discouraging.

I'm frustrated. But this is only the beginning. One day at a time. That's it. One tiny little day.

I am a little over 2 weeks from posting my progress pictures. I am nervous because I really don't think much has changed, but I will have to post them side by side and see what changes to my body there have been. The number on the scale is moving, so that must be a sign that SOMETHING is happening. Even if it's just a little bit of something. In 6 months I will really be able to tell a difference, I mean I'm only 5 months and a week away from that! I'm almost a month into this!!

I only have 350 more days to go. I know I said I would give myself 18 months to lose the weight, but I'm going to set a new goal based on the weight that I've lost in the past month which is 5.6 lbs, to lose all 55 lbs that I want to. I know I said I would be satisfied with a year and a half, but I think that a year will be plenty of time to lose 55 lbs. If I lose at least 5 lbs a month, I will make it in 11 months. Not even a year.

Clean eating is the trick that I've learned. Don't starve yourself. Just eat clean, and train hard.

Remember, drink your water, don't eat those cookies, work out, get some sleep, and be happy!!

One day at a time.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What Day Is It???

What day is it?? HUMP DAAYYYY!!! I'm feeling great today! I already got a morning workout in. Just a small one, but I was up and moving this morning! Some jumping jacks, squats, lunges, a wall sit, and some sit ups! (I broke this in half since I'm not quite there yet on the strength scale lol)

I feel great!! I was up early and we went to the store already today too. My dad gave me a gift card for my birthday so we went shopping! I am very excited about food shopping. I love food. Now I love GOOD food too! I spent a little more than the gift card, but that's okay. I got what I needed :)

Yay! I'm ready to start making my overnight oats now! I also got flax seeds, old fashioned rolled oats, kale, spinach, organic maple syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, zucchini, bananas, cage free eggs, almond milk, pb2 peanut butter, apples, an onion, avocados, clementines, some Z Bars for Sunnie, and 100% whole wheat bread. I am determined to set myself up for success to lose this weight. So far so good! I am on week 3 of my journey so far and I am feeling so great!! I'm beginning to have much more energy than I did before, I've reduced my intake of processed food by 80%, and I'm drinking lots of water on top of that. I've been getting between 2-3 liters a day on average. I've stopped drinking soda altogether also.

I tried my PB2 powdered peanut butter this morning! You just mix 2 tbsp pb2 with 1 tbsp water and mix until smooth! I put that on my 100% whole wheat swirl bread today! Which means I've only had 5g of sugars! 2 tbsp of PB2 has 45 calories vs 180 from regular peanut butter which has tons of fat, oil and sugars in it. A lot of blah to bring you down.

I'm making Chicken Avocado Burritos for dinner tonight! I will be making enough so that I can take some for lunch tomorrow too. I have all kinds of yummy recipes and workouts on my Pinterest so feel free to take a gander and check that out as well!

My scale comes in today! I bought one for pretty cheap off of Amazon. I think it was like $14.99 or somewhere around there. Although I won't be using it every day (as tempting as that will be) I am still going to weigh myself once a week and see how I'm doing just so I can keep up on the fat loss. Once I start getting closer to my goal weight, I won't be as worried about the number on the scale since I will be gaining muscle at the same time that I'm losing weight. Toning up my body and such. :) I am going to weigh myself on Friday mornings that way I keep it consistent.

I worked out my arms and shoulders yesterday like nobody's business! Lots of dumbbell exercises and push-ups! I'm trying not to use any of the machinery at the gym because I am the machine! I am using my own body weight and the help of some free weights, to do my strength training. I will be working on my abs today as well as my lower back to get those muscles toned and strong!

This is a strange transition for Sunnie too as he is used to eating a ton of processed food also, he loves Doritos and Ramen noodles which neither of those are healthy for you so I don't buy them anymore. His dad does so he eats that when he goes over there, but at our house, we are only eating healthy food that will give you energy and is good food for your body!!

So far my biggest challenge is telling people that I can't eat what they made because it's not something that is good for me. Trying to come up with a nice way to say "uh sorry I can't eat that" without them getting offended is going to be hard. I don't want them to think that I think they eat like crap, but at the same time, I don't want to put bad things into my body! I don't want to eat the high sodium taco seasoning and beef, I would rather eat my chicken and avocados, I don't want spaghetti and meatballs, I want spaghetti squash and broccoli...Any suggestions for that? I know honesty is key, but I don't want to be rude at the same time. I'm trying to make my meals at home now so that I have an excuse to not go anywhere most days, that way I'll have my healthy lunch the next day or 2 also!

Gotta load up on healthy snacks so I'm not scarfing down a bunch of food when I get home, although I have been doing really well with that since I'm drinking so much water! I try to eat a little something every 2 hours that way it keeps my metabolism up throughout the day and my body isn't starving in between my meals!

I will be showing you pictures of my meals also that way you can see how I make them and how delicious they look! haha

Well, until next time guys!

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