Friday is finally here....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ok ladies... Sorry I was MIA for a minute, I had it up everyday and tried to post but was just way to busy at work....

SO My recap... I am working in Santa Clarita today (hanging with the BFF) so I am recapping from memory.. =)

umm when was the last day I posted...


Lunch - 1/2 almost full cpk bbq chopped chicken salad (got a full but whoa that was a lot)

Snack - string cheese

Dinner - little bit of salad with chopped up baked chicken nuggets stomach wasn't happy with me so couldn't eat to much.

WORKOUT- Ran 4.38 miles in 50 mins...Not my best time but wasn't to bad, started having a stomach ache...


Bkfst - coffee w/ creamer, 2 morning star sausage ontop of wheat toast

snack - protein bar

lunch - I think... 1/2 wheat sandwich with turkey and ham w/ munster cheese

snack - none

Dinner - Granola bar - i know really bad but I went to get my hair done at 630 so I had to be on the road at 600 so I didn't have time eat.. but I drank a liter of water too! =)



Bkfst - Coffee w/ creamer, 6 egg whites 2 yokes w/ motz cheese and turkey

snack - protein bar

lunch - Ultimate Salmon Roll, (left 3 rolls) 1 salmon sushi, whole order of edamne

Dinner - BBQ tri tip, bbq chicken thigh, chili beans, salad with ranch 3 small pieces of garlic bread, some of Aliyah's 7up



Brkfst - coffee w/ creamer, 1/2 burrito w/ egg whites, bacon and chedder cheese, 1/2 avocado

snack - nada.. to full from burrito

Lunch - TBD

Dinner - TBD


Over all this week has not been my greatest at all. =( not happy about not working out on Wed. or Thurs. because to be honest I more then likely am not going to be working out tonight... =(

BUT I plan to go for a long run in the AM but then again, who knows what this evening has in store for me.

This weekend I know is going to involve a lot of drinks and maybe some not so good for me food, so there will be a lot of work to do next week, because there is no holding back this weekend!!! =)

LADY A is only a little more then 24 hrs away and I am soooooo excited.

My pants are fitting me not bad... a little better then 2 weeks ago.. but I have yet to try a pair on that were really snug before... Just don't want to be bummed out that I haven't changed enough to wear them...

I did weigh in this morning just to see where I am as of now, but going to record after this weekend still even tho it may not be pretty.... See you ladies tomorrow!!!!

And it's on to day 3...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hey Lady Birds! I'm here and posting...3 days in a row! I'm on a roll! LOL

So as mentioned yesterday I met up w/ friends for a movie after work. We ended up going to The Habit for dinner and I had a chicken sandwich w/ an iced tea and yes some fries but I did NOT eat all of them.

By the time I got home I was tired and not ready to see what the Slim in 6 was all about so I just did some squats, dips and sit ups before bed. I planned on getting up this morning to do the Slim in 6 but between the wind and my kitties last night I did not get much sleep. No plans tonight though so I'm doing it AS SOON as I get home.

Wed Meals
Breakfast - Blueberry bagel w/ low fat strawberry cream cheese & a black coffee
Lunch - Homemade lasagna w/ ground turkey and wheat noodles =)
Snack - wheat thins and string cheese
Dinner - No clue at this point but I'm hoping for chicken tacos

I have to say that even though I've slipped a little here and there (fries last night for example) I can already feel the difference in my body of how eating better is making me feel. I just need to remember this feeling and not let myself slack off again.

Lady A in a couple days! Can't wait!

Day 2 of a new beginning

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ok I'm back again. Really want to make it work this time so I'm here to blog!

I'm feeling much much better today! No sore throat or achy ear and NO HEADACHE! =) We'll see how long it lasts but I'm trying to be optimistic. As of now it looks like I'll be a-okay for Lady A! =)

Ok so as I said yesterday, last night for dinner we had the turkey hot dogs on wheat bread w/ low fat turkey chili. We also had some corn and I'm not going to lie...I did have a couple bites of Matthews Jumbalaya (it's seriously too good to pass up).

Tuesday Meals
Breakfast - blueberry bagel w/ low-fat strawberry cream cheese & a banana...oh and a Diet Rockstar. Yes I know that the energy drinks aren't that good for you but I'm ok with this one as long as I don't have it too often. 0 carbs, 0 sugars and only 20 calories for a full can. Yes I realize the sodium is on the high side but as I said...I'm ok with this drink as long as it isn't all the time.
Lunch - On the menu is the same as yesterday - turkey sandwich w/ fat free cheese on whole wheat bread w/ baked chips & some grapes
Snack - snap peas, string cheese & wheat thins
Dinner - meeting friends for dinner and a movie but I'm sure we'll pick something healthy. Prob Subway like we did last time. I'll post it later though
Exercise - as I said...I'm going to the movies after work but I plan on getting in the 20 min Slim in 6 workout before I go to bed per my trainer Reese! =)

That's it for today ladies! Keep up the good work Reese, Jen & Ang! =)

Doing as Tony says....

Ok so I really try and block out most of the dorky things that Tony goes on and on about in the videos, and really don't watch their expressions well cause they are dorks. =) BUT...One thing that really caught my attention last night was great motivation. IT was at the end of our work out and he said...

"Stop thinking, get out of your head, get out of your head, pop this video in and just press play, an press play again..."

I love the "get out of your own head" DO IT... GET OUT... you mind has so much power over what your body CAN do and WANTS to do!!! I am huge on mind over body. That's what got me through child birth, and that is what is getting me through working out and keeping motivated!!


Lunch - Salad to go from Toppers, not to much ranch dressing, added some cauliflower and more broccoli, to the usually, tomato, egg, lettuce, carrots, celery, a little fake bacon bits and parm cheese.
Snack - NO SNACK =(
Dinner - 3 yr old portion of spaghetti noodles topped with TONS of ground turkey and marina sauce, salad w/ lite ranch
WORKOUT- P90X Chest/Back & Ab Ripper i kept track again and looked at my numbers from last week and I increased my reps by at least 1 -5!!! That put a smile on my face.

Brkfst - Protein shake, 1/2 to go cup of coffee w/ creamer
Snack - PLANNING Protein bar
Lunch - PLANNING Shrimp salad from SMFCO maybe ahi???
Snack - PLANNING 2 string cheese
Dinner - NOT SURE WHAT on the menu.....
WORKOUT- PLANNING Running 4.5 -6 miles... Gonna try a new route today

I feel soooo good today. Just feel like I don't have SUCK in everything all around. Not there yet, obviously, my stomach last night doing the AB Ripper... yucko... I was just sitting there poking at it. =) lolo BLAH that is my trouble zone.

Starting out week 2 pretty good and still very motivated. Tomorrow I plan to wake up at 4:15 to work out since I am getting my hair did tomorrow night! Can't slack off before LADY A!!! Leah and I are going to go shopping on Friday and I don't want to be all blah when shopping.

Rhon? Laura? Where you ladies be???? We miss hearing from you gals! Keep working hard ladies!!!

So far (not) so good

It's a new week and I have nothing good to report on the exercise front at least. I started off good last week working out and eating good Monday - Wednesday and then I just stopped. I was so tired from staying up late on Wednesday night that I couldn't get up early to work out on Thursday morning and I couldn't work out Thursday evening and it just went downhill from there. I don't regret hanging out on Wednesday. It was a great time and it was worth the calories consumed and lack of calories burned. So, I figured I would start fresh yesterday and I just couldn't get myself to 1)wake up early to work out 2) work out after work. I set my alarm this morning for 4 and just ignored it. I had even set out my shoes and sports bra to put on after I rolled out of bed. I NEED to work out tonight!!!
Luckily, I was pretty good in the eating department yesterday.

Coffee (2 with creamer)
eggs with cheese and cottage cheese
Snack: cheez-its
Salad with chicken, cheese and balsalmic dressing
Snack: grapes, carrots, snap peas and ritz crackers
Dinner: Taco salad with chicken, beans lettuce, cheese, salsa, tostada, lite sour cream. It sounds kinda bad but it really wasn't. I took it easy on the cheese and sour cream.
Now here is where it get's bad. I think I had like 3 rice krispy treats. They were small squares but still. I'm glad those are now all gone!
I really need to step it up.

Starting fresh...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ok so...after my little mini confession last week, I've decided to try to start fresh this week. I gave myself off for the weekend because I was feeling poopie and didn't really get out of bed much.
Last night my mom and I finally did some grocery shopping so I should be good to go for this week.

Unfortunately, I woke up with a stupid headache (think I'm getting sick) so I had a late start to my day.

Breakfast - small bowl of cereal and 1/2 a bagel
Lunch - Just BARELY ate. Turkey sandwich from home, some baked lays & grapes.
Snack - Not sure I'll be hungry for it but I have some sugar snap peas & string cheese
Dinner - Not too sure at this point but since I ate such a late lunch I'm not sure I'll be hungry by dinner.
Exercise - None tonight. I want to try to keep this cold I can feel coming on away and so I'm heading to bed early tonight.

So while I know I haven't been eating the greatest lately and had pretty much zero exercise to note, I somehow managed to go down one pant size. I bought 2 new pairs of jeans last Friday because I was in desperate need and was thrilled to see my reg size was too big. So yay for me! I'm going to really try to get back on track to keep this up. Seeing results is always a motivator so to see them when I'm not really trying shows that if I try that much harder...the results will be that much greater.

Can't wait for this Sat. Pray that I do NOT get sick before then! =)

Monday week 2 seriousness...

Morning ladies!!! Monday morning recap ready to go!!!

After a GREAT weekend with friends, not to much falling off course I am ready for Monday to keep pushing forward!!!


Friday - (not sure if I logged lunch)
Lunch - 6" sub from Subway, turkey, prov. cheese, lettuce, avo, lite mayo, NO CHIPS, WATER
Dinner - Turkey slider on Hawaiian bread, 2 Hawaiian rolls, chips, T's YUMMY DIP, 1 ultra, 1/2 bag of carrotts (thank you Laura muah)

Brkfst - Protein shake
snack - protein bar, water
Lunch - 4eggs w/ mushrooms, spinach, motz cheese
Dinner - Fillet milgon, cesar salad, steamed broccoli, some bread, and bites of a cookie and ice cream... then lead to 4 glasses of wine, chips and carrots, with some ranch dip and cheese dip... I GAVE IN....
WORKOUT - P90X KEMPO (not my fav at all)

Sunday morning weigh in..... YAY I went down to 127!!! 2 pounds not to bad!!!
Brkfst - 4 egg whites, 2 yokes, motz cheese, 2 pieces of turkey bacon
snack - protein bar
lunch - grilled chicken with salad, 1/2 piece of garlic bread
Dinner - HOMEMADE: BBQ Trip Tip, small portion of spanish rice!
WORKOUT - Worked at the school Fiesta walking all over the place, up down, up down

Over all I think the weekend was pretty successful. I didn't go crazy and over do it on my splurges... Everything was in moderation. Didn't expect to drink 4 glasses of wine on Sat. but I am not worried about it.
Bunco was definitely ONE of the most FUN Night EVER!!! And even though there was some bad eating on my part, I think 1/2 of it was burned off that night from laughing so darn hard!!! I could totally feel my stomach hurting from laughing so much. Truly we have the best group of girlfriends!!!

I am soooo excited for this weekend to do it all over again, the laughs, the funny stories, the dressing up, the being with my girls and hearing our FAVORITE GROUP!!!! Can't wait.

Plan and what's been done so far today.

Brkfst - 6 egg whites 2 yokes, mushrooms, motz cheese
Snack - PLAN - protein bar
Lunch - PLAN - Toppers salad bar
Snack - PLAN - cottage cheese
Dinner - Not sure whats on the menu yet, but maybe Rod will BBQ something up.
WORKOUT - PLAN - P90X chest and back & AB ripper

Anyone want to join me? I will be starting around 8:15ish, all are welcome for WOM!!! =) I think I wrote them backwards last week. lolol


Friday Funday!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It's Friday!!! woo hoo, what a great week this has been so far... We still have two more days so not trying to slack off anytime soon.

Really I was looking forward to it being a little warm today, but that is not the case, so it is still a need for the warm snugly clothes that also make you wanna just curl up and be cozy... Makes working out tough but we have the DRIVE so we can fight that urge, and just get cozy AFTER we work out. =)


Thursday - (I don't remember if I posted after lunch or before lunch sooo)
Lunch - homemade, steak salad P90-recipe
snack - didn't have one... not a fan of turkey jerky which was on the menu need to find a substitute
Dinner - BAKED homemade chick breast, wild rice, steamed zuchinni, WATER
WORKOUT - P90X Yoga!!! Only did 45 mins of the 130 min work out...but I was sweating like crazy.. while in a praying twist the sweat was dripping down my face!!!=) Love it...

Friday - it's been a crazy start this far.... see below
Brkfst - 6 egg whites, 1 yoke, fresh spinach, motz cheese, coffee
Snack - PLANNING -Protein bar, 1/2 of recovery drink
Lunch - PLANNING - turkey sandwich from subway (suppose to have turkey burger, but I didn't make it...
Snack - i don't know.
Dinner - PLANNING - not being tooo bad at BUNCO!!! Might have something small before I go so it will make it easier for me...Time w/ my girls is all I need.
WORKOUT - =( no work out today... woke up to late...

This is where my funny story comes in.... Well after Yoga I cooled down then didn't' do ANYTHING for today, didn't make lunches, didn't get Aliyahs clothes ready, nada... just washed my face and laid down... Well that led to a LLOONNGGG convo with Rod about home-life, kids and step kids... it is a long convo and well, just really TOUGH sometimes.... so that led to a dead silence and then sleep... Aliyah woke up at what time I don't know cause she was thirsty, so I took her back to bed, got her some water and laid in bed with her!!! Woke up, at what time I don't know.... took my ass back to my bed and then what felt like a min. later, my alarm went off, over and over and over again. finally, i hit it off!!!! soooo we all know where this is going right.... YUP, my alarm goes off at 5:10... UMMM I didn't get up until 6:27 a.m.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By this time I am usually showered, lotioned, & 1/2 done with my make-up and waking aliyah up to get ready. =)

So needless to say I didn't have time to work out this morning nor blow dry my hair... =)

BUT I feel really good about all my progress this week so missing a day of working out won't be to bad.

On the schedule for the weekend:

Sat - eating good, doing Kempo work out and maybe going for a run in the early Morning!!!

Sunday - waking up early and going for a run, then heading to Aliyah's school Fiesta and being all over the place for that. That will be a lot of good active activity.

Thank you everyone for your convo's this week. I am so anxious everyday to see what we are all doing and where our goals are at... LOVE it T that we were so in sync this week!!! =)

LADIES my house is always always open for work out nights.... instead of just WOW.... We can have WOM, WOT, WOTH, WOF.. =0 I am going to be working out every night, why not with my girls.... Usually I will always start at 8-830ish... or maybe we can do a Work out Tree so when one of us gets going we all get going... if that helps, cause going to one anothers house is hard I know. BUT My house is always open.

Last note: Love how we have developed this into a Workout Fitness / Personal venting, guidance outlet... We are just getting stronger together in every way!!!

LOVE YA.... See you all tonight!

Time to lay it all out there...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hey Ladies ~

So while I know this blog is to help track our eating & exercise it's also a way to connect with each other and to support and help each other live healthier lives all around. Today I'm using this blog as a way to release some of what's been inside me the past couple of months.

It's been no secret that I've been struggling with this whole eating healthy/losing weight thing lately. It's a tough thing to do and it's just that much harder for me being bigger than everyone else. It's so easy to put the weight on but so hard to get it to come off and it's seriously a daily struggle just to even want to try. That being said, I fully realize that it's all relative and it's a battle each person has to deal with in their own way.

Lately, I've had a lot of things going on in my life, both personal & career-wise, that I've been struggling with and for the most part have been internalizing. I feel like there are so many more important and difficult struggles out there and I haven't wanted to burden others with my issues. I think keeping it in and letting it all stew has in turn made me a bit reluctant to really get back to being healthy not only with eating and exercise but with every other aspect of my life. I know I've posted that I'm ready to try but my "let's do it" attitude was all a front. I was pretty close to giving up in all areas of my life and just not caring anymore (don't worry I wasn't gonna hurt myself). I was just starting to feel like there was no point in even trying or even wanting to try for fear of being disappointed and unsatisfied with the results.

Keeping my issues and feelings bottled up inside was slowly eating away at me. It lead me to start smoking cigarettes again as a means of "release". I wasn't smoking packs a day but 1 or 2 a day is still more than I should have been. I didn't tell anyone that I was doing this again because I knew the reaction I would get with that admission and I didn't want to hear it on top of everything else I was dealing with. And knowing that it's bad for me but to the point of not caring about myself anymore didn't help either. But sometimes keeping things to yourself will only hurt you and make you feel lonelier in your struggles rather than help you work through them. We all need people in our lives who can be there to listen and give advice but we need to be able to ask for help too.

However, sometimes even without asking, our true friends can get it out of us anyway. =) I want to extend a special thanks to Reese & Laura (and the wine) for prying it out of me whether I was ready to or not.
I'm a practical person and I know that talking things out is always more helpful but I've been resisting it for so long it was hard to be willing to do it. After our talk I realized that part of this lack of motivation in all areas of my life is also laziness. It's so much easier to complain and make excuses but not do anything to change things. I've always been one to say that I HATE when people complain about things and don't do anything to change them and here I was turning into that type of person. I may have been a little reluctant last night but after sleeping on it I am ready for this and ready to accept your help. It will be a struggle but knowing I have the support I do will make it easier to face. You are both going above and beyond for me and for that I truly thank you.

I'm not going to get into all the details of things I've been struggling with right now but I want you all to know that each of you has been there for me in different ways throughout these past months and I want to thank you all for that as well.

I'm going to make a vow now to really try to love myself and make myself happy and not worry about everything else around me. It's going to be hard because I tend to be a bit self-deprecating but I'm ready to make the effort. And...with the support of all of my fabulous friends...I KNOW it won't be a losing battle. =)

I love you ALL!


Sore but happy sore

Ok I had some malfunctions with my post at first.... so I lost what I wrote already gosh darn it... grrrr

I am sooooo VERY VERY VERY sore... Yesterday night was MUCH worse then today but still very sore. BUT very good sore!! Means I am doing something right.


Lunch - went as planned, had Chicken salad (p90x recipe)
Snack - 1/2 serving of roasted Almonds
Dinner - BBQ flat steak,1 cup of wild rice, serving of steamed zucchini, Water
**2 pieces of kiwi, 1 piece of mango, 3 strawberries, a few grapes, at my room mom meeting**
WORKOUT - was in the AM so I was good.

Brkfst - 2 morning star sausages on top of whole wheat eng. muffins w/ motz cheese, coffee with LESS creamer =)
snack - 1/2 of peppermint Luna bar, 1/2 recovery drink
Lunch - on the menu - homemade - steak salad!!!! water
Dinner - on the menu - Baked chicken breast and zucchini and water
WORKOUT - plan to do Yoga

I did get up at 4:15 a.m. got out of bed and tried... tried to bend down to get my clothes to put on for Yoga, and just could barely move... =( so that made me crawl back into bed.. =) I thought I could just MAKE SURE to do it tonight when my muscles had been more warmed up... seriously I was like STIFF as a board all over this morning.

So tonight, I am going to do YOGA for sure... and really going to try an get up early on Friday AM since we will be rollin the dice Friday night and won't be able to get a work out in that night!!!

I am feeling really great so far... this is hard for sure... I want to just splurge, but really don't want to until I complete this, then it won't be so hard to burn it off when I do splurge.

Saturday I plan to go on a run in the EARLY AM before Aliyah's game, shooting for 6 miles. I only have 2 weeks until my 1/2 marathon and need to get some running in since this week hasn't been an option to run with the rain!

Sunday we have Aliyahs school Fiesta, so I will be walking around all day, lifting, bending doing all sorts of physical activity, that will be a good day and good way to end the week.

Ok ladies... lets keep the posting coming... I love hearing everyone's fights!! They help motivate me.

Me again too!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ok, I'm back too. I have to confess. I had a cookie from the potluck. I really wanted something sweet and it was small. But still, it was bad! Ang, I wish I would have seen your blog before eating it and I would have gone to the fridge to get my grapes and/or veggies. Heading there right now!
And boy am I sore too! It's getting hard to walk and I'm getting super sleepy from waking up so early. I almost was thinking of taking a break and going to starbucks for a mocha but I'm staying away! Empty calories that I don't need!!!!

Extra Tips I have learned...

HI, it's me again!!! =)

I wanted to give you all a few tips that I feel have helped me....

Those of us that have an iphone get the ap RUN KEEPER there are two versons, a free one and one for $10.99. Really the difference is the one that cost, lets you use two aps at a time, like when your using Run Keeper tracking something you can ge a call and it will still track, if you get the free one it will pause your tracking and you have to remember to hit resume... ANY WHO...'

RUN KEEPER - is a great tool when tracking our mileage for anything.. walking running, lets you know what your average pace is, what your average calorie burning is, those good motivating tips... I would put it on my arm and see really how much walking around the house we do all day or when we get home... I bet we would be surprised. This is what i use when I run, it also lets you listen to a play list through it. So awesome.

I am following the P90X nutrition guide the best way I can... I think it is a great GUIDE to help point us in the right direction.

WATER WATER WATER - we must drink water ladies!!! This is so helpful for our skin, our hair, our hydration.

I had a couple of other tips but now I can't rememeber them =)

Ok til next time! MUAH


OK.... first and foremost.... love love love reading the posts!!! YES, my girls are back! JENNY, so great to hear from you.. Seriously you guys the more I am writing things down and reading about what you guys are doing is sooo motivating to me!!!

Now... recap since Monday afternoon. We all now know my fight with the SCALE on Sunday morning... and how I said enough is enough, I am just making it harder on myself... well I am sooo pumped about sticking with it. Since I did confess a feelin that at Bunco I will be on my BEST behavior and will not be participating in DRUNKO BUNCO, but still will be loads of fun. =)

Lunch - I did get a caprise salad from Urban, only a TINY bit of ranch... on my honor, then only ate a bite of the corner of the bread....WATER
Snack - nothing.
Dinner - I ended up making Top Romon for my girl but added shredded boiled chicken to it, she didn't like it to much... FOR ME I had a salad with cucumber, grape tomatoes, chopped raw broccoli, and a little bit of Ranch. WATER
WORK OUT- P90X Chest and back plus Ab Ripper
**side note on my work outs... I am now keeping a log on my computer of how many reps I am doing of everything PER Tony's telling me too!!! I am going to track my improvements and push myself a little more each time. doing it on the computer cause that is easier the writing everything out and finding a place for it.**

Breakfast - Protein Shake & coffee w/ creamer (I have downsized to the SHS coffee mug since it is much smaller then my starbucks cup, this way I can start weening myself off of it... creamer is BAD BAD BAD, so maybe just for the wknds) oh and SHS is Sacred Heart School
Snack - Luna Protein Bar w/ 1/2 recovery Drink
Lunch - forgot my lunch so... went to Taco Bell, ordered a Chicken rancho taco salad, NO RICE, NO Dressing, NO Sour CREAM, I only ate, the chicken on top, lettuce, cheese and a TAD of the beans... Didn't touch the SHELL, water
Snack - String cheese
Dinner - turkey sausage, green beans, water
WORK OUT- P90X Cardio X - was suppose to do Plyo... but yea that is a toughy and didn't think I should do that just yet, so went with Cardio X, one of my FAV's too, and sweated like a BEAST... felt great after

Wednesday aka HUMP DAY (I hope to today..=) lol)
WORK OUT- Yup.. me too 4:45AM Shoulders & Arms & AB RIPPER I too didn't do the bonus part (last 10-12 mins) cause I wanted to do Ab Ripper.
Brkfst - 6 egg whites w/ 1 york with 2 pieces of sandwich turkey(was suppose to have chicken but didn't have any ready) w/ motz cheese, 2 pieces of TURKEY BACON
Snack - 1/2 recovery drink, Supreme Protein bar
LUNCH - gg to have hm-made Chicken Salad (p90 recipe) 1TBLSP of protein pwdr mixed with water. =/ not that excited... but its a must
Dinner - THE MAN IS GG TO BE HOME!!!! YAYAYA but not sure whats for dinner, suppose to have Halibit but no me guest... so maybe chicken breast or something healthy...

LADIES I am sooooo sore, can barely move, I wanted to cry this morning when I started the Ab Ripper, and seriously took me like 4 reps each move to actually do them... SORE SO GREAT....

I HAVE no time as none of us do these days, between kids, school, work, life, laundry, being a single mom w/o Rod around, it is tough... BUT I know I don't like the way I feel. I l know I am being very hardcore but I need to be in order for it to work I have found out. I don't work out until Aliyah is in bed and most of my mommy duties are done, out of the way for ME time.

I was watching Thintervention with Jackie Warner on Bravo (LOVE HER... loved her old show about the celeb gym) and she was teaching her clients to eat every 3 hrs... helps to burn fat. I have a reminder on my phone for 3 hrs after I eat a meal already set for my snack for the next 90 days!!! NO messin around here... I want this... I want this... I want this... so I am doing this....

GOOD WORK everyone!!! We are doing this....

4:30 Wake Up Call

Yup, I did it. I managed to get up at 4:30 to work out and it still wasn't enough time. I set my alarm for 4 and should have got up then cause I didn't get to finish the last 10 minutes of my Shoulders and Arms work out. Oh well, every little bit helps right? I just can't believe I got up that early. Tomorrow I'm going to get up at 4:15 for Yoga. I'm starting to feel a little bit tired, I've had my coffee but I think the caffeine is wearing off. I might need an afternoon mocha (fat free of course).

Tuesday Meals:

Breakfast :
2 coffees with creamer
Eggs with peppers, cheese and cottage cheese
Snack: cheez-its (need to stop buying these. Even though they are reduced fat, I could be eating something better)
Lunch: Salad with chicken, walnuts and cranberries
Snack: Carrots and snap peas with hummus, yogurt, grapes
Dinner: One of Colby's chicken nuggets, 2 small pieces of pork tenderloin, rice pilaf, veggies with light cheese sauce, hawaiian roll
Snack: pumpkin bread (Made some for a potluck for work today and I'm pretty sure it was a low fat recipe. It tastes like it is. hahah ).
Tuesday Exercise: Cardio X! My fav!!!!
Today, as I mentioned, we are having a potluck which is bad news. I did not eat any of the tamales or bagels or cookies that were available this morning but I did have a spoonful of artichoke dip and some chips, fruit, a spoon full of fried rice and a piece of my healthy pumpkin bread. Not doing very good this morning but I could be worse right?

Oh Tony how I've missed you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yesterday was my official start to living a healthy lifestyle once again. I went shopping on Sunday (so nice to see you at Vons Ang) and stocked up on healthy ingredients for the week. I'm ready to do this!! So, I finally broke out that scale and as predicted, I gained 9 lbs probably in the last 2 1/2 months! NOT GOOD AT ALL! The needle was pointing directly at the 130. My goal is to lose 5 lbls. It would be great to lose the 9 but I figure I need a smaller goal first.

Monday Food:
2 coffees from home (with creamer which is not good but I need it on these gloomy days)
egg beaters with bell peppers and lowfat cottage cheese with fiber
Snack: cheeze-its (reduced fat)
Lunch: Chicken salad with low fat raspberry dressing with a walnut/cranberry mixture and carrots
Tomato soup
Snack: grapes and yogurt, and oatmeal bar
Dinner: leftover tacos
AND I FINALLY WORKED OUT!!! P90X Core Synergistics and let me tell you, Tony Horton totally kicked my butt!!!! Even though it was hard (really really hard), I did feel good after. It felt good period just to be doing some sort of activity. And yes, my little one did interrupt me a few times but I learned that it's ok to press the pause button so I can interact with him. As the day goes on the soreness is starting to kick in. Oh and I bought myself some new workout shoes for motivation. Tonight, cardio X is on the agenda. I'm planning on making pork tenderloin for dinner so I need to get that ready and then while it's cooking, it's cardio X time. I actually really like that video. It's intense but it's quick! And I like quick!! We can do this girls! I know this weather makes us want to relax and lounge but we got to get moving! Getting started is the hardest part, I know! Tomorrow will be a challenge. I'm going to try and wake up earlier, ugh, like 4:15/4:30 to get my workout out of the way. Though I love sleep, I've realized that some days call for an early wake up in order to get my workout in. It's going to suck but it has to be done.

Hello again!!!

Hey guys I thought everyone forgot about r blogging since my last post over 1 month ago I checked it a few times & no one was around :( but I am glad to see Lisa & ang have been troopers :) well my excuse is 3 kids a husband who works alot or is on a fishing/hunting trip & a mom fighting her cancer battle!!! It is so hard to watch her go through this treatment & still have to move on with my life & keep my family a float!!! So sorry to harp about this but I feel like I don't have anyone to talk to about it & we have been so supportive with eachother in our journey of a healthy lifestyle that I felt I could count on u guys to just listen to my problems!!! Thx :)
so on to the health life style of Jenny...I still am doing stroller strides mon & Wednesday mornings & on the days I can't make it or don't have ss I try to do some crunches!!!
As for eating I have been trying to eat more proteins & less carbs...not no carbs I would die if I had to cut them out!!! Those dream dinner have been a great help!
So my issue with myself is that darn muffin top!!!! I used to be a size 4-6 after babies but then a third child came along & made me go into a size 8 what the heck!!!! Oh & let's not forget the lovely rubbing of the thighs when wearng a dress /:( so not a fan!!! So I have come to the conclusion of no goals for me till Brooklyn is more independent!!! Otherwise I just make goals & forget about them or give up on them because somebody needs their mommy wife or daughter!
So stroller strides consists of:
warm up
arm with band
& striching
this all takes a good hour plus we are out doors so I feel good about this workout!!! Oh & tuesdays I go to tap & that's a good 45 min workout!

Bfast for today: special k cereal banana & milk :)
lunch: don't know yet but I might do a big salad from home!

Ugh...Hippo Status

Ok as I'm sure you can tell from my title this is not a happy entry. BUT at least I'm here making some effort to get back to it (even if it has been a week since my last entry)

Right now I'm feeling like a moose. My monthly friend came to visit me yesterday and has me feeling ugly, bloated and blah. However, in an effort to look on the bright side this means that my headaches are gone for at least another month (God willing).

I'll be 100% upfront and honest and say that I still haven't been eating the greatest and haven't done one bit of exercise since my last blog. I suck I know but at least I'm owning up to it.

So ok, again, I'm going to start with yesterday as far as my meals go. I don't remember half of what I ate on the weekend so I'm letting that go. And in an attempt to follow Ang's lead I'm going to be COMPLETELY honest about what I'm eating and not eating from now on to really see where I'm going wrong. I know that yesterdays lunch is for sure a bad one but like I said, I need to be completely honest or I'm hurting no one but myself. So here it goes:

Breakfast - Hot tea & nothing else
Lunch - McDonalds Big Mac, small fries & a coke (told you it was bad)
Dinner - farfalle
(sp?) pasta w/ vodka sauce, peas & asparagus & 1 Bud Light Lime
Dessert - 1 fat free blueberry muffin w/ butter
Late Snack - 2 more blueberry muffins w/ 2 squirts of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
Exercise - NONE =(

Breakfast - 1 blueberry muffin
Lunch - On the menu is an egg salad sandwich on whole wheat bread & water
Dinner - Not sure yet but will update this tomorrow
Exercise - doubtful - not only am I feeling like a hippo but I think I'm getting sick and unless I start feeling better this afternoon I'll probably just head home and go to bed.

Hopefully I'll be able to get a little grocery shopping in after work and that will help with the food choices since I know part of the reason I make bad choices is because we don't have much food at the house so I end up grabbing whatever is easiest.

I really do need to make an effort to work hard. I feel sluggish lately from the bad choices I've recently made and that makes me sad. When I was exercising more and eating better I felt healthier, had more energy and not to get gross lack of gall-bladder didn't bother me as much. I'm not happy this way and it's pure laziness that's keeping me here. So no more excuses.
To quote one of my favorite lines from Star Wars (yes I'm a Star Wars nerd and I don't care):

"Do or do not...there is no try!" ~ Yoda

Fighting with the scale...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ok..... so I am not happy with the scale at all today... Well actually yesterday... but really just not to happy....BUT not letting it discourage me. SO Recap first then we will get to my argument with the scale.

Friday -
snack - didn't happen, think I was away from my desk for a bit, but don't remember =)
LUNCH - Jersey Mikes mini sami. not the best one for ya but still better then a burger. It was the club not sure which number then 1/2 of bag of jalapeno kettle chips & water
DINNER - Went as planned, I made chicken taquitos and spanish rice... not good for the waist line, but good for the pocket book and home life.

Brkfst - a small serving of scrambled eggs w/ turkey sausage
WORKOUT - Ran 3.17 miles (T & LM that is from my house to around Terese's house and back!)
Lunch - SMFCO Ceviche Tostada @ Pumpkin patch, then I was dumb and bought some pumpkin macaroon cookies... soooo greasy and yummy blah....
Dinner - BJ's , 1 motz stick, 5 chicken wings =) my fav., then Rod and I split a chicken pesto flatbread pizza... oh and i had 2 Berry Burst Ciders (aka BEER) SOOO yummy another Fav. of mine.

gggrrrrr stepped on the scale and thought for sure that it would be lower then last week since I did sooo much running... ah not the case. I guess my bad choices over the weekend OVERPOWERED my activity during the week.
So the scale read 129.... =( not happy at all.
Brkfst - Made a trip with the kids to HOZY'S - decided to go BIG (not a good idea) Oatmeal and then a plate of eggs and bacon and home fries... sooo yummy oh but I had WATER =) I took 1/2 the oatmeal home tho. =)
Lunch - 1/2 sandwich with meat and cheese only
Dinner - Cheese tortellini w/ chicken in alfredo sauce, garlic bread, steamed broccoli, water. all homemade

Now for today... not bad so far, but I think I am going for the gusto now! I tried on 2 pairs of jeans this morning and neither of them worked... =( not ok with that.

I need to really get serious here if I really want this.

So I decided to start keeping a food dairy/log... i do that now but think I am going to be better with it then I have been... that way I can see what the heck isn't working for me.

Brkfst - coffee, oatmeal
snack - 1/2 of Luna bar
Lunch - gg to get a Caprise salad from Urban
Dinner - ??? not sure yet, it's just me and the little one AGAIN so we will see.. but something for sure.
WORKOUT - doing P90X video FOR SURE!

I need you guys to kick me in the butt!!! HELP HELP HELP

What a great week!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ok ladies... I am ending the work week on a GREAT NOTE! =)

A Recap for the week first:

Tuesday went as planned for the most part:
Lunch - SMFCO Ahi Salad to go, w/ water
Dinner - Homemade salad with boiled shredded chicken in it for the protein.
WORKOUT- Ran 4.39 miles here in VTA.. Ahhh felt so good. I was shooting for 6 miles, but I left 17 minutes later then I had planned so I had to cut it short in order to get to dance with Aliyah.

Wednesday -
Brkfst - coffee w/ creamer, non-fat banana cream yogurt w/ low fat granola
snack - THE BIGGEST APPLE EVER... a HoneyCrisp Apple from vons, seriously this thing was on steroids... SOOOO Yummy, a little tart but sooo good!!!
Lunch - HOMEMADE, turkey and ham sandwich on whole wheat bread, baked Cheetos and water
Dinner - HOMEMADE, Turkey spaghetti, w/ garlic bread w/ water
WORKOUT- walked around Sheils park for 1.19 miles in 21mins. I left 1/2 way through practice to go and make dinner (Nick brought Aliyah home)

Thursday -
Brkfst - coffee w/ creamer, 2 morning star sausage patties w/ motz chees on top of a 1/2 whole wheat eng. muffin. I had to share with Aliyah cause she was drooling over it like she hadn't just ate 2 bowls of trix!!! =)
snack - a handful of tortilla chips
Lunch - 6" turkey avo sandwich from Subway w/ 1/2 of bag of Chile cheese Frito's... and water
Dinner - SO PROUD OF MYSELF... I BBQ'd ALL BY MYSELF for the first time!! I Q'd up some pork boneless spare ribs and some spanish rice (not bbq'd ;)) and a 1/2 can of Sunkist orange soda....

SO that is my recap... It is tough to cook for myself and one sometimes two little mouths cause those little mouths can be soooo picky. But i really really worked hard to cook instead of fast food or bad food. =)

I feel really good this week, I haven't put on any of my jeans yet cause i don't want to get discouraged not fitting different. I didn't work out yesterday, just had to much to do with dinner and homework and getting the house straightened.

Well my morning has been hilarious but I will save that story for an email....
Brkfst - Grande NONFAT Chi Latte, 2 petite lemon scones
Snack - PLANNING - Luna Protein bar
Lunch - NO PLAN YET.. but something not bad
Dinner - HOMEMADE Chicken Taquitos and rice I think is on the menu, being my little one asked me to make them for her... Cause Momma you haven't made those in a long time since your diet... =) LOVE HER...

I really think HOMEMADE food is sooo much better for us overall... let SAT. FAT and less on the pocket book and you don't feel so BLAH and heavy after... so that step I feel is one in the right direction.
DUDE I spent $358 at Costco on the first... and since then my man has been gone at least 10 of those days, so we have the food to make!!! And I did that show we wouldn't go out and spend money on CRAP (but good) food!

Tomorrow, I PLAN to run at least 4 miles before Aliyahs soccer game in the EARLY AM.... Then it is fun with the kids and my honey the rest of the day. Lets all try to get some kind of work out/exercise in this weekend... Terese you can do your stairs like 10 times!!! Laura you can do your stairs 10 times!!! Rhon, Leese take your doggies for a walk!!! We can do this ladies... I know it.

LADY A is only 2 Weeks away from today!!!! WOO HOO

Bad to the Bone

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hi Girls!!

I'm here and I've been reading least checking in daily to see if any new posts pop up! Long story short...I've been bad. I haven't been bad 100% of the time but the days I'm bad, I'm really bad. I've have pizza for lunch and dinner and breakfast (the next day). When Ryan is gone, it is SO hard to actually make a healthy dinner...I just don't care what I eat when I'm alone and that's if I'm hungry.

I haven't gained much since Vegas...I'm probably about 142 or so and I was (I think) 139 the morning we left. I have a feeling that although I haven't gained weight (as it looks by the scale), I have lost muscle. I feel extra squishy and jiggly. I've been very blah lately and I need to snap out of it. I'll be on my own for the next two weeks and it SUCKS! (wahhh waaaa wahhh, I know!)

Anyway...I vow to make better decisions for myself and get on the move. We will be needing to go grocery shopping here soon and I'm going to pack the house with HEALTHY. Even on my days I don't feel like eating anything, I'll grab for something healthy to munch on. I'm going to need a lot of help! ;) Stay strong girls as I know you are. Here's to a new beginning!!

(FYI- This food NAZI is BACK! - But I WILL give you the DRUNCO day OFF...ha,ha,ha)

I LOVE you girls!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ok I'm here...and not happy about it! LOL Just kidding.

So I will fully admit to how horribly I've been doing the past couple weeks. Not much exercise and definitely not the greatest food choices. But I'm back to try to do it right or at the very least, be held accountable for when I screw up. So rather than go back and try to recount my errors of the past couple weeks I'll just start with Monday.

Monday meals:
Breakfast - large black coffee
Lunch - Chicken Pesto & red bell pepper sandwich from Urbane Cafe w/ the standard salad and ice tea
Dinner - Mastacholi w/ wheat noodles & ground turkey
Exercise - None =(

Tuesday meals:
Breakfast - eggs, turkey bacon & whole wheat tortillas w/ a large black coffee
Lunch - my boss treated us to Red Lobster and I ate like crap. 2 cheddar biscuits, popcorn shrimp, coconut shrimp, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad & iced tea. The only good thing about this meal was that I didn't finish the popcorn shrimp or the mashed potatoes and they are now sitting in the fridge here at work where they will prob stay until I throw them out since I HATE leftovers. =)
Dinner - boiled shredded chicken w/ BBQ sauce on a whole wheat bun & water
Exercise - None =(

Breakfast - a big fat nothing. We need to go grocery shopping @ my house
Lunch - I know it's bad but we'd been planning on Taco Bell for a while now so I'll just have to try to make the best choices possible there.
Dinner - no clue but will post tomorrow
Exercise - gonna try to make it to the gym tonight but I've been so exhausted lately it's been hard.

Ok so obviously I'm not in the right mindset for all of this but just typing things out is a start. I need to really get back at it but I'm just so tired and bloated these days I'm not very motivated. Plus it's that time of the month so it makes things even worse.

Hopefully you ladies are doing better than I am!

Wake up Call

Ok, I haven't posted in sooo long. I have no excuses but to really get serious about living that healthy lifestyle once again. This morning I woke up and I was running late. It's casual day so I put on my size 28 jeans which I have no business wearing. I have severe muffin top. NOT GOOD. I changed my top 3 times cause I feel like a blob. I attempted the second video of the Slim in 6 last night but my little guy wasn't having it. He kept running into my room and wanted me to hold him and watch the video. I figured he was getting tired so I gave him a quick bath and gave him some milk and turned on Nick JR. I then started the 1st Slim in 6 video which is 20 minutes long and here he comes running in. My little guy wanted to be held so badly so I had to give in. I wouldn't trade those moments in for anything but after he fell asleep I gave up. I slept in my work out clothes thinking I would wake up and get a quick workout in before getting ready but I hit the snooze too many times. I decided I really needed to blog today. After Ang's email from yesterday to blog, I was thinking that I wasn't going to be of any motivation to her since I wasn't doing anything but I realized today that I need you guys. Reading the October posts has already made me feel that much more motivating to really do something. I've hit rock bottom and it's time to face the damage that I've done since Vegas. I'm going to be brave like Ang and post my damage for all to see! My lowest weight pre-Vegas was 121!!! I weighed myself a few weeks after and I was 127 and I know I'm past 130 at this point which is NO BUENO for my short frame. I'm going to take the scale out of the back of my car (where it's conveniently been hiding since the move) and get on the scale first thing in the morning.
Meals today so far:
Morning: coffee (2 with creamer), banana, cream of wheat
Snack: might have a handful of cheez-its (reduced fat) in a sec
Lunch: going to get a side salad from the habit and I bought a low cal soup
Dinner: Ok, it's going to be bad but I already bought all the stuff. Making my mom's yummy potato enchilada recipe and yummy rice (fattening) side-dish.
I also have some grapes and a oatmeal bar for afternoon snack.
Ok ladies. I'm ready to re-commit. I will do some sort of exercise tonight. I'm thinking the 20 minute slim in 6 or cardio X. Good luck and special thanks to Ang for not giving up on us and encouraging us to blog. I need your motivation more than you know! Perhaps you can take me on one of your Sunday morning runs.
Love you girls!

Ok Fessing up....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Morning ladies....

Ok so I was thinking on Monday when I was running that I needed to lay my cards on the table when I post that way it will be motivating for me. =)

So... when I got onto the Blogging wagon again, I said I had gained weight since Vegas... but didn't write it out. I suck... soooo here we go... When I weighed in again since Vegas...I gained 10lbs. YIKES... I weighed in at 129, and I know that isn't A LOT... but it is since before I was at 119, which is low yes I know... BUT remember when I said I would fluctuate between a 5lbs weight...that is totally fine to me... being 124/125 cool... but at 129 not fitting into my clothes.. =( booo. No bueno.

So... Now 3 weeks since I weighed in and started running again and trying to do P90X I have gotten down to 127.8 as of Sunday morning. This weekend wasn't a bust... Always could have been better but getting there with my work outs and better eating... Rod wants to get back on track too so it is soooo much easier when he is on board too. Actually the more I think about it, he is usually always on board and I am lagging. =)

It is funny how the mind works cause sometimes I am like, blah I am totally ok with how I am, but then at the flip of a switch I put something else on, and I am sooo bummed out at myself cause they fit me so many weeks ago... and now blah... so then I want to be all strict... ahhh crazy cycle...

So my weeks are now going to be Sunday to Sunday instead of Monday to Monday...

Sunday - weighed in at 127.8; WORK OUT - Run 3.35 miles
Brkfst- eggs w/ sausage
lunch - blenders in the grass
snack - chips and chips and more chips (while playing bingo at CHUMASH)
Dinner - 2 bowls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (got home late)

Monday - WORK OUT - Run 2.75 miles
Brkfst - 2 morning star sausage w/ motz cheese each on 1/2 of whole wheat eng. muffin
snack - a few Cheetto Puffs (not good), LUNA protein bar
Dinner - BBQ Tri tip, salad w/ ranch, Noodle Roni noodles, 2 pieces of garlic brd

Tuesday - WORK OUT - Planning on running at least 6 miles after work.
Brkfst - Coffee, Protein shake made at home P90X recipe
snack - LUNA protein bar & small gala apple
Lunch - Planning - on picking up an Ahi salad form SMFCO
Dinner - Planning - Cheese tortellini w/ chicken in Alfredo sauce

Rod is BACK in Lancaster again =( so that makes my dinners hard because cooking for 1 1/2 is tough for me. lol I tend to do nothing for me and making Aliyah something simple... BUT that isn't good for me, so I am going to really work on still cooking up something healthy and good for the both of us.

Where my girls at???? Love ya all.

Still doing it!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Hi my friends!!! How are you all doing?

How is everyones work outs going? I had a good week last week... Last post was Wed. Sept. 29 and I didn't have to bad of a weekend...

Thurs: I continued with good eating, didn't get to wk out but drank a lot of water and not bad bad food.

Fri: same thing good food, eggs in the AM SMFCO Ahi salad and a shrimp parm. taco, taco not so good for me, but good for my tummy!!! =) And Water water water. dinner was a bit of a bust, we were suppose to go out to dinner w/ the kids, but of course WORK called so Rod was MIA. The kids and I did a BIG Costco run so that I will stop eating out, and then picked up KFC on the way home.=( no bueno for the waistline at all... and really no bueno on my stomach..=(

Sat: Started of AWESOME.. went for a 2.05 mile run around Fillmore, felt good but a little tough being I had only been awake for like 15 mins. =) needed more time but only had a short time to wrk out b4 Aliyah's soccer game. NO EXCUSES! Came home and made egg whites and mushrooms w/ motz. cheese. lunch wasn't so good, went to the movies w/ kids and had butterfinger bites and popcorn and sprite, then afte for dinner we headed to Ferraros!!! YUMMO Baked Riggolitte!!! So that was nooo good for the waiste line but again, GREAT for the tummy. After that nothing on the bad food tip, had a glass of wine at the new SATTERFIELD Casa but didn't consume anything after that! =)

Sun: Started off good again, eggwhites with mushrooms, motz cheese and coffee, then headed north to SB for my Bro in laws bday bbq. I picked up Super A chicken so I decided to eat that, NO GOOD.. booo... Felt like blah after. BUT then we came home and went to VONS where I decided to buy some BEN n JERRY's yummy Oatmeal cookie ice cream... SERIOUSLY... probably the best ice cream I have EVER HAD!!! YUMM Didn't eat it all but still soooo good.

OK so now for this week...

No work outs just yet this week but eating has been good. When I weighed in... I was down 2 lbs which I was VERY happy about... was hoping for more but I will take it! I want to get at least 4 more down.

brkfast - coffee, 1/2 egg, bacon, bean, cheese burrito... i know not good. then lunch got worse....
Lunch - asada crispy taco plate from SNAPPERS.... yikes... but had water. =)
Dinner - Stuffed porkchops I made at home.. not bad... w/ salad.

brkfast- coffee, egg sami on wheat eng. muffin w/ ham and cheese made @ hm, snack - fresh fruit
Lunch - 1/2 ham sami on wheat bread, salad w/ little ranch, chips, 1/2 of a 1/2 of brownie... it wasn't good...
Dinner - frozen french bread pizza.. =) got home tooo late and yes... rod was MIA working AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now for today....
Brkfst - coffee, 4 egg whites & 1 yoke.
snack - Fresh fruit (we have a meeting at 10 so I know it will be there) =)
Lunch - Snapper Jacks (I ordered it for our mtg. =) but it won't be bad for me, since it is catered in, I will make a steak salad with salsa and a little bit of shack sauce for my dressing... I will have a few chips but not to many and I will only drink water!!! =)
Dinner - not sure but may have a chick ceaser salad from a place in SB since I am going to see my sis this evening.

Ok ladies... I miss you girls... can't wait for BUNCO and LADY A... Need to be looking hottie pottie in my outfit, not sure what to be yet but you know me... sexy vixen in some way! =) lol PLUS I have my 1/2 marathon on Nov. 6th!!! yikes not far away.

Lets stay motivated!!!

Remember Me?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ahhhh! OK here I am :) I have been CRAZY CRAZY busy at work lately so I have not been blogging but I have been thinking about it!!!

I have to confess, I am also in a little rut but am really really trying to dig deep for motivation! I haven't been eating too bad during the week because I usually bring my lunch but my weekend choices usually fluctuate from my good habits at least once or twice or three times and usually involve alcohol :) My weight only changes about 2-3 lbs but I have not been exercising AT ALL. I have attempted some walks in the evenings over the last month or so but Miss Ariana no longer wants to be in her stroller or her nifty little car, she wants to walk too!! So needless to say, my pace is not quite at the level that would be necessary for weight loss/calorie burning!!! I really need to be taking advantage of my lunch hour when I don't see Ariana and I can do the stairs like I was... but I find myself squeezing in errands since it's hard to do those things after work with a toddler. Being a working mom leaves little extra time but I need to be tough on myself if I want to be fit and healthy. Having a little person and working is still no excuse.

With all of this said, I need to still make an effort whenever I can, and come up with a new approach if what I was using before isnt working for me now. I am still below 140 which is my absolute threshold so I am happy about that. I am still 10 lbs lighter than I was last year at this time so I need to hold steady!!

Ariana loves being in the garage with the dogs so I was thinking in the evenings, now that it is a little cooler, we can hang out in the garage and I can do a little workout in ther, even if it's just 15-20 minutes. Jumping jacks, weights, standing cruches, lunges and squats. We have a stereo and weight set in there and the dogs and toddler can hopefully entertain themselves in there for a bit while I get back on track!

I have begaun obsessing over my crockpot lately so cooking at home is still a healthy option for me using my crockpot. Soups, stews, casseroles etc. I am going to try and focus on proteins and veggies as much as possible.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week and get back here soon!!!


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