Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I walk the Line

Hey friends.  Sorry about no post yesterday.  I woke up and felt like I had been hit by a rock truck and then they backed up and hit me again.  Horrible day.  However, today was much better.  I was able to get in a 2 mile walk with the babe while the older kids were in school.  THEN, the hubs came home a bit early and we went for a 1.5 mile walk as a family.  We had a contest to see who could walk the white line on the road without falling off.  Needless to say the adults failed miserably!  Felt so good and it got me over 3 miles in for the day!  Pretty pumped about that.

Eats for the day go like this so far:
Breakfast: Oatmeal and toast with peanut butter (was feeling the comfort foods I guess)
Lunch: chicken salad, 2 egg whites, and graham crackers for a snack/dessert

Tonight we are headed out with another family to the club to eat.  Not sure what I will get as I want to eat lighter since I did so well today.  There is some sort of connection going on where if you actually workout/move during the day you don't want to screw it up later!  So a hamburger and fries are probably not in my future.  Maybe 1 or 2 stolen fries from the kids won't hurt ;) 

Measurement update.  Honestly I did check them Sunday night, but there was not a big difference, maybe 1 inch total from all places.  The weight ended up going down to 184 so that was a 2 pound loss, which I'm happy about.  My goal this week is to lose 2 more.  I would like to say peace out to the 180's in March so that is my goal as of now! 

Tomorrow I plan on doing Jillian Michael's again.  I had to get over the soreness.  It will probably start back over tomorrow, but I was so sore I didn't want to do anything, which I don't think can be a good thing!

I want to leave all you mama's out there with some "pin"spiration!  Look at the abs!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hey friends.  As you noticed no post Friday.  I was still crazy sore and decided to take a rest day on Friday as I'm trying to listen to my body a little this time.  We traveled as a family so I didn't get any exercise in yesterday.  We will hopefully make it home today as it is snowing like crazy here.  If we do I will do a workout tonight. 

Eats have been fairly stable.  Usually when we leave for the weekend we use that as our excuse.  I have done fairly well. Of course we ate out, but I limited what I got to what I would normally order on my weight watchers diet, so I'm proud of that.  I did have 1 pop, but I went ahead and had a regular instead of diet to still avoid the aspartame. 

How did you all do this weekend!?  Weigh in and measurements should be up tomorrow sometime! *pending the fact that we make it home :)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day 4

Today was day 4!  I did my workout and my eats were actually GREAT.  I made 3 batches of caramel and did not eat one bite.  Huge thing for me.  I knew once I tasted that ooey gooey goodness, there would be no turning back.

Workout again was JMBR only instead of doing disc 1 again I went ahead and did disc 3.  I should mention I completed her first phase in November successfully.  I thought the first disc was getting comfortable. While I still had troubles with push ups and planks, I decided to move up anyway.  Holy cow this women likes planks and push-ups! 

How did you all do today?! Did you get a workout in?  We are going out of town this weekend, so I'm h0ping to get my workout/shower in before we leave so I don't have to do it late tomorrow night!  Saturday and Sunday will be rest days for me.  Yay!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Just Do It

First lets talk about the food.  Womp, womp, wooommp.  Pretty much sums it up.  I always start out great, then from 1-4 is my "time."  I cannot stop thinking about food and I cannot stop snacking!  It is really frustrating, but I'm working on it. SLOWLY it feels like, but I AM working.  For breakfast I had a body bi vi shake(recipe below), because I didn't feel like cooking anything.  For lunch I had a salad with leftover sloppy Joe mix(organic spices and meat) thrown on top for a taco salad with 1 full egg and 1 egg white(hard boiled). This afternoon I actually had 2 bowls of life cereal and some graham crackers with peanut butter, because well it rocks.  However tonight I was not hungry for supper since I had snacked.  I also had some almonds with mini chocolate chips, so I'm guessing that helped fill me up as well.  So not a GREAT day, but I'm getting better.  Normally, I would have searched for something sugary and gross to make. 

I also wanted a Diet Pepsi like you would not believe.  For all my diet pop drinkers, you understand the major need/want for those.  I did NOT give in!  I have not had any form of pop since Saturday and have no intention of going back. 

As for the Workout:

Today I really felt like just skipping my workout.  My husband however, reminded me that I would feel better when I was done.  He even offered to do the workout with me.  So downstairs we went with all 3 kiddo's in tow.  The two older ones tried to do it, but mostly got in the way because it is a small space.  I think it was good for them to see and participate with us though. 

Today was Jillian Michael's Body Revolution day 3!  Which meant CARDIO!  ugggg! I hate cardio with a passion.  At least when I'm doing weight training days I don't have to jump.  I don't like jumping because well, it hurts the girls(tmi), but it's true.  Anyone who is bigger understands!

It was a bit of a rough start, and I didn't go as quickly as I would have liked, but I DID it!  After doing so I was reading through Pinterest in the health and fitness section and I found this!

Just get up and do it — You might have to go slower than you would like and you might not go as far, but you’ll never get anywhere if you don’t stop making the excuses!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day 2

Today is/was day 2 of Jillian Michael's Body Revolution.  The workout was great.  EXHAUSTING, but great!  I'm glad I did it. I was sweaty at the end and definitely ready for it to be done.  She has a way of killing you in only 30 minutes that I never dreamed!

My meals/eating were completely on target yesterday. Today has been great except for this afternoon.  Major cranky kids and a mom who didn't add any carbs to her lunch, makes for a bowl of life cereal and 2 graham crackers.  At least I'm hoping that is what it was because I didn't have any carbs in my lunch.  I will definitely make sure to add some sort of bread or beans into it tomorrow.  I just had a salad with some ham and a hard boiled egg today. 

I WILL get there!  I am learning and paying attention to my body this time, which in the past, I have not done.  Learning the signs of eating everything in sight is a good way to start!

What workout did you do today?!?!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Workout and Measurements

I totally lied to you all yesterday.  While I had every intention of starting off with the 30 day shred I changed my mind at the last minute. I will tell you why.  In my mind, I was picking the 30 day shred because it was ONLY 30 days!  Then I could stop.  I decided to go ahead and do the Body Revolution from the beginning again.  I have done phase 1 successfully in the past.  Then the holidays got in the way and well, the excuses kicked in.  Crappy I know, but that's how it went.  I figured since I was going to work on following her meal plan from body revolution it just made sense to do the whole program.

I did weight and measurements last night. Last time I didn't take my measurements and I got VERY discouraged not seeing the weight drop as much as I thought it should.  I could tell things fit differently, but didn't have the numbers to back that up.  I thought my weight was WAY higher so I weighed this morning and it was a 3 pound difference! yikes! I am going to go ahead and just start in the middle.  OK, as embarrassing as this is, here are my measurements.

Weight: 186
Chest: (at fullest) 41''
Right arm: 13.5''
Waist: 36''
Right Thigh: 25''
Calf: 14 1/4''

Alright there ya have it. My starting measurements.  I finished workout 1 right before typing this and I will tell you my arms are KILLING me! They feel like dead weight.  I remember this program being tough before, but I'm definitely in for it!

For breakfast this morning I had Jillian's recipe for Steel cut oats with apples/almonds.  Wasn't my favorite, but I'm used to having brown sugar and honey and the works.  Lunch is going to be her Chicken salad recipe so lets hope I like it! It uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo, I will be honest I'm NOT a fan of yogurt in any way, shape, or form let alone GREEK yogurt.  I do however love me some chicken so here we go.  It also calls to have grapes and pecans in it, and I am going to not put them in it, but have them on the side.  I like to "think" I'm eating more food, plus mixed in I think would be interesting!

We will see you later!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pop Update

So today marks day 4 of no pop!  I have had 1 8oz can of sunkist and 1/2 of a dr.pepper yesterday at a restaurant.  My husband tells me it feels like I'm giving up smoking.  I'm cranky, agitated, and have crazy mood swings!  I guess that means that all that fake sugar was really doing a number on my mood.  I'm sure it also didn't help with the depression and anxiety I have dealt with as well. 

I will be back later with my measurements along with my workout regimen for the first month! I went grocery shopping yesterday and have next weeks meals planned out.  While I'm not starting off with Jillian Michaels Body revolution, I am starting off with her meal plan that is included in that packet. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Here Goes Nothing!

I am working on getting fit.  I have 3 kids and feel like being a better example for them is better then the taste of chocolate and pop!  I feel like blogging this may be the best way to stay accountable.  I'm working towards the paleo lifestyle.  Of course we will still consume dairy by way of Cheese and Milk.  I tried coconut milk and my kids hated it.  I will mostly use almond milk for myself. 

I gave up pop as of yesterday, sort of! I did have a Sunkist today because the massive headache was to much.  So tomorrow no pop. One every other day until I can get used to it will be better then the 48oz bottles I have been having everyday. So going paleo slowly I think is the way to go to avoid to big of a crash! I'm hoping that by March 1st, I will be switched over and off of the caffeine and sugar!

Next time I post I will post my weight and measurements.  I have a couple of programs I want to work on including Jillian Michael's Body Revolution, Tony Horton's P90, and Jillian Michael's 30 day shred.  I'm not sure which one I will start with.  I want to do each of these as reviews to see what works best for me. 

Thanks for going on this journey with me!