Thursday, March 28, 2013

Week 1 Day 1

Hey friends! I know 2 posts in one day! I just wanted to report back that we did not go get pizza! Instead I did my first training for my 5k and had a chicken salad.  Yep, that's right, I worked out and had a salad.

My motivation? My son.  Yep, he came home from school and would not stop bugging me to take him to the track.  I can't make this up people.  So we headed out and he played while I got my first walk/run in.  He walk/ran with me the best he could for almost a mile.  How can you not have motivation when you have a 6 year old cheering you on?

What did you do for a workout today? What/who do you use for motivation?


Hey Friends.  <3

How has your fitness been going?!  I have walked the last 2 days and am hoping to get in a couch to 5k training tonight.  The kids don't have school tomorrow so we are thinking of heading over to the next town and getting pizza.  The taco pizza over there is to die for.  Plus, i get one last major indulgence before Monday when the 8 week challenge kicks in.  Not that this pizza is completely unhealthy.  It is actually very much like a great big salad with a side of bread sticks. Seriously good.

I am working on putting together a post of my 5 day reset and I'm planning on posting daily while doing it with weights ect.  I already turned in my weight for the reset, and so I have to be crazy careful this weekend not to over indulge at Easter.  Speaking of... We will be gone for Easter visiting family, so we are waiting around tomorrow for the ups guy to get here with the goods.  My first day of this challenge will be done on the road.  No fun, but that is what needs to be done.

The 5th day may also be a bit of a challenge as I got asked today to be a chaperone at my son's field trip.  I guess the word Challenge is definitely taking over here.  I am hoping since this first week we just mix it with water, I "should" be okay, so we will see.

Any low glycemic meals that you make for you family would be GREATLY appreciated here too!!!!  I need some ideas!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My New "Plan"

As many of you know I have been struggling for about 7 months gaining and losing the same 6 pounds.  I have tried what seems like every "fad" diet out there, so why not try another one!?  So on April 1st 2013, I will begin my journey with a Reset Challenge.

I am doing a challenge with a group of friends for the next 8 weeks. April 1st thru May 27th.  The winner of this challenge will win $500!!!!  There are also weekly goals/prizes.  Now if winning $500 isn't motivational then I don't know what is!  Talk about a serious shopping spree for me.

I'm looking forward to starting this and getting out of my losing and regaining the same 6 pounds.  I officially have signed up for my FIRST 5k.  I know, what am I thinking?  However, my husband has agreed to do it with me so we will start training April 1st as well.

I will go over in detail with you each day what I'm doing that particular day and go over the products with you.  The first 5 days will be the Usana Reset Kit and then after that for the next 5 weeks I will do the transformation kit.  If the transformation kit is successful I may or may not decide to buy one more to finish out the challenge or to have on hand.

The goal of this is to start eating more low glycemic meals so that my blood sugars can regulate and not give me that roller coaster affect I've been dealing with for, well, my entire life.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crazy Happenings

Hello all!  Sorry I have been MIA for the last week and a half!  I have had some SICK kiddo's.  My son was sick for 2 weeks then my baby got rsv, so I have been working on getting her healthy.  In the midst of all of this I got sick... No fun, for sure.

Now that I think we are all on the mend, I can officially continue on in my journey to being more fit.  I am at the EXACT same weight that I measured in at last time which I believe was 184.  So I still have BIG plans on getting out of those 80's by April!  Yes, yes I do.

I am hopefully going to get a workout in tonight if nothing else, I will do step ups on the wii.  I'm hoping to start training for my 5k this week, however the wind is estimated to be in the 20-30 mph range around these parts, so lets hope not!

How are you all doing with your journey?! Anything you would like to see happening on here??

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Eats for the Week

Hey Friends <3  Seriously, I feel like I'm talking to myself! ha ha

How was your weekend?!  Ours went by way to quickly and also way slow at the same time.  We had 2 sick kiddo's, but LOTS of sunshine.

Yesterday I got in a 2.7 mile walk and today I did 1.7.  I would have done more, but I took the kiddo's out and that was about all they could handle not feeling well.

Tomorrow is a rest day/active recovery day for me.

Eats this week will look something like this:

Indian Tacos (I use Grape-seed Oil, I feel like that makes it a bit healthier)
Salsa Verde (out of my Freezer book from
Couple of nights of left overs
Grilled Chicken with some sort of quinoa salad.

Then this weekend will be whatever we have in the fridge, or I will come up with a pinterest recipe this week.  What are your menu's looking like?!

"pin"spriation of the day:
ha ha.. Sorry, that may not be a fitness one, but it was sure cute.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Workout Plan

 Workout for March 3rd-9th
Sunday: Walk 2 miles
Monday: OFF/active recovery day
Tuesday: JMBR #3
Wednesday: Steady Cardio (walk or cardio DVD)
Thursday: JMBR #4
Friday: OFF/Active Recovery
Saturday: Circuit/Shred #1 and/or #2

There ya have it.  My tentative workout schedule this week.  Since today is Saturday we are planning on either taking the kids hiking or since they are not feeling the greatest, I will go for a walk while they are napping.  I have found a loop through the town that is about 2 miles long.  My goal is to walk that every Saturday/Sunday that we are in town and work my way up to running it.  March I will add 1 mile to it every Sunday, so that at the end of the month I will be up to 4 miles. (Doing the loop twice)  Then in April, I will start adding bursts of jogging in there.  My goal is to be able to run the loop or most of it by the end of May. So that gives me 2 months to work up to it. 

What are you doing for workout this week? Stay tuned for a tentative meal plan for next week. <3

Friday, March 1, 2013

Crazy Week!

Hey Friends <3

Sorry for the lack of posting this week.  I have been dealing with some sick kiddo's.  While never fun we have had a good  week eats wise.

I did do a lot of my shakes/smoothies for breakfast/lunch just due to the fact that I was trying to detox my body from all the crap I had been consuming.

It's looking like a decent loss for the week so far.  I can't say any inches have slipped away because I haven't gotten in much exercise.  I have done a couple of walks, but that is it.  That seems to fall by the way side when things get hectic.  Even though that should be my number 1 priority!  Argggg.... finding balance is never easy.

So this weekend, probably Sunday night, I will post a tentative menu/workout plan for the week.  That I will plan on following unless something cray cray comes up.

What helps you get in exercise when dealing with sick kiddo's or crazy schedules?

Another "pin"spiration for you :)