Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Recap and Plan for this week

How was everyone's weekend?!  Mine was great.  I got to go shopping alone, yes NO kiddo's.  It was pretty amazing to spend the day alone.

Anyway, I thought I'd do my weekly recap and my plan for next week. All my meals were right on.  I ate out only once when I was shopping and other then that we stuck to our meal plan like white on rice.  It was great, but also had a lot of fails for the kids.  I need to remember when trying new recipes that I need to spread them out more.  Kids were less then thrilled with 3/5 of my choices.  Makes eating left overs harder too.

Workout wise was not as many as I wanted but I still got in 3 good ones.  I would like to get in 5 a week.  Of course all my walking Saturday could count for a small workout, but that's not going on my list.
I did 3 days of couch 2 5k, which is what you are SUPPOSE to do.  I wanted to get in 2 circuit type days or at least walking days in there, but alas I failed.

This weeks plan looks like this:


Cheeseburger Casserole (last time this was a BIG hit with the kids)
Chicken Adobo: New recipe
Steak with sweet potato and regular potato fries along with some veggies... all on the grill
Veggie beef Stew
Pizza Burritos
Leftovers x2

30 day shred
30 day shred
active recovery

There ya have it.  My intentions for everything.  I will be out of town on Saturday doing a vendor event, so that is officially my rest day then on Sunday I would still like to get out on a family walk.

What is your plan for the week?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The plan this week

Sorry I didn't post anything about what I'm doing in the last one.  Apparently I needed a little cheese with my wine.
So even though this week is half over I'm going to post my plan.

Cx veggie bake
Salsa burgers
Santa Fe chicken
Sweet potato pizza
Leftovers x2

C25k week 2 day 1 plus 2 mile walk (DONE)
C25K week 2 day 2 (DONE)
30 day shred
C25k week 2 day 3
Active recovery
Walk 3 miles
C2k5 week 2 day 4 (I'm doing this week 4x yes!)

There is the plan! On Monday that extra walk was a total random thing.  I had just finished my workout when a friend came in to do her walk, so I decided to stay and walk with her. Knowing she would only walk 2 miles made it easier to decide that! I knew I could do 30 more minutes of walking.

I want to add in some strength type exercises as well, so this week I'm adding in a 20 min shred video.  I'm thinking next week I might try to do Mwf runs and then t and th do arms/legs.   I may be Getty ahead of  myself so let's see how the rest of this week goes!

What is your workout and eating plans??

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why Can't it Be Easy?

The past 2 weeks I have been working on eating low glycemic and just overall healthier.  However, I find myself at times really struggling to want to workout or eat right.  This is one thing I wish was the easiest party to "fix."  

One of the biggest things I have noticed is I'm finding out when and why I have my binges.  Yesterday, for example, I had cereal, cookies, and all sorts of not good for you items.  (Note: about to be TMI) I find when I am about a week out from aunt flo visiting, I eat and eat and eat.  Whatever is there and lots of it.  So at least I'm aware of when and why it's happening then.  Working on the rest!

I don't know about you, but around here we are on our second snow storm in 2 weeks.  I am tired of being inside! I need some Vitamin D and some walking with a friend.  I have a hard time and get somewhat depressed when I'm cooped up and can't leave.  I was going to buy a month at the town gym so I could at least get out at night, however, this seems to be the two weeks the hubs has a crazy amount of meetings and such at work so isn't getting home until 5:30-6.  Our gym closes at 6, so bummer for me! :(  

Okay, enough pity party.  Apparently I just needed to get it out.  Now, I'm off to get the babe up from her nap and have a little play time before the other 2 get home from school.

How are you all doing with your health journey? 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thoughts on 5 Day Reset

So I didn't end up doing a 5th day review, because I was out of town.  I instead did low glycemic choices for the day, which is what the program is anyway.  I only ended up losing 2 pounds doing the reset, and am honestly very disappointed in my results.  I hate to compare myself to others, however, most of the group doing this lost up to 5% of their body weight.  I lost 2%.

Why did I only lose 2?  I have no idea.  On Thursday I got so sick and light headed.  I really think that it may have something to do with the fact that it just was not enough food for my body.  I may have been getting the nutrition, but as far as calories go, I really don't think I was getting enough.

This week I have been working on eating every 2-3 hours and making healthy choices. I did have a moment where I may have had 1 to many pieces of bread, but other then that I feel like I have do VERY well.  I'm hoping to catch onto the grasp of doing a 80% good 20% whatever I want balance.  It will definitely take some work on my part because I tend to lean to far to one side.  Either I'm eating 100% good or 100% bad.  I need to find that balance and know that it is okay to not eat perfect all the time.

Right now I'm in the transition phase.  I usually have a shake for breakfast and leftovers from the night before for lunch.  My snacks are usually of the fruit area.

I've been feeling pretty good on this, the only problem I have been having is every. single. afternoon I have been getting a headache.  I know it's not a caffeine headache because i have been off of that for a couple of weeks now, but it is sure annoying!  Any ideas?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Day 4 of Reset Challenge

Starting weight: 183.4
Weight today: 181.2 womp womp wooomp!

Down 2.2lbs

Exactly the same as yesterday!  A little discouraging and a little bit of a bummer, but I think at this point my body is like, whoa, what are you doing?! Where is the food!?!?!? Okay, maybe I'm being dramatic, but that is how I feel.

Breakfast 8am chocolate shake plus my am vitamin pak

Snack: 2 hard boiled egg whites and 1c. Grapes (10:30)

Lunch: chocolate shake

Thoughts on today: I got sick, so honestly I just smacked on fruits and veggies the rest of the day! 

How am I feeling today? I woke up with a head cold so that totally sucks.  However, I'm making the best of it.  You know when you are sick and all you want is food!  Yep, that is how I feel.  It's not that I'm craving certain foods per-say  I think it is just the fact I  maybe miss it a little? It tasted good, and I felt better.  Working through those feelings are never easy, and when you are sick it makes it a little harder.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Day 3 Reset Challenge

Wow! I can't believe it is day 3 already and I'm still going!! I usually have given up on anything new by now!  I really feel like this is working.  It's hard, but effective.

Starting weight: 183.4
Weight today: 181.2

Down 2.2lbs

Only about a half of a pound in difference from yesterday.  I do feel the fact that I haven't been able to walk is a Big factor.  In fact when I'm done updating this I plan on walking on the wii.  I guess we will find out later if that happens.  I have been updating this throughout the day as I go in case you were wondering.

Breakfast 8am chocolate shake plus my am vitamin pak

Snack: Pb crunch bar

Lunch: chocolate shake

Snack: 2 hard boiled egg whites and 1 1/2 c. Grapes

Supper: sautéed cauliflower and carrots with a chocolate shake about 1/2 hour later plus my pm vitamin pack.

Water intake: 68 oz. (for me that's HUGE)

Thoughts on today: was much easier! I didn't have any headaches or cravings.  I did almost eat a pretzel when my daughter had some for snack, but I didn't! I may or may not have smelled the bag a couple of times, but I did NOT eat any! Can't wait to see what the next two days bring!

How am I feeling today? Well, this morning I was actually able to get up and get going about 7:30 with no problems! I usually head back to bed when my daughter goes down for her morning nap, but I stayed up today to do the wii and update myself on the blog.  It's actually nice to have that couple hours of alone time to do something for me! 

I didn't feel really all that tired once afternoon hit.  I did 60 min on the wii doing step aerobics.  I got in of 7,200 steps!  I'm working on my other 2,800 so my day hits 10,000!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 2 Reset Challenge

Hey all! Today is day 2.

Starting weight: 183.4
Weight today: 181.8

Down 1.8pounds.

I was feeling very discouraged last night after not loving the strawberry and vanilla.  Lucky for me I got the transform kit as well, so will mostly be drinking the chocolate protein from now on.  I am going to do a vanilla at lunch and try to add in some fruit to try it that way.  Here's to hoping.

Breakfast 10am chocolate shake

Snack: Was crazy hungry, so I had a can of mixed veggies! I'm going to eat my bar in about 20 minutes.  I was seeing dots I was so hungry so I'm going to eat a bar at 1, then eat my shake at 230ish...

Lunch: I decided to go with another chocolate shake.  I didn't want to blend the blender bc my babe was sleeping! She isn't feeling the best so didn't want to risk waking her up.  I also waited until about 3 for this!

Snack: Pear

Supper: sautéed zucchini and squash

Thoughts on today: It went well.  Obviously supper is the hardest because I'm cooking for my family when I'm only eating veggies! Tonight the plan is to make them alfredo(one of my least favorite foods) and then I'm going to sauté some zucchini and squash along with a pear on the side. :).

I didn't eat my last shake or bar, but am really not in the mood. I may just eat some grapes before bed.

How am I feeling today? A lot hungrier, a little groggy and out of it this afternoon.  I did eat extra veggies today and feel ok with it.  Lets see how tomorrows weigh in goes! :) Day 2 DONE!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Day 1 Reset Challenge

Today is Day 1 of the reset challenge!

Starting Weight 183.4 (i had to use a different scale as we are out of town, so hopefully that is similar to what my scale at home would/will say) (edit: when I got home and weig it was 184.6 so.. Who knows)

Breakfast: I had a chocolate shake for breakfast and it was good.  I was a little skeptical as I didn't like the      strawberry and had only took a sip of the chocolate.

Snack: I had on crunch. Good, but not great.

Snack: pear... I was on the road

Lunch: strawberry shake..SICK! Horrible, could not gag it down.

Snack: Oatmeal raisin bar... Again horrid!

Supper: vanilla shake... I'm having a hard time stomaching the texture... Other then that not to bad.  Also I had steamed cauliflower and carrots.

Thoughts on Day 1: the morning was so easy, then it was nothing but disgusting-ness... Honestly of I would not have spent so much money I might quit... However, I have 4 days left.  I did get the transform kit and so may just do chocolate shakes until they run out! Also I may not add the whole pack to make the texture less creamy like...

How am I feeling? Good, just bummed that I had to eat steamed veggies while my family ate chicken wraps...  Not really hungry at all, but ready for tomorrow to be different!

Usana 5 Day Reset Challenge

Below is an insert taken from to help explain what I will be doing in the next 5 days.
 is a jump-start program to help you take positive steps toward reaching your health and 
The 5-Day RESET

By following the RESET program, you can lose up to five pounds in five days. RESET has been clinically tested, and its low-glycemic foundation is scientifically based. 
Rethink dieting. Resolve, renew, reinvent with RESET.

RESET™ Benefit
  • Can lose five pounds in five days†
  • Can lose two pounds a week for twelve weeks†
  • Low-glycemic ingredients to control carbohydrate cravings*
  • One of the most nutritional weight-loss programs on the market
  • Provides balanced nutrition and all you need for weight-loss success

  • Your RESET™ Kit Includes:
  • 15 Nutrimeal™ - Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Wild Strawberry
  • 5 Peanut Butter Crunch Nutrition Bars
  • 5 Oatmeal Raisin Nutrition Bars
  • 5 AM/PM HealthPak 100™ packets
  • Program guide
  • Motivational fridge magnet
  • DVD with world-class athletes Jennifer Azzi and Derek Parra

  • How It Works:

    For 5 days, you will enjoy a nutritious and filling USANA Nutrimeal Smoothie for breakfast, lunch and dinner and USANA Nutrition Bars for your AM and PM snacks, while taking the top rated USANA HealthPak 100, a convenience pack of our Essentials™ multivitamin, Active Calcium™, and USANA's unique Antioxidant Booster™. You can also have a serving of fruit each day and raw vegetables while on the RESET. We encourage moderate exercise during the five days and will coach you through the entire program.
    Now is this just a fad diet? Can you really reset everything in only 5 days without starving?!  Well, I will be your guinea pig and find out.  I will post my beginning weight.  I am also going to be weighing in each morning to see my results day to day.  I will be doing that ONLY during the reset phase.  After the 5 days, I will only be weighing in on Sunday mornings weekly for the next 7 weeks.  
    You may be asking why I decided on this.  I'm one of those people where if I don't see results basically right away I give up.  Doing the reset not only am I giving my body a chance to rid itself of the nasty toxins and hopefully cravings and urges to binge, I will be setting myself up to be successful during the 7 weeks following.  I'm hoping to see at least a 4-5 pound change these 5 days.  That in itself will keep me going because I will be seeing the results right away.  After that 1 or 2 pounds a week will be just fine with me.  
    See ya later with my weight and how my first day went! :)