Friday, October 21, 2011

Mission Accomplished!

5 Days 3 Workouts! Feeling real accomplished right now. I set a goal and I reached it, now Im praying for the willpower to continue to eat right and exercise to tone. I really want to gain more muscle and lose more fat. By any means necessary...well almost any means. I've seen people do juice fast, HCG, only eat non fat cottage cheese for days just to lose weight and right now Im not there. And Im not knocking their diet hustle but I tried and I've never had the willpower to hold off for that long. I did 3 Firm workouts with 2 days of 15 HIIT workouts from Turbo Fire. I noticed that my lethargy hasn't been bad this week and I've had more energy, even as I type Im ready to go workout again. Don't want to overdo myself but I just want to do because I feel like doing it. Now I see why I enjoyed working out for 2 hours at a time during one point of my WL journey. The feeling of feeling good and also the feeling of fitting into more clothes when I go shopping which I LOVE to do when Im at a good weight. Hopefully I can continue this momentum and be closer to my goal by my burfday =) December 11th if you were curious. Uh oh the devil aka my neighbor is home...preparing for all the rawkus.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Healthy Treat: Fruit Smoothie Bars (Froyo Pops)

Now this post is looonnnggg overdue! I've been wanting to share this recipe I found via Meg from Runner's Kitchen for months now but never had a chance to put it up. She used a different variation to make hers but it was pretty much the same thing I put into mine.

Key Ingredients/ Things You Need:


  • Frozen Fruit (I chose strawberries)
  • 1 c. Fage Greek Yogurt Plain (2%)
  • 1/2 c. Sugar (yes real granulated sugar)
  • 1/2 c. water
  • Lemon Juice
  • Popsicle Holders
  • Voila!
1. Bring water to boil, add sugar, and stir until sugar is dissolved. Put on low until you make a syrup.

2. Blend frozen fruit until well blended.

3. Combine syrup mixture, blended fruit, and plain yogurt. Blend again until well mixed.

4. Put mixture into popsicle tray and freeze until frozen. I froze them overnight.

5. Eat your treat!


Here are my results...and I promise I will get better with directions but I made these literally months ago, so thats what I can remember. I suck I know =/ but on to the pictures...dont they look good? Yum! Also I believe these came out to maybe 60 calories per popsicle AND yes I used REAL sugar! No fructose corn syrup either.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goals: Get Physical!

Tomorrow is not promised but it will be the first day that I started exercising again regularly, because something has got to give! I've been feeling so sluggish lately that I really think that exercising will help this because all this fast food and no exercise has been wearing me down. Along with my new job which is stressful in itself, I need a stress reliever. It's such a beautfiul day outside and yet I can't force myself to do anything because Im just so tired - Im even yawning as I type. I thought this would remedy itself by getting more rest during the weekend than the week but it hasn't thus far.

So the plan for this week is as follows:

Limit fast food
Eat at least two fruits or vegetables
 -and-
Workout at least 3x this week

Thats it no less but maybe more its what I plan to accomplish this week. When I eat right 80% of the time and exercise I lose weight but when I don't eat right and don't exercise I gradually gain. Not trying to go over 200 pounds again, Im just too short, and my body frame can't handle the weight. At the end of the day your health is all you have, so you have take care of it because no one else will. This morning's weight was 199.0 or .8 can't remember exactly but I've been floating between 197-199 range for the past week. Slowly teetering to 200, I will NOT be defeated.

You all have a great week!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Big As A House.

I don't what it is but I can't seem to get back on track. I think I restart my "workout/diet (hate that word)" plan every day or every week and I just can't seem to get focused. I have a healthy meal planned out for breakfast and one for lunch and somewhere between leaving my house and getting to work I find myself in the drive thru line at (insert tasty fast food restaurant here). I JUST CANT GET IT TOGETHER! But sure enough nothing gets me motivated than going to the store and trying out clothes. And when they don't fit it puts me in a funk and I walk out the store with the dressing room blues...which is exactly what happened today. My cousin will be getting married in about two weeks and I had a perfect dress to wear to her wedding but now I can't wear it  so I decided to try and find something on my lunchbreak today. Now my clothes fit without struggle but they just didn't look good on me. I looked liked a stuff sausage! Errrggghhh I ended up laughing myself out of the dressing room and into the Active section of the store to walk out with a new pair of workout pants and a sports/compression bra for my morning workout. Mios Dios! Something has got to give and I'll be damn if its my ass stretching as a house...again LOL! I remember growing up my great grandfather -God bless his soul- would tell me "if you keep eating like that you're going to be as big as a house...you won't be able to fit through the door". Of course, I never got that big but thats what it brings me back to when my clothes don't fit. Ay Caramba!

Lord please let me wake up and put it in my heart to workout. I used to love working out, please let me love it again =)

Amen

Monday, October 3, 2011

A to Z with Me!

So I stole got this idea from mom/hair/blogextraodinare, Nikstar, which has nothing to do with healthy eating or food but its my blog and I can do WHAT I WANT! =p. So here goes it….


Age: 28. Pushing 30 and proud of it! Lets hope my 30’s are better than my 20’s.
B. Bed size: Queen, but if I had the space I’d love to have a King (bed and man ;-) )
C.hore that you hate: I hate cleaning period. I only clean when I absolutely have to.
D.ogs: I like them but my apt charges to much to have one and Im allergic to quite a few.
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast!
F. Favorite color: Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver (and white or rose colored gold)
H. Height: 5'3 –yes Im a shorty that’s why my ego is so BIG LOL…not really.
I. Instruments you play: I played the trumpet for six years and haven’t played it in over 10. Last time I tried I was so out of breathe it was ridiculous.
J. Job title: Mother, Payroll Rep, and Entrepreneur
K. Kids: Ms. P
L. Live: Orlando (and nope! I don’t stay near Disney!)
M. Mother’s name: Phyllis RIP mommy!
N. Nicknames: Lex
O. Overnight hospital stays: Only 1.
P. Pet peeves: People who lie for no damn reason, people who lie, and shiesty ass people. Oh yeah my #1 is people who are late and I hate being late. Having a lack of respect for my time, makes me have a lack of respect for YOU!          
Q. Quote from a movie:   “You just got knocked the f*ck out!” – Smokey, “Friday” (classic movie BTW)
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Oldest. 1 sister. 2 brothers. 2 stepsisters. Another questionable brother? Maybe?
U. Underwear: Boyshorts/ Granny pannies (and?)
V. Vegetable you hate: I don’t eat my veggies that often unfortunately but I can’t think of one in particular that I hate.
W. What makes you run late: Im rarely late but if I am its from my own procrastination.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: l’ve had one on my foot and mouth.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Mmmh Im not really domesticated so I don’t really cook. But I can make anything you want.
Z. Zoo animal: Don’t have one. Last time I went to the zoo (Lowry Park) I just remember the animals stinking…plus Im allergic to majority of them so breaking out in hives and being congested is no fun. Blah!


That’s it folx! Thanks for reading =)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Starting Over.

So when I started this blog I was all in and excited about my weight loss journey and wanted to document every part of it, so I can one day look back, and see how far Ive come. Share my new findings and loves like running, Turbo Fire, new recipes that were healthy, share my life. But while I was trying to document my life, my life was still happening, and changing for the better and worst during the time and I lost track. I received a promotion at my job (which albeit not my dream job but it was better than what I was doing), my mom passed away, I moved to a new city (well an old city but new as an adult), and in the time I managed to gain back 10 pounds which has pushed my weight close to the 200's again. The weight I struggled to get under just a little over 3 months ago. Now that everything is almost settled down (because I may be moving again) I think its time for me to jump back on the horse and give this another shot. I wanted to hit 160 by my birthday December 11th and I still have some time left to do it (well at least by the end of year). For those of you who have been here since the beginning thanks for hanging in there..and for those of you who have just started reading I look forward to (hopefully) hearing your advice if you have any on my journey going forward. *glasses up w/water of course LOL* Here's to starting over!