Monday, January 26, 2015

21 Day Fix Review

So I actually finished a Beachbody program (kinda)!!

Seriously, the 21 Day Fix is three weeks -- how could I not finish it, right? The thing is I had started and stopped this program before ... just wasn't in the right mindset.

Anyway, I decided that enough was enough and that hearing all these amazing results after just 21 days, I thought to myself, "I need to get me some of that!"

Oh, when I say "kinda," what I mean is that I didn't commit fully to the workouts because I've been battling a cold and other stressful events, but I stuck with the eating plan which is a success to me! And by eating plan I mean eating whatever the hell I want just in smaller portions plan!

So my results ... drum roll please ... down 10 lbs and 17 inches!!! Cray cray right??

Just imagine where I could've been had I actually worked out!

I'm doing more rounds of this thing -- funny thing is I'm actually getting back into cooking because of this program. I think the reason I failed the first time around is because I was going about it the wrong way -- I was still trying to get my snacks in, but the problem with that is I was wasting my containers on snacks -- it didn't feel like I was eating real food still.

But this time around I got smart and planned my meals and did lots of meal prep.

My breakfasts were a no brainer (Shakeology with powdered peanut butter) and then I got creative with my lunch and dinners. Snacks were usually my fruit. Lunch and dinners were my happy times -- I got to eat cheese -- this is a big deal for me!

Cheese is my absolute weakness, but eating it in controlled portions, I actually looked forward to it. I love this program because I didn't have to take away certain food groups -- I can literally eat whatever I want -- but in portion controlled meals!

I ate pizza on pizza day Fridays -- my pizza that I made!  I still indulged, but in a smarter way! I ate tacos -- seriously so good! I made chicken enchiladas -- chicken parmesan with pasta -- I ate cheese and wine!! 

This program is a godsend. I can't wait to just keep going with this and reach my goal weight! I have no doubt that I will reach my goal weight -- by eating ALL the cheese! It might take a little longer than I usually have when cheese is within my reach, but it's ALL mine! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

New Journey!

There have been a lot of big and small changes that have happened in my life since I started blogging back in 2006.

A lot of them have led me down a great path, and a lot of them have led me down hard paths that I needed to endure in order to be grateful for all the good stuff.

I've learned that in life, everything takes work -- the good stuff and the bad stuff.

I think that we so easily fall into a rut because it is a comfortable rut. We know what to expect, even if we hate the expectation. But, you know what? That's a struggle in its own right because we almost struggle to accept that "this is our life" and "it can never get better than this."

Why not struggle forward? That tingly, uncomfortable, my stomach kills and I feel like I'm going to vomit feeling -- it's a GOOD feeling! It means you are stretching your comfort zones and moving into something even better.

Yeah, it's sucks and, yeah, it HURTS like hell ... and yeah, you might think, "Who am I to change my life and turn it around to something so incredible?"

Keep those thoughts at bay and KNOW that you are going to be heading towards great things ... amazing new adventures ... opening up your circle of friends and acquaintances who are tuned into the new thoughts you are having -- the thoughts of wellness and prosperity and gratefulness.

I've entered into some really exciteing ventures lately and I can't wait to share them all with you!