Monday, May 23, 2011

Hooray to Long Weekends

Great long weekend thus far, even though it's almost all gone.  Got a great OUTDOOR run in on Sunday morning.  Woohooo to that! I much rather run on the treadmill, but it wasn't so bad actually.  Also got a few walks in too.  

This morning made the yummiest smoothie for breakfast for Marty and I, my very own creation of course:

- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup of frozen rasberries
- 4 ice cubes
- Chocolate flavored Boost for Diabetes
- 1 cup of skim milk
- 1 heaping teaspoon of almond butter
- 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed

It turned out sooooo yummy...and totally filled us until lunch time.  I will defintely make it again.

The chocolate Boost REALLY made the smoothie I believe.  There is nothing wrong with adding those types of things once in a while. 

This week should be a busy week, working at A/E tomorrow night and possibly Wednesday, and also Thursday.  Lots of hours, equals extra money. 

This coming weekend, going to Barrie to visit our very good friends the Lees.  So very much looking forward to seeing them...yay!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekends all over, that sucks, or does it? I had a pretty good week this week when it comes to my health and eating and my arse to the gym all week, except Tuesday of course because of that crazy ass bootcamp I did on Monday, see previous post.  Even though I was SOOO sore all week, I still went and managed to run for 10 mins straight on the treadmill followed by an additional 10 mins of walk run...good times.  That was Wednesday...Thursday got in there and worked equally as hard with 40 mins of cardio, weights and abs. Now Friday I didn't work out in the gym, but I did come home to almost 2 hours of alone time since Marty worked late, so as my dinner was cooking, I managed to get my ab workout done, and 25 mins of the bike we have in our apartment.  So not bad at all. 

I planned on taking Saturday off due to the fact that I worked at A/E so I wanted to rest and get ready at my own pace.  I had every intentions on getting up Sunday, making a smootie and hitting the gym...but that just did not happen.  I was out late last night for a friends birthday, Happy Birthday Suzie Q...was a fun night.  I allowed myself a beer...which really wasn't that great...and got a Buffalo Chicken I really should have asked to have the dressing on the side, and I usually would ask...but I forgot...and the chicken fingers that were all sauced up and put on the salad, WASN'T very clean, but I ate I feel bad about it, fuck ya...and then to top it off, today, I went for Indian for lunch, buffett Indian food, yup, overate again...what's done is done and tomorrow is a new day. 

I blame no one...but what I will tell ya is that it will delay my always does...To whomever reads my blog...I know I'm only human, but don't do what I do...keep your eye on the prize, most day I do...but I'm a food-adict and always have everyday is a challenge for me...I slip's like being an Alcoholic, right, you try and get through everyday without having a drink, it's hard and it's just pray you don't slip up...and when you are tempted and you fight and win, you feel so proud of want to celebrate...and for my celebration ='s a fucking catch 22...the ole, You're damned if you do, or Damned if you don't...

Ah well, I'll get it someday...until then, I'll workout and Eat Clean to the VERY best I can...I wanna reach my goal so bad, and it scares me so bad to think that I might not.  I get scared to go places sometimes because I'm scared there's gonna be delicious food that I'm not going to be able to say no to...I think of that often..I'm not one to stay home, but I just want to be able to say No and not think about it anymore...I guess that will come. 

Anyway, I should go...gonna watch a movie and then hit the sack...Monday is right around the corner...back to work tomorrow..yay!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aye Carumba!!

Ok, so yesterday on my lunch I participated in a Boot Camp Challenge with my Fitness Challenge team at work.  It was in Vic park, right across the street from my work...pretty handy I'd say.  Holy crap, I guess I didn't know what I was in for...cause today I am a hurtin' unit...damn...I guess it didn't help my cause that I thought I was a hero and worked out after work for an hour an half as well...ya, big mistake...because today...I can barely Correction...I CAN walk, but it's a slow one...HAHA I have to laugh though...I'm so glad I did it though.  Made me realize that, shit, I can step this up a notch...a major notch...So...that's what I'm going to do...Lunges, Squats, more running and spider crawls, or whatever the fuck they called that nasty ass move...hahhaah

Even though my thighs are screaming I feel good.  I am a star...with a Black Dress on...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shout out to my girl Amanda!

Job well done to my girl Amanda and her friend Stacey for running their first 1k...Good Job girls!!

You know, I've been getting lots of positive feedback from my friends and family.  I've gotten Facebook messages saying I'm inspiring people, which honestly shocked the shit out of me...Me, inspiring someone else is NOT something that I ever thought I could do, really, it's not.  But I will tell ya, it feels pretty good.

This past week was very challenging for me, coming back from a vacation where I was nothing close to faithful to my new Clean Eating life.  I did manage to get 3 workouts in, and a couple of classes, which I'm happy about.  The eating was a bit harder...

Tomorrow morning is grocery day, I can't wait...getting all my clean treats and stocking up on fruits and thing I am really looking forward to is...SMOOTHIES...That's right my friends it's SMOOTHIE season...Check out these 2 smooties from one of my bibles, The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook.

Simple Sunshine Smoothie
1/2 cup of non fat cottage cheese
1/2 milk - Skim, Soy, Almond, rice, goat or any milk of your choice
1/2 tsp good quality vanilla
1 scoop of protein powder of your choice, vanilla or chocolate\
1 orange, peeled
1 tbsp of wheat germ
handfull of ice

Puree and ENJOY!!

Here's another,but for breaky this time!

Breakfast in a Blender

1 scoop of protein powder of your choice
1/3 cup of dry oatmeal
2/3 cup of water or milk of choice
1 tbsp natural almond butter or any nut butter of your choice, choose natural it's better for you.
1 frozen banana, or fresh
2 tbsp of unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp flax seed, ground or whole seeds
t tbsp of wheat germ
1/2 cup of ice cubes

Blend the heck out of all of this

275 calories, 8g protein, 3g fat, 55g carbs (all good carbs) 6g dietary fiber

Enjoy...and if you make this, please let me know what you think!

Thank you to all my friends and family who take the time to read. I love you! 

Tomorrow morning 10am, I'll be at Cycle!! Wooohoooo!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Hmm, what happened?

The post is a bit of a contradiction to my last post.  Yes, I did finally hit my 20lbs mark...actually it was more like be exact.  Then vacation happened...a 16 hour drive to New Brunswick for a week happened, Ham and potato dinners happened, Spaghetti night happened, AMAZING seafood chowder happened, bread and lots of it happened, beer and liquor about loosing control eh!  Ya well I'll never let that happen again.  Because now I doesn't take long or doesn't take much when you loose sight.  Fuck, it almost happened over night. 

It crossed my mind a few times as I stuffed my face, "It's ok, it's only one right" HA!  One... led to alot of crap going into my pie hole...and a fuckin' pie hole it was this past week.  Ouuff..I'm glad to be back. Not to say I didn't enjoy my trip home, cause I did.  It was so nice to see family, get spoiled with amazing dinners and great see my dearest friends and gather and have a few sociables like the good ole was super freakin' awesome.  But I kinna lost sight, took my eye off the prize so to speak.  I have learned my lesson.  So much so that I gained 4 pounds while on vacation.  Yup, you read that right, 4 FUCKIN' Pounds...Arg!!  I couldn't believe it...but then why wouldn't I...I mean shit, I ate like crap and only really exercised serves me right.

 THAT, will not happen again.  No friggin' way...So today I got my ass to the gym after work...started with 10 on the eliptical, 20 on the treadmill with a Run/Walk, Arms and finished with 10 on the Spin bike...and tomorrow right back at 'er...Abs class on my lunch, then on the Spin bike or Treadmill. 

While I was home, I got LOTS of amazing, positive compliments and feedback.  It felt great...and I was able to sport my new skinny jeans on a night was great and I felt great.  I was starting to feel pretty excited, if my friends and family have all these amazing things to say now...Imagine when I come home in August again.  I am soooo challenging myself to have lost a total of 50lbs by August...I so do that and I will do it.  I can't wait to come home and show off my new body...I'm so worth it. 

Eye on the prize, eye on the prize, eye on the prize....I want it so bad I can taste it...and it tastes nothing like a ham dinner...nothing like it!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

20 lbs

I'm gonna take for all it's worth.  

The feeling I feel:

-Self worth
I have been working hard.  Some days are harder than others.  I eat clean 90% and then there is a 10% of "dirtyness".  But that's ok.  I am a human, I'm not a robot.  I like Chocolate, I like Chicken Wings but I LOVE my Breakfast Fruit and Nut cookies from my Eat Clean cookbook.  So there IS a happy medium.  I'm the same person, but my choices are different.  Actually maybe I'm a little bit different.  Now I know I can do it.  Not that I ever doubted myself.  But it's the first time that I am ever successful in weightloss doing it all on my own.  Not to diss the programs out there.  I did Weight Watchers years ago, did it work for me, yes, for a little while.  But I lost my mojo...I didn't keep my eye on the prize, so to speak.  Oh but not this eye is on it...I haven't looked away, not for a moment.  

So today is a good day for me.  I am going to take it, and keep it tight in my hands.  I look forward to the next 20 or 30 or 40...I've come this far, why stop now right.  I have nothing to loose really, except 70 fucking pounds...!!!!! Really...yes, really! 

Oh and for the record, my ASS is sore from that Cycle class...but I love it...I love being sore, it reminds me how hard I worked.  I love that sweat was seeping out from my neck and running down my back, it reminded me of how hard I was pushing myself.  Today I did an Abs class, then a Yoga class right after...those classes remind me of what I need to do to win the prize.  It's all falling exactly where it should.

Keeping my eye on the prize and a sweet prize that will be!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I did it!!

I finally managed to get to my very first cycle class...and I LOVED it!!  I can't wait to go again.   For the first 10 mins, I was like, ok, this isn't too bad...I have done the cycle bike several times during my workouts, so so far so good...then after that first 10 mins, that was it.  "Pick UP Speed!!!" the instructor YELLS...Ya I'm telling ya she was yelling...then it was like, "Fast as you can, C'MON"  I felt the rush..I was given 'er all I got...then it was up hill, then she said something about sand bags, no clue what she meant but all I could do was peddle, all know is I was following everyone else...didn't even realize my butt was no longer on the seat and that I was peddling standing up...then down...then faster, butt up and then sit down... and then slowing down...don't forget to drink...then "Pick up the speed again people!!!" ok, you get the jist of it.

It was great, and I'll deffinetely go again.  Possibly even Saturday morning actually.  That class just rocked it for me and I am so pumped again...I feel like I got my mojo back!

To give you an idea of what the class might have looked like...see below.

So another fun little tid bit...I finally got a few pics of my new kicks that are here to stay.  Working out well for me, very comfy and compatible with my orthotics which is very convenient.  I've always had a shoe fetish, but now it's been taken to another level.  I want a new pair of runners for each day of the week.  I can't get enough...of course that will not happen as long as I'm  But it's fun to dream.

Here are my new Puppies.  :)