10 day Smoothie Challenge

I recently participated in the JJ Smith’s Green Smoothie challenge. I honestly dont know why I do these things anymore.

I participated in the modified challenge/cleanse, so I only drank 2 smoothies a day & ate 1 healthy meal. You are allowed to snack on veggies and some fruits in between while practicing self control.

I was pretty nervous about the taste of the smoothies, but I actually enjoyed most of them & even walked away with a favorite flavor & runner up! 🙂

I didn’t drop a whahhpping 15 pounds or nothing amazing like that, but I am down 4 pounds…

That’s a start people!!

Aside from this week (because we are moving) I have been hitting the gym 2-4 times a week. I am either participating in class called XFit or  I am working out on my own, but using a lot of what I learned in XFit!

Its gonna be difficult missing the gym this week as well as coming off the cleanse. Once we get settled in I plan to give it one more go & see if I can loose 5 pounds instead of 4!! #goals haha 🙂

Anyone give it a try? If so, did you enjoy your results??

Today is a New day… 12/7/15

Yesterday I made the decision to stop being lazy and get back to my “fitness routine”.     *clears throat*

I have been thinking about how much I have been slacking the past few months; but that’s all I was doing…thinking about it. I kept telling myself that I don’t have the time or I needed to study, etc.  It was not until yesterday that I made up my mind.  I received a gentle nudge (more like violent shove down 100 flight of stairs ending in a face plant on hot coals) from a very very close family member! She helped me say “okay- enough is enough!”

Isn’t it amazing how brutally honest family members can be while showing love & being supportive…. haha

So as I mentioned before I did the 21 day fix, I am not doing that again! While I did have good results I know am not going to follow it to the ‘T’. However I learned some cool work outs that I plan to continue using.

After the 21 day fix, before I entered my slacking stage, I simply worked out 3-5 days a week. Everyday that I worked out consisted of leg work. I rotated ab work every other day, of course depending on if I worked out 3, 4, or 5 days. As for cardio I walked (power walked of course) 45 minutes to an hour.  I didn’t track how many miles that I completed; I just tried to keep my heart rate under 140. Also my walking usually consisted of pushing a stroller. If that means anything…

As for eating, I did not pig out and eat junk food all day and I don’t do that now. However I did take into consideration the type of foods I ate! For example I would chose grapes for a snack over chips. I completely cut out fast food, with the exception of salads from McDonalds. I drank water and green tea through the day & drank a soda or two on the weekends only!

These days I just kind of eat & drink whatever and maybe get 1 work out completed each week.

 

Yes disgraceful, I know!

 

Well, since I did make up my mind last night it would have only been right to get back on track today. I would have to say I’ve done okay, so far. My breakfast was not the best choice, but I have been chugging water today, no sodas! 🙂

To keep myself accountable I think I am going to keep track of everything again using Myfitnesspal. I absolutely love that app!!  At the end of each week I may post my work outs and foods & every two weeks post my progress (no pictures, just data- haha) but I am not sure yet!

I’m sure I can stick to it this time around, I just have to stop making excuses! 🙂

You know any fun work outs,healthy snack options, or just have any suggestions, please feel free to share!

 

Fitness? Weightloss? Or none of the above!

So February 12th 2015, I started my “fitness” journey! (haha fitness)

In the beginning I did okay, I started using Shakeology and I was doing the workouts for the 21 Day fitness. Yes, I was doing all the fun stuff. I lost weight and you could tell a difference in just those 21 Days. So yes, I liked the program, but I did not stick to it after the 21days. Maybe I wasn’t committed enough? At least that what I kept hearing. I know could always start the program back, but I do not really want to. I don’t feel like the program was me. Sound crazy?

Every now and then I will do the workouts from 21 Day fitness, but generally I just like to do my own thing, which consist of running/walking, squats and ab work.

My hardest obstacle is eating healthy. I guess I know what healthy foods are, but I am needing meal ideas! Breakfast is easy, generally I do yogurt and a banana. If I am really hungry I will do whole wheat oatmeal and fruit. I consider my breakfast a healthy meal, but is it really?  When it comes down to dinner ideas, I get so lost. I usually go for chicken breast every time & that gets pretty old! I don’t even attempt to meal prep because I don’t really know what meals to make.

The past few weeks I have been looking all over the internet for recipe ideas and meal prep “techniques”. I am really hoping I can get somewhere with this.

I’ll be sure to share what I find works best for me.

I want to start healthy eating habits now so I can pass them along to Kenzy. I feel like if she grows up with healthy options, it will be a lot easier than trying to change later in life. No worries, I not going to deprive her of the childhood sweets. But I do not want dinner to consist of Cheeto puffs and hamburgers.

If  anyone has any recipe ideas, blogs, websites please share them. I would greatly appreciate any help at this point!

My goal? My long term goal is to be 20 pounds down. Not by any specific date although I have a  4 month marker in the back of my mind. That’s a piece of cake, right? (MMMM cake!) However right now, my main goal is to learn how to cook healthy. Once I have conquered that step I’ll move on to other ones! Baby steps! 🙂