Day 57-59 Recoup and get back to work

You all’s response to my last post was overwhelming. Im so grateful for those who took the time to respond and liked the video. I am encouraged to continue in my journey. I have reevaluated my routine because it obviously was not working for me. I was taking in too many calories since my intensity had dropped while exercising. I am going to lower my caloric intake just a bit and be more realistic about what I can accomplish in a day with two small children. Thank you for sticking with my through the process and lets conquer the change!

Day 53 Weight loss is not one size fits all!

There is so much information out there on what you should and shouldn’t be doing to reach your goals. It can seem impossible to know which way to go. Its easy to overwhelm yourself with advice from every source. I found myself trying to go in too many directions at once and wound up completely stalling out. If the tasks feels large you likely won’t be confident in your ability to conquer it. I threw everything I thought I knew out the window and started from scratch. This time I followed the advice from people about my size, height and age to see what worked for them because it should have roughly the same effect on me. The loudest voice however in my decision making process however, was my own. I listened to my own body to find out what it did and didn’t like. What foods have others struggled with that my body handled very well? What foods did others swear by that broke me out or made me sick and sluggish? This changed everything for. My regime was built specifically for my personal goals from my personal experiences with certain items. It has made shopping and meal prepping ten times easier. It really has made all the difference in this journey. If you’re routine is working, keep pressing you are almost there. If you need to make adjustments do so now and finish strong. We can do this. We were made to conquer. The change is inevitable.

Day 42 I tried to cheat :-/

So, this is embarrassing. You know those days where you really want to do right but for whatever reason there is a sweet treat calling out to you from afar? Yeah, I had one of those today. No matter how many times I tried to talk myself out of it the craving just seemed to get stronger and stronger. I first tried ordering at a restaurant but they had nothing I wanted which I mean come on, doesn’t all restaurants sell brownie sundaes? Anyway, so I hit a road block there and decided I’d just hang it up because I didn’t need it anyway. Well a couple hours rolled by and my sweet tooth was only getting stronger. AGH! Why must you torment me? So I end up scrolling through postdates, which the equivalent of grub hub or Uber eats because who wants to load the kids up for a 7 eleven run? I tell myself I will have 1 brownie thats it. They text back, there are none! Ok, I will just have 1 oatmeal cream pie; after all it is Oats. There are none. What? I had given myself a yes and the universe conspired against me and said no. haha I don’t really takes this that seriously but I did think it was a funny story I just had to share. Has anything like this every happened to you? let me know

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Vacation time is over! Day 30-37

So, it appears the last time I posted was on the 10th, which is clearly unacceptable. I went on vacation with my family and just did not realize that the days slipped away without so much as a greeting on my blog. Please forgive me for that you guys. I will say I did enjoy the mental break to regroup and get my creative juices flowing again so that I actually have some good content to bring you.I also revamped my exercise routine because in my first thirty days I saw little progress. I know some may feel that its just too early to tell but I get going either very hard or not at all. I thought I would just wake up athletic and be able to handle each day what I previously wasn’t even doing a portion of. Crazy right! My stamina is increasing and I am certainly not where I was a year ago; even four months ago. However, I do have to settle into the process like everyone else and not be discouraged by the length of it. One day at a time ladies and gentleman. It’s what I preach, its what I should follow. So here we go again, another restart. Hey, as long as we finish, who’s counting! pexels-photo-60230.jpeg

Day 29 What I eat in a day

These seem to be incredibly popular videos on youtube so I decided to try my hand at creating one. I’m ok with how it came out but I am sure I can do much better the next time around. If you guys are interested in viewing the video I will leave it linked or attached below. I am in transition to being completely vegan; I believe may be a few months to a year. I do not consume beef, pork, chicken or turkey. I only have salmon and shrimp. I am not eating bread or dairy milk. The only fluids I intake are water, tea and very seldom juice. I don’t miss most of the foods I used to eat because I don’t miss how sluggish and disgusting they made me feel. The only thing I miss is the convenience of drive thru’s, which I often indulged in, because with two small boys and my husband on the road it just made life much easier. Now I cook and prepare every meal myself. It is very taxing as I do not have the space to store meal prepped food so I must cook the same thing every day for the week. I am determined for all of this hard work to pay off. Day 29 What I eat in a day LINK

Day 10 The dreadful starting point

So as promised I am going to share with you all exactly where I am starting and what my end goals are. We must realize that wherever we are is not where we have to finish. Push until you feel you are all out and then push just a little more. We will conquer the change!

Height : 5’1

Weight: 152 lbs

Body fat: 29%

Left arm: 10.5

Right arm: 10.5

Chest 39”

Waist: 40”

Hips: 42”

Left thigh: 21.5

Right thigh: 21.5

Wrist: 6”

Forearm: 7”

I am looking to be strong and fit not necessarily skinny. I won’t be checking the scale constantly. I will more focused on the inches I am losing, particularly around the waist. Are you comfortable sharing your starting point and where are you tying to end?

Day 8 spoke too soon

Well, that didn’t last long. Just as I was patting myself on the back for 7 consecutive days, I went 2 days immediately following without a post. (ugh) What is the issue woman? Good news is you can always jump back on the horse and keep riding. No use letting this setback cause me to stop progressing forward or even start all over; which is something I USED TO DO ALOT. I have 100 days ahead of me and these last 2 days aren’t going to deter me from completing them. I gave myself this task and come hell or high water I’m going to finish. 3_37