Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Weigh In!

Dear Friends!

It is an exciting day for me!
I decided to do a weigh in at the gym yesterday after my boot camp.  I am happy to report I am down another 2.5 lbs totaling 4.5 lbs during the boot camp.  I am also excited to see the changes that my body is going through just by the exercise that I am doing on a regular bases. 
I have been really careful about my eating as well.  My trainer has us on a electronic food diary that he can look at... Its a little nerve racking to think about but I eat well usually.  I am feeling really good that I have not had sweets for lent.  Very exciting!! I am having a good time feeling good and seeing changes :)

I am also excited to have a new fitbit :) I was feeling a bit of a withdrawal with out my old one.  I was lucky to be able to buy a new one through work for a discount.  These little devices are a great tool to be able to help me calculate how many calories I am working off each day.  

I just wanted to share this with you all.  I am enjoying finding all these little things to help in my healthy life style changes.  These other Apps have helped me in watching what I eat and how much exercises I do.  Fit bit has these features but if your life style is a bit different these might help as well!

Loose It

Fitness Pal

More to come!!



Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President's Day Weekend

Hi All,

This Presidents Day weekend, was quite a test.  I was out shopping craving sweets two different days :)
But, I did persevered and did not give in.  I did drink a Zevia soda one night watching a movie.  Its Stevia Sweetened and is 0 cals, 0 sugar.  So, I am counting that as a okay thing. 


Have you ever tried this soda?
Have you ever heard of stevia sweeteners?
Please do check them out it out and consider the benefits of using Stevia


I am hoping that this removal of sugars in my diet will help in my goal to loose some weight and tone up for the summer ahead.  I am working through my nutrition and work outs in hopes to turn a corner soon.

My new Nutrition Fact sheet: Get Smart: Food Labels

- Fond food that are good sources of Fiber, calcium, iron and Vitamin C
- Compare Similar foods to find out which one is lower in fat and calories
- Search for lo-sodium foods
- Loo for foods that are low in saturated fat and trans fats


Start with Serving Size:
- Look her for both serving size and the number of servings in the package
- Remember to check your portion size to the serving size listed on the label.  If the label serving size is one cup and you eat two cups, you are getting 2x the calories, fat and other nutrients listed on the label.  In reverse you are also getting 2x's the sugar, added coloring and other bad stuff :)

Hopefully, What I am learning and passing on to you is as helpful to you as it is becoming to me.

Have a wonderful few days!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

SUGAR.... Happy Lent, Followed by Valentines Day... WHAT??

Hi All,

So, as today is Valentines Day I guess most are eating large quantities of candies and chocolates.  I on the other hand had a brilliant idea to give up sugar sweets for Lent.  I did not even think about Valentines day following ash Wednesday.  Me 1, Sugar 0.. As of 5:06PM.  I can do it.  My weight loss journey is in full swing.  This past Monday I even got in an extra work out.  YAY!  I am officially down 2 lbs.  Which is slower then I thought, but I am okay with it.  I will take it!  I ordered the rest of my needed supplies from Arbonne Int'l.  So, next week shakes for more meals.  I am going to stick to no sweets tonight, no matter how tempted I am :) I will be a better person for it.  I want to try and get a work out in as well.  I am going to look at this day as if it were any other day.  Just time to relax and enjoy myself.  I want to make sure I have time, energy and money to enjoy the long weekend :)

I have been enjoying a Protein Shake recipe this week. 

Cherry Almond Torte
2 scoops Protein Powder (arbonne)
14 oz almond milk (if I use vanilla powder I substitute Chocolate almond milk).
hand full of Frozen Cherries - Organic (Trader Joe's).
1 or less scoop of Fiber boost
splash of Almond extract
add ice for thicker consistency

A very Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

More to come soon!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

1st week of boot camp wow!

Hey Friends,

So, a side from the eating regiment I also took on a 6 week boot amp to kick start my work out. I did 3, 1 hr sessions this last week. Dispute my attempts at working out last year did not prepare me for this crazy work out. Friday was 10 Burmese, 10 low leaning pull ups, 6 flights of stairs, 10 squats and 10 push ups at the top of the stairs for an hr straight. Geezz... And this is only the 1st week. I am quite sore and drinking lots of water. But, I know I can do it! I have gotten through boot camps before and I can do this one too!

I am truly trying to eat better, although its hard with so much sitting around. I am doing well staying away from the soda in the office which is quite a feat for me :)
Staying awY front alcohol, I don't drink much but I am keeping it to special occasions just to cut back where I can.
I need to save up to get a few other things for my healthy change. I want to throw a cleanse in and some other metabolism booster. I know arbonne is good stuff and I am excited to get this lifestyle jump started. I wish I had planned for January/February bills better. But, that's why I am boosting my life in all kinds of ways. Extra job, health ( physical and mental).

The boot camp that I attended last year!
I would highly recommend it!!


Check it out if you are interested in a boot camp

Have a great weekend friends!!