No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
On Day 1 of Self-Care week - I did a little clothes shopping .... since scrubs aren't a required part of my dress code starting next week and all I have are running gear and scrubs, I needed a little closet makeover for sure. I'm going to say its a little unnerving to go shopping for clothes when a) you are 5' tall; b) overweight and c) you haven't had to have an actual wardrobe in your closet in 6 years. I have managed…Continue
I'm always looking for new recipes--specifically ones that the whole family will enjoy. I like recipes that have normal ingredients (and preferably not too many) and that don't take forever. Let's be honest, it's not easy to create a masterpiece with 2 sous chefs at my feet. So whatcha got, ladies? What are some of your go-to meals that are sure to please the whole family (and be good for the waistline?)
My favorite site is Emily Bites. I haven't liked her newer stuff as…Continue
Another morning workout complete! I did a 15 minute low impact workout and then followed it with an 8 minute ab workout. Feels good to have that out of the way in the morning!
I have a pretty regular routine for my morning. I eat 2 egg white, 1 whole egg, a piece of Ezekiel bread, and fruit. Then as a morning snack I have a handful of almonds and string cheese. I've been eating this way for a long, long time and I never get sick of it! If I've done something right, it's my morning…Continue
I almost didn't workout when I got up this morning. I thought, "I'll just workout when the baby naps..." but I snapped out of it because I realized by doing that I was setting myself up for a more stressful situation and I would probably find a way to put it off longer. So I got up, did a HASfit workout, showered, and am now in a better position! Feels great.
Ok Ladies - Here I am - back in the saddle. As I mentioned the other day, I got a new job. I am so excited! Its not that I hated my old one - I actually love what I do. Its the people and lack of support that was stressful. (Actually - I loved my field people, it was really just my boss) I just want to be somewhere where I can make an impact, be productive and be appreciated. My boss was far from any of that. In fact, I think I was the red-headed step-child of our department. She…Continue
This morning I got up and did a 30 minute weight training video. Felt good to get moving. We'll be going to both sides of the family to celebrate the day. It will be long and busy, but filled with family and love. Have a wonderful day!
This morning we (my husband and 10 month old) got up and went on a long walk! I figured it was the only way to beat the impending heat. I love air conditioning. Sweet, sweet air conditioning! Anyway, I feel happy that I got up and moving. Eating yesterday was good, not great. But good is a couple steps in the right direction from where I was, so I'll take it! I'd like to do a short workout sometime today, but I'm just taking this day as it comes. The house is so messy...I may have to make…Continue
Added by Jackie on June 18, 2016 at 9:31am — No Comments
I always like this reminder.
Yesterday I worked out in the morning and ate sensibly throughout the day. Lots of things to be proud of!
However, I also indulged in wine, ice cream, and popcorn in the evening. But hey, my mental health thanked me for it. lol. It was a relaxing, nice…Continue
Nine years ago on this day, I said "I do" to the most supportive, loving man that would do anything for his family. These milestones always make me a little sentimental of my journey through the years. Someone joked the other day that as they walked through my house that it was my own progress photo series.
When I met my husband I was in the process of losing 65 pounds with Weight Watchers (the first time).…Continue
This morning I did a 15 minute beginner workout. I have to stop myself from thinking 15 minutes isn't enough. It's 15 minutes longer than I exercised 2 days ago, so it's a WIN!! I did squats, moved around, and broke a sweat. I would have opted for a longer workout, but I was a little behind schedule and wanted to be worked out and showered before my husband left for work. My hope is to get in 30 minutes a day and just up intensity as needed.
I just typed in HASfit beginner…Continue
Added by Jackie on June 16, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments
I was able to exercise this morning! I finally have given up the hope that I will be able to exercise BEFORE the baby wake up, so I woke up at my normal time of 6am, and put him in his pack 'n play while I did a 25 minute YouTube video! It feels great to be up, showered, and accomplished by 7am! I wish he would sleep until 7am like he used to do, haha, but that doesn't seem to be happening, so I'll just roll with it!
No reason I can't have a good eating day today. It's going…Continue
Here I am! Ready to finally put into action what I've been wasting time "wishing" for.
I've been wishing I would incorporate exercise into my day.
I've been wishing I would choose more vegetables over meaningless carby snacks that don't fill me up.
I've been wishing my clothes didn't feel tight.
I've been wishing that little hangy part at the bottom of my stomach would magically tighten up.
I've been wishing I would pick what I wanted to wear,…Continue
...things are going well. I'm liking where I am at these days. I have taken a break from intensively tracking, but that doesn't mean I'm not keeping an eye on things. I eat similar breakfast and lunches that I mentally know the points for and my dinners are typically in the same point range each night. The main thing I need to do is just pay attention to my indulgences. I have found that I can have a couple splurges a week and still maintain (or possibly even lose a little). If I start to…Continue
So, I'm not quite back yet, but I did have some exciting news to share.
You know that stressful job I have ... well, my last day is this coming Wednesday. I am so excited - I can not wait until this heavy weight is removed from my chest. I feel like its caving in on me .... just gotta hang on.
Maybe once I get back to a normal ... well as normal as normal can be ---- I can focus once again on me and make being healthy instead of being stressed out and miserable because of a…Continue
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