Archive for June, 2013


Fitness Confession……

So as you know I’m all about eating right, excercising, eliminatiing all the things that will hinder me from reaching my goals. Well at least I have been TRYING to be all about that.

My confession today is all about falling down and picking yourself back up. Yesterday I had the worst cravings in the whole entire earth. I started off good. I had a nice healthy smoothie but then closer to about 10 a.m. the worst cravings hit. I wanted CARBS. Granted carbs are not bad IF you chose the right ones, the complex ones of course. But let me tell ya, there was NOTHING complex about the carbs i chose yesterday. I had a nice size bag of LAYS potato chips. Afterwards I said ok, that’s enough im not eating anything else that is just junk like that, and so i proceeded to eat my salad that i brought for lunch. In the midst of me doing so my co-worker comes over and says, want some cookie cake. I know you don’t know me but, I LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!! They are a weakness, and now she is offering me that in the form of a cake. i couldn’t turn it down. So i scarfed that down. THEN about an hour or two later I want more sweats, so i go to the vending machine and grab a twx. Im just a big fat mess at this point. But the buck doesn’t stop there people. I head to Whole Foods thinking ill pick a healthy snack. I guess it would have been healthy had i not ate all that horrible stuff prior. I get a six in sandwich on WHITE BREAD. It wasn’t really all that good but i ate it nonetheless. THEN when i get home i want to eat MORE. So around 9 pm my husband goes and gets popeye’s chicken. OMG it was so good!! i had a piece of chicken and two biscuits. And then I had the nerve to go to sleep right afterwards.

Needless to so though peeps, I felt horrible. Which actually motivated me to wake up and do my workout. Just because fell doesn’t mean I have to stay down. Its really all about being consistent. And realizing that eating right and exercising is not something that is temporary, it should be a way of life…..PERIOD! 

Today though i have been just as hungry but i came prepared. I brought foods that I knew would satisfy my cravings but are healthy and less in fat and carbs and saturated fats.

At any rate I am going to succeed in making this a way of life FO LIFE!! I hope you all have a successful day!!

Sooooooo, I put on a dress that I bought last year. Mind you the dress was too small for me at the time of purchase. So I go to put it on today thinking it will fit ‘just right’ today and low and behold IT’S TOO BIG!!  Im super excited yet sad because i really love this dress!!!

THEN when I went to workout this morning i put on my capri legging thingy’s and low and behold i notice I am so much smaller (in my snooty mc’snoot snoot voice) I LOVE IT!! still gotta work on my muffin top and just my whole mid section period but I am super stoked about the progress I am making.

My workout today was definitely a challenge. I only lasted 15 mins but man i was sweating HARD!! Every drop was motivation for me!! And I’m glad I did something, it was better than nothing. Maybe when i get home today  I will do another 15 minutes.

I started a new regimen from this blog I found called http://www.benderfitness.com So for I’m liking it. I plan on trying out her workouts for a month. If I’m satisfied I will continue on to the next month. She has a total of 4 months worth of workouts. So if I stick to all four months by October I should be looking hot to trot!! LOL!

And just a added note, I am back on oxyelite. They have a new formula and its in a powder form now. Let me just say, i love the new formula way better than I did the old one. I have a great energy level when i workout. My appetite is STILL curbed and I don’t crash really hard later in the day. I don’t feel jittery and I can sleep at night. I think they hit a home run with this one.

Anywho that’s just an update on where I’m at. The progress I have been making and so on and so forth. I don’t have a pic for you today. I want to take a pic of me in this dress and compare it to a pic of me in the dress a year ago. If I can get that together, I will definitely add it to this post.

I hope you all have a successful day in whatever it is that you are trying to achieve!

Negative Mind….Negative Life

I have a friend, won’t mention the name of this friend but, for as long as I’ve known her she’s been to herself and for the most part not the most pleasant person to deal with if you don’t really know her and she doesn’t really know you.

Over time we kind of drifted I got married, she had three kids, i mean we just got busy with life. Then facebook got created and of course we reconnected. But, I see things have not changed. Matter of fact things have only gotten worse. It’s like NONE of her statuses are positive in any way shape or form. And for a minute there i found myself doing that on my statuses. I would complain about people in general. But i realized that I was just promoting negativity and not helping not one single person. And really that is the same thing she is doing. She just seems overly bitter with life. Overly focused on the flaws and imperfections of others not realizing that she herself has just as many flaws as the rest of us. 

In a way I feel sorry for her because it has to be an exhausted an stressful life to sit and just constantly complain about the things people do ALL THE TIME. It’s much easier to focus on the good of people. And if people are so bad, why not be encouraging and motivating to help others be a better person.

I’ve always been a person that LOVES to see people succeed. Granted though people can irritate me but i have to check myself and realize that i can irritate a person  just as much as another can irritate me. How do I know this? Well I can just ask my husband LOL. I’m sure i have irritated him numerous of times.

So what’s my point well my point is simply this. You get out of life what you put in. If you are constantly putting out negative energy with your comments and not going out there finding joy and excitement in life. You are definitely going to have a negative  life. plain and simple. 

Since I’ve changed my outlook on life and just really focused on the success of other people it’s been a whole lot more fulfilling. Being merciful, forgiving, kind and so on and so forth can  go a long way. And not only that it can lesson the stress in your life. I mean have enough stress as it is, Am I right? I mean we go to work, we deal with the kids, we deal with our spouses, and so on and so forth so, I mean why add to it? If anything a person would want to minimize the stress, am i correct? 

One way that I am able to be more patient and kind and understanding and not so judgmental is by reading my bible. You know God was kind and merciful and patient, and still is with ALOT of people in the bible. So imitating him and applying the principles found in the scriptures is a great way to make those changes and be a better you.

So I feel like I should just come out and say it. I’m addicted to shopping!! And recently I’ve been addicted to shopping sales. I mean brand new shoes from shoedazzle for $6? Who passes that up right?

On the same note though, when it’s you last $6 Im starting to think it may not be the best habit to have. Especially if I could have use that to put in my tank and by some meds for this aweful sinus headache right now.

My reason for such an addiction? It’s a great way for me to release my anxieties. And since I have been working at my current job, which requires me to sit at desk every day all day and at a computer I might add I’ve been online shopping. I mean praticaly everything I by is from the internet. Im like the queen of internet shopping. As a matter of fact i actually got some shoes today from shoedazle. BUT in my defense I paid NOTHING they were $0! So I had to go ahead and take advantage of that.  Here is a gorgeous pic

Absolutely Gorgeous for $0 wouldn't you say?

Absolutely Gorgeous for $0 wouldn’t you say?

I think i buy a pair of shoes AT LEAST once a month.  Anyway I wanted to add my addiction to this blog so that I can write through my addiction. I think it will help me do better and balance out my spending habits. Is there a habit that you have or had?  How do you cope and what did you do to balance it out or quit all together?

 

It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been a long time coming I tell ya!!!. Busy with being a wife, a mother, a daughter, a best friend so on and so forth. But during that time I have found time to get back into working out and losing weight.

About two and a half years ago i was weighing in at 191. When I stepped on that scale I had so many emotions inside. I felt like I was a failure! Why you ask? Well i can remember being a teenager and saying to myself, “being over weight will not be an option for me, if i see myself anywhere over 200 lbs it’s time to get back into shape” So when i saw myself almost at 200 lbs i knew it was time to spring into action. And that I did. I signed up to weight watchers and also took a pre-workout supplement called “Oxy-Elite” which not only gave me the energy I needed for my workouts but it also supressed my appetite. Several months later i was down 20 lbs and let me tell you EVERYONE noticed.

Funds started to get a bit tight so i stopped weight watchers and stayed on oxy elite. I figured i would be fine now that my appetite was under control….so I thought. Anyway I eventually stopped taking oxy elite because you have to cycle off, other wise you will become immune and you will be just waisting your money. Well It became clear to me months down the road that I did not learn a new way of life. I simply relied solely on supplements and weight watchers. I went back to the same way of eating and not working out as much as I needed. And it really became evident last year when i began to have lower back pain, knee pain and all kinds of other pain which enabled me to do alot of the exercises i wanted to do. So not only was I not eating correctly i was also not active. With those two out of my life the weight slowly crept back into it. but not by alot. I never made it back to 191 but i was slowly creeping back to 180 which is now my “NO NO ZONE”

About 3 months ago I got back on weight watchers and about a month ago i have been deligent about eating right and exercising. Could it be because it’s warmer outside? WEll not exactly. Here in Kansas City the weather has been a bit off. Winter time in spring and spring time in summer. Very unpredictable. So going outside hasn’t really been an option. But my determination to stay motivated and eating healthier has been on the rise. And my desire is to share with you my journey!! So far i have made it all the way down to 165 lbs but have gain 5 lbs in muscles. My husband has noticed my transformation and so has my friends and family!! And now they all want to know how I have done it. That’s where my blog comes in at LOLImage

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