A little mad at myself

Well, I have completed one month of Hammer & Chisel.  I haven’t missed a day, however, I did do a wrong work out the other day when I confused last week with this week.  Anyway, as long as I did a workout I am sure it’s okay.

Anyway, I fell off the nutrition plan.  I mean, I haven’t eaten junk nonstop, but I probably should’ve been a bit more disciplined with everything. I haven’t lost anyway weight, in fact, I’ve gained a few pounds.  I have lost some inches all over, so I guess that counts for something.

With next week being the start of Month 2 of the program, I am going to do my best to do better with what I eat and how much I eat. I am not going to follow the nutrition plan to a T, but at least use the containers for portion sizes and try my best to stray away from junk food.

So here goes nothing… here’s to week 5, Month 2…

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I’m back!

Well, I definitely seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth (or at least fallen from this blog).  I guess I’ll start where I fell off.  I started a job with a new company in November of 2014.  I loved it at first, since it was something new. Over time it got quite busy there and the work seemed to keep piling on.  I never knew when I was getting off work.  I was putting in 60+ hours there to make sure that everything was complete.  I never liked to leave anything for the next day, which I wish I would’ve done that.  When I would get home I never had the energy or the motivation to work out. I just lost my motivation completely to work out and even eat healthy it seems.  My stress levels and anxiety skyrocketed with this new job causing me to go on medication as well as visiting a therapist to help me. Found out from her I had OCD as well.

Anyway, fast forward to May of 2015, and I’m at a different city for the same company. I just can’t believe how different these two places are.  I’m no longer on my anxiety medication, which is awesome. I know now when I’ll be leaving work, which gives me time to plan a workout. It just seems crazy to me how stress levels vary from place to place within the same company. I suppose both areas are ran a tad different, so that probably plays a part in it.

This past Monday, which was August 1st, I started the Beachbody program, The Master’s Hammer & Chisel.  I’m following along with the nutrition plan for it as well, which is the toughest part for me.  I love food.  Anyway, I’m definitely going to start using this blog to document my journey.  I think it’ll help me in the long run.

 

Insanity Day 13

Forgot to post yesterday… but I DID complete day 13 of Insanity. The workout was Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. Got it done super early so I could enjoy an outing with the family. We went and saw the new X-men movie and had lunch. Had a very great day. 🙂

Day 13

Insanity Day 6

Well, this time for the Plyometric Cardio Circuit I utilized X-box One’s fitness app. I find that it actually helps me out a lot. It pushes me to keep going and work harder. I love the challenges that randomly pop up during the workout and you either go up against your old scores or against other women (or men if you’re a dude) in your age range. I find that I push myself really hard during these challenges, sometimes so much that I have to take a wee break to catch my breath after.  Anyway, felt like throwing up again in today’s workout, but kept pushing through!

 

NO More EXCUSES!

Okay… the past couple months I have just made a ton of excuses when it came to me working out and eating right. I would do good for a little while, then stumble again. I would workout most days though, but then I would eat like crap and basically cancel out what I was trying to do.

So, now… I am determined more than ever to get my fitness and eating habits under control.  I am determined to start and finish the Insanity program. I actually started it yesterday and started eating better as well.  I really need to keep posting here, Instagram, and maybe Facebook.  I feel that doing that helps me hold myself accountable.

No more excuses.  I am STICKING to this.  I did get a new job that starts next month, but I won’t let that stop me either.

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No Fry Fries Recipe

Usually when my family decides they want fries for dinner I turn to Gwyneth Paltrow’s No Fry Fries.

They’re really simple to make and are very yummy! Check out the recipe below!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 large russet potatoes (2/3 lb each), peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 450°. Cut potatoes in half horizontally; cut each half into 1/3-inch-thick fries and place in a bowl of cold water. I usually put ice cubes in the water as well. I soak them for at least one hour, changing the water every 20 minutes.

Remove from water and dry thoroughly. Toss with oil and sprinkle with salt. Place fries on a cookie sheet. Roast until browned and cooked through, turning occasionally, 25 minutes.  Cooking times may very though. Just check them from time to time and cook them to your liking.

I also use Cajun spices to make them have a kick. 🙂

Nutrition facts:

175 calories per serving, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 27 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein

I’ve been gone for a while, but…

I am BACK!  I had a lot going on the past months. I was at the tail end of planning my wedding, got married, relocated to another state, and now I am pursuing a new job.  I am going to make it a goal for myself to keep up with this blog, bringing you all motivation to keep you going with your healthy lifestyles, as well as different workouts I find and healthy recipes. I will continue to update you with my fitness journey as well. I actually finished Turbofire and had lost 12 lbs total and 3% of my body fat.

With that, I do have to confess that I have not worked out since last Saturday.  I have been focusing so much on getting this job that I have been interviewing for. So, I promise I will update more!