Archive for June, 2015

Monday’s Musings: 21 Day Fix–End of Week 1

Ho. Ly. COW!!! What a week last week. Crazy running back and forth to get seed, trying to help dad get the fields planted before the next rain, but at least the rain held back a bit so we got most of it done. It rained yesterday so it’s too wet to plant today, but dad only has 4 more days before he’s calling it. It’s been quite a spring/summer for farmers. It makes me glad that I graduated in May, because the harvest may not be very good this year :/

But during all this, I (well we, considering my mom is doing this with me) finished the first week of the 21 Day Fix. I kept a log of what I ate with their respected containers, and took little notes each day to remember what happened. So here’s what I learned from the first week.

Firstly, when you’re only doing yoga–don’t eat 3 cookies–even though it’s Father’s Day. Oh, and Lisa has a very bad peanut butter obsession that doesn’t probably help with her losing weight either ๐Ÿ˜›

Other then that, this week went pretty good. What I did realize, and it’s something that I already knew, was that I’m a very bad emotional eater. Take for instance on the days when I ate too many carbs/peanut butter (and yes it happened), it was the days that it got very hectic trying to help dad out in the field. Realizing this, this week, I’m really going to be watching that. When I feel emotional, I’m not going to grab a spoon and go for the peanut butter, instead I’m going to drink a glass of water and if I’m still hungry, grab some veggies.

Really the whole problem with the “only 2 teaspoons of peanut butter” and finding out how much I love my carbs are the things that I’m learning that I need to adjust. I thought that by eating more food I would gain weight, but I actually lost 4 lbs and then gained 2 back with our Father’s Day meal. It probably wouldn’t have been that bad, but like I said, only doing yoga didn’t really get my blood pumping enough to boost my metabolism into burn mode.

This plan is just like everyone said, really easy to follow. I think my mom said it best when she said, “it’s not just teaching you about portion control, but it’s teaching you how many portions of WHAT that make the difference.” And it’s true. I know that I LOVE LOVE LOVE carbs, but I’m only allowed 2 yellow containers per day. Because of this, I’ve had to figure out how to best work my love of carbs into this lifestyle. It’s been tough but I’m doing it. Sunday, if I remember, I’ll write about some of the recipes that I did last week and this week. Kind of show what I’ve been eating.

Did I mention that I’m also really proud of my mom? Cause I am. She’s doing great with the exercises and they’re really helping her back. I’m also seeing some definition and muscle building in her arms and legs ๐Ÿ˜€

I did get down to 168 on Saturday morning, but then water weight and cookies happened Sunday, so this morning I was at 170. Still pretty good I think though, but I’ll do better this week ๐Ÿ™‚ (course I’ll have to watch myself because I have a bridal shower Saturday, and we all know what that means–appetizers–a person’s worse enemy when they’re trying to lose weight. But I’ll do good!! That’s week 1, and I’m going to work to make sureย week 2 is even better–work harder, get stronger, see better results!!

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That’s what I’m telling myself this week when I want more peanut butter ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday’s Musings: 21 Days To A New Me

Well hello there my friends–long time no write! School is officially done and I’m graduated!! So I’m just trying to relax and get started with this next chapter of life. Course, the ‘relaxing’ part really hasn’t come around yet, and I’m wondering if it will. ๐Ÿ˜› With everything that happened those last few weeks of school, and even up too now–my weight has fluctuated more then it should have. As of yesterday, I had gained almost 15 lbs and am at 172. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (NNNNOOOOO!!!!!!)ย To be honest, I have been quite upset with myself for “letting myself go,” and even though I have been watching what I eat and exercising…..nothing is working, and I’ve been gaining weight (as you can see). But….it will be alright, because I’m going to get this right before the 4th. I was talking to my cousin-in-law a couple days ago, and he made the statement that he would like to lose 20 lbs in a month, so I had an idea. I wantย to be down to 155-160 before the 4th of July, and so I challenged him to that–>that together we would work to be down 10-15 lbs each before seeing each other for 4th of July weekend at my grandparents house. Now how am I going to do this? Insanity got me great results, T25 got me to where I needed to be next, but it’s time for the next and final step to my weight loss journey to get totally healthy and fit. Because seriously I want firewoman abs yo!!!! Have you seen those ladies?! They got killer bodies, and rightly so, but they aren’t like body building abs, or skinny girl abs–they’re……….I don’t know how you would actually describe them, but I want a body like that.

However I have to remember: I’m not wanting another girl’s body. I want my body–but leaner, stronger, and healthier. Ok, so what is the final step? Well, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and putting the 21 Day Fix to the test!

IMG_2531But luckily this time around, I’m not doing it by myself. I’ve gotten my mom on board, so I’m excited to see how it works for the both of us. I do wish that we had gotten it sooner, because I would be finishing up the fix right before my class reunion, but because of trying to help my dad with getting planting done, getting a job, and some other life issues that came up, we’re starting this week.

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Check list/food schedule ready to go! Here’s how I’m going to be keeping my tally of food and water

They say it takes 21 days to break a bad habit, and so I’m giving it 21 Days (could be more then that) to break this “bad habit” of mine. I don’t want to keep using food as a anti-despessant. I know in my heart and mind that I’m an emotional eater, and so it’s time to just buckle down and get healthy for crying out loud!! I’m at the final step of this journey, and I truly believe that if I follow it, I’ll see great results, and find the lifestyle of eating/exercising that I need. (And then I can go back to Insanity and T25 again ๐Ÿ˜› Get a little muscle confusion going on ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). I’m planning on doing a weekly update about it, but I might forget–hopefully I won’t. It’s been 3 days, butย here’s where I started out at:

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I look so happy don’t I? ๐Ÿ˜› (I’ll be smiling at the end ๐Ÿ˜€ )

Weight: 172

Chest: 39 inches

Right/Left Arm: 12/12 inches

Waist: 33 inches

Hips: 38 inches

Right/Left Thigh: 25/26 inches

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