I bust my butt everyday while I still can for these very reasons. I lift my guts out to be strong. I don't waste away doing endless hours of cardio trying to get skinny. I will never be skinny but I know I can get more fit and being fit is my skinny.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
PEANUT BUTTER STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
PB2 is a great alternative to regular peanut butter that doesn't come with all the fat and calories. I love this stuff cause it still lets me eat my 2 TBS of almond butter every day without feeling like I have had too much PB.
-2 TBS of PB2 has 45 calories and 1.5g of fat
-2 TBS of almond butter has 190 calories and 16g of fat
They both offer the same amount of protein. Yes, PB is a great source of healthy fat and I do have almond butter almost daily. PB2 is good for a PB lover like me who wants more than 2 TBS of PB a day.
In this recipe:
-2 slices of Ezekiel low sodium sprouted grain bread
-egg whites mixed with unsweetened coconut almond milk
-2 TBS PB2 mixed with 1 TBS almond butter and water
-dash of cinnamon
-2 slices turkey bacon
-low sodium V8
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
I have been on the hunt for a "Sporty" swimsuit. One that I can chase the kids around in and have fun in. I have plenty of lounging/laying out swim suits. This NIKE top I found at Kohls and it is ok. I would like one with even a little more coverage and support. The bottoms are old ones from Target. From comments on my instagram I have been suggested to checkout Athleta. Looks like that place is my next stop.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Using a barbell, machine or dumbbells you perform a set of any exercise to failure or just short of failure, then reduce the weight and with little to no rest continue on for more reps until failure or just short of.
DROP SETS are great if you are short on time AND if you find yourself doing 20+ reps you need to start out with a heavier weight.
Monday, May 19, 2014
What a FUN and CHALLENGING week I had! I accomplished my goal of burning 500 calories at each workout. It is definitely something I will do again. It was very motivating and it was fun to push myself. I felt I went in to every workout with a purpose and didn't' waste anytime. TRY IT!!!
SATURDAY: CARDIO OUTSIDE
TOTAL CALORIES BURNED: 3,533
Each workout took me just under 1 hour.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Sweet Potato Pancakes
Topped off with 1.5 TBS of PB2 ( powdered peanut butter) mixed with water and squirt of sugar free syrup- warmed up in the microwave.
To cook a sweet potato in a hurry without the long baking……..
Wrap your potato in saran wrap and microwave for 5-7 minutes depending on its size. Peel and mash.
The PB2 can be found at some grocery stores and most all health food stores.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I can not stress enough how true this statement is. Nutrition MUST come first and then what we do with our bodies physically comes second. You CAN NOT out train a bad diet. You just can't. Even doing good all week long to have a few cheat meals and treats on the weekend will not help you get results you are after. I always wonder for myself if I could just keep on going with my healthy eating through the weekends…..the body I COULD have. Cheat meals are very important in a diet and exercise program for sure. They are actually a MUST! 1-2 cheat meals a week is what is recommended. For some and myself it is hard for me to keep my weekend to one cheat meal. Like a Saturday night dinner and THE END. Often my cheat begins with a little of this and a little of that throughout the day then comes my actual "cheat meal" then it kind of lingers into the next day of just a little of this and a little of that………you know what I am talking about! This has been me for years. I am still trying to figure out my calorie intake so that when I have a couple cheat meals too many my body is not going to cling on to the extra stuff. Or figure it out so that I don't feel deprived and craving all that junk. But I know it is hard. Weekends are supposed to be a good time. Good times usually involve food, they just do! We need to live our life and be happy and do the things we want to do without feeling bad about ourselves. All things in moderation I guess.
I just know from a personal stand point how true this statement is and this is really a huge reminder to me. I work to damn hard physically striving to get that body of my dreams to let weekend after weekend keep me from getting results I am after.
Monday, May 12, 2014
I decided to set a goal for myself this week and that is:
BURN AT LEAST 500 CALORIES DURING MY WORKOUT!!!
I will not leave the gym/workout until I do. I am pressed for time during my workouts so this is going to be a challenge. So for 6 days I will wear my Polar Watch at every workout and by the 6th day will have FORCED myself to sweat, bust ass and burn at least 3,000 calories.
Set a goal for yourself this week. It makes things fun and a little challenge is only going better yourself and improve your self esteem and confidence. You'll feel great when your goal is accomplished.
It can be any goal:
-drink X ounces of water each day
-run for X minutes each day
-eat at least X calories each day
-stretch for X minutes each day
-run at X MPH for 1 minute without stopping
Make a goal and GET IT DONE!!!
Friday, May 9, 2014
Wouldn't it be so nice if it were as easy as magazines make it look to get fit?!?
"How I Got Thin…. Tricks to Instant Weightloss… Diet Food that's Actually Tasty…How Stars Lose Belly Fat FAST!"
Those headlines are all on ONE cover! So there we are checking out in the line at the grocery store reading this stuff and it definitely gets your attention and sounds great right??? But we all forget that nothing comes that easy. Weightloss is NOT instant! Belly fat is STUBBORN and doesn't go FAST. For some it can but for others it can take months even years to get stubborn fat to cooperate. People are led to believe that diet food is bland and tasteless. Good wholesome food can taste fabulous if you ask me. Yes, a big ol' Cookie tastes better than a bowl of broccoli but I can honestly say I would rather have a yummy piece of salmon, asparagus and a sweet potato. That to me is delicious!!!
Other titles that caught my eye:
"Get a Flat Tummy in 7 Days… Flat Abs Made Easy…Get Back in Shape-See Results in 7 Days…2 Mins to Flatter Abs"
Belly area seems to be a problem for many. My problem area is my outer thighs. If you can get a flat tummy in 7 days then I am going to follow this rule and say it should make my outer thighs small in 7 days too right?! To get a flat tummy in 7 days I would think it would have to start out pretty flat in the first place. Yes, you most definitely can feel better and feel great after a good 7 days of eating healthy and working out for sure! You can even lose 1-2 pounds of fat in a week but chances of that fat coming straight off your stomach or your outer thighs are not very likely. I am STILL fighting stubborn outer thigh fat. It gets smaller over consistency and time but not in 7 days! I have been going after that area for many many years.
Most of these magazines that highlight the belly are usually full of ab exercises. You won't get abs from exercise. You will get abs from healthy whole foods. Fat off your midsection has to be lost for those abs to show from all those crunches you have been doing. Diet is the key to abs, not a thousand crunches every other day. A flat tummy comes from good nutrition, consistency of good nutrition, and time!
"So Long, Cellulite…Walk Your Butt Off…Lose Weight and Get Sculpted Fast…Snack Your Way Slim"
There are a lot of key words in these titles to catch your eye for sure. *Cellulite *butt off *walk *lose weight *get sculpted *FAST. That is one thing that would sure be nice if all these things could just happen FAST!!! If it were only that easy. If you have ever gotten into a fitness journey, I would bet most would agree that nothing about this stuff happens FAST! Any magazine that claims you can get results "quick" or "fast" in regards to weightloss is misleading you. Sure they can offer great tips and advice but remember it takes dedication and consistency of those tips/advice to actually get the results it's claiming.
"Walk your butt off"…..There is nothing wrong with walking. Great cardio and great for your heart. I hope to be walking everyday up until the day I die. But if you're expecting to use that as your only form of exercise in hopes to sculpt you a better body and get lean, you will be disappointed. Walking is a great tool to start with if you are beginning. But if you continue to walk your butt off then that is exactly what will happen. You will have no butt. Flat pancakes. Our bodies adapt and make things easy for us that were once hard. Sculpting your body takes resistance. Wether it comes from bodyweight exercises or actually holding weight, force and resistance is what makes our muscles change and grow. Which is what gives you that sculpted look I believe most are after. So go ahead and walk but then STOP and do some body weight squats and lunges. We should want to keep our butts nice and round! Keep some muscle on that butt, DON'T walk it off!
"Snacking your way slim"….. Well if you can manage to pull off 1500+ calories of snacks then maybe. Our bodies need nutrition and lots of it. Our bodies rely on us to feed it adequate amount of calories to fuel it properly so it can turn into a fat burning machine. Starving it with snacks all day long is only setting you up for weight re-gain and very low energy and a messed up metabolism. Now don't get me wrong, I have 3-4 snacks everyday! These snacks come in between 2-4 meals. Snacks are great for an energy boost, keeps you from snacking on the wrong things later in the day, can keep you filling satisfied etc….. but snacking your way slim, I wouldn't do it. Fuel your body and EAT!
Cellulite….I have it and probably always will. However, I will say that I have less cellulite when I started to pick up some weights and challenge myself. Some people are blessed with having no cellulite. Some people have more than others. We can for sure shrink those fat cells through proper nutrition to make cellulite appear less and then grow some muscle to keep those fat cells from coming back and being more visible.
ANYWAYS, magazines CAN give great examples of exercises, meals, tips and advice to help you reach your goals. I love magazines because sometimes it sure is nice to sit down and relax with a good magazine. Especially pool side now that Summer is coming up but just remember to be smarter than those catchy headlines!
Nothing worth having comes EASY or FAST!!!
Nothing worth having comes EASY or FAST!!!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Who else does this happen to? When this happens to me it is most likely because:
1- I didn't drink enough water throughout my day.
2- I didn't eat a big enough breakfast or lunch.
3- I didn't have good hearty carbs in my breakfast or lunch. I try and taper off my carbs (not veggies) after my midday snack. I choose to get them early so my body has time to burn them off before bedtime. I NEVER cut out carbs. Carbs such as: rice, sweet potatoes, bread, oats, etc…. is what gives us the energy we need for our day. It is what fuels my morning workouts.
If the above picture is ever you, maybe ask yourself if your breakfast contained any carbs or did it have enough calories? Same with lunch. Also look at your water intake. Maybe try some of these things out and see if you can keep feeling more satisfied and less snacky as the evening rolls around.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
A BIG mistake people make when they start a healthy eating lifestyle…..not taking in enough calories. Fuel your body to give you the results you are after. Lack of calories can actually cause a plateau, clinging to body fat and damage to your metabolism.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
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Monday, May 5, 2014
I absolutely LOVED this. It is so true…… I remember being young and thinking the same thing when I saw VS models or skinny celebrities and thinking, "what am I going to do?! I will never be able to look like that!" It would be nice to look that amazing in a swimsuit for sure but MY body type is not that. I know the drastic measures I would have to take to transform my body to get barley close to that. I am 5'9" and have a muscular build. I have always weighed more than what people think. People will ask my weight and say NO WAY when I tell them but there is nothing I can do about it. I have muscle. I weigh a lot! But to be honest, I love that I am strong. I love that I am fit. I may not be the slenderest or leanest but I know I am strong and healthy and that is what matters to me. I love the energy and endurance I have. I will never look Victoria Secret model thin and thats okay with me. I have a healthy body and a healthy mind so I am just going to roll with it and keep doing what I am doing.
Friday, May 2, 2014
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