Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 3 - a little late

I had planned to start on Monday, but end up starting midday Sunday to provide moral support to a friend who was also going to do it.

I started strong, but my heart wasn't in it. By Monday, I had something off the plan, minor but off the plan. And by midday Tuesday I was just counting calories.  While, I love the 3 Day Refresh, I just couldn't commit this round. That seems to be a reoccurring theme with me huh.  Overall, I do feel less bloated and I am sure I lost a few pounds. I forgot to get my starting weight. See what I mean not fully into it. 

Oh well, so is life, we keep moving. Even if I didn't do amazing, like I hoped. I did track all my calories during that period of time so I call that a win.  Sure, it is only Wednesday, but I tracked my calories today also.



I was on Facebook today and a Blogger I followed for a long time, said she deleted all of her blogs and how freeing it was for her. Her life had changed a lot since she had last blog, and she wasn't the same person. I can totally relate. I have thought about deleting this blog for sooo long! I maybe it is time to move on to something new or rebrand. I am not sure. For now, I will keep plugging away and see where I end up.  I think I get hung up on the person I was when I stopped blogging. I need to stop comparing myself to who I was 3.5 years ago. I need to look at who I am today and where I want to go. But, its so haaaardd! :) 

So for now, I am here  - not sure of where the road will take me.

 



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Beach Body 3 Day Refresh

I am totally jumping on the bandwagon!

I need to get moving and I have been trying to for weeks!

So here we go, on Monday I will be starting the Beach Body 3 Day Refresh. I have had it in my pantry since before Christmas.  It is time, I have waited long enough and I need to do it.

I have done it before, so I know what to expect. Honestly, the hardest part for me is the Tea. I dislike Tea. Help me, no coffee! I will be so sad and maybe a little crazy.  I will do it though, I will resist and not drink it for 3 full days.

This is seriously how I feel! :) I know I can do it, as I have done it before and I plan to do it again.  I will let you know how it goes each day.




Monday, January 2, 2017

Morning Coffee & Eggs

Yesterday, I did well until I started late night snacking. I didn't eat bad, it was just a lot of chex mix which as we all know is so high in sodium.  Do I feel bloated this morning....of course. Not something I want to continue. Time to make the kitchen closed at 8PM.

Our last day of Winter Vacation is today! My little one let me sleep into until 9AM which was amazing. I started my day with my usual coffee, in my lovely little mug!


With that I had my eggs in a boat! No judgment over my white bread. It is what we had in the house and honestly, for this simple breakfast is the best. Plus you pull out the middle of the bread and only eat about half a slice each. Simple and delicious is perfect for me.  I tend to prefer a hot breakfast over cold. 


Do you have a breakfast preference? Shakes, bars, yogurt? What do you eat the most? I love breakfast and do my best to eat it daily.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

I am sure I am starting to blog again with about 5 million other people. I thought about it many times, but decided waiting to the New Year is the best bet. 

Jump on the January Joiner bandwagon! I used to hate this time of year, when I went to the gym. It would get so crowded. All my classes would fill up for about 6 weeks. Then people would quit!  I am being a blogging January Joiner, but my goal is not to quit. I actually ran a few days ago and posted on Instagram that I considered running a half again this year. 

Now I sit here on January 1st and running a half marathon again looks like a big scary goal!  Maybe I should just start with a 5K.  I really need to think about how I am going to fill in this blank.



One thing I do know, is I am going to get more active. I don't want to be let in the dust as my children get older. I won't let that happen. I need to get back to pre-baby number 2 Jen! That would be awesome.  Of course, that is a very vague goal so I should probably explore that a little bit more.
 
Either way, I hope to be back more often and I hope every one has a fabulous 2017!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Preview


In early September little Miss found her costume.  She carried it around Target until I agreed to buy it for her.  Trust me when I say, there is nothing cuter then a 3 year old unicorn.

 
 
Well, except maybe a 3 year old Wonder Women. These are pajamas, but she has been wearing them as much as she can. 

 

My oldest, can never seem to decided what she wants. This year, we have gone from wanting to be Little Red Riding Hood to a Pirate. Yet, after spending forever in the costume store we walk out with Cleopatra. She will make an adorable Cleopatra. 


Of course, I am the smart mom (insert sarcasm), who purchased her kids white costumes. We live in Washington, and I can promise the ground is going to be wet when we trick or treat. Oh, well one year I will learn. :)

Do you dress up for Halloween? I am probably just going to be a bat again this year.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

If you buy, it you will eat it

That doesn't always in my household. Well, unless it is sugar and then yes, I eat all things.  Last week, I grocery shopped mid week because I new our weekend would be crazy. That means, I watched food it there and thought about cooking it.

Sunday, I finally decided to stop looking at it and actually cook! I am proud to say we at all our meals at home on Sunday. If you know us, this is rare. However, it is a baby step in the correct direction for me.  I then proceeded to food prep for the week while the family started carving pumpkins. See, I don't like doing that, as much as, I like to cook and eat the pumpkin seeds.


Meal prep was done and I have 5 lunches and 5 breakfast planned for the week. Not pictured are breakfast burritos wrapped and ready for a quick reheat.

*Update*

Well, its is Wednesday and I didn't get this posted so I figured I would update. Overall, I have been eating to my plan. I have had a couple of slip ups, like the soda I drank last night. The good thing about slip ups is it quickly reminds me why I want to limit certain foods. The soda kept me up last night until 2:30AM, which makes me feel worse today. Nothing, like a little reminder. :)

One day at time, one day at a time - I just keep moving forward is what I keep repeating.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weak Sauce

Ever do something you thought was easy?

Then wake up the next day super sore. That is how I feel after playing Just Dance 2016 with my 9 year old. We played Sunday night for about 45 minutes straight. It was fun, we giggle and laughed. Especially, when she set it to record us....only it was only focused on my butt! YAY, trust me the ankle you never want to see when dancing.

Monday, I was fine, well until I reached back in the car and was like Whoa! My arms hurt and remembered it was from all the arm motions. Monday, night at dinner the family made fun of me, which was deserved. :) So, I challenged her to another round.

O......M.......G

I am so out of shape. Today, my legs and arms are sore. I feel like I did when I used to run half marathons. It was a bit of a wake up call or another realization that I need to move more.  This comes after last week I went to donate blood and my blood pressure was to high to donate.  Nothing luck trying to do a good think and your body telling you. Nope, not this time dummy.

I pulled out my 21 Day fix chart. My goal is to start doing better. I am keep making these plans, and having no action. Maybe instead I should stop planning and just start doing. Even if it means getting my booty handed to me at Just Dance, it is better then having a booty that can't dance.