Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pina Colada Fluff

So, the Monkey and I decided we would try several things from Pinterest. I have the ingredients for three items. We got to making one, because we had to pack him up for computer coding camp. Momma had a hard time leaving him there today, let me tell ya.

So for his last meal before living on a college campus for a week, I made him sloppy joes with fries and this pina colada fluff. He thinks even with some changes that he will still prefer green fluff (you know with pistachio pudding). I think we would drain the pineapple juice, and cut the coconut/marshmallows/pecans in half. We did make one change that would stay. Since we don't like vanilla pudding, we used white chocolate. Mmmmmm!

Monday, July 20, 2015

All shapes and sizes

My friend, Peggy, mentioned today that Beachbody coaches come in all and shapes and sizes. I will add that certified Beachbody instructors come in all shapes and sizes.

Three years ago, I was over the moon when I got certified to be a S.T.R.I.D.E. Instructor until a mean spirited person pointed out that basically they let fat people teach. Given that I was the only person in that group photo that was overweight, I knew it was directed at me. It really hit me hard. Yeah, I am not super thin or even really super fit, but I worked hard during that day. Could I do the same things as the other girls? Nope, and I still can't do quick burpees. I am an amazing dancer AND I am constantly pushing myself to improve. And isn't that what an instructor should be doing?

Just my random thoughts as I start saving to become a Cize certified instructor.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Backtrack or Follow through?

I I have been having a rough time the last three weeks. Weeks five and six of TurboFire were rocky, and in the middle of six I was slammed with a summer cold. Seriously wiped me out, and is till killing me. Week 7? I got exactly one workout in, and overslept my alarms every single day.

I wasn't eating as well as I should, but it didn't seem to matter as I have developed a digestive issue that takes 2/3 of my meals out of my system before I get all my nutrients. I have been frustrated with my self and my body.

As I was debating doing week seven over again, I saw a post by a coach I admire. She admitted to falling off the wagon, and said she never went back and re-did the missed or bad weeks. She just kept moving forward. So with that inind, I am officially starting week eight for good or bad!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mother's Day Goal

When I started the 21 day fix almost six weeks ago, I set a goal with my challenge group that I have been working toward for quite awhile. The goal was to be a size 12 by Mother's Day. 

Why a size? I have been a 14 for almost two years, and it is frankly depressing. I know why I haven't moved down. The extreme fatigue and dizzy spells that started in 2013 really halted everything. I could exercise sporadically, because I just never knew when a spell would hit me. With the help of my fabulous naturopath I am slowly getting better, and I am close to finishing a second round of The Fix. 

Did I meet my goal? They are snug, but those capris are a 12. Next up? Starting a 90 day program. Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Strawberry Planting Continues

Despite my inclination to skip my workout this morning, because I knew I was going to spend a lot of time in the garden today. Instead, I headed into the On Demand section to complete a challenge and do Fire 30. It really started my day off right, and I don't feel like I have given up on this 21 day challenge.

That said, I did end up spending an hour of active time in the garden today. I got the last of the five varieties of strawberries in the ground. That would be abut 25-30 plants per variety, and about four hours of work digging holes deep enough to keep our roots straight. Today I started on the tub of mammoth sunflowers. Only got nine in the ground. This is going to take awhile. Hopefully the tomatoes and peppers and herbs and all the other plant life grow a bit more slowly.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Fabulous Friday

Can I tell you about my Thursday?

Wednesday evening my boss asks me to come in for a 5-9 am. After consulting with my family, I agreed to this. So I get home at almost 10:30. I put together my meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack), and pack my boy's lunch for the following day. Then catch a shower and four hours of sleep. Yes, you read that right. Four hours of sleep.

I was up at 3:30 and out the door by 4:20. Then my boss provided fresh, like still warm from the oven with melty frosting, apple Danish. I ended up having two pieces. After work I rushed over to the base so I could get in day 3, week 1 of Ease into 5k done on the track. I had promised the boy to do it. I ended up getting 1.79 miles, and a pretty good average mph. And I was able to clean up, change, and scarf down a yogurt to clock in for a 10 a.m. start.

A nice day at work included a fantastic meal, and about 8 Jelly Belly Belly Flops. And more coffee. So tired I nearly passed out at work. Clock out at 6:30 to rush and get the boy and nephew from their youth group. Snack dinner of deli turkey, cheddar cheese and wheat thins in the car while waiting for them. No shake today, because by the time I made it home and through showers and homework I was ready to pass out.

So after about seven hours of sleep, and yesterday's Pilates Fix workout I am feeling much better. Big bowl of oats and coffee have been a great start to a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Transformation Tuesday

I had a great start to my morning. I woke up with time to get my sister up, poke at the nephew and son, get my workout clothes on, and then push those boys some more. They had breakfast and were ready for the bus with ten minutes to spare. It was awesome!

Here's the transformation part. I went up to the attic to complete day 16 of the 21 day fix, which is upper fix. While my disk loaded, I unwrapped my new weights. I transformed my weights from zero and 2 pound to three and five pound weights. I am sure my arms will be jelly tomorrow, but it felt so good to make that progress.

I tried very hard to hold onto this feeling as I realized when I was ten minutes from work that I didn't have my military identification on me. This meant I had to drive all the way home and back, which resulted in me being 40 minutes late. Top this off with some serious hormone surges, and I was a wreck. My take away from this is to not deviate from the plan, i.e. always wear/place put important stuff in the same place. It is important to adhere to some of these rigid structures to enable us to grow, and do the things we need to do without having to worry. There you go, a Tuesday thought, as well!

P.S. Don't let weather related internet issues get you down!