Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 4 advocare

TurboFire 55
5 miles bike
1.25 run
Abs and legs

I've been waking up really late so my breakfast is more like brunch.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, low sodium bacon, fruit
Snack: banana, broccoli slaw (wanted to try it)
I was starving after my final workout so I snacked on a salad and some turkey before dinner
Dinner: sweet potato with pork loin
I realized after putting my calories in that I hadn't even hit 1000 calories so I added in an advocare protein shake after dinner. We will see what the scale thinks of that :) 

Tomorrow, I actually have to go to a meeting for work so I will be up early and hopefully get in a better calorie count. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Advocare day 3 and acid reflux update!

So, I have really been struggling with my acid reflux lately. Today I got a call and they had a cancellation so I could get in to see a gastro doctor and I took the appointment. I went in and they prescribed me Nexium. Anyone taken that? Good or bad reviews? I know it is dang expensive and I am going to try and switch to a generic version of something ASAP. They also tested my blood for some bacteria... Pylori something... Long doctorish name. Anyways, I didn't put two and two together until I got out and started thinking about my recent trip to Mexico. I hope I didn't pick it up there. Anyways, I should know in a few days and it can be treated with antibiotics easily. It may be the reason why my acid reflux has been so bad lately or maybe I am just getting old lol. Either way, glad I went and hope the meds work!

Didn't get in a workout cause of doctor appt and then went grocery shopping. Will get back to it tomorrow. 

Breakfast: fiber drink
Ezekiel toast, scrambled eggs, almonds

Snack: larabar

Got up late so no lunch and I was running around busy in town. 

Dinner: Greek salad with gyro meat from one of my Fav restaurants! Met the girls for happy hour and I drank tea- big score!!!

Day 4 tomorrow :) feeling good! I stocked up on healthy stuff today at the store: ground turkey, chicken breasts, frozen veggies, lettuce, mushrooms, bananas, avocado, grapes, organic pasta, almond milk, organic eggs, and more! I stayed away from sugar, dairy, and carbs ... Getting back on track!

Here's a pic of my fantasy husband during training! I can't wait for football! Love me some Drew Brees :) 

Advocare Day 2

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, so here it is. I stepped on the scale yesterday morning and had already lost 2 lbs. I know some of that is water weight, so I am not getting overly excited, but a loss is a loss, right?

Yesterday's workout:
Jillian Michaels Extreme Shred and Shed Level 1
1.5 miles on the treadmill
5 miles on the bike
Arm workout


Fiber drink, oatmeal with flax seed, grapes


Salad with ham

Ribs and a salad with cucumber, grapes

It may not be perfect, but I am cutting out carbs and dairy as much as possible which is super hard for me! Today I stepped on the scale and another pound is gone, so it must be working! Will update later today on Day 3!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Advocare Cleanse, Round 2 Day 1

OK, let me first start off by saying that I went out last night for a friend's 50th birthday and had some drinks, so I know part of my weight is water weight and will go away, but more importantly I understand the choices I have made lately have put me where I am today. I am not perfect, I don't pretend to be. I screw up from time to time and that is that. Summer is hard for me. I am out of routine. I eat out more. I don't exercise as often. I drink more. BUT, I am not giving up. This cleanse is the beginning of getting back on track for me.

Measurements this morning:

Arm: 12
Thigh: 21
Hips: 37
Waist: 34

Weight: 172 :( I haven't seen that in a LONG time.

So today's workout was:

I ordered 2 of his DVDs from a website for about $4 each. I bought the kettlebell at Target for $35 (they are so expensive!) I decided to start with the 12 lb bell until I get used to using it, then I will move up. I really like the workouts and they definitely get you sweating.
I completed that workout, did 4 miles on the bike, about 1 mile on the treadmill, worked my legs and did an ab workout. I feel great! I burned about 750 calories. :)
Food today:
I drank the Advocare fiber drink and ate a banana. (I wasn't really hungry)
Leftovers from dinner I cooked yesterday: chicken stuffed with roasted corn salsa and wholly guac and mixed vegetables. I also had a larabar.
Snack: Apple and natural PB and a few almonds
Dinner: I have spaghetti in the crockpot. I used Simple Truth (Kroger) Tomato Basil spaghetti sauce, Simple Truth diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, ground turkey and I will put them over Shiritaki tofu noodles. YUM and healthy!
Last, but not they are! My before shots :( I am so sad to look in the mirror right now, but I know I can do it (again!)

If you think you can't, you can.
If you eat right and exercise, you will feel SO MUCH BETTER! Lately I have been struggling with my acid reflux, which I know is totally under control when my diet and exercise regimen are under control.

Let's do this ladies! :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

I'm back!!!!

It has been too long! This summer has been crazy busy! I have gone on several trips. I took a family trip to Tennessee, went to Cozumel with the girls, and spent several days at L'auberge over this summer. On top of that, I have tried to get things done - visiting friends I don't get to see, deep cleaning my house, and running errands that I needed to get done. Summer has flown by and I am sad about it, but at the same time I crave the structure of being on a schedule and back to work. If that makes sense? I think Mexico and the week after that have been the hardest for me. My workouts have not been great or non-existent. I have not ate that great. I still try my best, but I know the scale will show it. Tomorrow I am starting the Advocare cleanse and using that as a kick start for getting back on track. While on the cleanse I plan to eat as clean as possible, no alcohol, and workout every day that I can. Tomorrow I will post before pics and my weight/measurements. I will probably be embarrassed about it all, because I am more than likely back to where I was a while back. It makes me upset and disappointed in myself. I spent another summer where I didn't want to be. It is a struggle for me. It's hard and I am not perfect.

Here are some pics from vacation:

View from our hotel balcony

Yummy pineapple drinks :)

Parasailing--- I was terrified!!!!!
So, here's to tomorrow and starting the cleanse. Here is to success! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I am still here!!!

I am still around! Just been super busy with summer stuff. I am not going to lie and say that I have stayed on track, because there have definitely been moments when I haven't. I have tried to keep it to a minimum though. I workout as often as I can and try to keep my eating in check. It is a lot harder for me during the summer, because I am not on a schedule. I am busy going here and there, traveling, seeing friends.... I have willpower, but dangit I want to have fun too! :)

Here is what I have been doing:

I still rotate with Insanity, TurboFire, and Jillian workout. I try to get on the stationary bike for at least 5 miles a day when I workout and run at least 2 miles. I do crossfit type workouts sometimes and I also either do arms or legs every day. I have actually been pretty good about working out at least 5 times a week.

Eating: I try to eat things I want in MODERATION. This morning I am back to drinking my Advocare shakes and will be eating clean as much as possible over the next 3 days because I leave for Mexico this weekend and I know I will def splurge there.

I am ordering the Advocare cleanse for when I get back from Mexico and things settle down a bit. That is my last big trip for the summer. I will be going to a local casino with some friends after that and that's about it. Summer is pretty much halfway over and for any teacher, that is totally depressing. LOL! I love my job, don't get me wrong but I love summer MUCH MORE! :) I will do my best not to eat my feelings during that time.

Anyways, just wanted to say hi!!! Have a great week ladies!