Monday, April 30, 2012

Friend makin Monday "cooking habits"

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FMM: Cooking Habits

1. What is your favorite meal to prepare at home? I would for sure say breakfast! I always look forward to some sort of omelet when I have the time to make it

2. Do you like to experiment in the kitchen, or do you prefer to stick to the basics? I like to stick to the basics don't get me wrong I love to try new stuff but I always seem to be short on time so I have a routine that I stick to

3. What is your favorite cookbook? I have a couple of hungry girl ones that I like to use!

4. Do you have any tricks to share that help you reach your fruits and veggies goal for the day? I drink shakeology for one meal a day and it has your daily amount of veggies in it and I normally mix fruit in the shake and have some with lunch or dinner and that gets me to my amount.

5. What’s the most interesting thing you made last week?  um... I don't even remember what I ate last week lol probably a spincah tomato egg white omelet with toast and coffee

6. How often do you watch cooking shows on TV? I record hungry girl and thats it

7. When you’re hungry, where are you most likely to look first?normally I pre plan what I am going to eat so I just grab what I had planned for that day

8. List a few healthy staples that can always be found in your kitchen. strawberries, fruit bars by nature valley, pineapple, black beans and lean meats

9. Are you motivated to cook at home even when you’re eating alone? I'm more motivated to cook for myself when alone its hard for me to want to cook when I am with friends or hubby because I like to go out its something I have to get over and learn not to do

10. How often do you try new recipes? Not very often even though I wish I would there are so many healthy amazing foods out there and I never take the time to try it

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weigh in Monday!

Last weeks weight: 169.4
This weeks weigh in: 168.8

Difference of -0.6lbs

A loss is a loss but I wish it was more I didn't burn as many calories as I needed to last week
(obviously) I should start doing something in the morning as well in addition to insanity this week until I start Brazil Butt lift next week. We started week 4 today and I'm excited to see my 30day pics along with my measurements!

How was your weigh in!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friend Makin Monday!!! Q & A

FMM: Q & A

1. Share one thing that has changed about you since you began blogging. Well I lost about 25lbs thats one thing and I have learned how to cook a lot of different kinds of foods and learned that its ok to spice up your workouts

2. If you were forced to give up chocolate or potato chips for an entire year which one would you choose to live without? I don't really eat either but I would choose potato chips

3. What’s more attractive? A man in a suit, or a man in uniform? A suit by far

4. If you could be a guest star on a reality show which one would it be? Keeping up with the kardashians lol I love that show and would love to meet the girls

5. What is the last meal that you prepared for yourself? I made myself an omelet with egg white, spinach, tomato and mushroom with a side of strawberries!

6. Is your hair colored, or is it natural? It’s colored super dark brown

7. If you could leave town today and go anywhere, where would you go? If I didn't have to pay hawaii if I did have to pay a cabin up in sedona

8. Do you prefer to exercise at the gym, at home or outside? At home for sure its too hot outside and I like my privacy

9. Have you ever asked someone out on a date?  I think so... I honestly can't remember lol

10. How many cups of coffee do you drink on an average day? I normally have one a day not for the engery just for the flavor lol

11. Do you pack lightly, or do you over pack? I always overpack I'd rather have too much then not enough

12. What color are your nails now? plain

13. If you could have lunch with one notable (living) person who inspires you who would it be?I honestly have no idea very though provoking ? though

14. Who is your favorite professional athlete? Peyton Manning

15. Gum or mints? I like the mini altoids

16. Have you ever eaten crawfish? No

17. List one or more human characteristics that are a complete turn-off. liars, people who are demeaning and cheaters

18. What is your favorite season? Well in Az we seem to only have summer and sort of winter but I like the wintery time

19. Do you prefer to shake hands or hug? Honestly depends on the person I am meeting or talking to

20. Can you quote lines from Saved by the Bell from memory? I actually have never seen a full episode

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Friday, April 20, 2012

another day!

Hello everyone I have been trying to be more active with my blog I feel that since I have acquired quite a bit of readers lately I should actually give them something to read : ) Remember once I hit 200 followers I'll be doing a giveaway! I need to figure out what I should do exactly and then Ill make a sep post

My new shorts  that I ordered from this post should be coming today so I will take some pics of how they fit hopefully they will fit but in reality I know its unlikely at this point since they are a 9 and I'm fitting into 11's but I will make them fit soon! I'm not a big fan of the way clothes sizing goes its crazy how different companies make their sizes so much different why can't a  9 be a 9 across the board?! I should also be getting my brazil butt lift package today as well that starts in a week and I'll be doing it in addition to insanity hopefully I don't wear myself out but at the same time with insanity even though its so amazingly hard I am not burning enough calories to get me to a 1000cal defecit each day. So pairing this with it should for sure make a dif!

Our pool repair has been  put on hold due to lack of communication between the pool fixer guys and the company makes us feel great lol but it should be done in less then a week. We have gone
2 and a half years without having it fixed so whats another week...

Well I'll post an update with my shorts and new bathing suit and also what my brazil butt lift package entails. Ill be doing a before pic for that program too and measurements but i'll be keeping them both separate!

Even though its the weekend keep your eating right!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

That sh*t is bananas!!!

One of my fave quotes from shaun t! He is absolutely correct when he says it to! Insanity is no joke! Sorry if you are getting tired of hearing about my insanity workouts but I seriously love them and wish that everyone would at least try it and get outside your comfort zone.

Tomorrow is the cardio recovery where its just a bunch of stretching and that is so boring to me! I love how fast paced it is and how I am utterly exhausted at the end.

I'm thinking of some new topics to post on was thinking of doing a daily meal log to give people some ideas maybe start doing a pinterest recipe review each week and a my fave kitchen gadgets post... do you have any suggestions on what you would like to see on my bloggy?

Tomorrow they should start the pebbleing process in the pool and be filling by the weekend can't wait to see the final turnout!!! Hubby said he wants to get some barefoot champange to celebrate with while we soak in the hot tub but I haven't decided yet.... decisions decisions...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A smorgishboard post (lots of pics)

So this post is a combination of all the random things going on in my life as of now lol Insanity is awesome as always Hubby and I did our fit test again yesterday and I think it went pretty well
                                          Day 1                Fit test 2

Switch Kick:                       45                        45
Power Jacks                        38                        47
Power Knees                       73                        93
Power Jumps                      17                        19
Globe Jumps                       4                           6
Suicide Jumps                     9                          11
Pushup Jacks                       1                          1
plank oblique                      19                        38

So almost everything went up except for the pushup jacks those are so damn hard!!!
I also got this today

I can't wait to get the one from beachbody after finishing the program! We are on day 16 of the challenge only 43left to go! I still love it, it literally takes me to the point of exhaustion and to the point where I want to do the workout but my body will not move anymore love it!!

Hubby and I are also getting our pool remodeled when we moved in the pool was pretty much falling apart the plaster was chipping really bad and our spa didn't have a heater lol we have been here two years and have been wanting to have it remodeled but never wanted to pay to have it fixed since its been so expensive but we finally bit the bullet and went with a small biz owner that hubby knew and we got a reasonable price
Here are some before and progress pics
our steps completely chipping away
in the emptying process
standing in the deep end (10ft deep)
All the insides chipped out

They will be finishing up and start the expensive, filling up process Friday if everything goes right! I'll make sure to post the after pics! Do you have a pool? I also told hubby having this being done also is a motivating factor for me because I want to have friends over and not think twice about how I look in a bikini and I want to be able to enjoy myself and feel good about my body and not look like this in the pool
the one on the left not on the right even though I don't like either
that was taken in my pool two years ago blah I look awful! The one on the right was last may still don't want to even be like that either!

 I orderd two new bathing suits for this summer
matching bottoms as well
and a plain yellow one also I ordered two new pairs of shorts
ordered size 9 in hopes they fit here pretty soon 
I decided to do a different color but something that will look cute : )

Also some more random stuff
Have any of you heard of elf? Eyes lips and face its a website with inexpensive make up and I just did a big order from them heres what I got!

most of thier stuff is like $1-$3 but they work really well I have never not liked something I got from them

Then today I bought some new shoes

it was buy one get one half off at payless so these were a really good deal! No I have not fallen off the deep end I just needed some good retail therapy and a little motivation to push me along the way I have so many winter things but living in az I needed to add some new stuff to the mix! Have you had any major shopping sprees lately?
Thanks for hanging in there if you made it to this point!

Monday, April 16, 2012

weigh in monday and week three begins!

Last weeks weight: 172.4
This weeks weight 169.4

Total difference of -3lbs

Yah its a loss and a good one at that but at the same time I have already been at this point already have lost these same three pounds and have already seen this number on my scale and its gotten 4lbs lower then this before so while yeah I am happy that I am going in the right direction I'm over the 160's (how many times have I said that) Insanity will get me out of there I know it!

Today we are starting the 3rd week of 9 weeks and I can't believe how fast it is going! I really love the workouts even though they kick my butt but shawn t is so motivating and of course his amazing bod helps lol we are doing the fit test today so I'll post tomorrow what the difference is.

I'm starting another challenge group on April 30th for Brazil Butt Lift these are some amazing before and afters

Here is a video also of what it is

let me know if anyone wants to join in and I'll send you more info!!!! How has your weigh ins been? Anyone try any new workouts?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I seriously have no free time!!

Well I guess that isn't 100% accurate  but the free time that I have I am working on fitness stuff like my challenge group or another fb group I made for motivation and accountability : ) I recently started reading this book and haven't even picked that up in a while. I love helping people but sometimes I feel like I'm always on my comp or on my phone so I need to figure out how to post but still have my home life lol

Anyway workouts have been going well Easter weekend was a little rough because saturday mom and I had a girls day after I got out of work we went and ate at pita jungle then got some pedicures went over to jamba juice and got a small drink and 2shots of wheat grass which are amazing btw and came back to my house and watched a movie! It was a really nice day and we don't get to spend too much time together alone so it was nice to have some quality time together.
me and my momma

Our shot of wheat grass! So yummy

 I ended up falling asleep during the movie and hubby came home and woke me up and told me that I needed to get ready for dinner plans that we made with a friend. I honestly didn't want to go I much rather would of have worked out but he wanted to go since this friend doesn't have much time to get togeher with us so off we went. Needless to say eating wasn't that great that night. Along with a skipped workout I wasn't proud of myself but seriously felt like I had 0time that day. Sunday wasn't too bad I had a little bit of candy but threw most of it away. I'm not a big sweets person fried food is my weakness... and it was also rest day with insanity we were going to make up the workout from the day before but the day was so jam packed with running around from family to family by the time we got home it was 930ish and we were pooped.

Monday was a fresh start to a new week. My weigh in was exactly the same as the previous week... Sorry I didn't post it I was enjoying my day off with my hubby : ) We are at day 11 of Insanity and feeling awesome! It's funny how awesome your body feels from intense workouts like this along with the right nutrition we have so much more energy and Insanity is the first program that I haven't dreaded doing. Yah its ridiculously hard but I have never tried so hard to push my body so much. I really want to see some good results from this but am afraid I won't see the scale number change but will lose a lot of inches. Kind of like this

She completed insanity only showed a loss of 2lbs on the scale but lost 20inches
I don't know why the acutal number means so much to me even when I know its not all that matters in weight loss... Do any of you feel this way?

BTW I am almost to 200 followers!!! Once I hit that I will be doing a giveaway for my 200th person and a random follower so spread the word! : ) Only 11 more to go

Friday, April 6, 2012

These past couple of days have been great!

So far the challenge has been going awesome! The girls have been using the facebook page a lot that I set up and I'm glad! It's a great way for us all to talk and keep it private at the same time. The workouts have been killer but I love them so much. They are so fast paced and right when you think you can't go anymore the rest comes or its time to switch it up to another move. I got the results and recovery formula from beach body and it has helped a lot with my muscle soreness I feel like I have worked out muscles I have never worked before lol. Yesterday I was so hungry and felt like I could not stay full! I have been tracking my calories and using my bodybugg to see what I'm burning but even when I am staying at the right amount of calories I still feel hungry has that happened to you before?

Hubby and I went hiking this morning! It's been about a week or so since we hiked which is too long!!! I got new hiking shoes that are ment for trail running and they have awesome grip!! We jogged a little on the way back down but I didn't want to over due it since we have our insanity workout tonight. Here are a couple of pics from it!
my hair was not cooperating today
beautiful scenery and my new shoes already dirty lol!!!

It got pretty hot at the end since we went a little bit later then we normally do but I burned around 700cals so I'm not complaining!!! After the hike we came home and made breakfast
one egg with egg sub omelet with tomato and mushroom inside and ff cheese along with some strawberries an english muffin and coffee with 1tbs creamer and stevia

this omelet was amazing and a nice change from scrambled!! Do you eat bfast everyday? If so do you normally eat the same thing or change it up?

Check out what of my challenge girls blog! She just started a healthy living blog to aid her in her insanity/weight loss journey in addition to her diy blog!

Monday, April 2, 2012

All I can say is woah!!

Today was day one of Insanity and it was so hard. It was only the fit test and it kicked me and my hubbys butt!!! At the same time though I am super excited to see where it takes us. My husband is pretty fit and he had to have me hit pause to catch his breath a few times. Here are our before pics!

I don't know why my hair always looks terrible lol

So as you can see I weighed in at 172.4 boo I have sucked so bad we were so lazy and just kept saying oh well insanity is starting monday. Its crazy how we can go from eating bad to all of a sudden being back on plan 100% like its no big deal.

Day 1 Stats
Left bi: 12inch
Right bi: 13inch (not sure why they are an inch apart lol )
Waist: 39.5
Hips: 40.25
Right thigh: 22.75
Left thigh: 23.5
Chest: 32.5

I am doing the challenge with three other girls and can't wait to see all of their results!!!