Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hiatus is over!

Hey everyone!

Thanks for hanging with me while I took a little break and had to focus on some other things going on in my life! But I feel like I'm ready to get back to focusing on my health and food and fitness (to a point)! 

I don't know about you but I had a weight in my head as my own personal max. You know, that number that even when you are yo-yo you know you don't want to go over that number... Well for me that number was 150lbs. That was such a big deal for me when I finally got out of the 150s that I kept telling myself that I won't allow myself to go back to that weight. Well unfortunately with my constant gains over the last few weeks/months as of Thursday's weigh in I was 150.5lbs! Noooooo!!!! But it is totally clear as to why. And I'm ok. But it was a swift kick in the butt and reminder to me to stay the track!

So I'm back!! 

Saturday mornings we normally go out to breakfast and to be honest it's normally all treat food on weekends (diner food, fast food, donuts, etc). Well this morning I was getting ready for my class and was just about to tell the hubby "think of where you want to go for breakfast when I'm done with class" and I stopped myself and instead went downstairs and made my herbalife shake! It's one small change but that small decision is a huge deal for me! It's one step in the right direction! One less greasy/fatty meal to add to the problem. 

My plan for the week is to constantly ask myself "is this food going to nourish me and assist me in getting through my day to be my best" 

After class, I am planning on creating a meal plan for the week and getting back to meal prepping! I haven't prepped in months and I know that is why I've had a tough time lately. 

Thanks for being apart of my journey and excited to start seeing positive results again!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Time to push pause...

So for anyone who knows me, you know I always pile on responsibility after responsibility and am always saying yes to any need that comes along. Well... To put it short and sweet my plate has become so full I feel as if it's cracking in my hands! Some amazing people in my life have been talking to me lately because they have observed this slow motion wreck in process and have been constantly advising me to slow down, rearrange my priorities and maybe cut back on some things. Now the perfectionist in me always laughed and said I'm Wonder Woman I got this. Stress is just apart of life - no biggie. Ok well it's finally catching up to me. 



To give a snapshot into what my life looks like right now:
I try to start my day at 4:40am to get up and ready for bootcamp. After bootcamp I rush home and get ready to be at work by 8:45 and work until 6. After work depending on the day I either have class after as I'm currently in my Masters Program which nights I have class or home work I typically don't go to bed until midnight or later. On nights I don't have class or homework it's spent catching up on life duties like attempting to spend quality time with my hubby and girls, laundry, cleaning, paying bills, etc so just about every night the earliest I'll go to bed is midnight. Then add in that I also try to get in some running and training for my 5 half marathons that I'm already signed up for. Then add in meal prep and attempting to figure out my food planning because I really struggle with food and emotional eating so it's not something I can't not plan. (I know double negative.) Then add in one of my best friends is getting married next May and asked me to be a bridesmaid and I want to help in anyway to make sure it's perfect for her. Then add in that I love to volunteer with HOBY and I've been offered various opportunities to elevate that level of volunteering to help in a multitude of different events and areas. Then add in life needs and stresses with family and other friends. Then add in my attempt at helping my local bootcamp with their social media. And then add in my own social media campaigns to encourage and inspire others. And then add on the feeling of HAVING to continue this craziness because if I don't too many people will be let down. Welcome to my life. Anyone have a Xanax? Lol just kidding! 

If you have actually kept reading and made it this far thanks! Anywho, I guess what I'm saying is that I think I'm finally going to take a pause, a step back, a breather and attempt to re-evaluate a better plan for all of these things that I truly love doing but not necessarily all at the same time. Do I truly need to give all of those things my attention every day starting now? No. maybe it's ok to take some time off bootcamp and running for a month or so to catch up on sleep. My next half marathon isn't until October. I have time. And taking time to put each of those above mentioned things into the same thought process.
 
I guess what I'm getting to is that no matter what my shift in priorities are I just ask and hope that those who truly know me and understand what I'm going through take no offense and respect my decision and allow me to say "sorry not right now."

Thanks in advance for your help and understanding!! 


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Week 9-11 July 13 - July 31

Hey everyone! Sorry for leaving you all hanging! My life has been pretty hectic lately! Quick snapshot - School, Work, Volunteer Work, hubby time, dogs time, housework, fitness, attempting to eat healthy, and more! So confession time - with all of the above going on I have not really tracked my eating at all and have really only worked a few days here and there. Trying hard to find the balance in everything. So instead of posting a ton of blank pages of my trackers here are some of my favorite photos for the last couple weeks. :) I am hoping to have August be a success!

Some fun at bootcamp 

Some more hubby BBQ deliciousness 

Grilled BBQ peaches and ice cream

More bootcamp fun

A fun catch up night with my bestie 

Weekly weigh in results with my herba life coach Chris

More BBQ deliciousness 

Date night grilling with the hubby

Turned out amazing

Some awesome 80s run fun! Beware for overload of photos on this

This girl has been my best friend for 10 years now! 

It started to downpour on us!

Love me some chocolate milk! 

Awesome run with my favorite people! 

After we totally shared this amazingness after haha 

My girls are my everything 

I got to FaceTime with my niece, Aiyana, and meet her for the first time!

And with my niece, Lynette and nephew, Maddox! They are adorable!

Went over to my besties house and got some lovin from this adorableness - Lukas 

Later that night I said yes to being one of her bridesmaids 

Isn't this the most adorable way to ask!

Love of my life

Hanging out with Jacie in Disneyland 

Kinda love my new ears and the snapchat filters :)

Bootcamp fun!

Night run at hillside track with my pink sis Liz!

And the hubby and girls! So much fun!
My adorable co-driver lol

6 month check up and no cavities! Woo hoo! 

Loved my outfit (ignore the extreme mess) 

Favorite flex it pink pants

My new favorite hairstyle 

Hehe I have a purse dog haha

This is my world! And I wouldn't change a thing! 

Thanks all for reading!