Friday, March 2, 2012

February 29th March 1st

Workout log Feb 29 and March 1st
uh the 29th I did nothing. Thursday the 1st I did yoga.

This week has been a really off week. Actually the whole month of February was a slow month. March will be better!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 28

Workout log February 28:
P90X YogaX
My friend Becky came over and we did 90 minutes of yoga. Have I mentioned how much I love yoga? I have gained SO MUCH core strength from yoga. My arms are looking better and my legs are getting more defined. I took measurements and I've lost at least 2 pant sizes. I know I've lost at least 1 inch on my thighs. I took measurements when I started and I can't find the paper. I thought I posted my measurements, and I didn't. ugh. I know the puppies got hold of the paper and I think I threw it out. So now I go from the measurements I took the other day.

Bust 35
Chest 32
Waist 28 1/4
Hips (widest part) 37
Thigh (largest part) 22 1/2
Bicep 11
Calves 13

So hopefully I can look back in 4 weeks and see even more progress! I know my bust and chest won't change (hopefully not) and I'm actually really happy with my measurements.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Preparation is the key to a successful diet.

Taking care of myself

     Friday I was hosting a party and didn't manage my time well. With all of this licensing, organizing, and party hosting I'm having difficulty with my time management. Some of this I will blame on this yucky head cold. Today I'm still feeling dizzy and a bit run down, but a that could have been the wine from last night. I was good last night and I made up a veggie tray with guacamole and hummus and some tortilla chips. Last year when I hosted parties I would make a 5 cheese pizza, plus serve chips, queso, and cookies. I always made the excuse of have friends over and taking a "night off." What I have found (even thought I'm still struggling with this) is that I ENJOY veggies, and I can be satiated with a veggie tray just as much as a bunch of fried, suger filled, non healthy foods(I still totally lust after them.) If this were a once a couple of months type of thing, I might make some treats, but a group of us get together weekly/biweekly and that's a lot of excuse making!

Friends keep me on track
    Another big thing that really helps is that almost all of the women I hang out with are eating healthy as well. Talk about a great support system. This group of women are amazing, strong, smart women that are all choosing to eat healthy and make a difference in how they fuel their bodies. My friends are doing a paleo diet, whereas I am doing Eat to Live. I have given up dairy and eggs and I have felt amazing! (other than the rancid sickness/head ilk) I'm not saying that I'm vegan, because I'm not up on all of my product ingredients, BUT basically I am trying to only eat things that grow naturally. I slip up sometimes when I give the kids graham crackers, but that is where preparation comes in to play.


Preparation 
     I've found that if I go shopping on Sunday and cut my veggies and have them ready to grab and go, or throw into a pan and cook I'm so much better about making dinner! If I make up a big fruit salad on Sunday I don't reach for junk food. It's amazing.. if I have a healthy option ready I'll make a better choice.  It really only takes about half an hour to prep my veggies for the week and actually I could probably get the fruit done as well. I'm going to suggest meal planning even though I don't do it. I tend to eat the same thing over and over, and my family hates everything that I cook, so meal planning is really hard for me. Some day I will take it on and maybe my family will actually like the food I make.



Food trends
       Even though I am (trying) to follow Eat to Live, I have cut out grains. I have steel cut oatmeal in the morning, then for the rest of the day I get my carbs from my fruits and beans. I have noticed a difference in how my stomach feels on the days that I do eat grains compared to when I do not eat grains. I know that being gluten free is a big trend right now, and I've hopped on the bandwagon! I'm not as careful as someone that has a gluten intolerance, but I am avoiding bread and obvious gluten products.. like cakes and cupcakes and cookies and all of those amazing yummy things. I will say that on my daughter's birthday that is coming up I will have cake. For my daily eating habits... no gluten. It has worked, I feel good. My stomach doesn't feel so bloated. Of course I'm gassy from beans, and broccoli, but I'm not holding onto bloat like I do when I eat a bunch of bread products.  Here is a article that gives a good breakdown on why people might want to consider going gluten free. It's not for everyone.



Do what works for you!
 You make your own choices that are right for you. That's what this is all about, figuring out how to best fuel... FUEL our bodies, not fill them. It has taken me so long to see the difference between the two! Now on the flip side of make your own choices, join up with someone that will hold you accountable. I know that checking in with my BFF Mel holds me accountable. If I have to tell her that on Thursday I barely had a vegetable and instead had a bunch of graham crackers and tortilla chips I feel like I failed. I'm embarrassed. It makes me want to succeed even more, so the next day I hit my reset button and start over. Sometimes I even reset in the middle of the day. I'll call and talk to Mel and I hear her talk about her lunch and it helps me reset (if I need to) and make better choices for the rest of the day. She really helps me, she's my rock! Love you Mel!

What do you do that works for you? I know that there are so many amazing ideas out there especially on pinterest! <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you can see what I'm loving over there by clicking here.

Feb 23-25

Feb 25 workout log:
  Jillian's ripped in 30 week 1 and 30 minutes elliptical (2.5 miles)

Feb 23 and 24th:
I took both days off. Thursday I just felt horrid. I have not kicked this head cold and just needed to rest.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feb 21

Workout log Feb 21st
P90X Kenpo X

A friend of mine came over yesterday and mentioned she wanted a workout with punches and kicks. My brain immediately went to Kenpo X. I forgot how much I like that workout! I also forgot that it is 60 minutes. I hope I didn't scare her off!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tuesday is Yoga day!

So in my schedule I have Tuesday and Thursday set aside for yoga. I do the p90x yogaX dvd and it is a nice hard yoga workout. I love it! I have noticed a huge difference in my core strength and upper body strength since I have started a regular practice. I love yoga, and I wish I could afford the time or money to go to a studio. Actually I wish I could certify to be a yoga instructor. It 's something I've always wanted to do, and someday I will certify. Until then I'll keep practicing.

Workout log Feb 21:
90 minutes ashtanga yoga. <3

Monday, February 20, 2012

Feb 11- 20

This last week has been a lazy one. I started feeling sick last week and over the weekend took it easy.

Workout log:
Feb 11: 3 miles
Feb 12: I have nothing logged, and can't remember if I did something or not.
Feb 13: see above
Feb 14: yoga 90 minutes
Feb 15: 45 minutes of Pilates
Feb 16: 1 hour of yoga
Feb 17: nothing
Feb 18: walked about 2 miles with my almost 3 year old on my back in the Kelty and both puppies. This should be a whole post on it's own! HOLY COW! The dog pulled and the girl is heavy!
Feb19: Walked with the dogs for about an hour
Feb 20: Feeling much better! Jillian's 30 day Shred week 1 (Just that one week off make me feel weak)Followed that up with 30 minutes on the elliptical. Have I mentioned how much I love my elliptical? Seriously.. LOVE!

Last week was a slacker week exercise and diet wise. So today is back on track.

Breakfast was oatmeal with blueberries
Lunch was carrots, cucumbers, hummus and an apple with almond butter
Dinner was tofu mousse lol and chips and salsa ok ok not so great on dinner, whatever don't judge. lol