Monday, April 27, 2015

21 Day Fix Week 1

Week 1 of the 21 Day Fix is done. I made it through. I challenged myself to do the workouts everyday and I stuck to it. I also stuck to the eating plan. It was not necessarily easy. There was a night when I desperately wanted to eat ice cream. But, luckily didn't keep any in the house. Not that I can never eat ice cream again but for now it is off limits. There were two days I struggled with exercise. One day I was stressed and tired but I pushed through it anyway. The second time was a lack of sleep after a panic attack. But, after the workout I felt so much better. And I feel accomplished for not giving up.

The yoga and exercise has immensely helped me to be less stressed and to feel calmer. Even with everything that happened this week. I actually look forward to getting on my yoga mat and doing the 21 Day Fix workouts. 

Doing a shake everyday is not mandatory but I have been trying to drink one shake a day. (It is not Shakeology). Usually for breakfast. 

I love the container system. It makes it so much easier. And I don't feel deprived at all. Shown is one container of fruit(I get three a day) and one container of protein (I get 5 a day) and look at all the food when it's combined. I still haven't used up all my containers in a day although I'm getting better. I need the fuel for exercise. *a half a banana counts as one fruit container. 

Weight loss:

 2 Pounds 

For week one I think 2 pounds is awesome. I will take it. I am closer then ever to getting  that hot body and most importantly to be healthy. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday Sweats [Week 1]

This is my First Week participating in this linkup and the first week I officially got back to exercising. Overall, it was a great week. I felt motivated most of the week to work out. I actually thought it would be more of a challenge to get motivated. I took the workouts slow and tried not to push too hard. By the end of the week I was pushing myself a little more and it felt great. A couple of nights due to stress I almost wanted to not workout and eat ice cream instead. But, I did workout and did not eat ice cream (partly because we didn't have any ice cream).  This was a very challenging week for me mentally and emotionally. But, in the end I took all that anxiety and stress to my yoga mat and to my 21 day fix workouts. 

Week 1 

Monday , 4-20:   

45 minutes yoga 
30 minutes Total Body Cardio Fix
The Total Body Cardio Fix completely kicked my butt. I took it easy and modified most of the workouts but I definitely felt it after words and for the next three days. Especially in my legs. 

Tuesday, 4-21: 

20 minutes Yoga
30 minutes upper Fix
I tried to take it a little easier today and was glad to mostly be able to work out my upper body and give my legs a break. It felt great to be lifting weights again. 

Wednesday, 4-22:

15 minutes yoga
30 minutes Lower Fix
This was the night I wanted Ice cream and wanted to skip working out. I did not feel motivated at all to workout and had a very stressful day. But, I decided to at least do a short yoga practice and it energized me enough to do the lower fix. 

Thursday, 4-23: 

15 minutes yoga
30 minutes Pilates Fix
I started my workouts later then I anticipated I would. But, I figured I would still get my Pilates fix in and do a short yoga practice. It was nice to have a "break" and just be able to stay on my yoga mat. But, by no means was it easy. I felt it in my abs. 

Friday, 4-24: 

25 minutes yoga
30 minutes cardio fix
I was back at the Cardio with a vengeance today. I gave it my all. It felt great to push myself a little harder. 

Saturday, 4-25: 

45 minutes Yoga
30 minutes Dirty 30
I did not sleep much the night before. I was not feeling good and something happened that seriously triggered my anxiety. I was really lethargic and working out was the last thing on my mind. But, I did the Heart Healing Meditation from Kathryn Budig and Kia Millers Power to your heart videos on yogaglo. It was just what I needed and I plan on devoting 40 days to do the Power to your heart Kriya. 

I managed to get my Dirty 30 in. This is the exercise I was the most worried about. Maybe because of the name. But, I think it is actually my favorite workout. I pushed myself and was more motivated then ever. It was a great stress reliever. By the end of it I was too tired to worry much about anything. 

Sunday, 4-26: 

45 Minutes Power to Your heart Kriya
30 minutes Yoga Fix
Today is a great day to do yoga. I am committed to the Kriya for 40 days and to have a "rest" with the yoga fix. 

Overall, I am really proud of myself this week. I did not let things stop me from doing my yoga practice and doing my 21 day fix workouts. It is something I actually am looking forward to now. I am more motivated then ever to get a rockin' hot body and to more importantly get healthy. 

I will be posting my 21 day fix Week 1 results up on the blog tomorrow as well so look for that if you are interested. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

21 Day Fix Day 1

A few weeks ago I felt like I was having a quarter-life crisis. Lately I have felt stuck. Like I was living Groundhog Day everyday. It seemed like all I did was work and come home. Don't get me wrong I do have things in my life that I am so grateful for. But, sometimes the routine of everyday life can make you feel stuck. I knew I needed a change because I don't want to stay where I currently am. One of the things I knew I needed to do was work on my health.

These last few months I've really been slacking with a workout routine and was basically grabbing TV dinners. I had been wanting to do the 21 day fix for awhile now. I finally decided if not now then when? 

It arrived in the mail today. I was expecting it eagerly all weekend long. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning opening up a present. 

The kit comes with the color portion control containers. For me I love this idea. I've done calorie counting and points counting before and although those might work for some it did not work for me. I am a visual person so I enjoy actually being able to see the portions. It was actually fun using the colored containers. 

I get to eat around 1800 calories a day. I still haven't used up all my containers today. But, I like having the option to eat more food if needed. 

I also did the full body cardio workout. It was a lot of work even using the modified version but I still pushed through it. 

Breakfast: A plain omelet (not pictured)
Oatmeal with strawberries, blueberries, and cinnamon

Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs( it was awhile since I made those. And they are so delicious.) 
Turkey bacon
(Mostly protein which I tend to eat more of on a diet. Although I could have added a carb and some fruit or vegetables. It was also a late breakfast so I was not that hungry.) 

Dinner: vegan Italian sausage and cabbage

Snack: hummus with pita 

Dessert: if needed I will have some fruit or some yogurt 

This Shakeology bottle also came in handy today. I made strawberry infused water. It was delicious and I drank 3 of these today. For someone who is not really a water drinker I am so proud of myself.

*I am not a Beachbody coach or selling Beachbody products or the 21 day fix.  This is NOT a sponsored post I paid for the program myself. This is my honest opinion about using The 21 day fix to reach my health and fitness goals. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Year Blog Anniversary

I can't believe I haven't written since December. Between the holidays, a wonky computer, and life in general getting in the way. 

I never intended to take a break. I think I was burning out from blogging. But, these last few weeks I have immensely missed blogging and all of you. Who I have come to feel like are true friends. I miss checking up on everyone and seeing how you are doing. 

It is amazing how much and how little seems to change in a year. In most ways my life is still the same as it was a year ago when I started this blog. However, I feel like I've grown a lot spiritually, mentally, and emotionally this past year. I still have a long way to go. But, these past few weeks I feel like I've gotten my spark back and have my passion for life returning. 

I renewed my blog domain name and am filled with new ideas for this blog and for this new year. I would love for you to stick around. 

I turned 28 in February. 

I had a beautiful and delicious birthday cake that I was not expecting and beautiful roses from my uncle. I celebrated with the people that are the closest to me. Now that I am 28 it made me realize I need to follow my dreams and passions. I have a renewed spark and am excited for what is to come this year. 

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