Monday, May 11, 2015

21 Day Fix Round 1



I did it. I finished round 1 of 21 day fix. I am so proud of myself. And I Lost 5 Pounds. My goal was actually 6 but I am not going to beat myself up for one pound. I did the best I could and worked really hard. I mostly followed the meal plan except for once or twice. I still ate healthy but I probably took one more serving then I should of. The carbs are the things that get me. But, I wasn't going to beat myself up over doing that. The point is that I stuck to the food plan.

I did good with the exercise and I really believe I've made it a habit. It helped me to get through a lot of stress that I've been under the last few weeks for various reasons. I also notice a change in my body. I am losing inches. I would call that a non scale win. I did not exercise every single day. But, I tried to exercise at least 6 days a week. Whatever workout I did not complete I would do on Sunday.






Now On to Round 2 of 21 Day Fix.

Goals:

 Lose 4-5 more pounds.

Workout 6 times a week. With one rest day if needed.

Try to use Heavier weights and push myself in the workouts to do the more advanced version of the workouts. 







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Monday, May 4, 2015

21 Day Fix Week 2




It is hard to believe I am on week 3 of doing the 21 Day fix and this will be my last week of round one.

Weight Loss:
Two Pounds

Total Weight Loss: 
4 Pounds

This Week I lost 2 pounds for a total of 4 pounds lost. I was actually surprised I lost two pounds this week. I would have been happy with losing 1 pound this week.

This week I ate well for the most part. However, Wednesday night I did indulge a bit more then I should have. I was really tired and stressed out. I also didn't exercise. I figured my body needed the rest and I didn't want to beat myself up over it. I just knew I could not make a habit out of it.

I know for me I have to do these 21 days because it takes 21 days to form a new habit. I want eating healthy and exercise to be a habit for me. I know in the past I've skipped a day or two of eating well and exercising and then just stopped all together. I always had some excuse. But, I decided I would no longer make excuses.

In this process I am also learning it is about a lot more then the food I eat and exercise. Yes, that is a huge part of weight loss. But, it won't keep the weight off. I also need a spiritual practice to keep me motivated. That is why I got back to my yoga and meditation practice. It keeps me grounded.

If I have a bad day or feel like giving up I go to my yoga mat. It helps to keep me motivated with eating healthy and my exercise as well. It truly is a whole mind, body, spirit process.



I just Found out about PBFit. I had never heard of it before or if I did I never payed attention to what it was. I also heard that having a whole wheat waffle with peanut butter was delicious. Before 21 day Fix this is something I never would have probably tried. But, It is  delicious and actually good for me. I still don't go overboard with the PBfit but it is a nice lower calorie lower fat alternative to peanut butter. I also mixed it in my yogurt because I seriously am missing my Ben and Jerry's Peanut butter cup ice cream. I put some cinnamon on top (it is a freebie) and it was so good. Almost as good as having the ice cream. It took care of that craving. 




I made a turkey burger with asparagus and sweet potato fries. All homemade of course. It was better then fast food that's for sure. I feel like I actually get to eat real food and I haven't felt deprived once. Usually I am starving and craving all these sugary fatty foods. It has made this process so much easier. 

This week is doubles week on the exercise. I haven't quite decided if I'm going to do that yet. Today it was Total Body Cardio Fix and I stuck with doing just that and my yoga practice. I would love to do doubles but I'm not quite sure I have the energy for that yet. However, I am going to try to get up early to do my workouts. We will see how that goes. 

One more week of my 1st round of 21 day Fix to go. I am psyched to see how much weight I lose at the end of this round and am pumped to make this next week count as much as possible. 



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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Sweats [Week 2]


Week 2 

Monday , 4-27:   

45 minutes Heart Kriya Yoga
30 minutes Total Body Cardio Fix
I was stronger this week then I was last week. Although the workout was still hard for me and somethings had to still be modified. But, I was able to push myself a little harder. I did the 45 minute heart kriya yoga practice and meditation. 


Tuesday, 4-28: 

45 minutes yoga (heart Kriya)
30 minutes upper Fix
I was feeling a bit tired today but was also very eager to workout. I was glad I took the time to do my yoga/meditation practice and to do the upper fix workout from The 21 Day Fix. 

Wednesday, 4-29:

Break
I ended up taking a break. I had every intention of working out but was just too tired to get myself to do it. I said I would eat dinner and watch a TV show and then just never got my butt up to do it. However, it was one day and I decided as long as I don't get into the habit of not doing anything I would not beat myself up about it. Obviously, my body needed the rest. 

Thursday, 4-30: 

30 Minutes Pilates Fix
20 Minutes Yoga
I was glad it was the Pilates fix because I was still feeling tired. But, I did manage to get it done. Even taking one day off it was a little hard to motivate myself. I ended up doing 20 minutes of yoga and taking a break from the heart kriya. However, I really want to finish it and plan on getting back to it on Monday. 

Friday, 5-01: 

30 Minutes Yoga
30 Minutes Cardio Fix
I was back at doing the cardio. After not doing cardio for a few days it was a little tougher. But, I pushed myself and got through it. I felt great afterwards and was proud of myself for getting it done. 

Saturday, 5-02: 

20 minutes Yoga
30 Minutes Dirty 30

My neck was not feeling too good all day. So I warmed up with a 20 minute shoulder opening yoga sequence. It really helped to take the pressure off my neck. I know it was from sleeping funny the night before. So, It helped me to push through the Dirty 30 which is mostly lifting weights. I feel it today but in a good way not in a painful way. 

Sunday, 5-03: 

30 Minutes Yoga
30 Minutes Lower Fix

I mostly did stretching yoga today. I did not want to do anything too strenuous. And since I skipped lower fix Wednesday I decided to do it today instead. Plus, my arms needed a break from doing dirty 30 yesterday. 

Weight Loss
Overall This week I lost .5 pounds. A total of 2.5 pounds. Hopefully for my weekly weigh in tomorrow I will be down at least one pound this week. But, I know I am losing inches. And my body is changing. 



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Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday Ollie


Today is Ollie's second Birthday. It is hard to believe. He still acts like a kitten. He is officially no longer a baby. But, apart of me will always think of him as a baby.

There are some things I certainly miss about when he was a kitten. And other things not so much.

I miss how he was so tiny he would curl up under my chin and sleep on my chest. I don't miss him getting into everything and having to "kitten proof" the house. I don't miss him waking me up every morning at 2AM. I never realized how hard having a kitten can actually be. And although they are adorable I don't think I want another one any time soon.

My mom and me joke that having Ollie is like having two extra cats. But, I wouldn't trade him for anything else in the world. When I first saw him I knew he was meant to be mine.

Everyday he brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

You can Read the rest of his story in Happy 1st Birthday Ollie  

For the rest of this post I will bombard you with cute pictures. Enjoy!!


Yogi Cat #downwardcat






"I've got the eye of a tiger" - Katy Perry


He fell asleep watching me bake cookies. 






He is obsessed with boxes and bags.