Boy-o-boy I almost feel off the earth. I’m so sorry for that. So much to share. Where to start….
First lets explain where I’ve been running around with my head chopped off.. No I’m kidding well on the month of October I really kinda felt that way.. Two mud runs completed and all by myself I may add.. Sometimes life happens and you just gotta pull up your big girl panties and do on your own. Which I may add felt amazing. I posted pictures on my Facebook if you’d like to see them.
Now on to where I am- well not much working out going on right now since I’m pregnant and the dizzy spells have kept me away. Hoping they are subsiding so I can go back soon. I’m very excited about my pregnancy. And really hoping to keep running and working out.. And let’s not forget about a clean eating plan which with the holidays and everyone wants to feed the baby.. Geezz as long as its a chocolate milk shake were good:)
So now that I’ve got you up to par ill keep posting at least once a week about working out& eating right & chocolate milk shakes:) love you all till then:)
Boy-o-boy I almost feel off the earth. I’m so sorry for that. So much to share. Where to start….
For me this hit home.. In the last few months, I’ve been under going a battle between my head and my heart….Guess who one..
Me.. I always do. I had to do sum soul searching and yet in the end I made the right choice for me.. And It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done…Let me rewind a moment and explain a little more.
After all the positive changes I’ve been making in my life over the last few years, I still wasn’t being completely true to myself. I was in a relationship that was right for me. It’s not that I don’t care for that person or even love them.. It’s just that I wasn’t in love with them, Not enough to ever want to say yes to marrying them or having kids. That’s just not fair or right. I pride myself on being honest, even when It may hurt someones feelings, but at the same time I try my best to sugar coat it so I don’t harm anyone. However You also can’t let something hold you back from the life you want or deserve..
Even if it means possible hurting someone, or something. I truly believe that we all create our own future , and that means taking full control of it. I feel like the more we all grow as adults, the harder it is to make these choices, There seems to be more factors to the plan, from bill’s, to friends, to family, sometimes even kids. No matter what you maybe going threw you have to be true to your self, you owe it to you and even your kids.. You owe it to your better you… And at the end of this great wonderful life of mine.. I want people to remember that I was happy and did whatever that took to be happy.. Never settle for less.. This life is way to short.. stop putting things off, do it today.. Live in every moment of your life like it’s the last…. Dance in the rain if someone asks…
Wow, what a wonderful weekend… My weekend started out with the color run on Saturday morning..I was a little leery about this due to the fact that One: it was sold out so early, Second: I had to be home by noon for My honey’s birthday party, Third: after reading everyone post about color runs..All in all it was a blast!
|Here comes Blue!|
|With Color!||After all this fun it was time to head home and get ready for my honey’s birthday party. So grateful we decided to go somewhere instead of having it at home.|
This wasn’t the kind of run, to really run. Just it sure was alot of fun. You could see where the next color was by the huge cloud of color puff in the sky. After words every 15min’s everyone throws there color packet up in the air and you just get messy.. But who doesn’t love that.. I think I still have green in my ear. haaha
|Bryan the Birthday Boy!||We had a great time. We all enjoyed the Buffet, not my choice but it’s not my birthday. After way to much food, we then headed up stairs to the Casino. I’m not much of a gambler so the girls and I enjoyed Happy hour!|
This was my first time being apart of this amazing cool group of people. Each month you get someone new and someone new gets you.. awesome. Who doesn’t love sharing food, This reminds me of grade school when you’d sit down at lunch time and trade or share your yummy snacks and make new friends.. only this is the adult way of doing things. This month I was so lucky to get Sam, which was very exciting for me since I stumbled across her blog just weeks before. After emailing each other she took great note that I have a dog who I love, since she is my form of having kids. Sam was so very nice to send her treats too. Which she loved and If I’d only let her eat the whole bag at once.. Blitzy sure would have.. she loved the Vita snacks. Thank so much Sam. Sam also took note that I’m a girl on the go so she send me all kinds of goodies for on the go, from different kinds of yummy bars and snack packs full of cranberries and nuts. So wonderful for being on the go, they all fit perfectly in my purse. There was also something I’ve never tried or even heard of before, now I have a order coming.. It’s the chick coffee mix. Wow, I must say I was a bit unsure of this at first.. but then I tried it wow, yum! And to my surprise it gave me so much energy, I really killed it at the gym that day.. heehe! Sam also sent me a very cool weekly meal planner, since I live with two guys (ya I know a bit like three’s company, if you remember that show) But, guy roomies are way better then girls, they never borrow your clothes.lol! This magnetic planner really comes in hand, they can write things we run out of, since I do the food shopping mostly cause I love to brows the aisles of a grocery store for new things. All in all I’m really glad to be a part of this Foodie pen pal group.. I also want to include how amazing Sam was for my first foodie pen pal, I told her I was new at this blogging thing and she gave me sum really good pointers. Thank you again sam.. For those of you who haven’t checked out her blog please do.. it’s very inspiring.. http://www.loosingweightgaininglife.com
Till Next time~Jayj
I get asked alot about how I’m losing weight and getting so fit. Here’s the answer… Drum roll please….. It’s 100% dedication! That’s it, just a couple words sums it up! What I mean by this is it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. So here’s a few of my recent favorites to show you a few things I eat.
~~lots of different green salads~~
These are in no order, or even a everyday fueling. I just make sure that everything I eat is not processed and is in moderation. I read labels everyday all day. I cheat, that’s right and I’m not afraid to admit it.. I’m a cheater! I just keep all cheating to a serving size never any more.
I know I can do better, like more protein. But I listen to my body and I feed it what it wants. Enough about the food, I also Train everyday… no excuses. What I mean by train everyday is I do at least 30 min’s of cardio, and about 1 hour of weight training. Then I do my sprinting about 3-4 times a week, to work on my running endurance and speed. I must say the weight training is my favorite.. cause I’m a little bit crazy like that, it’s just so rewarding to see your muscles form into shape. So what if the scale doesn’t show, I see shape in my legs and back and o’ yea my arms. I’ll break this training down in more detail in a future post.
What’s your favorite workout, or even favorite part of the body you love to train? Can’t wait to hear your answers?
After using several app’s on my iPhone to help me judge my workouts and food intake. And believe me I’ve tried quite a few. I’ve learned that if it doesn’t work off my heart rate isn’t not 100% correct. Which makes since, so I thought lets try a few different things cause if I’m giving 100%, and going to spend time entering everything that goes into my body I should know how much I’m burning too.
The body bug: I didn’t like how it fits on my a first of all. Plus I’m a Mac user and it’s just not the friendliest to set up on a Mac, not sure about other computers. Body bug also wants a monthly fee to use it.. No thanks if I’m already spending almost $200 for it. Enough said in my book.
The Nike fuel band: This was cool looking and easy to set up. However it doesn’t work so well inside the gym. Big no for me, since that’s where I get most of my workouts in. It also doesn’t use your heart rate, it’s more like a cool looking step meter, with a cost of $120.
Polar FT60G: I first saw this on a few other blog fitness sites. After doing sum research first, I didn’t think I’d like it cause it requires you to have multiple parts. One the watch which comes with the chest band, and there’s other parts for running and cyclist. I’m just starting out with the basics. Which still has a heavy price tag of $150 unless you find it on sale or refurbished like I did. I read all the reviews and some were good some where not so good. But I’ll give it a try. Today was day one, except I of course messed around with it for a while.. New toy gotta do that. Seems pretty easy and to be exactly what I was looking for. No computer needed! Love that part. Second I had to do a fitness test which takes about 5 mins of lay down relaxing… Easy! Now for the gym test… I was quite amazed cause the heart rate strap even works with the tread mill at my gym awesome. I am also amazed at how it works fit different things I do from my warm up to weights to cardio. Wow right except the calorie burned is about half of what I thought I was doing this whole time at the gym.. However it seems to be correct. And it breaks everything down to how long you work out and the time in each of the three heart rate areas your in. I love it, I’m so happy with it.
Wow, looking back its only been a couple of months now since I started running. Now I’ve completed my second 5k run. Today was a charity for Alzheimer’s, which is dear to my heart since my best friend Becca works with them everyday. She’s got a heart of gold I tell ya. It’s a hard thing to see them everyday and yet they don’t remember you from one second to the next or where they are to what they’re doing. It’s very sad, to try and take care of them, cause of course we get attached.
But enough of that all that sad stuff four months ago if you would have told me that I would be a runner I would have laughed! Yet, I shaved off …wait for.. Ok 2:34 mins off my time from the first run. And I’m super excited for my next run next month bring on the color run! Here are sum cool pics from today’s run.
Wow, Thank you! This Tone it up community has really changed my life…I may have lost weight, but I found my self confidence! Possibilities are endless when you give something 100%! If anyone is looking to lose weight, lone up or just live a better lifestyle.. please check out www.toneitup.com It’s a wonderful group of girls with lots of support and great recipes to try.
Now that I’m down to the last few pounds. It’s a fight to the finish line. To help insure I get there with out to much of a struggle. I’ve changed my workouts a little, bring on the heat with weight training and sprints. Now I just need to add more protein! So now the more I read about protein the more I notice it’s in most breakfast meals. So what if I switch my breakfast meals to dinner time? Do you think that might work, o’ and add a protein shake to drink instead of juice or coffee. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
A is for apple: I love and almost can’t go with out my apple a day.