Monday, March 17, 2014

Clean Eating

Very excited to start a 21 day clean eating challenge today! it is much needed after the weekend of birthday parties we went attended and with summer coming up I am looking forward to starting this clean eating habit and having fresh fruit and veggies! I am also working hard on planning our meals and sticking to the meal! I found this cool site to help with the planning! Once I figure it out and make sure I like I will post a link!! Want to win a copy of Hip Hop Abs???? Then head on over to Planks and Playdates follow the link to the entry form! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

60 days later.......

Wow I can hardly believe it has been 60 days since I started with Beach Body and T25 . I feel like the past 60 days have flown by thanks to the challenge group I was part of through my coach and friend Leigh. I loved it so much I became a coach as well! Over the course of the 60 days I have come to realize it is not all about the scale. There is so much more to look at like how my clothes are fitting, how my waist went DOWN 5 inches!!!! 5 inches!!! I can't tell you if I lost weight, gained muscle weight or stayed the same because like I said I gave up on the scale. I am very happy with what the measuring tape is telling and it my new BFF! I have also realized over the 60 days how important food is to making these changes. We are eating cleaner and healthier then ever! So here is a collage of day 1(pink shirt), day 30 (grey shirt) and day 60 (black shirt).
Now that my 60 day are up with T25 I am planning on Hip Hop Abs until my order comes for Les Mills Pump arrives! I used to attend Les Mills Body Pump at the gym at least once a week before I got pregnant with C. I am excited to have the program at home so I can actually get back to that workout! I also think that Pump will be a great workout for my husband to do at home since he is having trouble getting the gym. He is lucky if he makes it once a week and that is usually the he works out with a trainer. Looking forward to more changes to come to my body and to our eating! Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stuck in the middle

I feel like I constantly stuck in the middle and I can't get anything done or finish something I start in the morning and at bedtime. Then I realize I am stuck in the middle. I am sandwiched between the kids and my dad. I want to stand up a yell I will handle your demand in the reverse order of which you were conceived. Then I think what about me? What have I done for myself this morning (other then potty and get a vat of coffee)? Why does everyone else always come first I am dead last? Done get me wrong this was my choice to live in the middle and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love seeing my kids interact with my dad and I LOVE seeing the joy in his eyes when he is with the kids but some days are just too much. It takes a lot to push me to this point I am at today. The point of frustrated, tired and grumpy because yes this is how I wanted to live. I wanted kids to know their granddad and I knew it would take a lot of hard work and long days. But it has been over a year since I had a break. We have not had a vacation away from my dad and/or kids in over a year. I am up everyday feeding, dressing, cleaning up after and then 2-3 nights a week I leave the house and go to work outside the home for a few hours. Then home to clean up the nights mess and start the bedtime process with dad and some nights Ty. My husband is great helping me when I need it but he is pulled in just as many directions as I am. I know he would love a break for the chaos. Without his love and support I would be lost. So I will remember to I can only help one person at a time and yes sometimes I need to be that person. I will count to 3 ok may be 10 when I feel like it is getting to be too much and I will continue to take time out to meal plan and workout. It is a small way of putting me first for minute but I am still holding out hope to one day get a massage a facial or at least night away for the circus I am seem to the ring master of. So my new mantra is you will be helped in the reverse order you were conceived. Thanks for reading my vent about being stuck in the middle!