Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Last Day Of The Spring Back Your Body Challenge!

So sad its the last day of the #sbybchallenge, but i am proud i kept up with it for the whole month! I am going to continue on my weight loss journey, so don't be sad, my blogs are not over. :)  i haven't lost any weight this week, but i can see a huge difference in my body! so i am not sweating the number too much.  I have been doing a lot of the joanna soh workouts lately! she is an AMAZING health & fitness you tuber. I will link her channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnP_T4dI2JYG7BnH42PC9qw

Her workout video for getting rid of the thigh gap will murder your legs, but in a good way. Today will be my third day doing it and OMG my legs hurt so good! I have a little over a month before vacay so I am going to kick it into high gear in May! I think I am going to only have carbs once a day instead of twice to see if it helps.

I am still doing my body wraps and I have been doing some research and a lot of people don't see major results until they have done about 3 weeks of the homemade wraps.  I see a bit of a difference from that. What I want from the wraps the most is to tighten up my lose skin...i can't find a workout that will help with it. :(

well i hope you guys enjoyed this quick update! hugs and kisses!



Jen

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Update Time!

Hello my sweet baby angel faces!! How is everyone doing? the spring back your body challenge is almost over! I am going to be doing it longer. I have a big trip planned in june for me and the hubby's 5 year wedding anniversary and I wanna be a hot momma! I am currently down 4 pounds! which is exciting, but of course i wish it was more, but overall i am happy with my weight loss so far! I am pretty sure I am not the only one who screwed up over the holiday weekend! I am sure most of us ate unhealthy and ate way too much! Holidays suck as far as diets go, but monday morning I was ready to kick my own ass again.

Something that has been helping me stay on track is an app called myfitnesspal! its awesome! it counts calories for you! All you do is type in your food and your exercise and it calculates it all for you. It has really helped me keep up with my eating habits! i have been trying a lot of different detox drinks this past week and although they aren't the tasty things in the world, they seem to be working, as far as flushing out my system.

I just got back from my run...I had been doing 4-5 laps around our farm, but today I pushed myself and did ten laps! pretty proud of myself, but I thought i was going to have to call the ambulance! lol!

I feel like I jumping all over the place with this blog, but I am in a hurry. lol.  Well, gotta go! love ya guys!



Jen



Friday, April 18, 2014

Emotional Mess and Busy Momma

Sorry I haven't posted much! this week has been insanity! My little baby wes turned one! I cannot believe it! I have baby fever so so so bad right now.  I have pretty much been eating the same things that I was in my past blogs. I am still doing my body wraps and they seem to be working. Its pretty awesome really. I am going to do a blog post on it eventually, but I am still experimenting with different ingredients.
Another thing I started this week is drinking some fruit infused water that is supposed to help with detoxing your body. I got a pitcher and filled it with water, chopped up a lemon, and a whole cucumber, threw everything together and let it steep overnight.  I drank on it all day and I did feel more energized. I am going to stick with it and try out some new detox recipes. Plain water gets old quick.

Tomorrow is weston's party and I am making it my cheat day, which I know is bad, but its tough to count calories that day. I am not a quitter....just a ....pauser if you will. lol. i will still workout as usual, maybe a little more than usual. I burned most of my calories today by decorating for west's party! It was a killer workout.

Well, sorry this isn't a long blog, but I am super busy this weekend and just wanted to post a quick update! Love each and everyone of you!


OH WAIT! THE MOST IMPORTANT PART! I am now down 4lbs!!! in just 18 days! whoop whoop! yea yea!





Jen

Monday, April 14, 2014

Anxiety and Exhaustion

Pardon my language.....but i am dragging ass today! I was up all night long! When they mention the word tornado, my anxiety kicks in to high gear! I sat up all night listening to the wind and worrying I was gonna have to go wake up the kids and seek shelter! Ugh! I hate it, but it happens.  The reason I am telling you this is because I was extremely exhausted today! It was hard to function! I got up and had my usual breakfast(english muffin, egg,ham, and cheese) and made the boys their pancakes.  Then I started working out decorations for Wes' birthday party. Then I switched out wes' 9 month clothes for 12 months! so sad :( he will no longer be a little baby! makes me want another baby....REALLY BAD!!!!! what made it worse was going and meeting people that bought our baby furniture on craigslist!! all the rocking chairs, play mats, bouncer, and jumperoos are slowly leaving my house!! I have totes and totes of boy clothes to go through and sell and donate! it's crazy!
So for lunch I had a tuna melt! it was sooooooo good! I use half a whole grain bagel, tuna, tomato, and cheese! Pop it in the oven and its a little piece of heaven! I have been addicted the past few days! I did two miles of walking, cleaned the house, did dishes, and MORE of the never ending laundry. Then for dinner we had turkey tacos. Not the healthiest thing in the world, but I was craving mexican food!
Well, I can barely hold my eyes open to type this...so I will talk you guys later!



Jen

Saturday, April 12, 2014

3 days behind!!!

I am 3 days behind on my blog! whoopsy doodles! I basically have had the same breakfast and lunch all week. Whole grain english muffin with egg, half a slice of cheese, ham, and tomato.  Lunch has been my chicken and veggie stir fry...I surprisingly haven't gotten tired of it yet. I have been eating cranberries or apples for snacks. they are very tasty and very filling. Another snack that I have been loving are the Stacy's Pita Chips. I was just eating the garden veggie ones (9 chips for a serving) and they are pretty good. I got lucky and caught them on sale this week and picked up the cinnamon sugar ones! they are so good with frozen yogurt and regular yogurt! yummy yummy! Dinner has been different these past few days. I have either eaten a veggie burger (with only one slice of wheat bread) or I have been eating baked italian chicken!
It has been super nice here this week, so to burn calories I have been walking and playing outside with the babies! Still doing my walk away the pounds at night! I actually attempted the 5 mile today, but only made it to 3 1/2. But I am still pretty proud of myself! tomorrow the kiddos are going to my parents and sam and I are cleaning out the garage, so that will burn some major calories! i am missing  a lot of things i used to workout with, so i am hoping to find them in the mess that is our garage lol!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day #9 #sbybchallenge

So last night I tried out the homemade body wraps! I do feel like i saw a subtle difference, but nothing major. I am going to do it every night for a week and see what happens. I also wore one during my afternoon workout and man was i sweating!

Anyways.... for breakfast I had a Ham, egg, and cheese on an english muffin. Very tasty...a nice change from my veggie omelet that i got bored with!
I did some stretching and one mile after breakfast. Also did some cleaning, which was an easy calorie burn!
We were on the move during lunch, I got the boys happy meals as a quick meal (which i rarely do), and I just had two of their nuggets...which was not the healthiest choice, but I had to eat something.

Did two miles after lunch and part of a squat workout.

For dinner I made some quesadillas with my left over chicken breast and some salsa. DELICIOUS!

I did another mile after that and some major cleaning on our hardwood and tile floors!

I was having a major sweet craving after dinner, so I cut up an apple, sprinkles some cinnamon and truvia on it, and microwaved it for a minute! VOILA apple pie...well not really, but close lol.
Now I am sitting here writing and planning things for our secret road trip! see you guys tomorrow!



Jen

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I got picked for another bzz campaign and this time my kids got excited! they sent a 6 pack of the good2grow drinks, an 8 oz bottle of juice, and 3 character tops. My son was super excited! he loved the tops! we got cinderella, jasmine, and mike from monsters inc! We also received some coupons for FREE six packs to share with family and friends.
What I was surprised about was that the booklet it came with showed all the benefits in the good2grow juices compared to other kids drinks.  its crazy that all of the juices i typically buy my kids, have nothing good in them...just sugar! i will definitely be switching my kids drinks! thanks bzzagent and good2grow!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day #8 #sbybchallenge

This is going to be a quick post, but I want to make sure I update you guys!
Breakfast- Fried Egg, English Muffin, and half a slice of cheese. I also had a wonderful cup of much needed coffee. LOL.
I did one mile of walking and some dancing and cleaning to burn calories after breakfast. :)
Lunch- My usual...chicken and veggie stir fry<3
I did another mile after that and some yoga.
 Then I decided that since my baby is about to be one!!!!!!!!!!! I would make a fun life change! So I went and got some hair color! they didn't have the color I went for, so for now I will be rocking a bright red! I also got some stuff to make a homemade body wrap!  to see if it helps tighten my extra skin from my pregnancies.
for dinner i had garlic shrimp and veggies. Then had an apple to cure my sweet tooth. I did weight in today and I am still only down 2 pounds, but I am not discouraged, I had to start somewhere.
I did some walking and did 5 minutes on the elliptical, which wasn't a lot, but it was something!
I plan on dying my hair, making my body wrap, and doing another mile! :)



Jen


Monday, April 7, 2014

Day #7 #sbybchallenge


So, the boys and I have the worst colds ever! So we ended up sleeping in this morning, when I got up I decided I wanted have a quick and easy breakfast. I had a Yopa Strawberry Greek Yogurt and a banana. I did some stretches and "lose the love handles" workouts! I will post them here:
For Lunch I had my chicken stir fry! and then caught up on some DVR, but while I watched it, I walked in my living room and did leg lifts and just kept moving the whole time. The more calories I burn, the happier I am. I will probably have some kind of eggs for dinner. It just sounds good. lol.  I will probably also do the walk away the pounds video because its rainy and gross outside today, so no run for me.

Day #6 #sbybchallenge

Oh lawd! Day 6 was a disaster! I was in a rush because the mouse for my computer kept losing connection, so I had to drive an hour to the apple store! So I got ready in a hurry, ate a quick little turkey meatloaf sandwich, packed up the kids, and ran out the door. When we got up to the apple store, it was for once, a quick trip! they just replaced my mouse and sent me on my way. Which led to me taking the boys to the disney store and letting them pick out a toy each. When we headed back home the  hubby decided that he wanted us to stop and eat at hooters! normally I would order a salad, but i was starving! so i ended up getting a burger, which was so grossly greasy that it made me sick! I had starbucks too! so I was a horrible horrible diet cheater yesterday! I did convince my mom to cook a little healthy for sunday family dinner! We had grilled italian chicken and roasted broccoli! deliciousness! I felt so bad about cheating on my diet yesterday that I ended up hiking for over an hour with the dogs last night! I also did 20 minutes on the elliptical! Anyways, I am back on track today, but still mad at myself.



Jen

Friday, April 4, 2014

Day #5 #sbybchallenge

Hello my sweet baby angel faces!
so...its day 5! i cheated yesterday and weighed myself and I had lost 2lbs! pretty excited about it!
So for breakfast I had my cheerios and 1% milk with a little bit of truvia. I was out of my egg omelet. After breakfast I did my "walk away the pounds" for 2 miles! I wanted to do a good morning workout today because i wasn't feeling all that well and was afraid i would end up lounging all day. I have found that i love to do cool down yoga after a run or workout. it is so relaxing and i feel like my muscles aren't as sore the next day.
For lunch I had my chicken stir fry. Lots of chicken and veggies!! so good!
After lunch I did some squats and then cleaned! (easy calorie burn)
For dinner I had what the rest of the family had, which was a quick chicken velveeta meal. which was a horrible choice cause that would mean i needed another big workout after dinner to work off those calories! so I did 1.5 miles after dinner and then some yoga to calm down and cool down. I feel really good now. I do have a lot more energy! and i find myself more motivated every time i get on instagram and see how everyone else is doing in the challenge! well it is a short post for tonight, but i am ready to snuggle with my babies! love you guys and talk to ya tomorrow :)



Jen

Day #4

Well I am late for my post! so there may be two posts today! it was day 4 of the spring back your body challenge and it was rainy and stormy here! which meant all my workouts would be indoors! so in the morning I just did some cleaning around the house, sweeping, mopping, and laundry. It all burns some calories! For breakfast yesterday, I was a little bored of my veggie omelet, so I had a bowl of cheerios with 1% milk.  It was a nice!
I didn't get to have lunch until around 2pm! i had my chicken stir fry and a few cranberries. Then I did some workouts. The one I like to do on rainy days is "walk away the pounds'! my mom lost a lot of weight doing that workout everyday! there is a 1,2, and 3 mile version. I will post the one I did (2 mile) link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cE1jxDS3HY&index=20&list=WLB0F8EC8582322FF4
I put the video on full screen and on mute, so I can listen to my music mix that keeps me motivated! I will post my top workout songs on my next blog post! So I did the walk away the pounds workout and realized I was soooooo sore from running all week! I pushed through though!
For dinner I also switched it up and made a grilled chicken wrap with spinach, tomato, and a smidgen of ranch. I also skipped my dessert last night, but I have been having a greek yogurt after dinner. I decided not to because I had a late dinner! I try not to eat after 6pm!
Well that's all for day 4! I will have day 5 up tonight! good luck to everyone else doing the #sbybchallenge!


Jen

P.S. I also posted my weight loss story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUmS-VahyDM&list=UUdqcfOmtUruwMvyCevLBAEg

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

#sbybchallenge day #3

What a day!
What a day!
I got up ate my veggie omelet and worked out! I started out doing some yoga, but it really didn't work out for me because my kids wanted to pull my hair and drive their cars on my back! lol...so much for yoga being relaxing! so then I tried to find the T25 workout everyone is talking about, but couldn't find it. So I ended up doing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfpMD4-KmlA&list=WLB0F8EC8582322FF4&index=18

Its a nice 15 minute workout, but I will be honest, I only didn't about 8 minutes, just because i thought i may die lol!

So later we had lunch, today I switched it up and had a veggie burger, with only one slice of bread, a slice of tomato, and a pinch of ketchup! it was pretty tasty, I have always liked my veggie burgers though.
After Lunch I did some more yoga and then I did some zumba! I will post the links below :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpzKraupdes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CVbA6Kl244
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaW6ML4KOrg
I have tried zumba on the wii, but I can't get into the music. But youtube has tons and tons of zumba workouts with great and current music!

I haven't eaten dinner yet, but I will probably be eating my stir fry that I meal prepped on sunday. And when they hubster gets home I will be going for a run.

I am trying to only weigh myself on mondays, because in the past I would weigh myself everyday and then be disappointed when I wasn't losing or when it would fluctuate! muscle is going to take over fat, which may make your weight go up at first.

Its only day 3 and I can already tell my hips are smaller.  My legs are extremely sore, but I am still pushing through to get to my goal! I hope this helped or inspired you guys! I will be talk to ya tomorrow!


Jen

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Day #2 of the #sbybchallenge

Day 2...this will be short and sweet! I had the same meals as yesterday, except today I had pretzel sticks as a snack. My first workout was this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FPQRmbFIUI
I have the dvd, but can't find our remote (nothing unusual here)! so i watched it online, which is good because i can share the link with you! for me, its important to change up my workouts everyday so that I don't get bored with them. But for today I did the biggest loser boot camp...I only got about half way through before Wes woke up from his nap.  I plan on going for a run later tonight when the hubby is home! I hope I can do 5 laps around our farm today, I only could do four yesterday before I felt like calling an ambulance to come get me LOL! well so short again! thanks to all of you sticking with me and thanks to all the ones supporting me through my weight loss journey!


Jen