Friday, May 25, 2012

A Little Dose Of Protein

I'm not sure if it is the protein that is giving me my results but here goes...

After I gave birth to my 3rd most recent child I had lost the intial 23lbs after he was born, but with a poor thyroid I gained it all back in a matter of months...OH can I say I was breastfeeding and working out as well. Just another slap in the face that my body was not working with me.
I've struggled but never gave up although I have had my days but who doesn't.
I've been doing alot of research as always and I starting adding alittle more protein to my diet. I would add some extra carbs when I would work out, and finally I'm losing the weight.

My other obstacle has been my running. I completed a 1/2 marathon 2 years ago. I didn't get a great time 3 hrs, but I was pleased none the less because at the time I was still 30-40lbs over what I wanted to be at which was 150-140 lbs. Once I was pregnant with my mini man I ran alittle but the little guy didn't like it. I still tried to do my step class but in February I just couldn't. I was having constant contractions and I didn't want my little guy to come to soon as he was do in April. So I stopped working out. When I went back to working out it was a shock to my system, but I kept going on.

Last week I told you about how I tried to run and my body was almost willing me to stop and I gave into it. This week I was determined!!! I started walking my route and said in my mind once I get to the park I'm going to run the park distance and if I was tired I would walk once I made it through the park. I did it I ran the whole park distance and then I walked a bit and decided I would run the endlessly long block that seems to go on forever...and guess what I DID IT!! After that I turned the corner and headed back to my start spot...3.2 miles...woohooo...It took me 45 min but it has been my best time since I started back to running. I'll take it!!!

So maybe just the little dose of protein has helped who knows. I just know I'm happy that the weight is leaving and that I'm getting my stride back...

Remember nothing is impossible, even if you're 100 lbs overweight you can do it!!!
I am..let me inspire you to push yourself more!!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Step Forward.....Two Steps Back

I was having a rough day on Wednesday. I woke up and was ready to start my day and it all went down hill from there. From the moment I lifted my foot to the floor it was doomed.  I usually am not such a negative Nelly but Wednesday was different. I didn't want to eat healthy. I wanted to eat I did. Well you know what I felt how I ate crappy...I strayed we all do it.

BUT....and there's always a but I brushed myself off and read a couple of inspiring blogs and that did it.
I was determined to have a good workout, and you know what I didn't. It was horrible my legs tensed up like they were willing me to NOT workout, to just take a moment and realize that we all have set backs. I taught my Kettlebell class and those women I teach are inspiring. They do everything I tell them too. Sometimes they complain but they love the results. So I chalked up Wednesday to a bad day. I woke up Thursday and it was a new day and a new outlook. My smoke alarm went off at 5:45am....ahhh..I thought but it turns out it was just the steam coming from my husbands shower...really...and what did I do?  I just sat back and laughed. It's those little thinkgs that happen that make it come together. Maybe it's the smoke alarm that wakes you up in the morning, or the stranger that cuts you off while you're driving, maybe it's the little shit at the coffee shop that drives you nuts. Whatever it is Sometimes we just need a look at what we can be rather than who we are at the moment.
I want to be a fit, energetic, healthy mom. What about you? What do you want to be.

Have a great weekend!! Be inspired and take your life by the balls!!

Monday, May 14, 2012


I felt like Richard Simmons this weekend! I woke up on Saturday when I could have slept in. I chose to get up and to be with my children.
We (the whole family) were very productive. We moved 6 yards of dirt and 2-1/2 yards of mulch. I planted 13 hastas that I got from my wonderful mother. We did all this by 5 o'clock. It was a great day.
Mother's Day came and I did sleep in after all it was Mother's Day. I then let my husband take a nap and I planted 5 pots. I had so much energy.

It's amazing how eating well can lite a fire under your butt to continue the feeling!!!
I love my new found energy.

I feel like I can move mountains.
It is what is keeping me going.
When I feel like giving up I look to that energy and know that I can do IT!

I can lose this extra weight that adds up to the weights of my 3 children. Yes I said it! I want to be back down to fighting weight. I need to lose 100lbs. I'm already down 4 so that's only 96 to go. See the postitivity in my words. It seems like a mountain but it's better than carrying a mountain on my back!!!

Move mountains today and think and realize nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

I'm IN Guns BLAZING...

I was posting on my Weight Watchers wall and people were wondering where I was. I was finding my AH HAAA....

I know we all get off track...we eat like crap one day...we're to tired to work out because our kids have kept us up all night...
But I want you to remember that feeling you get when your done with a workout, when you ate really healthy and good for a day...
I feel energetic like I can take on an army! I feel like a dancer that has given the best performance of her life. I feel like I'm in control of my life.

But....there are set backs is life.
We don't workout on a Biggest Loser Set. We don't have nannies, chef's, personal trainers...and if you do well you're so lucky and you can send them to my house.

My Ahh Haaa was when I was walking up the stairs and was short of breath.
I sometimes would have shortness of breath but mostly when I was pregnant or when the humidity level is high. But it was NOT Humid and I was definately not pregnant.

So I took it and went with it. I took that motivation and went with it..GUNS BLAZING...I was going to go hard...hardcore.

You only get one body and you might as well be comfortable in it!!!