Hello! Glad it’s the weekend! Me and my friends were able to crank out 13 miles this morning. It feels good to be done. Tomorrow will either be a short run or gym. I just got back from a fun field trip with my 5 year old. We went to the library and Great Harvest bread. Two of my favorite places. I think I could work at either one! I need to go to the library more. I was there all the time when my older kids were little. Good memories!
Well my happy FIT LIVING news today is that I weigh 131. Just over 2 weeks on our healthy challenge. We changed a few rules due to vacations and worrying that we’ll never end anxiety. SO! Our challenge will end on May 31 unless the others fall away and I win (: We decided we can take 3 cheat days. I’m going on a few vacations in the next few months so I’ll use mine then. On JAN. 4th I weighed 137. Yes, I do gain weight. Some of my clients have done incredibly well on my challenge and others are frustrated because the scale is not moving! I have to remind and remind them that it’s not all the scale. I know I’m kinda a bad example of that. But, one of my running friends this morning told me that she weighs the same as she did last year and her body fat is down 5%! I did think of a few supplements and super foods that I’ll talk about on Monday that will speed up the process. As always, STAY CONSISTENT AND DO NOT GIVE UP!
Lastly, I have a few favorites of the week to share!! My new perfume is Chanel chance tendre. Perfect scent.
I got the Boden catalog in the mail this week. Here are my favorite skirt and shoe! They obviously don’t go together. I would love the pink skirt with a denim button down and my hot pink sandals. The animal print sandal just had my name on it! (:
And to top it off an enchanting pair of earrings. These are from Sundance.
Alrighty! I need to go play a few serious games of UNO with my little guy and maybe catch a few zzz’s. 4:45 a.m. is wearing on me. Have a SWEET day!!! Oh! I almost forgot. Outfit of the week is what I wore to church last week. This dress is from Boden too!
Tis the season of gift giving! This year Christmas will be a new house for me, but one of my favorite things besides exercising and eating healthy is yes, clothes. I especially like cute dresses and skirts. BODEN is the BEST and I’m so glad I found them (: For one, I am tall (5’7”) and I need longer lengths. ALL their dresses and skirts come in LONG!! They are the best, totally unique, well made, and flattering. I ALWAYS get compliments when I wear anything BODEN. They are classic, long lasting styles that you will keep forever! Here are a few favorites of mine from this season!
Many people think the prices are too high! I NEVER buy anything through Boden unless it’s on sale. They always have REALLY good sales, especially AFTER Christmas. So, save your money gifts and purchase something for you to celebrate a YEAR well done!!! YOU WILL LOVE THEM!!
P.S. The dress I’m wearing on my home page is Boden and the one below. This is from our fun field trip day yesterday!
As for my EAT TO LIVE diet rant for the day! I have been following the Eat to Live diet for about 3 1/2 weeks. I took 2 days off around Thanksgiving. It is VERY healthy and not too hard to follow. The crazy, difficult thing is the no meat, no dairy. I was a little discouraged last week when I went to a fun new deli in town. I looked over the menu and realized there was NOTHING I could eat. Did I cave? No, I went home and made my stand by salad. I’m kind of an ALL or NOTHING person. That’s not always the best, but it works for me with losing weight. I FEEL really good right now and I love where my weight is at. I’m a HUGE advocate of NO white flour, white sugar, or processed foods. You can work out all you want at the gym, but you’re really wasting your time if you don’t eat healthy. When you follow a healthy diet made up of mostly fruits and vegetables, you will lean out quickly and lose the water and fat around your muscles. I see way more definition when I’m eating healthy along with resistance training. Follow any of my workouts and follow this diet and YOU WILL GET THE BODY YOU WANT!
Sorry so long!! I’ll end on a happy picture. SO PRETTY!! I know it’s winter, but this looks so cozy! How nice to be on a lake! *Fishing anyone?*
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!