Happy First Day Of Spring!!!
I have a new tradition for the 1st day of Spring! I got a really
ugly beautiful white elephant gift this year that is a ceramic plate with flowers and butterflies on it. I loved it and decided I’d make lemon bars on the first day of Spring and put them on my plate! I’ll take a picture for sure. It’s the little things, right? (: Last post I was “post play” and I look at that last picture of me and I look very tired! I’m slowly feeling like my normal self. Being in charge of the play was similar to running a marathon I decided, only harder. It took everything out of me! I’m glad it’s over and I don’t think I’ll do it again, but I’d like to… I told my husband that if I didn’t do a play I should do a fitness competition instead! Another crazy thing I’ve always wanted to do. I found a great blog called honeywerehealthy.blogspot. She’s close to my age and just did a competition. She has great information on everything I’d need to know. We’ll see (: My husband gave me a compliment yesterday and said you always do well at whatever you do. I tried to tell him that doesn’t everyone do that? And he said no. A lot of people live by the NEVER TRY NEVER FAIL motto. That’s from the movie ROBOTS. Wise words to live by! So…if I DID do a fitness competition, I wouldn’t fail, right? O.K. last post I said I was doing a 4 day FAST!! I did it. It may sound crazy, but I felt so out of whack that it made me feel better, eventually. The 1st day was the hardest because you know you still have 3 days left. I felt a little light headed on day 2 (imagine that?), but day 3 and 4 were fine with fruit, veggies, and protein. It gave me motivation to keep up the healthy eating. I feel much better. Weekends are the hardest! So, my advice with this FIRST day of Spring is to sit down and make NEW goals for yourself. Goals that are SMART! Think about those 5 things as you set your goal and of course write down a REWARD. That’s the BEST part! And if you mess up, reroute yourself and try again. I failed a little bit in February and March with my ONE treat day a week goal. Oh well. Starting now I’m back on! Only candy at movies too! During play week I was eating anything and everything. Here’s a new favorite SONG that is perfect for your SPRING running. Watch the video. The guy is even running on a treadmill. I love it! I’ll end with two photos as well. These pictures were taken within 20 minutes of each other. Right after my workout and then after a quick shower and change! Not much goin’ on with the hair. (: Have a wonderful weekend! Our family is getting ready to go out of town and I couldn’t be more excited!! Relaxation, Happiness, Fun. I do like to work too! That’s for Rob (: P.S. I cleaned the mirror after the 1st photo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozsmSlvGHv4
Hi hi! I am waiting for the windshield guy. Not happy with “we’ll be by between 9 and 1” Really? Not that I don’t have PLENTY to do at home (: Of course I want to write for a few minutes and then I’ll get busy! Today started out wonderfully with my favorite 7 mile trail run. Our numbers were few today because some of my friends need to rest up for the marathon. So, here I am with one of my besties. We glory in the fact that we live right below this beautiful place that so many enjoy.
I have a fashion shot to share too. But first a quick success story of my own. On my trip last month I bought a new Lululemon skirt. Here’s a picture in boring black. Mine is a cute multi striped blue. Anyway, I don’t have a picture yet. I’ll get one next week. So, I bought my usual size without trying it on. I got home and attempted to put it on. Whoa…this style is a very different cut and much tighter than the other Lulu skirts I’ve worn. I could barely get it over my hips and then it looked awful. Too tight everywhere and too short. I thought I’d have to give it to my tiny petite friend. However, a week and a half into my 8 week challenge I tried it on for Zumba AND it actually fit, so much better that I even wore it! Amazing I know!
I think what’s helping me the most is the increase in fruits and vegetables. I also don’t do any white flour or white sugar. It’s not as hard or as bad as it sounds. I make healthy treats that satisfy my sweet tooth. I still stop for a KEVA juice and a big slice of whole wheat bread now and again. Diet is not a bad word. I also close up shop at 8 or 8:30. No more eating after that hour. I was extremely tempted by a pan of lemon bars I made this week. Oh YUM!!! I didn’t snitch at all and I told myself they will always be there and I’ll eat them later. That reminds me, I actually froze a few of them. I’ll be pleasantly surprised one day when I find them (:
Well, enough chit chat. Keep pluggin’ along. I need to work shoulders and then I’m heading outside to work in the yard. I need SUN! Here’s my fashion shot of the day. This top is the most comfy and cutest thing ever. My husband picked it up at the Sundance Outlet. I love a great pair of white shorts too! I should have taken this outside with better lighting.
Have a beautiful weekend!
I need to kick it in high gear for the next several weeks. I’ve always got some sort of action plan in my brain. I just need to DO IT!!! I require a little motivation, just like everyone. I came up with a point system and if I stick to my plan 95% of the time I will reward myself! Most likely that will be in the form of a clothing item of sorts (: Of course (husband) it will be something I REALLY NEED!!! The real reason I need to get serious with my fit life is I’ll be blissfully enjoying THIS in 7 short WEEKS for a VERY MUCH REQUIRED R&R trip!!!
7 WEEKS TO BUFF
FOOD PART 1
1-WATER (64-80 ounces) at least daily. Vitamins and supplements everyday!!!
2-NO white sugar or white flour
3-Stop eating each day by 7:30 p.m.
4-Aim for 7 hours of sleep every night
5-Keep a food diary
WORKOUT PART 2
1-Jamie Eason’s Live Fit plan starting on WEEK 6, which includes running 4 days a week as well.
Sounds simple enough? Another BIG deal I’m going to do is…..DITCH THE SCALE!!!! I know I’ve always thought the scale was a good indicator of weight loss, but I’m trying a different approach to things. I’m going to take a picture of me each week (I probably won’t post them :)) and track my progress by how my clothes fit. We’ll see. Here is the point system. I’ll do my workouts ALWAYS. I only need help with PART 1! So, 5 points for everyday. That equals out to be 245 points for 7 weeks. I can miss 12 points to keep it at 95%!!! Let’s do this.
I think that’s about it for today. I need to post about a TON of smoothies and LEGIT treats SOON. Life is a little crazy busy for the next few weeks around here. Kids are all over the place. Yesterday a few friends came over for dinner. Check out this awesome carrot cake I made from scratch. It was YUM!!
The kids were having us dress up with them too!
I agree with this quote!!