Aug 27, 2014

Hump Daaaaaaaaaaay!!!...

Welcome Wednesday!!!!
Great thing about blogging on Wednesdays are the link ups & blog hops!! --> These 2 are my Wednesday Favorites Hump Day Blog Hop with Liz and Workout Wednesday with Diatta!

The #fleurtyfitchallenge is going great so far.  Having these ladies have my back and hold me accountable is just what I needed.  Its just giving me a renewed view of my journey.
It has helped me to remember the things that I love about changing, developing and living a healthier lifestyle.
AND SQUATS!!!! HA! I'm doing the 30 Day challenge, as I said in a previous post, and its so awesome!!!

Things I love about doing the 30 Day Squat Challenge.

1. Being Sore. I love being sore. It makes me feel like I put in some work and that I did those squats RIGHT!! #winning

2. Burning LOTS of Calories. The glutes and quads are huge muscles and when they are activated (via squat) they burn more calories even AFTER you STOP working out!! So as I type this... I'm BURNING CALORIES!!

3. Feeling Strong. I mean come on.. If you have done squats you know how you feel the next day... POWERFUL!

4. My BOOTY!! It feels tighter, sits a little higher and doesn't jiggle unless I'm in a situation where its supposed to. * wink *

5. Lower Abs. Listen, I have had 2 C-Sections on top of already being overweight. No matter what exercise walking, running, planking didn't matter. I thought they were dead.  When I did squats Shaun T style, those lower dead abs WOKE UP!!! and I lost a half inch around my panus. YAY!!
Squats are great! Do a few reps a helps/works.

In Other News

So far this week has been pretty good!

Sunday I went on a lovely 2.15 mile walk at my favorite trail. I wish it could have been longer but I left the house kinda late and it was close to sunset. It made me miss walking the trail regularly. Even the inclines weren't so bad, surprisingly.  I was refreshing and I don't remember why I start slacking on my trail time.

Monday I did 180 squats, Frankensteins, Knee Ups and Kettle Swings 25 mins worth!!! My special ass should have put on my Heartrate monitor so i could have posted a calories burned...ugh! I was great though...I watched Beyonce perform on the VMA's 2

Tuesday Great exercise!!!!  I like to do my squats before I do my cardio. Why? well because it activated those quads, pumps up the heart rate giving a higher-calorie burn. Took me 10 mins to do my 185 squats Pyramid reps style....BOOM!

Today I have more squats to do and I have to figure out my cardio. No doubt I'm gonna get her done!!

Have an AMAZING Hump Day!!!


Aug 22, 2014

Fleurty Lil Check In...

    To Start.  It's Friday!!!
   I have been off meat for 2 weeks with only one day each week that I have had meat at one meal…Not planned but I felt it was better to have then feeling deprived.
I have been going strong with that this week making sure I include LOTS of veggies in my meals. I have spent A LOT of time in the bathroom which is, to me, SUCCESS! HA!

My lunchtime exercise, that I started on Tuesday, has been great.  
It give me energy to make the rest of the day fly by AND motivated me to get my at home routine done. I’m loving it!

I have had a hard time lately finding the right words to write in my blog…. It has been as if the my writing mojo is gone…oh well I’m writing anyways and if it doesn’t flow,  so what you guys are smart, you get what I’m trying to say…lol * shrug *

The Struggle.

I must confess…giving up the sweets this week has…not…happened. Lets be clear I dot eat Snicker bars and Reeces all day and all night, nope no nada.  I don’t gorge out on candy and pastries, nope, no nada.
I have had some peanut butter cookies from Subway and mini Ice cream sammiches, yes sammiches. Guilt free. Feeling bad about it would throw me off track and I don’t want that. 

Going Forward.

Our lovely host has also set us challengers up with accountability partners!! The perfect piece to a challenge is having someone to gripe to and cheer with!  Can’t wait to get to know mine!! 

Overall amazing week. Can't wait to begin the weekend.
Tomorrow Im going to a farm and my goal is to walk the hell out of it! Sunday I'm going to the trail.

Be Consistent
Stay Accountable
Do Work

Have an AWESOME Weekend!!!

Join Us Fleurty girl over at the #fleurtySummerChallenge LinkUp!
Also check My other Favorite LinkUps! Fitness Friday & Uninterrupted Fitness & Friday Favorites

Aug 20, 2014

Oh Yeh! I'm On a Roll!...

3 days in and the momentum is strong. 
However the writers/creativity block is strong as well. HA!

Jasmine is a great challenge leader! She sends out texts and emails to check in!!! I would not be surprised if she falls in love with this challenge and hosts ANOTHER…LMAO!!!!

Anywho…let me get back on topic… (thanks Whoopi)'

I started my Exercise at the Office goal yesterday…I took a walking DVD and my laptop into an empty office and got my sweat on! I can not tell you how proud of me I am…I used to do it everyday last Summer and stopped…(no idea why)
So it feels good and I feel really proud of myself for doing it.

Having this accountability is really making me stick to my guns!!

I am also on Day 20 of the 30 Day Squat arse is SORE!!!!
There is no way I can go 100 or 205 squats in a I break it down into pyramid reps
How I do it @ 90 squats and up

Pyramid Reps

Doing the reps like this causes fatigue sooner and to get a really good burn and builds the muscle so much better. I love a high

I also and Uber excited about the Fall Swag Swap co-host by Camo & Lipstick!!
She got me loving swaps after I did one with her in the Springs so YAY!!!!!

Keep up the GREAT work fellow challengers!!!!

I'm Linking up today with Liz and FemmeFitale!! 


Aug 18, 2014

Challenge? Say Huh?!...

I was rolling through my Instagram feed, after being off social media for a couple days, and I rolled up on one of my favs @fleurtyandfit.  I looked at the picture and read the caption and my jaw DROPPED! I did not BELIEVE what I was seeing.

I then went to her blog and read her posting here. Yup! I was true!
My faithful mother-hater of challenges, the self proclaimer of “I don’t do challenges”, the sayer of “good luck girl, I can’t do challenges” is not only involved in a challenge but HOSTING a challenge!! O____O

Un believable. Floored.
I absolutely love this woman!!! She is overcoming an obstacle!!!
She is hosting a Challenge and leading it on its way!!
What's an even better way to make sure your accountable, INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN YOU!!
So OF COURSE I had to join!! I immediately email  J!

The End of Summer Challenge is as follows:
Runs Monday, August 18th - September 22...the last day of summer! 
The requirements before beginning the challenge:
Had to email J before picture, weight, and your goals for this challenge and, if we were brave, a cell phone number. So she can send us motivational text and stuff.

So here goes…
 This is me...D I haven't posted a pic since earlier this year and now I'm 10lbs shame, its life.
My goals are small, obtainable and realistic.  However #4 didn't happen today (short lunch) BUT tomorrow Yes!!

I created my menu for the week and grocery shopped. YUMMERS!!!
I think I'm READY!!!!
End of Summer Challenge #leggo

 Great Luck Participants!!

Join the Motivation Monday Team ... I link with JenB!


Aug 5, 2014

Motivated java talk...

Hey you! I'm so glad we are able to have this coffee together. I have a few things I want to share with you.

If we were having coffee together I would tell you... So this week I set a goal to limit meat consumption. I am VERY excited about it!
Why did I set this goal? No reason. Really?  No reason, I just wanted to see if I could do it. 
I don’t plan on becoming a vegetarian but I would like to only eat fish and not every day.

Ok let me tell you about my weekend!
My eating this weekend was good!
Sunrise Subway Melt : egg, turkey, ham, bacon, pepper jack  cheese, spinach,  peppers,  onions, and avocado.
Caesar salad and small chili from Wendy’s
1 Slice of Veggie Supreme Pizza
I snack on Wasabi almonds throughout the day.

Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter
Lunch: Chipotle Bowl, shredded lettuce,  brown rice, black beans, peppers and onions, guacamole and medium salsa!!  Yummers!!!!
Dinner: Still full from lunch…lol…seriously
Snack: soft serve Ice cream cone from Chick-Fil-A

Breakfast: Zero (woke at like noon)
Lunch: Turkey Burger(lettuce and tomato) w/Fries
Dinner: Taco Mac: Veggie Quesadilla (YUMMERS!)

Yesterday was a really good day!
Breakfast: Egg wrap with avocado and spinach with loads or sriracha !! it was great to me 5mins to make
Lunch: I had Fiesta potatoes and a bean burrito from Taco Bell. Those potatoes were AMAZING!!
Dinner:  I did #mealprep I was inspired by the Taco Mac and I made a pan of peppers, onion, Portobello mushrooms and black beans for D’s Veggie Quesadilla with romaine avocado tomato and salsa.
It was GREAT and shall be my lunch for the rest of the week.

I did a 4 mile walk. It was a Leslie Sansone walk and it consisted of 30min of boosted walking intervals. Boosted walking is Leslie’s version of jogging.  It was AWESOME!! 4 miles in 45 mins! Work! And I loved it!

This cup was exactly what I needed. Thank you for sharing coffee time with me. Have an amazing day!
Doing a couple Link ups today JenB Motivational Monday and The Ultimate Coffee Date with Jill

Make it a GREAT one you guys!!


Aug 1, 2014

If I don't commit to me, why should anyone else...

During many fitness journeys,  grinders use the first of the month to set goals and renew/revive/revise
 with fresh ideas and new point of view. Its no different for me today.

I have used my time off, away, in hiding, to pretty much get my shit together.
I’m human and I’m not perfect.  I NEVER for one moment thought starting continuing and living a fitness journey would be easy.  What I didn't expect was this crash.
When I say crash I mean, loss of will.

I have spent the past couple months trying to figure out how to get my mind back.  It’s like she has become independent of me and flipped me and my goals off.
So I took the time.  I did nothing. Well I won’t say nothing. I walked VERY LITTLE.  I ate and drank and not soda!  I drank vodka and tequila and lots of red wine YUM!!  When I tell you I am paying for it STILL paying for it, how, à  Bloated, water retention and 11lbs total gain.  ßThat’s how

I can feel the lack of exercise.  I’m sluggish, sex is horrible (well, orgasm: distinction), my joints are achy and my mood is shit.

I have worked really hard over the last year and to just stop and give up and give in, well I just can’t do that to myself…I love me too much! Even after I wrote my last post I still wasn't right and I knew it. I was in denial.
I have many issues Fear, Fear, Laziness, Fear.
Fear that I’m going to fail
Fear that I can’t do it
Fear that I’m going through all this for nothing
I realized that I was borderline depressed. And I knew when it started and why.
I had to confront one of my biggest issues. Deal with it so I could move FORWARD!

(Ok me bearing my soul moment here)

I had to talk to my ex. 
I started this journey, in part, because of my ex and I started this journey with my ex.(ex is 80lbs lighter)
My ex and I motivated each other, pushed each other and challenged each other.  We were each other’s cheerleader.  My ex was my accountability partner, pretty much, and we were each other’s trainer in a sense.  I would get those “How much water have you had?”  and “Did you do your squats?” texts.  We had exercise routines that we did together, trails that we walked and ran on.  I lost all that when the relationship changed and then ultimately ended.
I was missing something and feeling incomplete and I realized that loss impacted me harder than I was allowing myself to believe. So, I want and had a discussion with my ex and I left those feelings there.

With all that being said…Since then I have had to find deep inside myself the will to not give up on the COMMITMENT I made to myself just because someone else couldn't commit to me.
I’m going to step out my comfort zone and get this shit done.
I don’t want to live the way I have lived. Basically, I don’t want to be fat anymore. 
I have worked hard over the last year and I’m not going the let the progress and hardwork get flushed down the toilet over losing love…blah

August 1st is a great day to begin.  Yeh it’s a Friday and yeh it’s the weekend…but everyone starts over on a Monday…I want to conquer the weekend and come in to Monday strong and undefeated!!
And since I’m a goal loving whorebag I have set a few, just a few…I’m still on that one day at a time tip, now I'm just kicking it up. I’m not concerned about weight.  I have weighed- in but I’m all about the non-scale victories!

August Goals
1. Move (a lot)
2. Sweat (a lot)
3. Eat Right (Healthy choices)
4. Sleep (no later than 10pm)
5. Move Forward

And that’s it.
If I do this and remain consistent I will reach the ultimate goal of looking good naked HA!  *shrug* 

Linking up with my favorite Friday folks Fitness Friday, Friday Five, Friday Favorites & Five Things Friday