My famous words every morning when my alarm goes off. It goes off…I say nah 5 more minutes…snooze my alarm…it goes off again. And I repeat this process maybe 3 or 4 times Except snooze goes for 9 minutes NOT 5 but I think that 4 minute difference isn’t going to be that big of a deal. Well it is. It’s the difference from watching the news, doing my hair, doing my make up, packing a lunch, and making breakfast to what ends up happening. Which is that I become so groggy from all my snoozing that I finally look at that time and JUMP out of bed with 10 minutes left to get dressed and attempt at as many of the above listed as possibly. So what usually gets accomplished is I throw some clothes on run to the bathroom, brush my teeth, spray some stuff in my hair (that will inevitably get thrown in a bun) grab my “to-go” make up bag, run back to the kitchen grab some coffee and an instant oatmeal and bolt out the door. Make up gets applied in the car and I rush off to work. I get to work and always say…I really ought to get up earlier so I can look cuter today. God only knows what will end up happening when I have children.
Well that sums up how this work out has been going. I feel great…I’m down 4 lbs. (may just be water weight but I am going with it…k?) Wait let me rephrase I feel great…to my legs hurt like hell! Even just walking I start getting wobbly and can’t help but imagine myself face down when these thighs of mine just give out on me. Like its border line worth investing in a Life Alert. Those commercials sadly bring me such laughter at the super poor quality and unrealistic acting. But I mean I’d by one for the days after leg day. You never know when you’re going to try and walk down some stairs and whoop all of the sudden….you’re on the floor looking up at people who think you just learned how to walk yesterday. Legs broken. They just give up on you like “Oh you thought this was funny working the crap out of me but nah jokes on you!”
In just a little more than 2 weeks we will be having our engagement photo shoot. Which also means I still have some weight I want to lose. So. I’ve decided to start this challenge…and truly see if I notice a difference.
Reading this I’m thinking “oh this will be easy”…but then I’m thinking um 80 lunges…like 80 at once?!?! Holy crap. Looks like I’ll be having jello legs for a little! But let’s do this!
Ok so juice cleanse is nearing the end. And to be completely honest I’m a definite NOT FAN. As the days went on the drinks became easier to drink. Well all I did was chug everyone. Once again a sorority technique I’m now grateful for. I lost some water weight but nothing I won’t gain back in the next couple days. HOWEVER there was one positive!! (That’s the optimist in me…looking for something good) and that is…….I have a new found appreciation for just getting my butt in the work out room! So I can eat and I also have an appreciation for eating healthy. So I mean if you need a little kick in the butt like I did this “juice cleanse” is the way. Not worth a before and after pic cause well there isn’t a difference. Just my motivation to get my a** in a work out schedule! 👏🏼💪🏽
This is all in case you wondering.
This is my ultimate favorite meal. EVER. To the point that any special occasion where for whatever reason I got to chose what I wanted for dinner I would chose this meal. It got so bad I started getting restrictions on it as in like you have have whatever you want BUT chick a la King. As I have gotten older I now realize why this meal isn’t the best for you. For your taste buds; yes…for your body; not so much. With tonight being the eve before a very strenuous diet and work out sessions begin, (It’s bikini season but really I have a wedding to
attend BE IN I AM THE BRIDE IN in less than a year)
I ask my man what should we have for dinner tonight? I expected pizza to be the answer (which if you know me I am sooo okay with) but no he surprised me. He responded with “you can make chicken a la king” *[Umm what?!? THIS is why I am marrying you*!!!] Was my response. So as you are reading this post my tastebuds are being seduced by the delicious flavorings of my favorite food; chicken a la king.
Now that I think about this...Mom- wanna make this for my wedding for everyone?
Like seriously hung-over. All shaky, dehydrated, and just don’t want to work. Ive gotten more serious about working out to look fabulous for my big day. My
boyfriend fiancé (I am still trying to get used to this terminology) has always been very into working-out and has always inspired me to do so as well. I have done more than I would EVER before we started dating. But NOW I have been very diligent on doing my “work-outs”. Even though it has only been a week of better consistency (I’m not going to say perfect..) I must say that I feel better, overall. I’m not necessarily fitting into any of my clothes better or ready to be walking around in a bathing suit at the lake BUT I feel better; happier, healthier, and more productive. All that crap you read about feeling better being linked with fitness is true.
Who wudda thunk it!
However my biggest struggle is food. Precisely PIZZA. Love love pizza. Like a lot. It has always been my go to lunch food. It just brings pure ecstasy to my taste buds. I even contemplated serving pizza at my wedding. I mean who doesn’t enjoy pizza?! I won’t be doing but it did cross my mind. Sadly, in order for all the working out to make a difference apparently you have to change your diet as well. So when I came across the video below I could relate oh so well.
“I feel so HANGRY; breakfast, dinner, and lunch”
For the past week I have officially transitioned into a new FitBit-er. I have a tendency to be a little behind the hype trends. I’m never far behind but I prefer to wait until all they hype dies down from it. I mean who wants to follow the crowd? I don’t. I think this is part of the stubbornness in me. Like…I am really stubborn. Whoopsies! Te-he
Any who! I enjoy the FitBit WAYYY more than I expected! This little thing tracks so much! My favorite is being able to see my sleep patterns and a time frame of how many hours I was able to sleep. Oh and the little vibration alarms and phone calls it does…pretty awesome. The other little feature I thoroughly enjoy is the challenges. A WIDE majority of people have one especially my friends. With these little challenges you can compete how many steps you take during the day and such. OK I LOVE THIS. Competition…I adore you. Kind of a brat like that. Have. To. Win. I will see that I am not in the lead and that will NOT do. Ill start walking around the house in circles just to get in the lead. Start texting my friends encouraging them to go to the bed or to watch a movie. You know, because: winning.
Now I just got to get my butt in gear and really start working out…you know to get that whole summer body in motion. Loose weight and tan cause you could call me “see-through” right now. But I am confident this FitBit will motivate me in that direction.
Stay tuned. Should be interesting. Oh Challenge me…I like a little competition! 🙂