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I’m pretty boring, but hey! It’s all good.

Well.. its one thing after another lately.. Seems that life keeps kicking me when all I’m trying to do is stand up!

But I’m trying to fight back. It’s all I can do. Being proactive about the job search and the opportunities that may come my way. Really just trying to find a job where I continue to do what I love, but also get compensated for it, enough to not only pay my bills but to have SOME what of a life.. because I don’t do anything. Not exaggerating.. I work, workout, eat and sleep. Right now though, it’s not that bad. I don’t mind it because I am truly trying to get ahead in life. I don’t care to go out and drink. I’d rather prove to the world that I have a gift that I’m trying to share!

One day right.. one day.

Having a good start to the weekend though.. Went to work and did my thing, bought some groceries:

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The Essentials: Chicken, Eggs, Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Bananas and Veggie Chips. I also picked up some grapples (apples that taste like grapes), Arctic Zero Ice cream that has only 150 calories for the entire pint and Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle Ice cream Sandwiches. I’ve tried the Strawberry Shortcake and they were fantastic. The Cookies & Dough Bars are crap, so I will see how the SD ones are. Also want to try the Cookies & Cream Sandwiches but they didn’t have them in stock. Probably because SC has been sold for $6.50 and Walmart was selling them for $3.50!!!! MMMM.. remember.. calories in vs calories out (and everything in moderation!)!!

..arrived home and went for a 5+ mile walk with Marley and my mom. It was nice. We spent about 2 hours and afterwards picked up some salads:

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All my mom was doing was talking about pizza, about a mile left of our walk and I was actually contemplating it as well! Haha.. I can always go for some pizza 🙂 But we chose to do salads instead which is always better.. well.. not always because well.. pizza will ALWAYS be better.. just not.. better for you. lol. Besides, going out for sushi later so I can save my carbs for then 😉

Speaking of carbs and walking, I have been taking some time off from lifting. Nothing too crazy but after that dead lift I was out of commission (lol). That definitely took A LOT out of me and I wasn’t expecting it. It was nice to lift my heaviest but my body took a toll. I suppose it’s a give/take relationship (: It’s not horrible though.. yes I am fiening (sp?) for the gym but taking time off to fully recover is the right thing to do. Some of my clients think working through the pain all the time, never missing a work out, ext is better.. but (not in all cases) it could be working against you. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY! If you think you should take some time off, TAKE IT! The gym will always be there. Don’t risk injury for calories being burned. You can always stay active without going to the gym and stressing your body to the max. Go out for a BRISK (yes BRISK) walk, jog a little.. do body weight exercises (squats, lunges, wall sits, planks) during commercials. Just get moving and you don’t have to stress about always making time for the gym. Get creative and working out won’t be so horrible.

I do watch my calories (or how much “bad” stuff) I eat when I don’t make it to the gym. Yes if you are working out in a home gym or with weights you’ll burn more calories but if you can’t make it to the gym DON’T STRESS! Just watch what you’re eating. Stick to clean foods so you don’t feel even more guilty about not walking in the doors of a LA Fitness or X Sport… Because once again, it’s about calories in vs calories out. Just be conscious.. not naive. You know what you should do, shouldnt do.. what to eat, what you “shouldn’t” eat.. Just live your life in moderation and the weight won’t pile on when you stop being as active (especially in times of injury/surgery ext. This is when people gain the most weight. When they physically can’t exercise).

Don’t make exercising a chore, nor limit yourself to a “diet” because you don’t need to! Trust me! Just start eating healthy (foods that are GOOD for you!!!!), go for walks/jogs/runs, join a bike club, SOMETHING to get the heart going and you will start getting more and more motivated by how wonderful you feel 🙂

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Day 40 FRIDAY’s Blog (WP is not being nice to me).

Day 40. phew… its been 40 days of no processed foods/fast food/anything other then WHOLE foods.. Isn’t that crazy??

&& I am almost 3 months free of smoking as well. YEAH buddy <– simple things in life bring me joy now 😉

930am Protein Shake. Probiotic Myofusion (again, tastes like shit), superblend (macs,hemp,something else can’t remember) and a little bit of coconut oil ice and coconut milk I think.. fuck.. SEE THIS IS WHY I WRITE DOWN AS I GO hahah whatever give or take 50 calories.

10am got to work.

130pm Leftover steak (6oz) and broccoli, a little late on eating today. From here and till 6pm I did have a Lara Bar though because my STOMACH WAS ON FIRE…. wtf is with these hunger pains??????????

6pm Left Work, headed to Whole Foods because I ran out of food and I really wanted chicken for this weekend. Spent $15 on 3 pieces of chicken.

Awesome.

6pm-845pm I was a bad girl. I didn’t eat 😦 I was having a heart to heart about everything and time just slipped away. Car ride home ate a cold chicken breast lol.

930pm  Arrived home.

1005pm Arrived at LA Fitness.

1006pm Realized LA Fitness closes at 10pm. Can’t miss a workout.. or if I did it would just be an excuse.. and its a friday.. and we already know I don’t have a life.. so…..

1015pm Drive to Xsport in Libertyville. Beginning of my little adventure my gas light goes on… Figured I can make it to work on an empty tank I can make it 20 min down the road.

1040pm Arrive at Xsport Fitness. Realize I do not have my debit card nor cash to pay the $10 to get into Xsport.
Call Ashley and ask her if she still works out at Xsport. Hang up.
Use her name to get in.

 

Back Day Today!

 

Started with Assisted Pull ups Supersetted with Lat pulldowns.

110lbs 12reps – 70lbs 10reps
110lbs 12reps – 70lbs 10 reps
95lbs 8 reps – 80lbs 8 reps
95lbs 6 reps – Then some guy sat right behind me. So I moved.

 

To the Single Arm Row.

50lbs 10reps each arm
50lbs 10reps each arm
40lbs 12reps each arm
30lbs 12reps each arm

 

Moved to the Bent Over Row (cables actually).

90lbs 12reps
100lbs 10reps
110lbs 8reps
120lbs 8reps
130lbs 6reps

11pm Realize that my gas light went off, after I already drove 10-12 miles.. and I don’t have any cash on me.

11-1130pm Tell _____ that he might have to pick me up if a reserve tank can go 40 miles. IF not, plan on coming out to LV to help me out lol.

Finish up 30 min on stair master.

1201pm Made it safely and actually got home. Made 6oz ground turkey, 1/2 banana (WHAT ITS MY WEEKEND!!) :):):)

1237pm Finishing blog. Going to bed. SEEEEE YAAAAA. Can’t wait to turn my alarm clocks off ❤

Goodnight ❤

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Alright, lets learn some shit.

(I saw this, took me a minute and now I love this. It’s so true and you and everyone reading needs to understand this. Whether you believe you can or can’t, you are right).

Want to know the basics of a healthy lifestyle?

Today and yesterday have been starters to get things going.. WELL HERE YOU HAVE IT PEOPLE! There are so many diets and tips and tricks out there that they are making this so complicated. Anywhere from paleo to atkins* blahblahblah..  I’m just saying they make it seem like its a secret formula, or if they told you they’d have to kill you sort of thing.. IT’S EASY..well no its not (hopefully you’ll understand) but it’s just mind over matter,  staying active, eating right and finding a balance.

So it’s pretty simple.

  • Cut out ALL processed foods (or eventually, work towards this).
  • Eat every 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • EAT BREAKFAST
  • TONS OF WATER & GREEN TEA.
  • Get ACTIVE (MINIMUM 30 min a day).
  • Keep carbs in the AM (unless you workout at night).
  • DO NOT SKIP MEALS!
  • 2 “cheat meals”  per week (More carbs, more fat ext)*

I would assume the problem is your diet.  It’s 70-80% what you eat and only 20-30% how you work out.  5-6 small meals per day.  Your larger meals should be earlier in the day and get progressively smaller throughout the day.  Research what the daily caloric needs are for someone of your height, weight and activity level – then subtract 500.  No bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, sugar or alcohol.  Limited dairy and red-meat.  Lots of veggies, lean protein (tuna, turkey, chicken, fish, etc) and tons of water.  Once you get that formula right, it will only be a matter of time before you see results.

CALORIES IN vs CALORIES OUT

HEALTHY EATING!!!!!

🙂 Down below is what you should have stored in your fridge. Should last you about a week depending if your a guy or not.. Note to guys: whatever recipe I post, usually just double for your portion..

Meghan and I's cart from last season

GROCERY LIST (asterisks denote my highly recommended foods):Protein Options (:

Protein powder (Vegan options available)*** – THIS IS A MUST-HAVE (www.bodybuilding.com has great deals) I recommend whey* for post-workout and casein for night-time.
Boneless/skinless chicken breast*
Lean ground turkey
Canned Tuna (in water)* (they come in packets as well, good for on-the-go)
Tilapia*
Wild Salmon*
Tofu (Vegan friendly)
Plain Nonfat Cottage Cheese
Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
Nonfat cheese sticks (for the girls who need quick, on-the-go snacks)

Fibrous Veggie Options (pick at least 3):
Spinach*
Broccoli*
Asparagus*
Kale*
Bell Peppers
Mushrooms
Cauliflower
Brussel Sprouts
Green beans
Artichoke
Zucchini
Cucumber

Complex/Starchy Carb Options (pick at least 1):
Old-fashioned Oatmeal (Gluten-free options available)
Quinoa (Gluten-free options available)
Sweet potato
Yam
Whole Wheat Bread (Gluten-free options available)
Brown Rice

Healthy Fat Options (pick at least 2):
Natural peanut butter or almond butter (only ingredient should read peanuts or almonds, there should be oil on top, low/no sodium).
Olive oil
Safflower oil
Almonds
Walnuts
Pistachios
Avocado
Flaxseed oil

Fruit

Bananas
Small apples
Small pears

Blueberries

Raspberries
Strawberries
Lemons (for water & fish)

Beverages
Water* – MUST HAVE (obviously)
Unsweetened Almond Milk (can be flavored, I like vanilla)*
Mio flavor bottles (sweet and zero cal, you can add to water)
Green tea bags*
Coffee*

Condiments
Balsamic Vinegar
Salsa
Chili powder
Mrs Dash
Mustard
Cinnamon
Unsweetened Baking Cocoa
Stevia, Splenda or other zero cal sweetener
Sugar-free Maple Syrup
Pam Non-stick cooking spray*

Vitamins
Fish Oil*
Multi-vitamin*

MUFFIN TOP-LESS- ill make a better shout out when I learn how. She actually doesn’t know it but her and another girl actually influenced me the most to blog.. but after seeing mtl and what she wrote I was like.. i have been preaching EXACTLY this for going on 6 years now.. WTF. It  was cool though..

So yes SO OF MY PICTURES POSTED WILL BE SCREEN SHOTS (off my iPhone).. so hopefully I can give credit when nec, but I don’t always have it.. and because I’m OCD like that.. if it’s good information I need to have it lol. blahblahblah i’ll leave either a recipe or just a sexy picture oh actually holy shit GO PATS! 

GO PATS GOOOOO!

Alright so whatever the pats lost. Finished my cheat week with Buffalo WIld Wings.. I love that place. I am thinking about tomorrow and the next three months.. kinda excited.. I’m gonna sleep like a beast, wish me luck!

No name miss fit clothing

* Will post about “cheat meals”.

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