Sunday, August 10, 2014


WARNING: this post may be long.

I finished up the 10 day cleanse.. The only reason I like the cleanse is because it makes me feel lighter and especially if your diet has been a bit out of whack.. It's like a fresh start! 

What I {personally} don't like about it is that it isn't realistic for me. Like, I'm practicing moderation for all foods. Trying to be strict dieter, not a restricted one. The cleanse doesn't allow sweets. I heard on the Dr.'s TV show this week from a lady who lost a BUNCH of weight was, "If I can't see myself doing this {referring to what she eats} for the rest of my life, then I won't do it. It's not realistic to say I can't have cookies because I will eat cookies for the rest of my life". All about moderation, baby! 

I've been pondering about somethings... I decided that if I just did the max phase for about 4 weeks instead of just two, I'd have better results than the cleanse! {Note to self for challenges to come..} The cleanse just isn't realistic for me. But, I do love the way it made me feel!

Random selfie after squats.. 

My little monster and I post-cardio day. Running {in my case, jogging} with Thor is 100x better than myself. He's ridiculously fast and it motivates me to keep up with him. 

This is definitely how I felt after jogging in the heat...

What keeps you motivated during a hard workout?! Comment at the bottom and let me know! 

Now, for the good part. FOOD!!!

My go-to lunch, like, everyday! 

What you'll need:
1 tortilla shell {I use whole wheat}
1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge {I LOVE the variety of flavors of this brand..}
Lettuce {How much or little as you want}
Lunch meat {Roast beef was used}

How to assemble:
Lay tortilla shell out.

Spread your cheese onto tortilla shell. 

Take your lunch meat and lay out on tortilla shell. 
Lay lettuce on top.

Roll up tortilla and EAT! Nom nom nom. 

And that's a WRAP folks! 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Fitness humor-- Need to pin this at the gym.  Amazingly accurate.

I needed a little humor especially after today... 

And I'm mentally preparing myself for leg day.. 


#workout #fitness #humor


Quick pic of lunch {Lettuce, Spinach, Carrots, Lunch Meat, Sugar Snap Peas, Orange Pepper, Salsa, 1 small plum and cherries. I also devoured sesame sticks..}

Ate a few bites of grilled chicken and green beans when I got back from babysitting.. I would have an awesome body if I STOPPED STUFFING MY FACE. UGH. It's when I get tired and hungry things start going south... There was my rant of the day. Thanks for listening. <3

Sipping on spark right now... Gotta go destroy leg day!  

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!!

I bet you don't hear that often.. 

all about the cookie dough

This is SO appropriate for my situation right now...

The cleanse is not going as planned...

Here's my excuse {I HATE excuses btw..} We had a family picnic on Sunday. Family + Good food = not a 24 day challenge friendly diet. 

I had some cake and a small slice of pie.. NAUGHTY!

It's so frustrating because I used to have bullet proof will power and all of a sudden it STINKS! I'm definitely mad at myself for doing that... Because it was going so well. UGH... Can't dwell on it too long otherwise I'll make the same mistake. 

But, look what I did do.. I hit 15,000 steps!!!!

And I did the dreadful stadium stairs... There's three sets of stairs and I run up and down them. I did that about 5 times. Thor only did about 2&1/2 until he had enough. I always swore I would never go back and do the stadium stairs after softball conditioning.. I guess I couldn't resist.. ;)

Lunch was an omelette with spinach, yellow peppers, egg whites, and turkey. 
Topped it off with some Bacon Cheddar seasoning and hot sauce. YUM!!! Omelettes are my go-to.

Here's one cute photo to end this day on.....
Even dogs want Quest Bars!!!

That's a banana muffin quest bar...One of my favorites! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Day 5 {Of 24} Update

Good morning!!

I'm in 5 days deep into the 24 day challenge. 

And let me tell you, it's hard from going from eat all the food you could ever want {and more} to having control of the food you eat. 

Moral of the story is, don't let yourself go after losing weight or reaching a goal. Keep going! Because now I'm trying to lose the weight I originally had already lost. 

Learn from my mistake!!!

I just HAD to share the story behind this fitbit photo..

It was about 11:30pm on Wednesday, and I was laying in bed reviewing my stats for the day..  And saw that my steps were at 12,985.

I thought to myself that there is NO WAY I'm going to bed until I hit 13,000 steps. So, I hop out of bed and walked around my room until I hit 13,000.

This was my breakfast omelette and spark before babysitting.

Can I just say that it is HARD to say no to all the kid food. Graham crackers, chocolate, and cheetos.. Major self-control was practiced on Wednesday. 

DISCLAIMER: This mirror is tilted and makes you look thinner. And of course I had to take a workout selfie in front of it.. ;) 

RUN, don't walk, to your nearest Target. And grab this whipped peanut butter. To be specific, Maple Brown Sugar peanut butter. IT'S FANTASTIC. 

It's the perfect ratio of peanut butter to maple flavor. 

What a great post-workout treat. 

Keep on, keeping on, friends!

Fair Time

Be proud. Be very proud.

I started my 24 day challenge during fair week. 

That takes some major GUTS! 

And will power {which I'm working on}.

But, before I get into detail on the challenge...An update...

Monday was the dog show. 
Isn't my monster adorable?!? 

And to add he did AWESOME! 
I'm seriously so proud of him.. He got third in obedience (which is a MIRACLE. Thor is one of the least obedient dogs ever. Last year, he got a red ribbon. What an improvement!!!}
He also got third in OFF-LEASH agility. Which is nothing short of another MIRACLE! Off-leash is a huge deal to us because he is a runner. And a bolter. And a, "I'm going to do whatever I want when I don't have a leash". Thor is literally made for the agility field. Watch out AKC. We're coming for you.. 

And for showmanship he got fourth. Which is once again, a MIRACLE. He's no show dog if you know what I mean... 

All-in-all, it was a MIRACULOUS day. And I'm thankful for this opportunity God and 4-H has given me! 
Thor was straight chilling after a tedious day of fair.