Monday, August 18, 2014

21 Day Fix - Round 2

Yes, I have already completed 1 round of 21 Day Fix and wow!!! I lost 8 pounds, 10 inches...3 from my WAIST!!!! I lost 3% bodyfat, and I gained a ton of non-scale victories in regards to my fitness. For example I can jog for a whole minute without dying, I can now hold a proper-on-my-toes plank for 35 seconds (in the beginning I struggled doing 10 seconds on my knees), I'm doing proper push-ups, mountain climbers and burpees too!!! I just can't believe that I have come so far in just 3 weeks!!!

So now on to round 2. Things I plan to differently this time around are meal-planning to make sure I use all those little containers and drinking more water (goal=12 cups/day), plus I plan to add walking everyday to my workouts as well. 

So I planned out all of my meals last night and I have come up with a recipe that I love and I can see being my new favorite!!!

21 Day Fix Tuna Rice Casserole

1 Yellow - Tru Roots Sprouted Rice & Quinoa blend
1 Green - steamed Broccoli & Carrots mixed
1 Red - Canned Tuna (but you could put in any meat you wanted, I plan to try it next round with diced Chicken

I cooked it all separately and then filled ach container and mixed it in a bowl, I used the leftovers to make batches to go in the freezer for a quick lunch in the future :)

I just love the rice blend too, I just find it very flavourful for rice and quinoa

But that's all for now, I will keep you posted with more results!! 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Officially a Team Beachbody Coach

I'm back :)

I know it's been awhile, and have I got some stories for you....but first things first, I ave actually gained even more weight. I've been through some depression, lost my job before I even got back from Mat Leave, and kind of just gave up for awhile. I've started one job, but quit already (last shift in an hour actually) and started a whole other job (better opportunity) plus I have done a month's worth of bus driver training and am now officially a class 2 driver :)

I've hit a new low though, I not only had to go up a clothes size, but 2 clothes sizes (mostly for comfort). I now have 110 pounds to lose. Which is not a good thing and does not make me happy. So while I was looking for some support I met a woman who asked if I would consider joining Team Beachbody as a coach (I was already considering their products). My first thought was that this lady is obviously crazy because who would want me as a coach when I obviously don't know how to lose weight and keep it off, but she explained to me that this is where a lot of coaches have started and have found better success because of the accountability. Plus I just took a job at any extra income would be great even if it's just enough to pay for the Shakeology and maybe some other programs.

Anyways, so here I sit impatiently awaiting my 21 Day Fix program and first round of Shakeology and trying to work out how to be a successful coach in the face of trying to lose 100+ pounds.

Until next time,

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Obviously that didn't work.

Clearly the daily food log did not work. I havent given up or even been eating all that bad, it was just too much on my already busy plate. I have lost 2.8 pounds, not as much as I'd like but it's going down and not up so at least I'm pointed in the right direction.

My new goal is focusing on yoga for the time being. The weather around these parts sucks and is in no way conducive to starting a walk/jog program, so that is going to have to wait for the time being and that way it's not something to feel guilty about.

Yoga has always made me feel good but sometimes I felt like I was missing the point or that I wasn't getting some kind of substance out of it. People talk about the deep inner peace and/or spiritual connection and I just don't get it. But the more I think of it the more I realize that it doesn't matter. I'm not saying that it doesn't matter at all, but it doesn't matter in the beginning. I'm too focused on making sure that I'm doing the pose right and that I'm able to even hold it that there is no way to feel some kind of inner peace...but the only way I am going to get to a point where that is not my focus is to keep on practicing so that I am able to get past that beginner fear.

I've heard great things about Yogalosophy- By Mandy Ingber and I am going to spend the next month focusing on her practices and mind-body makeover.

I start Day 1 in the morning....I'll check back in soon :)

Monday Weigh-in: 236.0
Previous: 238.6

Weekly goals:
Lose 1 pound
At least 5 days of healthy meals
Workout of some kind at least 3 times
Get more quinoa in my diet

Monthly goals:
Get a pedometer
Lose at least 4 pounds
Complete the Yogalosophy Mind-Body Makeover

Long-Term goals:
125 Pounds
Jog for an hour straight
Be a healthy role model for my daughter by creating a healthy life style opposed to fad/yoyo dieting.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Today's meals - Feb 12

Ok, so for some reason my phone was being stupid and the pictures are in the wrong order. This first picture is my healthy snack this evening after having a "bad" night and giving into having KFC for supper. Not diet friendly at all, but a slip won't end the world I guess. I'm trying not to beat myself up about it because in the past what I've done is be too much of a perfectionist and if I mess up then the whole week is ruined so I might as well just give up and "start over" next week. Then years later I am weighing 238 pounds and have "restarted" lord only knows how many diets. So this was a blip, and tomorrow I will try to do better. I am not going to expect perfection on the weekend either because we will be travelling and away most of the weekend but I know that I can make better choices than KFC LOL. 

I didn't get a chance to take a pic of the KFC so this next picture is of my lunch, it's a big old bowl of salad with thousand island dressing and another serving of the same quinoa dinner I had yesterday.

I had oatmeal again for breakfast, but I added some flax seed to it and I went with the brown sugar and just added a little less.

I haen't had a chance to do yoga today but I did do 4 hours of housework and I'm still sore from yesterday too so I'm calling that a win :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Today's meals

My breakfast today was oatmeal with a teaspoon of coconut palm sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I added a bowl of mixed berries and some cantaloupe to it too. Don't forget 2 cups of coffe with the creamer.

For lunch I had a quinoa rice blend with broccoli, mixed peppers, and snow peas mixed into it. I also had some celery with a little thousand island dressing. The rice blend wound up being so filling that I had to wait an hour before I could finish the celery. 

I had 2 snacks today, the first was half of a dark chocolate Aero bar, and the 2nd was an English muffin with some peanut butter and an apple.

As you can see I almost forgot to take a picture that time lol. For dinner I cheated a little because we had a roll of crescent rolls that expires at the end of the month, but I used lite margarine instead of real butter. I also had a small portion of whole wheat rotini and chicken breasts with mushrooms in Campbell's cream of mushroom soup. For veggies I went with asparagus brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with garlic salt and pepper. A little too much pepper for my taste but the hubs liked it :)

All in all it wasn't a perfect day but given my history it's doing a lot better already.

I also drank 6 glasses of water and 2 glasses of milk. I plan to have a cup of tea before bed as well.

I complete the strength yoga video too... Most of it anyways. I had to skip out on the backbends because it wasn't comfortable. But I will get there eventually.

Good day :)

Changing My Way of Thinking about Food

Yesterday I had my appointment with the dietitian. Most of the information that she had for me I already knew from years and years of trying to lose weight but the shocker for me is how much I am waaaay overeating meats. Apparently 2.5oz is one serving now, I swear it used to be 4oz, and you are only supposed to have 2 servings a day. But yet you are supposed to have 6 servings of whole grains per day, which is totally backwards from the low carb/high protein existence that I have been trying to pull off. So I'm going to give it a shot and see if it goes. The worst that will happen is that it won't work and I won't lose weight, which has been the story of my life so far anyways. So I'm adding a daily goal of making myself food diary sheets to keep track of my servings of everything. I'm also going to add the goal of trying to get more quinoa in my diet, it's supposed to be some magical superfood that's a grain but also has great protein. It sure can't hurt :)

Monday Weigh-in: 238.2 (ugh, it's worse than I thought)

Daily goals:
Keep track of meals
Yoga strength workout
Clean house
Make food diary sheets

Weekly goals:
Lose 1 pound
At least 5 days of healthy meals
Workout of some kind at least 3 times
Get more quinoa in my diet

Monthly goals:
Get a pedometer
Lose at least 4 pounds
Start the couch-5k program

Long-Term goals:
125 Pounds
Jog for an hour straight
Be a healthy role model for my daughter by creating a healthy life style opposed to fad/yoyo dieting.

Yesterdays Meals

1 egg with 1/4c egg white added scrambled with 2 Tbsp red/yellow & orange peppers, 1 slice of Maple Leaf naturals smoked Black forest Ham, a sprinkle of salt, pepper and dried parsley. Plus 1c of blueberry/blackberry mix on the side. Along with 2 Cups of coffee with Fat Free International Delight French Vanilla Creamer (coffee is going to be my downfall, It's an eventual goal to eliminate it).

For lunch and dinner (so I'm using the same picture) I ate leftover chili that I made that was full of veggies as well as made with half ground turkey to cut a but if fat. I also ate a few handfuls of pretzels as a snack and forgot to snap a picture. I said I was going to try...don't expect perfection lol.

I didn't get a chance to do my yoga last night, I was way to exhausted and cramps to bother. I realize now it probably would have helped but it's the past... Any ways, Moving on.