Monday, March 31, 2014

Before and After

We took some "before" pictures tonight before we did the Shred. Holy Toledo! I hope those "after" shots are something impressive. 
It's hard seeing myself like this.
Can't wait to see results and share them.
I'm feeling pumped for change,
though TOTALLY beat up from the workout.
Shout out to my exercise buddy!
Love you, honey bun.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Are you ready?!

Tomorrow is just the beginning. You know when you decide to be good and healthier and then you hit a wall of treats, soda, and junk? This happened to me about a week and a half ago. Jillian is going to have me struggling tomorrow. And the next day. And the next day. And the...I'm not very excited. HOWEVER, if change is going to happen is has to happen sometime. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Checking In

After being MIA for an entire week, I'm back walking with Leslie. I can feel that it's been a week. 
Weighing in after I'm done with my mile. Eek! 
It won't be pretty I fear.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

100 Happy Days

Check out this website!

I've registered and am rather excited to chronicle a happy moment each day with a photo on Facebook with the hashtag MePlusHappy. I'll try and share my moments on here too! (For those of you without Facebook.)

Day 1 (today is the International Day of Happiness after all.) 
A clean bathroom.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Power of Positive Thinking

Recently, my mother shared this message with me and I was touched. We could all use the support of others and that's a lot easier when others actually like us. Give it a read.
"this message" is a link above. Click it.

I have a lot of changes I need to make.
Being a positive thinker is top of the list.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

"I can do this. I need to do this."

Came across an awesome success story. Change is possible! 

Read the story here.

(Been feeling discouraged this week as I can't shake this cold. Makes me just want to sleep and not exercise or eat smart. Really hope I can get rid of it soon.)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekly Goals

Here's how I did last week:
  • NFAD --> 4 days
  • 64 oz --> 5.5 days
  • Walks --> 5 days!
  • <1800 cal --> 3 days ish
This week I will:
  • Continue NFAD
  • Continue drinking 64 ounces daily
  • Walk 5 days
  • Eat less than 1800 calories daily
  • And somehow clean my entire house before Saturday. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Today's Playlist

  • Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  • Love is an Open Door from Frozen
  • Bubbly by Colbie Caillet
  • Cups by Anna Kendrick
  • Human by The Killers
  • That Better Day by Bryan Stephenson
Love putting the work out video on mute and listening to music. Cheers to a workout that makes me sweat in six songs.

And cheers to Frozen coming to Redbox in five days. Can't wait to see it! 
Love is An Open Door was added to the playlist this morning and I'm delighted. I have a feeling I'll be buying the rest of the album soon.

What songs get you through the day?
I'm always looking for good songs to add to the playlist.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Girl On Fire

This workout and weigh in are brought to you by Alicia Keys. Love starting my warmup with this song. So motivating. Can't you just see Katniss kicking some bum? 
(How nerdy is that?) 

I am SO delighted to report that for the first time since January 15, I saw a decrease on the scale this morning. So thrilled. Those little walks really do make a difference. So if you haven't started adding that mile to your life, do it now. You just may see a change on the scale. 
This girl is on fire...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

No excuses

...They were slothful, and forgot to exercise... and they did not progress in their journey; (Alma 37:41)

Despite coming down with a cold, my walk with Leslie felt good. Now I can spend the rest of the day feeling like a sicky. 

Don't you have 20 minutes today to progress? 

Monday, March 10, 2014

A morning walk

Took a walk with Leslie and friends with Anna Kendrick and Brandon Flowers serenading me. Ended with 50 crunches. Great addition to my day. 

You should exercise today! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Weekly Goals

Last week:
  • NFAD --> a measly 3 days
  • 64 ounces of H2O --> 7 days! (First time since setting this goal, I did it all week!)
  • One mile walk --> 5 days! 
  • No treats --> 1 day (This goal shouldn't have been made. I think I've said it in the past, but if I say "no treats," I obsess. Well, now the good treats are gone and I passed up buying donuts yesterday so that's progress. However, I don't think I'll be making this goal again this week.)
This week:
  • Continue No Food After Dinner
  • Continue 64 ounces of H2O daily
  • Continue five days of 1 mile walks
  • Eat less than 1800 calories daily. (I should be eating less than 1500 but baby steps...)
Here's to a happy week! Cheers! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2 Pounds

You know you ate way too many peanut butter m&ms yesterday when it equates to a two pound increase on the scale today. 

Recommitting myself to no treats today. Even prayed about it. (Divine help is a must in a situation like this.) 
Should be more doable now that the peanut butter m&ms are gone too.

Update: Leslie helped me get rid of maybe a twelfth of the m&ms I ate. Wahoo!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

No Treats? What was I thinking?

Tomorrow was a new day that resulted in a fail today... Oh well. These peanut butter m&ms will be gone soon enough.

Am I foolish to say I'll try again tomorrow?

Early bird...

Blogging live from my walk with Leslie. This is far too early... 
But I know I'll feel good afterwards.
Why do you exercise?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tomorrow is a new day

No treats today was a fail. Rough day equaled peanut butter m&ms. Oops.

Starting over tomorrow. 

One mile down, 19 to go

Just finished a one mile walk with Leslie and friends muted and a little Imagine Dragons. 

Good way to kick off a day that was feeling a little rocky initially. Now to read some scriptures and get the Little Lady for breakfast time. Go Slim Fast! 

If you want to enjoy this exercise video today, 
check out the Mad Miles March tab. 
There's a link to a YouTube video.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Checking In

For last week:
N.F.A.D. --- 5 days
64 oz. --- 6 days
<1500 cal. --- 0 days

This week: 
  • Continue with No Food After Dinner
  • Continue with 64 ounces of water
  • Walk an extra mile daily (5x)
  • No treats