Kicking it into HIGH gear!
So, Tuesdays are my weigh-in days and after a 12-mile hike AND sessions with the trainer, I only lost 1 pound last week. 1 freaking pound! I’ve lost 17.5 pounds over-all, and haven’t taken my measurements in a while, but I’m disappointed. Usually when I get discouraged, I say forget it and start the road to quitting. Not this time. This time, I’m more motivated than ever! ...
I’ve got another delicious dish for you. This one is SUPER easy! Ingredients: 2 zucchinis Spaghetti sauce 2 packages of tempeh First I took two zucchinis and washed them. After they dried I made them into noodles. There are two ways to do this: with and without a cheese grater. If you have a cheese grater, simply rub the zucchini length-wise against the grater. If you don’t,...
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Gym Edition
I promised that I’d document the good and the bad on my journey, and right now is a bad. It saddens me to report that I overdid it, because I too repin the “if you’re not dead keep going” pictures on Pinterest. I’ll start at the beginning. I got to the gym around 5:30-5:40 and jumped on a treadmill for week two, day one of my couch-to-5K app. After completing that I...
Good morning lovelies! I know that we talk a whole lot of juice on here, so this morning, I want to talk smoothies. Smoothies can be tricky. They can be healthy and all-natural, or they can be sugary and fake. It’s all about the ingredients. My typical routines revolves around two things: what’s in season and what’s in my fridge! Here’s what I’m working with this...
I love veggie burgers and have been searching for a recipe that could make a thick, hearty burger. I know you can buy pre-made veggie burgers at the store, but they’re thin and processed. After a few Pinterest-inspired rounds, I finally found a combination that would make my waist and taste buds happy! VEGGIE BURGER RECIPE You’ll need: 2 cups COOKED quinoa (I made two cups...
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10-DAY JUICE FAST
I’m gearing up for a 10-day juice fast starting February 1, so I’m collecting a lot of yummy juice recipes in one place for easy reference. I’ll also be juicing items from my Chic Weekend Juice Fast! While those are certainly delicious - I’ll need a big variety to keep my taste buds entertained. Snacks/Just Juices: Carotene Cocktail from Stay Healthy with Samantha!!...
The Good Hurt
Yesterday morning was the first time that I stepped back into a gym since my hysterectomy in July. Now, I know you’re thinking “why’d she wait so long?!” but that’s not important. What’s important is that I’m back in the gym. Before the hysterectomy, I was very restricted on physical activity because almost EVERYTHING I did would hurt, and not the good...
Toss. Turn. Repeat.
So for the past 3 months few weeks I’ve really been having trouble sleeping. I got new pillows, a new mattress (topper) and downloaded several sleep apps that are supposed to musically soothe you to sleep. But nothing is working. I’ve been toying with the idea of sleep aides for a few months, just because the thought of waking up rested is my ultimate fantasy right now. (Sad, I know -...
This morning my alarm went off and I was ready to run. I put on my winter running gear, including ear-warmers and a scarf that you can heat in the microwave, turned my iTunes on and walked out the front door. Almost instantly, my smile and motivated attitude dropped to the cold, frozen pavement. (OK, brick steps) Every inch of me wanted to turn and run back upstairs to my nice, warm bed. Including...
It's hard to spell resolution without regret.
OK, maybe not technically but they often go hand-in-hand. If you look resolution up in the dictionary, you’ll find several definitions, but the one that applies mostly to this meaning is “determining upon an action or course of action.” This definition gives the phrase “easier said than done” more meaning than ever! Especially in my case. Every Thanksgiving I start...