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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tune-In Tuesday...

It's Tuesday...one more day closer to the weekend!

Today I started out with my TIU bootycall...I went for a walk/jog with my dog Bud. He likes our morning jogs just as much as I do. Sometimes he has to drag me out of bed to get going - ahaha!

After the jog, I downed my morning Meta-D and a full 24 oz of H2O.

7am: 1/2 chocolate shake w/Sugar Free Vanilla Coconut Milk

8:15am: 1 cup of Kashi GoLean cereal (did 1/2 cup each of Original & Crunch!) with 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

10:30am: pita chips w/hummus

1pm: TIU workout @ work gym

2pm: chicken breast salad w/romaine lettuce, spinach, black beans, avocado, some parmesan cheese, some croutons, peach pineapple chipotle salsa

4pm: 1 cup of peach kombucha

6pm: 1 medium banana & 2 Nature Valley Oats N' Honey bars

8:45pm: Taco Soup (been wanting this for a while...sooo good!) w/shredded cheese on top and some guacamole

H2O: 14 cups so far...

During my workouts I like to either drink powdered BCAAs or mix half coconut water w/plain water for hydration and electrolytes.

Have a good one!


Motivational Monday!

It's Monday, the beginning of the week! I know lots of us dread this day because it usually means that we have to go back to work or school. We should probably think of Mondays as a chance to start anew and make the most of the coming week.

Today's Food Log

7:00 am: chocolate Shakeology w/1 c of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1 Tbsp peanut butter

10:45 am: 3, 4-inch multi-grain pancakes (Krusteaz's brand)

12:45 pm: Salad - spinach, romaine, cherry tomatoes, cut up chicken breast, a small amount of croutons, small amount of parmesan cheese, 1/4 c of black beans, peach pineapple chipotle salsa, 1/4 of a hass avocado

3:30 pm: Pure Protein Chocolate Chip protein bar

8:00 pm: Bush's Chicken: 1 wing, 1 cup fried okra, 1 biscuit w/gravy

9:00 pm: 1 cup Pineapple kombucha

Unfortunately, I DID NOT exercise today :(

See ya manana!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Booking IT...

So, I truly am fond of reading...NOW. I didn't used to be growing up, but once you find something you like to read there is no stopping you.

I think I got back into reading with the Twilight Saga. I haven't read the last book yet, but it's next on my list. Currently I'm reading Alyson Noel's The Immortals Series and I LOVE it! There are 6 books in the series and I'm on the last book called Everlasting. From the first book, Evermore, I have been hooked. However, I do get in my moods where I go periods of time without making time for reading and I get behind. I will be so ecstatic when I have completed the entire series.

Of course, I used to purchase all my books from Amazon BUT my great hubby, on his own, bought me a Kindle for Christmas last year. Now let me say, I didn't ask for one nor did I desire to have one. I don't know why, I just didn't. BUT when I opened that packaged I loved it so much because it was something that he thought of himself and decided to get me. He told me that he was tired of getting me the same old gift cards to the stores I liked and that it was really hard to figure out what he should get me. Since I had picked up reading a lot in the months before he thought it would be a good fit. AND let me tell ya - he was RIGHT!

I super duper love my Kindle...I love it so much that I have the PC version on my desktop at work and I have the mobile version on my Android phone.

If you're not too keen on reading, try finding a book that interests you...that's the only way you'll ever get into it. Otherwise it will seem like chore :)


Steph ;)

It's Do or Die Time...

Do or Die Time...what does that mean?! Well, I had a goal for myself to lose 10 lbs by Sept 23rd. Where did this goal come from you may ask. Sept 23rd is the last day that I can sign up for Early Bird registration for a PiYo instructor training class I want to attend in October. I DO NOT want to attend this class weighing in the 150s so I put this goal on myself. If I don't make the goal then I can not sign up...kind of a punishment to myself for not sticking with my plans.

Well, I haven't lost much, in fact I'm struggling with the same 2 - 3 lbs. SO, drastic times call for drastic measures :) I'm vowing to stick to the Tone It Up diet plan, which by the way, is NOT really a "diet"...it's a lifestyle. The food is really good, my problem is once I get home I tend to eat what I make for the rest of the family which is not always part of the TIU plan. Another issue I have is sweets...I'm a sweets addict. Sometimes I'm really good, but there are other times that I just give in and for what?!

So today I'm going to start blogging what I eat! I'm journaling it in a notebook as well as on MyFitnessPal.com.

7:30am: Reduced-fat Turkey bacon w/egg white & cheddar cheese on English muffin (i didn't eat one slice of the muffin...thought it was WAY too much bread for the amount of egg, bacon, and cheese that i was given)
/ Venti Iced Awake tea w/skim milk sweetened w/2 Splendas

10:30am: TIU Protein bar (yums!)

12:30pm: Chocolate Shakeology w/unsweetened coconut milk, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 1/2 of a banana

4:30pm: Grapes

6:30pm: Casa Garcia's - had some queso, 3 tortillas, 3 fajita nachos, 2 quesadillas, chips and salsa

H2O: 8 glasses