Emeals Banner

eMeals - Easy Meals for Busy People!

Friday, August 31, 2012

W.O.T.D. 08.31.12

Hey Y'all! I hope your Friday is off to a great day...

So I thought it would be interesting if I posted my workout of the day. If you don't like it just let me know - ahaha!

These are what I did for my toning today. I didn't do any cardio since I wasn't feeling it and I thought it only fair since I did only cardio on Wednesday.

Let's get this Friday started!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What's Going on Today 08.30.12

If you read my previous blog, you'll already know that I woke up at 4am today...YES 4 A.M. You might be asking yourself, "Stephanie, why the hell are you waking up that early?!" After listening and watching Eric Thomas yesterday I was motivated to get things done. I don't want to be broke anymore...

So what the heck does one do when she wakes up that early? Here you go:

  • 4:15am - 5:45am: worked out
  • 5:45am - 6am: breakfast (TIU Banana Split & Coffee/Protein)
  • 7:00am: Bombshell Spell (TIU morning drinky drink)
  • 9am: snack (medium peach & mango coconut water)
  • 12pm: lunch (eggwhite omelette with ham & slice of provolone / homemade refried beans / salsa / bag of veggies (cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper) & kombucha)
  • 3pm: snack (Luna bar)
  • 6pm: dinner (homemade quesadilla - low carb/high fiber tortilla wrap, egg white omelette, 2 slices of thin provolone, refried beans, salsa)
  • 9pm: snack (i froze a chobani champions yogurt and added some dark chocolate chips)
  • 10pm: snack - AGAIN (handful of dark chocolate chips)
So what are your dreams? What's the life you wanted to have but haven't made the decisions to get it? Why haven't you bought that dream home or that dream vacation? Are your kids going to college with the help of loans because you weren't able to afford putting away a little money for a fund?

These are all questions I have struggled with. Struggled with facing the reality that I haven't saved for college, we aren't in our dream home yet, I don't have the "job" that I would ideally want to be in. So how do I plan to make these dreams a reality?! By sharing what I believe are the best health/fitness products. Are you into health/fitness? Who isn't? WE all want to live a healthy fit life and we want our families to do the same. So why not ask me what I do...I DARE YOU!

In the meantime, I leave you with this video...

"don't cry to give up, cry to keep going..." ~ Eric Thomas

Sleep is for the BROKE...

When my son comes home from football practice he sits in the kitchen eating, he looks at my laptop and watches different videos on YouTube. Well, the other day he was listening to Eric Thomas aka The Hip Hop Preacher. Let me start off by saying he is NOTHING short of AMAZING. This guy will motivate you and get you thinking about your life and WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF IT.

This video is the first I had heard from him...

WARNING: Very Inspirational

The next day I looked up his website and found FREE audio downloads. You better believe I downloaded every thing I could! I've listened to his Mix Tape for the last 2 days. I was so motivated that I even woke up at 4am today and did my entire workout for the day - almost an hour and half! I had planned on having ample time to "work" my Beachbody biz, but I literally only had about 15 - 20 minutes before I had to start getting ready for work. So I ate my breakfast and made my coffee/protein shake. I wrote down my To-Do list in my planner and I'm checking things off. I'm feeling really productive today!

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe..."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Feelin' Good

I'm back on it guys...I can just feel it!

I have this feeling within me that I haven't felt in a long time. And I think it's because I've lifting weights. I love lifting...it just gives you this instant gratification that I don't feel with cardio. You can feel your muscles getting bigger and working hard. I LOVES IT!

Lift Weight to Lose Weight...

Yesterday I signed up for Tone It Up's Beach Week and I'm super stoked about that. We'll start the 5 Day Slim Down on Friday (EEKK!) and end just in time for Labor Day weekend. I'm going to go hard core with it because there are prizes - YIPPEE! Talk about mo-ti-vation people...FREE stuff...I'm all for that! Wish me luck...LOTS OF IT...please!

Today's morning bootycall consisted of the following TIU videos:

I had originally planned for just the Summer Sweat Session (1st vid up there) plus some Turbo Fire, but I really got in to the joy of TIU workouts and just did all of these instead. It felt good to workout with them on YouTube...I haven't ever really done that before. I just normally use the printouts they offer.

I gulped down my BCAAs while I was working out. Then afterwards I had to recover and feed my muscles some protein so I had a yummy coffee shake with Gaspari's Myofusion in Cinnamon Roll. This flavor is freakin' delish...seriously!

Before walking out the door I drank my TIU Bombshell Spell. Then I ate my breakfast at 8am which was a banana split. I had a large Pink Lady apple around 10:15am for a snack. Lunch time consisted of a salad that I don't think I can ever get tired of...romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, 1/4 of a large Hass avocado, cajun turkey breast lunch meat, 1 slice monterrey jack cheese, salsa, and lime juice with 1/2 of a Luna bar and green tea with stevia for a drink. At 3ish I ate the other 1/2 of the Luna bar as a snack.

Friday, August 17, 2012

I'm a Quitter...I know ;(

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

So it's been a while.....since I've last blogged. And I thought I would update on a regular basis but it just hasn't happened - geez louise!

I think the last time I blogged I was doing Insanity as my workout. Well, if you know me then you know that I quit after month 1. And I was noticing some great improvement in my legs and arms. But with me, I can't stick with one program for a long time. I had been craving the greatness of TurboFire which lead me to feeling like I HAD to do Insanity. And folks, when you're working out you don't want that feeling of "you HAVE to do it." You want to workout because you love it and what it does for you. Well I wasn't feeling that way so I quit. Just like that...

I told myself that I like change and I like to do different things as my reasoning. That lead me to Jamie Eason's 12 Week LiveFit Trainer. You'll be even more surprised to know that I lasted only 2 weeks on this one. I know, I know - shoot me now!

I would have officially began week 3 yesterday. But folks, let me tell you that during these last 2 weeks I have been pumping iron like you wouldn't believe. I have gone back to the gym and started working out with my hubby and my son. I simply just do whatever routine they are doing when it comes to weight lifting. And let me tell ya...I've been a sore chica for most of these days! But it's a great feeling. I can feel my muscles getting tighter. And they say you have to lift weight in order to lose weight.

So now what?! Well, I'm going to start watching what I eat (I know I say that all the time). But seriously, I have to otherwise I'm just going to end up with some freakin' disease I don't want or become even more overweight. PLUS, I want this belly of mine gone. Of course, I'm not going to be a perfect eater all the time and that's just me being honest. But I will nourish my body with good nutrition the majority of the time.

As for my workouts, I plan to start doing some cardio again (since JE's LiveFit Trainer prohibited it) but my main focus is lifting. I will do some Tone It Up workouts here and there like at lunch or home and then when I meet the guys at the gym we are going hard. I love working out with them because I push myself to lift heavier. I'm sure if I was by myself doing it, I wouldn't be that hard on myself.

I'm going to kick off my new way of thinking with Tone It Up's 5 Day Slim Down - available on their nutrition plan - on Monday, August 20. This gives me the weekend to get my food ready for next week.

I'll share with you each day's eating and workout journey (I PROMISE!).

On another note...I'd like to share my reading interests. Right now I'm reading Fated by Alyson Noel. I'm almost 1/2 way through it and plan to finish by the end of the month. For September, I'm going to pick up PUSH by Chalene Johnson and commit to the 30-day program of learning to set goals and achieving them. If you want to join me on either book venture just let me know!

Oh, I almost forgot...I'm also reading (here and there) a FREE book from Integrative Nutrition titled Feed Your Hunger for Health & Happiness. Health and fitness are my passion so I'm seriously thinking about attending IIN in the Spring to become a Health Coach. 

Ok...enough is enough! I'll shut up for now...