Monday, July 21, 2014

[[VIDEO POST]] A MUST WATCH!! For all parents!

If you are a parent ESPECIALLY, you should watch this clip. If you aren't a parent and you think negatively about your body image, you should also really watch this clip.

Please let me know what you think.

Does this speak to you?



Sunday, July 20, 2014

My (non juice fast) 3 Day Cleanse ((updated)) DATE CHOSEN!

So, my life has been so insanely crazy busy lately that I've not been able to do a juice fast but I still need a cleanse, especially after my birthday celebration, right?

I don't know if I'm the only one but man, the cravings have been hitting me HARD lately.

So anyway, I got myself the 3 Day Refresh for my birthday (today!). I won't be starting the 3 day cleanse today....I probably won't even get the package until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. But I am so excited!




Okay, okay.

So what IS the 3 Day Refresh, exactly?
It is a scientifically designed program that helps you fast-track your weight loss, kick-start healthy eating, and get a clean break from bad nutrition habits.
The 3-Day Refresh is a simple, straightforward program that will help cleanse your body and improve the way you feel—without starving yourself. Unlike juice cleanses or liquid fasts which tend
to be high in sugar and low in protein (leaving you feeling weak, hungry, and sluggish), this easy-to-follow program helps support your metabolism while nourishing your vital organs.

For 3 days you’ll follow a program of 3 shakes a day, a fiber drink, plenty of filtered water, plus a wide array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats throughout the day to keep your energy and metabolism going.

So, I'm going to be cleansing WHILE eating so that I don't experience those terrible detox symptoms! I'm really, REALLY pumped about that!

What's different about this than other cleanses?
As I found out the hard way after losing my hair, juice cleanses and other popular short-term cleanses provide incomplete nutrition promoting muscle loss instead of fat loss and can cause a rebound due to the lack of adequate protein, low fiber, and/or high sugar levels. Many juice cleanses range from $50–$70 per day, while this 3-day program is only $23 per day for the Complete Kit.
Here is what to expect:
The 3-Day Refresh is a low-calorie program (about 900 calories a day) but because the shakes and fresh food selections are high in protein and fiber, they will help keep you satiated throughout the day.
  • Because this program is packed with fiber, if you don’t already have a diet that’s high in fruits, veggies, and whole grains, it’s a good idea to prepare for the 3-Day Refresh by eating a large salad and/or a few servings of fresh veggies throughout the week leading up to it.
  • If you get a little gas or bloating, this is a sign that you need to up your fiber levels in general. Fiber promotes satiety, balances blood sugar, promotes cardiovascular health, and keeps your digestive tract functioning.
  • If gas is an issue, we’ve highlighted the “low gas-producing” options in the veggie list and dinner recipes in the menu guide.
  • It’s also incredibly important to stay hydrated during the 3-Day Refresh. Water is the body’s lubricant and is required for every major process. It keeps your digestion flowing, flushes out toxins, keeps your system balanced, and helps control hunger. We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces every day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of filtered water every day.
I am just so excited! I have a two different friends who have lost just over 6 lbs in the 3 days! Trust me, I could stand to lose 6 lbs.

And what happens during the cleanse?
For 3 days you’ll have a superfood-packed Shakeology shake for breakfast along with a fruit option; a Fiber Sweep digestive health drink later in the morning; a satisfying, high-protein Vanilla Fresh shake for lunch, accompanied by fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy fat options throughout the afternoon. For dinner, you’ll have another Vanilla Fresh shake along with your choice from a list of delicious, easy-to-prepare dinner recipes. You can also have tea twice a day and as much filtered water as you like (we suggest you drink AT LEAST half your body weight in ounces per day).

The part I am most excited about is that you don't have to go through a miserable detox to start feeling better! So we can start this WHENEVER!

If you want to join me, CONTACT ME NOW!!! Today is my birthday!! Let's clean up our diet and do it TOGETHER!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

(HEALTHY) Maple, Pecan, (blended) iced mocha.

A HEALTHY pecan, maple, iced mocha?
Don't freakin mind if I do, Sir! And I'll have one tomorrow for breakfast, too!
By FAR my favorite Shakeology recipe to date.
By yours truly!
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Slip Ups, F*#k Ups, and Fake Ups

Most of you know because you read my blog, but I've been getting new contacts on my Facebook account and sometimes it feels like they think I just went to sleep one night weighing 240 lbs and then I woke up the next day, down to 130. It's crazy. I had someone say to me, "It's one thing to be able to lose 20 lbs. Anyone can do that. But I need to lose a lot more than that."

First off, I strongly disagree. It's not easy to lose 20 lbs. I don't care if you are 400 lbs or 140 lbs. Weight loss is NOT EASY (unless you live in some tribe out in the jungle or something and your diet consists of bugs and leaves from trees or something crazy like that). Weight loss doesn't come to most of us easily. You have to work your ass off. I have to work my ass off. Your MOM has to work HER ass off. It's NOT easy! Not even to those who have eating disorders. IT'S NOT EASY!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it worth it? Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

Do I miss pigging out on whatever I felt like pigging out on? Sure! At times.
Would I give up where I am today so that I could eat all of that crap food again? Not a chance.

And for those of you who feel like the amount of weight you have to lose is just too overwhelming? Here's my advice/tip:

How do you eat an elephant? ONE BITE AT A TIME!
How do you tackle weight loss? One pound at a time.

I slip up from time to time. I am NOT perfect. I've gained about 10 lbs recently because I lost focus on my goals with regards to the way I eat.

Do I see myself as a failure? No way!!
I've picked myself up and I got myself back on track about a week and a half ago. #noexcusesjuly !!



And one more thing on failing and failure. Guess what?

Failure is a STATE OF MIND!
 
No one can tell you that you've failed! No matter the situation. Why? Because IT'S NOT OVER YET! The game is still on! It might feel like you are in the bottom of the 4th quarter, home team (you) 0 and the visitors are up by 21. That's OKAY! Thankfully this isn't a race! The game only ends when YOU blow the whistle. YOU are your own referee and when you start to allow someone else to become the rule maker and referee over your life, that's when unhappiness and self doubt come in.

Bottom line, be true to YOURSELF. Don't allow anyone else to assign your happiness or self worth. Know that you are an amazing person, both inside AND out. You might not be to where you want to be yet, but that doesn't mean that you won't get there tomorrow, or next week, next month or next year.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Jumping in With Both Feet! I Have Faith!

'm SO EXCITED because in just a few hours, I will be landing in LAS VEGAS, BABY!!! It is Summit time (from the best of best coaches) so about 10,000 Beachbody coaches are meeting in Vegas and we will just take OVER MGM Grand, and Las Vegas! This is the very first time I will be traveling alone on a plane. I've driven a few hours here or there, but I've never flown alone and I've never gone to another state alone so this is all a bit intimidating for me, but I am excited because I know that this is what I should be doing with my life. 

Yeah, we all know the saying.....
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Right?

Well, I wish that were true! But it's not when we are talking about all of the buffets, all of the cocktails and weight gain!

I'll let you in on something. Just because you are on vacation doesn't mean that those extra pounds won't sneak back on the plane with you! Those calories WILL follow you! Those bastards! 

I love Las Vegas. Where else in the world can you visit an amazing aquarium at Mandalay Bay, ride a roller-coaster on the very top of New York, New York, get married while you are in  your car at one of the drive-thru wedding chapel's AND visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, all in the SAME DAY! 

Let me just briefly mention the mouth-watering, 5 star dining at world renowned restaurants owned by Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio,  champagne  brunches, buffets, hot dogs, and greasy fried potatoes and twinkies!!

What about adult beverages? Ahhh! The temptations are everywhere so what do I do to stay healthy!?! 

First I plan on my snacks and food I want to eat. I will have a blender and some Shakeology to replace at least one meal a day. I'm taking chocolate and vanilla. I normally like the chocolate more than the vanilla but I think that mixing it with some black coffee would be amazing! I'm going to try it. I also have some raw nuts and trail mix. Since my flight leaves so early, (we have to wake up at 4 am) I will just have a nutritious chocolate meal replacement shake for breakfast. 

Then, I've been looking online at all of the different places to set and the options that are available. I have no doubt that salads will be #1 on my list. I've just got to find a dressing I can live with. 

Okay, so you get the point. There are ways to make sure that you are prepared and you can have healthy eating options, with the occasional cheat-it IS vacation after all, right!?! But what about the physical aspect of it? What about working out? 

I don't think most people think about an upcoming vacation and the opportunity they have to get in workouts, but I won't miss my chance! There is nothing worse than taking a week off of working out and then coming home feeling bloated and behind in your workouts.

For this trip, I am taking my laptop and my awesome P90X3 fitness DVDs. I will do my 30 minutes of workout in my hotel room. Sometimes you have to move a bed or something, sometimes you are lucky and you have a living area....but plan accordingly. 

Does your hotel have a gym? If so, WILL YOU USE IT? 

And then, what about all of the attractions that Las Vegas has available!!

I was searching for things to do in. Las Vegas that would not only be memorable, but would also keep me active and I came across Blog.vegas.com! 

Unique Fitness Classes


Yoga Among the Dolphins. Photo courtesy MGM Resorts.

Yoga Among the Dolphins

The 60-minute yoga class puts you face to flipper with the playful bottlenose dolphins from Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage. You don’t get wet or touch any dolphins — your practice actually takes place in an indoor viewing area underneath the water. While you stretch and flow from pose to pose, the dolphins watch and play from the other side of a window. Yogis have access to The Mirage Spa’s relaxing facilities before and after class, plus they receive a delicious post-workout smoothie.


What about going on a hike in a hotel, with a guide!?! Blog.vegas.com says, "With exercises intended to build the same muscles you would target on an actual hike, be prepared to walk up a whole lot of stairs during the 60-minute Indoor Hike at Aria at CityCenter. Escalators are off limits! On the hike, your instructor will lead you through the mammoth hotel past art installations, restaurants, bars, stores, a theater, convention area, casino and tons of Starbucks. You may even venture into some of the outdoor spaces at CityCenter, through Crystals (and yes, another Starbucks) and past the unique water features at the Aria porte- cochère. The hike starts at the Spa at Aria fitness center where you receive a shoulder bag (to return at the end of class) with a bottle of water, hand weights and a yoga mat." How awesome does that sound!?! I wanted to check it out this time, but it's not open for the time I'll be visiting. 

And I'm seriously considering the burlesque and pile dancing classes!! 
Learn the ins and outs of being a Las Vegas showgirl from the same sexy dancers who perform in the adult revue “X Burlesque”  in the 75-minute X Burlesque University at the Flamingo. Or let go of your inhibitions as your inner diva runs wild in the striptease cardio and pole dancing class Stripper 101 at the V Theater at Planet Hollywood. Hahaha! 


So many choices, which would YOU choose!?


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ever Have a Day Like This?!?!

My husband woke me up before he left for work like every other day, but today is not like every other day, you see. Today the rain was pouring SO HARD I just had to close my eyes for ONE MINUTE!!! and then over 2 hours later.....
**knock knock**
"Ummm....Mom? Can we down stairs for breakfast yet?"
"Oh CRAP!!! WHAT TIME IS IT?!?!" and JUMP out of bed! Grab a pair of jeans, a workout top-because I can't find my bra fast enough-and throw on a t-shirt.

It's 7:30 am, there is NO WAY to get the kids to school on time...but that doesn't stop me from rushing around like a crazy mom to three who was awaken by her twins unexpectedly.

One twin claims he has a stomach ache. I tell him, "You know, today is not the day to stay home from school because you want to lay around and watch TV, right? I have a LOT to do today."

He still claimed he was sick and I quickly realized I need to get my youngest up, too! Whoops!

About 15 minutes later, we are all out the door, teeth (barely) brushed, shoes on, keys in my hand, form of ID and phone in the OTHER hand.

Drop 1 of 2 twins off at school. Take the other two kids home, run upstairs and try to start some work.

2 hours later, I realize that I only have 40 minutes to be to my doctor's appointment, which is about 45 minutes away, without kids anything slowing me down....and I still needed to brush my teeth, okay? LOL Gross, I know! I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me! I KNOW!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA But I made sure not to talk directly to anyone at the school when dropping my son off late. I PROMISE!

So I end up calling my doctor to let him know, ironically enough, for the first time in our relationship, I am going to be the late one!

He was not amused. He very kindly tried to tell me that he is more than happy to accommodate me because I am "a long time client"-LOL!! I kindly reminded him that the last TWO TIMES I had been to his office, he was the one who was VERY late.  We called a truce and called it even. Ha!

I took the twin claiming to have a stomach ache (Mr. Fakey) and his cute but LOUD brother, Mr. FussyPants, to Trader Joe's. Mr. Fakey was distraught when he found out that Trader Joe's was a grocery store and NOT a restaurant! But son, THEY HAVE COOKIE BUTTER!!!!! bwahahaha!

THEN we had to go to the poor man's grocery store (LOL!) and I like it there because you don't have someone following you around, "Can I help you?"
"Did you need help finding something?"
"Oh! Excuse me!" distracting you at every aisle. If you have a direct line between the meats and the cheese, IT DOES NOT MATTER that you are the customer, you silly GOOSE! Customers PAY to shop there! Employees GET PAID to be there! So it is completely understandable why they get so upset when I get in their way!!!

Anywho, it's at THIS point that I realize, WHOOPS!!!!


I know. No one expect me to sound like this! LOL
 I'm NOW scared I sound like a man or a smurf.
Thank you, Internet.
Sincerely,
Another Thing To Be Insecure Over in Texas
LOL!!! I kid! I kid!!

So. 

How long did it take for YOU to realize your shirt was inside out? Was someone kind enough to tell YOU?

Did your doctor say anything to you???? lol MINE DIDN'T!!! 

I don't know if this means I need to be more concerned for my doctor or BOTH of us?!? 

It got past all 3 kids, the women who work in the office up at school, my husband, my doctor!!!!! and all of the super extremely friendly people at Trader Joe's. Bwahahahaha! Who am I kidding?! They are probably ALL still talking about the crazy woman who talks to phone. 



And if so....how long did it take you to figure out your shirt was inside out?