Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 1 - The Plans

Hiya! So I am well into week 1 of my 15 Week Transformation and so far things are good.
I did my first official weigh-in early Saturday morning before my first cup o' joe and then it was full steam ahead.
I've never been a person to track calories, nutrition stats, etc. but I have decided to use My Fitness Pal to track what I'm eating. I want to reduce the amount of calories I'm eating in a day and more importantly what I find really helps when tracking my eats is seeing the reality of how many calories I consume in a day - sometimes that number can be kinda shocking!!! I love  that My Fitness Pal offers a phone app because I use it constantly! It's great for meal planning and for deterring me from picking up a great big slice of pizza for lunch!!

My goals this week are pretty simple:

(1) Drink 48oz/day of water;
(2) Workout 4 -5 days with one of those days including some strength training;
(3) Add some yoga into my mornings to help relax and prepare me for the stressful workday;
(4) Eat well everyday!!

I've stocked my fridge with tons of healthy options, so here's some of the eats I'll be enjoying this week:

*eggs & egg whites
*lots of fresh produce - right now raspberries, cherries, cukes, zucchini, peaches, plums & green beans are in season - I stopped at a local orchard yesterday and loaded up!!!
*brown rice
* salads - one salad a day is the goal --- check out my Salad A Day Pinterest board
*Greek yogourt - I totally {swoon} over coconut
*protein shakes - I have Vega and Body by Vi right now and lots of frozen berries & mangoes to use
*veggie sausages


M - undecided between zumba and a circuit I've been wanting to do
T - spin
W - yoga
T - zumba
F - rest
S - run day (at the beach!!!!)

*Somewhere in there I also need to fit in some strength training*

So that's my week in a nutshell. At the end of the week, I'll let you know how I did!

Do you have any plans or goals in the works right now?

Have a great day!!


Amen to that!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

15 Week Challenge

Good morning!!

So clearly things are changing here on this little ol' blog of mine. Quite frankly, I've lost my flow. Life has taken priority and every time I think about what I want to share with you, I just can't come up with anything awesome.

One thing that's happened to me this year (that I am less than impressed with I might add) is that I have gained some weight. Blame it on stress, the fact that I'm so tired by the end of the workday that I frequently have been skipping the gym, the chaos that has been our life or the fact that we now have a family cottage that I go to regularly, which makes me feel like I'm constantly on vacation, which translates into beer, fry shacks and big greasy breakfasts.

Regardless of why it's happened, the fact is that it has and now I have to do something about it. 

....SO, what's the plan????

Let's just say I've decided to start a 15 Week "Get Fit! Eat Clean!" Transformation Plan

I chose 15 weeks because we have a family trip to Disney World planned from November 2 - 10 and it is exactly 15 weeks `til then.

The long-term goals I hope to reach at the end of the 15 weeks are:

*To lose 25lbs
*To re-gain the muscle definition in my arms and back
*Get back to my weekly yoga class that brings so much "zen" to my life
*To start preparing meals at home again {Gah! - I've never eaten so much takeout in my life!!!}
*Eat local, eat organic as much as possible ---- re-develop these as my regular habits
*Get more comfortable with weight training and incorporate that into my weekly workouts
*Establish a workout schedule that I can follow consistently that includes 4 to 5 workouts per week

My plan is to update you weekly on my planned workouts and eats and then at the end of each week to give you the lowdown on how I did. Throw in some fun workout ideas, new recipes (OMG, a new recipe --- it's been FOREVAH!!!) and I just might get this little blog of mine back up & running.

So that's the direction I'm heading in and hopefully I'll figure out exactly where I want to go with the blog and a new direction will become clear to me.

Take care, have a great weekend and I will see you very soon with the plans for Week #1!!