All I Want For Christmas Is A Muffin Top

Welcome to holiday season!  Growing up in a Hispanic home this means, all sorts of yummy foods in large quantities over the next 45 days!  From Thanksgiving dressing, rolls, and pies to Christmas tamales, rice and Coquito, there is almost no where to turn!  But let me let you in on a little secret… you CAN avoid it if you want to!  And no I do not mean by staying locked up in your home!  Here are a few tips to move you through the holidays with out the new muffin top accessory.

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1. Set Your Goals Now: Studies have shown that when we WRITE down our goals and see them daily, we tend to more closely stick to them and achieve our end result.  Whether you want to eat better, lose weight, or gain muscle definition, WRITE IT DOWN!  Your reason for your goal will be different and needs to be written down as well.  More energy to spend with the kids, vacation body, new year’s eve dress, climbing a flight of stairs without feeling winded.  Keep it with you, make another copy and put it on the fridge and a third copy on the bathroom mirror.  Think about it daily, read it when you are going for the second heaping helping at a family gathering.

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2. Don’t Wait Until The New Year: I cannot count how many years in a row I have said “I am going to lose weight this year”.  “I will start in January.”  “It will be my New Year’s Resolution!”  Do these sound like you too?  Do you then stick it out for a few days then in March start with the “Time to get in shape for summer pool parties”?  Part of the issue with this way of thinking is that you are in an endless cycle of doing good and then not doing anything!  Instead how about creating a new lifestyle?  Create habits now that will carry you into the new year and you will be ahead of the game come January 1st.

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3. Enjoy in Moderation: By no means am I telling you DON’T eat this or that.  That is a “diet”.  I am talking about a true lifestyle change.  You won’t stick with something if you are constantly yearning for that thing I told you not to have.  I’m not going to tell you to eat off the veggie tray while everyone else is showing down on the Thanksgiving/Christmas spread.  What I am saying is, make your portions smaller.  The first bite is amazing, the second confirms it, but after the 5th bite, you are eating to eat, not for enjoyment.  One way to help with portion is to use a smaller plate.  It will make you look like you have a full plate, when in reality you will have just the right amount to enjoy without gorging and needing a two hour nap!

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I love the holidays as much as the next person.  I also contribute to the spread for our family events.  Doing so allows me a freedom to add things that fit my way of eating into the spread and not fall off the wagon when gathering with family and friends.  Following these tips can help you make it through without needing to unbutton the top button of those jeans.  If you want a little more encouragement or motivation, I highly recommend you to join one of my challenge groups.  Email me here for details: amandasbeachbody@yahoo.com or find me on Facebook at Amanda’s Better Body.

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Did You Hear That Pen Drop?

Sorry it has been so quiet in here.  Life can sometimes get away from me.  But trust me that I did not let it get in the way of improving my lifestyle!  So about a month ago I told you all about my journey beginning as a Beachbody Coach, drinking Shakeology and doing my morning PiYo workouts.  Better late than never, here are my results:

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After 4 weeks I am down to 124 lbs.  I am not looking to lose more weight, only tighten and tone where I am at.  I learned so much during this four weeks and even started a 2 week LCHF Challenge Group.  They are doing great and are coming to the end of week 1.  I am so proud of them!  I hope they can see some of what I have seen while on this journey.

{MEN – skip this paragraph}  Ladies can I tell you one of the most exciting things I noticed, as well as N’s dad?  Normally when I come up to my monthly cycle, I feel like a beached whale.  I pull out the size bigger clothes and baggy shirts from my closet to help me feel more comfortable and less restricted for a few days.  I did not have to do that AT ALL this month!!!  Did you hear me?  I probably bloated up only about 10% of what I used to!  10%!!!  If that doesn’t get your attention I don’t know what will.

Cravings for carbs… week 2 was a struggle for me.  That is when my cravings were the strongest.  I fought the urge to indulge in any purposeful carbs (pasta, rice, bread, white potatoes, candy) and stuck to my guns.  The payoff was Halloween!  No I didn’t gorge on candy.  On the contrary I had ZERO desire to even look in my son’s candy bag.  Heck because I do most of the cooking in our house, everyone pretty much eats what I eat.  So, N and his dad are also eating less purposeful carbs and candy.  N has only asked for candy from Halloween twice!  This is huge!

I mean I may be able to show my son how to grow up eating the good things so he doesn’t struggle like I did as an adult.  Not to say that anything was wrong with what I was fed as a child.  But as a society we were taught that fat made us fat and whole grains were better for us.  So, we all ate that way.  Now it turns out that we were wrong.

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Ask me your questions.

What is going through your mind?

How can I help you to understand this information better?

How can I help you reach your goals?

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What is PiYo?

Over the last few weeks I have been posting about my fitness journey, talking about eating high fat-low carb style, and drinking one Shakeology a day as a meal replacement.  My hope is that anyone with questions or doubts can ask me… a real person, parent, 8am-5pm career person… any questions that they may have about what I am doing.

Many of you have heard of Shakeology, and whether you know it or not, you probably know someone who drinks them once a day.  I started out with the most disliked flavor (in my opinion) to see if I could stomach this once a day EVERYDAY.  Guess what?  When my bag of Greenberry came, it included a sheet with 30 different recipes on ways to make your shake.  Can I tell you, that I have not had one yet that made me not want to finish it.  While I will admit, it is not my favorite flavor, I now know what I have gotten myself into.  Not only did this replace the cost of one meal a day ($6 x 30 days = $180, at minimum), it also cut out what I spend on the four different vitamins that I take daily ($8.99 x 4 = $35.96).  But I will discuss Shakeology more in depth another day.

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I keep posting about eating avocados and bacon daily.  How can I being doing that and still losing weight?  Well the answer is a little more complex. In the 70’s, the USDA produced new eating guidelines where they advised us how bad fat is for us and how we should instead be eating more whole grains.  Going from eating higher fats and proteins to majorily carbohydrates. We have been told that carbs are essential for your health and energy levels. Telling us also that fat would only cause you to get fat and cause heart disease.  Now if you look around, you see that in 40 years we are more diabetic, obese and more at risk of heart disease.  So where was the science behind this?  What was the science behind this?  So going back to eating the way we did before everything became so overly processed and diseases/obesity were not so rampant.  Check out this video shedding some light on a LCHF lifestyle.   But again, we can talk more about this another day.  We are here to answer the question of “What is PiYo?”

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The company that developed PiYo is one that you already know and may have even used one of their other products.  Beachbody also offered you workouts like P90X, Hip-Hop Abs, Insanity, the list just goes on and on.  Everyone finds certain workouts easier to stick with than others.  So offering up a wide range of products tailored to different personal workout preferences.  I chose PiYo to begin my journey as it most aligned with what I was looking for.  I was already running a few times a week.  I wanted something to help me get stronger in my core and stretch & strengthen my body all over.  What attracted me even more was the promise of no jumping and low impact.  Meaning I don’t need to strap myself into high impact sports bras!  Going onto week 3 of these workouts have made me feel amazing!  I have lost weight and inches and notice other subtle differences.  My core is tighter, even when I am relaxing.  I sit straighter at my desk without even thinking about it.  I feel more stretched when going for a run.  All of this in 20-40 minutes a day, what more could I want?

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Beachbody describes PiYo as:

  • “PiYo is a low-impact, high-intensity body-transformation program that uses the most effective Pilates- and yoga-inspired moves to sculpt long, lean muscles and burn fat.
  • Trainer Chalene Johnson uses fluid movements, keeping you in constant motion to give you a dynamic cardio workout that typical Pilates or yoga workouts lack.
  • It’s low-impact so you won’t have to jump around or strain your joints.
  • It’s high-intensity so you get the fat-burning results of a more extreme program.
  • It’s designed to help you get an intensely defined, long and lean physique.”

So what questions do you have?

Where do you want your body to be 30, 60, 90 days from now?

What are you doing to get there?

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Bacon with a Side of Results

Last week added in Core and Sweat routines in PiYo.  I worked hard all week to get my workouts in Monday through Saturday.  On top of that I went to the Texas State Fair with N and his dad last Thursday.  I stayed on top of eating meals high in (good) fat and low carbs.  After leading this lifestyle for the last 2 weeks, the cravings for all the bad things at the fair didn’t seem like much of a challenge to me at all.  Part of that may also be that I went into the day with a plan.  I had my Shakeology for breakfast, a very light lunch and then we headed out to the fair.  I knew the ONE thing I wanted was a Fletcher’s Jalapeno & Cheese Corn Dog.  So I indulged!  Making the choices all around that indulgence so that I could still maintain what I set out to accomplish!  So how did week 2 end?

Phototastic-10_19_2015_fb10f709-aa08-4eae-8b27-2df55f8e5e09It ended with more weight lost and a few inches trimmed off here and there!  It is so exciting to see the changes and feel them too!  The I’m too tired to get off the couch is gone and we are jam packing our weekends!  One of the best things is that I am constantly eating BACON, eggs, avocados and mini babybel cheese rounds!  These are my go to staples that help me get healthy doses of fat with out too many carbs!  What other style of eating encourages you to eat those things!?!

But of course you have to find a balance and sides to go with those meals you are preparing.  This is why I wanted to share my little secret to getting a bunch of fruits and veggies at a steal!

Bountiful BasketsI place my order for regular or organic fruits and veggies and it varies week to week what they will get.  Fun, because it gives you a great way to try new things!  My last basket and additional juicer pack came with: Celery (x2), Lettuce (x2), Beets, Carrots, Ginger, Watercress, Broccoli, Kale (x3), Apples, Pears, Bananas, Zucchini, Watermelon, Pomegranates, Black Seedless Grapes and Lemons.  All of those items for a total of $27.50!  May not seem like much to some of you, but if you shop Kroger like me and go in and buy these same items there, it will cost you almost DOUBLE at just over $45.

IMAG01000Aren’t these just great looking!?!  Those fruits that are a little higher in sugar do not fit into my eating plan, but are a wonderful substitute for processed snacks for my son!  He loves these boxes as much as I do!

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What other ways do you save on healthy foods for your family?

Any good recipe ideas for me for all of this?

I can’t wait to share this week three with you!

What are your goals this week?

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Open Your Door

As I have been telling you all about this journey, I did not tell the people living in my own home.  Why?  No good reason really.  I had it blown up in my head that N’s dad would tell me that it was stupid, or a waste of time, or just not supportive.  Guess what, those were all the things I was putting into my own head and projecting onto someone else.  I had to make someone the “bad guy”, when all along I was the one with doubts.

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People you might think would support you, just might be the ones to help you.  Open the door and give them a chance.  When I finally told him what I was doing, he asked why I thought he would not be positive.  My answer: “I have no reason.  You’ve never tried to discourage me from getting in shape.”  Showing myself that I did all that to myself in my head.  A full week of dodging questions of what I was doing and why.  A week of NOT sharing my experience and welcoming encouragement that was there all along.

After coming clean, last night went so smoothly it was great!  With the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers both playing games yesterday, game day food was happening all around me.  N’s dad asked me about pizza, I declined.  When his buddy arrived toting pizza he kindly asked what I was going to eat letting his friend know what I was doing.  This helped me stay true to my commitment and make myself an equally satisfying dinner without all of the grease and carbs of pizza.

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While I am still struggling changing my eating habits to High Fat Low Carb (HFLC), I already feel better after a week of this kind of eating and drinking a Shakeology each day.  I have more energy, and I am falling asleep and staying asleep better.  I’ve already lost a few pounds and a few inches.  I am actually looking forward to adding inches in my arms, as I have always had a very weak upper body and am hoping for a little more tone and muscle.

Week 1 Progress

Week 1 Progress

Today I got my PiYo Sweat workout in and felt much better than when I did it for the first time last week.  I’m looking up at the video less and listening and following the moves with more ease.  Now let’s not lie, I’m still doing the assisted version on some of the moves, but it will get better as I get stronger.


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Now I want to commit to a second month of PiYo.  I would love to get a group of people who want to try this together into an online group to help hold each other accountable.  If you are interested, I would love to talk to you about.

What will you do for yourself today?

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Holy Veggie Spiralizer!

Ok now, I’ve had a veggie “spaghetti” before at my mom’s house.  I sat there and used the julienne peeler and prepped the veggies.  After what seemed like forever, we had our dinner.  Don’t get me wrong, I thought it tasted delicious!  Problem was, I did not want to put in that kind of prep work.  Lazy, I know!

As I am starting to eat better I ran across a Zucchini Shrimp Scampi recipe that I just had to try.  While picking up odds and end at Walgreen’s night before last I spotted the Veggetti.  For $15, I scooped it up and went on my way.  Little did I know I was about to fall in love!

Life changer!

Life changer!

Last night I decided was the night.  As I began to prep the zucchini I was overly delighted at the ease of spiralizing the zucchini.  It was awesome!  Now if only my tweaks on the recipe would make my family happily satisfied.

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As the scampi cooked I also prepared some Baja Blend Corn that I have grown to love.  Adding some paprika to add a little smokiness.

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As N’s dad is all about an entree and two sides I quickly whipped up some deviled eggs (just 5 whole eggs) with 1 1/2 Tbsp of mayo, 1 tsp of mustard, 1 Tbsp of shredded cheddar cheese, paprika, salt and pepper.  Dinner was finally served!

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So their verdict is…. N loved it all, as usual! His dad only said he wished there were more meat (he’s a real carnivore!) and that maybe next time we try adding some bacon and jalapenos to the deviled eggs.  But he was pleasantly surprised to learn that when I told him earlier that I was making a shrimp scampi, that I was not making a heaping mound of carb-filled pasta for our last meal of the day.  Zucchini “noodles” were a success!

Baked Tomato Chicken on Spinach with Sauteed Veggies

This morning was my PiYo: Sweat day.  This was 40 minutes of making me really work with the moves I learned earlier in the week.  It felt great!  I feel great.  I am still getting that ache-so-good feeling in my core.  Once you feel it, you will know what I am talking about and learn to embrace it!  Makes you feel accomplished.  I’ve even noticed that I am starting to pay more attention to my posture while sitting at work all day.  That excites me more than you know!

PiYo: Sweat done!

PiYo: Sweat done!

This morning I tried yet another Greenberry Shakeology recipe.  By far my favorite!  I added 1 scoop to 1 cup of apple juice, 1 medium banana, 5 pineapple chunks and a little bit of ice.  SO GOOD!  Drank it so fast once I got to work that the coffee I had just made was still warm.

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As always, I take my water bottle everywhere I go to make sure that I am continuously properly hydrating.  Remember, it wasn’t always this way.  But once you find the right bottle for you, it will become second nature to have it with you at all times.

Tonight I am excited about a sweet potato ground turkey skillet I am going to try.  I can’t wait to share it and tomorrow’s workout with you all!  You may be wondering (or not…) when I will be sharing an update on my measurements and full body pictures.  My plan is to do that once a week.  So either Sunday or Monday I will give you an update of where I am.

What kitchen gadget has rocked your world!?!

Share it or a link to a recipe below, I would love to try something new!

Let’s inspire each other to live healthier and in turn live longer!

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Chicken Dinner – PiYo Morning

Last night I decided to try a new recipe at the inspiration off of one of my wonderful friend/cousin’s blog.  She claimed that this Baked Tomato Chicken on Spinach was a huge hit in her house!  Getting my family to eat veggies is really not a challenge in my home, but finding new ways of preparing them so I don’t get tired of them is!  I decided to make a few adjustments to what she served to my family’s tastes.  (N’s dad’s allergies flare up with too much sage or basil).

IMAG00911I also decided to add bell peppers and minced garlic to the veggies I sauteed to go along with the chicken.

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Low and behold, this was a hit at my house too!  When N’s dad walked in he asked what I was making, cause the house smelled good!  That is ALWAYS a good sign.  He even offered up a few suggestions.  I love when I get feedback from my family, as I will eat just about anything.  He asked that I use MORE spinach next time because it was so good and to maybe try putting some chicken stock in with the veggies when sauteing them.  So I have listed my version below.  Hopefully when you click on it, you can see it larger and print it out on one sheet!

Baked Tomato Chicken on Spinach with Sauteed VeggiesThis morning was a challenge as of last night.  But I am committed to showing you all progress and will not succumb to my own petty excuses!  I went to bed with a headache that started around 3 pm.  10:30 pm and two doses of pain relief later, I gave in to sleep.  After a not so restful night of sleep, I did wake up with out the headache.  Though I was just a bit tired.

I got ready and went to the living room for day 3 of PiYo, Define: Upper Body.  I was quite surprised for a third day in a row how “easy” this was.  On some moves and I am doing the modified version, as my core does not have the strength for all of the moves… YET.  I feel like I need to clarify my use of the word easy.  While doing these workouts I do challenge myself to my full potential, but the moves themselves are not difficult and very low impact.  In pushing myself, I can tell you that I can feel that good ache in my core all day long when it is engaged.  This tells me that this is working!  I’m doing something that is strengthening my muscles and causing me to have that hurt-so-good kind of feeling.

Congratulations!  Those of you following along get to see the 5-am-no-make-up Amanda post workout selfie!

Congratulations! Those of you following along get to see the 5-am-no-make-up Amanda post workout selfie!

Once done, I decided that I felt good today.  Time to fully commit to the day and pack my bag for a lunch time run.  So I got ready for work and packed my running clothes. On my way out the door with N, I made my breakfast Shakeology.  Changing it up once again to keep myself interested.  Today I mixed the Greenberry Shakeology with 1 cup of water, 4 strawberries, 1/4 cup of blueberries and 2 tbsp of lemon juice.  It was kind of like a Berry Lemonade Shake.  Now I did blend it with a little ice in my little counter top blender, and note to self this recipe gets very frothy!  It started spilling over when I opened it.  Next time I will make it with time to let it sit and settle a little so that it doesn’t get everywhere!

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Today’s lunch will be the delicious leftovers from last night.  But tonight we are trying something new yet again!  I am going to try my hand at a Shrimp Scampi over Zucchini “Noodles” and some Corn with Peppers and Sliced Avocado.  Who knows, maybe I will be energized enough to whip up a few deviled eggs too!

What new recipes have you tried?

How do you make sure that your family and you get full servings of vegetables everyday?

Tell me your secrets, you know I telling you mine!

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Temporary Diet

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So many people make a plan to go on a diet.  Yet, do you realize when you say you are going on a diet that you are immediately telling yourself that this is only temporary?  That you are just going to eat this way until you lose the XX amount of weight and then it’s back to old habits.  Then 6 months later at New Year’s or before summer you are back to that same diet again?

The problem with diets are that they are temporarily putting a band-aid on something that you already know is not working for your body.  When you think of changing the way you eat as a lifestyle change, you then shift the focus off of temporary to a new way of life.  This change will allow you to stick longer with your plan of healthy eating and then allow you to alter as you go along.  The longer you stick to this change in lifestyle, the easier it then is to not revert to your old ways.

On the same note you learn to still eat the things you love.  If your problem is drinking too many sodas and you take them 100% out of your diet, you send your body in to a shock.  It then craves it like mad and you end up giving in.  But when you change your lifestyle you don’t take it out, rather you practice portion control.  If you are used to having 1 soda a day, then cut it back to a 1/2.  Then in about two weeks cut it back to a 1/2 every other day.  As you continue to cut back the amount you drink it is easier and the cravings become less severe.  After a while a soda becomes your Saturday night dinner treat.  I have personally done this with soda and now have no desire to even buy any!

This concept applies to your favorite foods too!  Have that small sundae after a hot day working in the yard.  But as a treat, not as a regular thing.  Work the meals for that day around the delicious treat you are going to have later.  Some eggs and bacon for breakfast, a hearty grilled chicken salad at lunch with vinaigrette, then a small sirloin at dinner with fresh roasted broccoli/green beans/asparagus.  Eat those healthy vegetables and non processed proteins all day so that your once in a while treat is not on a day with you are eating a cheeseburger and fries.

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Today I did PiYo: Lower Body Define.  Let me tell you how amazing the stretch was and how great it felt after yesterday’s run!  It stretched so much of the hips an quads.  I loved it today!  I drank my Shakeology mixed with apple juice today and waited to take my vitamins until I ate lunch.  No nausea today, so I do think I was on vitamin overload yesterday morning!  The shake was good and then I had steak, sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts for lunch.  As a snack I had a yogurt topped with a bunch of fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, coconut, and lychee).  Tonight’s menu is still TBD.

Post PiYo selfie... excuse the lack of makeup!

Post PiYo selfie… excuse the lack of makeup!

Are you ready to make a lifestyle change?

What is the one thing that is hardest for you to “give-up”?

Would you consider cutting it back a little at a time?

Tell me what it is.  I would love to help you figure out a plan!

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PiYo Day One

Today was a little bit of a shock to my system.  My day normally begins with my Fitbit alarm going off at 4:50 am followed by the alarm on my phone at 5 am and about 10-20 minutes of snoozing before I roll out of bed to start my day.  When my alarm went off at 4:50 am today, I get my workout clothes on and headed to the living room for day 1 of PiYo.

About halfway through the Alignment portion of PiYo, I realized quickly that I was going to need to do this barefoot.  My feet were shifting inside my shoes making certain movements a tad uncomfortable.  This first portion was VERY low impact.  If you have any prior yoga experience, you will know how to do a lot of this and will move this fairly easy.  I did break a very slight sweat, I actually can’t wait until this gets more challenging.  Challenges are the way we push ourselves to the next level!

Day one of PiYo completed!

Day one of PiYo completed!

The remainder of my morning went the same with showering, get clothes ironed, hair, make-up, letting the dogs out, waking up N and getting him dressed and fed before our 7:15 am exit.  On the way out the door I prepped my Shakeology with Almond milk, honey and a little ice.

Greenberry Shakeology with almond milk, honey and ice.

Greenberry Shakeology with almond milk, honey and ice.

As we were getting in the car I noticed the beautiful sunrise.  It made me feel like I was doing things right and that today was going to be a good day.  Once to work I drank my breakfast shake and then had a regular cup of joe to get my day started.  The Greenberry shake was different in flavor, almost a hint of Captain Crunch.  I need to try it on a more citrus-y level to see how I feel about it.  Also, I too my regular multivitamins this morning and noticed a bit of nausea.  After talking with my fitness coach I think it was vitamin overload with out an actual meal.  I am going to try taking them either with dinner or lunch to see if I feel better.

What a great sight to walk out to this morning!

What a great sight to walk out to this morning!

While on this journey I really want to see how my running is affected.  So today I set a benchmark.  I went for a 3.5 mile run at an average pace of 9:56 per mile.  As the next few weeks go by, I hope to see a real improvement in the time and distance of these runs.  The cooler weather doesn’t hurt either!

My lunch was leftover chicken thighs seasoned with Adobo and cooked with about a tablespoon of EVOO in a skillet.  I paired it with sauteed zucchini and tomatoes and a pear for “dessert”.  On the menu tonight I am thinking a sirloin with sauteed Brussels sprouts and diced sweet potatoes seasoned with cinnamon.

As I am scouring the web for great fresh food recipes, I will be sharing my findings.  I want to do best to minimize the amount of processed foods I feed my family and take them along on this journey with me.

Did you get a good workout in?

What is your go to fresh food recipe?

I can’t wait for tomorrow!

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It’s Here, It’s Here!

I am screaming from the roof tops!  I am so excited!  My journey to better health physically, mentally, and nutritionally is starting!  On Monday I begin my PiYo Challenge.  I am ready to make healthy changes and show you every step of the way how I am doing it.

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So why am I screaming “It’s Here!”? Well simple of course, my Challenge Pack arrived!  My PiYo DVD set, plus the bonus Hard Core on the Floor PiYo DVD and my Shakeology packaged is in my hot little hands.

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So many good things are about to happen for me.  I can just feel it!  So a Challenge Pack is basically a DVD set and a month of Shakeology.  This provides you the tools needed to get started on your way to success.

Many people I speak to are looking to get physically active, but seems that they just haven’t found a way to stay accountable to themselves.  Or they have tried other workouts that made them feel they were not physically fit enough to keep up with and got discouraged and gave up.  These are the reasons I want to do PiYo with the wonderful team that I am lucky to be part of.  PiYo is a fusion of pilates and yoga at an amped up pace for fat burning cardio and strengthening.  No jumping, no weights, just hardcore results!

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For someone like me who is a bit “top heavy”, this sounds like a dream come true!  When you are a runner the high impact on your chest can take a toll.  If you love it and have the right bra, you make it through just fine.  But I wanted something to help me cross train and strengthen my core, without being so advanced that I feel like I need to wear two sports bras.

Over the next few days I will be meal planning and getting ready for a change in what I eat to help me achieve maximum results.  I am human and I am sure there will be slip ups.  I intend to hold myself accountable.  So here is the plan…  I am going to show you my daily completed workout, and give you a recap of what I ate that day.  Those posts will likely be updated once the following morning to tell you what I had for dinner.  I will also tell you what, if any adjustments I made for my family.  You don’t have to eat everything you serve them (kids), but you should also want to share the nutritious choices you are making for yourself.

What is your biggest challenge when starting to workout and eat right?

What do you do to hold yourself accountable?

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