Sunday, October 23, 2011

So proud of myself

I am so proud of myself for the changes I have made in my life. I sit back and think about how far I have come and how much I have accomplished. Although like I have said several times before my journey and progress has been slow I have never looked back. I continue to move forward and have never stopped feeling inspired to reach my goals.

I can't even imagine where I would be and how I would feel if I let my fear and insecurities keep me hidden under the oppression of my unhealthy self. I shed so much over the last 2 years and for that I am so proud and grateful.

God has been my constant source of strength and motivation. When I want to feel sad or disappointed He reminds me that everyday is a new day.....I can pick myself back up and make each day count.

Everyday I must make the conscious decision to live deliberately. I must make the choices that support my goals and dreams. I must make my reality and pursue life with passion.

Settling for mediocrity and believing I am anything less that AMAZING is not what I was prewired to do. I was created to be the best God has to offfer. I was created to live fully as myself and break down every barrier that tried to come before me and my TRUTH.

We were all created this way. We all have the same power to get up each and everyday and live a beautiful, prosperous, healthy and joy filled life.

So I will continue to answer that call to greatness and I will wake up each and every day knowing that I have the power to fulfill my dreams and help other do the same. :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hey! Quick Update

I am back in the swing of things again and I am focusing on the next stage of my fitness goals. I am down 5 lbs and have 15 more to go to reach my first goal weight. It has taken me a long time to get here but I can't beat myself up about it. The most important part is that I have not gained my weight back with the exception of 5lbs here and there.

I am steadily making improvements in my diet and exercise routine. My body has changed so much in the last two years since I got serious about my health and I am happy about it.

I can only move forward from here and continue to stay dedicated in my pursuit to be healthy and help inspire others to do the same.

I have a small goal of losing 15-20 lbs by my birthday on December 11th and I know I can and will do it.

I have recently added fish into my vegan diet. So I guess you can say I am not completely vegan now. I still don't eat meat, chicken, turkey, milk or eggs and try my best to eliminate refined sugars and oils.

I have been going back and forth in my head with the fish eating thing and finally decided I wanted to start eating it. I don't feel wrong for doing it. It works for me and makes me feel good.

I decided to incorporate it in my diet at least 3-4 times a week to help me reach my fitness goals. I just started yesterday so I am not sure how it is working yet. I didn't get sick or anything so I think it will be a good and smooth transition.

So today my food journal and workout journal went as follows:

8:00am- Turbo Sculpt (40 minute full body sculpting DVD using 20 lb weights)
Using the 20 lb weights was a very challenging thing. They recommend women use 3-5 lb weights but I wanted a huge calorie burn and I really want to tear my muscles down so they can rebuild bigger and stronger. I was strong enough to do it and I was proud of my accomplish.

9:00am- protein (recovery) shake- soy protein powder, water, frozen strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 tsp PB, 1 TBsp flaxseed. (protein is essential for muscle growth and recovery)

12:00pm- small sweet potato, cod seasoned with Mrs. Dash and lemon and topped with Pico de Gallo, sauteed Kale. (trying to keep my sodium intake low)

2:00pm- small apple and 10 cashews
( I did have 3 mini kit kats): (HALLOWEEN candy in my office...BOOOOO very scary;)

For dinner I plan on eating some veggie pizza. I also plan on doing some cardio tonight for my 2nd workout of the day. Tomorrow will be an active recovery day so I will do some yoga.

After my last workout I will drink another protein shake but with less fruit.

Thanks for checking on me. BYE!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just a little update

So I haven't been on here much as you may notice. I know that no one really reads this except for one of my family members but it was a cool way of tracking my progress and keeping myself accountable.

The thing is that I really don't have much time anymore. I am currently trying to finish my online personal training courses and focus more on living a healthy lifestyle.

That requires me to have less time on the computer. I am not really being hard on myself with my food or my workout routines right now.

I am conscious of my eating and try to be good but I do have an occasional naughty food here and there. I haven't been doing any heavy exercising because I have been busy studying and also I got sick.

I do plan on starting a new routine this week because I have some big goals to reach by my birthday. I am still 20 lbs away from my first weight loss goal and it is going to take consistancy and dedication to reach it.

I know I can do it and I am determined to nail those extra 20 lbs in the coffin soon. I know what I have to do it but I just have trouble being consistant with it.

I do know what dedication and consistancy can do though so I know what will happen if I stick to it. I will try to get back on here and update more often if you promise to read and comment...LOL!

Thanks for checking on me. :)