Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Fitness Journey this Far

So, about three months ago, I decided to shed the baby weight finally and become healthy.  I was very unhappy wit my body and not being able to fit any of my clothes was a daily reminder of how unhappy I was about it.  By no means was I overweight but I was still not happy in my skin.  I ate like I was still pregnant, not able to let one piece of food go to waste.  Being overfull and eating like shit, I felt like shit.  I decided to make a change and although it has taken me longer than I thought, I am getting there.  The first picture below was about a week ago and the second one was in March.

This is a seven pound difference.  I thought that I would have shed the whole 15 pounds I wanted to lose but it is taking me a lot longer that I thought.  I have cheated more than I have wanted and I have not gone 100%.  I am either 100% on my diet or 100% on my exercise regimen. But I keep at it and I keep going on this journey regardless.

What I have been eating:
1.) Breakfast
-A shit load of eggs: Hard boiled, ,egg whites, scrambled, omelets, etc.
-Greek Yogurt with fruit
-Fruit:  I love bananas, grapes, and strawberries.
-Fiber One Bar
2.) Lunch
-Sandwiches:  I love Flatout brand bread or I will get Orowheat Thin Bread and I always use Mustard instead of Mayo.
-Tuna: I use cottage cheese instead of mayo and use wheat thins to dip in it.
-Chicken, Chicken, Chicken:  In salads, in rice & veggies, in anything!  I meal prep every Sunday and there is always chicken involved.
-Salmon and Tilapia
3.) Dinner:  I always eat what I make my family but opt for a healthy version.  I am a firm believer that you can eat meals you want but you just need to be more smart about it.  For example, instead of taco shells, I use a whole wheat tortillas or lettuce and instead of hamburger meat for the taco meat, I use ground turkey.
-Hummus & crackers or veggies
-Hard boiled eggs
-Side Salad

I have not invested in a gym membership because at this point, it seems pointless.  Not because it is important but because I feel like I can achieve results at home and it is much easier to do them at home.  I do a lot of YouTube workout videos and I love Melissa Bender's workout channel.  She is intense and I usually cannot get through her workouts without almost dying!  I try to do a little bit of cardio at least 4 days a week even thought I HATE cardio.  I try to do arms twice a week and the same with legs and I every other day, I will do a whole body workout.  In all, I try to work out six days a week which does not always happen.

My Goal
My goal is to lose another 7 to 8 pounds and to tone up.  I of course want abs like everyone else and I want tone my arms, legs, and build a booty!  By the end of June, I want to have at least lost the weight and then I will continue working on toning.  In all, I am really proud of myself for not giving up because since I had Chloe, that is all I have done.  I would fall off my diet and then just give up.  Getting down on myself for cheating or falling off my fitness journey made me want to quit and that is just what happened.  But I am hapy that has changed and I have a not giving up attitude!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

18 Month Update

Let me start this post by saying, "Where the hell has 2014 gone and where the hell has my little baby gone?!?"  I feel like time is slipping away like never before when all I want to do is savor every little moment!  I think about how Chloe will never be this little again and each day, she grows in some way or another.  Although, I  love she is growing and learning, it also breaks my heart to let go.  Over the last six months, Chloe has really started to develop some toddler ways.  Things like saying, "No, Mine!" and how she knows how to communicate what she wants most of the time still baffles me.   Here are some updates on how my Chloe has been doing...

Words she has been saying:
Momma, Dada, Cole (Aunt Nicole), Memaw, Mine, Pops, Crème Pie, I Love You, Baba, One, Two, Three, Bye, Hi,  Go, Tyke (cat), Kitty Cat, Yum, Ow, Baby
Foods She Loves:
-Lunch Meat
-Cheeeeese (Probably her fave)
-Hummus (Proud of this one!)
-Corn Dogs
-Peas, Carrots, Green Beans
The girl LOVES to swim!  If she is not going down the slide, she is floating on her back just living the life!  She also loves to be outside and I can barely get the girl back inside without a fit being thrown.  Playing with other kids especially her cousins is probably her favorite thing to do.  Every time I cook or need to do something where I need her to sit and chill, I turn on Disney Channel and she is stuck to the screen.  A few of her favorites are Doc Mcstuffins, Henry Hugglemonster, Mickey and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. 
Other Milestones & Fun Moments:
-Walking down the stairs alone
-Putting on my jewelry
-Takes her diaper off!
-Trying to put clothes on
-Wanting to put on her winter coat after her bath!
-Getting her ears pierced
-That one time she repeated shit after her mommy, ooops!
-Loves sleeping with stuffed animals
-Brushing peoples hair (even though it feels like she is beating you!)
-Climbing on everything
Time for picture overload!
 Memorial Weekend BBQ

 At the Montoya Family Reunion
 With two of her Aunties
 Happy Baby!
 Pain for Beauty!
Boo bear playing, hair blowing in the wind!