Hello all! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was enjoying my Labor Day. I hope everyone had a great weekend, as did I! We took the babies to the park yesterday to swim, they were so cute! They had a lot of fun, so did we. The park I go jogging at also has a doggie park for them to swim. It was the first time we went, and we are def going back!
I decided to post once a week because I am so busy and I really don’t have time. I was on my period last week 😦 I read that the week before and during your menstrual you retain more water so the weight doesn’t come off, you actually gain! So that explains my no loss that one week. Well I did not work out Wednesday because I was feeling miserable from Ms. menstrual 😦 But I am happy to report I did great though! Here are my results from last week.
Well as you can see I’ve been busy! I feel so great though, actually feel less lazy 🙂 I took more time off this last week but I think I made up for it from Thursday and Friday’s results. I am going to see a nutritionist on Saturday. I feel like I am not eating right, even though I think I’m eating healthy. This should boost my weight loss too.. ok gotta go! Be sure to check out my weekly weigh-in tab!
Next Monday I am doing a Nikki in the FLESH post for y’all to see my inches lost. Ok, g’night!
Ok , so now I know! I have to increase the heart rate setting in order to burn more calories!! So, here are my results. Pretty awesome huh? Just imagine climbing a 125 story building stairs… that’s what I just did!!
I have to report on my overall wellbeing. I feel great. I have been weaning myself off of coffee and it feels good. I drink so much water and sweat so much in the gym. Before, when I used to work out, I used to not drink water all the time.. like, I’d go for months on just tea and sodas. I couldn’t break a sweat in the gym. But now I do and I love it! Just sweating out all those toxins.
I made turkey spaghetti tonight with tomato spinach sauce :p came out so good! I made the sauce homemade and idk if there has ever been a thing like it…. but I love it! I like to invent stuff lol… I used basil and oregano leaves (just a dash). I’ll add it to my recipes later. Well I have to go, I am going to do some browsing online for some cute stuff to inspire me.
Well today was my weigh-in. This morning actually, they say it’s better to weigh yourself in the morning, after you use the bathroom. Your weight fluctuates throughout the day, so that’s why it’s not good to weight yourself ALL day. Don’t get stuck on the scale numbers… and try not to weigh yourself everyday either. I know I am bad about that, but this week I am going to try to make it until next Monday without checking 🙂 I hate surprises but this is a good one. It’ll teach me self-control.
If you would like to see my results, go check out my Weigh-In page. So I made an awesome dinner last night. Baked chicken with strawberry spinach salad. I made my own vinaigrette…. I used Honey, Chopped red onions, and Apple Cidar vinegar. Let the vinaigrette set for a few hours. Then just slice up the strawberries and throw em on top of the spinach leaves. It’s really good! Oh and add sliced almonds 🙂 Go check out my recipes tab for the full salad steps. Well have a great morning!!
So this morning at work I get here and need a coffee, I forgot to take my vitamines so I’m feeling tired. I’m not sore today 🙂 A co-worker of mine bought me a kolache… sounds evil huh? Well since I didn’t eat enough calories yesterday, I will have this kolache (sausage, cheese, jalapeno) this morning so it’s burned off by the end of the day! Your body burns calories all day without you realizing it. I’m going to walk on the treadmill today, the heat is too much for me! Especially since I am not used to being outside. Houston, TX weather is bad and gets super hot!
Today I plan on taking breaks and walking the stairs at work. I brought a bag of Honey Nut Cheerios to snack on for fiber. Lunch will be a sandwich again, with my carrots. I don’t mind eating the same thing for a week. So next week will have to be gourmet salad for lunch! This weekend I am going to prep dinner for next week. I’ll just do Mon-Wed dinner so we can just heat it and go! I hate grocery shopping so I will conjure something up with what we have. But I do need to buy ground turkey for burgers and spaghetti.
If you need something simple for dinner, get some ground turkey and you can make regular things you used to. Buy whole wheat buns for burgers, and whole wheat spaghetti noodles and viola! you have yourself a healthy meal without trying too hard! I would get regular tomato sauce and season it, or they sell light ones. To be on an effective diet, watch the sugar grams and calories. My old trainer told me nothing over 2 to 3g’s of sugar. Sodium is tricky, but if you buy low sodium they usually up the sugar grams for taste.
I’m going to post a photo of the jeans I have that I’d love to wear again 🙂
Ok have a great day!
Ok, so I have been wanting to someday have my photo taken pin-up girl style! I think it’s sexy 😉 I have a friend who does photography and her whole gig is pin-up! She can do the hair, make-up, wardrobe, etc. So for my 30th birthday that will be my gift to myself. Here are some poses I like, but of course I’d have to do a little country theme.
If I can’t do pin-up (which none of the pin-ups were ever stick skinny anyways) I still want photos taken. I am doing my best to stay strong and not give in to temptation. It’s going to be day 4 tomorrow and I am super stoked about that!! I feel that writing this blog is going to help me. Even though I only have a 1 follower, it doesn’t matter. Because I know people still read it! I’m hoping to get more encouraging words as days go by, but if not it won’t make me quit!
So many people are afraid of what other people think or feel that what others think matters. It really doesn’t! The only times that you need to impress people is during a job interview. Other than that, no one can judge you! I used to be the person who would criticize others and make fun, but now that I am older and have had an eclectic group of people enter and exit my life. I’ve learned almost every personality there is! I can read people very well and make friends easily. It’s keeping them that’s the problem. Life is too short to sweat the small shit. That’s why I don’t care anymore about anything but making my life the way I want it. I used to try to please everyone, and forgot to please myself! I’m taking back control of my life and making sure no one gets in my way anymore.
This blog is going to be my only go to for help and encouragement. I deleted my facebook about 4 months ago? I don’t even remember it feels so long ago. I did it for privacy and because I was on it too much, playing games, and reading about other peoples great lives. It was making me depressed. So I had to nip that in the bud and get over it.
Anyway I’m getting sleepy now. I will weigh-in next week and post my start weight with it. Might take another photo, but I will probably wait until day 15 of Insanity to show my next “nikki in the flesh” post.
So…. let me start off by saying…. HELLO! Thanks for taking the time out to read my blog 🙂
Today is day one of the INSANITY 60 DAY CHALLENGE!! I did the fit test today, and I did OK, but my lower back around the tail bone area is always giving me problems…. so I didn’t get to do it to the full extent that they want you to. But I did TRY! Needless to say my Excedrin aspirin helped with the pain! Tomorrow I will take some before so I don’t feel like a quitter…. That reminds me of the quote I found earlier today and made my own version in paint to save as my wallpaper at work.
“If you are sick of starting over, you have to stop quitting”
I like that quote. Because it’s true! Every time I try something new, I end up slowly giving up!!! Like a big ol’ QUITTER… I hate that word. Sounds like FAILURE, and LOSER. All the same huh? I don’t know how many fad diets I’ve tried… but it’s always working out that’s gotten me the best results. Even though it takes time to get great results, it’s so worth it. I say this because I know how it feels to be in great shape. I wasn’t always huge, I was a little ol’ thing in High School up until I turned 25. When I met my husband, I wasn’t skinny, I was voluptuous 😉 About a year after we met I started packing on the pounds. Now I’m depressed and my whole life is obsessed with how I look. It’s come to the point where I won’t buy clothes, go out in public hardly, or to any social events. Sad. But I am embarrassed and ashamed of myself 😦 How could I have let it get this bad?? Well, life happens. To the majority of us!
I hope that posting this blog and photos will encourage me to keep on track. It will motivate me not to let you down, those who are following. If everyday people do it all the time, then I know I can too! I am watching what I eat. Not super veggied out, but portioning and making sure I drink plenty of water all day. These photos are from day 1 on Insanity workout challenge. Sorry to gross you out, but after all this is “nikki in the FLESH!”