Monthly Archives: March 2014

It’s ok

So lately I’ve been training five days a week for a total of six hours with my trainer. And this week I decided to take two days off. And you know what that’s ok. I’m not slacking in any way in will still be working out for 4.5 hours this week.

Food wise there is definitely room for improving. Which is why I am excited to get my groceries and start cooking some healthy food 🙂

Meal plan coming soon

Sorry everyone I am still working on the meal plan….will post as soon as possible

What I’ve learned

I have been on a weight loss roller coaster most of my life. And what I’ve come to realize is it’s a lonely road. If you decide to get on a weight loss journey there are lots of blogs you can read and get inspired with but you are mostly on your own for the follow thru. You can’t depend on spouses or friends and family members. You need to sit down and write your meal plan, do the shopping and do the cooking because if you don’t no one will do it for you. I’ve decided that I am doing a version of whole 30 that suits my life. That means I will need to be on top of my game, prepping my meals the night before and having a plan. I’m sure the next few weeks will be hard since the kids can be quite picky eaters. The meal plan I will post later on this evening will be my meal plan for in two weeks. I need to empty out my fridge and cupboards till then.

My diet

I’m trying to find the right lifestyle for me. I want to eat healthy and cook as much from scratch as possible. But the reality is I’m a mom to three young children with a crazy schedule. What I am prepared to do is plan as much as I can and be as proactive as I can. My plan is to eat real food as much as possible. Lean meats, fruits, vegetables and nuts and seeds. I’ve also gotten interested in the whole thirty that has recently become more and more popular. Not sure I would actually follow the whole 30 fro 30 days I’m just interested in a lot of the recipes available for the whole 30.

This week was my first full week back at the gym. I train for 6 hours a week with my trainer and this week she really let me have it lol. I have to say that tonight I am incredibly sore after a week of burpees, jumping rope, sumo walking, TRX training and a whole list of exercises I am tired and ready for the weekend.

The plan this weekend is to sleep in tomorrow and make a proper and complete meal plan including my breakfast and my snacks. But for now I’m off to watch a movie 🙂
I’ll try posting my meal plan tomorrow night

Posts and Plans

So for some reason a bunch of my scheduled posts haven’t been published and seem to have actually disappear so I will have to make sure to publish things daily instead of scheduling them to post.

So I’ve been flip flopping between how to lose the weight lately and I’ve decided I need to pick a plan and stick to it. Since I don’t feel like spending more money on weight loss at this very moment I’ve decided to take out my old WW points slider and books and start counting my points again. I had a lot of success on this plan before because I don’t feel like there are any off limit foods. And since there aren’t any off limit foods I seem to pick foods more wisely cause I know if I do want to have some chocolate then I just add it to my meal plan and make sure I don’t go over my points. There’s something about knowing you can have the crappy food that makes it less appealing. But if I decided I can’t have something I tend to binge on it the next time I eat it. I’m going to be setting up some mini goals with little graphs I just have to figure out how to load them up.

The best cookies

So last year I was diagnosed with IBS and I started cutting grains out of my diet. So since I’ve been cutting grains I’ve had to find alternatives to cookies, desserts and other meals. I’ve discovered lots of great blogs along this journey and today I’m sharing a recipe from This site has amazing recipes for everyone Paleo or not. So here’s a link to a great cookie recipe.


Why is it so hard?

So I have started this blog many many times and I am hoping that I will be able to stick to writing a blog daily.

I think I seem to keep getting blocked cause I want the blog to be upbeat and happy but what I’ve realized is weight loss is hard. It’s not just rainbows and magical weight loss. It’s hard work sometimes we go to dark places like I’ll never lose the weight and other days you feel like your kicking ass and on top of the world.

I’m trying to get back to a place where I was eating properly and it wasn’t an overly complicated meal plan. I recently found my old food journals and am going thru them to see what I was doing that’s changed.

I’m training five days a week with a personal trainer so I know I am doing what I need to do exercise wise. The only issue I can be having now is my food. I am eating the wrong foods, am I eating too much good food….lets start this weight loss story one last time and make it stick.