Thursday, August 30, 2012

Damn it feels good to be a GANGSTER

Yeah I was a total gangster at the gym today. 

I jogged for 5 minutes straight and killed it in abs. WHAT WHAT 

We have all seen the pin about "if you look good afterwards you didn't do it right!" 

SO here is my before and after hahah 

Putting on my tennis shoes is what puts me in the kick butt mood! 

One of the other things that I have been focusing on is looking and feeling better all over- not just with my weight. It makes me feel good about myself and it keeps me on track. SO yesterday I decided to buy new makeup. 

Revlon Photo Ready 
The "airbrush" foam is AWESOME and I also really like the cream blush! 
Looking and feeling pretty helps my body image and keeps me motivated to continue working hard

Also I love this stuff I have been getting it for a couple of years now. Dr. Teals Relax and Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint. Nothing feels better than a minty fresh bubble bath after a hard workout. 

I am going to Aubrey this weekend again and I am really excited but I also have to keep in mind my food goals for this trip. I know I can control cravings and the voice of health is LOUD and PROUD! 
I am taking more of my date mixture but this time I did a "Mexican Brownie" version 
I blended dates, walnuts, cocoa powder, cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and cayenne pepper 
This time I shaped them into brownie like squares. They are AWESOME 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


228.... thats my WEIGHT!?!

I have now lost 47 pounds!

When I lose 3 more pounds I will have lost 50 pounds... OH MY LORD 

This is actually a slightly creepy photo hahah but LOOK thats what 50 pounds looks like

The best part of this for me is the tons of delicious food I am eating! I never feel deprived in fact I actually feel WAY better than ever before. Whataburger you are delicious its true but its such a pain to have stomach aches from a ton of fries no matter how good it tastes... the stuff I am making tastes just as good!!! 

Tonight I did a crock pot meal knowing that I would be coming home late and wanted to save time. This is half a pork roast that put on low with some chicken broth and a head of cabbage. It cooked from 7 am to 6 pm MMMM
Serve it over rice and VOILA deliciously wonderful meal ready when you walk through the door from the hardcore workout you just did that made you ravenous! 

Monday, August 27, 2012


Today was the first day that kids were back at school.

Woke up at 6:30
Ate a leftover banana flax muffin MMMM
Got to school at 7:15
Was on my feet all day
Had to deal with discipline issues even on the first day of school... SERIOUSLY? Not a good sign.
BUT really it was minor things and they fixed it once I gave them the scary face haha
Stayed at work planning for tomorrow and making copies and left at 4:50

NORMALLY this would have been a great excuse NOT to go to the gym.

Instead I already had my gym clothes in the car and I headed straight to the gym from work.

I worked out for an hour!!! And I kicked butt. I didn't take it easy on myself.
I had that moment where I questioned if I could hit the jog button again and just told myself "DO IT YOU FAT HOOKER!" and I did.
I also tried a couple of new things today. These were seriously hard and I felt like I was at crossfit. It got my heart racing and I was sweating all over again.


Apparently this is a soccer drill but HOLY CRAP does it get your abs and legs fired up and your heart beat up.


(go from C to B and keep doing B and C for about 30 reps) 

OH MY GOOD LORD this was hard - I used a 15 pound kettle bell and I alternated between the toe tap, bell swing, toe tap, bell swing etc. IT WAS HARD and in an awesome way! :) 

 We ate dinner and sat down to a new show on BBC called Copper. I am about to make myself some coffee and watch favorite TV shows until its time for bed and I can do it all over again tomorrow.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Eat Better, Look Better, Feel Better REPEAT

Eating better is becoming fun! The challenge of making delicious food but with low calories and eating more whole grains, fruits, veggies, lean proteins, fish, and less processed foods is really making me look and feel better. I have to say besides the obvious outcome of losing weight, eating right makes my body FEEL good. I actually have energy and I don't remember the last time I had stomach pains from 1. eating too much or 2. eating overly fatty foods 

Healthy options are much more appealing when you realize how much your body will reward you for your better choices.

When you think about going to get fast food or indulging in that giant slice of pizza etc. remember:
While junk food offers a pleasurable experience, the longer-term impacts on our body are not pretty.  By its very nature and the lack of quality nutrients, junk food delivers empty calories, little nutritional value, and ingredients that create biochemical reactions that are harmful to our bodies and ultimately lead to disease, obesity, and other serious health concerns.

Lets get happy! 

Honey Sesame Salmon with Pineapple Almond Rice

  • Salmon
  • Brown Rice
  • Onion
  • Sesame Oil
  • Honey
  • Sesame Seeds 
  • Pineapple
  • Green Onion
  • Olive Oil Spray 
  • Sliced Almonds 
  • Spices - salt, pepper, spice mix such as my favorite special shit

Cook minute rice according to box directions (I also add seasonings to the rice before it cooks) 

Brown rice is seriously so much better than white. It has a different texture but its so nutty and adds flavor in my opinion. 

Next get your salmon in the oven. I put a small drizzle of sesame oil and honey on top and then covered it in roasted sesame seeds. Put it in the oven at 350. I didn't time it but watch it carefully because you don't want dry salmon. 

 While the salmon is baking put olive oil spray in a pot and add a TINY amount of sesame oil. 

Add onions and saute 

 Then add pineapple and rice and stir until its kind of crispy like a fried rice 

 When its done toast some almonds and stir into the rice with a little green onion 

 Serve it up with your moist delicious salmon and smile at how awesome this healthy meal tastes

As always I have to have dessert. I give up the afternoon snack every time for a delicious dessert at night! I cut up a banana, topped it with sugar free jello, FREE cool whip, and a few dark chocolate chips. YUMMMM

This morning I made some seriously awesome muffins. 


I found this via a health food blog called PB FINGERS written by a woman my age named Julie. She has some great recipes and ideas and this one sounded too good not to try. 

  • ¾ c. whole wheat flour
  • ½ c. old fashioned oats
  • ¼ c. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 ½ tbsp. canola oil
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • ½ c. milk
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  • Combine whole wheat flour, oats, brown sugar, flax seeds, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  • In a separate bowl, mix together egg white, oil, vanilla, banana and milk
  • Gradually mix flour mixture into egg mixture until batter is combined
  • Divide the batter into the six muffin cups
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes

 I actually subbed coconut oil 

 I also added a few walnuts - not too much - I literally added like 2 tbs. 

 And for my love of dark chocolate and my husbands FAVORITE chocolate chip muffins-
I did half with 7 scrumptious chocolate chips on top. 
* Notice it only makes 6 muffins so if you have company double the recipe 

 Can you see the moist deliciousness that is HEAVENLY healthy whole wheat muffins with chunks of banana and random bites of walnut? Its so good it doesn't even seem like health food.

 Eat with a few sprays of fake butter ... MMMM haha no really its GOOD and a great calorie saver
THEN resist the urge to eat all the muffins! 

  • Ground Turkey 
  • Onion 
  • Spicy seasoning mix (such as AW SHIT! or Slap Your Momma) 
  • Chili Powder 
  • Cumin Powder 
  • Romaine Hearts 
  • Non fat greek yogurt 
  • Salsa 

Brown the turkey and onions then add spicy seasoning, chili powder, and cumin

 Mix yogurt and salsa for a creamy fat free SPICY dressing 

  • fresh spinach
  • Canned artichokes 
  • onion 
  • garlic
  • garlic powder
  • red pepper
  • fat free cottage cheese 
  • ground turkey 
  • low calorie light spaghetti sauce
  • whole what lasagna noodles 
  • part skim mozzarella 

I pureed the onion so it would be really fine - this made it JUICY which isn't so bad I just didn't use any  oil in the pan so calorie save! Saute garlic and onion

Add in artichokes and saute until browned slightly then add in spinach 

Puree cottage cheese - MMM creamy 

Add the cottage cheese puree and garlic powder and red pepper to taste. Set this to the side for layering later. 

Brown turkey and add seasonings to taste (again I use Special Shit! on everything) 
Then pour in the jar of your low calorie spaghetti sauce. PREGO Light Smart is my favorite

Now put a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of your pan and top with whole wheat lasagna noodles. I don't boil mine first I put them in straight from the box. 

Layer as follows - spinach artichoke mix, meat sauce, small sprinkle of cheese 

When you get to the last layer top the noodles with a little sauce and a small sprinkle of cheese. 
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes.