Monday, April 22, 2013

Early morning workout!

Hello there again! Just got back from our early morning gym session. Did arms...triceps, biceps,..shoulders, chest and leg press. Getting up at 3:30 is definitely not fun, but neither is being fat.  Now it's time to go plan our healthy menu for the week. Probably gonna throw in some abs diet meals in the mix! Love my menu planner. Thanks to Pinterest for the idea. Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, April 19, 2013

I am ashamed at my non-progress....

Um, so yeah, I have not been living a healthy lifestyle at ALL the past few months. I have not kept up with this blog. I have been lazy and overeating like a crazy person. But, here I am AGAIN. Getting back up. Been to the the gym twice this week and actually watched what I ate. So, I shall start this whole process over again, lol. Ok, so here I go!! For today, I shall share with you a picture:

Pistachios. A healthy and delicious snack! We bought a 3 lb bag from SAMs club today and I went ahead and distributed them into serving sizes in small plastic bags. Mainly because I will sit there and eat almost half the bag in one sitting!  So now we can just grab a bag and go, without having to worry about counting anything out. Pretty neat, huh? Ok, so that is about all for this post today. Hopefully I will keep up with everything and stay focused and on track this time. Bye for now!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jessica HAS to lose weight...

So apparently Jessica HAS to lose weight, right? Right. Then why has Jessica only worked out twice in the past 2 weeks? Because Jessica is lazy. I looked at the calendar yesterday. My original plan was to have all of my weight lost by my bday, November 10, 2012. I had enough days to complete Jillian Michael's on level 1, then on to level 2 for 30 days, and then level 3 for 30 days. I even gave myself some 'wiggle' room, in case I temporarily gave up. Which I did. And when I looked at the calendar yesterday, I noticed that IF I workout EVERY SINGLE DAY between now and my bday, that I can complete level 2 of Jillian, then start and complete level 3. That is, IF I don't skip a day. Not even one day. Not even one...and like I know that my body needs to rest when its building muscle. So I worked out today, and I am going to try to complete level 2 by the beginning of Oct, and at least start on level 3 by my bday.
So here I am again, picking myself back up again!! Really need some encouragement right now..cause I am lazy.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The next phase...Jillian Michaels level 2

So I finally completed the Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred  on level 1...and I only skipped about 3 days total. Which is a lot better than last time, lol. I made those days up, however, and completed Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred on level 1 30 times. Needless to say, I am more than ready to move on to level 2 of this workout. I also decided to take a few days off to let my body rest, but.....a few days turned into a whole week. So I have been inactive for a whole week, with the exception of  an evening walk and light housework.
   It is definitely time to get back to it. I shall keep posting progress pics also. Until next time...

Friday, August 24, 2012

New pics...yikes.

Ok, so since I said I would, AND just to keep myself accountable, here are the new 'progress' pics. Not sure if they show any progress at all actually, but I need to post them nonetheless to keep myself accountable. here goes....

                              Ok. Now let's see those pics in comparison to
                                    the very first ones I took.
                                      Here is BEFORE:

                                            And here is NOW:

                                                And NOW:
So, I can def see a slight difference. On my legs, especially. Today is my LAST day of the Jillian workout on Level 1. Tomorrow, its off to level 2, yay! Until next time...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My husband is right...

Ok,...........confession time. Eeeks. Ok, so where do I begin? For starters, I have skipped the last 2 days of working out. OUCH! I know, pretty irresponsible. I went through a depression type episode the day before last and did not feel like doing anything but being in bed all day. So that is basically what I did. It was pretty bad. I couldn't find the energy to get up and do anything. So, then very next morning, which was yesterday, I got up, felt better and decided to clean the house. I succeeded.

      Then it hit me again. Yes, don't worry, I will be going to a doctor to figure out what is wrong with me. But at any rate, one of the reasons I was so depressed yesterday was because I have been doing the Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred workout for 27 days and my clothes seem to fit even tighter!!! I was just amazed. Seriously? After ALL that hard work? And nothing to show for it except a hurt ankle? Without going into too much detail, I sprained my right ankle when I was a child and apparently the stress from so much exercise is making it flare up and hurt. Probably should see a doctor about that also...hmmm.

        So, after having a complaining pity party to my hubby in the middle of Wal-Mart yesterday, he finally said out loud what I knew in my heart. After complaining and saying that I had seen no changes in my body from working my butt off, he then said "Jessica, lets not pretend. You and I both know the one thing that you and I are afraid to speak out loud that has not been happening." I innocently asked "What?", still playing stupid, because I KNEW he was right. Then he said it. Out loud. "Sweetheart, you haven't changed your eating habits one bit." Ouch. That one hurt. Only because it was absolutely true. So here is my confession: I have been indulging in late night snacks, eating out, Waffle House runs at 10 o'clock at night, Taco Bell for lunch, and half price chocolate milkshakes from the Sonic at least twice a week. Yep, there you go. I said it. Whew, I feel much better. So, I guess somewhere in my screwed up head I imagined that since I was working out everyday that I would still lose weight, no matter what I ate. Sounds crazy, right? Well, yeah. Maybe I am crazy. So, that aside, its time to get serious not only about my exercise routine, but my diet as well. So starting today, I have started eating clean and healthy. I have already started researching some clean and healthy food ideas and recipes on 

So now, after my meltdown and small setback, I am back and ready for some healthy lifestyle changes! I just seriously am having a hard time parting with the chocolate milkshakes...but that is what the once-a-week cheat meal is for, right? Right. I just need to keep it ONCE a week, not twice or three times....
Anyways, more to come later. Thanks for reading! Until next time...