Yield: about 6 servings
Sexy, my therapy, a mood stabilizer, a body shaper and a challenge. What is running to you? Are you a beginner? Are you thinking about running but don't think you can? I was once there myself and since I started running I have transformed into a motivator of sorts;answering questions, providing advice and suggestions. I will share my experiences, pitfalls, and triumphs as I continue to conquer the challenge of running, good nutrition and weightloss.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Kitchen Creations: Baked Oatmeal (The Remix)
Yield: about 6 servings
Monday, December 9, 2013
Waist Training! The Reality of It!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Easy Way To Manually Add Run Activity to Nike Plus....
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Detox Day 3 and 4!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Raw Fruit and Veggie Detox Vlog Day 1 and 2...Lord Help Me!
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Detox...Long Over Due.
Yeah, I know this blog is supposed to be about my weight loss journey and more so a source of inspiration to others who are on the same path...but reality is there will be set backs, you will plateau, you will get bored and no it does not equate to failure. It will only equates to failure if you decide not to get back in the sattle and restart a minute, hourly, daily rededication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Mind you I did not say maintain weight I said lifestyle as this is a life style.
Ok, the detox is going to be a raw fruits and vegetable detox and it will last for a week. No sugar (I can use honey though), no meat, no dairy, no oil just fruits, veggies and nuts. Doesn't that sound wonderful?! Just nod your yes head and keep reading.
I went to the store to arm myself with everything I need to stay successful during the week of detox. I am pumped I'm ready...I can do this...I know I can do this. <~~~ rededication via affirmation.
I will vlog about my experience through out the week; what I am eating and how I am feeling. My loved ones seemed to be concerned about how my mood will be through out the week, some have even informed me that they will talk to me after this detox week is over.
I think I will be fine...you all will see how fine I am in the vlog...just watch...people will survive and feelings won't get hurt. I will be successful in this. I believe it. *bites lip*
Thanks for reading. Be blessed everyone!
Sunday, October 6, 2013
New Vlog: Random Update!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Depression Sucks and Needs An A** Kickin
Monday, August 12, 2013
Still Here, Still Running...
Any way, I have gained weight, lost weight, been in kind of a mild depression and through it all I have been forcing and when I say force I literally mean forcing myself to work out. My eating was not always on point but I never stopped moving. I should say despite my getting bored with my work out routine on top of everything I still kept moving.
In the midst of my "funk" or "mild depression" I did a whole lot of self examination...there were some aspects of me that I was not pleased with. There were some patterns that I have repeated over and over again that I needed to figure out how to stop. I knew where it all stemmed from I just really needed to figure out how to get past it. So I am now seeing someone that is helping me sort through everything and helping me to figure out how to move forth in a more functional manner within certain areas of my life.The self work is hard and at times extremely painful but I know I will be a much better person in the end.
I have also started back to meditating daily and I can say that has helped with my feeling more centered. Meditating has also helped with my sleeping better at night (over a month of sleepless nights). Yes!
I am beginning to get in an experimental mood. I am considering doing body wraps to see if they firm the skin and reduce cellulite like I have heard/seen. Oh and I don't care what any one claims body wraps do NOT make you lose weight. The purpose of a body wrap is to tighten the skin and even that is temporary; you will need follow up wraps to maintain your results. If you want to lose weight eat right (80%) exercise (20%).
I have also been listening to my body. I had been feeling real sluggish and my face kept on breaking out. I ended up making note of the things I consumed and how I felt 1-2 hours after consumption. I found out that dairy was not my friend at all. My girlfriend hipped me to Paleo diet. I am not going to go all into it in this entry but I will in a separate entry complete with links and all that good stuff. I feel so much better since I started eating Paleo. No more water retention. bloating, greatly reduced the facial breakouts and I have dropped weight. So I am going to keep following the diet and see where it leads me.
I suppose that is all the updates. I for see my experiments coming to you in vlog form opposed to blog form so keep a look out. Until then you all be blessed and keep moving.
Monday, May 6, 2013
My Nike Women's Half Experience!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sunday Is The Day...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Training Alternative: Water Running
I have been water running at least twice a week for the last two weeks and I must say, in my head it was easy to do. Water running is extremely challenging as you have to push against the resistance of the water. If you add weights to your work out then it makes it even more of a challenge. From previous entries you all know I tend to learn things the hard way so here are the lesson that I learn...if you are not a strong swimmer don't go in the deep end. If you go in the deep end wear a water jogging belt (aqua jogger) to help keep you a float or if you are not a swimmer at all I suggest you run in water deep enough to cover your shoulders yet maintain your balance or run in the shallow end of the pool. It's a great activity, good for training, cross training and speed work but risking drowning in the pool is not worth it.
Anyway, I got a pair of water shoes got into the water and once I got my bearings I started running. I have read a lot of different suggestions on how you should run. Some say run as if you are running on pavement, and some say run as if you were riding a bicycle, making sure you bring your knees high up to your chest. No matter which way you choose to run always maintain your form so you don't end up straining your back. I chose to run as if I'm riding a bike, this way is easier for me to perform with out putting much thought into it because I need to concentrate more on maintaining good form and not leaning forward to much in the water.
Overall I really like water running and I will continue to run in the water even after I'm released to run on pavement this week. I am strongly considering running two days on pavement and one, maybe two days in the water.
I will keep you updated on the transition back to pavement running after running in the water. I have heard it is not easy and I've heard the transition is not hard in the slightest.
If you want more information on water running here are some articles that may help....
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sports Bras On A Budget
Monday, March 25, 2013
Snacks That Touch My Soul
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Kitchen Creations : Protein Pancake Success! Finally!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Kitchen Creations : Epic Faiiiiil!!!!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I'm Still Here!!
Yes, I know it has been a while ok a month or two since my last entry but I have been sick and injured. Yes, injured.
After almost three weeks of illness I was finally getting back into the swing of things then.... I got into a car accident and fractured my toe.
With a little over a month until the Nike Women's Half I fractured my damn toe. Can I just admit that I broke down in tears when the ER doctor said I will be healed but I won't be conditioned enough to run the half?
My poor dad was there trying to make it better by offering to give me back my registration fee. There was so much going on with my daughter being checked as well that I really couldn't break it down to him.
It's like this...you are doing something you love and benefit greatly from in many ways. It is the one thing that brings a balance to your mood and in some ways your life. Lets add the consistent challenge it presents to you to push yourself to limits on you never thought you could reach or surpass. Now for the icing, you decided to set out to accomplish your greatest challenge and conquer the fear of completing 13.1 miles; only to be told you won't or can't. *smashed my cake*
BUT! Lets no go selling my bib just yet. I found away to train while healing without further injuring myself and I will share that with you all once I get fully engaged in it and actually can say I know what I'm doing.
None the less the show will still go on. I have bought some goodies that I will share with you all over the next few days.
Until then be cool, be blessed, be easy and keep moving!