OMGoodness!!!

First I need to tell you about my dinner last night. It was AHHHHHHMAZING!!!! Yeah it was that good. 


So, all of my dinner was wonderful, but the shrimp I’m loving it and thinking about making it again this week. It’s Paleo coconut shrimp and let me tell you it was simply amazing. 

Things I like about this recipe 

  • Easy to make
  • Fast
  • And oh yeah tastes AWESOME

If you want to give the recipe a try click right here.  Seriously, click the link, you won’t be sorry. 

Along with the shrimp I had fresh green beans and a nice salad. It was a delicious dinner and there are leftovers. Can you guess what I’m having for lunch today. 

And, well dinner was followed up with this 

It is delicious although I’m wondering about the size of this thing. I mean it is HUGE I’m wondering if it’s radioactive or something I mean how else does one grow a strawberry that big. 

Okay, so now let’s talk about my goals for this week. 

Eat clean, healthy meals, and make the best food choices I can. 

Hit the treadmill 5 days this week and increase my speed by a tenth of a mile every day. 

Complete week 2 of Phase 1 of Metabolic Aftershock

Accept that there will be difficult times, but not let them define me. 

Monday: Workout 1 MA & 10 minutes on treadmill with increase speed & Kickball✔️

Tuesday: 20 minute bike ride or Wave & 10 minute treadmill with increase speed✔️

Wednesday: Workout 2 MA & 10 minute treadmill with increase speed✔️

Thursday: 20 minute bike or Pound workout & 10 minute treadmill with increased speed

Friday: Workout 3 of MA & 10 minute treadmill with increase speed ✔️

Saturday & Sunday: Have fun. ✔️

So here it is folks my goals and accountability for the week. It’s writer down and out here for the world to see so now I’ve got to do it. Thank you for taking part in this journey with me and for keeping me accountable. 

Setting Goals & Accountability

Today, I’m holding myself accountable and I’m doing that by posting here what my goals are for this week. 

  1. Eat clean & healthy foods – making the best food choices I can, putting the proper food in my body to help fuel my body to be the best it can be. ✔️
  2. Complete Week 1 of Phase 1 of Net
  3. Metabolic Endurance✔️
  4. Walk 5 days and add a minute to my walk time every day✔️
  5. Won’t be discouraged if the number on the scale doesn’t change – as long as I eat properly and exercise changes are happening even if I don’t see them right away. ✔️

So these are the goals for the week and with this I’m also going to list what I’m doing each day.

Monday

  • Day 1 of Metabolic Endurance✔️
  • Do 5 minute cool down on treadmill✔️
  • Kickball✔️

Tuesday

  • 6 minutes on the treadmill✔️
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Wednesday

  • Day 2 of Metabolic Endurance ✔️
  • 7 minute cool down on treadmill ✔️

Thursday

  • 8 minutes on the treadmill✔️
  • Bike ride 30 minutes

Friday

  • Day 3 of Metabolic Endurance ✔️
  • 9 minute cool down on treadmill ✔️

Saturday

  • 10 minutes on treadmill ✔️

Sunday

  • Have fun

And, I’m happy to report that I’ve already checked off 2 of the items under Monday. I’ll have to wait till tonight to check off that last item on the list, but I will. I’ll keep updating the list throughout the week, and I want to have the entire list with ✔️ after each item. 

So there you have it friends my goals for the week and my accountability list. Here’s hoping someone will check in with me and make sure I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. 

A friend posted this today and I thought it was perfect. I won’t ever be the best at running or working out, but today I’m already better than I was yesterday. The only person you are truly competing with is yourself. Be better today than you were yesterday. 

Happy Monday!!!

Getting Back Into It

I’ve been crazy busy and massively slacking in the blogging. But, I’ve decided that it’s something I need to make time for since I really enjoy it. 

I’ve been super diligent about tracking my food using MyFitnessPal, if you use it feel free to add me ARosa1980. I love having friends for encouragement and accountability. 

I’ve tracked everything I’ve eaten for 2 weeks now and have lost 7 pounds. Okay, I really haven’t lost 7 pounds because I’m not looking to find them ever again so let’s say I’ve destroyed 7 pounds over the last 2 weeks. I haven’t added any exercise into the mix this has just been through watching what I eat and recording what I’m eating. I’ve even had a couple of days where I ate more than I should have and not made the best choices. However, over 2 weeks I’ve made for the most part healthy food choices and it’s shown. 

I really wanted to get back into the tracking and clean healthy eating before I added an exercise regimen in. One thing at a time. Well tomorrow I’m starting to add the exercise back in. I’m doing a 9 week program that is based on my metabolism. It’s only 15 minutes a day 3 times a week. There are no designated rest periods as the way it works is to push yourself as hard as you can until you can’t go anymore than rest until you can go. I’m going to give it a whirl. I mean I can find 15 minutes in my day to do a little physical activity. So, I’m going to give it a whirl and see how it goes. 

Along with tracking all my food with MyFitnessPal I’ve been going to town again on YouFood. It’s kind of like Instagram but for food. It works great for the times when I can’t immediately log my food as I’ve got a picture of what I’ve eaten. Plus, I get to see all sorts of deliciousness that other people are eating and pick up some new recipes. If you’re on YouFood or join follow me at AbbyR. I’d love to see what you are eating and cooking. You also can post your exercise which is always fun to see what others are doing and perhaps learn about a new workout/exercise. 

So yeah, 2 weeks of tracking and sticking with it and I’ve had results on the scale. I just need to remember that even if I don’t always see results on the scale it doesn’t mean results aren’t happening. Unfortunately, I too often forget that and get discouraged. There is more to being healthy than the number on the scale. 

Sorry I’ve been MIA but I’m back!!!!

May, is starting a new outlook on things. 

Tracking

I started tracking my food intake again this week. Which, I know is the best way for me to eat healthy and stay on track. 

I think it’s the whole I wrote it down and others on My Fitness Pal can see exactly what I’ve eaten. So I guess it’s a little bit of guilt and definitely a whole lot of accountability. 

Now, I just need to stick with this tracking. I must stay accountable. 

So far so good 2 days and keeping track of all I eat. I definitely know that by tracking I’m doing a whole lot less snacking. Which may be in part to me being lazy and not wanting to log food so I just don’t eat it. Which, is a good thing since 9 times out of 10 I don’t need the snack anyway.

Keep on tracking.  

Massage

My one leg has been swelled up quite a bit for a while. So today was a day to work on that. 

I had a massage and hot stone massage done on my lower legs. And, well can we just say AHHHHHHHHH. 

It was great. They started with a massage working out all of the kinks so to speak. And, let’s just say it hurt so good. I could tell the complete difference in my legs between the swollen and not swollen one. When working on my good leg there was very few trigger points. On the leg with swelling oh my!!! I was definitely flinching and biting my knuckle a few times. 

This was followed up by hot stone massage and it was wonderful. I am hoping the massage will help get things moving and the swelling will go down. We shall see if this will help any. Doesn’t hurt to try. 

And, hey if it doesn’t help with the swelling it felt amazing and was very relaxing. So it was completely worth it. 

I’m thinking I need a back massage or maybe even a full body massage next. Hmmmm how to convince the husband of that. 

Getting Ready

Today I sat down and wrote up a meal plan for the next 30 days.

Basically it’s type of categories and scheduled for days throughout the month. So I don’t have an exact set of meals as this is what I’m eating today. It’s more today I’ll have Italian, so maybe it’ll be zoodles with sauce and meatballs, or eggplant lasagna, or whatever floats my fancy in that genre of food. 

My categories are burgers because that’s an endless list of possibilities, Mexican, Italian, Soup, Comfort Food, chicken, and fish, for dinner. Lunch is sandwiches, salads, and leftovers. And, breakfast is made up of omelettes, eggs, pancakes, cereal, veggies and sausage, and chia pudding. So lots of things to choose form and a plan but not super strict. 

Each genera of food has a number and each day I’ve picked a number from breakfast, lunch, and dinner so that I know which days will be what types of food. So planned but not overly planned. It can be adjusted a bit of need be and also based on what is available at the farmers market and grocery store. 

Now I just need to make one for exercise. 

Now it’s time to watch the Oscars. 

Oh So Many Truths

   
   
I of course find all of these humorous and unfortunately so true for me. And, well I need to get out of this type of mindset. 

I did pick up this little magnetic calendar which I will be filling out this week.  

 I think scheduling everything both exercise and meal plans will get me back on track since I’ve been off track for so long. 

I’ll be posting a follow up picture with my plan for the next 30 days and hopefully that will help keep me accountable as well. 

Happy Friday all!!!

Playing Fetch Counts…Right?

I spent the day running errands and taking care of stuff. 

As for being active, well yeah that wasn’t really happening. 

Well does playing fetch with the dogs count? I mean I do have to wrestle the ball out of their mouths so that it can be thrown again. 

Ughhhhh!!!! I need to find the motivation to be active. 

I’m thinking about going to a local brewery on Sunday that is doing a yoga and brews class. I’ve gone before and really enjoyed it. And, well I’ve been missing yoga I need to start going balc to my daily classes. 

Tomorrow is another day of errands and work related stuff. I’m hoping that after this week I’ll be on a more defined schedule and will be able to get things done. 

Got to make the time for me and just do it. 

I Need To Get Back To This

  
I really need to remember this and start doing this again always. Not just down of the times.  Who cares if people look at me funny while I plug it all into my phone. I need to do it to keep track of what I’ve got going on and what I’m putting into my body. I do so much better when I keep track. 

I’m really going to focus on this over the week. Track track track. 

Truth But Not Good

  
Truth. 

However, when it comes time to wear actual pants and they no longer fit it’s not a good thing. 

I love a good pair of comfy yoga pants or sweats. And, well when you work from home you can get away with doing just that. Unfortunately, the problem with wearing the comfy pants and not real pants is they stretch. And, so when you’ve gained weight you don’t really notice, since the waistband expands. And, well real pants don’t do that. 

So I’ve now taken to putting on real pants instead of comfy clothes on the days when I’m at home working so that I can tell when my diet has gotten a bit out of control, and well who am I kidding my diet has been out of control for quite a while. 

So yeah your pants can’t get tight if you don’t wear any but you may be in for a huge shock when you need to wear pants.