Thursday, April 17, 2014

Where have I been and where are we going?

Hi all! I have been missing in action for sure.  I have not been on the blog much lately because simply sometimes I forget about it.  I do love reading the other posts but I guess with work, school, gym, kids and marriage....its been a hectic life.

Our marriage is doing better but always a work in progress. Marriage is hard work but it is beautiful when God is involved.  We are working towards that beautiful.  We are also working towards another kid but its been hard with the lack of intimacy so we are working on that. Sometimes when you have a rift in your marriage you simply dont want to have sex, well at least thats how it is for me.  Sex is awesome but when you have the weight of the world weighing you down, you get side tracked. 

God is awesome.  Im still praying for an issue to be resolved and God to shine through, so keep me lifted in prayer and Im praying for you too.

Peace, love and blessings!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Follow through Friday

This week I dont think I did as well. I stayed pretty much the same in weight. Im still down approximately 12 lbs. I wasnt able to workout in my classes this week because they were constantly being cancelled due to the weather:-(. I only went to two group classes this week and I usually go to 5. I did work out on the machines a day or two but for me, its just not the same. I hate the machines because they are STATIC, meaning they only move in one direct and you have to stay on them a long time to burn a substantial amount of calories. I also didnt drink as much water as usual and found myself drinking a glass of sweet tea and lemonade that my husband made.  To top all of that off I had Lenny's for dinner one day! That is a sub shop here and they have great sandwiches but im sure that isnt good for my bottom line. SO this weeks goals are:

1. Workout all 5 days even if the weather is crappy!

2. Meal plan on Monday for the entire week since I'm off for Presidents day

3. Continue to weigh on Fridays only

4. Lose 10 more lbs by Feb 28

5. Take all supplements, MNS, Thermoplus, Catalyst

6. Remember every step counts!!!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Follow through Friday

This week Ive continued following what Ive been normally doing. Ive been working out 5 days a week, and eating less calories and more filling calories. I started this journey Jan 5 at 225.8 and when I weighed today I was 214.7. I am excited for me and even though the changes are small, I see them. I am going to a cheer competition this weekend with my daughter so pray that I make good choices! Thats a hard thing for me when Im out of town with no kitchen.  I have to rely on restaurants and I hate that!!

Hoping you guys did well too!!

Friday, January 31, 2014

How are we doing?

Above are my loves! <3

We are doing way better. We had a little snafu this week but overall my marriage is getting better. I love that man! We went to dinner last week with some "married" friends and it was fun, fun. I like hanging with other married because they know what its like to fall down in a marriage and get back up loving even harder.  They dont shun you like "some" single people may do. The hardest part is learning to totally trust and see that your spouse has your best interest in mind. We are going through some troubling times, financially and situationally (not marriage related) and so we are trusting God and knowing that we will come out victorious.

Remaining hopeful is hard when the odds seem to be stacked against you but you gotta TRUST him. Believe me, Im talking to myself. Even though it was bleak for others you have to realize that you are different and that your situation will turn out different. Pray and dont worry. God's got it.

Pray for us as we pray for you!!

Follow through Friday

So I must be really dumb because I dont know how to put that pic thingy in my blog this week?? How do you do it??

Actually follow through Friday helps me to remember to post to my blog.  This week, I think Ive done pretty good.
Monday through Friday I take a high cardio class for an hour.  I burn almost 1000 calories.  I have also been walking over 10,000 steps a day.  I so look forward to Fridays because I dont have to workout!! Its a rest day for me. As far as my eating, Ive been trying to eat as clean as possible with a few high sodium Lean Cuisines thrown in for lunch (insert sad face).  I have to do better on lunch preparation!  I eat a lot of fish, vegetables (broccoli, green beans, asparagus) and for a starch I usually have a baked potato. I started this month out at 224, and earlier this week (I cheated and weighed) I was down about 6lbs. Im hoping on official weigh day which is always Sundays for me, I am really down even more. I have my cheat meal or drink but not both usually on sat or sunday. Im addicted to ice coffee and frappucinno (spelled wrong) but we all know those are high in calories. Overall Im feeling great because I am being consistent finally.  I will be 40 this year and I want to be BAD on my birthday Dec. 27, 2014!!!

Love you all, inspiring myself daily!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Follow Through Friday

Hi! Ive been exercising my butt off this week.  I work out Mon-Fri from 6p-7p and Saturday mornings at 9am. When I weighed myself, I was up 1.8lbs.  I was kinda disappointed but kinda OK with it too because last weekend while at Cheer competition in Texas I went to Pappadeaux's. It was awesome.  We dont have that hear in Mississippi so I ate it, all of it, plus a hand crafted lemonade!

My goals this week:

-keep God first with prayer
-train harder (give more of my all in my exercise classes, pushing through the burn. Thinking of adding an extra 30 mins on Friday)
-eat cleaner (no fast food, even if it is a kids meal)
-continue to drink only water
-lose 2lbs by next friday

Ive been following #fitsperation and #transformationfitnation on Instagram because I need the motivation some times and it lets me know that if I keep going I too can be a before and after.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


I have good days and then I have bad days. Remaining focused on God is what keeps me at peace in my marriage and in my life.  Im working on me, one day at a time.  I work out, eat pretty well and try to live well.  I have something going on in my life right now that kinda makes it hard to keep going on. Its almost as though Im sitting sometimes waiting for the ball to drop, BUT I know that God is crazy about me and that thinking will get me no where. I choose to remain positive and look at the good side of things. I choose to TRUST God when all around me seems like I cant trust.  Trusting God through the bad or uncertain is the hardest because you want to wallow in self-pity and self-doubt but I cant. If youve made a mistake, repent and then ask God to help you move forward.  I refuse to pray and worry. It just takes time away from today. Each day is a blessing. I love God for brand new mercies daily.

Be blessed

Friday, January 17, 2014

Follow through Friday

Hey all!! This week has been easier because I'm getting in the groove of things health wise and marriage wise. So this week I've been doing high cardio, weights and resistance training at Jaylo fitness here in Olive Branch, MS. I love it because it's fun! So here's what I been doing:

I started at apprx 227lbs, and I weighed in today at 219lbs.
-only drinking water, or Advocare Spark for additional energy
-eat on small plates
-nothing fried
-veggie with every meal
-lean meats only
-tracking everything I eat!

I think the water is what is helping the most because I wasn't drinking a whole lot of it!! Now I crave it.

Goal this weekend! Stay on track! My daughter is a competitive cheer leader and we are on our way to Fort Worth, TX. Usually when I go out of town I mess up!! Not this weekend. Already started oatmeal from mcdonalds!

Have a great day peeps!

This was last year but I plan to surpass this, this year! 2014 boom!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Follow through Friday

So I am following fabchickgetsfit and she is having follow through friday.  Its about following through on your goals, more specifically fitness and not marriage so I will talk about that for a little. Before I do that, remember to keep asking God to strengthen you in your marriage and if you can, go out with your spouse some time this weekend. If you cant do that, then at least buy them one of their favorite things, even if it is small. My husband loves Reese cups so he always feels loved when I bring him one home <3.

So this week I have kept to my goals, (pretty much). Here are my changes:
-I only drink water or Advocare spark which is all of 45 calories
-I cook everything baked, or grilled (one slip up at one meal, had Chili's chicken crispers)
-I have taken all of my supplements
-I have had no candy (for sweetness I have a chocolate rice cake)
-my snacks have been fruit, yogurt, or popcorn
-I have worked out every single day @ Jaylo Fitness (these trainers are amazing!)

My goals are for month to month. 30 days.  After that I continue another 30 days.  I dont like to make huge big out of reach goals, because I tend to fail.  We learned at church that our goals need to be 30 days, it helps to keep us accountable in all areas, not just weight loss. Go check it out:

Be blessed y'all.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

More to life

I think this blog is more therapy for more than for anyone else. I mean if you are reading this great!  If not maybe I need to get this blog from under wraps and share it with others. Im not sure really whats on my mind today. Im kinda just free writing you know? I really want to thank God for my husband.  He really stands behind me no matter what.  Even in my mess he got my back. Not that he doesnt let me know when I am wrong but he's got me you know?  Sometimes in my own utopia I wish that we could not work, raise our kids and live our dreams. We sort of have a vehicle to that but its putting it together that has been the damnest thing.  It seems as though we cant get our business off the ground.  Once we do, I know that we can live the dream of ours that we see others talking about on that stage. This day to day hum drum cant be all their is to life. Here are my dreams, and Im posting them because God says to write the vision and make it plain:

I love my career!...but I'd love to be at home raising my 2 year old more and watching my 13 year old blossom into a young woman.
I live in a $200K home but Id love for my husband and I to own it together and not me and my parents, but it is still a blessing.
Id love to wake up next to my husband, ask him what do you want to do today and be able to fulfill that and not wonder how many bills will be neglected if we did.

There has to be more to life!

Be blessed.

Monday, January 6, 2014

I'm not perfect

I know the saying, "I'm not perfect" but I'm truly not perfect. I messed up. The only thing keeping me going is my husband and kids. Seems like there is one setback after another. Sometimes I ask "why me God" but then I think why not me? I wouldn't wish this on anyone else. It's hard to trust God when you are in the valley but I'm holding on and walking in faith. Asking a God to bring me out victorious. I'm not asking to be made perfect but to know that I too deserve grace. Pray for me, pray for my marriage and children and trust God. He knows what to do when we are in the valley. Be blessed today!