August 16, 2010

Face lift coming soon!

I'm super excited to announce that my blog is getting a face lift! I am working with Laura of Laura Jane Designs. Stay tuned for the changes! :)

Wet T-Shirts Results

I am very excited to share with you my Wet T-Shirt collection. So here they are ladies and gentlemen the brave souls who got off the couch, endured the heat and worked up a sweat!

Alex


 Amanda
Britt

Denise



Kasey
Janelle

Manny



Marcos



Megan



Me

If you didn't have a chance to turn in your picture or if you weren't motivated enough to get out there and work up a sweat I hope these pictures inspire you. There's no better time than the present. Follow their examples and  "Shut up and sweat!"


SIDE NOTE:
Check out the Shut Up & Sweat shirts from http://noexcuseswear.com/!! I hope to order myself a shirt in the near future!!



August 2, 2010

Level of Difficulty

Today, I had an awesome work out at Boot Camp. As I was working out I was really able to notice the physical difference in what I am able to do now versus what I was able to do in back in January.  I must admit the work outs have not gotten any easier, Hilarie continues to challange us yet I am able to push myself further. In doing so I still get sore...all the time! LOL

After my Boot Camp session Manny and I jogged as part of our half-marathon training. Today we completed 2 miles yesterday we completed 4 miles. To think back in January, I couldn't even power walk. It's such an amazing feeling to really see what your body is capable of doing. My level of difficulty have increased.

Here are some examples of the changes I've noticed in my form. I must give credit to Hilarie for giving me the idea for this post :)

 BEFORE                                                                                             AFTER   

SQUATS

















LUNGES


PUSH-UPS


PLANK
I actually should have a straighter back on this one but its tough to plank on tile when you're sweaty! :)

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being a part of my journey. Your kind words are truly inpsiring me to continue to push forward. I hope that I can motivate you they way you've motivated me. Thank you for reading my blog :)


"Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person's physical, emotional, and mental states." ~Carol Welch







August 1, 2010

Who said healthy eating has to suck?

It's no secret that food can either greatly contribute to health issues or it can help you achieve great health. Knowing the difference is key when you're on your weight loss journey. I wanted to share some of the meals we've been having so that you can see healthy meals can taste with non of the guilt :)




 




Mango Salsa:
We had this on our chicken, with Wheat Thins/Triscuits and baked tortilla chips.


Barilla [Gold-higher protien] pasta with sauteed shrimp and onions cooked in white wine with shavings or parmesan cheese.


 Asian "Big-Bowl" salad


Mexican "Big-Bowl" salad
Note: That is non fat plain yogurt not sour cream.


Home made pizza! One was chicken sausage (organic) and onion the other was pesto (homemade) and tomato.
We used premade pizza dough from Publix. A special thanks to our great friend Denise who gave us the idea and the pesto recipe.

DISCLAIMER: I am no professional so there may be healthier alternatives to these meals.



This is why I say I'm not on a "diet." I very much enjoy our new healthy lifestyle. With meals like these who wouldn't?!


Feel free to comment/email me if you want recipes for any of these meals!


~"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." - Arabian Proverb