Sunday, April 7, 2013



        I DO IT CONSTANTLY!!!!  I mean I can't believe this body is mine. Over the last couple weeks the feel of it has dramatically changed. I have this whole other muscle on the side of my stomach I didn't even know existed!! I can see the bottom of the dark hole I call a belly button!!!  This six pack feels like it is made out of bricks. My legs actually have definition and I catch myself pinching them because they are hard as rocks!!!  OK, OK, maybe not bricks and rocks but pretty damn hard.  I can't go past a mirror without checking myself out....Oh wait I've always done that. Duh.  It's just that now when I check myself out I'm totally flexin somethin like a giant douche. Seriously, brushing my teeth, peeing, walkin though my bedroom or in a store, if there is a mirror, I'm checkin myself out.  For realsies.  I mean fuck it, I'm only gonna be doing this for a few more short weeks. Might as well feel myself up and stare while I can.

    Things are supposed to start changing even more dramatically as the days tick by and my diet gets even more strict and the training turns up.  I can't imagine how much I will be grabbing myself then.  I honestly don't even know if I will have time for anything else at that point.  I may never leave my house...who knows.  Seriously, this is so freakin cool.

      OK, so recently with my kids dramatic drop in activities I have decided to cut the remaining crap food out of her diet.  I was still packing her some things like chips, jerky and protein bars as snacks sometimes if she was going to be away at the gym all night. It was a pain to pack fresh for the entire day and I just didn't want to deal with it sometimes. I'm just being honest.  Her breakfast and lunches were great and then...wah, wah, wah, the rest of the day not so much.  She was already use to not having bread and things like that so it wasn't that big of deal. Her being home a bit more was a great opportunity to get the rest of the processed garbage out entirely ( except dairy, she drinks whole milk and has some cheeses and lunch meats).  I've learned that they may not like it and give some push back.  It sucks at first. It's a little more work and they will fight it but I think it's worth it.  You see if all you have is healthy stuff in the house they may go hungry a few time but they will give in...they aren't going to starve to death.
                     Healthy meals for the week plus a little extra for the pantry and freezer.  

     Some say it's super expensive too.  It's not if you keep it simple.  I get what I can at Sam's Club.  In an ideal world we could all fill up our carts every few days at Whole Foods and buy grass fed everything, but most can't.  That's fine, there are other ways. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be real food.  I make special things for my husband and go to the gourmet stores sometimes and when this diet I'm on is over I can't wait to start shopping again at the Farmers Markets.  It's just much easier and inexpensive for me to get what I can at a big box store during these remaining weeks.  There's nothing wrong with that.

      I don't want to come across all preachy, I just know that over the last year my husbands health has improved dramatically and he lost 50lbs. He is off medications. I am so proud of him for changing his lifestyle. ( He didn't set out to loose weight, just get healthier, but it just automatically happened when he went all caveman. I also just want my kid to grow up with healthier habits then I had. I mean I lived off of Cherokee Red, Kraft mac and Chefboyardee growing up.  This doesn't mean she never eats like a kid.  She just recognizes when she eats junk and doesn't do it often. I mean it's not like she didn't chow down on a huge popcorn and candy at the movies last night.  We just don't keep it in our house.  I feel passionate about this. We feel better as a whole when we eat better food that is not processed, no doubt.  I'm not perfect, I mean the things I would do for a slice of Mellow Mushroom pie right now would make Heidi Fleiss blush.  Nobody is perfect, we just have to keep trying to be better so we can be around for a long time to enjoy this awesome life of ours! :)

Negatives of the week:  A few days I was exhausted and didn't even want to train.  Friday was a struggle and I was starving.

Positives:  Everything else!!!! :) And a big thank you to anyone who has sent me messages or posted comments about my blog and journey.  You guys help me so much! :)

Get out and get yourself some real food and have a great week!!! :)  I'm off for a run!