Friday, August 30, 2013

Five for Friday

1. im off from work today with the hubby, so i get an extra long day weekend off since we are off monday for labor day. i also thought today was saturday and that i forgot my friday post.

2. this weekend my oldest niece turns 2! where has the time gone?? her birthday party is tomorrow, and im doing her 2 year old pictures today. lots of julia time this weekend :)

3. i guess labor day declares the end of summer. i got like 2 things done on my summer wish list. i need to work on this whole "living it up" thing. maybe fall will be better. i love fall. is it too early early to decorate for fall?

4. monday starts a new phase of getting healthy here at the house. the husband wants to lose weight too now. so ive cleaned out the kitchen and ready for lots of yummy foods to fill it now so we can be skinny healthy people :)

5. i hope you all have a fantastic labor day holiday!! and happy friday!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Good news, Bad news, and Other news

well good news is, my foot hasnt really hurt me the fast few days! bad new, its still has a swollen spot. im not sure if its something i should worry about or not. im not gonna do any running or walking (exercise walking) on it for atleast another week, but ive decided i could atleast do some strength training.

im trying to get a good schedule of what i am going to do to share with you. ive got a plan in my mind... but things never worked out at planned, so itll just be a rough idea of what im going to be doing for the next 3 months. i just cant wait to be exercising again. seriously, never get injured.

and on another note, you should go and like my facebook page, ill be doing a give away once i reach 50 likes. ya dont wanna miss it!

heres a hint: and no,its not a date with me ;)

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Four for Friday

1. its friday!! and tonight is girls night. cant wait to hang out with my ladies. i made them a special treat.

2. its been a week and my STILL hurts! it doesnt really bother me during the day, but once i get home and take my shoe off its like holy hell. i end up walking improperly or on my tip toes. like. i just wanna go for a run. ughhh.

3. this weekend im doing my first "real" photography session for someone. she knows im a newbie, but im gonna give it my best shot. hope they come out good!

4. im out of things to say. so have a good weekend!!
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

yall, i am not a sweets maker. im a sweets buyer. and eater. i leave the sweets making to my mom and sister.

but for girls night this month i wanted to make something fun. but as i looked through pinterest, i couldnt find anything that was easy enough to make that i really wanted. so i decided to just combine a few together. my only rule was nothing from scratch.

and thats how the oreo brownie cupakes came to life!

Oreo Brownie Cupcakes
makes 12-14

1 box brownie mix
1 package Oreo
1 cookies and cream icing


1.Make brownie mix as directed.

2. Place one oreo in the bottom of each cupcake papers. Fill rest with brownie. (i used about half a scoop of a large ice cream scoop). Bake for 30 mins.

3. Remove and let cool. Once cool to the touch, ice the brownie cupcakes.

5. Remove from cupcake paper, add a scoop of ice cream and enjoy!

hope you are ready for these girls!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

3 months

yall, i realized something today. its 3 months til my birthday. i think i can reach most of my fitness goals (or atleast be close to them) by then. what a great birthday present to myself. i think i can do it. wait, i know i can do it!

ok, thanks guys, just had to share!
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Back to counting

well, ive decided to go back to calorie counting. but just for now. not for the rest of my life.

in my whole 30 challenge i didnt have to count calories. i just had to eat all the right stuff. but i only lost weight the first 2 weeks cuz i was super cautious what i ate. then i just got frustrated and probably over ate on some things.
i havent been a big fan of calorie counting in the past, though it has helped me not eat those cookies when i saw i only had 20 calories left for the day. but i think it will help me get back on a track to where i can see what im eating and how much. once i learn potion control and things i should eat and how it affects me ill probably drop the calorie counting. ill just use it as a tool for now.

i will mostly incorporate a paleo diet, but i dont wanna limit myself like i had to in whole 30. if i want the pasta ill have it ever once in awhile, not every other night. but i mostly wanna eat real food again like in whole 30 (seriously, whole 30 is a life changer)  now that im back to eating things i kinda was before whole 30, i really do feel like crap. im ready to feel better again and not full of junk.

food can really control your life sometimes, so you have to control it in the best ways you can. and for me, right now that will be calorie counting.

find me on myfitnesspal!

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Monday, August 19, 2013


last week was kind of a crazy week, so i really only fit in 2 workouts. i did strength workout on monday, and i jogged/ walked a 5k on friday.

and this happened.


im not really sure what happened. but i do know 2 days before the color run i injured my foot. but by the time it was go time i was fine and my foot never bothered me the whole run. and it had only bothered me one day since. but now it hurts when i walk on it.

maybe cuz i hadnt run in like 3 months and now i decide to jog a dang 5k. who knows. ive been hobbling around since saturday afternoon. sooo. until it gets better, i cant really do any working out. le sigh.

and i was so motivated to get back into working out this week. im hoping this goes away quickly!
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Five for Friday

1. its friday! tonight is the Gleaux Run here in my town. its a 5k at night and you wear glow paint. how cool is that. my brother is doing it with me. its for the american cancer society. gotta rep my momma.

 2. i have only worked out once this week. shame on me. lets try to do better next week shall we?

3. i did transformation tuesday on thursday yesterday on my facebook page. in this past year and a half ive learned so much about clean eating and food. and i see a bright future of things to come :)
4. last weekend i finished half of the front bathroom. i think it turned out wonderful. now i just gotta finish the other side..

5. the blog may be down this weekend, ill be doing some work on it to hopefully make it better. so bare with me! and i hope you have an awesome weekend!
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Monday, August 12, 2013

the scale and body goals

ive been asked several times about what my goal weight/ how much weight i wanna lose. my answer was usually "30 pounds!". that would get me to a weight that i thought i should be at. though i have a number in my mind of where i wanna be, i doubt ill get there.

usually anyone who wants to lose weight, firstly checks their BMI. though a BMI can be helpful, i just dont even check mine. no body is the same shape or size as the next person. so because i have big boobs and a big butt, ill never be the BMI/ or weight that i should/want to be.

i usually let the scale define me. but when i realized my body didnt reflect my weight, my mind started to change. people think im about 25 pounds lighter than what i am. and when i tell them they always say "no way!" while i just shake my head. but im glad my mind changed. as i start my strength training, my body fat will go down, but ill start putting on muscle. and muscle weighs more than fat. so when i get to be toned and fit, how can i let the scale tell me im heavier than i should be when i look absolutely amazing?

ill be strong. and healthy. and happy. why should i let a number/classification bring me down?

so my goal is to be at whatever weight my body ends up at. i wanna be fit and toned and in shape. so screw the scale. its just a number.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Five for Friday

1. i have done 2 two-a-days this week. and im feeling pretty good. next week will probably be 4 times. shits about to get real people.

2. last night me and the husband finally went to a concert that a casino in town puts on. we saw buckcherry. we left after my fav song of theirs "crazy bitch" played. my feet hurrttt.. never walk 2.5 miles before standing for about 2 hours.

3. i went to target and bought me some new workout gear this week. its hot and i needed tank tops and some more shorts so wasnt washing everday. i decided that apparently people need to see me.

4. i really need to update my playlist for my WOGs. whats your favorite song this summer?

5. im hoping my weekend is full of home projects, sun, and snow cones. what are your plans for the weekend?

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Whole 30: Support

you thought i was done posting about whole 30 huh? well apparently i have a few more things i wanna share before i call it quits. well atleast until i do another whole 30 :)

while i was scanning thru facebook, i came across this. as i read thru this whole 30 timeline i found myself shaking my head and saying "uh huh" to just about everyone single one of them. especially days 10-11, days 12-15, day 21 for sure, day 28, and day 29-30. im glad to know it wasnt just me. but they are all just phases that you seem to make it through. but everyday i was thinking "is this over yet???"

i remember reading this from the book/website: "It is not hard. Don’t you dare tell us this is hard. Quitting heroin is hard. Beating cancer is hard. Drinking your coffee black. Is. Not. Hard. You won’t get any coddling, and you won’t get any sympathy for your “struggles”. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE not to complete the program as written. It’s only thirty days, and it’s for the most important health cause on earth – the only physical body you will ever have in this lifetime."

while many people think this is hard, it really wasnt. it just puts you out of your comfort zone and isnt convenient. you have to think about everything you eat and prepare. you cant just drive thru a fast food place like many people do. i was more frustrated/annoyed with the fact i had to prepare every single meal. i got tired of cooking. and eggs. i hope i dont eat eggs for like a month. but any new change in your life can be "hard". you just have to adjust.

one way i found it to be less "hard" was all the support i had. bless my dear husband, he had to listen to me everyday whine about it. and everyday i would say "this is hard, i just want some ice cream". oops. but i had an awesome support group. my parents and siblings supported me. i had friends who reminded me everyday to keep going and that i could do it. a few are still supporting me today in my plan to keep going. i dont think i would have made it through without them pushing me along. i sure do love them :)

yes, there were some hard times where i really thought about cheating and giving up. but then i remembered why i was doing it, and wanted to prove to myself that i could do it. and i had so many people watching me do this and cheering me on. how could i let them down too?

so my advice: tell people youre doing this. tell them what its about and how itll change your life. no, they probably wont join you, but i bet youll inspire them to do something. i inspired a few people. they didnt join me, but they supported and followed me. 

so if youre scared to do it, dont be, its not hard. and its only 30 days. and itll change your life. you owe it to yourself.
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Monday, August 5, 2013

Getting back on track

well. its been about 5 days since the whole 30 ended. and i have not eaten very well at all. and my body is feeling it! its all like "holy crap, what is this?" but im reeling myself back in cuz well, ive come too far to go back to eatin crap and gaining it back.

so heres the plan.

half of my plan is food. im getting back to eatin right. not 100% paleo. but atleast 80%. having atleast one cheat day a week. and giving into sweets every now and then. cuz well, im human. but my plates will be filled with meats and veggies. and little fruit. i gotta control all that yummy fruit. im not totally cutting out wheat n dairy. but ill be limiting that too.

and the other half of my plan? gotta get in that exercise! im hoping to go walking atleast 5 days a week. and doing strength exercising atleast 3 days a week. im not gonna start running right away. im gonna ease back into it since i havent exercised in about 3 months. but im hoping by october to be running a 5k (i have a 5k to do each weekend in october) so i gotta start running again real soon. but i think this will be a good start for me.

im hoping to keep up with this plan to continue to lose some weight and hopefully tone up. the whole 30 got me on the right track and motivated me.. now i just gotta keep going!

do you have a plan to staying on a healthy path?
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Five for Friday

1. its finally friday, but its gonna be a busy day at work. its gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere right?

2. ive only eatin one healthy meal since wednesday. im gettin in all my cheats that i can before sunday, when healthy alisha takes her food goggles off and starts eating REAL FOOD again.

3. today is my mother-in-laws birthday! happy happy birthday!!

4. its an amazing feeling when you try on your goal dresses and they fit! well. fit as in it zips up. i still gotta look slimming without any rolls first though before ill call it a success.

 my holy shit it fits face

5. im hoping to cross a few things off my summer wish list. ive done about one thing so far. shame on me! i got about 15 more days left of "summer" to get this stuff one. anyone wanna go to the beach with me??

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