one workout DVD & two cans of squash.

June 18, 2014


Lately, I've been really upset about the fact that I can't find time to go to the gym.  Last night, I went to the grocery store, came home and unloaded groceries, and then hit the gym for a Body Flow class at 7:30.  By the time I got home and food prepped for this week, it was almost 9:30!  I still had to shower and by that time there was no way I was going to get any school work done.  This also applies to vice versa situations-  if I come straight home and do school work, then I don't feel motivated to go back out late at night and workout/I miss all the good classes at the gym.
SO.  I decided that, come hell or high water, I was going to make time for both.  I came home tonight and dug out all my old work out DVD's.  I ended up with a Jillian Michael's 30 Minute DVD that kicked my butt!  It felt so good to get my body moving, sweating and breathing hard again.  And I didn't even have to change clothes or get in the car.   #timemanagementsuccess  Unfortunately for me, I don't have any weights to workout with and I had never done this DVD before so I was super unprepared.  So I grabbed the first thing I could find for a little extra resistance and it just so happened to be two cans of squash.  I'm not even kidding.  You gotta make it work, people!

I've also been food prepping like a boss lately with fresh deli turkey, garlic hummus, strawberries and grapes, celery and peanut butter, and I even let chicken and broccoli cook in the crock pot over night last night.  I also discovered through an unfortunate bout of embarrassing gas, bloating and constipation that I am lactose intolerant.  So I bought some almond milk, some muscle milk powder, and a blender bottle and decided to make my own tasty smoothies every morning instead of going through Dunkin for their coffee.  And I have to say, I don't really miss it that much.  


I also have been talking about reach my goal of being under 200 for several weeks now and this week I am BOUND AND DETERMINED to get under 200.  It has to happen people.  It is time and I'm going to make it happen.  I was so tempted at work the other day to go find anything sweet and shove it in my mouth, but I stayed strong and didn't.  Old habits die hard, even after all this time, so I am really working on building my will power back up to where it was right after surgery.  Once life starts getting back to normal it can be difficult, but I'm definitely not giving up the fight!  
Lastly, I figured I would share the latest progress pictures with you.  Even though I am 206.5, I can definitely tell that I am still losing inches.  When I put these pictures side by side, I couldn't believe how skinny my face looked!  It is still the wildest feeling ever. 

One-derland, here I come!!
Hope you all are having a great week so far!
We are halfway there!

16 comments:

  1. AHH You look great!
    Where in the world do you find this muscle milk? I have been looking because I want to try it but can't?
    I am lactose too...it blows, but I still eat cheese because I can't give that up.
    What is this broc and chicken recipe made for the crock pot? Can you share?
    Also, I have the 30 minute dvd too and have refused to use it because I know she'll kick my butt!

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  2. You are so pretty! Seriously, and squash? Love your dedication! Have you tried any of the Beachbody line? I'm doing 21 Day Fix, and it works on your eating habits and you can have a lot of different foods, along with 7 different workouts. I totally recommend it!

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  3. Look at you using squash cans and getting it done my friend!!! When there is a will there is a way! I just know you are going to hit onederland soon!!!!!!

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  4. Look at you, you look great! Jillian Michaels is a beast but she get's it done, right? Sending you good motivation vibes for hitting onederland soon!

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  5. I quit going to the gym last year for that very reason. I'm not in school but I felt like going to the gym was such a rigamarole. I wasn't motivated to do it and it felt so much easier to work out in my undies at home!! I swear by Jillian Michaels 30 Day shred. I also have her Ripped in 30 that I haven't done yet. I'm a big fan of 30-45 minute work outs through the week. Any more then that and I just feel annoyed that it's taking up so much time.

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  6. Get it, girl! Love your dedication! I've been finding it difficult to make time for the gym recently as well. I'll have to keep the cans of squash thing in mind in case I decide to workout at home. :)

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  7. Girlfriend your dedication and will power need to be bottled up and sold! I would buy it by the case loads! Tell me more about this Blender Bottle. I see them everywhere but can't figure out why they're so special.

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  8. You look awesome! I love Jillian Michaels' DVDs - I also love that you used cans instead of weights!! haha

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  9. You look so amazing! I am so freaking proud of how far you have come. Keep it up! I now you can get to one-derland!!

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  10. Can you just come food prep for me because that stuff looks amazing! I am so proud of you love <3

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  11. You look amazing. I'm not lactose intolerant but I drink almond milk because it's delicious and low calorie. I like the unsweetened vanilla. I also use it to make smoothies with a chocolate powder called lean1 and some ice. I'm not a good breakfast eater so that's my replacement. I can't give up coffee though!

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