Wednesday, April 27, 2011

health kick...

I have not written an update lately, so here we go.
Slowly but surely, that is my new motto. 

I am not a fan of this new motto.  Actually I think it sucks but I am working with it. 

I am much more of an instant gratification girl but alas it is not happening for me.

I did manage to fit into my cute pre-Jax jeans before his birthday.  I vote that my backside looked pretty good but I had to wear a loose enough shirt to cover the muffin top range.  Lets call it a minor success.

Here is what I am doing:

Working on my eating.  I am trying to get enough protein and limit my carb intake.  If I could, I would only eat carbs.  Pasta and bread make me very happy but being lean would make me happier.

I am not going crazy, I am eating well rounded and healthy (with the exception of the cupcakes I made for Jaxson's birthday).

When we go out I eat what I want but try to stay conscientious, at home I am planning veggie an protein based meals.

I am watching my cocktail intake, apparently I don't need a margarita just because it is a warm afternoon. I think this sucks as well.

I am running some and working hard at the gym. 

I feel a little better in my skin but I am still way out  from where I want to be.

Slowly but surely, it is not fun but hopefully it will work.



*What is your plan? How are you staying/getting healthy?


  1. Do you have an iPod or iPhone? They have a great app in the store called "Lose it!" and it is amazing. It has most foods (including most chain restaurants) already loaded in there, so you quickly search for the food, and say how much you ate of it. You can also record basic daily activity like walking and such! It's a really great way to keep track of what you're eating and keep under a calorie limit - and it'd probably help with watching pasta and such :D

  2. Another mom here! I know how hard it is to eat right and exercise while taking care of the littles! I'll be following your progress. Come visit!

  3. I am an instant gratification girl too...I get so frustrated that I can't lose the extra pounds in a week like I could 20 years ago!

  4. I haven't had a drink in a week. Lost four pounds. I vote skinny over buzzed.

  5. Seems like we are all in a hurry to get to healthier places but in the scheme of things, time flies! I've been doing my veggie-centric thing for over 5 weeks now (and at times I'm ready to be done with it).
    I'm focusing on momentum, concentrating on the stuff I'm doing right and chipping away at the stuff I'm not.

  6. I am instant gratification too. I love working out with weights - they are almost instant gratification, closet we'll ever get when it comes to workouts!

    Thanks for visiting. I'm your newest follower :-)

  7. Darnit on NYC and NWM! NWM is on my bucket list too...suppose I should get in that lottery one of these years.

  8. Sounds like a great plan! My boyfriend is a health counselor and personal trainer, so he is trying to help me change my eating habits, which have been pretty horrible for the past 26 years. I am such a sucker for a good piece of bread or baked good. Like, I could live off of them. Have you ever tried quinoa or spelt? I really like them both and they are a great alternative to some of those not so good carbs. I even have quinoa for breakfast with berries, some almond milk, and a little maple syrup.

    Your post makes me want to head to the gym tonight, good luck! Keep it up!

  9. Elena, have you had your thyroid checked? I developed Hashimoto's (a thyroid disease) when I had Edie, and apparently that's not uncommon after having a baby. I used to be a size 4 and am now a size 12, while still exercising hard and eating soooooo well!!! Worth looking into.

    BTW: Santa Fe has some great free hot springs nearby, and great hikes! Your mom is sweet!

  10. This cracked me up...and reminded me a little of myself!