Still crushing it!!

We are Winning the Day big time!!!

We’re eating clean, we’re working out, we’re setting goals for our week, we’re logging our food, drinking water, sleeping…BOOM!!!

I’ve been a bit off for the past week and a half, but who doesn’t have their off days?  Mine just lasted a little longer 🙂  I’ve also had a headache this week.  BUT I did rally and hit the gym today.  Like they say in the fitness world: Never miss more than 3 days in a row.  I have to workout every day until the end of the week to hit my 4 workouts this week, but it’s totally do-able.  

We’ve been making some absolutely delicious food! We had chicken and broccoli stir fry last night, and turkey and quinoa stuffed peppers the night before…yummm!!  I’ll have to learn how to add them and give credit for them 🙂 We’re doing 1-2 shakes, smoothies or Advocare Meal Replacement (I’m LOVING the vanilla right now!!!) and then a super clean dinner.  

So, today is my anniversary with My Love!!!  4 years of insane happiness!!!  I took a leap of faith to move to Colorado from Boston to take a chance on love with My Love…and I’ve literally never been happier!! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  He makes me smile when I’m full of tears.  He’s my backbone when mine is away.  He’s my better half, my life, my world, my why.  He’s my accountability partner in our adventure to get fit.  I’ve set my goal to FIT@40 and I know I’ve got this!!!  We’re a great influence on each other now that we’re serious in taking this journey all the way!!  I can’t wait to see our results at the end of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge!!  Today is day 17!  It’s coming up, I’d better get to work!!!

We’re indulging in sushi galore tonight.  We’ll make any healthy swaps we can: limiting or omitting crunchy rolls, using brown rice, getting sashimi…we’ll experiment and see what we can do.  There’s no wrong answer with sushi!  I just love love love sushi!!!

I had a meeting with a great gal who is a Life Coach.  We were chatting and she is SO HELPFUL!!!!  I spilled my guts and told her information that she needed to make an assessment for me.  The outcome was: I need to do what makes me happy.  If I’m doing something that I’m not happy with, I won’t be successful.  I was kind of in a “DUR!!!” moment.  It seems so simple, why was I having trouble?  Dur Chrissi!

So all in all I’m a happy, happy gal!  Madly in love, living the good life!  I’m am so blessed!  Thank you Universe!!!

 

 

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Killin it! Crushing it!! Whatever you call it, we’re doing it!! Beach body here I come ;)

Do you celebrate Easter?  or Passover?  Our Easter was very untraditional this year!!! We enjoyed the day with some  Laundry and Paleo turkey meatloaf with cauliflower mashed, and we got silly with lemon water!  Yup we’re out of control.

So today is Day 9 of our 10 Day Herbal Cleanse by Advocare.  We are machines right now!!  We truly needed a good swift kick in the butt and this did it, FINALLY!  We have worked out 6 out of 9 days!!  We have a lot of good stuff going right now!  Clean eating to the extreme…no sugar no dairy and no grains!  It’s not even hard really.  Fruit is candy for us…I’m about to have some candy in a minute…well, pineapple 🙂

The next part of the Challenge is the burn phase: replenishing all of the vitamins and nutrients that we cleansed out MINUS THE CRAP!!!  We’re staying on the track as clean as we are right now.  We’re each others accountability partners for the good right now and moving forward.  No more shenanigans!!!  Well I’m not going to lie and say we’ll never eat a pizza or never drink a beer…that’s not living!  BUT we will eat clean and we will train hard.  A cheat meal here and there is fine but it will not be the norm anymore!  We have too much that we want to be holding ourselves back by being uncomfortable in our clothes.  As of yesterday I was down almost 5 pounds.  I’ll take it, it’s a huge step in the RIGHT direction!!!

I love that we can be so great together on all fronts!!  My Love is my world!!!  We got chubby together so now we’ll get strong together!!!

We celebrated My Love’s birthday in Vegas a couple of weeks ago and we didn’t go crazy, thank goodness!  It’s just been so crazy for us for the past couple of months…this whole year so far really.  My Dad’s passing in January, Florida for my birthday in February, March brought a bunch of business travel for My Love and our Boston trip, and finally our Vegas adventure for My Love’s birthday at the beginning of this month…and trying to get back to normal…our new normal…..CLEAN EATING!!  We aren’t traveling, well let’s say I’m not traveling, for a couple of months.  I’m going to take it and use it to my benefit.  Ass kicking in concentration!!!  Make some great habits that I’ll be able to take on the road in July to Boston for my little Peanut’s 7th birthday…my goodness.  That little girl…oh man I can’t even begin to get going on her…she IS my happy place ❤ ❤ ❤  My niece!! I never knew true, unwavering, unconditional love until she was born.  I was instantly mush and so over the moon about her.  Another post for another time 🙂

Anyway, we are adapting very well!  My “rest day” was cleaning the house today, and I still got a good workout in scrubbing!  I’ll be glad to get to the gym tomorrow…the machines are calling me.  I’m kicking it up to cardio and weights…no more slacking!!  This week has been up and down with my days and my BiPolar Disorder.  When I change anything in my schedules I get a little tipsy.  Nothing that I can’t handle with a little extra eye on me from My Love.  He really is THE GREATEST GUY EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!  Ladies eat your heart out!! 🙂

On another note: I am so very proud of where I’m from!!!  Boston has rallied yet once again!!!  Never count us out!!  Boston Strong is a total and complete understatement!!!  What a difference a year makes!!!  I am Boston Proud!

 

Leave me some love so I know you were here!!!  I’ll follow you back!  

Here’s what I’m working hard for now so in July, yum…Boston lobsters!!!  COME TO ME!!!!Image

 

And I’m a still a failing blogger

I have been having so much fun lately! Traveling a lot is on the calendar for the year. My Love has been doing a significant amount of traveling this past month. I think he’s been home 1 night in the past 3 weeks and he still isn’t coming home for a week. I’m lucky enough to get to fly to Vegas Monday to meet him there for his birthday!! I’m really looking forward to it!!

I’ve been consistently using My Fitness Pal to log all foods I’ve eating for the past few months. Now that I’m consistent with it I want to take it to the next level and take down the calories for the day. I won’t lose much at all if I stay with what I do now. I’m so excited to do our next AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge on Monday April 14!!! Boy do we need a fresh start. I have a lot of networking friends that do AdvoCare as well and they’re starting on this Monday. We just wouldn’t cleanse in Las Vegas, let’s be honest!

I’m missing my Dad a lot this past week. Sister and I had to go through and separate all of Dad’s things when I was in Boston for my little Chicken’s 1st birthday. We donated all that we could. He had a bunch of knife collections that were expected, but he also had some other collections that were complete surprises. Dad is so random! Luckily Sister has people at work that would love to have them. I’m not someone who could appreciate them unfortunately. It would’ve been ideal to take pictures of everything and sell them on EBay but we know less than nothing about all of those things so selling them to someone she knows was a comfort to me. I’m not trying to make money on my Dad’s passing, I just want his things to be cared for 😃

Going to try to be super productive today and clean up the house so we will come home to a clean house 😃

Day 3 of headaches, BOOOOOO!!! I’m loving the Botox for migraines!!! All of my headaches are accounted for, except the hormonal one I get every month. I stay hydrated, take vitamins, take allergy pills every day and go see my Neurologist every 3 months for the Botox. It’s has literally given me back my life!!!

I’m not looking forward to it but I’m ready to do measurements and weigh in for this challenge. We need a good swift kick in the booty!!!

Two days until Vegas!!! I can’t wait to see My Love!!! I’m such a dork!

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