So now that I'm trying to stick to the healthy lifestyle, there's been some changes in our purchasing of groceries and exactly how we cook those groceries.
One of the main things I've been trying to do is cook on the weekends so we have some stuff we can grab and go. Since we are crazy busy during the week, it's hard sometimes to stop and make something for a snack on the way to school, work, church, baseball practice, etc... But the stuff you buy already prepackaged is SOOOO unhealthy. I found several recipes (thanks Pinterest) that I have tried with some success. I've made an oatmeal bake (which was great but ended up molded after just a couple of days). I've made a batch of no flour/no sugar cookies, which weren't bad, but a little rubbery. And I've made homemade, whole wheat pop tarts....
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...and I've been putting it off for a few days, okay really a few weeks. I read back through my past posts and that definitely made me feel a little better about what I've been doing the past 2 years.
Some of the last posts from then were regarding weight loss and fitness. The good news is I'm a little better with the whole working out/healthy eating thing and feel a ton healthier! We have really tried to watch what we buy, as far as food is concerned. And of course, when you are running 3-4 times a week, some pounds are definitely going to come off and your energy level is going to skyrocket!!
But, with all that said, I still don't feel like I'm where I need to be. Training for the 13.1 miles proved to me, with God's power I can do what I set my mind to do.
Now, the hard part comes in. I don't have an "event" to train for, so how do I keep myself motivated. One of the girls who went on the Puerto Rico trip with us has been doing CrossFit for awhile. It was something that sparked my interest because I've seen the CrossFit games. Let me tell you, those people amazed me!!! The strength they have! So, my new friend invited me to come to her gym to check it out.
I was totally smitten from the first time I even peaked at their website. You see, Crossfit Solafide is a Christian family owned business. On Sundays, they even have a Spritiual WOD (Work Out of the Day).
So, I signed up! And I'm loving it! I've only been an official member for two weeks, but I can already tell a huge difference! They've helped me with my diet and I'm starting to learn all the different moves/modifications.
So, here's where the blog comes in. As I've said before I need accountability!!! I have to keep talking about it or I will stop doing it! And this time, I'm taking a huge step - I'm going to post before and progress photos!!! I took photos the first night I went to a WOD and I'm going to post those now. And then I will post monthly updates. THIS IS SCARY!!!!
I normally look a little happier, but apparently I was concentrating :)
Help keep me accountable!!!!
...as I've said before, Labor Day is a weekend of celebrating my sweet Daddy. This year was no exception. My niece and nephew came into town for the weekend to help celebrate so we started off with some adventure....CANOEING!
Now, I love to be outdoors and was totally excited to be out on the river. Well, until it took almost twice as long to get down than river than it should have. We haven't had a lot of rain before the weekend, so the river was low and slow. All in all we had a great time, but man oh man, the bridge where we they pick us up, didn't come quick enough!
The girls were hilarious! Emily got bored and fell asleep half way down and Elaina was loving the rocks in the water. She had a huge smile the entire time!
After a day of canoeing, it was time to relax with the family and watch some football, it was opening weekend of college football. And there's not much better than watching football in your pj's and eating pizza!!!
The next day, we had linner (that's lunch/dinner for those who weren't aware) with my family and had Daddy's famous "Chocolate Lush" for dessert. Elaina was disappointed there was no birthday cake!