Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day 60:
So the green smoothie is a lot better tasting then it looks. here's what I put in mine: 

1. Nonfat Greek yogurt 
2.Half an orange/tangerine 
3. A handful of spinach
4.A small head of broccoli with the stem 
5. A couple whole frozen strawberries and other frozen fruit ( I had a mix of papaya and pineapple )

I also put some water in it because it was really thick. It made two big smoothies and they were really good! 
Day 59:
So this whole blog is not going as smoothly as I would like. I was sure by now, I would be in the best shape of my life and get to tell you of my victory... Well I have made progress, but slowly. I have been told many times that I need to give it more time. My body is still recovering from child birth, my hormones are still all over the place. But I don't want to sit back and wait. It is not like me to give up or "take it easy". So I took a look at my routine and a good look at my diet and I decided that I needed to do something about dinner. I consume most of my calories at dinner time and that's bad.
I have said before that my husband is not capable of gaining weight it seems. The last 5 years I've been trying to put enough meat on his bones to keep his wedding ring from falling off and that still hasn't happened. Don't get me wrong, I love him just the way he is and I really don't want to change a single hair on his head (they'll be falling out soon enough on their own lol :-)) But I don't want to change his diet. So I got out the blender, some vegetables, nonfat Greek yogurt, and a few frozen berries and I blended my dinner up. It looked awful but it didn't taste bad at all! I plan On drinking my dinner for awhile now, we'll see if it makes a difference.
Day 58:
   This weekend Matt and I built some raised bed gardens. Every year we start a garden and every year the gofers eat it. So we finally built some gofer-proof gardens. I've been drying seeds all year and I'm very excited to be able to grow our own vegetables! Is anyone else growing their own garden this year? 
Day 55:
Today I received new tea in the mail! It's not just any tea, it's amazing tea! It looks amazing! It smells amazing! But more importantly, it tastes amazing! I get loose leaf tea. Once you've tried it, you will never go back to bagged tea from the grocery store. With under 5 calories a cup (as long as you don't add anything like cream and sugar) and many health benefits, its a great thing to turn to when you want a snack. It probably shouldn't be considered a snack, but if you take the time to brew it and enjoy it you probably won't feel like eating anymore.... Maybe :-) Now I think I'll go enjoy a cup of my wonderful tea!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Day 54:
Nothing in life worth having comes easily. The harder you work for something, the more you are going to appreciate it when you get it. That applies to many things in life I think. I try to remind myself of that daily. I'm not going to workout one day and be in perfect shape the next. It's a slow process but it's nice to see progress. What really keeps me going are the people in my life that encourage me: Matt, Katie, and all of you who read my blog and let me know that I encourage you in some way. I find out all the time that someone else reads this and I had no idea! So keep the feedback coming! I love all of you!
Day 53:
A "not-so-wise-man" once told me that he didn't believe you could lose any weight if you took vitamins because vitamins had everything your body needed for the day. But your body needs calories. Hopefully you already knew that. I would have loved to tell this guy he was wrong but there was no since in arguing. Actually a multi vitamin can aid you in weight loss! Thiamin also known as vitamin B1,helps to convert carbs into energy! You can find thiamin in many everyday foods (just like any other vitamin or mineral), whole grains are a great source.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 52:
I learned about a local triathlon a few weeks ago. You might wonder who would want to do such a thing... ME! Also a few other people in my life:-) Matt said if I did it, he would do it too! I'm not positive that I'm going to commit to it just yet. I don't want it to take over my life. But if I can figure out how to train for it while still being a good wife and mother, I think I'm gonna go for it! What an accomplishment that would be! And if training just means more trips to the lake and longer bike rides with the man this summer, then why not? What do you think? Would want to hear about my training? Would you want to do it yourself? I would love to hear your feedback!