Friday, June 22, 2012

Q&A Time

I posted a while back on That Picture is what you really look like if there was anything that you wanted to know or just hear my opinions on. So after forever and a day I have finally sat down and gotten my A's together.

Q~How has your family adjusted to this new lifestyle?
A~They have been pretty supportive. For the most part I have only changed small things for them but I am trying to make overall better decisions for the girls. The girls see me making better choices and the great results from those choices and they are really interested in how and what I am doing. They go to the gym with me and see me work hard and also see me prep my foods on Sunday. This is about more than getting "fit" or healthy, this is about me teaching my girls to be the best they can be to serve God. Whether that is in the choices they make with food, fitness, emotional or spiritual. I am the one that God has appointed to lead, guide and direct them in this life and I am taking that job to a new level. 

Q~What is your typical menu look like?
A~I have posted a few different places about this you can read here and here. You can also follow me here to see my daily food diary. Username:jamieplayer 
Here is another useful tool that I have utilized from Little b's Blog. This grocery list gives you a great idea of how and what to buy to eat clean. 

Q~What does your playlist look like for workout's?
A~I have been kind of bored with my playlist so I have asked friends for new music ideas but haven't found much new music that I like. So here are some of the songs that I burn to on a regular basis.. :) I hit shuffle and I am good to go with any of these songs. 

Call Me Maybe-Carly Rae Jepsen
Country Girl-Gwyneth Paltrow
Country Strong-Luke Bryan
Dont you wanna stay-Jason Aldean
Dynamite-Taio Cruz
Footloose-Kenny Loggins
Forget you-Glee Version
Free To Be Me-Francesca Battistelli
Her Man-Gary Allan
Home-Blake Shelton
Honey Bee-Blake Shelton
I am a Good Girl-Christina Aquilera
If I Die Young-The Band Perry
It Just Comes Natural-George Strait
Low-Flo Rida
Mean-Taylor Swift
Need You Now-Lady A
Party in the USA-Miley Cyrus
Sexy and I Know It-LMFAO
Show Me How You Burlesque-Christina Aquilera
Someone Like You-Adele
Strawberry Wine-Deana Carter
The Beautiful People-Christina Aquilera
The Climb-Miley Cyrus
The One-Gary Allan
What Makes You Beautiful-One Direction

Do you have any Q's for me? What's on your playlist? How has your family adjusted to your new lifestyle?


Monday, June 18, 2012

My ABC's & 123's

Please excuse my temporary lapse in sanity over the last week as I believe a crazy, uncontrolled, hormonal monster took over me.

I feel almost 100% better today and I am ready to kick butt and take names later! You get the point right??

Plan A-Counting Calories & LOTS of cardio worked great but needed a change.
Plan B-LiveFit trainer worked great also but was way to restrictive and demanding for my lifestyle at this point in the game.

Good thing I still have 24 options left!

Plan C-Balanced CLEAN eating while still tracking my food with MFP along with 3 days of Turbo Fire at home and 2 days of heavy weight training in the gym. I am going to take the information that I got from the LiveFit Trainer and create a balanced weight program that will hit each muscle group. 

With the LiveFit trainer you are focusing on one or two muscle groups a day and there are several different workouts for each day. I am going to take the workouts for each muscle group that are the most beneficial overall and have 2 days of weight training with them. Once I get this tweaked a little more I will share it with you guys also. 

I wont go into the details of what I have ate the last 7 days but just know that it wasn't pretty. What did I gain from you might ask, well let me tell you.

1. Oily face and dry, rough skin
2. Breakouts
3. Tummy aches
4. Bloating
5. Fatigue
6. Overall felling of YUCK!
7. The Scale-I have no idea what this damage is and I will not be back on the scale for at least 2 weeks.

All of these things are really not worth the food that I ate. I know that I felt good when eating clean and I am going back to it! If it aint broke don't fix it!

Anyone else fall off the wagon and having trouble dragging yourself back on it? What encourages you to keep going?


Monday, June 11, 2012

Loosing It...

I may or may not be having a meltdown. Let me rewind a few days to get the whole picture. Thursday night Maycey asked if we could get a frozen yogurt on the way home from the gym and I decided we would since I haven't had one in 6-8 weeks. Friday was my birthday, I ate great and went to the gym like any other day. Oh yeah, except Sarah and I took the kids to IHOP at 9:30 for a little late night excursion. I had the Simple Fit meal but did add a little syrup to my pancakes. Saturday started off good and then went down hill from there. I was fine with it though because I have really done good and I made the choice to have unclean foods for lunch and the best Starbucks drink ever for an afternoon pick me up while shopping. I'm not sure exactly when it happened but I just took a downward turn mentally later that night. I picked up a few things from Walmart on the way home at 9:30 and decided I was also going to have a theater box of raisinets. Really, a whole box! Jon comes in the bathroom while I am soaking in the bath enjoying my raisinets and questions me about them. I then tell him they are mine and I was gonna eat them all because I wanted to. Really? Who was this person that had invaded my mind? Then after I get in bed and we put on a movie I decide that I am going to eat the m&m's that are in the cabinet. I finally passed out (probably from a sugar coma) around 1:15 thankfully, otherwise I may have went and looked for more candy. Sunday was a new day and I was going to get control of things. NOT....well half not anyways. I wanted coffee on the way to church and I didn't have anything besides sweet-n-low or sugar to sweeten it with so I choose the sugar since the other makes me bloat so bad. We dropped Jon and Maycey off after church and went straight to the grocery store for the weekly list. You may not have noticed but there was no food mentioned up until this point yet and now I am starving. I am able to withstand the hunger until we get to the checkout and then I have Maddy run and get me a Luna bar (that was ate in like 3.5 seconds). The rest of the day was pretty relaxing and I made myself a banana cream protein shake to enjoy while I watched a movie. I knew I was short on patience and I was irritable so I decided to head to the gym and take some of it out on the treadmill. This was great but I still didn't feel back to myself or like I had control. I will spare you the details on my meltdown yesterday morning at my husband because MY hair didn't look good and on the incident with my pre-teen last night. After putting it all together it dawned on me that most of it is PMS and I have a really big opportunity this week that has me on edge. My family may be ready to ship me off to the crazy farm before it is over.

How will I make it through this week? With lots of prayer and because I know this too shall pass. My God is big and he already has this all worked out. So when I start to stress or worry I have to remind myself that its already decided and I will not be this emotional in a few days.

I did weights on Friday but skipped Saturday and Sunday lifting. I did do 30 mins of cardio on Sunday and I enjoyed it. I haven't decided if I am going to lift tonight or just take a few days off and just do cardio. After putting all of this down here I am thinking it may also be my body telling me it needs a break. The is not a sprint and I don't have a deadline so its not going to kill me if I back off a little bit.

Thoughts, opinions, advice on how my last few days has been??


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm still the same me

Over the last 6 months I have learned a lot about myself and the way I look at things. Some of this learning was a lot a little painful but I knew that it had to be done.

I heard this quote once and it has really stuck with me, "When the fear of staying the same is greater than the fear of changing, your ready to change."

To some people I may have changed on the outside but I am still me on the inside. I have actually become a better person on the inside because I am happy within myself. When you get to a point in your life when your unhappy all the time its time to take a look at your self. There wasn't a secret way that I did it, I just ask God daily to give me the strength to be the woman that He intended for me to be. Every day is a struggle for me but I know that I have the strength of the Lord to walk in front of me on this journey.

I have had people that I call friends back off from our friendship because of the changes that I have been making. Its hurtful when I see this happening but I know that I can only try to show them love no matter what. I have tried really hard not to talk my lifestyle to death with others that are not interested and I have never judged any person because of their weight. I was just thinking that if all my friends were blind they wouldn't even know that I have lost weight and would treat me the same as before I started this lifestyle. Just think about that for a bit.

I guess the whole point I am trying to make here is that just because someone is changing or different on the outside doesn't mean they are not the same person on the inside. I am still the same girl I was 6 months ago, just a better, healthier and happier version.

The old saying of "Don't judge a book by its cover" comes to mind and it couldn't be truer. I still have a lot of the same problems that most people have, I am just better equipped to deal with them than I was before.

Have you dealt with anything like this in your life? How did you handle it?