24 Day Challenge: Day 8

Today I woke up crying – what an odd way to start the day! I didn’t have the best sleep last night because of Miley, she was crying and barking and she had me up at 12 and 3am. At 6am I woke up in tears, missing Charlie, feeling alone. How sad!! I got upContinue reading “24 Day Challenge: Day 8”

24 Day Challenge: Day 7

One week in! I can’t believe it’s the end of day 7 already! I actually forgot to set an alarm last. Ight. It managed to wake up at 5am for class!! So of course I headed to the gym with my spark!! Today was a big day for me and my family – my puppyContinue reading “24 Day Challenge: Day 7”

QUALITY & QUANTITY: you can actually eat more!

One thing I’ve learned in my almost two weeks of “counting” macros and really concentrating on my training has been how the quality of my nutrition can make not only what you eat more enjoyable but how MUCH you eat can increase as well. Let me put it to you this way: 1680 calories canContinue reading “QUALITY & QUANTITY: you can actually eat more!”

…Enter the wonders of intuitive eating

Today is a perfect example of how intuitive eating is slowly working to my advantage.  I think that one day I will have to diet again, assuming I still want to compete, but while I am learning to have a healthy relationship with food, that whole idea of dieting is kind of being thrown outContinue reading “…Enter the wonders of intuitive eating”

31 days of clean food: days 21-23

The last few days had been busy, worked til late last night and didn’t get a chance to post so I’m posting days 21-23. Next post will be up after Christmas so I can have some time with the family. These last few days have been rough – between my stomach hurting and working longContinue reading “31 days of clean food: days 21-23”

31 days of clean foods: day 20

Woke up and weighed in – it’s been about a week and a half so I figured I’d check on my progress. Up 3lbs…. I think that goes to show you a diet soley based on trail mix and quest bars is probably not the “ideal” so I will be better this week. I knowContinue reading “31 days of clean foods: day 20”

31 Days of clean foods: day 18

Day 18 was like any other, woke up at 5am and headed to the gym for Body Pump. About 10 minutes prior to pump I consumed a small apple, 2 eggs, and 1 slice of Ezekiel toast. I felt good during pump, I had energy and really felt strong. After class I headed home toContinue reading “31 Days of clean foods: day 18”

31 days of clean foods: day 14&15

December 14th. Day 14. It was a slow Sunday – nothing was really planned but I felt a sense of energy that I hadn’t felt in quite some time, so I decided to get up for fasted cardio. I got to the gym around 9am and I hit the stairmaster at level 9 – whichContinue reading “31 days of clean foods: day 14&15”

31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 7

Day 7 was pretty uneventful. I woke up at 7:30, had breakfast at 8:45am which consisted of 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup mixture of 1 scoop Metabolic Nutrition Protizyme Peanut butter cookie protein and 1 cup of muscleegg mixed, and then I headed to the gym. I was teaching Body Pump at 10am and IContinue reading “31 Days of Clean Foods: Day 7”