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Accountability

2 Sep

If you look to your right (on the screen) you will see that I have 13 days until I run a half-marathon. 13.1 miles. 13.1 miles should not be considered “only half” of anything. I don’t think I’m the only one who thinks this. Right?

Any who-I normally run long on Sunday’s, but I woke up to some rain and thunder and figured I better stay in. If it came right down to it, I would just run the 9 miles on the treadmill (super boring), but since I have the day off tomorrow, I will run it then. Simple as pie.

I started an online workout log for you to view and enjoy. I should have done this a long time ago. I post alot of my workouts on facebook, but I thought this would be another way for me to be accountable. 

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Do you log your workouts? I feel like that’s all I do. I log them through Beachbody, through work (we get points for eating healthy and working out), Myfitnesspal, and now through here. I think in order to be successful you need to let people know what you’re doing. Sometimes I feel like “they’re watching me, I better move…”  and I go and do something. If I kept this all to myself I probably wouldn’t feel guilty if I quit or didn’t try hard enough. I like to feel the pressure. That’s how I operate. 

If you’re serious about your health and fitness, whether you want to improve or maintain, you need to do what’s best for you. Take a look and ask yourself what would work best? Are you living at your full potential? Could you be feel better? Why do you keep putting it off? Do you need help? Did you know, all you have to do is ask?

Email me anytime @ sweetsnsweat@gmail.com ❤

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

18 Jul

Did you see my post on Facebook this morning? My yummy Banana Bread Oatmeal? I made it ALL by myself and it turned out delicious!

1/2 cup oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Hot Cereal)

1 cup Almond Milk

1 teaspoon Nutmeg (to taste)

2 teaspoon cinnamon (to taste)

1 tablespoon vanilla

Banana

Mix all ingredients except for banana in small pot and heat until oats are cooked through. When it is to the consistency you prefer take off heat. Pour in bowl and cut up a banana and place on top. Enjoy!

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I ran this morning before work. After I run I ALWAYS have Shakeology. It’s important to replace lost minerals and nutrients. It also re-energizes and reduces muscle soreness. There are so many more reasons why I still drink this every day. I could go on and on. Want me to? Later? Ok.

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Anyways, about an hour after I drink my shake I make my breakfast and it’s usually oatmeal. Peanut butter oatmeal is one of my favorites, but I decided I was in a banana bread mood. Hence, the new recipe.

About once or twice a week my husband and I do our own things for dinner. That’s when I make something I know I love and he doesn’t. Then I can eat it all! I found a zucchini (a huge zucchini) sitting in my garden today. I decided to chop it up and just roast it with a bunch of other root veggies like beets, carrots, and onions. I doubled the batch so I can I have left overs tomorrow. I made some quinoa to go along with it. They pair nicely.

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Tomorrow is my Friday. Tyrell informed me that he hates when people say that. He’s just jealous. I’m getting excited for the weekend. It’s our class reunion (10 years). We had such a small class, only 13 of us, so it will be fun to see and visit with everyone. I better start looking for something to wear now…

The Blog – Shakeology

27 Jun

I am very excited about Shakeology’s new formula. VEGAN! If you are interested please let know and I will hook you up! Read this to find out more.

The Blog – Shakeology.

I would love to chat about Shakeology with you. Send me a message or find me on Facebook.

Cupcake wine is good for you…

27 Jun

Good afternoom. I am writing my blog while I am sitting by the pool. Yeah, we have a pool in our backyard. Cause we’re awesome like that.

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I didn’t say it was a real pool. Only one 2 year old at a time!

Me and my other half went on a mini vacation. Sunday, we dropped Maddox off with grandma and grandpa and headed to Deadwood, South Dakota. We did the usual gambling, walking around, site seeing, and all that fun stuff. We have been down there several times, it’s just nice to get away for a bit.

We went to see Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore.

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I know, I really need to look into taking up photography professionally…

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Monday was the first day of my half-marathon training. Good thing it was a rest day, because the gym at the hotel we stayed at was not open yet. We almost won all of our money back that day within ten minutes and by mistake! What a good mistake that was…Tyrell :).

Ready to go eat our fancy supper.

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Mmmm cupcake wine….

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We had a great time together! I sure missed my little man though! After we got home I had a 3 mile run on the schedule and a 2 mile run today.
This is going to be good.

Tough Love

14 Jun

I have been thinking alot lately about why I became a Beachbody coach last May and why I still am a Beachbody coach. Last year my main goal was to get healthy myself. I also found it very helpful to have others follow me along my weightloss journey. It was very helpful to work with people who were going through the same thing. Losing weight is hard when you do it the right way. Good things never come easy.

I have worked so hard to get where I am today. 60 pounds in 1 year (80 since Maddox was born). It would have been very difficult to do this on my own. I
would never have been able to do this without the help of my coach, posting and blogging about my progress for accountability, and educating myself on how to do this the RIGHT way.

There are so many weigtloss gimmicks out there. Turn on the television or go online and you will find some dumb contraption, pill, wrap, magic powder, or jiggly hand weights (really?). Everyone wants to improve themselves, but those marketing people are clever and they want to show you the fast and easy way to get the body you deserve. If all of these products “work” so well, then why do we have such a high obesity rate? Why? To put it bluntly, we eat crap and we don’t want to get up and break a good sweat. That’s how I used to feel. I wasted so much time feeling bad about myself. I tried the stupid gimmicks too. No, nothing worked.

Just the other day I ran across a book I had bought on Amazon four or five years ago. I don’t remember the title off hand, but it was something about 12 second workouts. What?! Come on Lindsay! I was desperate, I had no one to show me how to do this. So, I kept failing and failing.

The biggest excuse I hear the most is, time. I don’t have time to workout and eat healthy. Are you kidding me? Maybe you need some tough love? Workout in the morning. Get up earlier and get it done! Last year I got up at 4:30 every morning because my son was 1 and I had to get it done before work and before he got up for the day. I made myself do it because it just had to be done. I have a full time job, a two year old, and a home to take care of.
Some days, it’s not easy, but that’s life.

As for eating healthy. So not hard! I still drink Shakeology every day and I make sure eating fresh fruits, veggies, grains, legumes (all the good stuff) is a huge part of my daily diet. I have found eating healthy is essential for long term health and wellness. Take care of yourselves people.

If I am your Beachbody coach and you would like to connect or you want me to be your Beachbody coach (I’m cheap…free actually) please contact me and let me know. You can always find me on Facebook.

Cookies and Wisdom

2 Jun

Workouts:
Thursday-Rest (no workout)
Friday-Walk
Saturday-Run (Treadmill)

I took an unplanned rest day on Thursday. My body told me to, so I listened. Yesterday, I went for a walk with a friend. I wouldn’t classify it as a workout at all, just good girlfriend quality time. Today I ran on the treadmill. Do you like to listen to music when your running? It’s a must for me. I put the t.v. on closed caption and watch to pass the time. What do I watch? Frasier. I have a billion of them on my DVR. Shut up. It makes me happy.

I made some delicious chocolate chip cookies last night. They’re called clean eating chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from one of my favorite sites for clean eating ideas and recipes. They are super easy to make and you aren’t putting any junk in them (which is why they are called it CLEAN). No bleached flour, butter, eggs, or sugars. Just good stuff, that’s good for you!

Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Tools
Food processor
Large mixing bowl
Spatula

Ingredients
2/3 cup almonds
1/3 cup cooked oatmeal
3 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips (or dairy free chips)

Note: If you don’t want to use the chocolate chips, they could be very easily substituted with raisins, nuts or dried fruits of any kind.

Directions

Step 1 – Mix everything except the chocolate chips in the food processor. You should have a nice wet, sticky dough when you’re done.

Step 2 – Using your spatula, scrape dough into your mixing bowl and mix in chocolate chips.

Step 3 – Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Step 4 – Bake for 20 minutes.

have made alot of changes this past month with food. I have learned so much, so I am trying to apply it to my daily life. I have not had any meat in over a month, very small amounts of dairy if any, still no pop in over a year, and no coffee for almost two months. I have nothing against eating meat, I grew up on a farm I know how it goes. I just feel so much better not eating it. If I don’t like something, I won’t do it. Simple. We’ve grilled a couple of times in the past couple weeks and I have been eating veggie burgers with veggie cheese. I can’t tell the difference. I think they are delicious. And I don’t feel guilty or cruddy when I’m done eating. It has not been a challenge at all for me. I don’t crave it. I just don’t want it. This wasn’t planned, it just happened! Believe me, there are plenty of other ways to get my protein, which I do. It’s all good!

I keep going back to this, but it seems like it is something that people don’t want to face. You are what you eat. Period. So many people complain about the way they feel, look, etc. I wish they would just realize that if they tweaked their diets a bit and stuck to a workout routine, they would feel so much better. I know, there are alot of medical conditions that have nothing to do with this and sadly cannot be fixed without medicine, but there are alot of things that can be.

Staying active and eating right will certainly change your life. It has changed mine. When I had my son two years ago, I was 80 pounds heavier than I am today. 80 pounds! I didn’t take some magic pill or drink a magic juice. I worked my ass off, changed what I ate, and changed the way I look at food. My back doesn’t hurt anymore, my feet don’t hurt, I don’t have heartburn, I can sleep at night, I rarely have headaches, I rarely get sick…I could go on and on!

Educate yourself, ask for help, do whatever it takes. We only get one shot at life, why not make it great?

You know I’m here to help. All you have to do is reach out and ask 🙂

Need Some Help?

30 May

Workouts:
Thursday-P90X 2 PAP Upper
Friday-Run (treadmill)
Saturday-Run (treadmill)
Sunday-P90X 2 PAP Lower
Monday-P90X 2 PAP Upper
Tuesday-Run (treadmill)

I am loving this rain we have been getting! I love gloomy days. Do you?

I have been doing great with my workouts this past week. I have not missed a beat. I have two weeks left of P90X 2. I am not sure what I am going to do next. I will be starting my 1/2 marathon training in June, which is pretty soon holy crap. I am excited, but I am getting pretty nervous.

I have SO many workout dvd’s I won’t have a problem finding something to do on my off training days. I will probably mix strength training and stretching or yoga.

I started a challenge group last week. We focused on clean eating and sticking to a workout routine. I will wrap it up on Friday. I hope they come out of the challenge a little wiser and more aware of what it takes to keep your body running properly. If you are interested in a challenge group or you would like a private one-on-one session, please let me know. I would be honored to be a part of your journey. Just go to my Facebook and send me a message.

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