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Want me to yell at you?

21 Aug

Once or twice a week I like to throw in a good upper body (mostly arms and shoulders) workout. Tonight I decided to create a routine of my own. I liked it so much I did it twice. And you should too!

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When I was finished I did some stretching and I was done for the day. Easy to fit this in because I did something I look forward to.

 

I do feel the need to admit something. I’ve been a slacker with my morning workouts. I’ve been having to fit them in in the afternoon/evening which I hate because I would much rather be hanging out with my boys (husband and son that is)! Granted they join me once in a while, but it’s not the same. I love working out in the morning. What the heck is wrong with me!?

Reasons to workout in the morning:

  • Wake up and rev up the metabolism.
  • I don’t have to try and fit it in throughout the day and risk missing it.
  • I feel great when I start the day off with some good sweat.
  • I never regret it.
  • It’s my alone time.
  • I don’t have to shower twice!

I need to cut this out and put it by my alarm clock! I’m challenging myself to get my @$$ out of bed, get downstairs, and workout. No more of this afternoon/evening crap. I want this done in the morning. Ok I’ll stop yelling at myself now. Need me to yell at you? I’ll do it. Just ask.

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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 🙂

Ultimate Reset: Day 21

19 May

My last day, day 21! I had a great night’s sleep. We even got to sleep in a bit. Felt good.
I just had an apple and a pear for breakfast this morning. Being the space cadet I am, I forgot to take a picture.

I had another giant salad for lunch.

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Dinner was avocado and cucumber soup and roasted vegetables. The soup was OK. I couldn’t eat it all. It just wasn’t my cup of…soup. Budump bump. The veggies were great. How could they not be? If you ever have a bunch in your refeigerator and you don’t know what to do with them, chop them, drizzle with olive oil, spice them up to your liking, and place in oven. Ta da!

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This 3 week journey is sadly over. I am a weirdo and I like to have my days planned and written down for me. This was a very strict three weeks. I enjoyed it very much. It was not difficult, I never cheated, and I never wanted to quit.

Do you know how much better I feel? I can’t even describe this to you. I have been eating a plant based (Vegan) diet for three weeks. I feel like my insides are shining, sparkly clean, and happy. You are what you eat! So very true. You eat crap, you feel like crap.

I have learned so much. How to cook food I have never tried before and new ways to cook the food I love. I appreciate the colorful fruits and vegetables so much more. I never felt like I was missing out on anything. I loved eating all of this food. I mean, there was a ton of food!

Now, don’t think that tomorrow my first meal is going to be bacon and eggs, some pizza for lunch, etc. That doesn’t even sound good. I have to slowly incorporate foods back into my diet. Such as dairy, eggs, and whole grains. This will be a great way to see how my body tolerates this food. If something that I consume doesn’t make me feel right I will cut it out of my diet completely. An easy process of elimination.

I lost 12 pounds during the Reset. I plan on doing my measurements tomorrow morning before I WORKOUT! I am so excited to get down there again. I will be starting month 3 of P90X 2 and running 3x per week.

Thank you so much for following me these past 3 weeks. Posting this every night was a great way for me to be accountable. If you have any questions, want a recipe, whatever…please ask! I am here to help! Want to know more about the Ultimate Reset? WWW.ultimatereset.com/lindsayelaine

Ultimate Reset: Day 16

14 May

Monday, Monday. Day 16 already. My breakfast was amazing this morning. Cantaloupe and kiwi. The cantaloupe was just perfect. Mmmm

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Lunch was…you guessed it! Another microgreen salad. Am I sick of these? Nope!

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Dinner was something new. Roasted cauliflower, steamed spinach, and brown rice. Oh my, this meal was super good. The recipe called for cury, but I chopped up some garlic and squeezed some fresh lemon on top instead.

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Good day today! Total weightloss so far is 10.5 pounds. I am already thinking about Sunday, when I am done with the Reset, I can’t wait to start my third month of P90X2 and have a big old chocolate Shakeology shake! I miss that the most.

It’s getting warmer out there! Are you ready for your summer wardrobe? As a Beachbody coach, I have had the honor of helping people set and reach their fitness goals. I have been thinking of starting another challenge group. We would focus on clean eating and daily workouts. We would set up a private facebook group and I will provide motivation and guidance. So, if you are ready to learn, workout, and change habits then this challenge is for you! If you are interested, please visit my facebook and send me a message. I will be waiting to hear from you. Have a great evening!

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