Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Food Log Buddy

A friend and I did the whole 30 together, an amazing journey I will talk about in another post. So my friend, we will call her my whole 30 friend-I may come back to her often, told me about a blog she read and how it said you should keep a food journal. Not one you write down or log, but a picture food journal. Then you need a friend who is willing to hold you accountable to your food. So you find someone who wants to be your text food journal buddy and you already have step one, finding your buddy. Then you just text pictures of whatever you are going to consume. I haven't started this process with my whole 30 friend, but I did start with a few other ladies. Two days in and so far, so good. I will tell you, I wouldn't want anyone to see what I consumed after my whole 30 journey was over. I knew I needed to take this challenge of finding a journal buddy.

Yes, you can lie and eat something and not text it, but wouldn't you feel rotten? It crossed my mind today as I consumed the rest of my mint chip coconut ice cream and a fiber one bar. My first though, I already told them I ate the ice cream, so it's already on my log, right!?! No, it wouldn't be honest. So I guess step two is make sure you have someone that really, really wants to do this and will be honest with you and themselves.

So who is ready? Who wants this change? I wish I could credit the blogger for this idea. I may ask my whole 30 friend and put the link in the comments. I also need to find a better alias for her. Anyhow, take this idea and run with it. Make the change and enjoy the change. It has been fun so far.

So I will leave you with a quick little workout I saw on Facebook today that you could knock out quickly and then you can say you got a workout in. Here it is:
40 jumping jacks
30 crunches
20 squats
10 push ups

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Elliptical

So as many of you know I have been doing the couch 2 5k program. It is 3 days a week for about 30 minutes. If I go to the gym I want a full hour. So my other cardio go to machine is the elliptical. Easy on the joints and it goes by quickly for me. It's because I break it into 10 minute segments. So usually on run days I do 3 segments. Sounds so much better than 30 minutes, right? Plus the 10 minutes are constantly changing what you do so they go by quickly. So I am going to lay it out for you here:

The 10 minute segment:
0-2 warm up. This is an easy pace, if you go more than one segment these two minutes should be done at you're medium speed.
2-3 only pushing. Push the arms of the elliptical, while trying to use just the arms and as little of the feet as possible.
3-4 only pulling. Just like above but pulling the arms of the elliptical. Both of these done at a comfortable speed, but faster than a warm up speed.
4-5 sprint. This should be hard, really push yourself, it's only a minute and next is:
5-6 recover. This should be a similar speed to warm up speed.
6-8 legs only. Take your hands off the arms of the elliptical and go at a medium to hard speed, not as hard as your sprint.
8-10 peddle backwards. The last two minutes you just start the peddles in reverse.

Repeat as long as you want your workout to be, but remember to up the speed on the first two minutes.

Now since I failed to do this earlier, before each meal tomorrow do the 10 squats from before, but this time add 10 jumping jacks. Make a goal for what you will do tomorrow to become a better you and post it here in the comments. Have a great night!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Get ready!

So I just sat down and mapped out how my blog is going to be. So there will be a consistency to what you will see each day. Get pumped and get excited. This all starts tomorrow 😃!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I'm back!!

So I have been away for a very long time. I moved to Florida, had my forth baby- our one little man, and now we are in Georgia and I am back and ready to inspire. I will post food, workouts and motivation. Today's post is an easy lunch. I always have bagged salad in my fridge and olive oil and balsamic vinegar in my pantry. An easy thing to add is rotisserie chicken from the deli section and I got some 100 calorie wholly guacamole from the store. Easy peasey. Plus you can have leftovers. Always with water, the drink of life. Now go do 10 squats 3 times today.