Fitness Check-in

Hello Friends,

Just like every other person on earth, I decided to get fit for one of my New Year Resolutions. Lately, I have been having such a great time working out. I am one of those people who enjoy working out, the endorphins you feel after that last weight and the since of accomplishment you get when you run for 30 minutes non-stop. It is the best!!!

Recently, I have changed my gym routine, for the last couple of weeks I have been solely been doing weights. Honestly, because my hair was straight and I refused to perspire with the hopes of making my blow out last longer, but I will save that for another post. Last week I started to incorporate cardio back into my routine (my favorite).  IMG_9429IMG_9462IMG_9468IMG_9489IMG_9501

Jacket: Under Armour, similar here and here ~ Leggings: Old Navy ~ T-shirt: Old Navy, similar here ~ Shoes: Nike similar here

Top Five Resolutions

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Happy New Year Friends, now is the time we share our resolutions. Typically, this time of year I like to think back at the year past and think about how I want to make this year better. So here we go…

  1. Be Healthy- Just like every other person I want to get fit and toned. On the flip side I do go to they gym on a regular basis but I want to be more consistent with my gym time and actually have a set schedule of when I go and what I am going to do while there.
  2. Love Everyone- God wants us to love our neighbors and I need to get better with that. Sometimes when people rub me the wrong way I can just write them off even, when I know it is the wrong thing to do… My plan it to just love everyone and be kind to everyone.
  3. Vacation Often- If any of you have followed me long, you know there are times I get that itch to go on a vacation. I am scratching it this year a lot (lol) I want to visit  quite a few places this year. I will let you know where in a separate post.
  4. Smell the Roses- Typically I find myself to be quite high strung, I have a never ending list of things to do. I want have a lot more moments of peace in EVERY day.
  5. Decorate My Space- I have to admit I have lived in my house for five years, and I haven’t even begun to decorate the bedrooms. I need to get that done this year. Frank and I have already starting thinking about what we are gong to do. Coming soon.

Here is what I eat…

Hey Friends,

Since I posted my fitness routine… I have received a few inquiries about my diet. I promise it is the simplest diet ever, but there are a few components to it. First, I have been gluten free for about four years. I have a stomach condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), per doctor’s orders I shouldn’t eat gluten or consume dairy, along the years I learned I have a hard time processing meat as well. This is what has shaped my diet today.

In a nutshell, I eat vegetables, chicken and turkey. I try really hard to stay away from processed food, but on occasion I do eat brown rice pasta, or gluten free bread… Udis, is my favorite. Gluten free food has come a long way, when I first transitioned to a gluten free diet, I didn’t eat any of the specialized foods, they were so gross. Now they are pretty good, I can even get my husband to have some too. Unfortunately, they tend to be high in sugar and other not so great things to make it taste good, which is why I eat them only on occasion.

Here is my typical day of eating for me.

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Breakfast: Coffee… I like to use a lot of cream in my coffee so it increased the calories a lot and it fills me.

Morning Snack: Fruit, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, serving size oatmeal.

Lunch: Salad, soup, leftovers typically.

Afternoon Snack: Fruit, tea (with cream), protein shake, Gluten free cookies, or desert of some kind.

Dinner: Anything goes!

Evening Snack: Usually a popsicle, tea (no cream), fruit, sometimes a tiny bit of ice cream.

Things to note: I do consume dairy and gluten on very small scales. I eat fried foods which contain gluten, and I do eat ice cream. The coffee creamer I use is nondairy and I eat my ice cream out of a small Dixie cup. I think it is important to say I do not have Celiac’s Disease, for those of you who do, please do not consume gluten. Remember you should always consult a doctor when making changes to your diet or fitness routine.

By the way… I HATE eggs and ketchup!

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Gallon Water Challenge

Over the weekend I was informed about the Gallon Water Challenge. I am all up for challenges, and I am so in there.  How it works is for 30 days, you have to drink 64oz or 1 gallon of water a day. The benefits are countless… but a few that stand out to me are:

Clear skin– drinking water will keep your skin hydrated, helping to clear up acne and other skin issues.

Boost metabolism– by drinking water before meals will make you feel fuller.

Aids in heart health and digestion– when drinking enough water it helps your heart circulate blood through your body and water helps you pass waist though they body.

I started this challenge on Monday, I hope you all join in with me 🙂

We Heart It

xx

Jazmin