Been on Vacation Saturday, Dec 31 2011 

Are you ready for 2012?  I am!  I will not be blogging over the weekend, but I will be back Monday!  Ready to start fresh.  Do you have plans to celebrate the New Year?  Would love to hear about them!

 

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No Mo Plateau!! HEHE Friday, Dec 9 2011 

We all know that when we diet and exercise we can expect to plateau! Well I hit that point and it is so depressing!  However, my plateau is over and I have officially lost 13 pounds.  I love my exercise classes and my eating clean changes.  Now, I don’t eat clean everyday but I try.  We will be back in Louisiana for Christmas and everyone is cooking and baking so I guess I will have to work extra hard for the next two weeks so that I do not gain weight because in our family you can’t pass up the dessert table………lol

Oh yeah.  I have been so impressed with my body step class and instructor that I have decided to go take the training to become a certified instructor.  I am super excited about this.  It isn’t impossible but it is kinda challenging to have a “job”.  This way I get my exercise daily, I get paid for it, and it goes with me everytime I move.  I can’t wait.  I will keep you all posted.

Well that’s all for me tonight.  Have a great night and I will try to return sooner rather than later…… 🙂

What a week! Saturday, Dec 3 2011 

This has been one heck of a week.  I am not so sure that I am ready for the weekend.  Not to mention I only have two weeks to get everything done to prepare to go to Lousiana for Christmas but before that we are doing our Christmas here in Kansas.  This means that I have to coordinate with Santa to make sure he knows which house to come to.  Otherwise, I may have some very disappointed kids on Christmas day.  It is going to be alot of work but it will be great to spend Christmas with family down south this year.  We haven’t been home for Christmas since 2001!!!  Should be exciting!!

As for my week in work out and eating clean……. big fat :p  Didn’t do so well this week.  Mainly because I haven’t been able to eat.   I think it is sinus but I hope I am not coming down with something. When I did eat, I ate somewhat clean.  So I guess that’s not too bad. I did work out Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  I just could not get there Thursday and Friday.  I am hoping next week will be better.  Maybe I just needed a break.

Speaking of eating clean…..today my husband came home early and I was volunteering at the Exchange to wrap presents so I wasn’t here.  I called him and asked him to thaw out some ground meat so that I could make chili.  He did just that, only problem, he didn’t take out the clean ground beef…..So, do I put the ground meat back and take out mine while risking him never wanting to help again or do I just go with it?  You got it, I went with it….. 🙂 I cooked up some homemade chili and everyone is happy now…..lol

I also found a natural, clean snack the other day that I am very excited to share with you.  I will be posting a picture later this weekend.

I am done here for the night.  Make sure you check back………

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas! Thursday, Dec 1 2011 

Wow! I am still not finished decorating.  I must be crazy but this is my favorite time of year.  Maybe on day my husband will retire from the Marine Corps and build me a Christmas house….lol

Anywho!

Monday I started back to the gym after a nice long holiday break.  Let me tell you, body step kicked my booty!  It might sound crazy but it was nice to get back in there.  I made my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup on Monday.

Tuesday was a day to run.  Yep RUN!  My friend and I were training for a 5k called the Rudolph Run that was to take place this weekend.  It got CANCELLED!  What? Oh well, maybe it’s a sign that I need more training….I am going with that because it is really cold here and the run was, of course, outside.  My run time is a little slower than I would like but it will improve.

Today was body step again.  The instructor made us add risers 😉  It wasn’t too bad.  Tonights dinner for me was tuna salad with Lima Beans.  Now I know that sounds like it doesn’t go together and it really doesn’t, but I wanted Lima Beans and I couldn’t eat just that for dinner.

Also, my friend introduced me to one of the best protein shakes I have ever tasted.  It’s called Muscle Milk Light/Banana Cream.  I mix it with fresh banana, ice, and skim milk.  If I have frozen banana’s, I use those then I don’t have to use the ice.  Either way, it tastes like banana cream pie…………….YUM!  The strawberry is also really good but banana is my favorite.

Well that is it for me tonight.  I hope to get some pics on here for you guys soon.  I am still figuring out this blog site.

GOODNIGHT ALL!