Gonna get Crazy Fast! Thursday, Mar 15 2012 

Yes, I mean that.  Life is about to get a little crazy.  We will be house hunting in Tampa next week!  I would like to think I am ready, but who is ever ready to house hunt?  In and out houses.  Some empty and some not.  It will be exciting because these houses are beautiful.  It will be mind racking because these houses are beautiful.  How am I supposed to choose only one?  That is the hard part.  Not only that, but we only have ONE week to find somewhere to live.  We will be moving to Tampa in July.  Too bad I don’t have that long to hunt 🙂  Of course, that is probably a good thing.  I am not good at making choices like this.  Oh well, I feel confident that we will find the right house for our family!

With all of that said, I will more than likely be absent from the blog world until after the house hunting.  I will try to post anything exciting though.

As for the clean eating, well let’s just say it has been a little diverted.  The good news, I have not gained any weight.  I have acutally lost 23 pounds since I started my diet and exercise routines.  Yay!  Also, one of my fellow bloggers is doing an excellent job on the C25K program.  He has given me the motivation to start it back up.  I will be adding the program to the current exercise I do.  I still love my step and pump classes, I will not be giving those up. 🙂

Well have a great couple of weeks everyone.  I will be back shortly and hopefully with good news and pics on a house!  Wish me luck 🙂

Please forgive me! Friday, Mar 2 2012 

Please forgive me for not entering the blog world lately.  It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  We found out that we are going to Tampa this summer.  But first, we have to go house hunting which means we will be doing that week after next.  Yep, a lot of miles from here to there.  I am excited and stressed all at the same time.  I know it will be worth it once we get there.  The kids are very excited about it too.  I hope to have pictures and plenty to tell once we get there.

Not much has changed for me.  I am still exercising.  Not eating as clean as I should but I haven’t given up.   I definitely need to get back into the groove as summer is approaching us.  I have yet to make it all 5 days in the gym but that goal is still there and totally reachable.  I haven’t seen any info on the spring 5k run.  That would be extremely motivating and I need all the motivation I can get….lol

I hope all is well for the rest of you.  I now have to get my gym stuff ready for tomorrow.

Have a great night everyone!

 

Easy, Clean, and Yummy Dinner Wednesday, Jan 25 2012 

Remember a couple of weeks ago I told you that I had joined www.e-mealz.com?  Well, tonight I made my first meal from their plan.  It was DELICIOUS!  Even the hubby and the kids liked it.  I was able to get my shopping done today for two weeks worth of menus.  I was pleasantly surprised when the cashier told me my total.  I bought several items (staples) outside of the menu that my family needed.  Are you ready for this?  I spent under $200.  Yep, that’s right.  If I keep this up, that means my grocery bill for a family of 5 for a month should come in under $500!  You cannot beat that.  Not to mention, the meal was extremely easy to make.  I signed up for the natural and organic menu, therefore, I bought as many “clean” ingredients as I could and that was most of them…….There were a couple of things I wasn’t able to get but that just means I get a trip to Whole Foods….Yay! 🙂

These are Shredded Pork Tacos.  I apologize for the picture being a little out of focus.

Here we have:

Shredded Pork Tenderloin (seasoned with cumin, pepper, salt, coriander, chili powder)

Sour Cream

Roasted Corn with bell peppers and jalapenos

Served on a Flour tortilla (not so clean 😦 and topped with pepper jack cheese Kinda clean)

This dish was awesome.  The Roasted corn mixture was supposed to be served on the side but as you can see, I wanted it in my taco…..lol

If you get the chance to get over to www.e-mealz.com to check it out, I say it is totally worth it.  Especially if you are a busy person.  I know I am…..

 

As for the gym today, I was still feeling kinda under the weather so I took off.  But have no fear, I am all in tomorrow.  I cannot wait to get back.  It stinks not getting my work out in.

Well have a great night!

A Blah Kind of Monday! Tuesday, Jan 24 2012 

I know it’s really no surprise to have a bad Monday but come on.  I woke up this morning feeling really badly.  Sinus and allergy problems are no fun.  It really makes for an ineffective day.  Therefore, no Body Step for me today 😦 and seeing how I do not feel 100%, there will probably be no gym for me tomorrow either 😦  I really hate this because it makes me feel so lazy.  There once was a time when I would welcome the opportunity find any excuse not to go to the gym.  Since I started cleaning up my eating habits and making the gym a priority, I really hate to miss.  I schedule everything around it.  But that’s ok.  I guess it’s better to get myself well so that I do not over exert and end up in worse shape.

With that said, my oldest had a basketball game at 7pm.  Weird time but it is a tournament.  These games normally do not have concession because they aren’t long enough.  Well, tonight this school had popcorn.  I smelled it as I sat down.  Yes, yes I did indulge.  I had popcorn and soda and starburst and skittles and that’s it.  Now, I didn’t have all of those by myself.  We shared them between 4 of us and 2 of those being children.  It was just something I was wanting. 🙂

I am cutting it short tonight because I had to take benadryl and I cannot be held responsible for I type under the influence…..lol

Have a great night!!!!!!

Check this out! Thursday, Jan 12 2012 

It seems like alot of people are ready to get in shape and start eating healthy.  For some, that is easier said than done.  Look no further.  I just signed up for this service and I am super excited.  You can even choose the option for Natural Eating!  I have posted the link below and I encourage you to look at it.  I would love your feedback!

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