Wednesday, March 19, 2014

if you don't like something, don't eat it

that might be one of the most obvious things to say to someone, but when it comes to healthy eating sometimes it can be hard to stick to.  I have tried to follow meal plans before but I usually end up choking down gross food for a day than drowning my failures in a chocolate bar.
don't tell me you haven't been there LIAR!


this week I started a 5 day meal plan with Pam and am so surprised at how well I am following it!  I am all for trying new food, not too crazy new, but new nonetheless.  I went into this meal plan with the attitude that if I didn't like it, I wasn't going to eat it.  for some reason I am so surprised at how well I am sticking to it!  who would have thought eating delicious food you looked forward to having would be this easy...

if you're thinking about following a new meal plan, DO IT!  the people who create 90% of them actually know what they are talking about!  but remember, every meal plan is not set in stone.  if you don't like something, tweak it.  I love fish.  it's delicious.  however I don't like fish without it being covered in tartar sauce.  so when one of her meals called for fish, I compromised and added a tiny bit of tartar sauce.  guess what?  I still feel great from eating awesome food, and Pam hasn't kicked me off planet earth because I didn't follow it exactly.  win-win folks.


another thing.  no one expects you to change your life in one day.  and let's be honest, the food we eat is pretty much our whole lives.  this meal plan calls for cutting out coffee.  let's just say no one within a 5 miles radius of me wants that to happen.  so instead of my four cups a day (each with one milk, two sugar) I'm having 2-3 cups and cutting both the milk and sugar in half.  again, my coworkers don't want to kill me and I don't want to kill them!

so let's all take a collective sigh of relief and realize that just because something has 18 super foods jammed into one disgusting thing, it's okay not to eat it.  there's too other many healthy and delicious options to.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

work it.

I did something a little crazy and purchased this.  


I know it seems really gimmicky and all that but I really need something to kick myself in the ass and get going.  I'm in a wedding this summer and let's be honest, a bridesmaid wants to look hot!!

myself and my two sisters are going to be doing it and decided we are going to document it on here to keep ourselves accountable!  we're even going to show you that dreaded before picture which will just make us work harder to get a smokin' after pic!

if you're interested in something like this let me know and we can do it together!  I find when I work out with other people it is so much harder to quit.  I purposely used to sync my RunKeeper with twitter because of all the amazing encouragement I would get after each run.  documenting something publicly is super hard to do (and sometimes embarrassing) but it's totally worth it.  I purposely don't watch any of my own YouTube videos because I know I look like a total dink.  but hey, it made me complete my first 5k!

also, if you do purchase this from the beachbody website, put Pam MacDonald as your coach, and check out her facebook.  she's pretty kick ass and super helpful!

daily buzz

hello friends!  I have a slight Buzzfeed addiction and have to allow myself a few study breaks to watch a video or two.  I figured I should share my daily favourite with you!

I know you all can relate...