Diet: (noun)

A way of living, or thinking, a day's journey.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Weigh-In Update

Saturday was my first weigh-in. I had ate perfectly all week and even brough egg whites and veggies to my in laws house as my dinner for Thanksgiving... I was not going to cheat with it being so close to my weigh-in day.
Saturday morning I show up to the gym and jump on the scale... 153lbs. No biggie! I've been doing so good and taking such great care of myself that it didn't bother me to not see my weight at 150. As far as measurements, I lost inches in my chest, butt and waist so I'm super thrilled! :)
Before starting this journey, I didn't look at myself as an "overweight" girl. Yes I do have that little "pudge" on my tummy that I thought I would always have because of my pregnancies, but other than that, I wasn't too hard on myself.
Now that I'm training for a whole new transformation and I see this "pudge" dissolving, my committment has gone up 120% and I'm ROCK'N THIS!!!!
My next goal, is to lose 6lbs in 3 weeks. We're getting closer to my 12 week mark, and I've gotta be in the 140's.
CHEERS!!!! This is an amazing and FUNN journey!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

1st Weigh In!

Earlier this week, Chris (my trainer) announced to me that there will be a "weigh in" this week! Saturday to be exact!!
As soon as I heard that, I got a little nervous because even though I have eating right and doing my 20 minute max interval cardio every day, I knew that my inches were showing progress more so than my weight.
So through my entire workout, all I could do was think about that dang weigh in! Hahaha.
Before I left the gym, Chris shouted out, "Malynda! 150 by Saturday!"... 3 weeks ago when I did my consultation, I weighed 156lbs. I was thinking, "sure, I know I can be at 154, but 150!!!" I knew he wouldn't believe me that I was at home eating PERFECT if I didn't weigh in at 150. It was kinda a bummer feeling.
After my workout I went home, ate breakfast and jumped on the scale... 157!!! Yes!! Between 157 and 158!!! I was devastated!!
I kept my diet clean and simple (even on Thanksgiving) and this morning (being Friday, the day before the weigh in) I weigh 153-154.
Now mind you, at the beginning of the week when I weighed myself on MY scale... Was convinced that my scale was wrong and went over to my sis in laws house and weighed myself again. I weighed 155.8 on her scale... MUCH better than 157-158 ;)
I'm feeling very confident!! This morning's weigh in was 153-154 and we already know my scale weighs me a couple pounds heavier, SOOO.... I just may weigh in at 150 in the morning!!!!!!!!
We'll see!!!
Update tomorrow!! :))

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Low on Energy!

The past couple of days have been really difficult for me. I'm usually a very high energy person, but am lacking energy and feeling sleep deprived MAJORLY!!
Here's my daily scenario:
I wake up at 5:20am Monday-Friday. I'm at the gym by 5:35am to do either an hour of intense cardio or 45 minutes of weight training. I drink 1/2 scoop protein with 1 tsp BCAA (amino acids) and eat 1/4 cup oatmeal before going to the gym. After the gym I eat 1/4 cup of oats (usually just sprinkled in my protein shake), I drink 1 scoop protein and another tsp BCAA. Afterwards I eat every 2.5 hours. But about 30-45 minutes after breakfast, I feel rediculously tired! So I lay down (thinking I'll lay down for 15 minutes) and I end up falling into a deep sleep for TWO HOURS!! Lol! So when I wake up, I am so hungry and I eat 4 egg whites and 1/4 cup oats. I eat every couple hours, but am just so dang tired. I have motivation, if I was asked to go on a run, or to the gym for weight training, I would have no problem doing it... Maybe it's me being in the house and "bored" that makes me tired... I don't know. I miss my RAW, that's for sure.
I'll get it figured out :) I'm in week 3 going on week 4 of my training... I'm guessing my body is just doing A LOT of adjusting.
Alright... NAP TIME!!! ;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Green Smoothies (My way)

I love making smoothies... and even more so, I love making GREEN smoothies! My husband loves it when I make them and so do my girls (4 years old and 2 years old). Sometimes vegetables aren't the easiest to get into your familie's diet, but if blended and disguised... well then it's a piece of cake!! ;)

I have had some requests to share my recipes with the Green Smoothies that I have been making... And of course, I would LOVE to share!

When I make Green Smoothies, I like to keep them simple, yet nutritious.

I choose from green leafy veggies such as kale, collard greens, or veggies like celery, cucumber, apple or carrots... all depending on what I'm wanting that day.

I add a couple cups of water to the blender and my veggies that I choose.

I blend the veggies and water so that the veggies are liquidfied.

Once the contents in the blender are liquidfied, I add frozen fruit, Vega EFA Oil, Hemp Seeds and anything else that I may want in my smoothie. Then I blend the remaining ingredients, poor the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

It's simple, it's fun, and it's a great way to get alot of well needed nutrients in your body.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My day to day meal plan (as of now)

The past two weeks I have been eating much differently than what I am use to. But in all honesty, I'm not minding it.
Now I haven't been 100% for two weeks, but I am adjusting and am getting better.
Pre workout:
1/2 scoop Whey Protein Shake and 1/4 cup Oatmeal.
Post workout:
1/2 scoop - 3/4 scoop Whey Protein Shake, 1/2 cup Oatmeal and 4 Egg whites. The egg whites are not bothering me at all since I'm buying Organic Cage Free Eggs.
So anyway, I eat every 2.5 to 3 hours.
1 scoop Whey.
Brown Rice and 1/2-1 can Tuna.
1 scoop Whey or handful almonds.
Meal 3:
Veggies and Salmon
Large Salad
Dessert: Lean Dessert Chocolate Coconut Shake

I'm starting to notice the inches coming off. I made a green smoothie and told my trainer about it, I was so excited about it... But my trainer told me, when it comes to our last 12 weeks of training, there will be NO smoothies! Only solid food. It bummed me a little, but I really want this and I really want to do my best.

So there it is! What I've been eating (pretty much).

I'll be getting more of a "set" meal plan from my trainer next week.

Love everyones support!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Year's Challenge and New Goal for... ME!

Everyone on the Fit N' Fabulous New Year's Challenge is doing a GREAT job!! I am so very proud of all of you!!! One month down... less then two more to go :)
Hang in there!! Only three more weeks of Insanity AND ChaLEAN Extreme together... then it's all about CE only! Just stay focused on what you want! Remember what your goals are... write them out again. Stay on top of what it is you are wanting the outcome of this challenge to be.

I'm here for each and every one of you! Email me and stay in touch so that we can get through the last 52 days together :)

So here's my anouncement!! My goal has always been to get into tip top shape and share with others the importance of doing so. My goal is to enter in the Female Natural Fitness Show March 13th, 2010. My goal is to make 1st place in this show! With pure dedication, motivation and desire to want to walk on stage and show everyone what I've worked so hard for will get me to the top... there's no doubt about it!!
My training starts tomorrow. I will be training for the next 19-20 weeks. I'm so excited and ready to bring it!!!
I'll be sharing my progress with all of you!! My transformation story, I hope, will motivate and encourage others to want to take better care of their bodies as well.