Everyone has different goals in their lives. One of mine is to be healthier. So I have been slowly changing the way I eat. I cut out soda and I’ve added fruit and salads to my diet.
I did it in the littlest ways possible to begin w/. For example, I go to the gym Mon through Thursday so before I leave the apartment I take an apple and eat it on the way. That’s 4 apples in a week! I don’t remember eating that many ever. For dinner, I have a side of fruits, grapes, melons, watermelons, etc. So I can say I eat more fruits than most now.
Second side is a salad. Sometimes I mix them w/ fruits and sometimes w/ nuts. But I never add dressing because the fruits give it the taste. So I now eat more greens than ever before. I eat mostly chicken but that was before I started focusing on my health more.
If I look at the big picture, what started with little changes here and there, well they make a big difference and are now a part of my lifestyle. Slowly I will add more health foods and taking out the bad.
Try adding small things here and there. If you’re anything like me incorporate them to your daily routine like before work or school. Soon it will be part of your lifestyle. And you’ll feel great about it.Try it!
I’ve been working out Monday through Thursday for 3 months now and eating healthier overall. I see results and I am sore on a weekly basis. So now that thanksgiving has come and gone, I told myself this week I would start to make it harder for myself.
When I started I would use 2.5 pounds weights and 5 pound weights. I see definition in my arm muscle and noticed I’d use the 2.5 pound weights less so this week I took them out of my equipment. The smallest weights I use now are the 5 pound ones. But I have now added the 7.5 pound ones. I will start to incorporate them.
I also added a spinning class to my already set schedule. Today, after my bootcamp class I took the spinning class and the teacher made us sweat and pretty much we steamed the whole room up. It was amazing. I have taken the class before but I’m pushing myself this time around and sticking to it. So instead of missing another class to do cycling. I found a class right after my bootcamp. I waited for it to start. So now on Tuesdays I will work out twice as hard.
I’ve never drenched my clothing like this before. Ever! I added resistance as she said and if it hurt I closed my eyes and pushed even harder. I kept telling myself that I was doing it for myself and a healthier future and that kept me pushing harder.
I’m really proud of myself. Oh and I am also proud of my fellow blogger who took the time to let me know this,
"I’m a single mom w/ a 5 year old, I work two jobs, and getting a masters. I find time, not excuses."
I’m proud of you girl! Keep it up.:0)
Being that I am a nurse, I believe this is true hehe
I woke up to this yesterday morning. The Englishman texting me while drunk. I’ve only known him for 4 months and he thinks he loves me when he is drunk. I don’t feel the same so I didn’t know how to respond.
In the past I have fallen in love gradually and slowly because I tend to be very guarded. With the Spanish man it took me about 6 months of seeing him to realize I was missing him and could possibly be falling for him after seeing him for that long.
The thing with the Englishman is that we have never slept with each other because, well you guys know. So what’s this? This is all too weird. We are friends, yes I like him but I’m too far on the other side now to ever fall in love with him because of the “issue” we dance around because he won’t admit it’s a problem.
Anyway, I’ll just pretend this text didn’t happen and go about my way.
This is a question that spoke to how I feel right now about certain people at the moment. We have a friend who always says she wants and wishes she had a toned body yet won’t do anything about it but complain. Her excuse is she has no time because she has a 5 year old. So my girlfriends quickly laughed and told her that’s an excuse. Why you ask?
Well because she was talking not only to me about this, but to 3 other girls who are mothers, wives, students, and work full time. They are all doing it so they didn’t take her excuse lightly. They called her out quickly. Our friend couldn’t argue with them since they have more on their plate than she does.
I’m very proud of my girlfriends. And so are their husbands. Not only are they working out but also eating healthy. They are doing it for themselves because if they feel good about themselves their families feel it too. And that’s always good.
So don’t wish it, do it.
We all have our daddy issues. Mine are that I have an unreliable dad. My dad was my hero until I was old enough to realize he wasn’t reliable. It was always my mom and I. My father always treated me as his princess until I stopped letting him because I was annoyed at his unsupportive ways w/ my mom.
I had spoken to my dad about renting a truck to move furniture and pick up a table yesterday. I got to my moms and he wasn’t home when I had told him what time I’d be there. He finally came a few hours later. We took stuff out and went to get the truck. He then said he had to go to church last minute and to wait. I did. A few more hours passed. By then I had lost all day waiting and didn’t get to do what I had planned.
I went to the store today for the table only to find out that they don’t deliver. I was furious. I had told my dad that I wanted to pick up table yesterday with the truck I rented so to get it out of the way but because he got home so late I couldn’t pick it up. And now I’d have to pay again to take the table home.
I accept my dad the way he is. But he pisses me off. I want a husband that is everything my dad isn’t, reliable. A girl should look at her dad and say, “I want a great man like my father was!” But the truth is, some of us don’t have that luxury. I love him and always will. I just wished ( and I always have wished) he was different towards my mom and us. He does him first, then us. Those are his priorities. Always have been, always will be. And I will continue doing stuff for myself and my mom like I always have.
My rant of the day.
Almost 3 months down and I’m seeing myself getting toner and toner. Took this shot earlier after my shower when I got back from the gym. I’ve been doing this w/ a couple of girlfriends and we are all seeing results.
Yes, we all have different body types so the results vary. Ms Dancing Queen who was thicker and contemplating gastric bypass, well she started working her ass off when I motivated her to do it w/ me and Ms Shopaholic. And well now she has a less bloated tummy and her face looks thinner. One month down and she is already seeing results. My cousin is also doing it and she not only feels healthier but she also feels happier and motivated.
It takes time and effort. And most importantly commitment and dedication. We are all eating healthier as well. I cut soda out a few weeks ago and I started eating lots a veggies and fruits which I didn’t before.
I’m so proud of us all. Like our text exchange said earlier,
"We are in it together!"
Hope this motivates some of you out there in Tumblr world
Being a single girl w/ a great outlook on life recently, I have been out and about trying to better myself working out, eating healthier, and staying away from negativity and negative people. I have not been focusing on dating because I really don’t care at the moment. I feel like my needs are met in that department. BUT I have always been the type of girl that when I’m physically attracted to a guy, I enquire.
So on Sunday after watching my godson’s basketball game (which by the way, I loved!!!) I went to my friends house to watch the Denver and Kansas City football game. There I saw one of his friends who I was instantly attracted to. Tall and handsome just the way I like them. And so I asked my friend if his friend was single. His reply was something like this:
"Oh him? Yes and has been for the last 4 years. He is the guy that "Jane" gave a blow job on my deck 10minutes after meeting him"
Ummm… WTF!?!? I was expecting something more along the lines, “Yes he is single but not looking for anything serious.” Or “He is taken.” Or better yet, “Yes, want me to set it up?” But nope, he let me know that he was the guy that a mutual friend went down on on his top deck after just meeting him because she was so wasted. Way to kill it.
The rest of the day I couldn’t help but laugh at how nonchalant he just happened to mention this. This happened a few years ago apparently. But still I couldn’t believe I had just heard that.