12.13.2013

Fit tip Friday, snacks, snacks, snacks.

My suggestion this week, if you don't already do it.  Throw a few healthy snacks in your bag, your car, your diaper bag, heck your coat pocket.  It's always a lot safer to have a protein bar in your bag while your out shopping than to stop and head over to McDonalds to grab a quick bite.  That protein bar has more nutritional value in it than an entire meal from a fast food joint!  Also be sure to carry your water with you!

I hope you all are having a great holiday season!  Stay healthy and eat less crap!


12.06.2013

It's not about the scale

It has taken me a long time to realize that the scale isn't the main component to my happiness.  My friends Kandy, Vanessa, and Ashley, have been great support and motivation for me.  They are the ones that have told me over and over not to worry about what the scale says.  Measure yourself for a true reading.  Honestly it has taken many, many months for me to accept the scale tells lies.  I have always been obsessed with what the scale said.  Most of my life, it said you're fat, lose weight!  I now only get on it to see if the way I eat changes the number.  I am more obsessed with if I fit in my jeans, and if when I look in the mirror, I'm happy with what I see.  There are days I look in the mirror and say, yesterday was a bad day, it's ok, but get let's have a better day.  Some days it works and others it doesn't.

We all need to remember that muscle weighs more than fat.  If we have been lifting and we are getting toned, the number on the scale probably is going to go up, but that's ok, we are defining the fat that is there.  We are making the choice to tone up and not just let it wiggle anymore.

Don't get discouraged, I know it's hard, but you need to remember...
1. Don't worry about that scale and
2. Have a couple really great support friends that get what you're going through.

I may not have a lot to lose, but I have goals that my friends understand.  They help me get back and stay on track when I have those days.  They motivate me by seeing what and how they are doing, and I really don't know what I would do without them, (well truthfully, I probably would have quit a couple dozen times)  They are amazing and granted I have never met them, I consider them close friends!  To my #superwomanfitfam ladies, I love you!

If you would like a support friend, I'm here!  @Datssocute on twitter or email me at datssocute@gmail.com


12.02.2013

Motivation Monday

It might be a little late in the day, but it's never to late to go get that workout, run, walk, whatever in!! Don't wait until January 1 when you can start today!!


11.25.2013

Motivation Monday

With Thanksgiving only 3 days away, I think we could all use a little motivation. On a day that we want to eat, eat, eat, remember....

11.22.2013

Fit tip Friday- Thanksgiving

I think we all worry about over eating around the holidays.  We love everything we make, and want it all!  Personally I say, eat it all!  Don't deprive yourself of the stuff you want because you will gain weight from it.  When I deprive myself is when I do the most damage.  Have a little bit of everything that you love, even the pie, but don't go back for seconds or have a huge plateful.  Use a smaller plate, and eat a little of everything so you feel like you haven't been deprived of that roll or delicious mashed potatoes, or whatever it may be.

Later in the day, instead of falling asleep from that piece of Turkey you had, go for a walk.  It doesn't have to be a three mile run, but don't just lay around because you're beat.  You'll burn way more calories taking a nice walk around the block than laying on the couch being miserable watching football all day, hehe.

We can do this, you and I!  Keep a positive attitude and don't cave in to want.  Remember want and need are two different things.  Just because our brains want it, our bodies don't necessarily need it.  Make yourself proud!


xoxo BJ
yeah, so, I may be one of those people! hahahaha

11.21.2013

Thirsty Thursday - Apple Cider Sangria

With Thanksgiving a week away, I came across this yumalicious recipe that I just have to share!

Apple Cider Sangria

Ingredients
  • 1 bottle or 750 ml of Moscato wine (semi-sweet white wine)
  • 1 cup light rum
  • 1 ½ cups apple cider
  • 1 cup ginger ale
  • apple slices for serving
  • ice

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher, combine all ingredients and stir well.
  2. Serve sangria over ice with thinly sliced or chopped apples.

gotta love PBS!! Recipe via

11.18.2013

Motivation Monday


I have felt like saying screw it a lot lately!  I get on the scale and want to throw it out in the street.  I know not to be obsessed with what the scale says, but I hate it. It's my own  fault for that matter.  I know what to eat, what not to eat, and what to do.  I get to into eating one bad thing and think, might as well just eat like crap the rest of the day instead of saying to myself, you are stronger than this, you can do it. What is worse, I know how I feel when I don't do what I should.  I get mean, feel like crap, and hate myself.  

I can't do much this week but walk and watch what I eat, so I might as well do those things to the best of my ability.  I will not let a few bad days and the scale determine this week!  

It's not easy, especially day after day, month after month, but even some results are better than none!! 
We can do this, and it is worth it!

I hope you all have a fantastic Monday!  10 more days until Thanksgiving!  


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