Thursday, September 10, 2015

Figuring out this blogging stuff

I am NOT good at blogging. I'm a fabulous mother (my kids say so), a dedicated personal trainer, and a very hard worker. But, this blogging is not easy. I have to think of it as a journal to document my lifestyle and goals and insights and web finds, on and on.

For instance, I just read a blurb in Oprah regarding a book, The Amelia Freer Diet. I liked the sound of the book based on the title, Eat. Nourish. Glow. I actually just liked the word, 'nourish'. We all need to nourish ourselves, take care of our bodies. Nourish is a positive word in our otherwise negative self-talk world. So, a few computer clicks, web searches, and wham bam I pre-ordered it. Can't wait.

I digress, this is what I mean, I want to put it all down here and I do ONCE then 6 months go by and I find the urge again to blog-not a great track record. Talk about inconsistent and dis-organized (organization is the key to most of life's ease). Then I figured I needed a catch to make me blog daily. I found it...drum roll please...I have a photo opportunity coming up early December and I want to be body ready. It can be a struggle at times and I want to be accountable to someone, that's you!

Let's put on our big girl panties (let's hope they don't fit at the end of the 12 weeks) and start this party! I'll see you tomorrow.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Practice what I preach

I have been struggling with my lifestyle lately. I am on social media and feel like I put myself out there a certain way and really all I want to do it post a picture or say something that's on my mind and then forget about it. I don't want a million views/likes...I don't get them anyway. But I wait to see what I do get and it's freakin' frustrating and counter productive to what I'm trying to create for myself. I also find myself censoring what I put out there so people don't take it wrong. I'm done!

I hope for the next few weeks I can just start to journal what I'm feeling here and hopefully it'll ease my mind. I have 2 topics tonight, 1) Diet coke-friend or fiend? 2) Commercial made popsicles.

Let's start with Diet Coke. I have been a fan of the cool, bubbly, intoxicating beverage for years and just recently it has become an addiction. Now, I already know I have an addictive personality so when something gets out of hand I have to prove to myself I can cut it cold turkey. I DID! It's been a month to the day. Not a drop has passed my lips. The pros of this? My skin is awesome, I am not ingesting huge amounts of chemicals (did I say my skin was better?), and I'm not spending tons of money on something that I could have for free...water. The cons?! Oh boy, where do I start? I miss it...A LOT. I love cracking the can open in the garage before I've even stepped back into the house and taking that first drink that kinda burns on the way down because I'm impatient to get in as much as possible as fast as possible. What could one little drink hurt? Well, as the title of my post says, Practice what I preach, it's hard to train clients and talk about a healthy lifestyle and be drinking 3 cans of soda a day. So, for now I am off the 'juice'. More later.

Now, popsicles. I fed Nathan (age 4.5) a popsicle that on the box said slow melting...WTF?!?!? Popsicles are suppose to leak down your hand making a sticky sweet mess. Seriously, there was not a drip to be seen. Then I started to think, why? That got me to reading the ingredients on the label and Oh Meee Gosh (as Nate would say) over 10 ingredients.

I started my own search for a simple recipe for popsicles that the kids and I could enjoy. The recipe follows. It's from, my go to foodie site, and I'll let you know the results once my popsicle molds arrive. Until then, eat healthy and I'm throwing some popsicles away (and good money-BTW, a pet peeve of mine, wasting resources).