Saturday, September 24, 2011

Back and Better Than Ever

So, I was gone for a minute, but I'm back now.

For those of you who don't know I moved back to Florida to be closer to my family. I've been here for about a month and half. And it's taken some getting used to. Initially I was eating what they were eating, staying at home trying to get things in order, and rest from the hectic days of traveling and unpacking. I wasn't getting my regular workouts in. I was also eating out with my husband alot (trying out all of the fine Keys cuisine and a few cocktails as well). And, the beat all, they don't have a Family Y within 20 miles of here. :o(

So, last Sunday morning I got up and stepped on the scale. It read 190.7lbs. Back in the 190's... Oh, Heck No! That was the turning point. I went shopping for all the healthy fair I needed to get myself back on track... fresh fruits and veggies, chicken breasts, tofu, salmon, rice cakes, and almonds. Every morning I have a Shakeology Shake (a healthy meal replacement or snack provided by my Beach Body Coach) for breakfast. I started taking salads and grilled chicken for lunch everyday. Dinners are much of the same: steamed or raw veggies; chicken, tofu, or fish; and some complexed carbohydrate like brown rice. I have 2 snacks a day and 1 dessert is allowed (I Love Weight Watcher's ice creams).  And that's my diet. Oh... I almost forgot... Lots and Lots of water.

And as for exercise, I had been walking/jogging about 3 times a week for the past 3 weeks, but this week I turned it up a knotch. I've gone to Karate and worked myself into a wrestling training session on a couple of evenings. That's all due to the fact that my brother is a martial arts instructor and has his own dojo. Plus I still do my walk/ jogs and throw in a little dance fitness in the morning when I wanna switch it up. I feel so much better after I work out. That's why I love working out right when I wake up. It helps set the tone for my entire day.

Well, folks, there you have it. That's me getting it back together... Relocated.


  1. Wish I could be so disciplined.... I'm ready but don't know how to get started. Signed: yo DLE SISTER Back in Augusta

  2. My DLE Sister... I really wish we could have gotten on a workout schedule together. I enjoyed walking with you out at the track and I think you and I are very much the same. It does take some will power, which I used to think I didn't have, BUT when I think about where I'm trying to be, I realize I have to to whatever it takes to get there. We can definately be partners in crime from a distance. Let me know what you are doing and I will cheer you on. OH! I almost forgot. I cut my hair again. Story to come.:)