Final Week of #SummerOfStrength!

After workout picture!

After workout picture!

I’m on the last week of the #SummerOfStrength program and I have to say, I have been for the most part committed to it. I actually took a break from working out last Friday and Saturday and it resulted in feeling like crap. I don’t know if it was that or just other womanly things going on, but I was definitely feeling blah. On Sunday I got back to the workout routine and hopefully it’s uphill from here!

I actually was thinking about what workout program I was going to do next, and I decided I will be doing Jillian Michaels’ Bodyshred! It’s a 8 week program so I’ll be starting next week! I’m a bit excited but nervous because I am hoping it won’t be too insane for me and I really want to see what kind of results I can get through this program. I’m no stranger to Jillian Michaels and her style of workouts so I’m sure it will be challenging!

I am also getting ready to do a more paleo way of eating. I’m really nervous about this because I love my sweets and this way of eating I decided to follow is 21 days of no sugar. I’m crazy, I know, but I really want to cut those cravings out and see how I will feel by doing this. Will I be reaching for chocolate which I absolutely love? I don’t like depriving but I at least want to not crave it if I could help it.

August is going to be quite a month, but I’ll be sharing the journey, and since Vlog Everyday in August (aka VEDA) is next month, expect more of my face and actual talking!

The Start of Week 3!

Week 3 - Summer of StrengthI’m in the 3rd week of the #summerofstrength program through JessicaSmithTV and I have to say, I am absolutely loving these workouts. Not only are they all free through YouTube, I am actually seeing a difference in how my body looks. It’s not significant, but I can definitely see a change.

Other than that, I am still working on eating better. This past weekend, I got groceries at Whole Foods and planned our food ‘menu’ for the week.

  • Ginger garlic glazed salmon with brown rice and mixed veggies
  • Creamy tomato and spinach penne pasta
  • Taco Tuesday – blue corn tacos topped with avocado, onions, tomatoes and shredded cheese
  • Brown rice, black beans and corn with chicken

I am definitely leaning towards the paleo way of eating and reading up on it. I’ll share in a later post for sure! It’s definitely going to be quite an adjustment!

For now, I’m going to enjoy eating these delicious soft baked cookies I found!

Delicious cookies!

What snacks are your favorites right now or of all time?

Workin’ On My Golf Swing

Golf swingI’ve been wanting to learn how to play golf for a really long time. My dad is into it, and has been playing for years. I’ve always asked him to teach me, so he told me that the best way to get started is going to the driving range to work on your swing. The past few weekends I’ve been going and it’s so much fun! I like how I can bring the kids with me and they can try hitting the golf balls as well.

I’m hoping to take lessons in September and work my way to playing on an actual golf course!

Have you ever tried golf? What did you think, and do you have any tips for a newbie like me?



New July Challenge!

After workout pic with my two motivators.

After workout pic with my two motivators.

First post in July!

I started a new challenge that I am planning to stick with for the month of July. It’s called the #SummerofStrength challenge that Jessica Smith TV is hosting. I love her workout videos and I just finished Day 2! Yesterday was a leg workout, which kicked my butt. My legs are so sore today.

Day 2 focused on Arms and Abs so I am probably going to be a sore mess tomorrow! But I really want to stick with this free workout program and see how it turns out!

Here is the entire playlist for Week 1. The workout times vary but I typically do the workout when I get home from work.

Other than that, I am finding another way to be active – golf! Well, practicing at the driving range for now. I shared a video of me at the range on the Facebook page. My goal this month is to perfect my golf swing. Then hopefully after a month take actual golf lessons.

Fruit snack!

Strawberries and grapes snack

Speaking of goals, here are mine for the month of July!

  1. Stick with the #SummerofStrength workout plan.
  2. Perfect my golf swing
  3. Eat more fruits and veggies (snack more on these, and less on crackers, chips and cookies)
  4. Eat out for lunch less = save more money, eat healthier!
  5. Create a list of healthy meals to rotate regularly.

So, what are your fitness/health related goals for July?