Monday, February 8, 2016


So my January goal was to be able to run 3 mile straight. Well I did just that, outside and on the treadmill. I feel like I set a bench mark for myself. I created a goal and worked until I accomplished it.
My next goal will be to have no dairy for the whole month of February . So far so good. The hardest thing is no ice cream. However lucks on my side because when I go dairy free is when Ben and Jerry's decided to produce dairy free pints. This makes for one happy girl, once I can find some I will let you know what it taste like. Until then Roxy's in the plaza district has some amazing German chocolate ice cream.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Meal Prep Sunday

So today marks the first week I have tried meal prepping. I have made all my meals or ingredients for them for the next 5 days. I always end up eating bad because I am too tired to cook. Now I have no excuses because everything is made, I just have to heat it up. I don't know how this is all going to go, but hopefully it will help me lose weight and keep myself eating healthy. We will see if everything workouts out, this may be the start of a new way of living..

Thursday, January 7, 2016


Whoever said no pain no gain wasn’t lying. This whole working out thing is making my body hate me.  Not necessarily when I am working out but the morning after. Every morning my body is like “why did you decide to work that muscle yesterday?!”. I wish that working out didn’t have drawbacks like being sore, but it does.

In some ways I am appreciative of the soreness. It’s a physical reminder of the fact that I am making muscle and making strides to a healthy life. How lucky am I that  it reminds me hourly if not by the minute. Despite the pain I have to remember that I am doing this for a reason. That I want to be in shape, not just jumping on the resolution bandwagon. I am making my life different. I have done it once, now is just part two. How it ends is up to me, but I am sure enjoying the writing process. Even if that means I have to “suffer'  through being sore.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Habit forming for Health

Now that my ears have unfrozen I can get around to this post. Tonight was the third day in a row I have run a mile. This time was slightly different however being it was outside and not on a treadmill.  I am more of a fan of running outside than inside than inside, but when the temperature is 43 degrees that preference changes. The reason I fought the cold is I wanted to prove to myself that I was building endurance and not just running because the machine wouldn’t let me stop.

Why am I forcing myself to run? Because I am trying to form healthy habits. My best friend and I have decided to adopt a new healthy habit each month for 2016. Either that habit is only for that month or is in helping us in prepping for a goal that we have set for 2016. This month want to run three miles straight by the end of the month. This is because I would like to run a 5k straight through.  I have benchmarks to help me steadily improve, but I was thinking how long must you do something in order for it to become a habit?

Reading through things there are various answers.  The shortest time limit is 21 days, which fits within my goal.  Although other reports say around 66 days. Most articles agree to the fact there is technically no one size fits all time line.  It all depends on what you are changing or doing. Through my research I have learned that there is no simple answer, but I could have told you that before my research. When you have been struggling with against overeating your whole life you understand that there are a million ways to “fix it”, but not all the ways work for everyone.

Here’s what I do know, you can set goals, make list, and have expectations. However, unless you really want them and really push yourself towards them it probably won’t happen.  This might sound harsh, but we are a society of instant gratifiers. We want results quick and easy, and when something gets hard and we fail it’s easier to just give up. We miss though the key to obtaining a goal. The secret to achieving anything is picking yourself back up and trying again after you fail. Because you’re going to fall down but it’s how you get back up, not about how far you fell.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I resolve to...well... BLOG

Hello, readers, fellow bloggers and writers. If you haven’t noticed I have been on a small hiatus, because well life is complicated and busy. I have been able to break away from the “chains” of my crazy life and made my way back to blogging. I have missed this, because well I am essentially an oxymoron, a PR girl with a journalistic passion for writing. That’s why I am back.

Update on my progress. Well, the progress has sort of reversed. I haven’t gained it all back but I am defiantly not where I want or need to be. That is another reason I am back. To have accountability. If you 10 … well let’s be realistic 5 followers read this. Then I have an audience awaiting my victory over this weight battle.

Things to note in this battle. It may not be quickly won. I have been struggling though this for years, so I know that it’s not going to change in a month. I also am aware that means I have to be patient. Luckily I can vent and express my journey through the written word. 

Second thing to note, is I don’t promise to have the key to weight loss. Here’s why, weight loss is not a one size fits all. It is a tailor made journey. While the basics of eating right, exercise, and water drinking are good for all. The tips and tricks I give may or may not help you. So please don’t be disappointed when they don’t.

Third I am here to share my experience, and I’m not looking for someone to examine all of my faults or shortcomings. Aka all nasty comments, keep them to yourself. I am human, as are your so don’t be he who cast the first stone.

So that’s it I am back. What that looks like will all be determined through…well… life.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

To Be Continued!?!?

I have been wondering about whether or not to keep up this blog after class. I would have to say that yes, I will be keeping up this blog.

I will probably be doing some up dating, and different things, but it will be still centered around my journey.

I was really going back and forth about it, but when I kept getting asked advice by people. I realized I could just say, check out my blog...

So Stay Tuned!!....

People wanna know..

I am really suprised at how many people have been asking me lately.. How did you do it? But when you say 95 pounds people really wanna know.

I am bringing this up, becuase I have recently gotten two messages on facebook, by girls asking me for advice. This makes me sit back and really think about how I just by changing my eating habits, can become someone people look at as an example.

If you had told me a year ago that i would be 95 pounds lighter, and the happiset i have ever been I would have told you, that you were crazy .

I know know that it is good that people wanna know, becuase I can tell them how!