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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Accountability, swaps and a little salad tip

So yesterday I had this great post all planned out and then my day got away from me and it didn't happen...I was even going to title it Hummmmppppp Daaaaeeeyyyyy with this as my intro :

Did I sound like the camel on the Geico commercial?....because that's clearly what i was going for! Have a listen for yourself ;)

I have been so stress free since Tuesday its not even funny! It is amazing how little changes make all the difference in the world.

I could sit here and tell you how my life is perfect my future hubs is perfect...but that would be a damn lie!

I am so far from perfect its not even funny!

And J is pretty imperfect himself but I love him still! :)

I have made several changes this week to my weight loss journey!

Change number 1: I now have a beach body coach who is holding me SERIOUSLY accountable!...I mean like asking what meals are and such...which is good because its so random so I am always thinking what IF she asks about this meal!

I'm slowly learning to do this for myself, but sometimes you just need that extra nudge of accountability.

Change 2:  I have worked out every day this week ( except Monday but Turbo has a rest day and I worked through it to catch myself up)- Again this blog is to keep me honest and accountable!

I really do enjoy Turbo fire, even if I do want to scream at Chalene and say SERIOUSLY are we NOT done yet?!  I feel amazing AFTER its over.

Ok actually it's probably more- "ok bitch if I could reach you I would slap you right now", but then it passes because she switches to something else which is why its so perfect for me.

I just love this quote and it seriously is so true!

I have done probably 90% wonderful on my food this week...but I figure its progress not perfection.

I have had 3 wins so far this week:

Win number 1- yesterday I wanted a pop super bad...why? I have no freaking clue I generally just drink water...I got all the way over to a fast food place and kept driving and talked myself out of it!! DID NOT NEED IT!

Win Number 2: Played volleyball last night and it was hotter than Hades...and I seriously felt disgusting afterwards....all I wanted was ice cream...so we went to Culver's....others had yummy ice cream delights and I had a plain vanilla cone- was this super good for me and my journey? HELL NO...but I am not dead..and it was the best possible choice...I consider that winning!

You have to be able to keep up how you are eating FORRREVVVERRR or it will never last!

and last but not least,

Win number 3: Today I went to lunch with some girls from work since I only have a week and a half left, we went to a pizza place and they ALL got calzones that smelled AMAZING and looked even better!

I however did not get a calzone I didn't get anything super fun- except the bacon on my salad that was my "fun"...I got a cob salad no olives (gross), cheese on the side and Balsamic dressing.

Little fun trick I have learned through out all my diet fads...if you don't pour your dressing BUT dip your fork in the dressing and then pick up salad you eat 1/4 of the dressing!

So was this the perfect meal? NO...could it have been better at home? absolutely..BUT I am not giving up everything and that is how I know I will succeed this time!

I may not get to the end point as fast as some but I am damn sure not gonna give up after I do!

The funny thing about my beach body coach is that she will give me GREAT info, but then I read it and think ok I already knew this, and I do practice this so where have I made mistakes?

Well one area which is by FAR the worst for me is CONSISTENCY!!!!....I am TERRIBLE with that as you can tell since I started in January and I have had to start over SEVERAL times...

I'm ok with that, because I have learned things, actually LOTS of things.

Here are some food things I have learned in the past 5 years:

1. NEVER EVER EVER skip breakfast, even if it is a piece of fruit.

2. ALWAYS bring your own snacks- I don't care if you are going to the mall....what helps your waistline more...a serving of almonds from home or the yummy pretzel with cheese?

3. Swapping foods: here are my biggest swappers-
            Original                                Swapped
          Sour Cream                              Non-fat Greek Yogurt (plain)
          Flour Tortillas                          La Tortilla Low Carb tortillas
          Milk                                         Unsweetened Almond Milk
          Bacon                                    Organic Nitrate free Turkey Bacon
        Ketchup                                 Organic Corn Syrup free Ketchup
        Ranch                                     Light Ranch- for now its better
        Other Dressings                       Bolthouse- made from yogurt
        White Rice                               Whole Grain or Quino
         Bread                                      Ezekiel Whole Grain
        White Flour                            Unbleached White whole wheat (King Arthur)

4. Finding the best work out time for yourself is KEY, for me its definitely gotta be in the morning, unless its running- I can do running either but doing a workout dvd at night after work...not. gonna. happen!

These are just a few things I have learned...remember my "tip" from way back when...you can find the post here....well my jar is getting full so I am gonna need to replace the ones with larger bills soon.....andddd I am gonna look like a damn stripper with all those dolla bills floatin in my purse!

Learn what works for you....I have more swaps but those are the ones that I can think of on the top of my head, making little changes can make a HUGE impact on your day!

Happy Thursday!! :) One more day til the weekend! :)

*** DISCLAIMER: I am not now nor have I ever been a trained nutritionist, or fitness expert...these are what work for me and conisist of lots of research I have done on these topics! Just wanting to share some knowledge I have learned!


  1. Go girl!!! I love your swaps. I've been doing a few of those my self!! We need to chat about your beachbody coach because I need someone who will hold me like SUPER accountable, answering to myself just ain't doing it.

  2. Great job!! I would love to hear more about your beachbody coach..I also need someone to hold me accountable for my actions!!


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