Friday, May 15, 2015


Ok so I know I dropped off for a little while. I can give you a list of excuses but this journey is about being real. So I will just say the honest truth of I was getting so caught up in life again I was not taking the time for me. The more I think about this the more it drives me nuts. I really need to get out of this funk stop making excuses and live my life the way I always said I would. Healthy, happy, and active! 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Day 4

Today was grocery day and we are now fully stocked on all kinds of healthy food choices. Tomorrow starts the work outs and heading into this full force. I will post more pictures as of tomorrow these post will be much longer. Here's to a good week ahead. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Day 3

Let me just say day 3 was rough. I caved into my cravings for something salty and had some tortilla chips. I kept active by taking advantage of a nice day and took the kids with some family. Sunday's are grocery days for me so tomorrow is a new day full of fresh foods. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Day 2

Today was my day of realization. I realized that this is not a diet. Yes, it is called the 21 day fix but it truly is a lifestyle change. I will be taking these next couple of days to reintroduce myself to healthy natural foods. I have been doing my research finding good tasting recipes I will post these as I try them. I am starting my exercise DVDs on Monday. I want to make sure I have a better understanding about my food before I start adding in the exercise element. 
I want to end this with a new recipe that I found to replace my morning coffee with coffee creamer.

6oz coffee
1 packet stevia 
1 tsb caramel extract ( a little more if not to your taste) 
A splash of Silk Almond chocolate milk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

My 21 Day Fix Journey Day 1

I want to start this journey by telling you a little about me this will help you have a better connection to where I am comming from. I usually try to keep pretty private so this in its self is a pretty big step for me. I am not claiming to be a writer by any means so my writing may not be the best. That is not what this blog is about. It is about my jouney to gain myself back. So here we go.........

For years, or I should say for as long as I can remember I have been worried about my weight. I was never the skinny one, or most fit one and it drove me crazy. So finally in my early twenties things were better I felt more fit and healthy. Then being a early twenty something I started to forget how hard I had worked to get my body in shape and started making poor decisions such as going out to eat instead of going to the gym or eating late at night. As the time went on I got married and we decided it was time for kids. Which leads me to the now post baby weight still working to get off all the weight I had gain. You know what it isn't just about the weight anymore. It is about the energy and feeling healthy. 

After doing a crazy amount of research and a lot of trial and error I am hoping I finally found something that will work. The 21 day fix. I am not a beach body coach just a girl trying to get herself back. Today I started to prep so tomorrow I will post about being ready. Until then. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Getting rid of cable

In today's world we live connected. We have cell phones, iPads, laptops,cable,and everything can have Bluetooth which means it can connect together without wires. We have come a long way since vcr players, Walkmans, and pay phones. With all these convinces comes a cost that just seems to get larger and larger.  With this, and the forever changing world my husband and I really wanted to find a way to eliminate some bills. So we decided to get rid of the $60.00 bill for basic cable. With having two high energy boys we really wanted to turn our focus to being more active. That being said, we decided to get a stream player so the kids do not loose the few shows they do like. After hours of research we found that Amazon Fire would best fit our needs. We took advantage of a holiday special. So what has our experience been............GREAT! We love it. Now there are a few extras that we found we needed. The most important and most challenging for us has been an antenna. We found we needed an antenna because to get some basic channels especially CBS this is what you need. You can stream somethings from their aps but with having a house full of sport loving boys this was our must haveto view them live. Does Fire tv have sport aps ? YES, but they are only good to use in conjunction with your cable service. This was our frustration because the hole point for us was not to have that bill. So beyond the antenna what where are other extras? We decided to subscribe to Hulu Plus and Netfix. Both $7.99 a month. If you get the cd program for Netflix this is separate. The cd program is another $7.99 a month. I should also say that a purchased a e-book for $2.99 called  Amazon Fire TV user guide: Newbie to Expert in 1 hour. This book was a huge help and I love the fact the authors actually e-mail you updates. I should also mention that for those of you with Disney loving children these aps are also in conjunction with your cable. I did find with Hulu and Netflix though my children's Disney needs were met. Overall, this has been the right decision for us. The advise I give to you is do your research,and know what your getting into. Make sure you find what is right for your needs. I hope this helps anyone thinking of going this route. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year

With the holidays behind us we now embark on a new year. This is a time when we reflect on all our good times and come up with resolutions to help prevent the bad. All I can say is I feel so blessed to have my family. Dispite a recent outbreak of a stomach bug we have all remained healthy. I have my usual fondue dinner planned ( I will post more on this later), and my resolutions made. I wish everyone a safe night and Happy New Year!