Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I wanna RUN!

Yesterday I started the couch to 5K!
I did week 1, day 1 the last two days and it has been awesome.
Completing it today made me feel even better because the
running is becoming easier!

Check it out!

There is also an app available for android and apple
and its FREE!
Just search couch to 5k and start the program today.

After 1 week....
I am down 4 lbs and about 5 inches total. 
Thanks for the support everyone!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012


Yesterday...I slipped a little.
Did you?

Lets get back on track together.

Breakfast: Aim for healthy.

For me I had a Two egg omlet with peppers, onions, ham and cheese.

Gym: Go Hard!

40 Minute Eliptical Interval
1 Mile Treadmil (Incline 5)
4 sets of 10 Crunches
Bar weight 3 sets of 10 on the Leg Press
3 sets of 10 Arm curls.


Late Lunch: Small is good.

A Salad packed with all your favorite veggies
4 oz of Chicken.
*Instead of a high calorie dressing, use salsa!
**This meal is to restore your energy.

Dinner: To Be Determined.

Remember that portion sizes are a key to weightloss.
It takes 30 minutes to digest your food--Chew slowly

What is your favorite healthy dinner?
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Friday, August 10, 2012


Don't let the weekend ruin your goals!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind and not lose track over the weekend.

--Work a little harder Friday.
Hit the gym, add a few extra crunches, an extra mile on the treadmill or even a few extra minutes on the bike. Burning those extra calories will make you feel a little more guilt free this weekend.

--Do yoga right when you wake up in the morning.
Yoga is a great exercise and gets the blood flowing through your body.Wake up 15 minutes eariler and do a few poses. Follow with a warm shower and healthy breakfast!!

--Drink lots of water!
Water makes you feel full. Keeping a water bottle on hand all day will limit the amount of food you intake, PLUS it keeps you hydrated. Drink up!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just Do It!

I have 3 questions I want you to answer..

1. Who are you doing this for?

--I hope you say yourself.

2. Do you have support?

--Friends, family, blog family.

3. Why are you waiting to start?

--Tomorrow turns into next week, next week turns into next month.
Next month...next year.



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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Simple Eats

Chicken Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

This recipe was simple and absolutely delicious!

What you need:
2 Green Peppers
2 boneless skinless chicken breast
1 small onion
4 pieces of sliced portabella mushroom (optional)
1/2 cup shredded low fat mozzarella cheese
2 T Worcestershire sauce

Precook the chicken. I used a crock pot so that the chicken could be pulled apart with a fork, but you can bake it and chunk it. Whatever you prefer. (left overs would work great!)
Prepare the peppers, clean out the seeds and cut in half.
Slice the onions and mushrooms.

When the chicken is fully cooked, pull apart (or chunk) and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 and place the green peppers to cook alone for 10-15 minutes
or until fork tender.
While the peppers are baking, saute the onions and mushrooms in a frying pan
sprayed with cooking spray (Pam).
Add the chicken to the onions and mushrooms followed by the 2 Tsp
Worcestershire sauce (or to taste).
Mix together and put the mixture inside the peppers.
Top with cheese and bake until the cheese starts to brown.

Dish and ENJOY!

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I go a walkin'...

Exercise for today:
1.25 mile walk outside.

It was way to gorgeous to not get outside!
Take advantage of the perfect weather to get out of the house.
What exercise did you do today?

Steak, salad (salsa for dressing), grilled veggies!

High protein meals are more filling. Remember a portion size for meat is 4 ounces!

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I couldn't agree more...

HAHA Love this!

I figured I should post something today, but I am behind because I didn't have a typical morning.
Breakfast was on the go an apple held me over.
Now to figure out what to do at the gym.

**Don't forget you don't have to go to the gym to exercise.
Washing your car and doing constant chores around the house burns calories too.
Shh...Don't tell my mom that!
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Monday, August 6, 2012


Get Motivated!
An hour of exercise a day aids a GREAT deal to weight loss.
Grab a friend, your Ipod or a good book and go for a walk.
You won't regret it!

- 30 minutes on the Eliptical
-15 minutes treadmill
- 4 sets of ten on the Ab Coaster
- No more than 20 lbs various arm work outs

**Side note**
I use the machines usually to do weights, but I will start incorprating free weights once I find a good plan for them.

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Good Morning!!


I know...it's hard. Eating a healthy meal within the first 2 hours of waking up will boost your metabolism and make you feel energized the rest of the day.
This morning I needed something quick so I cut up an apple and paired it with an OIKOS Strawberry Greek Yogurt topped with not even 1/4 cup of granola.
For a drink- 1/2 cup of 2% milk.

What's your favorite healthy breakfast?
Feel free to comment and let everyone know what you like to have in the morning!
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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lets Do This!

This picture was taken at The Biggest Loser Audition Season 14.
July 14, 2012

Deciding to lose weight is always a big decision, but even I know getting the motivation to actually get up and take action can be hard. July 14th I decided to step out of my comfort zone and travel to Philly to try out for the Biggest Loser. It was a great experience, over 1000 people showed up all all needing the same thing I did, TO LOSE WEIGHT! It was nice to see that not everyone one in the world is the size of a toothpick. Unfortunately, I didn't make the cut so I decided to take a small step for all those trying to lose weight and make a site that will not only show my progress but will inspire others to take that one small step to become a better you and live a healthy lifestyle. Join me on this jouney...I know I can't do it alone.

Look forward to Daily updates!
- Recipes
- Exercise Routines
- Inspirational pictures and Quotes
- Progress Reports
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