ALYSSA318's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALYSSA318 ALYSSA318's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Checking in, the nutribullet, crazy spring break. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299246 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I bought a nutri bullet last week and i love love love it! <BR> On Sundays when I am prepping all my food for the week I just chop up more fruits and veggies so I can add them to the nutribullet and go. In the nutribullet it suggests to substitute 1 drink for breakfast, but if I do that then I will binge, so I pare it with an egg, or oatmeal or toast. <BR> <BR> <BR> So far I have been able to get 2 cups of extra spinach n me every day with the nutribullet, not to men... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:57:22 EST Lifestyle changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276767 So last time I was blogging to you all I said I was going to sit down and write my long term goals.....Fail. <BR> <BR> I definitely did not make it a priority. <BR> <BR> The last 2 weeks I've seen my motivation, drive and focus slip in every area of healthy choices. I let my willpower of everything else take over and let the excuses back into the picture. However, even though I have slipped I did not fall back to where I used to be when I started this journey. Even though I'm not eating ev... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 23:49:30 EST The positively not negative blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265420 This is the third time I have started this blog. I've restarted it because they all sound sooooo negative. I wrote an entire blog about how crappy I've been with food and exercise lately. <BR> <BR> But what is the point in being so negative. So instead I'm writing about what I'm doing right and my goals for this week. <BR> <BR> <BR> Positive thing....lets see.... <BR> <BR> I'm no longer sick! Woot! It was just a cold but so draining. <BR> I played in a play place for 3 hrs for my brot... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:05:47 EST Alyssa's victory! Chocolates history! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255397 Day 4 of healthy eating complete. <BR> <BR> Veggies, eggs, peanut butter mini square rice cakes, avocado and more veggies. Just missing a bit more protein and Ide be set! <BR> <BR> You have no idea how tempted I was to go into our treat bin and eat the kit Kay sitting there with my invisible name on it. This seems to happen when I'm going to pick kids up from school. I don't know why but it happens every day at that time. My stomach is usually full from lunch still but obviously not sati... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:09:57 EST The rise and fall of sugar. Sugar Be Gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254653 I have been on a bit of a hiadus this past week for blogging. <BR> <BR> I thought blogging would help me be accountable with all that over consumption of chocolate. Turns out it didn't work. I hate coming on here and admitting that I messed up but hey, I'm human right. <BR> <BR> The day after my kick butt workout was Valentines day. The dreaded chocolate and treat day. Let me tell you my will power lasted about 5 minutes that morning. I woke up and found Bryan's mom made homemade cupcakes a... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:10:05 EST Barbells are going down...I mean up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248871 It is official. I am becoming the master of the barbell.....SLOWLY.p <BR> <BR> The workout I did yesterday was pretty good. Since I have never used the barbell before I spent most of the workout ensuring I had good form with the added weight. I only added the barbell itself to start because to be honest I have no idea how much I can lift yet in each exercise. If I lifted too much to start I know ide injure myself. <BR> <BR> I completed: <BR> One kick ass warm-up 15 mins <BR> squats - 4 set... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:03:13 EST Barbell. You will fear me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247566 Sorry for the insane crazy venting chocolate overloaded blog yesterday. If I didn't write it I probably would have continued to beat myself up about how much I actually ate. <BR> <BR> Lets just says I felt sick all night and almost vomited. TMI I know sorry. On top of that, I also felt the effects of the sugar high and the inevitable CRASH. It was horrible. I'm re-writing this so I remember EXACTLY HOW HORRIBLE I FELT AFTER BINGING ON CHOCOLATE SO NEXT TIME I WILL THINK THRICE BEFORE INHALIN... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 10:08:29 EST Bad nutrition choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247107 Ok....it is confession time. <BR> <BR> Today was a bad day for eating healthy. To be honest, I new this day was going to be like this, or at least I anticipated it would be. Today Bryan and I were celebrating valentine's day. This involved going out for the day, eating out and watching a movie in the theatre. <BR> <BR> Of course I didn't know that before we left so I didn't prepare, however, I knew that today would not be a great nutrition day and I did nothing about it. <BR> <BR> My br... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:05:27 EST Down 2 lbs and week 1 photo update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244455 In the middle of last week I stepped on the scale and was shocked to see 127.8! As of today I am still 127.8! Woop! <BR> <BR> I think this is mainly due to the change in foods, and only slightly due to exercise. I have taken healthy eating to a whole new level (for me at least)! Prepping my meals, pre-planning what I will eat, limiting unhealthy choices. NO FAST FOOD. picking healthy choices in the restaurant. Veggies and protein at every meal. Increased water intake. Just everything! Even ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:39:37 EST Sunday Cooking Adventures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236364 Ok I think I am going through Blog withdrawal because this is the third blog in 3 days. <BR> <BR> First off, I spent the day today cooking up most of those veggies i bought on Friday. Let me tell you I was in the kitchen working it for 4 hours. Woop! <BR> <BR> <BR> Normally I have been making my zucchini, red peppers, carrots on a pan with oil and parmasan cheese. I have to admit I love it but it is starting to get repetetive. I made a batch of it anyways BUT I also tried a new recipe, wh... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 22:50:11 EST Healthy Eating and Strength Training!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235048 Happy Saturday Everyone! <BR> <BR> So excited to fill you all in! First and for most I have been eating mainly healthy foods (minus a mini chocolate bar here and a few crisp crackers there). A typical day for me is: <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 2 eggs, tea, As many veggies as I want. I occasionally add in 1 bickie (digestive cookie) with my tea. <BR> <BR> AM Snack: celery with 1 tbsp peanut butter or nuts or avocado or any veggies I want <BR> <BR> Lunch: Pan cooked veggies with parmasean cheese a... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:54:07 EST Missed you SP. (it's only been a week) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232878 Hola Hola Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Sorry I have not been on here this past week. I've been reading a new book I bought the other day and researching things that just seem to make sense within this book. I'll explain more later....when I don't have to rush to work. <BR> <BR> The last few days have been weird. I have been exhausted, irritated, yet happy and excited all at the same time. It is so odd to feel so many feelings all at once. <BR> <BR> On the food front, I have been doing pretty good... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 09:08:20 EST The stressed, the anxious and the tired. UGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220920 So this is a semi downer blog. It has been a LONG Day....I should say a LONG afternoon.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Needless to say it has been long and stressful. <BR> <BR> <BR> First, I have to admit I have done great with exercise this week. 2 Zumbas and 1 body circuit training workout (well I would say half of one, but it counts!) As for eating, I need to fine tune my eating. I am only bringing healthy choices, but TOO much food. I need to also find a way to eat veggies that are not raw. I don... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:19:58 EST Behind and Quads ACHE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213688 oK....i Totally LIED when i thought the leg workouts were easy.....My behind and quads were killing me more then my arms for the past day and a half. I have to admit when I woke up the next morning after that workout i was initially disappointed because my body didn't feel ANY different and i thought I did a pretty bad ass job. <BR> <BR> But let me tell you.....as the day went on i noticed those muscles I thought didn't get a workout....FELT EVERYTHING and have felt every movement since. Ye... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:47:19 EST Nutrition CHECK...EXERCISE...ChecK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210910 Just a quick exciting update !! <BR> <BR> My nutrition has been ON this last week! I have cut dairy milk out as a test. I think I may have a sensitivity to it and replaced it with almond milk. Ever since I have not craved chocolate....coincidence???? hmm... <BR> <BR> I've increased veggies, fruits, protein and transferred to more whole grains and added nuts into my routine. <BR> <BR> AND that solution i was talking about last week.......WELL I did alter where I exercise its just not a ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:46:57 EST I found a solution! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203030 So you know at the beginning of this month i mentioned adding more weight training/bodyrock workouts into my routine....well so far it is not going so well because i said I would do it but havn't...whether out of laziness or excuses or forgetfulness I don't know. <BR> <BR> I've been reading alot tonight about weight training and the science behind it is facinating. This got me thinking into my past. In high school I HATED RUnning (and still do....it's just not my thing) but LOVED using weigh... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:47:57 EST Blog 1x/week CHECK!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194190 GRR I hate when my computer/the internet deleted my entire post. I've spent over 30 minutes trying to load this page, i began to type my blog and BAM everything disappears. TYPICAL. <BR> <BR> ANY WAYS. I hope you are all having a great 2013. I have made a few changes to my 2013 goals. I have decided to do Zumba 3x/week minimum and possibly incorporate a yoga class once per week. Unfortunately the yoga class is expensive so I might not to go the studio to do it...I may just have to do it at... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 01:16:19 EST 2013 goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184460 Happy 2013 Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> It feels so good to be renewing my goals! <BR> <BR> I spent a long time thinking about goals that are both easy to achieve and goals that pose more of a challenge. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Consistently post blogs. 1/week <BR> <BR> <em>355</em> Zumba 4 times per week <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> 3-4 fresh fruits daily <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>488</em> <BR> <BR> <em>291</em> <em>368</em> <em>2... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:01:37 EST 2012. What an amazing year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183020 Looking back on 2012, I have had an amazing year. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> I received my diploma <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> Have been with my boyfriend for 6 years :> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Did mt first Zumba class <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Was promoted <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Became a licensed Zumba instructor <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Have gained confidence in myself/increased self-esteem <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Became independent <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Made many new+close... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:21:12 EST Love buying foods at the farmers market! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146314 All that meal planning last night paid off!!! <BR> <BR> Now I didn't plan every meal and snack for the entire week, but I have a few recipes that will accommodate 2 meals in one!! <BR> <BR> First I found some Red River hot cereal in the cupboard this morning and thought I would try it. I figured i'de make a batch that will last me most mornings this week. I have to admit I liek the flavour but not the texture. I have no idea what to do to make it more appealing either. I did add a small am... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:09:21 EST The random imaginative adated meal verdict...and lacking motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140965 So that improvised meal I made yesterday.........UGH <BR> <BR> <BR> LOVE the taste HATE the texture. Then the quinoa absorbed all of the water in the sauce to make more of a dip instead of soup. When I ate it alone I couldn't stand the texture...but when I used it as a dip for a crunchy cracker or rice cake (I know weird eh...) I couldn't taste the weird texture at all. I could only taste the delcious spices and flavours of the ingredients. <BR> <BR> So all in all it was ok. Would I make ... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:16:59 EST The random, imaginative, adapted meal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139851 Okay....well I have to say i am now improvising major in the meal I have begun to make....... <BR> <BR> It started with finding the Skillet Lasagna Recipe on SP (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-det<BR>ail.asp?recipe=20856). It looked delicious so i thought I would give it a go with the ingredients I have here....well it has now morphed into a crazy, unknown experiment. Instead of lasagna it has morphed into a quinoa soup with beans and cottage cheese and veggies....So i'm boiling it al... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:06:19 EST It's been 6 days since I blogged......6 whole days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139374 AHH....Almost a week since I have done my last blog. <BR> <BR> I have been busy....more then busy. Tuesday I went to Zumba at night, Wednesday I spent 5 hrs after work preparing our float for the Christmas Parade for work. Thursday I spent 2 hours working on the float then went out for dinner with my boss. Friday I was looking after my siblings all night....we made dinner, went grocery shopping, watched brave, has a great night! On Saturday I was still looking after them....we cleaned the h... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:52:09 EST I love days like today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133486 Don't you love those days when you have no expectations from anyone, no plans made, no commitments, no work, only what you choose to do. <BR> <BR> Today was one of those days. <BR> <BR> Instead of waking up at 5am for work, I woke up at 7am and read the rest of my book....until noon. That's right people. I sat and laid on my behind for 4 hours...minus the tea and bathroom breaks. I got lost in the book, forgot to eat oops and didn't exercise. <BR> <BR> To be honest, it felt great. Then I... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:46:50 EST The Aura...how I hate thee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131705 Today has been an off day. I woke up early had plans to workout first thing, watch the Remembrance Day ceremony, clean my car, go to the store to buy a scarf and hat and maybe boots, meet Bryan for a late lunch then go watch SKyfall all before having Sunday dinner......Then the horrible aura interrupted everything. <BR> <BR> <BR> Now some of you may not know what the aura is...bare with me if you do. For me, it is that horrible blurred vision that some % of the population gets that sometime... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:02:46 EST Crazy random blog..updates..No sugar treats at work..chocolate cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130607 I forgot to blog last night woops.... <BR> <BR> A quick update about yesterday. I ate great...No treats at work today, however, I did indulge in a delicious creamy soup during lunch from an organic restaurant. Delicious! I did not Zumba like planned. I started cooking dinner, sat down and ate and the next thing I knew it was 7:30pm.....and half of my Zumba class was over <em>46</em> . <BR> <BR> <BR> I read the second chapter of Integrative Nutrition over the last few days. This chapter t... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 14:00:01 EST No treats at work today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128994 Good evening Sparkies! <BR> <BR> Today has been a great day in terms eating healthy. No splurging on "treats" at work today! I also ate only healthy foods....left overs from dinner last night, an orange, mini bowl of cranberry almond crunch cereal for breaky and an apple. For dinner I am going with a fast easy frozen dinner...Lean Cuisine. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The rest of the day has been interesting....I have been off all day. Grouchy, irritable, and for some reason stressed. Not to ment... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:42:21 EST Last minute lunch, On track with goals, Book review ch1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127963 When i first woke up at 5am this morning I had to rearrange my entire lunch because another family member took mine accidentally. What a way to start the day. Under the time constraint of chaos I went for the traditional PB&J sandwich on alpine grain bread with an apple, banana, and fish crackers for snack! <BR> <BR> At work we had left over veggies from our staff meeting that I gorged on!! I only splurged once and ate 1 two-bite brownie although I really wanted 2 of them. Heck I could eat ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:35:52 EST Birthday slurge and puddle jumping! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126751 Ok well today was what I call a splurge day. <BR> <BR> First I need to say I did pack and eat my healthy snacks!! <em>248</em> and i have started searching for a few pictures for my motivational photo collage!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> As for the rest of the day....I mainly followed the meal plan I made with a few adjustments because of my co-workers birthday....which or course included cake and dinner!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> One thing frustrating about my work is all of the little treats we have. U... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:39:57 EST Back on track and feeling great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125632 To keep myself accountable I am going to try....I mean WILL blog everyday about my fast break goals or something else equally important! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Deats on my fast break goals! <BR> <BR> 1. pack 2-3 healthy snacks per day everyday <BR> <em>248</em> I packed a banana, apple, and orange. Initially I was going to have the banana with peanut butter...that is really hard to do when there is none in the house...ooops <BR> <BR> YAY for goal 1 met....I also need to research more fi... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:32:01 EST The next step of many.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124218 I reset everything on SP to help push this part of my journey into overdrive. <BR> <BR> This next step involved resetting my fast break goals. The goals I had before obviously worked at the beginning of my journey in some way....but as my life has evolved those goals have either been achieved or are not as important as they once were. <BR> <BR> <BR> My new fast break goals: <BR> <BR> 1. pack 2-3 healthy snacks per day everyday <BR> <BR> 2. Go to the gym 3 times per week....in my case 3... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 23:26:47 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123859 Oh How I have missed this place. <BR> <BR> A place to vent, to come to for support, to help in my wellness, a place for me...... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where do I start??? <BR> <BR> <BR> My life has been a rollarcoster......which is not a bad thing. Since my last update in AUGUST (tsk tsk) <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> I have been a manager at my work twice when my boss was away and did it with flying colors. <BR> <em>67</em> I have taught my first Zumba class. <BR> <em>67</em> ... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 17:34:02 EST How do you find the time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999945 How do people find the time to do everything they need to do? <BR> <BR> <BR> Right now I work 43 hours per week. After work I come home, make my lunch for the next day at the same time as I make my dinner for that night. Then I change into my Zumba gear and off to Zumba I go. I will do either 1 or 2 classes. Then I come home, shower, set out my clothes and go to bed by 11. I wake up between 5 and 6am, get ready and go to work. This repeats everyday. <BR> <BR> Now that I am licensed to tea... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 19:12:09 EST Is DOUBLE ZUMBA LICENSED!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982346 It is official. <BR> <BR> <BR> I SURVIVED. <BR> <BR> <BR> Two Zumba training (Basic 1 and Zumba toning) PLUS a zumba class but practicing. <BR> <BR> <BR> Boy am I sore, but the best part of Zumba...I want to keep going and dancing and listening to music. <BR> <BR> Have a great week everybody!!1 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 22:16:11 EST So much to tell you...so little time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981129 Wow it had been over a month since my last blog. <BR> <BR> Well I have been busy. 2 vacations, working overtime, and doing zumba every evening does that to a person. My technological life is now out the window.....yes that means no TV, no comp. (Althogh my phone is a neccesity for people to get ahold of me.) <BR> <BR> WELL....big news! I am officially a Zumba Instructor! I completed my training today. <BR> <BR> As of tomorrow I will also be licensed to teach ZUmba toning! (if I can make ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 23:35:59 EST Long time no blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961423 Wow it has been 3 whole weeks since I last blogged. <BR> <BR> <BR> On tuesday I returned from a 5 day non-stop vacation, then worked 27 hrs in 3 days. Needless to say jet leg and exhaustion hit as the weekend approached. I did encourage myself to do a Zumba class on Friday! Other then walking everywhere on my vacation and the occasional Zumba the week before, I have done little to no exercise. <BR> <BR> Up until Tuesday, my eating has been off. I was still slightly overeating. Add that t... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:27:40 EST Meal planning: Back to Basics. Ideas appreciated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930910 Hey Sparkies! <BR> <BR> It has been a long while. Sorry I have been so busy with previous engagements that I have had no time to blog. This will be a fast, random, unedited blog since it is 10:30pm and I work tomorrow morning SUPER early. <BR> <BR> <BR> To be perfectly honest I feel a bit lost right now. <BR> <BR> There has been no Zumba this last week so i feel very out of touch with the exercise world. (Yes I could have done other things but I didn't) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> But my ma... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 01:39:35 EST BIG NEWS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912554 After thinking about this LONG and HARD......... <BR> <BR> <BR> I officially signed up for Zumba Basic Training 1. As of 7:00pm on July 21,2012 I will be licensed Zumba Instructor. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>29</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em>334</em> <em... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 01:26:49 EST Broke my PB Zumba Record! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908579 From Monday to Friday this week I did 11 hours of Zumba. That is 11 classes. <BR> <BR> Originally I was only going to do 10, but last night after my 7pm class my instructor was telling some of us that she had to go quickly because she was doing Zumba at the Relay for Life in town. Somehow it came up that I go with her and of course I couldn't say no to more Zumba even though I already did 3 class that day. <BR> <BR> So I helped her get some things ready (flyers, business cards, posters etc... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 10:24:12 EST The Crazy Stress Week...like promissed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900630 Hey Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> This week was insane. For some reason I was hit emotionally, physically and mentally by this week. <BR> <BR> It all started last Sunday. First of all I did nothing all day with it being super wet outside and I was recovering from the zumba classes I did the few days before. Since I did not use ANY energy up I had a difficult time falling asleep. I didn't get to sleep until sometime after 2am and woke up at 7am. Not the best way to start the week. <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 28 May 2012 00:56:07 EST My Exercise Experience: Then and Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893072 Wow. Second blog in one morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> I've been thinking lately about how I have been feeling (emotionally that it) these last couple weeks and I have noticed a huge shift in my attitude. <BR> <BR> <BR> To be honest, I have not been this in touch with myself in a long time. the reason for that has been this new found exercise love I have discovered....and you all know what it is.....Zumba. <BR> <BR> <BR> As you all know I have been attend... Tue, 22 May 2012 13:48:21 EST Nutrition Rambling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892883 ***This is a random, rambling blog that I needed to write to figure some things out. It is long and doesn't make sense but it did help**** <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok so I have my exercise down! I am going between 4-8 times a week depending if i do back to back Zumba or not. <BR> <BR> But I am faltering on my nutrition MAJORLY. This is my regular routine: <BR> <BR> Wake up and drink tea and with my 2 biscuits <BR> At lunch I eat leftovers from the night before <BR> Snack I usually eat and apple or... Tue, 22 May 2012 11:36:47 EST The good, the bad and the awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890008 <em>39</em> Ugh. So today has been a lazy day. A lazier day then I have had in a long Long LONG time. I have quite literally sat and ate food and sat and sat some more. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> I woke up with a headache which just sucks considering this was the first good nights sleep I have had in the last 3-4 days. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> The weather is icky. Rain rain go away.....but worse then that it is muggy out . <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> I unfortunately can't do ANYTHING to my benche... Sun, 20 May 2012 17:00:22 EST WOOO BIG BIG NEWS!! X2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889070 Good Evening my fellow Sparkies!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Well do I have news for you. <BR> <BR> On Thursday, after my Zumba class was over, a group of us decided to make a personal challenge for ourselves by doing back to back zumba classes. YES i JUST SAID BACK TO BACK ZUMBA CLASSES. <BR> <BR> So this morning I woke up (after the crappiest sleep ever), got my exercise clothes on, packed my water bottle, drank my tea, grabbed my towel and left. Since it started at 9am, I always leave at 8:30 so... Sat, 19 May 2012 21:56:40 EST Exercise CHECK Nutrition BLECK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887111 Well my exercise has been awesome! I did Zumba three times this week, going to the Zumba toning tonight and doing a double Zumba class (2hr) on Saturday!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> My nutrition has been another story. I have tried to stay within my healthy eating zone, but I find i would crave foods I shouldn't be eating and I even went out and had fast food twice last week. I went to a restaurant once, although this restaurant is called the "greenhouse" and make all the food from scratch in front o... Fri, 18 May 2012 11:18:30 EST Busy busy busy. But a good kind of busy!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883196 WOW have I been busy or what. <BR> <BR> <BR> Friday I surprised the BF and took him to Harrison Hot Springs for the day. It was perfect. A beautiful beach, a bunch of walking on the trails an din the sand. ALL for a whopping 40 dollars!!!! That night I went to the Taboo show with my mom.....our relationship is growing I guess. Never thought that would happen. <BR> <BR> Satruday was a bit crazy. My siblings has swimming lessons, then my sister had 2 b-day parties. Of course while she was ... Tue, 15 May 2012 21:03:40 EST My "new" found love. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871566 Hey Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So I don't know if I mentioned this before but....................... <BR> <BR> ... <BR> ..... <BR> ....... <BR> ..... <BR> ... <BR> <BR> I LOVE ZUMBA. <BR> <BR> <BR> I just went to another class tonight!!! I finally know some of the routines so i can workout that much harder! It felt absolutely amazing. Sometimes my heart and mind feel like I could do an entire class plus another entire class. Then I realize my body just can't handle that yet back to back... Tue, 8 May 2012 00:49:29 EST An update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868736 Hello Sparkies!!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have had an amazing week. <BR> <BR> <BR> As you can probably tell from my status updates, I am in LOVE with ZUmba. I went every possible day after work last week and felt so energized afterwards. In the mornings I woke up with more energy, and I felt my muscles <em>344</em> . <BR> <BR> Now that I have been to enough classes, I am starting to learn the routines and songs. So what does that mean..........I get a WAY better workout and I can do it ... Sun, 6 May 2012 10:50:02 EST It's Monday......and I'm NOT grumpy!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860108 Well yesterday I completed the "One Direction" Bodyrock workout and MAN it was amazing!!! Go to www.bodyrock.tv and search their workouts for it. It was awesome. Then I did the bonus Inner Thigh workout! <BR> <BR> Oh boy am I sore today. My abs, shoulders, and calves are burning!! I was planning to do another bodyrock workout today, but decided to "somewhat" rest my body. Instead I went for an hour and a half semi-hike/walk with the BF. We walked through a local park.....a park that you do ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:15:51 EST Crazy Morning. AAAAAHHHHHHHH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4857832 Wow my day was thrown into a loop first thing this morning. <BR> <BR> I woke up ready for a bodyrock. I got my clothes on, grabbed my comp and went into the living room. Before I can do anything I needed to let my dogs out to pee. Outside in the backyard there are 2 stairs made of brick. As my dogs were running up the stairs they tripped on each other and one skinned his chin. Of course I didn't know he skinned his chin at the time, I only knew they tripped but no one cried and they both we... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:58:43 EST