ANISSA331's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANISSA331 ANISSA331'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/ Nominate a Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984912 I hava a TON of goody points that I need to get rid of....so I want everyone to nominate a friend that you think deserves a GREAT BIG ATTA BOY OR GIRL!!! Help me put these points to good use!! There is nothing wrong with tooting your own horn either, so if you think you deserve them...let me know <em>250</em> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 13:32:11 EST I Love My New Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963429 I bought my boyfriend the new Tapout workout. I promised I would do the first 90 days with him. I am getting up at 3:30 every morning and going to his house and working out. I love this workout. It has everything. Today was upper body and let me tell you, I have never had DOMS with just a band like this. I cant wait to see the changes at 90 days!! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 08:00:03 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942745 5 am walk....it really isnt as hard to get up when you know someone is waiting for you!! Diet is spot on thanks to the bf who is making all my meals for me. I am a very lucky girl lol. If I can keep this up...I KNOW I will reach my goals!!! Tue, 26 Jun 2012 07:57:14 EST Yay!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4941640 4:45 am workout this morning. I just feel so energized now!!! I let my boyfriend take over for the next 2 weeks(at least). I got to his house, worked out and then he sent me on my way with a plate with my lunch and a plate with my dinner...it was so nice!! Got new supps and let me tell you...i am in the zone!!! i have my goals in my sight <em>224</em> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:56:12 EST Vacation Blues?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914325 Next week is Tybee Island and I am sooo soo excited!!! The one thing I am worried about...I am on such a workout and diet flow and I dont want to mess that up <em>39</em> I know we are going to eat at Paula Deen's where nothing is healthy and the Crab Shack which I think I can make ok. I just need to make sure I get in some kind of workout everyday and that all meals we eat at the condo are good for me.....and then once I am back.....its full speed ahead <em>30</em> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:58:13 EST Clean Up The Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906950 I bartend on the weekends and lately my 7 yr old son has been fussing I dont spend any time with him. I have decided to take off every sat this summer he is home to spend with him doing different things. First up, we are volunteering at clean up the lake. Its more than cleaning, they are going to be doing demonstrations like harvesting rain water, things about fishing and things like that. We are in charge of a fishing game...Im excited and its gonna be fun to spend time with him. My da... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 07:52:12 EST Paint The Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897199 The next 4 days are going to be busy!!! 3 day weekend and then on tues, its paint the town. My daughter and I do it every year. Diff companies, churches and other groups go out and paint and fix up a house for someone who either cant afford it or are too old to do it. Talk about a workout....8 hours in the sun painting and moving stuff. yep, it will be my workout for the day!! Nothing makes you feel better to help someone. We should all pay it forward <em>198</em> Fri, 25 May 2012 07:54:23 EST Day One Pinky Promise Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895709 day one was good. I got in a really good workout. Food was not great, but it was not bad by any means. So much going on that sometimes its just hard to fit it all in. Tonight I want to push myself and get heavier weight on my bar for body pump. Its time to step outside the comfort zone and step into the pain zone. They dont say no pain no gain for nothing <em>18</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 08:02:09 EST Pinky Promises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894155 Just got back from a GREAT vacation. Love that people from all over came together for a beautiful wedding. Got in some great workouts, but food was not healthy at all lol. Its vacation right? My friend Lauri is prepping for a competition in Oct so she and I made a pinky promise that we would push each other and crank it up to meet our goals. We will take progress pics every other friday and really be accountable!!! UP first for me, a body pump turbofire hybrid....that should tone the bo... Wed, 23 May 2012 08:00:54 EST Tomorrow is the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883707 I am working tomorrow til 1 and then going to pick up everyone at the airport for the roadtrip to FLA. We are going for a wedding and someone is coming in from CA, CO and British Columbia. I CAN NOT WAIT!!! I have been looking forward to this trip for almost a year. Did I meet all my goals? NO....but I havent given up and I will meet them by the end of the year. I am ok with that. I was bummed to begin with, but I just realize my journey isnt over and I am not going to stop it. 135 by... Wed, 16 May 2012 07:59:09 EST Clean Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882100 Leaving thurs for Fla and I am doing a last push. No diet cokes, lots and lots of water...cutting carbs and eating asparagus for every meal lol. Its rough, but it will all be worth it in the end. I bought turkey fillets for the first time and they are yummy!! I put them on the george foreman and then eat them with a little mustard...good stuff. scale is going down every day (yesweighing every day) and thats what matters!! Tue, 15 May 2012 07:54:42 EST Ramblings to the Mothers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876629 First this time next week, I will be laying on the beach with some of my favorite people!! Can you say counting down <em>20</em> To all the mothers out there...have a happy one. I dont think people realize how hard it is to work on yourself when you have so many other people to look after. It takes serious dedication. Being a mom is the most underappreciated job in the world!!! As from my pics you can tell, I have long hair, well not after tomorrow. I am getting it cut off in a bob t... Fri, 11 May 2012 07:58:12 EST Feeling Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875089 Yep today even though the scale didnt go down...looking in the full length mirror, feeling slim and trim. I think its all the asparagus that I have been eating!!! Not feeling quite so bloated. Clean eating really does make a difference. It has finally stopped raining in Georgia and tonight I am going to go walk the trail from hell as I call it. Its nothing but winding hills and its a serious workout!!! Its gonna be a good day and I havent been able to say that in awhile <em>224</em> Thu, 10 May 2012 07:58:40 EST Are you the Hare or the Tortoise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873512 We are no longer a go with the flow society. We want everything NOW!!! We have drive ins for everything from food, to picking up your medicine, to heck getting married. I know we have all heard that you didnt put the weight on overnight and you arent going to lose it overnight, but dang...I want to see the old me now....I think I have finally got it into my head, its not the final destination as much as the journey. Last November I started a journal and I will finish it up this week and a... Wed, 9 May 2012 08:04:55 EST My Tools http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871860 I have everything I need to get the job done. I know about nutrition, I have weights, bands and workout videos. I have trails to walk. The thing is....if I dont choose to take advantage of these things, I will never change!!! I have the tools, now its time to put them to use <em>104</em> Tue, 8 May 2012 08:49:00 EST Wow that was HARD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869988 Bartended sat night for Cinco De Mayo.....i bartend every weekend, but thats nothing compared to sat!!! it was crazy and after 11 hours on my feet, i could do nothing yesterday. I felt so old lol. I took the little one to see the Avengers yesterday and that was all I could muster energy for....i remember when a night like sat was the norm and i would go out when i got off, man how things have changed...goals this week....lots of exercise and lots of clean eating..im 10 days away from vacat... Mon, 7 May 2012 08:11:33 EST Ramblings..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865860 Yesterday read a blog that truly made me cry. Beauty really should be about what's inside and not what we look like!!! I know we are all guilty of judging a book by its cover. Sat is going to be a serious cardio fest for me and I am so excited. March of Dimes walk sat morning, which I have done for the last 10 years. Its one of two charity events I always make time for. i am leaving there and going directly to my weekend job of bartending which at a mexican rest will be crazy sat for ci... Fri, 4 May 2012 07:51:56 EST May Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864249 Yesterday there were tons of goal blogs, so last night I sat down and figured out mine!! <BR> first i will keep my calories at 1200 a day. I will try to make sure they are healthy calories, but I wont stress if I eat something bad as long as it keeps me at 1200. I will get in at least 6 days of at least 30 mn cardio and 30 min of weights or toning. I have started doing some exercises while I watch tv on top of my "workouts". The weight goal is 1.21 lbs a week. Thats what I need to reach... Thu, 3 May 2012 08:04:17 EST Healthy Kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862707 My kids have always been active...the oldest was a softball player, middle competitive gymnastics and now entering high school, varsity and competition cheerleader. little man tball and flag football. i had someone come over last night and they were shocked that my 7 yr old son was sitting down to his second serving of salad. i am so thankful my kids love veggies and healthy eating. im not saying that they dont like junk because every kid does, but they will sit down to a healthy dinner a... Wed, 2 May 2012 09:25:47 EST Now Thats Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858747 Weekend was great. I had a really great cheat meal yesterday and then walked to get rid of at least some of it. Trip is in 3 weeks so no more cheats!!! Juicing for breakfast and dinner this week. Would love some group juicie recipes with veggies for dinner :0) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:55:26 EST Downhill Slide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854446 Thats what the scale is doing...every day its a few tenths of a pound less. I love it!!! I dont think people realize how helpful it is to track your food. I plan everything out, input it in and know exactly what I cans still eat. I dont eat extra for extra workouts, I rather have the extra weight loss. I can feel that ecstatic weight in my future.... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 08:06:27 EST Being ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852854 This vacation in may is to go to a wedding for a friend of mine. I am picking up friends in Atl at the airport from Cali, Co and British Columbia...these are some very fit people, one does body building competitions, one looks like she could be a fitness model and even the bride and groom are fitness ready. I have been stressing so much about pics with them and being in the same shape as them. I finally realized, I need to do whats right for me. I cant be anyone else, I can only be the be... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:02:00 EST By George I Think Ive Got IT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851128 First of all last nights biggest loser was a little disappointing to me. I dont think I have watched it in past seasons where everyone thinks they are so entitled. Last wee was crazy...you walk off because someone is going to get a chance to come back?? whats that all about??? Now...I think I have finally got my diet down to how I want it. No cheating lately and the scale is going down. I love it!!! Now I just have to keep it up til my vacations. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:54:48 EST Juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849394 My boyfriend bought a new jack lalanne juicer and every morning he stops by the house on his way to work to bring me the latest concoction for breakfast. I am loving it!!! It feels soo good to be eating fresh and healthy!! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:57:05 EST My new Fave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847627 Went to Ted's Montana Grill and had Bison for the first time...I LOVED IT!!! healthy and soo good. Now I only have to find it at store so I can make it at home. Key word for this week....Exercise and lots of it!!! 4 weeks til Fla :0) Mon, 23 Apr 2012 08:05:09 EST Weekend Warrior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843702 I bartend on friday and sat night so I dont spend alot of time working out. I usually rest. I have promised myself that I will do SOMETHING active both sat and sunday. It might be tennis, a walk or a workout video, but I will get something done. Time is ticking down for my trip and I need to get in gear!! Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:26:12 EST Counting Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842102 I am trying to get really serious. Trip to Fla is in less than a month and I need to step up my game. Im trying for two workouts a day and keeping the diet REALLY clean. It sounds soo easy, but dang, it seems like that 5am workout is going to kill me. Everyone at work is bringing in food and that is killing me too. I have taken to writing the number of days left on my hand with a sharpie to keep me accountable lol. Its working....a little :0) Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:07:26 EST Practice What I Preach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838892 My middle daughter is getting ready for her season as a varsity cheerleader and competition cheerleader(as a freshman). Last night at our first meeting, they talked about how tough this season is going to be and they are going to have to step up their game. I have always told her to get what you want, you have to work hard and sacrifice some things. This morning as I didnt get up for my morning cardio, I thought about these speeches....I need to practice what I preach....If I want that roc... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:33:46 EST 31 days til Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837202 Next 31 days only one cheat meal a day!!! Workouts consist of morning Billy Blanks PT 24/7 and Les Mills Body Pump. Night workouts are tennis and a walk on the hilly trail by the house. Nothing motivates more than knowing Im gonna have to be around a bunch of fit people in bikinis!! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:44:39 EST Robert Kennedy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833380 My favorite magazine of all time is Oxygen. I actually have kept every issue. Publisher Robert Kennedy who was a force in the fitness industry lost his battle with cancer today. Tough love Bob was amazing and his wife Tosca is great and my heart goes out to her. My fave mag will never be the same :0( Fri, 13 Apr 2012 12:08:00 EST getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826928 I have been on this site for awhile, but not engaged in this site. I have been actively on another site and they have made so many changes that it was time for me to make a change. I always have tracked my food here, but now I want to be a more active member!!! Summer is almost here and its time to get the work done... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 11:43:53 EST