BAREFOOTTAY's SparkPeople Blog BAREFOOTTAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth So it's been really slow at work lately so I accidentally picked up my Pinterest obsession again, and boy am I glad I did! I found this wonderful website <BR> This girl has THE best clean eating recipes. She has really found something that works for her. I don't completely believe in her portion sizes and only eating the 3 meals a day but I do love her style! Truly a fantastic blog to stop by. My current obsession from her site are protein pacakes and bla... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:39:11 EST Hard Core Clean Eating! And another 30 day mashup! I started the first cooler plan from the Eat Clean diet on Monday, man oh man is this strict clean eating! I'm not going to lie it's HARD , but I have been seeing some pretty consistent weight loss which is HUGE motivation for me since I haven't seen the scale move like this in a very long time. This was just the thing my body needed to barge through that nasty plateau I had hit! Luckily for me you can only the the 1st cooler plan for 2 weeks so next week will be my last week, and then I ca... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:44:01 EST Quite the Dilemma to have... I've been doing great with my workouts working out at least 5 times a week. I'm totally off on Saturday and then doing an "active" rest day on Sunday. I world 12 hour shifts on Sat and Sun so my active rest is me going into the bathroom every hour and doing 100 squats lol! I love it though because I don't feel like I'm just sitting on my bum for 12 hours straight! <BR> <BR> Anyway right now I'm kind of in love with just working out in general and I'm having a hard time deciding what worko... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:32:39 EST Updates! Ok so first of all I kow it's been awhile since I blogged but that doesn't mean I haven't been working out and eating right! I originally wrote a blog about 2 weeks ago and spark was being weird and wouldn't post for some reason! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Anyway I finished the February 30 day Bodyrock challenge a few days ago, and did my fist test. I did improve a little but not a lot, but improvement is improvement! I was going to ... Sat, 19 May 2012 11:30:59 EST I've made some changes and getting resuls! Alright it's been awhile since I've done an update <BR> I have quit doing Insanity once again :( it just wasn't worth the injuries for me, I love the program but not the pain! <BR> <BR> So! This is what I have been doing: <BR> <BR> I BodyRock 2X a week <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ZWOW 1 X a week <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Xtend Barre 1 X a week <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:15:28 EST Insanity is out to get me! So this past week I started my 2nd attempt and completing Insanity and by Friday my right knee was in so much pain! I have NEVER had issues with injury before (besides the minor shin splints) I started Insanity. If you were following me the first time you would know that after the 1st month on Insanity I had somehow really messed my back up and that was the reason I quit. So here I am once again injured from Insanity trying to figure out what I'm going to do. <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:46:35 EST End of P57 Challenge pictures Well last week was my last week of my P57 challenge. Up until last week I did great and got every work out in. Last week was my anniversary and my husband's birthday so it was a busy week. I did manage to get 1 57 min and 1 30 min Physique work out in but i did not do the arm/ab booster or another 57 work out BUT I did get in a bodyrock, zwow, and an Insanity work out in! <BR> <BR> So the results: <BR> Physique 57 is a very challenging work out that definitely tones and gets the heart ra... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:22:25 EST Green Clean Recipes! Happy St. Patty's :) Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a fantastic St. Patty's day! Try not to get too off track! To help you out here are some great Green clean recipes to help keep you on track Via TONE IT UP <BR> <BR><BR>-for-St.-Patrick-s-Day-5424 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got my work out in for the day thanks to Insanity! I'm still shaking <em>334</em> Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:11:56 EST The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno So in my last blog I was talking about wanting to maybe try out the Tone It Up Diet plan it intrigues me but I'm not going to lie the $150 price tag kinda turned me off, especially when they give out so much free information on their websites. So I did a bit of research and found the Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno which sounds very similar to the Tone it up diet plan. <BR> <BR> This diet seems to have been around for awhile and has a mass following. So off to Amazon I went and I bought 2 of ... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:50:35 EST The "Tone It Up" diet plan? Hello! <BR> This is the last week of my P57 challenge, and I am still LOVING this workout. I think next month I am going to do a P57, Insanity, Body Rock mash up. I like the intensity of the HIIT intervals, but I love the toning affects of barre workouts. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> (did the breakin' a sweat work out 22:45, elevated pushup killed me) <BR> <BR> I have to admit I am somewhat frustrated with my body right now. I seem to be... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:08:44 EST Well that's the thing with Barre workouts, and what's next So this is my third week of my Physique 57 challenge and I am still really enjoying it. Next week will be the last week of my challenge, and to be honest I think I could keep on going, but it's not in my nature to stick to only one workout for more than a month ;) I will say with this work out I am closer than ever to being able to do the splits! Which I have been wanting to be able to do for a long time! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <B... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 14:06:23 EST 1/2 way through P57 Challenge :) Well today was the beginning of my third week of doing Physique 57 4X a week and I feel good! <BR> Up until today I was pretty disappointed with the ab workouts. I really felt like they were just straining my hip flexers and I really wasn't feeling the burn/challenged with the ab work because it was all going to my upper thighs. Well today I decided to do the beginner modifications for the ab work and I have to say that it definitely helped! I was able to focus more on my actual abs than m... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:44:39 EST End of 1st week of P57 challenge, and thoughts So I just finished my first week of P57. Which means that I did the classic 57 min twice, the 30 min express once, and the 30 min arm and ab booster once. Tomorrow I will do Jillian Michaels BFBM. <BR> <BR> So what do I think of P57? <BR> I like it! <BR> It's a great addition to my barre workouts. It is very challenging which is great because that means I will not get bored during this 4 week challenge. There are some parts where I have to stop and rest and then jump right back in. This ... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:40:36 EST Day 1 of Physique 57 4 week Challenge So today is day 1 of my 4 week challenge of doing P57! <BR> I woke up this morning and took all of my stats and pictures so I have a starting point to see if there are any changes in my 4 week challenge. I think pictures are the absolute best motivator and help you monitor your progress even when you don't feel like anything has changed. <BR> <BR> Starting Stats: <BR> Weight 141.8 <BR> Waist: 30" <BR> Belly: 36.5" <BR> Hips 38.5" <BR> L/R Thigh: 22 3/4" <BR> L arm: 11 3/4" <BR> R arm 12" <B... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:37:58 EST Jilian Michaeals BFBM & Physique 57 Thursday I was wanting to put in a good cardio session but my shins were not up to the task of doing Tracy Anderson Dance cardio so I went and looked to my collection of at home DVD's and saw my old Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism DVD. I was in the mood for something new so I picked this one out and did it. MAN I forgot how great of a workout this DVD was. I was pretty darn tired by the end of it but felt fantastic at the same time! I will definitly be putting this one back i... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 13:46:35 EST I broke down and bought P57 and last night's dinner So after awhile of contemplating I decided to buy the Physiqe57 program over the Tracy Anderson Metamorphasis. My reasons being it's about half the price, and I already have some Tracy programs and have never tried P57. I ended up buying the program off of QVC for about $50 when all is said and done. That being said I'm super excited to start this program! I think my DVD's will be here by tomorrow :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Accor... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:08:59 EST Bikram update, and progress pic...kind of :) and Physique 57??? So I have been using my unlimited monthly membership to Bikram yoga and I am loving it. So far I have gone every Monday and Thursday. Well today is Thursday and I didn't go....oops! I woke up this morning and my mind and body were just totally exhausted! I figured I needed a break from yoga and give myself a day to catch up around the house. When I come back from my yoga class I'm just totally wiped out, and don't really have motivation to do anything. I love the class but I think when ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:21:54 EST All together now! "It's all about PORTION control!" That has been my motto for the week! I'm not going to lie it's been a bit of a struggle, but I am proud to say that I only had one freak out moment and if I'm being honest...I've done way worse! ;) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So basicly what I have done this week was made sure that 1. that my meals were all healthy (by planning out all of my dinners for the week on Sunday) and 2. Watching my portion size. I did this a few ways. ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 18:07:49 EST Healthy Pizza and Coffee Creamer!!!! So let me start out by saying I am absolutely addicted to Pinterest! <BR> That being said I have found so many wonderful blogs about healthy eating and fitness. Two of my most recent finds are Coffee Creamer and Pizza!! <BR> <BR> Let's start with Coffee Creamer....have you ever looked at what is inside that stuff!?!? On most of them you can't even pronounce what is in there so man was I relieved when I found this very SIMPLE recipe for French Vanilla Coffee Creamer that I could easily mak... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 18:49:00 EST The Day After Bikram Yoga Well my first class went great, I was able to do all of the poses and feel great doing them. Half way through the class I started to get hungry so by the time I got home I was STARVING I was also shivering because my entire body was covered in sweat, so I decided to hit the shower first. While I was in the shower the HUGE wave of exhaustion hit me and it got to the point where I was almost too tired to finish my shower! So I took a 30 min power nap and felt pretty good. By the end of the... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:46:19 EST Bikram Yoga 2X a week for 1 month I had mentioned earlier that I bought a sweet deal on living social for a month of unlimited Bikram Yoga for 30 days. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So today was my first day of going. As far as my schedule is concerned, I will be able to go twice a week, and I plan to take advantage of my one month! <BR> <BR> I think this will be a nice change to my current routine of work outs. I really enjoyed the class and I am absolutely exhausted b... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:20:07 EST I suppose it's that time again...December progress pics I love taking monthly progress pictures because they are brutally honest. The pictures help you monitor your progress in a realistic point of view. I am happy with my pictures since I am losing inches, but at the same time I'm not losing as many as I would like. There's that brutal honesty! I know I have the work out part down so it's time to do some work on the diet! and I know I have been slacking on it so its time to get back on track! <BR> <BR> Oct Front <BR> <img src="http://phot... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:44:22 EST I survived the holidays! I am happy to say that I survived the holidays without a single feeling of guilt! I have gotten to the point where I am seeing weight dropping and some major definition in my body, this is very encouraging and gives me quite a bit of self confidence! That being said I didn't work out for a whole 7 days before Christmas because I was so sick! I was able to fit in a cardio Callanetics and that was just right but then Christmas was the next day so out of a 10 day period I only did one LIGHT w... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:33:59 EST I feel great I feel like I have gotten to the point where my workouts are routine. It's not such a struggle to get my butt up and go work out it's just a must do and I do it. I am still LOVING my Tracy Anderson dance cardio work outs I am now up to 4.5 dances. The first 4 I know like the back of my hand and the .5 is I kinda know the 5th dance but not very well I'm still kind of flaliling around. I have also dabbled in her mat work and it's pretty fantastic, which I will do every once in awhile, but I... Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:13:41 EST Tracy Anderson Mat Work This is the beginning of Week 3 doing the Tracy Anderson Cardio Dance. I am up to 4 routines that I can get through and I will check out the 5 maybe tomorrow. After I got the first 2 routines down the other 2 came so easily. I really feel like I have established my "groove" which makes everything just flow, its fantastic and so much fun! <BR> <BR> Well today is my day off so I did the 4 cardio routines and then I actually found the Mat work on youtube. I'm sure it's totally illegal but I... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:05:53 EST Tracy Anderson Week 2 Well today is the second week of me doing Tracy Anderson as my main form of exercise. It's funny how these things work out. When I first bought this DVD I was very discouraged with it. I think I tried it maybe 4 times and I gave up. I felt stupid and clumsy doing the choreography (even though I was by myself) and I just gave up on it (and myself) I had originally bought the DVD because of all the amazing results people were getting and I wanted that too! <BR> <BR> Now a year later of ... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:09:33 EST Dancing my way new year's resolutions for me! Even though I haven't posted anything lately doesn't mean that I have not been working out. I have been doing Xtend Barre, Pure Barre, T-Tapp and my newest Tracy Anderson. I am really loving this new "dance" fitness routine I have made for myself. This is actually fun for me and I look forward to working out after work! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My newest is not exactly a new one for me. I bought the Tracy Anderson Cardio DVD ove... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 21:11:06 EST Enjoying my Barre work :) and Progress pics :( Well I have been taking the week off of high intensity training and I'm honestly really enjoying it. It is really crazy to go back to my barre exercises and struggle through them. The barre exercises work your muscles in such a different way than high intensity. I will admit I'm a little frustrated. I feel like I was busting my ass doing Insanity and feeling great after wards, and then I go back to my barre exercises and I'm shaking through the whole thing. I have also continued to T-ta... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:17:30 EST Still Hesitant, But Happy! I wrote awhile ago that I hurt my lower back doing the Insanity work out. <BR> I took this whole week off and only did T-Tapp and stretching which I'll admit really helped keep my pain at a minimum (I can never understand why I quit doing this work out) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So after a week of taking it easy and doing "rehab" I'm still hesitant to get back to my Insanity work outs :( I'm still experiencing some lower back ... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 13:16:42 EST Well Crap, I had to go to the chiropracter Well as much as I hate to admit to this, I think I'm hurt. <BR> It started about a week ago with slight tightness in my right big deal once I warmed up it went away and felt fine. <BR> <BR> Well that tightness never went away. Then on Wednesday I was doing my Insanity work out and doing power jumps, and must have landed wrong because it just didn't feel right. I finished the work out did all my stretching, showered and went to sit on the couch and that's when it hit me. I ... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 10:42:02 EST Fit Test 2 with Insanity Well fit test 2 was today and I'm pretty happy with results :) <BR> <BR> Week 1 Week 2 <BR> Switch Kicks 69 (2 legs count as 1) 63 <BR> Power Jacks 51 56 <BR> Power Knees 99 107 <BR> Power jumps 33 54 <B... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:55:37 EST Working out and the weird quirks that go along with it.... Maybe I'm just weird, I'm not sure if anyone else has pre/post work out quirks? <BR> Pre work out: <BR> Always have to brush my teeth <BR> Get dressed and look at myself in my full body length know squeezing love handles, looking at different angles to see if there was any improvement since the last time lol! <BR> I always vacuum my living room (I have 2 large fluffy black dogs) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And then I final... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:00:59 EST Protein Powder and Pushing Play Well I am going into week 3 of my Insanity and I am still LOVING this work out :) !! <BR> I am folowing it as close as I can, meaning that I am doing the work outs 5 days a week (you are suppose to do 6 but I work 2, 12 hour shifts on Sat. and Sun. and I'm pooped afterwards!) <BR> <BR> I love the diet book that comes with the program. The book gives you all kinds of ideas for your 5 meals a day. I'm still getting used to this type of eating but I love it. It is similar to the Truth abou... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:00:10 EST Name Change & Insanity Pure Cardio So I decided to change my username. It just wasn't clicking with me and it didn't feel right! So i changed it to barefoot since I do ALL of my workouts in bare feet! I feel the most in tune with my body when I am this way and feel that I get the most out of my workouts when I am bare footed :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now onto Insanity Pure Cardio.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Tal... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:09:01 EST Insanity day 4 thank goodness for Cardio Recovery! Well I finished day 4 of Insanity! <BR> <BR> So far I absolutely LOVE this program! It is definitely tough but man it feels good to finish a workout! <BR> This workout is challenging in a different way than I am used to. These workouts remind me a lot of bodyrock type workouts just longer. I am excited to see my progress as I go along with the program. I have also been doing the meal plan pretty consistently which is AWESOME. <BR> <BR> I love the clock at the bottom of the screen it hel... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:52:03 EST INSANITY day 1 Fit Test! Well lets just say my day 1 fit test was interesting for a couple of different reasons... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I just got back from 3 day trip in Houston, there were 2 days of 12-13 hour seminars there really wasn't anything to eat except for very unhealthy food (there is NO way I would have been able to do my HCG diet there) anyway I left Houston with very little sleep and horrible eating habbits, to say the least I felt like c... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:11:30 EST Insanity work out after HCG Unfortunately I have had to cut my HCG diet short b/c of a last minute trip that I have to take. So I am slowly weaning myself back to normal foods. I am following the maintainence part of the diet now and can say I am very very very happy to get back to eating normally. I love diets like this because when I go back to eating normal my portions are smaller and more often. All in all I am happy with the shortened diet I lost about 8lbs I plan on probably gaining back about 2 which is fine ... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 12:09:05 EST HCG Day 7 Well for the past few days I went through a plateau which was really frustrating to see so soon! I actually GAINED .4lbs but I have heard a few theories on that. I was ovulating which I have heard is a major reason for weight gain so I waited it out and lost 1.5 this morning so I'm happy that I'm back in business :) <BR> I have decided to do the diet for one more week which I know isn't to protocol but 1. I am leaving on a short trip and will find it next to impossible to maintain this di... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:35:57 EST HCG Day 5 Well it is day 5 and I seriously feel fantastic! I've said it before but after doing the master cleanse this is seriously a cake walk! <BR> <BR> I weighed myself first thing this morning and I am officially out of the 140's!!! 139.4 to be exact ;) NEVER going back. I have been stuck there for so long. Being in the 140 range is very heavy for me I am a petite girl and I have been in the 140's for so long I was very close to accepting it which is very sad! The only thing that kept remindin... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:43:56 EST HCG Day 3 Well today is the start of day 3. I weighed myself first thing this morning and am now at 141. I haven't seen this weight in a very long time! I can't believe that by the end of the week I will be in the 130's it just blows my mind! <BR> Compared to the master cleanse I feel like I am almost detoxing the same way. I am eating VERY fresh vegies straight from my garden, I love the feeling of eating clean! The past 2 days I have gotten kind of headachy in the evening but nothing bad. I'm... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 10:19:22 EST HCG Day 1 and pictures eek! Today is my first day of the low calorie along with the drops, honestly I feel good I think anything after doing the master cleanse is going to be easy! <BR> I have a fantastic garden in my backyard that I am really excited that I get to eat all of my vegies as fresh as possible. <BR> I did my weigh in a measurements today along with pictures. As far as pictures go I decided to do swimsuit so that I can watch my progress along with an actual outfit. I did a tight fitting tank top that I... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 17:15:51 EST HCG Diet Well it has been 6 months since my master cleanse and I was getting ready to do it again until I decided to give the HCG diet a chance. At first I was totally against it but the more research I did I came to realize it is not as bad as it sounds. So I'll give it a try and go from there :) <BR> <BR> Today is my last day of binging (which sounds fantastic but is really really horrible!!) I'm very excited to get back to more natural foods and to just get this bad food out of me! yuck! So to... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:28:27 EST I have discovered HEALTHY COFFEE!!!!! :) Hello spark friends! <BR> <BR> First of all let me say I am sorry for not being active on this site, I have had a lot of amazing things happen in my life and they are now settling down enough to let me get back on track with this site (my inactivity online does not me I have been neglectful my healthy life style) <BR> <BR> Now on to the good stuff...HEALTHY COFFEE <BR> I have recently gotten involved with a company called Organo Gold, this company sells coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, along... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:32:36 EST uhhhh so ready to get out of the 140's!!!!!!!!!! I am SO sick of being STUCK in the 140's I keep fluctuating between 142-145 and it is driving me crazy! I have never had this much trouble before. I exercise 4-5 days a week and am just not seeing any results. I don't know if it is my diet, because I know I have my work out down. I'm just so frustrated and had to vent! I have been measuring myself and my measurements are always the same (thank goodness for not gain!) but still how do I get that PUSH to drop below 140. And for those of yo... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 17:31:43 EST Getting my Groove :) So lately I have had TWO obsessions as far as workouts go, and honestly I have had a hard time decideing which work out I should do and what would benefit me the most.... <BR> <BR> I have decided to Bodrock Mon, Tue, and Wed. <BR> Xtend Barre on Thur and Fri <BR> <BR> Bodyrocking gives me that pumped, adrenolin feeling that I need, it also gives me the change that I need so that I don't get bored with my workouts mentally and physically. <BR> <BR> Xtend barre gives me the cardio and peace... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:17:48 EST Moving Forward I've known for a very long time that I am unhappy with my current job and the path my life is taking me on. When I came back from Mexico I had a few emails that I just took as a sign that it is time to move forward with my life and start to make things happen. <BR> <BR> I am very excited to announce that I will be starting my mat 1 pilates certification this Friday! This is a huge step for me. I will be taking classes every Friday for the next 5 weeks. This is my first step towards star... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:13:03 EST I'm baaaaaaack :) Well I am back from my Mexican vacation and somewhat getting back to a normal schedule. The resort we stayed at was fantastic. It was all inclusive which means 24/7 food and alcohol....I drank and ate A LOT but I was very happy to find that I only gained 3 pounds while I was there! I will weight myself again on Tuesday to see where I am at. <BR> <BR> Well the Monday after my trip I worked out with Bodyrock and man I got my butt handed to me! It's always a little discouraging when you d... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 12:25:54 EST 1st Week of Rock Body. Tv I have successfully completed my first 5 days of doing rock body workouts! I am totally hooked on these workouts I feel so energized afterwards. I love to sweat and breath heavy in such a short amount of time. Yesterday I did the 550 reps workouts and it was AMAZING I will definitely keep that one and do it more often! <BR> <BR> I have been consistantly working out 5 days a week for the past couple of months doing various types of exercises including running and NOTHING has ever made me... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:36:32 EST I have DISCOVERED!!!! I have a new obsession! I actually discovered this about a year ago but A. didn't take it too seriously because of well I'm embarrassed to admit but her outfits with her big boobs hanging out. I thought it was similar to those playboy workouts they have on youtube (which its not even close!) and B. I didn't think I could even get close to completing one of her workouts. Well 1 year later and I stumbled across her workouts again and gave it a try.... <BR> <BR> I LOVE these workouts they ar... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:16:10 EST FINALLY Finally my weight has started to go down! When I weighed myself this morning I was back down to 143, I have been stuck at 145 for WEEKS. I hate that so much happiness comes from doping numbers on the scale, but to be honest, right now it does. I like to see that all my hard work has paid off. <BR> <BR> I have consistently been working out 5 days a week doing my xtend barre and Jillian michales no more trouble zones, if I'm short on time I will do 10 min of sprints on the treadmill alo... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:29:48 EST