KEEPGOING87's SparkPeople Blog KEEPGOING87's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I may have gained weight but I am happy I tell you, I have never been as happy as I am now. The older I get, the more i view myself as a whole being and not just my appearance. I am more confident in myself and what I have to offer as a human being than the belly rolls I have. <BR> <BR> I have an amazing husband, a great career, awesome home, great friends, supportive family. Sometimes I catch myself waiting for something to go wrong. <BR> <BR> I lost both of my grandparents last summer within 40 days of each other. One before... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:11:59 EST so it's been a while... Hi Spark People world <BR> Its been years since I have posted on here. <BR> Should I do an update? <BR> <BR> I got married in August 2015 to the man of my dreams <BR> We recently went on our honeymoon <BR> We are trying to have a baby but I have PCOS <BR> I gained all the weight back from 6 years ago :( <BR> Most of it is because i have no self control and my husband loves to eat naughty food. <BR> Yah it sucks feeling fat again but i made a vow today to give my best to do better and be hea... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:09:26 EST Happy Monday- new week I go to Vegas in 42 days... that is 42 opportunities for eating clean, pushing myself and being able to better myself. That is such great motivation and I just need to stick to it. <BR> I saw my mom yesterday and the first thing she said to me was "you've lost weight" That was such a great feeling and confirmation that I am doing something right. <BR> <BR> I might not see it, or people who see me everyday, but when someone who hasn't seen me in 2 weeks can see a difference- THAT IS PROGRESS... Mon, 12 May 2014 17:44:10 EST Happy Hump Day Ya'll Hope everyone is doing well this week. I kicked butt at my workouts yesterday. Burned over 1000 calories :) <BR> <BR> Today I will try to burn as many if I can. I have been eating clean and healthy and still staying away from the scale. <BR> <BR> Rocking this journey! Hope you all are doing well :) Wed, 7 May 2014 16:03:25 EST Another Monday - this one is without tequila Hi Guys, <BR> Happy Cinco de Mayo, I love tequila, I love Mexican food ... this year none of that. <BR> <BR> I had some shots this weekend... cave into peer pressure of my bff. <BR> Got super sick, since I didn't have a bunch of fatty foods in my stomach. I am staying off alcohol till Vegas. <BR> <BR> Once I go to Vegas I will probably die ... lol <BR> <BR> Anyways happy Monday, make this week a good one! Mon, 5 May 2014 15:34:23 EST Happy May - why I wont use my scale Everytime I tried to lose weight in the past, I was obsessed with the scale. I mean weighing myself EVERY morning and night... it overshadowed the whole point of why I was trying to get healthy. <BR> <BR> So this month I will not step on the scale. I will track my workouts and food like I have been doing but the scale is gone. Its about feeling good in your skin, not a stupid number. <BR> If I am 500lbs but I fit in the jeans I want and I can run up and down the stairs without gasping for a... Thu, 1 May 2014 13:40:00 EST Wanna see what I am eating? Happy hump day peeps ;) <BR> <BR> Its beautiful out here in the PNW and I am loving the sunshine. <BR> I am on day 3 and so far so good. Sticking to the nutrition, and positive attitude. <BR> Yesterday it was so beautiful that instead of closing myself in the gym, my honey and I drove to Alki and took a nice 1.5. hr walk. It might not have been as intense as a gym workout, but it is better than nothing. <BR> <BR> For dinner we have bbq salmon, mashed sweet potato's and salad. <BR> It was d... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:05:15 EST Happy Tuesday Yesterday was a success, my honey and I are getting healthy together. I have made him his lunch and for dinner we had super healthy faijtas with overload of veggies. <BR> <BR> Today I will be making baked salmon, green beans and sweet potato's. <BR> <BR> I didn't work out yesterday cause im still jet lagged from my trip but I am planning on hitting the gym tonight. :) <BR> <BR> KEEP GOING PEOPLE, WE GOT THIS Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:00:10 EST Hi... it's me- remember? Hi guys, <BR> Some of you might not know me, some of you might still remember me. I am keepgoing- I am also a liar. <BR> I stopped caring for my fitness and health, BUT THAT IS NO MORE <BR> Today started a new journey, I need to lose 30 lbs. <BR> I am finally at a right motivated mindset and I will get it done. <BR> <BR> Updates: <BR> I am still extremely madly in love with my boyfriend Matt of almost 2 years. <BR> <BR> I just visited my home country Poland after 11 years, it was emotional,... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:42:56 EST Last Body Jam class in Austin! Today was the last body jam class I will ever take in Austin Texas. So bitter sweet. I have been attending it for the last 3 months, every Monday. I LOVE IT! I also did weight training and felt the sweat drip all over. AWESOME FEELING. <BR> <BR> Moving process blows, I packed my whole closet and I am pretty much trying to sell everything in my apartment so that I can leave on Friday. Not looking forward to the drive, but I am very excited to start the new chapter. Living with my awesome boyf... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:03:28 EST Monday recap and a picture Hey Lovies!!! <BR> Today was a great day. Nutrition was on point, workout was an hr of body jam at my Gold's gym followed by an hr of heavy leg day. Squats for the win!!! <BR> <BR> I am working hard and I think I see some results! I feel happy and energized. My clothes fit better and overall I am on my way to be fit and healthy. <BR> <BR> Here is my little picture after tonight's workout. I was DRIPPING sweat but sweat is fat crying right? <BR> <BR> If you want to see more updates on what ... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:22:36 EST Happy Saturday I had a tough day yesterday. Money stress sucks but it's a new day and my mom and boyfriend always seem to make me smile :) <BR> <BR> Today was glorious here in Austin. 85 degrees, sunny and not a cloud in the sky. I slept in, went and treated my self to Starbucks, came home and went to the pool for a while. Then I decided to stop being a bum and ended up going for a 3 mile run in this massive sunshine. Sweat is fat crying right? <BR> <BR> I went and stocked up on some healthy foods <BR> ch... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 20:34:01 EST Sara Evans and the Rodeo I am super excited for tonight. I am heading to a Rodeo for the first time in my life and I get to see Sara Evans sing live!!! WOOHOO got my cowboy boots ready and my sundress on :) <BR> <BR> Loving this sunshine! <BR> Hope you are all having a fantastic Tuesday Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:54:11 EST Great start to the week I feel good! I ate clean today, worked out like a beast, cleaned the whole house, organized my closet and I am about to tackle some homework. <BR> <BR> My wonderful boyfriend is visiting me in 60 days. That is 60 days to get HOT HOT HOT. <BR> I measured around my belly button at 32 inches :(( I need to get it to at least 29 inches by the time he is here. I am still 155... meh at this point I just am busting my ass to lose fat and get the inches lowered. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:56:48 EST Mother Nature is a B As some of you might now I have a condition called PCOS. I have a few cysts on my right ovary. Some side effects that come with this condition is weight gain, missing your periods, terrible cramps, and lower chance of having babies. <BR> <BR> It used to be bad when I was really overweight. I skipped my period for 6 months once. My highest weight was 218 i was 155 today. <BR> My period was due 7 days ago and althought it would flactuate from month to month on the start date I havent missed ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 00:44:34 EST Wanna hear me sing? I just posted a new cover on youtube. <BR><BR>J1o <BR> <BR> jUST SEARCH FOR msalexis87 stay <BR> <BR> :) <BR> Let me know if you listen to it and what you thought! <BR> <BR> Thanks Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:58:13 EST Happy March! Yay I am so glad we are heading into spring time. Daylight savings time is coming which means longer days and shorter nights :) <BR> <BR> My goals for this month. <BR> Continue lifting heavy <BR> Get more definition and tone up <BR> Continue shrinking tummy <BR> Eat healthy and try new stuff. I tried Spaghetti squash and butternut squash for the first time and I love both :) <BR> <BR> Hope your month is filled with positivity and love!!! KICK SOME BUTT!!! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 17:01:14 EST working hard Hey spark friends! <BR> February has been great so far. I have not been weighing myself because I figured a number does not define my sucess. I have been lifting heavy, doing my cardio and eating clean most of the time. I am proud of myself and I am determined to keep on pushing. <BR> <BR> My biggest trouble zone has always been my tummy. No matter what I do I cant seem to get it flat. I think the last time my stomach was flat I was 5 years old haha. <BR> <BR> I have decided that once it is... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:59:54 EST February here I come!!! January is over! <BR> Let's recap <BR> Started at 165 <BR> ended at 158 <BR> Lost 3 inches of my tummy from 35 to 31 <BR> lost an inch from each thigh <BR> Worked out almost every day <BR> Got sick twice, went on antibiotics, DIDNT LET THAT STOP ME <BR> Hiked, almost eliminated alcohol <BR> Had clean nutrition 95% of the time!!! WOOOHOO <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY! <BR> HAWAII IN 7 DAYS :))) <BR> SEEING MY BOYFRIEND IN 5 DAYS!!!!!!!!! <BR> I am planning on working out daily, even on my vacation. How... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:45:07 EST Broken but not defeated I gave in.... I went to the doctor. I was trying everything but it was sooo bad I couldnt take it anymore. Turns out not only do I have Cedar Fever but I also have a lung infection.... no wonder I have been feeling like death... oh on top of that Aunt Flow came and visited today... I am just broken in every way haha BUT I did a massive HITT video last night and have been obsessed with green tea. <BR> <BR> Nothing can stop me, NOT EVEN BEING SICK! I am a warrior, I AM TITAAAAANIUM haha <BR>... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:29:30 EST Frustrated... So this weekend was quite interesting. I did a 7 mile hike on Saturday which was awesome, but I have been also feeling sooo sick. I thought it was strange I got a massive cold out of nowhere, but it turns out to be Cedar fever not a cold. I have never had allergies in my life, and Cedar allergies are BRUTAL. It has all the symptoms of a VERY bad lung infection even though its an allergy. I wanted to workout yesterday but I could bearly get out of bed, let alone breathe. I felt soo so sick. I ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:54:55 EST Happy Sunday Today has been kind of lazy, I finally cought up on my sleep. <BR> I do not know why but for the last 3 months I have been having terrible insomnia... I do not fall asleep until 5-6AM. It so terrible and I hate it... Last night I went to bed at 7.30.... and I slept till 3 pm today haha . <BR> <BR> I am 158 right now wich is down 8 lbs from where I was at the begining of January. I have 17 days until my vacation starts... hopefully I can get down another 5 lbs or something. I am working hard... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:40:16 EST Find out what I am eating and how I workout If you guys are interested in my meals, and workouts and other cool stuff, please follow me on instagram. I post them throughout my day. <BR> <BR> Just search in instagram for MSALEXIS87 and you will find me :) <BR> <BR> See ya there Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:11:48 EST Where have I been Hellllloooo!!! <BR> <BR> Yet again I have dissapeared... I am sorry but I am back back back :) <BR> <BR> Well little updates: <BR> I turned 25 <BR> I moved to Austin TX from Seattle WA <BR> I packed my mustang and just left <BR> I am living on my own, in a new city for the first time in my adult life <BR> I AM LOVING IT <BR> I have an amazing boyfriend, and even though LONG DISTANCE sucks we are both too stubborn and to determined to let it go <BR> I am finding myself and healing from all ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:31:11 EST New song from my upcoming album! Hey guys, I am working on a new album. I released my first single! <BR> Check it out if you can and let me know what you think <BR> <BR> THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT <BR><BR>d-girl Fri, 7 Sep 2012 14:17:30 EST challange results Measurments: then/now <BR> <BR> Right arm :12 /11 <BR> Left arm :12 /11 <BR> belly button :34 (THIS HAS TO GO DOWN!!!!) /31!!!!!!!! <BR> right thigh : 21.5 /20 <BR> left thigh: 20 /20 <BR> boobies :35.5 /35 <BR> hipbone: 35.5 /33.5 <BR> I NEED MY TUMMY TO SHRINK AND MY LEGS TO SHRINK. That's the biggest focus <BR> <BR> SO 9 INCHES ARE GONE!! weight went down 2 lbs. Which means I built a lot of muscle. I feel strong and in control. I got my jump start just like I wanted and I will only conti... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:22:12 EST Day 11 of the Advocare challange Hey friends! <BR> Cleanse is done! :) It went well and was a lot easier to accomplish that I thought it would be. <BR> I am getting stronger and leaner. My boyfriend has said today that he can definatelly see a change in the way I look. YAY FOR THAT <BR> <BR> Phase 2 of the advocare challange days 11-24 <BR> Getting stronger, taking supplements and eating healthy. This is all part of the plan. <BR> I am taking the day off from the gym today. I have been working so hard I can bearly walk. My ... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:26:06 EST Day 4,5,6,7 haha of the Advocare challange Hey everyone! <BR> I am still here and still pushing hard. I was away from my computer this weekend so I was not able to blog. <BR> I had a terrible day on thursday and it was really hard to be good. But I did it. <BR> Some updates... I went off my birth control because my body reallly cant handle the hormones which has made me an emotional wreck over the weekend. I am talking going from happy to sad to angry to annoyed to energized to majorly depressed. Hopefully the mood swings will go away... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:37:10 EST Day 3 of the 24 day AdvoCare challange- beast mode Hey Sparkies. <BR> Day 3 is done. It was very very veerrrryy good. Well it started off with me being grumpy, but ended with me feeling like a sexy beast. <BR> I woke up and decided to step on the scale. When I originally weighed myself, I used a friends scale and it said 158. This morning I used the scale at my house and it said 160... I was so frustrated. I then moved the scale to my bathroom and it said 155.... LESSON LEARNED SCALES LIE..... haha <BR> I then took a tape and measured my bell... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:32:25 EST Day 2 of the 24 day Advocare challange WOOOOHOOO I feel like I am ON FIRE! Today was awesome :) <BR> I feel energized and motivated. I feel like my spark is back FULL FORCE. <BR> Day 2 went awesome. <BR> Ate super clean, did 45 min of zumba, 15 min on the elliptical and 15 min of ST <BR> It's amazing that I went from not working out at all to having so much energy. All thanks to the SPARK drink that Advocare provided me and the dedication and fire within me. <BR> <img src=""... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:42:12 EST Day 1 of the 24day Advocare challange Here we go, for the next 24 days I will give my all to stay consistant with blogging and making my life better. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It all started with my bestie Celine talking about this challange. She got amazing results, was full of motivation and spark. It took me 2 months to finally commit to it and here I am on day 1. <BR> This challange consits of two phases. <BR> The cleanse (day 1-10) <BR> Max Pack Phase or Lean-In-13 Zig-Z... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:17:52 EST 24 day Advocare challange Hey guys! <BR> My bestie Celine has done this challange and she looks BOMB and AMAZING. I have been looking for something to help me jump start on my weightloss again. I ordered it on Friday and I am waiting till it comes in the mail. I plan on blogging all throughout the program. <BR> I am very excited to be on track again! woooohoooo <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great week! Mon, 6 Aug 2012 21:37:12 EST Time to come clean... Big update and new pictures. Wow I cant believe it is the end of July and its been 6 months since I have visitied this site. I used to be here EVERY day, all day. This took over my facebook addiction. Then I started to lose weight and then I kinda didnt feel like I needed to be on here as much. <BR> <BR> Boy was I wrong. I reached 141 and got tired. Tired of working out, tired of eating healthy. I took pretty much a year break. On and off with excersising and stuff. The good news is i didnt gain a lot of weight back, th... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:06:40 EST perspective (pictures) Hey all, I am still here. <BR> Its been crazy with school and work. <BR> I have been feeling down about myself lately... until tonight. <BR> <BR> My close friend had her baby and i got to meet her today. She is absolutely perfect. <BR> I compared a picture I took today with a picture from a couple years back with my other friends baby. I have come far no matter how much i struggle, thats something that noone can take away <BR> <img src=" Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:32:09 EST juice cleanse and super hot yoga I am on day 3 of really clean eating. I originally wanted to do just juices as my nutrition source, but I decided thats not something I can stick to. So on top of my 3 daily nutrient filled/ raw juices, I added a big salad with home made dressing (olive oil, apple cider vinegar and garlic) for dinner. That has helped me A whoooooole lot. <BR> <BR> Tonight I did hot yoga for the first time in a while. It was very challenging. The room was 7 degrees hotter than it was supposed to be, it pea... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 02:22:00 EST 2012 IS MY YEAR I am sooooo happy 2011 is over. It was a very challenging and emotionally draining year. lot's of tough situations and decisions and changes. But thats OVER. <BR> <BR> I am SOOO ready to rock 2012. <BR> Here are some of my goals: <BR> <BR> 1 loose the last 20lbs <BR> <BR> 2. quit my sick addiction to coca cola ( im good when its not around, but when its around me I can't stop myself) Poured the last of it down the drain last night :) <BR> <BR> 3. meditate more and find things that relax... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:05:03 EST Birthday recap, pictures, and good news Hey hey hey!!! <BR> <BR> My last blog was pretty depressing, this one will be very different. <BR> Last Tuesday I was offered an amazing job position. Funny thing, a patient that used to come to the clinic I worked at always brought her husband. She came in quite often so we got to know each other well and remained friends on facebook. When she found out about what happened she said she couldnt believe it. The next day her husband emailed me and said he would like to discuss a possible job o... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 19:44:48 EST Big changes..... life is never what we expect it to be. Hey everyone, <BR> Sorry I have been MIA... but there has been a lot going on. <BR> So let me explain... <BR> <BR> The last two weeks have been beyond stressful. My ex-boss was acting like a jerk, being disrespectful and rude and I did not know why. Every little thing he could get on me about, he did. <BR> Then someone called asking about their interview at our clinic.... and I just had this huge gut feeling he was doing something behind my back. When I told him about someone calling about t... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:10:22 EST Birthday Challange update I am still here and still doing good. <BR> I am eating healthy and cooking most of my meals. <BR> <BR> Right now I am hunting for the perfect birthday dress, so as soon as I find it, I will let you know!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Good news, I have an interview with VM hospital next Thursday. I am excited and nervous at the same time. I really want/need this to work out. And it would be one heck of a birthday gift. <BR> We will see, I will keep you posted. <BR> <BR> Other than that its all good over... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 12:38:39 EST PHOTOSHOOT PICTURES Here are some pictures from a recent photo shoot I did. I did all the editing myself :) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 03:03:51 EST Day3 and Day 4 bday challange Day 3 was stressful. <BR> I had my review which went fine but it just made me realize that I need to move on and find a job that will appreciate my hard work. <BR> I am the office manager of a small chiropractic clinic. Its me, the doctor and a massage therapist. <BR> I have been here since April 2008. I pretty much run the clinic. I do not get benefits, or sick days since I am the only one running the front desk. When the doctor leaves on vacations I have to take time off as well without pay... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 18:05:27 EST DAY 2 bday challange Day One was a success. <BR> <BR> I ate well, had tons of water and stuck to it. <BR> <BR> I had an amazing coffee date with a close friend. <BR> She told me about coconut oil and how it helps to reset your metabolism and regulate your thyroid. So I picked some organic coconut oil along with a detox supplement and a 3 green tea energy booster. <BR> I plan to use half a table spoon of coconut oil in each protein shake I make. <BR> <BR> I did not workout last night because I got home really l... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:19:45 EST 30 DAY BIRTHDAY CHALLANGE- confession/recovery OK I HAVE HAD IT WITH MYSELF. To be honest I have gained like 10 lbs... but I am over it. I am done drinking coke, I am done not having enough water. I am done binging on fast food. I am not going to finish my 23 years of living with regret. <BR> <BR> SOOOOO today marks 30 days until my 24th birthday and I decided to do a birthday challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. EAT CLEAN AND LIKE I LOVE MYSELF AND TREAT MYSELF WITH RESPECT <BR> 2. MOVE MY BODY. Anytime , anywhere. <BR> 3. MEDITATE. Write some go... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:50:40 EST Fist fight, new hair , back to my routine Hello all!!!! <BR> I feel like I have been gone forever. I am still here and actually I think I am back full force. <BR> Enough being lazy, not working out and not caring what I am eating. It is on like donkey kong. <BR> <BR> Ok so let me tell you my little story about a fist fight I got into. I am kinda sick of it cause I've told it like a million times hahaha. <BR> I went camping with some awesome friends on Labor day weekend, and our campsite was unfortunately next to the worst white tras... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 17:51:58 EST sleep aka my diet pill? let the pictures talk Ok I came from Cancun I was 151......... I woke up this morning from 14 hr sleep and I was 141. That's 10 lbs since July 31st. <BR> <BR> I swear whenever I let my body sleep for a LOOOONG period of time I always lose weight. And it ain't muscle either. <BR> This morning I looked in the mirror and my stomach was flat. Well flatter then I can remember it ever being. I am so happy. <BR> Ive been waiting and waiting to reach 70lbs lost but I have reached even higher. I am officially a loser of ... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 16:28:17 EST The truth is.. I have been slacking. I mean I was a workout maniac. I was in the gym every day, 2 hrs a day. I did it all cardio weights and for some reason the scale did not move and no I did not see a difference in my body. <BR> <BR> Then I got tired, tired of working out, tired of switching it up, just tired. <BR> I left the gym and really focused on my diet. I was eating healthy, clean foods, limiting my carbs and loading on protein. I got to 140's and could not believe how much impact my diet had on ... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 14:02:30 EST WARRIOR DASH 2011- PICTURES WOW WHAT A DAY IT WAS!!! The race was amazing. The energy, the people, the costumes , the obstacles, the beer and food and my wonderful teammates: Hubby and my sis in law. <BR> My hubby and I really wanted to wear something that would say "couple" so we got matching cookie monster shirts (just cause cookie monster rocks), black shorts, long yellow soccer socks and yellow bandanas. <BR> I was really nervous because I am extremely afraid of heights and there were many obstacles that included h... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 02:11:51 EST Big 2 weeks coming up, and a new Man this weekend was crazy. 3 bday parties and a bridal shower for my girlie Celine... Too much booze, too much bomb food and perfect ammount of good time. <BR> <BR> Time to buckle up though, because I have important things coming up. <BR> This week my focus will be on CRAZY clean eating and tons, tons TONS of cardio, because on Saturday we have our WARRIOR DASH RACE... I am FREAKING. OUT. hope I survive. <BR> Next week is going to be a blur with the anniversary and wedding and leaving for C... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:38:14 EST 4th of July tribute video Just my little tribute to this AMAZING holiday and our amazing people <BR><BR>F0 <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY 4TH OF JULY Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:41:16 EST Done with June (tons of pictures) BRING ON JULY Ahhh THANK GOD tomorrow is JULY. I have been waiting for this month to arrive. But before I get there, lets recap June. <BR> I am proud to say that I got to 140's. I have TOM visiting and managed to lose a pound, THAT HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. I also started up hot yoga again to prep for Cancun and get used to the heat and humidity. <BR> I had an amazing trip to LA with my best friend, which I will post pictures below so you can see. I have found new confidence that I never thought I would ... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:51:56 EST