Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Too Much of a Good Thing...?

My good friend, Kate, mentioned the other day that she's trying to get to the healthiest version of herself and she's doing it NOW. To do that, she did a "makeover" of her kitchen and got rid of any "bad list" foods...of which she didn't have much to toss. Yay! So...why is she not dropping the unwanted last few pounds? Her answer...I eat too much...even if it is all good stuff.

Hmm....that got me to thinking...could it be that we can actually over eat and not be able to lose weight when ALL we eat is fresh produce, lean protein, good carbs and the right types of fiber, fat, etc. ???
I think she's onto something here...something I am probably struggling with myself. Compared to most Americans, I eat an extremely healthy diet. However, I have this subconscious desire to feel "full" before I leave the table. Even though one of my favorite motto's is "Eat before you're hungry and quit before you're full"...I'm often a hypocrite and don't even heed my own very wise advise. :(
There's just something about eating 4 helpings of steamed veggies that doesn't give me near the guilt that eating 4 helpings of french fries would. And rightly so. Still...veggies or fries...they both contain calories. And we all know, too many calories equal weight gain.

Now coming from a girl who used to try desperately to stay "skinny" by eating Twizzlers and a diet Coke for lunch...I can't say enough about how important I think WHERE your calories come from makes a HUGE difference in your health...because believe me..the calories from the veggies are INSANELY different than the ones from the fries....but still...too many is too many. And too many = no weight loss.

Well...that's something to chew on! I'm in the process of cutting back on some other "good things" in my life right now (like Beachbody coaching and Facebook to name a couple)...why not cut back a bit on the (good) foods that I'm eating, leave the table a little less-than full, and see if those pesky 10 pounds find their way OFF my body! :)

Now...if only I'll actually do it....ugh.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Checking in!

Well..........first of all, let me get the most important business out of the way.......HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! One of my favorite "holiday's" because I love LOVE. :) I love God's love the most....and wow, how very thankful I am that HE first loved me!! Plus, I have so many wonderful people in my life that I super-dooper love!! I show that love and appreciation every day...but today is my chance to do something even more special! (which I love!) :)

I'll be starting out the day making heart-shaped chocolate chip pancakes for the kids and hubby!
Next it's off to my TurboKick class where we are doing a THROWBACK TO THE 80's today! I can't believe I'm really doing this...but yes, I am wearing a full body leotard to class!!! OMG! I had envisioned looking funky and adorable...instead it looks REEE DICK YOU LUSS! oh will make people smile and laugh..and I'm ALL about bring it on! :)

The rest of the afternoon will be spent running back and forth between my children's schools trying to pull off Valentine Party's in 2 places at one time! Both of the parties are from 2-3 and I'm homeroom mom for them, I'm going to do my best to split myself evenly. Yikes!

After that...hubby is in charge! I'm hoping he's got some sort of date up his sleeve...but if not, I will probably just cook dinner and watch Biggest Loser...which isn't all that bad considering that is one of my favorite things to do! :) I hope you have a GREAT day and feel lots of LOVE! It drives me nuts at how many people protest against Valentines Day claiming "I don't need a special day to tell me to love on my family, I can do it any and every day."
Well SURE YOU CAN...but do you? No love haters better cross ME today! I will smear kisses all over them, smother them with hugs and DROWN them in my love! ha ha ha

Okay but for real...about P90X2....(because the only reason I thought to post today is because of your question sweetpea!)....we are not doing it "as planned" but we are still doing it. Since I teach weight-lifting 2-3 times a week, we are doing the workouts a little different but still doing them and loving them! The latest one PAP Upper left me extremely sore and now I'm using a lot of the moves in my classes so I can spread the fun amongst all my students. :) bwah ha ha ha! (insert evil laugh)

Recipes are still several a week. Matt did tell me to take a break for a week because he was tired of trying something new EVERY. SINGLE. last week I made all the (fattening) comfort foods he loves like lasagna and chocolate cake and chicken pot pie. I felt like a blimp by Saturday. Could NOT WAIT to get back to my P90X2 nutrition guide!!! I've also been using some of the recipes from Chalene's PUSH book and LOVING them as well!

So...that's what's new with me! How about you? :)