Saturday, June 29, 2013

I Ordered Salad

My dear friend Helle is back in Denver for a two month visit!  She was my best friend's Au Pair a year ago and she's come back from Denmark for a vacation.  I'm so happy she's back and can't wait to hang out with her the rest of the summer!

We went out to dinner last night and sitting with my two beautiful friends, I looked at my menu a little more closely.  They are both super healthy and active so I decided to forgo my usual Grown Up Mac and Cheese (too many carbs man!) and instead decided to order a salad.

I never, ever order salad.

I ordered the half Santa Fe Chicken Salad (lettuce, black beans, corn, avocado, creamy spicy dressing) and I loved it!  I didn't know that salad could taste this good and now I want more.  Granted....the dressing was probably high in calories but there were healthy things in there and I didn't feel like crap after I ate.


Do you ever order salad when you go out to eat? 

Wanna see what I got in my first CSA basket?  Click here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I'm back from vacation and finally over the illness that I ended up with the last half of our trip!  It really sucks balls to be sick on vacation.  I've thrown up (from coughing) so much the last two weeks that I thought I was either pregnant or bulimic.

I'm ready to get this party started and fix my hormones!

There are several key components to this and I'm going to add them in one week at a time.  That seems to work the best for me so that I'm not overwhelmed with change and can't follow through.

  • Vitamins
  • Low Carb (Paleo-ish)
  • Reduce Alcohol
  • Sugar Free
  • Reduce Caffeine

I'm starting the vitamins today! Tomorrow....I'm walking every morning!  Yes, yes I am!

Next week, I'll begin the low carb diet.  I've already reduced my alcohol.  Being sick really helped with that and I'm just going to go with it.  I left caffeine for last....since that will be the hardest habit to kick.

By the end of July I should be in full swing and feeling so much better!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I Love Prancercise!

You know I've tried every diet and exercise craze out there.  There is one that came to my attention recently that I knew was right up my alley.

You should also know that the video I'm about to show you is a part of a month long series where I vlog every single day.

The exercise craze I'm sharing with you today is.....Prancercise!

It's fun, it's easy and it's a great workout.  Join me!

Monday, June 3, 2013


School is out.  My excuses are gone!

I was sick all last week and lost 5 pounds!  I'll take it wherever I can get it.  Now to keep those 5 pounds off.

We went to the local outdoor mall over the weekend and after walking around to shop and then walking up the stairs at Target (ours is on stilts), I was really winded.

Walking up the Target stairs shouldn't be that big of an accomplishment!

It's time to get busy!

The Plan for June (because if I don't write it down, it won't happen)

  • Start walking in the morning as soon as I wake up at the crack of dawn.
  • Start lifting weights.
  • Start taking my plethera of vitamins.
  • Drink lots of water!!
  • Eat in moderation on my 11 day vacation but drink as much wine as I want while visiting my in-laws.
  • June 25th...START Whole 30 (or Paleo).