Monday, March 11, 2013

Busy Life/ Healthy Life :)

So today was another chapter in my new wave of healthy living. The goal this month is 8 pounds to lose so I am working on eating healthy, cooking at home, and making good decisions when I am out to eat with family or friends. That is probably the most important element to all of this is that I am allowed to have a social life, as long as I make good decisions when I am out and about. 

I am doing no soda, no bread items, no sugar, and clean eating again. I put wheat items back into my diet for a little while and my progress slowed down quite a bit so I am pulling them out for good and sticking to fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Let me tell you, I miss baking, so I will be researching some more vegan/gluten and sugar free options of cooking/baking since I enjoy doing that. Meat veggies and fruits are so much easier to eat :) baking with restrictions is crazy hard, so I will probably only do it when I really get the urge :) Then I'll let Alan eat all of it, unless it is diet friendly. 

I have been working out :) I finally went back to balboa classes and will be returning to pole classes this week. I have been doing home workouts as well :) Today was a little bit of everything- 
25 pilates leg lifts both sides
25 side crunches
50 regular crunches
25 leg up crunches
20 leg lifts 
30 reps bicep curls 8 lbs each arm
20 tricep extensions 16 lbs
100 Squats- adding weight tomorrow

Tomorrow is also a cardio day because I am starting the C25K program. That is the Couch to 5 K program... I will be doing it at the gym since I am registered for a couple 5Ks for this year :) Whoo Hoo Here are just a couple pics of ones that I am registered for:

I am sure I will add some more as I find them. My goal is to do at least 5 this year :) Even if I have to walk them, I am going to do it!! Anyways! I hope everyone is doing well and that all of your progress is going well! 

Love yourself always, 

Corinne K. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Day 45- Relaxation and Reward

So this post is not really day 45 but I have been so busy this week with work, working out, eating clean and grocery shopping. We did that last night and it was much needed. I got a ton of fruits and vegetables to get ready for this week. I have been eating so well and it has been paying off. I lost 10 pounds in december, 11 pounds in January, 7 pounds last month (February) and I am well on my way for great loss in March. My total pounds lost so far since I have decided to make this life change is 28 pounds.... it's unbelievable! I still have a long way to go, but I am feeling great about all of this change. My family and friends have been so supportive. Sarah B. and I have signed up for some 5ks this year and so it will be a year of firsts for me. I have the Rugged Maniac, the Graffiti Run, Color me Rad, the Dirty Dash, and I am sure so much more as I tackle the first one. I am going to New York this year too and planning some trip with Alan. Seriously this is going to be my year! Watch out March because I am aiming for another 10 pound weight loss :) 

Today was a reward day. Mom and I went for a two mile walk with my nephew and the dog and then we headed to our much deserved spa day. I got my first facial today and decided that it is something that I am going to continue doing for my skin. I loved how relaxed we walked out of there feeling. I felt beautiful, strong, and just ready to take on whatever was coming my way. I also ate really well today too. 
Breakfast: Apple and Water
Lunch: Big spinach and cabbage salad with balsamic dressing, bell peppers, sun dried tomatoes, turkey, and bacon bits. Lots of Water!
Snack: Beef jerky, Banana
Dinner: Coconut oil pan seared salmon with salt and pepper and broccoli and a sweet potato ( MY MOM IS THE BEST COOK!)
Snack: Popcorn, Diet coke, and I had a couple twizzlers it was a movie night. Back to no sugar tomorrow lol :) 

Love Yourself Always, 

Corinne K. 

P.S. Anything is possible when you commit to succeeding!