Body Like Jello

Hey guys!

If there are more errors than normal thats because my body is jello. Seriously. I am on day 3 of the Daily Burn’s Black Fire program and it is no joke. I am usually not a fan of workout videos but this is only about 30min per workout and is hard!!! Love it! Today started with Black Fire’s ABC 1 taught by Anja Garcia. I love her and Bob Harper! They are great trainers and really motivate you throughout the workout. The hardest move today was jumping back and forth over our mat while slapping the top of your knees…for 5 rounds. Holy crap.
image1After the workout Olivia, Lola and I picked up some necessities (Diet Coke & Starbucks) and returned home.
After my venti skinny decaf mocha and diet coke, I made an egg white scramble with 3/4c egg whites, 1/4c Trader Joes lite mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 of an avocado with a 100 calorie pack of Coca Roasted almonds –my favorite!
IMG_0181Then I went to Starbucks again (addict) and got a reduced fat turkey bacon sandwich.

Olivia has been a little crabby today, so it was easiest for me to go through the drive-thru while she napped. Then I consoled her when she woke up extremely upset.
IMG_0194IMG_0199Luckily it was short lived and she’s back to normal!

Hope you all have a great night! See ya tomorrow =)

Confessions of a Diet Coke Binger

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Today is my work Monday, and tomorrow is my work Friday, so I am a pretty happy employee right now!

Yesterday I told you I would be back in with a day in the life. I had yesterday off for Presidents Day and we already paid for daycare, so it was just Lola and I. She was thrilled.

For some strange reason I woke up at 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep. After tossing and turning for over an hour, I decided to get up, do some laundry and head to Safeway since I didn’t get groceries over the weekend. I was in and out of Safeway which was nice! Benefits to grocery shopping at 5:30am!

Back to the day in the life. I decided against it…I was so tired, binged on caffeine, ate some donuts, an oreo cookie shake, and had McDonalds. It was all delicious, but I was eating out of stress and sleep deprivation. So instead of documenting everything I was eating and doing, I decided to spend some time assessing my goals, fitness and diet related.

I have a serious caffeine addiction, Diet Coke to be exact. I wish I could blame it on being a new mom, but Olivia has been sleeping through the night since October. Every morning I go to McDonalds and get a large Diet Coke. I love fountain diets. So delicious. Anyways, back on track. I thought it would be a good idea to list out some goals of mine, some are short term, some long term.

Goal: Giving up caffeine: I dont need it, and I am very sensitive to it. It is expensive (I go to McDonalds and Starbucks), and what I get is not healthy (Diet Coke or skinny mocha).

Plan: Weaning. I thought about going cold turkey but I cant fathom the idea of caffeine withdrawals right now. Today I had one large diet coke, tomorrow I will have one large, Friday I will have a medium, Saturday I will have a medium, Sunday I will have a small, Monday-Thursday I will have a can, and Friday 2/27 I will be caffeine free.

Goal: Clean eating-ish. I have been eating terrible. Its funny, the Diet Bet started, and I just want to binge eat crap all day!

Plan: 30 day cleanse. No scientific reason to 30 days, just something I feel comfortable with. I really want to rid myself of all the fake chemicals and sugars I have been eating and drinking. When I say cleanse, I am not doing some crazy diet, just avoiding fake sugars, added sugars, and simple carbs. I actually do really well on low carb diets, so I think a majority of the time I will not be eating fruit or any type of carb, but I am not committing to this. We will see how it goes. I do plan to chew sugar free gum. I know this isn’t great but I am not willing to give this up. Maybe one day.

I do not feel the need to include any fitness goals. I love working out, and do not have a problem motivating myself to do this.

Well there you have it! I am disappointed I am where I am at right now, but excited to have a plan to make the changes I want to make.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! I will check in tomorrow on day 2 of my “cleanse”. Wish me luck!!