The Things I Do For Motivation

Hi everyone. Happy Monday!

I have been desperately looking for things to hold myself accountable to start eating healthier so I can lose a few more pounds. Exercising is really easy for me, it is nutrition that is tough. I LOVE junk, and I truly believe food is addicting. If I have a bite of ice cream, sugar, chips, etc… it is extremely difficult for me to stop. I know it is all willpower and technically I can, but it is a real struggle for me. I was talking to Patrick in bed and I was trying to think of things to motivate myself like “if I lose the weight I will buy myself a new workout outfit” or “I will get a massage”. Unfortunately these aren’t good enough to hold myself accountable. So, Patrick and I decided if I don’t get to my goal weight of 120b in 10 weeks, he gets to buy a new gun. A 600 dollar gun. DEAL.


This blog is going to be a great place for me to document my progress. What I am eating, how I am feeling, and any struggles I may be having. Every morning I will post my eats including calorie breakdown from the day before. You can also follow me on Instagram to get quicker updates =) Who doesn’t want to see a picture of scrambled eggs and avocado?! đŸ˜‰

Friday and Saturday I ate terribly. Yesterday I got back on the wagon, so I felt a little sluggish and craved more junk, but I made it through. I am aiming for about 1450 calories a day. This is recommended from MyFitnessPal and using the Mifflin-St Jeor formula. You can find that calculator here.

Here are yesterday’s eats with calorie count:


Larget Diet Coke: 0cal
Vent Skinny Extra Hot Decaf Mocha: 180cal

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Lunch & Snacks:

Large Diet Coke: 0cal
Egg whites, 1/4 Avocado, 1/4c Lite Mozzarella Shredded Cheese: 225cal

Lunchmeat, Laughing Cow Cheese: 85cal

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Cocoa Roast Almonds: 100cal

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Cheese Slice, Strawberries:109cal

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Hardboiled Egg, 2 hardboiled egg whites, 1Tbsp lite mayo: 134cal

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1Tbsp Skippy Natural Peanut Butter: 95cal

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4ox 96/4 Ground Beef, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Asparagus,
1tsp oil, 3/4c Marinara Sauce: 337cal

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After Dinner Snack:

1/2C Nonfat Milk, 1/2Tbsp Skippy Natural Peanut Butter: 91cal

Total Calories: 1351

Calorie Breakdown:

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Well there you have it! During the day I didn’t feel so snacky, but looking back I was a snacking machine!

Hope you guys have a wonderful day!! I’m off to tackle another Daily Burn workout and hangout with my little girl.

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Talk to you soon =)

Happy Saturday!

Wooohooo for Saturday!!!

How are you all doing? I hope well =) Today is a rainy day here in Morgan Hill, but I can’t complain. It’s sad but this weather = “storm watch 2015” on our local news haha
IMG_0043I started my morning with 15min on the elliptical and a body pump class. It was HARD! I haven’t taken it since I was pregnant with Olivia, and the entire time today I was thinking how the hell did I do this when I was 8 months pregnant??? Needless to say I am looking forward to going back every Saturday to get my butt kicked!!

So back to yesterday, Olivia had her 6 month checkup (which included shots). She is growing big! She weights 14.3lb and 2ft 2.25in. She is in the 16.13 percentile for weight and 69.27 percentile for height! She has always been a skinny tall baby, my husband is 6’5. Everything else seems on point with her. We are also reducing her Zantac (she has silent reflux) so I am excited for her to grow out of that.
IMG_0018IMG_0017IMG_0013After her appointment we headed home and her grandma stopped by (my mother in law) and I went to the gym for a little bit. I already ran earlier that morning, but I figured I should take advantage of the babysitting. I did the elliptical for about 35min while watching the Bachelor and called it a day. Then on my way home I stopped at Peet’s Coffee for a iced decaf sugar free nonfat vanilla latter.. It was delicious.
IMG_0006IMG_0029Once I got home I did some more laundry, finished the bachelor and cruised the internet until Patrick got home. We ate dinner (leftover tacos for him and an egg while omelette for me), and played with Olivia. Once we put her sown we did a Daily Burn workout (Pilates Flow Phase 2) and it was tough!! I really enjoyed it though.

Well that was my Friday night! Ha. Things are going to be low key around here today. We are meeting my sister and brother in law for lunch, running a few errands, doing some chores around the house and meal planning for tomorrow’s grocery shopping trip.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Talk to you tomorrow!