Thursday, July 11, 2013

Confession (or 2) of the day.

I didn't go to the gym.

And I allegedly ate 2 cookies.

But you know, I'm not mad at it. I don't skip the gym that often and have been super dedicated, I'm still going tomorrow, and I'm going swing dancing tomorrow night. So I'll still technically have worked out 3 days this week, though 4 would've been nice. This weekend is my mom's birthday and then my bridal shower, so I don't anticipate much physical activity outside of lifting a fork to my mouth.

I'll be good though- I promise. Mostly because I have to tell all of you next week and then you'll stone me if I was too bad. ;) I'm teasing, but you will lovingly scold me. Which I'll need in the event I do gorge myself on crappy food.

Thankfully though, I don't tend to want crappy food as much anymore. I don't feel good when I eat it, my face breaks out, plus I have to confess my food sins on here. Why go through the bother??

So that's it. I hope we're still friends. Just for fun I'll post a super old picture of me. I think I was like 19?? Maaaaybe 20?

Awwwww look at that baby face...
Throwback Thursday in the hizzouse*!!

<3
A Redhead

*Note: Hizzouse…?? I blame the cookie(s).

Today is a day

Buenos dias mis amigos!

I don't speak Spanish, so feel free to not correct my grammar. I took 5 years of French, and ou est-il maintenant*? (sigh)

Dear sweet mercy I'm behind in my posting! I know you're all sitting there, poised at your keyboards, begging for an update. I think I hit this euphoric high after my Super Emotional post, and then didn't really know where to go from there.

Let's start here:

I do not want to go to the gym today. I went yesterday, and started phase 2 of NROLFW, and Lord Almighty I am sore. Sore sore sooorreeee!! Behold a peak into my internal struggle:

"Just go! You know you need to!"
"But…" <whine>
"Woman!! MOVE. YOUR. BUTT."
"<Whiiiiiiiiine>"
"REDHEAD. GET. YOUR. BUTT. GOING. TO. THE. GYM. If you don't go today, you most certainly won't tomorrow!!"
"Eehhhhhhhh noooooo… I'll be motivated tomorrow! I'll get more sleep. I'll be less sore, and then I can get sore again! Huzzah!"
"No! You'll be soreR tomorrow since you won't workout today, and then you're not going to the gym this weekend. In fact, there's cake coming up this weekend. Remember?"
"Mmmmmm caaaaaaa-"
"<internally slaps self> FOCUS. GYM. GO."

This is me. If I were a gorgeous male celebrity.
Welcome to my world. See my struggle?

So anywho. I'll update you on my gym attendance later. Pinky promise. I will say, my eating hasn't been terrible as of late which is nice. I have eaten a bit more bread in the past week or so than I have in awhile, but I've lost 3 pounds soooo we'll call it a win still?

My friend and I were joking that toast is like the gateway drug to harder stuff like sandwiches and deep dish pizza. I love toast. So much. Toooaasst.

Sorry. It's close to noon and I am hungry! I did just eat a banana to quell the hungry monster within, so that should help. Hopefully. But I've been really, really good at keeping my portions low and not snacking as much. Or if I do it tends to be fruit or a handful of trail mix. I'm pretty pleased with the changes. =)

OH! I keep meaning to tell you guys! I have a new love. They're one step below my love for the Bearded Wonder.

I borrowed this from here: http://www.neo-paleolithic-diet.com/
They're super lean turkey burgers. They're not spectacular on their own, buuuut I've gotten creative with things to put on them. My favorites so far are:

  • Salsa & guacamole or fresh avocado
  • Monterey Jack cheese & ketchup a la beef burger style
  • Trader Joe's marinara sauce & shredded LF mozzarella cheese <~ Ermagherd. Be still my beating heart. 

They were pretty cheap for a package of 12, they only take ~6-7 minutes in the frying pan with a drop of olive oil, and darnit you can do anything to them. So when I have nothing else to eat or don't really feel like cooking? Turkey burger. Boom. I don't eat them with a bun, just a fork and knife. And a massive pile of steamed broccoli with salt and pepper. Good dinner. Happy dinner. Full Redhead.

What's your favorite go-to meal??

<3
A Redhead

**UPDATE***: 
Go here. I have something to tell you.

*Note: OK FINE STOP JUDGING ME I GOOGLED IT. I couldn't remember the grammar. It means "where is it now?".

Monday, July 8, 2013

Aw shucks!

You guys!



You've all been so darn nice after the last post. Surriusly. So. Darn. Nice. It's a lovely reminder that I'm on a good path, and that there are awesome people in the world. :)

So really, this is just a fluffy post thanking you for accepting me with big, fat, open arms and giving me a sloppy wet hug. It really does mean a lot to me. From the friends I've known for years, to my family, to complete strangers in this weird family on the Interwebs, thank you.

I started this blog basically as an accountability tool for me as I go through this weight loss/muscle building journey, but I never expected it to become what it has… I've hit over 11,000 views in 2.5 months (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), I've made new friends, and received some amazingly encouraging support from unexpected sources.

SO. Thanks friends. I appreciate it a million times over.

Need some love and support? I'm happy to help ya out. ;) 

<3
A Redhead