challenge, weight loss

75 Hard Challenge…

A week ago I decided that I was going to take my weight loss seriously and started fasting and I did great, I lost almost 2 pounds in one week! I have heard about 75 hard from a friend of mine when it first came out last year. Back then I was like I can’t do this, it’s too much work for me and so I never tried. However, I was listening to Andy Friesland who came up with this challenge and something clicked in me that this is what I have to try and do. So I started 75 hard just yesterday, Saturday August 29, 2020 weighing at 293.0 lbs.

The diet I am following is obviously intermittent fasting and cutting down on carbs and sugar by 50% as those are my addictions. I am doing 2 work outs one of course is outside. You have to read nonfiction/self development books during this challenge so I am currently reading “Girl, wash your face” by Rachel Hollis. I am drinking my gallon of water which has been the most challenging part for me and am also taking progress photos every single day! Here’s the thing with this challenge though, if you mess up or forget to do one of these things or don’t fully complete them for one day, you have to start from day 1 all over again!

To be quite honest, I really don’t know if I will be able to complete this everyday for the next 75 days but I am willing to try my very hardest! I really hope I can finish it though and see big changes in me, physically and mentally!

Have you heard of 75 hard? Have you done it?

life

5 Blessings in my life…

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My blog post that I upload yesterday was a fairly sad one, so I today I wanted to share 5 things that I am blessed with.

  1. My husband – he’s my everything and I cannot imagine life without him.
  2. My family – this whole safe at home situation has brought us all so much more closer and I’m forever thankful for it.
  3. My baby girl Daisy – we recently got a toy maltipoo puppy less than 2 weeks ago named Daisy and I am so obsessed with her and feel so blessed to have her in our lives.
  4. My health – yes I have some health and hormone issues but I feel blessed that it is not much worse.
  5. My job – I know so many people have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and I feel thankful that I still have a job and am still working.

What are some things you are thankful/blessed for?

habits

My 3 healthy habits.

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I have been training myself and my body to slowly incorporate healthy habits into my everyday life. It isn’t always easy as I forget or get busy sometimes but I really do try for the most part. I wanted to share 3 healthy habits that I’m working on currently and 3 that I would love to add soon.

Healthy habits I’m currently working on: 

  1. Walking more.
  2. Limiting only 1 to 2 cups of coffee intake per day.
  3. Complaining less & appreciating more.

Healthy habits I want to add:

  1. Drink more water.
  2. Eat healthier.
  3. Be more positive.

What are some of your healthy habits?

challenge, weight loss

100 day Fasting

With everything going on I knew that I wouldn’t eat as healthy or as good as I would like so I decided to get back into intermittent fasting. I challenged myself to do a 100 day fasting challenge and to aim for 16/8. Today is day 11 and so far I’ve done good, there’s only been 2 days where I didn’t reach 16 hours and that is really ok. I did notice that 2 days that I didn’t reach 16 hours was because I ate past 7 pm the night before. For example last night my brothers girlfriend bought her new puppy to our house so I was distracted and played with the puppy for a while and by the time I got to eat it was closer to 7/7:30 so I didn’t finish eating till 8 pm so for it to be 16 hours I had to fast till noon today and that’s hard for me since I’m awake and working so early. I woke up this morning and was starving so bad so I waited it out for a bit took a shower and I was still hungry even after drinking water so I gave it and had breakfast so I only fasted for about 11.5 hours and really that’s ok! I’ll try better today by trying to finish eating by 6:30 or 7pm the latest tonight. I’m going to share my results here! I’m hoping this helps me shed a few pounds since I’m such a bad stress eater and like everyone else right now I’m under a lot of stress with what’s going on in the world. As far as exercise goes I’ve been trying to go on 2 long walks with my nanny kids a day and if we can’t then I have an elliptical at home that I’ll end up using after I’m off for about half an hour to an hour.


How are you handling the stress? Are you still keeping up with healthy eating and exercising?

goals

2019 Goals!

“Make new year’s goals. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Warren McLaren

Happy New Year!!! I cannot believe that 2018 is over; it went by so so so quick. 2018 was an ok year for me, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either; however, I am hoping to make 2019 my best year yet!

Every year I make new year resolutions and I never ever stick to it; well this year I really want to make goals rather than resolutions and I am going to try my hardest to stick to it and reach my goals.

Here are some of my goals for 2019:

  • Live a healthier lifestyle by drinking more water, exercising at least 3 to 4 times a week, and eating healthier.
  • Try to control and get rid of my OCD as much as possible; my OCD has gotten so bad in the last year with making sure everything is locked and that my alarms are on, etc. It is really really affecting me and I want to change it once and for all.m
  • Care less about what people think. I am so sensitive, emotional and such a people pleaser and I hate it…
  • Read at least one book a month, I have so many books that I have bought and haven’t read yet so my goal is to read more and hopefully blog about it.
  • Stop Procrastinating.
  • Practice photography and become more comfortable with manual setting rather than automatic.
  • Become more confident.
  • Be more positive.
  • Save more money and to stop spending on stuff that we don’t really need.
  • Cook and bake more (especially healthy options) and share here on the blog.
  • Be more in the moment especially with my husband; for example, putting our phones away at least for an hour or so and spending quality time together.
  • Be more active on social media and blogging by commenting on other’s posts and interacting with others more.

What are some of your goals for 2019???

xoxo