life, lifestyle

Meaning behind my blog name…

I had a hard time coming up with a blog name, no matter what I came up with just didn’t sound catchy or good enough. I finally came up with one but then completely changed it to what it is now…Thoughts with Suz. And it’s exactly what it is, it’s my thoughts…obviously my blog is about my life blog along with lifestyle so it just made sense to name it that and I really like it! I blog about my struggles with my weight, about infertility, I share recipes, talk about life, my obsession with coffee, tea, and Disneyland and now my puppy! I hope you can follow me along this journey! 

xoxo

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A book that has inspired me…

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A while back I was kinda obsessed with Khloe Kardashian and got her book “Strong looks better naked,” and loved it. It inspired and motivated me to work out, work on my health, my body and to just put myself first. I remember I was on my fitness and healthy lifestyle journey for a good few months after reading that book and then I fell off the wagon. Since then I haven’t really picked up the book again, or maybe I did once after that but only read a few chapters only. I think I will pick it up again and reread it to see if it will again give me that motivation that inspiration to get myself back on track since I have been so off since this whole coronavirus started.

What is one book that has inspired you???

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Pausing my 100 day challenge…

I have decided that I am just going to pause my 100 day fasting challenge for now. It’s such a stressful time right now and with me being extra extra busy at work I don’t get a chance to eat as I should do when I finally come home, I find myself stuffing my face with a ton of food and stuff before I start my fast for the night. I have been getting a ton of headaches too so not sure if it’s because I’m eating very little then a lot within an hour window that’s causing this or no. But for now while we are all dealing with this stressful stressful times and everything that’s going on in the world I will just stop and then continue when I feel ready and not so stressed.

Curious, how are you guys dealing with all this and trying to still lose or maintain your weight? Are you exercising? Dieting?

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25 Days of Fasting Update

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On March 15th, well technically the 14th I started a challenge for myself to do intermittent fasting everyday for 100 days. My goal was to aim for 16 hours but I knew there would be days that I would do 14 hours and that was ok..at least I was still fasting. I wanted to do this not only to try and lose weight but for self control. I am such a snacker and if I’m not fasting I snack a ton and don’t have the self control to stop sadly so fasting helps me a lot. I had lost a few pounds when I weighed myself on day 14 but when I weighed myself yesterday on day 25, I sadly had gained it all back…why? Because I decided to take this week off from work and rest and well I have been having a bunch of junk and soda…which I know so bad ugh! I also have been so bad about my water intake and exercising since I have been home, actually I have been bad about exercising since this whole coronavirus started. I still take walks with the kids at work but other than that I wouldn’t do anything else. I joined another fasting challenge on Facebook yesterday for 30 days where we fast, drink a gallon of water and do some sort of exercise for 20 minutes. The past 2 days I have fasted over 17 hours, drank a gallon of water and exercised for 30 minutes. So lets hope when I weigh myself again on Sunday I am down a pound – fingers crossed!

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How are you doing with your eating and exercising during all this?

Check out my last post: March Overview and April Goals

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March Overview and April Goals.

Boy it was been a crazy few weeks for everyone around the world with everything going on regarding the COVID 19. First of all I hope you and your family are healthy and well! March was such a busy and exhausting month for me; I know most people are either staying at home, working from home or actually having to go to work right now. I am one of those who is actually still going to work; I’m a nanny so I literally just go from my house to theirs so it is ok right now but it’s been so hard and I feel like only nannies would understand this. Being a nanny is always so tiring but to be home all day with the kiddos and having the parents and in my case grandparents there too can be so hard. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but for some reason kids think that because their parents are there they can act however they want and say what they want. Ive been coming home extremely tired and my anxiety has been so so bad lately so I decided to take next week off to just recharge and rest.

My March goals were to:

  1. Upload 5 blog post which I did – woohoo!
  2. Read 1 book which I did not sadly!
  3. Be more social on social media and interact with fellow bloggers – I have been a little better but not as good as I would like since I got insanely busy too.
  4. Follow a low fat diet… yeah that turns out it didn’t have to be a low fat diet after all when I finally talked to my doctor so I have been back on fasting instead.
  5. Lose 3 to 5 pounds…which I lost 2.4 pounds which isn’t too bad considering how stressful this month has been and I am such a stress and emotional eater (hence why I started a 100 day fasting challenge for myself so I can have some control over my eating and weight too)

So for April, my 5 goals will be some what similar to March:

  1. Upload 7 blog posts!
  2. Read 1 book/audiobook.
  3. Intermittent fast everyday – aim for 16 hours but 14 is ok too!
  4. Drink more water!
  5. Be more social on social media.

What are some of your goals for this month???

Check out my last blog post: 100 day Fasting!

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?

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March Goals

Boy this year is just flying on by isn’t it? It’s hard to believe it’s already March 1st, but it is and it is time to write my monthly goals for March. But first, let me look back on my February goals; I was able to complete all my goals except for one. I did not lose 6 to 9 pounds like I had hoped to lose but that’s ok!

Here are my monthly goals for March:

  • Upload 5 blog posts.
  • Read 1 book.
  • Be more social on social media and interact with fellow bloggers.
  • Follow a low fat diet.
  • Lose 3 to 5 pounds.

What are your monthly goals for this month?

xoxo

self care

Self Care Sunday: Hydration

I don’t know about you, but I am really bad about taking care of myself. I’m a nanny and a wife and I tend to care for others constantly and never really put myself first. I want to work on that, work on self care more often; therefore, I decided that I would love to do a self care Sunday blog post to share what I’m adding to my self care on a weekly basis. For this blog post, I will be focusing on hydrating. I know I need to drink about half my weight in oz of water and I well I suck at doing that. I am better about drinking more water than I use too, however, I still need to be drinking more.

About 60% of our bodies are made up of water and so I want to share 10 benefits of drinking water with you:

  1. Gives you more energy.
  2. Helps you sleep better.
  3. Clears up skin.
  4. Aids in weight loss.
  5. Flushes body waste.
  6. Improves brain function.
  7. Fewer headaches.
  8. Helps digestion.
  9. Fights bloating.
  10. Maintains the balance of body fluids.

I will be challenging myself to drink AT LEAST a gallon of water a day but will try to aim for at least 145 oz of water. I would love for some of you to join me in drinking a gallon of water for a week and hopefully keep it going after that as well.

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February Goals.

A month ago I wrote my New Years resolution/goals for 2020 but then found a blog post where she talked about how she no longer makes new year goals but month to month so I decided that starting this month I will be setting new goals maybe even the same goal every single month. I wanted to share my February goals with you today.

  • Post 5 blog posts.
  • Lose at least 6 pounds, preferably 9.
  • Drink more water.
  • Be active everyday even if its a slow walk for 30 minutes…its something!
  • Read 1 full book or listen to 1 audio book.

Curious…do you do month to month goals?

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2020 Goals!

Happy January 1st everyone! I cannot believe yesterday was the end of 2019…this year went by so fast. It is now time to set new goals for this year and hopefully stick to. I decided I didn’t want to make too many goals this year I just wanted to make 3 main goals that I want to really focus on this year and those are:

  • To get healthy and lose weight….I did so well last year but then I fell off the wagon and gained all the weight back that I had lost and I want to try to be better this time around.
  • Get my hormones checked out and try to regulate them. I need to make this a priority and actually go to the doctor and figure out what’s going on with my body so I can start focusing more on trying to get pregnant.
  • Be more productive. I can get so lazy and procrastinate a lot and I want to really work on getting stuff done before relaxing.

What are your goals?