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I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately when it comes to working out and cooking. My job has been absolutely insane lately and I haven’t been left with much else than a lot of stress and a huge desire to sleep the moment I get home. I mean, check out how sad and neglected my fridge was:
Of course this was interfering with my blogging since there wasn’t much to write about. Well, I got home yesterday and told myself that I was gonna snap out of this slump I’m in. I hit up the grocery store and got some fresh fruit, veggies, eggs, tofu, Ezekiel bread and Greek yogurt. The fridge looks much better like this:
After that Greg and I took Pepper for a walk since the weather was so nice. I was honestly still feelin’ about as scummy as that pond up there but I knew the walk would do me some good. As we were looping back to the car we stopped and checked out the beautiful sky.
Seriously. How gorgeous is that?! It made everything seem okay in that moment.
When we got home I cracked open a cold one and decided to drink my problems away. Kombucha is amazing like that. :]
It was pretty late and I wasn’t in the mood to make something really involved to eat so we decided to heat up this frozen pizza we had bought earlier. It turned out really well and was super good! I love crispy crusts and lots of basil.
Before bed I made some Ezekiel toast with almond butter and agave on one and almond butter and banana on the other. Whenever I make toast with banana I always think of one of my favorite Gilmore Girl episodes ever. If you’re as addicted to that show as me then you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now it is a new day and I vow to not let things that I can’t control get to me. It’s no good to stress out about things you can’t change and to instead just focus on what you can make better.
How do you handle stress? I like to watch old episodes of my favorite tv shows (Gilmore Girls, Parks & Recreation) and go running. I always feel better after a nice, long run!
I picked up a copy of Jillian Michaels’ “Ripped In 30″ over the weekend. I am really excited to start it because it’s very similar to 30 Day Shred except there are four workouts you do over four weeks! I’ve heard wonderful things about this workout and decided to do a little challenge.
I’m going to do the entire program starting tomorrow morning and track my progress including before and after shots, weight and measurements. I’ve been kind of stuck where I am working out and eating well but not really seeing any changes anymore and I want to break through that. I will be nice to have new workouts and hopefully see some muscle definition.
There is a free meal plan with recipes on Jillian’s site that you’re supposed to follow in order to see maximum results. It is actually all very realistic and looks easy to follow. I’m going to try to adhere to her plan as much as possible, but I’ll probably be adding in an extra snack in the morning. I’ll post what exactly I’m eating and how the workouts are going. I’m excited to start a program and be disciplined enough to finish it and hopefully see some good results.
Have any of you started Ripped In 30 or done any of the workouts? I’d love to hear what you think about it!
How amazing is this?! To be that strong is still unbelievable to me and I feel like I could never reach that point. I have to remember that last year I couldn’t even do one push-up and now I’m up to 10 real, solid push-ups or that I can now run a 5k without stopping when I couldn’t make it a mile before. It takes time and I just need to learn to be patient and keep working hard. I love photos like this because they let you know that really anything is possible if you work hard enough. Love it!