How Am I Going To Make It?!

All of a sudden, the week has become hectic.  I'm trying to find a daycare for my son, I'm trying to pay bills and balance my budget.  I've got play dates and school to worry about, and it's taking a toll on me!  I am so unmotivated today.  I feel like working out is on the back of my list.  I feel like it could be possible for me to skip working out all together!  This is the first time I've gotten into this mindset since starting my workout over two weeks ago.

There are always going to be times where I feel like this, but it's up to me to make it work.  It's up to me to stay committed and accountable.  And I'm confident I can do this, I just have to shut out all the crap going on around me.  This makes me wonder...

HOW AM I GOING TO DO IT?!  I plan on going back to work next month.  Not only that, but I plan on attending school.  I plan on working full-time, attending school, and working out every day?!  OMG, what have I gotten myself into?!  Just thinking about it makes me a little sick.  I have so many other obligations, what am I going to do so that I make sure I work out and follow my new eating habits continuously?

Well, it all comes back to my motivation.  Why am I doing this?  What's the purpose?  How do I keep myself on the right path?  I've got to look deep within to find those answers.  I'll update you when I figure something out.


Food/Supplement Idea of The Week

Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast, Asparagus, and Ricotta Noodles

So, I decided that I needed to go all out so you guys could see something yummy and good for you!  I went to the store and started searching for fresh foods.  Non-fat foods, low sodium foods, etc.  So in my trip I came up with a concoction.  As you can see above, I cheated a little by putting cheese on my noodles, but it's non-fat cheese! lol.

*Disclaimer* I did not measure the caloric intake of this, but did an estimate on my phone application.  I also spent a very low amount on these items, so that you can see that it is easy and cheap to make healthy food! :)

Here's how I cooked my food:

  • Chicken Breast: 
    • Rinsed it off and placed it in a baking sheet.  Added fresh basil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper.  Baked it in the oven for 20 minutes. (or until cooked)
  • Asparagus:
    • First I boiled it for about 5 minutes.  Then I placed olive oil and minced garlic into a pan and sauteed them in the garlic for about 3 minutes.
  • Noodles:
    • I boiled it according to the box.  After draining, I placed them back in the pot with olive oil, garlic, pepper, low-fat Italian dressing and balsamic vinegar.  After I cooked it I sprinkled some cheese on top.
This meal took me approximately 40 minutes total to prepare and cook.  It was good and healthy!  I can not wait to make some more things like this. :)

Two Weeks Down: What Am I Doing?!

So Sunday was weigh in... and still the same WEIGHT!  You don't even understand how PO'd I was.  But, I continue to tell myself that my body is adjusting to the muscle mass I am building.  I did save a pair of pants from 5 years ago, a Juniors size 13.  Because I was so upset, and I did not see the change on the scale, I decided to try on those pants.  Low and behold, they fit me! (A little big I must say).  In 2008, I was in a size 18 and the size 18 fit me really snug.  Right before I got pregnant with my third son in 2009 I was a size 16.  Now, I am a (misses) size 14 or smaller!  I was so ecstatic yesterday.  That goes to show that something good is happening here!  I do feel smaller.  I am able to hold my stomach in better.  My clothes are all big (a shopping spree needs to come sometime soon! lol). 

I have looked online at the results of the p90x and I have come to the conclusion that most everyone gains weight within the first week, and doesn't lose significant weight until the third cycle.  So I am keeping my faith in the p90x and hoping that my hard work will pay off!

Yesterday was day 15, chest and back.  It took me a long time to get motivated.  I seriously wanted to skip out on the workout, but I found the motivation somewhere and pushed play!  I tried really hard, and pushed myself to the limit.  By about 40 minutes in I was feeling nauseous, like I was going to vomit, but I kept pushing myself.  I actually did REAL push-ups yesterday! Yes!  A year ago I would have never even attempted a push-up.  I am completely proud of myself for this.  I know that I am getting stronger and building muscle, because now I can hang with my workout partner! lol.  Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the female on this video.  She is awesome, and I want to have her mind set by the end of the 90 days.

I am super excited to finish this week, because next week it changes up to a totally different schedule, and I get to measure myself and take photos again!  WOOT WOOT!  Wish me luck guys, and I hope you are doing well with your journey.