So…First post ever. I’m so freakin’ excited I COULD SCREAM!

I’m little by little working on my site, a definite work in progess, just like me. I’m hoping that this blog keeps me away from binging on on my way to healthier choices. I will be adding new recipes that I have made before to make sure we are not just eating food that tastes like cardboard. No thanks. Everything I eat, I will post, NO CHEATING.

I hope you enjoy the posts and hope that it can reach people out there to join me in the quest to getting RIPPED!! 

This was me then: Being a cow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is me now:

Feeling strong and able.  I’m working onmy compulsiveness and tying to be more aware of what my body actually is feeling. I’ve always been active but not consistent, and have never fully been able to control what I feed my body. I guess you could say I’m a complete extreme-ist. Moderation is very hard for me.

So, here we start our journey..and i hope together<3

 This morning was a delight… well, except that I woke up at 4 am and couldn’t go back to bed to save my life. It could be because I’ve been anxious about this lil race I signed up for called THE SPARTAN RACE.
And by “lil” i mean ABSOLUTELY NUTS! OK…I’ve only raced a 10k before, which was lovely and for a charity called Race For The Rescues.I must admit, I had never been a skilled runner, but, through the power of determination… I saw myself improve from, only being able to run 1 mile, to being able to run 6.5 without stopping. Actually coming in 40th overall. NOT BAD! (for me)
 Maybe signing up for this gnarly marine style obstacle course race was a little premature seeing as I really have no expirience.
When I looked on my email to find out what I could do to train for this craziness, I came across the WOD….hmmm. here was my first day.
 
I wanted to die. They don’t get easier.
My god, as soon as I read this, I was instantly hungry.
It was like my body was signaling my mind to go into full on survival mode! haha

By 6am..I was ready for my usual cup of joe (from my fab pixie nesspresso machine) along with some almond milk (frothed, of course:)

BTW: Is it just me or is anyone else like, ridiculously hungry as soon as they wake up? Those people who never eat breakfast or are just fine till 11am, are just cray.

BREAKFAST TIME:
1/3 c organic low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tbsp flax meal
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp unflavored whey protein
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean extract
few drops of all natural liquid stevia
refridgerate for 10 min to thicken up (porridge consistency)
topped with Lydias organics berry good cereal

  After breakfast, It was my usual monday routine.
  Take willy for a walk &
  Zumba at 10:30am
Run errands all over the place. Had a housecall for one of my clients and picked up some new goodies, including a new microwave. I haven’t owned a micro in ages, but I figured it was time to start SAVING time:), a new hard drive to finally back up my slow ass mac that keeps giving me the spinning wheel of death, and some of my favorite PB2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNACK:  I don’t know about you, but after a great workout I’m STARVING!

I had one of these bad boys! actually…not bad at all. I made them a very healthy way and I promise to pass down the recipe as soon as I perfect the consistency:)

 

LUNCH:  What can I say? An embarrasment of a lunch. I just really wanted something easy and quick.

  • organic edamame
  • organic chicken dog (whole foods)
  • low fat string cheese cut up like a child
  • ChocolaTree chia crackers with a dollop of cottage cheese

 

 

After lunch I dedicated my time to learning how to even work this whole blog thing. So confusing! I had to keep taking breaks to keep from going crossed eyed, so I kept taking breaks to do household chores. Oh, that reminds me, I cant wait to share with you guys how I redecorated my living area! The upstairs is a mess and I’m really gonna need some serious pinterest help and the help of you lovely people to figure out which look i should go for.

 

DINNER:made this lovely meal:

Healthy Turkey Meatloaf adapted from this link here<3 I will definitely be turning this into a packed lunch!

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/video-jamie-eason-turkey-meatloaf-muffins.htm

XO,paula