Color me impressed! Thought I’d derail from my norm and make myself a fried egg and avocado sandwich using @againstthegraingourmet bread roll and wow! This grain free, wheat free, crap free, heaven roll is fluffy and just nom. Definitely recommend it. Needless to say, it made me happy. #100happydays #day25 #deliciius #atg #againstthegrain #paleo #bread #breakfast #avo #avocado #happybelly #yolkporn #poketheyolk #sandwich #happy #nicehashtag
I have not posted my weight in a while because I usually only post when there is a change and my weight has been in the constant same range of 3-4lbs, the lowest having been 146.9.
-3.1lbs? I’ll take that and run with it!!!! I actually hadn’t even been weighing myself for the last couple weeks out of frustration of it not moving much! I was glad I wasn’t gaining but I wasn’t done, so it was frustrating!
Hopefully I can just proceed with lower numbers from here on out! I have done some tweaking in my eating thanks to my trainer Kris, Maria, and Liz (all fellow crossfitters)!
My 4th Long Weekend
I had a great weekend! Friday night, it being the first Friday of the month, we went to the Food Truck Fest on Abbot Kinney in Venice! This time, I unintentionally misbehaved, kind of. I went to the Greek food truck and saw chicken kabobs and thought yum! Expecting a skewer with chicken and veggies, instead what I got was chicken kabob pieces in a burrito! I was with a handsome boy who at the time I didn’t want to show me devouring the insides of a burrito and making a mess sigh
Redemption? Went on a 3hr hike at Solstice Canyon in Malibu that definitely worked me! I was climbing like a monkey up the side of the waterfall! This is the kind of scenario where I know my training is paying off! I had to use the strength in my arms and legs like no other!
Sunday my brother had a BBQ at his place (where i did have a burger with the bun and few pita chips and beer grrrr- but behaved otherwise) and then we headed to a friends boat in the marina to watch the fireworks show! Cuddled up next to a handsome man made it all that much better!
And no work today (which explains my lack of posting)!! Went back on track with eating and had a 3 egg omelet of turkey, onions, tomato, and avocado with a side of fruit and some coffee. It was more like brunch because it was like 11am. Then walked it off on the pier by walking around, followed by babysitting my friends kids while she was at the hospital with her dad.
Then I went to training! Yes, on my day off I still went to training! And I’m so glad I did, I got worked!
This jacket I have had for at least a couple years and I had bought it without trying it on and it turned out to squeeze the life out of my arms. To the point where I probably couldn’t hug someone all the way.
It fits great now!! I can hug whoever I want in it, even squeeze them! It’s the little joys like this that make it all worth the effort beyond feeling great inside!
Now onto celebrate my dad’s 60th birthday!
PEACE OUT 150’s!
Honestly do not remember the last time I have seen anything under 150 at all. I have my physical in June so I’ll ask my doctor (since I’ve had a physical every year of my life)!
I yelped in the bathroom seeing this, by myself, naked, at 7:15 am before work. Happy gal here. Although I had hit a slight plateau, I wasn’t about to give up, I kept doing what I was doing by eating right and exercising. And this number is barely out of the 150’s, but I plan to keep going. Just keep on truckin’…
Benefits of Laughter
Laughing provides many health benefits for the mind and body; particularly the immune and cardiovascular systems. Laughing is also one of the fastest methods of relaxation, known to quickly reduce stress and the physical and mental illnesses associated with stress. Additionally, laughing is a great form of exercise that burns calories just like a workout.
Laughing is considered an emotional medicine to boost the immune system, reduce stress, dissolve anger, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Laughter has a positive effect on blood pressure. When an individual laughs, the first thing the blood pressure does is increase, then the blood pressure decreases lower than normal. This generates deeper breathing, which in turn sends more oxygenated blood through the body.
Stress hormones reduce infection fighting antibodies our bodies need to fight infection. Laughter reduces stress hormones and increases the antibodies necessary to fight infection.
Laughing may offer protection against heart attack and stroke by expanding the inner lining of the walls of the arteries. This inner lining, when expanded, increases blood flow.
Both sides of the brain are stimulated during laughing. This brain stimulation reduces stress and muscle tension, enhancing attentiveness and brain function.
Laughter exercises the diaphragm, midsection, face, muscles in the back, abdominal organs and intestinal tract. The positive effect on the intestinal tract aids in the absorption and digestion process of the digestive system.
Laughter instantly elevates mood and acts as a form of therapy as stored feelings of anger and frustration are released. The ability to laugh at oneself creates healthy self-esteem.
Yes, I too am a
HOLLABACK HEALTH BLOGGER LADY
and so far loving it, even though I just started!
I had stumbled on the website off of the lovely Leah’s Your Nutritionista tumblr and became very intrigued by the content of that website that included amazing women that were not afraid to speak their minds and as Rachel (from Shedding It) so eloquently has put it, “break the mold”.
So, I decided to email the blog (at the time I did not realize it was ran by Rachel) and basically said that I love what their goal is, to live a healthy life while not losing yourself and who you are in the process. And explained that although I am still on my journey to a healthy me, that I hope to one day be a Hollaback Health Blogger. In due time, I received a response from Rachel telling me they already love my blog and I’m in! Is it sad that I was super ecstatic?
When I first began writing about my journey to a healthier me, I didn’t realize just how many people would want to even follow my journey. I have tried my hardest to do my weight loss the COMPLETE healthy way while at the same time not feeling deprived nor hungry, or lose myself aka still have fun, in the process.
Although there was controversy over Rachel’s guest post on Leah’s page, I do see where Rachel’s message was coming from. I don’t think it was a personal attack on anyone documenting their journey for themselves, but rather in the large spectrum of things. You also have to think…there are quite a bit of “unhealthy” blogs here on Tumblr that promote unhealthy ways to lose weight.
Anyway, I am very glad to be in the company of these amazing women (and Jamie Oliver, where are you? I know you’re busy saving the kids of America, but please join Hollaback Health) and I just hope to keep up with them.
Start Date: January 10, 2010
Start Weight: 180 lbs (ish)
Loss since last WiW: 2.6 lbs *gasp* and *happy dance*
Total Loss: 27.8 lbs
Wow. Even though Easter happened (which didn’t end up being too bad on my end) AND a date last night where I left my primal guns at home and still ended up with an almost 3 pound loss, I am amazed and psyched!
I am thisclose to leaving the 150s behind and I so ecstatic for that to happen!
I apologize, I can’t remember who it was that recommended taking a shower/bath with only the light of candles…..
But man, it was a great experience. I can only do shower (no tub), and even that was extremely relaxing and serene. I had two Yankee Candles going and just the flickering of the flames against the walls was so calm. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is stressed, sad, angry, or just because. It was pretty awesome it just being me, I can only imagine what it’d be like with a lovely man.
Smile Friday: The I Used To Go To A Lot Of Bars Edition circa 2006
May your Friday be a good one and not as miserable if you’re at work like me.