Friday, April 27, 2012

Because it's Friday and I need to do something besides watch the clock slowly reach 5PM

A is for age: 24
B is for breakfast today: Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal
C is for currently craving: homemade flour tortillas
D is for dinner tonight: idk?
E is for favorite type of exercise: yoga
F is for an irrational fear: taking the lives of my passengers when I drive, especially when it's dark
G is for gross food: curry
H is for hometown: Ogden
I is for something important: being an educated, empowered women
J is for current favorite jam: raspberry
K is for kids: love other peoples, don't want my own at the moment
L is for current location: 40th & Harrison
M is for the most recent way you spent money: car emissions, safety inspection, & registration
N is for something you need: a wax, which I have scheduled at 5:15PM
O is for dream occupation: a health educator specializing in maternal and children's health
P is for pet peeve: people who take the elevator
Q is for a quote: "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby,
R is for random fact about you: I want a motorcycle
S is for favorite healthy snack: almonds
T is for favorite treat: banana split
U is for something that makes you unique: I'm not ashamed of my curly hair
V is for favorite vegetable: cucumbers or tomatoes
W is for today’s workout: probably nothing
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Teeth, wrist
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: I really needed a friend to hear me out yesterday. I was lucky enough to get treated to dinner and have someone listen to my thoughts.
Z is for your time zone: MST

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

An Awkward Affair

Why do things have to be so awkward. I just saw someone that as a couple we've decided to let go of, because they've let go of their self-respect and our relationship. We aren't like everyone else that's turning a blind eye and pretending nothing happened or that it won't happen again. I feel like a horrible person for  hesitating when I have a feeling that I should contact them (are you hurt? are you depressed?) and for not trying harder, but you can only try so hard. It's bitter to say that they're not our concern anymore, let the new people in their life make them happy. We don't accept the actions or the choices, but we'll never shut our door if help is needed. I constantly struggle with letting go...

Friday, April 13, 2012


I started the LiveFit Trainer by Jamie Eason on Tuesday. It's a 12 week program broken up into 3 phases that focus on 3 components; training, to build muscle tissue; nutrition, to boost metabolism; and supplementation. The thing I like the most is the day by day guide which includes a nutrition guide, because I never know what to believe when it comes to eating healthy. The meal plan is geared towards increasing your protein intake to promote healthy tissue growth. The diet is tough because I'm not used to eating such large portions so frequently. You must eat one hour after waking, which I'm never hungry that early, then you continue to eat every three hours throughout the day. It focuses on clean eating, meaning nothing processed, mostly meats, veggies, and a shit load of eggs.

Here's a look at some of my meals. One added benefit is I have to wake up early enough to be able to get my first meal in by 7:00AM so I've been on time to work.

Egg White Omelet & 3 Corn Tortillas for Breakfast
Chicken Muffins & Veggies for Mid-Morning Meal
6 oz. of chicken is way more than I expected, brown rice & cucumber with lime
Mid-Afternoon Meal 
Tostadas de Jaiba, again 6 oz. of meat is a lot to fit on 3 tostadas
Pork Chop, brown rice, peas for dinner
The second thing I like about the program is it provides instructional videos of how to do each exercise. Besides getting fit I've also had to step out of my comfort zone and ask people for help at the gym. The first day was triceps and chest. I left struggling to use fine motor skills, hold my steering wheel and open doors, because my muscles were going crazy. I've loved the workouts so far, probably because it's all weight lifting and no cardio until Phase 2.

It's not my favorite thing to hear people who go on and on about how they can't eat this or that because they're on a diet or they'll get fat, it always sounds like low self-esteem to me. I don't want to be one of them so maybe the next time you hear about this will be when I get to Phase 2.

Reasons Why
This is the first time I've ever attempted to do a comprehensive fitness program. If you're wondering why I've decided to get fit, it's silly. I used to think people were full of crap when they would blame their weight gain on birth control. I stopped taking mine last July and lost 10 lbs, so okay, maybe it's a little true. I recently decided to start taking it again, and don't want to gain those pounds back. Also, I'm really big on preparation and planning so when we decide to have a children I want a healthy body to sustain the little souls. I'm really intrigued in manipulating my body and seeing what it's capable of. I had my body composition assessed and my body fat is 39.8%(danger zone) and I weigh 145 tons. I am interested in finding out what it is after the 12 weeks.

If you're curious to know more about the program go here.