Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 40 - Fitness Friday

Good Morning Everyone, how has your week been going so far?? Mine has been awesome - fitness wise:

Monday: AM 30 Day Shred, PM CrossFit
Tuesday: Inadvertent Rest Day
Wednesday: AM CrossFit
Thursday: AM Half Mile Run
Friday: AM CrossFit

And tomorrow we have a 5K and Sunday, we have AM CrossFit and BG has Kids CrossFit at 2 :)

My goal this week was to make it to CrossFit 3 times, which I have achieved. I switched my class from 1845 to 0500 - which is early and a change, but one of my best girlfriends couldnt go to the 1845 class anymore, so I decided to be a good friend and switch with her, and Im kind of loving it - it's wonderful to be finished with your workout by 6:15 in the morning!! So, my goal for next week - keep up with CrossFit and run Tuesday morning, Thursday morning, and Saturday morning and then try to fit in an extra 30 Day Shred wherever I can.

Big goals, but Im ready to lose the 15 pounds Ive gained since moving here and keep on my fitness journey. I know it's all about balance, which I struggle with - but am working really hard to get better with in my life. So, that's where I am - I also really want to work on tracking food again, I get all motivated and then fall off the train - I know it's a necessary tool for me and I just need to get back in the habit of measuring out everything. Oye. Ok, well here are some pictures that I have shared on IG throughout the week - check me out if you need some early morning motivation!!

I cant believe Im that girl. The early morning wake up and work out girl - people can change, Im proof - HA :) Have a great weekend, see yall on Monday!!

Have a Wonderful  Day!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 36 - Quick Hello!

I know, I know - I disappeared on everyone again. But, in my defense, I was in a bad car accident and then my daughter got sick, and then I got sick...oye! But, even with my life having been turned upside down, it's going ok. This past weekend was super fun - I took my daughter to some holiday parties and then Sunday we had a movie-marathon. Very low key, which is nice. I am almost done with this semester of school and I am back on the exercise train. I started the 30 Day Shred today and then tonight went to CrossFit - finally ready to get this weight loss train out of hibernation. Here are a few picks from the past two weeks:
Christmas 2014

The creepiest playdoh ever

Not easy after two weeks off.


Baby Girl discovered lip gloss :) And isnt she beautiful?

Ok, Ill be back :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 22 - Food Prep Sunday

Good Evening Everyone, how has your Monday gone so far? Mine was pretty typical...except baby girl was really amazing this morning, didnt argue with me at all - I mean what is it about 5 year olds and wearing a coat? or long sleeves...or jeans...oye!

This weekend was really nice, super lazy cold day on Saturday, I wrote paper and folded laundry and then later that evening, we watched Maleficent - Oh my gosh, totally not what I expected!! I loved it so much!! Then Sunday, we went to the American History museum and then ice skating, so much fun!!

Then, last night I did some Food Prepping. I am continuing my love affair with my crock pot. Last time I posted about food prep, I mentioned that I was using Ms. Kelly's recipes from her blog New Leaf Wellness. I prepped 12 meals and so far, we have tried all of them - and let me tell you, they are delicious. The hub's favorite is obviously meatloaf, and Baby Girl is loving all of them, seriously - she ate all of dinner tonight, and Mexican Chicken night, she had two bowls! Woo hoo! Last night I made 6 meals, doubling three recipes. I made Cranberry Chicken, Italian Chicken and Tomato Beef Veggie Soup. Tonight we tried the Tomato Beef Veggie Soup and BG informed me she ate all of her dinner (I was at CF) - so clearly, BG approved, I loved it and my husband loved it :) Score! All the recipes can be found HERE - go check them out!!

PS - Im obsessed with Arrow right now, does anyone else watch it? Started Season 2 last night, and as soon as this post is written, Im going to watch the rest of the first episode :) So good!!

As for working out, it's been a big fat fail. The week of BG's birthday decimated any of the progress I had been doing, I didnt go to the gym at all - last week I made it to CrossFit twice, and tonight I went to CrossFit - trying to start this week on the right foot:

I love CF and am still enjoying it immensely...I just need to figure out how to balance running in the mix - ugh, it's so hard!! Ill figure it out - I have to. Ok, Ill be back on Wednesday :) 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Day 8 - A Weekend Fail for Mama but Win for Baby Girl

Good Evening, everyone - how was your Monday? Mine is almost over, about to hit the hay, but thought I might stop by :) On this Marvelous Monday, I'm linking up with Ms. Katie for:

So, this weekend was not so Marvelous for me in the workout arena - I missed CrossFit both days, Saturday it was because I had to finish papers before I brought my daughter to see Big Hero 6 - fabulous movie - and Sunday, I chose to keep cleaning the house instead of going to the class - oye, but I was able to accomplish important things and keep my daughter happy, so I think that's winning :)  We had a great weekend:

Like I said, we went and saw Big Hero 6 on Saturday, and what a fun, wonderful movie - about doing the right thing and I completely loved that Disney is highlighting that it is amazing to be intelligent and amazing to be a nerd - I am all for it! And BG loved it!!

On Sunday, in between cleaning the house, we did make it to BG's CrossFit class - box jumps, pull ups, and mountain climbers - so stinkin' cute!!

Then later on Sunday evening, I prepped some food: I made Ms. Lindsay's Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffins - I stuck mostly to the recipe, but I added Chia Seeds :) So delicious!! We also used the recipe for my daughter's Pre-K project :)

I also made up my own Black Bean Burgers - I am not ready to share the recipe quite yet - needs some tweaking...

This was my lunch today - yum :)

And finally, my Meal Prep Monday plan is:

Tuesday: Honey Chicken
Wednesday: French Onion Soup
Thursday: Mexican Chicken Tacos
Friday: Sausage Tomato Soup
Saturday: Meatball Veggie Soup
Sunday: Meatloaf 
Monday: Turkey, Spinach, Veggie Soup

Lunches: Black Bean Sandwiches, Tomatoes, Apples, Yogurt

Oye, this I must stick with if I want to do a here it goes:

Monday: Rest (Obviously)
Tuesday: Run 2
Wednesday: CROSSFIT!?!?
Thursday: Run 2
Friday: CrossFit
Saturday: Run 2 miles
Sunday: CrossFit
Monday: Rest

OK folks, that's all I have :) See you Wednesday!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Day 5 - Hello There Friday :)

Hello Everyone, how is your Friday going?? Mine is going OK - I had a rather difficult day at work and then...well let me just jump right in :) I'm linking up with Ms. Aubrey Leigh from ALG, Uninterrupted for:

So, this evening was a bust with CrossFit, my husband couldn't watch Baby Girl, so I had to skip again because a large portion of the WOD tonight was running outside - bummer, so I went to the gym for a run instead and ran 2 miles straight - it's been a hot minute since that's happened :) I just kept thinking, OK are you really hurting? No. Can you keep on going? Yes. So, I did :)

So, this week - I missed CF all three days, but this weekend - it's on - I'm going tomorrow at 10 and then Sunday at 11 - oh yeah! Plus, BG's CF class is on Sunday, so we will go to that, and depending on soreness, I'm going to work on rope climbing, hopefully. But, running - I'm after you and I'm excited!!

Next up, I am linking up with Ms. Darci from The Good Life Blog for:

My 5 things going on this weekend are:

1) CrossFit:
Clearly, there is going to be a lot of that. Tomorrow it's Burpee Box Jumps and Kettle Bell Swings, oh yeah!

2) Military Appreciation Day:
Afterwards, we are going to a Military Appreciation Day Festival for some Moon Bounces and Chik-Fil-A - yum!

3) Movies:
Then, we are  heading out to see a movie...stay tuned!!

4) Cooking:
Then, we are FOOD PREPPING - Black Bean Burgers and PB/Banana Muffins - another yum!

My most favorite thing of all time :)

OK, I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Day 3 - The Truth

Hello Everyone, Happy Wednesday :) How is your week going so far? Mine is going well, getting workouts in and really loving my pre-prepped freezer meals. For real. My whole family is loving them too, score! Tonight we had Ms. Kelly's Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker Meatball Veggie Soup.

It was delicious and Baby Girl ate her whole bowl - woohoo! So, tonight I am going to do my usual Wednesday night link ups...are you ready...Im about to spill the beans :)

First up, I am linking up with Ms. Heather from Pretty Strong Medicine, Ms. Ash from Ash's Right Direction, and Ms. Erin from She's a Big Star for:

Weigh In Wednesday

I cant remember the last time I "Weighed-In"'s been quite a long here is the dark and ugly truth...Ive gained some LB's...

Starting Weight: 206
Current Weight: 169
Total Loss - 37

Ugh, so horrific to actually write it down, but news is...Im heading in the right direction. Using MFP again this week and working out not just at the CrossFit gym. I really do love my freezer meal I think once that becomes routine, everything else will fall into place. This weekend I am going to prep some more food - breakfast muffins and black bean burgers to help have things ready. Like I used to say, food prep is a huge part of this's time I remembered that. Before I know it, everything will be shifting in the right direction again. Moving on...

And I will also be linking up with Ms. Jenn from Peas and Crayons for:

This is what my lunch looked like today:

Turkey, Mustard, and Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge on Double Protein bread, an apple, a tomato, and some yogurt. Yummy and simple. Next week Im planning on subbing in black bean burgers on an English Muffin instead of a sandwich. I know bread is the devil or some garbage, but I am trying not to restrict right now...that leads down some dark paths. Balance is key.

Ok, my friends :) See you Friday!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Day 1: A New Challenge

Hello Everyone, sorry I disappeared...again...and I gave some serious thought to quitting blogging. I had not paid my yearly domain fee and thought about cancelling the whole domain. But, I didnt. I like Mama Tay LeMay. She's been quiet for a long time and it's time for her voice to shout again.

So, I paid my yearly fee and thought about how I might regain my voice. Looking back over the last year, I lost my mojo around this time. I signed up for Pile on the Miles, I signed up for Elf For Health and I think there were two diet bets thrown in there and I failed them all...granted I was in the middle of a huge move, but it threw me and I havent regained my momentum since last November. So, I thought it might be fitting for me to start another One Year Challenge, just with myself. It worked last time and I desperately need a reset button. So, today is Day 1.

So, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will be posting. I will share my thoughts and successes and failures, and I hope someone out there will still read this thing :)

I began November with specific goals, primarily, exercising and meal planning. First order of business was meal planning. I stumbled across Ms. Kelly's blog called New Leaf Wellness where she wrote about freezer meals. I was intrigued. So, last Thursday, I took my grocery budget and purchased the items to make 12 freezer meals (6 recipes doubled). I completed this task on Saturday afternoon while my husband was screaming for USA against the All Blacks. This prep took me about 3 hours to complete, mainly because I took my time. I probably could have moved faster :) Here are some pictures:

So far, we have tried her Meatloaf and her Sausage, Bean, and Spinach soup and they were both a hit with the hubby AND the BG. So excited. This way of cooking will save me so much time, feed my family real wholesome foods, and help keep me in check with portions and what not. I put them all in MFP too and nothing too scary, woo hoo!
The rest of my two weeks looks a little like this:
Tuesday - Honey Chicken
Wednesday - Meatball Veggie Soup
Thursday - Mexican Chicken Stew
Friday - Steak & Veggies
Saturday - Meatloaf
Sunday - Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup
Monday - Baked Chicken
Tuesday - Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Soup
Wednesday - (BG'S BIRTHDAY!) Honey Chicken
Thursday - Meatball Veggie Soup
Friday - Mexican Chicken Soup
Saturday - BG's Birthday Party Food
Sunday - Turkey, Bean, and Spinach Soup
The very coolest part? I have every dish, except 2 of the above days already prepped and in my freezer, score!
Sunday will be another Prep Day

Next up, I need to get my $HIT together when it comes to working out. So I signed up for Ms. Monica's Pile on the Miles this year. My pledge is to walk or run 25 miles. Now, I know most people do that in a week, but this lady just wants to get back to running three days a week! This week, my workouts will look like this:
Tuesday: Run 2 miles
Wednesday: Death by CrossFit, ha just kidding, CrossFit
Thursday: 2 miles
Friday: CrossFit
Saturday: 2 miles 
Sunday: CrossFit Fit 1.0 (primarily conditioning)

It's a lot, I know, but I need it!

Ok, my friends, I will see you again on Wednesday!!