Monday, November 11, 2013

Flowers, New Food, & pile of gym junk

Hey loves this must be quick because I have to get in bed but I wanted to tell yall I had a great day today!

My "real" dad came and took me out to lunch.  Havent seen him since my wedding almost 7 years ago.  He brought me flowers.

It was very sweet.
Then tonight I had a great sesame chicken lean cuisine that my brother had ate the other day so I wanted to try it.

It was so good!! I had a salad too.
Oh and I wanted to show yall how I lay out my clothes for the gym/work in the morning. 
My gym bag is on the other side of the couch.
Totally got to the gym this morning and had forgotten my hair brush. 
Luckilly I had a comb.
Anyways I hope yall had a great Monday!!!
xoxo Lauryn

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What have I been up to? LONG over due post!

Hey LOVES!!!

I hope you are all doing great!!!

I wanted to update you all on what I have been up to lately!!

I am sorry I left you hanging last Sunday but this week has been on point!!!

I had been talking to my brother about how I cant loose this weight.  I keep re-losing the same 5 or so pounds over and over and I'm sick of it!

He was giving me some tips because he is a Marine and its his JOB to stay within a certain weight.  Not only is it part of his job, but to even JOIN the Marines he had to lose weight and I want to say he lost around 40 lbs.  He looks amazing now and its insane what his body can do.  I mean, 10 mile hikes with 70lbs of gear?  When one year ago he was just trying to get down running and push ups!?  So, I listen to him, lol! 

Anyways he was trying to motivate me and told me that me and him should set a little goal.  Mine is to loose 20 lbs by Christmas and his is to get a six pack by Christmas. LOL.  So that is my goal.  So far, since last sunday I have lost 3.6 lbs and this morning I weighed in at 174.4. 

Ok so what have I been doing?

1.  NO MORE SODA.  Yall know I love me some Diet Coke.  I have completely cut that out.  No regular soda, no diet.  No juice.  Which I never drink juice really anyway.  I have drank only coffee, water and unsweet tea all week.  My brother told me to do this and he ALWAYS drinks water.  I saw him order maybe one soda the whole time he was down last month. 

2.  LEMON WATER.  He told me first thing in the morning to add a fresh lemon's juice to my water.  There are tons of benefits to this that you can research and he told me some. I bought lemons and did it for like two days but I tried to do it and workout and on the second day it made me really thirsty!!  He got on me today for not doing it lol so I might try it again. 

3.  WORKOUT MONDAY-FRIDAY.  You read that right.  Five days a week.  I did this all of this week.  I picked something I like doing (elliptical) and then kind of mixed up the rest after that with other random cardio things (treadmill/bike).  All I am doing right now is cardio.  I am trying to keep it simple starting out. Plus I am the cardio queeeeeeen.  I loves it.

4. GET UP EARLY.  I set my alarm to 6:05 M-F and tried to be at the gym by 7am.  I tried to be in the shower at the gym by 8am and then at work by 9am.  Some mornings I snoozed a little longer and didn't get to the gym till a bit after 7 BUT this was a first week trial and I am happy to get to the gym period at this point lol.

5. GET STUFF READY.  This week I tried to get unplugged by 9pm.  At that time I would go and make sure I have my gym bag packed, an outfit picked out, shoes packed, gym clothes laid out and a lunch planned, roughly.  After a few days it got way easy because most of my stuff to get ready with, stayed put in the gym bag!  Its so much easier than taking random rest days.  I had all Saturday as a rest day and today I went for a beautiful run outside just because I wanted to and needed more calories to eat haha!  I also try to be in bed ready to sleep by 10:30-11pm.  That way I get around 7 hours.

6. MY FITNESS PAL.  I'm back at it guys.  You can check out my food diary and friend me, it's lauryn86.  Please tell me if you are a blog reader!  I love connecting with you guys, you all feel like some of my closest friends, especially those who have been with me since DAY ONE!  I am tracking all food and trying to stick to 1400 calories. 

7. MAKING GOOD CHOICES.  Friday night we went to Captain D's.  Errrbody and their mama got fried fish, including my naughty husband but I got the delicious broiled white fish with rice, broccoli, salad and a breadstick.  I LOVE THIS MEAL!  Saturday I had no breakfast because I was rushing at work and I had a hair appointment...more on that later.  I went by chick fila and got 8pc nugget meal and unsweet tea.  Ate my fries, that was my treat this week.  Then for dinner hubby wanted mcdonalds so I got a salad and ate half a little hamburger.  I stole a couple of his fries too haha.  Then today we went to Cracker Barrel and I got the grilled chicken tenderloins and carrots, green beans and pintos.  I had one biscuit and a half a corn muffin.  YALL those used to be like crack to me!!  Tonight I had delicious low fat Amys black bean soup at home for dinner. Try to keep dinner light.


8.  NSV.  I dug out some old jeans that I haven't tried on in years because they didn't fit anymore.  I had gained so much weight but I LOVED those jeans and wore them on my honeymoon.  I just could NOT part with them. I tried them on tonight and they are LOOSE people!!!! Not only do they fit but they fit comfortably like they should!!!! I am SOOOOOO happy!!!!!

I feel amazing in them!!! SOOOO glad that I kept them after all these years!!!

So I mean, that is pretty much it guys!! I have been trying to stay on track and I think I have done pretty good this week so far.  Ok so I wanted to update you on my hair appointment.  I haven't had my hair done since MAY yall!!!!  It was lookin cray!!

She didn't flat iron it, so it looks a little rough in this pic, but I wanted to show you the color in natural light.  I got low lights and high lights and a trim! 

 This was after I straightened it at home. I am starting to really like it I think! 

Anyways! I hope you are all having a great weekend and now I need to go get everything packed for tomorrow.  I love you all!!!!
xoxo Lauryn

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Birthday Girl !!!

Happy Birthday to my BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING mother, I love you so much!!!!

She is so totally wonderful and I am so blessed to have her :)

Ok so today we got up and went to church together because my dad and Jacob had to work, well we ended up meeting them for lunch while visiting my aunt Debbie at the hospital.  I don't think I have updated here since she got admitted Friday.  I would love it if you would say a prayer for her, she has a lot of health problems. 

We ended up in Charlotte eating near the hospital at the Viva Chicken which is a Peruvian rotisserie chicken place and it was soooo cute and delicious! 

I got something called a Tacu Bowl?  It had rice on the bottom and then beans that reminded me of pintos.  I also paid extra to add chicken and avocado.  It had tomatoes and red onions too and a good green sauce.  It really filled me up!!  I had water and lemon.  My brother is trying to get me to quit drinking sodas and I haven't had any today!  After lunch I was really missing my caffeine though and Mom wanted to go to Amelie's which is a really cute French bakery in downtown Charlotte. 

Its so cute inside and they are open 24/7!!! 
The coffee was delicious and I got a pettifor (however you spell it).  In case you don't know, its a very teeny tiny piece of cake.  I got the strawberry shortcake flavor.  Hubby got a cream puff.  LOL.  Which is kinda funny because one time I had a dog named Cream Puff. One time Dad got to looking for his wallet and we came home and Cream Puff had been chewing it up on the front porch.  LOL. 
Mom and Dad at lunch today.  Aren't they the cutest?

More on my diet plan tomorrow.....I have canceled weight watchers and I am switching things up a bit!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!!! I love you all!!!!