Tuesday, March 29, 2011

#fivemonthsandcounting

it feels so 'been said before' to say, god dammit i am going to lose (at least) 10lbs if it kills me slightly disables me. my wedding is in five months-now that it is less than six away i feel like it is so close! i don't think that i need to lose a ton of weight, but i am definitely excited about toning up and getting healthy. no more soda, seriously limited sweets, and fresh completely made by us meals (no boxed anything).
to kick off our new lifestyle we have picked back up p90x and are feeling very determined to stick with it! so far both tim and i have done a cardio disc on our own and are doing another one like ab ripper or yoga together when he gets home. also, i am going to start doing the treadmill in the gym here at our apartments; it is pretty mice and cutting edge but when you live in a complex with 500+ units it is hit or miss if you'll get a turn.
so, i totally fell in love with the idea of clean eating from jess at irocksowhat. i mean, duh! what a basic idea to be more healthy<--i know i have gotten so lazy in the kitchen and my kids end up eating mac and cheese three days in a row. on top of this i am also going to try and stay away from as much dairy and bread as possible-not totally cutting it out, but just seriously limiting it.
here is a little info via http://www.eatcleandiet.com/
"It is eating the way nature intended. You eat the foods our bodies evolved to function best on, and that makes you feel – and look – fantastic. When you Eat Clean you eat more often. You will eat lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. These practices keep your blood-sugar levels stable and keep you satisfied. The best part is that if you need to lose weight it will happen almost without you having to try. And yes, you can have a treat now and again."
i can't wait to try out all of the yummy recipies i am finding. last night we started with this one from our bon appetit magazine:
Chickpea salad with lemon and fresh herbs
2 15oz cans of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
tbsp chopped fresh basil
tbsp chopped fresh italian parsley
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, pressed
2/3 c of freshly grated parmesan, or we used feta
coarse salt to taste

mix all together and chill for a little bit
you can add some siracha to give it a kick and experiment with different herbs, cheeses, and added veggies!

i think i am going to start checking in mondays with a weigh in and some recipies that we are trying, but for now...ugh, i am at 148lbs. which, don't get me wrong isn't the most horrible weight for someone who is 5'8" and twenty-six years old with three kids (one in the last year) but i really want to get down to 140lbs-138lbs-ish and then lose inches most of all. bye bye muffin top! before i got pregs with stella i was at my smallest ever! it was nuts all i did was cut out sweets and soda and WALKED (i don't know mileage) but for two hours a day on all different terrains. i got down to a size 3, but sadly my hips spread so much with s that nothing pants wise i had just invested in wardrobe wise will ever fit again. so here's to hoping for a size 4?

8 comments:

Joni said...

so glad you are doing this. i am too. although i do eat bread, but it's very minimal and i switched to a whole grain bread. i seriously can't think of the name of it and i don't have any right now, but it has oats and stuff on top. my hubs would not eat any other kind of bread besides white bread until i gave him some of this. he loves it.

so since doing this (about 1 month consistently), i have done almost no exercise (i went running twice, that's it) and drank lots of water and already i have lost 6 lbs. keep me posted on your progress.

oh, and one more thing...you will totally notice a difference in your mood and the overall feeling of your body.

good luck! i know you can do it!

Mrs Chaplin said...

You go girl! But um... you are totally skinny already! That recipe sounds delish- keep posting ones you try & like, so I can steal them :)

Anisha said...

Good luck to you! I'm sure your gonna look fabulous on your wedding day!!!

andrea said...

That looks so yummy! thanks for sharing the recipe.

uwmomma said...

I think you already look great, but I like the idea of clean eating, too :) i've kinda sorta tried it recently....it can get difficult! But I agree with others, sometimes just changing your eating habits alone will give you results.....couple that with P90X and I think you'll be good :)
I would love to see more recipes and meal ideas!!

amelie522 said...

i'm in love with jess from irocksowhat, and her clean eating is such a brilliant way to change your life. and it's a great way to lose weight! i think you look incredible, but if you don't FEEL incredible, it doesn't matter what anyone says. as far as the hips thing? yeah, mine will never be the same....

Tasha said...

Mmmm that actually looks really good!

Mandy said...

I have always wanted to try the clean eating thing, but sadly and honestly, I don't think I have the discipline. But good for you!! Keep us updated! And about the hips, I totally know what you mean... mine will never be the same!