Wednesday, April 17, 2013

bringing sexy back

I first want to start on a serious note and say my thoughts & prayers go out to Boston. It's unfortunate how cruel of a world we live in, I don't know whether this was an act of terror or some sick individual who lives a f-ed up life and wants to ruin others on their path of destruction. Personally, I don't think it was an act of terror. Time will tell though. I love life. I live each day to it's fullest. My husband and I are raising our children to be kind, non-judgmental people, who accept everyone, but how do that, when there is evil out there? I am terrified to raise my kids in the world we live in today, but I always say you can't live in fear. So we will not.

How youuuuu doin? With that said, who heard NBC has supposedly confirmed a new season of Friends in 2014? But no word if all the cast will return. I wonder if this is true, if so I cannot wait.

Anywho, our weekend was fun. Friday was, can you guess? FIESTA FRIDAY! Saturday we went shopping and got the kids new shoes. I was also lucky enough to get the Sperrys I've been lusting over for far too long thanks to Shon. Afterwards we went to one of our favorite restaurants for some hibachi & sushi. Nom Nom Nom. We spent the night at Shon's brothers and our kiddos were able to play while the adults hung out. I was also finally able to try the Bud Light Straw-Ber-Rita. A+++++ perfect drink for the summer, for cooking out, softball games & concerts...for anything!

Over the weekend, I also decided I was ready to get my booty back in shape. You know, bring sexy back. Last year I did the PINK METHOD, it was amazing. I lost 20 lbs in about 3 months. Then my grandmother passed and I sort of fell of the wagon. I stopped working out (was doing it 6 days a week) Well I've gained about 10 back. I've never been one to have to worry about what I eat or my weight, but having children in addition to getting older, changes everything. I don't hate my body, it is what it is because of the miracle of life, but I want to feel more confident. We don't eat fast food and don't drink soda, so that is a plus. We eat out maybe 1 night a week. I don't cook too unhealthy, but some nights are obviously worse than others. I don't fry anything, except the rare occasion we have fried chicken. I do fry the taco shells for <Fiesta Friday> but that is something easy to fix. I'm not going to go crazy, I'll give myself a cheat day and it's all about portions too. Then there is snacking, OOOH snacking. I work from home so I am constantly wanting to have a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Now this and that will be replaced with fruit and veggies. Come join me on my journey!

One day while pinning my life away, I stumbled across Jillian Michaels 7 Day Detox Drink. You don't replace meals with a drink, you keep eating as usual and drink a certain amount throughout the day, for 7 days.

Jillian Michaels 7 Day Detox Drink
  • 60 ounces of water
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs no sugar added pure cranberry juice (I got mine in the organic section)
  • 1 dandelion root tea bag 
I took 8 of the 60 ounces and brought to a boil, put the tea bag in it and covered it for 15 minutes. I let cool to room temp and poured into pitcher with the other ingredients (tea bag as well) Make this each day for 7 days. I'm on day 1, the taste isn't too bad, just tasted like watered down lemon tea. Stay near a bathroom, you will have to pee a lot, but it's working!

Another thing I pinned, making hard boiled eggs in the oven. I always mess up hard boiled eggs. I can definitely throw down in the kitchen, but 2 things as simple as a grilled cheese and hard boiled eggs, I screw up.

Preheat to 325 and bake for 30 minutes. I put mine in a muffin pan. Now in the mornings I can just grab an egg and go! This morning I had one, with a cut up tomato and some pepper.

Success! Oh and I'm not a fan of the yolk so I try to get most of it out.

Working out is the next step. Once I get going, I love it. I actually get mad if I don't wake up sore. I feel like it wasn't a successful workout. Call me crazy. 

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  1. HI!!! I am definitely going to try this!! I've been taking Pure Barre (just took my 29th class this morning) and I need a little something to get rid of the excess water weight! Thanks for posting!! :)

    Happy Wednesday, friend!

    1. Awesome!! Never heard of that, googling it now! :) I'll keep you posted on my results! Happy Hump Day!

  2. Way to go. I have been changing my habits over the last week. Plus I am going to be introducing a new program to my structure at the end of this month. You are right though, once you get started it becomes a lot easier.


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