As usual, horrible PA weather strikes again! Why do I allow it to affect me so bad? It makes me lose motivation to write or do things I enjoy doing. Spring happened last week, yeah right! We just got hit by another huge snow storm that will continue on until late tonight. Bummer. I am ready to put on my Nikes and hit the trails for some running!
With that being said, yes I have been slacking on here again. Hopefully once this crappy weather ends I’ll get back into writing mode. But big things have happened for me! For starters, last week I have signed up to do Weight Watchers. They had a promo going on where if you signed up before Saturday, you got waived from the sign-up fee. A few of my girls in my fitness group have signed up and mentioned it to me. My sister and niece are also following the plan so I thought, why not? You pay $56 and get a membership for 3 months. After the 3 months if you enjoy the program it then becomes about $18 a month.
This isn’t bad if you ask me, that’s normally one meal out I usually spend. So after one week I weighed in and lost 2 lbs. Here’s the brilliant part, I went to the movies and had some popcorn, went to dinner afterwards, and enjoyed eating the foods I love eating. Of course I made some healthy meals as well, but knowing I can eat anything I want and just plug in the points and making sure I don’t go over my point limit seems simple and easy to me! And hey, it’s working! I can’t wait to give a monthly review on this. Plus it’s great that I have two people in my house following the same program. More motivation!
That Saturday morning I woke up and got a great workout in… plus some serious stretching! After my workout, I got a shower and started getting ready. Train, Debbie, Kristen, Ronnette, Stacy, Lexis, Haily, Lisa, and I went to go see Safe Haven. I thought it was amazing. I love all of Nicholas Spark’s movies & books and this can definitely be added to my top favorite movies. After the movie, we went to the Cracker Barrel for some dinner. We ate dinner and talked for a few hours. It was so nice catching up with everyone.
The rest of the weekend was laid back. Nate came over Sunday night and we watched the walking dead before falling asleep. Typical Sunday! Tuesday came and one of my best friends, Kayla, asked me to meet her for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Of course I couldn’t refuse!
We had some serious catching up to do and I’m glad I got to see her. Our lives are constantly busy so we don’t always get to talk or hangout. I was proud of myself at dinner; normally I eat a million chips with a huge meal. This time, I didn’t! I had vegetable fajitas, which were amazing. I didn’t even miss the meat. Much healthier and less points for this gal! I went home feeling pretty satisfied with myself. The week flew by pretty fast and before I knew it, Friday was here!
After work on Friday, I went to Kohl’s for some shopping. They were having a great sale and of course, I had to go. I’d be crazy not to, right? I got 4 new shirts from Lauren Conrad’s line LC. I saved $85! That makes me super happy. I also got some of her jewelry because she happens to have the cutest jewelry ever. I got a set of own earrings, camera earrings, and an owl necklace. I’m sort of falling in love with the whole owl fashion. The shirts are perfect for spring (if it ever actually shows up here).
After I did my shopping, my friend Gus texted me with some fun plans. Loren, Garner, Gus, and myself had a Call of Duty split screen tournament. Yes I know, total geek! It’s one of the many things we love doing together, plus it’s tradition to have it quarterly. Clearly, I was the winner despite their opinions. After that, we put in some Mortal Kombat and battled it out. It was so much fun and so funny. We must have played video games for 6 hours straight. It was the latest I’ve been awake in such a long time! I came home around 4 and passed out. Well worth it!
Saturday I decided to have a “me” day, since I haven’t had one in sooo long! I binged on some sweet potato garlic fries and decided to rewatch season 2 of Game of Thrones since season 3 starts this Sunday – which I’m super pumped about! I definitely needed that relaxation day. Sunday I finished up the season and helped my sister make our usual Sunday meal. Pasta, garlic bread, and chicken.
I’ve been eating a lot of the Morningstar replacement meats. So far I’ve had their chicken patties, veggie bacon, and burgers. I’m so impressed with how these taste like the real thing, except healthier! I can’t tell the difference, they taste that good.
Giving up red meats is pretty simple. Now chicken, that’s a different story. I will eventually be giving that up here shortly and replacing it with soy chicken replacements. The whole meal was 17 points, so thankfully I had a healthy breakfast and used my cheat points for this. Totally worth it! Nate came over later and we kind of hung out until the walking dead started.
Tomorrow at lunch I’ll be writing my ChaLean Extreme Month 2 review post. I can’t wait to share my results! This week I am starting the last phase, Lean. I’m excited to switch up my workouts. I have a lot of other posts I need to get started as well, so hopefully I can get those wrote up before March ends! Just in time for Easter!
Weekly Workout Schedule
Monday – Rest Day Tuesday – CLX Lean Circuit 1
Wednesday – P90X Cardio + TurboFire Abs 10
Thursday – CLX Lean Circuit 2
Friday – BBL Cardio Axe + RevAbs Fat Burning Abs
Saturday –CLX Lean Circuit 3
Sunday – Rest Day
I’m also going to be posting some helpful tips to stay healthy this Easter! Have any you’d like to share? Comment here or message me!