My Fitness JourneyΒ 

So I started working out. Oh boy here we go. Yeah, me working out ha ha that’s a laugh. I haven’t worked out like for real for real worked out in I don’t know how long. Last I can remember I was a cheerleader so there you go, I’m almost 30 now LOL. (I cheered in middle school and 9th grade. (πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­πŸ˜‘) so anyway I’m on this work and I’m just really been trying to stick to it. I’m not trying to have the typical mom body (no offense to anyone) or be super out of shape or not be able to walk to my mailbox without panting and gasping for air.
Not saying that everyone should go on some crazy work spree, I’m just saying for me I needed to work out. I’m just tired of picking up clothes and not being able to fit them or looking at that cute dress and saying I wish I didn’t have a gut. I want to be proud of my body I want to be able to look in the mirror and say good job. 
Aside from that, I’m just really tired of the same question everyone always asks “OMG are you pregnant?” In which I have to turn and respond with “Nope my last baby is now 10 months old, lmao. But fitness wasn’t my only issue. I needed to quit smoking and start eating right. It also probably doesn’t help that I can wake up at 1am craving candy and eat the nerds in my nightstand drawer. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘
I have also had some health scares and it helps to be healthy to combat those and help your body recover. I want to be there for my kids and I want them to outlive me. I can’t do that being a lazy couch potato. Now it’s not all me just being a bum. A huge part of it was dealing with postpartum and then depression and a lot of stress with school and bills piling up and life. That can take a toll. But it helps to be healthy so you can at least tackle things with a clean and clear mind. 
Well I’m currently about to end week two of my workout and quitting smoking journey. I’ve had success with almost being completely smoke free and with completing two weeks in the gym and when I couldn’t get to the gym I worked out at home. 
So here goes nothing. I’m starting my fitness journey. After fighting it for years and putting it off. It’s time to get my act together. So what better way other than seeing progress in the mirror than to document what you’re going through, so you can look back and see what you have overcome. I’m pretty sure this is going to be a crazy but hilarious journey to follow. 
Feel free to enjoy my struggles, pain and success with me, lol. 
Always Remember You’re Beautiful!


Health and Fitness: Jillian Michael’s 7 day Detox and Cleanse


I figured I would do a new post segment since I have started biking daily. I want to get healthier but I don’t want to lose weight I actually want to gain it lol. So I thought I would start posting what I’m doing to stay healthy, fit and get to my goal weight of 150lbs. Yes you read that correct, lol. I’m currently at 136lbs.

So let’s begin with an experience I had with a cleanse pill I tried to rid my body of toxins and start clean when I started to quit smoking. I’m currently at 60 days plus a non smoker :0).

Day one

Morning (9:30 am)

I took two of the pills this morning. I started after my morning coffee. I added a bit less sugar to that as well. I had fruit this morning for breakfast and also took my biotin vitamin. I drank a full 23 oz bottle of Smart water.

Let me also note that while starting this detox and cleanse I was still a smoker. I started quitting the day I started the detox. Less cigs everyday to start quitting completely. Was the end goal for me.

I used the bathroom about 10 minutes after starting. Nothing crazy just the norm. Went on about my day. I was also doing 2 sets of 20 sit ups in the am and 2 sets at night.

80 sit ups a day may not sound like a lot. But I don’t believe in rushing to do a full football workout when your just starting to get back in the groove of working out. It will just discourage and overwhelm you and you ultimately end up quitting your routine shortly afterward.

Evening (6:30pm)

Took my last two pills of the day. Ate dinner. Chicken, corn and homemade mashed potatoes. Did my 40 sit-ups for the night. Felt more energized before bed. Nothing crazy like bouncing off the walls lol but not sluggish or heavy in away.

Day 2

Morning (9:00am)

Took two of the pills and my biotin vitamin and then did my regular sit-up routine. Everything is the same as yesterday. Had more fruit, coffee and water for breakfast.

I don’t feel as sluggish as I normally do. That could be because my system is getting cleaned out. That’s always a good thing.

Evening (6:30pm)

Took my two pills. Ate dinner and relaxed. Boneless seasoned ribs, rice and broccoli. Trying to make sure there is vegetables and starch in the meal. Peed a few times before bed. Did my sit-up routine right before bed. Noticing that I am feeling more energized especially at night time.

Day 3

Morning (8:37)

Took 2 pills and biotin. Ate breakfast. Did my sit up routine. Had a cup of coffee and used the restroom as normal this morning. My core area is very sore today but I’m assuming that is from my body getting use to the exercise. Which is good right? No pain no gain lol.

In the afternoon around 1:30-2pm instead of eating candy or something unhealthy for a snack/lunch I had a Clif Bar in crunchy peanut butter and some Yogi kava stress relief tea. I used 2 bags for a stronger flavor.

Evening (7:00pm)

Took my two pills for the night. Are dinner and had some hot tea. Did my last 40 sit-ups for the night and I feel more energized still. Not sluggish and tired. Didn’t feel super sluggish all day. Took a 10 minute nap on accident lol but other than that the day went by smoothly.

Day 4

Morning (8:00am)

Took my pills as normal. Kinda busy morning so I skipped breakfast (bad I know). Ran my errands and then ate lunch at around 12 noon.

Evening (11:00am)

Took pills waayyy later than usual. Nothing different changed.

Now I missed like 1 morning and 1 evening but other than that I took them as directed.

Day 5-7

Pretty much the same routine. In the end result I lost 10 pounds on accident. I was told that this was not a weight loss pill so I took it thinking that I would just get rid of some excess water weight and possibly some bloating and that I would be a bit more regular and used to drinking more water.

Needless to say I didn’t even finish the entire thing. I stopped once I realized I lost so much weight and that it was doing the complete opposite of what I thought it would be doing. This may not be the case for everyone but for me it was and I hated it lol. So I say use this pill at your own risk. You may or may not lose weight and if it’s what you want great, if not don’t do it lol.

Well that’s it for my review, until next time have a great week.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!