Sunday, June 14, 2015

Weightloss transformation - part 1

Let's go back. Back to 2010, 1 year after I had my first son. (Pic on the left). I was 250lbs. I gained 75 while I was pregnant and only lost 25 after pregnancy. My son was ebf and I still wasn't losing any weight. Life was tough as a first time mom. I struggled with my weight, my marriage, everything.
Finally after 2 years, in 2012 (pic on the right), I pushed through the struggle. Honestly, I couldn't tell you what "clicked" because I was always starting a weightloss program over those 2 years, trying to eat right, exercising some. It was in 2012, I got to the point where I was sick of how I looked and I did something about it. It wasn't easy. It was trial and error. But I got into a pattern and routine and changes starting happening. That same year, my husband finally left me for another person (we were rocky for 2 years) and we separated for good. I didn't let that stop me from keeping at it.
On the right I was 210lbs and felt great. I still had a long way to go but I felt that I needed to post this because I can do things when I set my mind to it, and I don't give up on myself. I am still on a mission and I will get to my goal!
Now my story doesn't end in 2012... It's not 2015 and I'm sure you want to know where I am. Well stay tuned, part 2 is coming soon!!! 

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Cherry Limeaide Green Smoothie

1 cup cherries
1 cup Kale (or other greens)
2 scoops Orgain Protein Powder or other protein powder of choice
Juice from 2 limes or 2-3 tbsp lime juice
Water (less for thicker smoothie)

Blend and serve

Now this isn't a very sweet smoothie. I prefer to drink smoothies without added sugars or sweeteners because it is healthier that way. 

**If you need to sweeten, it is best to use a bit of PURE maple syrup or RAW honey.**
Shop local! Go to your local farmers market or Co-op and buy honey. Honey does wonders for sore throats and sickness too. 

This recipe is also 21 day fix approved! (because I approve it LOL) No, because of the ingredients.
1 green
1 purple
1 red
(if you add honey, use 1 spoon)

Enjoy!! Let me know what you think of this smoothie in the comments below or EMAIL ME.

Friday, June 5, 2015

21 day fix tally sheets

I don't know about all of you, but I don't always like keeping track of everything on my phone. When it comes to being accountable and keeping track, I'd rather just have paper to log it all.

So for those of you who are more paper people, I've created a tally checklist for the 21 day fix program. Now I'm starting at 2100-2300 calories, and that is the checklist I have made so far, so please feel free to download the PDF file. You can find the list at the bottom of the page. 

*Please continue to check back with me, as I will be creating tally sheets for the other calorie ranges as well. 
I know there are several other tally sheets out there, but I felt the need to create my own, and I hope some of you can use this!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

From thin to big, MY STORY & Journey

In high school I was always an athlete, I played sports such as basketball, swimming, softball, shot put and discus, volleyball you name it. Sports were always my thing, hanging out with my friends and I can pretty much eat whatever I wanted because I was an athlete and I was always on the go and I wasn't lazy.
After high school I moved to California, had a boyfriend and I worked at in n out burger. I started gaining weight after high school because I stopped exercising and I stopped taking care of myself. All I did was work and hang out with my family and my boyfriend and that's it.
Within 3 to 4 years I was 200 pounds easily give or take and the weight just seem to creep up from there.
Into thousand seven I started college at the University of Wyoming, I was 21, and I lived in the dorm, and really wasn't prepared for college life.
Within six months of starting college I met my now ex-husband and we started dating and moved in together not long after we started dating.
Within a year of moving in together or so, we were planning a marriage and expecting our first child. I was 23 when Wesley was born. Before I got pregnant with Wesley I was around 215 pounds. I had a large midsection and that has always been a weakness of mine. I've hated my body shape because I'm built like a man in the sense that I only gain weight in my midsection stomach, chest, arms, face.
My pregnancy completely changed my body and I had to have a csection because my son's head was angled wrong. But I fully believe that I was just uninformed and my weight was part of the reason that I had a C-section.
Between 2009 into thousand 12 my relationship with my husband was up-and-down and in 2012 separated and that was when I really committed to working out.
fast forward to today June 3, 2015, and I am seven months postpartum with my second child, Julius, and I am currently remarried but my husband is incarcerated.
This is really just a brief overview of my life since high school and how my weight has really just gone up since high school ended and basically the last five years I've gone up-and-down I haven't gotten any lower than 210 pounds and have stayed pretty average between 220 and 230 in the last year or two. Currently I am 240 pounds because I've had a lot of stress and I really just noticed that my body is not what it used to be.
I have struggled with my weight for the last 12 years no scratch that, at least the last 8 to 10 years, but it's my own fault for not maintaining a healthy lifestyle after high school and just eating whatever I wanted and not exercising.
I currently struggle with night eating, binge eating, and sugar addiction. Soda, chips, bread, are my weaknesses.
This has been a long journey for me and even though I've struggled just starting this journey this year, I am trying to make small changes in my life to change my eating habits and incorporate exercise into my life. I am going to be 30 this year and I want to go into my 30s knowing that I am doing the best that I can to change my life and be a healthy your mom for myself and my kids.
I could really use all the support I can get since I don't have family where I live, and my husband is gone for the next year and having a group of support is going to really help me in this journey.

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Its 2015 and JEN IS BACK!

Hey everyone I'm back!!! Boy have these 3 years flown by. I'm restarting my weightloss journey and I hope you follow along with me!!
Here are my June goals
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Thank you for following along my journey!!!