Tip Tuesday #5

Hi Guys! I’m back with another Tip Tuesday today!

Tip Tuesday

Today’s Tip Tuesday is a little bit different.

Motivational Wallpaper!

Screenshot_20180227-144449

It makes total sense right?! You look at your phone several times a day, why not be looking at something that is going to encourage you!

Here are a few of my favs!

17-best-losing-weight-quotes-on-pinterest-motivation-to-lose-595817

fitness-motivational-quotes-postersfitness-motivationr-men-and-sayings-facebook-970x1617fitness-motivation-quote-fitness-is-mentalfitness-quotes-fitness-inspirations-30-best-fitness-inspirational-quotes-to-keep-you-motivated

So that’s my quick little tip today… Motivational Wallpaper! I hope you have enjoyed this, and all my other tips!

signature

February Challenge {Diet & Exercise}

I was doing really well during my weight loss series week. I was doing 25,000 – 30,000 steps every single day that week! Then the next week i did really poorly with my diet and exercise. So, I’ve decided to really push myself this February.

feb challenge 1

Here’s the diet portion of my February Challenge

        NO:

  • Candy
  • Cakes
  • Chips
  • White Bread
  • Fast Food
  • Chocolate
  • Ice Cream
  • Coffee

Those diet restrictions are what i stuck to last April when i lost a lot of weight, except the coffee part, that’s something new i’m challenging myself on.

And here’s the exercise portion of my February Challenge

Squats:

Day 1 – 10

Day 2 – 15

Day 3 – 20

Day 4 – 25

Day 5 – 30

Day 6 – Rest

Day 7 – 30

Day 8 – 35

Day 9 – 40

Day 10 – 45

Day 11 – 50

Day 12 – Rest

Day 13 – 50

Day 14 – 55

Day 15 – 60

Day 16 – 65

Day 17 – 70

Day 18 – Rest

Day 19 – 70

Day 20 – 75

Day 21 – 80

Day 22 – 85

Day 23 – 90

Day 24 – Rest

Day 25 – 90

Day 26 – 95

Day 27 – 100

Day 28 – 105

Squats are such a good and effective exercise.

feb challenge 2

I created it into a PDF for you to print out and hang it on your fridge or wherever you will look at it on a regular basis.

You can download it for free HERE

I hope you’ll join me for this challenge. If you decide to join, let me know. I’d love for us to be able to encourage one another.

signature

Weight Loss Series – Day 5 – Top 10 Favorite Recipes

Today’s the last day in my weight loss series. I hope you have all enjoyed hearing about my favorite weight loss/fitness foods, tools, & websites.

weight loss series

For my last day i’m sharing my favorite recipes.

recipes healthy

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip This stuff is so yummy! I love to treat myself to it with some grapes!

2cd881fbbb61593cec4de8ad9566c36c

Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies  We just had this the other night for dinner! It was amazingly easy and so yummy!

7ab340ffa43e32ee38eb0caab45341ea

Cauliflower Chowder This has been a favorite of mine for the last several years.

IMG_0750edit-1

Peanut Butter Granola  Every time i make this i have to make 2 batches because my kids just gobble it up! The love to eat it like a cereal, with some almond milk.

371f9861ffe80b4f98015ca0ba73987a

Vanilla Chai Vegan Banana Pancakes Easy & yummy! The kids love it!

7e338942b9b3bdf1451309948f6aefb4

Black Bean Burgers – This is a great recipe if you are vegetarian or vegan! So yummy too! I’ll be honest though, this recipe wasn’t a big hit with my kids. Most of my kids prefer regular ground beef burgers. I however, love these burgers!!

98702abf39fe6a6fd93e56fa8d67a1bd

Chipotle Chicken Quinoa Burrito Bowl My family isn’t big on eating quinoa, so we substitute with rice. It’s so good.

7a921ed69cfed2243a80263d8746870a

Chocolate Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” I make this almost every morning for my breakfast. I just use frozen bananas, unsweetened almond milk, and natural peanut butter. Sometimes i’ll add in a scoop of cocoa powder. It really feels like you are eating ice cream (or in my case a milkshake because of the almond milk), but without the guilt.

f1e11d7afde63d9737993673d48b376b

Turkey Taco Burrito Bowls  My kids love turkey taco’s, even more than original taco’s with ground beef.

8a457f4f527df2ceba4985e040b2466e

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower I tried this out last month, i was surprised at how good it tasted.

cauliflower-sesame

So that’s it, those are my favorite recipes. What’s your favorite healthy recipe?

That’s also the end of my weight loss series, i really hope you enjoyed it as much as i did. I don’t know about you, but just looking at all these recipes has made me hungry.

signature

 

 

 

 

Weight Loss Series – Day 4 – Top 5 Favorite Websites

Hi Guys!

Day 4 of my weight loss series is here!

weight loss series

Today i’m sharing with you my top 5 favorite websites for weight loss.

top 5 weight loss websites

1. Pinterest – Recipes, workouts, diet plans, you name it Pinterest has it!

2. YouTube*If you click the link it will take you to Bikini Body Mommy’s YouTube channel. I started taking the original bikini body mommy challenge back in November and it is such an effective workout.* YouTube has sooo many different free workouts available that require little to no equipment.

3. Diary of a Fit Mommy – She has lot’s of helpful information. I enjoy looking through her blog.

4. Instagram – There are so many different fitness/weight loss people you can follow on Instagram.

5. Shape – Workouts, healthy eating, they have it all.

What’s your favorite website to help with losing weight?

signature

 

Weight Loss Series – Day 3 – Top 5 Favorite Tools

*This post may contain affiliate links*

Hi Guys!

I hope you are enjoying my weight loss series this week. I know for me, sharing with you all has really got me motivated again with losing weight. I’ve been kicking butt this week with my workouts and diet.

weight loss series

Anyways, for Day 3 today i’m sharing all my favorite tools/gadgets that have helped me with losing weight.

IMG_3743

In no particular order…

1. Fitbit – There is probably no way i would have lost all the weight i have so far if it wasn’t for my Fitbit. The hourly reminders to get up a move have been a great help.

2. Blender – I use my blender pretty much every day for making deliciously healthy smoothies.

3. Scale – Although most mornings i dread getting on the scale, i do need the scale to see how i’m progressing.

4. Weights – I have 5 pounds & 10 pounds weights that i use for working out with.

5. Meal Prep Containers – These are great for keeping portions under control.

What’s your favorite tool/gadget for weight loss?

signature

 

 

Weight Loss Series – Day 1 – My Journey

Hi Guys!

This week i’m doing a weight loss series here on my blog. I’m planning on sharing some of my favorite weight loss foods, tools, gadgets, recipes and more.

But first, i’m starting today with sharing my weight loss journey.

weight loss series

I’ve written previous blog posts about my weight loss. You can read them HERE and HERE.

For those of you that don’t have the time to go back and read those posts i will give a summary.

I started out March 30th, 2017 weighing in at 160 pounds. That was my heaviest non-pregnant weight ever. My goal weight is 135 pounds.

Now i’m going to insert some horribly embarrassing photo of myself…

fitness 2

Yikes, I really HATE that before photo! 

Anyways, I started watching what i ate, exercising 6 times a week, and doing a ton of steps.

fitness 1

On May 6th, 2017 i was weighing in at 144 pounds, and by the middle of  June i was at 138 pounds. That’s a total weight loss of 22 pounds!

20170731_202446

As of today, i’m weighing in at 141 pounds.

It’s been an up and down roller-coaster ride losing weight. My biggest struggle is food. Not exactly eating too much food, but not eating the right foods. I’m also a huge fan of sweets.

I’m proud of how far I’ve come, but i still have more work to do.

Are you trying to lose weight?

If you are wanting/struggling to lose weight, i hope this weight loss series this week will help to encourage/motivate you.

If i can do it, you can do it. No more excuses, now’s the time to reach our goals. And just know, i’ll be struggling to do those push-up’s too, you are not alone.

signature