Saturday, August 1, 2015

The post about #flexFriday, #facetoface Friday and guacamole galore...

  • And yesterday on Instagram...
  • It's #coffeetime, I am Canadian edition. I was up just after 6am with Baby, then Julien joined us. Thank goodness the humidity lifted last night. It's a cool morning which is nice for a change. I'm running 7k in a bit. Today is payday which means I have to pay all the bills and watch my bank account dwindle to nothing in a matter of seconds. Not sure what we're doing later. Maybe biking or going for a walk on the beach. I have to get a gift for Julien's young cousin sometime today. We're headed to my cousin's farm in Millbrook for a birthday party tomorrow. I'm bringing my dad. It will be a fun day for Julien. He loves it up there...

  • No matter what kind of workout I do, I need to be dripping in sweat by the end. That way I know I worked hard. Whether I'm running, biking or strength training. I'm sweating, my heart rate is elevated and I'm feeling the discomfort (at least part of the time). If it's easy, it's not work. When I'm with my trainer, if we're doing 10 reps of something, he tells me that by the 8th rep I should feel like I'm done. That's how we gage that I'm working hard enough and right where I need to be. When I'm running or biking, if it gets easy and my breathing evens out, I know I need to push myself harder. I'm a hot mess when I'm working out and that's the way it should be. If I'm not a sweating, heavy breathing ball of grossness when I'm done, I'm not getting everything I can out of my workout. After all, my muscles aren't going to magically appear. I need to work for them...

  • It's #flexfriday and all I got are my gams. This is my very first flex Friday post ever. My son Julien took this pic and would like you all to know that he thought up the already in existence hashtag Muscle Monday. Very proud of his discovery:-) My legs are a part of my body I'm proud of. Running has formed them and strength training is going to make them super toned and strong. I'm forming a nice inner thigh muscle that I noticed is getting bigger. The thigh gap is closing in. Thigh gaps are overrated anyway. I'd choose muscle over a gap any day. I tried to flex my abs, but they still don't exist, and I just looked like I needed to pass wind. Get your flex on...

  • Holy hashtags, but it's been a while since I've done a #facetoface Friday. Don't even about my former brows. Let's just leave that one alone. These pics are separated by 4 summers. I looked at so many different pics from my personal Facebook profile and I wasn't smiling in any of them. Although Julien has always been my happiness, I felt trapped in my 300 pound body. 
  • During the summer of 2011 everything fell into place for me. I began having vivid dreams of being a "normal" sized person. My dreams were so life like I'd wake up convinced that I'd lost all the weight only to find I was still a prisoner in my own body. I spoke about this in my blog during the summer of 2012. I began to crave the feeling I was dreaming about. Then the incident at Busch Gardens happened where I couldn't fit on a ride with Julien and I knew that I had to change my life. 
  • At this time 4 years ago I was going through great reflection in my life. I'd just gotten back from Williamsburg, Virginia and I'd made a doctor's appointment to get serious about my health. Everything happens for a reason and as strange as it may sound, being turned away from a ride for being too big is the best thing that ever happened to me. It made me realize that I had to make changes if I was going to experience Julien's childhood instead of just watching him grow up. I consider myself blessed...

  • When life gives you over ripe avocados, you have to make guacamole. Ugh! My avocados were going bad so that's pretty much all I ate today. Wanna know everything that went into my mouth? Here you go:
  • 2x coffee w cream
  • Banana - pre run
  • 4 hardboiled eggs & orange -post run
  • Almonds and sunflower seeds
  • Salmon, tomato, & avocado salad
  • Guacamole and baby carrots 
  • Chicken fajita salad w guacamole
  • Red wine
  • Tons and tons of aqua
  • I think I ate enough. I had more avocado than I've ever eaten in my life in one day. I hate wasting food and guacamole doesn't keep well. But I ate 6x today which is what the nutritionist recommended. 
  • I'm off to answer my blog email and Facebook messages. I answer all my reader mail once a week. I'm so touched that anyone would take the time to write to me. It's so humbling and I answer each and every one of them...


  1. You're always an inspiration a HUGE one for me personally, I always think of you when I wanna wake up in the morning for a workout :)

  2. I have every blog for are my inspiration! But I haven't been able to keep on track for a while :( However I am so happy for you and proud of your accomplishments.

    1. It's not easy to always keep on track. And taking the time to discover you and what you need to move forward is an important part of your journey. No matter how long that takes. Find happiness within yourself no matter where you are right now. That's important to move forward to where you want to be. Thank you for your kind words. Huge hugs to you xxx

  3. I like your old eyebrows!