Friday, May 29, 2015

Getting Healthy

Five babies can really do a number on your body. Especially when you love unhealthy food. I have used food as a crutch most of my life, but I didn't like what it was doing to my body, self image, and confidence. So when a good friend became a coach for Take Shape For Life and asked me to try it out in December, I took a leap of faith to change my relationship with food.

The first month I did the Medifast 5-1 program to jump start myself and teach myself portion control. I couldn't justify the cost for more than a month so I made the most of it and lost around 8 lbs the first month.  I continued to lose, but a slower pace from there- even hitting plateaus as I started to gain muscle from my daily morning workouts.  I found the Daily Burn program and alternating them with  my treadmill runs.  I had my ups and downs- cheating days and perfect ones, but I kept my goal in sight.

Almost five months later and I am down 21 lbs and four pant sizes- I'm wearing a size that I have NEVER worn before!  I eat better- not just better- I am no longer controlled by my appetite or cravings.  I make things like zucchini boats and cauliflower pizza (both delicious). I went to an activity with the girls the other night and totally ignored the dessert platters.  I get up a 6:15am, 6 days a week and work out- something I couldn't imagine a year ago.   And it feels great.

So here is the proof in the pictures.  My health journey :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Violet's Finished Room

Only took me a year... The other rooms should be done this week too. 😊

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Water Fun

Water games for our day off. It's great to have some family time!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Jokes By Liliana

Why did the chicken cross the road?

To die and go to heaven.

(shaking my head)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Do All Things Come in Threes?

Because if they do, we're waiting for one more injury.

#1- Yesterday Luca got a head cut glued after Daddy didn't check for cealing clearance before happily throwing the boy in the air when he arrived home from work. (He still feels awful.)

#2- Violet fell (jumped?) off the couch into the glass front of the curio cabinet. Just a few cuts, but the sound was awful. (I'm not upset about the cabinet - it was a hand me down that was getting pretty worn, and didn't fit with my new furniture. Great excuse to get rid of it, actually. )

#3- TBD...

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Self Punishment

Put myself in time-out out on the front porch after putting the kids to bed tonight. At least the view is amazing.

Sunday, May 10, 2015