My Fitness Journey Never Ends…

It has been so long since I’ve posted on here! However, I’ve still been dedicated to working out and keeping in shape even though many unexpected events happened which involved a lot of traveling.

Although, I was traveling and I don’t have a lap top with a DVD player (thanks apple) I still did what I could to keep up on working out and eating healthy.

I haven’t kept up on beachbody programs, but I’ve biked, did areal yoga (which I absolutly love!!! <3), walked alot and speed walked/ran through Madrid.

I’ve also taken on another venture in buisness owning and I’ve become a LipSense distributor!

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21 Day Fix | Minus Shakeology

As you all know by now, last week I started another round of the 21 day fix, this time without Shakeology. It’s truly amazing how much energy one shake a day can give you… the 21 day fix is a killer without it. The only reason I stopped drinking Shakeology is because I thought I was having an allergic reaction to it. Turns out… I have no clue what I’m allergic to and I had a reaction to Blistex over the weekend, so I know it’s not shakeology.

The other day I ordered more and I truly can’t wait for it to get here. Without it I’ve struggled with breakfast in the morning, as I have to eat on the go and there’s nothing healthy that I can find to grab and go with. I’ve gotten into my old habit of going to the coffee shop to grab an Ice Maple Oat Scone and a large iced coffee. That habit is defiently not good for the wallet or the waist line. I’ll be back to saving money with shakeology and getting the most nutriuents I can out of one meal, while avoiding the extra carbs.

I can’t wait for my shipment to arrive so I can start making the shakes in the morning and get back to eating healthy and feeling better. 🙂shakeology_logo_low_res

Exhausted, Sore and Lazy

I haven’t worked out for a several days and I’m really feeling it. My muscles are tense, I’m stiff and I just feel plain awful. I don’t feel like getting up in the morning and there’s nothing motivating me to get anything done anymore.

My diet has been horrible because of having to move… I don’t want to be home to cook and my stuff needs to get packed up anyway.

I know moving should’ve be an excuse to let your health suffer, but it’s really hard staying on track. I kept it up for a few days but I have to be honest. I’m struggling…

I can’t wait to be settled once again so I can start a new program and get back on track.

It’s amazing just how much better you feel when working out regularly and I really can’t wait to get back at it.

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Hammer and Chisel | Complete

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to write a post. A lot has been going on and a lot is changing these past few weeks. It’s strange how the universe knows you’re happy so it mixes everything up so you can’t relax.

I have been struggling to stay on target with my workouts since the end of Hammer and Chisel, and I decided to start a 21 day fix extreme and hammer and chisel hybrid 4 week training. But right after my start date for the new program, I was faced with a challenge of finding a new place to live.

I’m struggling to find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning and I’m worried sick most of each day, about what’s going to happen to me now, but things are finally looking positive.

It will be a struggle but I’ve found a new home and I’m ready to take this challenge head on.

I can’t wait to be settled and get my workouts and eating back on track.

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Here are my before and after pictures from Hammer and Chisel. Not exactly the complete result I was looking for, but I can only blame that on my diet. Here’s to another round in the future and for never giving up!!!!

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Struggles | Not Feeling Yourself

It’s been a difficult week this past week and this isn’t something I’ve wanted to talk about or share with others. I have been bloated beyond belief and nothing I’m doing to try to fix it has helped. My stomach is 5 times larger than  it normally is, my clothes fit poorly and I  have no energy nor the desire to work out.

I’m tense because of the bloating which in turn adds to my migraines issues. I know I just need to relax, but it’s nearly impossible when I feel this way. I’m constantly sucking in my gut to still feel normal, rather than relaxing so the issue can resolve itself.
This feeling has caused me to make very poor decisions when it comes to eating and working out, and I know sticking to a healthy lifestyle is even more important at times like these, but it’s hard.

The healthy lifestyle journey that I started in February has really helped me, these days are far and few between unlike they were before I started, but I do still struggle. I don’t have the answers I need to get through times like this, but I’m still doing everything I can to try and figure them out and get though it.

 

Struggles | You’re not the only one

I have been struggling a lot lately. The allergic reaction I’m having has taken absolutely every ounce of energy out of me. I can’t figure out what’s causing it and the doctors are in no hurry to help.

It’s embarrassing being out in public but yet I have to deal with it on a daily basis.  Soon I’ll be meeting new people in my job, as I take on more responsibilities at work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m VERY happy to be moving on, but my confidence level has been in the dumps lately and I’d rather just hide until the problem is fixed. 

On a positive note, I may not be allergic to Shakeology but rather the coconut milk I used to make it. 😕

Shakeology | Break Up

It’s pretty damn official. I’m pretty severely allergic to something in Shakeology. I stopped drinking it for a week and the redness and peeling in my upper lip was getting better. I decided to test it out, so I spent three lovely days enjoying that delicious shake and sure enough, the pain, ichyness, redness and peeling came right back. 

I’m pretty disappointed and very worried about what it is that I’m allergic to now. I also bought a different protein shake from Trader Joes as a replacement to shakeo, but I experienced a much worse reaction with that one. 😕 

Time to visit the doctor for an allergy test I guess. Has any one else experienced these types of issues? I had no problems for 3 months… Then it all hit me…