to kick off our new lifestyle we have picked back up p90x and are feeling very determined to stick with it! so far both tim and i have done a cardio disc on our own and are doing another one like ab ripper or yoga together when he gets home. also, i am going to start doing the treadmill in the gym here at our apartments; it is pretty mice and cutting edge but when you live in a complex with 500+ units it is hit or miss if you'll get a turn.
so, i totally fell in love with the idea of clean eating from jess at irocksowhat. i mean, duh! what a basic idea to be more healthy<--i know i have gotten so lazy in the kitchen and my kids end up eating mac and cheese three days in a row. on top of this i am also going to try and stay away from as much dairy and bread as possible-not totally cutting it out, but just seriously limiting it.
here is a little info via http://www.eatcleandiet.com/
"It is eating the way nature intended. You eat the foods our bodies evolved to function best on, and that makes you feel – and look – fantastic. When you Eat Clean you eat more often. You will eat lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats. These practices keep your blood-sugar levels stable and keep you satisfied. The best part is that if you need to lose weight it will happen almost without you having to try. And yes, you can have a treat now and again."
i can't wait to try out all of the yummy recipies i am finding. last night we started with this one from our bon appetit magazine:
Chickpea salad with lemon and fresh herbs
2 15oz cans of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp chopped fresh italian parsley
4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
8 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 small garlic cloves, pressed
2/3 c of freshly grated parmesan, or we used feta
coarse salt to taste
mix all together and chill for a little bit
you can add some siracha to give it a kick and experiment with different herbs, cheeses, and added veggies!
i think i am going to start checking in mondays with a weigh in and some recipies that we are trying, but for now...ugh, i am at 148lbs. which, don't get me wrong isn't the most horrible weight for someone who is 5'8" and twenty-six years old with three kids (one in the last year) but i really want to get down to 140lbs-138lbs-ish and then lose inches most of all. bye bye muffin top! before i got pregs with stella i was at my smallest ever! it was nuts all i did was cut out sweets and soda and WALKED (i don't know mileage) but for two hours a day on all different terrains. i got down to a size 3, but sadly my hips spread so much with s that nothing pants wise i had just invested in wardrobe wise will ever fit again. so here's to hoping for a size 4?