Friday Favourites #1

My first Friday Favourites post! Wootwoot! I’m so excited, I love list posts…and I especially love the fact that today is Friday and that means the freaking weekend is here!!

This week has been super busy and pretty awesome to tell you the truth. We’ve had lot’s of warm evenings filled with playing outside, had an impromptu dinner/play date with some friends, I’ve stayed on point with my 5:2 fasting diet plan (I can feel these pounds melting off), and tonight I get to hang out with my bestie with a glass of Rose! Life can’t get much better than this!

This Rose All Day wine glass is so cute…I’m definitely lusting after this and have added it to my Amazon wish list! You can find it here.

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Confession: I don’t really believe the hype about weight loss water or detox water. BUT I believe in the amazing flavours of some of these recipes…and I do believe they’re an enticing way to get your daily water intake in! This is probably  my favourite water infused recipe.  It tastes so refreshing on a hot day, makes me feel like I’m melting away my worries at the spa on any day, and as someone who struggles with IBS…let me tell you…it works wonders on my chronically sore tummy!

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And lastly, while I embark on this new fitness journey (yet again) I keep reminding myself that while it takes 21 days to form a habit, it actually takes 90 days to create a lifestyle. I’m determined to make it to that 90th day and beyond. Here’s a great article about the 21/90 rule.

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What are some of your Friday fave’s this week?

Workout Wednesday #1

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It’s been a few weeks since I’ve recommitted to eating healthy for weight loss purposes and I think I’m ready to dive into a fitness routine.

Those who know me know that I am pretty much an all or nothing kind of girl. Until I can’t hack it anymore, then I’m a full on quitter!

I’m not afraid to admit it.

Admitting it is the first step to squashing it right?!

Anyway. I’m a big fan of workout DVDs because I hate the gym. Not only do I hate people watching me grunt and struggle my way ungraciously through a set of squats and lunges, it’s just so stressful to get my ass to the gym. My husband works night shift and with two young kids, who are too young to stay at home alone but too old for the gym daycare…it’s impossible to leave the house. Most days I feel like I’m under house arrest but that’s another post for another day! Haha

So here I am, chained to a cubicle at the office during the day, and home bound in the evenings making sure my children don’t set the house on fire.

Basement workouts in the evening are my only option at this point.

I have a healthy library of Jillian Michaels and Beach Body DVD’s such as Country Heat, 21 Day Fix, Core de Force and Insanity. But I’m going rogue this time.

This extra weigh I’ve been carrying has made it harder and harder for me to kill it in those more intense workouts. So I’m going to ease myself back into fitness with good old fashion walking and maybe some jogging! I’ve dusted off my Fitbit and I’m ready to commit to those recommended 10,000 daily steps we hear so much about. And hopefully, in a few weeks, I’ll be ready to commit to something more intense!

So tonight, I’m lurking YouTube for a walking at home workout…any recommendations you think I should try? Hit me up in the comments 🙂

Jen

 

Motivation Monday #1

It’s so hard to get back into the swing of things when you’ve had such a long break. Blogging, cleaning schedules, meal planning/prepping, remembering to drink my daily intake of water, and blogging daily….they were all habits I once fostered. They’re habits that I desperately want to add back to my daily routine.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to go back to a weight loss technique that worked for me 6  years ago after I had my daughter. You can read about it here, but in a nutshell, the 5:2 Diet (also known as intermittent fasting) has been a game changer for me. The first week was rough, the second week wasn’t so bad. This third week, I can already feel my motivation wavering (which seems to be my pattern every time I try something new). But I know that it works and I want this weight loss so bad I can taste it. So this week, I’m using today, Monday, as a weekly reminder to recommit to my goals. I love fresh starts, why can’t I have them every week? By next week I’m hoping to have some good news to report back to you all…whether it be a loss on the scale, or a non-scale victory, I can’t wait to share some results!

What are you re-committing to today?

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