Monthly Archives: May 2013

NEW TOY: heart rate watch





a couple days ago i made an order on amazon for a watch that keeps track of your heart rate and the calories you burn during your workouts and it came in!! for only $25 i think it was a good investment. my sister has one like it, but she has to strap a heart rate monitor around her in order for it to work, and mine [they were both the same price] only requires you to hold the silver ring for a couple seconds to record your heart rate.

the screen where the time is is a touch screen where you can switch between the time, your user info [male/female, hight, weight, age, etc. to make sure its readings are accurate], as well as memory from previous workouts! i cant wait to take it to the gym later and test it out.

for those of you that are curious, it is a Gaiam Oregon Scientific watch called the G2 Fitness Trainer and you can find it on amazon as well as the Oregon Scientific website.

ill be sure to let everyone know how it works!


May 30, 2013


im happy to say i started to get my act together today and im setting myself up for a good and finally successful month in june. instead of eating whatever i wanted when i came home from work, i decided to stay away from the house and kitchen where there is an unlimited amount of food for me to eat and decided to try something new, so a co-worker and i went to a small place called Naked Greens. as you can tell by the name, its all about salads and the green food that is good for you. so instead of divulging at home, i had an awesome salad, and also convinced myself i was not hungry any more when i got home and therefore did not need to eat any of the cookies i saw on the counter.

on top of that, i also woke up this morning for a successful 6am insanity workout, and it was literally insane. insanity has got to be one of the hardest workouts ive ever done and while i did take some breaks, i finished the whole thing [not before almost passing out a couple times]. you really do feel accomplished after one of these workouts, and i think that’s why the rest of my day was so successful.

breakfast: 3 egg white & turkey muffins, green tea, high density green drink

lunch: 3 oz chicken breast, carrots, celery, lentil chips

dinner: salad [ mesclun – type of lettuce – cucumber, carrots, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, grilled chicken, balsamic vinaigrette]

exercise: insanity [40 minute workout]

i also managed to drink water throughout the day [more than usual because i was constantly peeing] which is really good for the body and i am going to try and continue to do every day.

im working out a june calendar that i will be posting as soon as i finish up, and I’m basically trying to keep my schedule busy to stop any chance i would get to over eat, as well as adding more exercise to really start seeing some results. im making the full calendar now, but i know plans change, so im going to repost a weekly schedule on sundays to edit any changes

Old Habits Die Hard


I’ve been alright with my diet lately, but today I went back to my binge and emotional eating. I’m going to say most of it came from feeling discouraged that I’ve Ben at this for two months now with no results, but it’s also true that you can’t be upset at the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.

I knew summer was coming and wanted to be confident in a bathing suit again, but now, two days away from June..I’m not much better than I was in April. Sure I lose a little weight, but it creeps right back.

I really need to stay more focused and realize what’s more health or the box of cookies staring at me when i get home from work.

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this every month, but I really do need to step it up in the month of June and set a routine I will actually follow that will actually give me results.

I know this is a fully mental process, so the next two days I’m going to try and plan out a June calendar that I will be able to follow.

As I have been feeling discouraged lately, I’ve also stopped my reading, and the pcos books were really helpful. I’m going to start that back up again and finally find a paleo book so I can stick with this diet and get rid of those stupid carbs!!

The fact of the matter is: I need to he my shit together and I need to get my ass in shape. No more excuses, no more slip ups. I know hard work will pay off..I just need to get to it and stop being lazy.

May 28, 2013


i forgot to mention yesterday that i had started insanity! it is suuuch a hard and good work out..i was sore yesterday just from doing the fit test..but i cant wait to see how ive improved in the next two weeks [when i will be doing it again]. my goal is to do insanity when i wake up in the morning before work every day. however, im not going to be afraid to switch it up when i can [like today i did 6am spinning and insanity after work].

even though ive been doing paleo, i havent seen much better results than before, so i think i need to step up my exercise game, which is why, like today, im going to try and work out twice; before and after work a couple of times a week [i dont want to run my body ragged]. this way, i can switch it up between insanity as well as classes the gym offers and my own work out routines.

im also going to keep a closer eye on my carb count as ive been eating more fruits than vegetables [im addicted to frozen berries] and my carb levels have been higher than i would like. any suggestions would be helpful!!

i also wanted to mention a new snack and [i think] paleo friendly snack: lentil chips. i saw them at the store and knew from experience that lentils are very good for you, and then i saw the label said gluten free and the ingredients listed bean flour as the main ingredient. im hoping these are okay because [while they do have carbs] they are low in fat while being high in fiber and they have protein.

New Recipe!! Egg White & Turkey Muffins



I said I was going to try and find some new recipes this week to stop the constant, same meals I’ve been having every day. While I cannot credit myself to this recipe (found it on Pinterest), it’s delicious and will be sharing my form of the recipe. It’s super easy and quick as you only need 2 ingredients: egg (or egg white) beaters, and cooked ground turkey.

At only 150 calories for 3, 4g fat, NO CARBS, and 26g protein, this is an extremely PCOS and Paleo friendly recipe

You will need:
18 oz liquid egg whites or egg beaters
6 oz cooked ground turkey
(Seasonings if you wish)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Spoon 2 tablespoons (1/2 oz) ground turkey into each muffin cup (don’t forget Pam or baking cups)
Pour 3 tablespoons eggs over ground turkey
I added some pepper to the top of each, but add whatever seasoning you would like
Bake for 18 minutes

The serving size for these is 3 many times can you say you’ve eaten 3 muffins for only 150 calories??
The nutrition info is the following (for 3 muffins)
150 calories
4g fat
40mg cholesterol
272mg sodium
0g carbs
0g fiber
0g sugar
26g protein

Today’s Breakfast



Today’s breakfast involved:
An egg white omelet with spinach, chicken, smoked salmon with some garlic and dill along with chicken sausage and a cup of blueberries.
At only 300 calories it was a filling 39 grams of protein and was extremely delicious (low fat as well)
Making healthy breakfasts like these set me up for a full day of healthy eating and they keep me on track.
It also doesn’t hurt that it’s extremely delicious and makes paleo that much easier.
Although I have been sticking with paleo, my meals have been pretty constant every day, eating pretty much the same thing, so I’m going to try and switch it up a bit this week and use the long weekend to look up some recipes.
You can also see some vitamins in my breakfast picture, and I’ve been meaning to post them and how they help with pcos, but I’ve been really busy. My goal is to have that post done by the end of the weekend.
Enjoy Memorial Day!

Day Fifty-Three: May 23, 2013


today as i was packing up a lunch for work, i realized there wasnt much food left that o could eat, so im definitely going to have to go shopping tomorrow and im going to try and look up some paleo recipes so my meals arent all the same.

breakfast: egg white omelet with smoked salmon; frozen berries

lunch: turkey burger with avocado

dinner: turkey burger with avocado [i know, same exact thing as lunch, but i didnt have many choices]; salad

dessert: cup of frozen berries

im happy to say i made it to my 6am spinning class and my legs are already sore..thats not stopping me from signing up for tomorrow’s 6am class though!!

Day Fifty-Two: May 22, 2013


i woke up feeling completely body was definitely thanking me for getting my full 8 hours of sleep. sleep is very important and can also be one of the reasons you’re having trouble losing weight, so im going to try and get my full regiment every night.

as for eating today, i managed to get my carb count down, but i still don’t have enough protein!!! so im going to have to figure something else out to make sure i get enough

breakfast: omelet [3 eggs, chicken, pepperoni (not a big fan, it was just in the fridge), and spinach]

lunch: chicken roll-ups; sunflower seads

dinner: turkey burger, bowl of berries

exercise: treadmill intervals, ab work

ive been noticing that i rarely get sore after the gym, and since my gym membership was just reinstated, im going to start taking advantage of all the classes they offer starting off with spinning tomorrow at 6am. while its really early, morning workouts are always my favorite, at thats hard now that i have work starting at 830. i have my alarm set and have to go to bed EXTRA early to get my 8 hours, but i think i can do it.

Day Fifty-One: May 21, 2013


Today was a successful day two of paleo, though I do want to try and figure out how to add more protein I to my diet. Even though I’m not eating any processed carbs, my carbohydrate count is still going over 100 due to me eating more fruit. So I’m going to have to figure out some way to add in more healthy meats.
I also know that it’s more beneficial to eat multiple small meals throughout the day, so I am going to try and do that as much as possible.
Meal 1: apple; omelet (1 egg, 1 egg white, spinach, avocado)
Meal 2: turkey roll-ups
Meal 3: chicken roll-ups, carrots
Meal 4: celery; trail mix (sunflower seeds, raisins, craisins)
Meal 5: salad, turkey burger
Dessert: frozen berries
Though I am trying to work out more, I’m taking the day off from the gym as I realize my body is exhausted. So instead, I’m going to bed early to try and get a full 8 hours of sleep