Why wait for Jan 1?

Yes its that time of year.  We are approaching Christmas and that is followed by New Years.  With New Years comes that word that begins withe R.  Yes you know the word.

Its ok to make a Resolution.  But 90% of the time those resolutions last a week, a month, maybe 3 months.  But we make an Excuse as to why we had to stop, why its not working etc.  So why not start NOW, today with a small step to making a change for the New Year and New YOU?!

I am committed to releasing the last 50lbs for my journey and I want to do it by my Birthday in June.  I have slacked off on the exercise, not eating as clean as I was, allowing more excuses to win.  But Come Jan 8th  IT IS ON!

If you are looking for a proven system that will help you with your health goals, customized for you with amazing tasting products to help with those cravings then we need to talk!  I will start my last leg of the journey and I love to have you on board with me.  I have already lost 51lbs and now its time for the rest to follow.

I use a 3 simple step system, I do meal prep to prevent excuses from winning (excuses aka drive thru) and I get up and move at least 3 days a week.  But when I first started I was using the 3 steps and moving 1 day a week and eating better but not cleaner.  Over time my desire for the crappy food was less and I craved fruits, veggies and cleaner options.  I am happy to discuss the process and program with you just message me at tanyaking2015@gmail.com and in the subject put NEW YOU 2018 so I don’t delete you.

I cannot wait but in the meantime I am making small changes so I am prepared fully come Jan 8th.  What small change will you make over the next 3 weeks?

For me it is no eating after 8pm.  Comment below with yours.

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My Wins for the week!

Well this was a serious week of getting back in routine for me and the family.  I am working towards a goal by January 31st and I am a week behind so I had to kick it up a notch.  How many of you feel like you are always running behind either at work, home, your business, with friends etc?  How do you get back on track?

Well here is how I got on track this week………… One day at a time!  If I didn’t eat like I wished I had or drink enough water I just told myself tomorrow is a new day.

I took Monday as a day to start since we were off that day and I had more time to prepare.  I did some meal prepping and got things done around the house. No gym and not 100% clean eating.  We had donuts from our favorite local place and got there when they were WARM!  OMG. I honestly cannot remember what I made for lunch or dinner this day. Must have been super bad….lol

I told myself I have to go to the gym no less than 4 times a week. I had 2 work lunches this week and I had to refrain from indulging and kept it clean as possible.

Tuesday I hit the gym at 6am to get my first workout for the week in.  Fasting Cardio is what I am striving for at least 2 times a week in the morning to burn more fat in my trouble areas.  Lunch was a salad pretty boring but it filled me up.  Dinner was the Spinach/spaghetti squash recipe and it got 3 thumbs up.  Here is the recipe for you to try too, https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/spaghetti-squash-with-bacon-spinach-and-goat-cheese/1475772

Wednesday’s lunch was at a Brazilian steak house so it was lots of protein and I kept the carbs to a minimum.  Also had a nice big salad too.  I was so full that I was unable to eat dinner that evening.  I hate skipping meals but I just couldn’t do it.  I had made a cowboy casserole in the crockpot and the family was taken care of, try it and let me know what you think.  http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/08/cheesy-crockpot-cowboy-casserole.html

Thursday’s lunch I chose salmon, sweet potato, and a salad.  Dinner I was hitting the gym but first dinner for the family.  Lucky for me they love leftovers so that is what they had.  I hit the gym and did a workout that included 20 squats, 20 lunges, 10 push ups, 20 one leg quad raises, and my favorite (NOT) 10 mountain climbers.  You do as many sets as possible in 20 mins.  I hit 4 sets!  Not bad for first real week back at it.  I had to get in 15 mins of cardio just to stretch it out.

Friday – YES WE MADE IT.  I hit the gym at 6am cause I had a hot date and no gym time after work.  I chose to do 30 mins of interval training on the treadmill. every 2 mins it changes from 0 incline and 3.1 speed to 3 incline and 3.9 speed.  I had made a salad from home for lunch because dinner was going to be all you can eat crab legs!  yes they were so good and not bad on the calorie intake either.  Had a nice salad as well.

Saturday I did laundry, cleaned up the house a bit, took a short nap and then hit the gym for another round of Thursday’s exercises with some upper arms 40 seconds each of free weights laying down and doing bench press motion, then butterfly, over head to chest, then fast push ups and crunches.  Made beef stir fry and rice for dinner and ate that after my workout.

Today hubby and I went to the gym together for 30 mins of interval cardio on the treadmill while he ran on the treadmill.  I am not going to lie I came home and made eggs with cheese, bacon, and biscuits and gravy.  I had one biscuit, about 1/4 cup gravy, 2 eggs and 3 strips of bacon. I deserved it and enjoyed every bite.  For dinner I made Parmesan chicken breasts with sweet potato chips.  I lightly oil the breasts salt and pepper both sides and then top with fresh parm.  Sweet potato chips i slice thin, melt 1 tbsp unsalted real butter and mix cinnamon in with it and drizzle in a bowl, stir them around to make sure all are coated and then lay on cookie sheet.  I sprinkle slightly brown sugar and cinnamon and bake both for about 35 mins.on 400.  Side salad and its healthy yummy dinner with leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch!

Breakfast’s this week were an IDLife meal replacement shake with frozen fruit. Snacks were apples, celery, peanut butter, nuts. Also mid afternoon when the cravings would hit I would mix up either IDLife mixed berry energy or Grape Hydrate to curb that sweet tooth.  Let’s not forget the water, WOW each day was 100+ oz but 2.  Lets not forget my Customized nutrition from IDLife as well each morning and night, giving me just what my body needs.  I feel amazing this week and I wasn’t going to do it but i did anyway, I jumped on the scale this week and I am down another 3 lbs!!!!!!!!!!

Let me know what’s going on in your healthy world.  Share a recipe with me in the comments below.  I am super stoked I also got an Insta Pot this week and can’t wait to start exploring meals with it.  If you have one let me know what is yummy in your pot!

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to hit follow to stay updated on my blogs, we are just getting started.

Sunday – it’s a love hate relationship

Here we are the end to another weekend filled with household chores, family time and relaxation.  Wait, what?  Relaxation?  I missed that part this weekend.  I long for the days again to just lay around with a book and read.  I did however catch up on 2 TV shows on DVR!  I also made it to the gym this morning and did some Fasting Cardio on the treadmill with 30 mins. of interval training and one rotation of upper arms with 2.5 lb weights, ropes and abs.

I meal prepped this weekend to help stay on track of the journey at hand and I made the following:

  • 3 bags of Chicken lettuce wraps mixture
  • 1 bag of beef stir fry
  • 3 bags of split chicken breasts for parm. crusted chicken or another baked chicken varities
  • 2 bags of chicken strips to grill or fry for salads
  • 1 bag of boiled chicken legs for the dog – yes she is spoiled
  • a dozen hard boiled eggs for snacks each day
  • tomorrow I will cook up some ground chuck for a casserole in the crock pot Tuesday
  • pork chops and sweet potato chips with a salad for dinner tomorrow night

This should last us a couple weeks with a beef night thrown in with already bagged hamburger in the freezer as well as salmon and shrimp in the freezer too. I am on operation clean out the freezer and start fresh in February.  I am investigating the Insta Pot as well.  I have seen several friends cooking their meals lately with it and I am curious.  I love my crockpot/slow cooker but the Insta Pot is very intriguing.  However they remain sold out at Wal Mart so I might have to get it off Amazon!  Do you have the Insta Pot and if so please comment below your review, I am curious!

Good news is laundry and house work can be finished tomorrow as we are all off!  So tonight I will sit back and probably fall asleep before 10:30pm.  Nite all!

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TGIF

we made it to Friday y’all.  This week went quick and being the first week back to school for the child it was pretty successful!  Not much drama, back on routine quick, and now onto a 3 day weekend for the whole family!

I wanted to take a moment to share my WIN for the week in my weight loss journey.  I hit the gym only once this week 😦  I had my IDLife meal replacement shake each morning for breakfast,  I had salad everyday for lunch, my snacks at work consisted of hard boiled eggs, celery and peanut butter, apples, cheese and nuts to name a few.  I drank my 90+ oz of water each day as well. My dinners were pretty average, salmon, shake (one night was running behind on everything), couple other things and the win for the week is I am down 2 lbs!!!!!!!!!  you want to know what is even more exciting about that?  It is about to be that time of the month and typically I gain 2-3lbs right about now.  Woooooooooohoooooooooo so maybe I did gain the bloat and I am really down 4 lbs, say what???? We shall see next Tuesday.

As you see above I only changed one habit this week and that was salads for lunch each day.  I kept them fun, some days they had chicken, apples, nuts, or all of the above on it.  I used a poppy seed dressing and coated the lettuce with about 1-2 Tablespoons of dressing.  I am doing food prep this weekend and will be posting some pics and tips over the weekend so stay tuned for that.  I have to get better about dinners this week.  I have 2 weeks to lose 10 lbs so I must commit to the gym 6 days next week and no cheats….. ok maybe 1, I’m human!  If the 10 lbs don’t happen but I feel better and maybe the clothes are loose then I am ok with that!

Weight is like age- it’s just a number and it does not define me.  Enjoy your night!scale-obsession

I Did it!

I made it to the gym last night and did the workout I posted plus 2 miles on the bike.

I was worried I would be sore and not able to lift my arms as I could feel some ache setting in around bedtime last night.  But as I woke up this morning I didn’t feel anything and I know it was my IDLIFE Post Workout that I drank when I got home that helped me recover last night.  I can also tell you I didn’t go crazy I used 2.5 lb dumbbells and did 40 seconds per rotation, 3x.  I was mad because I was going to do 3 rotations on the ropes and totally spaced it.  Oh well next time!

Tonight I will hit the treadmill and see if I can get some good interval training going for 45 minutes and really sweat.  As you see by the picture I am not sweating enough here, this was pre bike.  But to be honest I didn’t have to sweat to feel like I worked out.  Walking in the gym was the BIG step for me and I DID IT!  We all have to get that first time going and then it is all uphill from there.   Now I am starting to get the “junkie” feeling again and I need a fix tonight so treadmill it is!  I also have talked to another mom and we are going to meet at the gym 3x a week at 6:15 am for fasting cardio.  I know this will help boost my plateau and take me to the next 10 lbs gone!

I am so excited!!!!!   What was your movement today?  Comment below.

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TODAY IS THE DAY!!!!!!!

Yup I am hitting the gym and I need accountability.  So if you do not see my blog tonight with a sweaty pic then call me out, PLEASE!

This creeping crud in my head I think is at the tail end of a sinus infection and I am NOT using it as an excuse any longer.  I am drinking my IDLife Energy and Hydrate right now (Double Delight is what I call it) to replace electrolytes and give me a boost to carry my butt over there.

The below is from IDLife partner, Celebrity Trainer and Biggest Loser trainer, Jen Widerstrom and her 12 Day Challenge!

10 mins of warm up stretches from therapy and 3 mins on the bike

Using 5 lbs weights cause I don’t want to pull nothing first night back. 3 sets 40 sec each with 20 sec rest.

  • Floor Bench
  • Floor Flys
  • Pull throughs
  • Close Grip bench
  • Weighted low abs

What exercise did you do today?   Share below as I am always looking for new ideas.

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1 week in to 2017

How’s it going?  Started and stopped any resolutions yet?  If so what were they and why did you stop?

Well the new year is not starting out the way i pictured it.  I have a goal to lose another 40 lbs at least and I prepped food and got my mind right on NY Day and Jan 2nd it hit……… not the dreaded flu thank God but this scratching throat, sinus pressure, that turned into drainage and more throat soreness.  But I see the silver lining and it appears that this week I will be back reunited with my long lost love “gym”

I am super excited as I have some routines to start with in the gym to break up the 45 minute intervals on treadmill for my cardio. I have “new” tunes on my phone that I never realized were there that my loving husband loaded a couple years ago when he made me a workout playlist.  So I am super pumped to have new old music and some routines to keep me moving forward on my journey.

So given this week of no exercise again I stuck with my customized vitamins and meal replacement shake and hydrate or energy from IDLife daily.  The good news, No weight gain or loss this week.  You are thinking how is no weight loss good news?  Well considering for 3 out of 8 days in this new year I didn’t even get out of my Pj’s and either worked from home or laid in bed taking any and all cold meds to break it up and out of my body quickly.  I wasn’t eating properly because half the time I couldn’t taste anything and the other half I couldn’t breathe or swallow without difficulty.

Love to hear your resolutions or lifestyle changes below.  Here is to week #2 and moving forward!!!!  I like to think of Tomorrow as Day 1.

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