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Danielle - Bonnie
We are mothers and we love: losing weight, working out, and being healthy.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

It's All Good!

Alright now! I'm super excited thus far with the results that I have seen since I started to eat as clean as possible. I'm not always perfect and having a pretty tight budget when it comes to groceries/food makes it a challenge. Oh and by the way, it's Danielle here. I did talk to Bonnie about her posting more and she said that her laptop decided to give out on her as she was typing up a post. That is a major bummer! The hubster has been asking me if I want to switch over to WordPress. If I do that (HA!..I won't do any of that...it would be all Ben) I would be able to post from my phone and so that means Bonnie would be able to do that as well. I will talk more to him tonight and see how it all works.

And now back to the exciting news...I have reached my lowest weight yet: 153.6 - WOOHOO!! (though I do fluctuate, I was at 154 today) I can really see a difference in my "muffin top" or now lack there of :D I have really slimmed down. My tummy is much flatter, my sides are now muscular and strong. I may lose some of my muscle with the fat while I'm shredding, but I'm still lifting and working out hard, so it's all good. I can't wait for bathing suit weather...that's a first for me ;)

As far as the challenge that I posted for last week, I'm a bit sad I couldn't finish it all. My lower back just didn't appreciate it much at all. I have messed my tailbone up a few times...too many times falling on concrete or ice. I wasn't all that nimble as a child/teen. I was able to complete about half of it. I then did other ab exercises through out the week. I love twisting on my exercise ball, doing planks, fast punches, dive bombers and mountain climbers. I just found out last night that I can do the last two rather well. Thanks bodyrock.tv!! (If you haven't checked them out...do so www.bodyrock.tv )

In regards to food, I was super happy to finally try Quorn Naked Chick'n Cutlets. It's really good sauteed with a bit of olive oil and then seasoned to taste (I like garlic sea salt and some fresh cracked pepper and a dash of cayenne). I tried it this way first, and I had some broccoli and baked sweet potato. I also made a tasty dipping sauce for it. It was just some spicy brown mustard, some Julio's Chipotle pepper sauce and a tiny bit of simply sour cream. Very tasty stuff!

The next night I wanted to mix it up so I cut it into slices and then spooned some Fire Roasted Tomatoes Tex-Mex style on when it was almost heated all the through...YUM! I had chick'n tacos that night. No tortillas, I used Romaine lettuce leaves instead and I made a black bean and corn relish to go on top. It was very good. Mmmmm... I need to stop talking about food so much...I'm getting hungry again.

I was able to work out 6 times last week and I felt pretty good...until Saturday. I had a tummy bug or something and so let's just say that whatever I was eating wasn't hanging around for very long. Because of that, it was the first time all week that I had carbs...carbs as in whole wheat saltine crackers. I think I had 6. Plus I was drinking Powerade. My husband was awesome and went on the hunt for "low carb tummy funk make me feel betters". He did such a great job! Oh and I am feeling much better now...yay!

Ok, so a new challenge for this week...5 sets of mountain climbers 20 reps each - every day. It's gonna be a fun one! 700 total for the week, more if I/you can do it! It don't count if it don't hurt! What you will need - a floor and your determination. Here is a video that shows you how to do it properly-  Mountain Climber Video

Well I really need to get up and figure out what dinner is going to be. Let me tell you, there is nothing like having to cook 3 different meals. One for me, since I don't eat meat. One for Ben, he is bulking so he needs lots of carbs and meat (he will be in shred mode soon, so that will make it a bit easier). The kiddos may or may not eat what he is having, depends on what it is. So yeah...it can be a lot to handle. But I don't mind, they are the loves of my life and they are worth it. <3

Until next time, stay strong, drink some water, and get your body moving! You CAN do it and you ARE worth it.

P.S. Last night I had 1/3 of a cup of all natural vanilla ice cream. I ate it out of the measuring cup and with a baby spoon. And let me tell you, I was in heaven. My mouth was so happy. It's amazing how much more I really appreciate food now!