Sunday, January 22, 2012

You are the master of every situtation...

Weight loss this week: 2 lbs.
Weight loss to date: 27 lbs
"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."
- Tommy Lasorda

This week a co-worker of mine read her fortune cookie out loud. It said "You are the master of every situation." She then proceed to say that it was a crock of sh***. Lying fortune cookie. Usually i just laugh about it and not say anything but then i thought about it and that fortune cookie is telling the truth. We are our own master of our situations. If you think about it we chose what path we steer our life into. If we chose to stuff our faces with junk food and not exercise then that's the path to unhealthiness. But if you chose the path to watch what you eat and exercise, then you chose the path to being healthy. So you see i had to tell my co-worker that her fortune cookie was right and that she was wrong. She didn't like that very much but after explaining it she did agree. We are in control of our lives, our destiny.

The two week challenge is just about over and the finalist for the next mamavation mom is going to get chosen tomorrow. Either way of how it plays out I am glad that i did apply to be the next mamavation mom. I don't have any regrets about it at all. I do want to say good luck to all the applicants that are wanting to be the next mamavation mom. It's been great getting to know new people. Also don't forget we are all winners no matter what and look at how far we have come. We can all do this and we are going to all succeed one way or the other.  So even though the two week challenge is over i still will be exercising my butt off. I am choosing the path to be healthy. Like the fortune cookie says. I am the master of every situation.

I also have learned this week that my scale is my friend again. I incorporated more treadmill time in my workouts every day rather that just doing the normal hazing, 2 week challenge, and my ea sports active, I decided that i need to add treadmill time. I am so glad i did. I lost the weight that i gained the past two weeks. Though I'd like to say I'm past the 27 lbs. mark, I'm not. But I'm sure i will eventually. In the meantime i will add more treadmill time and can't wait to see more results.

Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to healthy lifestyle?

My Biggest inspiration in my life would have to be my 2 children. If it weren't for them i don't know what path i would be on right now. I want to be there for them through all the events in their lives. I want to be around when my daughter walks down that aisle and marrys the man she loves or when my son has his first child. I want to be there every moment of the way. That is my inspiration to changing my life for the better and wanting a healthy lifestyle. I want my children to be able to have a mother and father when they are growing up. Not having my mother around for all of my life was the biggest thing that i miss the most. I miss not having her there when i got married, or when my first child was born, or when i had my first kiss, or went on a first date. I want to be there when my kids go through those. Every moment, every second. That is why i chose a healthy lifestyle. I don't want any regrets for me or my children.

This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm Sexy and I NOW i know it!

Me and my coco bean @Kohl's. I fit a size 9!!!

Weightloss this week: 0 lbs.
Total weightloss: 27 lbs.

Waking up today was a little rough for me. I stepped on the scale and I got a little discouraged. I gained 2 lbs. since last sunday. Instead of beating myself up (ok i admit i did a little) i walk/run (or tried to for the most part ~run) 1.25 miles. I felt so much better afterwards but it still lingered in my mind that i gained 2 lbs. How is that possible? Could it be just muscle?? I though about it and i vent to my bff (shannon) and she suggested retail therapy to make me feel better. "Try on some clothes" she says. So me and my little coco bean did. We went to kohl's and then we went to discovery. I decided to try on some jeans. I took 2 pairs a size 11 and a size 9. (i was thinking why the hell not. If i don't fit at least i know where i stand.) I tried on the size 11 and they were perfect. lose and perfect. My coco bean said mama try the next one. So i did and boy was i estatic. Wait better yet I was f***ing happy!! I tried it on and they fit. like a glove. I went from a size 14 to a size 9 in about 4 months. Can u belive it?? All the hard work i've done and all the support i have had from mamavation paid off. I can officially say I'm sexy now and I freaking know it. People who don't think so, i really don't care, because I feel it and it feels good! :) I ended up buying 2 pairs of pants. One size 9 jeans from discovery clothing and size 11 work pants. I even decided to buy a shirt that said "SEXY" on it. The little things in life that make everything worth it.

I have tried to walk more steps each day than the last and even though i haven't on some days i do try to at least get my 10k steps in. My most so far. (see pic below)  This week has also been a little rough (but so worth in the end) because we have the 2week challenge going on and also mamavation hazing. I think my biggest challenge will be this coming week. School starts and i will be one busy lady but i know i can do it. I've done it in the past and this won't change it one bit. So 2weekchallenge, mamavation hazing, and school bring it. I am so ready! I just keeping thinking of the outcome and the great feeling that goes along with it.

Date Picture Taken: 01/11/2012

So in conclusion even though my day started off bad it did turn out to be a fantastic day afterall. I hope everyone has a great week so far! Please don't forget to continue in supporting me on becoming the next mamavation mom. Please support me either on twitter or on facebook. Thank you to all who have supported me so far and continue to support me today.

For Twitter:
"Hey @bookieboo! I want @nichols0907 to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!

For Facebook:

Please post on the Mamavation Facebook Fan page!/groups/mamavation/    and tell them why I would make a good Mamavation Mom.

What are your latest healthy food discoveries?

My lastest healthy food discovery would be that i love eathing spinach lately. Weird craving and eating lots of fruits when i feel like snacking. What have u discovered lately?

“This post is sponsored by The Chia Co and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

Sunday, January 8, 2012

More Workouts..More Steps...

(My daily goal was 10k steps a day. Lately I've been hitting it ,so I up it up a notch. My new goal.)
Pic taken: 01.07.2012

Weight loss this week: 2 lbs.
Weight loss to date: 27 lbs. (woo hoo!!)

Once we accept our limits,we go beyond them.
-Brendan Francis

This week has been an exhausting week but in a good way. When we wrapped up our last 2 week challenge I decided not to slack of till the next one started. The day after it I kept going all through the holidays and even manage to lose a couple of pounds. Last week i posted that i was applying to be a mamavation mom. I have been loving the extra workouts that our drill sergent has been giving us on top of my normal exercises. Yes don't get me wrong i am tired by the end of the day but i feel so much better knowing i can push myself and it is all worth it in the end. :) I can't wait till tomorrow starts for our new two week challenge.

Also please don't forget to support me in becoming a finalist to be the next mamavation mom. Please tweet out the message :

Please support me in my journey & Tweet Hey ! I want to be the next Mom. She has my support! thank you!

Please post on the mamavation wall on why i would be a good mamavation mom.

Thank to all that have supported me already and continue to support me today. I truly appreciate it.

What do you find most challenging in skin care?

I used to hate trying to find the right one for my skin. I finally found one i liked after trying so many. (Oxi clear..Noxzema..) I found that clear and clear is a good skin cleanser for my skin. It leaves my skin soft and tingly like fresh feeling. I also use Jergens lotion on my face and body to keep it smooth.

“This post is sponsored by Budhi Skin Care and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year.. New Me.. No Fear No Regrets...


Weight loss this past weeks: 2 lbs.
Total Weight loss: 25 lbs.

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have."
-- Louis E. Boone

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a blast. 2012 is going to be a great year. This is the year that big changes will be made. I have a new motto. No Fear No Regrets. I'm tired of using the phrase I should of.. or I wish.. I'm done with that I'm going to start doing it and not looking back. I'm not going to have any regrets this year. My first step to making it a great year is that i submitted my application to be a mamavation mom. Campaign 11.. (insert biting fingers). I did it.. i hit send and i can't take it back. I don't want to anyways even if i could, but still nervous about it. I want to make a difference and I want to do something about it that will help me and help others that are just like me. So if i can ask for you to support me please watch my video application and please either tweet out the message below to @bookieboo or post on the mamavation facebook fan page why i should be the next mamavation mom. Thank you! :)

"Hey @bookieboo! I want @nichols0907 to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!"

Also i have some good news. During the holiday season i even hit my 25lbs. weight loss goal mark. To be extra special i hit it on my birthday. I am super stocked that i did and can't wait for my weight loss to come.

What is your #1 tip for adjusting your workouts to winter conditions?

My #1 tip would have to be just be to keep at it. I have a treadmill downstairs that i use now due to the cold weather outside and i also use my EA Sports Active Wii workout alot lately. Love it. I am so wishing it is summer time already so i can take nice stroll around the park or in my neighborhood. Can't wait for it to get here but in the meantime my living room and basement is the next best thing.

 “This post is sponsored by MyInfoGuardian and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women