Monday, July 22, 2013

I'll show you Motivation Monday! & Weekend Recap


It's least popular day of the work week, MONDAY!
But around here its MOTIVATION Monday!
I'm going to try and inspire you to light that fire!!

Burn baby burn, burn baby burn, disco inferno..
Okay moving on...

This weekend I was going through desks, drawers and baskets, OH MY!
Durning that total fun, I stumbled upon pictures from our rehearsal and from our honeymoon... three words for you..




Holy shit. I was SHOCKED! I'm aware of the fact that I've lost over 60lbs, I understand I look a lot better. But what I tend to forget is that I see my body changing day to day, so I don't see the big picture till I compare old pictures. 
 And thats exactly what I did...

Warning: Viewer discretion is advised, if you partial to fainting, dropping your jaw or gasping, the material you are about to view could cause just that, and in some cases, even death.

Now let's say it all together:


I still am in shock. 
1. I can't believe I let myself get that big..
what'd you expect to happen to you on a fast food diet with a strict TV and couch regimen ?
2. I can't believe that It took me so long to get into a healthy lifestyle routine.
3. Daaaaayumm. I look good! haha!

After I found these pictures I had to show the hub, and he said the absolute sweetest thing... "You know I never loved you any less then. Your size didn't effect how much I love you"
Tears came to my eye. That was the most meaningful thing he could have said to me. I'm so lucky to have him by my side in this journey we call life.

Is that some motivation for you? Over 60lbs gone since the first of the year, from the girl who couldn't run around the block with out panting like a momma pig in the dead of summer.

I hope you got a good visual out of that..

This weekend we went grocery shopping. We eat relatively clean and extremely healthy.

What you buy girl?

Every two weeks my shopping list looks strangely similar. We shop at Aldi's, Big Lots and Dillon's.

My grocery list consists of:

Chicken Breasts
Ground Turkey
Turkey Sausage
Turkey Bacon

Green Onions
Green Peppers
Red Onions
Sweet Potatoes 

Honey Dew Melon
Granny Smith Apples

Whole Grain Rice
Skim Mozzerala 
Cottage Cheese
Black Beans
Fiber one 90 Cal Bars
Whole Grain Waffles
Skinny Cow Ice Cream
60 Calorie Tortillas 
Greek Yogurt
Think Thin Bars
Kind Bars 
True North Snacks
Bolthouse Farm Protein Drinks

Give or take a few items.

I try my best to eat as little processed food as possible and as much fresh and organic as I can.

What are some staples on your grocery list?

Lately I've been REALLY in LOVE with sweet potatoes.

Grilled Chicken and Sweet potato, green apple, green onion and bacon hash.

Sweet Potato Nachos. Sweet potato chips and beans, veggies, chicken and cheese to dip in!

Whats your favorite way to serve up sweet potatoes?

Around our house we have staple meals we always have, for us it includes:
Stuffed Peppers
Chicken and Rice
Southwest Turkey Sausage Bowls
Chicken Sandwiches and sweet potato fries
Turkey Meatballs
Meatball Subs

Whats your go to meal?

Now that I've gotten you motivated, go forth and move mountains!

Or just make it to work on time with a smile..

Have a GREAT Monday!!

- J

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  1. you look so good! you are rocking it girl!

  2. You look fantastic! What was the one thing that clicked in your head that made you just do it?