Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tough It Out Tuesday - The Do-Over Edition

Well hey, it's Tough It Out Tuesday.

The Best Of Intentions

The "rules" are simple -
1. On Tuesdays write a post about anything fitness, weight loss, healthy living, etc. etc. and link up with Allie and I.
2. This isn't strict or heavily structured. Allie and I really just wanted a mutual place to motivate each other and everyone else who drops by!
3. The main, big, huge purpose of this link up is to motivate and encourage others. I would really love it if you'd take the time to click around the links listed below and give some words of encouragement to everyone else. Maybe even let them know that they aren't alone in their journey. Sometimes that's all someone needs.

Let's get this started.. And actually, we're going to start off with a confession.

If you'll recall, last week on TIOT I had made a plan. I was going to continue my 5k training as well as start a 30 Day Shred challenge. Well... Remember that overwhelmed thing I discussed yesterday? It effected the plan too.
Let's put it this way.. I did the 30 Day Shred dvd exactly twice last week. Which doesn't really work for a 30 day challenge.

I'm declaring a Do-Over.

I restarted the 30 Day Shred challenge last night. Took new measurements (which actually hadn't changed more than a 1/2inch, but i wanted to be thorough) and I took a new weight this morning. Printed off a new tracker sheet, so I started everything completely fresh.

I'm just keeping it real with you guys.
I don't have my ish as together as I like to pretend I do.
I screw up.
I need do-overs.
This lifestyle change stuff is hard.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching gears just a little bit.
Let's talk food.

I'm still meal planning and meal prepping. Honestly, it will probably be a long time before I stop that. It makes my life so much easier. However, last week was a shit show. It was just one of those random, weird weeks. I spent half of the week at my parent's house staying with my little brother and sister and cooking for them and then it was the bosslady's birthday on Thursday and then I had a friend's 21st birthday on Friday and then my grandma cooked on Saturday and then my parents took us to the Cheesecake Factory on Saturday night.. and just.. It was a bad week.

So yea, you read that correctly - on top of not doing the 30 Day Shred last week, I also threw my meal plan out the window. Like I said, bad week. We've all got had 'em.

This week, I went a little old school and a little classic.
Salads, veggies, fruits, eggs, baked chicken.

Overall pretty simple things, but things that everyone knows are very effective. I'm cutting out tons of carbs, cheese, and sugar, because I can not be trusted with those foods. I love them oh so much and have ZERO intention of cutting them out of my life completely. Hi, yea.. no never going to happen. I am going to cut them back though, especially this week.

I think that's everything for today.
Lots of smoothies, salads, and Jillian this week.
My goal dates are quickly approaching and I need to make it happen.

What about you guys? Anyone else cutting out that delicious mac-n-cheese? Food of the Gods, I tell ya.
Don't forget to click around the links below and check out Allie's progress! Which is far better than my own! Girl is an inspiration.

The Best Of Intentions


  1. Why must mac n cheese be so delicious :(
    That salad looks great!
    Good for you for jumping back in :-)
    You can do it!

  2. Do-Overs are the best part of life because you don't always get them. Good luck and can't wait to see the progress next week! (progress as in mindset, not pressure in measurements)!

  3. Girl. We must be like soul sisters or something, cause it looks like we had pretty much the same week. But even though we had crappy weeks, the best part, is that this time... we aren't giving up. We are jumping back on the wagon and we are going to GET SHIT DONE. <3

  4. You can start over as many times as you need as long as you're trying!

  5. Oh man. Mac and cheese... I'm gluten free and sort-of-dairy-light and if I could have one thing back in my life that I've had to cut out for my health, it's ABSOLUTELY mac and cheese. Food of the gods, indeed.
    Anyway, don't get down for having a bad week. It happens to all of us and the best we can do is try a little harder next time and learn from our slip ups, right? Right :) I'm sure you'll have plenty of great weeks that make this past one just a teeny little blip on the radar!

  6. Girl nobody has it together all the time! And if they tell you they do well...poo on them.
    Just hang in there and keep on going, even if you fall off the horse! Keep at it! :)

  7. this reminds me i really need to make some hard boiled eggs! i keep forgetting.

  8. I ordered Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD over the weekend and I can't wait for it to arrive...I'll be doing it right along with ya!

  9. Good on you for being honest with yourself and not making excuses. We all have crap days/week/months/years... yeah. But having a "cheat" time is still good for your body, so maybe it will pay off in the long run.
    And I totally get not cutting out carbs, cheese, and sweets completely. I can't do it either, but I can make a very sincere effort to downsize my intake.



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