Workout Update + Eating Plan + Sexiest Man Alive

Hi y'all! Happy Hump Day!

 Here is my workout update for the past week: 

Wednesday 11/13- walked 2.85 miles

Thursday 11/14- ran 1.09 mile and did 25 crunches

Friday 11/15- walked about 1 mile- forgot to track it

Saturday 11/16 & Sunday 11/17- no workout- my weekend ended up being much busier than planned and we were up in PA for part of it 

Monday 11/18- walked 2.12 miles

Tuesday 11/19- no workout but I did rake leaves for 1.5 hours during naptime so that could count as a workout

As you can see I didn't quite complete the workouts that I listed last Wednesday, you can find that post here.  I'm finding that the hardest part is carving out the time to actually get the workout done!  I'm still home with the baby all day and my husband doesn't get home until well after 8pm each night so I have to try fit the living room workout/crunches workout during naptime which means sometimes it falls behind dishes, cleaning, laundry, etc.  My runs I try to do at 5:30/6am before he leaves for work and the walks I do with the dog and baby during the day as long as they both cooperate.  I use Map My Run to log all my workouts.  It's super easy to use and just uses your GPS location. 

I'm going to give it a try again this week so let's hope that I can pull it together and really workout this week.   I'm going to try my best to set aside time for exercising even if chores have to be neglected until later. 

As I've mentioned before I can't do diets.  I pretty much spent ages 13-25 on a diet and I used to be very strict with my eating.   My biggest downfall is that I would binge on whatever I was depriving myself of.  I have also been known to be horrible drunk eater too.  In college I would live on salads during the day and then after a night out on Friday night I would go to Ratsie's our local pizza joint and eat half a pizza and an order of curly fries in like 5 minutes.  I would literally leave parties and bars early to get in line for pizza that's how bad I was. 

I also been known to consume pints of ben & jerrys, boxes of cookies, boxes of donuts, large orders of french fries, etc when I've been in a "diet",  so I decided a few years ago that I couldn't deprive myself anymore because the binging was not good.  
Other than my binge eating I've always eaten pretty healthy and when I'm trying to lose weight or get healthy I use Livestrong My Plate to track my calories. There is a website and app and they are both very easy to use.    This way I can stay within a specific calorie count without depriving myself.  I also try to eat every 2-3 hours to keep myself from binging when I'm hungry 

Here is a typical day right now:

1 egg sandwich with cheddar cheese on a whole grain english muffin
1 or 2 cups decaf coffee with creamer 

Morning Snack:
Kind bar or protein bar

-Salad- my go to right now is spinach, tomato, mozzarella with balsamic dressing
-3 cookies 
if  I'm super busy then I will eat a frozen Amy's meal.  I know they have two times the calories of a Smartones but I prefer the natural ingredients so I'll take the extra calories.  If I eat a frozen meal I try not to have a lunch time dessert

Afternoon Snack:  
Consists of one of the following: 

-greek yogurt with granola or honey
-hummus and pretzel chips
-cheese and crackers
-celery and peanut butter
-rice cakes and almond butter

- this varies every night but we've been trying really hard to eat most meals over a salad and avoiding heavy carbs/starches at dinner
-Dessert- I'm trying to eat those fruity popsicles or sorbet but I don't love them and then I still feel like I need dessert so I try to buy something delicious but only have a small portion.  

I would love to hear of any healthy snacks or dinners or desserts that you all love or live by- I'm always looking for new ideas!

Moving along to something fun and delicious...

I'm pretty sure this year is my favorite Sexiest Man Alive...

If you've followed my blog or instagram long enough you've probably seen me post about my crush on Adam Levine.  He's not my normal type with all the tattoos but there is just something about him that I love.   If you've been watching The Voice this season he's been rocking a new clean cut look that makes him look even hotter!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday! 


  1. YES to Adam!!
    I used to do the same thing: binging on things I was depriving myself of, then I read Wheat Belly this summer. Wheat in your diet can cause those crazy pregnancy like cravings, among other awful things. I've been wheat free since August and have lost 15 lb. so far and feel amazing! No cravings, no stomach issues, my sons asthma and eczema is way better, we sleep better...I could go on and on but it really has been amazing for us.

  2. Ahh I couldn't agree more about Adam!! I am not usually into the whole tattoos thing...but I mean just look at him!! I can easily get past some tattoos. haha I think it's one of the main reasons I continue to watch The Voice.

    And way to go you on your exercise and diet!! I need to get my booty back to watching what I eat and stepping up the exercise.

  3. I'm in love with Adam Levine! I remember when This Love came out ahh couldn't handle that video! I was also in High School lol but especially since the Voice I love him even more! He seems like such a nice guy! And those tats totally work on him!!!


  4. I have a big crush on Adam too and he isn't even my type! He's just THAT hot! As for yummy low cal desserts, I buy the Edy's Outshine bars from Costco and they're actually really satisfying. I'd rather eat chocolate ice cream but after a big dinner I know I don't need it so those fruit bars feed my craving. They're also made with real fruit and have real fruit pieces in them. Sounds like you're doing a great job so far with you "un-diet"!

  5. Way to go with your workouts! I have been "good" this week by doing the elliptical for 30 minutes today and on Monday. But I need to start lifting light weights again.

  6. That man is pretty close to perfect! I just read a post on FB from a girl who claims to not know who he is. WHAT?! Talk about living under a rock!!!

  7. Fitting in workouts with a baby is a major accomplishment!! I like your eating plan too. I have always been the same way, eating really little then gorging and it's such a hard habit to stop. I love the Amy's as my go-to when I don't have enough time. I bet you're a skinny mini though!

  8. You are doing awesome with those workouts! Way more than me and I don't have a baby to take care of!

  9. Girl you are doing so good with the workouts! Especially given the amount of time you have! I would totally be slacking.. My favorite post dinner dessert lately is chocolate milk! I feel like it doesn't really count as dessert b/c it's a drink, and drink calories don't count! Ya know?


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