Sunday, November 27, 2011

The next 4 weeks! Do it with me :)) ...

I had the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner today at my GF Rebecca's house.  I learned (and appreciated) that it took 2 days to prepare this made-from-scratch home cooked meal.  I am so thankful for a joyous and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday, but I don't know about you, but I'm so done with eating!  Lol!  I ate clean all day to prepare for the awesome dinner and I have been "checking-in" to the gym everday this week except Thursday.  Do I feel guilty??  No, not at all, because I know what I have to do to get back on track.  I am not a person to say that yes, I indulged ... to hell with it now and I will just continue down that path.  NOPE.  I see everyday as a chance to start fresh and honestly, I believe everyday should be "thanksgiving day."  I am so thankful to have a family to spend this holiday with, let alone friends who invite me to their homes to share their Thanksgiving festivities with me.  I had my fair share of turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes and oh Lord, pecan pie!  I savored every bite too :)) ... thank you.  But ... I also kicked myself in the ass at the gym with hardcore cardio, plyo circuit and strength training. 

Now, for motivation, I pulled out this picture of me day after competition to get me back on track now that Thanksgiving is over.  Yes, we still have Christmas coming up, but I've set a goal to look a little leaner when December 25th rolls around.  I have the knowledge and tools already, I just need to make it happen.  You can't make change happen unless change takes place! ...

In this picture, I'm wearing size 2 jeans and right now, these jeans are a bit snug lol.  Goal the next 4 weeks is for it to fit comfortably again.  I think I can make it happen in 2 :)) ... Let's do it!

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends.  Don't feel guilty, instead start fresh tomorrow (or Monday) and do it w/ me! :)) ...

Cheers,
Mrs. Chilly

P.S. - don't weigh yourself after eating a cheat meal!  I had 3 girls tell me this!  Why in the hell would you do that?!  You know it's going to be up.  I've never heard of anyone losing after a Thanksgiving meal!  LoL!  I haven't weighed myself in weeks, but instead gauge on how my clothes fit and how I perform in my workouts.  And if you must weigh yourself, do it after a week's worth of clean eating and quality workouts and not after Grandma's stuffing, rolls and pecan pie!! ....   

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

** Urban Sunday! **

Hey moms out there (and Dads!), check out this website:  http://www.urbansunday.com/ ...  I purchased two ties and a bow for Alexander as part of his winter accessories.  While I love reading my Oxygen magazine, I also try to read my Parents magazine to stay up to date with safety recalls, fashion must-haves, etc. for Alexander.  And maybe in the near future for baby chilly #2 :)) ....

I could never find ties for Alexander's age and little body and was so happy to come upon Urban Sunday.  I just love my little boy!  Happy Thanksgiving :)) ...

Cheers,
Mrs. Chilly

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

No Excuses! ...

Happy Thanksgiving!!  Well, not quite, but almost.  Thanks to everyone who has been supportive of my new schedule and new job ... talking about the emails, texts and calls I have received to see how I am doing.  I truly have the greatest family and friends. 

I am now on my third week and must say the first week was a transition, especially to Alexander.  Now, we are settled and have a nice family routine going.  I am not able to work-out 6 days a week anymore, but 4-5 depending on what is going on at work that week.  What I have noticed though is if you just maintain your clean eating, a slight decrease in frequency of workouts won't matter as much.  My first week I actually lost 3lbs, thanks to running or power walking to catch my train!  In my desk, you will find my tub of MaxMuscle protein powder (cinnamon roll flavor) and for snacks a bag of almonds I stash in my file cabinet (a handful is plenty).  For lunch, I normally still have my half cup of brown rice, steamed brocolli and tilapia or chopped chicken breast.  There is also a gym in my building with a wonderful view of Dallas downtown and American Airlines Center (dang NBA lock-out please end!) ....

Jason and I still steam our sweet potatoes and brocolli on Sundays and grill 8-9 chicken breasts on Monday evening after 24 hour marinating.  So ..... the excuse of "I don't have time" because we work full-time doesn't cut it.  You make the time and shift things around until you find a schedule/routine that works.  You will occasionally find me at LA at 515am doing cardio too and trust me, I have a GREAT day at work knowing that I started my day off right w/ exercise.  I am thankful to have time to pursue my career w/ a great and reputable firm, along with a group that supports working Moms.  Giving fitness up was just not an option.  My schedule just needed a little tweak.

I do miss seeing good friends (Rebecca, Tracy, Tony, Jim, Stefanie, Alfonso ..) and I hope to see some of you over the thanksgiving holiday.  Keep up the good work and continue to motivate each other (and me)!

And now a totally off subject that I get asked quite a bit.  Guys, sorry haha.  Stop reading lol.

How do you get your hair to poof at the crown?!?  I have partial highlights that help create the poof and a pink comb that has been w/ me for years.  Jason always says, "here we go again" .... when I run around the house frantic asking, "Have you seen my comb?!?" ... It's quite comical actually and he replies, "Well, hun, you're gonna have to finally replace that one."  But then I end up finding it :)) ...  Anyway, it's all about the teasing and having the highlights does help.  I have it down now to 5 minutes and I have a hairdo.  If you want a video, just let me know!  LoL!  I hope this answered the question! ...

Cheers!
Mrs. Chilly