This Might Sound Crazy….

So, I’m kind of in between a rock and a hard place. 

I know how to work out and I work out hard.  I’ve been maintaining my weight and achieving some strength gains.  I don’t want to become a fitness model or a body builder.  I just want to wear a bathing suit and rock it.  I mean, most women want that, and I get it.  I have a lot of loose skin in my midsection from fluctuating weight issues.  However, comparing how I look now to how I once looked, I’m feeling a bit better about myself. 

I currently look like this in a bathing suit (my sister gets mad when I suck in my stomach because it makes my ribs stick out):

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With that being said, I’m gonna try and cut out sugar.  I am addicted to candy and sure, it is ok once in awhile but I pretty much eat it everyday because I feel like I can, and realistically, I shouldn’t.  I know that abs are made in the kitchen and while I do eat relatively healthfully, I want it to be better.  I’ve been feeling run down and in a funk and part of it is probably because of my poor eating habits. 

I know it will take some hard work.  The only sugar that I really want in my diet is that from real food (2 servings max of fruit, that’s my current norm anyway) and maybe a bit here or there, but not candy all day, everyday. 

Here’s to trying my best to eat clean for the whole month of May and cut out lots of sugar! 


Whew,What a Weekend

Some weekends I feel like they fly by, while others take their leisurely time.  Some weekends I’m clearly reminded of my age (26) and how I can not keep up with the young’ns anymore.

On Friday night, the boyfriend and I went to dinner, drove Go Karts, and played some mini golf.  You can’t really see it, but I almost beat him.

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Saturday morning I had to get up and get ready for a brunch at church, so I splurged and got myself a skinny hazelnut macchiatio.  It was amazing.  You should definitely try it if you haven’t


I went to the gym and killed it on the step mill per the usual (I did my own intervals this time and kind of think I like it better).


30 mins of intervals plus 15 minutes of a steadier state equal a sweaty, tired mess:


I should have known better because I knew I’d be out late.  I went to Life in Color:Rebirth, and although I had a lot of fun, I am too old to be drinking and dancing from 8 pm until 3 am.  I fell asleep in the bleachers and in the concourse.  But this is our 4 am aftermath:



Sunday was uneventful, I was not hungover, thankfully.  I went to church, ran some errands, washed and vacuumed my car, and tried to work out.  I, however, got some kind of stomach bug.  I’m typing this up Monday morning and am still feeling some waves of it, although not as bad.

Hope you had a fun weekend too!