So it has been a solid two weeks of dedication. Hubby and I have really taken to getting into out fitness. We have cut down on the amount of fast food we eat. I started to cook some meals rather than only relying on him to feed us.
I started to make sure I eat at least 5 times a day. Three meals and two snacks, although it seems to turn into three snacks and two meals. I have been really changing my relationship with food and am truly enjoying the journey.
I ran my first mile in years. Although it was 11 minutes I shaved off 3 seconds of my time already. I love what my body is able to do. I am still learning to use my mind over my body. I can get in the zone but it doesn’t last as long as I would like. Slowly but surly I am building the healthiest I can be.
As long as I could remember I always had goals for myself and lists. As much as I remember the goals and lists I also remember not finishing most them. One of the main goals I’ve always had to lose weight. About 3 years ago I started to really focus on it and through out these three years I’ve strongly maintained between the 15 I want to lose. I am tired of this constant battle.
Last year I got down to my goal weight of about 135 but then it was a short victory because 5 pounds came back quick. Recently I’ve been really focusing on my food and water intake. I’ve been learning more and skipping less meals. My mentality has changed and I want to be healthy I do not want to be skinny. I want to be able to do a cartwheel without worrying. I want to be able to run a mile no worries.
This time around I really want to learn as much as I can about nutrition. I want to fuel my future children the right way. Growing up and being raised by young parents fast food was a staple to our diet. When my parents separated food became a comfort. Renewing a 27 year old relationship is hard but this time I am dedicated. Today we are going to sign up for the gym and tomorrow starts our first gym day. Ive been looking for a new hobby and my fitness will be it.
If I did it before I can do it again. I started to learn about my macros. Its a bit confusing but I really do enjoy it. MyFitnessPal is also such a huge help! So here it goes again!
Hello I am back again with another DIY Beauty post. This new one is now a new face mask miracle. In one of my many, many trips through Pinterest I saw many different type of face masks. I originally tried baking soda and Apple Cider Vinegar. It was a nice mask but it burned and left my skin really coarse.
So the next go around I added a teaspoon of activated charcoal powder. I didn’t realize how much I was actually going to make thankfully my wonderful hubby brought me home a bunch of these white and black containers and I was able to save the rest.
I put about 4 tablespoons of ACV in a plastic cup about 4 shakes of baking soda and a spoon of activated charcoal powder. Don’t worry when you add the baking soda and it starts to fizzle. After all of the mixing it will turn into a paste. When all is mixed, put the paste on and let harden. It will sizzle, harden, and turn gray. When I wash the mask off I wash it off with my hands and then I use a face towel and wash in circular motions.
It is my best face mask I have made. My skin feels the softest and cleanest it has in a while! My skin also feels tighter. I definitely suggest trying it out!
One day my co-worker walks in with a mason jar with what looked like lumpy goo. As I asked he informed me it was Overnight oats. The other day I had a flash back of this conversation and went to my handy dandy Pinterest and picked three recipes to try. I made my list and headed to the super market (which I hate but I was determined and cheap.)
The first receipt I tried was Coco and Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup unsweetened milk of choice
1 tablespoon chia seeds or flax seed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt
0-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
My first try I used
Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tablespoon honey
I tolerated it. I did not love it. It was actually super biter. I used original coco and also just one table spoon of honey. Next time I will use either 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup. But it did fill me up for much longer than scrambled eggs and I felt so adult that I was able to actually follow through!
Tomorrow will be my Apple Sauce cinnamon experience!
So recently I’ve been really interested in do it myself projects. Especially anything that is organic and will save me some damn money. One that I have perfected is what they call the natural hair removal but I’d call it the Natural Hair Reducer.
So save your coffee grounds for this one! It’s a two part recipe that I love. Just save all your coffee grounds. I like to only take about two tablespoons at a time in a container and add some Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I like to add enough that the coffee grounds are moist but not drenched.
Now all you do is rub this on your hairy parts. So we’ll take your legs for example. Take this mix and rub onto your legs for about 3 min. Its an amazing exfoliant and I love coffee so my showers smell delicious. I’ve used this for about a month and can really tell that my hair is getting lighter. Not as in color but quantity. lol.
Try it out and let me know what you think!! Also any other recipes like these!