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Big news!

21 Sep

I’ve got big news everyone!! (No, I’m not pregnant!) Keep reading…

On Monday September 23rd my new site will be up. You will be able to visit me here (eatnapplay.net) to see my new blog design and all future posts.

You’ll definitely want to be sure to stop by on Monday for a big surprise! Can’t wait to see you there!! 😉

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Fitness Goals

1 Apr

Today was the last day of my 21-day boot camp. This was a half hour class that was offered at my work during lunch. We were also supposed to work out on the weekends to reach the target 21 days of working out in a row.

Was I able to do it? For the most part, yes.

I took 4 of the 21 days off to rest. I personally don’t feel that it’s good for your body to not have at least one rest day per week. So, I took what was necessary for me and my body. The purpose of the 21 days was to build a habit. I think it worked because I am kind of sad that there is no boot camp class tomorrow. I will miss the structured class with others around for motivation. I am one that needs that extra umph from a motivating instructor and other class members. I am looking for other work outs to replace the class. My friend and I are going to try to go for a jog during our lunch breaks now. I hate running, but it’s something. And, I need to stay active. Also, I am going to go for a bike ride next week during my lunch break. I haven’t ridden in forever, so I will have to ease back into it, but I’m excited!

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As for progress from boot camp, I took some before and after pictures, but there isn’t much to see, so I won’t be posting them. My abs have a tiny bit more definition and my legs definitely feel stronger, but I will have to continue on with my fitness goals to see some real results. My goals are to feel better and have more energy, most importantly, and I would also like to gain more muscle. Unfortunately, I re-injured my right shoulder on the 4th day of the boot camp class, so I was unable to do many of the arm exercises. I am working on healing it again so I can ease into strengthening it and building muscle in my arms.

I have never been one for working out much, but now is the time. I’m about to be chasing a crazy little boy around all the time! He needs a mommy who can keep up and play with him. 🙂

What types of workouts do you do? What are your fitness goals? Leave a comment below if you’d like to share.

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What is Clean Eating? 5 Guidelines to Follow

25 Mar

Eating clean is one of my biggest passions. It certainly hasn’t always been, that’s for sure. I used to eat like crap! Back in college, my meals consisted of pop tarts, Wendy’s dollar menu items, and boxes of Velveeta shells and cheese. The thought of this makes me cringe now, but I have learned a lot since then. Growing up, I never really learned healthy eating habits. The food in my house was cheap, processed, and convenient. Unfortunately, this has become the norm for many American families. It wasn’t until the last couple of years that I started to make a change toward healthier options. It was definitely no overnight achievement, but more of a work in progress. I eat clean to feel good. I eat clean to maintain a decent energy level. I eat clean because I want to nourish my body with the nutrients it needs and deserves.

You may be asking, what is “clean eating” anyway?

Well, here are a few guidelines to eating a clean diet.

  1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Buy organic when possible to ensure you are getting all the possible nutrients and no harmful chemicals.
  2. Eat lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, or fish.
  3. Eat whole grains, such as brown rice or whole wheat. Personally, I don’t do gluten, so no wheat for me (read here for more info on that), but others may be able to tolerate it. Make sure it says whole on the ingredients label. Avoid all refined grains such as white flour or white rice. All refined grains are stripped of most of their fiber, vitamins and minerals.
  4. Avoid alcohol.
  5. Avoid added refined sugar.

Clean Eating

I have some helpful tips here if you’d like to give it a try.

Do you want to feel better and become healthier? Starting a clean diet may be for you. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions about eating clean.

Read my story about how and why I started to eat a clean diet.

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New glasses

2 Mar

New glasses

I got my new glasses today! Yay! See the options I had to choose from here. What do ya think?

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