Monday, October 22, 2012

Back In The Game!

I have a confession...  Last week was recovery week for Insanity-- and instead of doing the videos-- I just did baby yoga and played around with the kids instead...  And, to make matters worse-- Garrett followed my lead.

I have been drinking A LOT of Matcha!
We have decided to start over, but there is still a part of me that feels like a failure!  Ahh!  Welp, that's what happens sometimes, right?  And, we *did* both stay active, so that's a positive.  Garrett went on a lot more runs than "the norm" and I did yoga every day!

But, it's really important to us to FINISH Insanity and not to cheat our way through it!  So, back to square one for us...

I think that's a very important part of making healthy changes in your life-- not giving up. It would be a lot easier for both Garrett and I to say, "Ah-- screw it!  We've already gotten behind!" then just not finish.  We are not going to let that happen!

side view-- I'm not doing so bad!
I will say that it hasn't hurt my weight loss at all.  I'm still sitting steady at 134 pounds-- and that brings my BMI from 26.5 to 24.51.  Which is a *big deal*!  Why?  Well, I'm finally out of the overweight category for my height!  Positive news like this just reinforces my belief that abs start in the kitchen.  The biggest change I've made thus far has been in my diet!  (Abs start in the kitchen!)

The bread rising!
We have now completely integrated to making our own bread!  I've been using a very easy whole wheat recipe and jazzing it up a bit with flax seed and also making buns, or cinnamon and raisin bread (pictured above.)  It makes our house smell amazing, it is saving us a ton of money-- and we aren't getting half the additives and other garbage that goes along with store bought bread!  Yay!

I know I slacked last week on blogging too.  I'm disappointed in myself.  But-- Garrett and I, after two kids and a lot of time decided to finally tie the knot!  I got a little caught up in wedding planning and had a hard time concentrating on anything else for a couple of days!

Bridesmaids said yes!  WOO!
I guess that's even more motivation for losing weight!  

I have a ton of posts planned, more giveaways from some awesome sponsors-- Mama's head is back in the game!  

Happy Monday to you all!


  1. Dang girl! You look GOOOOOOOOD!!!
    Could you please share your bread recipe? I've never made bread before, but I know Chase would LOVE it!

  2. Always wanted to make bread. Yes please share! And I agree, you look great. Keep doing what your doing. Life is not always as we plan it and even when we have a plan...things happen. Just keep your goals in mind and like you said, never give up.

  3. You should share your weekly meal plan!!! I am in desperate need of some help when it comes to eating... Im clueless

  4. You should share your weekly meal plan!!! I am in desperate need of some help when it comes to eating... Im clueless

  5. 1. Way to go for starting over and getting back on track!
    2. I need your bread recipe.
    3. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! So exciting ;)

  6. congrats on getting married!!!

    I too would like the bread recipe.

    Part of making a total change is the ability to forgive yourself when you stumble, and then pick yourself right back up again. I think its awesome that you have support!
    Im scared of Insanity...I watch the infomercial at the gym...and I flinch.

  7. I think you look awesome! I'm glad yall aren't giving up on it! Congrats on the upcoming wedding! That's definitely good motivation for hanging in there!

  8. Your so motivating! I love it! Congrats too.


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