Thursday, September 26, 2013

Please help promote Designs by Tiffany!

I have a side business that I am trying to grow.  It's a fashion accessories/clothing business.  I began selling mostly women accessories but recently decided to add children clothing, women clothing, little boy accessories like hats, ties,etc...The faster I grow, the more I am able to add to what I sell.  Will you help support me and please like my page (HERE) to help me grow?

Thanks in advance for you support!  :)

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

This week has been super crazy with the husband out of town and me left to 4 crazy kids under the age of 4!  No need to say more!  Anyway, I managed to fit in a couple real workouts that I felt were great.  I think I felt they were great because first they only took 30 minutes or less and second because I can barely walk! Ha Ha!  That just goes to show you how out of shape I am too!  I'm getting there though!  Slowly but surely! :)

Here are just 2 that I thought were worth sharing if you felt like switching it up!  Let me know what you thought about these workouts and leave a comment about other workouts you like as well! :)

Jillian Miachaels 30 day shred level 3

Jessica Biel's Workout

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Protein Shakes to Curb your Sugar Cravings

As you know, I'm really trying to cut back on my sugar intake.  Not so much fructose, more of the sucrose.  Easter weekend I had sweets 2 days and then the week following I had a couple airheads and jelly beans on 2 or 3 different occasions which isn't good for me!  That's what I'm trying not to eat!!!

I tend to crave sugar most when I haven't had the time to feed myself because I'm too busy feeding everyone else and cleaning up after the kids that I literally don't have time to eat.  That's not good at all!  So lately I've been very into these yummy protein shakes that curb my sweet cravings and satisfy my hunger.  Here are the two that I've been drinking the past couple weeks.

Chocolate Protein Shake:
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
1-2 TBSP Cocoa Powder
15-17 Big Ice Cubes
1/2 tsp vanilla

Pina Colada Protein Shake
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Cup Almond Milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
1/2 tsp Vanilla
15-17 Big Ice Cubes

Do you have any yummy protein shake "go to" recipes?

Thursday, March 28, 2013

12 minute workout for 3-28-2013

I managed to find time today while the kids were napping to fit in a 12 minute high intensity workout, yeah!  My workout came from  I did the butt workout from March 27th.  I wanted so badly to hop on my bike or treadmill for 20-30 minutes afterwards but unfortunately my children needed me.  I guess I should say fortunately my children needed me.  At times I feel I'm being selfish by wanting the whole day to be about what I want and it takes a minute for reality check to set in before I realize how fortunate I am to be raising my own children and don't have to rely on someone else to raise them for me.  I do think however that it is mandatory that you take care of yourself first though.  My aunt always uses the analogy of the airlines telling you to put your oxygen mask on first and then your kin.  Same goes for life...if your oxygen tank is empty then you're useless to your children/husband/boyfriend/friend (whoever needs you).  I guess what I'm trying to say is something to the effect of don't feel guilty that you want to fit a workout into your day when realistically your day is filled with the demands of your precious children or whatever else is demanding of your time!

My food intake went like this:
Breakfast:  Old fashioned oats with honey and raisins.
Lunch: Protein shake (so good!)  Here is the recipe I used:
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBS cocoa powder
1 cup almond milk
15 Ice cubes

For lunch I also had about 4 bites of egg noodles with this chicken stroganoff.  Recipe for the chicken is HERE!

Snack:  1/2 cup raisin bran plain
Dinner: Salmon burger with Stubbs BBQ Sauce on white bread with 1/2 cup green beans no butter or salt, just plain tonight.

I usually don't eat white bread but did tonight because I was super hungry and it was an excuse not to waist scraps!  Nice excuse!  Obviously my diet could use some improvements but that will come in time.  Baby steps remember :)  Although if you want to see much quicker results eat a clean polished diet and your results will show much quicker than mine:)

Comments are always welcome!!! 

How Does A Mother of 4 Under 4 Do It???

You might be thinking to yourself, how in the world does a mother of 4 under 4 find the time to workout.  I ask myself that same question almost everyday!!!  I just had my 4th little munchkin a little over 2 months ago.  It took me a full 2 months to properly and completely heal from my c-section.  Before that, I hadn't done an ounce of any form of exercise since my horse accident on may 18th 2012!  Not even walking!  I guess a few times I did walk my other children to the park which is not even a mile away.  I could count that:)  Anyhow, long story short, my body and endurance is absolutely out of shape and not even close to par! I decided to begin logging my daily eating and workouts (if any) on this blog and see what happens along the way.   I'm mostly doing this for myself so that I continue to "stay motivated" for ME!!!  This is really just going to be a journal of trail and error and we can see what works and what doesn't:)  My plan for now is to mainly focus on what I eat!  I'm going to drastically limit my sugar intake and then go from there.  Baby steps!!

 I have to admit, I took some definite BEFORE pics this morning and was absolutely disgusted!  I want to do something about the way my body looks but honestly don't know when I can fit any form of exercise into my day or night for that matter.  But I can however control what I choose to put into my body for nutrition.  I'm more than open to any comments, questions or suggestions, so feel free to speak your mind and give your best tips and tricks ;)