Before and after

Before and after
Before...eating junk, no exercise and feeling terrible. After...eating "clean", weight training, cardio and feeling amazing 19 years later.

30 years ago I was in the path of an unhealthy future due to my poor food choices and no exercise. Eating Clean cleansed the inside of my body and I sculpted the outside with weight training. Now 48 years old, I'm in the best shape of my life. It's never too late to change your body and your life!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Egg Mc-Minus-Muffin!


So far, the first week and a half of my new (old eat clean) mind set has been great!  I've been hitting it hard in the gym and at home in the kitchen. I've formed my plan of attack for this competition that is now only 8.5 weeks away. Yikes! 100% absolutely no sugar, first and foremost. There's none to be found in my house; I'm limiting my fruit to very small amounts and only early in the day; only clean eating all the way now! 6 small meals a day - a protein, veggie, & complex carb. 

I found this little microwave egg muffin maker at Target. I used it today and love this little thing! It's going to be great for my mid morning and afternoon snacks (minus the muffin, of course). I used 3 egg whites, Mrs. Dash, salmon, quinoa, mushrooms, and spinach. 1:45 in the microwave and I have a very healthy, clean, protein-packed snack. Yummy!  

I'm going to take a progress picture this weekend and will post if it's not too gross!  Lol...  :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Please forgive me father, for I have sinned...

Ok...I know it's been forever since I've contributed to my beloved blog, but I'm back. I've ignored it for too long. The reason? I fell off the sugar-free wagon and I've just felt GROSS. I did so well for so long, but I'm only human and gave in to temptation around Halloween. It started with Kraft caramels!! :(   I've said it before, but I truly am a sugar-holic.  Once I start eating sugar/candy, I cannot stop!!  I don't know WHAT I was thinking! I'm so furious at myself and I've gained about 8 pounds. I talked myself out of heading to the gym many times in the last three months. I feel so bad...not only have I been beating myself up mentally, but physically, I feel like I'm starting my transformation journey all over again.  Well, guess what?  I really am! 

I ran into my gym friend, Serena the other day. She's such a cutie and full of energy. Several months ago, she competed in the Europa-Dallas show Bikini division. It was on her 30th birthday and she is a mother of two. Wow, she looked fantastic and still does. She mentioned a future competition to me once before, but I told her that competing had never been my motivation in the past.  For some reason, when we spoke this time and she brought it up again, I thought..."Hmmm. Maybe that's what I need to force myself back into the lifestyle that I know and have been living, up until a few months ago?" So, I said yes!!! OMG!! I'm going to 47 years old? What have I committed myself too?  

I have exactly 10 weeks to get my butt in gear and get rid of those old caramels that have attached themselves to the backside of my thighs! I started a few days ago and have read EAT CLEAN STRIPPED another three times already! I'm feeling good about my decision now, but very nervous and scared already. It's no holds barred...I'm doing this!! I've transformed my body before and I know that I can do it again. Thank you, Serena, for saying exactly what I needed to hear so I can get refocused on the eating clean lifestyle that I know so well. 

I'll keep you posted on my progress!  :)