Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

So, the Martinez household is on week 2 of meal prepping every Sunday instead of waiting til 6:30 pm every night and not having anything planned for dinner and just going to pick up something "easy".
I have to say, the results of just clean eating are indisputable. In the last week and a half I have already dropped 9 lbs... I'm sure partially due to the large cut down of soda and increase of water. 
Plus I am realizing just how much money I can save by just cooking all the food on one day and not spending $20+ every night for the 4 of us. 

I have decided to change the way I approach the healthy lifestyle venture; usually I just go balls in and think I can cut out all the bad food and drinks and smoking AND lack of exercise overnight and that I can maintain it. Obviously that route hasn't yielded any long lasting change to my life. 
This time around I am trying to take it slow, I have cut down soda substantially to one a day, I have been cooking a lot healthier a.k.a nothing out of a box or can... all natural organic stuff. Lots of chicken, fruit, and veggies... I started back at the gym, but not every single night. 
But most importantly I have been trying not to beat myself up too badly when I slip and eat fries or miss going to the gym, I just remind myself that tomorrow I will do better. And I have been! My cravings for the wonderful delicious pizza or burgers are still there of course... But I have made the choice not to let those foods be part of my everyday. And I already feel so much better!

Can't wait to see how I feel in a few weeks  :)

Meal Prep Shortcut

I found this super helpful list of things that fit perfectly into meal prepping so that you can dive right in! Enjoy! Let me know what your favorite prep meal is... 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Change... It's a good thing. Right?

So, it's been an interesting year so far... November we moved off base finally and moved into a wonderful quiet neighborhood that has allowed me to take a step back from everything and focus on myself and my family. 

I have started going back to therapy to deal with a few issues.. one of which is me being bipolar. I have always struggled with severe depression, but never considered that I was bipolar. It is scary and I am doing my best to deal with it in a positive way... 

I am starting back to college in the next few months and I am beyond excited. I have decided to pursue my one true love and get my degree in social work. I can't wait!

I have also started to change my diet and start exercising again in hopes that it will help keep me more balanced and will help me get to where i need to be health wise... I want to feel comfortable in my clothes... i want to feel like a bombshell when my husband looks at me... I don't want to ever feel like people wonder why the hell he is with me... 

I hope to get better about writing and letting some of you know that you are not alone... We all deal with something, we don't have to do it alone though. 

My life is changing. And honestly, I am terrified. But, I am also excited about what is in my future!