Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Back to working out today after yesterday's rest day. Of course, my trainer Aimee showed me no mercy when she made out my schedule of travel wods! Today my workout "BW Ten" consisted of 5 Rounds for Time (5RFT) of 100 squats, 20 lunges and 35 push-ups. I really did not think I would make it through but I pushed on and got it done in just under 42 minutes. Good thing it didn't take me any longer, my granddaughter arrived shortly after and stayed with me for the day. She made me forget all about my sore muscles!

Being on vacation it is hard to get your proper meals but I am trying!
For breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with 1 oz of diced ham and 1 peach.
Lunch: 9 almonds, 1.5 cups of red grapes and 1 oz of turkey breast lunch meat.
Dinner: it was late so I ran to McDonald's and had a grilled chicken bacon ranch salad minus the ranch, fruit and yogurt parfait (not allowed in Whole30 but I needed something), 9 almonds and 22 baby carrots cooked.
Snack: 16 baby carrots, 1 banana and 1 tsp sunflower seeds.

Overall, my calorie count was lower than it should be for the day considering what I burned in my workout. But that will only help toward my goal of losing weight!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 26, 2013

I'm still out of town so my routine is a little out of whack but I am trying to make the best of it. Today was a scheduled rest day, so no workout today. I will probably do some stretches before bed to try and relax. After 2 nights of restless sleep, I am ready to try anything! My meals are out of whack today also, but I am still maintaining my Whole30 diet.

Breakfast - 3 eggs scrambled in the microwave with half a small diced avocado and 1 ounce diced ham. Small banana and a cup of grapes.

Dinner - Cranberry, apple, grilled chicken salad at Denny's with no dressing or bread.

Snacks - 9 almonds and 2 cups of red grapes.

The fridge in my hotel room is all out of whack and all my food keeps freezing. So my grapes I am eating right now are actually frozen! This morning, I had to wait for my eggs to thaw so that I could cook them. Crazy, but I am trying to maintain my healthy eating while on my trip!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

About 4 weeks ago, my oldest daughter helped me to make the decision to get my physical life in shape. We began a Whole30 Challenge eating a Paleo diet and began to incorporate fitness into my life in the form of CrossFit. On this page, I will write about my progress and I hope that it will inspire someone to get their life in shape too. I am learning a new way to eat and prepare food as well as to adapt workouts to my abilities. In just a short month, I am already seeing results and I love it! One of the major benefits is that I have cut way back on my acid reflux meds. Another is that my clothes are fitting better or not at all because they are too big!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

United one key chain at a time

We are excited to announce our new "Pay it Forward" project!  How does it work? Simple, choose a uniform for your Connected key chain and we will take care of the rest! Send to a Military friend, mom, hero or anyone you want to let know you are United in spirit with them. 

If you would like to donate an "anonymous gift" of a Connected key chain to a special family (i.e Fallen Hero family), I have a list of very touching and well deserving families. Please email me for details,

Thanks for supporting our mission and helping us change the world one creation at a time while honoring the military and their families.