Day one is starting off ok I think…though I’m lacking motivation because my hubby went back to work today and it’s the first time in a while that I’ve had my house and my boo to myself LOL! Plus it’s really really cold out for the first time all winter!! BRRRR! The advantage of being a stay at home mom is that you don’t have to go out when its real cold, snowing, raining, when it’s too hot, so here I am eating my breakfast and contemplating the gym. Thank god for the On Demand workouts! I have hand weights at home and I also have an exercise ball and step so that helps on days like today. Just eating healthy is motivating! I’ve eaten so much crap over the weekend my body has no problem kicking into healthy mode LOL! One snack I’d love to recommend because it’s super yummy dipped with crackers, veggies, or even baked salsa chips is the Humus & Cucumber Dip, I had a lot of this left over from NYE so last night I had a 1/2 cup just……..plain!!! I can’t believe I ate it with a spoon! It’s only humus, Taboule, Feta cheese and cucumbers!! YUM I’m on a real cucumber and broccoli kick, which can’t be a bad thing. This is how my daughter started her day, I would have rather of had pancakes!!

So I’m a bit disappointed in myself that I didn’t get my butt to the gym however I’m very glad I brought MM to mommy group instead because she so needs to interact with other kiddos more. Now that we are trying to do 1 nap a day it does allow me to do more things however the process is more difficult. She was so tired from 10 to 12:30 when I finally put her down, she barely even ate her lunch, she was a crank at mommy group and didn’t play with any kids 😦 I know it takes time so I’ll be patient.  BUT I did do something at least, I did half of a total body workout from On Demand, now I only did 25 min of the 50 min workout however I’d like to admit that I didn’t quit because I couldn’t handle it, I quit because I couldn’t get the steps down LOL…I’m so uncoordinated it’s not even funny….I got through some of the cardio and weight part and then they kicked it up to the kickboxing part, which I love, I used to do classes, however I could NOT keep up. I really wanted a workout so I quit and moved onto a 15 min lower body workout. Then I did some arm exercises on my own. If it’s two things I hate the most about my body it’s my arms and thighs. When I work them out my stomach automatically shrinks a bit! Sooo all in all not a bad first day. I felt great afterwards but this is truly the hard part, getting past that 2 week mark, the mark where it truly becomes a routine and it starts to feel good, all this workout left me feeling was “OMG I’m so out of shape” and that shaky weak feeling (Which I know is a good thing) I just remember I went back to the gym a few mths ago. I worked out once and never went back because I could barely handle what I did and all it did was make me feel like crap about myself, reminded me how much I used to be able to do and how much I can’t now. But I’m trying to start off slow, to me there is nothing worse than not being able to move the next day LOL. And I have to often remind myself that I carried a baby for 10 mths and then delivered her, that was a HUGE change to my body of course I’m not going to be able to go back to the gym and pick up where I left off! LOL I do notice when using my abs it’s so different……so much harder! I also added a few recipes, I added a recipe I tweaked and called Ham & Cheese Chicken, it’s a healthier version of a Chicken Cordon Bleu. Then I added a Turkey & Avocado Panini because I’m always in need of quick lunches!

So according to the chart I use that counts my calories and such after today I’ve consumed 1,213 Calories. Minus what I worked off -250 equals a daily balance of 963 WHICH doesn’t seem right, I also had 2 small bread sticks that I made with Multigrain bread so I’m sure give or take I’m right around 1200. I won’t be doing the calorie count everyday because it takes awhile and some days I won’t have time to do it.

Breakfast: (All I really did was cut my portion that I know I can eat in half)

1/2 Cup of Old Fashioned Oats
1 Banana
Few Blueberries
1 tbsp. of sliced almonds
1/2 Cup of Skim Milk

Lunch: (No I did not eat that whole dip! I just scooped 3 tbsp. and put it on top of my salad!) It was leftover from NYE!


Salad Greens w/humus & Cucumber Dip on top. I didn’t even need dressing because it was so tasty from the dip! This is going to be a new favorite, I can also see myself eating this dip inside a whole grain pita!

Afternoon exercise:
25 Min of a 50 Min Total Body workout from On Demand.
15 Min of a Lower Body workout from On Demand.
10 Min of weights for my chest and arms.


Quarter of a large Cucumber, Sliced
Handful of Sliced Carrots
2 Tbsp. of Light Ranch Dressing
1 Cup of Tea


Beefy Teriyaki 
Lettuce Cups
1 Glass of Wine (YES LARGE!) I deserved it!