New Years Sale!!!

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It’s the last day of 2013!! To celebrate the new yet, I’m offering 25% off ANY weight loss package purchased this week!!! Email me now to get your personalized workout plans and meal plans!! Let me help you get rid of that holiday fluff and get bikini body ready for the summer!!!

Michellesssssfit@gmail.com

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Weight loss Journey!!!

The past couple of months I’ve been struggling with my fitness and weight loss journey but I’m finally getting it together!!! I’m more than excited and now that I’m starting to see results I’m becoming addicted! Please follow my fitness journey on Instagram @michellesssssfit

Take a look at my 2wk progress on Herbalife!!

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Can’t wait to see what the new year holds for me!!!

I’m Back (For Real this time lol)

Hi Lovelies!! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!! I know I’ve been doing very horribly with posting on my blog lately, but am determined to get back into it.

For the rest of the month of January, I’m going to be posting at least once daily! Regardless of the randomness of the post, I’m determined to make an effort to keep my blog up to date.

So, as for a little update on what’s going on with me…

◆I’ve been sick (as usual with this time of year) but am getting better
◆I have been working out and eating clean A LOT!!! I’m very proud of that, and have also considered in competing in Fitness Competitions. (More on that later)
◆My Etsy shop is FINALLY up and running!! Please go check it out!!  (http://www.etsy.com/shop/naturalbelledesigns) Currently I only have my jewelry listed and my crochet scarfs will be up once my mom comes home in February since she volunteered to be my model.
◆I start school on Tuesday!! Eeeek I’ll actually be back in a classroom for the first time in almost 2 years. I’m extremely nervous but trying not to think about it. I’m an art major and will be taking a photography class, so I hope to use my blog as a place to display some of my work.
◆My locs will be 1 year old on Tuesday the 22nd!
◆My boyfriend and I will also be celebrating our 6 year anniversary on that day as well. So Tuesday will be a very exciting day for me! lol

That’s about it for now. You should follow me on Instagram, I’m always on it! lol @MichelleSssss

Also, anything you wanna know or conversate about it??? Let me know, it’ll help me with posting daily lol.

♡Michelle

I’ve been inspired… to start back running!!

Early last year, I called myself a runner. I was getting ready to leave for Air Force BMT and I ran just about every single day. It wasn’t much maybe anywhere from 1-3 miles a day, but I was doing it, and I loved it. It was something that after 2 or 3 months was ingrained in me, and on the days where I didn’t run, I just didn’t feel “right”. I miss that feeling. Whenever I was stressed out, frustrated, sad, happy, bored, whatever I could run. Release that emotion whether it be good or bad, and be taken away, even if it was just for 20 minutes at a time. I would run before work or after work, but I always preferred my early morning runs. I would go by myself or take Latte with me. He’s a great running companion to be such a little dog, he wasn’t even a year old back then.

Getting this job has me pumped and motivated. For awhile I think I had lost some confidence in myself, but now I feel like I can do anything. Crazy how things change. But I want to run again. Even if it is just a walk/run. I want to get back to the point where I can run non stop and feel like I’m escaping the world. I’ve been reading a very inspiring blog over at TriKatyKid about her run streak. She’s been running every single day, rain or shine, for what will be a year on her birthday in October. That’s so amazing to me. Even on day’s when she doesn’t feel like it, or its raining, or whatever she gets up and runs. I want to be like that. A run streak is extremely intimidating for me. But I no longer feel like it’s impossible. Even if I am only running 5 minutes out of an hour walk, I want to run something EVERY day. I am trying to build up the strength in my knee and my ankle so I know I must start slow, but I feel like if I just put my mind to it, I can do it.

I also strongly believe in the concept of writing things down and making them happen. So I will start small…

I want to  will run every single day in the month of April.

Hold me to it guys, and Katy, please don’t stop running or writing, even though we don’t physically “know” each other, seeing your blog everyday has really pushed me to want to run, to get back and go beyond where I use to be.

I’m also getting my mom back into running as well. She use to run track in HS and college and held state records (who would’ve thought? lol) So together we will start running again, and I will be blogging about it as well. One of my mom’s goals is to do a 5k every month. Even if we are not running the whole thing. Last month we power walked the majority of the race but started and finished running. It felt great and I think it was a great start for us.

So, I’m starting today. No more “I’ll do it tomorrow” In about an hour and a half, my mom and I are meeting up to take the dogs for a run/walk. So I will talk to y’all soon. Hopefully by this time next month I will be blogging about my 30 days of running I just finished 🙂

Yesterday’s Workout!!

Man yesterday I hit the gym with my mom to go to a Zumba class for the first time in almost a year! And while the moves were familiar and I got back into the swing of things quite easily, I am certainly feeling it this morning!! I woke up and my whole body was sore!! Goodness gracious! I had a lot of fun though and it’s all worth it! On a happy note, I’ve lost .5 an inch around my waist since my starting measurements a week or so ago. I actually measured after I ate and stuff this morning, but I’m not sure if it would have made that big of a difference. But it makes turning down that yummy piece of cake Honey had last night and eating a handful of grapes instead sooooo worth it!!!!

Oh my I’m doing a 5k!!! (more workout awesomeness)

So today I ended up going to the gym with my mom to walk around the track since it was still kind of gross and windy out. We walked and chit chatted and it was an overall really nice time. I’m glad I got off my butt and went 🙂  We ended up doing 2.02 miles in 36 minutes. Not a miraculous time but we set a goal of walking 2 miles in 40 mins, so we beat our goal!! Yay!! Small achievements help getting back in shape much more enjoyable!!! While we were walking we talked about 5ks. Now my mom did her very first one on Jan 1 and I was so proud of her and I promised next time I would do it with her. As we were leaving, I spotted some fliers, saw one for a 5k this month and grabbed it. Here it is on my awesomely empty bulletin/future inspiration board lol  along with the training guide they had next to it, which is very much so like the “Couch to 5k” program.

As you can see, that is next weekend. But I’m not to worried because I am use to running, especially after BMT, even though I haven’t gotten to the point of enjoying it yet lol. But we are very excited. We also made a workout plan for the next week or so until that day. It’s not much but better than nothing. We will be taking Zumba on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. And walking anywhere from 2.5-3.5 miles on the days in between with Sunday being a rest day. I think it will be a good jump start to getting into a more regular routine of working out. I am a very firm believer in setting small, attainable goals for myself rather than large far away goals because it helps to push me forward a lot harder every time I meet a goal.

In the meantime, since I am out of work, I am thinking about working out in the morning as well, since just walking/jogging isn’t very intense. Honey will be home tomorrow for Spring Break so I am hoping he will go to the gym with me and help me with a workout plan, to include weights and machines until I get the hang of what I am doing.

Up next for tomorrow, I may hit the gym in the morning, just for some elliptical, treadmill, sauna stuff since I have to go on base anyways or I may pop in my Kim K dvd and do that.

Since I am getting more motivated with my heath and fitness, I will start blogging more about it. It helps me feel a smidgen more accountable about things lol

SN- my dinner tonight consisted of grilled salmon, sauteed spinach, and brown rice. yummmmm 🙂

Being sick and working out

Man let me tell you, being sick and trying to work out is rough. I’m currently taking a mini break. To be honest with myself, I havent done much, just about 25 mins on my Kinect (turned on my Wii to find my balance board and sensor have been rid of their batteries smh). But geez I feel exhausted and hungry smh. Feel like I’m slacking big time. I want to go walk my dog but the weather outside is windy and drizzly, not ideal for my situation right now, I’m trying to get better, not worse :/ I’m also supposed to be either going walking with my mom this evening if the weather clears up, or going to Zumba if it doesn’t, but I’m not sure if that will be pushing me past my limits or not. I really wanna get back in shape, but I don’t want to make myself feel worse since I’ve been fighting different illnesses lately. And on top of that I am CRAVING a crispy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s. But it’s so not good for you, but it’s just soooo yummy. I was hoping that there was something in the house that would suffice, but I know I’m really dying for the fried crispiness goodness of it. Maybe I should do an oven fried chicken breast with bread crumbs instead… not exactly what I want, but an option none the less. Oh well, my break is over, going to play another game and maybe think of something healthier to eat lol

SN-i just saw a picture of a tuna sandwich and I just decided what I’m going to have for lunch. A tuna sandwich on wheat bread and some grapes… yummmm. Little things will make a difference 🙂

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Wendy's chicken sandwich

Wendy's chicken sandwich

(I’m a visual person, so I intentionally tried to find pictures that made the tuna sandwich look so much yummier lol)

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