Blogilates – Day 2

Sheesh. The first day kicked my tail! However I ended up having to take a 2 day break between that video and the 2nd day. How sad is that? I am that out of shape. At least I’m on the right track.

So review of the 2nd day videos – They were not as bad! I think I’m slowly starting to get use to doing something. I know it’s only been 2 days but I guess I want to be in shape so bad that finally getting into the groove of something is making me excited. Now to just get my calorie intake handled. Some days I do great…others I can’t even explain what comes over me. I think it’s because I’m bored. Well not bored but if my hands aren’t busy doing something else – I eat. And Eat. And Eat some more.

I’m thinking about starting a low calorie diet. It’s called the “HSGD- Healthy Skinny Girl Diet” Basically you fluctuate between 800-1150 calories. I talked to my doctor about it, she said as long as I take my daily multivitamin and of course make sure to listen to my body, and eat a well rounded diet, she doesn’t see a problem with it. So I’m thinking about starting that tomorrow. It’ll be hard. Really hard. Especially with the Christmas holiday rolling around but If I want to do this, I’m going to have to kick my butt into gear. Within 40 days my doctor said I would probably lose about 11-25 lbs. It just depends on how much activity I get in throughout the day and the types of calories I eat. 

I also asked her about doing a 7 day water cleanse fast and she said that until I get to a lower weight she doesn’t recommend it due to the fact my body needs more calories to function that someone at a more healthy weight. – My BMI classifies me as obese. Which is when I sort of lost my shit and decided to do something about all this excess I’m carrying around. 

Back to the Blogilates. Cassey Ho is just an amazing person and I know she’s helping so many others get healthy and motivated. Just like me. I’ll be on day 3 tomorrow and I don’t plan on skipping any more workout days. Wish me luck.

Sweet dreams and Moon beams. – MJ


Blogilates Beginner Calendar – Day 1

THAT WAS INSANE!!! I know capitals seem like a bit much, but I just can’t even express how hard that was for me. Granted it’s my first workout routine of any sort in over 2 years….so that probably is what did me in. Cassey is so happy-go-lucky and she just makes you want to strive harder ya know? I have to admit I took a few (yes as in more than a couple) second long breaks. I didn’t expect that at all!! I mean it’s day 1 of the beginner calendar. Really it put in perspective how out of shape I really am. Also that it’s going to take a boatload of work to get to where I want/need to be. 

I’m not even going to lie, I’ve been putting this off for 2 weeks because it’s just not in my habit anymore. There I was laying on the couch at 8pm deciding that I would take a nap, set an alarm for 10pm then do what I need to do. – My sleep schedule is crapped out (loonnng storryyy) But lets face it. I probably wouldn’t have. I would of laid there till 11-12 dozing on and off, then maybe get some of what I need to get done, then go back to bed. My brain decided to tell me this. AND it worked. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. Words to live by I swear! So here I am. Cooling down after the workout, posting about the raw-ness of my not so better parts. I’m proud of myself, and I plan on keeping this up. After the beginning of the year I plan on starting to introduce some cardio – perhaps walks, then maybe jogging. 

I’m a loaf when it comes to jogging. You know those picked on kids in the movies? How they run? Yea that’s me – to a T.  But I just don’t care how bad I look.

This is for me. Do something for you. You won’t regret it. Promise. I’ve never regretted, ever, getting up off my butt to exercise. Might pay for it tomorrow, but never regret.


Sweet dreams and Moon beams. – MJ 

Blogilates Beginner Calender

So as I stated in a before post, I’m wanting to get back into shape post baby…or I guess now it’s post-baby/pre-toddler. Not only do I want to lose weight to fit back into my clothes but I want to get back to a healthy state. It’s for my family, for me. This is the first step besides clean-eating (there will be cheat days of course haha) 

Cassey over at Blogilates has so many plans and from the reviews and everything they seem to work – but it’s exercise so why wouldn’t it? Currently my only exercise is chasing my toddler around lol. It’s then I realized how out of shape I really am. I get winded and worn out within just 15-20 minutes of vigorously playing with him outside. So this is another thing I’m doing for him – not just for him but still. He needs a mom that can keep up with his insane energy output. So here we go. It’s December 1st so it’s as great of a day as any to start a new exercise challenge.

My current weight is 192, and my ultimate goal is to get back to the pre-baby weight of 115. 

I’ll keep my progress updated, and include a link below.

Wish me luck. Peace, Love and Moonbeams. – MJ