Core De Force day 2

Lost 1.4 overnight. The scale does not define me, but it does define my insulin resistance. I want to lose another 10. 

My fasting blood sugar was 20 points lower than it had been. That’s a huge indicator that this is working!


I was feeling anxious after the workout so I made myself a tropical Shakeology and looked at flights for the Hard Rock Punta Cana trip in April. 


Had some yummy Nom Nom Paleo burgers for dinner. Delicious. 


Ready for the election to be over so we can figure out what’s next. 

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Country Heat Recap Day 7

Today was rest and cook day. Yesterday was exhausting and I’m glad today is a rest day. We walked around in Center City to get food for the week and enjoy the weather (and catch Pokemon!)

The girls got some chinese bakery treats

I love cooking big batches on Sunday so I can warm and eat all week. Busted out the Instant Pot and got it done. 

Guy Fieri’s Salsa Verde Taco Chicken
Nom Nom Paleo’s Thai Beef Curry
Organic Brown Basmati Rice

Down 5! Lbs after 7 days!

Joy in the journey

I realized that so much of life is mental. How do you think you are and how should you feel?  I invested in and am doing some awesome brain training. Instead of saying negative things to myself, I find a positive. I’m more aware of how I think about myself and my situation.  

As coaches, we tell our challengers to set goals and schedule rewards to hit them. The team is what keeps me going. Many of us have done our “transformation” and now need to maintain for the rest of our lives. We gain and lose and sometimes our goals are totally unrealistic. What matters is the journey and having friends who help along the way. There is no finish line except the grave. 

Today, one of our challengers posted her before and after results. I looked at her measurements that she dutifully took and realized that aside from my waist being 5″ thinner, our measurements everywhere else were within 1/2″ of each other. She reported she had lost 4lbs. I looked at the numbers and realized that her before weigh in was my lofty goal weight. She’s 20lbs LIGHTER than I am. 20 POUNDS! With the same measurements. She’s also 5″ shorter. It blew my mind. 

What I realized is that I’m obsessed with metrics and tracking change and need to instead “do my best and forget the rest.” I need to find joy in the journey and breathe and enjoy life. 

And I realized that I’ll always treat myself as an experiment. Try something new and see what changes. 

Next up, eating my way through the Nom Nom Paleo cookbook and finishing P90X.