Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Week 3 of Kettlebell Fitness Challenge

So I didn't lose any weight this week but more importantly for me I lose ONE INCH on my waist!!! This is definitely my problem area so I'm very excited!!

BASIC INFORMATION:

My Goal Weight: 120

Kettlebell Weight {7lb or 10lb}: I'm Using a 10lb Kettlebell

HEIGHT: 5'6"

WEIGHT:

Start Weight: 128
Current Weight: 125.4

MEASUREMENTS {inches}:

Start Waist: 29
Current Waist:28

Start Thighs: Left: 19", Right: 19"
Current Thighs: ----- Same

Start Arms: Left: 11", Right: 11"
Current Arms: -----Same

FOOD:
Current Eating Habits: Staying healthy this week, even though it was PMS week.... Favorite food this week: For Breakfast I made grapefruit brulee - delicious.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Grapefruit Brulee

Preheat the broiler. Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Halve each grapefruit. Using a pairing knife, cut around the edge of the grapefruit and between the segments.





Arrange the grapefruit halves on a baking sheet or broiler pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the grapefruit halves. Place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, until the sugar is golden brown and bubbly. Keeping the oven door open a bit will help prevent burning. Be sure to watch closely, the sugar will burn quickly.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Week Two of Kettlebell Fitness Challenge Complete


Week Two Down!!!


BASIC INFORMATION:
My Goal Weight: 120
Kettlebell Weight {7lb or 10lb}: I'm Using a 10lb Kettlebell

HEIGHT: 5'6"

WEIGHT:
Start Weight: 128
Current Weight: 125.6

MEASUREMENTS {inches}:

Start Waist: 29
Current Waist:29

Start Thighs: Left: 19", Right: 19"
Current Thighs: ----- Same
Start Arms: Left: 11", Right: 11"
Current Arms: -----Same

FOOD:

Current Eating Habits: Using www.myfitnesspal.com like crazy this week. Keeping track and staying away from sugar still.


Favorite Healthy Recipe This Week {Meal, Snack, Smoothie)

My favorite this week was Homemade Oatmeal Muffins . (I will post pics and recipe soon)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week One of Kettlebell Fitness Challenge- Complete!

Before and after week one completion.

BASIC INFORMATION:
My Goal Weight: 120
Kettlebell Weight {7lb or 10lb}: I'm Using a 10lb Kettlebell
HEIGHT: 5'6"
WEIGHT:
Start Weight: 128
Current Weight: 128
MEASUREMENTS {inches}:
Start Waist: 29
Current Waist:29
Start Thighs: Left: 19", Right: 19"
Current Thighs: 19'' Both
Start Arms: Left: 11", Right: 11"
Current Arms: 11"
FOOD:

Current Eating Habits: Eating a little better this week, cutting way back on sugar.
Favorite Healthy Recipe This Week {Meal, Snack, Smoothie)
*My favorite this week was my homemade Kale Chips for Snack. RECIPE


Off to a good start for my first week of completion and Sunday off to let my body rest. Yes, it's been a tough week filled with lots of soreness. While I did not manage to lose any weight this first week nor inches, I do feel stronger and seem to have a little more energy. So that counts for something right? Absolutely!

I started my week off using a great tool called My Fitness Pal. It's a Free online calorie counter. It has tons and tons of specific foods in  their food database actually over 1,135,000 items. It helps you keep track of the food you eat and the activities you do daily. I simply entered in my current weight and the weight I wanted to lose and how long I wanted to take to lose it. My Fitness Pal  did the math for me.Did I mention it was Free?? It helped me realize that I was not necessarily eating too much a day, I was just consuming way too much sugar daily. Now I am so much more aware of what I am putting in my body.

So with my current exercise program (Kettlebell Fitness Challenge) and My Fitness Pal - I should be on track to my goals weight and fitness level in just a matter of weeks. Stay tuned.....

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Memories Giveaway, Promotion and Review

Attention all Scrapbooking Junkies!!!

Have any of you ever heard of My Memories??? If not you have to go check it out. It's an incredibly amazing site to do your digital scrapbooking. It's super easy to use Digital Scrapbooking Software.




I am definitely scrapbook challenged and I managed to make a few amazing pages myself:

OK - I'm still working on this one it's from my wedding six years ago and I've never done an wedding album ( I want this one to be very detailed).

This is my two year old daughter Maggie "watering her garden".



 
Super cute and easy. But beware as with physical scrapbooking there are so many options like what colors, backgrounds, embellishments, etc. to use. You could get lost in my memories suite land for hours.... Check out their facebook page for more great ideas.

**Giveaway time**


Win your very own My Memories Suite Software Version 2.0 a $39.97 Value. In order to enter the giveaway go to My Memories and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then comment below telling me which one you chose. So easy!!! I will randomly pick a winner from http://www.random.org/.  Giveaway ends on 09/23/11 at noon est.


Or if you cant wait to see if you've won - I've got a great deal for you. Just go to my memories and enter code: STMMMS35667 to receive $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value! - WOW

Good Luck to you all!!

* I was given a copy of the My Memories Suite to review, but all opinions are honest and my own.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Update on the Kettlebell Fitness Challenge

Update on my Kettlebell Fitness Challenge.
I will start this tomorrow morning. Wish me luck please.
http://www.ideasofahousewife.com/2011/08/new-kettlebell-fitness-challenge.html

Before:


Look for week one progress photo next Sunday.
:)
Happy Labor Day Weekend.