Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A new year; A healthier me

2012 is going to be holding a lot of changes for me, and my family. For those of you who don't know me personally, my husband and I finally got our orders. We'll be stationed at Buckley AFB in Denver, and I can't  even explain how excited we both are. The downside to this is that he has additional training in Texas until April. I've already managed 4 months away from him, I'm sure I'll be able to do 4 more. This also means I'll be able to start cosmetology school! I'm so ready for that!

In addition to our orders, yesterday I started my weight loss journey. Josh and I both decided that we needed to make a drastic change in our eating and lifestyle habits. A good friend of mine introduced me to Clean eating. Clean eating is basically eating 5-6 small meals composed of clean naturally grown foods free of chemicals. Many people say that with out clean eating many weight loss and fitness goals can't be reached. You're completely ridding your body of chemicals and you'll soon start seeing changes with your body inside and out. Your metabolism will be boosted there for giving you more energy. When I told my husband about the change I wanted to make he first said, "wow it sounds like our food will be bland." No, not at all! There are many recipes and cookbooks out there for clean eating. Check out The Gracious Pantry she has tons of mouth watering clean recipes. I also suggest grabbing a copy Tosca Reno's "Clean Eating Diet Recharged" she explains EVERYTHING about clean eating in this book!

As far as my workout plan I am doing a 12 week trainer developed by fitness model Jaime Eason. The plan in completely free and has 3 phases each containing 4 weeks. I like this plan because it's much different from others, and the before/after photos are phenomenal! In her first phase there is no cardio at all! Yes, you read right; no cardio! You lift weights and establish your strength and muscles before slimming down in phase 2 with added cardio. Phase 3 consists of low carb eating, with added cycling and sprints. The program is completely free and includes all workouts plus meal plans. The program also has a Facebook support group which really helps. Every one in the group is so supportive and help keep you motivated!
If you're interested in the program click the picture below!

I'm so ready to start this chapter in my life. I have a feeling 2012 is going to be an amazing year.


  1. you can do it!!! Happy for you to be starting what youve always wanted with cosmetology !! :D

    Kelbi Meier

  2. Thanks so much Kelbi! I'm ready for the change!


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