New Start. New Plan

Yo Yo!

What’s poppin?!

Well, last week we talked about my new start, so now, let’s discuss my new plan. Mmk?!

I’m going to be straight. I’ve gained close to 5 pounds in the last couple months.

I kept hoping for that dramatic, ‘Oh my Gosh, I can’t eat because I just broke up with my boyfriend’ deal, but it never came. Damn! That typically is a guarantee for losing a couple pounds, but no bueno.

I’ve been saying that, rather than dating new guys, I’ve been eating them… Kind of funny, but mostly not cool and time to get my shit together.

Now that I’m out of a house filled with junk food and I’m less than a mile from my gym – I’d say it’s go time. Agree?!

This week I meal planned using the Ultimate Reset as a guide.

Ps, I also leave for Florida on Monday, so this week is going to be especially strict. It’s a work trip, so I won’t be prancing around in a bikini, but I have a lot of parties and dinners to attend that I want to feel good at!

Here’s what I intended: 

blog1I say ‘intended’ because of course things change, but I have stayed pretty close to the plan!

For a while, I stopped really caring or watching what I was eating and unfortunately those calories add up. I’m not one of those people that it doesn’t phase, so I can see the damage. Most people wouldn’t be able to tell, it’s nothing significant, but I just feel a bit jello-y if you will!

It shouldn’t take long to get back to where I feel good, though. I know what I need to do, it’s just doing it!

As far as fitness goes, I need to step it up in the cardio area. The elliptical simply won’t accomplish what I need. And since I recently found out Angie isn’t coming back to Turbo, I just have to suck it up and enjoy class as is. In addition to Turbo, however, I’ve decided to get re-addicted to spin.

A couple years ago I was a spin fanatic and I think it’ll be a great class to incorporate back in! I went last night and it was killer – I burned over 700 calories. It was exactly the ass kicking that I needed!

I’m also devising a plan for lifting. Right now, it’s all over the place. I want to know what muscle I’m working and on what day – that way I never have to guess last minute and waste time. I will post my schedule once I have it! Since I’m in Florida next week, this ‘plan’ will officially start on November 10.

I cant’t wait!

I’ve been trying to be more current and post updates on the Focused To Be Fit Facebook page. So, if you’re wanting more frequent updates, head over there. :)

I’ll be back on Friday with a recap of the week. Happy Hump Day!


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Weekend.

Hi!

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I spent mine being very productive – moving, getting organized sand celebrating my dad’s birthday.

This week brings lots of new plans! Let’s get into it….

FRIDAY

I went to Happy Hour with Emily and her boyfriend, Ryan. After three glasses of red wine, I was ready for bed! I knew I had a big day Saturday, so I ended up just crashing to save up and be rested.

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SATURDAY

I was up bright and early, so I got right to work packing the final items and prepping to load the cars.

Ashley bought me an Americano, which was delish and a nice boost to get through the morning.

blog2Once the cars were loaded we headed to the new house. I’m moving into a house where two girls already live, so I just needed to transfer my bedroom items. We unpacked a bit and then Ashley and I spent 5 hours running errand. Yes, FIVE!

Home Goods just opened, so we made a stop at that zoo and then hit up Target, Hobby Lobby, and Kohls. I got so much cute stuff for my room!

Here’s a sneak peek:

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blog9Uhhhh, right?! It’s really starting to come along!

We wore ourselves out, so we grabbed Balance and watched The Other Women, which was awesome!

SUNDAY

Ok…. It’s so wonderful not being hungover! I got up early, grabbed coffee and donuts for my dad and then headed to my house to do more unpacking.

Eventually, I forced myself to the gym where I completed 45 minutes of elliptical intervals.

blog5Afterward, I hopped in the shower and got ready to meet the family for my dad’s birthday dinner. I ordered a Rolling Rock to sip on and for dinner, I got chicken breast over salad with gouda, jalapenos and grilled onions!

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blog7Once home, I got in my PJs, did some meal prepping, more unpacking and then cuddled up in bed to watch my favorite movie – Serendipity!

blog10It was a wonderfully productive weekend. I’m excited for things to come! Later this week, I’ll bring you the new start – new plan!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun? What’s your favorite movie!? 


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Real Talk

Hello, Friends!

How’s your day, your week, your month?!

I hope you enjoyed the organicgirl recipe that I posted almost TWO weeks ago! Sheesh, where has the time gone?!

I’d like to take a minute to say happy anniversary to this lovely blog. I got a notification that F2BF is now FOUR YEARS OLD. Can you believe that? So much of my life has been spilled out onto the pages of this blog and I love that I’ll forever have those memories. Also, thanks to those of you who continue to stop by and who have followed since day 1 – you’re all so wonderful. :)

My long time readers have been through a lot with me and will continue to read about my highs and lows (when I get time to check in) as the months go on. Today I wanted to catch y’all up a little bit on where I’m at in life, what’s going on and what the next steps are.

I go back and forth about how much I like to share on here, but I think a lot of you continue to read because you have enjoyed how real I am and so many of you can relate to what I have to say.

I’m sure you’ve caught on by now that I’m a single gal again. If you asked me if I thought I’d ever be single again, after meeting Dan, I would’ve told you ‘No way’! But sometimes, things aren’t as you plan and it was just best, for both of us, to end things and move on.

Long distance is HARD.

Relationships are HARD.

Breakups are really HARD

But, life goes on and I’m looking forward to the next chapters in my life.

Following the break-up, I thought I just wanted to start dating again. I enjoy sharing my days with another person and experiencing life together. So, might as well jump right back in, right?

No! I am not ready for dating. What I am ready for is focusing all of my energy on work and myself, as well as, my family and my friends.

Dating is too much work. Tinder? Yea, that’s just not happening. Blind dates? I’m going to pass for now.

I just want to do me for a while and enjoy the fun and freedom that comes with singledom. I mean, who wouldn’t?!

So, over the next couple months, I’m going to crack the whip on my workouts, since that’s one of the things that really makes me happy. Like, instant mood upgrade – every time! What’s great about that is that I’m also MOVING and my gym is super close to my new house. How perfect! And the finished basement is dying to have someone Turboing down there. :)

The one thing I care most about is being the best me that I can. I want to be confident and look and feel my best. Right now, I don’t. So, that’s where I’m going to start. In January, Ashley and I are going to do the Ultimate Reset again. We did it two years ago before my birthday and had awesome results and felt better all over. My birthday is February 3 and by then I’m hoping to be back to feeling like myself again and ready to move forward into another chapter.

Birthday. Woof. 27. Ugh.

Enough about the birthday.

In the coming months I’m going to use this blog simply as my personal diary. I’m going to let you know where things stand, how I’m feeling as the days go, if I have any funny boy or bar stories, good workouts or recipes, and how the move is going… because right now my like isn’t just focused to be fit…. but focused to be refreshed and fabulous.

Stick around. It’s just getting good….


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