Monday, August 1, 2011

Gut Check…

Hey Loves! I am sorry that I have been MIA, I am home sick and decided to catch up with you guys! Can you believe that in 2009, I posted 40 times In July and in 2010, I posted 16…can you guess how many times I blogged this July? 3!!!!! That is not acceptable! I know the circumstances are different…I went from working at an office setting where I was able to post during the day, to working at a gym where I have 0 internet access (except my phone). Also I went from snapping pictures of all of my eats to barely bringing out my camera and honestly. I miss that the most! I miss sharing my eats and workouts with you guys and I want to get back on track.  New Month means a fresh start!!!!

July Challenge Updates

In July I had a couple of goals…how did I do?

Yoga Challenge: “For the month of July, I will do a minimum of 25 minutes of Yoga, 4 times a week.“ Out of 31 days, I managed to do Yoga 14 times and it varied from 1 hour to 20 minutes. Did I reach my goal? Nope but I am pretty happy with what I did.

Detox Challenge: “Starting tomorrow, I will be doing the detox phase of the Fat Smash Diet (In the first phase of the Fat Smash Diet, food choices should be eaten raw, grilled or steamed. Fats are limited to a maximum of 3 tablespoons, with 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil per day. Allowed foods include unlimited fruits and vegetables (except white potatoes or avocado), chickpeas, lentils, tofu, and beans. It also permits limited amounts of brown rice; low-fat, skim, or soy milk; oatmeal; low-fat yogurt; egg whites; and herbal tea. This is the total menu for nine days.)”. This challenge lasted 9 days and I managed to stick with it! I did a lot of cooking at home…even during a heat wave!


I don’t really have any goals for August, besides training for my half marathon and not letting things get in the way of it. I also want to stick with my healthy eats, 90 percent of the time….and of course keep on doing some Yoga, a minimum of 1-2 times a week oh and the most important one….BLOGGING!

Do you have any goals for this month?

Before I go, here are a few pictures of my Baby Zen




  1. I love Zen! When is our falafel and kitty date? Let's make one in the next 2 weeks please! Great job on your goals! I want all of your detox food!

  2. That detox food looks delicious!

    I love Zen, he is ADORABLE and reminds me of my cat when he was little SO much.

  3. Zen is such a cutie!!

  4. Zen is adorable! Love love love.

    Awesome job sticking to that eating challenge! My goal for August is to try not to guilt eat...I do it far too often and it ends up getting me down more than eating ONE piece of desesrt would.

  5. Well of course you know my thoughts about diets like this...I think they are dumb. But you knew I would say that, and I'll end it there! Either way, I wish you luck! The food looks tasty.

    My goals for the month are to get working on my wedding invite list, start writing my autobiography, and finish my LABEL BOOK!! I'm so excited to finish it, finally!

  6. Zen is too cute! I took a blog vacation and now I am back with new goals. I think it is good to take a step back and re-evaluate.

  7. Wait- so I left a comment from my phone and it looks like it was deleted. Grrr!

    Zen is adorable- pets are the best.

    I think you did really well on your detox- it looks quite delicious to me.

  8. My goal is to stop setting goals. Achieved!!


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