Man I have been gone way too long!! The reason is that I am getting married in about 7 weeks. Eeeek! I know! My fiancé and I are extremely excited!
These past few months have been quite a journey especially health wise. I got a trainer at X-Train, lost weight, gained muscle and started sculpting my body. It was easy at first but it’s been tough recently. I had to give up running due to some hip issues and now I am attending weekly physical therapy sessions. My latest addiction is hot yoga at Black Swan Yoga. I have tried it before but never stuck to it until I realized it was really improving my physique and hips issues. Not only that but it is really relaxing me with all the recent events (ahem wedding stuff and people who cause unnecessary drama).
Party of my journey has been my eating habits. I started eating a lot more and a lot cleaner. My daily protein intake has increased. The current protein brand I love is Jay Robb. He makes the cleanest and most delicious whey protein out there. My favorite is the chocolate whey protein. It is a bit pricey but it doesn’t taste like you are eating grass! My cheat meals also became healthier as I could not stomach the same old junk foods. It feels so good to not want or crave things like donuts, cereal, and cupcakes! My big problem has been over snacking and snacking on little sweets. Not like cup cakes or anything but like a lot of fruit (sugar) and candies like Swedish fish (YUM). This all needs to be put to a stop… I’m almost there!
A few things that are helping are the little motivations. My wedding and wedding dress are two major motivating things that are helping me want to get in better shape. Another motivator is having a family. My fiancé and I really want children and pretty soon. I don’t want to have them until I feel like my body is truly ready. I want to still be able to workout while pregnant even though it won’t be the same. I also want to be able to bounce back quicker and get ready for more kids and life. A few inspirations have come from other food bloggers and fitness moms like Danielle Walker from Against All Grain and Maria Kang. I have a list of bloggers I follow but that would take all day to list!
There are quite a few things going on in my head that are helping me on my healthy journey. There will be a lot more in the future that will tag along some intense challenges. I am ready for it all!!
Right now, I am cooking up a bison casserole for dinner. My fiancé will be a very happy camper when he gets home late from work! Yeah! I am going to be one hell of an awesome wife!!
Stay tuned for some amazing new additions that will be happening this summer! My blog will show a huge difference along with other sites.
Share your health journeys with me by commenting below! Let me know what motivates you to be healthier.
~Nancy Rae :)
Here is a little funny photo and me and my adorable pup Bobby.