Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Getting back to before the wedding...

Wouldn’t life be GREAT if weight melted off just as fast as you gain it?

I weighed 161 on my wedding day (March 1st)… didn’t hit my goal of being in the 150’s but I did hit my goal of being in the best shape of my life! I felt wonderful and like I could take on the world!!!

Then the honeymoon came and went and it was hard getting back into a routine of everyday life. For so long I lived the wedding and strived to be in the best shape of my life for my husband to be. I worked hard to have inches cut out of the dress and for it to be as small as it could be without making me pass out. I strived to be fit and to be skinny. I strived to rock shorts and a bikini on the honeymoon. I achieved all that plus more.

Now, I am back home and everything I strived for is done and completed. I don’t have to worry about the dress anymore. I don’t have to worry about the wedding day. I don’t have any of the planning or stress on my plate, THANK GOD. That also means I don’t have what pushed me the hardest anymore. I have to find something new to drive me and to push me past my limits. I have to train my body to get back on a schedule of going to bed about 9 and waking up at 5. I have to train my body to WANT to work out again. I have to train my body to crave healthy foods and not the crap I have been eating.

And let me tell you… it is hard!!!

The day I got home from the honeymoon, I weighed… y’all ready for this?! I weighed in at 181 pounds!!!! Yep, I gained 20 pounds. How? Well, I gain weight back FAST! All the carbs I ate didn’t help either (the more carbs you eat, the more water your body retains) and I didn’t really drink much water to help flush it all out.

Last Friday I was 170.8, which is a lot better than 181 but still not where I want to be. I feel all flabby and mushy. My clothes are tight and pants don’t even sound fun to wear (I got to a point I loved wearing jeans because they fit so good, now they don’t). I have lost a lot of muscle mass and I hate that part of it all.

It is depressing and I know that without this outlet, without the friends I have in my life now, without my Facebook fitness page, without my 90 day challenge on IG… I would probably swirl into a dark place and just continue the weight gain like I have done before.

But not this time, this time is going to be different! I don’t just want to be in the best shape of my life when I married my husband but I want to be in the best shape of my life for the rest of my life with him. I want to be a healthy fit wife that he deserves. We plan on trying to get pregnant later this year and I want to be healthy going into my next pregnancy, it will not be like my 1st at all.

I will continue to push on and I will stick to my weekly goals I made for myself yesterday. Next week I start back with boot camp with my trainer. I have also talked my best friend in to starting back up our weekday winner competition to help keep both of us accountable. Basically, we weigh in every Friday and whoever loses the most weight is the winner for the week. It helps us!

I am feeling good today and I know I will get back to where I was before the wedding and I know I will surpass that one day… I just have to keep pushing forward!!!

Time to give it hell!!!

I hope you all have a happy and healthy Tuesday!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Bikini Challenge

Over the weekend I decided to join a group of girls on Instagram that are doing a 90 days till summer challenge with their bikinis! The goal is to just feel comfortable in your skin and be confident in a bikini.

Why did I join? Well, I already wear bikinis BUT I don’t feel 100% confident in them. Plus since being back from our honeymoon, I have been slacking bad (as you know) and I need a challenge to help push me on the right track again!!!

So, I took my photos last night and posted them to my IG account (JordashFlowers) and I will be posting photos every couple weeks to help hold me accountable! I am also going to take measurements tonight and post those later this week!

Y’all get ready to help hold me accountable! If I go quite on FB or IG, message me and ask what is up. If you know me in real life and you see me slacking, punch me (not too hard though). If you don’t see another bikini photo by April 23rd, comment on my photos until I post one! Please, I am begging you… help hold me accountable!

My plan
1.       this week I plan on not eating ANY sugary treats
2.       make it to the gym at least 3 times (Monday lunch, Wednesday lunch and Friday lunch)
3.       stay away from the diet cokes until I finish all my water intake for the day (half my body weight in ounces)
4.       only eat complex carbs and don’t eat any carbs after leaving work
5.       have a protein shake before bed

And yep, if I stick to my plan I am going to reward myself… but not with food! I am going to reward myself with a new outfit. Hey, I need some kind of incentive to help hold me to it!!!

Okay, so time to give it hell!!! Hope you all have a happy and healthy week!!!  


Friday, March 21, 2014

Feeling funky, but not in the good way!

Time to be honest, with yall and myself!

I mentioned a few days ago on my Facebook page that I have been in a funk. It comes and goes, actually it comes and stays for a while and goes for about a day and then comes back. I honestly don’t know what is going on! I have never been this tired or this blah before. I have zero energy and all I want to do is go to sleep. I am having a hard time waking up in the mornings and a hard time staying awake at work.

Thank God for my sweet son who lets me come home and crash on the couch while he plays. He told me the other day, “Momma, you look like sleeping beauty and I was being Spider-Man and protecting you from the bad guys who wanted to wake you up.” Yep, the living was TORN apart but I didn’t even care, I just wanted to sleep… That is SO not like me!

Food wise, I am not eating BAD but I am also not eating 110% clean either. This weekend Casey and I are going to sit down and write out a clean eating menu and then go grocery shopping Sunday after church. Then we will meal prep all the food out and have it ready to go for the week. I will admit, that is where I have gone wrong the past couple weeks since we have been back to normal life.

The gym… next week is my last week off from boot camp with my trainer. I am going to try and make myself get up and go in the mornings but I am not going to beat myself up if I don’t go. I am going to just mainly focus on my food intake and then when boot camp starts back up in April, I will hopefully be in a better mood and ready to hit it hard.

What does the funk consist of? I am exhausted and can’t seem to catch up on my sleep. I am either really hungry and can’t get full or not hungry at all and don’t want to eat anything. Since I am so exhausted, I have zero energy to do anything… working out, cleaning the house, crafting, shopping, etc. I don’t feel sick, I don’t have a fever, I don’t have a headache, my body isn’t aching, and no I am not pregnant!!!

Here is to creating a clean eating menu this weekend, stocking up on all clean foods and preparing everything in advance… I pray going back to this 110% will do the trick and finally kick this funks booty!!!

I am DONE feeling like this!!!! DONE!!!!

Well, I hope you all have a happy and healthy Friday…


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Legs for days

Not bragging or anything, but I was blessed with long lean legs! My older sister was blessed with the chest and pretty hair, and my little sister was blessed with a flat tummy and a J. Lo booty… together we would make the perfect woman (if you leave out our crazy personalities, haha)!

Legs are something I forget to focus on because they have never really been a problem area for me. Yeah, I would love to slim down my thighs some but my main focuses are my tummy and my arms.


I was told a while back that the more muscle you have in your legs, the more calories your body will burn. I am not sure how true that is, I mean I know that the more muscle you have in your entire body, the more calories you burn… but not sure about singling out the legs like that. Anyone know? 


I do know I need to start working on my legs more even if the above statement isn’t 110% true. I need to work on them because they are what carry me around daily. I need to build up the strength in my knee more. I need to slim down my thighs. I want to be a powerhouse and I can’t do that if I keep skipping leg day (or just half assing it).

So this morning, I focused JUST on legs and I plan to do that at least once a week from here on out. Here is a breakdown of what I did today…  It was about a 30-40 minute workout.



5 minutes stair climber


Super Sets:

3 sets of 10 weighted squats

3 sets of 15 weight calf raises


3 sets of 10 leg curls

3 sets of 10 round house kicks (each leg)


3 sets of 10 leg extensions

3 sets of 10 squats


2 sets of 15 abductor

2 30 second wall sits


2 sets of 15 adductor

2 sets of running 5 flights of stairs


Cool Down:

10 minutes walking inclines


Enjoy! And like always… I hope you are having a happy and healthy day!!!

(Picture from our honeymoon. This is right after we went missing with four wheelers, and we were about to go play on the zip lines, then horse back riding and swimming)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Guess who is BACK!!!!

I am BACK!!!!! Aren't you glad, heck I am. I cant believe the past 2 weeks really happened... I had some great quality time with one of my best friends (Jamie from www.facebook.com/rx2fitness), visited with tons of family, ate so much good food, spent 5 days on the beach in the Dominican Republic... Oh yeah, AND I GOT MARRIED!!!!!

The wedding was and still is a blur... I am anxiously awaiting the video so I can make sure it wasnt just a dream! And yes, I bawled like a freaking baby. Not a cute baby cry, but a dry heaving, I cant breath and I need a brown bag kind of cry... all. the. way. down. the. aisle!!!

All good things must come to an end, so it was back to real life today... started bright and early at 4:30 am! I was able to get a good workout in before work and have been on track with my eating and drinking water.

I do need to go to the grocery store so I am not living in Subway and Salata the next few days! My fridge is E-M-P-T-Y but I have no UMPH to get my booty to the store and shop. Maybe I can bat my eyes and ask my sweet husband to go for me? Man I love saying husband!!!

Oh and dont forget if you wanna see my bridal photos, check out Alicia Mitchell Photography on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AliciaMitchellPhotography)... and I have uploaded some pictures to SnapFish (you will need a free account to view) if you wanna see them!!! http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=7197135023/a=6773821023_6773821023/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

I am going to be back to blogging on a regular basis and I have some great topics up my sleeves so make sure and check back in a couple days!!!

Hope you are having a happy and healthy Monday!!!!