Thursday, September 29, 2016

12 pounds

Yes, I know the scale is bitch and we shouldn't watch it that much. We should pay more attention to measurements and how our clothes fit. I get it. BUT I do pay attention to the scale and well, that is me.

I gain weight FAST... I mean FAST!!! It is a special talent I have. Ha!

On Dax's birthday I was down to 178. Then, this summer I slacked hardcore and gained weight back and I was fluffy and my clothes weren't fitting. I kept going back and forth from 195 to 200. It is where my body is comfortable at and easy to maintain with good-ish eating habits and half ass workouts.

After my birthday in late August, I was tired of being "comfortable" and ready to kick it up a notch. I started training at 202.2... YUCK!!!! I mean it was no 280 where I was last year, but it wasn't 178 where I was earlier this summer. All I could do now is kick some major booty and get back down.

I have been GREAT. Last Friday I weighed in at 193! That means I have lost 9 pounds the past 3 weeks. Kind of proud of myself... and back on the right track to get down to 178 and smaller.

THEN... Caleb's birthday happened.

I did good on his actual birthday and planned to go during his birthday weekend... but I sucked it up hardcore. I shoved cupcakes in my face, they are my weakness. I licked my plate clean when the pizza was served. And I kept pigging out on Sunday with greasy fast food. By Sunday night, I was highly disappointed in myself and I regret pigging out. It was done and nothing I could do to change it now except get back on track.

Monday, I weighed in 12 pounds heavier than I did Friday... yep, I was 205! I about cried. Well, I did cry actually. This is when I usually turn to cupcakes but I decided to get back on track instead. As of today, I am down to 195... still have a few more pounds to go to get back to 193, but I am going in the right direction.

My goal for September was to be 189.9 by October 1st. I really don't think that is going to happen but I am on the right track.

This weekend, I have plans to workout (something I didn't do last weekend) and I have plans to stay on track without a cheat meal until Sunday for dinner.  

I will NOT have a 12 pound gain again... it isn't worth it. I have had to bust my ass this week to get this weight back off and get rid of the bloat. If I would have not cheated all weekend long, I could have gotten really close to my goal of 189.9 or maybe even hit the goal.

189.9 I am coming for ya...


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Caleb's 7th Birthday

My little buddy is SEVEN!!!

Wednesday we let him skip school, because who likes to go to school on their birthday?! We had breakfast with Grammy (to drop off Dax for the day), then made a trip out to Legoland and finished off the day with some Mexican food for a late lunch.

I wouldn't let him say he was 7 until 5:50pm on the dot... he was highly annoyed on me!

Then on Friday, we had his 1st ever slumber party!!! Let me just say, I am still exhausted from this sleepover. EXHAUSTED!!! I invited 14 boys and we ended up having 8 of them show up. I really thought only 3-4 would show up but I guess when you have a free sitter for a Friday night, you accept! I mean, I would!

Having a pool in our backyard helped pass the time. I let Casey hang out with them while I cleaned up the mess in the house... which just got messier when they came back in.

I never knew that Caleb's costume collection would come in handy like this before. They LOVED dressing up and playing superheroes and fighting each other. Please look at Caleb's serious face... he takes being Superman VERY seriously!!!

The boys fell asleep around 12-1am so I thought they would sleep in.. but I was wrong. I went to pick up donuts at 7am and when I came back, they were ALL WIDE AWAKE and ready to eat and play superheroes again... we didn't have plans to leave the house until 10:30am so I had to find stuff for them to do until then. Luckily, it was pretty outside so I sent them out to play while I picked up the house.

I told the parents that I could drive the boys up to the bowling alley where the party would continue. I told them the party was from 11-1 and Flash would be there at 12. No one showed up to help with their boys until the party was over... I guess I should have been more clear. So that meant not only was I trying to throw a party, talk to my family and friends but I was also in charge of 8 little boys because none of the parents showed up for the party. It was a huge bust and I have decided I will never do a slumber party AND a party again... it will be one or the other!

Flash was a HIT at the party! Caleb loved having him there to show off and play with. We had Spiderman at his 5th, Batman at his 6th, Flash at his 7th... I wonder who he will have at his 8th, if he still is in love with superheroes!! I hope he is!!!

After all was said and done, we had an amazing birthday celebration!!! I am glad it is over though, it was exhausting, expensive and I ate WAY too much...

Caleb Scott aka Chubba Bubba,
I hope your 7th year is the BEST one yet. Momma, Case and Daxy love you to the moon, to the moon, to the moon!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016


Twenty-Two is the magic number with my trainer.

When lifting, he tells me to do 22 reps... or however many I can do. If I cant do 22 all at once, I do as many as I can, rest 10 seconds and try to finish out the 22.

The first week, I was having to stop and rest for the 10 seconds so I could get the full 22. Last week (my 2nd week) I was starting to get the full 22 each time. I was feeling like a beast and so proud of myself...

Then today happened.
(start of week 3)

Today was REALLY hard. I had to stop and rest for 10 seconds on almost everything so I could get the full 22. Some of the machines, even with the rest, I couldn't get the full 22. After a few rounds, I started feeling a bit defeated and I think Russell could see it on my face. Then, he told me that he upped the weights.

Awww, makes tons of sense!!!

Right now I am very happy that I have a trainer because if I was working out on my own, I would have never upped my weights. I would have never done 22 reps. I would have actually lowered my weights so I wouldn't have to struggle or feel defeated. Working out with Russell is challenging me and I know it is going to really help me build muscle way quicker than I ever could on my own.

I will admit, I am SORE already!!!
But... I didn't die!!!


Friday, September 16, 2016


Today is #FlexFriday y'all!! Let me see what ya got...

I also went ahead and took my weekly progress photos today because we are going on a date tonight and I am counting this as my cheat meal. My mouth is watering thinking about my cheat meal... that is when I know I need to indulge in my craving and get right back on track. If I don't, I will end up binge eating and throwing all my progress out the window.

Remember, one meal wont make you fat just like one workout wont make you fit.

This is from August 29 to today September 16.
I have lost 8.6 pounds - still have a ways to go before getting down 178.8 (what I weighed on Dax's first birthday) but I am getting there. Right now I am averaging 2.86 pounds a week, so that's pretty awesome. I know it will slow down as I put on more muscle though, so I am not too worried what the scale says. I am trying to go more on my weekly photos and my inches.  
Speaking of inches, I re-measure inches with my trainer on October 10th

Oh and guess what I am doing tomorrow for brunch... meeting up with local Jessie Girls!!! I am so stoked!!! Next week I will make sure to blog about the brunch and about all the wonderful women I meet. Fitness doesn't always have to be hardcore all the time, it can also be fun. Meeting likeminded people will help your journey become more fun. I am STOKED!!! Bring on the Jessie's Girls!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Taking it day by day

I have been slacking on my blog, but I am still here... taking life one day at a time!

I have to say, I have been really focused and I feel 100% back on track and I am loving it. From August 2015 to June 2016 I was on fire. I did feel it start to peter out around January/February, but I kept going forward anyways. Then in June, after Dax's birthday, I relaxed way more than I would like to admit. Then in August 2016, I really dropped the ball... skipped workouts, ate whatever I wanted, and just didn't really care all too much. I would have days where I wanted so badly to get back on track and then cake would appear and I wouldn't care about the gym anymore. I was disappointed in myself. I kept telling myself, "after my birthday I will get back on track".

I am so happy that after my birthday, August 28th to be exact, I got back on track and have been on fire since then. I feel so much better about life and about myself when I am on track fully. I have more energy and I don't get frustrated with myself as much. It is like working out and eating healthy gives me a high on life!

I just wanted to blog and touch base with you all to let you know I am still here. I am just focused and back on track... I am basically doing the same thing almost daily so I haven't had much to blog about.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - Meet with my trainer at 5am
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Steady State Cardio on my own
Sunday - Rest

Eating based on my macros my trainer gave me, cutting out breads (getting my carbs from other sources like veggies) and limiting myself to only 1 piece of fruit a day. Then having one cheat meal a week, not a cheat day, just one meal and one dessert. I did post my menu on my Facebook page and plan on eating that the rest of the month... I like to keep it simple and easy to follow.

I will try and blog at least once a week, but make sure you check out my Facebook page and/or my Instagram (Jordashflowers) page for more up to date progress photos and updates on my journey!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Workouts & Waco

Yesterday was my first workout with my new trainer and I loved every single minute of it. I took Caleb with me since it was Labor Day and he was out of school... the gym has a living room area with X-Box and I thought he would really enjoy that... I thought wrong! He was super annoying and kept whining for me. HA! He did take this picture of me and after my training he told me he was proud of me. It melted my heart and reminded me why I am doing all of this... to set an example for him (and Dax).

 My workouts will consist of working out with Russell Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 5am. Then I will do cardio on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays by myself at my gym and rest day on Sunday. I asked him if I needed to lift any on my own and he said not to worry about it.

As far as food, I am eating the same thing I ate last week until tomorrow. Tomorrow Russell and I will talk about meal planning and my numbers. I am ready to see what he has in store for me in the kitchen and start eating on his plan. I can tell that my bloat is gone from August but now I am ready to really start seeing changes in my body. I know that the next 3 months is going amazing and I cant wait to see my results by the end of the year!!!

Since yesterday was a holiday, Casey had the day off... that means all 4 of us were at home for the entire day! That is very very very rare. We decided to make it an adventure and head out to Waco, Texas to tour the Dr. Pepper Museum and visit the Silos.

I am a huge Diet Coke fan so Caleb thought it was SO funny that we were at the Dr. Pepper museum. They ended up buying some DP floats and loved them, I didn't try it so who knows!

These 2 guys... have stolen every piece of my heart!

Next stop, the Silos!! Have you seen Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines) on HGTV? This is their place! It was amazing and I loved that it was so kid friendly. They had this amazing yard area for kids to play... It was hard to make them leave this area, even when I showed up with cupcakes!

This was amazing!

Speaking of cupcakes.... OH MY GOSH! If you are ever in Waco, Texas you have to try the Shiplap cupcake. It is the BEST cupcake I have ever had in my entire life!!!!