on a mission…

I have decided that I am on a personal mission to get as fit as I can and clean up my diet as much as I can between now and June (when we go to the beach, haha!) and then carry on, of course, during and after my vacation. I am sooo looking forward to my vacation!

With that being said, I had a rockin’ workout today! I went to my BodyAttack class, which cheered me up considerably, then worked out on the floor with weights for another 45 minutes…today I did chest, shoulders and abs.  I was supposed to do triceps too, but I just didn’t have anything left.

  • Machine chest press, 60 lbs. 3 sets of 8
  • Machine chest fly, 60 lbs. 3 sets of 8
  • Dumbbelll incline bench press 20 lbs. 3 sets of 10
  • Bar military press 40 lbs. 3 sets of 8
  • bar upright row 30 lbs. 3 sets of 10
  • dumbbell lateral raise 8 lbs. 2 sets of 8 (uhhh, these are hard! Something to work on!)
  • bench leg raise 40 reps
  • incline reverse crunch 40 reps
  • kettlebell side bend (15 pounds) 24 reps (12 each side)
  • pulse ups 36 reps
  • v-up 12 reps

I guess I did a lot today, I didn’t realize until I wrote it all out!

I have an instructor/national trainer at my gym who is eating clean and she’s been giving me a lot of food for thought lately.  It’s nice to know someone that you can bounce things off of and get ideas from in “real life”. 🙂 Plus, it’s great for support!  I know a lot of people who don’t have that kind of support, either in real life or online…I ran into that myself when I first started eating clean from my “friends”.  They thought I was obsessive/compulsive and my eating habits were strange. Eventually, they came to accept it; but it was kind of a long road.  I persevered, though, and believe that I came out stronger because of it!  Strong-willed…that’s me! 😉  Food for thought here….if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. Nothing is free.  You have to work at this like everything else.  The payoff is your health.  So eat clean, be healthy!!!

Enough talk today, I guess maybe you want to see what I ate? It wasn’t very exciting…but it was yummy…and I did manage to cut out sugars today, and felt a ton better and not so weighed down. 😉

I got home from the gym and decided I was going to make cut up sweet potatoes, but I burned them. 😦  Have you ever tried a burned sweet potato? YUCK. I really wanted to eat them, too.  In place of the burned potato, I had some foods that you’ve seen before but all together in one place for my lunch today:


Leftover tuna fish from yesterday with the Santa Fe Marinade, cottage cheese (low sodium), raw peppers and Mary’s Gone Crackers.  Perfection in a bowl.

I must admit that I just didn’t know what else to eat today so I didn’t do the snacky-snacky thing.  Dinner was yummy and very filling:

Grilled pork chop, large sweet potato, and squash with craisins and fresh oregano.  Was fantastic!!! 😀

I love the squash.  I think I like it better with basil instead of oregano.  It was still good, though!

MASSIVE sweet potato. With cinnamon.

I plan on having a banana boat for dessert….it might look something like this:

Banana, coconut, natural peanut butter, golden raisins, honey.

Or it might look something like this:

Banana, raisins, raw cashes, cacao nibs, nut butter.

Who knows? We shall see! 🙂

Have a wonderful and healthy hump day!

Jessica xoxo


5 Responses to on a mission…

  1. I think it is SO important to have someone that has a healthy lifestyle around you. I know it helps me immensly!

  2. That banana boat dessert looks like perfection! I don’t have honey at the moment but maybe I’ll try it with agave..?

    And I’m so jealous of those BodyAttack classes!

    Have a great day!



  3. Kerrie says:

    Have you tired KIND bars? I read your trouble with the Luna bars and I just found the KIND ones and wondered what you think of them????

    • I haven’t tried them, but looked at their nutritional info in the store. I’m looking for a bar with more protein, (between 10 and 15 grams) and on average they only have about 4 grams (or less!), and some are on the higher side with fat. So for me, I’d have to pass, unless there wasn’t anything else to eat. I think I’m going to make my own, and will be sure to post after! 🙂

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