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You Can Find Inspiration Everywhere!

I have been OFF my game people! I haven’t been doing bad with eating or going the healthy route but I sure haven’t been keeping up with this blog thing! 

This will be a quick one but I do have plans for better, longer posts soon! Anywho, on to the inspiration!

There is this old man in my neighborhood that I see almost every day walking. He always waves and looks like he’s having a great day! Prob cause he’s starting his day off right! Usually in the morning I am still sleepy and easily irritated but seeing this guy out there doing his thing always puts a smile on my face! 

So the moral of the story is….if you’re feeling down or unmotivated or whatever, take a look around! Sometimes it’s the little things that get ya 🙂 

Also I was bad and kept forgetting to take my greens last week (they were in my car in the backseat from Florida annnnnd out of sight, out of mind!) and I really noticed a difference (not in a good way!). I didn’t have as much energy and just didn’t feel as good as I was feeling. So, the second moral of the story is keep up the good work! And pay attention to how you’re feeling when you’re making these healthy changes. You could notice and learn more than you think! 

Here’s to livin’ the dream!

Aud

 

Week 1 Recap/Week 2 Goals

Honestly I could have done a little better but I am still really proud of myself!

The Good:

  • Worked out five days last week – a day more than my goal yayyy!
  • Stuck to “good” snacks when I got hungry like hummus, protein shakes with unsweetened almond milk, light popcorn
  • Really limited my sweet tooth!

The Not So Good:

  • Drank too much Saturday night – booooo – but it was a needed night out with my gal pals and I only go out like that once in a great while so I think I can give myself a break! As long as it doesn’t become a habit, it’s good to let off some steam every so often!
  • I think I could have pushed myself a little harder at the gym but I still had good workouts and am inspired to continue going and push myself more this week.
  • Ate out 3 times instead of my goal of 2. A sub (lots of veggies!) on Weds. night, salad for lunch on Friday and pizza Friday night. But it was Friday….and it was pizza….and the sub and salad were’t too bad so one pizza night isn’t going to kill me.

Now I want to be clear because some of that sounds like excuses. I have been pretty hard on myself in the past and I found that it was only discouraging and made me feel worse. I told myself that as I embraced a healthier lifestyle, I wouldn’t beat myself up if I slipped up. We’re only human people! Plus pizza will never stop being delicious so you kinda have to have a slice every once in a while.

  • I didn’t apply to ANY jobs -______- This one I have no excuse for. My only remedy is to make good on my goal this week. If I went two weeks without meeting the goal that would be embarrassing so here’s to my rockin’ resume!

Week 2 Goals!

  1. Work out 4 times this week. Now ideally, I would move it up to 5 since I did well with 5 last week but I am going to FLORIDAAAA this weekend so I’m going to stick with 4 🙂
  2. Don’t go too crazy on vacation! There will obviously be drinking but I really want to try and make healthier choices food-wise. It’s always harder on vacation because you have less control over what you’re eating and way more choices than a regular day. So my goal is to encourage myself and my family to make the healthier choices while we’re out painting Orlando red!
  3. Apply to 5 jobs as noted above.
  4. Not eat out at all until I go on vacay. This means I’m making breakfast, lunch and dinner until Friday!
  5. Take my greens every day – and don’t forget when I’m on vacay! These are Greens and they’re awesome. EIGHT servings of fruits and veggies in one serving! Aw yea.

I think that’ll be it for now. As some of these goals start becoming part of my regular routine, I want to think of fun new goals…ideas anyone? I’ll give it a little more thought and keep y’all updated 🙂

Some new tips coming tomorrow! Here’s a list from Buzzfeed to keep you occupied until then: “Healthy” Foods w/ More Sugar Than a Snickers Bar!

Here’s to livin’ the dream,

Aud

YOU CAN DO IT!

almost let my lady cramps get the best of me yesterday but I pushed through and had a great workout! Felt pretty darn good man.

I’m feeling the heat again today though. It’s just so dreary out! Which makes me feel dreary, which makes me not in the best of moods (not a bad mood, just kinda blah ya know?), which obviously doesn’t generate the best response to working out. So I needed some inspiration and even though I usually hate those corny fitness quotes, a friend told me about @FITMOTIV8WOMEN on Instagram so I decided to check it out! I scrolled through several and the ones you see below are the ones that stood out the most to me today. I should also note that the fonts/images they use are terrible so please focus on the message, not the image. I was going to throw together a few of my own but decided my time would be better spent at the gym.

Side note/side rant – I google searched “fitness,” “gym” and “workout” on the google and the majority of the pictures that came up were just bodybuilders covered in oil. So not relatable! Anyways, here ya go:

I CAN'T STAND THE CURLZ FONT! But I hope I'm inspiring some people.

I CAN’T STAND THE CURLZ FONT! But I hope I’m inspiring some people.

IMG_6389 IMG_6391 IMG_6388Be inspired! You can do it! Yayyyyyyy!

Here’s to livin’ the dream,

Aud

 

Woo Hoo!

Hello world!

The name is Audrey, Aud for short.

I’m 25, from the Detroit area of the mitten state.

Currently residing in Memphis, TN

Long story short – I got my first “big girl” job, moved out on my own and kind of lost myself the past couple of years. I wasn’t happy and gained a lot of weight. I got tired of feeling sorry for myself and am committed to changing for the better. Basically I’m going to make 2014 my bitch. 

I know I could have had it a lot worse without the love and support from my friends and family so shout out to them!

My hope for this blog is to hold myself accountable for these changes and perhaps motive and inspire others along the way!

Here’s to livin’ the dream!

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