Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Six Places

1) Vancouver - Home 
2) Toronto - Where Home used to be 
3) Mazatlan, Mexico- Where I will be in a month
4) Calgary - Where I will be this summer. Road trip! 
5) Ireland - Somewhere beautiful
6) Africa - Somewhere adventurous

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nine Loves:
1) My family!
2) My friends! Esp my best friend who is like a sister to me.
3) Not knowing what is just around the "river bend"
4) Traveling
5) Meeting new people and doing new things
6) Concerts
7) My room
8) Baking
9) Getting healthy! I honestly do love it. 

This is when I traveled to 
San Fran to visit friends! 
                                                                                                                            A Travie McCoy concert I went to. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

What I did today - Dec 2nd

What I ate:
Fage 0% fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup frozen grapes
Coffee with milk and agave
2 turkey slices
2 pieces of whole grain bread
2 tbs avocado
4 turkey slices
some cucumber
Ugh four cookies :(
Some salad with tofu and cottage cheese
1/2 of the yogurt

15 mins of midnight strength training
20 mins of abb workouts

Inspiration for you all!

A post dedicated to Jennifer Lawrence. I love her hair, body and that she is in the new hunger games movie. I also think her body/look is a reasonable goal for me since we have the same body shape and coloring. Shes fit, curvy and gorgeous!

10 Day you Challenge - Day 1

10 secrets:
1) I sometimes goof off when I say I'm doing something proactive! 
2) I have a "beauty mark" on my butt and I love it! Wow TMI
3) I have super cute underwear but sometimes if I haven't done laundry for a while... I have to go for my ugly underwear and it honestly makes me bummed (hehe) the whole day. 
4) I get hair on the tops of my toes (ew) and I shave it off ever so often.
5) I seem like a good girl but really there is a bad side in me that I don't often show. I can be crass and dirty when I want too... I just know how to hide it. For example I never ever swear out loud, but I say a whole bunch of bad words in my head instead. 
6) Sometimes when I say I walked the dog "far" I really mean around the block. (Though not anymore!)
7) I'm addicted to the computer! 
8)I don't usually take a shower everyday unless I work out hard but every other day. Do people really get that dirty?? I sure don't... Im always good until the next day. 
9) I don't really live in Vancouver but very close. 
10) My name isn't Elsy. But its very close. 

Now you know! 

Get to Know me...ABC!

a. age: 19
b. bed: Huge and comfy! 
c. chore that you hate: cleaning dishes!!
d. dogs: My fluffy puppy Magooy! He is havenese/bichon frise mix and is 11 years old
e. essential start to your day: Google on the computer 
f. favorite color: Turquoise and lavender
g. gold or silver: Silver
h. height: Five feet Eight inches. Im tall!
i. instruments you play: None. Piano briefly...
j. job title: Awesome
k. kids: None yet. Would like to have two or three but for now I'll be 19
l. live: Beautiful Vancouver! 
m. mother’s name: Kathy
n. nicknames: Elsy is my nickname! 
o. overnight hospital stays: never.
p. pet peeves: When people cant drive or park. 
q. quote from a movie: 
r. right or left handed: righty.
s. siblings: Two "little" brothers...though they are much taller! haha
t. time you wake up: I don’t have a set time but around 6:30 - 9:00 depends..
u. underwear: Very cute! ;) 
v. vegetable you hate: Mushrooms ugh
w. what makes you run late: Doing stuff at the last minute thinking I have lots of time to do it. 
x. xrays you’ve had: Arm since I broke it when I was five. 
y. yummy food that you make: Cookies, Cake balls, Cake, ...etc
z. zoo animal: I love lions for their beauty and strength, monkeys because they're funny and koalas because they are adorable!! 

Trying to equal it out.

Hmm... today Im not doing good but Im not doing bad. I need to really get in this! But I feel like I shouldn't push myself because then I won't stick with this.

So..heres the thing I ate really healthy until I had to make cookies for my Mom to bring to an event. I love making cookies. Im known for my cookies. If I could pick any job it would be in the baking field. So I think you can guess what happened. I ate some. I know... Its bad. Second day is a bitch? Thats what they always say at least. Heres the damage: 2 cookie dough balls and 2 small baked four small cookies in total.

To help that will be my snack... and dinner I will eat a touch lighter. I am also planning to workout so hopefully that will help. I just cant make this a habit!

Tomorrow I am suppose to party with my friends but because I have so much to do right now with school, I might not make it. Which I guess will save my diet as well hahahaha.

I just gotta remember: You are BAD! You prevent me from wearing a bikini! You look all sweet and innocent but really you are just sugar and fat trying to cling onto my body!! Would Marisa Miller eat you? HELL NO! She would take one look and you and then look at her abs and say "You think I got this body from you? Google me and cookies...find anything? I didn't think so."  Hahaha had to let that out!

How to Get ABS!!

Abs of steel? Yes please!!
Found some tips to get me some abs!

1. Kick up your cardio
2. Clean up your diet
3. Lift weights and engage your core
4. Keep your metabolism going by eating smaller meals instead of big ones
5. Drink more water
6. Do crunches

I don't expect to get abs overnight and I know it takes hard work and dedication but I think its good to aim at something hard. Even if you never get it... you achieve way more than if you didn't have that goal.

FAGE Greek Yogurt

I don't know if many of you guys know this but in Canada...milk products are a lot of money and we don't have as much selection. So about once and month we head down to the states. So we were stocking up doing our usual thing in Costco...when I found a tub of Greek yogurt. I love Greek yogurt and I don't even care to know how much fat is in it. I know its a lot, but when something is so creamy and delicious you honestly don't care. However I sometimes check...and this yogurt is fat free!! A whole 0%! I was thrilled but also skeptical if it would taste good. But it does! It is super thick but just with no flavor. So this morning I put in cinnamon, a touch of honey and some frozen grapes. YUM!! Plus it has 23 g of PROTEIN!

Inspiration for you all!

Its Midnight and I worked out haha

So I went to bed at 11. Which is fine right, I wasn't feeling well, retired to bed early and just chilled until 11. Then I turned off all the lights preparing to fall asleep in minutes. However I could not turn my brain off. All I thought about was that Mexico is in one month. First I thought about how fun it will be going there with my best friend. But then I remembered bathing suits. Also remembering that my friend looks good in one. I then thought about what I should get. Tankini??... Oh no not a bikini. But its Mexico! Will I look weird with so much skin covered? Will I have to go for the bikini? But which one? And my stomach is not in tip top form. A little flabby. And my arms! A part I have hated since I can remember. However they are much nicer due to weight lifting a lot. But still! All in all!
So.... at midnight I was wide awake and felt like I needed to do something!! So I worked out haha. My arms literally hurt as I write this. I pushed them to the max. Do I count this for yesterdays workout or todays? haha. I guess it is technically todays. So that is 15-20 mins of intense cardio/strength training with  pound weights and 10 pound kettleball. Hurt like a mother.

So...on to bathing suit inspiration:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Green Juice

I have tried green juices before and actually don't mind them. The main idea behind them is to juice anything green and healthy. Usually the bulk of the juice is celery or cucumber and then other vegetables like spinach, green apples, lemons, and anything else green that you can find ;)

  • 2 apples
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups cucumber
  • 1 head of celery
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Juice and then keep in fridge and drink at mornings and when you want to during the day. 

Health Benefits:
  • It cleanses your body of toxins aka radiant skin! 
  • It  fills your body with living enzymes, vitamins, oxygen, and phytonutrients. Because of this, it feeds your cells the necessary nutrients, , thereby boosting your body's healing power and ability to fight infection and heal chronic diseases.
  • Google it and you will find a whole bunch of information that will convince you to drink this raw super drink...even if you would rather it be something else haha. 

Cute Beach Body

Not sure who this is but I remember her being British. I love her curves! Even though I think her boobs are very fake!
I found this a long time ago and saved it. I saved it as size 8 since she is British that must be a size 6 US. Really my ideal body.

Inspiration for you all!

Thinking I might do this as much as I can? Possibly everyday? We'll see...

Walk My Dog!

I need to take my dog for longer walks! I have to walk him everyday and because he's a smaller dog I tend to get lazy. I only go around the block usually, and while that does the job I think I should do better! I think a longer walk with be good for me and him! I just need to be determined to take him earlier and right away at 3:30ish since it gets so dark so early now. Even in the bad weather I need to be determined to take him!!

My dog Magoo in his little yellow raincoat

What I did today Dec 1st (First Day)

So like I said was a bit tough to eat healthy. But I deff tried! So today wasn't bad.Was it the best? Ahh... no but judge for yourself.

Oatmeal with mixed berries and yogurt (together)
4 turkey slices
1 cup of green/fruit smoothie
large coffee with cream and sugar (Have to get stevia and milk so I can have that instead!)
Bite of pumpkin pie
3 Turkey slices
3 tbs. of avocado
10 smarties
1 cup of 2% cottage cheese

I only had cottage cheese and a apple later for dinner because Im feeling pretty gross right now. Might be getting something because my family is sick too.

45 mins at gym. Mostly elliptical then 10 mins of bike.

Hahaha Typical

Today on my first day its been funny. I haven't told my family that I am committed to getting healthier or that I've made this blog... but for me to go on health kicks arn't super rare. Even if I don't do what I say, I always talk about healthy foods and have switched some products in my house like whole wheat rice instead of rice..etc. Which Im sure has helped me pretty much maintain my weight...and I think little frequent "splurges" got it to creep up slowly. Just enough for impact in the end..but not enough to get me concerned. Especially since I still fit into the same clothes. Maybe because I have more muscle now then before? Im not sure. topic. What I was going to write about is that today my family has decided to do some winter eating. Which includes a huge costco pumpkin pie, egg nog, chips, and a HUGE bag of smarties. I've been good though despise that all. Usually I would join because it seemed normal when everyone in my family was eating it. But not today! I have a bite of pumpkin pie and about 10 smarties.

HELP ME!!!!! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I did today Nov 30th

This is a regular good day for me. 
Fibre One cereal Honey oat 1 1/2 cup
Milk 1% 1 cup
Bite of my moms pumpkin pie
5 turkey slices
100 calorie healthy cranberry and dark chocolate bar 
1 egg
Flat wrap
tbs of avacado
1 caramelized onion 
Coffee with cream and sugar
1/2 cup of smoothie
Big salad with 1/4 cup of cottage cheese and tsp of oil
1/2 of Mexican lasagna 

5 min walk with dog
10 min bike 
10 min strength with ten pnd kettle ball

Inspiration for you all!

Be your own fit and healthy!! 

Goals for this week!

Thursday 1st to Thursday 7th:
. Workout Everyday for 45-60 mins
. Eat 1500 calories
. Eat very little carbs and sugar
. Drink Lemon water/ Green Juice/ smoothies

Lose: 5 pounds

Start up stats

Hmm so start off stats!
I dont like to weigh myself..but I know I am overweight. 
I mean I workout, so at least not all of that is pure fat but still. Still, you cant see much muscle tone. 

I am a size 12. Measurements are 49 32 41. My smallest measurements were 46 27 39. I am aiming to lose around 30 pounds. 
Really what I want to do is lose 15 pounds this month..and then 5 in Mexico..which I am going to in a month..and the rest when I get back home. By May I want to be super fit, toned and healthy. 

Right now...I say I eat healthy. honestly, not just saying that. But I do over eat a bit and that seems to have caught up with me.