My Fitness Journey

You might have read my first post regarding my weight loss some time ago. That was primarily a before and after of a 5 month time period.

Well it’s been two years since that post and it’s time to update. Working out regularly became a routine for me, it’s something I feel incomplete without. The amount of energy I lacked before exercising regularly was shameful. Now, I feel tired if I DON’T workout.. go figure!

In that first post I talked about how I started with workout videos at home. I know that method works well for lots of stay at home parents. It does not work for me, my kids love to interrupt me or “join” me and by join they mean get in my way and steal my yoga mat. Continue reading

Ugh, belly fat!!

I don’t believe in diets. I don’t like to deprive myself. I believe everything is ok in moderation and certain things should be rare small treats (like a See’s candy almond cluster *drool* or a carrot cake cupcake from My Delight Cupcakery… oh man).

A man after my own heart

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Welcoming a New Year

This past year was a bit of a rollercoaster.  About two years ago I felt my life was truly perfect and it scared me.  I felt that it couldn’t stay that way forever and I was right.  However, I’ve come to find that what you think of, you attract. So in some way I almost brought in that wave of challenges, thankfully I didn’t drown in it.

My biggest learning experience this past year was getting over myself.  I had to let go of the past and things that were holding me back from continuing my future.  I had to accept what cannot be and what I cannot change and instead focus on what I have power over. I learned to stop comparing myself to other people, your journey is your own and you must learn to embrace it if you are to enjoy it. Continue reading

My undeclared hiatus

My life took a bunch of crazy twists and turns over the past year. I started a business. My husband lost his job. We moved (in with my mother!). My daughter started first grade in an English/Spanish dual immersion program. We gained full custody of my step daughter. I decided to get serious about my fitness. Those are the main things and I will elaborate further in upcoming posts. First, I need to apologize for my absence.  I think through the difficulty of having my husband, our head of household, become unemployed put me through a whirlwind of emotions.  It is one of the most humbling experiences to be forced into abruptly living below your means when your means are suddenly none. 

 

CSA Tuesday: What’s in the Box? 7/31

I might be in over my head this Tuesday….

That’s a 12 lb. box of “free stone” peaches. Free stone means the pit comes apart from the fruit very easily so these are ideal for canning or freezing. I plan on making a peach cobbler (or two) and freezing the rest. I have a simple peach and spinach smoothie recipe I’ve been wanting to try.

The box itself is pretty much the same as it’s been the last couple of weeks except for the lovely addition of avocados. I’m making tri-tip tacos tomorrow night and some avocado sliced will be perfect to top them off. Any left over avocado will get incorporated into a smoothie… before you say YUCK…

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It Works! Body Wrap Review {part 1}

I recently learned about It Works Body Wraps through a parenting message board. The whole idea behind it is you can lose 2-5 inches (on average) with one application. I searched for a distributor in my area and found a good deal to try it out for myself. If I got 4 friends to try a wrap for $25 I would then get mine free. Free? I’m in!

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Why a CSA?

You may have read my previous post about CSA programs here.

So why participate in a CSA?

  • Offers you the opportunity to try out fruits and vegetables you may have overlooked at the supermarket.
  • It guarantees the produce you’re eating is not only organic but also as fresh as it gets.
  • CSA produce is fresher, tastier, and more nutritious than anything you’d buy at the supermarket.
  • Save money, time, and simplify your produce shopping.
  • Explore new recipes.
  • Buying local means supporting your local economy.
Ready to find your own CSA? Visit: www.localharvest.org

I’ll have more recipes up soon that I’ve explored thanks to my CSA bounty!

-thegreenlatina

Homemade trap for Fruit flies

I recently became a proud owner of a Blendtec blender. For those who aren’t familiar with said device, it’s a crazy do-it-all machine. I can make flour out of rice, purée baby food, and even hot soup. My main use for it was to start whole juicing.

I stocked up on a bunch of fruits and veggies. Little did I know I would also be stocking up on annoying little fruit flies. I truly despise these things and any bug that ruins my food. I searched around for a quick homemade cure. Continue reading