My New Year’s NON Resolution

That’s right, I am not making one because it sets you up to fail from the begining. I do not like to fail or lose, so this is my Plan, not resolution. I will be starting the P90X on the 1st or 2nd, depends on the day but I will start it! I watched Tony Horton on Dr Oz today and was quite impressed. If Dr Oz likes him he has to be good, right. I also read a ton of people’s posts on myfitnesspal about the program. I know it’s going to be hard, it’s supposed to be hard! If it was easy, everyone would do it! I love running and weight training at the gym, but I will give this a go and I hope to results. I’m very results oriented and I need to see them or I will think it’s not working. Tonight I flexed my bicep and I saw a baby bump.. Progress! So I will do a Day 1 photo and post it and then post pics at regular intervals to see if you folks see any changes! I’m hoping for definition and fat loss. I have 19lbs to get to my goal of 140, but if I bulk up and the scale doesn’t move, I get it, as long as my body is changing that to me will be the result!My only issue with the plan thus far(reading the nutrition booklet) is the protein heavy phase 1. I do not eat meat protein but they do give vegetarian options, I may need to start eating fish again. My problem is I just do not eat enough portions, I’m kinda limited!  I do not want to fail at this and I do not want to give up . We will see how it goes I guess. I feel confident that I can , I mean I WILL DO THIS….

Well guys, wish me luck!

Ah yes, Back to the Gym!

Can’t say I was not excited to go today, because I really truly was! I was very afraid though that I would not be able to get my 5km run in, due to my piss poor eating habits this past week. I was sure that my cookie overload would have prevented a successful run, but it did not. I completed my 5km in 37 min and that is with my warm up and cool down time included! That is my best time yet and I am finding that once I get to the 28 min mark I just wanna increase my pace and go! I am running now very comfortably at a 1% incline and keeping the speed at 5.6-5.7.. I do bump it up to 6mph when I’m trying to finish, my sprint lol. I fiqured since I burned 333 calories I deserve a trip to Starbucks, seriously, I do not need an excuse to go there! They were all out of Earl Grey tea , so I chose a Joy Tea Latte(a Christmas Tea) and it was awesome! I battled the mall with mini diva, she had some gift cards burning a hole in her pocket, that place was a zoo and I was most ready to get outta there.

A successful day and I am hoping to repeat it again tomorrow! I am currently working on making some big changes in the New Year, career wise and I am quite excited for the change. I will enlighten you all once the plan is in motion. Too early to discuss as I do not want to jinx it, but you will be the first to know.

Cheers to y’all and try to rest up, we have 1 more holiday to get through.

I made it through Xmas, but I ate like crap!

Yup, I sure did! Yesterday was horrible, pretty sure I consumed more coconut macaroons than I possibly should have~! I will admit, I loved it, being the naughty girl I am. However, I did consume way too many sweets stuff and nowhere near the protein I need. I probably should have had a protein supplement just to even it out but I didn’t.
We awoke this am at 630, urghhh, opened gifts (plug to Starbucks, my fam jam took the HINT I got tons of Gift Cards!!) and my tree was down by 830 am! Yes , this is correct! Record timing for me! I just cannot do the clutter any longer, but it was quickly replaced by multiple Justin Bieber dolls and copious amounts of tiny toys! My children have grown up with my tree removing and they are none the wiser that normal folk keep theirs up for weeks longer! I was very ZEN after the clean up was done.

Then came food prep time, this was actually pretty easy as I purchased a cook from frozen turkey for the fam. Too easy eh, just plop the bird in the roaster and go.. love it. This is what Inkdgirl ate

Y’all know I hate fake meat but I decided to give this product a go and I was AMAZED! It was good and it came with gravy which made me most happy! I will give a huge shout out to Gardein for making a product that Inkdgirl did not raise her nose too! I will definitely be checking into other products by this company. I was only able to eat half of a breast, but I will take 1 with me to the inlaws for supper tomorrow evening. I cannot get all the “meat” in plus my smashed potatoes too, and I was not giving up potatoes, I like them way too much. So today was a successful day and I am very grateful for all that has happened this past year, but I’ll save that for my New Year’s post! For all of you heading out Boxing Day shopping, have fun.. You will find me in Starbucks, quietly enjoying my latte compliments of the fam jam!

Merry Christmas folks!

4 days till Christmas, SERIOUSLY!

OMG, Inkdgirl is starting to second guess herself and this is never good. Did I get enough gifts for each child, do I have enough food, is one child going to be happier than the other? This kinda thinking makes me worry, then enters Mini Diva to bring me back to reality.. She says to me “Mommy, Christmas isn’t about the presents, cuz what if Mary never had Baby Jesus, there would be no Christmas” (HER WORDS) .. My heart melted at this and I thought to myself, I did a good job on this child, but, as she left the room she did state ” I sure hope I get a FIDGET for Christmas though”.. and we are brought back to reality in a flash! Kids! So my other children have eaten half of my “Baking” and I need to re-stock on the essentials for Xmas eve and Day , so off to the store I went. Thank god for those people who bake and package goodies so lovely, they are my saviour! I must say I have been very very good at NOT eating these regardless of how AWESOME they look!

Today my Broker hosted our annual Chinese Christmas Luncheon and it was fantastic! I swear they brought out a 100 plates of food! It was crazy! Lucky for me, my coworker is a fellow Veggie Girl and we definitely ate our fair share of the broccoli,mushrooms,bok choy and pretty much every other vegetable there is! Stuffed! So I can say that I did not eat poorly and I followed my plan! I will not gain over the holidays.

Rest day from the gym today, thank god because I realized when brushing my hair today that I had biceps! Only because lifting my arms above my head hurt like Hell! I also realized that I have hamstrings today, they hurt too! This is a kind of hurt I like though, that way I know I did something and my muscles are thanking me for it!
So now I will go and try and recalculate in my head all the pre wrapped gifts and ensure that everyone is looked after! And yes, FIDGET is under the tree! 🙂

I did it, I applied at the Bux!

Due to my growing infatuation with the Bux, I decided to check out their careers page for my City to see if a barista position was available, GUESS WHAT, there was ! I felt it had to be a sign, I need to work here. The environment makes me happy, the smell is amazing and the staff are always so cheerful. Who wouldn’t want to work there! It maybe time the Inkdgirl hangs up her professional shoes and goes after her passion, lattes! I might remind you too that it is attached to a Chapter’s which could be very very bad for me, seeing as I love books almost as much as lattes! The dessert counter wouldn’t bother me because sugar is the devil to Inkdgirl! So I will be sure to let you know if I obtain employment with them, if not I will still heart them forever!

Fingers Crossed Peeps!

I LOVE PINTEREST!!!

Not that I need anything new to obsess on, but I’m addicted to this site! I am pinning everything from quotes, to recipes, to photography! Love it and have now turned my daughter onto it, yikes, I may have created a monster! For those of you who have never visited it, I highly recommend googling it, and remember you need to be invited to be a user! Just sign up and you will be placed on a wait list, then you will be added! Amazing things will then happen to you! You will be pinning inspirational quotes like this

I am a bit of an obsessive person and the other obsession of the week is Red Pepper Jelly, on a Vinta cracker which has been spread with light cream cheese… This has been my main meal for about the last 5 meals! It has too be good for you, (making myself believe that!).. Also obsessing on deep fried zucchini sticks, now that is is still good for you, it’s a VEGETABLE – right? Oh well, if I eat like this I’m ok with it, it could be worse like brownies and Christmas cakes/cookies! Here are my lil sticks all bathed in oil

Yummoo, I know! I’m still not gaining any weight and working out hard so I will work these calories off, tomorrow. My gym/running buddy has left me today to spend the holidays in Paradise with her famjam, insert SADFACE, but I promised to her that I will keep up my end of the running! Tomorrow! LOL

As you all know, I love tattoo’s and had plans for my next one to be a rib tat. That is still the plan, however, I have changed it up. I had a originally planned an awesome guitar tat, which I will still get, but know I’m getting a phrase that I fell in love with. Yes, I found it on PINTEREST. I’ve just perfected the font… I will post a pic once I’m ink’d!

Ciao peeps

Kids, Malls, People and a Latte!

I hate to say it but I really dislike Christmas, ok don’t freak out, I’m no Scrooge, but the malls and the people drive me crazy. I hate clutter too and my tree and all it’s decorations will be down by 10am Xmas day! I had to take the 2 oldest kidlets to the mall so they could finish their shopping and man people are crazy.. I am officially finished shopping and need to wrap only stocking stuffers, that will be a task!

On a side note, I survived the birthday party, barely! They went to bed at 1230 ish and were awake a screaming by 5! All the kids were gone by 1030 am and I needed to get to gym , just to see people my own age! Surprisingly I was able to do 5km on the treadmill in 39 minutes, with 4 hrs sleep! I do not function on no sleep. I am a BEAR! The gym was a huge release for me and I felt energized, hence the mall trip. After tackling the mall for 2 hours I needed my Bux fix. I decided to change up the normal routine and ordered an unsweetened lactose free Green Tea Latte

My kids deemed this the SHREK POO LATTE, and I’m not going to lie, Not my fav! It smelled really bad! You all know how much I love my lattes, but this will be the first and last one Inkdgirl consumes! But I must say I have the best kids ever because when I asked what would everyone like for Sunday family dinner, they all replied soup and grilled cheese! YEAH BUDDY! Easy peasy, my kinda supper!

I love my family more than Shrek Poo Lattes!

Birthday Cake Success!

Today was Mini Diva’s 8th birthday party! Her actual birthday is the 22nd, poor kid! However, she still believes her birthday is a week long event. I took it upon myself to BUILD a wonderful cake for this event seeing as you all know that Inkdgirl does not BAKE, remember that whole bean brownie thing! This is what transpired above! Oh yeah, Red Velvet Cupcakes and Blueberry Cupcakes! It was a hit with the kids , I did not indulge seeing as each one weighed in at 500 cal and 36g sugar! Did not feel like going into a sugar coma for these! What I did learn today was, I would never ever be a teacher! I applaud all teachers out there, I only had 6 eight year olds and it was KAOS~ for sure! One fight, a few frowns and LOUD!!!! OMG, I like my peace and quiet on a good day and this was not the day for it! 2 are sleeping over and I’m praying for a chip party with a movie,that should keep them quiet right?If not, Inkdgirl may find herself inching her way towards the vodka bottle! (Kidding, not going to throw 2 years of sobriety out the window!)

Will keep you all posted if I make it through the night!

Wish me luck!

Shout out to SBUX 4358!

Yesterday I was out and about , travelling as per usual when I found myself hungry, thirsty and in front of my favourite place on Earth! The BUX! This was on my menu

A veggie girl’s dream! A bento style box of Brie and almonds and flaxseed crackers ! HELL YEAH! To wash that bad boy down I paired it with a lovely Skinny Lactose Free Earl Grey Tea Latte, oh yes I did! I am one high maintenance chick! I know you know my how much I heart the Bux, I am sure I have shares in the company, or should have! I guess I can always argue that I do not drink,smoke or have fun, so this is my weakness and I own it!

On a side note, returned to my other fav place tonight , Gym, and yes there was some serious gym time hotness! Unfortunately it came into play after the run was completed, my dear sweet friend and I made laps and laps around the gym just to ensure their was adequate viewing time of such hotness! I do so love Gym, it is such a positive place and it makes me happy, sleepy and tore right up most days!

That’s all I got for ya tonight peeps, hope I can enlighten more tomorrow!

Ciao!

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