Thursday, May 21, 2015

BBQ

Our Sunday was a bit different but just as fun as our saturday! We got up and headed to church. I had to be there early since I was volunteering for First Impressions (which I love). Mom took my car to Costco to get my tires rotated while I was there. So glad she did because it took them over 2hours so I wouldn't have made it home in time for our bbq. 
After church we had Kicken Chicken with our Newmans. The kids made silly faces with the chicken while waiting for our friends. Haha they are nuts! After lunch I got my car then we all headed back to the apartment. 

Dave invited a few of his coworkers over with their wives for a bbq. I invited my sis and the girls then Dana and Blake came too. We had such a fun time! A big thanks to Warren for all the food even though I couldn't eat any of it because of my diet. Boo! It looked good though! 
Lola jumping backwards into the pool!
Silly faces with Alayna! 
Everyone having fun! 



Alayna showing me her muscles! Haha she did this on her own and asked me to take her picture! 
The grill master :)

By the time everyone left and the kids got picked up I was ready for bed at um like 7! Haha I didn't go to sleep but we definitely layed around while watching tv the rest of the night. 

Such a great weekend!! 

<3 Sara

CG base tour

Last saturday was downright FUN!! We had the kids and my aunt Theresa invited us to the Coast Guard base for a free even they were having. 
Bathroom selfie before we left the apt. 

Aunt Theresa and Uncle David all dressed up outside the base giving out maps. They looked so cool! 

Izzy helping Alayna down the ramp since she was scared. They are such sweet friends! I love that my nieces love Daves kids. 
We got to go on like 8 boats at least, one of them was the sheriffs office boat! The kids loved it! 




The crew walking down the dock to go tour one last boat. We got to see where the crew lives too which was quite cool. They were there to answer questions which was also very informative. I could not live on a boat like that. 

These kids are so lucky to have such a great male role model in their lives! Dave is such a great dad and BFF (Izzy ;)) 
We went to have lunch at my parents house. They just got back from vaca and brought us fun gifts. Mine is the headband above, dave got a hat, logan got a shark and alayna got a pool ball. Thanks mom and dad, we love them and you! 
We headed to the AFB after to get some groceries and Logan begged Dave for a haircut so they both got one. 
I got some pretty flowers too :)
We headed to the pool for a bit, had dinner then hanging out until bed time. 
I'm pretty sure we all slept great that night, fun in the sun will do that to you. 

Making memories, enjoying life!

<3 Sara

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Advocare- Cleanse Phase


So I started this challenge May 10th and planned to do 1 giant post for the whole 24 days but I have changed my mind. This post is all about the first phase, the cleanse phase. So here goes:
So I started the Advocare 24 day challenge because these last 10+ lbs are not going away like I had hoped. I wanted to document my experience to a point and will click the publish button if I keep confident enough. If you can see this then I got some confidence. Also, I am still taking my juice plus whole food supplements, didn't want to discontinue them. I have been taking those since January and feel they have helped me. 
So today is day 3 of the cleanse phase and so far I am feeling good. I am down to 145.4 and I just feel better. I am way more aware of what is going in my body. Yeaterday I had some serious sugar withdrawls like BAD! It's amazing how addicted to sugar we can be without even realizing it. This experience is eye opening and I can't wait to see what the rest of the challenge brings.
 
What I am eating: Lots of fruits and veggies, some hummus for snacks. Oatmeal with turkey sausage for breakfast with a fiber drink(gag). Tuna and veggies for lunch and I have so far had taco salad for dinner (ground beef, tomatoes, salsa and a little avocado). Oh and snacks have also been PB on a rice cake. 

One thing to help the sweet tooth would be Quest bars I LOVE the white chocolate raspberry, strawberry cheesecake and the cinnamon roll. 

Day 7 and I am officially down 4.1lbs! Still eating pretty much the same although I did have a few pb pretzels last night because I was starving. Oh and I tried salsa on scrambled eggs, SO good! 

I also wanted to mention I am still working out like normal except taking it a little easier when my body needs me too. Changing my diet has at moments felt like a shock to my body so just trying o listen to it and not overdue it until the cleanse phase is over. 

Slight difference under my sports bra on day 7! I feel amazing! I also got my fruit punch flavored spark drink today and it tasted like hawaiian punch, YUM!

Day 9: seeing way more muscle definition which is awesome!!! I am still feeling amazing, 1 more day of the cleanse phase then I hit the Max Phase! Oh and I am so giving myself a pat on the back, we ate out for lunch yesterday and had a cookout with his work friends and my sis and I didn't cheat!!! My will power is crazy right now!! Seriously I keep thinking who is this chick who has taken over my body haha
Day 10: last day of the cleanse phase WOOHOO!! Down 5lbs feel amazing, I am so close to the 130's Which makes me SOOO happy! I haven't seen those in over a year! Tomorrow am I will weigh, so measurements and take pics. I am told I will see a difference but apparently the max phase is where people see the most change. We shall see! Regardless I have no regrets, 5lbs lost is enough of a win for me! PLUS I have learned clean eating and honestly will be sticking with it besides a few cheat meals here and there. I think cutting out the junk is why I feel so great! I want to also note: I haven't had chocolate in 10 days, this has never happened! 

Cleanse phase results:
So today I started the Max Phase but this morning was my after pics, weight and measurements for phase 1! 
I am really happy with my results so far! 
I have a hard time seeing a change from this view but my lower stomach (that bulge in the front) is definitely a little smaller. 
These were my numbers: down 5.1lbs and lost a total of 9 1/2 inches! 
I am feeling great and my confidence is definitely higher. I have been so frustrated this last year with my weight so that's why I did the challenge. I initially thought this was a cop out and a quick fix and yes quick but NOT easy by any means. I completely transformed my diet which was HARD for me but the results are there.
 Cleaning up your diet is truly key! Trust me I will not eat 100% clean the rest of my life lets be real here but I am definitely sticking to this way of eating primarily to maintain my weight once I get where I want to be which is 135. 

I put what I was eating at the beginning of this post and that's still mainly what I am eating except add boiled eggs now. 

So this is the start of my new journey and if you read all this I applaud you because honestly this is 100% posted for myself because I want to remember exactly how it went. 

June 2nd is when the 24 days is over, so we shall see where I am at then! 

<3 Sara

Saturday, May 9, 2015

My heart is full

Do you ever have those days that just make your heart so happy? Well, today was one of those days for me. 

I got to sleep in, have a yummy breakfast, then got in a great leg workout at the AFB. I also tried a new pre-workout called Spark which was great. 


We got the kids around 11 so their mom could go to a volunteer thing with her job. We all went to Target, came home for lunch then headed to JI to celebrate Marlow. My friend Julie's little girl Marlow turned 4 this week and invited us to come celebrate. 

Dave and Bowen enjoyed popping all the balloons haha boys!! 
Selfies with the birthday girl. She is such a sweetheart and so polite, love her. 

We had to leave around 3:30 unfortunately but we had such a fun time while we were there. We dropped the kiddos off then headed to mom and dads. 
We went to the Okra grill for a early mothers day dinner. 
Me in the gigantic chair! 

Mom, dad and Isabelle-so cute! 
Ok the food was ah mazing! Dave had country fried steak and I had their crab cakes. So darn good!!!! 

Our whole crew, I love my family so much! 
Lola and mom!
Shannon took this picture of Oliver while I was trying to get him to smile. It was so cute! 

Tonight I am going to bed with a full heart and feeling so blessed. It sounds cheesy I know but it's the truth!! 

<3 Sara