Thursday, March 28, 2013

30Day Shred: Day 4 & First Giveaway!!!

Hello everyone!!!

Yesterday was my Friday and I am BEYOND excited! I need it! No really!
I have so much planned for this weekend. But first let me tell you other things!
30 Day Shred: Day 3
Last night I completed Day3 of the 30Day Shred!!! Today is Day 4 and yesterday I woke up sooo sore! But last night I could tell that my endurance is getting better. Now mind you, Im not doing just the 30 day shred. I am also working out at the gym 4-5 days a week and strength training 3days a week.
Fat to Fit Friday Link Up
Today I will be featured on Jenna's blog for our Fat to Fit Friday link up! And I couldn't be more excited! 6 Degrees of seperation is sooo stinkin true you guys!
So be sure to check out her blog HERE! I just know its going to be a good read! =)
Brady Bands
So you guys know that I LOOOO-OOVE and promote BradyBands like nobodys business! Why? Because they WORK! Seriously, they really do NOT move! I even sleep in them (Sometimes). And guess what? It's still there when I wake up! I can always count on them, and they are super fun and cute!  And just a reminder you only have 2 days left until the March sale is over. Right now its 4 for $20!!! Thats good! Be sure to use Coupon Code: Buy4Save

My Very First Giveaway!!!!

I am so happy to be doing this. I've been waiting for the right time, and I think it's time!
It starts today! So be sure to get all your entries in!!!

The goods:

Beautiful handcrafted wooden earring organizer
You can choose between a a small (left) or a Large (Right)
At any color combo of your choosing. (you choose the ribbon and a painted color)

Raspberry Tea Spark Sample
Cuz...I LOVE  Spark!

2 Brady Bands
(No, not the one that Im wearing!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to all who enter!!!

Have a great weekend guys!!! I probably have a margarita in my hand!! (skinny rita of course!) 

Peace and Love,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

30 Day Shred Fat Camp: Day 1

Happy Wednesday to ya!

Ok so before I start.... first a funny story!

Jeremy hacked into my blogger account and posted a comment! He was on the crapper for like a super long time! And the microwave/defrost was ringing and ringing(His night to cook) So I got up and walked into our bathroom (I was sewing my pants on the couch) so I saw him typing away and asked him what he was doing. He told me none of my business and its a surprise!


So he comes out about 10 minutes later and hands me the tablet and told me to check my comments.
And so...I did. And this is what he said:

If you cant read that, then go HERE and scroll down to comments.
Seriously, I have the sweetest man. He's such a blessing to me in more ways than one. Annnd it doesnt hurt that he is a hottie too!!! Lol...
 My best Friend!! My love, My other half!!!! I love you no matter what Jermy-worm!!!
Now Down to Business!
Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred(Fat Camp) Day One!
 Monday I went to Target, and while I was there I decided to go look at the workout DVDs. I've heard and read soo many great things about Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. So...for $9.96 I decided to give it a try!
I started it last night, and can I just say: She whooped my ass! I was eye darting her the whole time. But...afterwards I felt great! Energized and sweaty!!
And she is so informative. I knew that I had been doing my squats in an incorrect form! Hello! I wasnt feeling it in the right place. But now that I have a sweat-date with her everyday for the next 29 days in my living room at 4:30pm I know that I'll be learning alot, and also getting my fat camp on!

Seriously, this summer I want to at least be able to put on a bathing suit without thinking that everyone can see ever little fat cell I have on my ridiculous whale body! haha!
And by adding this to my workout schedule I should tighten, tone and lose weight in no time!
 Next year (summer 2014) I plan to be hot in a turquoise bikini!! That's my goal!
 **Babe...beach wedding in 2014??!!  If I look good by then, you should def say yes to that?!!! **
Now, let me just say that I am not looking for a fast fix. Because fast isnt always better. But I am pushing myself to see results.
Results are what keeps us motivated.
Results are what keeps us going!
Let's face it guys can cheer me on and I can cheer you on as well. But until we actually see results, our minds arent going to be caught up with our motivation.
Results are what keeps me from going to Taco Bell! Holla! Real talk!

So I started my #sotd (Shirt Of The Day) hashtagging on Istagram. Seriously, if you dont follow me on Instagram...Im bummed! Come find me! @Ceceisme.
Here's my looks from this week so far!





Also, I got new Brady Bands in Monday!!!!!!

And there are only 4 DAYS LEFT!!! To get your March sale Brady Bands! She has new ones too! They are wide...for all you long haired gals who need a little extra!

How cute are these??!
Im getting this one next!!!!
Buy 4 for $20!!
Coupon Code: BUY4SAVE
And that's all I have folks! Wish me luck on my Day 2 of 30 Day Shred Fat Camp!
Peace and Love,

Monday, March 25, 2013

Goal Surpassed!!!

Yes, you read that correctly. I surpassed my End of MARCH GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Want proof?!! Here I will be moooore than happy to show you!

Isnt it beautiful!!!!! I think so! For the moment anyway! haha
No, but really. Friday I went to the gym after work because I had gotten so much positive feedback from the Fat to Fit Link up. So I channeled that excitement and energy into a workout. I needed it anyway because it was our cheat meal night...and supreme pizza...oh my goodness!! Need I say more?!
Friday morning this is what I weighed

After work I laced up...LB was not happy about it!

And this is what my intervals helped me
accomplish on Friday!

Friday night, with our pizza I decided to drink a little drink. And this combo is sooo good!
Ginger Ale and Peach flavored vodka! SOO good!
We went to a friends house and Jerm's got a little sideways! Ok..alot sideways! haha!
There was some arm wrestling
Annnd some leg wrestling ?!!? guys...
And Jeremy's best friend got a new puppy. She's a catahoula and her name is Kyra! Soo precious! She even had puppy breath!!! love!

Saturday we slept in abit to let the guys sleep off their hangover. I headed out to the gym.

Annnd I crushed my intervals. Along with Leg day!
Then I headed over to Old Navy because my jeans are too loose. So....
I walked away with a size 14!!!! I have been in size 16 forever!!! And it felt sooo good to ask the fitting room attendant to go grab me a size smaller!!! I had a huge grin on my face! Such an exciting day!
Then I went home showered and changed for our crawfish date!
He's so handsome!!!
And sweet!

My flowers he got me Friday night.
The crawfish was sooooo good! 
Sunday we went to the gym and did the normal grocery shop.
 We had his mom over for dinner. And went to bed pretty early! I was excited about that...cuz 3:30 comes early!!!
Yea this is what the gym looks like at 4am!
And my outie for the day! Really you can only see my shirt...but no big!
I hope that everyone is having a great Marilyn Monday so far!

And I leave you with this thought....
Because its the truth!
Happy Monday everyone! Dont forget to smile, and give it all you got!!
Peace and Love, 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fat to Fit Friday Link Up!


Today Im Linking up with Jenna, Marcy and Lori and a few others on the Fat to Fit Friday!!!
Here are the rules that were provided:

1. Write your own post about how you stay motivated, healthy recipes, up & downs.

2. Please follow Jenna, Lori & Marcy.

3. Put the new button on your post or somewhere on your blog

4. Link up with us! (Link will appear on all three blogs.)

5. Visit some of the other links and share the love with them on their posts!

6. Spread the word on Twitter and/or Facebook

Since I dont operate my blog (well, heck I dont operate at all on my Facebook) I am going to spread the word via Instagram!!!!

So let's get started!

  How I stay motivated:
I stay motivated by reading Fitness Mags, Reading Mama Laughlin and Skinny Meg's blogs/Instagrams everyday. I also use Skinny Meg's Fitness Videos EVERYDAY!!! She's like the next Jillian Michael's....but NICER!!! haha! If you want to check out her AWESOME videos click HERE.

             I have healthy recipes on my RECIPES page. I also find REALLY good and healthy recipes on Pinterest. It really helps too. Because I dont like to get repetative. I like to spice things up and keep Jeremy guessing! So far, so good!
I have been in this never ending mind battle with myself for about two months now on time crunching. I feel as though I dont have enough time. I get up before the butt crack of dawn. If you follow me on Instagram then you know. If not, I get up at 3:30am people!!! Do you know how hard that is???? Oh jeez!
At 3:30 in the morning, you dont care what you look just hope that you can run on the treadmill without falling over due to your body not knowing what to do that early!!
But like I said, I've been feeling as though i never have enough time to get a full workout in. Especially with the way that work has been lately. I've been working alot of overtime this week. But then something happened....I got on the scale this morning!
That's your eyes are NOT lying to you and neither are mine. I am sooooo flippin close to my goal for the end of this month. I have 9 more days to get off 1.6 lbs to reach my end of March goal!!

I cannot express on this blog how excited I am. I have not see the 199's for about a year and a half. I have done a really good job at maintaining my weight between 200 and 216. I have never gone above 216...PTL!!! But that's not where I want to stay. At you hear me?!!

Last night when I got out of the shower, I stood in front of the mirror...Naked as the day I was born...uhh..Duh!!! lol.. And I looked over my gross body. I am NOT in any way shape or form happy with the way that I look. In or out of clothes. The number on the scale does effect me. Alot of people say you shouldn't let it blah blah blah... BUT thats like telling Nemo not to touch the boat! Um helloooo...he touched it anyway!!!!! haha... That number will affect me. That number may not define my as an individual, but I see that number in my head all day long.

My weight is the number one thing on my mind, all day long! Through any activity, situation etc... Im constantly wondering how I look in my outfit. Can you see my fat roll? And even in more personal situations...My constant weight struggle has always been the number one thing on my mind.

Do I want it to be?                HELL NO!

Will I ever get past it?          I BETTER!!!

I am dedicated, but I dont want to be so dedicated that I lose sight of life. Sometimes I think that Jerms is like Shut the Frack up already! But who else am I going to talk about it with?

Speaking's hard to talk to him about my weight. When I first started working out and making healthier choices, I didnt even let him see how much I weighed. It wasnt until I had lost 14 pounds that I was semi-ok with it.  It's embarassing. I feel like a failure. I know that he loves me anyhow, but I feel like a fat diasappointing whale! It's especially hard for me because Im young (25) and there are PLENTY of girls with hot bodies around. and anytime that we're out together I think, oh he comparing me to her? She has nice biceps....wish I had her ass...her boobs are perky (they're probably fake!)  haha..
But my weight Kills my confidence. I used to be confident. I used to have a flat stomach. I used to want to be the center of attention. I used to flirt. I used to talk a whole lot more than I do now. And then I ate, and ate, and ate and drank beer and lots more beer. And overtime HELLO fatty!

I know that you cant put on 60lbs of fat in a day, just like you can't work off 60lbs of fat in a day.
I know that this is a journey and all journey's take time.
I know that I need to be patient.
I know that I need to remember to breathe.
I know that I need to give my workouts my all and after I walk out of the gym let it go. Continue to make healthy choices throughout the day, but dont let it consume my life.

Im working on it.
 Bare with me, Im working on my journey to happiness and peace with my body!
It's our cheat meal night! We decided we are having Supreme Pizza with Guacamole!!! Not together! But we like to keep it a little healthy!! lol...My mouth has been watering since we decided on it last night!! haha Fat girl problems!
Well that's all I got! For now, Have a great weekend!!!! And Happy Fat to Fit Friday to us all!
Peace and love,



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dissapointments = rage against the treadmill

Yesterday was a very disappointing day.

I thought that I was going to be considered for a promotion... yea no. Not even! Its just sooo frustrating! Everyday is different. I have a different job everyday. Do you know how frustrating and stressful that is! I swear he is Bi-polar!!! (It's ok, I've already told him what I think about his so called "forgetfulness")

So I was super bummed out. And when I wrote my post yesterday I was having an ok morning, then it turned into crap!

I said that I was going to go to Zumba class last night. But I ended up getting off of work late and so I didnt make it in time for the 5pm class. 

So instead of just sitting on the couch and vegging out to my disappointments....I decided that I would go crush the treadmill. Now, I dislike going to the gym later in the evening, it's sooo busy! So I turned up my music all the way and just pounded it out. I had tunnel vision, focusing on letting go of my stress/disappointments. As the sweat poured onto my t-shirt I could just feel my shoulders getting lighter. Running always makes me feel better. No matter what kind of mood I'm in, after a run I ALWAYS feel better!

    I'm also disappointed in myself. The scale is telling me that I haven't lost any weight at all. Yet my clothes are getting looser and looser. I know that I should'nt rely on the scale but damn it would be nice it it said a good number... something!!
   I also feel as though because I have been at or around the same 2-3 lbs for two weeks I have hit a plateau. Since the beginning of my journey I have lost roughly 14lbs. BOO! Thats just not going to cut it for me.
I have not let my stresses affect my diet. I am still eating cleaner. If you follow me on Instagram you know what I eat! I like to post my food, because it gives people ideas. Becasue sometimes you get stuck in a routine and you just dont know what you can do. So look to someone who has the same goals for ideas... So you can see my ideas there!
Our fridge is PACKED...and with mostly veggies and healthies! The Miracle Whip is Jeremy's...He wont give it up...ever! lol...Seriously we have soo many veggies...the  drawer is full of them too! haha!!
Yesterday I tried a Think Thin  bar...
Creamy Peanut Butter...I was NOT impressed... I didnt even finish it! EWWW!
The creaminess of it actually made me gag! No thanks!
Today I'm trying the Caramel Fudge...we'll see how that goes!


I have been reading a lot about HIIT lately and I'm thinking that I am going to give it a try! Not that it's something that you have to buy into or anything....I will just be basically "shocking" my body and hopefully jump starting my engine again! So I will be giving this a two to three week trial period. I am also going to be changing up the way I workout.

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training: an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense areobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.

It's said to improve fat burn; but we shall see! Tonight I'm going to get Jerm's to take pictures, so that we can see if I have any progress at the end of three weeks!

Before, I would do 30 minutes of cardio and then 30 minutes of weight training and call it a workout... But I have been researching ways to switch it up.

  Now, I will be doing 15 Min Cardio Warm up, Strength Training on Arms, 15 Min HIIT Cardio, Leg workout, followed by 15 Min Last Chance HIIT Cardio.

  I'll probably be doing this 3 times a week(M,W,F) The other 2 days I will be trying out the classes that my gym has to offer and hitting the strength training harder with a 20 Min Cardio-Stair Master Warm Up. Jeremy has been helping me on the weight lifting machines, because I like using dumbbells...but he's been so kind enough to help me what machines are good for what exercises! (such a good boyfriend!)

  Like I said I will be trying this out for two - three weeks combined with a low carb, high protein and veggies diet menu. I hate the word diet. Just eat right people! McD's aint right....I dont care what anyone says!! I get nautious just thinking about it! (Seriously, I cant eat it...i'll barf!)
 During this period, Im not looking to lose a specific amount of weight, ok maybe I want to lose at least 2 pounds??!!! But Im looking for more toning and endurance. This will help me reach my goal of wanting to complete 3 miles a day!

I hope that everyone is having a good week so far! And dont forget to find me on Keek, Instagram and I'm on Pinterest too!  @Ceceisme
Turn it Up Tuesday!!!
Get motivated and turn it up!!

Peace and Love,

Monday, March 18, 2013

Weekend Update

Friday I had a post all written up, but I read it and re-read it and realized I was all over the place and emotional in it. And I thought...who wants to read that bull crap! LOL..Plus I've been under some pressure due to my job. And lots of things changing in the past week so Im trying to balance it all.

So my weekend update:

Friday morning we went to the gym; we have to get up at 3:30am since I have to be at work before 7am. I bought some compression capris that were on sale at Old Navy Thursday evening...they are Purple...Kind of felt like Barney wearing them...Oh well.
Eww! Im not so sure why I look squished...oh well!

 That night Jerms and I had a date night. We went to El Toro (his fav place to go for Mexican) because it was our cheat night...well his, and I just made it mine. Cuz how can one cheat and not the other?? It just doesn't work that way! lol... I had a Skinny Rita; which was soooo good! I needed it for sure!
I tried out a new lipstick Cover Girl Temptress charmeuse...I like!

Then we cuddled and read out Workout Magazines!
Keep yourself informed, up to date and inspired!!!

Saturday we had Jeremy's God Father's funeral service. It was beautiful and everyone had very nice and honest things to say about Uncle Marvin. It was very nice to see some of Jeremy's other family. I like meeting his family and being able to connect with them. My extended family is so far (Maryland/Virginia/Michigan) so it's hard to connect with them. But most all of Jeremy's family lives here in Texas! Which is great! And being that my family isn't very close, Family is important to me. Especially my immediate family. I want my kids to be each other's best friends and want to be in each other's lives. I have that problem now with my siblings; we are all different and due to our upbringing we weren't taught that your siblings are the most important friends you have...but I digress on that subject...

After Uncle Marvin's funeral Jerm's and I went to Mattress Firm. We needed a new bed!

We tried out several beds...

Almost fell asleep I was so comfortable!
Then....we found the one we wanted!!!
And during the "buying" phase...I couldn't help but be proud of my new shoes I got on sale @Payless!! Holla!!! ps...I need a pedi BAD!
After we finalized, we went home to relax a little bit and then head to Gym's!
I was trying out a shirt that my friend gave me. I love hand me down workout clothes........Yay for Free-90-Free! But Im still too self conscious to wear it to the gym...IDK why, but I would just rather wear a t-shirt. It hides my belly fat/jiggle when I run and it's not hugging in any weird places. Hopefully one day soon, I'll be able to be comfortable in actual workout tanks...but for now...T-shirts are just fine. Plus I like seeing my sweat! (weirdo)

When we got to the gym Jerm's and I headed straight for the Stair Master. I did 20 Mins on that, then I went and lifted weights and did some squats and lunges and sit ups in the Women's gym for about 30 Mins. Then i went upstairs for Jeremy to help me work on my back and abs.

So he makes me hold the medicine ball above my head for 1 minute and then we trade. He does his, but he goes up and down with a 10 lb weight. And while he's doing that I do squats with a resistance band. And then we switch. We do this 2 or three times. Basically until I can't hold the ball anymore. I'm still feeling it today!

 Workout complete so we went to Walmart to do out shopping for the week. I hate that place...but you really cannot beat it. But the RUDE, DISRESPECTFUL cashier threw all of our groceries in the bags, and didnt say shit to us. She was too busy running her mouth at her friend behind me. I almost said something, but I didnt want to cause a scene and Jeremy was with me; not that that would have stopped me but I just felt like it would'nt have done any good to raise awareness to her being that way. It's not like Walmart cares about their customer service anyhow...we all know they dont!
Sunday was an easy day. We cleaned did laundry and went to the gym.
We also discovered a new beer that we like...Its called Angry Orchard. If anyone knows who sells it...please let me know. I wanna like buy stock on that stuff. It is soooo good! I basically chugged my whole cup! It doesnt even taste like beer!
I was wearing green stripped socks and my green skull Brady Bands for St. Patty's Day; but I forgot to get a pic! Opps!

And I just have to brag on my boyfriend! (because I can)
 On our way to the gym he bought and pumped my gas for me. And I just have to say how Flippin nice it is to have a boyfriend that does this! He also bought me new tires and a lifetime alignment on my car. Seriously, he is the best! He works so hard, makes good money and yet he gives up going to a concert that he really REALLY wanted to go to this weekend(Eric Clapton) to buy things to keep me safe.
He thinks about his son, and our future children in alot of his choices. Just the other day he said how he wanted a motorcycle but that he had given up that dream, because he believes that a man who has kids shouldn't be on one...and I believe the same. It made me smile because it shows that he cares and loves us so much.
 We have been through alot, it's been a struggle waiting for him to become such a great man. But when you wait patiently, you often get the best of someone. And I am truly grateful for him. I thank God for him daily. He is my rock and my best friend. My life would be very dull without him. He makes our lives fun everyday; weather it be screaming my name in the middle of a store to find me, or dancing in the kitchen. He makes me smile and laugh everyday!
I love you babe! And thank you for all that you do! xoxo
Also, we got a new bed!!!! Its a KING size!!! And we're so excited....well I was! Jeremy must not know that its a King size...Or maybe he just wanted to test out my side last night...Oh well...he keeps me warm throughout the night!
And I cant wait to get a new bedspread and set for it!!! Yay!!
So that was my boring weekend! Im hoping to take a Zumba class tonight...for the first time in like 3 or 4 years. So I will let you know how it goes!!!
What did yall do this weekend?? Anything exciting for St. Patty's?? Have any workout plans tonight??
Also, Im thinking of doing my First Giveaway!!! Maybe when I get to 20 followers...right now I'm at 10!!!
Peace and love,