Monday, April 28, 2014

How I do my nails?

Hi friends!

Please check out my new video! I am so excited! I love doing my nails and wanted to share my technique!

Please visit my YouTube channel Lindsey Says Stuff, subscribe, and like the video!

- Lindsey

Sunday, March 30, 2014

What's in my Purse? - Video

Hi Friends!

I just posted my first video on YouTube! I am so excited! I have watched YouTube videos for years and have always wanted to make my own. I finally got the courage to create one!

I really enjoy watching "What's in My Purse?" videos, so I thought this was fitting for my first.

Please visit my YouTube channel Lindsey Says Stuff, subscribe, and like the video!

- Lindsey

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Juice of the Day - Day 5

Today is Day 5.

Yesterday was difficult for me. I'd been invited to go to a nice restaurant for a birthday party with some co-workers, but since I'm juicing, I wouldn't be able to eat anything. This presented a real challenge.

All day I debated canceling, both because of the temptation to compromise and give in, and the misery of watching other people get to eat. Around the time I was supposed to be getting ready, I came across Dr. Oz's "Are You A Food Addict?" episode online. He asked five questions to help determine if you're addicted to food, one of which was "is food controlling your social life?"

This really took me by surprise. At that moment, I decided I was not going to let this overpower me. I ended up going and had a blast! I'm so glad that I chose to take control over my addiction.

Fortunately, today was a much better day for me. I felt good and full of energy. 

I tried this juice recipe today and it tasted great! It's light and refreshing and full of flavor. This is the first time I tried juicing with mango and it was awesome. This mango didn't produce a lot of juice, but it did give the juice more flavor. I also switched out spinach for a head of Romaine lettuce, to ensure I'm keeping up with my leafy greens. It was quite good! 

1 Braeburn apple
1 Honeycrisp apple
1 mango
1/2 lemon
1/2 lime
1/2 green bell pepper
1 pear
1 head of Romaine lettuce

Let me know if you try this juice!

- Lindsey

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Juice of the Day - Day 4

Today is Day 4. It is still very hard to not eat anything, but we are getting there!

This drink was delicious! It definitely had a light flavor to it that was refreshing. You also can really taste the green pepper. (Good thing I like green pepper!) This is the first time I've juiced with a green pepper and I was surprised at how much juice it produced!

Here is today's juice...

2 Lady Alice apples
1 Barlett pear
2 carrots
1/2 cucumber (skin removed)
1/2 green bell pepper

Let me know if you try this juice and what you think of it!

-XOXO Lindsey

My 60-day Juice Fast

In February of 2014, I had a major headache. Concerned, my husband inquired about my blood pressure, which turned out to be 179/113 (scary high). No wonder I had a headache!

Though my doctor ended up putting me on a blood pressure medicine, everything in my entire being is fighting the fact that I am now on medication for something that I can control. How messed up is that?

As a result, my husband and I decided to make a change. We'd tried juicing recently, and lost about 25 pounds each. But through lack of resolve and self-control, we failed.

We have decided to try juicing again. This time around, I definitely have some ammunition to succeed: Get off these blood pressure meds!

 I do not want to be fat anymore! There are a lot of things I want, and being this way is holding me back from so much! I do NOT want to be FAT... ANYMORE!!!!!

So here I am, making a commitment: 60 days of doing what is right. Beginning to undo the wrong I have done to myself over the past 12 years. I invite you to take my journey with me.

To keep myself accountable, I'll be posting every day. I will post some of the juices I drink, along with the recipes so you can enjoy them, too. I'll also write about what I'm feeling and going through.

I hope this helps you as much as it helps me!

- Lindsey

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Today's workout

I just finished a really great upper body work out and I as I typing this, fingers and arms shaking, I am still very antsy about that dang treadmill. It is the 9th now and no treadmill. :(
I have no idea why I am so anxious about getting this treadmill. It's harder work outs and more time spending with it, but the thought of training for something I would have never thought about doing, excites me. This treadmill will be awesome for me. My husband and I have been watching what we have been eating and exercising for about 6 weeks now. It's been awesome! I have lost 15 pounds and he has lost 25! I am so proud of us! We have a long way to go, but while it's awesome starting, you hit a plato. You get discouraged with the things and you aren't losing it as fast. With the amount of weight that we both have to loose, it really discourages me sometimes because we have a long way to go.
Now here is where the awesomeness of the training for the Fort4Fitness comes in... It has completely taken my mind of the horrible terms of "diet" and "loosing weight" off my shoulders. I no longer am saying to myself, "okay Lindsey, you don't need that Oreo" or "you really need to work out because you have a goal weight by the end of year". When we get the treadmill, I feel that I will be so grossed out about training to run three or four times a week that I won't even notice that I am loosing weight. And instead of telling myself about the goal weight it will be more like, "Lindsey you have to run today because you will have to do this in-front of actual people in 9 months". That's so much more of a motivation to me. :)
So, in conclusion, Sears... please hurry up with my treadmill!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6th - 10th

Those are the dates, the dates that the treadmill will be delivered. It is the 6th already. Where is my treadmill?
I know I shouldn’t be antsy, but I am. My husband’s daughter signed up for the ½ marathon and it got me thinking about doing that. Now, the ½ marathon is definitely out of me reach, but I am hoping by September that my husband and I will be able to participate in one of the Fort4Fitness races.
I can’t believe that I am writing this. I have been over-weight for more 10 years and I would have never imagined that I would even consider doing this for myself. This is the year. This is the year that I become myself again. I used to be so athletic and now, I couldn’t run for 5 minutes without stopping.
I am so looking forward to this treadmill and this training schedule. This is very exciting for me.
If only my treadmill would get here. :)