Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Monthly Weight Loss and Pictures

Hey, everyone.
This month I weighed-in at 160.8, which means I only lost 0.2 lbs but I gained 1.5 inches.
My 'monthly visitor' decided to stop by yesterday for a visit, which she often inconveniently does the day before or day of my weigh-in. I know I would have lost something and not been so bloated if it wasn't for her. I'm just thankful I didn't gain weight due to water retention.
However, I know that this month wasn't the greatest for me. It was partly me not getting to the gym as much due to how I'm feeling sometimes and partly because I'm eating the same as I was when I was working out all the time.
I've learned that I can't continue to eat exactly the same if I'm not able to workout as much. Not the mention, like I've said before, even if I was able to workout the same, it's still getting harder and harder for me to lose in this last phase.
I'm trying not to get discouraged. I know that God has brought me this far and that He will finish the good work He started in me.
This next month I'm going to try to work on my diet. I know that diet is the biggest part of losing weight (I've heard it's at least 70%), so even if I'm not getting to the gym as much as I'd like, I can still lose if I'm eating better.
Please continue to pray for me and my journey. I REALLY want to be in the 150s next month.

Friday, July 26, 2013

NFC Commercial (Director's Cut)

Hey, everyone!
Yesterday afternoon we shot my NFC commercial. We were on location at Seven Island's Wildlife Refuge outside of Knoxville. It took about 2-1/2 hours but was super fun because of the awesome people that I was working with. (Shout-out to Jacob, Shelby and Caitlyn ... as well as my wonderful husband, Brad!)

Here is the Director's Cut. The final version may change a little but I am too excited to wait. :-D

When you watch it, click the HD button and also make it full screen. :)

The only decent picture Brad got of me from yesterday. He forgot to take pictures during the shoot. It must have been the excitement. Lol.

Here are a couple of pictures of me with the crew.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Healthy Recipes

Hey, guys!
Here are the new healthy recipes that I tried out this month and liked.
Creamy Zucchini Boats - You have to really like basil; it's very strong in this recipe.
Spinach and Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Chicken - I used low fat mozzarella and low sodium chicken stock.
Mediterranean Tortilla Pizza - I added grilled chicken to mine.
Low Fat Zucchini Bread - I used normal flour. This recipe is so much healthier than most zucchini bread recipes that are filled with tons of butter, sugar and oil. It's super-duper moist, too. I had to cook mine longer than the recipe said.
I'm semi-obsessed with Greek yogurt. I came up with this and love it. It's so refreshing and tastes like key lime pie (in my opinion) but is totally guilt-free.
Oikos Key Lime Greek Yogurt
2 Low Fat Honey Gram Cracker Sheets
Just break up the sheets into the yogurt and enjoy. Yum!
Here's another healthy salad that I ate at a restaurant and loved and now make at home:
Grilled chicken (I use Tyson pre-cooked grilled chicken)
Sliced strawberries
Blue cheese crumbles
Glazed pecans
Spring mix lettuce
Strawberry vinaigrette dressing (I found some at Walmart)
Add everything to taste, mix and enjoy!
Good eats,


Saturday, July 13, 2013

NFC Video Testimonal and Commercial Work

Hiya, friends!
Yesterday I re-shot my National Fitness Center testimonial. If you read about my last experience, then you know how awful I am in front of a camera. This time was no different. Seriously, I'm a mess. Lol. Thankfully, the people I was working with laughed with me instead of getting frustrated. :) The video editor said she would make me look great; she has some work on her hands. :-P We'll see how it turns out. Of course, I'll share it with you all when I get it.
I also found out I'll be shooting my 'Nike-style' commercial on the 25th. Thankfully, it was a voiceover and I don't have to memorize anything or try to talk in front of a camera again. I recorded the voiceovers in the studio and that went pretty flawlessly. They might use them on the radio as well as in the commercial. When the commercial is all done and ready, I'll also share it with you all. I'm sure I'll write a blog about the commercial shoot, too.
Here are a few pictures Brad took on his cell yesterday (I look like a ghost because those lights are SO bright):

Have a great weekend!
Much love,