Starting over…again

I am frustrated with starting over and over and over again. 2012 was by the far the best year I’ve ever had in trying to achieve my fitness goals. But it involved so many stops and starts. And here we are Feb 2013 and I am only 11 pounds lighter after an entire year! That’s … Continue reading

Spray instead of pour…

Since I love salad and I always seem to use to much dressing…I thought it was a good idea to try these spray dressings. Works pretty well to wet your salad just enough. It cut back my calories significantly. I’ve gone from using thick, fatty, high calorie dressing like ranch and caesar which were 120-200 … Continue reading

The dreaded Plateau: Plan to address my lack of weight loss the last 4 weeks.

So…I would be lying if I didn’t admit to being a little discouraged with my weight loss the past few weeks. And since it’s normal to hit a plateau, I wanted to share this experience with everyone following operationflatbelly. I haven’t lost any weight in 4 weeks! I’ve been working out on average about 8 times … Continue reading

My first official before/after pic!!!

The picture on the left was taken in January at 203 pounds. the picture on the right was taken june 17th at 188 pounds. #operationflatbelly in full effect. 15 pounds to go!

Help! This is a major barrier in my weight loss!

So, why am I stuck at 15 pounds lost when I’m eating better and working out everyday! Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol for sure! This time around on this journey, I’ve made a commitment to ONLY makeLIFESTYLE CHANGES. Changes I know I can stick to for the rest of my life. I loooooove to kick it … Continue reading

My new vision board! Plus 5 tips to create your own.

FROM Miss FB: So everyone knows that I am a huge fan of goal mapping, vision boards, workout calendars, food & exercise journaling…etc. I use all of these things to keep me motivated. Some things I chose to include in my vision board: Quotes that inspire me to work out Pics of me in high … Continue reading

I tried a new fitness class!!

Usually I stay away from cycling or using a bike to do my cardio. I just dont like the idea of sitting down during my cardio workout. I like sweating, heavy breathing and rapid heart beat -type workouts. Today I challenged myself and took a Spinning class. What’s a Spinning class? “Imagine a whole bunch … Continue reading

Natural Sweetner

Check point!!! 10 pounds down!!!

I’m excited to report and happy to celebrate hitting my first goal of 10 pounds lost !! I’m actually 11 pounds down as of this morning 🙂 While there are definitely some areas I need to improve in…I’m must say…..I’ve been putting in work and I’m happy with my results. MOTIVATED Next checkpoint >>>>> – … Continue reading

Raw sugar

Over that last couple of months, I have been hearing a lot of buzz about the benefits using of Raw Sugar vs. Regular Sugar or Brown Sugar, so I decided to do a little research on this subject matter. My main motivation for this research on sugar is my LOVE for sweets…I’m the type of … Continue reading