My Weekly Lifestyle: Weekly Report

Hello everyone,

Happy Tuesday!!! This week I decided to change things up a bit. Instead of posting my weekly lifestyle change on a Monday I decided to post this up today. Reason being I did another video which It’s posted on Lil’ Jomie Creations Youtube channel to kick start the journey. We are towards the end of January. So the question that I ask is have you started on your new lifestyle change and if you have, good for you keep on going. If not, what are you waiting for??? So I wanted to make this video easy to help you start off right. Want to watch the video scroll on down or click on the link. Don’t forget to follow for more great videos!

That’s enough chit- chat let’s get down to business, here is my weekly report.

Monday 01/12/2015:

Workout:

Tae-bo for 45 minutes, 15 minutes of yoga, 50 Squats and 8,375 steps.

Meals:

6:30am: Coffee and beagle with cream cheese

11:33am: Sandwich of wheat bread, turkey and cheese

5:46pm: Yellow rice and pieces of whole chicken

10:45pm: Hershey cookie and cream bar

2 Cups of water, slept for 6 hours, after my work out I felt exhausted.

 

Tuesday 01/13/2015:

Workout:

Tae-bo for 45 minutes, 55 squats and 8,973 steps.

Meals:

12:10pm: Mac and cheese with corn, green beans and spam

6:35pm: Vegetable rice and chicken

1 Cups of water, slept for 4 hours, I’m exhausted.

 

Wednesday 01/14/2015:

Workout:

Tae-bo for 45 minutes, 60 squats and 5,235 steps.

Meals:

10:35am: Bowl of honey bunches of oats and coffee

12:06pm: Sandwich of Italian bread, salami and cheese

5:30pm: Mash potatoes, corn, green beans and steak.

3 Cups of water, slept for 5 1/2 hours, hurt my knee during the workout.

 

Thursday 01/15/15:

Workout:

I did not work out today; I had to rest my knee but I did 9,735 steps

Meals:

2:15am: Coffee

11:15am: Bowl of honey bunches of oats

5:00pm: White rice, beans and ribs

2 cups of water and slept for 2 hours. Felt tired but my knee felt better as the day went on.

 

Friday 01/16/2015:

Workout:

45 minutes of Tea Bo, 70 squats, 15 minutes of yoga and 4,401 steps

Meals:

10:00am: Waffles and sausages

2:00pm: 2 Hot dogs

6:45pm: Yellow rice and chicken

2 cups of water and slept for 7 1/2 hours, after my workout I really felt exhausted.

 

Saturday 01/17/2015:

Workout:

No exercise, only did 2,929 steps

Meals:

10:15am: Coffee

6:00pm: Wendy’s

2 Cups of water and slept for 6 hours.

 

Sunday 01/17/2015

Workout:

My knee was hurting me on this day only took 524 steps

Meals:

10:45am: Coffee and small pancake.

2:45pm: Yogurt

5:45pm: Pasta, made with ground beef and Ragu sauce. On the side course is garlic bread and salad.

3 Cups of water and slept for 6 hours.

 

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Note to self:

After reviewing this week:

  • I have to make sure I drink 8 glasses of water each day.
  • Take multi-vitamins and iron pills daily or make all natural shakes.
  • I need to eat every 4 hours,I need to have a reminder or alarm on my phone.
  • Need to plan meals, a week in advance.

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Tip of the Week: 

Getting back into a workout routine is hard. The first and second week you will tumble but stick to it. By the third week it becomes easier and the fourth week you’re back to your old or new routine. Don’t get discouraged, I gain 10 pounds out of the 37 I lost. Am I upset? No. Why? Because, I enjoyed my holiday’s with great food and good company. Now, get up and do what you need to do to reach your goals.

 

To watch my video click on the link or copy and paste: Motivational tips to a healthier lifestyle: http://youtu.be/TeCOW5LAZCc

Keep going!!

Jomarie

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My Weekly Lifestyle: Steps for a better results to reach your goals

Happy Monday Everyone!!! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!

Welcome to my new and improve weekly lifestyle. I’m pretty much excited to be doing this section of my blog again and as you notice I decided to change from weekly workout to weekly lifestyle. I thought it will give me a wide range of different options to improve on myself, like they say if you don’t like the way your life heading change it. I want my daughter Emily to have a positive role model when it comes to living a healthy and happy life.

Now for a quick recap, of what been happening with my life for the last year. It’s been a really rough year for my family, which has taken a lot of my time and drain me mentally and physically. For the last 4 months I have taken the time to focus on my health and to lose weight and I’m proud to say I lost a total of 37 pounds. It wasn’t easy but I made time to work out on a daily basis. Not only did I slim down but my asthma has not been a bother to me, except now for the change of weather but it manageable. I’m not taking a pump every day, almost every 4 hours. I’m able to run and jump with Emily and that a reward in itself to see her happy that her mami is acting silly with her. So, with everything said I will start off the first two steps I did, then the reason for my plans and what to expect every Monday.

The first step I did was to write everything down, what are my main goals, short term goal, reason I decided to lose weight and my plans to lose the weight.

My Main Goal: Lose 122 pounds
My Medium Goal: Lose 50 pounds
My Short Term Goal: Lose 20 pound this month

Reasons to lose weight: : Around April my parents and I took Emily to Disney World. I had a fear if I get on a ride they might tell me I need to get off because I was too heavy for it. I spend the whole vacation watching her have fun on the sideline getting on every ride with my dad. That not the only time during the summer Emily and I had fun but everywhere we went my self-esteem and the fear left me on the sideline. That when the reality came crashing down, I want to be able to get on ride with her and live life to the fullest not site on the sideline. I didn’t grow up sitting on the sideline, I always been an adventures person and my daughter has that same quality. I took matters, I did something, I started to process to lose weight. I want to be able to run, jump and keep up with my daughter. I want to take control of my asthma, anemia, make my heart stronger and avoid any other medical conditions such as diabetes. I want to buy clothes and feel comfortable wearing them and to feel confident and sexy; I want to live till I’m old and see my great grandchildren. I would like to have more children without the fear that they will lose their mother. I know I will be comfortable and happy being 150, I love having meat on bones. I also want to set an example for Emily, that way she is healthy and avoid future medical problems such as diabetes (it runs strong on her father side) and asthma (which runs strong on both side of the family, I had my asthma at the age of 19 or 20).

My plans: I will do a workout DVD Tae Bo (it help me lose weight before) every morning, walk every day 15 minutes to start and increase as the day goes by, go to planet fitness 3 times a week to do weights to strength my body and keep my skin tight, I also would like to include yoga every other day to stretch my muscle, be flexible and especially have inner peace. I will rest on Sundays and have my cheat day or meal on Saturdays or Sundays. If I do have a cheat meal during the week (by going to an amusement park , etc) I will make sure to work out the next day and wait for the following Saturday to have my next cheat meal.

My eating habits: I will eat moderate portions, no soda or junk food (only on my cheat day), I will eat every 3 to 4 hours, 6 meals a day, 3 meals and 3 snacks and not eat past 8pm. Drink 8 glasses of water daily.

Now that you see, what I written for myself, I will explain what I have done and how can it benefit yourself as well:

• For the first week, I say start off slow, get your body into the flow of moving around. Remember your body is not use to moving around so much, it been stuck in the same routine for months by the following week start on your plan.
• Write everything down your reasons first, this will help you reach your goal. By writing your reasons, you learn more about yourself and why you decided to make that first step, this will help you stay in focus especially moments when you feel like giving up or leave it for tomorrow and tomorrow will never come.
• Write your main goal, your medium goals and your short term goals next. Your main goal should be what you want to lose overall, but it will get frustrating and you will get discourage to see that high number and will feel like you’re not losing weight fast enough that where the frustration and discourage will come about. That why you write your medium and short term goal it will be easier and once you reach it your boost will go up and then you want to make another short term goal to continue losing that weight and feel happy and confident (for me, personally I like to also add a mini goal, lose 5 pounds per week)

**FYI if you did not reach your goals is okay don’t get discourage look back what you did see if there anything that need to be change such as changing your workout routine or it may be what you been eating. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Keep moving forward we all go through this, so don’t worry if you don’t reach your goal. If for any reason you don’t understand what you did wrong, consult with others they may see something that you didn’t see in the first place.**

• Write everything down, the more detail the better. This will guide you through your workout and eating habits. Writing in details will help you see your progress, not only losing weight , you will see a tremendous change in the way you run, walk, able to lift certain heavy objects that you couldn’t before, happiness, Energy and the list will go on. Also, if your weight training 3 day a week like myself, it great to have your journal with you by letting yourself know what you did last week and up a notch this week.
• Have a cheat day or meal but please monitor what you eat during this time. The reason for a cheat meal is to help control those urges of eating the things we love but know it not good. How can this help? Well most people go on a diet, a strict diet, lose the weight and decided they can eat healthy but have their not so good meals here and there. Now, they start to like the food their eating, forgets all the progress they have done, and they have gain double the weight from where they started off. Having a cheat meal is not to hurt you but to help you move forward, plus I love food, all kinds of food. Having my cheat meal is my reward for workout hard and doing things right.

****Please note what I have writing is my personal view you can either change certain things to benefit yourself. Only you know what you’re capable of and how far you can go beyond. Most of the tips I put up, are tips that I read, look up, or learn when I work in a gym (years ago). ****

What can you expect every Monday,

• Tips that I either look up online or consulted with a nutritionist or personal trainer.
• Ideas on how to manage a busy schedule with work, school, and / or children.
• My weekly bio, what in my journal for that week and my progress, in a more detail format than last week.
• Also if anyone wants to share their own personal experience and the progress of losing weight, strength training or any other experience. Please feel free to drop a comment, I will get in contact with you and send you a guide line of what we need from you. This will be great for the motivation!!!!

Here are some photos of my progress of losing weight, top is the most recent photo.

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Also, if you want to see my  first video partially base on this post, please visit my facebook page, Lil Jomie Creations. I know it’s not the best quality and I know you will see how nervous I am through the video. I find recording myself scary but I know once I continue to make more videos you will see more of a confidence within me and a better video quality. Either way I added a tip to this video, hopefully it will prepare anyone who want to start or is feeling discourage.

 

I wish you luck on this journey to a better life style, have a great day!

Is it 2014, yet?

Hello,

         It’s been awhile and now it’s the time that I feel it’s the right time to write. Yes, it cliche, new the year is finally here and I’m starting my blog once again.  As we say farewell to 2013, the year I was desperate to finish since the beginning of 2013. My family and I has been hit with a slump that seem to never end. I’m  hoping  confident that 2014 will be there year, not only for myself but  my family as well. As for my goals of 2013, my ideas and plan that I started will be reintroduce but there will be a few changes to them. Well with that said I would like to give a few my experiences, that will help make 2014 one of the best and productive year.

To start off,  I never like to begin my new year by saying my resolution, I prefer the term goals. Reason being if you happen to lose focus on your goals it easier to get back to it. Then stating you failed your resolution and now “I have to wait for 2015”. NO! you’re human you’re entitled to mess up or lose focus. What important it’s to get back to your goals. Keep in mind, things won’t go as you plan, situation will occur that will shake you to your core. That’s okay, and it’s okay if you need to change or alter goals. We grow daily by the influences and experience that we go through. By this your goals will change and that fine, it is healthy. Why keep a goal that will not benefit you needs?

** If you  are interested to read more on how I set my goals, click here. This will take you to an older post, my goals may have change but the way I set it up it’s still the same system.

Look back through the year of 2013, this will you setup your goals. Think what will you like to do, it can be to travel, get better grades, get a promotion and the list goes on.

All it take, is a paper and a pen to start.

All it take, is a paper and a pen to start.

Create a To Do list

        Now I don’t know about anyone, but the beginning of year I do my “spring cleaning”. I like to start my new year with a nice clean apartment, get rid of anything that will not be use or needed.  Unfortunately you can get overwhelm, so this year I decided to do a to do list. I create separate categories, each section of my  apartment is in a category (mind you, my apartment is clean but I haven’t done the “spring cleaning” of 2014). In each category I wrote down what need to be fix, what need to be deep clean,  what I don’t need  and what going to be place there. From there I will create a to do for my husband or super of the building, then once a week I will choose a part of the apartment that need to be deep clean or organize. Now from experience I will never get rid of anything that is useful, it may not be useful to me but it can be a blessing to another. Like I said 2013 was a rough year for us but I don’t think I want to change anything. It taught me to be humble and appreciate what I have. I take all of the belonging that not useful to me or my family and look for someone or donate. I do this because I know there’s someone out there who is going through worse than I am and this will be their blessing.

Organize yourself and your surrounding.

       2013 I was everywhere, I was disorganized, lost , confuse…I couldn’t keep up with anything and it was horrible, a total chaos. To start 2014 right I suggest to get a calendar, it can be any calendar that you will love. It can be really simple or with color coded and whole bunch of stuff. Only you will know what type of calendar/ organizer/planner that you want and that will WORK FOR YOU &/OR YOUR FAMILY!

The biggest advice that I should have taken for the 2013.

       In order to accomplish anything in life either starting your own business, get promote, finish school…you have to organize or fix yourself and/or your household…even if you live with someone.  It doesn’t mean that you will never go through something but you will be better prepared to handle the situation. When you have everything organize and a situation occurs within yourself and household your are capable to do anything and address the situation. This is also a stress reliever or can minimize the stress that will occur. this is a stress that can be avoid knowing that you have your house organize, yourself organize and your family organize. Keep in mind when something changes or a situation occur you better prepare to handle and alter what need to be alter.

I hope that this post will you  in someway or somehow to start off the new year right.

I won’t promise anything but I might post my goals for 2014, how I’m organizing myself and my family and among others stuff.

****Please note that what I have been writing is my personal view you can either change certain things to benefit yourself. Everyone is different, only you know what works for you and if you’re doing this for the first time trial and error will help you make the best schedule for yourself****

Till next time & Happy New Year!!!

Jomarie

We are toward the end of June, the halfway mark of 2012.

What have we done to so far this year?

At the beginning of every year before January 1st roll by, we all sit down and make our New Year resolution. Some people take it serious, while others make a joke about it but in all serious have you kept up with your New Year resolution or have you forgotten about it? Don’t feel bad majority of people either forget or give up on it. I’m one of those people I forget what promises I made on December 31st but then again I always take it as a joke. I never like to use that term or wait till January 1st to start new in my life. If you really wanted to start new or change something you do it ASAP anytime, any month, any day.

Okay I don’t use New Year resolution, what do I use? I prefer to use goals and soon to make my dreams come true. If you have read some of my other blogs such as Monday is a new start, you will see I set up 3 different goals in order to lose weight my main goal, short-term goals and my mini goal. If you would like to read Monday is a new start, click here -> https://liljomarie.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/monday-is-a-new-start/. I love to set my goals, it helps me to stay on focus in my upside down life and I make many of them and no it not chaotic :-). I honestly think goals can be set up anytime time and about anything you want it to be, you don’t have to wait for the New Year to start on what need to be change, you can start it right now!!!  What perfect about setting your goals, if we forget our goals or mess up it okay we all human, it not the end of the world. It a new experience or something has happen that derail you from reaching your goals, this is not to discourage you on setting your goals, its reality (you wouldn’t want me to sugar coat it?). Getting back, what great about it you can get right back to it and continue reaching those goals you laid out for yourself, it has happen to me so many times that I derails myself from my goals but I get back on it and once I reach my goals I feel extremely proud of myself even more so because I gotten derail and got back on it.

So are you ready to sit down and write down your goals, it only take a paper and pen to start. It pretty simple to start and you can start one goal (as time goes, you can add more goals). If you have already set a few of them, go and review them and see if you need to alter them or even bring the inspiration back to life. Just to give an example, I’ll add one of my goals and this goal is actually a new one:

Goal: To purchase our first home and save a down payment in 3 years

Steps:

  • If we save $287 a month in 3 years we would have $10,000.
  • Increase and fix our credit score (MUST do research)
  • Pay down as much debt as we can (that way were not house broke and help with our credit)

Keep in mind that there will be challenges reaching your goals and possibly you might have to change or re-alter your goals to a new situation in front of you. Keep going and you never know how proud you will feel once you completed your goals, especially if it a challenging one. You will feel like you can do anything in the world even if you had to make a few changes.

**FYI, there will be goals that you might want to drop not because you can’t do it but something has come across and it okay, I had to change a lot of my goals and drop a few of them because I made those goals while I was single now as a wife and mother I have set new goals and I don’t feel bad for my old goals, I just made changes and still pursuing it. **

I do wish you the best of luck in completing your goals, and even though this post has the positive and negative, my purpose is not derailing you. It’s to actually prepare you on what to come and changes are okay.

♥♥ Would like to share your goals with me and other please leave a comment, I would love to hear about them and you never know if you encourage someone else with your goals such as ways to improve our planet. Also in the near future I would love to make a post dedicating other persons goals to encourage and even make a difference in our community or our little world (you never know, ☺). Hopefully by next week I will post what I need from you. ♥♥

Once again, I wish you the best!!!