A hodge podge of randomness for your reading pleasure…
1. I am down to my lowest weight since going to college and my goal!!!! SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY so pumped. I don’t feel like I had to starve myself or deprive myself (other than lent) to get here either. I don’t know if it’s the not running and the non-runger issues, a change in workouts with spinning, lent, loseit app, and not as much down time to eat in boredom (new job thing). I’m sure they all contributed to it. The only thing I am scared of is gaining some during my recovery from surgery. Right now I’m all about plank a day and tightening up my core for bathing suit season.
2. On that note, forever ago, a friend of mine asked me to review her It Works Wraps on the blog. She is always posting success stories on FB, and I must admit, I was a bit curious.
This arrived in the mail and Jessica told me to not do it around that time of the month. I held off a week to be safe and had my sister help wrap me when my body was “normal.”
The package suggests wrapping plastic wrap around it, so we did. If not, it would’ve been really hard to sit/lay down. You have to keep the wrap on for 45 minutes, so she kept me company until my time was up.
I’m not sure if you can see the results or not, but I did feel less bloated and a bit more firm. I have seen people (on her FB page) have much more success with more doing more wraps, more often and I am sure I would have even better results. I’m sure it would also show more if I was heavier. I do think it’s a nice option if you are trying to look great before a vacation, wedding, big event, etc. I do not think it is a weight loss option-that is what diet and exercise are for. Check it out her blog to learn more.
3. I love greek yogurt. It’s one of my favorite snacks. I usually buy the Fage 2% (I think the 0 is terrible and if I remember correctly 2% has more protein/benefits) and make a bowl with my favorite fruits and a teaspoon of honey. Sometimes I will add granola too. What I really don’t understand is the HL blogger obsession with chobani. Every week I see tweets and instagram pics of boxes of chobani. FLAVORED greek yogurt. You would think people would notice the amount of added sugar in the “fruit” flavored ones. I don’t get it. A huge obsession over something where a healthy-living blogger should promote plain yogurt with “real” fruit. I will totally admit I like the 100 calorie dessert like Chobani-the coffee with chocolate bits. Those flavors are more like dessert/treats and can take the place of ice cream. But seriously, why do you need to buy strawberry, pineapple, cherry, blah blah blah yogurt when you can buy plain and add real fruit?
Please note the difference in sugars, protein, and carbs. I know that adding my own fruit will change the results of the yogurt, but isn’t that better for you? REAL fruit??
4. As of today, I am officially (credit card) debt free. AGAIN. Lawd don’t let me go all crazy with that AMEX anymore. Here’s my question for all you super smart with your finances peeps. I now have a new car and my mortgage. I get reimbursed mileage from work so that helps my car payment. I would also like to build up my savings account. I would like to pay down my car and mortgage more as well. How, and in what order should I do this? Save until I get to a certain dollar amount and then add what I can to each car and mortgage each month to pay it down?
Would you do a wrap? Thoughts on the greek yogurt? What do I do with my finances?