Friday, March 25, 2011

Changing Perceptions...

For my early readers, do you recall the story, Is no place sacred that I wrote after I saw a Craisins ad on the wall at my gym? In it, I compare Craisins to their close cousin, Mike n Ike's...

Anyway, not long after I posted my story, (and I'm sure a total coincidence) the Craisins ad was replaced by an ad for egg whites! Yes! Seems I may not have been the only person to complain about the candy, er, I mean Craisins ad they had posted.

Well, I'm even happier to report that the powers-at-be have decided it is better to push healthy items to the members of their club and have brought in their latest poster below. I definitely approve:
At any rate, I'm still IFing, working out, and trying to keep my shit together while I undergo some major life events. The good news is that I seem to have busted out of my fat loss stall and have hit 115 lbs, but am maintaining my strength. I'm working to tweak my diet as I know I've been slacking big time and am already seeing changes now that I'm back on track. With amped up protein and more calories on training days and a lot less calories in general on rest days, I think I'll be seeing those long-lost abs by summer. Only two more months until Memorial Day, so it's time to get SERIOUS. Who's with me?

Also - for those of you who don't think you can reach your goals without the help of hundreds of dollars in supplements, check out this really informational - and kind of frightening - video about the supplement industry. I have no ties to these folks at all; just passing it along.


Haley said...

I'm right there with you. I'd love to hit my target weight here in a couple months. I think it's do-able, but I have to be serious about it and not slack...You can do it!!

trtennis17 said...

Hey! I totally agree about getting serious ASAP by Memorial weekend (aka BEACH weekend for me & friends) We all have some vain in ourselves to look good in a bathing suit! I have been too IFing but nutrition ain't so good but i also have been working out 3x a week.. maybe incorporate some cardio because of these unwanted calories :/

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

I've been slacking lately too. I keep thinking I must create that calorie deficit. I need a good kick in the rear!
It's funny, but I'd be pretty happy to be 115. I'm 125 right now.
I've been doing negative chins. My grip & forearm strength are holding me back a little, I think. I'm hoping that'll correct itself soon. Thanks for the suggestion for negatives!
You are becoming the IF female guru :)

Jenn said...

I'm going to start adding some low intensity cardio on rest days to help kickstart the fat-loss again. Will take my puppy for long walks to the beach and dream of summer days on the horizon!

Lisa@The Nourishing Homemaker said...

Jenn, what are your thoughts on working out sick (cold/sore throat). Skip it? Go easy? Absolutely not?

Like how this has nothing to do with your post? :D

Jenn said...

If you have a fever or feel pretty lousy, def skip it. If just a mild cold and you feel up to it, then go for it. I do not work out when I'm sick at all.

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