April 30, 2014
Confession... I HATED running. I mean I would tell people "I am SO NOT a runner!"
I never understood the greatness of running. You never see runners smiling as they run, you wonder why the hell anyone would want to try 26.2 miles on foot. You laugh when people say it's only 3.12 miles! I didn't get it.
Until I started actually running.
April 28, 2014
I'm pretty damn lucky because everyone close to me understands that I'm on this journey to get healthy, fit, & look better. Most all of my friends/neighbors are all runners and we go running together a lot. It makes it so much easier and helps me stay on track.
April 25, 2014
I've tried this whole working out/dieting thing many MANY times and always made an excuse for not going to the gym today or for having pizza & breadsticks every single week. It wasn't that I didn't want to get healthy & look better, but the desire to get there just wasn't there for me.
This past January Bella had her 7th birthday party and we took a crap ton of pics for it.
This isn't the worst one of me that day, but I deleted the rest...
I looked at myself and realized I looked like shit. My ass was humongous as well as my thighs & I couldn't stand it anymore. My desire to change finally kicked in & I started running. Yeah I could barely make it a mile when I 1st started & felt like dying every time I finished, but I kept at it.
I'm now running around 3 to 3.5 miles 5x a week. I'm not at my goal weight yet, but the changes are there and visible and that makes it all worth it. I hope to NEVER get that big again, so I eat much healthier, cut back on alcohol, and work out.
April 24, 2014
April 23, 2014
Damn those 24 hours we get. 8 or so of them are spent sleeping, 10 more of those for working, plus driving, showering, cooking, eating, etc. Our hours everyday are precious & we should spend them wisely.
If we can give just 1 hour a day to ourselves and get to the gym or get a run in then imagine how much better we'll feel in a year.
Since Feb 1st I've lost 17 lbs & I'm so excited to see a change in myself. I've given up a lot of my favorites (mainly wine & fast food) to get here and I still have a ways to go, but people are starting to notice I've lost weight and that makes it all worth it for me!
Yeah we're all jam packed daily with our to-do's, but getting in a workout and having "me time" is a must for me. I love my life, my daughter, The Hubs, but I also love throwing on my headphones & running a few miles.
April 21, 2014
|Smashing Cascarones on each other. Family tradition that Bella loves!|
|My silly girl having a blast|
|My Munoz Family - Easter 2014|
April 16, 2014
April 15, 2014
To say I'm obsessed with bronzer is an understatement. I wear it even on days I don't feel like wearing makeup. It just makes me look awake and tan, not unhealthy and pale that my face normally is! Plus I love contouring and make sure I do whenever I put makeup on.
Here's the thing, I only use one brand for my bronzers... Physicians Formula. I have tried many MANY bronzers from cheap as crap to high end, and I always end up back with them. They have amazing color, never orangy or dirty looking, & so many options to choose from.
This weekend I bought the BB Bronze Booster in Medium/Dark (it's not dark at all thank goodness!) and I friggin love it. It's got a hint of shimmer but doesn't show up on your skin at all. They cost a few bucks more than other drugstore bronzers, but for me they are totally worth it! I can't wait to try them all!
April 14, 2014
This weekend was jam packed and a great weekend overall.
Friday night Bella had her Bobcat Bash at school. They got to play games, go in bouncy houses, meet firemen & go in their fire truck. She was in Heaven!
She loved it so much that after dinner, she talked Daddy into taking her back for a 2nd time!
Saturday morning I hit the gym and put in a 3.5 mile run while The Hubs was at work, then we ran some errands. Bella had a kid's night out at the YMCA, so we met up with some friends at Iguana Grill & this was our view for dinner...
April 11, 2014
If you haven't heard of it before, it's a crazy 5K that you run at night. They throw these neon colors all over you while running and the blacklight picks it all up. Afterwards there's so kind of after party you can attend where they give you a bag of this colored dust to throw around.
Now I'm not sure if we're going to make the after party mainly because it'll be somewhat late & we'll be extremely dirty, but I can't wait for the run! It'll be me & 4 friends having a different kind of girls night out! We're all into running so it'll make for an awesome night!
April 10, 2014
|Nike Compression Capris|
|Nike Pro Core II Compression Shorts|
|Forever 21 Workout Tank|
April 9, 2014
I'm gonna be real honest with you here... last week was a bitch & I completely blew off the eating healthy/no alcohol kick I've been on.
I had really bad days last week, forgot my inhalers for the gym, but still ran none the less. Thank goodness I did because I seriously ate like crap all weekend. And was exhausted almost daily on top of it... mainly due to the terrible food I was feeding myself.
We all have those weeks/days/years that kick us when we're down, but don't let it get to you. Get back up, dust yourself off, and get back to the gym. Get back on the clean eating & no alcohol (or whatever you're doing to get healthier)
I'm not doing this to become skinny, because skinny isn't beautiful to me.
What's beautiful is tone & some muscle definition.
What's beautiful is a Mom who pushes herself to work her ass off and is an image for her children of what healthy is.
April 8, 2014
April 7, 2014
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April 2, 2014
Here's the thing, I am 32 years old, mom, wife, and not a little skinny awesome 20-yr old anymore. Which means everything is harder. Loosing weight after 30 is insanely tough.
But the thing that kills me the most...
Is when I get on a treadmill & there's a ton of them open, yet a cute little 21 yr old girl decides to pick the treadmill right next to mine to run on.
For the love of God pick a different treadmill girl!!
Now I'm feeling like I have to run harder, further, faster.
Which is good and bad... I work out harder but I also feel pissed that I need to do this because of some girl next to me.
Anyone else feel that way?
April 1, 2014
Keep pushing yourself, you'll be happy you did!