Two best friends living two hours away from each other, battling their own issues, on a journey to support each other to get skinnier, healthier and in better shape!

 

reasoncannotknow:

30 pound difference. :) before and after back view. so proud of myself! 
3 months of eating clean, running, and weight training. 

This is what I need to do.

reasoncannotknow:

30 pound difference. :) before and after back view. so proud of myself! 

3 months of eating clean, running, and weight training. 

This is what I need to do.

Skipping tomorrow.

Skipping tomorrows morning class so I can go and do Zumba — since I didn’t go running after work yesterday (I was so exhausted) and I don’t have time today. With school & 2 dinners starting at 4 then 6. Can’t really go running at night! 

So Zumba at 945am it is. 

Haven’t Zumba’d in a while. Should be fun:)

Maybe I will do the kinect version when I get home to get back into the swing of things. LOL

-Amber

Running?

I know I haven’t posted in a while, that’s because I fell of the fitness band wagon. But I have started jogging around the lake by my house. I. Don’t. Run. I. Don’t. Like. Running. But something in me wants to run. I go every other day, to give my legs rest time. I have only gone twice so far but I am going again tomorrow after school. I hope to be able to start going around 2 -3 times! I have also cut bread and fast food out of my diet. Well almost bread. I have one serving of it a day…I have also been logging my calories at fitday.com 

Phew getting back into shape and kicking depressions ass is tough work. Hopefully it will be worth it though. 

Keep you updated! :D 

-Amber

LOST 4LBS!

The last 3 days I have been moderating my portion intake, counting calories, AND drinking more water! I stepped on the scale this morning BEFORE drinking or eating anything and the scale says I’VE LOST 4LBS!! What a GREAT way to start out my Monday and a new month! :]. I’m still waiting for my Insanity program to arrive. Fedex says it should be here by the 4th or 5th! CANNOT WAIT!!!

Well, until next time. ;]
xOx-Stephanie.

I DID IT! I FINALLY ORDERED INSANITY! Tonight actually. I’ve have seen the infomercials for too long and I am ready to take the challenge in becoming a healthier me! I am stoked to the max! Yaye!!!*Stephanie.*

I DID IT! I FINALLY ORDERED INSANITY! Tonight actually. I’ve have seen the infomercials for too long and I am ready to take the challenge in becoming a healthier me! I am stoked to the max! Yaye!!!

*Stephanie.*

So I don’t have a title for today’s post because I wasn’t even planning on posting. But I felt the need to get this off my chest … Lately I have been using fitday.com and so far I really like it. It breaks down all my nutrition in take, into a daily average (you’ll have to click the pictures to see it bigger) and shows how much of the Recommended Daily Allowance Percentage I’ve hit. I like this. I also like that it shows you how many calories you consume vs. how many you burn. (picture #2) as well as your daily intake of Fat, Carbs & Protein. And since I know what each percentage should be at/between its nice to see what I’m eating too much/little of; daily intake of Carbs should be 45-65% of your diet, Protein 10-35% and Fat 20-35% while AHA recommends <30%. *I am not a specialist in this or any field, do not take my word for gold. I don’t know everything. This is my disclaimer* Now what I DO NOT like that most websites have is that stupid $(%@#$&%@*$#%($%  (<—thats me swearing) BMI calculator. As of right now, for my last recorded weight when I started this account, I am overweight. (Pic #3) by .5 or technically it’s .6 because I have to be below 25… 3.1lbs. (AWESOME.)

This is where my whole frustration comes in. Now despite what people STILL keep saying to me … I DO NOT think that I am FAT. I am out of shape, yes, not completely toned, yes, fat/overweight no! I do not think this website takes into consideration height seriously, because it say the range for my height is 114-154# if I lost over 40# to get down to 114 do you know how unhealthy I would look?! I used to weight 135# (yes I did think I was fat, I was naive, immature, stupid and just plain dumb) and I look unhealthy at that weight because I had no muscle tone and you could see my hip bones…bad. Anyways back to the point, when I first read that that scale said I was “overweight” I got really insecure and upset with myself. But then I remembered what my weight training teacher told us that BMI is good for large groups, but not a good system for the individual. Because it doesn’t take into account muscle mass. So here I was for .2 seconds freaking out thinking ‘ohmygoodness I’m regressing! I’m not making any progress It doesn’t matter that I am eating healthier and trying to work out more regularly I’m still overweight. HOOOOOLD IT LADY.’ (*that’s what I said in my head.*) I calmed myself down and realized that it was BMI talking, not me. I for the most part love how I look. Yes I wouldn’t mind toning up more, but I am not in the business of losing weight or being stick thin. Also even if I am “overweight” its by .5 POINT FIVE its not like Im 27 or 28 on the scale. I am literally 3lbs “overweight” but since muscle “weighs” more than fat, or in reality it takes up less space than fat, I am okay with being “overweight” by the BMI scale. Because I would rather be toned and have muscle and rank overweight on the BMI scale than be flabby, and un-toned and rank “heathly” on their dumb scale. Granted I could probably get down to 154# and still be healthy, in shape, toned etc, but I don’t really care about that I guess. I am upset that this system that EVERYONE has access to isn’t the best one people could be using to see if they are overweight or in the healthy zone. And I am mad because I let it get to me, for a second I really believed that I was overweight, whether or not in the back of my mind I know that’s untrue I still beat myself up.

I can’t imagine what other girls must experience, girls with actual problems, like anorexia or bulimia. It must be very hard for them, everyday. I have low self esteem but at least I know that I’m not fat or overweight. Yes there are people out there who don’t like me or some of my boyfriends family members don’t like me, but that’s my personality not my body that they don’t like. I could never hurt the one thing that’s keeping me living, besides God, just because a girl in my weight training class didn’t want to be friends outside of the class. I am glad we have people like Demi Lavato to look up too, she was upfront and honest with her problems to us, and I respect her so much for that. She is truly a great inspiration on what a beautiful woman can look like and not have to be stick thin. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Tyra Banks, Eva Mendez this women are beautiful and NOT STICK thin. I don’t want to be stick thin, I just want to be me, the best me that I can be. Even if that means by the BMI scale I rank overweight because I have muscle mass and am toned versus being stick thin.

If you didn’t see the photo from our Trip to Ea Wa I’ll post it again, and some other bikini shots from this summer and you can judge for yourself if I am “overweight” I don’t think so, if you do keep it to yourself.



*I eat more when I don’t exercise, crazy how that works* 

*#$@&%^($#%

Yup yup. BMI CAN SUCK IT. :)

Anyways thanks for letting me VENNNNT. I needed it. Now time to do Psyc test, Math HW and then relax until Max gets home. 

**And even if I am overweight, it’s all in my ass & thighs, which I ain’t losing, I love my bootyyy & leggers** 

Love, 

Amber Dawn 

adkennard.blogspot.com 

I wasn&#8217;t really planning on making a comparison collage, but I felt like posting since I haven&#8217;t in a while. 
The top two photos are from Nov. the bottom two are from this last week in July. I barely changed my eating habits and started really working out, lifting weights, regularly at the beginning of July. And I can already see a huge difference in the photos. I can&#8217;t wait to see where I am in a couple months!! 
Love, Amber Dawn 
adkennard.blogspot.com 

I wasn’t really planning on making a comparison collage, but I felt like posting since I haven’t in a while. 

The top two photos are from Nov. the bottom two are from this last week in July. I barely changed my eating habits and started really working out, lifting weights, regularly at the beginning of July. And I can already see a huge difference in the photos. I can’t wait to see where I am in a couple months!! 

Love, Amber Dawn 

adkennard.blogspot.com 

girlgrowingsmall:

finalifit:

mynuejeens:

3 Ingredient Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy (I’m corny I know)

  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge (Your flavor choice)
  • 2 Handfuls of Frozen Peas (Or any other frozen veggie you like)

The only real “cooking” is boiling the macaroni, the rest is just assembly pretty much.  Put the peas in the pasta water with the macaroni towards the end of cooking (Save some water in case you want to thin out your sauce).  After you drain the pasta and peas return to cooking pot and add wedge.  I cut it up a little to make it go faster.  Mix until fully melted.  Season to taste (lots of pepper for me :)).  Eat!

270 Cals | 11g Protein | 11g Iron | 6g Fiber | 4g Fat

mac & cheese is my downfall, seriously whenever it’s around I have an almost impossible time controlling myself. I will be picking these items up at the grocery store on sunday, can’t wait to try it!

Reblogged before. Reblogging again. Omnom.