Wait a minute, your telling me that I get to run a whole 5k while zombies chase me?

Three words: “SIGN ME UP!!”

Whenever I am killing Zombies on Call Of Duty, (which is not often I might add) I always wonder what it would be like to actually have to run for my life. I wonder would my adrenaline kick in and fuel me to actually run for the first time in my life? As much as I hope, I really don’t think that this would be the case and this is the very reason I am signing up for a learn to run clinic that starts next week. Should the Zombie Apocalypse come I want to be ready!

While researching the run clinics and such I also came across a registration page for a zombie infested 5k obstacle course race?! Ha! What better way to face/conquer my fear than that. The run is on August 25, 2013  in Seattle, which means I have 235 days, 6 hours and 35 minutes to train, I guess the same goes for the Zombies as well.

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It sounds like a super fun day packed with zombies trying to eat my brains, pass on viruses and the opportunity to become one of the “undead” or not should I decided to train hard enough to defeat them.

Until next time..

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More of the thin and less of the sin

Eat this not that

The blog I had prior to this one was a very food focused blog that highly entertained the foodie in me, I’m sure it is also half of the reason I got a free membership to the chubby club as well. This prior love for food and creativity in the kitchen is what made me very hesitant about doing the Slow-Carb Diet. The diet suggests that you try to eat the same meals day in and day out, considering that I am hoping that this becomes a “lifestyle” change I am hoping that this step is not vital to my success. This all being said, I will eat from each of the designated food groups just in different ways eg. poached eggs one day, scrambled the next. While I commend the people that can eat the same meal everyday I would get so bored so fast. Funny enough, as I typed the last sentence I can think of about 10 things my previous lifestyle could have eaten every day no problem: Dim Sum is for sure number 1! Love that stuff and Thai food would probably follow quite closely behind along with the remaining garbage like chips and doughnuts. Who knows maybe my taste buds will adapt and my mouth will water for meats, vegetables and legumes.

To give you an example of a typical weekend breakfast prior to the 4-hour body see below:

Angel foodcake french toast

Angel Food Cake French Toast, Hand Whipped Cream, Grand Marnier Strawberries and Bacon.

Now don’t get me wrong it was friggen delicious! It is just one of those things that should be made maybe once a year!

This morning I made a Slow-Carb friendly breakfast scramble consisting of zucchini, onion, mushroom, spinach and bacon topped with two poached organic eggs and a drizzle of homemade hollandaise sauce.

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Not so bad right? I could get used to this!

Apparently the holiday cookies went on a date with my waistline and decided to have children.

I named this category love/hate in the hopes to think positively about my future weigh ins.. I have decided to only weigh myself once a week on Saturdays at 8:00am.

Tonight was definitely a hate night :s It has been awhile since I have stepped onto a scale and I usually fluctuate between 180-190. Well tonight I hopped on hoping to see just that and was quit taken aback by the results, the scale said 199.5. I was holding onto my camera to take a picture of the scale and I quickly put it down hoping that it weighed 10 pounds but no it only weighed 1.3 :(. I was in so much denial that I had let my self get this way that I went to the kitchen , grabbed a pound of butter and hopped back on hoping that the scale was off by a few pounds but it wasn’t.. “Damn technology that is reliable/works these day”s I secretly cursed. I have NEVER in my entire life weighed this much! Something has to change.

This all being said, the only part of picture below that I actually like  is my pretty pink toenails. Onward and upward! It can only get better from here.

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Saturday December 29, 2013 8:00 am 198.2 pounds

A great start to a great day!

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So I woke up this morning and the sun was shining! Yes, the SUN..  Some of you may not know thins but I am from Vancouver, BC and we get a lot of liquid sunshine otherwise known as rain.  Needless to say what a wonderful way to start my day!

I hopped out of bed right away and started to make our slow-carb breakfast  not only because I couldn’t wait to get out and go on a hike but Tim Ferris says it is vital to eat within 30 minutes of waking up. I made an organic egg white/1 yolk omelet stuffed with spinach and scallions, cooked some lentils will some fire roasted tomatoes and baked two strips of organic bacon. It was delicious and  as you can see my husband was quite excited too.

Anyhow, I am ready with my water bottle in hand to go hike Lynn Canyon.  As soon as I am back I will be sure to post some photos and a few other things. For now I’m off to enjoy the sunshine!

xo

 

A watched blog never gets followers..

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I know this is only my 3rd post and that I am not going to become blog famous overnight but I am sure you can relate to the warm fuzzy feeling you get when someone follows your blog. Can you imagine what it would be like to be Freshly Pressed, receiving notification here, there, everywhere?! As much as I like to convince myself that I write for some sort of mental healing it is really nice when someone else comes along and finds you interesting enough to follow you. Hopefully it is to the point of interest that you do not  just end up sitting in a room full of Viagra  and instant millionaire spam notes only to be deleted in a bulk action.

I am going to make a commitment this 2013 to be the best blogger I can be. I would really love to be “that” blog, the one who not only made a commitment and stuck to it but the blog that also inspired others. I am so committed that I have even toyed with the idea of getting a “Blogging for Dummies” book but  #1. I despise books, hence the reason I am writing a blog  #2. I want to keep it as unique as possible.  Now please do not get this mixed up with my willingness to learn, trust me I want to learn but maybe I will do it by checking out other blogs and or some you-tube?

So as the saying goes “A watched pot never boils” I am going to refrain from checking my stats and spend more time re-searching/writing new material, as I know that these are two of the most vital steps in my process.  If you have anything that you think may help me along or has helped you please share!

I pinky swear I will!!

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So yeah.. The pinky swear thing hasn’t really worked for me in the past, so it’s time to get serious.

I have never really been a big fan of contracts(cellphone, gym etc) and I guess it’s because you have to stick to them. This being said, I think the only way to keep me on track is a contract, so here it is folks!

2013 Pinky Swear.. Ehemmm I mean Lifestyle Contract

I Christie R.  pledge follow the Slow Carb Diet as strictly outlined in the 4 Hour Body/4 Hour Chef for the next three months(03.27.13) .

I will under no circumstances cheat unless the day of the week is a Saturday and ONLY Saturday. It doesn’t matter whose birthday it is or what special occasion comes up, I am sticking to my guns!

I promise to stay attentive to my blog and its followers by updating it frequently with various things. Whether it be a recipe, a neat tip/trick or just to say “hello!”.

Should I be successful along my journey my oh so wonderful husband has agreed to take me on a cruise vacation of my choice  along with a shopping spree for the first bikini collection I will ever own.

I will also not complain or pout my way into getting my husband to cheat and/or out of this contract. For every minor infraction I commit a $10 fine will be levied against me. Should I choose not to pay the $10 immediately, the amount owing will be deducted from my husbands rent balance. I have also written a $150.00 cheque that will be cashed should I decide to blow it! :s

Obviously there are a few more things I will be working on this year to bring myself to my personal best that are not included in this contract. Rest assured that I will follow through with all of my resolutions, the above just seem to be the main focuses of past years and it is time to boot them off of the list.

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The journey…

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Here is to the start of something new.

A new beginning, a new me, a new wardrobe and maybe even a new you.

Follow me on my journey from Sin to Thin, From Flab to Fit but most of all from failure to success.

Today is the day I make a pledge to stick to a plan, to follow though with my goals and ultimately to pursue my happiness.

On a recent trip to see family I had a few deep conversations about what matters most to me and all of the struggles I have had. While speaking with someone near and dear to my heart the topic of weight-loss came up.  As weight-loss has been a constant struggle for me, I became a bit defensive when chatting at first (assuming the size 3 in front of me had no idea how hard it really is) but after a heart to heart  conversation she confessed that she too had once been in my shoes. This extremely fit beautiful woman in front of me was once very close to my current weight. This was a huge inspiration to me. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the rest of our conversation was. We realized that we both struggle with the same issues and that we have very similar habits. I cannot begin to tell you how nice it was to have a real life “before” and” after” in front of me.

So now you are probably wondering what’s next?

A plan

A lifestyle change

A support program and fellow bloggers I won’t let down.

Bye for now!

xo