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It has been a long time since I last posted and a lot has changed. I have a new job (which is much more sedentary than my last one) that makes more money, I now have a boyfriend turned fiancé, I moved up north where it is winter half the year, and I have gained all my weight back (according to the scale plus a few extra pounds although I may have gained some muscle mass). After the great progress I made last time I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that I slipped. And thats what this is a minor setback. I have spent far too much time being sedentary and have been eating far too many carbohydrates (a recipe for disaster - although it tasted very good at the time).

So to help me get back on track I am going primal (paleo) for at least 90 days. This will be very, very, VERY, hard for me as I am a self proclaimed “carbivore”. Not gonna lie! I will definitely detox, go through major carbohydrate withdrawal, and will probably be willing to sell pretty much anything I own for a cookie. But clearly giving into my cravings has gotten me to place I most decidedly DO NOT want to be (overweight, feeling like crap, and out of shape).

I have always flirted with the idea of going primal and now i am committing. I have ordered the “The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal: A Personal Experiment (n=1)” by Mark Sisson from Amazon.ca. I feel i will do much better and more likely to “stick-with-it” with a place to track everything (and of course sharing my experience here).

My plan of attack:

Breakfast

  • I eat back and eggs every day I work already
  • For a light breakfast I may have some yogurt (Greek of course)
  • Or I may go with a berry protein smoothie

Lunch/Supper

  • I plan to start eating soup which if I pair with protein if the soup doesn’t have a significant source. 
  • Big salads
  • Meat and Oven Roasted Vegetables (which includes sweet potatoes)

As for exercise you ask? I plan to use body weight strength training. Checkout “Body by You: The You Are Your Own Gym Guide to Total Women’s Fitness” by Mark Lauren. Also I have an exercise bike for cardio (which I will utilize especially when the weather turns too cold to go outside).

I will chronicle my journey here and share the good the recipes I have personally tested and approved. Time to put these excellent resources to good use.

Until next time

Grok on!

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ATTENTION: TUMBLR DELETED MY FIRST RAFFLE POST. SO PLEASE REBLOG THIS ONE TO ENTER. I’m so sorry. I hope they don’t delete this one. 

Now, here we go. This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! A huge fitblr raffle, with everything you’ve ever desired in your quest for healthy living and more! :D But it’s also a raffle. You see, I have to have surgery - to remove the excess skin from my breasts and repair the damage done to them that was caused by losing 70 pounds. The surgery costs $10,000, and no, insurance won’t pay for any of it. As a single 21 year old living in Chicago, with a full time job and trying to run my own business, I still can’t afford it. So, I decided to try and raise money and also giveaway some really awesome stuff! 

Here are the rules/regulations/how to enter: 

  • Must be following me
  • ONE REBLOG ONLY. Extra reblogs do not count and will not get you any extra entries! 
  • Check out my gofundme page here: http://www.gofundme.com/natashas-surgery
  • TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES: DONATE! For every dollar you donate (for some reason, the minimum is $5 and I can’t change that), you will get an extra entry! So $5 gets you 5 entries, $10 gets you 10 entries and so on! 
  • FOR ONE FREE EXTRA ENTRY: Share the link of my gofundme page on Facebook. The website shows me how many shares there are/who shared it, so yeah!
  • This applies retroactively to those who have already donated! So if you’ve already donated, you’re good to go! 
  • Likes do not count! 
  • I will ship internationally! 
  • The winner will be chosen randomly by random.org. 
  • NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE TO BE ENTERED. You will get one entry by reblogging this post, so even if you don’t donate - you still have a chance!
  • NOTE: If this post gets deleted again, I will have to figure out another way to do this. I’m sorry in advance if that happens again :/

What all is included in the raffle? Well here you go: 

  • Fitness Basics Resistance Band
  • Fitness Basics 65cm exercise ball
  • Fitness Basics women’s athletic gloves
  • Fit N Fresh Lunch on the Go set
  • Fit N Fresh Smart Portion Chill containers
  • Fit N Fresh Vortex Hydrator
  • Halloween Owl themed water bottle
  • FitPlan (like a fitness journal)
  • Nike Speed Jump Rope
  • 1 Nike “Beast” Dri-Fit T-shirt in a women’s Medium.
  • 1 Nike “Eat My Dust” Dri-Fit T-shirt in a girl’s Large (so fits womens small/medium)
  • 1 Nike “Just Say Yes to Endorphins” Dri-Fit T-shirt in a women’s Large
  • 1 pair of Nike Pro compression shorts in a women’s Medium.
  • $50 Whole Foods gift card. 
  • $50 Dick’s Sporting goods gift card. 
  • 2 boxes of organic Clif Bars in the flavor of your choice. 
  • 2 Activate Apparel (the etsy shop) shirts OF YOUR CHOICE, IN YOUR SIZE.
  • 1 pair of Nike Free Runs IN YOUR SIZE, in your preferred color. So whoever wins will give me their size and some color preferences, and I will buy them for you (I work at Dick’s Sporting Goods). 
  • 1 workout outfit of your choice IN YOUR SIZE! Again, just give me your size/color/brand preferences, and I will be your personal shopper for the day! So you will get a top, bottom and sports bra.
  • 1 customized meal/workout plan. 
  • I WILL BE ADDING A TON MORE PRIZES AS TIME GOES ON! 

Oh and one more thing… I will be choosing ten runner-ups to get free meal/workout plans from yours truly (I am a certified personal trainer). 

Awesome right?! This raffle ends on December 1st of 2013 OR if I reach my ultimate surgery goal, whichever comes first. 

So get to reblogging! Good luck! May the Force be with you! 

I love this girl! She is amazing, hard working, and inspiring! As soon as I get paid a the end of the month I am donating to her fix the boobies fund. She deserves it. :o)

thank you in advance :)

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If you have trouble with remembering to drink water or knowing how much to drink, download “iDrated” from the App Store it’s free & helps you stay hydrated. The app also has reminders to let you know when to have more water! (Let me know what you think)

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And yes it is for the Iphone.

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