Keto Week 2

I’m getting into the swing of things now. I’m not going to say this week was a breeze, but when it comes to food choices, it has been super easy.

This week I consistently started drinking or eating my Shakeology. Yes!  Eating!  That wasn’t a typo.  I will tell you all about it, don’t worry!  I also started PiYo and continued to run.  Well, ok, I will be honest, I slacked a little with the PiYo and running.

Day 8 I went out for a run and as I was running I could taste the sweet taste of ketones in my mouth. I was pretty excited about it because it means that I was burning those ketones for my energy instead of sugar!!! That is my ultimate goal, so this was great. Before bed I did my first day of PiYo. I can’t believe how sore I was the next day. Day 1 of Piyo is just going through each move so you can learn them before jumping into the fast paced workouts.

On day 9 I tried to go out for another run, but my stomach was really hurting, not like nausea, but actual pain. So I walked 4 miles instead of running 3 miles. The rest of the day I felt fine so I had no problem with PiYo day 2 before bed. The nice thing about PiYo is that it’s not an intense feeling workout (so far), so I can do it before bed and it’s kind of relaxing.

Oh my gosh on day 10 I went out for another run…. Yes, apparently I like to run…. It was the most amazing run! I felt amazing the whole time, I didn’t run super fast, but I never walking, not even on the hills. I was pretty proud of myself.

My food this week has been on point every day. No cheating! I honestly don’t even have the desire to cheat. My cravings are gone. It’s been over 13 days since my last binge and it feel great to have control over my food again. One night my kiddo wasn’t thrilled with my choice of dinner… it was a super yummy spaghetti squash chili… not sure why he turned his nose up to that! But I made him a super unhealthy, yet super yummy frozen party pizza. This is one of my favorite crap foods, I usually would make him one just so I could snag a couple pieces in addition to whatever I was eating for dinner. But not this night! I didn’t even touch it. He didn’t eat it all and I ended up throwing what he didn’t eat away. It didn’t even feel like a temptation.

I was trying to figure out a creative way to have my Shakeology this week and I just happened to have some cream cheese sitting on the counter and the thought popped in my head to add my shakeology to my keto cheesecake fluff.  #mindblown  This turned out great.  I will be posting the recipe soon.

Over the weekend we were at our old house that we are trying to get ready to put on the market. I did a ton of cleaning on Saturday and Sunday. With all he cleaning, cooking was the furthest thing from my mind, so we ate out just about every meal. My lunch choice on Saturday was Chick Fil A where I got my husband and I 30 grilled chicken nuggets and a side salad each. Perfect lunch! Dinner was my favorite… Chipotle. I just love Chipotle. I always get a salad without the dressing, with steak, cheese, sour cream, mild or medium salsa and I never forget the guacamole!

On Sunday we decided to go out again… for breakfast. I scanned some menu’s for some low carb options and we chose to go to The Village Inn. It’s weird because when I looked up one of their omelets on the menu they had a ton of carbs, but they had an option to build your own omelet, so that is what I chose. I added some bacon, spinach, swiss cheese and hollandaise sauce. It was so yummy. The waiter thought I was crazy when I said “no pancakes, no toast, and no hashbrowns” Yep, I’m crazy… keto crazy!

The one thing I love the most is that I can eat out and stay on plan, and it’s not even hard and I don’t feel deprived.

The end of week 2, I’m down 1.8 more pounds. Not a huge loss, but not a gain either!

I ate some great things this week. Here are just a few….

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Diet Rootbeer “Float”

Chocolate Keto Cheesecake Fluff

Chipotle Steak Salad

Chik Fil A Salad

Village Inn Omelette


Happy Happy 2017!

Look how far I have came…. I refuse to go back!

New Year… New Me… New Strategy.

Ok so not so much a new me, but definitely a new plan.  If you didn’t realize it, I have my own fitness business as a Health and Fitness Coach.  For the last year I have tried really hard to follow the Beachbody nutrition plans.  They are amazing plans that work great if you are not me!  My body hates me and doesn’t want me to enjoy life at all and won’t let me eat carbs without gaining weight!  Seriously though, my body has a really hard time processing carbs and eating them, even good healthy carbs like oatmeal and brown rice, triggers a binge and overeating.  Yes, I’m that girl that can eat all the healthy foods and gain weight!

The nutrition programs that come with each of the Beachbody fitness programs are great.  They are a balanced plan that incorporates healthy carbs, fats and protein.  If you are someone that can tolerate carbs well, then these plans are for you and you will do great on them.  BUT if you are like me, and gain 20 pounds over a year when you are trying to eat healthy but keep binging and overeating, then it’s time to do something different!

This is where Keto comes into the picture.  If you have never heard of it, it is a low carb/moderate protein/high fat nutrition plan.  For most people when they do low carb they also do low fat and I just don’t know how you can be happy doing that!  I’ve read so many books over the year about fat free foods and how bad they are for you because of all the chemicals that are added to them to make them taste good.  Did you know that the natural fat in foods is what makes it taste good?  Fat is where it’s at!

I have followed Keto in the past and I was really successful on it, I lost more than 50 pounds by eating that way, but then I chose to eat some carbs in moderation and that just sent me on a downward spiral.  Knowing that I needed to do something to get myself under control again before I started gaining, I started the 21 Day Fix and followed the nutrition plan and lost another 25 pounds.  (See… the program does work)  I’m not quite sure when it happened, but I would have a sweet treat here and there because it was allowed on the program and then I went on that downward spiral again.

I have worked so hard to get under 200 pounds, and by the end of year I was back at 204!  I had a really tough conversation with myself, I even answered myself.  Haha!  Seriously though, I did some thinking  and reflection about 2015/2016 and what has worked for me and what hasn’t, and then also about 2017 and what my vision is for the long term and what I want to do differently.

I would love for you to follow my journey this year and see what I achieve.  I’m sure there will be days that I struggle because that is life, but I am more committed and dedicated to finally reaching the weight my body should be at and continue to improve my running.  I will be posting some of my food diary here, and my running log, and I will be sharing some yummy recipes.  You can also follow me on instagram (@purplebanded_commit2bfit4life) and/or my facebook page ( where I share my life on a daily basis, sometimes hourly!  Haha.

If you are struggling to find a plan that works for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  I know I can find a plan that will work for you, I would love to smash our goals together this year!