Keep Trying to be Healthy & Fit

I started this journey at the very end of December 2013, some I am into 9 months now and have tried several different methods. But, one thing is I keep trying I don’t give up.

Changing to a healthy lifestyle and getting fit is very important to me. It is very difficult also! My goal is to loose weight and eat healthy, I already love my vegetables, but I want my kids to see me change and live more healthy and change what needs two be changed.

I feel this is a great lesson for myself and to model for my children.

I have to keep trying, I don’t always log “exercise” on my Fitbit, but I liked this motivation from my Fitbit..

I have two short term goals, one is to be more active and one is to eat healthier.  Every time I start a challenge I do good at maintaining it. I want to kick it up a notch this time, so I am joining the 21 Day Waist Removal Challenge.

I would love to have you join me, I will be following the 21 Day FIX from Team Beachbody and blogging/vlogging daily once I start the challenge.

If you would like to purchase the 21 Day FIX Challenge Pack which includes Shakeology I would appreciate you using the previous link.

Let’s do this together! I know we can make this happen!


21 Day “Waist” Removal Challenge

15092994045_16b82e8190_oI started this day off with a strawberry Shakeology and added a few frozen straweberries and one fresh banana.  Put this all in my Nutribullet and it was wonderful, my youngest tasted and it approved of it as well. It was very tasteful and great way to start the day off.

I have a bag of chocolate Shakeology ordered which should arrive late this week and will be trying different recipes. I am gearing up for Sept 15th to start a new challenge 21 Day ‘Waist” Removal Challenge and we are building up a great group. The challenge will be based on the 21 Day Fix fitness program which is a good one for me because it really gears towards portion control and gives a good place to start the workout. I am going to review all of the material and prepare for the challenge prior and make sure I have a solid menu ready.

I am even more excited because my whole family (wife and daughters) are joining this with me. My mother is probably going to sign on as well as another friend. If you would like to join in this challenge let me know. I send you a Facebook invite.

In the meantime please check out Team BeachBody, I am now a coach and would love to have you join this adventure with me as we work towards healthy lifestyles.




Beachbody Challenge Accepted….

I have been working on this weight loss journey for nearly 9 months now. I have slipped several times, but keep jumping back on and trying it again. Recently I met a coach named Joe and after trying his clean eating challenge and just chatting with him and investigating Team Beach Body, I decided to take the plunge.

So, I signed up and will be joining a challenge for the 21 Day Fix. If you have been following me, I am no fitness guru! I am motivated to change my lifestyle and be a better role model for my kids. As I approached 40 a very long time ago my metabolism stopped burning fat but I keep eating as I did. Now, I eat way too much and lead a very sedentary lifestyle. I wear a Fitbit and struggle to maintain 7,000 steps a day.

I have two main short term goals that I think the 21 Day FIX will help with.

  1. Manage portion control
  2. Get more active

Both of these small goals are achievable and I will detail them out more as I advance on this journey. For now, I have signed up for the 21 Day FIX challenge pack and will be eating clean and exercising as a family.

Here is a link to my coach page with  Team Beach Body, we can conquer this together.



30 Day Detox – Day 14

Here I am on day 14, 2 week into this detox challenge. Last night I did horrible, as you can see below. My downfall was “Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Pieces” . Hand full after hand full and I broke 300 grams of carbs yesterday and the carbs where NOT good carbs.


But, 2 week in I can see a great difference. I am down 4.9 lbs!! This is awesome!


Now, moving forward I am going to change things up a little, I will not be posting daily. I am starting a 5 day clean eating challenge tomorrow which goes perfect with this 30 day challenge. I will be posting pics of my meals, follow me at @LJRAIN.






30 Day Detox – Day 13

I was surprised with what I did yesterday, I expected it to be worse. I think my water count is off, so that is not a good number.


I am excited to start a new challenge that will run in parallel to this challenge, Monday i am going to start a FREE 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge. I will also be trying Shakeology tomorrow!







30 Day Detox – Day 11

I had a big salad yesterday with tuna in it, it was so good and filling. We also have been trying more veggie burgers this week and have been surprised with how good they are.  I am not giving up meet, but I like the idea of eating more vegetarian meals to help promote good health.

I did have a slip during the day and ate my daughter’s Twizzlers, I logged it and moved on. 2014-08-13_dailytotals

I am looking forward to receiving my sample pack of Shakeology, hopefully soon. I know I am going to have slips, I am not going to do this perfect everyday,  expecting that to happen is setting myself up for failure. I want to make a lifestyle change and that involves little changes and allowing for mistakes.



30 Day Detox – Day 9

Here I am on Day 9 of my 30 Day  Detox, which will be the start of a lifestyle change. I ate a little to much yesterday as you can see, but that was some healthy nuts that I ate and over did it. Eating the bag instead of only 1/3 cup of them. Portion size…..


My first week went very well. Below, you can see that I lost 2.3 lbs over this past week. This is a great stride that I would love to keep, eating healthy is key and adding exercise will just make it so much better.


I am going to add a twist to this next week. I met a very nice person online who I have been talking to about my journey. He is running a 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge that I am joining next week.  As more information becomes available I will post it here.



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