Tuesday, May 29, 2012


I have a very deep love for sushi. The best part is that if you get the right kind it is really healthy!! 
Here are just a few tips when ordering sushi.
Stay away from anything Tempura! That is code word for fried and unhealthy!
Stay away from anything with cream cheese in it.
If possible ask for it to be made with brown rice.

I got the sushi below from Kroger Marketplace, It's a California roll and has crab, avocado, and cucumber. 

Monday, May 28, 2012

New jeans!! Check out the size!!

I am so so so excited!! I started off as a size 10 and I'm now down to a 6!! I honestly can't remember the last time I wore this size! The best part is that American Eagle (the only place I buy jeans from) has 40% off everything!! I got a few pairs of jeans and shorts and a few tank tops too :)
I am taking all of my "fat clothes" to a resale shop and never want to see them again!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I have to admit, had a seen the title of this blog just a few months ago I probably would have just said ew! And just move on to the next post, but just stay with me and you won't regret it! Promise!
I have seen several recipes for tofu and I always knew it was healthy but it didn't sound good to me.
My sister one day told me that she made tofu stir fry and she even made chocolate mousse with tofu in it!
The best part about tofu is that it has great health benefits and it will adapt to the flavor of whatever you cook it with!
Here is a great source for everything you need to know about tofu!
I will add some of my recipes for tofu later (when I can get to a computer and include pictures).

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A family affair

(sorry I've been MIA for a few days.. I have been busy this week! Yesterday was my 22 birthday!) If you know me and are around me often you know that my life has made a huge change in the last few months, but for those that don't I will explain. Before I "became healthy" I had very low self esteem and hated the way my body looked, I dreaded working out (and rarely did), and eating healthy was expensive and tasteless (which I will talk more about later and show you that those statements are untrue).
When my sister asked me why now? Why after all this time do you just decide to get healthy? I sat in silence for a minute and told her that I got to the point where I looked in the mirror and got so disgusted with how I looked and was tired off complaining about it and never doing anything about it and I knew something needed to change. We both laughed but it was completely true.I started going to the gym and began to love it! It made me feel refreshed (and a little sweaty) and energized! I couldn't wait to go to the gym everyday! I was already starting to feel better about my self.
After about a month of my new lifestyle people started noticing (you can notice from day one but it is great when those around you start to notice!) My family (who has not always taught a healthy lifestyle, cake and pop was an acceptable breakfast in our household) started taking notice and my mom starting buying stuff like brown rice instead of white and whole wheat pasta instead of white pasta. My family would ask me things about certain foods and what was healthy etc. I was thrilled that they were taking interest in their own health!
All of this was great but the best part of all of this is that my mom who has never been to the gym got a gym membership! I had the honor of going with her on her first day at the gym. She only worked out for about 35 minutes the first time and increases her time each time she goes, I am so proud of her! She is a great example to anyone that says its to late to start focusing on your health. It is never to late! YOU can take control of your life, all you have to do is get started!
My sister is also planning to join the gym this month! I am so happy that my new lifestyle has rubbed off on my family and I hope that I can be an example to everyone that thought they could never do it!