A working progress...not ashamed to share!


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I finally picked one! It took me forever to make a decision on a blog ad but here it is. Thank you for all of your input - - it always makes me smile. Do you like it?
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See this scrumptious picture above? This is what's called an Eggs Benedict. Hand down, my all-time favorite breakfast. Do you have a go-to entree when going to breakfast joint? Well, this is definitely mine and it comes at a whopping 553 calories according to Livestrong.com. Why did I check that? Apparently, I like to torture myself but more importantly, motivate me to work it out and eat healthy 90% of the time. Hey, it's okay to cheat! Just not all the time!

Which brings me to the next picture..
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Although not my favorite breakfast, it really does get the job done. This makes for a great healthy meal replacement or protein shake to get your nutrients/vitamins in. I love that my protein shake has greens in it because it can be challenging eating salads all day long.

Ingredients: 2 scoops protein powder, 1 ripe banana, 1/4 of a dark chocolate bar w/ almonds, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 6-8 oz. of 2% milk (I love almond milk too), and about 6 ice cubes (more if you like the milkshake consistency).
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I was a bit hesitant about posting this picture up but at the same time, I want to share with you my progress! My fitness and health goals mean a lot to me. I'm proud that I have finally gotten myself into a solid workout routine as well as eating healthy consistency. I've found that keeping track of the progress is even MORE motivating and will continue doing so. Do you see those biceps??? I can't believe I'm getting there. I'll admit it though...it's not easy. Forcing yourself to commit to the gym at least 5 times a week, an hour each time...it's grueling.

 But I tell myself that it hurts even more to give up than to keep pushing myself.

What keeps you  motivated? What if you  hate cardio as much as I do? How do you overcome those challenges? Please share :) 


40 comments:

  1. LOL @ checking LiveStrong. I do the same thing. That eggs benedict looks insanely good!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury


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    1. I had to!! :) It helps me to stay conscious of what I'm putting into my body haha!

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  2. Dang, girl, those muscles are fierce! Awesome job! I"ve been working out at that same frequency, and I'm loving it now (didn't when I started...XD).
    And those eggs benedict do look scrumptious! I'm more of a french toast person. :P
    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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    1. Aww thanks Xixia! Thank you so much! Does it feel so good to get into a routine?? :) Keep up the hard work! Oh, and french toast comes in at a very close second :)

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  3. those eggs benedict look great! and dang you have some muscles in a good girly way

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    1. Don't they? They tasted perfect! Thank you for the nice words Meg!

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  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Those eggs benedict look fantastic! And! That's one of my favorite "fancy" breakfasts! Dang girl, thats awesome. I am now following you!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. It was such a fancy breakfast with my fancy man! Thanks Clare! Looking forward to seeing you around here :)

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  5. wow! you are so motivational - this post makes me want to go back to the gym ;) great job with those muscles ;)
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  6. Thanks for your lovely compliments! Would love to follow each other =)

    <3 Kelly
    SavvySelections.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely Kelly! And thank you for the comment and visit :) See you around!!

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  7. Omg this look so yummy! good for you =)

    XO, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  8. wow... is that indeed true? almost 600 calories for eggs benedict! I will think twice the next time i am about to order my brunch choice. and 5 times a week for one hour! that is admirable! keep it up! i try to go 3 times a week on my lunch breaks (this week i've been super busy though).

    www.azrakunworld.com

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    1. Super true. Wished that it wasn't lol! Going 3 times a week is great too! Keep it going, you'll love it!

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  9. Better get a bandaid, cause you're cut! Heehee... Lookin good girl- super jealous of those guns!!

    ~C

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    1. Ohhhhhhh!!! Hah! Love that comment!! Thank you, it was hard work and it's going to get even more ripped! hah!

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  10. Love the blog ad you've chosen.

    Well done on all your fitness progress! You're in great shape. Recently I have been getting back into cardio. To keep me going I just make sure that the workout is not too hard (at a bearable pace) and whilst I'm watching my favourite TV shows, time really flies.

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    1. Thanks Miss K for your input! I appreciate your support so much! I love going to my boyfriend's gym because the tv is hooked up to all of the cardio machines. It really does make the time fly by!

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  11. Ahhh my favourite breakfast too - Eggs benedict. I think that'd be my Desert Island Dish! haha.. Well done on the fitness goals, you're doing so great - keep it up! When I go to the gym the motivation to eat something yummy afterwards is the best thing! :) x

    Angie x
    Dishesundressed.blogspot.com

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    1. Right right??? Super awesome brunch. You can find motivation in most everything to work out. Thanks Angie!

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  12. YUM!!! you go girl!!! Best wishes for this new adventure :D

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    1. Aw thanks for visiting Cecylia! I am going, and I'm not stoppin! :D

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  13. Everything looks so yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm tempted to order it again this week...but will have to wait for my next cheat day! hehe!

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  14. I think you are a great inspiration my friend. I adore that you posted this and I was king of dragging my feet today not wanting to go to the studio but now that I see those muscles I'm in for yoga! xo

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    1. You're the great inspiration Ana!! I hope you had a good time in Yoga, it always does the body soo good. :)

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  15. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have an amazing blog, mind to follow each other? :)

    PS: I don't post shits... :p

    See you soon on my blog!

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    1. Yes!! Will check out your blog and that's good you don't post shits lol! That made me giggle :)

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  16. Ahhh, I'm so buckling down when I get back from my travels and doing THIS. Amazing, nice work!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Candice! After all of that fancy traveling, it'll be nice to get back into a workout routine :) Thank you for the support!

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  17. That shake looks awesome! I m glad you posted your pic, you go girlfriend those arms rock! I do yoga daily with my kids which has become a routine and I m on the atkins diet which is hard because I still have to make reg food for my family but I just constantly remind myself how far I ve come and how hard I ve.worked. Also I downloaded a free app on my phone call My Fitness App you can keep track of your food, excersise, and it graphs your progress! I also love that you can scan the bar code on your food to see and track its dietary info!

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    1. The shake is pretty darn good ;) Thanks for the compliments! You, Tara, are killin it. Those results will continue to motivate you hard and I know it, because that's exactly what's been happening for me. You're surrounding yourself with the progress so you will be super successful! Can't wait to hear more! :)

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  18. Those eggs benedict look delicious!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  19. Glad you put the pic up of you! You motivate me! Love your blog! Newest follower!!! Would love for you to follow back!?

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    1. I'm glad I did too because I've received so many wonderful compliments and it motivates me even more!! Thank you Jonnique! I'd love to! :)

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