Author Archives: Lexy

About Lexy

40 years old, "stay at home mom" to 2 boys (ages 16 and 14), wife to a chiropractic kinesiologist! I love blogging and learning new ideas. I follow the Weight Watchers Points Plus program and enjoy working out. I have run 2 full 26.2 mile marathons and 3 half marathons... and many 10k and 5k's. I love taking BodyPump classes and lifting weights. Working out has always been fun for me, but I struggle with eating healthy. Blogging has introduced me to a world of healthy eaters... When I first started WW... I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat! I didn't like cooking and I am not the kind of person that can just throw things together. There are tons of ideas out there and I love finding new and fun ones that I feel like I am capable of making myself!

This Is Now

It’s been well over a year since we were consistently blogging…

Sometimes… it feels like a lifetime ago! So many things began to happen in each of our lives that eventually took us away from our blog. We felt it happening… and it was just something that got put on the back burner. Something HAD to give!!!

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Fast forward to NOW…

Physically, we are not happy with ourselves. Let’s just say we may have “fallen off the wagon” and really just didn’t have the strength to get back on. Being mentally and physically exhausted took it’s toll…. and then we just think laziness kicked in.

As sisters, we originally used this blog as a way to hold each other accountable. We need to do this again. Deep down inside, we know this is the fastest way to get back on track.  We hope that as we work to “get back on the wagon” and make our health a priority that it will help you and others realize that sometimes “LIFE just HAPPENS”. Our hope is to continue our journey and help others see that it is possible to pick yourself up again and get back what might have been temporarily lost.

We will now be posting our daily food journal here!

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Coming Soon…

We’ve been out of the blogging scene for a while, but would like to get back to it soon. It may not be daily updates…. but we sure do miss it and look forward to getting back at it!

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To The Working Mom :)

My humble and sincere apologies for never fully appreciating the working mom!

As a stay at home mom for the last 12+ years, I never really understood or gave you enough credit. It’s tough to balance it all… motherly and wifely responsibilities on top of EVERYTHING else! (there would seriously be wayyyy too many things to list here to even come close!)

Now that I’m in the working mom category… (although I do work from home) I am definitely navigating the balancing act!

To say that I’m dealing with stress and emotions would probably be an understatement! I managed to pack on a few unwanted pounds over the last several months and I’m committed to getting them back off! I’m participating in Project 10. Here’s my official video that I submitted!

I’m tracking my progress on my Challenge Timeline HERE!

(I’ve been struggling, so like I said in a previous post, I’m back to blogging for the accountability factor!)

Valentine’s Day – Started off with a great work out at the gym with Torry.

And lots of great food!

(not all the healthiest… but I threw in some veggies and protein for good measure)

 

Chick Flick! We saw Safe Haven…

I loved it! I’ve read all of the Nicholas Sparks novels, so the movies are fun for me.

 

Torry worked late…. boys and I went to Academy to look around… they are easily entertained!

 

Stopped by a store that sells really nice gym equipment… I just need $6900 and this could be all mine! 😉

I love the ARC trainer! My old gym used to have them…. I miss it!

A typical day at work… sharing health and fitness!

Vi MISSION: TO IMPACT LIFE, HEALTH AND PROSPERITY AROUND THE WORLD.

 

Monday the boys were out of school and we took a road trip… to Marble Falls.

It was fun for the boys to be back in their old neighborhood at their favorite fishing dock!

Later that night, we went to San Antonio for the ViSalus Founders Tour. While I’m paying close attention… my hubby is always in the back of the room taking goofy pictures with the co-founders! Thx Nick, Black, and Ryan for being good sports… and not kicking Torry out for being crazy!

 And after getting home at 2:30am and being completely motivated….

I went to one of my favorite places! :)

 

Woohoo!!! Feels so good to be getting back in the groove!!! :)

 

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And They All Come Crawling Back…

I’ve really missed blogging! Truth be told, I’ve missed blogging with Carman and Cyndi! As life goes… things change and people get busy… but we want to be able to make this work somehow. This is our little spot on the WWW that allows us to share with each other, support each other and stay up to date with what’s up. :)

Obviously there is no way to adequately capture the last several months… so I’m just gonna dive right in … if I come across things that I want to share that you may have missed… I’ll add them if it seems right!

For the most part… we are just plugging along taking one day at a time…

Ah yes, the food… I am IN NEED of some accountability. So I may be selfishly blogging so that I can report what I eat everyday in hopes of getting back on track.

I. enjoyed. the. last. 6. months. of. my. life. wayyy. too. much!

And now I am ready to get back to where I was when we left off! Prepare yourself for protein shakes, turkey chili, and protein waffles…. I’m baaaaack!!! :)

Monday:

Tuesday:

I feel better already! This is going to be FuN again! :)

Is anybody out there anymore????

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Butternut Squash Pizza

I saw this idea on Roni’s Green Lite Bites site and knew I would be trying it! So glad that I did because it is really really good! :)

 

Preheat the broiler!

Slice the butternut squash into 1/2 inch thick rounds… You’ll be happy to know that you can leave the skin right where it is… no peeling required!

 

Spray the cookie sheet with Pam and place under the broiler for approx 10 mins… I watched this like a hawk so they wouldn’t burn…

 

Flip them over and smear some pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni, dash of italian seasoning and a little mozzarella cheese…

Place under the broiler for 2 or 3 mins… watch closely!

 

Now dive in to your new “not-so-guilty” pleasure! Sooo good and so satisfying! :) Thanks Roni for the awesome idea!